My 2017 Blogger Conference Calendar

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As I sit here writing this towards the end of February, I’m stressing about the online marketing conferences I have missed due to an injury and the ones I’m really hoping to make it to for the rest of 2017.

The plan was to attend quite a few new ones this year as well as visit some of my favorites that I have been going to for years.

Now that I’m on the other side of the injury and on the mend, I can finally start planning my travels and the shows I plan to attend.

By the way, I love me some conferences! I’ve attended some bummers in the past, but as long as there are people to meet and vibe as brainstorm with, I’m happy as pie.

Having fun at Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas

Here is a quick list of my 2017 Blogger conference calendar and the goals for each.

Hispanicize April 3-6, 2017 – Miami, Florida

I have been wanting to attend this show since its inception. Somehow, there has always been a scheduling conflict and I miss out. I can’t let that happen again this year, so I am adding it to my calendar and going. No excuses.

First, it’s in Miami, my home town. Second, it’s a bunch of Hispanic & Latino bloggers, creators, media, celebrities and basically anyone involved in Hispanic Media.

My goals for this event are:

  1. Meet and network with fellow Latinos in the industry, especially several online friends and colleagues whom I have yet to meet in person.
  2. Meet and network with client leads to discuss working together.
  3. Meet with current clients and discuss future opportunities.

Travel Blog Exchange May 4, 2017 in Huntsville, AL

As I incorporate more travel coverage into my writing, I wanted to check out this conference in a place I have yet to visit. I have only ever driven through Alabama, and it’s high time I check it out with the family while attending a show. The plan is to hang around for a couple of weeks surrounding the show date.

My goals for this show are as follows:

  1. Network and meet with other travel bloggers.
  2. Learn more about the travel blogging industry in general.
  3. Meet and network with potential clients.

Focused Blogging Conference May 18-20, 2017 in Richmond, VA

I’ll be in and out of Virginia most of the year since my oldest son lives there, so this one is just a no-brainer. Plus, since I’m doing quite a bit of business in Virginia with other events I’m working on, I’ll be able to fit this in and will only need an hour drive to get there!

My goals for this event are:

  1. Meet and network with local bloggers.
  2. Spend time really getting to know the attendees and spit-balling ideas.

BlogHer June 22-24, 2017 in Orlando, FL

This show has been on my radar for years, but I haven’t really made an effort to go. However, since I made a pivot and decided to dedicate more time to my personal blog, I know that this is a must-attend for me.

My goals for this event are as follows:

  1. Meet with brands and discuss a new venture that I have been working on in the influencer space for a few months.
  2. Meet and network with other bloggers. This is a no brainer. I love bloggers, especially the fact that so many tend to be mompreneurs. When I tell you that I deal with about 95% men in my industry day in and day out, hanging out with other chicks is a lifeline for me.

Affiliate Summit East July 30 – Aug 1, 2017 in NYC

I have been attending Affiliate Summit for over 10 years and it’s just one of those conferences that has a place on my calendar every year. They hold 2 shows annually, and some years I go to both. This year I missed ASW (Affiliate Summit West) in Las Vegas in January, but I’ll be heading to NYC for ASE.

This show is geared toward people who are interested in or involved in the Affiliate Marketing industry. That is everyone from bloggers, to email marketing agencies, to enter more people. Basically, anyone in online advertising will find business and networking opportunities galore.

Founders Shawn and Missy have really taken this show from a small gathering to a huge phenomenon where over 5,000 online marketers convene for three days of awesomeness.

My goals for this event are as follows:

  1. Meet with current clients and discuss future opportunities.
  2. Meet with new client leads and discuss opportunities.
  3. Volunteer and mentor an attendee new to the industry. I try to do this for each show I attend. It’s a great way to give back a little.

Type-A Parent East October 5-7, 2017 in Alexandria, VA

Another Virginia conference is a great thing. But more importantly, I’ve been interested in Type-A for a while.

My goals for this event are as follows:

  1. Meet and network with other bloggers.
  2. Check out some of the cool sessions.
  3. Party with the peeps.

PubCon November 6-9, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV

This one is a maybe. It depends on my schedule in November, which usually gets pretty crazy with the holidays. Theoretically, my agency can get all of the holiday campaigns set up and launched by October. In reality, the last minute media plan and budget changes usually mean we work a lot to be able to fulfill all of those changes.

Is it annoying? Yes. Am I going to complain? No. That’s life and I am always grateful that those are my “issues”.

