2018 BlogPaws Conference Educational Sessions: The Ultimate Guide

The 2018 BlogPaws Conference Sessions and Speakers will Blog You Away
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe’s blown away by all the pros who will be leading the 2018 BlogPaws conference sessions.

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The Ultimate Guide to the 2018 BlogPaws Educational Sessions

As BlogPaws Speaker Ambassador and Ambassa-doodle, Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I are excited to be your guides and share everything we know about the BlogPaws conference educational sessions at the BlogPaws 2018 10th Anniversary Conference.

For us, being Ambassadors is like being tour guides and friendly neighbors rolled into one! We’re here to share a warm welcome from Kansas City–the home of the 2018 BlogPaws conference! (You can read our BlogPaws ambassador true story here.) Also, we’re here to help guide you through the BlogPaws educational sessions so that you can get the most out of the BlogPaws conference experience.

As with any adventure or journey, it’s fun to get prepped before you arrive. That’s where we come in!  With that in mind, let’s embark on an ultimate tour of all things related to the BlogPaws conference sessions and speakers.

First of all, meet your guides!

Dog mom and Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe are your guides helping your on your BlogPaws conference adventures
Dog Mom Jenise and Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe are ready to guide your through the bow-wow worthy BlogPaws educational sessions at the 10th Anniversary BlogPaws conference!

An Overview of the BlogPaws Conference Educational Sessions Landscape

Our first goal on our ultimate tour of the BlogPaws conference sessions is to share a wide-angle view of the “educational landscape.” What types of workshops sessions are available at the conference? What subjects will you be learning? Here’s a high-level overview of the types of information that the 2018 BlogPaws conference speakers will be sharing!

#1 SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY

BlogPaws conference offers social media educational opportunitiesFor Chloe and me, navigating through social media without BlogPaws would be like trying to play a game of fetch in the dark. Sure, Chloe can nose out the ball, but it’s a lot more efficient and fun in the sun! BlogPaws shines a light on the social media landscape with educational sessions led by professionals. At this year’s conference, you can attend sessions about Instagram, Pinterest,  Facebook, podcasting, and more.

 

#2 BUSINESS AND MONETIZATION STRATEGIES

BlogPaws conference offers social media business and monetization educational courses and moreThere are many ways that you can monetize your blog–from publishing to sponsored posts to affiliate marketing and more. Plus, there are important business skills that come along with being a blogger, micro-influencer, or pet industry expert. At the BlogPaws 2018 conference, you’ll be able to attend sessions on copyright, brand sponsorships, pet career entrepreneurship, and affiliate marketing–just to name a few!

#3 BLOGGING KNOW-HOW

BlogPaws conference sessions offer social media, businesss, monetization, blogging how-tosSEO? Keywords? Blogging goals? There’s so much going on behind the scenes of a blog, but you don’t have to travel the blogging road alone. With session topics such as developing blogging goals, understanding trends in SEO, and blogging with purpose, the speakers help clear the path to blogging success.

                                                                        #4 CREATIVE EXPERTISE

BlogPaws Conference Sessions Offer Social Media, Business, Monetization, Blogging, and Creative How-Tos

A big part of being a blogger, an influencer, or an entrepreneur in the pet industry, is understanding how to tell YOUR story to YOUR audience in a way that they’ll love– one that’s authentic and engaging. You need the creative tools to make your story come to life. Additionally, managing your time and your resources is an important piece of the creative pie. The BlogPaws conference is a place where you can hone those skills and get expert help from the pros!

Table Topics, One-on-One Sessions, and More: Touring the Types of Sessions Offered During the Conference

Now that you have a broad view of the content, you may be wondering about the format of the educational sessions. Are they all the same? Does everyone attend all the sessions? Our next stop on our ultimate tour of the BlogPaws conference sessions, is an overview of presentation formats offered at this pet-friendly, three-day event.

  • Table Topics: These are casual, lunch-and-learn style sessions where a presenter shares information about a specific topic over lunch with up to 10 conference guests. There are a limited number of spaces available at the Table Topic Talks, so it’s important to sign up early!
  • One-on-Ones: Yes, the name says it all! These are individual sessions with conference speakers. This is your chance to ask questions and get input that’s specific to your blog or your business! It’s a great value! However, these sessions are extremely popular and fill up fast! Be quick as a retriever chasing a fetch toy!
  • Breakout sessions: With so much to share, BlogPaws offers multiple sessions during the same time period. Each break out session is led by the presenter in a format of their choosing. It could be a workshop, q & a style, or a presentation.
  • Keynotes: There are two keynote speaker sessions. These are a highlight of the conference! The 2018 keynote speakers have not been announced yet, so make sure you’re following BlogPaws on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for these announcements. (Or, if you’ve already signed up for the conference, watch your email inbox for information.)

Are you ready to know more about the conference sessions and speakers?

Here are important tips on HOW to get the most out of the BlogPaws conference sessions!

