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2015 Creative Showcase

Sunday March 29, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Marriott Renaissance 
(the conference hotel)
999 9th St, NW, Washington DC



Formerly known as “Book and Blog,” the Creative Showcase is a lively evening that celebrates creativity in culinary communications. On deck, a wide range of content creators – cookbook authors, bloggers, photographers, website designers…all are welcome to exhibit, and cookbooks will be sold.

This is the chance for attendees to get autographs from favorite authors, find a new photographer for their marketing campaign, make that coveted blogger-brand connection, and otherwise just have a good time. Food, drinks, hang out space are all part of the scene.

PLUS Ten-Minute Mentor sessions: opportunities to meet with senior editors, publishers, agents, and experienced videographers and photographers for exclusive networking and feedback sessions. 

The Creative Showcase will be open to the public, so exhibitors will get the chance to reach out to a wider audience.

Q: How much does it cost to be an exhibitor?
Members $85/non-members $100. The fee is for a shared table for the full duration of the event (you’re not required to be at the table the entire 2 hours, though we request your table is attended for at least 60 minutes).

Q: What is the deadline for registering to exhibit? 

A: Monday March 9, 2015. Please note that tables are subject to availability. As we expect these tables to book quickly, we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

Q: How are book sales handled?
This year, local DC bookstore Politics & Prose will be our bookseller. They will order books, bring them to the event, handle all sales, and return any unsold books.

On the registration form, you will enter your book title, publisher, ISBN, and whether you want hardcopy or paperback.

If you are a self-published author, or your book is out of print or hard to find, you should contact Trish Peeva at Politics and Prose ( so she can create consignment terms to sell your book.

For E-books and other digitally produced work, simply enter the name of your blog, website,app, etc, on the entry form. You will need to bring your own device to display your work (tablet, laptop, etc.).

Q. Can I have copies of my book at my table?
A. Authors must have one copy of their book for display purposes, clearly marked as such to avoid confusion with the books that are for sale. 

Q. Can I dress up my table?
A. Creators can present any type of display or marketing materials you would like, as long as you can set up and break down the display easily. Wi-fi is available in the event space, so bloggers and eBook authors can connect to their work online. You must provide your own tablet, computer and/or monitor. Projectors are not available. Electrical outlets are not likely to be available, so come fully charged or with an external battery of your own.

Q; Who attends the Creative Showcase?
A. The event is open to all IACP conference attendees, including those who have purchase a pass for the Monday Intensives. There is no extra cost for registered attendees. The event will be open to the public, however. Tickets go on sale in early March.


General questions about conference or Creative Showcase? Contact Martha Holmberg,


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