This is first year I will attend, legitimately (as opposed to sneaking in for a session or two here and there) the International Food Bloggers Conference, being hosted by Foodista.com and held in Seattle. This conference is an excellent resource for food lovers (they have SO many brands represented and on display all weekend), food bloggers (a weekend packed with technology sessions and information), media types (unfettered access to active bloggers) and businesses seeking to commiserate with food experts. While the conference is ONE WEEK away, there are a few spots left! Sign up here and let me know you'll be coming. Professionally, the event makes sense for me. I've never thought of myself as a blogger (I'm terrible at keeping up) but I do have great information available on my site featuring food and urban farming. Personally, there is nothing better than doing business with friends, and the founders of CEO are like family to me. Many years ago I heard from my dear friend Sheri that she and her partner, Barnaby were launching a new website about food. Today, as a well-used and adored site that "features a wealth of encyclopedic content about foods, tools, and techniques, and house a growing database of user-added recipes," FOODISTA has been a home to many food bloggers and food lovers since their launch in 2008. I couldn't be more proud of the founding team and I'm stoked to see them all at IFBC Seattle 2014!