I spend a lot of time behind my keyboard, but in real life, I’m a people person. I love to socialize and meet new people. I used to be an event planner, so I intrinsically understand the value of connecting people face to face. Still, it’s been a while since I’ve been to a conference. I’ve got an itch to meet people.
I know several NHWN writers are looking forward to the New England Crime Bake November 8th & 9th. I’m looking forward to 2014 because there are two conferences coming up for romance writers, the NECRWA Conference and a New Hampshire event that hasn’t been publicly announced yet (I’ll share the details as soon as I can). I’ve also been searching for some professional development events to expand my business as well. I thought I’d share what I found. Right on the heels of Jamie’s post Social Media and Marketing for Writers: A Crucial First Step, I present to you an incomplete list of conferences on Social Media.
Blogher Pro October 22 & 23, Redwood City, CA. From the website.
BlogHer PRO is a multi-track conference for professionally-minded bloggers looking to take their business, marketing, and technical skills to the next level. Improve your knowledge and hone your skills on everything from personal brand to personal finance to personal privacy.
Time is short, but it’s not too late to register.
The Vermont Web Marketing Summit November 14, 2013 – Burlington, VT From the website
The Vermont Web Marketing Summit is a leading digital marketing conference, held in Burlington, VT, every Fall.
The conference serves as a platform for online marketers and digital marketing experts to keep up to date with the latest trends, benchmark their current digital activities & share challenges and successes with their peers.
Started in 2010 with only 80 attendees, it drew more than 250 attendees from all over New England and beyond in 2012!
A-Ha Social Business Summit November 15, 2013 – Manchester, NH and Online. From the web site
The “A-Ha!” Social Business Summit is a full-throttle experience designed to help you discover, align, and EVOLVE your social media, marketing, and success mojo and paradigms. Join us in person at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH, or online via Digital Pass from anywhere in the world. This award-winning conference, now in its fifth year, is Friday 11/15 from 9am-4pm.
I know we have readers from all over the world, so if none of these venues work for you, take a look at Social Media Breakfast. SMB was started in Boston in 2007 and has spread around the U.S. and the world. Gatherings are typically hyperlocal and inexpensive. For more information and locations visit their web site.
How about you? What events have you attended or will you be attending in the foreseeable future? Please share in the comments. Who knows we might just meet in person!
Lee Laughlin is a writer, wife, and mom, frequently all of those things at once. She blogs at Livefearlesslee.com. Her words have appeared in a broad range of publications from community newspapers to the Boston Globe. She is currently a freelance marketing communications writer and at work on her first romantic fiction novel.