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Thursday, September 18
 

6:00pm

VIP Only - VIP, Speaker and Sponsor Reception
For VIP pass holders, speakers and sponsors only.

Thursday September 18, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Rooftop Terrace Grand Hyatt Buckhead

8:00pm

 
Friday, September 19
 

8:00am

Welcome Breakfast
Friday September 19, 2014 8:00am - 8:45am
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

9:00am

OPENING KEYNOTE: Think Like a Rockstar - How to Create Fans and Build Community
Speakers
MC

Mack Collier

Mack Collier is a social media and marketing strategist,trainer and speaker located in Alabama that specializes in helping companies better connect with its customers via social media and other digital marketing channels. He has been actively immersed in social media since 2005, and in that time, has helped businesses of all shapes and sizes better connect with their customers via these amazing tools and sites. His clients include businesses of... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

10:00am

Act Like a CEO - 10 Ways to Build Your Business and Income Right Now
Speakers
RM

Rachel Martin

Vice President, Blogging Concentrated
Rachel Martin, is the writer behind the site FindingJoy.net, is a partner of BloggingConcentrated.com, and a featured writer for The Huffington Post. Over the past several years Rachel has built a site with millions of visitors, that boasts a robust facebook community, and has created a successful ebook campaign resulting in her first book being published this fall. Her articles have been featured on Huffington Post, PopSugar, iVillage... Read More →
DR

Dan R Morris

CEO, Blogging Concentrated
Dan R Morris, founder of Blogging Concentrated, a nationwide blogging workshop series for Advanced level Bloggers, has been working online since 2004. His career began in the infomercial world converting traffic driven from TV and Radio spots into online customers. He has since helped hundreds of blogger perfect their online revenue strategy utilizing the tools of social media, SEO and web copy.


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

10:00am

Blog Financial Planning
Speakers
AZ

Ann Zuraw

President, Zuraw


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Highland 3

10:00am

Earning with Affiliates
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
MW

Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President, Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been an affiliate marketer since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, a privately-held, multi-million dollar media company that produces conferences and tradeshows, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, Revenews.com and AffStat.com. She is also the Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and runs a number of her own niche affiliate websites. Find out more at MissyWard.com


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom Prefunction Grand Hyatt Buckhead

10:00am

Media Kits and Print Promotions
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Stacie Connerty

Stacie Connerty

Founder/Editor, Divine Lifesyle
Stacie Haight Connerty is a lifestyle and travel blogger at Divine Lifestyle and Vacation RentalsExpert at About.com. Stacie is a social media consultant with an MBA in marketing. She was chosen as Circle of Moms Most Influential Southern Blogger (editors pick) and is a frequent guest speaker at conferences. Stacie co-founded Social Media Chicks and Georgia Social Media Moms. Stacie lives in Atlanta and is in the process of renovating her 1968... Read More →
PJ

Piera Jolly

Founder, Jolly Mom/Latina Mom Bloggers
Piera Jolly is the founder and editor-in-chief of JollyMom.com, an award-winning blog that provides moms with helpful parenting information & the latest trends for families. | | Piera is also co-CEO & co-founder of Latina Mom Bloggers (latinamombloggers.com), a Hispanic blogger network, which features the industry's most comprehensive WOM communications services targeting influential Latina moms.


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom Prefunction Grand Hyatt Buckhead

10:00am

Vlogging
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
DM

Desiree Miller

Editor, Stress-free, Baby!
Desiree Miller is an award-winning television reporter & producer. She also writes & vlogs at Stress-free, baby! (http://stressfreebaby.com), providing a daily dose of humor, hope and inspiration. As a mom to four, she loves travel & shares stories on TravelingMom.com & 60SecondEscapes.com. She was awarded 'Atlanta's Top Mom Blogger' by WXIA-TV & is also listed among the 'Top 25 Southern Blogs'.


