The International Food, Wine & Travel Writers AssnTM (IFWTWA) holds a professional development conference every 12-18 months in either North America or an International location. These events often include press trips, professional training, food and wine tastings, culinary events and attraction tours all rolled into one great event at the destination and the surrounding areas of our conference. 

We invite you to review the highlights of our past conferences and consider joining us, either virtually or in-person, as best suits your travel and career goals. 

You will also find a Nostalgic look back to the IFWTWA Istanbul Conference on our blog. 

2019 Annual Conference
La Fonda on the Plaza
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Botanical Garden American Indian Warrior Sculpture & Adobe building

Santa Fe Botanical Garden — Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Tourism

2019 Conference Highlights & Placements
Conference Schedule


2018 Annual Conference
Whidbey-Camano Islands
Whidbey Island, Washington

Whidbey Island Marina at Sunset in Washington State

Whidbey Island Marina at Sunset, Washington — Photo by Linda Stewart

2018 Conference Highlights & Placements
Conference Schedule


2016 Annual Conference
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
San Diego, California

Bridge to Coronado Island, San Diego, California, USA

Coronado Island Bridge at Night — Photo by Jesus Lazaro

2016 Conference Highlights & Placements