2011 Mom Blogger and Social Media Conferences and Events

2011 Blog and Social Media Events and Conferences

by Alicia on April 13, 2010 in Blogger Resources, Business, New posts, Web/Tech

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We want you to be in the know.  If you are a ‘mommy blogger’ (AKA a mom who writes a blog) I’m sure you hope to attend the latest and greatest blogger and social media events.  However, you might not be aware of all of the great blogger conferences going on and before you know it, you’re reading posts on other blogs about how great the BlogHer conference or ___ cruise was and you wished to the high heavens that you were there.
The Mommy Insider Blogger and Social Media Events Guide features upcoming social media and web events, parties, and conferences that we think mommy bloggers, website editors, and those who are interested in blogging and social media will appreciate learning about.

Is your event not on this list? Contact us at least one month before your event with details about the event and we’ll try to list it here in The Mommy Insider Blogger and Social Media Events Guide.

January 2011 Blog Conferences, Expos, and Events

Blissdom 2011 
When: January 27-28th, 2011* *Wisdom Workshops held on 1/26 &  Free Day on 1/29
Where: Opryland, Nashville, TN
Twitter: #Blissdom, @Blissdom

Altitude Design Summit
When: January 19-22, 2011
Where: Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: $395
Twitter: @AltSummit, #altsummit

FoodBlogSouth 2011
When: January 22nd, 2011
Where: Birmingham, AL
Cost: TBD
Twitter: @foodblogsouth

February 2011 Blog Conferences, Expos, and Events

Ungeeked E’lite
When: February 10-12th, 2011
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil
What: unGeeked offers an intimate and engaging learning environment opportunity for attendees. Our forums are limited to intimate seating of 200 to 300 attendees.
Cost: Registration opening soon
Twitter: @ungeeked

NC Mom Bloggers’ Beach Conference
February 24-27th, 2011
Where: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
What: This conference will offer an opportunity to bring the best  Mom Bloggers together to work & discuss topics related to their field with other social media influencers, while maintaining a relaxed, unhurried, unforgettable experience. [source: Ocean Inn website]
Cost: $159+ with Early Bird rates available
Twitter: @onemomsworld, @carolinamama, and @CheleChestnut – These ladies are Ocean Isle Inn Ambassadors and may be able to answer your questions about the conference.

Design Bloggers Conference
When: February 28-March 1st, 2011
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $395+ with Early Bird rates available
Twitter: @DesignBlogConf, #designblogconf

March 2011 Blog Conferences, Expos, and Events

The Texas Style Council Blog Conference
When: March 12 & 13th, 2011
Where: Austin, TX
Cost: $45
Twitter: @txstylecouncil

Bloggy Bootcamp Conference
When: March 19th, 2011
Where: San Diego, CA
Who: Those looking for a day of information, fun, & networking
Early bird rate of $110 before 12/1/10.  $135 thereafter
Twitter: #BloggyBootcamp, @BloggyBootcamp

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration
When: March 17-20th, 2011
Where: Disney World in Orlando, FL
Cost: $375
Twitter: #DisneySMMoms

SXSW 2011
When: March 11-20th, 2011
Where: Austin, TX
Lovers of music, film, and new/social media
$450-900 by 9/24/10 OR $525-995 by 11/12/10 OR $600-1050 by 1/14/11 OR $675-1150 by 2/11/11 OR $750-1250 walk-in rate

UnGeeked Elite Orlando
When: March 3-5th, 2011
Where: Orlando, FL
What: A very educational and engaging three days of connecting with CEOs, VPs, Directors of social media, marketing, advertising, sales, recruiting and public businesses who will attend our open forum. [source: UnGeeked Elite website]
Cost: $233+
Twitter: @UnGeeked

BlogHer BET (Business, Entrepreneurism, & Technology)
When: March 24-25th, 2011
Where: Mountain View, CA
What: BlogHer is creating a space for 100 ambitious women to attend BlogHerBET to meet 50 role models and mentors…business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and top-level service providers. [source: BlogHer BET website]
Cost: $199
Twitter: @BlogHer #BlogHer 

April 2011 Blog Conferences, Expos, and Events

When: April 14-16, 2011
Where: New Orleans, LA

Bloggin’ Mamas Cruise
When: April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
Where: Aboard a 3-day Royal Caribbean Cruise!
$449 full rate after

May 2011 Blog Conferences, Expos, and Events

Camp Blogaway Bootcamp for Food & Recipe Bloggers
When: April 29th-May 1st, 2011
Where: So. CA (Angelus Oaks, near Big Bear in the beautiful mountains)
Cost: $325
@campblogaway, #campblogaway

Bloggy Bootcamp Conference
When: May 7th, 2011
Where: Boston, MA
#BloggyBootcamp, @BloggyBootcamp

Reviewer’s Retreat 2011
When: May 15-17, 2011
Where: Great Wolf Lodge-Poconos, PA
Cost: $165
Twitter: #RR11

FitBloggin’ 2011
When: May 20-21st, 2011
Where: Baltimore, MD
@fitbloggin, #fitbloggin

SheCon 2011
When: May 20-22nd, 2011
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Cost: First 500 registered get ticket for FREE!
@sheblogsnetwork, #SheCon11

Eat, Write, Retreat 2011
When: May 20-22nd, 2011
Where: Washington, DC
Cost: All-inclusive early bird: $649; Conference-only early bird: $499 (early bird rates until 2/11)
Twitter: @tastestopping, @eatwriteretreat

June 2011 Blog Conferences, Expos, and Events

Travel Blog Exchange 2011
When: June 11th – 12th, 2011
Where: Vancouver, Canada
What: Conference for travel bloggers and travel marketing companies to connect and learn
Cost: $80+

Type-A Parent Conference
When: June 23rd – 26th, 2011
Where: Asheville, NC
What: Type-A Conference will feature killer sessions, opportunities to network with bloggers and companies, and some of the brightest speakers in social media. [source: Type-A Parent website]
Cost: $79 and up.  Super Early Bird rates available through January 28th, 2011.

