Submit Your Ideas for 2018 Conference

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IACP will be celebrating our 40th anniversary at our 2018 conference, held in New York city February 23-25 at the Hilton Midtown Hotel. We want to hear your ideas for educational sessions that can make this conference the best one yet.  We’ll be taking a look back at how IACP has shaped the culinary world, as well as exploring what the future of food will be over the next 40 years.

The majority of our educational sessions will focus on IACP’s mission: To help our members get more work and do it better, through networking opportunities and educational resources in the field of culinary communications.

Examples of session approaches include: 

  • Trend forecasting that can inform your work in test kitchens, marketing campaigns, editorial projects, and new business ventures.
  • The latest in video, blogging, websites, food+tech, photography, and other digital tools integral to our creative and business success.
  • Innovative ways to cover evergreen topics: story pitching, working with agents and editors, self-publishing, building your brand, managing the freelance life.
  • Forward thinking ideas for culinary instructors, cooking schools, and culinary travel pros
  • New career frontiers for culinary professionals

Our deadline to submit is July 15, 2017. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your proposal within one week of submission.

If you have questions or would like assistance in putting your proposal together, please contact IACP CEO Martha Holmberg at martha@iacp.comPlease note: conference speakers and tour leaders receive complimentary admission to IACP conference, no other expenses (including travel) will be covered.

Submit your proposal


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