Call for Content and Speakers at the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference

Speaker applications and content suggestions are now open for the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference and will remain open until December 2nd.  We are ready to hear from you to create an exceptional schedule and content sessions for next year. If you are an expert, have a story that needs to be told, and can impart some necessary wisdom upon our community, then we want to hear from you!


You will be asked to select from among the following content categories:

  • Blogging & Social Media: There are dozens of excellent potential topics involving blogging and social media. Keep in mind 2016 will be the ninth annual Wine Bloggers Conference so we have covered many topics. Topics that will be most successful are those at an advanced level or covering new ground.
  • Business & Career: Many wine bloggers wish to launch from their blog to a part-time or full-time career in consulting, events, or even wine making.
  • Wine Industry: These sessions will not include wine pouring and can include a wide range of topics, from current trends in wine marketing to best practices for interviewing winemakers. All content should be of interest to wine bloggers and writers.

Please note this process does not include keynote speakers. Please contact us directly if you have suggestions about a keynote speaker. Also, most sessions at the Wine Bloggers Conference that involve wine take place during meals, events, or sponsored sessions. If you are interested, please contact


Everyone is free to submit suggestions, whether you have attended the Wine Bloggers Conference before or not. Please note we are not able to pay travel costs for speakers.


  • Open call for speakers: November 6 – December 2. We will accept your proposals and suggestions until December 2, 2016.
  • Session reviewDecember 5 – 9, 2016. We will review all content submissions. We do not have enough room to include all submissions and so will make decisions on which are most applicable, combine similar sessions, and edit others as we deem appropriate.
  • Alumni voting: December 9 – 15. We will ask WBC alumni to vote on submissions.
  • Content & Speaker Announcements: December 16. We will update the WBC17 agenda  and contact speakers whose sessions will be included in the conference. Speakers must pay their own travel costs.

Submit Your Content now and please remember to Register for WBC17, November 9 – 12 in Santa Rosa, California.