IFEC connects editors/writers and PR/marketing communicators who work with and within the foodservice B2B media. Its conferences and other programs bring members together for sharing ideas, exploring issues, and professional development. If you have stories to tell in the foodservice space, this is the place to start.
Annual Conference: Boulder, Colorado
October 25 - 28, 2017
The Hotel Boulderado, our conference headquarters, is in the heart of it all.
With its natural beauty, walkable downtown historic district and vibrant food scene, Boulder is the perfect setting for IFEC. But what really puts it over the top is its standing as a powerful food and restaurant incubator. Food entrepreneurs itching to challenge the status quo have found uncommon ground in Boulder; it's a community that values health and social responsibility, there are plenty of like-minded risk-takers at work and a deep vein of venture capital runs through it.
Fast-casuals that are committed to using clean, fresh ingredients (MAD Greens, Modern Market and Pizzeria Locale, to name a few) and small companies making natural products like nut butters, probiotic drinks, gluten-free cereals, and even "chocolate with benefits” are just a couple of the success stories Boulder food innovators are creating.
Through Q&As with presenters, conversations with pioneering producers, demonstrations by creative chefs, and field trips to fascinating food and beverage venues, you will gain a deep understanding of the dynamics of the city's vibrant food community. As with all IFEC conferences, there will be countless opportunities for member-to-member networking, exchanging story ideas in editor-publicist meetings and adding to your skills.
The Hotel Boulderado, built in 1909 and listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, is our conference headquarters. Located one block from Pearl Street Mall in the heart of the downtown historic district, it's within easy walking distance of restaurants, night spots, cannabis dispensaries and an oxygen bar. Its Victorian-inspired guestrooms and public spaces exude historic charm and if you believe in spirits (of the ghostly haunting sort), the Boulderado has you covered there, too.
HERE'S WHAT'S NEW
IFEC Announces New Board or Directors
2017 Food for Good Award Recipient Named
Reser's Foodservice awards "Hungry to Learn" Culinary ScholarshipTwo Boulder-based Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts students will compete for $1,000 scholarship towards culinary education. IFEC conference attendees will taste their mouth-watering, "Mac Daddy” dishes featuring Reser’s Mac & Cheese and vote for the grand prize winner who will be announced at the conference’s Meet the Press event. Make sure to vote on your favorite at the Welcome Reception on October 25.
IFEC Awards $10,000 in Foodservice Communications Scholarships in 2017
IFEC announces the awarding of $10,000 in scholarships to three
university students who intend to pursue careers in journalism, public
relations or marketing communications within the foodservice industry. [more in News Item 3]
IFEC announces the awarding of $10,000 in scholarships to three university students who intend to pursue careers in journalism, public relations or marketing communications within the foodservice industry. [more in News Item 3]
May 21, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting in Chicago
Bubble Party in Chicago
October 24-26, 2018
Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC at the Marriott City Center
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