The 2014 conference date and location are currently being determined.
There is a tremendous blogging community in Minnesota. We have bloggers who write about politics, parenting, food, sports, fashion, technology, communications and even weight loss! You name it, we have it covered.
The first conference in September 2010 was a big success! We also had a great mini-conference event in January, 2011 and full day, free conferences in September 2011 and 2012, and October 2013. Everything about the conference was developed with your input via survey and committees, and we focused the speaker panel to Minnesota bloggers to keep our focus on the wonderful talent within our community.
Mykl (@myklroventine) designs engaging web experiences and speaks about social media, WordPress, and typography. He is the director of Social Media Breakfast – Minneapolis/St. Paul, the largest SMB chapter in the US. He co-founded and coordinates the activities of Ignite Minneapolis and UnSummit, and runs the local chapter of TechKaraoke Minneapolis.
Mykl has a special passion for the social web and its power to educate and inspire. He blogs at myklroventine.com.
Jen (@LifeWithLevi) is a Minneapolis lifestyle blogger firmly entrenched in the social media sphere. She is a natural community builder with experience in content creation, audience engagement, project management, and data analysis.
Her corporate background as a seasoned business analyst gives her a unique perspective on the balance between business and personal use of social media on the web. Through her personal blog LifeWithLevi.com, she maintains long-term brand ambassador contracts with national brands including Verizon, AOL, Tastefully Simple, and Maytag.
Arik Hanson (@arikhanson) is principal of ACH Communications, a digital communications firm focused on serving as strategic thought partners to financial services, health care, not-for-profit and other organizations. With more than 15 years of marketing and communications experience, Arik has spent the last few years focusing on the world of digital PR and blog marketing. Arik blogs at Communications Conversations and has played a lead role in many social projects and initiatives online–both locally and nationally–including: founder–Help a PR Pro Out Day; Organizer/speaker at BlogWorld (2009, 2010); Founder of the PR Reader’s Choice Blog Awards; Co-founding the B2B Voices blog; and a regular contributor to Ragan.com, PR Daily, the PR Breakfast Club and MinnPost.
Missy Berggren (@marketingmama) is the director of a new Minneapolis office for WCG, an integrated communications agency. She blogs on marketing and business at melissaberggren.com and on the rest of her life (parenting, family activities and health topics) at Marketing Mama. Named one of the top 11 Tweeps of the Twin Cities, Top Ten Titans of Twin Cities Social Media and Top 50 Women of Twitter, Missy isn’t far from any online discussion and regularly appears in local media.