Did you know October is WordPress month in Minnesota?

Did you know October is WordPress month in Minnesota?

Ok, October isn’t officially WordPress month in Minnesota, but it may as well be. Our community has an impressive lineup of events to support bloggers, developers, designers, and businesses that use WordPress as their publishing platform.

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Prestige Conference – Friday, Oct 3rd & Saturday, Oct 4th

Prestige Conference covers the business side of running a small shop or agency. If you work independently and charge clients money for services related to WordPress, this is the conference for you.

Their 2-day event features nationally-recognized speakers that have built different businesses from the ground up. Learn firsthand the techniques they used to launch themselves into success, and get inside advice on which mistakes to avoid making in your own enterprise.

Prestige Ticket Info:

  • Expert Business Panel special event – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday Conference Ticket – $99
  • Streaming Ticket – $49

 

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WordUp – Saturday, Oct 18th

The 3rd annual WordUp! event will be hosted by the Minneapolis WordPress User Group. This is a day of connecting with other beginner, intermediate, and advanced WordPress users to learn together while networking with your peers.

Attendees are encouraged to submit their own topics to present at the event. It’s a great opportunity to share your own knowledge of WordPress with other like-minded individuals.

WordUp! Ticket Info:

  • Early Bird – SOLD OUT
  • Regular Ticket – $20

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MN Blogger Conference – Saturday, Oct 25th

We’d obviously be remiss if we didn’t include our own event on the list. The 5th annual MN Blogger Conference will take place at St. Catherine University in St. Paul on Saturday, October 25th. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced bloggers are welcome to attend, no matter which publishing platform you are using. (WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, SquareSpace, etc… we love you all.)

Speaker submissions are being accepted through Friday, Sept 19th. Volunteers applications are also welcome.

MNblogcon Ticket Info:

  • Coming Soon!

If you know of any great WordPress or blogging events happening in October that we missed, please let us know in the comments below.

Welcome back TopRank Online Marketing!

Welcome back TopRank Online Marketing!

We’re excited to welcome back TopRank Online Marketing as a returning sponsor of the MN Blogger Conference.

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For over a decade, TopRank has been an established leader in the online marketing industry. Using a holistic and all-encompassing method of integrated marketing, they service companies and organizations ranging from Fortune 50 brands to newly funded start-ups.

TopRank’s service offerings include content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, online public relations, search & social ads, and website analytics & conversion optimization. Past clients include McKesson, Dell, LinkedIn, Capella University, and more. Their agency’s expertise has been featured in numerous publications, including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, and Fortune Small Business.

We appreciate TopRank Online Marketing’s investment in the local blogging community and value their sponsorship of the 2014 MN Blogger Conference.

Keynote Announcement: Dan R. Morris

Keynote Announcement: Dan R. Morris

We’re excited to announce our keynote speaker for this year’s Minnesota Blogger Conference on October 25th 2014 at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

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Dan R. Morris (@DanRMorris) is the founder of Blogging Concentrated, a nationwide blogging workshop series for advanced level bloggers. In the past year, he’s held over 20 workshops across the country, including two sold-out events right here in Minneapolis.

Dan has been working in the online space since 2004. His career began in the infomercial world helping convert traffic driven from TV and radio spots into online customers. He has since worked with hundreds of bloggers on perfecting their online revenue strategy utilizing the tools of social media, SEO, and web copy.

Please join us in welcoming Dan as the keynote speaker for this year’s conference! With a gift for helping professional bloggers and business owners develop the tools needed to be relevant and successful in today’s digital market, we are confident that our attendees will find value in all that Dan has to offer.

 

 

2014 Date & Location Announcement

2014 Date & Location Announcement

The 5th annual MN Blogger Conference is excited to announce the date and location of our 2014 event!

Mark Your Calendar

Got a pen handy? Go ahead and mark your calendar for October 25th, 2014. 

As in past years, the MN Blogger Conference will be a full-day event kicking off in the morning and running through the late afternoon. The complete conference schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

St Paul, Here We Come!

This year’s conference will be held at the St. Paul campus of St. Catherine University. Their School of Business and Professional Studies is a fantastic fit to host our attendees, speakers, and volunteers. With a comprehensive selection of educational opportunities for professional ambitions and personal goals, St. Kate’s offers courses that fit the flexible scheduling needs of the Twin Cities blogging community.

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Speaker, Sponsor, & Volunteer Info

Want to get involved in this year’s conference? Please check out our speaker, sponsor, and volunteer info pages.

Registration – Stay Tuned

We know that you’re ready to register now. Hang tight, because registration for the 2014 conference will be coming soon. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to share that as in past years, the MN Blogger Conference will again be FREE to attend.

Ticket release dates & times will be announced in the coming weeks. Be the first to hear our event announcements and communications by staying in touch:

2014 Conference brings leadership changes for #mnblogcon

2014 Conference brings leadership changes for #mnblogcon

The very first Minnesota Blogger Conference was founded by Missy Berggren & Arik Hanson in 2010. They’ve been the driving force behind the past four annual events that have brought together hundreds of local bloggers for face-to-face networking and education opportunities.

As the 5th annual Minnesota Blogger Conference approaches, Missy & Arik are moving into advisory roles and name new leaders to spearhead planning & execution of the event. They’ve named new leaders for the 2014 conference, Mykl Roventine and Jen Jamar.

Stay tuned for more information and announcements in the coming weeks as Mykl and Jen step up into their new leadership roles.

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