First of all, we would like to thank you for supporting the 5B: Believers in Better Beer, Bites and Blogging Conference. Unfortunately, we only received a handful of panel proposals for the 2014 conference. After talking it over with our fellow conference planners, we have decided to skip 5B for 2014 and re-visit it in 2015.
In the past few months, at least two major blogging conferences have called it quits and another one has postponed until April (maybe). Plus, we just found out that another blogging conference is planning a Cincinnati version in late January of 2014. The market is definitely getting over saturated and, as Tom speculated, perhaps a blogging conference is beginning to make about as much sense as a Microsoft Word conference nowadays.
We thank you for all of your past support and welcome any suggestions on what we can do in the future with 5B or something similar.
Cheers and here’s to better beer!
Carla and Tom
Link to a printable map of downtown Cincinnati (PDF format)