Yep, I am so going to be there this year and my schedule is just slightly packed. To be honest, I am not sure I am going to be able to make every event, but I am going to try my hardest! I must say, before you head to ANY type of conference, you better make some plans. Although this is my first BlogHer trip, I have been to many different conferences (not just blogging ones) in my day and the worst ones are the ones I am not prepared for. I need to know what things I want to see and make a plan to fit them in. Otherwise, I get stuck at one thing for the entire time and get home disappointed that I wasted my time.
I arrive around 10:30 am
3:00 pm until ? – Tropimomma BlogHer Intro and WIN Video Interviews (can you say NERVOUS!?)
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM – Evening at the Expo: oooh, networking! My favorite part of blogging conferences.
8:00 pm until 11:00 pm – I’m With the Brand! Clever Girls Collective Party
8:00 am until 9:00 am – Breakfast
9:00 am until 10:00 am – You can find me at the PepsiCo/Tropicana Promenade working! I will be taking pictures and videos of my old and just-met blogging peeps so come find me at Booth 401! I honestly think working the PepsiCo/Tropicana booths have me pretty dang excited! I don’t have to walk up to anyone because they will be walking up to me. Whew! Makes the bloggy nerves just a bit quieter.
10:15 am until 12:00 pm – Gatorade Sports Moms Event: Oh yeah, this one has my boys salivating! They couldn’t care less about all the “girl stuff” but the fact that I am not only going to be meeting a registered dietitian for a top professional football team and the mom of an NFL player… but also a Celebrity Athlete! Trying to think who Gatorade sponsors on Nascar so I can mess with my oldest son even more and say that is who I met. LOL! On the other hand, I would LOVE to meet either of the Manning boys or Serena Williams! #imjustsayin’ LOL!
12:00 until 1:15 – Lunch! Thanks goodness.. after all of the above, I am going to need a breather.
1:15 until 2:30 – Minding Your Own Business: Connecting With Brands from the Inside Out! My first class of the event. Yes, they do actually have classes. LOL! The good news is, with my ticket I can get the presentations of all the classes, so I feel better knowing that considering I am going to be missing a ton that I am interested in.
2:45 pm until 4:15 pm – Sofa Summit with Sarah Brokaw! Oh I am excited about this, too! LOL! Honestly, who am I kidding? I am excited about everything!
4:30 pm until 6:00 pm – Smores Snacktivity Suite
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Lulu’s BlogHer Mixer
8:00 pm until 11:00 pm – You-Phoria. There isn’t a whole bunch of info on this one, but since it is One2One Network, I am assuming it is going to be tons of blogging fun!
9:00 pm until 1:00 am – Sparklecorn. I won’t be dressed up, but I am hoping to swing by this official BlogHer party for a bit because it seems like it is going to be a blast!
Sometime between 10 am and 6 pm – BSM Media MomSelect “Meet and Greet” Swag Suite
7:00 AM until 7:30 AM – Quaker Wake Up Workout with Bob Harper!
9:00 AM until 10:00 AM – Tropicana/Quaker Breakfast
10:15 am until 11:15 am – Tropicana/PepsiCo Place working the booth. Come find me, I will be doing fun things like conducting interviews and more!
12:00 pm until 1:30 pm – Keynote Speech by PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi!
1:30 pm until 2:45 pm – Minding Your Own Business: Your Blog Can Make You a Local Hero
3:00 pm until 4:15 pm – Room of Your Own: How to Create Kick Rear Proposals
4:15 pm until 7:00 pm – I have a break! You might find me blogging on the floor in a corner somewhere!
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Secret Style Suite – I can’t tell you about this because it is a secret
10:00 pm until 1:00 am – CheeseburgHer Party!
That’s all she wrote folks! Wow! I am going to be just slightly exhausted. ROTFL!
I have quite a few people I want to connect with again or finally meet in person for the first time, including:
Thanks to Tropicana for making this trip possible! I *Should* be bringing you lots of live coverage during the entire event… we shall see how my time goes.