It bums me out a little bit. There have been plenty that I've wanted to go to. But I know I'm not the only one out here in food-blog-landia who hasn't attended one. The glitter and the glam have a way of carrying me away. It amazes me how people...well, food blogging people...can afford to do all of these glamorous things. I definitely get caught up in "the dream". I've always been easily star-struck, you see.
But I am hoping that next month, I will be able to count myself among those bloggers who hop on an airplane and jet off to another state to be wooed and wowed by fabulous brands and informative learning sessions. I am about halfway to being able to afford my first trip into "that world".
I'm talking about the 1st annual Food & Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida! Have you heard of it yet? There's going to be some fabulous speakers and sessions. Here are the top
- The Zen of Blogging for Business with Jaden and Scott Hair of Steamy Kitchen
- Writing that gets noticed by “the Media” | It’s more than just your blog! with Janet Keeler (Tampa Bay Times), Jeff Houck (Tampa Tribune), Gayle Guyardo (Tampa News Channel 8), and Pam Settle (Good Living Magazine)
- The Process of Writing a Cookbook with Bruce Shaw (Harvard Commons Press), Katie Workman (the MOM 100 blog), Doe Coover (The Doe Coover Agency), and Mary Goodbody (Author)
- The World Through Your Lens with Irvin Lin (Eat the Love), Carla Cardello (Chocolate Moosey), Cheri Alberts (The Watering Mouth), and Renee Dobbs (Magnolia Days)
Plus, I am dying to see The Perfect Cooking Demonstration by the amazing Sara Moulton!
These are just a few of the MANY fabulous things that the Food & Wine Conference has in their line-up. There are also fabulous sponsors like #SundaySupper, Idaho Potatoes, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Colavita, and Mario to name a few. Plus the stunning Rosen Shingle Creek, which is where the conference is being held. Seriously, one look and you'll be hooked!
So, are you going? Do you want to go? Do you need a ticket? Well, I just so happen to be holding a giveaway along 9 other fabulous bloggers - and we are giving away one ticket to the conference ($250 value)! You have so many chances to win, it's ridiculous. Simply enter through rafflecopter below. You have from now until the end of the day on June 26 to enter!
Head on over to the Food & Wine Conference website and check out the schedule and all of the fabulous sessions, speakers, and sponsors on the roster. What are you most excited for!?
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck! (Fingers crossed that I will see you there.)