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Thursday, September 27
 

7:00pm

#Vegaslicious Tweetup @ T-Bones Chophouse and Lounge {Red Rock Resort}

This event is being organized in partnership with the Las Vegas TweetUp, the Las Vegas Bloggers Meetup Group, and the 2012 Blogalicious social media conference.  Las Vegas locals and conference attendees are cordially invited to attend a business networking event that focuses on celebrating the diversity among digital influencers, social media enthusiasts, and media industry professionals.

 


Sponsors
avatar for Las Vegas Bloggers Meetup

Las Vegas Bloggers Meetup

Meet other Las Vegas bloggers to talk about blogging, internet marketing, social media, tips and techniques, ethical practices, SEO, writing... and whatever else bloggers talk about. Bloggers of all levels are welcome.  Blogs of all topics are welcome. Meetings will be very informal and will cover different topics.  We may also host occasional guest speakers, workshops, and open Q&A's.  Laptops are welcomed and... Read More →
avatar for The Las Vegas Tweetup

The Las Vegas Tweetup

Welcome to the Las Vegas Tweetup! My name is Eleanor Prior I am @VAGirlFriday A Social Media Marketing Virtual Assistant and I get my "Social Groove On" via @TheLVTweetup! 


Thursday September 27, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
 
Friday, September 28
 

9:00am

Registration

Registration for Blogalicious 2012 begins at  9am!  Located on the 5th Floor in the Veranda C room.  Check-in, pick up your conference badge and swag bag here.  You can also leave and receive messages here.  There will also be sign-up sheets for BarCamp available. 

Lost & Found and minor First-Aid available.


Volunteers
avatar for Jana Pauldin

Jana Pauldin

Registration Desk & Volunteer Coordinator, Blogalicious
Jana is a seasoned and results-oriented former marketing director within the corporate and association industries.  Jana has over 20 years of strategic planning, marketing development, communications and component relations management, volunteer management and organizational strategy experience. She employs a “leadership by example” approach to manage and deliver projects on time and within budget. She’s also a riot and a... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Veranda C

12:00pm

Welcome Lunch & Power Talk: The State of Digital Media ~ A Multicultural Perspective

In an ever evolving real-time socially driven environment how can you avoid being ‘stuck within your niche’ and attract advertisers to your platform? Learn from @madamenoire @moguldummedia Women EVP Judene Walden  how to navigate the new digital advertising landscape, while not compromising your passion for quality blogging and developing your bottom-line.


Speakers
avatar for Judene Walden

Judene Walden

EVP, Moguldom Women
Judene Walden is the Executive Vice President of the Moguldom Women’s Division where she manages the direct sales team’s efforts for Moguldom Media and oversees the rollout and activation of M.U.S.E, an annual conference for MadameNoire readers.  Judene is also responsible for  developing and packaging the division’s female focused  brands and assets for advertisers, including  Bossip.com, MadameNoire.com... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

12:00pm

Expo Suite + BrandBuilding Showcase Open
Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

12:00pm

Sponsor Suites Open

Express Your Personal Style for Less with Ross Dress for Less

Ross Dress for Less wants to help you express your personal style…for less! Opening at noon on Friday, swing by the Hospitality Suite to talk about your own personal style with Ross Dress for Less style experts, dress up a simple outfit with your own personal flair, check out other blogger’s personal styles and enter for a chance to win a $500 Ross Dress for Less shopping spree!

Suitcase wardrobe bringing you down? Feel like your outfits don’t have enough pizzazz for a night out in Vegas? Use #RossDressforLess on Twitter or Instagram during the conference and you might be surprised by the big thrills that await you!   

 


Sponsors
avatar for Ross Dress for Less

Ross Dress for Less

Express Your Personal Style for Less with Ross Dress for Less Ross Dress for Less wants to help you express your personal style…for less! Opening at noon on Friday, swing by the Hospitality Suite to talk about your own personal style with Ross Dress for Less style experts, dress up a simple outfit with your own personal flair, check out other blogger’s personal styles and enter for a chance to win a $500 Ross Dress for Less shopping... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Veranda E

2:00pm

Blog Community Jam Session

Ask any veteran blogger what this ‘blogging thing’ comes down to and, invariably, their answer will be: COMMUNITY.  The relationship aspect of blogging has become such an integral part of the experience that hundreds of blog communities have popped up over the past several years.  The goal of the first-ever Blog Community Jam Session @ Blogalicious is to bring the leaders of several of the top blogging communities together for a candid, in-depth discussion of our craft.  An impressive lineup of participants will lead the conversation that will contemplate questions like:

 

  • How has monetization changed blogging?
  • What does the future hold for bloggers?
  • Have we hit a ceiling when it comes to generating revenue from brand-blogger relationships?
  • What is a blogger’s role in the social and political conversation?
  • Is it time to modify our strategies?
  • And more!

 

Bring your voices, your questions and your community to Blogalicious Weekend on Friday, September 28th at 2pm.  This forum is for us!
#CommunityJam

 


Speakers
avatar for Stefania Pomponi Butler

Stefania Pomponi Butler

Co-Founder, Clever Girls Collective, Inc.
Clever Girls Collective, Inc. co-founder, President & Chief Evangelist Stefania Pomponi Butler is a seasoned social media professional and nationally-recognized blogger. Stefania brings a wealth of knowledge of successful blogger marketing and outreach strategies to projects as well as her deep connections to the parent blog world. Stefania leads Clever Girls Collective's sales and business development efforts, and is responsible for inking... Read More →
avatar for Ana Roca Castro

Ana Roca Castro

Ana Roca Castro started her career at Columbia University where she managed educational projects for the School of Public Health. She then led the implementation of Oracle Learning Management System (OLM) for the United Nations. In 2008, Ana started Premier Transmedia to help businesses and organizations achieve their learning objectives via state-of-the-art application development. Ana and her team have developed a series of internal... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Edwards

Melanie Edwards

Owner, Ella Media
With a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering and over 10 years experience in Information Technology, Melanie Edwards combines her education and experience in the e-learning industry to apply the various techniques acquired to social media. Collaborating with individuals, and small to large businesses, Melanie focuses on multi-layered strategies for implementing social media. | | Melanie founded ModernMami.com in 2006, an... Read More →
avatar for Ana Flores

Ana Flores

Co-Founder and Co-Author, SpanglishBaby.com and "Bilingual Is Better"
Ana Lilian Flores is the co-founder of award-winning website SpanglishBaby, an online community for parents raising bilingual and bicultural kids. Featured on CNN en Español, PBS Parents, BabyCenter, The Washington Post, NBC's TodaysMoms and Parenting Magazine, her most recent honors include being named to Babble's Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011 and Babble's top 50 Twitter Moms of 2011.  | | Ana is also founder of Latina... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer James

Jennifer James

Founder, Mom Bloggers Club & Mom Bloggers for Social Good
Jennifer James is a pioneer in the mom blogging movement and founder of the first social network for mom bloggers: the Mom Bloggers Club, a social network of over 18k mom bloggers ranging from US mom bloggers and vloggers to gamers and UK mummy bloggers. Jennifer is also the founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, a global coalition of nearly 1k mom bloggers representing 16 countries who use social media and blogging to advance... Read More →
avatar for Ananda Leeke

Ananda Leeke

Founder, Digital Sisterhood Network
Yoga + Creativity + Internet Geek = Ananda Leeke. Leeke is a lawyer turned “Jill of many trades”: innerpreneur, author, artist, coach, and yoga teacher. She is also the founder of the Digital Sisterhood Network, Digital Sisterhood Radio, and Digital Sisterhood Month, an annual celebration for social media women in December. Her mission is “Empowering U2BU through creativity coaching, Reiki, self-care, social... Read More →
avatar for Jyl Johnson Pattee

Jyl Johnson Pattee

Founder, Mom It Forward & Evo Conference
Jyl Johnson Pattee is the founder of Mom It Forward, an influential online community of women. She is also the co-founder of the popular Girls’ Night Out (#gno) Twitter parties, and the co-founder and organizer of the evo Conference. Currently, she sits on the Mom Advisory Council for ONE.org, was named one of Parent Magazine’s Top 10 Power Moms, and is on Babble’s list of Top Twitter Moms of 2011. Through her Mom... Read More →
avatar for Manny Ruiz

Manny Ruiz

Founder & Creative Director, Hispanicize
Manny is an accomplished entrepreneur and award-winning, public relations professional with extensive experience in Hispanic public relations. He was named 2011 PR Professional of the Year by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) for his on-going commitment to promoting the advancement of the industry as co-publisher of the Hispanic PR Blog and as the founder and creative director of Hispanicize, the annual... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone

Co-Founder and CEO, BlogHer, Inc.
Lisa Stone is a BlogHer, Inc. co-founder and serves as the company’s CEO. With Lisa’s leadership, the company has grown from a grassroots conference into a diversified media company and a Top 5 women’s network online. As principal architect of BlogHer’s media business, Lisa developed innovative models for profitable, premium online media, and for recognizing and compensating a new wave of content creators. A... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

3:15pm

Laser Coaching: Standing Tall Revolution ~ 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions

Antoinette Sykes, MBA, Business & Success Coach and Empwerment Speaker is the founder of "StandingTall Revolution" a movement in authentic marketing, PR and lifestyle event production. As an advocate for women in business, she continues to empower women to StandTall in life and business with an authentic voice that lends to transparency, audience building and profit increase. With her wit, passion and infectious personality, Antoinette is leading the way for women leaders and lifestyle entrepreneurs to break barriers and be bold in their use of effective publicity and complementary events that wow, inspire, encourage and make a profit.

