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Thursday, November 6
 

10:00am

Conference Registration and Information
Check-in, pick up your badge and swag bag, and get your questions answered!

Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
Navarro Ballroom Foyer

11:00am

#BeGreatB6 Newbie Orientation
Orientation for Blogalicious conference newbies. Come mingle with other first timers and learn what you can expect to experience during the entire weekend. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

Speakers
avatar for Tevyka Heyward

Tevyka Heyward

VIC- Veteran In Charge, The Phoenix Chronicles
I've been blogging off and on since 2012, first with my blog Miss Pretty as a Peacock and now with The Phoenix Chronicles: A Female Veteran's Life Experience One Chapter at a Time. I address moving forward in life after transitioning from dependent & active duty to veteran/civilian life. I love volunteering when I can, uplifting & encouraging others, laughing at myself ( bit of a Calamity Jane), and traveling when my schedule affords me the... Read More →
avatar for Thien-Kim Lam

Thien-Kim Lam

Blogger and One Percenter
Thien-Kim Lam is a Blogalicious Conference Lifer and is proud of it. She writes about the fusion of Asian, African American, and southern culture in parenting, food and tech on her blog I’m Not the Nanny. She is also the head book nerd at From Left to Write, a virtual book club with a community of bloggers who read together and share personal stories inspired by our featured titles. Thien-Kim has been featured on NPR’s All Things... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Texture Media

Texture Media

Sponsor, Texture Media
NaturallyCurly is the leading social, community-driven platform focused on the topic of textured haircare in the world, and one of five brands under the parent company of TextureMedia, Inc. As the flagship brand, NaturallyCurly connects millions of multi-cultural beauty influencers through original content, branded entertainment, social media, product reviews, data and commerce. Bloggers, vloggers and... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Camino Real

12:00pm

Welcome Lunch presented by Walt Disney World

You’re invited to show your #DisneySide at a fun-filled luncheon sponsored by @WaltDisneyWorld.  Your tastebuds will be tempted as you discover the latest and greatest news from Disney Parks. You'll hear firsthand about amazing offerings for everyone in your family including you! Find out why it is always a good time for #MyDisneyTime. And, you never know, you just may have a chance to interact with a few of your favorite Disney friends!





Thursday November 6, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Navarro Ballroom

1:00pm

Welcome Remarks
Let's get this party started! 

Speakers
avatar for Kailei Carr

Kailei Carr

Kailei (pronounced KY-lee) Carr is a personal branding consultant, marketer, digital media junkie and podcast host. She has spent nearly a decade writing about topics that matter to career driven women and digital marketers for publications including The Dallas Morning News, MediaPost and VyneWorld.com, which she co-founded and also leads content creation. With an extensive career in media, marketing and management... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Ferguson {Justice Fergie}

Stacey Ferguson {Justice Fergie}

Chief Curator, Blogalicious
Featured in The Washington Post, EBONY, Black Enterprise, Southern Living, and on NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mashable, FOX, The Root, and more, Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicious community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media.  As Founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle... Read More →
avatar for Terrance Gaines

Terrance Gaines

Chief Gadget Officer, BrothaTech
Husband | Father | Apple Certified Geek | Smart House Owner Wannabe | Peanut M&M's Aficionado

Sponsors
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Sponsor, Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live. Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013, nearly 80 percent of Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Navarro Ballroom

1:30pm

Opening Keynote with Derreck Kayongo
"The Power of Small Ideas In the Land of Giants"

Speakers
avatar for Derreck Kayongo

Derreck Kayongo

Founder and Visionary, Global Soap Project
Every so often there comes a small innovative idea that shocks the world of giants. Derreck Kayongo is fortunate to have been the author of one of those power small ideas that have changed the whole Hotel Industry and in the process both the health and environmental argument have met their march. | | In 2011, Derreck Kayongo, after having worked in the International Development world for 15 years as a public policy expert, started... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Navarro Ballroom

2:30pm

Afternoon Coffee Break presented by McDonald's
Strech your legs because things are about to get poppin'! Yes, there will be coffee. And snacks. 

Sponsors
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

McDonald's
McDonald's® is the world's leading global foodservice retailer and for 5 consecutive years, we have been a proud sponsor of the Blogalicious conference. Through McDonald’s continued support of Blogalicious, the brand has the unique opportunity to build lasting relationships with hundreds of multicultural, progressive bloggers. | | The Blogalicious community represents a plethora... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Navarro Ballroom Foyer

3:00pm

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION :: Hateration, Haterade, Side-eyes, and Shade: Blogging Through the Naysayers, Detractors and Trolls

Are you passionate about blogging but find it’s hard to stay motivated through the negativity that may accompany explaining to non-bloggers what you do? Or perhaps you’re challenged by divisiveness within your blogging community making it hard to foster relationships?  Whether you are plagued by critical comments or that one person creating drama in your online space, this open and honest discussion is for you. Get.That. Dirt off your shoulders!


Speakers
avatar for Quiana Agbai

Quiana Agbai

Blogger, Harlem Lovebirds
Covering urban family life in NYC, Quiana enjoys exploring all that the city has to offer through her blog Harlem Lovebirds. A graduate of Wellesley College with 8 years of experience in the advertising industry, Quiana took a leap of faith to become a mompreneur focusing on her family and business lives. A certified Toastmaster Competent Communicator, Quiana enjoys empowering her peers to pursue their passions and has appeared on ABC’s... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Borget

Jennifer Borget

Founder
On the air, Jennifer is a freelance news reporter and anchor in Austin. TX. Off the air, she's a wife and mother documenting her life in extraordinary ways, through word, pictures and video. Storytelling is her passion and she loves inspiring others to leave a legacy for their families. Her work has been featured on the Today Show, recognized by Blogher, and read by millions around the world. | | When she's not on the news or writing you'll... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Navarro 1

3:00pm

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION :: Get Right Within: Learn to Manage the Emotional Ups and Downs That Affect Your Blog and Your Business

Let's be real. This Blog Life is not a game! Time management, revenue generation, marketing, networking, travel, work-family-life balance - it's a constant grind.  But as the CEOs of our digital brands, the show must go on. Right? And most successful bloggers white-knuckle it through. That hard core approach may work for a time, but the questions are, “is it sustainable?” “What is the hidden cost of just powering through?” Without a strategy to deal with the major challenges of life, then you may end up setting yourself up for a breakdown, physically, emotionally or mentally. To paraphrase Lauryn Hill, If you want to win, you’ve got to get right within.  

This Community Conversation will discuss how to develop the resilience you need to keep your brand and blog fresh and amazing, despite personal challenges by discussing questions like:

- What happens when there is major drama in your relationship but you have to go on TV to talk about your work?

- What happens when you’ve just had a private miscarriage but you work as a mom blogger?

- What happens when you have significant money pressure but you have to travel to speak at a conference?

- What happens when you have a health challenge, but you just got an opportunity to take your brand to the next level?

You'll learn how to recognize signs of emotional distress and to address the symptoms of each; set up a support network and create a structure that can help diminish highs and lows.   


Speakers
avatar for Ekene Onu

Ekene Onu

Founder, Nouveau Africana
Ekene Onu is a multifaceted professional woman. She is the Chief Visionary for Refresh with Ekene LLC, a lifestyle and personal development company. She is also the Founder of Nouveau Africana, a media and lifestyle company that creates products and media to empower, educate and inspire women of African descent. Her work has appeared in various magazines in the United states and in Nigeria. She also has been a guest on various media outlets... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Navarro Ballroom

4:00pm

Advanced Influencer Bootcamp
Advanced Influencer Bootcamp featuring 5 topics led by industry experts.  These sessions will each last 20 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A following each module.

Modules:

Position Your Brand Strategically for Success
Perfect Your Sales Funnel 
How to Add Coaching to Your Income Stream
 

Speakers
avatar for Melisa Alaba

Melisa Alaba

Visionary, Coach and Author, Vision Works Coaching, LLC
Melisa Alaba is a Life Coach, Author, Entrepreneur and Meditation Enthusiast.  Melisa is the visionary leader behind Vision Works Coaching LLC and Co-founder of Women Entrepreneurs Rock. Melisa is a masterful Life Coach who has helped thousands of clients discover their purpose, live passionately and rock out their life for the past 13 years. | | Melisa Alaba is the author of “Live Out Loud, 52 ways to Reawaken Your... Read More →
avatar for Tina Brinkley Potts

Tina Brinkley Potts

CEO and Founder, Tina Brinkley Potts, LLC
Tina Brinkley Potts is a business strategist, online marketing trainer and success coach. She helps professionals and small business owners utilize strategy and technology to grow their business and careers to expert status. Tina's clients range from retired professional athletes to traditional business owners. | | Tina's expertise includes teaching entrepreneurs how to connect all of the dots with online marketing, social media and... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Ransaw-Smith

Jennifer Ransaw-Smith

CEO and Founder, id Strategic Parnters
Jennifer Ransaw Smith is a nationally sought-after Personal Elevation strategist, leadership development mentor and Personal branding consultant. As the founding CEO of Brand id|Strategic Partners, the nation’s only full-service personal elevation agency, she works with entrepreneurs and executives from coast-to-coast to help them leverage their expertise to become game changers within their industry. After more than a decade of helping... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Navarro Ballroom

6:00pm

RIVERSIDE CHAT :: Authentic Storytelling: Being Wonderfully, Beautifully You

**RIVERSIDE CHATS WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS!**

As women we second guess ourselves, compare our accomplishments to other, and too often view other women as competitors rather than allies. Self reflection can suck sometimes. But it takes a good dose of self realization to step into your own and walk in your true calling. Social media encourages us to tap into our authentic selves while it simultaneously pushes us toward a kind of conformity.  But in a real-lived life, rarely are we living ONE singular experience. We are mothers, sisters, brothers, fathers, teachers, business people, artists, etc.: multi faceted and multi-passionate.  And we push ourselves to tell stories that speak to our experiences.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a safe space for cross-pollination of ideas inter-generationally, across cultures, and across gender. Using Malcolm Gladwell's story of David and Goliath as a unifying point of connection, and drawing from the 4 types of stories that bloggers usually tell, this workshop will demonstrate how real life challenges can create opportunities.  In this way we will broaden and deepen authentic conversations in the world of social media.

