2010 Social Media Conferences for Women Bloggers (Includes Twitter Links & Event Hashtags!)

I just posted this to my blog for Society of Socialpreneurs ~ Where Socializing is Our Business and I thought I would share with all of you!

Thank you to The Mommy Insider, She Posts, and Mom Central's Blogging University for creating such an amazing list of 2010 Social Media Conferences and Events for Mom Bloggers (and Men too!)!

I remember how I felt the first time I found out about the 5 Minute for Moms' Disney Social Media Celebration Conference at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and wished that I knew about it before hand and wished that I could be there! What a funtastic event that must have been! If you would like to be one of the first to know about the next 5 Minute for Moms Social Media Celebration Conference, I recommended that you visit their site and sign up for their Ultimate Blogger List here. - And.Pray.A.Lot!

I hope that my best effort to combine all of these events into one place will be helpful to my readers to find a local event near you or that you will find an event that you just have to attend. One of the things that I have done for my readers differently from most lists that I have found in the blogosphere is I have taken the extra time to add the Twitter links along with the convention/event hashtag and Facebook Fan Pages for these events, that is, if I could find them! I tried!

Now, browse with me! Oh, please be sure to stop by and follow these organizers' websites and twitter links and let them know that you found out about their event by us, Society of Socialpreneurs ~ Where Socializing is Our Business! These organizers deserve all of our kudos and support for organizing such funtastic events for all of the women (and men too!) in our blogging community! I have learned so much from doing the research finding these events and I can't wait to share all of this information with you!

If you like this list, please be sure to click that little tweeted button on the upper right hand side there and share with your twitter friends! I would be ever so greatful and so would they!!!

SPONSORED EVENTS HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Women of Faith Conference
To see current event dates and locations, click here.

MAY CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Social Media Success Summit 2010
Designed to help marketers and business owners quickly achieve social media success.
May 4-25, 2010
Worldwide
(The sessions are all online)
Cost: $597
Follow on Twitter at @smexaminer and #SMSS10

unGeeked Elite
A nationwide Marketing and Branding Event featuring eight social media gurus and mavens such as Chris Brogan, Jason Falls, Sally Hogshead, Olivier Blanchard and more.
May 13-15, 2010
The University Club
Milwaukee, WI
Cost: $225 – $750
*Online Stream Option ~ Once you are signed in, you’ll be able to see and hear the presentations as they happen, ask questions via Twitter.
Follow on Twitter at @unGeekedElite

Camp Blogaway
A great mountain escape for Food and Recipe Bloggers
May 14-16, 2010
by Angelus Oaks, California
(by Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains)
Registration Closed
Follow on Twitter at @CampBlogaway

Social Media Strategies
This Conference will be filled with workshops, keynote speakers, case studies and discussions on how organizations can leverage Social Media to achieve their business goals.
May 18-19, 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Santa Clara, CA
Cost: $450 – $975
Follow on Twitter @SMSConference

Gleek Retreat 2010
May 22 - 23, 2010
Into the Woods Retreat
West Olive, Michigan
Cost: $99 - $149
Follow on Twitter @GleekRetreat and #GleekRetreat10

School of WOM
At School of WOM you’ll connect, contribute, and collaborate with course instructors and industry peers. You’ll adopt best practices in the disciplines of word of mouth and social media and embed those in pre-existing job functions.
May 24-26, 2010
Swissotel Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Cost: $795 – $1195
Follow on Twitter @WOMMA

Casual Blogger Conference 2010 & Girl's Night Out
The Casual Blogger Conference will feature some of the top experts in the blogging world! You'll learn how to find your niche, grow your readership, jump start your blog income, manage your time, and build better personal and business relationships! Full Conference Attendees are invited to attend The Girl's Night Out hosted by scrapbooking celebrity Teresa Collins on Thursday, May 27, 2010. Manis, Pedis, and Massage will be available.
May 27-29, 2010
Miller Free Enterprise Center
Sandy, Utah
Cost: $25 - $175
Event is Sold Out; however, the $25 Social Pass which includes admission to the CBC Social on Friday night, May 28 is currently available according to their website.
Follow on Twitter at @CBConference and #CBC10

JUNE CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Mashable Media Summit 2010
In partnership with CNN, Mashable is hosting its first annual Mashable Media Summit 2010, which is focused on the impact of social media on the news industry, big brands and advertisers.
June 8, 2010
The Times Center
New York, NY
Cost: $499
Follow on Twitter at @mashsocialmedia

EVO Conference 2010
Summer Camp for Bloggers!
June 24-26, 2010
The Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah
Park City, Utah
Full Conference: $249 Early Bird until Feb 23rd
Networking Events Only: $75
Follow on Twitter at @evoconf and #evo10

JULY CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

WordCamp Denver
WordCamp Denver is a conference created for enthusiasts, users, developers, designers, and fans of WordPress in the Denver/Boulder area.
July 10, 2010
Denver, Colorado
Sign up for email updates here.
Follow on Twitter at @WCDEN