 

Learn more at http://StandingTallRevolution.com

 

20-Minute Sessions:

  • The Art of a Bounceback - Learn how to reinvent and emerge stronger in the face of life's challenges & setbacks. Navigate the business & life road with finesse and favor!
  • Grow Your Business Girl - it's time to play big and announce your arrival in this entrepreneurial world. Get a process that works for your spirit and finances.

 

RSVP required

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Antoinette Sykes

Antoinette Sykes

Publicist & Event Producer
Antoinette Sykes, MBA, Publicist, Event Producer & Speaker is the founder of "StandingTall Revolution" a movement in authentic marketing, PR and lifestyle event production. As an advocate for women in business, she continues to empower women to StandTall in life and business with an authentic voice that lends to transparency and audience building. With her wit, passion and infectious personality, Antoinette is leading the way for women... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

3:30pm

Shop Your Way Afternoon Tea

Sears and Kmart invite you to the Shop Your Way "Fashionista" Tea Party, Friday at 3:30PM. Don your high tea finest, relax, unwind and discover Sears and Kmart's new, unique and personalized social shopping experience- Shop Your Way. Stop by for a sneak peek at the brands' 2012 Fall/Winter fashion collections and enter a raffle for the chance to win one of two new iPads!

 


Sponsors
avatar for Shop Your Way

Shop Your Way

Sears/Kmart
Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 3,900 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of ShopYourWay, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com.  Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Veranda F

5:00pm

Wells Fargo Presents ~ Conversations: Helping You Empower Your Financial Future

Wells Fargo invites you to join us on Friday, September 28th at 5:00pm for Conversations, Helping You Empower Your Financial Future.   We will have a panel of experts helping you with questions on money management, starting a business, maximizing savings and more. 

You can submit a question online at BeBlogalicious.com/WellsFargo.  Select questions will be answered that can help you find real options that can work for your situation


Speakers
avatar for Lester Romero

Lester Romero

Regional Banking Sales Manager Nevada Community Banking, Wells Fargo & Company
Lester Romero serves as the Regional Banking Sales Manager for Wells Fargo Bank in Nevada. In his role, he is directly responsible for helping team members in stores across the state foster retail banking relationships with small businesses.   In his last role, he functioned as the Market Sales Manager for the Wells Fargo Business Payroll Service in Nevada, Southern Arizona and New Mexico. He led a team of seven sales representatives and... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

5:30pm

Laser Coaching: Career 911 ~ Emergency Career Coaching for Entrepreneurs and Executives

What can you do in 15 minutes?  You can have a breakthrough!  My coaching session will focus on your "work" whether you work for yourself or someone else. 

The session will help you to pinpoint and work through barriers you have in your mind related to your career.  In 15 minutes,  I will peel back the layers from your area of most pain and frustration.  Together we will develop action steps you can begin to implement immediately to handle your situation.  

My goal is for you to receive clarity on your situation and begin to work towards a solution.   A complimentary recording of our session will be made available to those who wish to have it.


Speakers
avatar for Boni Candelario

Boni Candelario

Business Coaching, Coach 'm Up
Career Strategy and Empowerment expert, Boni Candelario inspires her clients to achieve the next level in their careers and businesses by teaching them how to showcase their skills and value to management, colleagues, future employers and clients. She currently works for Yale University in the Organizational Effectiveness department. As chair of the careers committee for the Yale Latino Networking Affinity Group, she has created strategic career... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Veranda D

6:00pm

MyBlogalicious Poolside Chats: Find Your Niche!

It's your time to find your tribe! Join these lifestyle topic chat hostesses for lively, casual chats by the pool. Get comfy in a cabana and get down with your niche...

 

 

STYLE: Monica Barnett @Blueprint4Style

TECH: Michele McGraw @ScrappinMichele

BEAUTY: Denise Johnson @RainyDayDiva

BILINGUAL IS BETTER: Ana Flores & Roxana Soto @LAFlowers @RoxanaSB

LIFE: "Connecting Through Your Computer- Developing Real and Lasting Friendships" @KrystalGrant

YOUR FABULOUS HAIR: Belinda Baker @AskBelindaBaker


Speakers
avatar for Belinda Baker

Belinda Baker

Celebrity Stylist and Global Consulting Educator, Salon BKB
Ms. Belinda Baker is the CEO of her self-named consulting company and the fashionable Salon BKB hair and beauty studio located in Atlanta, GA. Through her more than two decades as a celebrity stylist and global consulting educator, she has perfected her trademark of beauty and education of multicultural hair textures by training over 10,000 stylists/consumers and salon owners throughout the USA, the Caribbean and Virgin... Read More →
avatar for Monica Barnett

Monica Barnett

Consultant, Blueprint for Style
Growing up in a stylish environment with family that was fully absorbed in everything fashionable, Monica acquired her passion and skill for detecting style at an early age.  With over nine years of formal personal styling and image consulting experience, she has advised politicos, styled executives, worked with professional athletes, and curated entrepreneurs.  As founder/editor-in-chief ofBlueprint for Style... Read More →
avatar for Ana Flores

Ana Flores

Co-Founder and Co-Author, SpanglishBaby.com and "Bilingual Is Better"
Ana Lilian Flores is the co-founder of award-winning website SpanglishBaby, an online community for parents raising bilingual and bicultural kids. Featured on CNN en Español, PBS Parents, BabyCenter, The Washington Post, NBC's TodaysMoms and Parenting Magazine, her most recent honors include being named to Babble's Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011 and Babble's top 50 Twitter Moms of 2011.  | | Ana is also founder of Latina... Read More →
avatar for Krystal Grant

Krystal Grant

Blogger, Author, Radio Host, KrystalGrant.com
The enthusiasm Krystal Grant has for social media has taken over her life. She is a blogger, managing editor, social media consultant, freelance writer, public speaker and radio host. This former high school English teacher successfully balances marriage and motherhood with her fingertips glued to a laptop. Her blog, Krystal Grant's Guide To Life, displays the chaos she experiences on a daily basis with a huge dose of humor mixed in. She is the... Read More →
avatar for Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson

Creator and Editor, Rainy Day Diva
Denise Johnson has an obsession with beauty products.  She describes herself as a mascara-loving, nail-polish-collecting, facial-mask-wearing, fragrance-spraying, new-product-trying, beauty enthusiast. The seeds of her love affair and fascination with beauty products began with a bottle of nail polish in elementary school that would, years later, become a preoccupation with makeup, magazines and eventually a career as a manicurist. ... Read More →
avatar for Michele McGraw

Michele McGraw

Michele McGraw (@scrappinmichele) is a 44 year old work-at-home mother of four children (ages 6 through 14). She is married to her husband Jason and they live in Northern Virginia. For the last 16+ years, Michele has been helping women find support online for their hobbies and healthy lifestyles.  Michele is founder and publisher of ScrapsofMyGeekLife.com, a blog offering daily commentary, advice, reviews and shared... Read More →
avatar for Roxana Soto

Roxana Soto

Co-Founder, SpanglishBaby.com
Roxana A. Soto is an Emmy-award winning bilingual journalist. Born in Lima, Peru, she came to the United States as a teenager, which is why she feels at home in both the Latino and the American culture; in English and in Spanish. Her dynamic journalism career spans 20 years and includes print, television and online ventures. As a journalist, she has had the fortune of covering a little of everything, from major national and international breaking... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cherry Poolside Cabanas

6:00pm

BarCamp at Blogalicious!