You will leave this Chat  better able to:

1.     Think more broadly. (How to think about things not experienced.)

2.     Listen more deeply. (How to listen for understanding in the face of new ideas.)

3.     Communicate more authentically. (How to communicate lived life experiences.)

4.     Share more compassionately. (How to share others’ stories and expand everyone’s experience.)

5.     Produce better content

We'll also discuss branding, rebranding, the perils of over-sharing and ways to create an online personality that is in line with your true self.

SPACE IS LIMITED.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Hurston

Meredith Hurston

Founder, Empowered Mocha Patient
Meredith Hurston is respected voice in healthcare with over 17 years of experience in clinical laboratory science, patient safety and healthcare quality assurance. She served in a critical capacity as a healthcare advocate and caregiver for her Mom for many years. At the convergence of those 2 backgrounds, she realized a unique opportunity to share her valuable experiences with others and help improve their encounters with... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Patton

Patricia Patton

Founder, Boomer Wiz
Patricia A. Patton is the principal content creator at BoomerWizdom, a blog centered on longevity in whatever one does in life with a focus on health, travel, and technology. On the website PatriciaAPatton.com  she coaches individuals and conducts group classes for adults who are re-imagining their lives in meaningful and entrepreneurial ways. Her work includes strategic partnerships with corporate and non profit... Read More →
avatar for Ella Rucker

Ella Rucker

Content Producer
Ella Rucker is not just a blogger, but a blogger for pay! Ella has made her living for the past three years working with some of the most successful personalities, brands, and blogs.  The blogger/writer/producer has worked with Good Enough Mother, JaiStone.com, MochaManual.com, Momentumnation, 2BlueMedia, and Willie B. Mum. She also wrote an eguide for BeBlogalicious entitled Tick Tock Goes The Blog Clock: The What, Why and How Of... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Loggia I - Lobby Level

6:00pm

RIVERSIDE CHAT :: Take the S Off Your Chest: Put Yourself First!

**RIVERSIDE CHATS WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS!**

As a wife, young mother of 18 year old (college freshman) and a six year, fitness fanatic and business owner I HEAR so many women ask how do I do it all!  I want to show women that in order for your house to be in order YOU have to be in order….You have to take care of yourself first so you have be healthy and happy to take care of your family, business and everything else!  I want to show women they can live their life on purpose and STILL be great wives, mothers, sisters and friends.

During our Riverside Chat, we'll discuss the following:

* Time Management

* You – ensuring you are okay, mentally, physically

* Family – spending quality time with our loved ones

* Health – ensuring we take care of our health, going to the dr. excercising, eating right


SPACE IS LIMITED.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Jenkins

Pamela Jenkins

Founder, Koils By Nature
Pamela Jenkins is the CEO & Creator of Koils by Nature hair care products. Pamela started her business in 2009 after “returning natural” in 2007! Pamela was eagerly trying every product that came out on the market within the natural hair industry. Her passion soon turned into her wanting to learn more about what she was putting on her hair! An avid lover of “all natural foods & body products” quickly became the... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Loggia II - Lobby Level

6:00pm

RIVERSIDE CHAT :: The Power of Peace in a Pause. Taking the time to gain clarity, refocus, and swing big!
**RIVERSIDE CHATS WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS!**

Are you a trailblazer on the front lines that's always helping, doing, giving, or serving others? Do you struggle with personal and professional clarity? Have you ever felt like you're just skimming the surface of your potential? Do you aspire to live, work, and succeed in a way that connects to your most authentic gifts? Are you ready to get real about who you are, what you want, and what you deserve? Then THE POWER OF PEACE IN A PAUSE RIVER SIDE CHAT is the perfect way to unwind and connect with Author TDR for open heart conversation. THE POWER OF PEACE IN A PAUSE teaches ambitious givers, doers, and trailblazers how to master the art of "pause and propel" so they can charge forward towards their highest level of peace, purpose, potential, and prosperity.  
 

Speakers
avatar for Tierra Destiny Reid

Tierra Destiny Reid

Founder and CEO, The Retail Campus
Engaging, inspiring, and authentic, Tierra Destiny Reid is an enthusiast, a catalyst for social accountability in aiding the advancement of women through education, empowerment, and | entrepreneurship. As founder and president of TDR Brands International TMand The Retail Campus, an international business community for women with products and stores, Tierra’s mission unites women in business and retail with an... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Olivares

6:00pm

RIVERSIDE CHAT: Hustle Hard!: How to Run Your Blog, Work Full Time and Still Keep Your Sanity

**RIVERSIDE CHATS WILL BE FILLED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS!**

Come and join in a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of two women with blogs, full time jobs, freelancing careers and families. We’ll share our stories and tips on how we make things work, while inspiring you to stay motivated and #BeGreat in your blogging and entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as other critical areas of your lives like personal relationships and self-care. 

SPACE IS LIMITED. 

 

Speakers
avatar for Martine Foreman

Martine Foreman

Blogger
A writer, educator, blogger, and social media enthusiast, Martine loves chocolate, hates bugs, and never turns down a great meal -- especially if it comes with great company. An honest chick from Brooklyn, NY (now living in the burbs), Martine shares a little bit of everything on her lifestyle blog, CandidBelle.  With content covering things like cool apps, awesome experiences, great beauty products, and lessons... Read More →
avatar for Amber Wright

Amber Wright

Chief Conversation Officer, Talk To Amber
Amber L. Wright, M.A.  is an adjunct professor, writer, and speaker. She is the founder and Chief Conversation Officer of TalktoAmber.com, her blog and website designed to help women learn how to speak from the heart, connect with others and change their lives. Amber’s philosophy is, if you want to be happy – from the boardroom to the bedroom, you have to know how to communicate with clarity and confidence. She’s here to... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Olivares

7:00pm

Comedy Night! Featuring "Last Comic Standing's" Aida Rodriguez
Artists
avatar for Aida Rodriguez

Aida Rodriguez

Entertainer
When Aida was a teenager one of her relatives declared that she would end up a statistic, she did! She is 1 out of the 10 to make it to the finals on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”.  Aida Rodriguez’s “edgy, raw and in your face” style of comedy has set her apart in a world that celebrates funny over double standards.  Catching the eye of some of the most recognizable names in Comedy, she is creating a... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Navarro Ballroom

9:00pm

Private Film Screening and Director's Panel: "Beyond the Lights" presented by Relativity Media
Make history as part of a Blogalicious Weekend first! Enjoy a private screening in the AMC Rivercenter - the venue will be open to #BeGreatB6 conference attendees ONLY.  Following the screening, you'll have a chance to participate in a panel discussion featuring a special guest.

Beyond the Lights
 (In Theaters, November 14th) is the story of Noni, the music world's latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz's love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfcfZn8nq3w

Sponsors
avatar for Beyond the Lights Movie

Beyond the Lights Movie

Beyond the Lights (In Theaters, November 14th) is the story of Noni, the music world's latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge - until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
AMC Rivercenter 849 E. Commerce Street
 
Friday, November 7
 

7:00am

#TroopsforFitness Activity presented by Coca-Cola
**Check your inbox for the invitation to this fun activity! RSVP Required**  

Sponsors
avatar for The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company

Sponsor
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and stillbrands.  Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 17 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero,vitaminwater, POWERADE,Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am
Navarro Ballroom

8:00am

Group Coaching with Brooke Brimm ~ Dive Deep Inside to Bring Your Brand Alive!

Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

These group coaching sessions are designed to assist us in exploring ways of becoming our best brand ambassadors, by exploring and releasing areas of stagnation and by promoting personal growth. We will focus on the inner self, the external roles that we play for others, and the ways that we block ourselves from expressing our full potential.

This is a guided-group coaching session with partner-sharing that invites participants to continue the journey of inner-exploration for brand expansion. We'll first explore ourselves - Self-review in a short questionnaire. The questions start off easy at first, but then get a little harder.  Then we'll explore roles from the past - Explore the expectations of your community, family, and superiors from the past. Think about what they wanted, and what your response was in return. Finally we'll explore relationships with colleagues. - Explore feelings concerning interactions, relationships, and support or lack of support from others. 

