I’ve had the pleasure of attending a few different blogging conferences since I started my site in 2010. While the cost can be high depending on the conference location, I have always walked away from each event feeling like the information and connections I had made were worth every penny. This year, I have the honour of representing the ShesConnected Conference 2012 in Toronto, Ontario on October 19-20, 2012. While there are lots of different options about which conference to attend, this year’s ShesConnected Conference is one that you do not want to miss. So why is SCCTO my must-attend conference this year? Here are my top three reasons:
1) Engaging Speakers
With ten different content streams and ninety sessions to choose from, you know that SCCTO is going to have some amazing speakers at its sessions and panels. From bloggers at the top of the business to experts on public relations campaigns, social media, content creation and more, these sessions are ones you won’t want to miss. And have I mentioned the keynote from the fabulous Kate White, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine?
2) Incredible Sponsors
SCCTO always outdoes itself in finding top brands that appreciate the value of a blogger’s work and this year is no exception. Popular brands such as Toshiba Canada, Maple Leaf Foods and Ford Canada return to the conference once more to show their support for bloggers and this year, many new sponsors including Benjamin Moore, McDonald’s Canada and Hasbro have come on board as well! If you want the chance to connect with the very best Canadian companies, this is the place to do it!
3) Amazing Entertainment
As if meeting all your best blogging friends in person wasn’t fabulous enough, you’ll also get the chance to let your hair down and have some fun with them at two fabulous parties! Friday, slip into your sexiest stilettos and prepare to indulge your inner diva at the second annual “Shoes” Connected party! Wine, shoes and great friends…it’s got everything a woman loves! Then, on Saturday, unleash your wild side (just a little) with the G-rated Shades of Grey party! How is such a thing possible? When it’s sponsored by Benjamin Moore, of course, a brand that offers more than fifty different shades of grey for your décor! The parties won’t just be tons of fun; they’ll also be a chance to connect with all the wonderful bloggers and sponsors you met during the day!
So check out the website and grab your ticket because this is one conference that you don’t want to miss. Whether your goal is to make some new connections with great Canadian brands, learn how to kick your blog up to the next level or meet all your online blogging friends in person, the ShesConnected Conference 2012 is the place to do it! And remember to come and introduce yourself when you’re there!