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Unplugged Conference Planned

June 10 – 12, 2011 ● Ozark Natural Science Center ● Huntsville, AR

You work, you play, you cook, you clean, you blog. Time to shake it up. An extended gathering of Arkansas Women Bloggers is past due. We all dream of Blissdom, BlogHer, Blog Sugar and the like... but funds, family, time, location and reality get in the way. Here's your chance to unplug for the weekend, network with other Arkansas women bloggers, pick up tips, gain inspiration and grow.

The Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged mini-conference is a networking retreat and informal blogging conference all rolled into one. Here's the catch... we'll literally unplug for the weekend. Feel free to bring those laptops, chi chi tablets and smartphones if you have separation anxiety, but don't plan to spend any time with them. You won't want to with the speakers, activities and old fashioned chatting you'll cram into every spare minute.

So... plan now to just do it. Step away from the screen. You can do this. We'll have an idyllic setting and real, live, face to face connections with other bloggers and inspiring speakers to fuel and refresh you to return home ready to face it all. You know, the work – the play – the cooking – the cleaning – the amazingly improved and refocused blogging.

Who: Women bloggers (and would-be bloggers) in Arkansas and beyond

When: Friday, June 10 (arrive between 5 & 7ish) – Sunday, June 12 (after brunch)

Where: The Ozark Natural Science Center in northwest Arkansas (read: rustic lodges, bunk beds, and feeling like you're back at summer camp with your girlfriends)

Cost: $199/person (seriously, that's cheap: a weekend getaway including two nights of lodging, meals, speakers, networking, relaxing and *ahem* beverages).

Limited scholarships are available. The more registered attendees we have, the more scholarships will be available!  Please email your answers to the following questions to arkansasbloggers@gmail.com.

  • Have you attended a blog conference in the past?  If so, please describe.
  • How did you hear about the Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged conference?
  • How will you contribute to the conference if you attend?
  • Please briefly state why you are applying for this scholarship.

Registration deadline: May 31, 2011. Download the registration form.

Questions? Stephanie (The Park Wife), Fawn (Instead of the Dishes) or Beth (Carpe Diem Beth and ONSC).

Directions to ONSC here.

Download registration form here!