IFWTWA 2018 Conference - Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island, Washington - USA
May 6-9, 2018

Whidbey Island Marina at Sunset Washington

Photo: Linda Stewart

The Whidbey Island community warmly greeted the attendees of the 2018 IFWTWA Professional Development Conference, which took place May 6 to 9. At the Camp Casey Conference Center, a former historic army post, members enjoyed informative presentations and workshops, and a Tourism Marketplace. Delicious food and drink were in abundance and showcased the Whidbey’s Island cornucopia from land and sea. Participants enjoyed the scenery of the island and had an opportunity to visit merchant shops on a grand tour of the island, which included a “Key to the City” of Langley.

IFWTWA extends its sincere appreciation to the following people, organizations, and businesses for supporting our Conference:

Leader at Podium

Conference Committee: Allen Cox (Chair), Linda Kissam, Mary Lansing-Farah, Sue Montgomery, Todd Montgomery, Janice Nieder, Sherrye Wyatt, and Nancy Zaffaro

Woman pointing to map 

Host: Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism, Sherrye Wyatt

Woman Keynote speaker at podium 

Keynote Speaker: Erin James, Author/Editor SIP NW Magazine & Cidercraft Magazine

Man standing at podium

2018 Conference Culinary Panel
Moderator: Andrew Harris

Georgie Smith, Willowood Farm
Vincent Nattress, Orchard Kitchen
Tyler Hansen, The Oystercatcher
Jessica Hart, 3 Sisters Farm & 3 Sisters Market

Four person panel with moderator

Barbara Marrett and Shannon Borg, Workshop

Man presenting at workshop 

Edward Quan, Workshop

Tourism Marketplace

Lisa Bernhardt, Pacific Northwest Art School
Wil Shellenberger, PBY Naval Air Museum
Krista Loercher, Whidbey Island Kayaking
Bev Heising, Whidbey Island Distillery
Crystie Kissler, Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Steve Luke, Cloudburst Brewing
Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen, W.T. Vintners & Raconteur Wine Company

Oak Harbor Yacht Club
Camp Casey Conference Center, Robyn Myers
Seattle Pacific University
Coachman Inn & Suites, Oak Harbor
Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle & Charter
ShoNuff Foods, Fred and Barbara Bennett
Roaming Radish
Comforts of Whidbey
Dancing Fish Vineyard
Holmes Harbor Cellars
Penn Cove Shellfish Warehouse
Deception Pass Tours Jet Boat
Tillamook Coast
Visit Kitsap Peninsula
San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
Visit Anacortes
Anacortes Chamber of Commerce
Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor AND Convention Bureau
Experience Olympia and Beyond

Happy Woman with Prizes

Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visit Tri-Cities
Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission
Travel Tacoma & Pierce County
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau
Visit Lewis Clark Valley
Port of Seattle
City of Oak Harbor
Port of South Whidbey
Visit Seattle

Writers in Attendance:

Tom Talleur
Allan Kissam
Nancy Mueller
Lori A May
Lara Dunning
Kris Grant
Dennis Littley
Linda Stewart
Andrew Harris
Jacqui Gibson
Sue Frause
Tamara Muldoon
Carrie Uffindell
Nancy Zaffaro
Edward Quan
Suzanne Bair
Susan Montgomery
Heather Larson
Mary Kay Seales
Todd Montgomery
Debbra Dunning Brouillette
Janice Nieder
Mary Lancing-Farah
Christine Salins
Lorena Lopez
Priscilla Willis
Tamara Belgard
Lisa Ross
Edward Young
Michelle Williamson
Valerie Rogers

 

SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE:

IFWTWA Media Trip participants utilize Twitter, Instagram, Insta Stories, Facebook, Facebook Live and Facebook Stories in addition to social media promotion by IFWTWA and its pages.

 

MEDIA PLACEMENTS:

Why You Should Become A Coffee Snoot – Part I

Why You Should Become A Coffee Snoot – Part II

Why You Should Become A Coffee Snoot – Part III

Whidbey Island's Leading Chef, Farmer, and Teacher, Vincent Nattress, Listens To His Food!

Fabulous Farm food is Just a Ferry Ride Away: San Juan Island

Best tripping, sipping and savoring around the San Juan Islands Pt. 1: Whidbey Island

Best tripping, sipping and savoring around the San Juan Islands Pt. 2: Orcas Island

Luxury and Comfort at The Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island

Key Points From The IFWTWA Conference on Whidbey

Orchard Kitchen Captures A Moment In Time And Place

A Perfect Weekend Getaway on Washington's Whidbey Island

When Cookery Meets Crockery: A Chef and Potter Collaborate

Trending: The Cider Revival

Penn Cove Mussels For a Perfect Moules Marinière

Radio: Awesome Adventures in Anacortes, Washington

Radio: The Oystercatcher with Chef/Proprietor Tyler Hansen (AM Radio Interview

Radio: Roaming Radish's R2 Gastropub with Chef Proprietors Jess & JP Dowdell (AM Radio Interview)

Radio: Orchard Kitchen with Chef/Proprietor Vincent Nattress (AM Radio Interview)

Outlets added as they become available

Post Trip Clips Submission

 

All 2018 Conference Photos credited to and courtesy of ©Todd Montgomery 2018 - Todd Montgomery, Ph.D. Journalist, Pictorials, Street Photography, Digital Photography, Documentary Research, Editor, Business & Social Connector. Life in the moment.