Based on the BarCamp style of unconferences, we're hosting an hour of sessions where YOU decide who speaks and on what topic! If you're not familiar with the BarCamp style, the idea is that all the "sessions" and content are provided by participants.

 

We'll have a sign-up sheet available on-site for those that wish to lead a session.


Friday September 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Exhibitor Suite

7:00pm

"Viva Las Ladies Nite" Welcome Reception Presented by McDonald's

Kick-off Blogalicious ’12 at “Viva Las Ladies Nite,” sponsored by McDonald’s  at 7 – 9 p.m. Friday. From massages and manicures to cocktails and cheeseburgers, tantalize your taste buds and entice your senses as McDonald’s transforms the Red Rock South Beach Pool into the ultimate ladies night out.  #McDBlogalicious @McDonalds @MeEncanta

 


Sponsors
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States offering a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

9:00pm

9:30pm

Trip to Da Strip!

What's a trip to Las Vegas without hitting the Blvd?

Catch the PRIVATE Blogalicious Shuttle (1 shuttle) leaving from the hotel lobby at 9:30pm for a memorable Ladies Night Out!  We're being hosted by the 2 of the HOTTEST nightclubs in the city for an evening of dancing, cocktails and fun.

Our shuttle will leave the Blvd. at 12:00am to take us back to the Red Rock (before we turn into pumpkins!)

 


Sponsors

Friday September 28, 2012 9:30pm - 12:30am
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
 
Saturday, September 29
 

8:00am

Kellogg's Love Your Cereal Breakfast & Power Talk: From FREE to FEE: The 21-Day Challenge

You have the passion. You have the skills. Now you need a plan.

Tough questions come up when you're ready to bridge the gap from blog to business. Digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong will share his personal experience to inspire you to create your own plan, with real tips to build your personal brand and start monetizing your hard work. 

We know it's not enough just to publish. Mario will talk about how to work strategically to get noticed, build your network, and increase your media exposure. He'll share his success stories with mobile video, real-time publishing, and more. You'll come away with the inspiration to make it real, plus practical steps to develop your content strategy that you can start using immediately. 


Speakers
avatar for Mario Armstrong

Mario Armstrong

Digital Lifestyle Expert and Media Personality
Digital Lifestyle Expert and Emmy Award Winning Media Personality, Mario Armstrong is a small business entrepreneur and advocate. He provides regular commentary to CNN/HLN, The TODAY Show, NPR Morning Edition, Tell Me More, Sirius/XM, and Public Radio WYPR. Mario is a guide to Motivate, Educate, Inspire and Innovate for consumers, youth and business people as they engage and consider current and evolving digital and technology... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

8:00am

Registration

Registration for Blogalicious 2012 begins at 8am!   Located on the 5th Floor in the Veranda C room.  Check-in, pick up your conference badge and swag bag here.  You can also leave and receive messages here.  

Lost & Found and minor First-Aid available.

 


Volunteers
avatar for Jana Pauldin

Jana Pauldin

Registration Desk & Volunteer Coordinator, Blogalicious
Jana is a seasoned and results-oriented former marketing director within the corporate and association industries.  Jana has over 20 years of strategic planning, marketing development, communications and component relations management, volunteer management and organizational strategy experience. She employs a “leadership by example” approach to manage and deliver projects on time and within budget. She’s also a riot and a... Read More →

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00am - 4:00pm
Veranda C

8:00am

Expo Suite + BrandBuilding Showcase Open
Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

8:00am

Sponsor Suites Open

Express Your Personal Style for Less with Ross Dress for Less

Ross Dress for Less wants to help you express your personal style…for less! Opening at noon on Friday, swing by the Hospitality Suite to talk about your own personal style with Ross Dress for Less style experts, dress up a simple outfit with your own personal flair, check out other blogger’s personal styles and enter for a chance to win a $500 Ross Dress for Less shopping spree!

Suitcase wardrobe bringing you down? Feel like your outfits don’t have enough pizzazz for a night out in Vegas? Use #RossDressforLess on Twitter or Instagram during the conference and you might be surprised by the big thrills that await you!   

 



Sponsors
avatar for Ross Dress for Less

Ross Dress for Less

Express Your Personal Style for Less with Ross Dress for Less Ross Dress for Less wants to help you express your personal style…for less! Opening at noon on Friday, swing by the Hospitality Suite to talk about your own personal style with Ross Dress for Less style experts, dress up a simple outfit with your own personal flair, check out other blogger’s personal styles and enter for a chance to win a $500 Ross Dress for Less shopping... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm
Veranda E

9:00am

How to begin a successful, personally fulfilling, and profitable blog {plus tips on blogging in your local community!} (Beginner Lab Workshop)

Join us for an information-packed, how-to-for-success presentation aimed at new bloggers or those seeking to transition personal blogs to websites which motivate communities, as well as bring professional, personal and monetary fulfillment.

Topics covered will include elements of successful blog content and design, how to be your own publicist, readership cultivation, social media engagement, maximizing ad revenue, and using your blog to inspire your community.

Particular attention will be directed towards the benefits of hyperlocal blogs and improving your blog's local search engine optimization (SEO), as the majority of search engine queries seek local information.

This session will give attendees real tools to begin and improve their blogs upon returning home!


Speakers
avatar for Jessica McFadden

Jessica McFadden

A Parent In America
Jessica McFadden is the creator and author of the popular, award-winning hyperlocal parenting website A Parent in Silver Spring, which has been featured in media such as CNN, Forbes, and The Washington Post as a top resource for Washington, DC area parents. In less than five years, Jessica has developed a website that is profitable, ready by thousands daily, and celebrated in her community. Since founding A Parent in Silver Spring in January... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

9:00am

Securing and Maintaining Your Brand Identity

How does the intersection of YOU impact your business brand? Are you disseminating the right message? We examine not only effective branding tools, but also methods that convolute or damage the validity of one’s core message. This panel will assess whether personal and business branding are one in the same and if the two compliment one another. Strengthening and maintaining your brand is an ongoing effort and extends beyond your offerings. It’s your voice and position, your culture and style. Effective branding has the ability to attract more clients, generate cash flow, and build credibility. With this mindset, we explore practical concepts to help you create an irresistible brand.


Speakers
avatar for Julie Cole

Julie Cole

Co-Founder and VP, Mabel's Labels
Julie Cole is a mother of six and co-founding VP of Mabel’s Labels, the leading provider of labels for the stuff kids lose!®. Mabel’s Labels has grown from basement start-up into an award winning, celebrity endorsed, international phenomenon. An early adopter of social media, Julie is a syndicated blogger for modernmom.com, PTPA Media, Yummy Mummy Club, and her company’s Mabelhood blog. Mabel’s Labels has been featured... Read More →
avatar for Karlena L.Wallace

Karlena L.Wallace

Founder, Stiletto Woman Media
Karlena L. Wallace, known as the nation’s premier “Stiletto Woman” is founder of Stiletto Woman Media, a leadership-centric lifestyle company for modern working women seeking work life utopia. As an advocate for women in business, Wallace launched Stiletto Woman Magazine, an independent publication that’s become a fast-growing source of inspiration and real talk for women entrepreneurs. She also created... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Pavillion Ballroom

9:00am

Storytelling through Photos & Videos: Personalizing your Blog Posts

Learn how to upgrade your blog, grow your follower base and connect with your readers by adding photos and videos.  This session will outline simple strategies towards creating better photos and videos, teach you how to overcome your video fears, teach you tips and tricks for submitting photos to large blogs and compilation sites and how to connect personally to your reader through photos and video.  If you are a food, wedding, craft, design, garden, creative, or review blogger, this session is a MUST for you!


