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 February 1, 2014}

2014 Blogger Conferences

Preview by Thumbshots.comBloggy Boot Camp – St Louis
St Louis, Missouri ~ April 5, 2014

{Registration: $99-$130, Hotel: $129/night}
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.

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Miami, Florida ~ May 16-17, 2014

{Registration including fees: $306.44-$406.95, Hotel:$169/night}
BlogHer Food will bring food bloggers together to learn, share, inspire, and of course, to eat!

Preview by Thumbshots.comCamp Blogaway
Angelus Oaks, California ~ May 16-18, 2014

{Registration including lodging & meals: $325}
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
Park City, Utah ~ June 6-8, 2014

{Registration and Hotel TBA}
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!

Preview by Thumbshots.comEat Write Retreat
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ~ June 6-8, 2014

{All-Inclusive Registration: $559-$1099}
An intensive learning weekend focused on strengthening connects within the food community through shared exploration of cooking, photography & writing.

Preview by Thumbshots.comiRetreat (formerly Reviewer’s Retreat)
Hershey, Pennsylvania ~ June 22-24, 2014

{Registration including fees: $204.97-$256.22, Hotel: $179/night}
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.

Preview by Thumbshots.comFitBloggin’
Savannah, Georgia ~ June 26-29, 2014

{Registration including fees: $257.24, Hotel: $159/night}
For anyone who blogs about fitness, wellness, good food and a healthy lifestyle, regardless of where they are in their journey.

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San Jose, California ~ July 24-26, 2014

{Registration: $149-$399, Lodging: $139-$159/night}
The 10th annual conference. BlogHer creates opportunities for more than 50 million women who blog and their readers to gain exposure, education, community, and economic empowerment.

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Anaheim, California ~ August 14-17, 2014

{Registration: $399, Hotel: $159/night}
Bringing health and fitness bloggers together for advanced blogging sessions, celebrity workouts, and exclusive access to the largest fitness event in the world.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ~ September 5-6, 2014

{Registration: $215-$250, Hotel: $159/night}
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.

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Twin Cities, Minnesota ~ September 13-15, 2014

{Registration: $130}
A weekend conference for bloggers and blog readers interested in all aspects of healthy living. Founded by six healthy living bloggers in 2009, it has grown in attendance and scope every year since. This year the Summit has joined forces with HealthyLivingBlogs.com to expand the event’s reach. While the summit focuses on eating well, staying fit, and general wellness, they are also leading discussions on blogging ethics, social media, and other internet-driven topics in high demand in our community.

Preview by Thumbshots.comBloggy Conference
Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio ~ September 12-14, 2014

{Registration including fees: $90.67, Hotel: $89-$129/night}
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 19-21, 2014

{Registration: $395}
Focuses on three themes: Food, Writing, and Technology. This event will feature high-quality educational sessions, personal networking opportunities, and what 95% of attendees say is the best food and wine of any blogging conference!

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Atlanta, Georgia ~ October 11, 2014

{Registration and hotel TBA}
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.

Preview by Thumbshots.comBlogalicious
San Antonio, Texas ~ November 6-8, 2014

{Registration: $307.47-$408.95, Hotel: $179-199/night}
Blogalicious Weekend is an event celebrating diversity among women in the blogosphere and social media.

Past Blogger Conferences (looking forward to next year!)

Nourished
Dallas, Texas

NOTE: The 2013 conference was to be occur in September, but it appears as if it was not held. Stay tuned to the website to see if it returns in 2014.
For bloggers who write about specialty diets of any type – vegan, dairy-free, low-carb, grain-free, whole foods, etc., bloggers who want to strengthen their blog, brand, or internet presence, or you’re thinking about starting a blog.

FitSocial Fitness & Health Social Media Conference
Boulder & Denver, Colorado ~ September 26-29, 2013

NOTE: The organizers are trying to rethink the scope of this conference and did not have a 2014 conference scheduled as of November 26, 2013.
A premier conference discussing the communication to the public via the internet of cutting-edge fitness and health information with the goal of combating obesity and improving wellness.

Online BlogCon
October 8-12, 2013

{Registration: $29.99-$79.99}
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)!

Mixed
Mountain Lake Resort, Virginia ~ November 22-24, 2013

{Registration including fees: $307.47-$338.22}
A small and intimate food bloggers conference…offering hands on sessions including: video blogging, photography and editing, food styling, publishing.

Preview by Thumbshots.comNMX The New Media Revolution (formerly BlogWorld)
Las Vegas, Nevada ~ January 4-6, 2014

{Registration: $297-$1297, Hotel: varies, no special rate noted}
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.

FoodBlogSouth
Birmingham, Alabama ~ January 24-25, 2014

{Registration including fees: $129.12-$180.37, Hotel:$129/night}
A food-blogging conference held since 2011. There are three tracks: (1) Creativity, (2) Technology & Business, and (3) Food, but attendees can go back and forth between tracks! The 2014 conference will feature two optional intensive seminars: “Food Writing for Food Lovers” (for $125) and “Advanced Food Photography and Styling” (for $150).

Preview by Thumbshots.comBuild Your Blog Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah ~ February 7-8, 2014

{Registration: $149, Hotel: $89/night}
Presented by Six Sisters’ Stuff. Created after receiving so many e-mails everyday from readers about how they grew their blog so quickly. They saw the need for a conference that anyone could afford that would teach you how to grow and develop your blog. The classes available are taught by esteemed bloggers and professionals who know the ins and outs of blogging and will share with you all their secrets on how to make your blog stand out from all the rest.

Preview by Thumbshots.comBloggy Boot Camp – San Diego
San Diego, California ~ February 28-March 1, 2014

{Registration: $160-$200, $159/night}
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.” They are also “partnering with Latina Bloggers Connect to offer an afternoon track designed specifically for Latina bloggers.

Note: Please check websites for actual location, dates, cost, description and other specific details. This listing is for informational purposes only and believed to be accurate at the time of posting.

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