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TECHmunch | Austin

TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference

Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Food Blogger - Early Bird Ended $45.00 $0.00
Food Blogger - General Admission Ended $55.00 $0.00
Mixer Only (3:45pm-5pm) Ended $30.00 $2.64
Brand or Corporate Tickets (see below) Ended $150.00 $0.00

Event Details and are proud to present the first-ever TECHmunch workshop for food bloggers on Saturday, March 13th in Austin, Texas.

If you're a food blogger, this intensive one day event will bring you up-to-speed on all the latest tools and tactics for building buzz, improving SEO, growing your audience and making money from your hard work.

The 5-hour intensive workshop will be followed by a networking mixer with more than 40 giveaway prizes including KitchenAid appliances, cookbooks and gourmet chocolate. It will also feature hors d’oeuvres from Chef Shawn Cirkiel (Parkside Restaurant), and each attendee will receive a nifty gift bag.

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Doors open at 11am (Second Floor Check-in) 

Free parking on saturdays on streets or pay $5 and park in lot at 508 Brazos (Littlefield Parking Lot)

Panels begin at 11:30am sharp! (eat breakfast beforehand) 

Mixer on patio begins at 3:45pm (food, drinks, prizes and great company!)

Our workshop menu will include:

  • Connecting the Who with the What - Keynote by Cathy Brooks, Media Consultant, Founder of Other Than That and Exec Producer/Host of Social Media Hour.
  • How to Leverage Traditional Media with Addie Broyles, Food Writer for the Austin American-Statesman and (additional speakers TBA)
  • Building Your Personal Brand with Jaden Hair, Founder of and Food Columnist for the Tampa Tribune.
  • Blogger SEO Tipswith Tony Adam, Director of Search Marketing for BillShrink(formerly with Yahoo! and PayPal), Sean Percival, Director of Content Socialization at MySpace and founder of and John Shiple CTO of Moderated by Serena Ehrlich, SVP Social Media for Startup Army.
  • Making Your Blog "Go Viral" and Building Community with Webby-Award winner Ben Huh, Publisher of and
  • Selecting Content, Building Buzz & Growing Readershipwith Nichelle Stephens, Co-Founder of Cupcakes Take the Cake, Emily Farris, Author of Casserole Crazy Cookbook and Cathy Erway, Publisher of the Not Eating Out in New York (blog) and The Art of Eating In. Moderated by Jaden Hair of
  • How to Monetize Your Blog via Advertising and Brand Relationships (the publisher's perspective) with Babette Pepaj, Founder of
  • Dealing with FTC Disclosure Guidelineswith Brian Solis, Principal of FutureWorks and Author of several books including the newly-released Engage! and Sarah Evans, Public Relations/New Media Consultant and President of Sevans Strategy. Moderated by Erik Deutsch, principal of ExcelPR Group.
  • Working with Brands(the brand/marketer's perspective) fireside chat with Babette Pepaj and Jessica Randazza, Marketing Manager at Digitas (a digital communications agency for KitchenAid USA)

While all of the above speakers are confirmed, you never know what can happen in life. Specific workshop topics and speakers could change. This caveat applies to any event of this kind. Most events don't make this sort of disclosure, but the team here at TECHmunch bends over backwards to be open and honest. Nuff' said.

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Cupcakes Provided by:

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Got a question? You can reach us at:  @BakeSpace

Notes on ticket prices:This event is intended primarily for food bloggers, who can attend at a discounted rate.  If you represent a brand, marketing/PR firm, online publisher,  or other non-blogger entity, please purchase a "Brand/Corporate Level" ticket. Thanks!



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Have questions about TECHmunch | Austin? Contact TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference

When & Where

Parkside Restaurant
301 E. 6th Street
2nd Floor
Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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