Mixed Food Conference
Last year my friend Susan and I organized a food conference called Mixed. It’s a small boutique conference for approximately 100 food
lovers bloggers that is held at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia. You might recognize it from the movie Dirty Dancing. If you haven’t seen the movie, stop reading right now and look it up on Netflix, or Amazon Prime (what would I do without that) and then come back when you’re done because you don’t want to miss out on this GIVEAWAY! Not to be pushy or anything (because I would never ever do that would I) but it is one of the best movies of all time right underneath Pitch Perfect of course. We will actually be showing both of those gems at the conference because we like to have just as much fun as we do learning.
Last year we had an amazing time. One hundred bloggers and sponsors gathered together to learn, chat, make partnerships with brands, and make friends they never knew they needed. On top of a mountain (yes it really is), we learned, ate, played, ate and decorated. If you can believe it, this year looks to be even more amazing. More sessions, more sponsors. More opportunities to learn more about our blogging and food professions than ever. Our speakers include:
- Helene DuJardin and Tami Hardeman-Boutte are partnering for Photography & Food Styling.
- Bree Hester is back sharing her tips for photo editing and she’s also taking Headshots!
- Anna Lingeris, PR guru from Hershey’s will be there to speak on Working With Brands.
- Lenny & Denise of Chez Us are back with tips and tools for Videography.
- Andy Marzka of Adthrive is going to teach us about ad optimization.
- Taylor Mathis (and his Tailgate Cookbook) are going to teach us about writing a cookbook.
- Questions about food? Food Integrity will be there to answer the tough questions.
For fun? Join the experts from McCormick Kitchens and special guests Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, authors of Hello Cupcake!, to learn how to to take your baking to new heights with flavor and color!
and Dixie Crystals is having a sweet Sugar Suite – we’re making scrubs you’ll likely want to eat (but please don’t).
Speaking of eating! The multi-million dollar renovation this year at Mountain Lake Lodge didn’t stop at room makeovers (those beds you’re going to love them) they’ve been busy in the kitchen, too! We’ll eat a LOT, it is a food conference after all. In addition to all of our meals, we’re throwing a fun Tailgate Party with Dreamfields winning Mac & Cheese, chicken wings, and of course – S’mores!
Don’t forget your dancing shoes, Captain Morgan is back again to help us with our closing party and The Band Concord (so fantastic) will be churning out tunes. It’s not a party without presents is it? We’ll have over 40 giveaways! Feeling lucky?
And SWAG worth the price of admission! If you’ve not bought your ticket…why not? You can grab one here. Or, you can win one, RIGHT NOW. In fact, I am giving TWO away. I’ll happily buy these two tickets…you just need to get yourself to Mixed and cover your hotel accommodation.
Sound like fun?
EDITED TO ADD: Thank you all for your entries. Contest has ended. Winners have been notified via email.
GIVEAWAY! One Golden Ticket to Mixed Food Conference, November 22-24, 2013 (estimated retail value $329 each) Just leave me a comment telling me why you want to win OR that I look awesome in a hard hat (kidding no one looks good in a hard hat but we did have an aca-awesome time on the high ropes course at Treetop Adventures at Mountain Lake Lodge). Please check your calendar to make sure that you are able to attend before commenting. Ticket covers conference admission, parties and your meals Friday – Sunday during conference hours. YOU will be responsible for providing your own travel and covering your hotel accommodations. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Winner will be chosen randomly on November 8th, 2013 and notified via email. Winner has 24 hours to claim prize or an alternate winner will be drawn.