July 2011 Conferences

EVO Conference 2011
When: July 7-9th, 2011
Where: Park City, UT
Cost: Early Bird Rate $175 by 8/4…$199 by 9/30
Twitter: @EvoConf, #evo11

Savvy Blogging Summit 2011
July 14th – 16th
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, CO
Cost: $250
Twitter: @savvyblogging

August 2011 Conferences

Food and Light Workshop
When: August 2nd-3rd
Where:  Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & The Kitchen Upstairs – downtown Boulder, ColoradoBoulder, CO
Cost: $650

BlogHer ’11
When: August 5th-6th
Where:  San Diego Marriott and Convention Center, San Diego, CA
Cost: $298
Twitter: #BlogHer11  and #blogher

Becoming Conference
When: August 12th and 13th
Where: Asheville, NC
Cost: $93 – $100. 50
Twitter:  @becomingconf

WordCamp San Fransisco
August 12th – 14th
Where: Mission Bay Conference Center, San Fransisco, CA
Cost: $50
Twitter: #wcsf

Bloggy Boot Camp – Chicago
When: August 20th
Where: Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, Chicago,  IL
Cost: $140 (sold out)
Twitter:  @bloggybootcamp

BlogPaws 2011
When: August 25-27th
Where: Vienna, VA
Cost: $179
Twitter:  @BlogPaws

2011 International Food Blogger Conference 
When: August 26th-28th
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost: $350
Twitter: @ifbc

September 2011 Conferences

BlogHer Handmade 
When: September 15th-17th
Where: St. Paul, MN
Cost: $225
Twitter:  @blogher

WordCamp Albuquerque
When: September 16th-18th
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cost: $25 or $150
Twitter:  @ABQWordPress

She Streams Conference – New York
When: September 23rd-24th
Where: Crowne Plaza Times Square, NY
Cost: Prices vary
Twitter: @shestreams

Conference information shown here was copied directly from the respective conference websites. Please refer to the conference/meeting’s respective website for additional information, rate increases, or other conference information revisions.

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Julie March 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm

We are hosting the Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged Mini-conference in June. Can you add us to your list? Here are the details:

Arkansas Women Bloggers (http://arkansaswomenbloggers.blogspot.com/) and the Ozark Natural
Science Center will host the first statewide women bloggers mini-conference on June 10 – 12, 2011.
Dubbed Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged, the event will be a networking retreat and blogging
conference all rolled into one.
Arkansas Women Bloggers, launched in 2010, features more than 300 women bloggers throughout
the state on its blog directory, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. An Arkansas Women Bloggers
meetup in Little Rock in December brought together more than 60 women from various
communities and walks of life. Some women bloggers write for a living, others freelance or simply
enjoy chronicling their lives and families. Regardless of their motivation, there is no doubt that
women bloggers in Arkansas and beyond are growing rapidly in number.
Many women bloggers are interested in attending well-known national blogging conferences for
women such as Blissdom or BlogHer, but funds, family, time, location and reality get in the way. The
Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged mini-conference at the Ozark Natural Science Center offers a
more affordable and accessible option for attendees to unplug for the weekend, network with other
Arkansas women bloggers, pick up tips, develop new skills and gain inspiration.
Guest speakers and panelists will offer sessions on topics such as personal branding, photography,
PR tactics, blog/life balance and honing message and identity. While internet access will be available,
a “step away from the screen” theme paired with the idyllic setting and face to face connections will
aim to fuel and refresh attendees.
The cost per person to attend the weekend is $199 and includes two nights of lodging in ONSC’s
rustic lodges, all meals, speakers and activities. A limited number of attendee scholarships will be
available via the Arkansas Women Bloggers website. Space is limited, so registration is encouraged
early (and no later than May 31).
For additional information, contact Arkansas Women Bloggers founders Stephanie Buckley or Fawn
Rechkemmer at arkansasbloggers@gmail.com or ONSC Executive Director Beth Stephens
(479.633.7619 or beth@onsc.us).



Vanessa January 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Do you know of any blogger meet ups or conferences in the Atlanta area?


Adam DePiro April 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm

We’re so excited to see the 2010 Search & Social Spring Summit being held at our sister property here in Tampa next month.

Our Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore had the privilege of hosting Social Fresh back in February and we’d love to be a home to future events in Tampa. We offer more than 16,000 square feet of function space, complimentary parking and a highly accessible location.

Please contact me if I may be of any assistance.


Adam DePiro, Director of Sales & Marketing
(813) 998-2203


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