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BlogHer Conference Update - - May 11, 2012

It's Friday, and Mother's Day weekend here in the US (maybe other places too), so to all you moms celebrating this weekend or other weekends -- have a great day! Now, on to our update...Let's start with BlogHer Food '12...The mobile app is ready for download! ...more

Something Surprising I Learned from Food Blogging

A month from today, BlogHer Food '12 will be winding down in Seattle. Can you believe it? We hardly can! There's just so much to do between now and then -- which includes registering for this amazing conference if you haven't yet done so! We're still working to bring you some interesting, bite-sized interviews from our amazing speakers every week, and this week I stepped outside of the food box and asked a thought-provoking question: What's one surprising thing you learned via food blogging? The answers are as unique as the bloggers, which is always a treat....more
I loved reading this post and I am so excited to see everyone at BlogHer Food. Food blogging has ...more

Get Your Party-Only Pass for BlogHer Food '12!

Ain't no party like a BlogHer party 'cause a BlogHer party don't stop. That's right. To keep the party going we are offering our Party-Only ticket for those who don't want to miss out on what will be another memorable BlogHer Food party. This pass will get you into the Closing Party on Saturday, June 9 from 6:30pm-7:30pm....more
@BlogHerFood Wish I could be there. Next year, fer shur.more

BlogHer Conferences Weekly Update - - May 4, 2012

Happy Friday and happy Star Wars day! (I will confess that May the Fourth be with you did not make any sense to me until I said it out loud -- giggle.) Now onto things that do make sense to me... BlogHer Food '12 in Seattle is quickly approaching and we've got so much planned for you and your time with us....more

The BlogHer Food '12 Mobile App Is Available for Download!

Our conference mobile app is back, once again, for BlogHer Food '12! This application will allow you to plan out your schedule during the conference, find more information on speakers and sponsors, connect with other attendees, update your social media channels, and take notes on your favorite sessions. Here's a brief run-down of the various features:  ...more

Speaker Spotlight: BlogHer Food Day Two, The Innovator Interview

Last week I introduced you to Diane Cu, Todd Porter, Bryant Terry, and Terry Walters, the keynote speakers for BlogHer Food '12's first day. Today, it's the end of Day Two's headliners. (Registered yet? There are still a few spots left, so get moving!)....more
It would have been a dream come true to have been able to attend and participate in BlogHer Food ...more

BlogHer Food '12: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel and ADA Accessibility

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, the fabulous host hotel for BlogHer Food '12, is a historic hotel. In fact, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1924 and has seen many visitors over the years including John F Kennedy in 1961 -- who is said to have stayed in the hotel's Presidential Suite.  Given that the hotel is listed as a historic place, any restoration performed has to be done to maintain the original Italian Renaissance architecture and certain things have been grandfathered in. This leaves the hotel with having to provide additional accommodations to be compliant with today's ADA requirements....more

What's Your Favorite Blogged Recipe?

It is always the highlight of my work week to bring you bite-sized interviews with our speakers. With BlogHer Food '12 looming one month and one week away, I really wanted to take the time to ask a couple of our speakers a question that I always ask food bloggers: What's your favorite blogged recipe? I find it so interesting to hear their wide and varied answers. I also ask it because I like to make new things, and who better to ask for a recipe than a food blogger! As such, for our BlogHer Food Bites this week, I have asked two speakers to share their favorites. Their answers are simply awesome....more
I see many amazing food posts daily. I think I am most "wowed" by great food pictures and the ...more

Conference Corner: What I Didn't Know About BlogHer Food

Awkward confession: I've never been to a BlogHer Food conference. I know, this is a terrible thing to confess as the Conference Programming Manager, and I honestly couldn't give you one good excuse as to why I haven't gone before. I mean, I actually blog quite a bit about food, both on my own blog and on my Babble site. I'm an avid cook (sometimes it's even edible, unless it's cookies.). I have a love-love relationship with food, and also with blogging, and yet I've never attended the BlogHer event dedicated to my two favorite things in the world....more
 @Denise Wait, you're missing it, too? Grr. Double boo! :-(more

BlogHer Conferences Weekly Update - - April 27, 2012

It's the weekend -- time for a little R&R, but not before you read our exciting updates! BlogHer Food '12 in Seattle is literally a mere six weeks away and we're putting the icing on the conference cake! (Nope, I couldn't resist the food reference!) We've announced keynotes for day 1!...more

