It’s time to register!

It’s finally time, and we can now open registrations!
We have put in place some criteria in order to make this process as fair as possible, so here are the rules:

  • There are approximately 70 seats available
  • Filling in this form does not guarantee a seat at the conference
  • Your blog must be a minimum 12 months old
  • Your blog must have  a minimum of 1 post per month, and a minimum of 18 posts per year to qualify
  • There is a strict limit of one person attending per blog
  • We’re looking for a cross section of food bloggers covering food, drink, restaurant, baking and cooking
  • We are not looking for bloggers representing commercial brands, i.e. those employed to blog for payment for brands, restaurants or companies
  • This event is entirely free to attend. There are no registration or attendance fees

Registrations close midnight Wednesday 15th September 2011 and successful conference attendees notified thereafter.

Edit: Registrations have now closed.

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And we have a date!

We are thrilled to announce that the Second Australian Foodbloggers Conference will be held on November 5, 2011 in Sydney at the Electrolux Demonstration Showroom in Mascot.

We’re are delighted that Electrolux have been able to work with us to provide us with this fabulous space which will allow us to almost double the number of attendees we can host, from 45 last year to around 80 participants this year.

Stay tuned for more details….


Tell us what you want to see, hear and do at the 2011 Conference

We are well on the way to getting the bones of the 2011 Australian Foodbloggers’ Conference underway, and thought it would be a great time to find out what YOU are interested in, who YOU want to hear from and what YOU want to do.

We’ve set up a quick survey which will be open for 2 weeks and close on the 27th of March 2011. Please make sure any interested Foodbloggers’ you know respond so we can get the best, broadest response back and build on the success of last year to make this the premier event for Foodbloggers’ around Australia.

2011 Australian Foodbloggers Pre-Conference Survey


Eat.Drink.Blog 2011

Well hello there, it’s been a while. Did you miss us? I hope so, as we missed you. We got a new url. Do you like it? We hope so.

2011: A new year, and we hope the second of what will be an annual conference. Right now, a group of bloggers in Sydney, with support from bloggers around Australia are attempting to pull together the bones of this event and see if we can get it off the ground for a second year.

If you’re a blogger interested in getting involved, head over to our google group and introduce yourself.

We are looking for in kind sponsors to make this event happen, so if your company is interested, get in touch at iamobsessedwithfood at gmail dot com


Presentations

Everyone who attended the conference learned  something new, whether it was about SEO, wordpress v blogger or simply why people blog…here are a round up of the presentations that were made available. Hopefully more to come!:

Penny’s Presentation on How to be Social

Brian Ward’s Presentation on hyperlocalism

Nola James Presentation on Photography

Ellie Won’s presentation: Delicious

Stephen Escourt QC who couldn’t make it, contributed this excellent piece about the Lessons of the “Coco Roco” Case for Foodbloggers: Don’t get Caught in the Mincer

There was some fascinating discussion around WordPress v Blogger.  Phil Lees has some tips for moving for those who want to give it a go.


Pics, flicks and other bits!

If you attended the conference we’d love to see your pics or any other media you might have.  If you use Flickr make sure you tag them with #EatDrinkBlog so we can find them and put them all together…

Flickr pictures tagged with EatDrinkBlog

And here are some videos for your viewing pleasure!

@Tomatom introducing #EatDrinkBlog from Reem A on Vimeo.

Hanging out at St Ali from Reem A on Vimeo.

Blogroll at SBS Foodblogger’s Photography Exhibition from Reem A on Vimeo.

Dinner At St Ali from Reem A on Vimeo.