We are deeply grateful for the support of those companies and individuals who are sponsoring IACP's 36th Annual Conference in Chicago, March 14th - March 17th, 2014. Thank you!
If you're interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for IACP, contact Meredith Deeds to design a partnership package tailored to your marketing needs.
We are deeply grateful for the support of those companies and individuals who sponsored IACP's 34th Annual Conference in New York City, March 29 - April 2, 2012. Thank you!
If you're interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for IACP, contact Diane Laster, of Laster Heathman Media, to design a partnership package tailored to your marketing needs.
2016-2017 Partner Program
Learn more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the coming year, both at our Annual Conference and year-round.
Our 39th Annual Conference will be in Louisville, KY!
Dates: March 3 - 5, 2017
The IACP Annual Conference is among the premier professionally focused educational and networking events in the food world. It’s here where companies showcase new technologies, where experts debate and discuss new trends, and where a wide-ranging group of experts from around the world gather to network and exchange information. And with large events like the Host City Party, the Creative Showcase, and the IACP Awards, the IACP is an ideal forum to reach a wide audience of culinary influencers.
Year-round opportunities include, among others:
- Advertising or sponsored content in our monthly newsletters to IACP membership
- Branded email blasts to IACP membership
- The Culinary Trust sponsorships
- Sponsoring our popular online Speaker Series
- Customized partnerships
For the 2016-2017 Media Kit, or for more information on partner opportunities, contact Doug Duda, Director of Strategic Alliances and Business Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Logo Use Guidelines
First, thanks in advance for your support of IACP! All IACP members are encouraged to use the IACP logo in conjunction with advertising, promotions, websites, and other business communications.
All we ask is that you abide by the following guidelines, on the honor system:
- Again, only IACP members in good standing may use the IACP logo.
- It is not necessary to obtain advance approval from IACP to use the logo, unless you feel uncertain about whether your usage will violate these guidelines.
- The IACP logo can be used on business materials, such as letterhead, catalogs, brochures, advertising, websites, business cards, social media platforms, and so forth, to indicate IACP membership or partnership (i.e., sponsorship, advertising, or other support of IACP).
- While the IACP logo may be used on marketing materials, it should not be used on contracts or items for sale, such as cookbooks.
- Under no circumstances may any member use the IACP logo in such a manner that the sponsorship, endorsement, approval, or sanction of IACP could be construed.
- No member may redraw, reshape, trace, tilt, intersect, or photographically alter or distort the IACP logo. It may not be outlined, combined with any other symbol, or reversed out of a photographic or pictorial background.
- IACP reserves the right to determine in each case whether the logo is being properly used to indicate membership or partnership. If IACP determines that the logo is being improperly used, IACP reserves the right to deny use of it.
- Upon termination of IACP membership or partnership, individuals and companies must immediately cease use of the IACP logo.
Questions about use of the IACP logo?
Shani Phelan, Member Programs and Operations Manager
Phone: (646) 358-4957; (866) 358-4951
We are deeply grateful for the support of those companies and individuals who sponsored IACP's 33rd Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, USA, June, 2011. Thank you!
If you're interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for IACP's 35th Annual Conference in San Francisco, Spring 2013, or year-round partnering opportunities, please refer to information to the right. Or contact Margaret Bradley Foley, Director of Sponsorship, to design a partnership package tailored to your marketing needs.
The Culinary Trust Sponors
Show your love! Spread the IACP message by posting our logo on your site and social media pages.
Thanks to the many IACP members who have contributed to our new site!
Feedback and contributions are always welcome, so please email our Website Committee Chair, below, with any comments or ideas. Also, special thanks to TheRecipeManager for its generous underwriting of this project, and to Jae Barclay, of ejae design, for taking the Website Committee's ideas from design through programming to fruition.
- Judith Klinger, Chair/Board Liaison; email Judith
- Julia M. Usher, Past Board Liaison
- Amy Collins
- Paulette Phlipot
- Virginia Willis
- Marie Asselin
- Dan Kohler
- Leah Mann
- Tara Mataraza Desmond
Donations & Support
Help The Culinary Trust, IACP's philanthropic partner for more than 30 years, further its mission of providing youth and professionals with tools, resources and opportunties to understand and act on critical issues in the world of food.