Savvy Blogging Summit
The Savvy Blogging Summit will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone, try new things, and develop practical skills that will take your brand, blog, and business to new heights.
July 8 – 11, 2010
Breckenridge, Colorado
Cost: $250
Application Process is Now Closed
Follow on Twitter at @savvyblogging and #savvyblogging

Upstate NY Blogger Conference
"To get more time to network with companies and fellow bloggers, have roundtable discussions, learn from a speaker or two, voice your blogging concerns in an open forum..."
July 9-11, 2010
Near Albany International Airport, Upstate New York
Cost: $350 $350 which includes: conference pass, meals, and lodging for two nights
Follow on Twitter at @CutestKidEver

Bloggers On Bourbon
"Join MomDot (Trisha Haas) and Bookieboo (Leah Segedie) for a weekend excursion of fun in bringing the "social" back into "social media"! This is NOT a conference, this is a "meet-up" weekend. Fun only!"
July 23-24 2010
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cost: $50.00 Registration $85 a night for hotel ~ Sold Out
Follow on Twitter at @momdot and @bookieboo and #bloggersonbourbon

Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks Conference
She Speaks Conference is designed to encourage and equip women as they communicate God's Word through writing, sharing their testimony, leading a Bible study and speaking from the podium.
July 30 - August 1, 2010
Concord, North Carolina
Cost: $125-$445 (does not include hotel)
Follow on Twitter at @p31shespeaks and #p31shespeaks

AUGUST CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Blogher Business Conference '10
This event is an annual "crash course" on best practices for reaching the most influential and powerful consumers -- women online -- in the quickly evolving social media world.
August 5, 2010
Hilton New York
New York City, NY
Cost: $599.00
Follow on Twitter at @BlogHer

The White House Project Workshop at BlogHer '10
BlogHer has partnered with The White House Project, both non-partisan organizations, to co-produce a new, half-day workshop to help women bloggers with a politics and public policy bent to take their political leadership one step further and become aspiring public servants.
August 5, 2010
Hilton New York
New York City, NY
Cost: $59.00
Follow on Twitter at @BlogHer

BlogHer '10
BlogHer '10 will bring bloggers from every corner of the blogosphere together for hands-on learning, rich discussions, opportunities to meet with the brands that support them and plentiful networking opportunities.
August 6-7, 2010
New York City
Cost: Sold Out
Follow on Twitter at @BlogHer

Big South Social Media Summit
Big South Social Media Summit (.com) presented by consulting and placement firm, Vaco, will lift the veil and demystify how social media actually works in business.
August 13, 2010
Nashville, TN
Cost: $250
Follow Big South Social Media Summit on Facebook!
Follow on Twitter @Big South Summit

SITS Bloggy Boot Camp
The venue is incredible!!! What a beautiful location! It promises to be an incredible day of education, networking and fun where you will get to meet everyone!
August 21, 2010
Westin St. Francis Hotel
San Francisco, California
Cost: $125 plus $159 a night at Westin St. Francis
Follow Bloggy Boot Camp on Facebook!

International Food Bloggers Conference
Presented by Foodista, an event an event to help us work together, learn new things, share ideas, and talk about issues surrounding food blogging. The focus is on three themes: Food, Technology, and Writing.
August 27-29, 2010
Theo Chocolate
Seattle, WA
Cost: $350
Follow on Twitter at @IFBC

SEPTEMBER CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Modern Media Man Summit 2010
The M3 Summit’s goal is to bring together brands, bloggers, and some of the brightest minds in the industry to experience, teach and talk about how the role of Modern Media Man is changing. We know the time, location and topics of focus– educational, personal and business tracks–all will work together to generate the perfect storm in the blogosphere.
September 9 - 11, 2010
Omni CNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Cost: $75 - $497
Follow on Twitter at @M3Summit
Follow M3Summit on Facebook!

SITS Bloggy Boot Camp
The SITS Girls will converge on the City of Brotherly Love for some fabulous education, networking and fun!
September 11, 2010
Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $99 before June 1st; $125 after June 1st
Follow Bloggy Boot Camp on Facebook!

Type-A Mom Conference 2010
Type-A Mom Conference 2010 will provide bloggers and companies with a chance to network and learn.
September 24-26, 2010
Asheville Renaissance Hotel
Ashville, North Carolina
Cost: $50-$299
Follow on Twitter at @typeamom and #typeamom
Follow Type-A Mom Conference on Facebook!
Follow Type-A Mom Attendees on Twitter!

