BlogHer emerged as an inspirational resource for female content creators in 2005, and has grown to one of the leading blogs for women. As of 2014, SheKnows media has expanded its reach to better serve its audience of contributors and readers.
Each year, BlogHer hosts a conference featuring speakers, workshops and networking events for thousands of women in the social media and online content creation space.
This year, the conference will focus on “Experts Among Us”, bringing together the most successful leaders in the online space.
The conference is highly regarded in the blogging community as one of the best resources for women bloggers.
If you’re considering attending BlogHer 2017, here is everything you need to know.
When is BlogHer 2017? August 4-6, 2017
Where is BlogHer 2017? Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL
The conference takes place over a 3-day span with speakers, breakout sessions and networking event dispersed throughout.
The best way to attend is to create a tentative personal schedule of the sessions ahead of time, and then give yourself permission to stray a bit!
BlogHer brings some of the biggest blog and social media influencers in the country, not the least of which will be Mrs. Kim Kardashian West.
Keynotes will include Adda Birnir, Akilah Hughes, Angelique Roche, Chad Hodge, Deborah Kadetsky and DJ Fulano.
Where to stay
The official hotel for the event is the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.
Make sure to book your accommodation in advance as this event will bring thousands of visitors to the Orlando area, and hotel rooms are guaranteed to book up.
There are 3 registration tiers for the conference:
Blogger/Social Media Influencer ($399)
This is for all individual attendees who are not affiliated with a company or agency.
This is for all corporate, brand or agency attendees.
This is for full-time students currently enrolled in high school or college.
Select your tier and register here.
What’s in it for you?
BlogHer is a major financial investment, so it’s important to ask yourself if it’s worth it to attend. There are the 4 main things that the conference promises to offer attendees.
1- Make connections with women who are dominating in your industry
2- Be inspired by major players in the online space
3- Learn how to improve your own blog and move to the next level of online creation and marketing
4- Have fun at the numerous after parties, networking events and social hours put on by conference creators
Whether you’re a newbie or a conference regular, here are some tips to get the most out of your conference experience.
Understand your reasons for attending and plan sessions accordingly
Create a schedule of sessions you want to attend ahead of time
Meet people, start conversations, network
Remember your business cards
Join the Facebook group for support
Get out of your comfort zone and learn something new
BlogHer 2017 promises to be a worthwhile experience filled with learning, growth and fun. If you’re serious about your career in the online space, grab your tickets and get to Orlando this summer!