As your ambassadors, we highly recommend that, if you have not already registered for the conference, do so now. There are many advantages to registering. Once you’ve signed up, you can:

  • receive weekly emails from BlogPaws with the latest conference news and updates
  • create your conference profile as part of the conference registration
  • plan and build your personalized conference schedule on sched.org
  • connect with other attendees who have registered
  • check out the speaker profiles on sched.org
  • add the sched.org app to your phone so that you have your schedule at your fingertips while attending the conference.

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe’s Tip: You can sign up for the conference right here

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe with tour guide flag in front of the World War 1 Memorial in Kansas City Missouri

Your tour of the sessions and speakers wouldn’t be complete without an easy way to register for the BlogPaws 2018 conference right here:

BlogPaws 2018 Conference: Register Now   

Now that we’ve shared the educational session landscape and how you can sign up for the BlogPaws conference, let’s meet the pros who will be leading the BlogPaws 2018 conference sessions.

Who are the people presenting at  the 2018 BlogPaws conference?

Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I took a little trip over to sched.org (which is your place to plan your conference schedule, read the speaker bios, learn about the sessions, etc.), and we checked out the speaker’s bios and the session overviews. Rather than tell you about the sessions and individual speakers, we decided to show you by creating word clouds from the speakers’ bios and the session overviews. We thought it would be a fun way to share who the presenters are and what educational topics are popping up!  Here’s what we learned…

 

BlogPaws 2018 Conference Word Cloud from Session Overviews
This word cloud was created from the BlogPaws conference speakers’ presentation overviews. Look what popping up!

 

Word cloud of text from the BlogPaws Conference Speaker bios
Curious about who the BlogPaws Conference speakers are? This word cloud was created from the BlogPaws 2018 speakers’ bios! Looks like a pet-loving, digitally savvy group!

Get to Know Before You Go!

Want to know specific information about the speakers and the presentation topics? BlogPaws makes it easy. You can…

READ more about each of the BlogPaws speakers here!  Also, there is a weekly BlogPaws speaker series blog post that spotlights individual speakers on BlogPaws.com.

WATCH Facebook Lives where BlogPaws team members chat with this year’s speakers. They are available by going to the BlogPaws Facebook page. It’s a great way to get to know the speakers before you go!

FOLLOW the speakers on Twitter using the BlogPaws Twitter list.

BlogPaws Conference Tips from Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe!

As your guides, we wanted to share a few tips that we learned at our first conference last year. Chloe's happy to share BlogPaws conference tips

  • TIP #1: You won’t be in the dog house if you decide to switch your schedule and attend a different session than you’d planned. Everyone’s friendly and wants you to be able to make the most of your experience!
  • TIP #2: Choose the sessions you want to attend based on your blogging or influencer goals!
  • TIP #3: The BlogPaws community shares notes! If you’re not able to attend a session, ask someone to swap notes with you. Also, BlogPaws (and many of the speakers) make presentation slides available following the conference. Quite possibly, you will have access to ALL the conference sessions even though it’s physically impossible to attend each one! BowWOW!

Last of all, on our all-things-sessions-and-speakers tour, we’d like end with some thoughts from other attendees about why the BlogPaws sessions have been game-changers for them. We reached out to the BlogPaws community through Facebook and Instagram comments and  here’s what they had to say…

Why are the BlogPaws Conferenece Sessions meaningful? Seven quotes from bloggers and influencers

How Have the BlogPaws Conference Educational Sessions Helped You?

“Our Google Analytics are up 200% in page views for the month of February compared to last year’s February and we are sure that it is largely in part due to the knowledge we gained at our two BlogPaws conferences we were lucky enough to attend! –  ChiPets

“Networking and meeting the people you already feel you have met via social.” – Jodi Perkins Clock, Ask Jodi

“I enjoy the opportunity to engage with speakers in a way I likely cannot do remotely. Being able to ask questions and gain insight based on their reply is valuable for me, but I’m sure it’s valuable for other participants. If one person in the audience asks a question, there’s a good chance many others are thinking the same and simply don’t know or feel comfortable articulating them. Additionally, being able to partner the presenter with their visual tools helps to illustrate points for people regardless of their learning style!” – Bryn Nowell, A Dog Walks into a Bar 

Every note I made I still use two years later. It’s gold dust.” – Marjorie Dawson, Dash Kitten
“At the workshops and by connecting with other bloggers and influencers, I learned HOW bloggers and influencers were making money.”  – Cathy Armato, Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
“(It’s) so much easier to focus and really learn about topics like SEO or Branding or Instagram or Facebook in an interactive live setting with good visual examples, case studies, questions, and responses. It can also be really inspiring to see a good presentation and trigger all sorts of great ideas.  – Susan Nation, Talents Hounds
“If on the fence, fall toward BlogPaws, every time!” – Elizabeth Keene, Chronicles of Cardigan

THANKS FOR JOINING US

Finally, thank you for joining us on our ultimate BlogPaws 2018 conference sessions and speakers tour! We hope you’re as excited as we are to embark on all this learning under one…WOOF! 

We’ll see you at the BlogPaws 2018 10th Anniversary Conference:

  • April 18 – 20, 2018
  • The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center Hotel
  • Kansas City, MO

One Last Conference TIP: THERE’S MORE TO EXPLORE!

