Wednesday, June 8, 2011

AWBU Conference Schedule

Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged
Conference Schedule & Details
Twitter Hashtag: #AWBU

Friday, June 10
5:00 – 7:00p Attendee arrival, registration, collection of medical forms, lodge check-in
7:00pish – Welcome, appetizers, drinks & getting to know one another around the campfire
Saturday, June 11
7:00a Optional Early Bird Hike
8:00a Breakfast (farm fresh eggs from Willow Tree Creek Farm & The Park Wife plus Petit Jean Meats)
8:30a Conference Kick-Off & Introduction to Collective Bias
9:00a Session 1
Blogging 101 – Stephanie Buckley of The Park Wife
New to blogging or ready to launch your blog? A veteran will walk you through the basics - in layman's terms.
How Not To Be A Schmuck – Sarah Daigle Scott of For the Love of Geek
When/how to use your personal versus professional profile, becoming a “trust agent” and considering who you are online.
10:00a Session 2
Pulling Blog Topics Out of Thin Air – LaTonya Richardson of LaRich Media
When your muse has left the building and you're ready to purchase blog topics out of desperation.
Generating Traffic – Jacqueline Wolven of Moxie Works and GoodWolve
Learn how to effectively drive traffic and interest for your blog and grow your readership.
11:00a Session 3
Blogging with Purpose & Social Good – Fawn Rechkemmer of Instead of the Dishes and Momcation
Learn to help your blog find its higher calling and influence positive change.
Generating Traffic – Jacqueline Wolven of Moxie Works and GoodWolve
Learn how to effectively drive traffic and interest for your blog and grow your readership.
12:00p Lunch & time to decompress
2:00p Session 4
Maximizing Social Media – Beth Stephens of Ozark Natural Science Center and Carpe Diem Beth
Ensure your blog is connected to social media tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and TweetDeck.
Community Blogs – Amy/Collective Bias
Community blogs are big right now – could you launch one or improve your existing effort?
3:00p Session 5
Food Fantastic – Julie Kohl of Willow Tree Creek Farm
Tips for food bloggers and writers, artistic styling, and guidance on posting food photos and recipes.
Personal Branding – The Mamas of NWA Motherlode
How to balance a consistent image, sincerity, grammar, professionalism, approachability and your unique, fun personality!
4:00p Session 6
Photography Tip Session – Melanie Poteat of Snaps by Poteat
Learn blog photography and styling tips from a self-taught photographer and improve the visual appeal of your blog!
*Special treat following the session: Melanie will take customized Snaps by Poteat headshots of attendees to use on blogs, Twitter, etc. Awesome!
6:00p Dinner
7:00p Inspiration Board Activity – Carrie Bigfeather from the Elmer's Glue Crew!
8:00p Visiting around the campfire & optional guided night hike
Sunday, June 12
8:30a Final Session: The Social Fabric Community & More – Courtney Velasquez and Kim Janocko of Collective Bias (coffee & snacks)
10:00a Brunch, Blogger Panel & Downtown Brainstorming Session (followed by evaluations and lodge check-out)
12:00p Attendees depart by noon

There are still a few tickets left, call today if you want to be a part of this wonderful, inspiring blog weekend.

1 comment:

  1. w00t w00t w00t! Leaving in the morning (I should be asleep now) - can't wait to see everyone!