Everyone will leave with tools and instruction to continue the process of becoming more of who she is including: 

  • Take-home Exercises:
  • Journaling for resolution
  • Getting in tune with self-signaling
  • Writing success statements
  • Making an electronic vision board for the future


Speakers
avatar for Brooke Brimm

Brooke Brimm

Counselor and Ordained Metaphysical Practitioner, Love's Gumbo
Brooke Brimm has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Counseling. She has spent 8 years in the field of Human Services, doing research and counseling. After which she spent 6 years working full-time with her husband at the Advertising Agency that they’ve owned together since 2001. | | Currently she works in that business on a project basis, and is a Jewelry Designer, an author... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Camino Real

8:00am

Breakfast
Eat your Wheaties, yo! 

Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Navarro Ballroom

8:00am

Conference Registration, Information and The bStore
Check-in, pick up your badge and swag bag, and get your questions answered! Be sure to also support our Blogalicious bStore: stationery, eGuides and a special surprise or two!

Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
Navarro Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Exhibitor and Social Suite
Come and connect with the brands that believe in you!

Sponsors
avatar for Boiron USA

Boiron USA

Boiron
Want to know more about homeopathic medicines and how they can provide a safe, natural solution for some of life’s most common health problems? Then be sure to stop by our booth and meet Deborah and Heather from Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines. Here you will learn more about Oscillococcinum for flu-like symptoms, Children’s Chestal honey cough syrup, Arnicare Gel for muscle aches and... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Smith's

Dr. Smith's

Dr. Smith's
Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Ointment is the go-to solution of choice to soothe and treat diaper rash fast. Available in ointment and our new touch-free spray, Dr. Smith's is the trusted, gentle and effective treatment for even the most severe cases of diaper rash.  | | Website: http://www.doctorsmiths.com | Twitter: @doctorsmiths  | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/doctorsmiths | Instagram... Read More →
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

McDonald's
McDonald's® is the world's leading global foodservice retailer and for 5 consecutive years, we have been a proud sponsor of the Blogalicious conference. Through McDonald’s continued support of Blogalicious, the brand has the unique opportunity to build lasting relationships with hundreds of multicultural, progressive bloggers. | | The Blogalicious community represents a plethora... Read More →
avatar for Shop Your Way Personal

Shop Your Way Personal

Sponsor, Shop Your Way
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Sponsor, Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live. Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013, nearly 80 percent of Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Sponsor
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
Hidalgo

8:00am

Sponsor Hospitality Suites
Sponsors
avatar for Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle
The Change the Cycle community focuses on a varietyof women’s issues including lifestyle, health and heavy periods. We understand that women suffering from heavy periods are so much more than their condition. That is why we have created a place where women can get information about all different facets of their life from fashion to nutrition to stress relief or heavy bleeding. Our goal is to provide women... Read More →
avatar for Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless

Cricket is bringing customers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is its nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 300 million people; easy and affordable unlimited plans that are all in with taxes and feesincluded – no surprises; annual loyalty rewards; and a great selection of phones customers love... Read More →
avatar for TYLENOL®

TYLENOL®

Sponsor, TYLENOL®
McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. markets a broad range of well-known and trusted over-the-counter (OTC) products. McNeil Consumer Healthcare brands include TYLENOL®and MOTRIN® pain relievers and fever reducers; BENADRYL®, ZYRTEC® and ZYRTEC®-D allergy medicines; IMODIUM® anti-diarrheal products; and SUDAFED® and SUDAFED PE® nasal... Read More →
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Sponsor
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
Westin Riverwalk

9:00am

Opening Remarks and Keynote with Cheryl Wood

MINDSET MASTERY: How to Embrace Fears, Immobilize Self-Limits & Build Your 6-Figure Business With Confidence

Many small business owners go into business with blinders on, convinced that they’re going to Knock it outta the park, Make millions, and Kick back while enjoying the good life for years to come.  While it sounds promising, the one mandatory component most new, emerging, and aspiring entrepreneurs don’t factor into their success equation is Mindset Mastery – the ability to develop internal thinking that’s strong enough to immobilize the fears, doubts, self-limiting beliefs, challenges, obstacles and setbacks that WILL show up repeatedly in their journey.  Without mindset mastery, entrepreneurs find themselves having a “Grand Opening and Grand Closing” within a 3-5 year timeframe, opting to throw in the towel on the idea they were once passionate about.

 

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Wood

Cheryl Wood

Founder, Cheryl Empowers
Cheryl Wood is a passionate mom of three, an award-winning entrepreneur, international speaker, author, and business coach.  Armed with a mission to empower, she has impacted the lives of thousands of women globally through her life-changing principles of FEARLESS living.  Cheryl specializes in equipping women to stretch their thinking, expand their expectations, and play bigger.  She advocates for the personal development and... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Navarro Ballroom

10:00am

Master Class presented by Harriette Cole :: Leap Into Your Greatness
Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

In this intensive immersion workshop, participants will: 

1. claim a dream that they intend to bring to life,
2. concretize that dream into manageable steps to make it come true,
3. identify any behaviors, attitudes or circumstances that are standing in their way,
4. and recognize and embrace those strengths that uniquely make them capable of making their dreams manifest. 

Speakers
avatar for Harriette Cole

Harriette Cole

Founder, Harriette Cole Media
Harriette Cole is a life stylist, an insightful writer and editor, a best-selling | author, a media coach, a nationally syndicated advice columnist, an etiquette  | expert, a trusted professional who is a frequent guest on NBC’s Today Show,  | Access Hollywood, the Biography channel, BET and more, offering her sage  | and contemporary brand of wisdom to an ever-evolving cultural landscape.  | Cole has dedicated her... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Camino Real

10:00am

Master Class presented by Jessica Clark :: Are You Really Making Money In Your Business?
Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.


Are You Really Making Money In Your Business?

In order to be great in business, you need to know where you’re going and generate sufficient revenues to get you there and support yourself along the way. Sure, you may be passionate about what you’re doing, but passion won’t pay the bills and grow your business. Money is the vehicle to make your dreams come true.  So, are you really making any money in your business?

During this 60-90 minute session, participants will be guided through exercises to create a “Be Great” Business Action Plan. Participants will identify specific strategic goals, rank the goals in order of financial and emotional impact, develop a clear financial budget to connect to the goals, and finally create specific tactical action items to implement once they have left the session. 

 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark

Founder, Room to Breathe Consulting
An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Jessica Clark has always been able to see organizational processes and systems. She recognized early in her career the difference between profit and just “getting by” hinges on efficient and consistent delivery of the product or service. From 2002 to 2010, Jessica owned Room to Breathe, a successful hands on professional organizing firm with a sole focus of improving the efficiency of... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Sabino

10:00am

Master Class presented by Mario Armstrong :: #NeverSettle Pursue Your Passion for Profit
Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

To #NeverSettle means you will not give up on your dream and passion! Mario's 5 step formula to #NeverSettle success will challenge you and push your limits all while helping you gain a much deeper understanding about your passion and how to significantly monetize from it. If you feel like you are on an island of one without support, are frustrated by not making your monetary goals, are ready to take a side gig and turn it into your main dish, have trouble staying focused on your passion, need to overcome fear, need to build a media company not just a blog! Mario wants to share his tips for success and help you avoid pot holes he's hit. Mario lives his passion, he's seen on the TODAY show, CNN & NPR. He grew his brand from 1 person to 7 employees, and recently created the #NeverSettleClub. Do hands-on exercises and techniques that involve small doable steps of success that will set the path for you to #NeverSettle!


Speakers
avatar for Mario Armstrong

Mario Armstrong

CEO & Founder, Mario Armstrong Media
Mario Armstrong is many different things: TV host, media personality, motivational speaker, public servant, and social entrepreneur.  Armstrong’s mission in life is to better people’s lives by educating them on how to use technology to enhance their personal and professional lives. Armstrong translates technology for both the public and businesses audiences, as well as for tech enthusiasts and non-tech audiences alike, through... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Olivares

10:00am

Master Class presented by Tierra Destiny Reid :: "I'm Committed to Greatness...Now What? For Social Entrepreneurs Exploring Retail Business"
Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

Are you a social entrepreneur that has wondered what it takes to dive into business ownership with a storefront or your own products? If so, then Tierra Destiny Reid is excited to lead this highly engaged master class to reveal her top recommended resources and questions that startups should consider to find out if retail is right for you. Retail is an extremely lucrative industry that creates countless jobs for our community. According to the NRF, we can expect healthy growth with expected holiday sales to contribute over $616 billion to our economy. What's even more exciting, is that as a blogger or social entrepreneur, you are already connected to your audience and have grown accustomed to listening to what people are saying. This gives you a leg up in the retail industry. You will not only have a much better perspeciutve on what your followers are asking for, but you also understand the power of building and nurturing  authentic relationships. Brand loyalty and trust have a huge impact on your results in any business. Join me to explore if this industry may be jus the perfect fit y=for your next venture.

Click HERE to RSVP for the class. Space is limited.  http://mctdr.eventbrite.com
 

Speakers
avatar for Tierra Destiny Reid

Tierra Destiny Reid

Founder and CEO, The Retail Campus
Engaging, inspiring, and authentic, Tierra Destiny Reid is an enthusiast, a catalyst for social accountability in aiding the advancement of women through education, empowerment, and | entrepreneurship. As founder and president of TDR Brands International TMand The Retail Campus, an international business community for women with products and stores, Tierra’s mission unites women in business and retail with an... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Encino

10:00am

Pad Squad Demo
Enjoy a live Demo of Pad Squad and learn how you can use this platform to boost your business. 

