Blogger Conferences


There are a ton of really great blogger conferences out there! As a blogger who still has a lot to learn, and who also finds herself in a number of niche categories (weight loss, health, fitness, reviewing, cooking, food, recipes….etc!), I have found conferences that focus on health, fitness, women, and/or food, and some that are general in nature. So far, I haven’t gone to any, but I really hope to save up money and time off work to head out to some in the next few years! Maybe I’ll meet you there someday!

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{last updated June 3, 2015}

2015 Blogger Conferences

Preview by Thumbshots.comFitBloggin’
Denver, Colorado ~ June 25-28, 2015

For anyone who blogs about fitness, wellness, good food and a healthy lifestyle, regardless of where they are in their journey. Attendees are a melting pot of fit-minded people. Some are on a mission to lose weight. Others are training for triathlons. There are gym rats and folks learning to run. They  welcome vegetarians, vegans, and convenience food junkies alike. We may all be in different stage of fitness, but all share one passion: To live a happy, healthy balanced life.

Preview by Thumbshots.comEat Write Retreat
Chicago, Illinois ~ June 26-28, 2015

An intensive learning weekend focused on strengthening connects within the food community through shared exploration of cooking, photography, and writing. Attendees will enjoy customized dining experiences, an array of hands-on workshops, and abundant networking opportunities and professional development sessions.

Preview by Thumbshots.comiRetreat
New Orleans, Louisiana ~ June 28-30, 2015

The first conference dedicated to influencer marketing with a focus on bloggers. A family-friendly event that aims to strengthen relationships, educate and empower, iRetreat is a conference for influencers by influencers.

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New York, New York ~ July 16-18, 2015

The world’s largest conference for women content creators. The most people + the most brands = the most opportunity. It’s that simple. BlogHer creates opportunities for more than 50 million women who blog and their readers to gain exposure, education, community, and economic empowerment.

Preview by Thumbshots.comIDEA World Fitness BlogFest with Sweat Pink
Los Angeles, California ~ July 16-19, 2015

BlogFest brings together health and fitness bloggers for four action-packed days of in-depth blogging sessions, unforgettable celebrity workouts, and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the largest fitness conference in the world.

Preview by Thumbshots.comOnline BlogCon
September 2015

Online BlogCon grew out of a desire to attend a blog conference…but without the ability to do so. Offering networking, swag, prizes, tips and advice from your favorite rock star bloggers, and plenty of instructions and tutorials all for a super reasonable price and at an incredibly convenient location (wherever you have access to the internet)!

Preview by Thumbshots.comBlogalicious
Baltimore, Maryland ~ September 10-12, 2015

An event celebrating diversity among women in the blogosphere and social media. Meet smart people. Hear success stories. Discover what’s working. Discuss ways to create smarter creative content, impactful web-based marketing, as well as new programs, people, and platforms that engage your audience and build relationships.

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Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio ~ September 18-20, 2015

As an extension of the Bloggy Moms Community, this blogger conference is first and foremost designed with community and information as its cornerstone. Their goal is to provide real and useful information to further your social media longevity, to help you build strong connections, and to provide support and resources in your areas of interest. Only by increasing your knowledge of the social media and blogging world, can you then begin to find success.

Preview by Thumbshots.comInternational Food Bloggers Conference
Seattle, Washington ~ September 18-20, 2015

The first-ever conference for food bloggers, first held in May of 2009. The series focuses on three themes: Food, Writing, and Technology. This event features high-quality educational sessions, personal networking opportunities, and what 95% of attendees say is the best food and wine of any blogging conference!

Preview by Thumbshots.comMixed.
The Woodlands, Texas ~ October 2-4, 2015

Mixed. is the ultimate in the non-conference. Unlike many food blogging conference. They are by choice a small and intimate conference. Offering around 150 tickets for purchase. Get access to amazing sessions on video blogging, photography and editing, food styling, publishing, and more.

Preview by Thumbshots.comSocial Media on the Sand
Turks & Caicos ~ October 21-25, 2015 

An invitation-only social media conference hosted by Beaches Resorts. Through the weekend, attendees sharpen their social media skills during this immersive and completely unique event through inspiring and empowering sessions, while connecting in the Caribbean and creating unforgettable memories amid an incredibly beautiful island setting.

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Chicago, Illinois ~ November 6-7, 2015 

BlogHer Food will bring food bloggers together to learn, share, inspire, and of course, to eat! The the world’s largest conference for food content creators.

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Salt Lake City, Utah ~ February 19-20, 2016

The Most Educational Blogger Conference. They set out to create the best conference for blogs to actually learn and get inspired. After years of going to conferences where the networking was great but the actual content was lacking, they decided to start their own conference where the speakers, classes and even the interaction with brand was all solely devoted to building your blog.

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Las Vegas, Nevada ~ April 18-21, 2016

Bloggers, Podcasters and Web TV content creators learn and network with the most successful new media content creators in the world. You’ll connect with peers attending from 50 countries for 3 days of over 140 educational sessions presented by more than 175 industry leaders.

Past Blogger Conferences (looking forward to next year!)

Preview by Thumbshots.comFood Media South
Birmingham, Alabama ~ February 27-28, 2015 

Food Media South, a A Southern Foodways Alliance symposium, will explore storytelling in the digital era. If you blog about food and want to thread more narrative into your work, this conference is for you. If you produce a podcast and want to build your personal brand, this one-and-one-half-day intensive is what you need.

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Angelus Oaks, California ~ May 1-3, 2015

The original bootcamp for food and recipe bloggers. Welcome to a little slice of heaven for food bloggers – workshops, activities, panels, breakouts and more on all things blogging.

Preview by Thumbshots.comBlend Retreat
Boulder, Colorado ~ May 15-17, 2015

A relaxed, laid back retreat for healthy living, food and fitness bloggers across North America! Instead of focusing on seminars and speakers, the focus will be on fellowship and having a weekend away to get to know one another in real life!

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Temecula, California ~ May 30, 2015

This conference will give you the skills you need to be a better blogger, the platform to connect with other women, and the courage to find your voice and follow your path. This is a gathering of smart, motivated, kind women who believe that when one of us succeeds, we all benefit.

Note: Please check websites for specific details. This listing is for informational purposes only and believed to be accurate at the time of posting.

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