The International Food Blogger Conference 2019 started off with a bang. Attendees and sponsors alike gathered at the Alaskan State Library & Archives Museum in downtown Juneau. All thanks to Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, we were able to not just meet but also sample TWO Great American Seafood Cook-off winner’s dishes. Thanks to chef Lionel Uddipa and chef Beau Schooler, our attendees and guests were able to try Alaskan salmon chorizo, Alaska spot prawn escabeche, Alaskan grown carrots with sorrell, house made honey vingar and feta, Alaskan rockfish stew, marinated and chilled Alaskan halibut and cornbread with Alaskan rhubarb, goat cheese, honey butter and aerated corn. A foodies paradise!
It would not be a party without some drinks and Alaskan Brewing Company served us just that! With the drinks flowing and our bellies happy, we were all able to successfully kickoff the start of this year’s International Food Blogger Conference.
What’s next on the agenda?
Today we have an “Advice From the Experts” panel, an open boat lunch by SalmonState, two breakout sessions, “How I Survived the Influencer Plague” by Jordan Catapano of This Girl Walks Into a Bar and “From 0 to 100K Monthly Page Views in 9 Months” by Christine Pittman of COOKtheStory. We will then move into a “Food Writing – A Professional View” session where we will hear from expert bloggers Julia 0’Malley, Katie Workman and Doug Levy. After we will hear from Laura Muller, Oliver Moulin and Laura Lynch in an all-group session called “Food Blogging Around the World.” Next, we will continue with our Gift Suite, Expo and Taste of Juneau event where attendees will sample over 15 different local Juneau restaurant and grab some swag brought to you by our sponsors. Last, but certainly not least, we will end with “Lightning Talks,” where our fellow attendees will have the opportunity to give 5 minute informative and often hilarious talks. Make sure to follow along on our social media channels!
Full #IFBC19 agenda here!