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Byte of Texas

Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA)

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

Byte of Texas

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full Conference - General Admission
All-access pass includes all keynotes, panels, snacks, and meals (Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday brunch).
Ended $199.00 $11.94
Full Conference - AFBA Members ONLY
All-access pass includes all keynotes, panels, snacks, and meals (Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday brunch). Discounted rate for current AFBA members only.
Ended $149.00 $9.19
Keynote: A Conversation with Lisa Fain
Come hear Lisa Fain, the voice behind the popular long-running food blog The Homesick Texan. She is also the author of two cookbooks, The Homesick Texan (an International Association of Culinary Professionals award nominee) and the recently published The Homesick Texan's Family Table. Winner of the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Food Blog, Fain's writing has also appeared in Saveur and Edible Austin and on the site Serious Eats, and her photographs have been exhibited worldwide, with two in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.
Ended $20.00 $2.09
Byte of Texas Book Fair, Saturday, 11am - 3pm   more info Ended Free $0.00
One-day pass - Saturday
Includes lunch, keynote, and dinner
Ended $99.00 $6.44
One-day pass - Sunday
Includes brunch and Sunday panels
Ended $99.00 $6.44
Saturday Dinner ONLY
Dinner at Salty Sow
Ended $40.00 $3.19

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The Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA) is proud to bring our vision for a conference to the food-loving community.

Tickets are ON SALE!

Our conference focuses on three main tracks: Photography, Blogging & Digital Communications, and Texas Culture. Within those tracks, we’ll have panels on photo basics, optimizing websites for search engines, what blog syndication really means, working with brands, capturing Texas’s rich heritage within writing, and more.

Featuring keynotes from:

Lisa Fain

Lisa Fain, The Homesick Texan

Jeanine Donofrio

Jeanine Donofrio, Love & Lemons

Melissa Skorpil

Melissa Skorpil, Skorpil Photography



A full day of sessions kicks off with our photography keynote from noted commercial photographer Melissa Skorpil.

Saturday also features a book fair, free and open to the public, with books from area bloggers, historians, and cookbook writers.

Directly following the book fair is A Conversation with Lisa Fain. For those not attending the conference, individual tickets will be available to the general public for this cozy chat with one of the community’s most beloved food bloggers, moderated by Austin-American Statesman's Addie Broyles.

Our conference dinner is at Salty Sow, with a pig roast, drinks featuring local purveyors, and plenty of sides. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.

Saturday's sessions include:

Finding Your Voice

Publishing Your Cookbook

The Business of Blogging

Social Media Ethics

SEO, Syndication, and You

Beyond Manual Mode

Local Vendor Lunch sponsored by Whole Foods Market


Sunday opens with a breakfast taco keynote brunch. Jeanine Donofrio, in conversation with Elizabeth Van Huffel, will discuss the power of branding through photography and how that led to her blog’s success. Panels on all three tracks will continue through the day.

Sunday's sessions include:

Writing Texas Food Culture

Brands & Bloggers: BFFs or Frenemies?

Writing for Other Publications

Essential WordPress Plugins

The Delicious Art of Google+ Hangouts On Air

From Shepherd to Chef: Lamb 101

Special Mousetrap Pairing, Limited Seats Available! Join local food experts Michele Haram, Tiffany Cunningham, and Stephanie McClenney on a guided tasting of beer, cheese, and preserves. This is limited to 35 seats. Tickets to this exciting panel will be available through our conference scheduler on Sched.org.


Sponsored By:

Bullock Texas State History Museum
American Lamb Board logo
Salty SowChameleon Cold-BrewWhole Foods Market logo
Texas Beef CouncilFleishmanHillard
Food FanaticThe Harvard Common PressBob's Red Mill
Zhi TeaGetty ImagesStubb's
Treaty Oak Distilling imageSkull & Cakebones logoEasy Tiger
Michele's GranolaWholesome SweetenersGelPro
GreenlingLe CreusetPeanut Butter & Co.
Have questions about Byte of Texas? Contact Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA)
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When & Where

Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA)

The Austin Food Blogger Alliance (AFBA) seeks to support a local membership of food bloggers and the community through educational initiatives, social events, philanthropic endeavors, and by upholding a commonly shared code of ethics.

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