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    Post #1 - May 30th, 2018, 12:43 pm
    Post #1 - May 30th, 2018, 12:43 pm Post #1 - May 30th, 2018, 12:43 pm
    I know we have a fair number of journalists and food writers in this group, so I thought I'd post here about the AFJ conference. The three conferences I've attended so far have always exceeded expectations, so I expect this one to be as amazing as one might guess based on the agenda. Always a hefty dose of fun to go with the education and inspiration -- and awesome food, as well.

    Also, since Jan Longone is being honored this year for lifetime achievement, I figured there were enough folks in this group who knew her that that might be an additional draw.

    Here is a link to the agenda, and from there, you can link to the hotel(s) for the special rates. https://www.afjonline.com/2018-conference-agenda/

    Here are the rates for members and non-members -- and of course if you're a professional food journalist you're welcome to become a member.

    May 3 - June 1 - $375 for members; $425 for non-members
    June 2 - July 13 - $400 for members; $450 for non-members
    July 14 - Sept. 1 - $475 for members; $525 for non-members
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  • Post #2 - May 30th, 2018, 2:59 pm
    Post #2 - May 30th, 2018, 2:59 pm Post #2 - May 30th, 2018, 2:59 pm
    Hi,

    Former LTH moderator Dominic Armato (Dmnkly) now lives in Phoenix and is very involved in planning the food events related to this conference.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #3 - May 31st, 2018, 10:56 pm
    Post #3 - May 31st, 2018, 10:56 pm Post #3 - May 31st, 2018, 10:56 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    Former LTH moderator Dominic Armato (Dmnkly) now lives in Phoenix and is very involved in planning the food events related to this conference.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    Good to know. If I run into him, I can bring LTH greetings.
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  • Post #4 - October 5th, 2018, 10:23 am
    Post #4 - October 5th, 2018, 10:23 am Post #4 - October 5th, 2018, 10:23 am
    The conference was really amazing -- outstanding food, amazing speakers, remarkable experiences. Opening reception was a buffet of foods (both wild and domestic) obtained from within one hundred miles of the place we were dining -- which was in the remarkable Musical Instruments Museum.

    Lectures were on everything from freelancing to ethics to technology. At the awards ceremony, Jan Longone received a lifetime achievement award.

    Dominic (the former Dmnkly of this site) was everywhere -- including doing a great program on how to improve your photography when you have to do your own. He had a good team to work with, but his energy was clearly a major force behind the outstanding event.

    As something of an aside, just before we headed to Phoenix, we were sent a link to a series of videos Dom created -- Dom's Cooler Cuisine -- in which he shows up at a restaurant with a cooler and the chef gets to pick one ingredient and create a dish. Lots of fun. Of course, seeing this before I went made me smile when Dom walking into the conference wearing the "Yay, Food" t-shirt in evidence in a few of the videos.

    But if you have any reason to go to Phoenix, you probably want to get in touch with Dominic -- because he'll know where and what you need to eat.

    And here's the link to the videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYZKv90 ... 6xCw7TQvir
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