Blogger Bash Agenda 2015
Wednesday July 15, 2015
An exclusive cocktail party will allow a select number of VIP attendees to check out Delta Children’s showroom in Chelsea to get a look at their latest baby and toddler products. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be available on their beautiful rooftop.
It’s time to get the party started! Grab your badge and get ready to kick off Blogger Bash.
Grab your badge and get ready to kick off Blogger Bash!
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Care Bears Share Your Care Brunch
From tons of apps, a new Netflix original series, and cuddly new plush toys sure to please kids, see what’s new with the Care Bears while enjoying some gourmet noms!
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Blue Man Group Performance
Blue Man Group will host a special performance for 298 BBNYC attendees at the historic Astor Place Theater. Transportation will be provided to and from the venue. Reminder: This event is by registration only—contact the Blogger Bash team for further details.
There will be experiences available during this time slot, specifically open to VIP ticket holders. Stay tuned for more deets, VIPs!
4 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Sweet Suite 15
The biggest night of play returns with top toy companies, including Skylanders, LeapFrog, VTech, Hasbro, Mattel, Tomy, Spin Master, LEGO, and more! See what toys will top holiday wish lists this year before they hit the shelves.
Friday July 17, 2015
It’s time to get the party started! Grab your badge and get ready to kick off Day 2.
Grab your badge and get ready to kick off Blogger Bash!
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. | Disney Infinity Breakfast
Star Wars joins the Disney Infinity toys-to-life universe. See how your kids can channel the Force and be one of the first to play the new game all while energizing for the day ahead!
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | All-Day Expo & Rite-Aid Recharge Lounge
All-day exhibitors include Living in Digital Times, whose Family Tech Summit will show off the latest and greatest in tech for the whole family. Need a break? Relax and recharge in the lounge sponsored by Rite-Aid.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Speed Dating (Various Time Slots)
Multiple speed dating sessions will take place throughout the day, where bloggers will sit down with brands to make an impression in a New York minute!
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Baby Palooza
Hear an inspiring address from legendary baby photographer Anne Geddes and see the coolest products to keep your little ones safe, happy, and looking great.
10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Panel: Creating Branded Video
With billions of videos uploaded to YouTube each day, the explosion of video popularity has not gone unnoticed by brands. Brands work with new influencers every day to create sponsored video content. What do brands look for when they search for influencers to partner with on video? How do you develop the most compelling video content that strikes the right balance between the brand messaging and the influencer’s voice? Hear how the experts are navigating these waters.
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | Speaker Session: Blogging Your Way to Happiness
Come learn how having fun with social media can help you stay motivated! Having fun with your blog may be the most important part of your success—personally and professionally. Join Victor Cho, CEO of Evite, to hear first-hand how he and his team have fun every day to stay motivated.
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Speaker Session: How to Double Traffic Potential Through Simple SEO Steps
Bloggers spend so much time creating rich, valuable content, but it is often posted without much thought to optimization. Take simple steps to optimize the content and potentially double your traffic, revenue, and engagement on every post. We’ll cover some easy SEO techniques that will become best practices to incorporate everyday!
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Peanuts Keynote Lunch
Refuel with a delicious lunch and get a sneak peek at the highly anticipated Peanuts movie, featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and all the classic characters.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | “Brand” New You Event
Rene Syler’s (aka Good Enough Mother) “Brand” New You event connects attendees to various health and wellness brands. This event will empower attendees to take time for themselves, and focus on both their physical and mental well being.
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. | Speaker Session: How to Get Your Message to the Masses
Come hear Bonnie Bruderer speak about how you can quickly and easily get your message out on national television and media outlets to bring you, and your blog, immediate, ongoing, and evergreen exposure.
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Panel: YouTube: Taking the Leap
Melissa “Mommy” Hunter, co-host of Mommy and Gracie Show and founder of Family Video Network, moderates a panel all about the importance of breaking into YouTube. Learn about different types of YouTube content, from family vlogging to product reviews, get the inside scoop on videos with sponsored content, and even get tips and tricks on equipment, staging, and more.
2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. | Panel: Good Influence: Using Social Media for Social Good
Learn how to leverage your social media influence for good. Debbie Bookstaber, co-founder of Bloganthropy and President of ElementAssociates.com, moderates a panel all about the importance of influencers for non-profits, cause marketing and grassroots social good campaigns. Experts from UNICEF, Understood.org, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and Woman’s Day will join the panel to share examples of effective social good campaigns and to give you the inside scoop on working with non-profits or advocating for a cause that inspires you.
3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Bloganthropy Awards
Bloganthropy, which recognizes and honors bloggers who use their social media influence to support charitable causes, will announce the winners of their 2015 Bloganthropy Awards at this year’s conference.
4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Speaker Session: Leveraging LinkedIn
Come hear Bobbie Foedisch, founding partner & chief social selling officer at All About Leverage LLC, speak on how to leverage your LinkedIn profile.
You better work! Check out the latest trends as your fellow bloggers show them off during this fun, fashion experience. Multiple brands will show off ways to make you look fabulous!
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Canadian Lentils Carnival
Canadian Lentils cooks up a carnival atmosphere full of food and fun! Learn new recipes and the great health benefits of lentils, while enjoying yummy food and good ol’ carnival fun.