Sponsors
avatar for PadSquad

PadSquad

Sponsor
Founded in 2012 and based in New York City, PadSquad is a mobile software company focused on the intersection of digital content and advertising on mobile devices. Our proprietary mobile responsive software combines high-end user experiences and viewable rich media advertising to deliver meaningful results—measured and proven with an extensive suite of analytics


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Hidalgo

11:30am

Greatness Spotlights, Lunch, and Sponsor Visits
Moderators
avatar for Jeannette Kaplun

Jeannette Kaplun

Founder, Hispanaglobal
An award-winning bilingual journalist, TV personality, mom, lifestyle expert and internationally recognized | parenting writer, Jeannette Kaplun was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chile. In 2012 she launched  | her bilingual platform for Hispanic women, Hispana Global, where she shares tips about parenting,  | beauty, fashion, travel, food, technology, social good and more. Previously she cofounded Todobebé, and ... Read More →
avatar for Jessica McFadden

Jessica McFadden

A Parent in America
Jessica McFadden is the creator and author of the popular lifestyle blog for parents, A Parent in America, as well as the award-winning hyperlocal parenting website A Parent in Silver Spring, which has been featured in media such as CNN, Forbes, and The Washington Post as a top resource for Washington, DC area parents.  Jessica has contributed to The Washington Post, The Washington Independent Review of Books... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Agatha Achindu

Agatha Achindu

CEO, Yummy Spoonfuls
Going “Green” is something Agatha Achindu, CEO & Chief Yummy Officer for Yummy SpoonfulsTM | knows a lot about. Being a strong believer in the adage “we are what we eat”. As a child, growing  | up in Africa, Europe and the United States, Agatha only ate the freshest organic foods grown in  | her family’s gardens or purchased fresh from the local markets. At the age of 9, Agatha began  | her love... Read More →
avatar for Nina Terrero

Nina Terrero

Correspondent, Entertainment Weekly
Nina Terrero is one of pop culture’s leading Latina voices. As a correspondent for Entertainment Weekly, she reports regularly on movie, music, book and pop culture trends. An experienced on-air reporter, Nina hosts Entertainment Weekly's The Must List, a daily web video highlighting the best in entertainment. She also appears regularly on platforms including the TODAY Show, Access Hollywood, Extra, Popsugar and The... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Hidalgo

12:00pm

12:00pm

Special Event: Change the Cycle Hospitality Suite
Sponsors
avatar for Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle
The Change the Cycle community focuses on a varietyof women’s issues including lifestyle, health and heavy periods. We understand that women suffering from heavy periods are so much more than their condition. That is why we have created a place where women can get information about all different facets of their life from fashion to nutrition to stress relief or heavy bleeding. Our goal is to provide women... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Villa

1:00pm

The Perfect Pitch Contest 2.0 presented by Wells Fargo
The Perfect Pitch Contest is back and better than ever!

Sponsors
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Sponsor
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Navarro Ballroom

2:30pm

Afternoon Coffee Break presented by McDonalds
Sponsors
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

McDonald's
McDonald's® is the world's leading global foodservice retailer and for 5 consecutive years, we have been a proud sponsor of the Blogalicious conference. Through McDonald’s continued support of Blogalicious, the brand has the unique opportunity to build lasting relationships with hundreds of multicultural, progressive bloggers. | | The Blogalicious community represents a plethora... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin Riverwalk

2:30pm

bLink Bar :: MAKE IT: 3 steps to creating sweeter DIY blog posts with Beatrice Clay
Beatrice Clay artist, writer and beautiful life maker will example a how to create head turning DIYs for your blog. This interactive session will walk you through her recipe to a sweeter blog post. And how to make it meaningful, magical, matter and more!

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Clay

Beatrice Clay

Artist + Writer
I'm Christa (Beatrice Clay is my middle name and the first and middle name of my late grandmother).  My friends call me BC! I am an artist, writer and chief beautiful life maker over at inspired by Beatrice Clay blog, a virtual gathering place for the soulful, searching, and slightly stressed out woman dreaming of a more beautiful life. | | By day I make my living as an epidemiologist. By night and sometimes by candlelight, I make art and... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hidalgo

2:30pm

Special Event :: TYLENOL® SMILING IT FORWARD™ Hospitality Suite

Special Event: SMILING IT FORWARD™ with TYLENOL® and Dr. Aliza Lifshitz
Friday, November 7 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm 

You’re invited to join a special event hosted by renowned physician Dr. Aliza Lifshitz to hear about the TYLENOL® SMILING IT FORWARD™ Campaign, which benefits Children's Health Fund – an organization that provides healthcare to children in need across the country.

In addition to the brief presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with Dr. Aliza, speak with representatives from Children’s Health Fund, take memorable photos at the SMILING IT FORWARD™ photo booth and mingle in the TYLENOL® suite, all while enjoying delicious finger foods & desserts.  #SmilingItForward

 


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz

Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz

Physician, Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Latina Health Letter and Vidaysalud
Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz is a renowned physician and founder and Editor-in-Chief of vidaysalud.com and latinahealthletter.com. Dr. Aliza maintains a private practice in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical  | Center in Los Angeles. She is a celebrated author and health commentator and has served on editorial  | boards of the Medscape web journal, Healthology, Women in Medicine, Medicina y Cultura and MD. | For over 20 years... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for TYLENOL®

TYLENOL®

Sponsor, TYLENOL®
McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. markets a broad range of well-known and trusted over-the-counter (OTC) products. McNeil Consumer Healthcare brands include TYLENOL®and MOTRIN® pain relievers and fever reducers; BENADRYL®, ZYRTEC® and ZYRTEC®-D allergy medicines; IMODIUM® anti-diarrheal products; and SUDAFED® and SUDAFED PE® nasal... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Madero

3:00pm

Master Class presented by Harriette Cole :: Leap Into Your Greatness
Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

In this intensive immersion workshop, participants will: 

1. claim a dream that they intend to bring to life,
2. concretize that dream into manageable steps to make it come true,
3. identify any behaviors, attitudes or circumstances that are standing in their way,
4. and recognize and embrace those strengths that uniquely make them capable of making their dreams manifest. 

Speakers
avatar for Harriette Cole

Harriette Cole

Founder, Harriette Cole Media
Harriette Cole is a life stylist, an insightful writer and editor, a best-selling | author, a media coach, a nationally syndicated advice columnist, an etiquette  | expert, a trusted professional who is a frequent guest on NBC’s Today Show,  | Access Hollywood, the Biography channel, BET and more, offering her sage  | and contemporary brand of wisdom to an ever-evolving cultural landscape.  | Cole has dedicated her... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Camino Real

3:00pm

Master Class presented by Jessica Clark :: Are You Really Making Money In Your Business?
Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

Are You Really Making Money In Your Business?

In order to be great in business, you need to know where you’re going and generate sufficient revenues to get you there and support yourself along the way. Sure, you may be passionate about what you’re doing, but passion won’t pay the bills and grow your business. Money is the vehicle to make your dreams come true.  So, are you really making any money in your business?

During this 60-90 minute session, participants will be guided through exercises to create a “Be Great” Business Action Plan. Participants will identify specific strategic goals, rank the goals in order of financial and emotional impact, develop a clear financial budget to connect to the goals, and finally create specific tactical action items to implement once they have left the session. 

 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark

Founder, Room to Breathe Consulting
An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Jessica Clark has always been able to see organizational processes and systems. She recognized early in her career the difference between profit and just “getting by” hinges on efficient and consistent delivery of the product or service. From 2002 to 2010, Jessica owned Room to Breathe, a successful hands on professional organizing firm with a sole focus of improving the efficiency of... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Sabino

3:00pm

Master Class presented by Mario Armstrong :: #NeverSettle Pursue Your Passion for Profit
Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

To #NeverSettle means you will not give up on your dream and passion! Mario's 5 step formula to #NeverSettle success will challenge you and push your limits all while helping you gain a much deeper understanding about your passion and how to significantly monetize from it. If you feel like you are on an island of one without support, are frustrated by not making your monetary goals, are ready to take a side gig and turn it into your main dish, have trouble staying focused on your passion, need to overcome fear, need to build a media company not just a blog! Mario wants to share his tips for success and help you avoid pot holes he's hit. Mario lives his passion, he's seen on the TODAY show, CNN & NPR. He grew his brand from 1 person to 7 employees, and recently created the #NeverSettleClub. Do hands-on exercises and techniques that involve small doable steps of success that will set the path for you to #NeverSettle!

Speakers
avatar for Mario Armstrong

Mario Armstrong

CEO & Founder, Mario Armstrong Media
Mario Armstrong is many different things: TV host, media personality, motivational speaker, public servant, and social entrepreneur.  Armstrong’s mission in life is to better people’s lives by educating them on how to use technology to enhance their personal and professional lives. Armstrong translates technology for both the public and businesses audiences, as well as for tech enthusiasts and non-tech audiences alike, through... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Olivares

3:00pm

Master Class presented by Tierra Destiny Reid :: "I'm Committed to Greatness...Now What? For Social Entrepreneurs Exploring Retail Business"
Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

Are you a social entrepreneur that has wondered what it takes to dive into business ownership with a storefront or your own products? If so, then Tierra Destiny Reid is excited to lead this highly engaged master class to reveal her top recommended resources and questions that startups should consider to find out if retail is right for you. Retail is an extremely lucrative industry that creates countless jobs for our community. According to the NRF, we can expect healthy growth with expected holiday sales to contribute over $616 billion to our economy. What's even more exciting, is that as a blogger or social entrepreneur, you are already connected to your audience and have grown accustomed to listening to what people are saying. This gives you a leg up in the retail industry. You will not only have a much better perspeciutve on what your followers are asking for, but you also understand the power of building and nurturing  authentic relationships. Brand loyalty and trust have a huge impact on your results in any business. Join me to explore if this industry may be jus the perfect fit y=for your next venture.
 

