EPIC List of Blog Conferences, 2019 Edition
I have put on several blog conferences and I also like to attend them. Blogging conferences give you an opportunity to stay up on what's new in blogging, meet sponsors and network with other bloggers. They're so motivating and can help you see the gaps in your knowledge so you can continue to grow.
If you're wondering what to wear, I get super indecisive and stressed then end up packing a lot of extra things. My friend Adrian put together this packing list full of tips.
Also, don't forget business cards – seriously, put them in your bag as soon as you get them. I have forgotten mine so many times. Business cards are a chance to show off your personality and brand so don't get cheap free ones, they're generic and just don't make a great first impression.
I love Moo.com business cards for their great design, square sizes (and others) and how you can just get 50 or how many you need. Upload your own logo and design for a unique look that people will remember. If you're going to a craft conference like Snap, you may want to embellish them with something like washi tape or even a charm.
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 2019. This list will be updated each year.
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: March 24-29, 2019 (yes, it's 6 days this year!)
WHERE: Palm Springs, California
For theme park influencers.
WHEN: March 14 – 16, 2019
WHERE: Disneyland and other California locations.
It's back! Business-focused conference for “authors, speakers, TV show hosts, marketers, podcasters along with online entrepreneurs working off a laptop while in the back yard with the kids, and those just dipping their toes in the water of online business.”
WHEN: Nov 14-17
WHERE: Nashville, Tennessee
“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.”
No dates for 2018 yet.
This year it's a health centered conference.
WHEN: January 24-25, 2019
WHERE: Los Angeles
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 2-3, 2019
WHERE: Anaheim, California Convention Center
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 20-23, 2019
WHERE: San Antonio, Texas
A faith-centered blogging conference that says they are, “Equipping women to be Jesus online.”
WHEN: No 2019 dates announced yet
WHERE: Dallas, 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
With high quality presenters, dozens of strong sponsors, and career-boosting networking, Everything Food has quickly grown to be the largest conference for food bloggers, influencers, and online content creators. Focused on food, however topics and presentations are for all blogging niches.
WHEN: May 2-4, 2019
WHERE: Layton, Utah
The largest Financial Content Expo, “helping hundreds reach millions with a positive money message.”
WHEN: Sept. 4-7
WHERE: Washington DC
1-day events on a variety of topics. Happens at different cities around the country, including at Disneyland. See site for dates and places.
Focused Blogging Conference
This is now an online conference where you can listen on demand based on your level of experience.
Design, DIY and lifestyle conference.
WHEN: July 18-20, 2019
WHERE: Atlanta, Georgia
“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)
No dates released for 2019 yet.
Little Dove Blogger Retreat
First year, seems lifestyle focused. Small event with 20 or fewer participants.
WHEN: August 1-3, 2019
WHERE: Auburn, California
“An open conversation between Moms + Marketers + Media”
WHEN: April 24-26, 2019
WHERE: Austin, Texas
This is a conference of about 250 bloggers in the craft and sewing niche. There are typically excellent sponsors like JoAnn's Crafts, tool companies and more. If you like to create then you'll love this conference!
WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2019 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
WHERE: Salt Lake City, Utah
3 day travel conference that “will connect you with industry leaders, influencers, and celebrated writers through keynote speeches, small group writing and photography workshops, breakout tutorial sessions, and industry panels. You will learn what’s working in today’s competitive travel industry, timeless business practices, and the skills you need to succeed as a creator.” They have tourism boards, Trip Advisor, travel related brands and more!
WHEN: June 27-29, 2019
WHERE: Boston, Massachusetts
The world's largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators and social media savvy travel industry professionals.
WHEN: September 11-13, 2019
WHERE: Billings, Montana
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.
No dates announced for 2019 yet.
Share A Sale Think Tank
No dates announced for 2019 yet.
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.
No dates announced for 2019 yet.
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.”
WHEN: May 30 – June 1, 2019
WHERE: Long Beach, California
Women in Travel Summit
The premier event for women travel influencers, creators, and brands. Brought to you by Wanderful.
WHEN: May 3-5, 2019
WHERE: Portland, Maine
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.