BLOGPODIUM 2014 RECAPS
BlogPodium 2014 Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HGTV’s Scott McGillivray and Popular Blogger Monika Hibbs to Take Centre Stage at BlogPodium
Canada’s Premier Conference for Design and Lifestyle Bloggers Announces Lineup of Inspiring Industry Leaders
Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
TORONTO, August 2014 – Now in its fourth year, BlogPodium, continues to be the marquee event bringing the creative blogging community together for a day of connection, conversation and collaboration – and this year’s lineup of tastemakers continues to impress.
Well-known home renovation expert, Scott McGillivray, DIY blogging guru, Monika Hibbs and BlogPodium co-founder, Jennifer Flores headline at this year’s keynote panel moderated by regular CityLine expert, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault. The innovators are familiar with turning passion projects into signature careers and are poised to speak insightfully on this year’s theme, The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Finding Success Online and Offline.
“We’re excited to have Scott and Monica join us as keynote speakers, both have learned to parlay their passions into successful projects and redefined the concept of a business career,” says Jennifer Flores, co-founder, BlogPodium. “With their experience, attendees will learn to transform their blog into their calling card, ultra-resume or another portfolio piece as a ticket to their dream job.”
BlogPodium will be taking place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Saturday, September 13, 2014 featuring a full-day of workshops and panel discussions by industry experts designed to inspire, educate and stimulate the thriving conversation between the blogging community, media outlets and top brand representatives. BlogPodium features a range of seminars from learning how to build your brand, capturing beautiful photographs, to learning SEO to optimize a website. A new feature, Etsy’s Opportunities for Bloggers, is already a popular session.
To see the full list of workshops and presentations, please visit: http://blogpodium.com/our-next-event/agenda/
BlogPodium’s great line-up of brands, including title sponsor, Para Paints, and many more exhibitors like Dyson, Indigo and HGTV Canada will be on-site.
To purchase tickets for BlogPodium 2014, visit: http://blogpodium.com/our-next-event/register/
Founded in 2011 by pioneering bloggers Jennifer Flores and Lindsay Stephenson, BlogPodium was created to fill the void of a networking and learning conference for Canadian design and lifestyle bloggers. Today, Jennifer continues to helm BlogPodium which is now Canada’s premier event for bloggers and brands through connection, conversation and collaboration,
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September 2013 Online Mentions
September 21, 2013
Read what attendees thought of our 2013 conference here: http://blogpodium.com/blogpodium-2013-recaps/
BlogPodium 2013 Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sarah Richardson Announced as Keynote Speaker for BlogPodium 2013
HGTV star designer is joined by editors and industry experts at Canada’s premiere conference for design and lifestyle bloggers
Toronto, August 2013 – Now in its third run as Canada’s top conference for design and lifestyle bloggers, BlogPodium (www.blogpodium.com) is pleased to announce HGTV star and beloved Canadian designer Sarah Richardson as the featured keynote speaker. With a popular design firm and four hit shows under her belt that are broadcast in 100 countries around the world, Sarah exudes the entrepreneurial spirit to inspire BlogPodium attendees to take their personal brand to the next level.
The conference – which takes place at the Hyatt in Toronto on September 21st, 2013 – is a full-day of panel discussions and 12 sessions that focus on the connection, conversation and collaboration between the blogging community and their relationships with top brands and diverse media outlets. With key sponsors like The Home Depot Canada, Delta Faucet, Para Paints and Loblaw Home Brands, BlogPodium provides bloggers with the opportunity to network with PR and marketing representatives of the design and lifestyle industry’s top brands.
“Blogs often act as the launching pad for many other career opportunities, so we’re thrilled to have such a successful entrepreneur as Sarah Richardson as the keynote speaker for the conference this year,” said Jennifer Flores, co-founder of BlogPodium. “Not only does she know how to grow a business from the ground up, but she also shares our passions for design, DIY, and living a creative life.”
In addition to Sarah’s opening address, the full-day conference includes a keynote panel of high-profile editors from Chatelaine and House & Home, as well as new media experts from Style Me Pretty and Covet Garden, whowill take the stage to discuss different types of media and touch upon the challenges and opportunities of how we generate, gather and share content.
• From Blog to Business with Stephanie Sterjovski – sharing key points on how to leverage a blog and business simultaneously
• Negotiating Partnerships with Big Brands with Keka DasGupta – discovering what toask for and how to ask for it when a big brand approaches a blogger for a partnership
• The Art of Monetizationwith Karen Bertelsen – discussion on building a blog audience then making money from selling ad space and creating brand sponsorships
“There are so many directions you can take with your blog and we show bloggers what’s possible and help them find their way,” says Jennifer. “We offer technical knowledge in areas like Photoshop and photography and show you how to attract sponsors and monetize, but we also provide inspiration, encouragement and real success stories drawn from our community of bloggers.”
To purchase tickets for the event on September 21st, visit: http://blogpodium2013.eventbrite.ca/
Founded in the fall of 2011 by established bloggers Jennifer Flores and Lindsay Stephenson, BlogPodium was created to fill the void of a conference targeted towards Canadian design and lifestyle bloggers. Over the course of two successful conferences and another being held in Fall 2013, BlogPodium has attracted key sponsors like The Home Depot, Para Paints, HomeSense, West Elm, Indigo and Gluckstein Home, as well as a variety of media outlets and industry experts. Today, Jennifer continues to helm BlogPodium, working with bloggersand inspiring them to leverage their personal brands through connection, conversation and collaboration.
May, 2012 Online Mentions
“THE BUSINESS OF BLOGGING” May 26th, 2012, The Arcadian Loft, Toronto
Read what people are saying about BlogPodium
http://jkavanaghevents.blogspot.ca/2012/05/top-10-tuesday_29.html http://redesigningsarah.com/2012/05/29/reflections-on-blog-podium/ http://www.thisdustyhouse.com/2012/05/blogpodium-recap.html
STYLE AT HOME MAGAZINE
May 18th, 2012
Interview with Jennifer Flores, Co-Founder of BlogPodium
“BLOGS & MEDIA”
As bloggers, we love to blog about things we love. So we’re honored that the following blog posts were writen about how our attendees loved BlogPodium. [Have a post? Let us know and we’ll put you here!]
My Daily Randomness: BlogPodium Recap
Sweet Suite: BlogPodium “Blogs & Media” Recap
Group Talk: BlogPodium Recap
ReDesigning Sarah: BlogPodium: MY head is spinning with Inspiration and Ideas
Money Pit Love: BlogPodium Rundown
Rambling Renovators: Blogpodium Blogs & Media
Pretty Purveyor: Blogpodium Interior Design Show 2012
MonsterMum: Trip to BlogPodium
8foot6: On Blogging
A Girl Called Kim: Blog Life, Blogpodium Blogs & Media
Living Fresh: Blogs & Media Recap
DesignWali: I think I found my people
Interior Groupie: BlogPodium Recap
The 236: BlogPodium, A Personal View
Life.Vision.Style. Some Blogging Inspiration
Eye See Pretty: 10 Things I Learned at BlogPodium
Not A House, But a Home: Things I Learned at BlogPodium
Vintage Paper Parade “BlogPodium & IDS”
Also follow the hashtag #BlogPodium for what our attendees have been saying