Speakers
avatar for Kris Cain

Kris Cain

Kris Cain is a Chicago area mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, web designer, and blogger who worked in IT for over 15 years. Kris is a true geek. She does not just play one on the internet. On her blog, LittleTechGirl.com, she writes about her love of gadgets, social media, and anything else that crosses her mind. Kris has written for several websites such as Mom Blog Magazine, Type-A Parent... Read More →
avatar for LaShanda Henry

LaShanda Henry

Web Designer and Online Marketing Expert
LaShanda Henry has been developing websites for over 10 years. She owns over 15 web properties and is most passionate about two things: creating positive websites for people of color and helping women entrepreneurs learn how to build successful businesses online Some of LaShanda’s websites include Multiple Shades of You Online (an African American Web Portal), the Black Moms Club (a Social Networking community), the Black Business Women... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Malkin

Sarah Malkin

Director of Programming, The Mom's View
Sarah Malkin is the Director of Programming for TheMomsView, an owned and operated channel of Maker Studios, a next-generation talent first media company. TheMomsView, which is currently the #1 network for moms on YouTube, is an interactive channel where real moms have fun creating original content. The channel’s flagship weekly series is a 30-minute chat show that features five moms who answer viewers' questions, share personal stories... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Red Rock H

10:00am

Let's Play Blogger Recess

Let’s Play—a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS)—is taking a stand to save play, and rallying local communities across North America to get kids and families active.

Follow us on twitter (@LetsPlay), or join us on Facebook (Facebook.com/LetsPlay). You can Pledge to save play in your own community on our Facebook page by promising to spend 60 more minutes each week playing actively with your kids.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Renee Ross

Renee Ross

Blogger, Runner, Licensed Zumba Instructor, ReneeJRoss.net
Renée Ross leverages the power of social media to raise awareness of health and social -related causes.  she has lost over 50 pounds and utilized social media to document her journey.  She ran her first half-marathon in October 2010 and raised over $5000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a member of Team in Training. She has run a total of 11 half-marathons and is currently training for her first full, the Marine... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Let's Play

Let's Play

Dr. Pepper/Snapple


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Red Rock Foyer

10:00am

Laser Coaching: Standing Tall Revolution ~ 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions

Antoinette Sykes, MBA, Business & Success Coach and Empwerment Speaker is the founder of "StandingTall Revolution" a movement in authentic marketing, PR and lifestyle event production. As an advocate for women in business, she continues to empower women to StandTall in life and business with an authentic voice that lends to transparency, audience building and profit increase. With her wit, passion and infectious personality, Antoinette is leading the way for women leaders and lifestyle entrepreneurs to break barriers and be bold in their use of effective publicity and complementary events that wow, inspire, encourage and make a profit.

 

Learn more at http://StandingTallRevolution.com

 

20-Minute Sessions:

  • The Art of a Bounceback - Learn how to reinvent and emerge stronger in the face of life's challenges & setbacks. Navigate the business & life road with finesse and favor!
  • Grow Your Business Girl - it's time to play big and announce your arrival in this entrepreneurial world. Get a process that works for your spirit and finances.

 

RSVP required

 


Speakers
avatar for Antoinette Sykes

Antoinette Sykes

Publicist & Event Producer
Antoinette Sykes, MBA, Publicist, Event Producer & Speaker is the founder of "StandingTall Revolution" a movement in authentic marketing, PR and lifestyle event production. As an advocate for women in business, she continues to empower women to StandTall in life and business with an authentic voice that lends to transparency and audience building. With her wit, passion and infectious personality, Antoinette is leading the way for women... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

10:45am

Expanding Revenue Sources for Bloggers, Outside the Blog

The blog can be a launching point for other revenue sources.  These four experts will explain how bloggers can find new sources of revenue using their blog as their base.  From Mobile Marketing to hosting sponsored social media, selling accounts as intellectual property, advertising, sponsorships,  as well as tips on how to be a professional brand spokesperson and developing online courses for other bloggers.


Speakers
avatar for Jennene Biggins

Jennene Biggins

Digital Marketing Strategist, J Biggins Consulting
Jennene Biggins brings over 9 years Internet and Social Media Marketing experience to her small business clients who seek to build an online presence for their products and services. Jennene is a graduate of Howard University and is the Founder and CEO, of the Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc., an organization providing apparel, accessories and events for plus size women since 1997. The success of Jennene’s multiple websites targeting the... Read More →
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Kathy Buckworth

Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, public speaker, and television personality.  She is the author of six books, with her latest “I Am So The Boss Of You” to be released by Random House in Spring, 2013. She is a feature writer for Sympatico.ca in their parenting, travel, and auto sections, a blogger for Huffington Post Canada, and is also a columnist for ParentsCanada,  Dabble Magazine, and GoodLife, and... Read More →
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Stepfanie Cuevas

Blogger
Stepfanie Cuevas is a blogging and social media machine. She started blogging as a young mother, and has since grown to creating information products, blogging for top websites, and speaking at events. Stepfanie works as a freelance writer and social media consultant and spends her days balancing 3 children, and working with her favorite clients worldwide. Without social media and blogging, Stepfanie would probably be the crazy mom in sweat pants... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
Pavillion Ballroom

10:45am

Media Training: Sound Bites for Speaking on TV

Getting traditional media attention can boost your exposure, set you up as the expert in your field and catapult you into a whole new sphere. You want to write a book? You need to know how to sell it! You want to boost your traffic? Same thing. No matter what your goal, you want as much attention as possible and TV is still the best broadcast channel.

This session is a hands on workshop to help you figure out what you have to say and how to say it. Whether you have already been in this spotlight or are a total newbie, you will find useful tips from a seasoned media vet and have a chance to craft your message and create your own pitch.

You will leave with your own clear picture of how to get and keep the media's attention. Sign up, though, this baby is bound to be popular.


Speakers
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Theresa Albert

Theresa Albert, DHN, RNCP is a nutritionist and Food and Health communicator. She is a trusted on-camera correspondent for CTV Newschannel and regular expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris which airs internationally. Her Food Network show, Just One Bite! aired for 5 years on both Food Network Canada and BBC Kids. Her sole goal is to make useable sense of health news and information using every medium invented. She authored 2 books, Cook Once... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
Red Rock H

10:45am

Working with PR, Brands, and Blog Networks (Beginner Lab)

Working with publicists, brands and networking are all fantastic ways to grow your audience and sometimes, monetize your blog. This panel will take you beyond basic research and simple affiliate programs. Here you will have the opportunity to engage with four women from varied facets of the blogosphere and different PR niches. Find out what brands are really looking for in a blog and what you can do to make your site even more attractive for PR. We’re not holding anything back! Come with questions – we promise you’ll walk away with a light bulb over your head (figuratively, of course… unless you’re a magician in which case, you’re pretty awesome).


Speakers
avatar for Stefania Pomponi Butler

Stefania Pomponi Butler

Co-Founder, Clever Girls Collective, Inc.
Clever Girls Collective, Inc. co-founder, President & Chief Evangelist Stefania Pomponi Butler is a seasoned social media professional and nationally-recognized blogger. Stefania brings a wealth of knowledge of successful blogger marketing and outreach strategies to projects as well as her deep connections to the parent blog world. Stefania leads Clever Girls Collective's sales and business development efforts, and is responsible for inking... Read More →
avatar for Amanda (AJ) Feuerman

Amanda (AJ) Feuerman

Digital Publicist, Think Jam, Inc.
AJ is currently a digital publicist for Think Jam, Inc., an award-winning digital PR and marketing agency with offices in London and Los Angeles. Think Jam has a prestigious, long list of entertainment clients that includes Fox, Warner Brothers and Universal. AJ is responsible for developing and executing publicity and social media strategies for theatrical and home entertainment releases and she also serves as a coordinator for blogger outreach... Read More →
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Barbara Jones

CEO, Blissful Media Group
Barbara Jones is the Founder and CEO of Blissful Media Group which includes One2One Network, BlissDom Events and Blissfully Domestic.  She is also a Strategic Advisor for Picha Global. She came from the music business where she was a former SVP Marketing at Columbia Records and Warner Bros Records.  Barbara is now passionately involved with helping women and moms who excel in social media create mutually beneficial relationships with... Read More →
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Angela Sustaita-Ruiz

Co-Founder, Latina Mom Bloggers
Angela is an award-winning, public relations professional with more than 13 years of experience in Hispanic PR and marketing.  Most recently she was named 2011 PR Professional of the Year by the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), for her work in advancing the industry as co-publisher of the Hispanic PR Blog and as an organizer of Hispanicize 2013, the annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

11:45am

Lunch, Special Presentation & Power Talks: Building Brand YOU and Capitalizing ME In New MEdia

Today's lunch will include a two-part power talk by two energetic women: Corynne Corbett and Miss Lori.

