FoodBlogSouth 2013 Agenda*
New this year!
We’ve created three tracks: Track A, Creativity; Track B, Technology, Branding & Business; and Track C, a half-day Blogging Basics track. Attendees can go back and forth between tracks; you don’t have to stick to one.
*Session topics, speakers, and times are subject to change.
Friday, January 25
1 to 5 PM
Media Skills and Branding for Bloggers and Culinary Professionals
with Lisa Ekus, The Lisa Ekus Group, and Virginia Willis, Virginia Willis Culinary Productions
(Separate registration and additional fees are involved; space is limited to allow an intensive learning experience. Register here.)
Saturday, January 26
Rosewood Hall, 2850 19th St. S, Homewood
Breakfast, featuring cheeses from around the South
Sponsored by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association
Welcome Session: Food Bloggers’ Food Stories
Bloggers tell their stories of how (and why) they got started.
Sponsored by Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau
Track A: Writing Great Blog Posts – Adam Roberts, The Amateur Gourmet
Track B: Lightning Rounds:
1. There’s an App for That: Computer, Phone and Tablet Tools That Take Your Blog to New Platforms - Kevin Barron, PeeDeeFoodie
2. Skills to Maximize Social Media, SEO, and Online Security – Paul Knipple, From the Southern Table
Sponsored by FinerGrind Coffee Roasters
Track C: Take Great Pictures with a Cameraphone – Beau Gustafson
Track A: Make It Happen! Experienced Bloggers Share Day-to-Day Strategies & Secrets for Keeping a Blog Going – Paula Jones, bell’alimento; Celeste Ward, Sugar & Spice by Celeste; Susan Whetzel, DoughMessTic; Lindsay Landis, Love & Olive Oil
Track C: Food-blogging Ethics – Dianne Jacob
Lunch Presentation: Global Eats in the South – Elizabeth Englehardt, author, A Mess of Greens
Track A: Cook on Camera! Video and Live TV Appearances - Martie Duncan, Food Network Star finalist
Track A: Blogging About Restaurants – Colleen Rush, NewOrleans.com
Track B: Film the Food: Tips and Tidbits for Creating Video Content on Your Food Blog – Jay Ducote, Bite & Booze
Cocktail Hour and Book Signing
Sponsored by Welch’s