FBC2013 Conference Schedule

FBC 2013 Conference

We know all of you attending are getting excited and are looking forward to meeting your fellow bloggers and participating in a full weekend of events.

So that you can plan your travel arrangements and make the most out of your weekend, here is our schedule of events – full conference session summaries are available here.

Friday April 12th

4pm: Hockley Valley Check-In

Hockley Lobby

If you are arriving earlier, please be aware your room may not be ready immediately.

4pm – 6pm: FBC 2013 Registration

Montclair Foyer

Come get your conference badge, your swag bag and all the information you’ll need to enjoy your weekend.

6pm – 7pm: Sponsor Cocktail Reception

Montclair Foyer

Come meet your fellow attendees and sponsors while enjoying a pre-dinner glass of wine courtesy of Wine Country Ontario and sample some appetizers from Kraft Canada, Manitoba Canola, Janes Family Foods, Mushrooms Canada, Ontario Pork, Summer Fresh and Tree of Life.

7pm – 9pm: Dinner and Keynote Address Sponsored by Canada Beef

Montclair Ballroom

Hockley’s renowned kitchen will be preparing a private dinner for our guests featuring Canada Beef and Mushrooms along with other locally sourced menu items paired with wines provided by Country Ontario.  Enjoy dinner and then get ready to be captivated by our keynote speaker, David Leite.

9pm – Midnight: KitchenAid Night at the Movies

Montclair Ballroom

Don’t be turning into a pumpkin after dinner – KitchenAid wants to take you out to the movies!  We’ll be turning the ballroom into a fun retro movie theatre.  Step up to the soda fountain and get yourself a milkshake (make with KitchenAid blenders of course!) with a bar full of sweet toppings and fresh baked cookies.  Save room for fresh popped popcorn and soda! There will be pre-movie trivia, prizes and other fun pre-movie activities!

Saturday April 13th

8am – 9am: Breakfast

85 Restaurant

Fuel up with the Hockley Buffet Breakfast!

8am – 9am: Registration opens for Day Pass holders

9:15 – 10am: Bloggers and Brands/PR – Best Practices for a Happy Partnership

Aida Room

10: 15 – 11am: The Critic and the Chef

Aida Room

11:00 – 11:15am: Coffee Break

Aida Foyer

11:15 – Noon: Tech For Your Blog – Getting Visitors and Keeping Them

Aida Room

Noon – 1pm: Lunch

85 Restaurant

Relax and reflect on everything you’ve learned so far with a buffet lunch in 85 Restaurant.

1pm – 1:45: Making Dough – Earning a Living With Your Words

Aida Room

2 – 2:30: Food Photography and Styling for Your Blog

Presented by Tree of Life – Aida Room

Robin and Adele will be doing a 30 minute introductory lecture to the entire group.

2:30 – 3:15: Food Photography and Styling for Your Blog Workshop Group One

Presented by Tree of Life  – Aida Room

We will be splitting you into two groups at this point to ensure the photography workshops give you the opportunity for some one on one time with Robin, Adele and Julie.  One group will stay in Aida – the other will move to the Don Carlos for a 45 minute talk by Lucy Waverman.  At the end of the allotted time, we’ll be swapping both groups.  Please bring your camera and tripod for the photography session and make sure you are wearing comfy clothes you can move around in.

Recommended Reading:  The Weekly News for December 24th, 2013

2:30 – 3:15: The Changing Face of Food Writing – From The Joy of Cooking to Food52

Group One – Don Carlos Breakout Room

3:15 – 4: Food Photography and Styling for Your Blog Workshop Group Two

Presented by Tree of Life – Aida Room

3:15 – 4: The Changing Face of Food Writing – From The Joy of Cooking to Food52

Group Two – Don Carlos Breakout Room

4 – 4:15: Coffee Break

Aida Foyer

4:30 – 5:15: Hey, Is Anybody Out There? with Dianne Jacob

Aida Room

5:30 – 6:15: An Intimate Q&A with David Leite

Aida Room

6:15 – 7:30pm: Free time

Feel free to relax in your room or mingle with new friends before dinner.

7:30 – 9pm: Dinner

85 Restaurant Golf Side

Join us for dinner in Hockley’s main restaurant with a delicious meal with Canadian Turkey and more fantastic wine pairings from Wine Country Ontario.

9pm – 11pm: Campbell’s Late Night Comfort Menu

Babbo Patio

We’ll be sitting around Hockley’s outdoor bonfire pit enjoying a roaring fire and some live musical entertainment from Canadian recording artist Brad Fillatre, accompanied by a late night menu of snacks and treats from Campbell’s.

Sunday April 14th

8am – 9am: Breakfast

85 Restaurant

Fuel up with the Hockley Buffet Breakfast!

8am – 9am: Checkout

Hockley Lobby

9 – 9:45: Bookkeeping for Canadian Bloggers

Aida Room

10 – 10:45: Publishing Panel

Aida Room

10:45 – 11: Coffee Break

Aida Foyer

11 – 11:45: Recipe Development 101

Aida Room

11:45 – 12:15: Future Trends in Canadian Food Blogging with Dana McCauley

presented by Janes Family Foods – Aida Room

12:15 – 1: Lunch

85 Restaurant

Conference wraps up!

Give your new friends a hug goodbye and safe travels home.

We have put together a special Facebook group just for conference attendees to act as a forum leading up to the conference.  If you have questions, want to introduce yourself to fellow attendees, make travel arrangements, etc, that’s the place to do it.  The group is moderated and you must be on our guest list before you are approved to join.

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7 Responses to FBC2013 Conference Schedule

  1. Jeanine Friesen March 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Oh my goodness, this all sounds amazing! Thank you guys for all the hard work you’re doing to make this happen!

  2. Aimee @ Simple Bites March 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    Stellar line up of events, guys. Particularly love the campfire bit – how very Canadian. And wine seems plentiful enough, should be a great weekend. 😉

  3. Jan @ Family Bites March 15, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    This sounds great – looking forward to a great weekend!

  4. Marisa March 20, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Wow it certainly does?

  5. Bryt March 31, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    Looks like you’re really going to be covering all bases. Looks awesome! Hopefully you’ll hold another one next year if it goes well. Will have to plan a trip home to Canada to attend it!


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