What are the new dates for EFC 2020?

EFC 2020 will be held on August 5-7, 2020. Speed Networking will be held as scheduled on the first day of the conference which is August 5th. There are more details coming related to Foodie Boot Camp, Mini SEO Retreats, and other pre-conference workshops which will be held on August 3-4, 2020.

Where will EFC 2020 be held?

The conference will be held in the same venue in Layton, Utah at the beautiful Davis Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn Hotel (a short 25 minutes north of Salt Lake City, Utah).

What are my options if the new 2020 dates (August 5-7) do not work out for me?

We have revised the ticket refund policy as follows: You can still get a refund per our regular refund policy until April 1st ($95 cancellation fee.) You can simply email [email protected] to request a refund.

In addition, we are offering two new options, which include ticket transfers and ticket credits without additional fees.

Ticket transfers mean you can sell your current ticket to someone else for the amount you originally paid when you purchased your ticket and then transfer your ticket to them. The exchange of payment happens between you and the person you are transferring the ticket to. Then, you will simply email [email protected] with the full name and email address of the person who you sold your ticket to. We will then contact that person with a unique code to register for their ticket at no additional cost. Transfer deadline is July 5th, 2020.

Ticket credits are also available if you are unable to make the new August dates for 2020 and do not want a refund or transfer. We will allow you to take a credit and simply apply it towards a ticket for EFC2021 without an additional charge. Please email [email protected] letting us know if you choose this option. Ticket Credit deadline is May 1st, 2020. 

I requested a refund on my ticket already, but I would love to attend the August dates. How do I repurchase my ticket?

We are so happy you can join us in August now! Please contact [email protected] to request to repurchase your ticket. We will honor your original ticket price and refund amount.

When do tickets go on sale for Everything Food?

Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, September 25th and will be $500 until sold out. You will be able to purchase a ticket HERE.

When will the 2021 dates and location be announced?

We will announce the 2021 dates and location at the August conference. When the 2021 dates and location are announced on August 5, 2020, if the 2021 dates do not work for you and you have chosen to have a ticket credit, then we will work with you individually at that time to provide the best option for you.

Should I attend EFC?

Yes! Absolutely! Our attendees range from beginners to food influencer experts who have been running their business for years. If you are ready to take your food passion to the next level, EFC is the place for you! 

Here are some statistics about our attendees from 2019’s conference:

Total # of attendees: 664
Average Age: 40
84% of women
16% of men
Attendees currently living in Utah: 20%
Attendees currently living in other states: 75%
Attendees currently living outside the US: 5%
65% of attendees have blogged at least 3 years.
43% of attendees have blogged over 5 years.
Total combined attendee social media following: 326,658,605
The MONTHLY combined reach of attendees’ blogs: 191,226,768

EFC has quickly become a growing community where successful and new online food content creators learn and grow. Our goal is to provide education and entertainment that will have you feeling confident and ready to tackle your business goals! 

AND leave you wanting more the next year!

How much does EFC cost?

Full Conference Tickets are $500. However, tickets will increase to $650 if purchased after July 5th, 2020.

Business Conference Tickets are $900. However, tickets will increase to $1,200 purchased after July 5th, 2020.

What is the difference between full conference tickets and business conference tickets?

Full Conference Tickets are for bloggers, digital influencers, content creators, YouTubers, podcasters & micro-businesses (3 or fewer employees). 

Business Conference Tickets are for brands, marketers, and agencies with 4 or more employees.

If you’re still not sure, email [email protected], and we can help you clarify which ticket is best for you.

What’s your refund policy?

Sometimes you buy a ticket and the unexpected happens. No worries!

You can still get a refund per our regular refund policy until April 1st ($95 cancellation fee for full conference ticket holders and $195 cancellation fee for business ticket holders). You can simply email [email protected] to request a refund.

In addition, we are offering two new options, which include ticket transfers and ticket credits without additional fees.

Ticket transfers mean you can sell your current ticket to someone else for the amount you originally paid when you purchased your ticket and then transfer your ticket to them. The exchange of payment happens between you and the person you are transferring the ticket to. Then, you will simply email [email protected] with the full name and email address of the person who you sold your ticket to. We will then contact that person with a unique code to register for their ticket at no additional cost. Transfer deadline is July 5th, 2020.

Ticket credits are also available if you are unable to make the new August dates for 2020 and do not want a refund or transfer. We will allow you to take a credit and simply apply it towards a ticket for EFC2021 without an additional charge. Please email [email protected] letting us know if you choose this option. Ticket Credit deadline is May 1st, 2020. 

Please note: All refund requests will be processed on April 1st. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for your refund to process.

How do I book my hotel room?

The room block at the Hilton Garden Inn, attached to our venue at the Davis Conference Center, will open on October 16th.  We’ve listed other close hotels for your convenience HERE.

