The Indaba Program for 2012 and Booking Opens

Extra long drum roll please! Finally, the agenda/program for the Food and Wine Blogger Indaba 2012 is in a fit state to release to the public. This is a moment that I have been working towards for weeks and it gives me the greatest pleasure to give this (almost finalized) draft to you. I still have a couple of confirmations to come in and then I will finalize it. But in general this is what the day will look like……


08h00 –  08h30 Registration, tea and coffee n/a
08h30  – 08h40 Welcome and introduction Paul Raphaely (NOMU)
08h40 –   09h15 Ethics, etiquette and why we blog Jeanne Horak-Druiff (Cooksister)
09h15  –          09h50 Web design and web usability Ricky van der Walt (Webshift)
10h00  –     10h25 Monetising your blog Alida Ryder (Simply Delicious)
10h25  –   10h35 Yuppiechef blogger presentation Paul Galatis (Yuppiechef)
10h35 –   11h00 TEA
11h00 –    11h30 Building your blog brand with social media Linda Harding (Squashed Tomato)
11h30  –  12h00 Writing for the Web Carine Visagie (Fresh Living)
12h00  –  12h30 Pinterest for bloggers John Gardner (Fresh Living)
12h30 – 12h35 Instructions for afternoon workshops, introduce the lunch and wines Paul Raphaely
12h35 – 13h30 LUNCH BUFFET

WORKSHOPS – You may choose to attend ONE workshop from Group A  (before tea) and ONE workshop from Group B (after tea). Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please let me know via the contact me page as soon as you have registered which workshops you would like to do.

13h30 –   15h00 Food Writing workshop Samantha Woulidge
13h30 –   15h00 WordPress and plug-ins Mark Forrester (WooThemes)
13h30 –   15h00 Food Styling & Photography Workshop Sam Linsell (Drizzle & Dip) & Tasha Seccombe
13h30 –   15h00 Getting the most out of your camera – photography basics Jeanne Horak-Druiff (CookSister) 
13h30 –   15h00 Writing and publishing a cookbook and a cooking dem using a recipe from her new book “Bitten” Sarah Graham (A Foodie Lives Here)
13h30 –   15h00 Hands-on cake decorating      workshop Grace Stevens (Cupcakes by Design)
15h00 –  15h30 TEA
15h30 –      17h00 Basics of food styling and props Sam Linsell (Drizzle & Dip) 
15h30 –  17h00 Photoshop, post processing and how to “read” a photograph Jeanne Horak-Druiff (CookSister) & Alida Ryder (Simply Delicious)
15h30 –  17h00 Food and wine pairing workshop/Tasting workshop To be announced
15h30 –  17h00 Search engine optimisation for bloggers & live blog audit Neil Pursey (Webgrowth)
15h30 –  17h00 Gorgeous Bubbly and canapé matching workshop Pieter “Bubbles” Ferreira (Graham Beck) & Garth Almazan (Steenberg)
17h00 –  17h30 Charity auction and prize draw

Please note that all sessions and speakers are subject to change and the organisers reserve the right to do so, should the need arise

And then……………TADAAAAAA………the registration form is operational and you can now go and register and book your seat. What a relief it is to be able to finally say that.  I am thrilled beyond measure and would just like to mention two fabulous women who have helped me so much today behind the scenes…..Jeanne from Cooksister and Tandy from Lavender and Lime   Thank you ladies. I so appreciate all the help.

Please note that we now sport a PAY NOW button directly below the registration form rather than waiting for emails asking for payment. Progress has been made 🙂

And on that high note……….go to it and book! I am getting an early night for a change!



11 responses to “The Indaba Program for 2012 and Booking Opens

    • Taryne, next year darling….. 😉 I thank you so much for your interest and I wish you every good wish for the delivery of a safe happy baby. That is important to me. Thank you so much xx

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