FAQs Everything Food Conference

Where is the next Everything Food taking place?

In Layton, Utah at the beautiful Davis Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (a short distance north of Salt Lake City, Utah).

What are the dates for the next Everything Food?

May 10-12th, 2018 (pre-conference workshops will be held May 9th – additional fees apply)

When do tickets go on sale for Everything Food?

Full Conference and Business Tickets are on sale now!  Hands-on Workshops and Speed Networking will go on sale on Monday, January 8th at 9 am MST (8 am PST/11 am EST).  You must have purchased a Full Conference Ticket in order to purchase a workshop or speed networking ticket.

Pre-conference hands-on workshops and Speed Networking: What workshops will be available?  Who will be teaching them?  What are the costs?

Food Photography Intensive Workshop with Helene Dujardin (Advanced) – Wednesday, May 9th from 10 am to 4 pm (lunch included) for $250 (limited to 12 people).

Food Video Intensive Workshop with Brooke Lark (Beginner) – Wednesday, May 9th from 10 am to 4 pm (lunch included) for $250 (limited to 12 people).

Food Photography Intensive Workshop with Rachel Korinek (Beginner/Intermediate) – Wednesday, May 9th from 10 am to 4 pm (lunch included) for $250 (limited to 12 people).

Food Video Intensive Workshop with Ashlee Prisbrey (Intermediate) – Wednesday, May 9th from 10 am to 4 pm (lunch included) for $250 (limited to 12 people).

How to Write What Your Readers Want to Eat: Intensive Writing Workshop with Dianne Jacob (All Levels) – Wednesday, May 9th from 1 pm to 4 pm for $125 (limited to 20 people).

Speed Networking – Wednesday, May 9th 6 pm to 9 pm for $50 (limited to 30 people).

Do I need to sign up for general class sessions May 10th-12th? 

Conference guests do not need to sign up for general (May 10th-12th) sessions in advance. We recommend carefully perusing the schedule to plan out the courses you’d like to attend in advance. Once you arrive and collect your registration materials, you’ll also receive a schedule showing where the classes are held, so you’ll be able to get there early and grab a seat.

Should I attend EFC?

Yes! Absolutely! You should definitely come. Our attendees range from beginners just thinking about taking the blogging plunge to food influencer experts who have been running their business for years.  If you have a passion for sharing YOUR food passion, EFC is the place for you.

EFC has quickly become a community where others share their successes and rejoice in your successes. We know EFC is time away from your business, family, and other responsibilities and we do not take that lightly.  You will feel welcomed.  You will find your people at EFC.  AND you will want to keep coming back like the majority of our attendees.

How much does EFC cost?

Full conference tickets are $400 which includes access to all meals, presentations, events, and sponsor access listed on the general schedule here.

Hands-On Workshops (ranging from $125 to $250) and Speed Networking ($50) have limited availability and will go on sale on Monday, January 8th.

Business tickets are $800 which includes access to all meals, presentations, events, special sponsor sessions, and sponsor access listed on the general schedule here.  You are also allowed to register for the optional workshops and food tours.

Not sure whether you should register as a full conference or business attendee? If you’re employed by a company (with 5 or more employees) who is sending you to Everything Food to represent their business and make connections on their behalf, then register for a business ticket. If you’re still not sure, email emily@foodbloggingconference.com, and we can help you clarify which ticket is best for you.

What’s your refund policy?

Sometimes the unexpected happens and you’re unable to attend. Full conference ticket holders can either transfer the ticket to another attendee for a fee of $50 until April 15th  or receive a refund for a fee of $95 until April 1st.

Business ticket holders can receive a refund for a fee of $195 until April 1st. Those on the waitlist will then have the option to purchase one of the cancelled tickets.

Transfer Policy and Procedure:

  1. Original ticket holders will be assessed a $50 fee via PayPal
  2. Once the transfer fee is processed from the original attendee (Blogger 1), the rest of the monetary transaction should take place between the two bloggers (Blogger 2 should pay Blogger 1 for the ticket)
  3. Our admin team will send a code allowing the tranferee to register without paying EFC for a duplicate ticket. This helps keep our information and metrics up to date, while also ensuring any early-bird ticket pricing is passed on from the original attendee to the new buyer.

