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Thursday, October 3
 

11:00am

Registration
Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 7:00pm
International Ballroom

1:00pm

Blogalicious Welcome
Official Kickoff of BlogaliciousFIVE! 

Speakers
avatar for Donnet Bruce

Donnet Bruce

Influence Builder & Connector, Nu Glo Marketing
In today’s world, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. It’s hard to build the right network but it’s safe to say that if you know Donnet Bruce, you’re connected to the influencers of this generation. |   | A Miami girl with an Empire State of mind, Donnet Bruce has the ability to turn ideas into brands and grow those brands into a source of influence. As the founder of nu | glo MARKETING she serves... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
International Ballroom

1:30pm

#CommunityJam Session ~ The Ripple Effect of Blogger Professionalism: How and Why to Maintain Professionalism in Blogging That Extends Way Beyond Your Personal Blog
Let’s face it: the times, they have a’changed. Gone are the days of naivete when we could say and do whatever we wanted on our blogs (and elsewhere) without worrying about the consequences. In this age of blogger empire-building, we need to be aware of our actions and reputations more than ever; each post, campaign, conversation and interaction can impact our business relationships for better or worse. The key to success is being professional every step of the way. In our BlogaliciousFIVE #CommunityJam Session these powerhouse players will engage in an open and honest conversation about: best practices of how PR agencies like to work with bloggers when a misstep happens how to handle others who aren’t respectful of your professional work how bloggers’ behavior can impact conference involvement by brands how to build a reputation that is “brand safe”

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lupold Bair

Amy Lupold Bair

Founder, Resourceful Mommy Media
Amy Lupold Bair, blogger, social media marketer, and mom, is the founder of Resourceful Mommy Media.  In 2008, Amy burst onto the social media scene inventing the Twitter Party – a hashtagged social event with panelists and a conversational theme catering to the needs of clients ranging from e-commerce start-ups to nationally recognized trusted brands.  Developing from her own successful relationships with public relations... Read More →
avatar for Letica Barr

Letica Barr

Founder, Tech Savvy Mama
Leticia is the founder of Tech Savvy Mama, a site that assists parents in navigating the ever-changing world of technology.  She uses her experience as a former teacher and technology specialist for a large DC Metro area school system to share new technology and educational resources. Leticia consults as a social media strategist, educating and speaking to brands and fellow bloggers about the social media space while also freelance... Read More →
avatar for Kelby Carr

Kelby Carr

Founder and CEO, Type-A Parent
Kelby Carr is the founder and CEO of Type-A Parent, the first social network for parents who blog (founded in 2007), and Type-A Parent Conference, the world's top parent blog conference in its fifth year. She’s been coding since 1982, social networking online since 1984, web publishing since 1992, blogging since 2002 and tweeting since 2007. She is the author of Pinterest For Dummies and Pinterest Marketing For... Read More →
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Adrianna Giuliuani

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVE & STRATEGIC PLANNING, Devries
Adrianna serves as a SVP, Creative & Strategic Planner at DeVries leading the Creative & Strategic Services Team—the hub of strategy, creative and digital for the agency.  During her career Adrianna has worked on a range of lifestyle brands including Frito Lay, Cadbury Adams, ABSOLUT vodka, Home Depot, Weight Watchers and P&G to drive strategy and programming. She is energized by helping brands insert themselves into... Read More →
avatar for Cecily Kellogg

Cecily Kellogg

Upper Case Woman
Cecily Kellogg is a writer, content strategist, and overall lover of words. Since 2004, many of her words have resided at her site Uppercase Woman. Her clients have included Microsoft's Bing, Citibank, SEER Interactive, Babble Media and many more. She's also a social media junkie, and has worked with a variety of companies, authors, bloggers, and entrepreneurs to increase brand awareness through social media projects. Cecily lives outside of... Read More →
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Danica Kombol

Co-Founder, Everywhere
Danica Kombol is the co-founder of Everywhere, a leading social media marketing firm with clients such as Macy’s, Cox Communications, Imax and Coca-Cola.  Everywhere holds the Guinness Record for the “most widespread social marketing message” as a result of their social good campaign, #BeatCancer. As a Social Media marketer, Danica draws on her extensive background as a television producer and public relations executive... Read More →
avatar for Stefania Pomponi

Stefania Pomponi

Co-Founder/ President, Clever Girls Collective
Clever Girls Collective, Inc. co-founder, President & Chief Evangelist Stefania Pomponi (@citymama) is a seasoned social media professional and nationally-recognized blogger.  She leads Clever Girls Collective's corporate communications and PR efforts and is responsible for inking several key client relationships. She lives in Palo Alto, CA with her three amazing children.


Thursday October 3, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
International Ballroom

2:30pm

Swarthy Daisy Knows...Networking :: An Ice Breaker Mixer!
Let’s get our Networking on with a cool icebreaker activity! We will get Blogalicious 5 started with a bang by meeting, greeting, and mingling with other attendees. Learn about what makes other bloggers tick as well as learn helpful tips for advancing your blogging!

Grab a coin and get ready to share your ideas and more! This activity will be sure to get your mind focused on creating, building, and, funding!"---Each attendee will bring a coin or grab a coin from our coin bag. They will find a person in the room that has the same coin as they do (ex. a penny finds a penny, dime a dime, etc.). The attendee will look at the last number on the coin. If it is a number 0-9, they will look at the corresponding numbered question on the overhead screen (or posted on my FB fan page for reference). They will ask their match that question and vice versa. They have 1-2 minutes per meeting (thus the speed networking component). They are to move on to another match, etc. until they meet as many people as possible. They are to make sure to tweet a hello to each person that they meet during the mixer. They are to use the Blogalicious has tag as well as the #Bloga5IceBreaker hash tag. When you meet your match open up with an introduction (Ex. Tell them your name, blog, niche, something unique about you, etc.) then follow up by asking them the following question

Thursday October 3, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
International Ballroom

3:00pm

Growing & Managing an Active Social Media Community ~ General Session
The social media space is a melting pot of thousands and thousands of communities. Just how is a brand or community leader to navigate the ins and outs of growing and managing a passionate and active social media tribe? Our newsfeeds are chock full of stories about social media community management gone awry – we think it’s time for a in-depth conversation about best practices for engaging a social media community. This POWERHOUSE panel will bring a variety of perspectives and expertise to the table – from consumer brands to media companies to celebrities; they’re putting it all on the table!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Granju

Katie Granju

Social Media Manager, HGTV
Katie Allison Granju is the Social Media Manager for the HGTV family of digital brands. For the last three years, she's been listed among Babble's top 50 mombloggers, and in 2012, Working Mother magazine named Katie one of the most powerful mothers in social media.  | | Together with her little sister, she's the co-founder of Henry's Fund, a non-profit created to honor the memory of Katie's 18 year old son Henry, who died of a drug overdose... Read More →
avatar for Allison Peters

Allison Peters

Social Media Strategist, Allison Peters
Allison Peters is a social media manger and digital strategist who knows that slow and steady wins the race. Building authentic networks of brand stakeholders for personalities and products is her gift. She is in the mind behind the Kerry Washington social media machine, -kw’s krew, which has an expansive and loyal base of diverse fans. She is noted for getting Kerry Washington to take the leap on Twitter along with fellow cast mates of... Read More →
avatar for Ericka Sanchez

Ericka Sanchez

Nibbles and Feasts
Ericka Sanchez is the creator and recipe developer for the bilingual blog Nibbles and Feasts. Born in Torreon Coahuila, Mexico, Ericka’s blog revolves around her life as a bicultural Latina living in Los Angeles. Nibbles and Feasts began as a way to catalog recipes and cherished memories in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother throughout the years. Now, her writing has lead her to reconnect with her Mexican roots by developing her... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Wesley Wilson

Lauren Wesley Wilson

Founder, ColorComm
Lauren Wesley Wilson is a professional communicator, media spokesperson,acclaimed entrepreneur, and networker extraordinaire. She is the Founder and Chief Networking Officer of the dynamic and fast-growing ColorComm, the only membership organization  for executive women of color in communications. Based in Washington, D.C, ColorComm has expandedto New York and  Chicago.  Lauren has been featured in the Washington Post, Black... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
International Ballroom

4:00pm

Coffee Break
Thursday October 3, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
International Lobby

4:30pm

10-Steps Intensives: A Series of Practical + Insightful Expert Talks
Whoa! As bloggers and empire builders, there is SO much information to take in and implement at every turn. We created this general session as our gift-wrapped present to you: these 7 subject matter experts are going to walk you through 10 Must-Know Steps to conquering the following... http://beblogalicious.com/2013/07/blogalicious5-speaker-announcement-10-steps-general-session/

Speakers
avatar for Jennene Biggins

Jennene Biggins

Founder, J. Biggins Consulting
Jennene Biggins, Principal of J Biggins Consulting brings over 10 years Internet and Social Media Marketing experience to her small business clients who seek to build an online presence for their products and services.  Jennene is a graduate of Howard University and is the Founder and CEO, of the Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc., an organization providing apparel, accessories and events for plus size women since 1997.  The success of... Read More →
avatar for Marie Denee