Corynne Corbett asks: Are you building the brand of your dreams? Does it align with your professional and personal goals? In this interactive session you'll discover how to effectively define your brand for success, craft your brand manifesto, communicate your brand goals and plot a course for success. This is for anyone who wants to take their brand to new heights!

MIss Lori will talk about how to capitalize on an empowered you to build your brand in this digital sphere by clarifying your purpose, power, and position on screen and in real life. By sharing her own experiences in the sphere as well as insightful observations about the community Miss Lori will inspire you to look deeper in the looking glass at yourself and your brand and marry that inner intent with your outward projection to meet and exceed your goals.


Speakers
avatar for Corynne Corbett

Corynne Corbett

Founder, Chic Jones Media
CORYNNE L. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chic Jones Media LLC, a company that promotes communication and community among women. The company launched That Black Girl Site (www.thatblackgirlsite.com), a blog collective covering a myriad of topics of interest to African American women in May 2008. From how Black women are perceived in popular culture to relationships and health, Corbett covers it all. In addition, she hosted That... Read More →
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Miss Lori

TV Host, Activist, Social Media Marketainer
Miss Lori burst onto the National stage hosting the PBS Kids Preschool block, but she has always been a family favorite through her media, concert tours and Miss Lori’s CAMPUS healthy interstitials airing on WTTW Chicago. In 2009 Miss Lori parlayed her celebrity television status into a successful social media presence with MissLori.TV. Her insightful thoughts about life, parenting and community are as real as her music, earning her a... Read More →

Sponsors
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Bento Box Interactive

Bento Box Entertainment is a leading producer of primetime animation for broadcast and cable networks, home entertainment as well as multimedia platforms; its venture Bento Box Interactive is focused on creating interactive storytelling experiences in multiple genres for audiences ranging from early readers to beyond. Utilizing proprietary technology developed by the Bento Box Interactive team, the company intends to deliver interactive... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:45am - 1:15pm
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

1:15pm

Box Tops for Education Town Hall: Being an Advocate for Your Child’s Education
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jackie Jackson Fleming

Dr. Jackie Jackson Fleming

President, LifeLearn Associates
As a former teacher, school administrator and government leader Dr. Jackie Jackson Fleming has certainly become an expert in the field of education. She’s currently the President of LifeLearn Associates, an education consulting firm based in Maryland. Before her retirement she was the Director of Student Achievement and School Accountability at the U.S. Office of Education.
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Tommy Hillman

Brand Manager, General Mills, BTFE and Multicultural Platforms
Tommy Hillman is the brand manager for Box Tops for Education and Multicultural platforms. During his 12 year tenure at General Mills, Tommy has worked on a number of business teams across the company, including the Totino’s Pizza Rolls business, the Big G Innovation team and the Shopper Marketing team.  He focuses on our kids’ education every day of the week, working to find ways for parents to... Read More →
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Natasha Nicholes

Chief Everything Officer, HousefulofNicholes.com
Blogger Natasha Nicholes of “Houseful of Nicholes” is the self-described “Chief Everything Officer” of her houseful. She’s a minister’s wife, and a mom of four, who has also been a Box Tops Coordinator since 2004. She loves reading, libraries,learning new crafting techniques, planning parties and snuggling with her babies. She still sees them as the little... Read More →
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Rozonda "Chili" Thomas

Singer, Actress, Dancer, TLC & Chilli's Crew
Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas is the embodiment of the term triple threat.  The singer/actress/dancer is best known as Chilli, one third of the iconic R&B group TLC, one of the greatest musical groups of all time. Today, Chilli continues to be an advocate for education and recently was tapped to be a spokesperson for  Box Tops for Education with General Mills. With her... Read More →
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Lamar and Ronnie Tyler

Creators, BlackAnMarriedWithKids.com
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler have used social media to build an online movement around promoting healthy families and marriages in the African American community. The Tylers are the creators of the award-winning blog BlackandMarriedWithKids.com (BMWK). The site has been featured in The Washington Post, Parenting Magazine, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, on CNN’s Headline News, NPR, Sirius\XM and many other print, broadcast and online media... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Pavillion Ballroom

2:00pm

Laser Coaching: Career 911 ~ Emergency Career Coaching for Entrepreneurs and Executives

What can you do in 15 minutes?  You can have a breakthrough!  My coaching session will focus on your "work" whether you work for yourself or someone else. 

The session will help you to pinpoint and work through barriers you have in your mind related to your career.  In 15 minutes,  I will peel back the layers from your area of most pain and frustration.  Together we will develop action steps you can begin to implement immediately to handle your situation.  

My goal is for you to receive clarity on your situation and begin to work towards a solution.   A complimentary recording of our session will be made available to those who wish to have it.


Speakers
avatar for Boni Candelario

Boni Candelario

Business Coaching, Coach 'm Up
Career Strategy and Empowerment expert, Boni Candelario inspires her clients to achieve the next level in their careers and businesses by teaching them how to showcase their skills and value to management, colleagues, future employers and clients. She currently works for Yale University in the Organizational Effectiveness department. As chair of the careers committee for the Yale Latino Networking Affinity Group, she has created strategic career... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Veranda D

2:15pm

Afternoon Break
Saturday September 29, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

2:45pm

Intensives: A Series of Bold + Brilliant 15-Minute Expert Talks
  • Kety Esquivel: Thought Leadership and Your Personal Brand
    Thought leadership.  What is it and why is it so important in this digital age?  What does it mean to be a thought leader and have a brand?
     
    There has been quite a bit of debate on the topic of personal branding and the importance of thought leadership over the recent years.  This talk aims to explore these questions in detail as it relates to celebrities, digital influencers and every day users of social media and other digital platforms.
  • Asha Dornfest: Building Relationships to Take Your Brand Beyond Your Blog
    Your blog's foundation is content, but its engine, motivator and cheerleader are relationships. The colleagues and friends you meet as a blogger are integral to your success, whether you define it in page views, revenue or the satisfaction of a rich web of connections. Asha will talk about the importance of online relationship-building (it's different than "networking"), and will offer practical tips for growing and supporting an authentic community.
  • Tierra Destiny Reid: How to Monetize Your Database and Build Strategic Collaborations
    Have you ever thought about partnering with a retailer or service provider? Ever wondered how to do it correctly? Well, this jampacked session will provide five strategic ways to create what TDR refers to as a Tri-Fold win, while generating revenue at the same time.
  • Kendra Tillman: Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable: Promoting Yourself and Networking for Success
    Are you a blogger with dreams of turning your hobby into a business? You'll stand out from the rest when you make your business message personal. In 15 minutes or less you're going to...
    - define your greater message & it's benefits
    - talk about what you do w/o giving your life story
    - overcome your nerves and shine
    - demonstrate the 3Cs of networking
  • Vidette Vanderweide: Create an Epic Blogging Revolution: Leverage Your Creativity and Do More
    Your blog has the ability to create a revolution.  Not only a revolution in your own life, but throughout the world.  This will happen when you are tapping into your own unique gifts and talents, being authentic to who you are, and allowing your creativity to move people worldwide. Learn the 9 steps that are critical to having a leveraged, lucrative blog that is glowing with your own unique gifts, and creating an epic revolution worldwide!
  • Gina Carroll: Community Counts: How Bloggers and Charities are Changing the Face of Philanthropy {sponsored by Shot@Life}
    Once you’ve cultivated a community around your blog, how do you get its members to participate in meaningful social change? Whether a social cause is your primary blogging purpose or you want to start a movement among your existing community, there are powerful pointers for making a difference… and painful pitfalls to avoid. Gina discusses how bloggers are using their platforms and collaborating with not-for-profits to change the world.