Friday September 19, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom Prefunction Grand Hyatt Buckhead

11:00am

Refining Your Voice - How to Write Posts People Can't Stop Reading
Speakers
avatar for Megan Jordan

Megan Jordan

writer, Velveteen Mind
Megan Jordan is a personal blogger at Velveteen Mind, Disney parenting writer at Babble.com, speaker, and strategic consultant. Mother of three, she infuses her writing with depth as rich as bayou mud and humor bold as blackened shrimp. She is currently launching two new projects: Wonder and Company: a family lifestyle and travel site, and Writing Threads: a community for writers.
avatar for Denene Millner

Denene Millner

MyBrownBaby.com
Mom. Author. Giddy. Number 1 New York Times bestselling author Denene Millner, a mom and a writer, long has provided witty, engaging, mom-to-mom advice on ethics and etiquette in everything from childrearing and marriage to work and friendship for a myriad of nationally-recognized media organizations, including Parenting magazine, the Today show, iVillage, Essence and Health. Millner also is the founder and editor of MyBrownBaby.com, an... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

11:00am

VIP ONLY - Working from Home - Surviving and Thriving in a Home Office
Speakers
SS

Simon Salt

Principal Photographer, www.simonsaltphoto.com
Photographer, Author, Speaker - Simon Salt. As a photographer his work has been sold in galleries, online and at events. As an author he has had 3 books published. As a speaker he has entertained & educated audiences around the world. Get details of his latest book Out of Office (http://outofofficesuccess.com) and see how working Out of Office might be for you.


Friday September 19, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Highland 4 & 5

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday September 19, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

1:30pm

Stop Being Scared of Video - Find out How to Get Camera Ready, Get Comfortable and Make Your Video Look Good
Speakers
CC

Crystal Collins

CEO, Likwid Media
Former sweet-tooth turned health-nut, and now Crystal Collins is changing the world's health one person at a time through her blog, videos, books, and daily life.
MJ

Monique Johnson

CEO, Ehm Ooo Media
Monique Johnson is the creator of Both Sides of the Camera (http://BothSidesoftheCamera.com). Her goal is to help bloggers charm the camera, create awesome videos and connect with their audience. Ever since she got a position at a startup based on a video she created, she’s been addicted to learning everything possibly that she can about online video production and marketing over the past 5 years.


Friday September 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

1:30pm

Freelance Writing
Speakers
SB

Susanna Barbee

Freelance Writer/Founder, Zealous Mom, Zealous Mom
As a freelance writer, Susanna (http://susannabarbee.com) writes for a number of genres including newspapers, magazines, websites, children's books, and blogs. She is founder of the blog Zealous Mom (http://zealousmom.com) where she posts about early education, green products, healthy living, and the wonderful chaotic mess that is parenthood.
MW

Miranda Wicker

Freelance Writer/Blogger, Finding Walden
Miranda Wicker is the author of Finding Walden and a freelance writer currently working in the entertainment news industry. She lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and their two adorable children. You can find her saying silly things on Twitter, sharing cute pics of her kids on Instagram, or on Facebook, where she's determined to make her timeline chronological again.


Friday September 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Highland 3

1:30pm

VIP ONLY - What You Don't Know About Content Creation
Speakers
CK

Cecily Kellogg

writer, Uppercase Woman/Double Good Media
Cecily is a natural storyteller and the founder of Double Good Media, a boutique agency developing content strategies to help startups, businesses, and executives sharpen their marketing messages and build thought leadership. For over a decade Cecily blogged at Uppercase Woman, currently on hiatus, and is excited to launch her new venture Women Speak Geek this fall.


Friday September 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Highland 4 & 5

1:30pm

Blog Design
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
MC

Melissa Culbertson

Founder of Blog Clarity, Blog Clarity
Content Marketer for over 16 years. Author of Blog Design for Dummies. Creator of actionable e-courses. On my site Blog Clarity, I help bloggers and online entrepreneurs find their a-ha moments with can-do tips, tutorials, and online courses to help you grow traffic and income. The past four years I've worked as Social Media Strategist for Burt’s Bees. Yep, it’s as cool as it sounds. When not online, you can find me teaching Zumba or spending... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom Prefunction Grand Hyatt Buckhead

1:30pm

Earning with Affiliates
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
MW

Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President, Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been an affiliate marketer since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, a privately-held, multi-million dollar media company that produces conferences and tradeshows, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, Revenews.com and AffStat.com. She is also the Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and runs a number of her own niche affiliate websites. Find out more at MissyWard.com


Friday September 19, 2014 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom Prefunction Grand Hyatt Buckhead

1:30pm

Writing Coach
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Megan Jordan

Megan Jordan

writer, Velveteen Mind
Megan Jordan is a personal blogger at Velveteen Mind, Disney parenting writer at Babble.com, speaker, and strategic consultant. Mother of three, she infuses her writing with depth as rich as bayou mud and humor bold as blackened shrimp. She is currently launching two new projects: Wonder and Company: a family lifestyle and travel site, and Writing Threads: a community for writers.


