2016 BBNYC Agenda

Tuesday July 12, 2016

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  |  Attendee Check-in
Yotel—Green Lounge, 570 10th Avenue

Coming in the night before? Check-in at Yotel, grab your badge, and get ready to kick off Blogger Bash!

Wednesday July 13, 2016

7:00 to 7:50 a.m.  |  Attendee Check-in
Yotel, 570 10th Avenue

Staying at Yotel? Pick up your badge in the morning and head right to BBNYC!

9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  Attendee Check-in Begins
eSpace, 635 W 42nd Street

It’s time to get the party started! Grab your badge and get ready to kick off Blogger Bash. Can’t make it at 9:45? Check in at eSpace until 2 p.m.!

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  |  Care Bears Share Your Care Brunch
eSpace, 635 W 42nd Street

The Care Bears are ready to kick off BBNYC! Whether you’re already an official Care Bears #ShareYourCare Ambassador, or you’re interested in becoming part of this elite group of bloggers, join us for food, drinks, some very special giveaways, and so much more. With the Care Bears’ 35th anniversary on the horizon in 2017, Care Bears will give Blogger Bash Attendees the early scoop on all the exciting news and can’t wait to tell you all about it! #ShareYourCare

9:30 to 10:40 a.m. | Speed Pitching Session One: Homelife & Family
Majesty Yacht, Aft Room, Pier 81—check-in starts 30 minutes ahead of session

New Product Events hosts Speed Pitching at Blogger Bash,  a one-on-one opportunity that allows 15 bloggers to meet with 15 brands.  Spend a few minutes getting to know each other in a quiet atmosphere to make an impression! Participating brands include Office Depot, Sony, Texas Instruments, FilterEasy, Duck Brand, Adam & Eve, and Oreck. Apply now!

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Blogging Concentrated
eSpace, 635 W 42nd Street

Learn how to be the CEO of your own blog with the blogging gurus at Blogging Concentrated.

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Speed Pitching Session Two: Health & Beauty
Majesty Yacht, Aft Room, Pier 81—check-in starts 30 minutes ahead of session

New Product Events hosts Speed Pitching at Blogger Bash,  a one-on-one opportunity that allows 15 bloggers to meet with 15 brands.  Spend a few minutes getting to know each other in a quiet atmosphere to make an impression! Participating brands include Soulkix, HoMedics, Aspire Food Group, Finders KeyPurse, Boiron, Challenge Dairy Products, and Triple Flip. Apply now!

12:30 to 2:00 p.m. | The Ride
Pick-up and drop-off location: eSpace, 635 W 42nd Street

The Ride will give 49 bloggers a chance to experience the theatrical show on wheels! This motor coach seats stadium-style along a Manhattan route, and guests can enjoy everything from trivia to karaoke on board in between viewing performance acts on the city streets. The Ride will pick up Blogger Bash attendees at eSpace, where Blogging Concentrated and the Care Bears Brunch will take place. Perfect for NYC first-timers, sight-seers, and travel influencers! Reserve your spot!

2:00 to 3:30 p.m. | The Ride | 42nd St. & 8th Ave.
Pick-up: eSpace, 635 W 42nd Street
Drop-off: Majesty Yacht, Pier 81

The Ride will give 49 bloggers a chance to experience the theatrical show on wheels! This motor coach seats stadium-style along a Manhattan route, and guests can enjoy everything from trivia to karaoke on board in between viewing performance acts on the city streets. Each ride will pick up Blogger Bash attendees at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue in front of the Señor Frogs restaurant, and will drop off right at Pier 81. Perfect for NYC first-timers, sight-seers, and travel influencers! Reserve your spot!

2:00 to 3:30 p.m. | Coffee Break (Sponsored by Entenmann’s)
eSpace, 635 W 42nd Street

Coffee, tea, and snacks provided by Entenmann’s and Entenmann’s Little Bites to help you refuel for the rest of the day!

2:00 to 9:00 p.m.  |  Attendee Check-in
Majesty Yacht, Pier 81, W 41st St (at 12th Avenue)

Grab your badge and get on board!

2:15 to 3:45 p.m. | Speed Pitching Session Three: Food & Lifestyle
Majesty Yacht, Aft Room, Pier 81—check-in starts 30 minutes ahead of session

New Product Events hosts Speed Pitching at Blogger Bash,  a one-on-one opportunity that allows 15 bloggers to meet with 15 brands.  Spend a few minutes getting to know each other in a quiet atmosphere to make an impression! Participating brands include Chock Full O’ Nuts, Kohler, California Ripe Olives, Bumble Bee Seafoods, Lundberg Family Farms, Firetainment, and Boiron. Apply now!

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Speed Pitching Session Four: Home & Garden
Majesty Yacht, Aft Room, Pier 81—check-in starts 30 minutes ahead of session

New Product Events hosts Speed Pitching at Blogger Bash,  a one-on-one opportunity that allows 15 bloggers to meet with 15 brands.  Spend a few minutes getting to know each other in a quiet atmosphere to make an impression! Participating brands include Niagara Conservation, Duck Brand, UL, Oreck, Candle-Lite, Roku, Sistema, and HoMedics. Apply now!

4:30 to 9 p.m. | Sweet Suite 16
Majesty Yacht, full ship—Press admitted at 4:00 p.m.

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. #sweetsuite16

 

Thursday July 14, 2016

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. |  Attendee Check-in
Majesty Yacht, Pier 81, W 41st St (at 12th Avenue)

It’s time to kick off day two! Grab your badge if you haven’t already and get ready to have fun at Blogger Bash. Can’t make it at 8 a.m.? Check in anytime after!