Don’t forget, our venue Davis Conference Center has FREE parking.

I already have a hotel room reserved. Do I need to cancel and rebook for the new dates?

The staff at the local hotels are currently working limited hours per local government restrictions related to COVID-19.  They are prepared to help you with your requests and questions via email (see contacts below). If you call, you may have difficulty getting staff on the phone until mid-April.  

If you booked a room within our room block at Hilton Garden Inn and Home 2, we will be transferring all reservations to the new dates. Please still email the contact listed below to confirm your reservation.  

If you booked a room within our room block at Hampton Inn, unfortunately, they are short a few rooms during our new dates and unable to transfer the entire room block. However, please email Megan Tolman at [email protected] and she will help most people transfer their rooms.  

Even though we have transferred room blocks, we highly recommend you contact and verify your reservation.

  • Hilton Garden Inn, Salt Lake City/Layton, UT – They will transfer anyone within the room block.  The same room rates will apply. Anyone who booked outside of the room block will need to email Mandy Shegrud to transfer your room.  To ensure your reservation whether you booked within or outside the room block, please email Mandy Shegrud at [email protected].   
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton, Salt Lake City/Layton, UT – They will transfer anyone within the room block.  The same room rates will apply.  Anyone who booked outside of the room block will need to email Jeanie Bosen to transfer your room.  To ensure your reservation whether you booked within or outside the room block, please email Jeanie Bosen at J[email protected].  
  • Hampton Inn, Salt Lake City/Layton, UT – Unfortunately, the Hampton Inn is UNABLE to transfer the entire room block. The Hampton Inn will cancel the room block on March 27th, 2020 at 8 am CST, and give priority to those who were booked in the room block.  If you are currently booked in the room block at Hampton Inn, please email Megan Tolman as soon as possible at [email protected] to request a new room reservation.  You may also call them at 801.775.8800. Again, those currently booked within the room block will be given priority. 

We’ve added TWO new hotel room blocks which will open on Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 8 am MST: 

Courtyard by Marriott

1803 Woodland Park Dr, Layton, UT 84041

(801) 217-2300

Contact:  Troy Weaver, [email protected]

EFC Block Room Rate:  $109

Best Western Plus

798 W 1425 N, Layton, UT 84041

(801) 896-0271

Contact:  Max Keene, [email protected]

EFC Block Room Rate:  $119

If you booked a room at a different hotel, please contact them directly to cancel and reschedule your reservation.  

PLEASE know there are still NINE (9) wonderful hotels within minutes of walking to the venue and our venue has free parking. There are plenty of affordable options for rooming if you are unable to book a room in one of the hotels listed above.

What other hotels are close to the venue?

As mentioned above, there are several affordable hotel options within minutes of walking to the Davis Conference Center.  When walking from any of the listed hotels to the venue, we recommend you enter through the Hilton Garden Inn main entrance since it will be closer than the main entrance of the Davis Conference Center.  The Hilton Garden Inn is jointly connected to the Davis Conference Center and it’s easy to navigate.  

Here is a list of the hotels with a walking distance to the venue of 10 minutes or less:

  • Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City/Layton
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City/Layton, UT
  • Best Western Plus Layton Park Hotel
  • Hampton Inn Salt Lake City/Layton
  • Holiday Inn Express Layton-I-15
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott Salt Lake City Layton
  • Courtyard by Marriott Salt Lake City Layton
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Layton
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Salt Lake City 

What workshops will be available?  Who will be teaching them?  What are the costs?

The Foodie Bootcamp and SEO Retreat tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, September 25th along with the full conference tickets. We will also have a ONE-DAY ONLY sale where you will get $500 off your ticket to these exclusive workshops.

All other pre-conference workshops and the Speed Networking event tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 10 am MST.  All details for these workshops and the speed networking event will be announced on Monday, January 6th.

We will be updating the information for the workshops soon! 

Do I need to sign up for general class sessions during the conference? 

Conference guests DO NOT need to sign up for general sessions (August 5-7) in advance. 

We recommend carefully perusing the schedule to plan out the courses you’d like to attend in advance. Once you arrive and collect your registration materials, you’ll also receive a printed schedule showing where the classes are held so you’ll be able to get there early and grab a seat.

How can I apply to be a speaker? 

Our call for speakers is now closed.  Please subscribe to our email newsletter to stay up-to-date.

Please note: Speakers do receive a complimentary ticket. Speakers are carefully considered and announced at different times throughout the year. If you want to secure a ticket before you know if you’ve been selected, we recommend purchasing your ticket right away. If you’re chosen as a speaker and already purchased a conference ticket, we will happily fully refund your ticket.

Do you have a Facebook group?

Yes! Come join us! You can request to join our Official Everything Food Facebook Group here. It’s a great place to meet other attendees, find a roommate, and ask for advice.