Friday September 19, 2014 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom Prefunction Grand Hyatt Buckhead

1:30pm

Anything You Ever Wanted to Ask About Internet Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
PP

Peter Pollock

Helper-in-chief, Ask me anything!
Peter Pollock is an author (fiction and non-fiction), blogger, stay-at-home dad, teacher and geek. His first book, Web Hosting For Dummies, has given him an opportunity to move his focus to teaching and helping more people. After running a successful web hosting business for 9 years, he left to focus on writing and teaching classes. Peter just wants to help people be awesome online.


Friday September 19, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom Prefunction Grand Hyatt Buckhead

2:30pm

Make Your Small Blog Business a Big Deal
Speakers
avatar for Julie Cole

Julie Cole

Co-founder, VP, Mabel's Labels
Julie Cole has helped bring Mabel's Labels to a worldwide market, gain media recognition and win countless entrepreneur awards. Cole is a regular contributor to HLN's Raising America, an influential and syndicated blogger and a mother of six.
avatar for Lisa Lehmann

Lisa Lehmann

artist CEO, StudioJewel.com
Artist by trade. Maker by birth.  Dreamer. Wife to best friend. Mama to 4 "smalls". Addicted to coffee….and dark chocolate  Lover of wine. Self-proclaimed fashionista. "Ink" connoisseur. Captivated by nature. Plays with fire. Enchanted by the written word. Seeking authenticity.  Crazy about her furry girls. Child of the King. Typically, Lisa can be found with a camera in one hand…Starbucks in the other, a golden retriever by her side and... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

2:30pm

The Hybrid Life - Juggling Blogging and Marketing Careers
Speakers
LP

Lizz Porter

Blogger, Am I a Funny Girl?
Lizz blogs at Am I a Funny Girl? (http://aiafg.com), runs social for a non-profit, Unravel (http://unravelpediatriccancer.org), and also works FT as social media/community manager for app startup Life360 (http://life360.com). Able to combine her passion for social in exchange for a regular paycheck, she's living the dream, people! She is taller in real life than she appears on the internet


Friday September 19, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Highland 3

2:30pm

VIP ONLY - How to Use Polyvore (for Fun, Traffic and Profit)
Speakers
avatar for Emily Vanek

Emily Vanek

ColoradoMoms.com
I run www.ColoradoMoms.com the BEST mommy site in all the internet. I would have invented the internet too, if that damn Al Gore didn't beat me to it!


Friday September 19, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Highland 4 & 5

3:15pm

Beech-Nut Snack Break
Friday September 19, 2014 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom Prefunction Grand Hyatt Buckhead

3:45pm

Keynote Panel: Brand and Firm Leaders
Moderators
LS

Linda Sellers

Marketing Manager, Create Digital
Linda is the Marketing Manager & Influencer Outreach Specialist for Create Digital in Richmond, VA. She leads internal marketing and blogger outreach efforts for the agency and has also led social media strategy with a focus on community and content for startups to Fortune 100 companies. And in case you were wondering, life after mom blogging rocks as grandma blogger AKA Granny-in-Chief at Linneyville.com.

