Schedule - Blogtacular

2018 Schedule

Welcome to the 2018 Schedule, packed full of interesting workshops and talks. These are the outline timings and the detailed schedule and menu is below.

You will be given a programme on the day which contains everything you need to find your way between sessions you will not need to print this information.

Details as below and you can check out speaker bios for more about the person behind the workshop.

08:30 - 09:30

Breakfast & Networking

We’ll welcome you with a selection of fruit and pastries to start the day. Food will be served in The Hub alongside the Market Place and Creative Genius Bar.

09:40 - 10:40

Keynote – Tiffany Han

Tiffany Han

Business & Branding Coach, Podcaster
Keynote Speaker

10:40 - 11:10

Morning Break

Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee accompanied by a range of delicious snacks. In The Hub you can browse the Market Place and get some advice on The Creative Genius Bar.

Workshops 11:10 - 12:10

Wonder

Defining Your Blog Persona

to Attract Brands

Kate Baxter & Jess Sims

How to nail your content and attract the brands you want to work with. Jess & Kate will give you the inside track on what brands and PRs are looking for and how you can create content which catches attention.

Delight

SEO Happy

 

Elaine Malone

Beyond the bore, how to use SEO to bring all the search engine traffic to your yard. We know SEO seems daunting but without it you’re throwing away thousands of visitors every day. Elaine will take you through the simple steps to conquer the search engines.

Curiosity

Finding Your Photo Style

 

Dominique Davis

Stepping beyond the instagram clichés and honing your personal style. When Dominique creates for Instagram she sets out to demand the like with her photos. Following her own style has attracted more than half a million followers in the last couple of years and in this session she’ll help you unlock yours.

*If you are planning to attend this session please download Mosaico or Preview app beforehand.

12:10 - 13:30

Lunch in The Hub

We have loads of time to eat and get to know each other as well as browse the Market Place and get some advice on The Creative Genius Bar.

 

Lunch Menu:

  • Seared roast chicken breast with garlic butter, roasted turnips, flaked artichoke, edemame beans, roasted new potaoes and baby onions
  • Chestnut mushroom and haricot bean stroganoff with wild rice
  • Cauliflower fritter with cucumber and coriander relish

Accompanied By:

House salads

Rosemary & garlic marinated olives

Antipasti of mixed courgette, peppers & aubergine

Charcuterie olive wood board

Artisan breads and butter

British farmhouse slate, crackers, celery, balsamic red onion chutney

Seasonal cut fruits

Dessert:

Dark chocolate mousse with white chocolate garnish and freeze dried raspberries

 

Workshops 13:30 - 14:30

Wonder

Building Traffic & Reach with Pinterest

Anna Neumann

Anna’s workshop will help you deepen your understanding of Pinterest: She’ll share best practices on how you can grow your audience on Pinterest and she will teach you how to increase your reach and drive traffic. In addition to that she’ll be sharing the latest and greatest of product features for creators.

 

 

Delight

Let’s Get Digital, Digital

 

Natalie Lue

A comprehensive guide to creating and selling a range of digital products. Natalie has been earning a living through digital products for over a decade. In this workshop she’ll share the mechanics and the strategic planning you’ll need to generate income from your products.

 

Curiosity

Design for Bloggers

 

Charli Marie Prangley

How to make your blog look professional even if you’re not a designer. Time to update the look of your blog? Charli is a pro designer who’ll take you through design thinking and all the steps of creating the graphics and blog which express who you are.

14:30 - 14:45

Short Comfort Break

Workshops 14:45 - 16:15

Wonder

Creating Compelling Insta-Stories

Laura Jane Williams & Carrie Santana da Silva

No matter what your audience size, learn how to capture people’s attention with amazing Instagram stories. From to exceptional Instagram Storytellers you’ll learn the both unvarnished and polished methods of creating stories people won’t want to miss.

 

Delight

What They Don’t Tell You About Starting A Podcast

Imriel Morgan & Tiffany Han

An overview of creating, recording and publishing a podcast. From honing your idea to episode structure, equipment and growing a listening audience. This session will have you ready for broadcast in no time.

 

Curiosity

How to Write

Awesome Blog Posts

Greta Solomon

Practical writing workshop designed to make your blog writing sparkle. Once you’ve creaked the code of writing posts which pull people in time after time your ideas will slot in easily. This session involves practical exercises and analysis.

16:15 - 16:45

Afternoon Break

Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee accompanied by a range of delicious snacks. In The Hub you can browse the Market Place and get some advice on The Creative Genius Bar.

16:50 - 17:50

Keynote – Anthony Burrill

Anthony Burrill

Graphic Artist
Closing Keynote Speaker

17:50 - 18:00

Group Photo & Farewell

FAQs

Q: Do I need to book workshops?

A: No, just get yourself into the right room on the day. The photowalk is the exception to this rule.

Q: So how do I get on the photowalk?

A: The photowalk is a pre-conference session setting off from an undisclosed location in London. The photowalk is allocated on a lottery basis. You will receive details of this via the newsletter.

Q: I’m arriving later in the morning. What should I do?

A: You will be able to register at the information desk throughout the day. If you arrive after the doors have closed to sessions we ask you to enter quietly to avoid distracting the speakers.

Q: Do all workshops have enough space for everyone?

A: Space is limited in workshop rooms so once they are full you will need to make a different choice.

Q: I would like to know more about a speaker.

A: Check out our speakers and click on the photos or names to go to each speaker’s bio.

Q: I couldn’t make it to Blogtacular and it’s making me gnash my teeth in envy, will we be able to see sessions online after the event?

A: If we offer online sessions you’ll be able to hear about it via the mailing list following Blogtacular.

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  • We love to showcase indie business at Blogtacular and give them the same space opportunity as big brands to connect with bloggers at conferences. You’ve met the goody bag contributors and now let me introduce our 2018 Market Place! We were joined by five indies all of whom were showing and selling their products at the conference. The whole space was buzzing with Yuk Fun, Notes Beauty, The Fabric Fox, South Island Art and Capture by Lucy Backdrops all showing at the conference. #blogtacular
  • We pride ourselves on how smoothly Blogtacular runs and it wouldn’t be possible without this team of wonderful people. Dora has been working with us over the last couple of months to plan the event, Sarah & Claudia have been with us since the very first event streamlining the customer experience and operations, Momtaz & Natasha joined us for a second year to host rooms alongside Alex who took on our third room this year and Hannah joined the ops team alongside Mr Kat to make sure everything was where it was meant to be. We are so grateful to our team for giving up their time, energy and ideas to make our conference the best it can be. #blogtacular
  • Holy moly - what an incredible event! We filled two days with colour, fun, friendship and so much learning. Huge thanks to everyone who came to the conference and everyone who worked so hard to make it a truly exceptional event. You really are what gives Blogtacular its spirit and the reason we’ve loved every minute of all five conferences. Over the next few days we’ll be sharing moments from the conference and some exciting news for future events but for now, we’re going to bask in the happy glow of your positive energy! #blogtacular .
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  • This year’s winning goody bag design chosen by our esteemed judges was created by........ @jacquelinecolley. We love the detail in the pattern! #blogtacular
  • This year’s goody bags were bursting with beautiful gifts. Huge thank you to the indie businesses who contributed #blogtacular
  • And finally, @natasha_nuttall led a colourful crew through the streets on North London with stop at @presentandcorrect for a stationery fix! Check out #blogtacularphotowalknorth to catch up on the fun #blogtacular #blogtacularphotowalk

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