We at Zephyr Adventures, in addition to running adventure tours, organize conferences. We started this in 2008 when we wanted to tell wine bloggers about our great active wine vacations. Seeing there was no good way to contact them en masse, we came up with the idea of a Wine Bloggers Conference. A few years later and we now organize or co-organize six different conferences in the wine, food, beer, and fitness industries.
Here's why we think this mix is good for our tour participants and good for our conference attendees. Our tour participants benefit because we are now so well connected in the wine, food, beer, and fitness worlds. We have friends in the locations we visit, know whom to contact for inside information, and have a better understanding of what makes a great tour that emphasizes food, wine, and beer.
Our conference attendees benefit because we have been organizing tours for 15 years and this experience allows us to create great conferences. We consistently hear that our conferences are super well organized, which we sort of laugh at because if you are going to be a conference organizer, you had better be organized!
Beer Bloggers Conference
The Beer Bloggers Conference is an annual gathering of beer bloggers from throughout North America. The conference has been held in such great beer towns as Boulder, Portland, Indianapolis, and Boston. The world of craft beer is growing quickly and beer bloggers are an important part of the industry, helping to spread the word about good beers you might not know existed. Beer bloggers are proud of what they write and the conference is always as entertaining as it is informative.
European Beer Bloggers Conference
The European Beer Bloggers Conference represents the still-young beer blogging community in Europe. European beer bloggers are still forming as a community and this conference provides excellent opportunities for large and small sponsors to be involved from the ground floor in creative ways. Past European Beer Bloggers Conferences have been extremely successful and often achieve our best ratings by conference by participants.
Fitness & Health Social Media Conference
The Fitness & Health Social Media Conference (aka FitSocial) includes a variety of fitness & health professionals and bloggers who write about health, wellness, weight loss or weight management, running, yoga, and more. Attendees are generally on a mission - to increase their influence using social media and to provide their readers with tools and information that will help them improve their life. The conference is held at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Medical School and all sponsors must be science-based.
International Food Blogger Conference
The International Food Blogger Conference was started in May 2008 as the first food blogging conference. The conference draws up to 300 attendees and is considered the premium food blogger conference among the many alternatives now available: 89% of attendees at the 2011 International Food Blogger Conference in New Orleans who had attended another food blogger event and expressed an opinion rated the IFBC better than the competitor conference while 96% of conference participants rated the food at IFBC better than at any other food blogger conference.
Wine Bloggers Conference
Wine Tourism Conference
The Wine Tourism Conference is the annual gathering of leaders in the Wine Tourism industry from throughout North America and beyond. Leaders come to learn about how to grow wine tourism for their geographic region or business plus to network with other industry leaders. The conference rotates locations each year and has been held in Napa, Sonoma, and Oregon. In addition to the conference, Zephyr is now organizing a Wine Tourism Day and a Great American Wine Festival.