August 25, 2011 11:30 ET

TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference Makes L.A. Hometown Debut September 23rd

Day-Long Summit at Annenberg Beach House Will Sweeten Social Media Week L.A. and Give Local Food Bloggers the Ingredients They Need to Succeed

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 25, 2011) - The TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference will make its Los Angeles-area debut on Friday, September 23rd at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica (415 Pacific Coast Highway). The day-long event will also be a homecoming for the traveling TECHmunch conference, which was launched by Los Angeles-based food social network in 2010 and has been held in major cities nationwide.

As part of Social Media Week Los Angeles (Sept. 19-23), TECHmunch L.A. will feature many of Southern California's most accomplished culinary and digital media experts. Each will be focused on sharing the hands-on tools and tactics food bloggers need to create great content, build a loyal audience and turn their passion into profit. The conference will be followed by a networking reception at the landmark Marion Davies Mansion (adjacent to the Annenberg Beach House).

"We're thrilled to bring TECHmunch home to Los Angeles so local food bloggers can have an event all their own during Social Media Week," said Founder and TECHmunch Producer Babette Pepaj. "L.A. is home to a passionate and incredibly diverse community of food bloggers. Our goal is to give them the ingredients they need to succeed and take their passion to the next level."

Like all previous TECHmunch conferences, the format at TECHmunch L.A. will be fast-paced, no-nonsense and dedicated entirely to making food blogging a deliciously rewarding experience. Culinary marketing, PR and branding professionals are also invited to attend and learn how to work effectively with local food bloggers.

A full agenda and list of speakers is available at:

Tickets for TECHmunch L.A. may be purchased at:

TECHmunch L.A. is sponsored by Chobani Greek Yogurt, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Driscoll's Berries, KitchenAid and cookbook publisher The Harvard Common Press.

About TECHmunch
TECHmunch is a series of conferences held in cities across the U.S. to help food bloggers learn the hands-on skills they need to make their blogs more personally and professionally rewarding. TECHmunch was created by Founder Babette Pepaj, who serves as conference producer. More information is available at Also connect with TECHmunch on Facebook at and on Twitter via hashtag #TECHmunch.

Launched in 2006 as the Web's first food social network and recipe swap, is a grassroots community for people who love to cook, bake and hang out in the kitchen. The site has been recognized by the Webby Awards for five consecutive years, earning back-to-back Webby Award nominations in 2009 and 2010 for Best Social Network. It has been described by USA Today as "the closest thing to a Facebook-like food site." Members range from teenagers just starting to explore the culinary lifestyle to great grandparents who want to share and preserve their treasured family recipes. is based in Los Angeles.

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