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TECHmunch LA: Food Blogger Conference (10/10/15)

October 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Techmunch LA Speakers

mendocino farms menuThe TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference returns to Los Angeles for the third time on October 10th. The day-long event will feature many of Southern California’s most accomplished culinary and digital media experts. Each will be focused on sharing the hands-on tools and tactics food bloggers and culinary content creators need to create great content, build a loyal audience and turn their passion into profit.

Like all previous TECHmunch conferences, the format at TECHmunch L.A. will be fast-paced, no-nonsense and dedicated entirely to making food blogging a deliciously rewarding experience. Culinary marketing, PR and branding professionals are also invited to attend and learn how to work effectively with local food bloggers.

 

  • WHEN:  Saturday, October, 10th (9am-6pm) 
  • WHERE: Cross Campus, 929 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (see map below)
  • WHO’S GOING: Up to 200 prominent food/lifestyle bloggers, culinary media, expert panelists and social media influencers
  • WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone serious about culinary content (e.g., food bloggers, recipe writers, traditional content developers and cookbook authors) and the brand marketers/PR reps who want to work with them.
  • OUR FORMATOur blend of networking, panels, tastings and demos will inspire even the most seasoned culinary and lifestyle blogger. The goal is to provide the ingredients bloggers need to succeed and pursue their passion. Our hands-on approach is designed to get attendees up-to-speed on all the latest tools and tactics for creating great content, building buzz, working with brands, growing an audience and profiting from their hard work.
  • PRODUCED BY: Webby and IACP honored BakeSpace.com – the Web’s first food-themed social network, recipe swap and DIY cookbook publishing platform (ebook & App). 

CONFERENCE THEME:  TECHmunch 21: Beyond the Blog

Before the event.. join our TECHmunch LA Facebook Group!

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

9:00AM-9:30AM
Morning Networking + Tasting w/ Got Milk & Bulletproof Coffee
9:40AM-10:05AM
Feeding Your Hungry Readers – Food Trends & Recipe Development w/ Food Editors and Culinary Producers

SPEAKERS: Noelle Carter (LA Times Test Kitchen) & Skylar Thomson (Food Stylist) and moderated by Neil Saavedra (KFI’s “The Fork Report”)

10:10AM-10:40AM
Tapping into L.A.’s Diverse Food and Culture for Brand Success

SPEAKERS: Aarti Sequeira (AartiPaarti.com), Tori Avey (toriavey.com), LaLa Castro (MexicanCuisineRecipes.com) and moderated by Stephen Chavez (LatinoFoodie.com)

10:50AM-11:20AM
Food Photography/Styling Presentation – Plating for Pretty Pictures

SPEAKERS: Sienna DeGovia (Food Stylist / siennacake.com) and Rene Anjanette (Food Photographer /hudsonworkshops.com

11:20AM-11:40AM
NETWORKING BREAK 
11:40AM-12:00PM
Ripe with Opportunity: How to Pick Your Perfect Keywords and other SEO Advice

SPEAKERS: Tony Adam (VisibleFactors.com) and Erik Deutsch (ExcelPR Group)

12:05PM-12:35PM
Building Community through Live-Streaming (Periscope, Meerkat, G+ Hangouts, Blab, Youtube Live)

SPEAKERS: Victoria Fratz (#6 Meerkater/ VictoriaFratz.com), Mike Rotman (StreaminGarage.com) and moderator by Scott Perry (LATechDIgest.com)

 

12:35PM-1:35PM
LUNCH & NETWORKING Sponsored by Mendocino Farms, Got Milk, Bulletproof Coffee
1:35PM-2:00PM
How to Build Your Empire & Catch Fire on Instagram

SPEAKERS: Catherine McCord (Weelicious.com), Antonio Diaz (Lifeandthyme.com) and moderated by Samantha Luthra (Bread & Butter PR) 

2:10PM-2:25PM
Cookbooks & App Publishing: Turn Your Recipes Into Revenue

SPEAKER: Babette Pepaj (CookbookCafe.com) 

2:30PM-3:00PM
Food TV: Youtube and Beyond (Network TV, Multi-Channel Networks, Live-Streaming & Working with Brands to Create Branded Content)

SPEAKERS: Nadia G (BitchenKitchen.com), Sara O’Donnell (AverageBetty.com), Eda Benjakul (TV Producer/ edamame-eats.com) and moderated by Shira Lazar (Host,Whatstrending.com) 

3:00PM-3:20PM
Networking Break – Last Call for Bulletproof Coffee!
3:20PM-3:50PM
Mobile: How to Satisfy Your Readers on the Go

SPEAKERS: Rene Lynch (LA Times) and Andrew Wilder (EatingRules.com)  

4:00PM-4:30PM
Podcasting: How to Tap Into Your Community Through Storytelling

SPEAKERS: Evan Kleiman (Host, KCRW “Good Food”), Gillian Ferguson (Producer,KCRW “Good Food”), Jason Stewart (Host,“The Stew” Podcast), Brendan McNamara (Producer, “Pass the Salt” /AartiPaarti.com) and moderated by Zach Brooks (Food is theNew Rock Podcast)  

 

4:35PM-5:00PM
Blog to Brand

SPEAKERS: Erika Kerekes (NotKetchup.com), Carolyn Scott-Hamilton (HealthyVoyager.com), Kathy Strahs (PaniniHappy.com) and moderated by Rene Lynch (LA Times) 

5:00PM-6:00PM
Beer & Wine Networking Mixer Sponsored by BakeSpace.com

 

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Details

Date:
October 10, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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BakeSpace.com
Phone:
866-538-2253

Venue

Cross Campus
929 Colorado Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Website:
http://www.crosscamp.us/