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2010 Women and Mom Blogger Conferences to Attend

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Looking to take your blog or social media practices up a notch in 2010 and have a little fun while doing it (check out our smiles from BlogHer 2009)?

Here's some awesome opportunities for girls' weekends out, errrr, I mean amazing blogging and social media conferences ;), that are perfect for women looking to grow their blogging and social media knowledge as well as their brand connections.

See the list below to compare conference focus, dates, location, audience, number of attendees, and cost.

January

Chicks Who Click—Colorado

A one-day Social Media Conference for Women incorporating networking, education and empowerment with like-minded women, achieving great heights in the area of Social Media.

Website: http://www.chickswhoclick.net/chickswhoclick.html

Location: Denver, Colorado

Date: Saturday, January 23

Audience: Women in social media

Number of People: Approximately 100

Cost: $225

Alt Conference

Where design-minded folks—bloggers, lifestyle sites, and the companies that want to connect with them—get together to make connections, discuss theory and love on all things design. The focus will be on growing communities, marketing, and monetizing.

Website: http://altitudesummit.com

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Date: Thursday to Saturday, January 21-23

Audience: Bloggers and design enthusiasts

Number of People: Approximately 300

Cost: $350

February

BlissDom

Dedicated to making sure each of [its] attendees has a meaningful weekend learning, connecting and cultivating inspiration for her blog, her business, her family and her life.  Special focus on writing and business tracks.  Also, new this year is a one-day event with 12 different Wisdom Workshops on Thursday, Feb. 4.

Website: http://blissdomconference.com

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Date: Thursday to Saturday, February 4-6

Audience: Women and mom bloggers, women entrepreneurs and social media enthusiasts

Number of People: Open to 500 attendees

Cost: $299

Mom 2.0 Summit

A place for marketers, mompreneurs and social media enthusiasts to get to know one another, connect, converse, and build relationships. This year’s Summit discussions will focus on three smart paths you can take to even more enlightenment in social media, marketing, networks, and brand building.

Website: http://mom2summit.com

Location: Houston, Texas

Date: Thursday to Saturday, February 18-20

Audience: Mompreneurs, mom bloggers, marketers, and social media enthusiasts

Number of People: Open to 350 attendees

Cost: Early bird pricing is $399. Rates increase December 31.

March

Chicks Who Click—Nebraska

A one-day Social Media Conference for Women incorporating networking, education and empowerment with like-minded women, achieving great heights in the area of Social Media.

Website: http://www.chickswhoclick.net/chickswhoclick.html

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Date: Saturday, March 6

Audience: Women in social media

Number of People: Approximately 100

Cost: $225

SITS Bloggy Bootcamp

Whether you are a newbie or seasoned blogger, you’ll walk away with tons of new ideas and new connections. Networking and collaboration is what bloggy boot camp, hosted by SITS, is all about.

Website: http://www.starsandheartsmedia.com/?page_id=12

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Date: Saturday, March 6

Audience: Geared to women bloggers

Number of People: Only 85

Cost: $89

South by Southwest

Five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.

Website: http://sxsw.com/interactive

Location: Austin, Texas

Date: Thursday to Tuesday, March 11-16

Audience: Those passionate about all things interactive

Cost: Current pricing is $475 for the Interactive Badge. Rates increase January 15.

FitBloggin'10

The FitBloggin’ Conference is for anyone who blogs about fitness, wellness, good food and a healthy lifestyle – regardless of where they are in their journey.  The dream and goal of FitBloggin’ is to bring together the community of health-conscious bloggers for a day of education, networking and friendship.

Website: http://fitbloggin.com

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Date: Saturday, March 20

Audience: Those passionate using blogs and social media to spread a message of health and wellness.

Cost: $99.95 (Early bird special sold out. )

Social Media 4 Small Biz

A two-day interactive, family-friendly conference for small business owners featuring some of the best social media experts, PR professionals, and small business consultants.

Website: http://sm4smallbiz.com

Location: Aliso Viejo (Orange County), California

Date: Thursday to Saturday, March 25-27

Audience: Small business owners with an online storefront who want to get smart on social media

Number of people: Approximately 150

Cost: TBA

April

Chicks Who Click—North Carolina

A one-day Social Media Conference for Women incorporating networking, education and empowerment with like-minded women, achieving great heights in the area of Social Media.

Website: http://www.chickswhoclick.net/chickswhoclick.html

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Date: Saturday, April 10

Audience: Women in social media

Number of People: Approximately 100

Cost: $225

June

Evo '10 Conference

At Evo’10, it's all about interaction—interacting with other bloggers, business women, and brands while evolving your blogging and social media skill set through hands-on, interactive workshops.

Website: http://evoconference.com

Location: Park City, UT at The Canyons Resort

Date: Thursday to Saturday, June 24-26

Audience: Women and marketers looking to connect with each other and evolve their blogs, their businesses, and their brands.

Number of People: Full access passes available to 350 people. Opening keynote and party open to an additional 150.

Cost: Early bird pricing is $249. Rates increase March 1.

August

BlogHer

Offers innovative ideas and [the opportunity to] interact with a mix of social media experts, business bloggers, and brand marketers who have experience building campaigns and working in social media environments.

Website: http://www.blogher.com/blogher_conference/conf

Location: New York, New York

Date: Thursday to Saturday, August 5-7

Audience: Bloggers and businesses

Number of People: Open to 1800 people

Cost: Early bird pricing is $198. Rates increase March 1.

October

Blogalicious 2010

For three days, black, white, Latina, Caribbean, Asian-Pacific, and Native-American bloggers, among other nationalities, will enjoy a weekend of entertaining discussions and extraordinary events, all experienced in the company of exceptional women.

Website: http://www.blogaliciousweekend.com

Location: Miami, Florida

Date: Thursday to Saturday, October 8-10

Audience: Women bloggers

Cost: TBA

Note: All conference information, including description paragraphs, was taken directly from the conference websites. Please refer to individual websites for additional information, rate increases, or other conference information revisions.
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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.

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