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Tastemaker Conference 2019: the premier food blogger conference for content...

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Leftbank Annex

101 N Weidler St

Portland, OR 97227

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Presented by Tillamook

Tastemaker Conference 2019 is being held in foodie heaven AKA Portland, OR! Join us for a long weekend of community, education, and experience!

Tastemaker Conference is the food blogger conference for foodie influencers and content creators. Founded by a group of professional food bloggers, we understand the setbacks associated with food blogging, and know the tools to overcome and succeed in this business. That's why we've teamed up with the best in the industry to teach you those essential skills for running your own thriving food blog.

This event was created to fill a gap in the market for an intimate, valuable, and beautifully curated food blogger conference and media platform.

Click here to see our video recap from our 2018 event, and catch a glimpse of the amazing experience that awaits you!

Alongside the conference, we host a blog, podcast, newsletter, and active social media presence, where we address the pain points of food blogging, and share tips and solutions to those problems (we're looking at you, algorithms!). Simply put, there is room for everybody, and it's our mission to help you grow and achieve your goals!

At this two-day event on Thursday, September 19- Friday, September 20 you will:

  • Learn from inspirational speakers and instructors who are experts in their fields (over $5000 value in breakout workshops).
  • Meet sponsors and build relationships through networking with like-minded food bloggers and influencers.
  • Receive an AMAZING swag bag full of goodies and giveaway prizes, valued at over $1000
  • Eat yummy food (ahem, food trucks!)—breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided both days.
  • There are also two excursions (additional cost) on September 21, 2019 where you can enjoy the sites and food of Portland!

This year we are excited to provide more in-depth content by offering 2-hour workshops for all breakout sessions, which will dig deep for more seasoned bloggers (pun intended). These are included in the cost of your ticket, and are worth over $5000 in value! (You also get complimentary acces to our 2018 digital course, which is $2000 in value!)


Day 1: Thursday, September 19, 2019

7-8:30 am: Registration + Networking Breakfast

8:30-9:30 am: Welcome + Opening Keynote - Michelle Tam, Nom Nom Paleo

9:30 am-11:30 pm: Morning Workshops

  • Food Photography and Styling for Breathtaking Images that Create Engagement- Lena Gladstone of Lena's Kitchen + Karlee Flores of Olive and Artisan
  • SEO Tip, Tricks, and Myths to Unlock Google Traffic - Casey Markee of Mediawyse
  • Everything You Need to Succeed for a Tasty Facebook Marketing Campaign - Ashley Segura of TopHatSocial
  • The Nitty Gritty: Everything You Need to Know About Running a Website with WordPress - Alexa Peduzzi of Food Blogger Pro

10:20-10:40 am: Snack Break

11:30-1:30 pm: Lunch + Exhibitor Networking Time

1:30-2:15 pm: Panel: Work Smarter, Not Harder - How to Effectively Time Manage & Why You Should Outsource Your Work - Rosalynn Daniels, Erin Collins, Sam Adler, Vallery Lomas - Moderated by Kelsey Nixon

2:30-4:30 pm: Afternoon Workshops

  • Food Videography: Tasty Style and Hosted Video Production and Strategy - Brita Britnell of Food with Feeling and Lorena Grater of Green Healthy Cooking
  • How to Create a Sustainable Email Marketing Strategy - Alexis Teichmiller of ConvertKit
  • Balancing Ambition with Life—How to Seek Success without Compromising Your Time Sanity (or Standards!) - Tiffany Han
  • Your Voice Matters: The Art of Storytelling to Make Your Blog Writing Stand Out from the Crowd - Dianne Jacobs