Speakers
KD

Kari Dilloo

Director, PR, Redfin
This is my second Type A Parents conference and I'm so excited to be back. I'm the director of PR and social media for Redfin, a national real estate brokerage that is reinventing real estate in people's favor (agents paid salaries/benefits and get a customer service bonus only if you're happy). We'll be hosting the Redfin Relaxation Lounge, so stop by and say hi and sign up for a free chair massage. I'm also talking on the brand and blogger... Read More →
avatar for Danica Kombol

Danica Kombol

President, Everywhere
Danica Kombol is the founder of the Everywhere Agency, a leading social media marketing firm with clients such as Macy’s, Cox Communications, Imax and Coca-Cola. Everywhere holds the Guinness Record for the “most widespread social marketing message” as a result of their social good campaign, #BeatCancer. As a Social Media marketer, Danica draws on her extensive background as a television producer and public relations executive. She began... Read More →
MM

Marcy Massura

Senior Vice President/ NA Digital Lead, MSLGROUP
Marcy Massura leads the digital and social operations of MSLGROUP’s North American region. She also serves as a member of the agency’s digital executive team and is the Influence and Community lead for MSLGROUP in North America as well. Marcy leverages 10+ years as a leader in emerging media and technology to help companies navigate the shifting media landscape and develop smart, effective integrated digital engagement solutions... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

4:30pm

Brand to Blogger Meet & Greet
Friday September 19, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom Prefunction Grand Hyatt Buckhead

8:00pm

Disney Parks #DisneySide Welcome Reception
Friday September 19, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead
 
Saturday, September 20
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Saturday September 20, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

9:00am

Keynote Panel: Community Leaders
Moderators
DN

Deb Ng

Freelance Writer/Social Media Consultant

Speakers
AD

Adrianna Domingos-Lupher

Managing Partner & CEO, MSB New Media/NextGen MilSpouse
Adrianna Domingos-Lupher is CEO of MSB New Media, a full service digital media marketing and publishing agency that connects military bloggers and brands through the Military Spouse Blogger Network™. She is also the Creator and Editor-in-Chief of MSB New Media’s online magazine, NextGen MilSpouse.
TE

Tauni Everett

CEO, Snap
Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA to numerous high ranking politicians. Today she handle social media for multiple clients, manages her website and hosts an online crafting competition called So You Think You're Crafty and Snap, a conference for people who make stuff.
avatar for Anne Parris

Anne Parris

Managing Partner, Not A Supermom
Anne blogs at Not A Supermom (http://notasupermom.com) and is the Managing Partner of the on-line site for women over 40, Midlife Boulevard. (http://midlifeboulevard.com)


Saturday September 20, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

10:00am

Expo Grand Opening
Saturday September 20, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Buckhead Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

11:00am

Negotiate Your Rates
Speakers
RC

Roo Ciambriello

Writer
If Roo Ciambriello could list all of her favorite things, they'd include Choco Tacos and every AMA Snoop Dogg has done on Reddit. Roo is a copywriter out of New Haven, and her stories on the backs of potato chip bags and candy wrappers can be found in Whole Foods, Kroger, and Target. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and her blog, Semiproper.
avatar for Titania Jordan

Titania Jordan

PRIVET app Co-Founder + Atlanta Tech Edge Host, PRIVET app + Atlanta Tech Edge
Jordan is co-founder and CMO of PRIVET and host of NBC Atlanta affiliate’s Atlanta Tech Edge. Titania started her own full-service marketing firm after gaining experience as an account executive with Lincoln Financial Media and has helped multiple startups launch in Atlanta. Titania is extremely active in the Atlanta tech scene and on the public speaking circuit, and she feels a special calling to help women in tech succeed. As a native... Read More →
KW

Kelly Whalen

CEO, Whalen Media, LLC
Kelly Whalen is the founder of Centsible Life, (thecentsiblelife.com)a blog where motherhood and money meet. Her goal is to help readers live well on less. Kelly is a mom to 4, and combines family life with her passions for writing, personal finance, & social media. You can often find her on twitter (twitter.com/centsiblelife) and Facebook (facebook.com/centsiblelife) talking money and motherhood.


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

11:00am

Dad Blogging
Speakers
TB

Trey Burley

Owner, Daddy Mojo
Trey Burley is the owner of Daddy Mojo (http://www.daddymojo.net/), a parenting site on family, reviews, giveaways, life and poop culture. Since 1992 Trey has been writing for various publications about numerous subjects, in addition to managing social media accounts for small businesses. He’s the dad to two happy boys and can be found on twitter. (https://twitter.com/Daddymojo)
CG

