2013 Social Media, Blogging Conferences and Fashion Events

If you are serious about growing your blog, you should seriously think about attending at least one blogging/social media conference this year.  In addition to meeting your favorite bloggers and networking with people who understand why you are blogging, there is a hell of a lot of information and resource that you can learn and access in a short period of time at one of these events.  Last year I actually invested in three conferences: Bloggy Boot Camp (because I needed a solid foundation), the IFB Conference (because I needed to attend a conference in my niche) and WordCamp (because I needed more info on how to tame the beast that is WordPress). Last year, I also had the opportunity to attend Africa Fashion Week along with several other events that are specific to my blogging niche.  I had a specific goal that I was trying to accomplish last year with my blog so my investment was very heavy last year. However, take  the time to review each conference below to find the one that is right for you. As a follow up to my Save The Date feature from last year, here is a list of 2013 events for you to consider.

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January 23 – 26, 2013 
Event: Altitude Design Summit 
For design-minded bloggers.
Where: Salt Lake City, Utah
Twitter: @altsummit

 January 31 – February 2, 2013
Event: Dad 2.0 Summit
For parent (dad) bloggers!
Where: Houston, TX
Twitter: @dad2summit

February 6 -7, 2013
Event: Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference
For fashion bloggers!
Where: New York City
Twitter: @_IFB #IFBCon

February 7- 14, 2013
Event: New York Fashion Week
For fashionista’s, fashion enthusiasts and bloggers!
Where: New York City
Twitter: @mbfashionweek

February 18-22, 2013
Event: Social Media Week
(check site for local events)
For social media bloggers and enthusiasts!
Where: worldwide
Twitter: @socialmediaweek

February 19 -21 , 2013
Event: MAGIC Market Week
For fashion and style enthusiasts!
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Twitter: @MAGICMarketWeek

March 8-12, 2013
Event: SXSW Interactive
Where:  Austin, TX
Twitter: SXSW

March 21 – 22, 2013
Event: Social Media Tulsa
For social media enthusiasts and bloggers!
Where: Tulsa,OK
Twitter: @SocMediaTulsa #SMTulsa

March 21 – 23, 2013
Event: Blissdom
For women bloggers!
Where: Dallas, TX
Twitter: @blissdom

March 30- 31, 2013
Event: BlogCademy
For bloggers!
Where: Portland, OR
Twitter: @theblogcademy

April 5, 2013
Event: Social Slam
For bloggers and social media enthusiasts!
Where: Knoxville,TN
Twitter: @smcknox

April 6 – 7, 2013
Event: BlogCademy
For bloggers!
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Twitter: @theblogcademy

April 7 -9, 2013
Event: Social Media Marketing World
For social media professionals and enthusiasts!
Where: San Diego, CA
Twitter: @smexaminer #SMMW13

April 12 – 13, 2013
Event: Bloggy Boot Camp Phoenix – (The Business Edition)
For bloggers!
Where: Phoenix, AZ
Twitter@BloggyBootCamp #bloggybootcamp

April 18-20, 2013 
Event: SNAP! (Sold Out!)
For creative and DIY bloggers!
Where: Salt Lake City, Utah
Twitter: @snapconf #snapit

April 20, 2013
Event: Type-A Advanced
For parent bloggers!
Where: Philadelphia, PA
Twitter: @typeaparentcon #typeaPHILLY

May 2-4, 2013
Event: Mom 2.0 Summit
For parent (Mom) bloggers!
Where: Laguna Niguel, CA
Twitter: @mom2summit

May 16 – 18, 2013
Event: BlogPaws
For pet and animal bloggers!
Where: Tysons Corner, VA
Twitter: @blogpaws

May 17-19, 2013
Event: The Blog Workshop
Where: online/anywhere!
For bloggers and vloggers!
Twitter:  @theblogworkshop #TBW

May 24 – 26, 2013
Event: Camp Blogaway
Where: California
For food and recipe bloggers!
Twitter: @CampBlogAway

June 2013 (TBA)
Event: Texas Style Council Social Media Conference
For style bloggers!
Where: Austin, TX
Twitter: @TxStyleCouncil @TxSC

June 7 – 8, 2013

Event: Blogher Food ’13
Where: Austin, TX
Twitter: @blogher

June 21 – 22, 2013
Event: Blogging While Brown
For bloggers who are of African descent!
Where: New York City
Twitter: @BWBConference

June 17 – 22, 2013
Event: Full Figured Fashion Week
For curvy/full figured women and bloggers!
Where: New York City
Twitter: @FFFWeek #SonsiFFFWeek

June 27-30, 2013
Event: FitBloggin
For fitness and wellness bloggers!
Where: Portland, OR
Twitter: @fitbloggin

June 30 – July 2, 2013
Event: Reviewer’s Retreat
Where: Pine Mountain, GA
For review bloggers!
Twitter: @doubledutydivas #RevRet

July 15 – 20, 2013
Event: Africa Fashion Week New York City
For fashion bloggers and fashion enthusiasts!
Where: New York City
Twitter: @AFWNY

July 19-21, 2013
Event: Mimi G’s 2nd Annual Meet, Shop & Learn
For DIY and fashion enthusiasts!
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Twitter: @mimigstyle

July 25 – 27, 2013
Event: Blogher ’13
For women bloggers
Where: Chicago, IL
Twitter: @blogher

August 1 -3, 2013
Event: Haven
For DIY and home bloggers!
Where: Atlanta, GA
Twitter: @HavenConf #Haven2013

August 22-24, 2013
Event: Bark World Expo
For pet bloggers!
Where: Atlanta, GA
Twitter: @barkworldexpo

September 27-29, 2013
Event: Type-A Parent Conference
For parent bloggers!
Where: Atlanta, GA
Twitter: @typeaparentcon #typeacon

October 19, 2013
Event: Type-A Advanced
For parent bloggers!
Where: New Orleans, LA
Twitter: typeaparentcon #typeaNOLA

Didn’t find a conference that is a good fit for you?

  • Go here to see a a comprehensive list of Food, Writing & Photo Conferences and Workshops
  • Go here to see a comprehensive list of Emerging Media Conferences.
  • Other upcoming events – dates and locations TBA: LuckyFabb, Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged, SheStreams, WordCamp, Evo Social Media Conference, SheCon, Blogalicious, IFBCon (fall edition), Fashion Forward Conference, State of Style, Blog Sugar,  Aiming Low Non-Conference, She’s Connected, Blissdom (Canada), Niche Mommy Social Media Conference, Dot Mom Conference, Style Bloggers of Color Conference.

I will update and republish this list again in March. Check back for event updates!

XoXo, Natasha

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