Speakers
avatar for Tierra Destiny Reid

Tierra Destiny Reid

Founder and CEO, The Retail Campus
Engaging, inspiring, and authentic, Tierra Destiny Reid is an enthusiast, a catalyst for social accountability in aiding the advancement of women through education, empowerment, and | entrepreneurship. As founder and president of TDR Brands International TMand The Retail Campus, an international business community for women with products and stores, Tierra’s mission unites women in business and retail with an... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Encino

3:00pm

tapinfluence Live Demo
Enjoy a live demo of the Tap Influence platform and sign up for the bLink marketing network so that you may be considered for future paid branding opps. 

Sponsors
avatar for TapInfluence

TapInfluence

Sponsor


Friday November 7, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hidalgo

5:00pm

bLink bar:: YouTube Demo with Jessica McFadden
Speakers
avatar for Jessica McFadden

Jessica McFadden

A Parent In America
Jessica McFadden is the creator and author of the popular, award-winning hyperlocal parenting website A Parent in Silver Spring, which has been featured in media such as CNN, Forbes, and The Washington Post as a top resource for Washington, DC area parents. In less than five years, Jessica has developed a website that is profitable, ready by thousands daily, and celebrated in her community. Since founding A Parent in Silver Spring in January... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Hidalgo

5:00pm

INDUSTRY GREATNESS PANEL :: Building Strategic Relationships: How Agencies and Bloggers Align
This one-hour panel sheds light on and explores opportunities around blogger engagement for top brands and organizations. Seasoned panelists from leading agencies and a global brand will give insights on how to establish meaningful, quantifiable and mutually beneficial relationships for bloggers and their clients.

Panelists include: Zandra Zuno (Executive Vice President, Golin); Roni Jackson (Vice President of Experiential Marketing, Commonground); Sheila Bernus Dowd (Head of Social Media, Monster Inc.).

Moderators
avatar for Sheila Bernus Dowd

Sheila Bernus Dowd

Head of Social Media, Monster Inc.
Seasoned executive with strong track-record of success in start-up organizations and developing talent to achieve unprecedented results. I am a doer and self-starter, who is quick to learn from mistakes to find the right solution. I am a builder, who consistently shatters goals and brings people together. I excel at developing platforms for connecting communities via online and live events. Over the last 20 years, Sheila's led dozens of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roni Jackson

Roni Jackson

VP Experiential Marketing, Common Ground
As Vice President Experiential Marketing for commonground, Roni Jackson has oversight for the company’s innovative consumer engagement platforms.  Since 2006, she has taken the lead as conceptor, visual interpreter and producer of award winning campaigns for clients including Verizon Wireless, MillerCoors and Bacardi USA. She has led the strategy, brand platform development and on-site execution while driving client results... Read More →
avatar for Zandra Zuno

Zandra Zuno

Executive Director, Multicultural Lead, Golin
Zandra Zuno is practice lead of Golin’s national multicultural marketing practice, responsible for providing strategic counsel to clients for both total market and multicultural-specific marketing communications strategies for African-American, Latino and LGBT segments.  | Zandra manages a cross-office multidisciplinary team with expertise across industries like  | consumer, corporate, healthcare, sports, among others... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Navarro Ballroom

6:00pm

Interactive Keynote with Issa Rae, moderated by Luvvie Ajayi
Moderators
avatar for Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi

Writer and Digital Strategist, Awesomely Luvvie
Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives in the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. An eleven-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind AwesomelyLuvvie.com, an entertainment and humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV, movies and technology to life’s random adventures. Luvvie is also co-founder and Executive Director of The Red Pump Project, a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Issa Rae

Issa Rae

Producer, Writer and Director, Issa Rae
With her own unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered over 20 million views and close to 160,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” Issa Rae has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and numerous others. She... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Navarro Ballroom

7:00pm

#BrilliantSmile Reception presented by Colgate #OpticWhite
Sponsors
avatar for Colgate OpticWhite

Colgate OpticWhite

Colgate Optic White knows that a brilliant smile is always your best accessory. During Blogalicious 2014, we will look to see your Brilliant Smile at The Optic White Social Smile Party on Friday, November 7, from 7-8:30 PM. Sharing that brilliant smile using hashtag #brilliantsmile could lead to special prizes and giveaways. For more information, visit www.colgateopticwhite.com



Friday November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Navarro Ballroom

8:30pm

Mary J. Blige's #TheLondonSessions Documentary Viewing presented by Monster, [yellow tail] Wines, and Capitol Records

Get comfy and come hang out at Girls Night In tonight starting at 8:30pm.  We have a special private viewing of Mary J Blige's making of her new album The London Sessions brought to you by Capitol Records. 

Monster Products will being showcasing their awesome sound products and Diamondz headphones doing mini-makeovers with Wet & Wild and there will be munchies and wine provided by [yellow tail]. 

Sponsored by Monster, Capitol Records, [yellow tail] plus The bLink Network in celebration of its new strategic partnership with One2One Network. 

NOTE: Those who attend the screening will get a special FREE GIFT of the download of Mary J's new album The London Sessions in advance of the release on December 2. 

Show your love on social:

#TheLondonSessions #Monsterlicious #BeGreatB6

@MaryJBlige @MonsterProducts @Yellowtail_USA @One2OneNetwork


Sponsors
avatar for Capitol Records

Capitol Records

Mary J. Blige has once again confounded expectations and ventured into new musical territory by crossing the Atlantic to collaborate with some of this decade’s most celebrated UK musical talent – including Disclosure, Eg White, Emile Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, SAM ROMANS and Sam Smith – and recorded a new studio album, The London Sessions. This extraordinary new album will be released December 2 on Capitol... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Navarro Ballroom
 
Saturday, November 8
 

7:00am

Photowalk on the Riverwalk: A Walking Photography Lesson
Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

Don't forget to bring your smartphone or DSLR!  

Speakers
avatar for Candace Schaddelee

Candace Schaddelee

Rememory Photography
Meet Candace:  Candace Schaddelee runs her portrait and wedding photography business here in San Antonio.  She started Rememory Photography, in 2012., which has helped her not only grow her photography skills, but also client, website, social media, and finance management.  Candace graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Retail Merchandising and Business Foundations degree. She took a break from the corporate... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am
Lobby

7:30am

Breakfast
Saturday November 8, 2014 7:30am - 8:30am
Navarro Ballroom

8:00am

Morning Keynote w. Marshawn Evans
Speakers
avatar for Marshawn Evans

Marshawn Evans

Attorney. Author. Speaker
Reinvention Strategist & GODFIDENCE® Coach Marshawn Evans is a faith and business mentor to life-changers...those looking to launch and live their purpose, while elevating their inner beliefs, income, and brand influence in the marketplace. Just a few years ago she left her stuffy full-time job as an  | attorney and turned her passion for people into a million-dollar enterprise as a speaker, coach and... Read More →



Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Navarro Ballroom

8:00am

Conference Registration, Information and The bStore
Check-in, pick up your badge and swag bag, and get your questions answered! Be sure to also support our Blogalicious bStore: stationery, eGuides and a special surprise or two!

Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00am - 3:00pm
Navarro Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Exhibitor and Social Suite
Sponsors
avatar for Boiron USA

Boiron USA

Boiron
Want to know more about homeopathic medicines and how they can provide a safe, natural solution for some of life’s most common health problems? Then be sure to stop by our booth and meet Deborah and Heather from Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines. Here you will learn more about Oscillococcinum for flu-like symptoms, Children’s Chestal honey cough syrup, Arnicare Gel for muscle aches and... Read More →
avatar for Domain .ME

Domain .ME

sponsor, .ME
In 2006, Domain .Me was used as a national domain for Montenegro (just as you would see '.us' for The United States and '.es' for Spain). But, luckily for those outside of Montenegro, the folks at Domain .Me understood that '.Me' could have multiple meanings and mass appeal as a URL accompaniment on a global scale. | | Today, nearly 8 years after Domain .Me was rolled out to the international... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Smith's

Dr. Smith's

Dr. Smith's
Dr. Smith’s® Diaper Rash Ointment is the go-to solution of choice to soothe and treat diaper rash fast. Available in ointment and our new touch-free spray, Dr. Smith's is the trusted, gentle and effective treatment for even the most severe cases of diaper rash.  | | Website: http://www.doctorsmiths.com | Twitter: @doctorsmiths  | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/doctorsmiths | Instagram... Read More →
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

McDonald's
McDonald's® is the world's leading global foodservice retailer and for 5 consecutive years, we have been a proud sponsor of the Blogalicious conference. Through McDonald’s continued support of Blogalicious, the brand has the unique opportunity to build lasting relationships with hundreds of multicultural, progressive bloggers. | | The Blogalicious community represents a plethora... Read More →
avatar for Shop Your Way Personal

Shop Your Way Personal

Sponsor, Shop Your Way
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Sponsor, Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live. Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013, nearly 80 percent of Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Sponsor
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
Hidalgo

8:00am

Sponsor Hospitality Suites
Sponsors
avatar for Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle
The Change the Cycle community focuses on a varietyof women’s issues including lifestyle, health and heavy periods. We understand that women suffering from heavy periods are so much more than their condition. That is why we have created a place where women can get information about all different facets of their life from fashion to nutrition to stress relief or heavy bleeding. Our goal is to provide women... Read More →
avatar for Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless

Cricket is bringing customers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is its nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 300 million people; easy and affordable unlimited plans that are all in with taxes and feesincluded – no surprises; annual loyalty rewards; and a great selection of phones customers love... Read More →
avatar for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Sponsor
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
Westin Riverwalk

9:00am

bLink bar :: 30 minutes with Jewel Figueras, bLink Marketing Network Influencer
Speakers
avatar for Jewel Figueras

Jewel Figueras

Blogger
Jewel is a 40-something chick, born and raised in Washington, DC. She moved to South Florida a few years ago. Through her enthrallment with Social Media, while working in the Special Events, Marketing, and Fashion industries, she has met many interesting people, which led her to what her friends jokingly call “The Fab Life.” Her life routinely alternates between the mundane and the fabulous. Her personal blog,TheTinyJEWELBox, was... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Hidalgo

9:00am

Session: Yes, Bloggers Can Get Seed Grants!