Carter Gaddis

Writer, DadScribe
Carter Gaddis is a Florida-based writer and journalist. He writes about parenting and social issues on his blog, DadScribe, and is a TODAY Parents contributing writer. He spent 24 years as a sports reporter, primarily for the Tampa Tribune, and is a Baseball Hall of Fame voter. He lives in the Tampa suburbs with his amazing wife and two sons.
RH

Ryan Hamilton

Co-Founder, Life of Dad
Ryan E. Hamilton is a father, blogger, podcaster, coder and Co-founder & Chief Web Developer of Life of Dad (http://lifeofdad.com) – The Social Network for Dads. Ryan is Co-host of “The Life of Dad After Show” podcast and is promoting a new blogging/podcasting effort — called “DaddyDev” (http://daddydev.com) — to teach his 8-year-old son (and children and parents worldwide) how to code.


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Highland 3

11:00am

VIP ONLY - Stay Fresh After Years of Hitting Publish
Speakers
AM

Allison McDonald

writer, No Time For Flash Cards
Allison McDonald is the author of No Time For Flash Cards a popular early learning and kids craft blog. In addition to writing about fun ways to teach young kids Allison also teaches preschool, writes about literacy for Scholastic Parents and hands on learning for PBS Parents.


Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Highland 4 & 5

11:00am

Expo Open Hours
Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00am - 5:00pm
Buckhead Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday September 20, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

12:45pm

Free Expo Time
Saturday September 20, 2014 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Buckhead Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

1:30pm

Instagram: Thinking Outside the Square - A Look at Strategy, Tips and Tricks
Speakers
JK

Jill Krause

Author, BabyRabies.com
Jill is a writer, photographer, content creator, and human maker. She writes about the funny, and the real parts of life. She's a recovering perfectionist who used to want to be the next Katie Couric. She's pretty sure her 25-year-old self would scoff at what she does for a living now. That's okay. She tells her 25-year-old self to shut up and mind her own business all the time.


Saturday September 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

1:30pm

SEO and Traffic Building
Speakers
avatar for Nicole Bullock

Nicole Bullock

PowerSEO Specialist II, CDK Digital Marketing
Nicole Bullock is an SEO, social media, and content strategist for the automotive industry in Detroit. For the past 7 years, she has focused her career on organic search, online reputation management, social media, and targeted content campaigns to empower brands with knowledge to improve their visibility in the search engine results pages. When she isn’t tied to her computer, she spends her time traveling, singing karaoke, attending and... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Highland 3

1:30pm

VIP ONLY - Grow Your Blog in 10 Minutes a Day
Speakers
BL

Becca Ludlum

Blog Mentor and Author of Everything But the Posts, My Crazy Good Life
Becca Ludlum wears many hats as a mom, blog mentor, social media manager, and blogger. She's the author of Everything But the Posts (http://everythingbuttheposts.com), a book that helps bloggers grow and monetize their blog, as well as create an online community. Her lifestyle blog, My Crazy Good Life, is where you can find tips about mobile technology, blogging, social media, and parenting.


Saturday September 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Highland 4 & 5

2:30pm

How to Be a Click Magnet: Social Media and Headline Tips From the Magazine World
Speakers
DG

David Griner

Social Editor, Adweek
SESSION: Want to get more mileage from social media for your best posts? Adweek social editor, veteran digital marketer and longtime Type-A regular David Griner will show you some of the tricks of the trade that are helping magazines like his reach record traffic through social sharing and irresistible headlines. | | SPEAKER: David's a Type-A Con veteran dating back to the first event. After eight years running digital content and... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

2:30pm

Outsourcing to Grow Your Blog Business
Speakers
CD

Chelsea Day

Editor, Someday I'll Learn
Chelsea Day co-writes the lifestyle blog Someday I'll Learn (http://.somedayilllearn.com) with her husband and manages the blog network Millennial Blogs (http://millennialblogs.com), which connects brands with bloggers in the millennial demographic. She's currently pregnant with her third son and spends most of her time at the family's small farm on the outskirts of San Diego.
SG

Samantha Gregory

Founder/Editor, Rich Single Momma / CEO, Liberated Lady Media, LLC
Samantha Gregory helps single moms go from depressed and broke to prosperous and thriving with practical advice ripped from the story of her life. She is a published author, speaker, and empowerment coach who has been impacting lives of women, especially single moms, for the last decade. She is the founder/editor of RichSingleMomma.com and CEO of Liberated Lady Media, LLC. She lives in Atlanta, GA and is proud mom to her teens Lexi and AJ.
AW

AJ Wolfe

Owner/CEO, Cambrick Yard Media and DisneyFoodBlog.com
AJ Wolfe (http://ajwolfe.com) is the owner of Cambrick Yard Media (http://www.cambrickyard.com/), an online media company creating high-quality, entertaining, and useful online brands and products. Topics currently covered by over 20 Cambrick Yard web properties include personal finance, social media, travel, current events and news, food, and philanthropy.