The Culinary Trust fulfills this mission through grants, educational programs and community programs supporting broad areas in Food History & Culture, Food Policy & Advocacy, and Culinary Education. Recent funding has prioritized youth cooking education initiatives in schools and with nonprofits, individual and project grants addressing critical food issues, hunger alleviation, issues-focused food writing, and professional development internships at food-issues focused organizations across the U.S.
Invest in volunteering and expect to be rewarded many times over, both personally and professionally.
The heart of a member-based professional association is the membership, and the blood that keeps that heart pumping is member engagement -- members who take leadership positions, share ideas, and otherwise contribute their talents (and a little bit of time) for the good of all the whole organization.
The pay-off for this, of course, is the chance to show off your skills to a wide group of industry peers, the opportunity to meet new people who might play a role in your work down the road, and the general gemutlicht-y feeling that comes from making a difference in your community.
Here are a few ways that people can get involved with IACP right now! And we’re always open to suggestions, so if you’ve got a notion, please pass it on to us!
Send all your comments and questions to Martha Holmberg, CEO, email@example.com or (503) 467-6121.
Open Volunteer Positions
Please note: All positions are currently open to IACP members only.
Speaker Series Team
One of the most popular programs offered by IACP, Speaker Series webinars are held approximately 3 times per month.
We need people to recruit speakers who are experts in their subject matter, who are engaging and generous speakers (no self-promoters, please!), and who can enlighten and educate our members in ways that will have an impact on their careers. Talent-team members would propose ideas and/or speakers, recruit the speaker, make sure the speaker is prepared and on-topic, and possibly moderate the session, though that’s not required.
Time commitment: Anywhere from a couple of hours to as much time as you’d like to spend on as many good ideas as you have.
Moderators act as the host for the webinar. They need to educate themselves on the background of the speaker and the subject to be discussed. Most of the webinars are structured presentations, hence the moderator doesn’t need to interact too much, though we ask that they prepare a few questions to keep any discussion vibrant and on track.
In some cases, the webinar is actually an interview with someone, in which case we would want a moderator who can handle an hour’s interview. Now’s your chance to be Terry Gross!
Time commitment: Because there’s a bit of training involved (how to use GoToWebinar), we ask that moderators commit to about four webinars per year, at your availability.Total hours might be 10 hours per year.
Speaker Series Presenter
Not quite right as a talent booker or moderator, but feel you have valuable expertise to share as a speaker? Submit your proposal.
To volunteer please contact:
IACP Resource Center Team
We are beginning a project that will result in a super-useful, IACP member-only database of business development resources. Specifics will include a library of sample contracts, a bi-annual, anonymous rate and salary information survey, and a database of contact information for key industry players, especially literary agents, editors, art directors, brand managers, etc.
Time commitment: Whatever you want to offer. This is a project that can be broken down into small chunks. The specific skills we need are an understanding of media relations, survey creation and management, and a general willingness to poke around to find nuggets of information. Not all in the same person, mind you – this will be a team effort!
To volunteer please contact:
Partner with IACP
Sponsorship & Advertising
The IACP Partner Program provides a unique opportunity to present your product or service to some of the most recognized, respected, and influential food personalities and newsmakers in the world - not only at our Annual Conference, but year-round.
IACP members number more than 2,000 and span virtually every culinary discipline: food writers, publishers and editors, cookbook authors, food photographers and stylists, TV personalities, cooking teachers, publicists, chefs, and restaurateurs—literally a "Who's Who" in the world of food. Through their newspaper and magazine articles, cooking classes, and television and personal appearances, these professionals influence the opinions and buying habits of millions of other culinary professionals and consumers.
An IACP partnership through sponsorship and/or a traditional or new media buy is an unparalleled way to raise brand visibility among these leaders and to extend your franchise into those audiences they engage. Some 30 partnership opportunities are offered at our Annual Conference, in addition to year-round exposure on our website, in our newsletters, and through eblasts and social media platforms. Customized and multiple-year sponsorship packages can also be tailored to your unique marketing needs. And remember: when you join the IACP Partner Program, you not only meet our members, but you also meet our sponsors — definitively the world's most prominent culinary businesses and institutions.
To discuss partnering opportunities or to request more information and our 2014-15 Media Kit, please contact:
Director of Strategic Alliances and Business Development
Phone: (646) 358-4957 x 107