Announcing… the 5B Conference (and it’s local)!

Hey, bloggers, here’s a fun project I’m involved with that you might be interested in. I guarantee– lots of fun (and beer. Beer is good!).

Hoperatives in conjunction with Cincy Winter Beerfest is proud to announce the 5B: Believers in Better Beer, Bites and Blogging Conference to be held Saturday, February 11, 2012. 5B is a one-day blogging conference featuring sessions on beer blogging, food blogging and blogging in general. Bloggers will sign up for one of the three tracks (beer, bites or blogging) but will be able to attend sessions in any of the three tracks. We plan to have panels featuring local chefs and brewers who are in town for the Cincy Winter Beerfest plus sessions with blogging advice no matter what your subject matter is. Topics being discussed include food photography dos and don’ts, how to deal with public relations agencies, when is it time to take your blog to the 2.0 version and more.

We are pleased to also announce that we have some great collaborators in this effort. Julie Niesen Gosdin ofwine me, dine me (in Cincinnati) will be serving as our Chief Food Blogger and helping us with all things foodie. Susan Wenner Jackson along with other members of the Cincinnati Women Bloggers organization will be our Chief Blogging Bloggers and aiding us in organizing the more general blogging subjects.

Registration for 5B: Believers in Better Beer, Bites and Blogging Conference is just $50.00 which includes a general admission ticket for the Friday night session of the Cincy Winter Beerfest and a Connoisseur ticket for the Saturday night session. The Connoisseur ticket gets you early entry into the Beerfest, access into the Connoisseur Reception Area (which will include appetizer bites from twelve local chef driven restaurants, rare beer list, private restrooms) and a special Connoisseurs only entrance area. 5B attendees who wish to upgrade to a Connoisseur ticket for the Friday night session as well can do so for only additional $25.00 ($75.00 total).

Registration will be opened later this month. Bloggers registering for this event must be affiliated with an active blog (at least eight posts in the last two months).