Please email emily@foodbloggingconference.com to cancel or transfer your ticket. If you would like to transfer, please include the name, blog and email address of the new attendee in your correspondence.

How do I book my hotel room?

Our hosting hotel and additional room blocks at Home2 Suites by Hilton Layton Hotel  and Courtyard by Marriott Salt Lake City Layton have been filled. Never fear! Other neighboring hotels with very reasonable rates are still available. Don’t forget, our venue Davis Conference Center has FREE parking.

For more details, please visit our Hotel Recommendation page.

How can I apply to be a speaker? 

We love your initiative!  Please feel free to contact us here.

Also, speakers do get a complimentary ticket.  However, if you want to secure a ticket, we recommend getting your ticket right away. Speakers are carefully considered and announced at different times throughout the year. If you’re chosen as a speaker and already purchased a conference ticket, we will happily fully refund your ticket.

Do you have a Facebook group?

Yes… Come join us! You can request to join our Official Everything Food Facebook Group here.  It’s a great place to meet other attendees, find a roommate, and ask for advice.

How do I become a sponsor?

EFC has incredible sponsors! They see the value of influencer marketing and come to connect and collaborate with our impressive attendees in order to make business deals. If you think your company would be a great fit,  please email kami@foodbloggingconference.com

How do I volunteer for EFC?

Our volunteers are an essential part of Everything Food.  We could not host and organize our conference without you!  We are still organizing our volunteer needs and schedule.  Please subscribe to our volunteer email list HERE and we will be in touch no later than 90 days prior to the conference.

I’m not a sponsor, but my company wants to host a dinner, party, or private event during the conference. Is that okay?

I’m sorry, but this is strongly prohibited.  This would be considered Suitcasing and Outboarding.  Suitcasing is an unethical business practice in which companies gain access to an event and then solicit business during the conference. Outboarding is when a company that should be a sponsor of an event instead decides to host their own competing event without the consent of the original event organizer.

Everything Food does not allow Suitcasing, Outboarding or Partial Outboarding where a brand or agency hosts any event, function, training, seminar, focus group or other any other activity that competes with Everything Food.

For further clarification, please email emily@foodbloggingconference.com.

What is the recommended dress code for EFC?

We want attendees to look and feel their best, and we love to see the variety of incredible personal style! Business or business casual are recommended for each day of the conference, but we strongly suggest particularly nice attire on Thursday and Friday when visiting sponsor booths. Dress to impress since these meetings are similar to job interviews with potential partners!

Be sure to check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. We also suggest pants and a jacket, as it will get cooler in the evenings, and don’t forget some comfortable shoes!

What have previous attendees said about Everything Food?

Sally cropped - Everything Food ConferenceSally McKenney Quinn from Sally’s Baking Addiction says, “The vast amount of information and inspiration, including all of the incredibly well-prepared, entertaining, thought-provoking, and enlightening presentations and sessions makes the trip across country to the Everything Food Conference completely worth it. Not only this, the friendships made, the networking, and conversations with bloggers and sponsors are paramount to growing both your reputation and your brand. I look forward to this conference every year!”


Amanda Rettke - Everything Food ConferenceAmanda Rettke from I Am Baker says, “People keep asking me what conference I have liked the most and where they should go in the future and I kept saying EFC! It’s one of the few conferences that I enjoy ATTENDING… you have such great speakers for all levels of bloggers. SO much inspiration. So thank you!! I’m a fan.”



Carrian cropped - Everything Food ConferenceCarrian Cheney from Oh Sweet Basil says, “EFC ended up being much more than I expected! It’s all about connections. Connecting with yourself and who you want to be as a blogger. Connecting with others who totally get you, the business, and all the craziness. Connecting with essential information to take you onward and upward. AND connecting with brands ready to work with you and inspire your readers in new, creative ways. It literally was everything!”



Yvonne cropped - Everything Food ConferenceYvonne Feld from Tried and Tasty says, “I attended both EFC 2016 and 2017.  After attending both conferences, I can say with full confidence they did not disappoint. The classes were great, the speakers were excellent, time spent socializing with sponsors was invaluable, and obviously the fun I had with my friends was just the best! Kami worked her tail off and it showed. EFC is a great compilation of many things that have been missing from conferences for foodies. Excited to see what 2018 has to offer!”


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