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All About #BLOGHER18 Creators Summit

All About #BLOGHER18 Creators Summit

Celebrating Female Content Creators Who Tell Their Stories to Inspire, Educate, and Empower

Join us for our 14th annual BlogHer at Pier17 in the Seaport District, NYC! 

BlogHer was founded on the premise that women's collective voices hold boundless power. When women come together it is often their debate, empathy, and connection that challenge norms while building community.

Attendees will include 2,000 bloggers, social media influencers, and lady bosses, looking to live their best life through information, inspiration, and innovation. They will have the opportunity to hear from empowering keynote speakers, learn brand-building skills at influencer workshops and network with other attendees and brand partners.

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#BlogHer18 Creators Summit topics will include:

  • Learn From Her: Discussion around trending topics that impact women's lives
  • #WinningWomen: Personal stories of strong women leading change in their industry
  • Passion to Profit: Influencers who have made their side-hustle a thriving business
  • Influencer Workshops: Tactical sessions to hone your business, brand, and content
  • Sponsor Experiences: Meet leading brands in the influencer space
  • And more! See our schedule here.
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8:00AM - 8:30AM

breakfast

Start the day with a healthy breakfast bite from Pret A Manger, then grab your seat around the main stage.

Location: 4th Floor Refuel Station

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8:30AM - 10:40AM

morning keynotes

Kick off Day Two with Jen Denton of SheKnows Media.

#ThePitch: Four entrepreneurs will take the stage to share their elevator pitch, hear mentor feedback in real-time, and compete to win your vote, emceed by JJ Ramberg of MSNBC. Judges include Anu Duggal of the Female Founders Fund, Gianne Doherty of W.E.L.L. Summit, Rachel Drori of Daily Harvest, and Simone de la Rue of Body by Simone. Pitchers include Brittany Finkle of Happily Ever Borrowed, Sarah Neill of Hot Hot Cold, Denise Woodard of Partake and Lia Winograd of Pepper.

 

my favorite pitch was honestly from hot hot cold’s. We’ve all had that moment where wer’re Searching for our friends in a sea of people and I think the app and concept is genius! Why not make a game of finding your loved ones lol!  

Made by Women for Women: Meet the gamechangers who are innovating health care, featuring: Keech Combe Shetty of Combe Incorporated, Bethany Edwards of Lia, Dr. Logan Levkoff and moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Yuko of SheKnows Media.

Passion to Profit: Join three top influencers in a discussion on building a unique brand and turning your dream into a thriving business, featuring: Courtney Quinn of Color Me Courtney, Katie Sturino of The 12ish Style, Mary Orton of Trove and moderated by Kendra Bracken-Ferguson of CAA.

Location: 4th Floor Main Stage

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10:40AM - 11:25AM

morning networking break

A top reason attendees come to BlogHer events is to network -- so make the most of this time! Meet brands that want to work with you, and connect with fellow content creators.

Location: 4th Floor Sponsor Experience Stations

11:25AM - 12:20PM

morning digital power hour

Get Pinspired: Join us for a conversation with Evan Sharp, the Co-Founder of Pinterest, and moderated by Jesse Draper of The Valley Girl Show on this visionary platform.

Cultivating Your Crew: Lightning lessons on how to grow your audience.

Location: 4th Floor Main Stage

12:20PM - 1:00PM

lunch

Get a delicious grab-and-go lunch from Pret A Manger to fuel your afternoon.

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Literally had the best Caesar Salad ever from Pret a Manger. It was my first time eating from there and there pomegranate white tea is so refreshing. Amazinggggg! 

  There       were cute bites and snacks at food kick and fresh direct station. These donuts were irresistible ! 

There   were cute bites and snacks at food kick and fresh direct station. These donuts were irresistible

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1:00PM - 2:15PM

afternoon keynotes

#WinningWomen: Join us for a candid discussion between New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and women's health advocate, Christy Turlington Burns about women's reproductive health, motherhood and maternal policies, and the state of women's healthcare.

Choose Love: A spotlight talk with Shelly McNamara of Procter & Gamble.

The Hate U Give: Our #HatchKids will interview young adult novelist Angie Thomas, who writes about someone drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of her friend. Plus see a sneak peek of this important new movie by 20th Century FOX.

 

we watched the trailer for this movie starting Amanda’s Strindberg and Algee Smith and I literally had chills. Can’t wait to see this movie! Quick tips for writers looking to publish - read a lot and look for literary agents who are in your field that’s how you’ll land a deal. 

Spotlight Talk: The Ad Council and Susan G Komen present their new campaign, Know Your Girls.


2:15PM - 3:00PM

afternoon networking break

A top reason attendees come to BlogHer events is to network — so make the most of this time! Meet brands that want to work with you, and connect with fellow content creators.

Location: 4th Floor Sponsor Experience Stations

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Be the first to see NBC's new show "I Feel Bad".

Location: 4th Floor Creators Stage

3:00PM - 4:00PM

afternoon influencer masterclasses

You'll have a choice of two Influencer Masterclasses:

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Track Two -  DIY Design School: A workshop on how to use the best apps and tools to create standout content.

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  • Track Two - Storyblaster - Join entrepreneur Maxine Lapiduss , a Golden Globe winning, 4 time Emmy nominated comedy writer, and learn how to tell and sell your story successfully with Storyblaster, a new all-in-one social media campaign solution.  

Location: 4th Floor Creators Stage

Unfortunately I had to leave early so I couldn't catch the evening keynotes (like Uzo Udoba and Jessica Alba speak), but overall 

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