3:20-3:40 pm: Snack Break

4:30-4:45 pm: Closing Remarks

4:45-6:00 pm: Exhibitor Time + Networking

Day 2: Friday, September 20, 2019

8-9:30 am: Breakfast + Welcome

9:30-11:30 am: Morning Workshops

  • Beyond the Basic Panel: How to Edit Powerfully in Lightroom - Rachel Korinek of Two Loves Studio
  • Current Pinterest Marketing Practices and How to Build Your Own Strategy- Kate Ahl of Simple Pin Media
  • More Money, More Traffic: Optimize Your Top Content for Ads in 4 Easy Steps - Jenny Guy of Mediavine
  • 7 Ways to Diversify Your Blog and Income Streams and Scale Your Business - Susie Bulloch of Hey Grill Hey and Todd Bulloch of Patio Provisions

10:15-10:30 am: Snack Break

11:30-1:30 pm: Lunch + Exhibitor Networking Time

1:30-2:15 pm: Panel: How I Made my Blog a Full-Time Career and Six Figure Income - Krissy Allori, Kevin Masse, Holly Erickson, Natalie Mortimer, Karli Bitner, Sapana Chandra - Moderated by Kelsey Nixon

2:30-4:30 pm: Afternoon Workshops

  • How to Leverage Google Analytics to Power Your Influencer Strategy and Get Great Results - Matthew Brown
  • Instagram in Depth: Proven Growth Strategies to Build a Thriving Following - Ashley Reeves of Ashley's Fresh Fix
  • Recipe for Sales Success: How to Pitch, Price, and Close More Deals with Brands - Danielle Liss of Businessese
  • Streamlining Your Editorial Content Process and When to Hire a Contributor Team for Your Blog - Mandi Gubler of InfluenceKit

3:15-3:30 pm: Snack Break

4:45-5:15 pm: Closing Keynote - Sue Kapllani, VP Marketing, Tillamook

Day 3: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Sponsored by Pure Farmland

10:00 am-1:00 pm: Excursion 1: Farm to Table Brunch Cooking Class at The Kitchen at Middleground Farms (additional cost )

Come join us in The Kitchen to celebrate all things cooking. Treat yourself to a fun morning of cooking instruction where you’ll learn techniques to step up your brunch game. From perfectly silky hollandaise, to the perfect crumb of a scone, you will learn new skills and for once – you don't have to clean up! Class culminates in a delicious meal served family style of only the best, freshest seasonal ingredients all around our beautiful barn wood tables.

On the menu:
Blueberry Lemon scones
Eggs Benedict with Crab and Avocado
Candied Bacon
Sweet Potato Hash
Variety of juices, coffee and tea

Shuttle service to and from the farm included.

5:00-9:00 pm: Excursion 2: Summer Dinner in the Field at Middleground Farms (additional cost )

Enjoy a fresh and seasonal menu that will really showcase the bounty of the Northwest. This will be an elegant plated farm to table dinner enjoyed with new friends. Following dinner, we will have artisan chocolates and homemade graham crackers to enjoy fireside while mingling under the stars.

Upon Arrival
Nosh Board of Goat Cheese Mousse, Red Wine Caramel, Crostini,
Olympia Provisions Charcuterie, Seasonal Fruit

Zesty Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with
Basil Oil & Grilled Ciabatta
Grilled Peaches with Arugula, Burrata and Crispy Prosciutto
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Olives, Tomatoes & Cannellini Bean Ragout
Salmon with Charred Scallion Relish
Roasted Delicata Squash, Kale and Grilled Pear Salad
with Candied Walnuts & Pancetta Vinaigrette
Champagne Marinated Golden Beets with Salsa Verde
Grilled MGF Vegetables with Golden Raisin Caper Vinaigrette

Warm Cast Iron Flourless Chocolate Cake w/ Caramel & Vanilla Bean Chantilly
Lemon Olive Oil Cake with MGF Blackberry Rosemary Preserves
Smore’s with House made Graham Crackers & Oregon Chocolate

Optional wine and alcoholic beverages are available for an additional
$45 per person

All menu items are subject to change. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Shuttle service to and from the farm included.

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Read more about the conference at: tastemakerconference.com

(Airfare, hotel, and transfers not included. Limited hotel room blocks available. Conference tickets are non-refundable, however they are transferable until August 15, 2019. After that date, we are not able to process transfers. Excursion tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.)

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