Where you can find me this spring: Conferences & Retreats

camp makearoo

Conference season is kicking into gear, and after a cold and gray winter, I couldn’t be more ready to do some traveling and, of course, learn from and hang out with talented bloggers, vloggers, writers, and podcasters.

I wanted to share where I’ll be so we can connect if you’re attending any of these conferences. (And if you’re not signed up for any yet, but you’re a blogger/writer/aspiring blogger/aspiring writer, go for it. Conferences and networking have been vital to my career.)

March 21 – 23: Blissdom Conference, Dallas, TX

I'm a BlissDom Community Leader

I’ll be a Community Leader in the “Don’t Niche Me In” category at this year’s Blissdom Conference in Dallas, TX. What does that mean? If you’re a new attendee – or a veteran! – who needs help finding a session, figuring out how the schedule works, or just need a bit of hand-holding, I’m here to help. I’ll also be walking attendees through the workshop portion of sessions and offering any guidance you might need along the way. The CL’s role is to help you make the most of your Blissdom experience. This will be my third year at Blissdom and my second as a Community Leader, and I can’t wait.

April 12 – 13, Bloggy Boot Camp, Phoenix, AZ


What can I say about Bloggy Boot Camp? This will be my third time speaking at a BBC, and I’ve just been so impressed with this smaller, more intimate, affordable, and extremely hands-on conference. At Bloggy Boot Camp you’ll learn real skills that you can start implementing on your blog today.

Sarah Powers, Managing Editor at The Happiest Mom, and I will be co-presenting. I’ve loved working with Sarah over the last few months, and I’ll be drawing on that experience to speak about the process of hiring support staff for your blog, how you know when it’s time to grow, and the logistical ins and outs of working with an assistant or editor. Sarah will speak from the perspective of a blogger who also works as an editor.

If you can’t make the Phoenix event, keep in mind that Bloggy Boot Camp travels around the country so there’s a good chance there will be an event in your area soon.

May 2-4, Mom 2.0 Summit, Laguna Niguel, CA.

I'm Speaking At The Mom 2.0 Summit

I’m so excited to be speaking for the second time at this stellar event. Mom 2.0 is where you find seriously heavy-hitter bloggers, but even if you’re less experienced, there’s plenty to learn (and lots of high-quality networking to do) at this conference. It’s always in an absolutely gorgeous location, and the speakers, amenities and events are top-notch. I’ll be sharing more about my session as the event draws nearer.

May 10 -12, Camp Makearoo, Lake Geneva, WI


I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be the keynote speaker for this awesome event. Started by my colleague and good friend Toni McLellan, Camp Makearoo’s mission is to help you find a way to make a living doing what you love. Bust the “starving artist” myth and find a way to thrive while pursuing your passion!

Whew! It’s going to be a busy spring, but I can’t wait to get out and learn, network and grow as a writer and businessperson. Will I see you at any of these events?

5 Thoughts on “Where you can find me this spring: Conferences & Retreats

  1. Nichole on at said:

    I’ll be at Blissdom! I look forward to holding your hand.

  2. Stephanie on at said:

    I’ll be at Bloggy Boot Camp and the Mom 2.0 Summit. Can’t wait to meet you!

  3. One of my goals this year is to attend a conference–but my location (Buenos Aires until June) is making these a little out-of-reach. Any recommendations for fall conferences?

    • Meagan Francis on at said:

      Hi Heather! What, you can’t just jump on a plane and fly back from South America at the drop of a hat? :) (I’ll be in the same boat next year, whee!)

      I haven’t been, but I hear that Type A Parent is a good one, and it’s in September. And Bloggy Boot Camp has a stop in Dallas in November. Highly recommended!

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