Schedule

June 8 - Day 1
Time Event
8:00am Breakfast, Featuring a Welcome from the BlogHer Founders and a "Pioneer Presentation" from Diane Cu and Todd Porter
9:45am Values: Food Literacy: Separate Food Fact from Food Fiction and Enhance Your Credibility [Beginning]
Visuals: Food Photography Trends: Beyond Pretty [Int/Adv]
Vocation: Traffic Building: Using the Latest Social Tools [Int/Adv]
Voice: Pushing Boundaries in Food Blogging [Advanced]
11:00am Morning Break
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Visuals: How Cookbook Photography Differs from Blog Photography [Advanced]
Vocation: Get to Know Your Blog's Guts and Take Control of Your Blogging Destiny [Beginning]
Voice: Basic Copyright: Understanding Your Rights and the Rights of Others [Beginning]
Values: Hunger in America: Understanding the Problem, Galvanizing Community Action [Beginning/Int]
3:00pm Values: Taking Your Blog Activism to the Next Level [Advanced]
Visuals: How to Shoot Video on a Budget and Produce a Gorgeous Product [Beginning/Int]
Vocation: Build a Career in Food: Beyond Blog Monetization [Advanced]
Voice: Fun Food Blogging: Humor's Place in Food Writing [Beginning]
4:30pm Keynote: The Intersection of Great Food, Good Health, and Social Justice
6:00pm Welcome Reception/Meet the Sponsors
June 9 - Day 2
Time Event
9:00am Breakfast, Featuring Keynote: The Intersection of Brands, Bloggers, Ethics, and Opportunity
10:45am Vittles: Food Techniques from the Pros [Advanced]
Visuals: Taking Your Food Photography Outdoors and On Location [All Levels]
Vocation: Behind the Jacket: The Collaborative Process behind Publishing a Cookbook [All Levels]
Voice: Food Bloggers as Storytellers: Telling Your Own Stories, and the Stories of Those at the Table [Advanced]
12:00pm Lunchtime Excursion to Pike Place Market, brought to you by Shutterfly -and- Taking Your Food Photography Outdoors and On Location, Part 2
2:30pm Visuals: Simple Post-Processing for Food Photography: Free, Cheap, and Easy Tools [Beginning]
Vocation: Bootstrapping a Book Tour: Modern-Day Marketing in Today's Publishing Environment [Advanced]
Voice: Making the Most of Kitchen Mishaps; Embracing Imperfection [All Levels]
Vittles: Vintage Food and Drink: Making a Modern Meatloaf, Manhattan, Martini or Macaroni & Cheese [All Levels]
3:45pm Afternoon Break, brought to you by Supervalu
4:45pm Closing Keynote: Innovator Interview with Kim Sunée
6:30pm Closing Reception with Co-hostesses Ree Drummond, Jaden Hair, and Elise Bauer, sponsored by Masterbuilt, Allrecipes.com, and the National Pork Board

Speakers

For more than a decade, journalist and chef Kim O’Donnel has dispensed cooking advice at numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Culinate and USA Today.  Kim is the author of The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook and the forthcoming Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations (Oct. 2012).  Based in Seattle, she is the founder of Canning Across America and a member of the James Beard Journalism Awards Committee. 

Fueled by insatiable curiosity to uncover every food-related spot and meet every foodie in Seattle, Keren Brown began by enrolling in cooking classes. She would spend mornings in class, afternoons scouring the shelves of the city’s cookware shops and specialty grocers or judging food contests, and evenings in restaurants, all the while chronicling her journey on her blog, FranticFoodie.com.

Driven by relentless energy, she created the Seattle FoodBlogger Events—monthly meet-ups for local food bloggers—and launched a series of networking and educational events, known as Foodportunity, for the entire Seattle food community, bringing together writers, culinary industry professionals, restaurateurs, food companies and food-passionate people.

In addition to her own blog she writes for SeattlePi.com and MyNorthwest.com. Keren Brown was named “Doer of the Week” by MarthaStewart.com and featured numerous publications such as Puget Sound Business Journal, Portland Business Journal, SeattleTimes and Sunset Magazine.

Keren Brown is the author of “The Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle” (Globe Pequot Press), a guide to all the best restaurants, bakeries, and specialty shops in Seattle.

Rajashree Karwa (Raj) is an engineer, entrepreneur, technologist and food blogger. She has merged her passions to create Velvet Aroma, a website that takes your online cooking experience beyond the recipe search into the vibrant world of food bloggers.

Rajashree's career includes over a decade of technical leadership in the financial and media-entertainment industries. She loves applying her skills to solve large scale technology challenges as well as teaching young children the intricacies of math and computers. She writes about her gluten-free, attempts-to-be-healthy lifestyle on her food blog Flip Cookbook

 

Stephanie Stiavetti is a food writer, radio producer, videographer, and social media consultant. With fifteen years experience in corporate information technology, she continues her tech-peppered culinary wanderings by digging deeper into video, radio, and a vast array of web outlets. 

Besides her blog at TheCulinaryLife.com, Stephanie can be found on NPR, KQED, and the Huffington Post.

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