Marie Denee

Founder, The Curvy Fashionista
Marie Denee is an established and respected voice in plus size fashion. The creative force behind the four and a half year old blog, The Curvy Fashionista, Marie shares her expertise, wit, and keen sense of style with a vibrant and growing audience and brings a fresh, friendly, and sensible voice showing women how to rock their curves while educating big brands on what plus size women really want with... Read More →
avatar for Susan Wenner Jackson

Susan Wenner Jackson

VP of Content Partnerships, Pingage
Susan Wenner Jackson started Working Moms Against Guilt in 2006 with three of her working-mom friends in Cincinnati. She’s been a writer as long as she can remember (1980?), and a blogger and mom since 2006. She lives in West Chester, Ohio (a northern suburb of Cincinnati), with her husband, Jerry, and two children (ages 7 and 4). Susan earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism... Read More →
avatar for DeEtta Jones

DeEtta Jones

Leadership & Diversity Expert
DeEtta Jones is a speaker, executive coach, strategy consultant, human rights advocate and author. Over the past twenty years she has been an invited speak on diversity and leadership for audiences across the world. Before launching a private practice in 2005, DeEtta held positions as Director of Human Rights for the City of Fort Collins, CO, Coordinator for Multicultural Training and Education at Colorado State University, taught on... Read More →
avatar for Amy Mascott

Amy Mascott

Founder, Teach Mama
Amy Mascott is the creator of http://teachmama.com where she shares tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers for their children.  Capitalizing on learning opportunities in the every day and inspiring curiosity through games and play, Amy encourages a ‘lifestyle of learning’ where parents both prepare their children for school and help children to grow excited and informed about the world around... Read More →
avatar for Yoly Mason

Yoly Mason

Founder, Las Blogueras
Yoly Mason is a pioneer Latina blogger who focuses on sharing proven ways to enjoy an abundant life with a small budget. Since starting her award winning blog, Cuponeando.net, Yoly is passionate about video marketing, recipe development and helping other mediapreneurs strategize their business growth. In addition to her blog, Yoly founded the blogging community Las Blogueras. More recently, she also launched SavvyMujer.com where personal finance... Read More →
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Amy Vernon

Amy Vernon, LLC
A 20-year veteran of newspaper journalism and top female submitter of all time on the late Digg.com, Amy Vernon is sought-after for advice on how to navigate the social web. A longtime user of StumbleUpon, Reddit, Tumblr and other social sites, Amy is an inaugural inductee of the New Jersey Social Media Hall of Fame. | | Amy has consulted for a wide variety of clients, ranging from tech startups to international media organizations, on how to... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
International Ballroom

5:30pm

Stretch Break
Break Time! 

Thursday October 3, 2013 5:30pm - 5:45pm
International Lobby

5:45pm

3-Minute Media Mingle: A Brand-Blogger Networking Mixer

The 3-minute Media Mingle was created to bring brand professionals and bloggers together in a fun, relaxing, risk-free setting. The 3-minute Media Mingle mixer gives you a chance to meet one-on-one with great brand and media professionals in your area. Spend those three minutes pitching your client's product, discussing your passion for blogging, or just connecting with new, and old friends. When the three minutes are up, mingle over to the next media professional ... and so on.


Speakers
avatar for Media Mingle

Media Mingle

Co-Founders, Media Mingle
LaWanda Toney has 15 years experience in the areas of broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising and marketing. She has worked in many realms of communication, from Hecht's Corporate, AOL, from Encore Marketing International to the National PTA. She has freelanced for Heart & Soul magazine and has managed a beauty blog, LA Beauty Beat.  | | Mrs. Toney has built a career managing marketing programs... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
International Ballroom

7:00pm

BlogaliciousFIVE Pop Up Shop Party!
Inaugural BlogaliciousFIVE Pop-Up Shop! Items will be for sale by Blogalicious and other select vendors. 

What a great way to network, shop, and party with your digital friends. There will be food, drinks, a purple carpet, and plenty of shopping. You know how Blogalicious gets down.

We can’t wait to see all of our Fashionistas, Blogger Ballers, and Laptop Legends.

There will also be a great swag bag and raffle with some amazing prizes! Be there!!!

This event will be hosted by Blogalicious Style Correspondent Terez Baskin of Dbabetta.com

Attire: Fall Fresh and Fly

 

Speakers
avatar for Terez Baskin

Terez Baskin

Social Media Author, D'Babetta
Terez Baskin is a Beauty + Fashion Social Media Wizard, Branding Expert, and Content Marketing Strategist at Brafton. She is the author of 11 Beautiful Tools, the first and only social media guide for the Beauty Industry. Her book is about translating your offline skills behind the chair into digital success. Her clients range from Brands, Bloggers, and Beauty Professionals. She is a ColorComm Chicago Charter member. | You can find her on... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Embassy Hall

9:00pm

"SCANDAL" Season Premiere Watch Party presented by XFINITY CelebrateBlackTV.com
Are you ready to get things handled? 

Join us for the XFINITY CelebrateBlackTV.com Scandal {#CBTVScandal} Premiere Viewing Party!

Get ready to dress in your favorite Olivia Pope-inspired fashion and don't forget your sassiest full-length Olivia Pope gloves. Join us to walk the red carpet, mix and mingle, and enjoy hor d'oeuvres, popcorn and champagne.

To get the party started, we'lll have a lively chat, hosted by social media experts, Awesomely Luvvie and Kailei Carr, where we'll dish about all things Scandal and tweet under the hashtag #CBTVScandal and catch "It's Handled" the Scandal season three premiere.

Bloggers, we can't wait to see you there!

#CBTVScandal



Speakers
avatar for Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi

Awesomely Luvvie
Luvvie Ajayi is a writer, digital strategist and trainer with a passion for social justice. She’s been blogging for 10 years, and Awesomely Luvvie is her award-winning entertainment and humor blog where she covers all things pop culture from TV to technology to life’s random adventures. As a trainer, Luvvie's presented at several conferences over the years on the topics of social media, online communications, nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Kailei Carr

Kailei Carr

Kailei Carr is a blogger, style enthusiast, digital marketer and researcher. She launched her first blog in 2005 and has since launched and written lifestyle content for blogs and newsletters including Diva on a Dollar, The Dallas Morning News’ Style & Fashion Blog, The Vyne, Vyne World, The New Agenda and recently launched Olivia Pope Style. With an extensive career in media, marketing and management consulting, Kailei has advised some... Read More →



Thursday October 3, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
International Ballroom
 
Friday, October 4
 

7:15am

American Cancer Society Fun Run!
Kick off day 2 of Blogalicious with a refreshing 1.8 mile run or walk with the American Cancer Society. Exercise helps reduce your cancer risk and makes you feel good! The route will be fun, beautiful and interactive, offering more ideas on how we can finish the fight against cancer together. Cool down after with refreshments and a free T-shirt!

Bring your smartphone! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/520986351315985/
Friday, October 4, 7:15am (arrive at 7am to check in)International Tower Lobby, Hyatt Regency Atlanta


Friday October 4, 2013 7:15am - 8:00am
International Lobby

8:00am

Blogalicious IRL Social Suite and Breakfast!
Sponsors
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Boiron USA

Boiron USA
Want to know more about homeopathic medicines and how they can provide a safe, natural solution for some of life’s most common health problems? Then be sure to stop by our booth and meet Deborah and Heather from Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines. Here you will learn more about Oscillococcinum for flu-like symptoms, Children’s Chestal honey cough syrup, Arnicare Gel for muscle aches and bruising (and tired conference feet... Read More →
avatar for Happy Family Brands

Happy Family Brands

Launched on Mother's Day 2006, and founded and operated by moms, Happy Family is the leading premium organic food brand delivering optimal nutrition for the entire family. Happy Family products are consistently recognized for superior taste and nutrition.  We work with pediatricians and nutritionists to develop our recipes, starting with the very best organic ingredients and add extra nutrition when we can - like important... Read More →
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

About McDonald’s | McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States offering a variety of  | wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly  | 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local  | businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating WiFi enabled... Read More →
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PicMonkey

PicMonkey is a free photo editor that says Booyah! to whatever your creative heart desires. Touch-up tools, dreamy filters, groovy overlays, textures, and frames. Collage that will blow your mind, and graphics tools that make creation a snap. Ridiculously easy, staggeringly gorgeous!
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Save The Children

@savethechildren
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 8:00am - 6:00pm
Embassy Hall

8:15am

Imagine A Future Tweetup Hosted by Lisa Cortes


Procter & Gamble’s award-winning initiative My Black is Beautiful (MBIB) will bring its powerful message to BlogaliciousFIVE through its documentary, Imagine a Future. A film that examines beauty and self-esteem issues that challenge black women and girls across the globe.

Following the screening, producer and director Lisa Cortès (Academy-Award nominated for Precious) will be on-hand to respond and offer a behind the scenes insight into the documentary as well as the film industry at large. During the screening tweet your questions and comments to @MBIB using #ImagineAFuture.  

Please join us for this exciting screening!