Saturday September 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Highland 3

2:30pm

VIP ONLY - Crowdfunding
Speakers
DB

David Binkowski

President & CEO, Large Media
David Binkowski is the President & CEO at Large Media, a thriving, Catskills-based agency that has shattered records for crowdfunded campaigns for notable startups including Tile, Coin, Moov, Ringly and Vessyl. His no-nonsense style and brand marketing experience delivers practical, honest, easily digestible advice and information that can be put to use immediately without the marketing hype.


Saturday September 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Highland 4 & 5

3:30pm

Beautiful Blogging - How to Take Amazing Pictures for your Posts
Speakers
LB

Lucrecer Braxton

Founder, Lucrecer.com
Lucrecer is an enthusiastic, unconventional thinker with a fearless imagination. She delivers soul-stirring messages that motivate people to do their best and never give up. She is an award-winning photographer and loves vlogging in tangents, connecting with kindred spirits and loving people with her whole heart. Lucrecer was born in Georgia and is southern girl at heart.


Saturday September 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

3:30pm

Bloggers and the Law
Speakers
avatar for Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

Kerry O'Shea Gorgone

Writer, Speaker, Lawyer, Educator, www.KerryGorgone.com
Kerry O’Shea Gorgone is a speaker, writer, attorney and educator. She develops marketing training programs at MarketingProfs, and hosts the Marketing Smarts podcast , named by Fast Company as one of the top 3 best business podcasts on the internet and one of “19 Podcasts Worth More Than an MBA” by Inc. She's also a contributing writer for numerous sites, including Huffington Post, Mark Schaefer’s {grow} blog, Social Media Explorer, Spin... Read More →
JL

Jamie Lieberman

Writer, Lawyer, Director of Operations, Type-A Parent and twohappymamas
Jamie Lieberman is the Type-A Parent Director of Operations and co-owner of twohappymamas, a website for moms on the go that features family-friendly recipes, product recommendations, fashion and beauty articles and stories about raising children. In addition to a daily post, twohappymamas offers baby registry consulting and personal shopping services.  She assists moms-to-be in creating a registry that will meet each mom's unique needs... Read More →


Saturday September 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Highland 3

3:30pm

VIP ONLY - Overcoming Creative Blocks
Speakers
SF

Sonja Foust

Blogger, Pintester.com
Sonja Foust is a published author and self-proclaimed internet dork. She combines her loves for reading, writing, and internet tom-foolery on her blog at Pintester.com. In her spare time (ha!), she writes badass books on writing, sings with gusto, dances with abandon, and regularly laughs until she cries. Sonja lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband and doggie.


Saturday September 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Highland 4 & 5

4:30pm

Suite Talk
Saturday September 20, 2014 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Various Grand Hyatt Buckhead

6:30pm

Taste and Share Party
Saturday September 20, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Rooftop Terrace Grand Hyatt Buckhead

9:30pm

Come As You Are Party
Get your '90s on with the Saturday "Come As You Are" after party. Shake it to some of the best '90s dance and grunge songs. You can sneak back to your room before the party to get comfortable: flannels, pajamas, whatever works for you. We'll have a few tables set up in the quiet prefunction area for those of you who want to bring some games and play. If quiet isn't your thing, see you on the dance floor. This is the party to come and just be YOURSELF!

Saturday September 20, 2014 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead
 
Sunday, September 21
 

9:00am

Community Showcase
At the Community Showcase, previously named the Mom Market, attendees will find authors selling and signing books, as well as tables with small, handmade and craft creations.

