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EPIC List of Blog Conferences, 2017 Edition

I have put on several blog conferences and I also like to attend them. Blog conferences give bloggers an opportunity to stay up on what’s new in blogging, meet sponsors and network with other bloggers. Most of these conferences have an early bird price so don’t wait to check dates and buy your tickets!

Below is my complete list for 2017.  This list will be updated each year.

List of Blog Conferences 2017

ABC – Affiliate Blogging Conference

abc affiliate marketing conference for bloggers

The ABC affiliate marketing conference for bloggers.

I didn’t try to list my conference first but it’s the first in the alphabet! Established in 2013, ABC is a Utah-based conference to teach bloggers how to make more money on their blog through affiliate marketing. Our sponsors are affiliate managers who want to work with lifestyle bloggers. We typically get 70 or more bloggers for this 1-day conference.

WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10am-5pm
WHERE: The Leonardo in Salt Lake City, Utah

Also see my ultimate list of Facebook groups for bloggers, listed by state.

Alt Summit is THE première conference for creative entrepreneurs and stylish social media influencers. It attracts high-end sponsors. You may need to plan a clothing budget as fashion is a focus at the parties and events.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 31st to Friday, February 3rd, 2017
WHERE: Palm Springs, California, at the Saguaro Hotel.

Sold Out.

BConnected Conference

“BConnected Conference is open to digital influencers, small business owners, charitable organizations, not for profit associations, and major brands, looking to enhance their social media and blogging skills.”

WHEN: April 22 & 23, 2017
WHERE:  Toronto Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel

Blogalicious

“Blogalicious is a vibrant online community and IRL annual conference experience that elevates women multicultural social media influencers, creatives and entrepreneurs.”

WHEN: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:30 PM (EDT)
WHERE: Miami, Florida

BlogFest

“Join us for the 4th annual IDEA World Fitness BlogFest with Sweat Pink, BlogFest brings together health and fitness bloggers for 4 action-packed days of in-depth blogging sessions, unforgettable celebrity workouts & exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the largest fitness conference in the world.”

WHEN: July 20-23, 2017
WHERE: Las Vegas, NV

Blog Life University

This is a boutique style conference that focuses on encouraging dialog between attendees and speakers so attendance is capped at 150 to create an atmosphere of building relationships.

WHEN: September 21-22, 2017
WHERE: Charlotte, North Carolina

Bloggers at Midlife

No conference planned for 2017.

Blogging Concentrated

Nothing listed for 2017 at this time.

Bloggy Bootcamp

Nothing scheduled for 2017 at this time.

Bloggy Con

“Bloggy Conference emerged in 2011 as an extension of the Bloggy Moms Network. Our network and live events are designed with community and information as its cornerstone. Bloggy Conference exists to offer you a new and continuously developing approach to growth, networking and education in our ever-changing social media world.”

WHEN: September 15-17, 2017
WHERE: Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio

BlogHer

One of the largest conferences for lifestyle bloggers. “Join an exhilarating mix of content creators, social media stars, entrepreneurs, top brands, activists and fans at #BlogHer17!”

WHEN: June 22-24, 2017
WHERE: Orlando, Florida

BlogPaws Conference

This is a pet bloggers conference and perhaps the only one where pets are welcome to attend.

WHEN: Thu, May 18, 2017, 8:00 AM – Sat, May 20, 2017, 10:00 PM EDT
WHERE: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Build Your Blog Conference

A solid general blogging conference focused on education. Around 400 attendees.

WHEN: February 3-4, 2017, starting at 8 AM MST
WHERE: Salt Lake City, Utah

CookieCon and Sweets Show

While not specifically for bloggers, many bloggers speak at and attend CookieCon. “Meet thousands of Californians who share your brand’s love for all things sweet, salty and savory in the world of baking and sweets.”

WHEN: Feb 18th & 19th, 2017
WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center

CVX Live

Social media convention – like the ComicCon of social celebs like world famous YouTubers, bloggers and Instagramers. Huge show with creator classes taught by the best, celebrity meetups and a party atmosphere.

WHEN: August 3-5, 2017
WHERE: Salt Lake City, Utah at the Salt Palace

Dad 2.0 Summit

“The Dad 2.0 Summit is an open conversation about the commercial power of dads online, and an opportunity to learn the tools and tactics used by influential bloggers to create high-quality content, build personal brands, and develop business ideas.”

WHEN: February 9-12, 2017
WHERE: San Diego, California

Sold out.

Declare

A faith-centered blogging conference that says they are, “Equipping women to be Jesus online.”

WHEN: October 2-4, 2017
WHERE: Grapevine, Texas

Design Bloggers Conference

“The only conference specifically focused on the interests of interior design bloggers, interior design bloggers…Attendees are interior design bloggers, luxury interior designers, traditional design media, new design media innovators, and interior design industry leaders.”

Everything Food Conference

In it’s second year, Everything Food Conference is for food bloggers and others who want to grow their blogging business. Hosted by a blogger, for bloggers of all kinds. Previously focused on food bloggers. SIGN UP FOR EVERYTHING FOOD CONFERENCE HERE.

WHEN: May 4-6, 2017
WHERE: Salt Lake City, Utah

FinCon

The largest Financial Content Expo – which is 4 days long – “helping hundreds reach millions with a positive money message.”