Sponsors
avatar for My Black Is Beautiful :: Imagine A Future

My Black Is Beautiful :: Imagine A Future

Last year, Procter & Gamble ignited the My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB) movement with the launch of their new initiative, Imagine a Future, to impact the lives of one million black girls over three years. My Black Is Beautiful teamed up with community-based organization, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and national educational leader, UNCF, to bring this initiative to life by providing purpose-inspired solutions that support young black... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 8:15am - 9:15am
International Ballroom

9:15am

9:30am

Opening Keynote: Amy Dubois-Barnett, Ebony Magazine Editor-In-Chief
Have you seen EBONY Magazine lately? It’s been completely re-invented, re-invigorated and re-imagined. Amy’s sweeping changes to EBONY uniquely embody this year’s conference theme of “Create. Build. Fund.” as she transformed a family classic into a highly sought after modern favorite for a new generation of readers. We’re thrilled to have her share her business and branding insights as the headline keynote of BlogaliciousFIVE.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Dubois Barnett

Amy Dubois Barnett

Editor-in-Chief, Ebony Magazine
An award-winning media executive and brand architect, Amy DuBois Barnett’s vision has shaped the pages and websites of Harper’s Bazaar, Essence, Teen People, Honey magazine and Ebony, where she is currently Editor-in-Chief of the oldest and largest African-American magazine in the country. At Ebony, Barnett executed the publication’s first top-to-bottom redesign in its... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
International Ballroom

10:00am

KIA "Ride and Drives"
Sponsors
avatar for KIA

KIA

Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation and is one of only three auto brands to increase U.S. sales in each of the past four years. In 2012 the company surpassed the 500,000 unit mark for the first time. With a full line of fun-to-drive cars and CUVs, Kia is advancing value to new levels of sophistication by combining European-influenced styling with cutting-edge technologies, premium amenities... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 5:00pm
Motor Lobby - LL3

10:30am

All-Star Blogger Keynote Panel
We’ve invited 8 blogging rockstars from our community to dish on how they’ve built their media empires. Of course, in true Blogalicious fashion, this lineup of moguls brings a diversity of background, experience and career paths to the table and they’re eager to share their blueprints with you. Join us in welcoming these inspiring, brilliant entrepreneurs – who are always on their grind – to BlogaliciousFIVE:

Speakers
avatar for Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi

Awesomely Luvvie
Luvvie Ajayi is a writer, digital strategist and trainer with a passion for social justice. She’s been blogging for 10 years, and Awesomely Luvvie is her award-winning entertainment and humor blog where she covers all things pop culture from TV to technology to life’s random adventures. As a trainer, Luvvie's presented at several conferences over the years on the topics of social media, online communications, nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Shameeka Ayers

Shameeka Ayers

The Broke Socialite
A corporate girl for nearly fifteen years, Shameeka Ayers married her love of marketing and public relations with her obsession with new media to create her alter ego, blog and brand, The Broke Socialite™, in 2006. Through this newly-found voice, Shameeka has utilized social media to create a national series of highly-lauded dessert festivals called Sugar Coma Events™ in 2010. She also produces lavish!™, a lifestyle... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Mason

Maggie Mason

Founder, Mighty Girl
Since 2000, Maggie Mason’s lifestyle site Mighty Girl has drawn hundreds of thousands of readers a month. Her Mighty Life List has been sponsored by Fortune 500 companies, and she is a co-founder of Mighty Events, which hosts Camp Mighty and the Mighty Summit. Mason pioneered the shopping blog space with Mighty Goods, named one of Time Magazine’s Top 50 Cool Sites of the Year and Best Shopping Site by Forbes and BusinessWeek... Read More →
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Denene Millner

Author and Journalist
New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is a hotly sought after award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting, social media and book publishing industries. The former Parenting magazine columnist has penned 22 books, including Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, co-written with Steve Harvey. She also is the founder and editor of MyBrownBaby.com, a critically... Read More →
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Lamar Tyler

Co-Founder, Black and Married With Kids
Lamar Tyler wears many hats, not the least of which is being a husband and father of four. Using his motto “The Gatekeepers Are Gone,” Lamar, along with his wife Ronnie, has successfully leveraged social media to move the couple’s website BlackandMarriedWithKids.com in the last five years from a small personal blog to an international brand with over 180,000 Facebook fans. As a filmmaker Lamar directed and produced... Read More →
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Patrice Yursik

Afrobella
Trinidadian writer Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of Afrobella.com, one of the first blogs to celebrate natural hair and beauty in all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences. Afrobella has done campaigns for Urban Decay and Lancôme, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, Essence, Ebony... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
International Ballroom

11:30am

Coffee Break + Exhibitor Mingle
Take a breather. 

Visit our sponsors.

Make new friends.

Decompress.  

Friday October 4, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Embassy Hall

12:15pm

Analyzing Analytics: How to Leverage and Track Your Social Channels for MONSTER Engagement
Blogging about difficult topics or heavy issues carries a unique set of considerations and approaches. This panel of experienced bloggers and cause brand representatives will cover techniques on how to draw and keep an audience while covering weighty issues on your media platforms. They will discuss: The importance of tone and how you can vary it from post to post while still maintaining the seriousness of the issue; The power and importance of an authentic voice as the creator of your content; Making your content and delivery different from others who cover the same subject; Building awareness through networking on and off line; How selling merchandise works and deciding if it’s the right path for you and your brand; Working with distributors and vendors; Developing partnerships that fit your brand and can help spread your message; and Promoting your message on and off line.

Speakers
avatar for Maribel Lara

Maribel Lara

Social Media Marketer, M80
Maribel is an Account Director in New York City at M80, a social media marketing agency that’s been rocking it out since 1998 and was a founding member of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association. During the day she supports fortune 500 brands in developing and executing strategies across social channels like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and YouTube. In her spare time, you can find her tweeting as @Latina_Sweetie or blogging at Qué... Read More →
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Mike Street

Digital Strategist
Mike Street is a Senior Digital Strategist based in Harlem, NYC. He has a passion for emerging media, technology & social innovation. Having spent 13 years in the digital space, Mike Street has worked with top tier brands such as Time Magazine, Oprah Winfrey, OWN TV, Rémy Martin, Oscar de la Renta, Lexus, Turner Broadcasting, and BET Networks. He is passionate about the community of Harlem and runs a popular Facebook page all... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
International North

12:15pm

Blogging for Creatives: How Artists, Designers and DIYers Show Creative Inspiration and Tell the Stories Behind Their Work
Calling all professional artists, designers and DIYers! Join creative geniuses Jeanetta, Rachel and Dariela for a conversation all about how to use social media, including blogs, to: - connect with other artists/designers and like-minded people; - give a voice, face and personality to your brand; - show creative inspiration and tell the stories behind your work; - get interviews on other creative blogs and sites for exposure; - reach out to potential clients, work associates or collaborators; - expand on your portfolio; - show work behind the scenes, techniques, diy’s, work-in-progress, sneak peaks of their work and other creative processes using social media such as Twitter, Dribble, Vine, Vimeo and You Tube - have a space to express yourself, your ideas, thoughts and reccurring topics; - introduce new work, press and announcements; - monetize your site to help fund your art/design career; and - common social media platforms creatives should be using (vimeo, dribble, twitter, pinterest, facebook to name a few).

Speakers
avatar for Dariela Cruz

Dariela Cruz

Co-Founder, Dari Design Studio
Dariela is an established graphic designer and blogger based in San Diego, California. After working in corporate environments for 15 years, Dariela co-founded "Dari Design Studio", a full house studio offering a broad range of design services. She also runs a bilingual lifestyle blog, Mami Talks, which is full of culture, stories and inspirations infused with her unique designs and photographic touch.
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Jeanetta Gonzales

Founder, Jeanetta Gonzales Art and Design
Jeanetta Gonzales is a Los Angeles based designer, blogger and licensed artist. A self professed “design junkie”, she enjoys documenting the beauty of her surroundings. An overload of inspiration and ideas prompted Jeanetta to create her blog, Jeanetta Gonzales Art & Design, as a place to share trends and influencers as well as her body of graphic design, patterns and illustration work. There's even an online store where you can... Read More →
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Rachel Matos

The Art Muse
Born in New York, NY and now Los Angeles based, Rachel Matos, an art historian and painter, is the photographer and writer behind the lifestyle blog The Art Muse. The blog launched in 2010 and includes splashes of art, thoughts about personal style and creative ideas for stylish living. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts and pursuing graduate work in Modern Art and Critical Studies at Columbia University, Rachel has worked in the... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
International South

12:15pm

Book Smarts: Everything You Need to Know About Publishing and Marketing a Book
Indie Publishing. Book Marketing. Getting a Literary Agent. Becoming a Book Blogger. The list of questions surrounding taking your blog to a book is endless! While we are digital enthusiasts, we are still writers at our core and the idea of becoming a published author is still so appealing. Luckily we have three experts who have done the work and are opening up their treasure chests of knowledge to share with you:

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Beckerman

Tracy Beckerman

Humor Columnist and Author
Tracy Beckerman writes the syndicated humor column, Lost in Suburbia® which is carried by over 400 newspapers nationally. Combined with her blog by the same name, which is syndicated to over 250 websites, Lost in Suburbia® reaches up to ten million readers weekly. Tracy has made frequent TV and radio appearances speaking about motherhood and how to be a cool mom in the ‘burbs, including The Today Show on NBC, Good Day Dallas, Fox 5... Read More →
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Thien-Kim Lam

Blogger and Community Leader
Frequently burning the midnight oil with a mug of coffee (or tea), Thien-Kim Lam is a mother, business owner and general crafty gal. Her blog I’m Not the Nanny began as a place to vent her frustration over the public’s perceptions and assumptions about her children’s biracial heritage. It has evolved into a resource for parents who want to celebrate their children’s multicultural heritage and features her... Read More →
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Robin O'Bryant

Author
Robin O'Bryant is an award winning humor columnist and the blogger behind "Robin's Chicks." She is the author of the indie bestseller, Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves as well as A Second Helping: Best Loved Columns from Robin’s Chicks. O’Bryant is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and Mashable listed her as one of the 17 Funniest Moms on Twitter. For the talent portion of this... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Centennial III

12:15pm

LATINA BLOGGERS CONNECT TRACK presented by Sprint :: Pitching the Latina Online and On-Air Media

Looking to expand your voice beyond your blog? Want to gain exposure in larger mediums and hone those writing skills with a team of like-minded writers and editors? Come and meet this all-star panel of some of the most respected editors from online publications that cater to Latinas.

