FemCon13 Unites Bloggers, Brings Value to Attendees

For weeks prior to the big announcement of the first-ever Femworking Blogger and Small Business Conference, we wondered what the response would be from the local blogging and business community.

We have put an incredible amount of time and energy into organizing and planning the conference logistics, from the speakers to the meal choices to the website navigation. With every decision we ask ourselves, “Will this bring our attendees value?”

We hoped people would not only see the value, but register and attend. On August 15, with butterflies in our stomach, we sent out our news release, opened registration and crossed our fingers.

What we discovered is that people ARE seeing the value. More than that, the Femworking Blogger and Small Business Conference is uniting groups. The Virginia Bloggers Club, for instance, has been buzzing about the event. They are planning to wear buttons or order tote bags to show their solidarity.

They are even writing blog posts and helping to spread the word – not because we have asked them to do it, but because they understand that an event like this is not only a long-time coming, but is well deserved. The Washington DC area SHOULD host a conference of this kind.

We will update the Conference Blog regularly to share all our exciting news. Every day we are adding sponsors, business partners and speakers. Every day we are adding value to the attendees. So make sure to sign-up for our Conference Newsletter (on sidebar).

Thank you for helping to spread the word and don’t forget to take advantage of the Early Bird Special of $99 (ends September 5). You can register here.

We are happy to share all blog posts written about the conference, so make sure to tweet them to @Femworking. Here are the two written from members of the Virginia Bloggers Club:

  • Femworking NoVa Blogger Conference Oct. 26th #femcon13
  • Upcoming Blogger Conference – Femworking Conference in Northern Virginia

 Please share conference updates with the hastag – #femcon13


News Release: Registration Open

Registration Open for Inaugural Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference

More than 200 social media influencers and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the first-ever full-day conference dedicated to educating, uniting and connecting Washington, DC area female bloggers and business owners.

Washington, DC – August 15, 2013 – Femworking, LLC, is pleased to announce that registration is open for the first-ever Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference. The conference will be held outside the Nation’s Capital on October 26, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.  A discount of $50 is available for conference attendees who register on or before September 5, 2013.

The conference will host nearly 20 distinguished panelists and speakers, including business leaders, successful entrepreneurs, nationally recognized bloggers, a bestselling author, marketing professionals, social media experts, authorities on tax and legal issues and an innovative SEO/SEM professional.

The keynote speaker is Jill Smokler, New York Times Best Selling Author and owner of the website Scary Mommy, which has more than 3 million page views a month. Attendees will not only hear from Smokler, but will receive a signed copy of her latest book “Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies)” as part of their registration

“This conference is about inspiring, educating, and connecting bloggers and small business owners to help them discover how to live their dreams,” said Kelley Sanabria, President and CEO of Femworking, LLC. “Femworking’s mission is to bring female bloggers and business owners together for mutual benefit and growth, so this conference is a natural extension of an organization that believes in inspiring, educating and connecting women.”

In addition to the full-day educational conference, there will be a vendor area for business owners to showcase their goods and services. In the evening, Femworking will also host a Reader and Client Appreciation Cocktail Party to allow attendees to invite their readers and clients as a thank you. This unique networking event will highlight the importance of connecting and establishing a strong brand presence.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of this conference, which is already creating quite a buzz within the local blogging community,” said Nicole Dash, writer, child care business owner and author of the blog Tiny Steps Mommy. “It is about time this area’s incredible pool of talented bloggers and inspirational entrepreneurs were brought together in a big way.”

The conference will include:

  • A seminar on How to Optimize Your Business and Blog      featuring Chad Hill of HubShout
  • A seminar on Using Social Media (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and      Instagram) to Grow Your Business and Blog featuring Laura Harders, Beltway Bargain Mom, Dawn McCaslin, The Crispy Sage and Nicole Dash, Tiny Steps Mommy
  • A seminar on Connecting With Brands / Monetizing Your Blog / Marketing Your Business featuring Christine Wilson and      Tracey Harrington McCoy of MtoM Consulting
  • A blogger panel featuring Jessica McFadden, A Parent in Silver Spring/A Parent in America; Monica Sakala, Wired Momma and Maria Jose Ovalle, Very Busy Mamá – Life Beauty & Style;
  • A small business panel featuring Jamie Ratner, Certifikid, LLC and Jasmyn Price of Little Foxes Consulting
  • A Discussion on Legal and Tax Issues for Businesses and Bloggers featuring Rebecca Geller of The Geller Law Group and Somya Munjal of Youthful Savings

For the complete conference schedule and registration information please visit www.FemworkingConference.com. Speakers, panelists and sponsors are being added daily.

For more information, please contact Kelley@femworking.com or Nicole@femworking.com.

Follow the hashtag #femcon13 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and even Instagram to read what other people are saying about this event!

Here is the official Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference Logo:

Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference