Last Updated on 2019-01-20 by Linda
Do you love Blog Conferences as much as I do? Returning rejuvenated and motivated and ready to take on the world? Are you possible afraid to take the first step or don’t know where to look?
North American Blog Conferences
When I first hear about blog conferences I was both excited and afraid. Honestly I was. I really wanted to go and learn but I was afraid to venture on my own and did not know anyone well enough to invite them. Well I finally took a chance and I registered for BConnected in Ottawa( March 2014 and the inaugural conference). I stayed pretty quiet and just soaked up the knowledge. I got so enthused I then registered for Spark Session in Toronto in November 2014. It was everything I had hoped, scary, exciting and holy cow I actually meet some of my on line friends. Pretty cool to sit at a table and look around and say, hey Don’t I know you?
That is where I meet Deb Boland from Fabulous After 40, and it was like wow they really do exist. There are real people behind the words and pictures. Not sure why that popped into my head, I mean seriously I am a blogger too and a real person. Next up was Blissdom, yep I was becoming a Conference junkie. Blissdom was my 2015 fall conference so I did not register for Spark Sessions.
I had heard so much about Blissdom and it was awesome and it was the last year for it…. WTF right?
BlogPodium in 2016 was high on my list of must attend, it was back in Toronto and I was registered the minute registration opened. I am a believer in the power of the conference. The networking, the learning, it all has helped me become bigger, better, stronger.
How to Find a Blog Conference
Now Blog Conferences should be easy to find right? I mean they are usually run by bloggers so shouldn’t their sites be SEO friendly and up to date? Well yes but you still have to know what to look for. There is nothing worse then stumbling upon a conference you really want to attend and then discovering you just missed it.
I have compiled a list of all the North American Conferences that I am aware of that are still in existence. Meaning these conferemces are on for 2018 and 2019. You are Welcome.
On a serious note if you know of a conference that I have missed let me know and I will add it. Or if you are a conference tell me too,
North American Blog Conferences
2:1 Conference– The 2:1 Conference is a faith-based conference for homeschooling parents who are entrepreneurs, blog (not just about homeschooling), or are active in social media.
Herndon, Va, Oct 12-14, 2018
Alt Summit– Altitude Summit is the premier business conference for pioneering and rookie bloggers and creatives in this space.
Palm Springs, Feb 26-28, 2018 ( stay tuned for 2019 dates)
Blog Jam– Entering its fourth year, BlogJam 2018 is a fun, informative, and unique event for the region’s blogging community. This two-day conference will be a hub where this community can come together to create, share, and engage! All topics related to blogs, bloggers, and blogging, will shine in a positive, inclusive atmosphere.
Moncton, NB, Oct 27-28, 2018
Blogalicious– Hands-on, in-depth workshops with leaders in their fields; advanced topics where we take you to the next level in terms of content; and relationship building. Partnering with Women in Travel to bring the ME experience
Quebec City, May 6, 2018
Blog Podium– BlogPodium has become the annual must-attend event for Canada’s most influential content creators, savvy public relations and marketing professionals, and pre-eminent lifestyle and design brands.
Toronto, September 2018 ( this may be wishful thinking on my part as the 2018 conference has not yet been announced)
Looking for a Conference
Bloggy Conference– This conference has existed since 2011. It offers a new and continuously developing approach to growth, networking and education in this ever changing world of social media
Cedar Point Ohio, September 14, 2018
Blogher– #BlogHer18 Creators Summit will celebrate the women who tell their stories to inspire and educate communities across the globe. While all bloggers and social media influencers will learn something from the programming, workshops and networking opportunities, Food, Beauty and Health will be key areas of focus.
NYC, August 2018
BlogPaws- bringing together influencers, brands, and media for 3 days of education, networking, and memories to last a lifetime
Kansas, April 18-20, 2018
CONFAB– Confab is the event for people who design, create, and manage content. From UX to storytelling, accessibility to structure, Confab brings together those who are committed to making content useful and usable.
Minneapolis, May 21-23, 2018
Dad 2.0 Summit– The Dad 2.0 Summit is an open conversation about the commercial power of dads online, and an opportunity to learn the tools and tactics used by influential bloggers to create high-quality content, build personal brands, and develop business ideas.
San Antonio, Feb 21-23, 2019
Declare– Declare is a Christian conference to equip and encourage women bloggers, writers, artists, online marketers, leaders, and disciplers to know God and make Him known through deep community.
Dallas Fort Worth- Oct 4-6,2018
Design Bloggers Conference– The conference offers attendees a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of interior design and the world of new media including blogging, social media, e-commerce, digital branding, book publishing, line promotion, and more.
