Conference Programme


We have great speakers lined up for Food Blogger Connect 2011, covering a wide variety of foodie topics, from how to make money doing what you love to how to get down and dirty with the technical stuff you have always been afraid to touch. We have hands-on workshops and we’ll even produce a whole cooking video live.

Friday 12th August
3:00 PM-4:15 PM Meet & Greet
4:15 PM-4:30 PM Welcome Address from Founder, Bethany Kehdy
4:30 PM-5:00 PM Foundation of a Blog: Heart, Soul and What You Stand For
Jaden Hair –
5:00 PM-5:20 PM My Blog – One Year Later
Mayssam Samaha –
5:30 PM-6:00 PM Finding your Niche and Sharing your Story 
Todd Porter & Diane Cu –
Exclusive live presentation and Q&A via Skype
6:00 PM-6:30 PM What Does it Take to be a Kick-Ass Food & Restaurant Critic
Harden Bros.
6:40 PM-7:10 PM Social Media Strategy
Babette Pepaj –
Exclusive live presentation and Q&A via Skype
7:10 PM-8:00 PM The Writing Business-Magazines
Tim Hayward (Journalist/Broadcaster) &
Alex Mead – Food and Travel Magazine
8:00- Onwards Cocktail Dinner
With Lebanese wines from Chateau Ksara –


Saturday 13th August
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Building Community and Traffic
Jaden Hair –
10:30 AM-11:00 AM The SEO checklist
Nando Cuca
Simple items to remember to get those search engines to love you!
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Writing Style Workshop
Fiona Beckett –
12:30 PM-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM-3:40 PM Food Photography & Styling Workshop
Béatrice Peltre –
Click here to book for the Conference + workshop option(sold out)
1:30 PM-2:30 PM Elements of Food Photography
Jemma Watts –
2:40 PM-3:00 PM Getting Published: Cookbooks
Vanessa Kimbell –
3:00 PM-3:30 PM What Are Agents Looking For?
Deborah Mckenna –
3:30 PM-4:00 PM Tea Break
4:00 PM-4:25 PM Olives from Spain Tasting 
with olive expert – Michael Derham
Olives from Spain –
4:30 PM-4:45 PM Video Blogging is the Future
Nando Cuca –
Intro to video blogging elements. What do I need to make a good video?
4:45 PM-5:15 PM “And as always… Enjoy”
Chef John –
Exclusive live Skype interview
5:15 PM-6:15 PM The Video Recipe Challenge Workshop
Celebrity Chef Anjum Anand & 2 winners from Cuisinarts smoothie recipe challenge.
We’ll film, edit and publish an entire recipe video!
6:15 PM- Onwards Happy Hour + Speaker’s Corner
Do you have something you need to get off your chest? Let it out at our Speaker’s corner!
With wines from –
Sunday 14th August
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Turn Your Stock Photos into Income
Jonnie Jeger –
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Build a Career in Food Blogging; Diversify, Brand & Monetize
Jaden Hair
11:15 AM-12:15 PM Brunch
Olives from Spain Cookery Demonstration
with Guest Chef, Caroline MiLi Artiss 
12:20 PM-12:40 PM WordPress 101
Nando Cuca
 & Bernardo Farah
12:40 PM-1:00 PM What is Google Analytics Telling You?
David Ellis
 1:00 PM-1:15 PM Break
 1:15 PM-1:30 PM Recipe Template Plugin For WordPress; Why Do I Need It?
Paul Richardson –
 1:30 PM-2:00 PM eCookbooks with Cooklet 
Grzegorz Trubiłowicz –
 2:00 PM-Onwards Closing + Prop Swap + Giveaways


Please note that the organisers reserve the right to change any of the talks or change their time-slots. All speakers confirmed apart from where stated otherwise.

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