 


Speakers
avatar for Gina Carroll

Gina Carroll

Blogger, Advocate and Spokesperson
Gina Carroll began writing, blogging and speaking after leaving a large corporate law practice | to become a stay at home mom to raise her five children. She is now nationally recognized | for her coverage of the parenting and family landscape, including relationships, digital | fluency, parenting adolescents and getting into college. She is the author of “24 Things You | Can Do with Social Media to Help Get into College&rdquo... Read More →
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Asha Dornfest

Founder, Parent Hacks
Asha is the founder of Parent Hacks, a blog devoted to sharing parents’ “forehead-smackingly smart” tips and practical wisdom. Since its launch in 2005, Parent Hacks has received a number of mentions and awards, including being named the “Most Useful” of Babble’s Top 50 Mom Blogs two years in a row.  She and her Wonder Twin Christine Koh (Boston Mamas) are the co-authors of Minimalist... Read More →
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Kety Esquivel

Principal and Co-Founder, Esquivel McCarson Consulting
Kety’s commentary has been featured and quoted in stories for the Wall St. Journal Online, HITN, PBS, XM radio, CNN, Televisa and Univision. Her work has taken her to China and Ethiopia with the UN Economic Commission for Africa. She spent 3 years coaching executives for a fortune 500 company on human capital and diversity in the US, Canada and Latin America. She directed Latino outreach for a Presidential Campaign. She was the New Media... Read More →
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Tierra Destiny Reid

Founder, Stylish Consignments
With a compelling combination of business savvy, straight-to-the-point inspiration, and a signature 100 watt smile, Tierra Destiny Reid is America’s Favorite Retail Strategist. After less than two years as the owner of Stylish Consignments boutique, this military wife and mother of two (most recently recognized by Lifetime TV network’s Lifetimemoms division for her daring entrepreneurial success) took less than $10,000 cash (without... Read More →
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Kendra Tillman

Writer and Radio Show Host, The Savvy WAHM
Kendra employs her teaching skills and her curriculum design background to develop personal and professional development workshops for businesses. Her current and past clients include first time authors, bloggers, coaches and leaders of non-profit faith based organizations.
  Through encouragement, practical advice, resources and training every product produced by this brand acts as a resource to equip moms with the knowledge and the... Read More →
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Vidette Vanderweide

Author, Speaker, and Transformational Business Consultant
Vidette Vanderweide is an Author,  Speaker and Transformational Business Consultant.  She is the author of S.O.U.L. Mama and a gifted mentor giving her clients the tools and principles to effectively build their "epic revolution" by living a purpose-driven business and life.  Ranked in the Top 50 "Mom Run Businesses in the U.S." by Start-Up Nation in less than two years, Vidette teaches her clients how to create fast business... Read More →

Sponsors
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Shot@Life

UN Foundation
Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

4:15pm

Time to Stretch! {Break}
Saturday September 29, 2012 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

4:30pm

Power Talk: Convey Your Unique Personal Brilliance: Using What Makes You Special to Engage With Followers Online

Attendees will learn how to convey their unique personal brilliance to engage with content online. Attendees will also hear how identifying what makes them special can be used to engage followers.


Speakers
avatar for Michele Ruiz

Michele Ruiz

President, Ruiz Strategies
Michele is a 5-time Emmy winning broadcast journalist whose motto is: Empowering Entrepreneurs to Empower Themselves! She is the Founder of “Michele Ruiz, My Life as a Latina Entrepreneur” focused on educating, inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs, and is also President and Chief Strategist at Ruiz Strategies – Transformational Messaging Strategies To Persuade, Motivate and Influence Leveraging New Media and... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

5:00pm

MillerCoors Mix & Mingle with Alfred Edmond Jr., SVP, Black Enterprise

Please join MillerCoors for an evening of mixing and mingling and learn more about the MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneurs Series and Business Plan Competition.  You will have a chance to chat with Senior Vice President of Black Enterprise, MUES national judge and fellow blogger Alfred Edmond Jr., and help share in the excitement about this extraordinary opportunity for businesses to vie for grants up to $50,000.  Stop by our booth on Friday and Saturday for FREE gifts and learn how you can join in the fun with our #MUES hash tag contest.


Speakers
avatar for Alfred Edmond Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr.

Senior Vice President, Black Enterprise
Please join MillerCoors for an evening of mixing and mingling and learn more about the MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneurs Series and Business Plan Competition.  You will have a chance to chat with Senior Vice President of Black Enterprise, MUES national judge and fellow blogger Alfred Edmond Jr., and help share in the excitement about this extraordinary opportunity for businesses to vie for grants up to $50,000.  Stop by our booth on... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Red Rock I

6:00pm

Filmmaker Conversation with Ava Duvernay, Director of "Middle of Nowhere"

Please join us on Saturday September 29 from 6-7PM for a special conversation with filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the first African American woman to be awarded the top directorial prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, DuVernay also launched the African-American Film Releasing Movement (AFFRM), a groundbreaking distribution company. DuVernay will talk about her work and strategies for creating a voice for independent filmmakers and also screen an exclusive excerpt of her latest film, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, slated for release on October 12, 2012.  The lovely star of MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, Emayatzy Corenaldi, will also be joining DuVernay to discuss the film and her experience as a Hollywood newcomer.   

Moderated by movie critic and writer, Sandie Angulo Chen (@UrbanMama)

ABOUT MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

Winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Award, Ava DuVernay's MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is a portrait of a woman struggling between two worlds and two men in the search for herself. MIDDLE OF NOWHERE will be released with new comer Emayatzy Corinaldi, David Oyelowo (REDTAILS) and Omari Hardwick (SPARKLE) on October 12th in theaters nationwide from AFFRM and Participant Media.

 


Speakers
avatar for EMAYATZY CORINEALDI (“Ruby”)

EMAYATZY CORINEALDI (“Ruby”)

Actress
Emayatzy Corinealdi was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky and as an Army Brat, moved often, living in Germany, Ohio, and Kansas before settling down in New Jersey. In addition to MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, her short and feature film credits include “The Nanny Express” opposite Vanessa Marcil, "Akira" opposite James Kyson Lee, "Wednesday Again," "Category 5" and "Cordially Invited." On the television side, her credits include a series lead role in... Read More →
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Sandie Angulo Chen

Movie Critic and Writer, Urban Mama
Sandie Angulo Chen has been writing about movies, pop culture, and entertainment since 1998, when she landed her first job after college at Entertainment Weekly. From there, she moved to AOL's Moviefone.com, where, as a content editor, she wrote features, conducted celebrity interviews, and tracked upcoming blockbusters and indies. Since 2007, Sandie has contributed as a movie critic and writer to Common Sense Media, the Washington... Read More →
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AVA DUVERNAY

Director, Writer, and Producer
Ava DuVernay made her feature directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed 2008 hip hop documentary, "This is The Life." Winner of Audience Awards in Toronto, Los Angeles and Seattle, the LA WEEKLY raved, "This is The Life vaults into the upper echelons of must-see hip-hop documentaries." In 2010, she wrote, produced and directed the narrative feature, I Will Follow, starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Released theatrically in 2011, the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Middle of Nowhere

Middle of Nowhere

Please join us on Saturday September 29 from 6-7PM for a special conversation with filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the first African American woman to be awarded the top directorial prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, DuVernay also launched the African-American Film Releasing Movement (AFFRM), a groundbreaking distribution company. DuVernay will talk about her work and strategies for creating a voice for independent... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Red Rock H

7:00pm

American Cancer Society "Bowl for More Birthdays" Event

Bowl for More Birthdays

Every birthday marks one more year that cancer has not prevailed – one more year of life – vital milestones, personal celebrations, and simple moments with the people we love. And that’s why here at the American Cancer Society, we are all about creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.  In part due to our work, 13 million cancer survivors are celebrating birthdays this year, but we can’t stop here. 

Strike back against cancer and “Bowl for More Birthdays” with the American Cancer Society on Saturday night! Join your Blogalicious friends, knock down some pins and share some laughs in honor of people you love. See how simple actions can make a big difference in creating a world with more birthdays. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Red Rock VIP Lanes.

http://morebirthdays.com


Sponsors
avatar for American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

Strike back against cancer and Bowl for More Birthdays with the American Cancer Society on Saturday night! Join your Blogalicious friends, knock down some pins and share some laughs in honor of people you love. See how simple actions can make a big difference in creating a world with More Birthdays. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Red Rock VIP Lanes    



Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Red Rock VIP Lanes

9:00pm

#GainFreshParty!!
Artists
avatar for Doug E. Fresh

Doug E. Fresh

Dubbed the "World's Greatest Entertainer" for his unrivaled ability to rock a crowd, Harlem native Doug E. Fresh began his musical career at age 13. The originator of the human beat box (vocally simulating the sound of drums and other musical instruments), he spawned an international hip-hop trend. Best known for the two-sided, multi-platinum hits "The Show" and "La Di Da Di," his groundbreaking successes and firsts, like being the first... Read More →



Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Cherry Nightclub
 
Sunday, September 30
 

7:30am

Let's Play Playground Beautification Project Field Trip

Let’s Play—a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS)—is taking a stand to save play, and rallying local communities across North America to get kids and families active.

