Agenda | Fall 2013

Blended Conference Agenda

Friday, September 27, 2013

8:30 pm ::: Reception

The fun begins even before Blended has officially begun. Every attendee is invited to join us for a no host reception at Milagro’s Restaurant, located inside the DoubleTree Hotel.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

8:00 am ::: Registration Opens in Galleria C

Enjoy a light continental breakfast as we prepare for the amazing day ahead.

8:30 am ::: Conference Begins

8:50 am ::: Creating a Solid Business Foundation

Maureen Fitzgerald, Wisconsin Mommy

Tips and tools to help you run your blog as a business and how to work with brands the right way.

9:40 am ::: Tips for Pinterest Clicks and Engagement

Christine Pittman, Cook the Story

Maximize the Pinterest trend, get even more repins, click-throughs, and how to engage with your Pinterest audience through PinChatLive.

10:30 am ::: Morning Break – Visit our sponsors tables

11:00 am ::: Creating a Community with Instagram

Kimberly Sneed, A Night Owl Blog

Are you on Instagram? Learn how to connect, create great photos and interest, and create community using Instagram! Get the most out of this fun and highly visual form of social media!

12:00 pm ::: Lunch

1:30 pm ::: The Ins and Outs of Video Blogging

Nicole White, Foodie MisAdventures
Ariana Ziskin, Ari’s Menu

Get to know your camera, learn to use editing software, find your voice, and a checklist of common mistakes and tips to make your videos show your readers who you really are as you take your blog to the next level.

2:15 pm ::: Afternoon Break  – Visit our sponsors tables

2:45 pm ::: Dear Blogger

Mentoring 101 and 201 from professional bloggers

Enjoy a break out session for new and advanced bloggers where you ask the burning questions and get the real answers you’ve been waiting for.

3:30 pm ::: Food Porn Secrets

Wendy O’Neal, Around My Family Table
Christine Pittman, Cook the Story
Nicole White, The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie
Ariana Ziskin, Ari’s Menu

Secrets to great food photography and getting your photos accepted onto the top food porn sites.

4:30 pm ::: Closing & Giveaways

Wendy O’Neal, Around My Family Table
Wendy Wright, Choosing Love & Arizona Moms Network

5:00 pm ::: Conference Ends

6:00 pm ::: Dinner

The fun does not have to stop after Blended has officially ended. Every attendee is invited to join us for a no host dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack just outside Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe.

Eventbrite - Blended Conference 9/28/13
Schedule subject to change
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton in Tempe, Arizona