Yes, Bloggers Can Win Seed Grants Too!

Seed Grants afford bloggers an opportunity to take any idea they have and create financial opportunities for themselves. As a Seed Grant winner herself, Vernetta Freeney was able to take an event she created and turn it into an award-winning national tour. The Seed Grant was the funding she needed as well as motivation to show her that even though I am a "blogger", my business concept has a place within the market. She will share with other bloggers where the free money is, how to set themselves apart from competitors and how to use the Seed Grant to grow their blog business. 

 

Speakers
avatar for Vernetta R. Freeney

Vernetta R. Freeney

Founder, Fusion Tour
Vernetta R. Freeney is an award-winning blogger, award-winning Creator of Fusion Tour and a national speaker. After stepping away from her former career as an educator, Vernetta fell into a new career lane. Since stepping back into the blogging world, Vernetta has built a reputation as an authority using a blog to launch an award winning national tour and winning a Seed Grant.


Saturday November 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Sabino

9:00am

Workshop: Geeky Is the New Sexy ~ Tools to Help You Conquer Social Media and Traffic!

Geeky Is the New Sexy: Tools to Help You Conquer Social Media and Traffic!

Blogging is hard, it's even harder if you are not tech savvy! There are a bunch of best practices, tools, and plugins that will take your blog to the next level. This workshop will include worksheets, homework, and hands-on setup for tools like Google Webmaster Tools and Wordpress blog plugins.

 

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Marshall-Seward

Ashley Marshall-Seward

Founder and Visionary, Mommy Week
Ashley is a busy homeschooling mom to three beautiful children and has been a wife to her college sweetheart for 13 years.  After many years of marriage and parenting, Ashley wanted to share her knowledge gained from experience with other women. Mommy Week blog was launched in July of 2013 to share Ashley's love for family, food, travel, healthy living, and lifestyle through informative posts and articles. Daily on Mommy Week you can find... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Camino Real

9:00am

Workshop: The Art of the Pitch

Ever wonder how some bloggers are always staying at a hotel for "review" purposes?  Or how some, even those with lower numbers than you, get car rentals, luxury products, entertainment tickets and even full trips...all for free?  They know the art of the pitch!  Sure you could wait around for companies to find you...but how's that working for you?  There are brands out there who want to work with YOU!  They want to give YOU free stuff!  All you have to do is ask in a concise, mutually beneficial way, and know the right way to contact them!

Participants in this workshop will leave with three golden nuggets of information:

1. The best ways to find the RIGHT contact for the company they are trying to reach. (And it's not always the PR person.)

2. An individualized outline for pitch letters.

3. An individualized 30 second "elevator" pitch for those times when the contact is right in front of them.


Speakers
avatar for Maria Smith

Maria Smith

Maria Smith is a freelance writer, blogger, wife and mother of 4 kids under 8 years old. Prior to having children, she was a TV producer at The Oprah Winfrey Show, ESPN, CBS, and other entertainment outlets. Today, in between diaper changes and homework help, she writes for a variety of parenting, travel and health and wellness publications.  She has been featured as a "mom" expert on ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Encino

10:00am

Morning Coffee Break presented by McDonalds
Sponsors
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

McDonald's
McDonald's® is the world's leading global foodservice retailer and for 5 consecutive years, we have been a proud sponsor of the Blogalicious conference. Through McDonald’s continued support of Blogalicious, the brand has the unique opportunity to build lasting relationships with hundreds of multicultural, progressive bloggers. | | The Blogalicious community represents a plethora... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Westin Riverwalk

10:00am

bLink Bar :: 30 minutes with Pamela Jenkins, bLink Marketing Network Influencer
Speakers
avatar for Pamela Jenkins

Pamela Jenkins

Founder, Koils By Nature
Pamela Jenkins is the CEO & Creator of Koils by Nature hair care products. Pamela started her business in 2009 after “returning natural” in 2007! Pamela was eagerly trying every product that came out on the market within the natural hair industry. Her passion soon turned into her wanting to learn more about what she was putting on her hair! An avid lover of “all natural foods & body products” quickly became the... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Hidalgo

10:30am

Be GREAT at Google Plus!
Speakers
avatar for Tori Dorsey

Tori Dorsey

Owner, GG Media
Tori Dorsey is the editor/content creator of GlassesandGlitter.com, owner of GGMedia, and overall fashionable tech nerd! Based in Chicago, IL she really is a geek, working in the infrastructure/IT department at a global risk management firm. When she’s not “jetting” across the country covering fashion events like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week or tech events like CES or SXSW... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Sabino

10:30am

Workshop: Blog Beauty Is In the Eye of the Beholder ~ Welcome to Your Interactive Blog Audit

Do you enjoy working on campaigns with your favorite brands? Have you had some success with working with agencies, but not sure why you haven’t reached the next level, yet? Do you think your blog is missing...something? In this interactive blog audit, you’ll get a chance to see your blog through the eyes of an agency rep, and get help making revisions on the spot.


Speakers
LB

Leticia Barr

Parents
aka Tech Savvy Mama www.TechSavvyMama.com Education & Technology Expert, Social Media Strategist, Community Manager
avatar for amy mascott

amy mascott

owner, teach mama media, llc
Amy Mascott is the creator of teachmama.com, where she shares tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers for their children. Capitalizing on learning opportunities in the every day and inspiring curiosity through games and play, Amy encourages a ‘lifestyle of learning’ where parents both prepare their children for school and help them to grow excited and informed about the world around them. Recognizing the need for... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Camino Real

10:30am

Workshop: Know Your Worth! ~ Your NET Worth Is Tied to Your SELF Worth

This interactive workshop will teach participants 5 steps to overcome under-earning. In addition you will practice exercises to release your mental and emotional blocks with money.


Speakers
avatar for Boni Candelario

Boni Candelario

Career Strategy and Empowerment Life Coach
Boni Candelario is a career strategist and empowerment life coach who specializes in helping professional women handle transition and explore new work “adventures” that match their interests, skills and abilities. She especially enjoys helping women who are re-inventing themselves, in the midst of an industry transition or starting their own businesses. Recently she authored and published an e-book, Career Strategy for Bloggers: How... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Encino

11:00am

Brand Me! Get brand advice from the best brand chicas in the business! presented by Domain .ME
"Brand Me! Get brand advice from the best brand chicas in the business!"

"All about me? This hour is unapologetically devoted to you and your brand!

  • What’s your elevator pitch? 
  • What defines & differentiates you? 
  • What’s your story both IRL and online?  
We’re doing individual deep dives to help uncover your “ownable attributes.” So bring your branding challenge to branding guru, Shenee Howard of Hey Shenee!, International TV Personality & Emmy Award nominee Jeannette Kaplun of Hispana Global & Danica Kombol - President of Everywhere Agency and former TV producer & media trainer to the stars. During this intensive hour, we’ll give everyone a chance to discover, define or develop their brand me-ness! This session is powered by Domain .Me. Express yourself."

