I just came from IFBC, the International Food Bloggers Conference. This conference is put on by Foodista.com and all their amazing sponsors. But the meals were quite lacing or non-existent. The first night they only had small bites, they were amazing small bites, but for some reason, I keep thinking that I’m going to get stuffed at a food bloggers conference. I mean it has food in the title, so I expect food to be around everywhere.
But considering this is my Fourth food bloggers conference you would think that I would no longer expect to have food sitting around everywhere. Thinking about it, it could be kind of wasteful, however; this conference has around 400 bloggers in attendance which means plenty of people that want to eat.
I do have to say though IFBC is so much better than blogher food. BlogHer Food in Seattle, and the one in Austin were both lacking in food and in sponsors. IFBC has sponsors galore and the sponsors are actually happy to be there and make connections with you. Plus they bring and share amazing amounts of swag. I’m not usually a swag hoar but I was with IFBC. I took home a crate of peaches and made jam while also having plenty to share with my neighbors. I took home a years worth of black olives and what I didn’t bring home I have in coupons. I have enough coupons for another family to also have a years supply of black olives.
And there may not have been as much food as I would have liked but they did have all the wine you could drink. I think there were three different wine brands there. Maybe just two because one of them brought Australian wine on the second night. So needless to say I drank my diet for the weekend and was grateful that Beeb was there because I wasn’t as coherent as I should have been trying to make business connections.
Looking back I’m glad there wasn’t food everywhere because that could be a little wasteful. If people were hungry there were plenty of fantastic restaraunts around the city to eat at. So over all I do recommend IFBC.