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  • Join us on March 2-3, 2023

    • Tastemaker Conference 2023 takes place at the beautiful Revel Motor Row, a historic city landmark in downtown Chicago.
    • Registration includes breakfast, lunch, amazing snacks, beverages, and happy hour.
    • Receive $150+ full size swag bag from brand sponsors in our shoppable swag
    • When you register for a ticket, you also get a free media ticket to The Inspired Home Show, which takes place on March 4-7, 2023 at the neighboring McCormick Place—double the perks and access to thousands of brands and networking opportunities!

  • Valuable Education

    • There are 20+ classes, workshops, panels, and keynotes that focus on the topics of SEO + tech, revenue + business growth, content creation, and mindset + DEI.
    • Once the conference concludes, relax and unwind on one of our foodie excursions, where together we explore Chicago’s history and its amazing food scene. Enjoy delicious food and even better company with your Tastemaker friends.

  • Amazing Networking & Sponsors

    Network with like-minded foodies who will help take your business to new heights. Also visit with over 30+ brands—plus access to 50+ brands from the Show during a special speed networking session on the evening of March 4—who are looking to work with content creators, teach you about their products, and provide amazing swag. Enjoy all the experiences of connection that are specific to our conference.

  • Over $5,000 in Value

    Whether you consider yourself kid chef level or a real pro, Tastemaker Conference is for all levels of experience to socialize with a community of makers, dreamers, and influencers in this impactful and memorable two-day event. It’s time to invest in yourself, and level up your food blog and content creator business.

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Refund Policy: Tickets are non-refundable, however they are transferable up to 30 days before the event, or may be used as a credit toward future events.


COVID Policy: Tastemaker Conference is following state and local guidelines and regulations for Chicago, IL. These are subject to change. Please refer to our page: COVID-19 Policies for all the details and requirements:

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What People are Saying

  • “I LOVED the conference last year. In fact, because of the conference it launched me. When I came to Tastemaker I had less than 4,000 sessions a month and had been stuck in that for a long time. Thirty days after the conference, I applied for Mediavine, and have been growing since! Yeah me! I'm super excited to come back to Tastemaker!”

    - Rebecca Johnston,
    Devour Dinner

  • Tastemaker Conference was unforgettable and incredibly valuable. I got to meet a bunch of fellow bloggers that I am friends with on social media—I got to actually meet them in person!—and they understand the challenges and wins of being a food blogger and being in the industry.

    - Kat Higashiyama,
    The Heirloom Pantry

Our 2023


Tastemaker Conference is the place to meet and make connections. We offer unique experiential marketing opportunities for food, tech, and houseware companies, who are looking to network and partner with influential food bloggers and content creators. Please fill out our contact form to inquire about Tastemaker Conference sponsorship.

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  • Who is the conference for?

    Tastemaker Conference is for all food bloggers, content creators, and brands. Whether you are just starting out, or you are a seasoned pro, there is something for everyone at our events. The education ranges from introductory, general, and advanced. The networking opportunities benefit all attendees, because relationships are one of the most beneficial factors in business growth. Find a mentor, be a mentor, make a connection with an amazing brand—whatever it is that you are looking for, you can find it at Tastemaker Conference.

  • When and Where is the event?

    Our next in-person event is on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, 2022 in Chicago, with an additional option for an exclusive excursion on Saturday, March 5. Your ticket to Tastemaker Conference 2022 also includes complimentary access to The Inspired Home Show on March 5-8, 2022. It will be at Revel Motor Row in Chicago, IL. Limited tickets are now available until they sell out.

  • What does a General Admission ticket include?

    Your Tastemaker Conference ticket includes full General Admission access to our two-day conference, and complimentary Media Registration to The Inspired Home Show.

    There are 30+ classes, keynotes, and panels that focus on the topics of SEO + tech, revenue + business growth, content creation, mindset + DEI, and more. You will get the choice of attending up to eight different breakout workshops and classes, digital replays to all classes, access to panels led by food influencer experts, a full-size product swag bag worth over $150, and access to our sponsor exhibitor hall, where you will make connections with brands who want to work with YOU. There will also be breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages, and happy hour served both days.

    This is over $5000 in value for only $579. It’s absolutely the best investment and best value of any conference available.

    Excursion tickets are available for Saturday, March 5 at an additional cost.

  • What does the Media Registration to The Inspired Home Show include?

    As a Tastemaker Conference attendee, you get special perks with Show Media Registration. There will be an exclusive influencer speed networking on the evening of Friday, March 4 at McCormick Place. Here you will get to see the Media Center, which is a hub for you to get breakfast and lunch, and take a break while walking the Show floor.

    Learn more about what is included in your Media Registration with Leana Salamah, VP of Marketing at the International Housewares Association, the organization who hosts The Inspired Home Show.

  • What are the excursions and when do tickets go on sale?

    We have two excursions on the week of the event. More information will be coming for both in the future!

    Excursion tickets are a separate registration and go on sale in January.Emails are sent to all those who purchased a ticket.

  • How many people will be attending the conference?

    There will be 400+ like-minded food bloggers, influencers, and brands attending. A great place to network and make new foodie friends!

  • Will there be allergy-free foods available?

    Of course! We will be providing amazing gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan food options, as well as any other accommodations requested.

  • Where do I stay? Is there a room block?

    Yes! Discounted hotel accommodations in downtown Chicago near Revel Motor Row and McCormick Place are available through The Inspired Home Show room block.

  • Which airport do I fly into?

    Chicago O’ Hare International (ORD) and Chicago Midway International (MDW) are the two main airports.

    As a Tastemaker Conference attendee, you get to take advantage of the airline discounts available through The Inspired Home Show. You can receive up to 5% off your travel on American Airlines, and 10% on United. Please visit their website for the discount code and more information.

  • Is there parking available?

    There are parking garages near the hotels that you can purchase separately, but it will be highly trafficked due to the event week. We recommend walking, ride sharing, taxi, or public transportation to get to the venue.

  • How do I get to the venue?

    The 2022 conference venue is at Revel Motor Row. The address is 2400 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616. We recommend you walk, use public transportation, taxi, or ride share.

  • How do I buy a ticket?

    Both our waitlist and purchase sections appear above this on this same page (when available):

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  • What is the return policy?

    Tickets are non-refundable, however, their value can be applied as a credit for future events.

  • What is the COVID-19 policy?

    Tastemaker Conference is following state and local guidelines and regulations for Chicago, IL. These are subject to change. Please refer to our page: COVID-19 Policies for all the details and requirements:

  • I’d love to speak at the conference! Is there a speaker application?

    Our submissions are limited, but we would love to hear your ideas! Please submit a speaker application.

  • This event looks like an amazing sponsorship opportunity. Whom should I contact?

    We would absolutely love to work with you and offer affordable and unique experiential influencer marketing opportunities. Please email to receive our current sponsorship deck.

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