WHEN: October 25-28, 2017
WHERE: Dallas, Texas

“Focused will … give each attendee that desired focus to implement the next step of success… TOGETHER, with our successful mentors.” Focused Blogging Conference is a three-day, hands-on conference for bloggers ready to take their blog to the next level with qualified bloggers, as their mentors that work along side limited attendees in an environment that promotes community.

WHEN: May 18-20, 2017
WHERE: Richmond, Virginia

Food Wine Conference

“The Food Wine Conference brings together bloggers, small business owners, winemakers, chefs, public relations professionals, traditional media, new media, authors and brands.”WHEN: May 19-21, 2017
WHERE: Orlando, Florida

Hello Live

HELLO LIVE is for online video and streaming influencers. It’s virtual and broadcast over Facebook Live, which has an interactive live streaming feature in the newer updates of the Facebook app.  This broadcast may be viewed from either a mobile device or on a computer through the Facebook account of a ticket holder.

WHEN: March 17-18, 2017
WHERE: Online

Hispanicize

“Hispanicize 2016 Week is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.” (April, Florida)

WHEN: April 3-6, 2017
WHERE: Miami, Florida

Indulge Conference

Indulge is for food bloggers, put on by food bloggers.  They share information that will be relevant and applicable to all bloggers like SEO, social media, videography, online marketing, etc. 
Indulge Conference - food bloggers

SIGN UP FOR INDULGE HERE.

Here are some reviews from last year’s attendees:

“Indulge was amazing! I can’t believe Christie and Lauren packed so much information, fun, and fantastic food into 24 hours. Truly a great experience!”

“I loved everything about Indulge! The speakers were amazing, the topics were relevant, the opportunities to connect with fellow bloggers were plentiful, the atmosphere was so welcoming to all levels of bloggers and the energy of everyone was so positive and uplifting.”

“I absolutely loved Indulge Conference and will be returning for as long as you’ll have me! I learned a lot, loved the location (PDX forever!) and made some great new friends while getting to see some old pals, too. Thank you, Lauren & Christie, for organizing such a fabulous event!”
WHEN: April 3-5, 2017
WHERE: Austin, Texas

IZEAFest 2017

A 2-day interactive event designed to educate, inform and connect the social media creators of tomorrow. Meet the world’s top Brands and Creators in a collaborative, fun and open setting reminiscent of a world’s fair vibe. Learn how to grow your traffic, build your brand, monetize your fame and create your future.

WHEN: Fri, Feb 10, 2017, 8:15 AM – Sat, Feb 11, 2017, 11:45 PM EST
WHERE: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Mom 2.0 Summit

“An open conversation between Moms + Marketers + Media” (April, California)

WHEN: May 10-12, 2017
WHERE: Orlando, Florida

Online Blog Conference

Online only conference taught by bloggers for bloggers. OBC will be using YouTube for all the video presentations and discussion. You need to have a Google+ account to watch the videos, ask questions, and discuss the topics with other OBC members. This is a multi-day conference and you can join as you want.

WHEN: January 2017

SNAP! Conference

This is a conference of about 250 bloggers in the craft and sewing niche. If you like to create then you’ll love this conference!

WHEN: April 20-22, 2017
WHERE: Salt Lake City, Utah

The Southern C Summit

3 day conference for online influencers • social media junkies • creative entrepreneurs • seasoned business owners • new business owners • bloggers
Focus on: Social Media Strategy  •  Branding + Creative Strategy  •  Blogger + Brand Collaborations Media, PR & Marketing  •  Business Entrepreneurship

Creative Partnerships  •  SEO + E-Commerce

WHEN: February 8-10, 2017
WHERE: Sea Island, Georgia

Sold Out.

TBEX Con

The world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators and social media savvy travel industry professionals.

Various dates in 2017 with locations in Israel, Alabama, and Ireland.

TECHmunch

Huge 1-day conference for food bloggers and industry. Launched in March 2010 by BakeSpace.com, the day-long conference is a must-attend event for anyone serious about culinary content (e.g., food bloggers, recipe writers, traditional content developers, cookbook authors, PR/marketing reps) and brands that want to work with culinary content creators.

WHEN: January 28, 2017
WHERE: Los Angeles, California and other locations/dates

Type A Parent

Mom and dad blogger conference. Type-A Parent is the world’s top conference and network for moms and dads who blog. Our focus is the business of blogging. We do NOT blog or run conferences about parenting. Yes, please go back to that last sentence and reread it. No? Let us repeat. We do NOT write about parenting. We are a group of kick ass bloggers who happen to be parents.

Type-A West 2017 will be held at the Westin Denver from April 27-29. Various mastermind and other events listed on their website.

We All Grow Summit

“We All Grow Summit is a conference for Latinas in the digital space. The conversation, networking and learning experiences — all bilingual and in-culture — are crafted to create unique and long-lasting connections, as well as professional growth experiences.” (March, California)

WHEN: March 2-4, 2017
WHERE: Long Beach, California

Women in Travel Summit

The premier event for women travel influencers, creators, and brands. Brought to you by Wanderful. 

WHEN: April 21-23, 2017
WHERE: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Did I miss any blogging conferences? Please let me know in the comments.

If you want to sponsor a conference, work with bloggers, or have an affiliate program with your conference, please let me know. Thank you.


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