My goals for this event are as follows:

  1. Meet with clients and discuss opportunities.
  2. Meet with colleagues and friends in the industry and network.
  3. Attend a couple of the sessions.
  4. Check out what’s new and up and coming with tools, products, etc.

I still have a few more conferences to look into for the year, but this is the current list. There is a Snapchat conference in the works, but nothing is solidified I would love to do one each week, but that is just not feasible with running a business and a family. Gotta make those choices!

Have you been to any of these or other conferences? If you’ve been, which is your favorite? If you haven’t, which would you love to attend?

Also, am I missing any good ones I should check out?

Lastly, if you haven’t already gleaned this from my writing style, I’m pretty outgoing and have zero issues with introducing myself to complete strangers. So if you happen to be attending any of these events and would like an intro buddy or just want to connect, hit me up. I love meeting new people and connecting them with others.


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Post Author: Danay Escanaverino

Danay Escanaverino is a Latina entrepreneur, mom, avid traveler, tech geek, history buff, blogger and ADHD poster child
She is CEO of LunaSol Media and Founder of HispanicYa! Follow her on Google+ , Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

102 thoughts on “My 2017 Blogger Conference Calendar

    Cynthia Nicoletti

    (February 22, 2017 - 9:23 pm)

    You travel all through the US that is great. I would love to attend an event. I am sure there are a lot in New York where I live.

    Maya Lalosh

    (February 22, 2017 - 9:31 pm)

    Wow, I didn’t even realize all these blogging conferences existed! I will have to see if any are on my travel route. Thanks for the info!

    Yona Williams

    (February 22, 2017 - 10:04 pm)

    It must be fun to have conferences right in your backyard. We don’t have big ones here. Looks like you will be doing a lot off traveling this year!

    Glenda K

    (February 22, 2017 - 11:25 pm)

    Blogger conference sound great for new bloggers. They sound very costly. There is a lot of information on the web and networking website for bloggers to meet each other for free.

    Stephanie Bills

    (February 22, 2017 - 11:39 pm)

    How exciting! I honestly had no idea about blogger conferences! I will have to look into a couple of these

    Whitney Ford

    (February 22, 2017 - 11:56 pm)

    you’ve been very productive. it’s inspiring.

    Elizabeth

    (February 23, 2017 - 12:00 am)

    I’ve heard such good things about American blogging conferences. I’d love to attend one, some day.

    Cristina

    (February 23, 2017 - 12:33 am)

    Wow, never thought there are so many blogging conferences! Sadly not even one is closer to my town.

    Fi Morrison

    (February 23, 2017 - 12:49 am)

    Wow! I never realised there were so many blogging events around! Too bad I’m in Australia, I’ll have to have a look around and see if there are any events around where I’m from! Thanks for sharing, and I hope you enjoy them all!

    G&D Blog

    (February 23, 2017 - 1:14 am)

    wow! My hubby and I have been looking for blog conference for awhile. I hope there’s an LGBT friendly one that we can attend to. 🙂

    Alisha-The Improv Caregiver

    (February 23, 2017 - 2:38 am)

    I’m only about 10 months into blogging, but have seen quite a few of these conferences being promoted. Maybe one day I’ll be able to participate in one of these conferences. I never realized, though, that there are this many of them.

    David Elliott

    (February 23, 2017 - 3:33 am)

    I never realized they had so many places and events to meet up with other bloggers. I am going to have to check out events in my area.

    Veronika Sykorova

    (February 23, 2017 - 8:11 am)

    Ahh! I wish I could attend at least some of those! It’s too bad I live in Europe. Well, I’m moving to Toronto in two months but thats still far.

      Danay Escanaverino

      (February 24, 2017 - 11:05 am)

      Veronika, there are a bunch in Canada and Toronto! You should check them out.

    camille

    (February 23, 2017 - 10:08 am)

    Love this article! Thanks for sharing this list. I definitely want to attend a few conferences this year, I’m gonna try to check out your favorites!! I saw Alt Summit everywhere on instagram, I want to try to go to that one next year too!

    Dogvills

    (February 23, 2017 - 10:41 am)

    looks like you’re loaded of conferences! i wish i could attend events like this too! maybe someday!

    Cori

    (February 23, 2017 - 10:42 am)

    That’s a lot of conferences! Have fun and good luck with your marketing plans!

    Nancy L.

    (February 23, 2017 - 1:35 pm)

    Wow! This is a great list of blogger conferences. I really should attend more blogger conferences, but I can’t seem to get away. Hubby has his own business and always needs me. I usually stick close to home.

