BlogPodium was founded in the Fall of 2011 by Jennifer Flores and Lindsay Stephenson. Both well-established bloggers and recognized in their respective fields, the two came together to create Canada’s First Conference marketed towards Design Bloggers. They craved a venue where they could learn from experts, connect with fellow bloggers, and engage with lifestyle brands. BlogPodium was born. BlogPodium’s first event “Blogs & Media” was hosted by the prestigious Interior Design Show on Trade Day. The event sold out quickly and was a success, confirming that Canada needed its own conference for Design Bloggers.
Today, Jennifer continues to helm BlogPodium, using her unique marketing skills and business background to help connect great brands and the design industry with influential bloggers.
Jennifer Flores is a writer, blogger, and pioneer in the Canadian design blogging community. Blogging since 2007, Jennifer is the writer behind Rambling Renovators, a chronicle of the renovations, DIY adventures, craft projects, and home life she shares with her husband Sean and daughter Chloe.
Recognized for her inspirational designs, Jennifer has appeared on The Nate Berkus Show (the only Canadian blogger to do so) and has had her home published in numerous home décor magazines including Style At Home, This Old House and Reno & Decor. Jennifer has been included in Canadian House & Home’s “little black book of Canadian design blogs”, touted by Style At Home as one of their favourite “7 Stylish DIY Bloggers”, featured in The Globe & Mail’s Architourist column, and has been showcased on the blogosphere’s most popular design sites including Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge, and Ohdeedoh.
Offline, Jennifer focuses on bringing the design & blogging communities together as Principal of “BlogPodium” – a symposium that brings together bloggers, brands, and the design industry. Jennifer is also a published author (Design City Toronto. London: John Wiley & Sons, 2007), holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, York University. With a previous career in project management and strategic consulting, she has brought her passions for blogging and business together by providing strategic and social media consulting services to bloggers, agencies, and brands.