 

On the morning of September 30th, join us in our mission to make life more playful by participating in a playground spruce up project at Walter Bracken Elementary School! Grab a shovel or a paintbrush and help make a small playground for pre-K students more beautiful and playful! The bus for the playground project leaves at 7:30 a.m. from the tour lobby—to RSVP, visit http://letsplayatblogalicious.eventbrite.com/.

 

In the meantime, follow us on twitter (@LetsPlay), or join us on Facebook (Facebook.com/LetsPlay). You can Pledge to save play in your own community on our Facebook page by promising to spend 60 more minutes each week playing actively with your kids.

 


Sponsors
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Let's Play

Dr. Pepper/Snapple


Sunday September 30, 2012 7:30am - 10:30am
Off-Site {Meet In Lobby}

8:00am

Laser Coaching: Standing Tall Revolution ~ 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions

Antoinette Sykes, MBA, Business & Success Coach and Empwerment Speaker is the founder of "StandingTall Revolution" a movement in authentic marketing, PR and lifestyle event production. As an advocate for women in business, she continues to empower women to StandTall in life and business with an authentic voice that lends to transparency, audience building and profit increase. With her wit, passion and infectious personality, Antoinette is leading the way for women leaders and lifestyle entrepreneurs to break barriers and be bold in their use of effective publicity and complementary events that wow, inspire, encourage and make a profit.

 

Learn more at http://StandingTallRevolution.com

 

20-Minute Sessions:

  • The Art of a Bounceback - Learn how to reinvent and emerge stronger in the face of life's challenges & setbacks. Navigate the business & life road with finesse and favor!
  • Grow Your Business Girl - it's time to play big and announce your arrival in this entrepreneurial world. Get a process that works for your spirit and finances.

 

RSVP required

 


Speakers
avatar for Antoinette Sykes

Antoinette Sykes

Publicist & Event Producer
Antoinette Sykes, MBA, Publicist, Event Producer & Speaker is the founder of "StandingTall Revolution" a movement in authentic marketing, PR and lifestyle event production. As an advocate for women in business, she continues to empower women to StandTall in life and business with an authentic voice that lends to transparency and audience building. With her wit, passion and infectious personality, Antoinette is leading the way for women... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Red Rock Resort & Casino 11011 West Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

8:00am

Registration

Registration for Blogalicious 2012 begins at 8am!   Located on the 5th Floor in the Veranda C room.  Check-in, pick up your conference badge and swag bag here.  You can also leave and receive messages here.  

Lost & Found and minor First-Aid available.

 

 


Volunteers
avatar for Jana Pauldin

Jana Pauldin

Registration Desk & Volunteer Coordinator, Blogalicious
Jana is a seasoned and results-oriented former marketing director within the corporate and association industries.  Jana has over 20 years of strategic planning, marketing development, communications and component relations management, volunteer management and organizational strategy experience. She employs a “leadership by example” approach to manage and deliver projects on time and within budget. She’s also a riot and a... Read More →

Sunday September 30, 2012 8:00am - 10:00am
Veranda C

8:00am

Sponsor Suites Open

P&G: From Morning to Night, Helping You and Your Family Power Through the Day

Stop by the P&G Booth to see how our trusted brands power you and your family through the day, from morning to night! To keep up with P&G throughout the conference and beyond, follow @PGConnect and #PGMorningtoNight.

 


Sponsors
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P&G

Proctor & Gamble
Stop by the P&G Booth to see how our trusted brands power you and your family through the day, from morning to night! To keep up with P&G throughout the conference and beyond, follow @PGConnect and #PGMorningtoNight.


Sunday September 30, 2012 8:00am - 1:00pm
Veranda C

9:00am

Laser Coaching: Career 911 ~ Emergency Career Coaching for Entrepreneurs and Executives

What can you do in 15 minutes?  You can have a breakthrough!  My coaching session will focus on your "work" whether you work for yourself or someone else. 

The session will help you to pinpoint and work through barriers you have in your mind related to your career.  In 15 minutes,  I will peel back the layers from your area of most pain and frustration.  Together we will develop action steps you can begin to implement immediately to handle your situation.  

My goal is for you to receive clarity on your situation and begin to work towards a solution.   A complimentary recording of our session will be made available to those who wish to have it.


Speakers
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Boni Candelario

Business Coaching, Coach 'm Up
Career Strategy and Empowerment expert, Boni Candelario inspires her clients to achieve the next level in their careers and businesses by teaching them how to showcase their skills and value to management, colleagues, future employers and clients. She currently works for Yale University in the Organizational Effectiveness department. As chair of the careers committee for the Yale Latino Networking Affinity Group, she has created strategic career... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Veranda D

10:00am

Eucerin Skin First Breakfast Conversation with Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton

Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton, leading NYC dermatologist and member of the Eucerin Skin First Council, will be on-hand for a brief discussion and Q&A on overall skin health, proper moisturization tips and debunking skin myths. 

 

About Eucerin

Since 1900, Eucerin has made healthy skin its mission. High-quality, clinically-proven formulations developed for sensitive skin are what has made Eucerin an essential part of everyday skin health for more than 100 years and the brand dermatologists trust most. Eucerin is committed to helping consumers put the health of their skin first everyday by providing skincare education and a line of proven products cleansing, moisturizing, healing and protecting skin..

 

In 2010, Eucerin went a step further in the importance of skin health by creating the Eucerin Skin First Council.  By providing education and tools, Eucerin and the Skin First Council members hope to empower women to make better decisions for themselves and their families about their skincare. Drawing from a diverse section of professional fields including dermatology, medicine, research and lifestyle experts, the Skin First Council demonstrates a holistic approach to skincare that can make a positive impact on overall health. 

 

For more information, visit www.EucerinUS.com

 

 


Speakers
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Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton

Dermatologist and Member, Eucerin Skin First Council
As a member of the Eucerin Skin First Council, Rosemarie Ingleton, M.D., lends her clinical and scientific expertise to educating consumers on the importance of making the health of their skin a priority.  A trusted authority in general and cosmetic dermatology, skin products and treatments, Dr. Ingleton is a noted leader in treating ethic skin, adult acne and in dermatologic surgery. Her practice prides itself in offering a uniquely... Read More →

Sponsors
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Eucerin

About Eucerin  Since 1900, Eucerin has made healthy skin its mission. High-quality, clinically-proven formulations developed for sensitive skin are what has made Eucerin an essential part of everyday skin health for more than 100 years and the brand dermatologists trust most. Eucerin is committed to helping consumers put the health of their skin first everyday by providing skincare education and a line of proven products cleansing... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

11:00am

Content Crusaders: The Art of Storytelling & Brainstorming for Original Content

The Art of Storytelling and Brainstorming for Blog Content

 

Two frequent questions that bloggers often ask are:
1 - How do you get more people to engage with your posts?
2 - How does one overcome writer's block and always create content?

What is your story? Where do you find it? How do you find it? Once you've located it how do you repeat the process? Storytelling may singly be the most powerful and meaningful form of communication we have at our disposal. Via storytelling you can turn your blog into a content-rich experience for readers and brands that keeps people coming back for more... But
you've got to have meaningful and engaging content to become meaningful to your readers.

Join us to learn how to find your story, how to put it out there for the masses to generate engagement, how to overcome writer's block, ways to find content whenever, wherever, and different tools to make blogging easier.


Speakers
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TarynP

TarynP is a new mom, business owner, and recognized speaker on social media, personal branding and business development. She works with bloggers, businesses and brands on creative growth and low-cost marketing strategies. Taryn created the conference series, the  | "Business Bootcamp for Wonder Women", offers social media training and services through TSP Social Media Marketing and founded Women Intelligently... Read More →
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Eric Payne

In 2008 Eric Payne unknowingly made a move that would change his life forever: he began a blog and entitled it "Manchild in the Promised Land". He quickly realized that title might not make sense to everyone on the Internet so he switched it to "Makes Me Wanna Holler" recalling the line in the famous Marvin Gaye song, Inner City Blues. As a newly married man, with a 2 year-old and a 12 year-old in tow, he blogged about his woes about... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:00am
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

11:00am

Community Building Through Collaboration

Since the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Make It Personal’, we believe our session on creating communities will help attendees learn how to really make meaningful connections with their readers, personal conversations that yield lasting relationships.  Conference attendees will benefit by learning simple but meaningful ways that they can build--and then continue to nurture and grow--strong communities around their blogs, blogs that reflect their own deep and meaningful personal strengths and interests.

