Food Blog Forum is Coming to Orlando on April 9th

I’m really excited to say that Food Blog Forum is coming to Orlando! After much convincing, bothering and tweeting, Jaden of agreed to have a Food Blog Forum seminar in my hometown of Orlando, Florida on Saturday, April 9, 2011. I want to say that, this will be the first ever event of this kind in the state of Florida (correct me if I’m wrong).

We’re thrilled to have it at Rosen College, the University of Central Florida’s School of Hospitality Management in Orlando. It’s a beautiful campus just miles from Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. We’ll have the Saturday all day seminar in a classroom-style setting. There will be tons of networking opportunities including a pre-party hosted by Whole Foods Market the night before (Friday) and a wrap-up party hosted by McCormick & Schmick’s on Saturday night.

Sessions include branding, SEO, sponsorships, theme design, food styling and photography. I’m really excited about the line-up of speakers. They are:  Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, her husband Scott Hair, Helene Dujardin of Tartelette, Lindsay Landis of Purr Design, Peter Scott of IZEA, Jeff Houck of The Tampa Tribune, Heather McPherson of the Orlando Sentinel and Dawn Viola of Wicked Good Dinner. For the full list of sessions and the schedule for the whole weekend, visit the FBF registration page.

I’m not really sure you can sense my EXCITEMENT. I attended the Food Blog Forum Atlanta event last year and had such a blast…Gwen of organized the event and it was awesome! It was wonderful to learn so much as well as meet so many great food bloggers. I’m thrilled to help bring Jaden and Food Blog Forum to Florida in April!

Who is Food Blog Forum for? Anyone who is interested in food blogging or food photography. It’s a one-day seminar that’s going to be packed with tons of useful information that you can use immediately. You don’t even have to have a food blog to benefit from this event.

I can’t wait to show the attendees the goodies our sponsors have in for them. Hope to see you on April 9th at Rosen College in Orlando for Food Blog Forum Orlando! And thank you for sharing this event with your friends.


Grab the FBF badge for your blog below (thanks to Lindsay Landis of Purr Design for creating these for us!):

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9 Responses to “Food Blog Forum is Coming to Orlando on April 9th”

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    Julie M. — February 16, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    Woohoo! I know how hard you worked to make this happen! I could be more excited for you. I checked out the agenda and it looks amazing!


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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — February 16, 2011 @ 2:04 pm


    Waving excitedly from South Florida!!! I really am hoping everything lines up for me to be there! What exciting news to greet me when I re-entered the Twittersphere last night. It’s been SO exciting to see how many Florida Food Bloggers we have…..never ran into many back in summer of 2009 when I started mine up. Thanks for nudging this into fruition!! And I hope to meet you soon :)


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    bunkycooks — February 16, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    Hi Julie,

    I am SO excited for you and glad everything came together! It sounds like a great event and if there is any way we can get there, we will do it. Hope all goes well and congrats!!



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    Marly — February 16, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    I came to your site and wanted to comment here, but got distracted by your awesome give-away! I just wanted to say congrats for working so hard on putting together an awesome schedule for the FoodBlogForum in Orlando. It looks like an impressive gathering! I’m going to see what I can do to go. We’ll see. But please know no matter what, I’m really happy for you!


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    Shop with Me Mama — February 16, 2011 @ 11:48 pm

    Very exciting!!


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    LeeAnn — February 17, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Sounds like fun! You say Orlando is your “hometown”…are you still here? I’m just east in Winter Park. :-)


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    Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews — February 18, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    Congrats! And now, April really is not very far away so you don’t have long to wait.


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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 24, 2011 @ 11:08 am

    This is seriously so awesome. You have done a wonderful job planning, I can’t imagine how much work it was! I won’t be able to make it, but I’m really looking forward to catching up in May in Atlanta!! Great job :)


    • JulieD replied: February 25th, 2011 @ 8:33 am

      Megan, thank you so much! Can’t wait to see you in May! :)


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