These professionals will be sharing the best practices in getting noticed and pitching publications like theirs.

Speakers
avatar for Maura Wall Hernandez

Maura Wall Hernandez

Editor, mom.me
Maura Wall Hernandez is a Los Angeles-based editor and award-winning blogger. She's the author of Mexican recipe, culture and travel blog, theothersideofthetortilla.com, and owns an Etsy shop called Pressed Intentions, selling handmade gifts and stationery.
avatar for Lorraine Ladish

Lorraine Ladish

Editor-in-Chief, Mamiverse
Lorraine C. Ladish is a 17-times published author of both fiction and non-fiction with over 20 years of experience as a freelance writer and editor. The subjects of her books include pregnancy, parenting, raising creative kids, writing and publishing and relationships. She has contributed to People en Español, Redbook and La Palma of The Palm Beach Post, and was the managing editor of VOXXI Mujer. In June 2012 she... Read More →
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Johanna Torres

Editor, MamásLatinas
Editor-in-Chief MamásLatinas.com, Chief Content Editor MiBlogazine.com, Multi-Media Lifestyle Expert and Brand Ambassador Johanna Torres is an experienced multi-media Editor, journalist and producer with over 21 years in the U.S. Hispanic media market. Her commitment to empowering the Hispanic woman and her deep understanding of this audience is evident by the high quality of the work that she has produced over the years. In fact, she... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Zimmerman

Andrea Zimmerman

Disney Interactive
Andrea Zimmerman is the senior manager of blogs & social media for Disney Interactive, which includes Babble.com, Spoonful.com, Disneybaby.com, and Babyzone.com.


Friday October 4, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Centennial IV

1:15pm

Lunch Conversation presented by OraQuick + Exhibitor Mingle
There are some things in life truly worth knowing. We all want to be empowered to make the best life choices that will enable us to live our best lives. OraQuick is here to support and empower African American women in conversations about relationships, sex and their personal well-being and provide valuable insight on a few things that are worth knowing. 

OraQuickpresents "Life. As We Know It" a series of interactive panel discussions for African American women by some of today's experts and notable influencers. These women will support one another, share stories of lessons learned and personal discoveries, and motivate one another to be their best selves.

Featuring:

Demetria L Lucas

Jacque Reid

Dr. Tosha Rogers

Telisha Ng



Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tosha Rogers Jones

Dr. Tosha Rogers Jones

Dr. Tosha Rogers is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. After receiving a BS in Chemistry  | with honors from Drexel University, she immediately enrolled in the Philadelphia  | College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she graduated with her D.O. degree. | | Dr. Rogers completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the  | Drexel University College of Medicine at Hahnemann University hospital, also in  | Philadelphia... Read More →
avatar for Demetria Lucas

Demetria Lucas

Affectionately known as "Belle”, Demetria L. Lucas is the author | of  A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your  | Best Single Life (Atria); the creator of the award-winning personal  | blog ABelleInBrooklyn.com; and the founder of Coached By Belle, a  | boutique life-coaching service, where Demetria helps clients solve  | their dating dilemmas and build  healthy relationships. Demetria... Read More →
avatar for Telisha Ng

Telisha Ng

Founder, Battle of The Sexes
Based out of Toronto, Canada, Telisha Ng is a relationship coach, the editor of GoddessIntellect.com, and the creator of the internationally known Battle of the Sexes Show. Famous for offering wisdom, fun and sound advice on relationships, her mission is to bring men and women together in love, respect and flirtatious freedom to make the world a better place.  | | After a string of failed relationships, back in February 2009 Telisha found... Read More →
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Jacque Reid

Journalist Jacque Reid is a long time journalists with a background in entertainment and news. Over the | course of her career she has interviewed some of the most influential and interesting people, including James Brown, Tom Cruise, Jane Fonda, Will Smith, Sheryl Crow, Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Aretha Franklin, Dave Chapelle and many more. | | Currently, Jacque can be seen daily as a co-host on NBC 4 New York's much... Read More →

Sponsors
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OraQuick

There are some things in life truly worth knowing. We all want to be empowered to make the best lifechoices that will enable us to live our best lives. OraQuick is here to support and empower women in conversations about relationships, sex and... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 1:15pm - 2:30pm
International Ballroom

2:45pm

Digital Storytelling: The Next Wave of Brand-Blogger Relationships ~ General Session
Talk to any blogger or any brand rep and you’ll find that we are all generally tired of the same old pitches, product reviews and giveaway posts that we’ve all become so used to. Creating content that is original, compelling and creative takes a collaborative effort on both sides. This panel will cover how to capture, archive and share your story; what types of expectations both sides should have going into such a relationship; different types of content that can come out of it; how bloggers can extend these relationships beyond the execution; and the role of the publicist in navigating the campaign.

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Jeter-Riley

Brandi Jeter-Riley

Mama Knows It All
Brandi Jeter-Riley is a Northern California based Community Relations Manager for shopper marketing agency Collective Bias, and co-founder of the Pushing Lovely writing group.  Known for personalized blog coaching and career development, Brandi has done blogger outreach for hundreds of campaigns, and her "door" is always open to bloggers who need a push.  She uses her knowledge of what brands want to help bloggers get what they... Read More →
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Jyl Johnson Pattee

CEO, Mom It Forward
Jyl Johnson Pattee is the CEO of Mom It Forward Media, a social media agency and blogger network. She also is the founder of the Family Forward retreat, the co-founder of the former evo Conference, and was on the founding board of the Social Media Club of Salt Lake City. Currently, she sits on the Mom Advisory Council for ONE.org and is a Shot@Life Champion with the United Nations Foundation. She also was named one of Parent... Read More →
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Gayle Weiswasser

VP, MXM Social
Gayle Weiswasser is Vice President, Engagement at MXM Social, the social media practice of Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM), where she oversees social media marketing strategy and innovation on owned and earned channels for a roster of blue chip clients, including NBC, SyFy, Lifetime, Food Network, History Channel, PwC, Samsung, Beiersdorf, and other corporate, entertainment and public affairs clients. Her team is responsible for platform... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
International Ballroom

4:00pm

Before You Make the Leap: Blogging Your Passion While Working a 9-to-5
Many of us bloggers are growing our media empires “on the side” – working a day job while also working our blogs part-time. The common thinking is to covet the full-time blogging career, but finding ways to use your blogging and social media skills in the workplace can be just the right boost to your career or help transition to blogging full-time (if that’s what you want!). For those interested in climbing the corporate ladder or adding to their work experience, finding opportunities to use your blogging skills can lead to working on cross-functional teams, greater visibility in your work organization, adding some security to your current position, transitioning to a new role, or ultimately a promotion. And for those working towards the goal of becoming a “full-time” blogger, we’ll discuss how to maintain a balance between both workloads, streamlining goals and laying the foundation for making the career leap.

Speakers
avatar for Boni Candelario

Boni Candelario

Career Coach
Career Strategy and Empowerment expert, Boni Candelario inspires her clients to achieve the next level in their careers and businesses by teaching them how to showcase their skills and value to management, colleagues, future employers and clients. She currently works for Yale University Human Resources in their Organizational Effectiveness and Staff Development department. As chair of the careers committee for the Yale Latino Networking Affinity... Read More →
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Aliah Davis-McHenry

President and CEO, Aliah Public Relations
Aliah Davis-McHenry is President and CEO of Aliah Public Relations, a public relations, digital marketing, and events management firm. Driven by creativity and relentless energy, Aliah is a strategic visionary who thrives on creating buzz, building brands, optimizing results and delivering compelling and multifaceted solutions. She began blogging in 2010 and chronicles her healthier living journey and finding balance as a working mother of... Read More →
avatar for Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

Rainy Day Diva
Denise Johnson had always dreamed of becoming a writer.   But she’d put her byline dreams on hold for a career in corporate America.  After a serious case of the cubicle blues, she decided to start blogging her passion —beauty products.  It was then that Rainy Day Diva — a lifestyle blog that promotes living beautifully was born.  Office worker by day and beauty blogger by night, it wasn’t long... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
International North

4:00pm

Generating Revenue: Thinking Outside of the Ad
Speakers
avatar for Andrea Amir

Andrea Amir

Founder, Smart Money Chicks
Andrea Amir, has over 16 years of experience helping people reach their financial goals as a Realtor  mortgage banker and educator. After experiencing her very own financial hardship — filing bankruptcy two times in the same year because she took misguided advice from a “professional” — she realized that with a solid grasp of financial literacy skills, a little planning, and discipline, such drastic... Read More →
avatar for Brandi Jeter-Riley

Brandi Jeter-Riley

Mama Knows It All
Brandi Jeter-Riley is a Northern California based Community Relations Manager for shopper marketing agency Collective Bias, and co-founder of the Pushing Lovely writing group.  Known for personalized blog coaching and career development, Brandi has done blogger outreach for hundreds of campaigns, and her "door" is always open to bloggers who need a push.  She uses her knowledge of what brands want to help bloggers get what they... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
International South

4:00pm

LATINA BLOGGERS CONNECT TRACK presented by Sprint :: SEO and Online Promotion: Tips and Tricks for Spanish Language Blogs

One of the most important strategies to achieve a constant and relevant flow of traffic is to have a well-optimized site with a solid SEO (search engine optimization) practice. While the basics are the same no matter which language your site is written, there are specific tips that apply to sites in Spanish and/or bilingual being searched through English language search engines.

