As bloggers, it’s easy to get sucked into the vortex of countless hours spent staring at the computer. But blogging is about so much more than crafting recipes and sharing gorgeous pictures on social media — it’s about the experience. And that experience can and should include networking with other people in your field.
These are the top conferences food bloggers everywhere will be adding to their calendar. You might not be able to attend them all, but making two or three a priority for the year will, no doubt, be worth your time.
When: Jan. 24–25 Location: Los Angeles, California Price: $175.00 About:BlogHer is one of the biggest blogging conferences around. Its goal is to inspire, empower and celebrate women content creators. With past speakers like Jessica Alba, Kirsten Gillibrand and Arianna Huffington, BlogHer always delivers a worthwhile experience.
When: Feb. 21–23 Location: San Antonio, Texas Price: $249.00 About: The Dad 2.0 Summit isn’t just for dads. It’s for all marketers, social media leaders and blogging parents who are interested in discussing the commercial power of dads online — the men who are shaping modern fatherhood.
When: March 20–22 Location: San Diego, California Price: $1,597.00 for all access About: Gain valuable social media marketing insight from Social Media Marketing World, which is hosted by Social Media Examiner. Over 40,000 people have attended this conference since it began in 2013.
When: March 24–29 Location: Palm Springs, California Price: $849.00 About: This year will mark Alt Summit’s 10th year hosting events aimed at connecting and inspiring social media influencers. The conference is so impactful, in fact, it is even credited with helping Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann put his visual social platform on the map.
When: Apr. 24–26
Location: Austin, Texas
About: Just like the Dad 2.0 Summit, the Mom 2.0 Summit is aimed at connecting social media influencers and bloggers who focus on parenting. Whether you’re looking for marketing trends or expert tips for working parents, the Mom 2.0 Summit offers valuable insight.