9:15 to 10 a.m. |  Media Mavens Panel
Majesty Yacht, main floor

Learn about how these women get traffic and overcome insecurities, while sharing their tips and tricks for being successful! Panelists include Marissa DiBartolo, Co-Director of Digital & Social Media at The Toy Insider; Melissa Hunter, Mommy of The Mommy & Gracie Show and Founder of the Family Video Network; Dusty Pendleton from As Mom Sees It; and Stephanie Glover from A Grande Life. The panel will be moderated by Charlene DeLoach, Team Lead for Blogger Bash and blogger at CharleneChronicles.com.

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. |  Kate & Mim-Mim Breakfast
Majesty Yacht, main floor

Let Kate & Mim-Mim feed your imagination at this year’s Blogger Bash breakfast! Join the creators of the hit show for a fun-filled morning where they will share the inspiring story behind the series. Loveable bunny Mim-Mim will be on hand to offer entertaining antics and much, much more, including games and competitions. Plus there will be an exclusive sneak peek of the new, super special episode Kate in Oz! Spend the morning with us and #TwirlAway with Disney Junior’s hit series Kate & Mim-Mim. #TwirlAway

9:00 to 9:20 a.m. | Bloganthropy Awards
Majesty Yacht, main floor

Bloganthropy, which recognizes and honors bloggers who use their social media influence to support charitable causes, will announce the winners of their 2016 Bloganthropy Awards at this year’s conference.

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Babypalooza Presented by Maletzky Media
Majesty Yacht, Aft room, second floor

With a brand new team behind Babypalooza this year, bloggers should come prepared for some serious fun!  Babypalooza will rock the Blogger Bash boat with celebrity meet-and-greets, games, pampering, and let’s not forget—plenty of giveaways! Some of the most well-known brands to moms mixed in with some awesome new companies will be at Babypalooza to introduce you to their new products, engage with fun activations, and discuss one-on-one how they would like to work with you in the future. It will be hard to figure out which brand to head over to first with this incredible line-up! #Babypalooza

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. |  All-Day Expo Sponsored by New Product Events
Majesty Yacht, second & third floors

New Product Events will present The Expo, showcasing product lines from top brands looking to meet digital media. Digital influencers can meet face-to-face with dozens of brand reps, who will be handing out samples, demonstrating products, and handing out literature. Fill your swag bag with this year’s hottest new products and be ahead of the game with your holiday gift guide blog posts! Click to see participating brands!

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Peanuts Keynote Lunch
Majesty Yacht, main floor

Peanuts invites Blogger Bash attendees to enjoy a panel discussion featuring several of the voice actors from the brand-new animated Peanuts shorts, now airing daily at 11:30 a.m. ET on Boomerang and Cartoon Network. For the first time, the individual print comic strips come to life in vignettes filled with humor and heart for the whole family. The watercolor art style, textured backgrounds, and framing deliver a viewing experience that excites longtime Peanuts enthusiasts and new fans alike. The Blogger Bash panel will be moderated by Ginger Zee, GMA’s chief meteorologist. #Peanuts

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi & Jenni “JWoww” Farley Keynote Address
Majesty Yacht, main floor

You may remember them better as best friends Snooki and JWoww, two of the party girls on MTV’s Jersey Shore from 2009-2012. But they’re all grown up now—they’re moms, entrepreneurs, wives, and some seriously badass ladies, and they’re coming to talk to you about being moms in the media spotlight. The panel will be moderated by Sarah Penna, head of AwesomenessTV’s Awestruck Network.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Shop Ireland
Majesty Yacht, Aft room, second floor

Take a coffee break and travel to Ireland. Shop Ireland presents nine exciting Irish companies making their debut at Blogger Bash 2016! Join us at the Shop Ireland reception to check out products by Arckit, Brendan Joseph, Chupi, Easydry, Lottie Dolls, Solvar, TanOrganic, The Irish Fairy Door Company, and Writing for TiNY.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Marketing to Millenial Moms
Majesty Yacht, main floor

Join Sujata Luther, Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights, Nickelodeon, to hear about their latest research study which dives deep into the interests and influences of Millennial Moms. Nearly 4 million kids are born every year, 80 percent of them to Millennial Moms – with the average age of a first-time mom being 25.8 years. Unlike the Gen Xers before them, Millennial Moms grew up as the most-watched, loved and wanted generation of children in U.S. history. Now these once cherished children are having children of their own – and Nick wanted to better understand how this new generation of parents might share the spotlight with their kids. Sujata will discuss the results of the study – a look at the attitudes and beliefs of the Millennial moms, their purchasing power, consumer life, consumer beliefs, how they consume media, and how they differ from the Gen Xers before them.

4:30 to 6 p.m. | Peanuts Rock the Vote Closing Party
Majesty Yacht, top deck (weather permitting, otherwise, main floor)

Bon voyage! After two days of docked parties, panels, and events, the boat finally sets sail! Come aboard with us as we cruise around the Hudson river, and get those cameras ready for some great views of Lady Liberty and the greatest city in the world.

Lucy van Pelt, Snoopy, and Linus are just three of the six Peanuts characters (the others are Charlie Brown, Sally, and Franklin) who are running for President in a very special election! And you can cast your vote starting right now at peanutsrocksthevote.com. The Peanuts election is part of a special partnership between Peanuts and Rock the Vote, the nonprofit voter education organization that encourages young people to register to vote. When fans go to peanutsrocksthevote.com to vote for their favorite Peanuts candidate, they can also link to Rock the Vote’s custom online voter registration tool.