Yolanda and Denisse have built a solid business through their Spanish-language blogs and will be sharing their best practices to a well-optimized site in Spanish or both English and Spanish. They will delve into the realms of social media in Spanish as well.



Speakers
avatar for Maura Wall Hernandez

Maura Wall Hernandez

Editor, mom.me
Maura Wall Hernandez is a Los Angeles-based editor and award-winning blogger. She's the author of Mexican recipe, culture and travel blog, theothersideofthetortilla.com, and owns an Etsy shop called Pressed Intentions, selling handmade gifts and stationery.
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Yoly Mason

Founder, Las Blogueras
Yoly Mason is a pioneer Latina blogger who focuses on sharing proven ways to enjoy an abundant life with a small budget. Since starting her award winning blog, Cuponeando.net, Yoly is passionate about video marketing, recipe development and helping other mediapreneurs strategize their business growth. In addition to her blog, Yoly founded the blogging community Las Blogueras. More recently, she also launched SavvyMujer.com where personal finance... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Centennial III

4:00pm

Spreading a Message, Sharing a Mission: A Conversation About Awareness Blogging
Blogging about difficult topics or heavy issues carries a unique set of considerations and approaches. This panel of experienced bloggers and cause brand representatives will cover techniques on how to draw and keep an audience while covering weighty issues on your media platforms. They will discuss: The importance of tone and how you can vary it from post to post while still maintaining the seriousness of the issue; The power and importance of an authentic voice as the creator of your content; Making your content and delivery different from others who cover the same subject; Building awareness through networking on and off line; How selling merchandise works and deciding if it’s the right path for you and your brand; Working with distributors and vendors; Developing partnerships that fit your brand and can help spread your message; and Promoting your message on and off line.

Speakers
avatar for Jenee Darden

Jenee Darden

Journalist
Jenee Darden is an award-winning journalist from Oakland, Calif. She hosts the podcast and blog CocoaFly.com—a new flavor in news for women. Jenee covers an array of topics on Cocoa Fly,from dating to social justice issues. Cocoa Fly features Jenee’s insightful thesis “Under the Covers: The Popularity and Debate Over Black Erotic Literature.” Jenee blends her passion for media and mental health at... Read More →
avatar for Christine Koh

Christine Koh

Founder, Boston Mamas
Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned multimedia creative. She spent a decade in academia and was about to become a professor when she decided to hang up her academic spurs in favor of more flexible and independent ventures. Christine is the founder and editor of the lifestyle parenting portal Boston Mamas, the graphic designer behind Posh Peacock, a digital strategist at Women Online, co-founder of The Mission... Read More →
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Rhachelle Nicol

Author and Advocate, RN Brand and Design
Rhachelle Nicol’ is a mother, author, writer, speaker and advocate. For over 15 years, she has worked with abused and neglected children, juvenile delinquents and high risk families, to reunify, redirect and assist with accessing resources to function at their highest level. She lends her voice to those who may feel powerless or overlooked. Writing for The Answer Newspaper in Las Vegas, NV, she strives to enlighten her community about... Read More →
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Lisa Quinones-Fontanez

Autism Wonderland
Lisa Quinones-Fontanez is a secretary by day, blog writer by night and Mami round the clock. When Lisa’s son, Norrin, was diagnosed with autism in May 2008, she found herself in a world she did not understand. In 2010 Lisa founded the blog AutismWonderland (www.autismwonderland.com). AutismWonderland is an award winning blog that chronicles her family journey with autism and shares local resources for children/families with special... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Centennial IV

4:00pm

VIP Workshop: Master Your Elevator Pitch {Session 1}
Limited Capacity full

We each have a special gift that we are meant to share with the world – but if we can’t effectively communicate our gift, then we are doing ourselves (and others!) a major disservice. Communicator-extraordinaire, Harriette Cole, is returning to Blogalicious after sharing her gifts as last year’s Closing Keynote. She will be facilitating an interactive workshop designed to help you master your elevator pitch. This VIP workshop will be RSVP-only, with limited spaces. Stay tuned for details on how to reserve your spot.

Speakers
avatar for Harriette Cole

Harriette Cole

Motivational Speaker, Harriette Cole
Harriette Cole is a life stylist, an insightful writer and editor, a best-selling author, an executive leadership coach, a nationally syndicated advice columnist and an etiquette expert. Cole is a trusted contributor to NBC’s Today Show where she offers her contemporary brand of wisdom to an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Cole has dedicated her life to inspiring people to discover how to be their best. Cole recently launched a line of... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dunwoody

5:00pm

#OpticWhite InstaParty
Our sponsor Colgate knows that your smile is your best accessory, which is why they know you will stop by the Optic White Refresh Suite. Colgate knows that looking your best is very important. While you are attending Blogalicious here in Atlanta, we want you to show off your smile, which is always your best accessory. Have some fun, post photos of that winning smile and take Colgate Optic White home to try. Then share the results with your network. Don’t forget to join the InstaGram Party at the Optic White Refresh Suite on Friday from 5-5:30PM. It's #OpticWhite.

Sponsors
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Colgate Optic White

Colgate Optic White knows that your smile is your best accessory, which is why we want you to stop by the Optic White Refresh Suite to network with fellow bloggers, post photos of that winning smile and pick up free samples of Colgate Optic White to try at home. And don’t forget to join us at the Instagram Party on Friday, October 4, from 5-5:30 PM, for special surprises and giveaways! Show off your best accessory with the hashtag... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Techwood

5:00pm

5:45pm

CrowdFunding: The Financial Backing for Your Project Is at Your Fingertips!
Get Your FUND On! The purpose of this panel is to educate, encourage, and inspire the Blogalicious community to use rewards-based and donation-based crowdfunding tools to raise money to support their blogs, books, business, creative efforts, events, social good causes and campaigns, webisode series, and video projects. It features a variety of content creators and entrepreneurs from the Blogalicious community and beyond, who have used indeigogo, Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms for brand building success!

Speakers
avatar for Ananda Leeke

Ananda Leeke

innerpreneur, author, artist, coach, and yoga teacher
Yoga + Creativity + Internet Geek = Ananda Leeke. Leeke is a lawyer turned “Jill of many trades”: innerpreneur, author, artist, coach, and yoga teacher.  Leeke's mission is “Empowering U2BU through creativity coaching, Reiki, self-care, social media, volunteerism, and yoga.”  She uses her blog to express her mission through weekly posts on #YogaMondays, #InternetGeek Tuesdays, and... Read More →
avatar for Chanel Martin

Chanel Martin

Chanel Martin is chemical engineer from Oklahoma City. She not only excelled in her studies, which led to her receiving her M.S. in Chemical Engineering, but she also possesses a passion for entertainment, beauty and all things hair. She attended Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and North Carolina A&T State University. “I know that this is not about me, it’s greater than that... Read More →
avatar for Candace Mitchell

Candace Mitchell

Candace Mitchell is a computer scientist from Atlanta.  She is on a mission to share her gifts with the world through science and technology.  Her interest in cosmetology began in her early teens, then transformed into a passion for computing in which she always dreamed of how she could blend the two fields. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Science where she met co-founders... Read More →
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Jess Watson

Co-Founder, Madame You
Company Bio: Madame You is a beauty tech company catering to Black hair and beauty. Our first product is a mobile app serves as a guide for hair care - women can discover hair styles, products, find stylists locator, and buy products. Jess Watson is a computer scientist from New York City. Coming from humble beginnings as a first generation Jamaican, her family taught her the importance of hard work, dedication, and that anything is... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
International North

5:45pm

How to "Lean In" to Your Business Without Sacrificing Your Relationships or Family
There’s been a lot of buzz about Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In. In the book , she deals with the lack of women in positions of leadership in business and across the board. In this workshop, we plan to teach women to how to lean into their business without sacrificing their relationships or their families. Many of us want the business and the family, but too few people are teaching how to navigate this successfully. We hope to teach participants how to: 1. Define what success looks like for their business and their family. 2. Create a support network for their success in both. 3. Set parameters/boundaries around business and family 4. Discuss expectations and how to manage them on a regular basis and renegotiate them when needed. 5. Create a plan of preparation/ prevention versus recovery / rescue for their business and family.

