Happy Monday! And why yes that is an oxymoron. I am excited about Daylight Savings Time, however, even though it meant it was a wee bit difficult to get up today.
It’s been a while since I attended a blog conference but whether you are a blogging newbie or ninja, conferences are an excellent way to network with other bloggers (and in some instances, brands), educate yourself on new skills, and get empowered. The cost of tickets (and travel, lodging, etc.) are tax deductible so save all those receipts!
I’m bummed that I missed the first BAM Conference (Bloggers at Midlife) held this month at Opryland Hotel. I realized I need to put conference attending back on my radar.
Here is a list I’ve compiled of 2015 blogging conferences and events to help you plan out your year. And please feel free to leave a comment if you are aware of any additional conferences not listed below or if you’re planning to attend any of these conferences. While this list trends heavy toward women and mom bloggers, there are several such as WordCamp that will appeal to all bloggers, no matter your gender!
Tip: If you can’t attend a conference, follow along with the Tweets and other social media messaging via the official conference hashtag. Although not as beneficial as being an attendee, it’s still a great way to pick up some tips or discover new social media influencers.
We All Grow (Latina bloggers) February in LA (2016 location TBD)
Women’s Travel Fest February in San Francisco (this is a new conference and looks fantastic! 2016 location and dates TBA)
Bloggers at Midlife March in Nashville (2016 location TBD)
Simply Stylist – Multiple; Next is schedule for LA, March 28, 2015; Chicago, July 18, 2015; New York (TBA)
Texas Style Council– March 20-22
Craftcation – March 26-29 in Ventura, CA
Go Blog Social Conference – April 3-4 in Kansas City, MO
SNAP! Conference – April 23-25 in Salt Lake City, UT
Mom 2.0 Summit Conference – April 29-May 1 in Scottsdale, AZ
Mom 2.0 Summit – April 29 – May 1 in Scottsdale, AZ
Camp Blogaway – May 1-3 in Angelus Oaks (Southern California)
International Biscuit Festival Southern Food Writing Conference May 14-16 in Knoxville
Internet Week New York – May 18-24 in NYC
Bloggy Boot Camp – May 30 in Temecula, CA
Altitude Summit– June 9-12 in Salt Lake City
FitBloggin – June 25-28 in Denver
iRetreat – June 28-30 in New Orleans
Eat Write Retreat June 26-28 Chicago
Blogger Bash – July 16-17 NYC
BlogHer – July 16-18 in NYC
Haven – July 16-18 in Atlanta
Food and Wine Conference July 17-19 in Orlando
Travel Writers & Photographers Conference – September 18-20 in Seattle
International Food Bloggers Conference – August 13-16 in Corte Madeira, CA (outside of San Francisco)
The Hello Sessions – October 9 in Portland, OR
BlogHer Food – November 6-7 in Chicago
WordCamp – March 14-15 in St. Louis; March 20-21 in Dayton; March 27-29 in Atlanta; March 28-29 WordCamp: Experienced Edition in Seattle; March 28-29 in San Diego; April 25-26 in Minneapolis; May 8-9 in North Canton; May 15-17 in Maine; May 29-31 in Miami; June 6-7 in Orange County
Camp Blogaway – May 1-3 in Southern California
LA Fashion Digital – May 7 LA
BlogU Conference – June 5-7 in Baltimore, MD
FitBloggin Conference – June 25-28 in Denver, CO
Blogger Bash – July 16-17 in NYC
Haven Conference – July 16-18 in Atlanta, GA
Type-A New York City Bootcamp August 1 in NYC
Blended Conference – September 18-19 Phoenix
Bloggy Moms – September 18-20 in Sandusky, OH
Type-A Parent – October 8-10 Atlanta
Allume – October 15-17 in Greenville, S.C.
Blogalicious – September 10 in Baltimore
BlogHer Food Conference – November 6-7 in Chicago
Blog Elevated – September 18-20 in Dallas