Food & Drink Conferences

Industry conferences are fantastic experiences combining great people, interesting speakers, educational and hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and, not surprisingly, good food.  Here’s the ones I’ve found in 2016, including a few for which there are not registration pages up as yet.  As more are added, this list will be updated.

(photo from food styling workshop at Eat, Write, Retreat Conference)

2017 Food & Drink Conferences

20th Southern Foodways Symposium (10/05-08/17 – Oxford, MS)
Food on the Edge: Future of Food (10/09-10/17 – Galway, Ireland)
StarChefs International Chefs Conference (10/22-24/17 – New York, NY)
James Beard Foundation Food Summit: Consuming Power (10/23-24/17 – New York, NY)
7th International Conference on Food Studies – 2017 Special Focus – Food Systems: Design and Innovation (10/26-27/17 – Rome, Italy)
Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference (11/06-08/17 – Santa Rosa, CA)

2018 Food & Drink Conferences

Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium (01/17-18/18 – Concord, CA)
NOFA-NY Winter Conference (01/19-21/18 – Saratoga Springs, NY)
Winter Fancy Food Show (01/21-23/18 – San Francisco, CA)
Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (01/23-25/18 – Sacramento, CA)
3rd Annual City Growers Education Conference (TBD February 2018 – Brooklyn, NY)
U.S. Beverage Industry Expo (02/21-22/18 – Washington, DC)
MOSES Organic Farming Conference (02/22-24/18 – LaCrosse, WI)
International Association of Culinary Professionals 40th Anniversary Conference (02/23-25/18 – New York, NY)
International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York (03/04-06/18 – New York, NY)
5th Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show (03/05-06/18 – Pittsburgh, PA)
Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Conference (04/21-23/18 – Minneapolis, MN)
Summer Fancy Food Show (06/30-07/02/18 – New York, NY)