Do you know what’s start tomorrow and goes through the weekend in Seattle? None other than the 5th Annual International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC). IFBC is organized by Foodista.com and Zephyr Adventures, and was the first conference created specifically FOR food bloggers! IFBC focuses on three themes: Food, Writing, and Technology and gives opportunities for networking, live blogging, and educational classes!
They have a few activities this evening, but the fun officially starts on tomorrow, when we get to enjoy Gluten Free Carnitas & Tofu Sofritas Bowls provided by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Then we jump into a keynote delivered by the amazing Dorie Greenspan followed by Live Food Blogging with Amazon.com Grocery. Saturday night is a surprise “Dine-Around Dinner” sponsored by Urbanspoon where there are various dinners scheduled at secret locations around Seattle and I can’t WAIT to see where they take us!
What I’m REALLY looking forward to the working session that they have lined up for us over the weekend! With experts from All Recipes, King 5 Broadcasting, Andrew Scrivani, Chateau Ste. Michelle Culinary Director John Sarich and MANY others it’s going to be so hard to choose which sessions to attend since they’re offered at the same times.
Oh, did I mention that they have a Wordpress Happiness bar where I can get one-on-one help from a WordPress Engineers? That’s worth the price of admission right there! Between the networking, food sampling, educational courses, secret dinners and WordPress happiness bar this promises to be an amazing conference!! This year they also rolled out an IFBC app! It includes a conference schedule with locations, AND social media included right in the app! I can’t wait to give that a try for my live Tweeting this weekend!
Needless to say, I’m getting pretty excite about my first IFBC and can’t wait to meet the other local bloggers and those traveling for this conference! I’ll be live tweeting from the conference so be sure to follow on Twitter HERE and will be posting a conference wrap up so check back next week!