Founded in 2009, the International Food Blogger Conference was the first food blogging conference in the world and is still considered by many to be the best. The conference draws approximately 200 food bloggers, writers, social media gurus, food industry members, and others for three days of content, excursions, fun, and food.
The IFBC specializes in a number of things:
- Outstanding Locations: We purposefully pick locations that are of interest to food lovers and not merely good conference venues. We also move our conference most years, which is more work on our part but more fun for our attendees. Recent venues have included Seattle (hotbed of restaurants), Sacramento (farm to fork capital of the country), and New Orleans, known for its cajun-style cooking and outstanding seafood.
- Delicious Food: By moving the conference each year, we are able to provide delicious local food we would not be able to provide if we kept one fixed location. This food is highlighted by the annual “Taste Of” reception in which we invite 10 – 15 local restaurants to come to our conference venue and serve small bites for all attendees.
- Variety of Content and Speakers: We understand that, in the end, if the content is not interesting attendees will not come. We make a big effort to provide relevant, interesting content that changes each year. We do this in part by seeking input with an annual Call for Content and then giving our alumni some control by having a vote on suggested sessions.
- Small and Intimate: There are some blogger conferences with thousands of attendees, making it difficult for attendees to meet peers and for sponsors to make connections. We recognize moving the conference each year does make it more difficult to attend but we feel our smaller conference, with 200 attendees, is more relaxed, fun, and effective.
Please visit the International Food Blogger Conference website for complete details.