You might have heard! We’re making an effort to GREEN this year. And part of that means that we’re doing away with the paper conference agenda booklets that end up lost or crunched up in the bottom of your bag, and eventually, in the trash. So where can you find our super-duper agenda.
See you tomorrow!
Our theme for the 2012 Blogalicious Weekend is “Make It Personal.” As social media takes on a more personal approach, so will our conference! To that end, we want to give our blogging community the opportunity to showcase their blog brands and other small business ventures to our conference attendees.
We couldn’t be happier with the group of brands that we are showcasing ~ they are each an inspiration!
Reality TV Fashion is the only online destination focused on urban Reality TV fashion and style. Through exclusive interviews (LaLa Anthony, Jennifer Williams, Emily B., Pauly D., and more), coverage of industry events, and relationships with the reality stars and their stylists/publicists maintained via social networking, we give you the first scoop on the fashions worn by your favorite reality stars on and off the small screen. From the low end to the highest end Reality TV Fashion is a daily confection of hot trends, fabulous finds, and celebrity looks translated to fit any style and budget. We’re spilling the tea on what they’re wearing and how to get the look!
Something you should know about me: I’m a smartphone aficionado. So when the good folks at Blogalicious tapped me to be the Technology Advisor for this year’s conference, I had to make sure mobile tech was well represented. So I proudly present to you the Blogalicious Mobile Site and QR Code “smart” badges.
It’s an unwritten rule that attendees take to social media in swarms to document their memorable experiences at conferences. It gives people a chance to share their event experiences with their audience, and people who wished they were there, can sit on their couch and get just a taste of what they are missing.
Thanks to the talents LaShaun Martin-Phillips of Shootie Girl Designs, we’re happy to announce that the official Blogalicious12 tees are here and ready for purchase!!
This will be our 4th year attending the Blogalicious Conference – THE go-to destination for influential multicultural women (and men) social media enthusiasts from all over the world to collaborate, connect and uplift one another. Each year, Lamar and I are more excited to attend than the previous year. The excitement never quells because Blogalicious never fails to deliver. It is well worth the investment!
Yes, it’s an investment. Each year, Lamar and I walk away from the conference with:
And because there is a lot to gain from the conference, we discuss our goals and what we want to get out of the conference ahead of time. We look at the speakers and the brands that will be there. We find out what other bloggers are going to be attending. And, we look at the sessions that will be offered. Then, we make a plan of attack. Ronnie will go here; Lamar will go there; And let’s make sure we talk to this person/brand. That’s right folks…we have a strategy.
This year I am particularly happy about adding a new goal to our list: I want to learn how I can support my kids’ education during the Box Tops for Education® Town Hall panel. So not only is the conference going to benefit our business, it is also going to help us support our kids. How awesome it that!
Here are 5 reasons why I am excited to attend the Blogalicous Box Tops for Education® Town Hall panel and I why I think you should be excited too:
#1 – Because… I just love the hosts. Well, duh..Lamar and I will be hosting the panel. And if you can’t get excited about your own session, then who will!
#2 – Because… I love the dynamic panel. Some of the country’s most influential bloggers and experts will be there to discuss giving our kids tools they need to succeed:
#3 – Because I could use some more ideas on how to support my kids’ education. And during this panel, we will explore how we as parents can support our kids’ educational journeys.
#4 – Because I want to know how I can use my influence and benefits as a Blogger to help my local community. And during this panel we will learn ways to rally our community to foster creative and successful learning for generations to come!!
#5 – Because…. I want that money honey!!! We will learn how Box Tops can help support the mission of giving our kids the best educational experience possible. If you don’t know, Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $475 million since 1996. And I want to know how I can help my kids’ school get a piece of that pie for some much needed things.
So please take some time to document your your goals for the Blogalicious conference and decide what you want to get out of it. And don’t forget to stop by the Box Tops for Education® Town Hall so we can discuss how to be better advocates of our kids’ education.
Disclosure: Lamar and I are paid spokesbloggers for the Box Tops For Education program. We will be providing information and stories throughout the school year in hopes of encouraging our community to take advantage of millions of dollars that are being given to schools across the country each year.
It may not be obvious at first glance, but conferences can have a HUGE impact on the environment. Just think of all that paper, uneaten food, the paper, unwanted swag, and have we mentioned the PAPER? Every little bit counts, so we are doing our part to reduce our conference footprint in a few ways and we hope that you’ll support us in these choices.
We hope that these few small strategies will help us to minimize waste and excess by reducing, reusing and recycling, and allow us to devote our resources into the content and experience – which is why you love Blogalicious in the first place!