Speakers
avatar for Shenee Howard

Shenee Howard

Founder, Hey Shenee!
Hi, I'm Shenee! I help aspiring entrepreneurs go from thinking about having a  | business to actually making money doing what they love through the power of  | brand chemistry. I teach workshops. I write. I help you get things done. Other  | interests include: Keanu Reeves movies, The Backstreet Boys and my dog Alfred.
avatar for Jeannette Kaplun

Jeannette Kaplun

Founder, Hispanaglobal
An award-winning bilingual journalist, TV personality, mom, lifestyle expert and internationally recognized | parenting writer, Jeannette Kaplun was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chile. In 2012 she launched  | her bilingual platform for Hispanic women, Hispana Global, where she shares tips about parenting,  | beauty, fashion, travel, food, technology, social good and more. Previously she cofounded Todobebé, and ... Read More →
avatar for Danica Kombol

Danica Kombol

President and CEO, BeEverywhere
Danica Kombol is the President and CEO of Everywhere Agency, a social media-marketing firm, based in Atlanta. With 25+ years of experience in communications and marketing/public relations first as a television producer for Sesame Street,  Saturday Night Live and VH1 and stints at places like Ketchum and other big  agencies, Danica is no stranger to high-energy, fast-paced industries.  | | This isn’t Danica’s first... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Domain .ME

Domain .ME

sponsor, .ME
In 2006, Domain .Me was used as a national domain for Montenegro (just as you would see '.us' for The United States and '.es' for Spain). But, luckily for those outside of Montenegro, the folks at Domain .Me understood that '.Me' could have multiple meanings and mass appeal as a URL accompaniment on a global scale. | | Today, nearly 8 years after Domain .Me was rolled out to the international... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Navarro Ballroom

11:00am

Session: Pinterest Power ~ Why You're Missing Out on BIG Opportunities
Speakers
avatar for Maura Wall Hernandez

Maura Wall Hernandez

Editor, LatinaMom.me
Maura Wall Hernandez is a Los Angeles-based journalist and a native of Chicago. You can find her tweeting about Mexico, food, travel, journalism, photography and more @MauraHernandez and sharing photos on Instagram @MauraHernandez. Her work has appeared in a number of publications and online, and she has held editorial staff positions at the Chicago Tribune, Café Magazine, Advertising Age and Crain’s... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Olivares

11:00am

bLink Bar :: 10+ Fast & Easy Changes You Need to Make NOW
10 Fast & Easy Changes You Need to Make NOW to your blog design/posts, marketing strategy and daily routine. This session is for beginner to intermediate bloggers that want to earn income and grow their blogs. (All categories of bloggers) 
Bloggers, discover 30 10 fast & easy changes you need to make NOW to your blog design/posts, marketing strategy and daily routine to increase your followers, save time and make more money 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cherry

Matt Cherry

Founder and CEO, iBlog Magazine
Matt Cherry, is the Founder and CEO of iBlog magazine, The magazine for professional | women bloggers and influencers. Matt’s mission is to elevate the women’s blogging industry by  | providing bloggers with access to the resources and people that shape the industry and create  | the largest business resource site for women bloggers online. A true connector, Matt has built  | one of the most powerful women’s... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hidalgo

12:00pm

Group Coaching with Brooke Brimm ~ Dive Deep Inside to Bring Your Brand Alive!

Note: The RSVP for this session is via our private RSVP link - signing up here will *not* register you for this session.

These group coaching sessions are designed to assist us in exploring ways of becoming our best brand ambassadors, by exploring and releasing areas of stagnation and by promoting personal growth. We will focus on the inner self, the external roles that we play for others, and the ways that we block ourselves from expressing our full potential.

This is a guided-group coaching session with partner-sharing that invites participants to continue the journey of inner-exploration for brand expansion. We'll first explore ourselves - Self-review in a short questionnaire. The questions start off easy at first, but then get a little harder.  Then we'll explore roles from the past - Explore the expectations of your community, family, and superiors from the past. Think about what they wanted, and what your response was in return. Finally we'll explore relationships with colleagues. - Explore feelings concerning interactions, relationships, and support or lack of support from others. 

Everyone will leave with tools and instruction to continue the process of becoming more of who she is including: 

  • Take-home Exercises:
  • Journaling for resolution
  • Getting in tune with self-signaling
  • Writing success statements
  • Making an electronic vision board for the future

 


Speakers
avatar for Brooke Brimm

Brooke Brimm

Counselor and Ordained Metaphysical Practitioner, Love's Gumbo
Brooke Brimm has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Counseling. She has spent 8 years in the field of Human Services, doing research and counseling. After which she spent 6 years working full-time with her husband at the Advertising Agency that they’ve owned together since 2001. | | Currently she works in that business on a project basis, and is a Jewelry Designer, an author... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Camino Real

12:00pm

Lunch and Keynote with Kathy Murillo + Sponsor Visits
"How to Attract Opportunity"

Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica, will share her tried and true methods for attracting opportunity in business and life! In this keynote session, you'll learn all about Kathy's decision-making process and creative roadmapping that have resulted in a series of published books, a national product line, national press and more. By the end, you will have an arsenal of tools to take home and apply to your business! 

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Cano-Murillo

Kathy Cano-Murillo

Founder, Crafty Chica
Kathy Cano-Murillo is a writer/novelist, artist/illustrator and founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com. Known for her glittery “Mexi-boho” style, she is a national spokesperson for iLoveToCreate and a creative influencer for Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores. She has a product line in Michaels stores and is a former columnist for The Arizona Republic, and has authored nine books, two of them... Read More →



Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Navarro Ballroom

12:15pm

bLink Bar :: Living Your Brand with Taylor Brione Ballard
Speakers
avatar for Taylor Brione Ballard

Taylor Brione Ballard

Professional Social Media-Lite, Sparkle Posh Pup
Tech savvy, modern and full of life,  Taylor Brione is in-the-know when it comes to event planning and all things social. So when she created SparklePopPup.com, it only made since to combine her knowledge of events and social media to gain maximum exposure for her dog's new blog!  | | Check out her lunch table topic: Get Max Exposure: Event Planning 101 for Your Blog to learn how you to can plan and execute an event guaranteed to... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Hidalgo

1:00pm

Men of Blogalicious Lunch w. Lamman Rucker presented by Toyota
Speakers
avatar for Lamman Rucker

Lamman Rucker

Actor, Activist and Entrepreneur
Lamman Rucker is an artist, educator, activist and entrepreneur. He is the handsome star of | the rousing film by Russ Parr, “The Under Shepherd” and known from the smash hit sitcom  | by Tyler Perry, "Meet the Browns.” He may also be recognized as Mona’s boyfriend 'Chase'  | on UPN’s "Half & Half" as well as his bad boy characters in the daytime dramas "As The  | World Turns" and "All My... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Sponsor, Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live. Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013, nearly 80 percent of Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.



Saturday November 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Zocca

1:30pm

Session: Don't Give Up On Facebook ~ The Science Behind Advanced Engagement

Facebook may be changing the game for fan pages, but it is also one of the most active social networks where many of our readers are still hanging out.  We'll share tips for getting people to engage with your pages without paying a fortune.  Here's the gist of it: continuous engagement, capitalizing on organic usage (by sharing topics that are sure to spark discussion), becoming a community, connecting with other key influencers, using your profile page as well, and integrating other social networks in ways that go beyond autoshare.  Additionally, we will share how to budget for Facebook to get the most bang for your buck. 


We'll also cover the science of Facebook page likes: How to grow and leverage your audience through the Big 3: Advertising, Content and Service.


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Rodriguez

Amanda Rodriguez

Blogger and Photographer, The Dude Mom
Amanda Rodriguez is the humor, lifestyle blogger behind DudeMom.com.  She is also the very best mom in the world. In her free time she enjoys losing weight easily, looking like a soap star the moment she rolls out of bed, and riding around town on her unicorn. Also, she may be slightly delusional. In addition to having a loose grip on reality, Amanda (known in blog land as DudeMom) enjoys traveling to far off lands (or, not so far off... Read More →
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Ana Paola Villegas

Founder and Digital Diva, Mama Gallina
In November of 2012 she created the blog “Mamá Gallina” which offers thorough information and tips regarding motherhood to Spanish speaking parents. In June of 2013 Mamá Gallina was invited to join Dixo, an online live TV channel, to host and create content about maternity. The show has an average of 2,000 viewers during live air and around 2,000 additional episode viewers after it’s archived online... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Camino Real

1:30pm

bLink Bar :: Blogging Is The New Black: What You Can Learn About A Content Calendar From Binge Watching with Ella Rucker
Ella will help you define what content is and where you can get
more of it.  How (and why) you should stop posting everything 
on social media. As well as what content should go on your 
editorial calendar, why you should repurpose and rerun 
content. Plus she’ll share her secrets of how to weave 
authenticity into your brand's content and how that works for 
sponsors.

It’s an actual bar, that’s right… you heard us…an actual bar within our Social Suite. Our guest expert speakers or “bartenders” will serve up their presentations to an audience of about 30 to 45 (seated) influencers at a time. We’ll also offer lite mocktails during and in-between presentations. Additionally, we encourage visual aids, collateral and any other materials to enhance your presentation. 

Speakers
avatar for Ella Rucker

Ella Rucker

Content Producer
Ella Rucker is not just a blogger, but a blogger for pay! Ella has made her living for the past three years working with some of the most successful personalities, brands, and blogs.  The blogger/writer/producer has worked with Good Enough Mother, JaiStone.com, MochaManual.com, Momentumnation, 2BlueMedia, and Willie B. Mum. She also wrote an eguide for BeBlogalicious entitled Tick Tock Goes The Blog Clock: The What, Why and How Of... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hidalgo

1:30pm

Workshop: Closed Mouths Don't Get PAID! ~ The 7 Components of Sales Conversion
Dr. Bishop's business, Design Her Label, helps diverse, women entrepreneurs pursue their passion without sacrificing their paycheck. As such, one of the biggest obstacles she has seen her clients face is a lack of, or fear of having the "sales conversation".  While most entrepreneurs desire to profit from their passion, many lack the confidence, comfort, and clarity to convert qualified leads and prospects into actual paying clients. In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn 7 Key Components of Sales Conversion which can be readily applied in webinars, sales copy, speaking engagements, blog posts and podcasts. 

