ANAHEIM, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BakeSpace.com's traveling TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference returns to Southern California January 29-31 at Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, with three days of activities at the Disneyland Resort.
This expanded TECHmunch conference includes a session for food bloggers to pitch their cookbook ideas to a panel of brands and compete for a publishing deal. Each winning blogger will be awarded a cash prize and a contract to publish a sponsored cookbook using BakeSpace.com's "Cookbook Cafe" app and ebook publishing platform. In addition, winning bloggers will score a guest appearance on BakeSpace.com's "Kitchen Party" (#kitchenparty) culinary talk show on Google Plus and BakeSpaceTV.com.
Other TECHmunch sessions will address hands-on tools and tactics -- from creating great content and building a loyal audience to leveraging Pinterest and Google Authorship. Like every TECHmunch conference, the focus will be on sharing practical, hands-on knowledge that authors can use to take their blogs to the next level.
The conference at Disneyland Resort represents a homecoming for TECHmunch, which was last held in Southern California in August 2011.
"We're thrilled to be back home and to work with Disney on a very special TECHmunch," said BakeSpace.com Founder and TECHmunch Producer Babette Pepaj. "The conference is about building relationships and giving food bloggers the tools they need to succeed, and this time we'll do it in Disney style."
TECHmunch bloggers will also attend a two-hour "Taste of Disneyland" networking lunch, where Disneyland Resort chefs will be on hand to serve and discuss their favorite recipes.
The full conference agenda and list of speakers is available at http://techmunchla.com/
Other TECHmunch conferences in 2014 are planned Austin, New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. To learn more about TECHmunch, please visit http://techmunchconf.com and follow #techmunch.
TECHmunch is a series of conferences held in cities across North America to help food bloggers gain the hands-on skills they need to make their blogs more personally and professionally rewarding. TECHmunch was created by BakeSpace.com Founder Babette Pepaj, who serves as conference producer. Connect with TECHmunch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TECHmunch and on Twitter via hashtag #TECHmunch. More information is available at www.TECHmunchconf.com.
About BakeSpace, Inc.
Launched in 2006 as the Web's first food social network, BakeSpace has grown to become a diversified online media, do-it-yourself app publishing and conference production company for engaging consumers who are passionate about cooking and the culinary lifestyle. The core BakeSpace.com online community has been described by USA Today as "the closest thing to a Facebook-like food site," and has earned numerous Webby Award honors including back-to-back nominations for “Best Social Network.” The company's 'Cookbook Cafe' publishing platform is the first digital publishing tool that enables anyone (home cook, brand, nonprofit organization, etc.) to create, market and sell a cookbook as both a native iPad app and a web-based eBook. The company also produces offline events, including the TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference held in cities across North America, as well as live-streaming web series highlighting trends in the culinary world. More information is available at http://BakeSpaceMedia.com.