      Danay Escanaverino

      (February 24, 2017 - 11:04 am)

      Nancy, they are everywhere. I’m sure you can find one close to you.

    Bev

    (February 23, 2017 - 7:51 pm)

    I love your list of conferences. I have heard great things about Blogher. I am definitely going to be checking some of these out.

    Rabz Haq

    (February 23, 2017 - 9:42 pm)

    Wow. I did nor know this event even happens.
    Would love to go.

    Nicole

    (February 23, 2017 - 10:21 pm)

    Hmm… I should look into West Coast ones. I think I’m established enough now to do this!

    Annette Richmond

    (February 23, 2017 - 10:33 pm)

    Thanks for sharing this! I really want to start attending more Conferences and am planning on going to TBex in Alabama. I’ll see you there!

    ~A

    Shann Eva

    (February 23, 2017 - 11:26 pm)

    I haven’t gone to a blogging conference yet, but this gives me a lot of great information. I love how you’ve planned out goals for each of your conferences as well.

    Samantha

    (February 24, 2017 - 1:08 am)

    I wish I could travel to all of these!

    laila

    (February 24, 2017 - 3:17 am)

    It sounds like you have some amazing plans. I WILL BE AT BLOG HER IN ORLANDO! would love to connect!

    Emily

    (February 24, 2017 - 5:32 am)

    Oh wow…Thanks for all this information. I’m quite new to this so it was really interesting!

    Whatlauraloves

    (February 24, 2017 - 9:54 am)

    I’ve been to a number of blogging events before but never to a blogging conference. I’ve heard so many mixed reviews of them but I think its definitely something that I need to experience!

    MishyV

    (February 24, 2017 - 1:00 pm)

    Wish there were so many great blogging and marketing events! Hope you’ll manage to attend them all and then let us know how it was 🙂

    Danielle @ Follow My Gut

    (February 24, 2017 - 1:38 pm)

    I love that you are going to conferences and networking with people. I get shy at things like this but I know it’s a great way to really interact with people, meet friends, improve your own business as well. I hope that now that your injury is done and over with (yay!) that you’re able to really enjoy as many conferences as you an attend. you’re gonna be amazing to all who you meet!

    Dusica

    (February 24, 2017 - 2:25 pm)

    Very interesting. Great schedule 🙂

    Daisha Williams

    (February 24, 2017 - 10:05 pm)

    I plan to attend a few events this year myself both for blogging & vlogging. Hopefully I have zero schedule conflicts!

    Jennifer L

    (February 25, 2017 - 1:17 am)

    wow you have a busy schedule this year! I’ve been wanting to check out Blogher for a while now because I hear its great.

    Janne

    (February 25, 2017 - 2:15 am)

    Never been to one, yet!

    Tamika

    (February 25, 2017 - 8:15 am)

    OMG! I’m so excited for you! I live in NYC and it would be fun to meet up if you have some time. Let me know! I hope to see you soon.

    shannon

    (February 25, 2017 - 11:56 am)

    SAVED!!! Thank you for this list. I was unaware of most of the conferences on here and yet I should be attending them!

    Danielle

    (February 26, 2017 - 4:00 pm)

    I’ve never been to a blogging conference, but have debated over and over about attending one. I’m kind of scared because I don’t know what to expect, but on the other hand, I think it would be a great experience and might help improve my blogging relationships. I need to just take the plunge and go to one!

    Helen Vella

    (February 26, 2017 - 5:18 pm)

    These are great events to go to – I live in Miami so if you get down here look me up and we can network also.

    Altea Leszczynska

    (February 26, 2017 - 6:07 pm)

    I would love to go to a blogging conference!

    Shauna Walker

    (February 27, 2017 - 3:47 am)

    I had no idea there was so many blogging conferences! Do you know how excited I just got? How awesome! I am going to look into these. Thanks for sharing this!

    Emma

    (February 27, 2017 - 7:03 am)

    Thanks for these – I’d been wondering which were the best ones to visit and it seems like you’ve done all the hard work for me! Will look into tickets for some of them 😀

    Claudette Esterine

    (February 28, 2017 - 8:51 pm)

    WOW! that makes for a lot of travelling…and fun! Look forward to your posts on these conferences.

    Kiara

    (April 19, 2017 - 2:31 pm)

    I really appreciate this article on conferences related to blogging. Thank you for sharing it!

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