How do I become a sponsor?

EFC has incredible sponsors! We are always looking for sponsors who see the value of influencer marketing and want to connect and collaborate with attendees. They are a valuable part of our conference! If you think your company would be a great fit, please email [email protected]

How do I volunteer for EFC?

Our volunteers are an essential part of Everything Food. We would be lost without you! We are still organizing our volunteer needs and schedules for 2020.  Please subscribe to our volunteer email list HERE, and we will be in touch no later than 90 days before the conference.

I’m not a sponsor, but my company wants to host a dinner, party, or private event during the conference. Is that okay?

This type of event is strongly prohibited by EFC and would be considered Suitcasing and Outboarding. Suitcasing is an unethical business practice in which companies gain access to an event and then solicit business during the conference. Outboarding is when a company that should be a sponsor of an event instead decides to host their own competing event without the consent of the original event organizer.

Everything Food does not allow Suitcasing, Outboarding or Partial Outboarding where a brand or agency hosts any event, function, training, seminar, focus group or other any other activity that competes with Everything Food.

For further clarification, please email [email protected]

What is the recommended dress code for EFC?

We want attendees to look and feel their best, and we love to see the variety of incredible personal style! 

Business or business casual is the recommended attire for each day of the conference, but we strongly suggest you dress to impress on Thursday and Friday when visiting sponsor booths. These meetings are similar to job interviews with potential partners, so dress accordingly!

Also, be sure to check the weather forecast as well. We suggest pants and a jacket, as it will be chilly in the evenings, and don’t forget some comfortable shoes!

Are you making any changes to the event related to concern over Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’re working closely with the venue to ensure additional steps are taken to follow the CDC guidelines related to large gatherings. These steps include creating a highly sanitized environment by increasing the frequency of area disinfecting treatments, making hand sanitizer available throughout all meeting areas, and many more actions to show their dedication to our health and safety. 

We will continue to educate our attendees on best practices for protecting themselves and others which include frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds and frequent usage of hand sanitizer, especially before and after eating. In addition, effectively cover your cough or sneeze (followed by immediate hand washing for at least 20 seconds) and if you feel sick, please remain in your hotel room and call your medical provider.

When food bloggers ask me what food blogging conference they should go to, always at the top of the list is Everything Food. This really is THE most amazing conference.  It brings together hundreds of bloggers from all over the world. Everything Food really is the best conferences for both influencers and brands.

Elise Bauer

Simply Recipes

People keep asking me which influencer conference I have liked the most and where they should go in the future and I keep saying EFC! It’s one of the few blogger conferences that I enjoy ATTENDING… you have such great speakers for all levels of bloggers. SO much inspiration. So thank you!! I’m a fan!

Amanda Rettke

I AM BAKER

The vast amount of information and inspiration...makes the trip across country to EFC completely worth it. Friendships made, the networking, and conversations with other bloggers, influencers, and sponsors are paramount to growing both your reputation and your brand. I look forward to this food blogger conference every year!

Sally McKenney Quinn

SALLY'S BAKING ADDICTION

The reason I love Everything Food Conference because it feels like a home for food bloggers. It’s such a great place to connect with everyone. I highly recommend it and it’s something I never miss.

Rachel Farnsworth

The Stay at Home Chef

I’ve heard countless stories from bloggers and online business owners about conferences being the catalyst for their business growth. And it makes sense! As a business owner, it’s massively important to continually learn and develop, and one of the best ways to do that is to attend a conference. If you’re building a food-related online business then EFC is one of the best food blogger and influencer conferences you can attend. It’s a central place to connect with peers, learn from industry experts, and meet brands. You owe it to yourself to make time for Everything Food!

Bjork Ostrom

Food Blogger Pro

Everything Food Conference is the single most important food blogging & food photography gathering of the year. The best bloggers and influencers, the biggest names. It is the place to see and be seen. Hands down, the most effective 3-day event you'll ever attend. Everything Food is the ONLY ONE I always attend because it is ALWAYS a warm, welcoming, life-changing, biz-building event. One you don't want to miss.

Brooke Lark

Brooke Lark

I can say with full confidence EFC did not disappoint! The classes were great, the speakers were excellent, time spent socializing with sponsors was invaluable, and fun with my friends was just the best! Kami worked her tail off and it showed. EFC is a great compilation of many things missing from other blog conferences for foodies. Excited to see what next year has to offer!

Yvonne Feld

TRIED & TASTY

Everything Food Conference ended up being much more than I expected! You connect with yourself and who you want to be as a blogger and influencer. You connect with others who totally get you and with essential information to take you onward and upward. AND you connect with brands ready to work with you and inspire your readers in new, creative ways. It literally was everything!

Carrian Cheney

OH SWEET BASIL