Type-A Parent Conference
When: September 27-29, 2013
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
For Who? Now in its fifth year, the Type-A Parent Conference is intended for parent bloggers — both moms and dads. It tackles topics including networking, branding, finding and developing your voice and getting paid for your efforts. There are also opportunities to connect with brands.
When: April 20, 2013
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For Who? This new conference is an offspring of the Type-A Parent Conference and is perfect for bloggers who are ready to take their work to the next level. The focus of the inaugural Type-A Advanced in Philadelphia will be profit, and the in-depth sessions will really hone in on that theme.
When: July 25-27, 2013
Where: Chicago, Illinois
For Who? BlogHer is the mother of all blogging conferences. It's big. It has many attendees. And it has many tracks and sessions. The Expo Hall is huge, featuring top brands. This conference is best for bloggers who are in the early to intermediate level and are looking to explore what's next and what's worked for other bloggers.
When: June 7-8, 2013
Where: Austin, Texas
For Who? BlogHer Food is a niche-specific conference all about food, food blogging and related subjects. Panels will cover topics relating to food photography, videography, writing and storytelling, as well as associated topics like knife skills.
When: March 21-23, 2013
Where: Dallas, Texas
For Who? BlissDom is a conference for women bloggers who express themselves through writing in the online space. It's a conference about inspiration and dreaming big. It's perfect for moms who blog who are seeking sparks to enliven their work in 2013.
Cost: $399 for bloggers
NMX (aka BlogWorld & New Media Expo)
When: January 6-8, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
For Who? NMX is a conference, tradeshow and media event, all in one, that's intended for anyone who works in digital media — from bloggers to podcasters to video series producers. This conference is perfect for the blogger with experience who wants to take her work to the proverbial next level.
Cost: Starts at $87 for exhibit hall-only pass
Mom 2.0 Summit
When: May 2-4, 2013
Where: Laguna Niguel, California
For Who? Mom 2.0 Summit brings together moms, marketers and brands in a comfortable environment. The content focuses on best practices for bloggers working with brands as well as important matters related to metrics, creating engaging content and using your platform for good.
When: June 27-30, 2013
Where: Portland, Oregon
For Who? FitBloggin' is a conference designed for fit-minded bloggers who write about wellness, healthy lifestyle, nutritious food, etc. This conference tackles both blogging best practices and topics related to healthy living, giving it a wide variety of information for mom bloggers who are passionate about health.
Learn more about FitBloggin' founder Roni Noone >>
Photo credits: NMX (BlogWorld) - BlogWorld and TBEX Events; Type-A Parent/Type-A Advanced - Heather Durdil; BlogHer - Sarah W. Caron
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