 

Focus of our session:

  • Using social media to listen to your readers, connect with readers, and partner with readers.
  • Providing value to your readers’ experiences.
  • Creating places away from the comment section of your blog to hold discussions, connect, and collaborate.
  • Finding and using a unique voice; standing out from the crowd.

 

What attendees will take away:

  • Why building a community is as important as driving traffic.
  • How to determine which social media platforms will ‘work’ for you and which platforms are worth your time, effort, and energy.
  • How to engage readers with you--and with each other--on the chosen outlets.
  • How to add value to your readers' experience through social media.
  • How to build and create a forum for your blog community.
  • How to collaborate with bloggers to create a larger community.
  • How to utilize your unique voice to stand out from the crowd and build lasting connections with your readers.

 


Speakers
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Amy Mascott

Amy Mascott is the creator of teachmama.com, where she shares tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers for their children. Capitalizing on learning opportunities in the every day and inspiring curiosity through games and play, Amy encourages a ‘lifestyle of learning’ where parents both prepare their children for school and help children to grow excited and informed about the world around them... Read More →
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Lance Rios

Founder, Being Latino
Lancio (Lance) Antonio Rios grew up on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. Lance’s long-time interest in Latino cultures and communities spiked when he accepted an internship in the South Bronx in New York City. After witnessing the diversity of the Latino culture in the area, he realized that he was in the midst of a growing and diverse community of people who shared his commonalities and were seeking an outlet that connected them. Through... Read More →
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Ericka Tinsley

Chief Blogger, The Swarthy Suite and Founder, Fro-Fi Collective and Chocolate Chat Atlanta
Starting out as a Blogger in 2009, Ericka Tinsley’s love for Natural Hair catapulted her into a world of Social Media which has allowed her to become one of Atlanta’s most influential grass roots influencers.   Hosting a number of tweet-ups, meet-ups, and Business mixers, she has worn plenty of hats.  She is currently the Chief Blogger at The Swarthy Suite (www.swarthydaisy.blogspot.com) as well as her nod... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pavillion Ballroom

11:00am

The Woman Behind the Blog: Perfecting Your Personal Image

In today's fast-paced world of "snippets", "takeaways", and "quick hits", personas are often formed without you even knowing it. Is your online/avatar you; or is it the real-world person (which people often never know)? Perfecting your personal image is focused on separating the (wo)man from the myth, providing key insights on how to build your personal brand, and differentiating between when you have to be "on" and when to turn it off. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, plus size diva, budding entrepreneur, undercover blogger, or mover n' shaker, your personal image is your calling card so exactly WHAT are you saying?


Speakers
avatar for Monica Barnett

Monica Barnett

Consultant, Blueprint for Style
Growing up in a stylish environment with family that was fully absorbed in everything fashionable, Monica acquired her passion and skill for detecting style at an early age.  With over nine years of formal personal styling and image consulting experience, she has advised politicos, styled executives, worked with professional athletes, and curated entrepreneurs.  As founder/editor-in-chief ofBlueprint for Style... Read More →
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Uneeka Jay

President, Rewrite 365
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Sharelle D. Lowery

Classy Black Girl
Sharelle D. Lowery is THE self-proclaimed “Class and Style Maven!” Sharelle is the editor-in-chief of Classy, BlackGirl: The Class and Lifestyle Blog. An Alumni of California State University, Fresno and The Palm Beach School of Protocol, Sharelle studied Journalism and Etiquette. She has worked in fashion, fashion journalism and now teaches the Art of Etiquette and designs lifestyle and professional events for women of... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Red Rock H

12:00pm

Driving Traffic to Your Site (Beginner Lab Workshop)

Top Reasons Why No One Knows About Your Blog (And What You can Do About It)

Simply launching a blog about your business or niche is not going to automatically bring visitors. You need to understand why you are not getting the exposure you were hoping for and how you can get results fast. One thing is for sure just having a blog for your business is not enough!
 
Did you know getting found in search engines is the #1 factor to increase traffic? Driving traffic has never been easier (even if you have no marketing budget). Discover how simply doing 5 things will make Google your best friend!

You will learn:
- Reasons why your blog is not getting exposure
- Learn what your blogs secret weapon is to driving traffic
- 5 easy strategies you need to get Google and visitors to your blog


Speakers
avatar for Tonya R. Taylor

Tonya R. Taylor

Founder, Savvy Biz Builder
Tonya R. Taylor, founder of SavvyBizBuilder.com, empowers business owners with savvy ways to use their WordPress website for marketing to build a BIG ONLINE PRESENCE that doesn’t suck. Tonya is known as the “Savvy Online Business Builder” for solo entrepreneurs and small business owners who need more time to focus on running her six figure business and want fast, proven results ensuring potential customers can find them online... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pavillion Ballroom

12:00pm

Google+ and Pinterest: Get to Know These New Kids on the Block! {BONUS: Learn to Love LinkedIn!}

In this session, Christie and Stacy will show you all about using Pinterest and Google+ to increase your following and "up" your engagement by going beyond the obvious audience. You will learn how both of these tools work, how to find the right people on each, how to make your content searchable, plus how to use both of these tools together!


Speakers
avatar for Christie Glasccoe Crowder

Christie Glasccoe Crowder

Christie is a published author, blogger, lifecaster, and social media consultant.  Through writing, speaking, and consulting, she helps others discover their true passions and entrepreneurial spirit.  The success of her coaching, blogs, online shows, her passion for marketing, and relentless creativity allows her to help businesses and individuals tell their story through social media. 
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Stacy Teet

Stacy Teet is a studying environmental scientist, a digital storyteller and a positive life enthusiast. She's followed her dreams, travelled the globe and even rafted the Nile, but she found her true calling the day she became a mom. These days you'll find her crossing items off her bucket list, striving to make a difference and happily chasing her 3 kids. Join her on her quest to savor every ounce of motherhood and celebrate life's moments... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Red Rock H

12:00pm

Shot@Life Women of Color in Social Good Discussion

Causes and Women Online: Making this Relationship Work for You

Want to learn how you can use your blog or business for social good? Join this discussion to hear how causes and bloggers are working together. You’ll learn how to bring a cause into your blog without alienating your readers, what to look for in choosing with charities to work with, and how to make a relationship with a charity meet your needs as a blogger or small business owner!


Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferguson {Justice Fergie}

Stacey Ferguson {Justice Fergie}

Chief Curator, Blogalicious
Featured in The Washington Post, EBONY, Black Enterprise, Southern Living, and on NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mashable, FOX, The Root, and more, Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicious community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media.  As Founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle... Read More →
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LaShaun Martin

National Director of Social Media and Community Service, Mocha Moms, Inc.
LaShaun Martin is National Director of Social Media and Community Service for Mocha Moms, Inc. a national 501(c)(3) support group for stay-at-home mothers of color. Serving as former Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Co-President of the Northern Prince George’s County, MD Chapter and National Conference Chair, she facilitated many philanthropic and community service programs within the organization to include Boys Booked on Barbershops... Read More →
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Devi Ramachandran

Director, UN Foundation, Shot@Life Campaign
Devi Ramachandran Thomas joined the UN Foundation in May 2011 as Director of Shot@Life, to oversee the campaign and manage the communications, marketing, and branding strategy of the campaign. Prior to joining the Foundation, Devi worked as a senior consultant in global cause marketing strategies. She also worked in Cause Branding at Cone, Inc, a leading cause communications agency where she specialized in corporate cause marketing campaigns... Read More →

Sponsors
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Shot@Life

UN Foundation
Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Red Rock General Session Ballroom

1:00pm

Closing Remarks, Lunch & Power Talk: TMI? Connecting and Being Authentic Without Over-sharing the Personal Stuff
Speakers
avatar for Harriette Cole

Harriette Cole

President and Creative Director, Harriette Cole Media
Harriette Cole is a life stylist, an insightful writer and editor, a best-selling author, an executive leadership coach, a nationally syndicated advice columnist, a best-selling author, an etiquette expert, a trusted contributor to NBC’s Today Show where she offers her contemporary brand of wisdom to an ever-evolving cultural landscape. She has dedicated her life to inspiring people to discover how to be their best.  Harriette... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Red Rock General Session Ballroom