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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.



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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  1. Where can I sign up to get updates on fashion events in my area?
    Edwina recently posted..“Independence Day Fashion: Rock the flag”My Profile

    • Hi Edwina. I am not sure where you are located in the U.S. but I have a section on my blog which allows you to search events by state. I’ll be adding a button to my sidebar this weekend so people can find it more easily. (-:

  2. Pretty helpful for upcoming bloggers. Thank u for putting this list together!

    • Hi Edwina, thanks for stopping by the blog and for leaving your comment. I began publishing the list last year in the hopes that it would serve as a resource for new bloggers and to help people find conferences in their niche and in their regions.

  3. Thanks for sharing this informative blog to us. I really appreciate the post.

  4. Hey there!

    I just wanted to let all of you know about a conference I am planning this summer, its called Go Blog Social. August 1-3, 2013. If you are looking for an affordable midwest conference this is the one for you! Tickets are only $150 for learning + social activities. You won’t want to miss it!

    Head over to http://www.goblogsocial.com for more info. Hope to see you there!

    If you could add this to your list it would be very appreciated!!



  5. Thank you so much, this is so helpful I am looking forward to the LuckyFABB and IFB conferences 🙂

  6. Wowww! Thank you so much for sharing these information with us. I’ve been searching over the internet for these kind of information and was delighted when I found your article.

    Stephanie recently posted..* Little Bows & White Dress *My Profile

  7. I’m very familiar with blogging and WordPress and attend WordCamp every year in San Francisco. I just never heard of the ones listed in your post. Thanks again!
    Yong recently posted..The WordPress Aficionado’s Personal Travel Gadget ListMy Profile

  8. Awesome list of conferences! Any specific one you can recommend?
    Yong recently posted..Three Tips on Getting More SubscribersMy Profile

    • Hi Yong, I would definitely recommend WordCamp. That one is everything WordPress. If you are new to blogging and you are looking for something that will give you a good overview, I would recommend the Bloggy Boot Camp. I hope this helps.

  9. i emailed the Texas Style Council’s organizer a couple of weeks ago and she responded saying the 2013 event was “up in the air” and to check the Facebook page for updates. the twitter account has been dormant since last year’s March 2012 event. we shall see how it unfolds.

    thanks for keeping us in the loop!
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    • WHAT? Last I saw on their facebook page was that they were looking to do something in June. Did you see the itinerary from last year? On paper it looks like they gave the best fashion blogging event. Wow, ok, I will keep you all in the loop.

  10. Thank you so much for sharing the Type-A events! This is a great list.
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  11. I think Texas Style Council Social Media Conference, those dates are for last year? If you go to their website, the 2012 agenda is still posted which started on Friday March 9th.

    • Hi Skye,
      You are correct. It looks like they are trying to schedule it for 2013 so that it doesn’t clash with the SXSW. I will make the update on my blog. Thanks a million for pointing that out. This actually is great news for fashion bloggers. Their conference looks like a really worthwhile investment and if they are moving it to a later date, this just might be the one conference that I will attend this year.

  12. Thank you for adding us to the list! We look forward to seeing all you wonderful bloggers and vloggers in attendance 🙂
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  13. Great resource! Thanks for compiling!
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