OCTOBER CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Blogher Food '10
BlogHer Food '10 will bring bloggers from every walk of food blogging life together to meet, to eat, to learn, to eat, to share best practices, to eat, to blog...and to eat!
October 8-9, 2010
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, California
Cost: $149 - $298 - Sold Out
Follow on Twitter at @blogher and #blogherfood

Blogalicious 2010
"Now, imagine a getaway – one celebrating diversity – that combines all of the things that you love about blogging and social media with the added element of face-to-face interactions and the intimacy of “IRL” relationships. At Blogalicious 2010, you’ll laugh, you’ll learn, you’ll let your hair down. It will be just like blogging…only better."
October 8-10, 2010
The Ritz Carlton's South Beach
Miami, Florida
Cost: $200-$415
Follow on Twitter at @beblogalicious

Blog World Expo
At Blog World Expo, any Blogger, Podcaster, Vlogger, Internet TV or Radio Broadcaster, Social Media expert or producer of new media will find the most comprehensive and critical knowledge for growing their business with the latest new media technology, methods and tools.
October 14-16, 2010
Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendee Registration and Hotel Booking at great discounted rates will be live in May, 2010.
Follow on Twitter at @blogworld and #bwe10

The Relevant Conference
The Relevant Conference exists to offer a place of face to face interaction with Christian women bloggers who want to be relevant in the larger blog and social media world. Our goal is to go beyond the surface into intentional blogging and real life living.
October 21-24, 2010
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
Harrisburg, PA
Cost: $259
Follow The Relevant Conference on Facebook!

SITS Bloggy Bootcamp Austin
Join the lovely SITS gals for a fabulous day of education and networking discussing Writing, Branding, SEO, Social Media, Working with PR and so much more!
October 23, 2010
DoubleTree Austin
Austin, Texas
Cost: $105 before July 1, 2010; $130 after July 1, 2010
Follow Bloggy Boot Camp on Facebook!

NOVEMBER CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Women of Faith Over The Top 2010
Imagine getting together with your closest girlfriends for a weekend. Think of the laughter you’d share, the tears you’d shed, the FUN you’d have. Now multiply that by 10,000 or so. You’re starting to get the idea.
November 12 - 13, 2010
Hotel Information Coming Soon
Greensboro, North Carolina
Cost: $89
Follow on Twitter at @lisaboyd

WOMMA Summit 2010
Annual word of mouth conference where you will team together with the industry's leaders to define solutions and come together to discuss current challenges, best practices and breakthroughs in online and offline social media conversations.
November 17-19, 2010
Paris Hotel, Las Vegas
Cost: TBA
Follow on Twitter at @WOMMA

I_Blog Conference
I_Blog Conference 2010 will be bringing together Midwest destinations and Midwest bloggers for “Destination Midwest”, an evening for some of the Midwest’s best destinations to share what makes them great with over 100 of the Midwest’s best bloggers.
November 5-7, 2010
Historic Hotel Patee
Perry, Iowa
Cost: $250
Follow on Twitter at @I_BlogConf and #iblogconf

DECEMBER CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Social Fresh Cruise
An opportunity for Social Media Insiders to getaway, relax, and unplug with others who were equally as a passionate about the future of social media. (I believe this may be by invitation only.)
December 2 - 6, 2010
Sailing out of New Orleans, Louisiana to Cozumel, Mexico aboard Carnival Triumph
Cost: $449 - $581 $50 Deposit Required
Follow on Twitter at @SoCruise and #SoFresh

WordCamp Louisville
December 3, 2010
Louisville, Kentucky
Cost: TBA
Follow on Twitter at @WordCampKY

2011 CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Bloggin’ Mamas Cruise
You will learn how to build your blog into an income generating business. Plus, you can bring your family and take advantage of a vacation in the Carribean built into a conference.
April 29 to May 2, 2011
Sailing out of Miami, Florida
Cost: $399 Early Registration by July 31, 2010 thereafter $449, payment plan options available
Follow on Twitter at @Blogginmamas

The above information was mostly obtained directly from the respective conference websites and some googling around and searching on twitter for the correct links and hashtags. Please refer to the conference/meeting’s respective websites for current and updated information.

If you are an event coordinator of if you are attending an upcoming event and you do not see your event listed above or if I have left off any information from your listing, please contact me and let me know the details and I will be sure to add/update it for you! I hope to have this list as up to date and complete as possible!

I will continue to look for more events so bookmark this site and come back often!

Extra Convention Tips That I Found!
If you are considering planning on attending one of these blogging events this year, be sure to check out Mom Central Blogger University's article on "On a budget? How to Cut Blogging Conference Cost" here.

Extra Special Sponsor Opportunity for Convention Attendees ~ From One Mom to Another!

If you are interested in attending an event and you are trying to raise funds to go, please consider hostessing an online/catalog/blog party with any of the companies that I represent. I will be proud to schedule a fundraiser for you to help receive the cost for you to attend the event. I have several companies that I represent so you shouldn't have any problems finding a company that your friends, family, co-workers, and readers will love to shop from. I have jewelry, spa products, home decor items, candles, and more! I am willing to donate my net commission proceeds to you to help sponsor your way to the convention of your dreams!

You can check out my personal blog and take a peek under Retail Therapy here for the links to all of the companies you can choose from! For more details and to become a hostess, please contact me here! I am looking forward to working with you!

Do you have plans to attend any of these events? If so, which one(s)? How did you choose which one(s) to attend?

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