Speakers
avatar for Ronnie Tyler

Ronnie Tyler

Co-Founder, Black and Married With Kids
Ronnie Tyler,along with her husband Lamar, has used social media to build an online movement around promoting healthy families and marriages in the African American community. The Tylers are the creators of the award-winning blog BlackandMarriedWithKids.com (BMWK). The site has been featured in The Washington Post, Parenting Magazine, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, on CNN’s Headline News, NPR, Sirius\XM and many other print... Read More →
avatar for Alisha C. Walker

Alisha C. Walker

Marriage Coach
Alisha Curry Walker is an author, speaker, Licensed Professional Counselor and co-founder of The Marriage Coaches. Alisha is passionate about helping couples, families and women create the life they desire and deserve and has done so with hundreds of people for over 15 years. Along with her husband, Alisha has co-authored a book, I Love Being Married: A Guide to Divorceproof Your Marriage. For more information and help on creating the life you... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
International South

5:45pm

LATINA BLOGGERS CONNECT TRACK presented by Sprint :: What Are Brands Looking for in Latina Bloggers?

Three of the most important network leaders in the Latina social media space and a brand specialist will address the issue of if there is really a need to have Latino-specific groups and sponsored campaigns. Despite being mainstream, at the same time the Latino culture infuses the conversations, social interactions and the ways Latinas connect with each other on and off line. Marketers are looking for Latina bloggers to address their specific audience through ways that are authentic and engaging. Bloggers will learn exactly what these brands look for in them that sets them apart, as well as to how to position themselves within a multicultural environment.



Speakers
avatar for Ana Flores

Ana Flores

Founder, Latina Bloggers Connect
Ana L. Flores has over 15 years of experience as a content creator and television producer, with a specialty in the U.S. Hispanic industry. After becoming a mom, she co-founded SpanglishBaby, the award-winning, go-to online community and resource for parents raising bilingual and bicultural. In December of 2010, Ana appeared on the cover of Hispanic Business Magazine as “The New Face of Social Media," just one month after... Read More →
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Piera Jolly

Co-Founder, Latina Mom Bloggers
Founded in 2008 by Piera Jolly, JollyMom.com is a savvy and popular blog that provides moms with helpful parenting information, fun child-friendly activities, craft ideas, recipes, and the latest trends for moms, kids, and families. JollyMom.com is also proud to have been named a Power Mom by Nielsen and one of Access Communication's Top 50 Mommy Blogs! | | In addition to running her personal blog, JollyMom.com, she is also the CEO and... Read More →
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Roxanna Sarmiento

Sway Group
Roxanna is the Director of Brand Marketing and Hispanic Outreach at Sway Group, where she combines her classical brand management expertise with her unabashed love of social media. She loves to connect brands with digital influencers — and sometimes does the influencing herself. She also oversees and handles all business development for all of the work that Sway Group does with its exclusive partners at Latina Bloggers Connect. Roxanna... Read More →
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Kristin Wallace

Communications Manager, Sprint
Kristin Wallace is a Communications Manager with Sprint. She manages the external communications for pricing, apps and services and the developer team for Sprint. She also works on the core team that created and manages the Sprint Mom Ambassador Program, working alongside Sprint’s Hispanic Corporate Communication Manager to align programs that fit the needs of the Latino community. Kristin has more than 20 years of public relations... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Centennial III

7:00pm

#DNADiscovery Reception presented by 23andMe
Sponsors
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23andMe

23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, enables individuals to access and explore their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. 23andMe – named for the 23 pairs of chromosomes making up human DNA – believes that understanding your genetic makeup is an important tool for living a longer, healthier life. More than 350,000 people have already used the company’s Personal... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Centennial IV

9:00pm

McDonald's Presents: The Jam. Freshest. Party. Ever.
The Simple Joy and Fun of McDonald’s

B-Girls and B-Boys, kick-off BlogaliciousFIVE! at “The Jam,” sponsored by McDonald’s, at 9 p.m. Friday, 
October 4 in Centennial Ballroom III. The Golden Arches will bring back the golden age of hip-hop with 
an ‘80s-themed party, decked out with throwback beats and boardgames, cocktails, cheeseburgers, 
bodybuilders and more.

And, don’t miss the simple joy of McDonald’s in the Expo Hall. Recharge electronic devices and meet up 
with friends at “The Hot Spot,” booth 107. There will also be cool giveaways and fun activities that will 
bring simple joy and fun that will last throughout the weekend and beyond.

Sponsors
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

About McDonald’s | McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States offering a variety of  | wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly  | 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local  | businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating WiFi enabled... Read More →



Friday October 4, 2013 9:00pm - 12:00am
Centennial III
 
Saturday, October 5
 

8:00am

Blogalicious IRL Social Suite and Breakfast!
Sponsors
avatar for Boiron USA

Boiron USA

Boiron USA
Want to know more about homeopathic medicines and how they can provide a safe, natural solution for some of life’s most common health problems? Then be sure to stop by our booth and meet Deborah and Heather from Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines. Here you will learn more about Oscillococcinum for flu-like symptoms, Children’s Chestal honey cough syrup, Arnicare Gel for muscle aches and bruising (and tired conference feet... Read More →
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Happy Family Brands

Launched on Mother's Day 2006, and founded and operated by moms, Happy Family is the leading premium organic food brand delivering optimal nutrition for the entire family. Happy Family products are consistently recognized for superior taste and nutrition.  We work with pediatricians and nutritionists to develop our recipes, starting with the very best organic ingredients and add extra nutrition when we can - like important... Read More →
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

About McDonald’s | McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States offering a variety of  | wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly  | 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local  | businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating WiFi enabled... Read More →
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PicMonkey

PicMonkey is a free photo editor that says Booyah! to whatever your creative heart desires. Touch-up tools, dreamy filters, groovy overlays, textures, and frames. Collage that will blow your mind, and graphics tools that make creation a snap. Ridiculously easy, staggeringly gorgeous!


Saturday October 5, 2013 8:00am - 6:00pm
Embassy Hall

8:15am

9:15am

CREATE Track Shared Keynote :: Karen Cooper & Jen Shetterly, PicMonkey ~ Divining Awesome: A Creative Approach to Branding for Bloggers
We’re just a little bit obsessed with PicMonkey over here and rightfully so: the company has changed the game for content creators who want to easily add a professional-looking visual component to their articles and sites, turning a standard-issue blog post into social-sharing gold. Your blog has riveting content, loyal readership, and a beloved place in the social ecosystem ... now what? If you haven't taken a moment to consider whether your branding has taken you as far as it could, this session is for you. Jen Shetterly and Karen Cooper, from PicMonkey.com, will give real world insights on creating a consistent brand. Learn how to develop a creative foundation that sets you apart from the crowd, bringing together editorial voice and visual identity into a unified whole that takes your blog from amazing to immortal.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Cooper

Karen Cooper

Content Extruder, Pic Monkey
Karen Cooper’s editorial work spans all screens but she says she learned everything she needed to know from her very first job at the most creative company in the world: the Muppets. After learning the story editing craft with “Muppet Babies” and “Fraggle Rock,” Cooper created and produced NBC’s mixed-format news and information program for kids, “K-TV,” “The Red Booth”(ABC), and the... Read More →
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Jen Shetterly

Design MixMaster, Pic Monkey
If you’ve ever enjoyed the sensation of being in a grassy field while booting up a PC, you can thank Jen Shetterly for the look and feel she created for Windows XP. She drove efforts to simplify and innovate for some of Microsoft’s most successful products including Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, and MSN and designed features that set the standards for Microsoft products today. As a user experience designer, Shetterly is often... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 9:15am - 10:15am
International Ballroom

10:00am

KIA "Ride and Drives"
Sponsors
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KIA

Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation and is one of only three auto brands to increase U.S. sales in each of the past four years. In 2012 the company surpassed the 500,000 unit mark for the first time. With a full line of fun-to-drive cars and CUVs, Kia is advancing value to new levels of sophistication by combining European-influenced styling with cutting-edge technologies, premium amenities... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 10:00am - 5:00pm
Motor Lobby - LL3

10:15am

Coffee Break + Exhibitor Mingle
Saturday October 5, 2013 10:15am - 10:45am
Embassy Hall

10:45am

The Perfect Pitch Event presented by Wells Fargo and Blogalicious
The Pitches are In… Wells Fargo and Blogalicious have teamed up for The Perfect Pitch, a live pitch contest providing an opportunity for small business owners to pitch their businesses for a chance to win a special prize package. And the finalists need your support to cheer them on as they pitch a panel of expert judges for live feedback. Also, you will have an opportunity to pick the fan favorite winner during the judges’ deliberation at the event. Your Tweet will count to help select the Fan Favorite, who receives a special recognition.  Hope to see you there.