Speakers
avatar for Dr.Shante Bishop

Dr.Shante Bishop

CEO, Design Her Label, LLC
Dr. Shanté Bishop is a nationally recognized branding and leadership strategist, college professor, author, and dynamic speaker. She is the CEO of Design Her Label, LLC, where she helps diverse, women entrepreneurs turn their creative genius into bankable brand strategies. She has been featured on Forbes 2013 List of Best Entrepreneurial Sites for Women, the Black Women’s Expo, WCIU-Chicago, and Jet Magazine. As a branding... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sabino

2:30pm

Meet and Greet w. Lamann Rucker presented by Toyota
Speakers
avatar for Lamman Rucker

Lamman Rucker

Actor, Activist and Entrepreneur
Lamman Rucker is an artist, educator, activist and entrepreneur. He is the handsome star of | the rousing film by Russ Parr, “The Under Shepherd” and known from the smash hit sitcom  | by Tyler Perry, "Meet the Browns.” He may also be recognized as Mona’s boyfriend 'Chase'  | on UPN’s "Half & Half" as well as his bad boy characters in the daytime dramas "As The  | World Turns" and "All My... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Toyota

Toyota

Sponsor, Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live. Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013, nearly 80 percent of Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.



Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hidalgo

2:30pm

Afternoon Coffee Break presented by McDonald's
Sponsors
avatar for McDonald's

McDonald's

McDonald's
McDonald's® is the world's leading global foodservice retailer and for 5 consecutive years, we have been a proud sponsor of the Blogalicious conference. Through McDonald’s continued support of Blogalicious, the brand has the unique opportunity to build lasting relationships with hundreds of multicultural, progressive bloggers. | | The Blogalicious community represents a plethora... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hidalgo

2:30pm

Special Event: Change the Cycle Hospitality Suite
Sponsors
avatar for Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle
The Change the Cycle community focuses on a varietyof women’s issues including lifestyle, health and heavy periods. We understand that women suffering from heavy periods are so much more than their condition. That is why we have created a place where women can get information about all different facets of their life from fashion to nutrition to stress relief or heavy bleeding. Our goal is to provide women... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Villa

2:45pm

bLink Bar :: MAKE IT: 3 steps to creating sweeter DIY blog posts with Beatrice Clay
Beatrice Clay artist, writer and beautiful life maker will example a how to create head turning DIYs  for your blog. This interactive session will walk you through her recipe to a sweeter blog post. And how to make it meaningful, magical, matter and more!

It’s an actual bar, that’s right… you heard us…an actual bar within our Social Suite. Our guest expert speakers or “bartenders” will serve up their presentations to an audience of about 30 to 45 (seated) influencers at a time. We’ll also offer lite mocktails during and in-between presentations. Additionally, we encourage visual aids, collateral and any other materials to enhance your presentation. 

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Clay

Beatrice Clay

Artist + Writer
I'm Christa (Beatrice Clay is my middle name and the first and middle name of my late grandmother).  My friends call me BC! I am an artist, writer and chief beautiful life maker over at inspired by Beatrice Clay blog, a virtual gathering place for the soulful, searching, and slightly stressed out woman dreaming of a more beautiful life. | | By day I make my living as an epidemiologist. By night and sometimes by candlelight, I make art and... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Hidalgo

3:15pm

tapinfluence Demo
Enjoy a live demo of the tapinfluence Platform and sign up for the bLink Marketing Network so that you may be considered for future paid branding opps. 

Sponsors
avatar for TapInfluence

TapInfluence

Sponsor


Saturday November 8, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Hidalgo

3:30pm

Special Event: Cricket Wireless Hospitality Suite
Stop by the Cricket Wireless suite (Carranza Room) for Cupcakes, Cocktails & Conversation, a panel discussion on how bloggers can build a blog platform that appeals to corporate brands. Moderated by author/blogger/entrepreneur, Angel Laws, the panel will also feature bloggers who are successfully navigating that path and Cricket’s senior public relations manager. If you’re looking to build a blog platform that appeals to corporate brands, this is a panel discussion you don’t want to miss. A few lucky attendees will received signed copies of “Angel’s Laws of Blogging.”  Sweet treats and delicious insight… ‘see you there!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cantu

Michelle Cantu

Blogger, A Thrifty Diva
Freelance writer, lifestyle blogger and cupcake lover Michelle Cantu is an inspirational 30-something Latina. Born and raised in Texas, Michelle has been featured in All You Magazine, San Antonio Magazine and numerous local morning show segments.
avatar for Angel Laws

Angel Laws

Angel Laws is a 15+ year online media veteran. The well-respected blogger, photographer and newly minted jewelry designer is best known for creating the now defunct entertainment blog, CONCRETELOOP.COM. The site operated from 2005-2014 and garnered attention from U.S. President Barack Obama, Time Magazine and awarded Angel with numerous accolades, including a lifetime achievement award from The Black Weblog Awards. Her book... Read More →
avatar for Jermaine Spight

Jermaine Spight

Public Relations Manager, Cricket Wireless
Jermaine is Senior Public Relations Manager at Cricket Wireless. In this role, Jermaine manages local and state media relations efforts for the Eastern part of the United States, promotes the Cricket brand, network and reputation with both consumer and business media.
avatar for Stacey Taylor

Stacey Taylor

Owner, The SistahChick & Co., LLC
I am Stacey Taylor aka The SistahChick. I am the CEO of The SistahChick & Co. LLC based in Atlanta Georgia where I blog professionally and provide Social Media Consulting services. I am also the owner of Sistah Buttah an all natural Shea Butter based product for skin and hair. | I attend Blogalicious every year because I love the positive energy and the people involved. I come to make friends and connect. | Feel free to contact me... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless

Cricket is bringing customers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is its nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 300 million people; easy and affordable unlimited plans that are all in with taxes and feesincluded – no surprises; annual loyalty rewards; and a great selection of phones customers love... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Carranza

3:30pm

Advanced Marketing Bootcamp: Your Crash Course In Affiliate, Email and Guerrilla Marketing
30-minute modules covering:

Affiliate Marketing by Andrea Amir:
Let me teach you how to integrate affiliate marketing into your site without needing a shower or ending up in an orange jumpsuit! You'll: (1) Learn who the players are in Affiliate Marketing and Your Role; (2) How to find programs and be of service to your community and hear Ka Ching at the same time; and (3) How to do it all professionally, ethically and authentically.
 

Guerrilla Marketing by Elayna Fernandez: My Proven, Powerful, Purposeful 7-P S.Y.S.T.E.M. helped me go from desolate, clueless, and broke, to 6 figure earning passionate loving-life mompreneur in just a little over a year. I will share the simple tooIs I used, and so can you, to create, increase, and maintain CREDIBILITY, VISIBILITY, and PROFITABILITY in your business.

Email Marketing by Debi Pfitzenmaier: Great email marketing is far more than just sending out your latest blog post to your email subscribers. Let's crank it up a notch (or two) and #BeGreat by connecting more personally with your friends, fans and followers

 


Speakers
avatar for Andrea Amir

Andrea Amir

Founder, Smart Money Chicks
Andrea Amir, has over 17 years of experience helping people reach their financial goals as a Realtor  mortgage banker and educator. After experiencing her very own financial hardship — filing bankruptcy two times in the same year because she took misguided advice from a “professional” — she realized that with a solid grasp of financial literacy skills, a little planning, and discipline, such drastic... Read More →
avatar for Elayna Fernandez

Elayna Fernandez

Founder, The Positive Mom
Elayna Fernandez, The Positive MOM, is a bestselling author, international keynote speaker, and award-winning Success Guide, advocate, and mentor to MOMpreneurs worldwide. Elayna is a Certified Passion Test Facilitator and Certified Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer, awarded Best Marketer and Mom Entrepreneur of the Year.  A former desolate, homeless, penniless single mom, Elayna empowers, equips, and encourages moms of all ages and... Read More →
avatar for Debi Pfitzenmaier

Debi Pfitzenmaier

Founder, PfitzPR Authorized Local Expert, Constant Contact, TimeNowFor.me
In 1998, Debi Pfitzenmaier launched a writing and media relations consulting practice after seven years serving as a member of the American Red Cross National Disaster Public Affairs and Rapid Response Teams. She became fascinated by social media as a channel to build communities as she saw its power in social media-driven efforts she developed. She is the founder of the San Antonio Youth Code Jam, sits on the National Wildlife Federation's... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Navarro Ballroom

5:00pm

7:00pm

"Cocktails and Conversation with Claire" presented by Toyota
Speakers
avatar for Claire Sulmers

Claire Sulmers

Editor-In-Chief, Fashion Bomb Daily
Claire Siobhan Sulmers is a writer and editor based in New York City. Her | editorial work, which focuses on fashion, beauty, and health, has appeared  | in Real Simple, Newsweek, New York, and Essence magazines and on the  | websites of Paris and Italian Vogue.  | In August 2006, Claire founded the blog The Fashion Bomb, a daily  | destination for the multicultural fashionista. From celebrity style to fashion  | news... Read More →
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Zoe Zeigler

Toyota Exec and founder of CurlZ and the City

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Toyota

Sponsor, Toyota
Toyota, the world's top automaker, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live. Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013, nearly 80 percent of Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.



Saturday November 8, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hidalgo

9:00pm

Decadent Dessert Closing Reception! presented by Fandango
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Fandango (www.fandango.com) is the nation's leading moviegoer destination and part of NBCUniversal, selling tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide.  Fandango entertains and informs movie fans with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance.  For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
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