About the IFBC
The International Food Blogger Conference was the first food blogger conference in the world and many still consider it the best. Started in 2009 in Seattle, Washington, the conference is now in its twelfth year.
The conference is not just oriented towards food bloggers. The IFBC caters to food bloggers, food writers, social media influencers, food brands, and PR companies.
The 2020 conference takes place November 12 – 15 in El Paso, Texas and will draw approximately 200 – 250 food bloggers, writers, social media gurus, food industry members, and others for four days of content, excursions, fun, and food.
The Attendee Sponsor Dance
No, we are not organizing a real dance between our sponsors and attendees, although a Texas hoedown might be a good idea. We are referring to the reality that our sponsors support the IFBC in hopes of getting blog and social media exposure while our attendees often hope to meet sponsors to form relationships that might lead to paid work.
We believe we have a novel and beneficial method of matching these partners. In 2020, our citizen bloggers, media, and influencers can choose to receive a $150 or $300 discount off the conference registration price in returning for publishing one or two blog posts, Instagram stories, or videos about 2020 sponsors. You get to choose your sponsors and your subject matter. We will send your contact information and posts to the sponsors so they can choose to communicate with you if they wish.
Attendees win by receiving a discounted registration and by connecting with two (or more) sponsors of their choice. Sponsors win by recognizing in advance the IFBC will produce a minimum quantity of exposure, which they will need to earn at the conference via their presence, and will get connected to bloggers who show an interest in their brand or product.
About El Paso
El Paso is an amazing city. It is now known as “a city reborn,” because it takes old tradition and mixes in modern amenities. El Paso is a zestful melting pot of culture that dates back hundreds of years. The “Sun City” has a way of life and community like no other because it is set amid Mexico and the Southwest. Take everything you love about Texas and combine it with the unique culture of Native Americans and Mexico, giving you the best combination of Texas, Southwest, and Mexican cuisine in the world.
Conference Venue & Host Hotel
Our conference venue and host hotel is the brand new (opening March 2020) Paso del Norte Hotel, the premier luxury hotel in El Paso. For more than 100 years, the tapestry of El Paso has been woven in, through and around the Hotel Paso del Norte. We have an excellent rate of only $149 and you can book your room at the group rate by clicking here. Book by Oct. 3, 2020 to secure the group rate.
The El Paso International Airport is the largest airport in West Texas, served by seven different airlines offering 14 direct flight destinations including Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Our host hotel has a complimentary airport shuttle; just call 915 534-3000 when you arrive.
The IFBC started in 2009 in Seattle. Click on the links below for archives of previous years.
- IFBC 2019 Juneau: Agenda | Sponsors | Speakers
- IFBC 2018 New Orleans: Agenda | Sponsors | Speakers
- IFBC 2017 Sacramento: Agenda | Sponsors
- IFBC 2016 Sacramento: Agenda
- IFBC 2015 Seattle: Agenda
- IFBC 2014 Seattle: Agenda
- IFBC 2013 Seattle: Agenda
- IFBC 2012 Portland: Agenda
- IFBC 2011 Santa Monica
- IFBC 2011 New Orleans
- IFBC 2010 Seattle
- IFBC 2009 Seattle
The International Food Blogger Conference is organized by Zephyr Conferences, the organizer of five food, wine, and beer conferences. (In addition to the IFBC, you might consider joining the Wine Bloggers Conference.) In reality, the folks at Zephyr are simply a bunch of active travelers who have been running tours around the world for 20 years as part of Zephyr Adventures. Their love for wine, beer, and food travel got them into conference organizing in the same industries and, eventually, the creation of their sister company Taste Vacations which runs wine, beer, and food tours that leave the physical activity at home.
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