Speakers
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Jim Beach

Entrepreneur, School for Startups Radio
Jim Beach’s first book, School for Startups, was published by McGraw-Hill in June 2011 and reached as high as number 9 on Amazon's business section.  Jim has started businesses and has taught entrepreneurship around the world and will be again headlining the Entrepreneur Summit at the world's most exclusive university, Indian Institute of Technology.  | | After sending a proposal to just one publisher, McGraw-Hill agreed to... Read More →
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Erica Bracey

Business Consultant, Georgia State University SBDC
Ms. Bracey’s professional background includes business management and marketing positions within retail, academia, e-commerce and banking. As an entrepreneur, she has ongoing experience in the areas of real estate, public relations, event planning and special events. While attending GSU, Ms. Bracey was a recipient of the Marketing Award for Excellence. In addition, she is a member of the National Black MBA Association, South Fulton County... Read More →
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Alfred Edmond

Editor-At-Large, Black Enterprise
Alfred Edmond Jr. is senior vice president/multimedia editor-at-large of black enterprise. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all of the media platforms under the black enterprise brand. Edmond is also responsible for helping to set and enforce quality standards for the editorial content of the major franchises of black enterprise, including BlackEnterprise.com; black enterprise magazine; live networking... Read More →
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Chanda Hurt Moran

Senior Vice President/Southeast Region Market Development Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank
With over twenty years banking experience, Chanda Hurt Moran is Wells Fargo’s Southeast Region Market Development Consultant for Business Banking.  In her current role, Chanda provides strategic market support and collaborates with both corporate and regional Business Banking senior leadership to implement effective sales strategies, customer focused service and sales processes, and efficient customer and banker tools and... Read More →
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Robin O'Bryant

Author
Robin O'Bryant is an award winning humor columnist and the blogger behind "Robin's Chicks." She is the author of the indie bestseller, Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves as well as A Second Helping: Best Loved Columns from Robin’s Chicks. O’Bryant is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and Mashable listed her as one of the 17 Funniest Moms on Twitter. For the talent portion of this... Read More →
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Stefania Pomponi

Co-Founder/ President, Clever Girls Collective
Clever Girls Collective, Inc. co-founder, President & Chief Evangelist Stefania Pomponi (@citymama) is a seasoned social media professional and nationally-recognized blogger.  She leads Clever Girls Collective's corporate communications and PR efforts and is responsible for inking several key client relationships. She lives in Palo Alto, CA with her three amazing children.

Sponsors
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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 10:45am - 12:15pm
International Ballroom

12:15pm

Lunch + Success Blueprint Roundtable Conversations
Sit down and have an intimate conversation with these 7 subject matter experts who are excited to lay out their blueprints for success just for you. These remarkable women will be hosting roundtable discussions during lunch on Saturday, Oct. 5 to delve into everything from Mid-life Blogging to Brand Infringement to Freelancing for Bloggers.

Speakers
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Trezanay Atkins

The Brand Infringement Firm
Trezanay M. Atkins is the Creator and Lead Strategist at tma| The Brand Infringement Firm, a law firm designed to help protect and defend brands by providing preventative education, brand advocacy, and case litigation. She also provides licensing and strategic communications solutions to help brands through brand management issues.  Ms. Atkins is the proud mom of two and frequently speaks about work-life balance for mom entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Cora Harrington

Founder, The Lingerie Addict
Cora Harrington is the founder and lead editor of The Lingerie Addict, the world's leading lingerie blog with over 150,000 visitors per month and a social media presence nearly 90,000 strong. The mission of The Lingerie Addict is to make lingerie accessible to every woman, no matter her size, age, sexuality, ethnicity, or budget. The Lingerie Addict has been featured on the websites for Vogue Italia, Time Magazine, The Today Show, Fox News, and... Read More →
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Lindsey C. Holmes

Founder, LCH Business SM & Tech
Lindsey C. Holmes is the owner of LCH Business SM & Tech, a 10 year old, award winning Digital Marketing/ Digital PR, Tech Workflow, and Mobile Application Development agency with offices in Washington, DC and Newark, NJ. LCH boasts such clients as the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), NAACP, BET, The Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC), and NJPAC. Lindsey has used her writing background, marketing and business training, and... Read More →
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Lori Kerrigan

VP of Integrated Media, Texture Media
Drawing upon more than 15 years in the advertising industry where she worked on Fortune 100 brands, Lori is responsible for cultivating and building new relationships while managing and maintaining existing advertiser relationships. She embraces her 2c hair type and is true testament to the 46% of curly girls that have a holy grail (hers is a combination of curl cream & a lightweight oil to best define her curls) while enjoying the active... Read More →
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Lorraine Ladish

Editor-in-Chief, Mamiverse
Lorraine C. Ladish is a 17-times published author of both fiction and non-fiction with over 20 years of experience as a freelance writer and editor. The subjects of her books include pregnancy, parenting, raising creative kids, writing and publishing and relationships. She has contributed to People en Español, Redbook and La Palma of The Palm Beach Post, and was the managing editor of VOXXI Mujer. In June 2012 she... Read More →
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Jen Reeves

Social Communications Trainer, AARP
Jen Lee Reeves is passionate about social media, digital literacy and advocacy. She is the social media trainer for the AARP after 17 years in journalism. Most recently, she managed KOMU-TV8's online properties and taught new media at the Missouri School of Journalism. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowship in 2008-09. Reeves speaks on the power of social media in business, non-profits... Read More →
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Trina Small

Founder, Baby Shopaholic
Wife, mom, and fashion-obsessed shopaholic, Trina Small, is the creator and author of Baby Shopaholic.  Trina’s blog, Baby Shopaholic, chronicles all of her adventures in fashion with her two year old daughter, Peyton, in tow. After obtaining her marketing degree, Trina needed a fashion fix and gained experience as a stylist for several magazines, photoshoots, and videos. Currently based in Atlanta, GA, the... Read More →
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Sherice Torres

Bad Ass Mama-In-Chief, Bad Ass Mama Enterprises
Sherice Guillory Torres serves as BadAssMama-in-Chief of BadAssMama Enterprises, Inc. – a lifestyle management brand designed to help women, particularly working mothers, dare to design their best life. She is a regular contributor to WorkingMother.com, NickMom.com, Felicity Huffman’s WhatTheFlicka.com, a syndicated contributor on BlogHer.com and founder her own blog, The BadAssMama Chronicles. 


Saturday October 5, 2013 12:15pm - 1:45pm
International Ballroom

2:00pm

BUILD Track Keynote :: Hamilton Brown, Sr. Marketing Director, The Taco Bell Company
"Build Your Brand. Make it Personal."

Speakers
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Hamilton Brown

Senior Marketing Director, Taco Bell Company
Hamilton Brown is a passionate business leader and an award winning brand builder who has a decade of experience in creating avid fans of experiential brands. He has led large, global and small businesses; consumer inspired product and commercial initiatives, and managed large multifunctional/multi-agency and global teams that have led to sales, volume, and profit growth.  | | Hamilton is a Senior Marketing Director at the Taco Bell... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
International Ballroom

3:15pm

And Action!: How to Brilliantly Add Video, TV, and Podcasting to Your Repertoire
Does a TV, radio or a video camera intimidate you? Don’t let self-consciousness steal your thunder. In this workshop you will get the tools to be more confident in front of any camera (or behind any mic) and shine. You’ll also learn how to spice up your blogging life with creative and engaging video and podcasts. In this session your subject matter experts will cover: -Why every second counts -Find your light: tips to look and feel great -Do’s and don’ts when doing TV or radio interviews -Dressing for the camera -How to perfect your message and sell your brand, but know when to plug it in -Projecting confidence, even if you’re shaking inside - and much more!

Speakers
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Jeanette Kaplun

Founder, Hispana Global
An award-winning journalist, broadcaster, conference speaker, spokesperson and social media influencer, Jeannette Kaplun has over 18 years of experience on TV, radio, online media and as a published author. Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chile, Jeannette is truly bilingual and bicultural. In 2012 she launched her bilingual platform for Latinas who want to look, feel and do their best, Hispana Global, with blogs, videos and tips in... Read More →
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Jessica McFadden

Founder, A Parent in America
Jessica McFadden is the creator and author of the popular lifestyle blog for parents, A Parent in America, as well as the award-winning hyperlocal parenting website A Parent in Silver Spring, which has been featured in media such as CNN, Forbes, and The Washington Post as a top resource for Washington, DC area parents. Jessica has successfully and creatively incorporated video in both of her websites, growing her readership... Read More →
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Nicole Presley

Nicole Presley a Mexican-American gal obsessed with food, both making it and eating it are two of her passions. She has an original recipe blog called Presley’s Pantry that is packed with sweet desserts and a tribe of Mexican food dishes.  She is  currently filming a webisode series that is spunky, whimsical, and filled with funny surprises.  Nicole is also is a regular recipe contributor to Babble (A Disney owned website... Read More →
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MJ Tam

Founder, City Connect Media
MJ Tam is the editor of Chicagonista and the creator of City Connect Media, Inc. (CCMI), which owns and operates Chicagonista.com and other city sites including TheChicagoMoms.com.  Under CCMI she created Chicagonista LIVE!, the first live-streamed online talk show in Chicago, with co-host and broadcast journalist Nancy Loo and new media personalities Beth Rosen and Duong Sheahan. The interactive #ChicagonistaLIVE show boasts a 4.7M Twitter... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
International North

3:15pm

Booking, Speaking and Hosting: The How-To on Speaking Engagements, Live Events, and Webinars
Webinars, teleseminars, and podcasting allow you to interact with your audience via Q & A sessions and share, inform, and educate all the while creating and building a community of followers. Followers who as they begin to know, like, and trust you, will become your loyal fan base and referral source to grow your business. This workshop will discuss: How to come up with content that will make your audience sign up without hesitation; How to promote your webinar, teleseminar, and podcasting; What software is available; How to use them to grow your list; Other social platforms to share your information (i.e. Slide Deck, Slide Share, etc.); and How to use them as another stream of income to fund your business From Blog to Signature Event workshop will help bloggers get started on creating a signature event for their blog that will enhance reader interaction, provide an extra source of income and set their blog apart from others. The workshop will cover: venue sourcing, setting an event budget, interpreting your blog into an event, and cross marketing & negotiation tips. Bloggers will walk away from the workshop equipped with tools and more confidence to help take their blogs to the next level by creating a signature event their readers will love.

