The Blog Connect Conference | April 22-23, 2017 | #theblogconnect
 
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The blog connect | Philadelphia, PA | April 22-23, 2017

 
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Our Second Year

The Blog Connect

PHLbloggers is excited to announce the second year of The Blog Connect. This year we are thrilled to come together and learn how to Blog It Better. Our Keynote Speaker, Sarah Morgan, is queen of maximizing your efforts. She helps empower bloggers to maximize their content and better understand their value. This year's goal is to help you do what you do, better. Work smart not hard, right?

Last year, The Blog Connect brought together 60 bloggers and tons of sponsors to create a blog learning experience. What unified us was our a passion for the side hustle, making our blogs the best they can be, and a love of meeting new blogger friends IRL – it was all about Making It CountFind out more

This year's conference is expanding, and will kick-off with a party Saturday evening as an opportunity for attendees and speakers to get to know each other. Sunday will be a day of speakers, networking, eating, and coffee. This conference is made for anybody who has started a blog and is ready to take the next step and make it better – Blog It Better!

If you have any questions about the launch party, the conference, accommodations, or travel, feel free to reach out to phlbloggers@gmail.com.

 
 
DUDE, YOU’VE GOT SO MUCH TO OFFER THIS WORLD. KNOWLEDGE. PASSION. IDEAS.
— Sarah morgan, Keynote speaker
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Schedule

 

We are so excited for this year and all the new we are bringing. One of the most notable additions to our line-up is keynote speaker, Sarah Morgan! Thanks to everyone who came last year and shared their input, we were able to find an incredible Keynote speaker who can share her experiences as she has learned to Blog It Better.

Guided by our emcee, Samantha Van Adelsberg, here is the run-down of the what the weekend will look like.

 
 

APRIL 22, 2017

Saturday


7:00p - 10:00p

Party Time

Join us as we kickoff the Blog Connect Conference at ellelauri with an evening of mingling, shopping, sweet treats and more!  Chat with conference speakers and fellow bloggers, plus learn some tips on styling for flat-lay photography with blogger Ann Blake. Stay tuned for more details!

A Partnership with Career Wardrobe 

We are so excited to announce that we are partnering with Career Wardrobe at this year's conference. Bring your gently used clothes to the party and we will take everything for a large donation drop. What kind of clothes are they looking for? "If it’s in good condition and current style, we want it! We collect new and gently used clothing of all seasons."

Career Wardrobe is a social enterprise that uses clothing and professional development to empower unemployed individuals to work. Their mission is to empower women and men in transition by providing programs that inspire the confidence necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and pursue a productive career.

 

 

April 23, 2017

Sunday


8:30a - 9:30a

Registration, Networking & Breakfast

Start the day right with breakfast from Schmear It, a coffee from our favorite host, Saxbys, and a fresh headshot courtesy of Julia Dent Photography.

9:30a - 10:20a

Ten Game Changers to Take Your Blog to the Next Level  | Sarah Morgan

Blogging got you feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or simply stalled? Stop doing 'all the things' and learn the 10 no-bs blogging strategies that will really take your traffic, list, and social media to the next level.

10:30a - 11:20a

Create Your Own Space in The Blogosphere | Sola Onitiri

#CYOS is a motivational presentation about the importance of honest branding in the larger blogosphere.

11:30a - 12:20p

Finding Your Voice: Write With Confidence, for Crying Out Loud | Andy Shaw

Are you afraid to be funny, blunt, candid, or truly yourself when you blog? Discover HOW to write in your voice, not just what to write.

12:20p - 1:30p

Lunch | Grateful Plate

A full lunch service will be provided + more time to get to know some of your fellow attendees!

1:30p - 3:20p (Breakout sessions)

Monetizing Your Blog with Your First eBook (using content you've already created) | Angela St. Cyril

This seminar is for bloggers looking to monetize their blog with their first eBook (using content you’ve already created). By the end of the session you will have practical steps for writing, marketing, and launching your first eBook!

Growing Your Blog into a Podcast | Angelica Yarde 

Learn how to turn your blog content into a podcast worth subscribing to. Explore the ins and outs of creating a podcast.

Video 101: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick Ass Video Content for Any Platform | Andrea Corson

In this session we’ll teach you how social video can help your blog or brand, which platforms are right for you, and the tools and strategies needed to create seriously kick ass video.

#FeministSockBoss: How to Monetize Your Blog with Physical Products | Jennifer Dziura

Don't be afraid of the post office! Learn how to monetize your blog by selling physical products just as GetBullish does on shop.getbullish.com

Cupcakes | Cupcakes By Ruth

Create your own cupcake masterpiece with Ruth from Cupcakes by Ruth!

3:30p - 4:30p

SEO Bootcamp for Bloggers | Jess Herbine

SEO is about so much more than keywords. Let’s unveil the mystery of organic search so that you better understand how to optimize your blog!

4:30p - 5:30p

Working With Brands | Panel

Three panelists will speak about how to work with brands. Both bloggers and brands will share their perspectives on finding brands, reaching out, engaging your community, being professional, and asking for what you're worth.

5:30p - 6:30p

Ice Cream Bar Happy Hour

We’ll say our goodbyes with positive vibes and ice cream, winding down an awesome weekend with a sweet treat!

Get Registered

Registration is now open for The Blog Connect Conference. Get your tickets by clicking the button below. You will be directed to our Eventbrite Page where you can complete your registration. 

Follow #theblogconnect for updates on twitter and instagram

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presenters

 
 
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Jeff Belonger
Panelist | My Philly Alive

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Ann Blake
Workshop Leader | Ann Blake Photography

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Amber Burns
Panelist | Ember + March

 
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Andrea Corson
Speaker | This is Video Pop

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Jennifer Dziura
Speaker | Get Bullish

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Jess Herbine
Speaker | Broke Girls Go Out

 
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Erica Ligenza
Panelist | Coming Up Roses

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Sarah Morgan
Keynote | xo Sarah

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Sola Onitiri
Speaker | Life Stoned Adventures

 
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Nicole Raudonis
Panelist | Simply Nicole

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Andy Shaw
Speaker | Instafather

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Angela St. Cyril
Speaker | Setting My Intention

 
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Angelica Yarde
Speaker | Studio 404

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Samantha Van Adelsberg
Emcee | Mindfully Whimsical

 

Day1 Location

ElleLauri

The kick off party will be hosted at ellelauri boutique in Center City. Enjoy drinks and small bites while getting to know your fellow bloggers and speakers!

Follow  #theblogconnect on Twitter & Instagram for more updates!
 

114 S. 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

Day 2 LOCATION

saxbys

The conference will be calling the beautiful Saxbys headquarters home. The lofted space has BEAUTIFUL light and comes with all the coffee you can drink – prepare to be caffeinated.

You will enter from Chestnut St. through double doors. You will then take the elevator to the third floor and can follow our signs the rest of the way!

2300 CHESTNUT ST #310
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103

 
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the ladies behind the conference

our team

 
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Chrystina Cappello
Conference Mastermind | blogs at Chrystina Noel

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Melissa Funtanilla
Sponsorship Co-Director | blogs at skinny affair

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Sarah Moore
Creative Director | blogs at smoorelovin

 
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Sarah Ramirez
Sponsorship Co-Director | blogs at Shades of Sarah

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Priyanka Setty
Party Director | blogs at Paint the Town Chic

 

Don't Miss out, get registered!

Registration is now open for The Blog Connect Conference. Get your tickets by clicking the button below. You will be directed to our Eventbrite Page where you can complete your registration. 

Follow #theblogconnect for updates on twitter and instagram

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