Sunday September 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Rooftop Terrace Grand Hyatt Buckhead

10:00am

Expo Open Hours
Sunday September 21, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Buckhead Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

10:30am

Morning Keynote: The Power of IRL
Speakers
avatar for Thom Singer

Thom Singer

Speaker/Conference Catalyst, The Conference Catalyst
Thom Singer is the host of the "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast and is the author of eleven books on the power of business relationships, networking, presentation skills, legal marketing, and entrepreneurship. He has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, public relations, business development roles for Fortune 500 Companies, Law Firms, and entrepreneurial ventures. He speaks regularly at business and association conferences around... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

11:30am

Keynote Panel: Professionalism and Ethics in New Media
Moderators
JR

Jen Reeves

Founder, Born Just Right
Jen Lee Reeves is passionate about social media, digital literacy and advocacy. She is the social media trainer and a strategist for the AARP after 17 years in journalism. Reeves is also the founder of a special needs parenting community at Born Just Right where she shares stories and lessons as a parent of a child who was born with a physical difference. She is married with two kids and a dog.

Speakers
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Melanie Nelson

Owner, Blogging Basics 101
Melanie is currently a full-time editor at Social Media Examiner. In the past she has been a freelance author and editor for John Wiley & Sons Publishing and wrote Facebook All-In-One For Dummies (she also wrote Typepad For Dummies, but it’s best not to bring that up in casual conversation). She officially started blogging in 2004 and launched Blogging Basics 101 in 2007.
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Sarah Pinnix

Social Media Marketing Specialist, Real Life with Sarah
Sarah Pinnix is a blogger, interactive marketing strategist, and mom of three. She plots her world domination schemes from a small NC mountain town. Sarah began blogging in 2007 with Family Life & Faith blog Real Life with Sarah. She founded High Country parent, an online magazine for Northwest NC Moms, and created a social media marketing course. She now works full-time at a large intern'l NGO.


Sunday September 21, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

12:30pm

Lunch and Free Expo Time
Sunday September 21, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Buckhead Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

2:30pm

Blogger Town Hall Meeting
At Type-A, everyone is a speaker. The is your chance to hit the open mic with your thoughts, advice, concerns and issues important to our industry. The Blogger Town Hall has been a tradition at Type-A for six years now, and you won't want a chance to hear and be heard in this community forum.

Sunday September 21, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

3:30pm

We Still Blog Awards
Sunday September 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

4:30pm

Closing Keynote Panel: Legends of Blogging
Speakers
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Lisa Belkin

Yahoo News
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Carol Cain

Travel writer & Photographer, Girl Gone Travel
Carol left a career in public relations and became a girl gone travel with a goal to inspire and share her discoveries around the world. Her passion for travel is often contagious, having earned her awards and recognition from her peers and others in the media and travel industry. She has shared her travel tips and stories in various online and print media. You can find her on Twitter @GirlGoneTravel
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Andy Herald

Co-Founder, How To Be A Dad
Andy Herald is co-founder of HowToBeADad.com, an entertainment site for parents. As a designer, he's best know for his work on the site's Instructional Diagrams which have enjoyed widespread virality. He also has the odd credit of being the originator of the "banana for scale" internet meme. His favorite beverage is unicorn blood.
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Christine Koh

Creative Overlord, Boston Mamas | Minimalist Parenting
Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned multimedia creative. She spent a decade in academia and was about to become a professor when she decided to hang up her academic spurs in favor of more flexible and independent ventures. Since leaving academia in 2006, Christine has forged a new career as a lifestyle expert and influencer (http://christinekoh.com), with her flagship projects being Boston Mamas (http://bostonmamas.com), a... Read More →


Sunday September 21, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead

6:00pm

Brand Dinners
Limited Capacity full

Attendees will have a chance to sign up for small group dinners with participating sponsors. 

Sunday September 21, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Various Grand Hyatt Buckhead

9:00pm

Sweet Endings Closing Reception
Parting is such sweet sorrow, but at Type-A we think it should involve a lot of sweets and dancing. Come enjoy the conference endcap featuring post-dinner sweet treats, coffee drinks, chocolate martinis and, naturally as we always end Type-A, a LOT of dancing.

Sunday September 21, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Buckhead Ballroom Grand Hyatt Buckhead