Our agenda will continue to be updated as we finalize our plans.  You can expect to experience New Orleans flavor and culture, enjoy opportunities to network with each other and with brands, have some down time, and most importantly, build your blog and your brand.

THURSDAY | August 23, 2012

5:00pm – 8:00pm {Salon I} Badge pick-up & Registration
6:00pm – 8:00pm {Salon I} Welcome Cocktail Reception


FRIDAY | August 24, 2012

7:30am – 4:30pm  {Salon I}
8:30am – 4:30pm  {Salon I}
Badge pick-up & Registration
Laissez les Bon Temps Roulez Lane- Exhibitor Hall & Sponsor Suites Open
8:30 am – 9:45am {Salon V} Opening Breakfast & Keynote with New Orleans Second Line Umbrella Dance
Speaker: Ted Rubin


10:00am – 11:30am Hands-on Blogger Workshops
Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: {Salon III} Travel Blogging Workshop: Tracey Friley

Breakout 2: {Salon VI} Photoshop Workshop by Collective Bias: Dariana Cruz & Dariela Cruz

11:45am – 1:15pm {Salon V} Lunch & General Session – Salon V
Speaker: :  Kate T. Berg, President, Collective Bias

Topic: Wanted: Women Leaders in Tech & Social

1:30pm – 2:45pm Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: {Salon III} Become a Niche Rock Star: How Focusing Your Message Can Grow Your Audience:  Laura Fuentes, Tamara Floyd

Breakout 2: {Salon VI} The Traffic Report – Jewel Figueres, Annie Shultz, & Kelly Lester

2:45pm – 3:30pm {Salon I} Coffee and Chat with Britax #SafeConBritax #Britax
3:45pm – 5:00pm Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: {Salon III} Gone in 60 Seconds: Perfecting Your Media Pitch WorkshopDivina RodriguezEsti Berkowitz

Breakout 2: {Salon IV} Collective Bias Workshop #2: Food Photography for Bloggers 

5:00pm – 7:30pm Dinner on your Own: Explore the French Quarter and New Orleans
Suggested Night Out: Masquerade Celebration at Restaurant Domenica, Roosevelt Hotel, reservations suggested

SATURDAY | August 25, 2012

8:00am – 4:30pm {Salon I} Laissez le Bon Temps Roulez Lane
Exhibitor Hall & Sponsor Suites Open
Conference Badge pick-up & Registration
8:30am – 9:45am {Salon V} Breakfast & General Session
Speaker: Dr. Daisy Sutherland
Topic: Letting Go of Super Mom
*Books will be available for purchase after session
10:00am – 11:30am Hands-on Workshops
Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: {Salon III} Leveraging Brand Relationships for Conference Sponsorship and Other Paid Opportunities as a Multi-Cultural Blogger: Joscelyn Ramos Campbell, Sili M. Recio, and Yadira Ambert

Breakout 2: {Salon VI} Collective Bias Workshop #3: HTML/CSS For Bloggers

11:45pm – 1:00pm {Salon V} Lunch & General Session
Speaker: Karen Walrond
Topic:  How to be Extraordinary
1:15pm – 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: {Salon III} It Starts With You!: Ronny Mason

Breakout 2: {Salon IV} Building Your Brand with Google+: Nimi Cheetham-West  & Yolanda Machado

2:45pm – 3:30pm {Salon II} Mamí Sweet Coffee Break brought to you by Huggies®
3:45pm – 5:00pm Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: {Salon III} Moms Matter in 2012: Discussing the 2012 Election  with Lindsay Ferrier and Cafe Mom

Breakout 2: {Salon IV} Delicious Design on a Budget: Crowdsourcing Great Graphic Design and Effectively Managing CreativesKaneisha Grayson & Rachel Matos

6:30pm – 8:30pm Bayou Cocktail Party at Bourbon Heat, 711 Bourbon Street (Courtyard)
8:30pm – Until Mama’s Fais Do-Do |  Mom’s Night Out at Bourbon Heat, 711 Bourbon Street

SUNDAY | August 26, 2012

7:30am – 8:30am Get Fit Activity {Meet at Lobby Elevators with a group of friends, check out suggested routes on e-guide}
9:00am – 10:15am Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: {Salon III} Focus on Content; Pay Day Will Come: Ana Flores, Yvonne Condes

Breakout 2: {Salon IV} All Hail the Content Kings: Eric Payne, Fred Goodall, & Jeff Funk

10:30am – 12:00pm {Salon V} Jazz Brunch & Closing Keynote
Speaker: Jennifer James

Topic: No Business Like Mommy Business: Marketing To Moms that Blog