Speakers
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Uneeka Jay

President, Rewrite 365
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Telisha Ng

Founder, Battle of The Sexes
Based out of Toronto, Canada, Telisha Ng is a relationship coach, the editor of GoddessIntellect.com, and the creator of the internationally known Battle of the Sexes Show. Famous for offering wisdom, fun and sound advice on relationships, her mission is to bring men and women together in love, respect and flirtatious freedom to make the world a better place.  | | After a string of failed relationships, back in February 2009 Telisha found... Read More →
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Lynn White

Web Designer + Techie Coach, Non Techie Pros
Lynn White, Principal Designer of Lynn White Designs, has made it her mission to empower female entrepreneurs to embrace the techie side of their businesses and to be true to themselves in their brands. | | Lynn created Non Techie Pros, a resource for female entrepreneurs to get in touch with their techie sides. Non Techie Pros provides training on various topics, from WordPress to social media, by using differing learning mediums, such as... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
International South

3:15pm

Privacy, Platforms and Peace of Mind ~ Making the Best Choices for Your Blog and Protecting Your Personal Information
With all of our precious information on the Internet, we have to be diligent about protecting it while still finding the best ways to deliver our content. There’s so much to think about! In this nuts and bolts session, ‘Privacy, Platforms and Peace of Mind’ our experts will cover an array of topics including: Ten Easy Steps to ‘Hackproof’ Your WordPress Installation and Backup Your Site How to Audit Your Online Reputation Shielding Your Personal Information From Public View Switching From Blogger to Self-Hosted WordPress ..and more!

Speakers
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Kellup Charles

Executive Editor, Security Orb
Kellep Charles (@kellepc) is the creator and Executive Editor of SecurityOrb.com (@SecurityOrb), an information security & privacy knowledge-based website with the mission to share and raise awareness of the motives, tools and tactics of the hacker community, and provide best practices and counter measures against malicious events. Kellep has appeared and made regular contributions to local media outlets such as PGCTV, WPGC 95.5 FM... Read More →
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Arsha Jones

Founder, Brand Build Sell
Arsha Jones has spent the last 15+ years in web design and technology fields. With a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University (Go Rams!), she began her career as the dot com bubble exploded and survived the burst unscathed. | | In 2009, with her entrepreneurial spirit, Arsha created BrandBuildSell, a free online resource for beginners who want to get started online, without the fluff and used car salesman... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Centennial III

3:15pm

VIP Workshop: Master Your Elevator Pitch {Session 2}
Limited Capacity full

We each have a special gift that we are meant to share with the world – but if we can’t effectively communicate our gift, then we are doing ourselves (and others!) a major disservice. Communicator-extraordinaire, Harriette Cole, is returning to Blogalicious after sharing her gifts as last year’s Closing Keynote. She will be facilitating an interactive workshop designed to help you master your elevator pitch. This VIP workshop will be RSVP-only, with limited spaces. Stay tuned for details on how to reserve your spot.

Speakers
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Harriette Cole

Motivational Speaker, Harriette Cole
Harriette Cole is a life stylist, an insightful writer and editor, a best-selling author, an executive leadership coach, a nationally syndicated advice columnist and an etiquette expert. Cole is a trusted contributor to NBC’s Today Show where she offers her contemporary brand of wisdom to an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Cole has dedicated her life to inspiring people to discover how to be their best. Cole recently launched a line of... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Dunwoody

4:15pm

4:45pm

FUND Track Keynote :: Elisa Camahort-Page, COO, BlogHer
Elisa and the BlogHer women have been mentors to Blogalicious since its inception (even before!). They’ve paved the way as builders of a community-based brand that’s a force to be reckoned with. And they’ve made smart decisions along the way about how to grow and fund it. We are so looking forward to hearing about funding options from Elisa, who understands our space intimately and has a track record of inspiring success.

Funding Your Dream: What to know, who to know, and perhaps most importantly: What NOT to do


Entrepreneurs come in many forms. Solopreneurs, small business owners, start-up founders. College drop-outs and PhDs. Tech, business, and liberal arts backgrounds alike. When most people think about getting "funding", venture capital (or VC) companies spring to mind. Today, though, the venture world's Series A, B, and C have these alphabetical alternatives: Angel, Bootstrapping, and Crowdfunding. There are many winding roads you may travel as an entrepreneur. Learn about new ways to fund and launch companies, and how the rest of us, without billion-dollar valuations, get the job done. 

Moderators
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Elisa Camahort

Co-Founder, BlogHer
Elisa Camahort Page is one of the three co-founders of BlogHer, Inc., along with Lisa Stone and Jory Des Jardins. As COO of the company, Elisa leads the BlogHer conference business, including the BlogHer annual conference, the largest conference for bloggers in the United States. Elisa also leads the research/consumer insights division, as well as the company's public relations and social media efforts. Prior to BlogHer, Elisa worked as a... Read More →

Saturday October 5, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
International Ballroom

5:45pm

BlogHerLicious Vlog Contest Event
BlogHer is back as a sponsor of Blogalicious Weekend!  This is BlogHer’s 5th year supporting our community and we just couldn’t be happier to welcome them back.  This year we’ve come up with something exciting, creative and never-before-done: a vlog festival, where the video submissions come from you! The vlog submissions have been received and the winners have been chosen!  At the conference, all attendees will be able to vote for an Audience Favorite.  We’ll show each winning video and award the Audience Favorite on Saturday, October 5th!

Speakers
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Elisa Camahort

Co-Founder, BlogHer
Elisa Camahort Page is one of the three co-founders of BlogHer, Inc., along with Lisa Stone and Jory Des Jardins. As COO of the company, Elisa leads the BlogHer conference business, including the BlogHer annual conference, the largest conference for bloggers in the United States. Elisa also leads the research/consumer insights division, as well as the company's public relations and social media efforts. Prior to BlogHer, Elisa worked as a... Read More →
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Rachel Rodriguez

Writer and Producer, CNN
Rachel Rodriguez is a writer and producer for CNN iReport, the network's global participatory news community. In this role, she is responsible for editing personal essays and opinion pieces submitted from around the world to CNN.com. Based at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta, Rodriguez reports to Katie Hawkins-Gaar, senior producer for CNN iReport. Since joining CNN in 2008, Rodriguez has been an integral part of delivering news to... Read More →

Sponsors


Saturday October 5, 2013 5:45pm - 6:15pm
International Ballroom

6:15pm

#DearBlogalicious Presentation

We’re celebrating this 5 year anniversary with some good old fashioned love letters and we would love to hear from you!

Blogalicious celebrates and empowers the multicultural blogger, growing a community that celebrates digital diversity and serves as a supportive platform for all of our successes. Have you made a great brand connection at Blogalicious? We want to hear about it! Collaborated with amazing bloggers you’ve met at the conference? Tell us how! Met life-long friends who are committed to helping you reach your goals? We have too! That’s just a few reasons why we love this community.

#DearBlogalicious is your chance to show the world why Blogalicious is important to us. Whether through blog posts, emails, tweets or Instagram, we’ll be curating your love letters to highlight in a video stream at the conference. Simply use the #DearBlogalicious hashtag or email your posts to:
dearblogalicious (at ) gmail.com to submit your love letters.

Videos and photos are welcome, too! In fact, keep an eye out for the #DearBlogalicious Love Letter Photo Booth during the conference where we’ll be sending “sweet nothings” to the amazing community that helps many of us succeed.


Artists
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Jen Borget

By day, Jennifer Borget is a freelance news reporter and blogger sharing parenting news, tips and tricks. By night, Jennifer is a wannabe domestic diva. This mother of two and wife of one, is striving to be extraordinary. She documents her journey through making and raising babies on BabyMakingMachine.com. ***************************************************************************************** | We're celebrating this 5 year anniversary... Read More →
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Vanessa Bell

Founder/ Writer, De Su Mama
Vanessa Bell is a freelance writer and legacy builder at DeSuMama.com. She is building a legacy through love letters to her children, explorations of personal identity and the documentation of traditions, travel and food culture. She is a Cuban American and bicultural Latina in an interracial marriage who aspires to raise bilingual children in a monolingual home. Vanessa's writing can also be found at... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 6:15pm - 6:30pm
International Ballroom

7:00pm

KIA Motors Closing Cocktail Reception
Sponsors
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KIA

Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation and is one of only three auto brands to increase U.S. sales in each of the past four years. In 2012 the company surpassed the 500,000 unit mark for the first time. With a full line of fun-to-drive cars and CUVs, Kia is advancing value to new levels of sophistication by combining European-influenced styling with cutting-edge technologies, premium amenities... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
International Ballroom