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I always seem to have a hard time writing about my experiences at blog conferences, but it’s not because I have nothing to say. To the contrary, it’s because I learn so much that I have trouble narrowing down exactly what I want to share. And at no conference do I have a harder time with that than BlogWest. I’ve attended BlogWest 2012 as a panellist and BlogWest 2013 as a speaker and conference ambassador and both times the sheer volume of knowledge I gained left me overwhelmed for weeks afterwards.
There were a few key learning moments from the conference that really started to stand out to me over the last couple of weeks, though. These were my top three BlogWest 2013 takeaways:
BlogWest 2013 is just a week away and as one of the conference ambassadors, I am very excited about that, especially now that the schedule for the event has been announced! If you’ve been considering attending, take a look at the lineup! There are so many amazing session that I can tell already I’ll have trouble choosing between them. Here’s just a few of the many topics and speakers on the agenda: [Read more…]
This year I will be heading to BlogWest 2013 as a BlogWest Ambassador and as I’ve been chatting with some potential attendees on Twitter, I have been asked about how one goes about gaining sponsorship to conferences. I am by no means an expert but in my blogging experience, I have learned some things about how to approach companies for sponsorship to events. Here are the four most useful tips I’ve both found and used when partnering with companies.
As a Western Canadian blogger, I sometimes feel like I miss out on a lot of great events that seem to inevitably be held in the Toronto area. As much as I would love to attend all of them, the planning and expense involved make attending a Toronto event a rare experience for me. That’s why I was so excited last year when BlogWest, the premiere Western Canada blogging conference, was announced.
Of course I had to attend, and I was honoured to have the chance to speak on the monetization panel at the conference as well. BlogWest 2012 was educational, informative and a great way to connect with so many incredible Western Canadian bloggers. So when the BlogWest 2013 Ambassador Program was announced, I couldn’t wait to apply. I was so excited when I was chosen as the very first BlogWest 2013 Conference Ambassador.