Feb 24-26, 2019 Atlanta GA
Digital CoLab– for an accelerated three day experience including learning intensives, small group labs, expert presenters, hands on projects, networking, and more.
Orlanda, Fall 2018
Everything Food Conference– the ultimate conference for food online content creators, bloggers, and influencers. At our conference, you will attend impactful and applicable presentations, network with future partners and strong brands, and socialize with old and new friends!
Layton Utah, May 10-12, 2018
Conferences on Blogging Continued
Fin Con – A conference where money and media meet. Four days of discovery, business, learning, and connecting with your peers. Early check-in and workshops begin Wednesday at noon.
Orlando, September 26-29, 2018
Flock– FLOCK hosts small-scale, single-topic conferences, intensives, and workshops that push you to your best. Gather with like-minded individuals. Gain knowledge and confidence around a specific topic. Grow your brand and your business. Check their event page for a list of the one day conferences. Next up is March 9, 2019
Focused Blogging Conference– At Focused Blogging Conference you’ll learn from qualified mentors who are experts in their field and your peers how to increase traffic, leverage leads and scale income.
Richmond Virginia, July 11-14,
Food Wine Conference– The Food Wine Conference is a food blog conference that brings together bloggers, small business owners, winemakers, chefs, public relations professionals, traditional media, new media, authors and brands. Site has not been updated but I did see a tweet. ( sad because I am going to be in Orlando and hoped to attend this year)
Has Traditionally been in Orlando May 17-19th ish, but I believe this one has been moved to St Pete’s or Clearwater around May 18-20, 2018
Haven – The Haven Conference is a place to celebrate our DIY spirit. improve our skills and improve our blogs. It is where we gather to share, to learn and to inspire. It is where we mingle with sponsors, try new products. learn new skills and take some risks.
Charleston SC, July 12-14, 2018
Hispanicize– Now in its ninth year, Hispanicize 2018 Week is the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship
Miami, April 17-19, 2018
Mom 2.0– Mom 2.0 is the premier professional conference and gathering of influencers who create content online and on air in parenting, entertainment, food, politics, business, marketing, technology, social change, travel and design.
Los Angeles, May 2-4, 2018 SOLD OUT
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Search Love Conference – Join some of the world’s leading thinkers in online marketing for two days of ideas and inspiration. This conference will discuss the latest in search, analytics, content creation, optimising your website, paid promotions and more
Boston, June 7-8,2018
London- Oct 15-16, 2018
San Diego Spring 2019
Snap Conference -The hallmark of this community? A three-day conference held each April in Salt Lake City, Utah, targeting makers. We’re joined by the best bloggers representing modern handmade, contemporary craft, mind-blowing home-based events and DIY, along with dozens of creative entrepreneurs.
Salt Lake City, April 12-14, 2018
Social Media Marketing- Experience three phenomenal days with the best social marketers, discover the latest tactics, and master social media in 2018.
San Diego, March 20-22, 2019
Sparks Session– Canada’s Fashion and Beauty Influencer Conference
Toronto Fall, 2018 ( again new dates have not yet been announced but my fingers are crossed)
The Southern C Summit– The Southern Coterie is a virtual front porch for Southern creatives and entrepreneurs. Designed to offer a community of passionate business owners, makers and doers the opportunity to connect, collaborate and create, the “Southern C” is capturing the South’s entrepreneurial renaissance one post at a time. ( Was Feb 7-8, 2018 but 2019 is scheduled)
Sea Island, Feb 6-8, 2019
More Blog Converences
TBex North America– TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals. Each year, TBEX partners with fantastic host destinations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to bring the travel industry’s most creative minds together to learn, network and do business.
Finger Lakes NY, September 11-13, 2018
TECHmunch– too late for many of us as this fun event is March 31st in San Pedro , Food Photography / Culinary Storytelling Workshop with Curtis Stone and Princess Cruises. Keep checking you neve know when a new event gets added.
Type A Parent Conference– Join an inspiring community of bloggers and social media influencers for three days in downtown Chicago. You’ll experience motivating stories, intensive workshops, insightful panels, exciting brands, and interesting new technology solutions to help you build your own media empire.
Chicago Il, September 27-29, 2018
Woman in Travel Summit,T he Women in Travel Summit is the premier event for women travel influencers and industry members, organized by Wanderful. Our goal is to provide our attendees with the tools, connections, and resources they need to become better travel bloggers and influencers and to equip great brands with partnerships that can help them enhance their digital presence and meet their business goals, all while growing our global sisterhood of dedicated women who travelT
Quebec City May 4-6, 2018
Shoot me a note if there is something I should add please.