Be part of an all-new immersive experience!

Check out all the BlogPaws conference adventures

While we shared an “all things educational” perspective on the conference in this post, there’s so much more about the BlogPaws conference to explore!
This year there will be an all-new experiential area that will take the conference to a whole new level.(Sounds like a great photo op too!) It will include a kitchen where experts will be whipping up treats for people and pets, patio, office, living room…and prizes too.
Plus, you’ll meet pet brand sponsors, walk the red carpet, attend the BlogPaws Social Media and Pet Blogging awards ceremony, and connect with others who are passionate about pets! Want to know more? Check out all the latest news and information on the BlogPaws 2018 10th Anniversary Conference in Kansas City, MO right here!  Or register now
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe's Everything Guide to the BlogPaws 2018 Conference Sessions & Speakers

Do you have any questions about this year’s BlogPaws conference sessions?

Please comment below. We’ll do our best to answer your questions or to direct you to someone who can!

See you soon at BlogPaws 2018 Conference
Tail wags and take care from your BlogPaws 2018 Conference Speaker Ambassadors!
Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and Jenise

 

 

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogPaws. The opinions and text are all mine.

31 thoughts on “2018 BlogPaws Conference Educational Sessions: The Ultimate Guide

  1. I can’t wait to go. It will be hard to choose what sessions to go to. Afraid I will miss something in another one.

    1. I’m looking forward to meeting you at the conference! I have the same dilemma around choosing sessions. Thankfully, everyone’s so happy to share notes!

  2. Can’t wait to meet you there! I am so excited! There are some amazing speakers to look forward to, yourself included! It’s going to be an EPIC conference!

    1. Looking forward to meeting you too! Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I are counting the days till the adventure begins! We aren’t actually speakers at the conference, but we are speaker ambassadors! Ready to help everyone feel at home in Kansas City and share the details about all the workshops, table topics, breakout sessions, and keynote speakers!

      1. Ahhh okay that makes sense. Geesh I am sorry I should totally already know this right?
        I think I read about or hear something about BlogPaws 10th Anniversary Conference and I just start gushing with excitement I can’t even see straight.
        I am getting super excited each day it gets closer!!
        I have had SO MUCH fun deciding on which speakers to see.
        It’s almost here!!!!
        I hope everyone snags their tickets before they are gone!

  3. I have to miss the conference this year, booooo! But looking forward to hear all about the wonderful adventures and experiences.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amy! Sorry to hear you won’t be able to attend the conference. I’ll do my best to keep you updated about all the conference news and experiences right here on my blog and social media! Doodle kisses and tail wags!

  4. Wow!! This is a pawtastic post full of information! I can’t wait to get to KC to work with you as an ambassador and spend time with you and Chloe. We’ll be there before you know it!

    1. Thanks, Lola! Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I are looking forward to meeting you in person at the BlogPaws conference too. It’s an honor to be an ambassador with you! See you soon!

  5. What a wonderful post! It will surely help anyone in their BP prep up to the conference. Loved reading the quotes about the educational sessions. I went to Phoenix and hope to go back to another conference!

    1. Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m happy to hear you appreciated the quotes from other bloggers and influencers about the educational sessions. Everyone comes away from BlogPaws with different things that resonate with them (that’s what makes the conference so unique), so I thought it might be helpful to share a variety of perspectives! I hope to get to meet you at a BlogPaws conference in the future. Tail wags. Take care.

  6. Wow, fantastic post and I’m so excited to meet Chloe and speak with you a little more this year! I love that you point out to sign up early but it’s okay if you change your mind. Last year was my first conference and i was on information overload. I signed up in advance, but after arriving I met some of the speakers or heard about topics that I ended up making last minute changes. Plus, it was great that I shared notes with my fellow newbies!

    1. Hi Heather! I’m looking forward to getting to know you better this year too! I appreciate hearing that you think some of my tips in this post may be helpful to others. Sometimes the it’s the little things that make a difference! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’m looking forward to catching up in KC!

  7. I cannot go unfortunately as I am a private tutor and work on weekends and cannot let the kids down especially those studying for a barmitzvah but it sounds like a great conference. Who knows maybe next year

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ruth. The kids you tutor are very fortunate to have your guidance and encouragement. Maybe you’ll be able to attend the conference in 2019! I imagine that BlogPaws will announce the 2019 conference venue at this year’s conference! Hope to get to meet you at a future conference. Until then, it’s a joy to connect via our blogs and through BlogPaws.

  8. I’m going for the first time this year! I can’t wait. Thanks for the info.

    1. Hi Candy! Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I are so excited to hear that you’ll be attending the conference and we look forward to meeting you! As Ambassador and Ambassa-doodle, we want to make sure you feel right at home at the conference, and if you have any questions, please let us know. We’ll do our best to answer your questions or find someone who can! Also, have you joined the BlogPaws group for first-time attendees? Elizabeth Keene from Chronicles of Cardigan leads a special “newbies” group that will help you get the most out of your first conference. If you haven’t heard about the group, you might want to check it out over on her blog. As a first-time attendee last year, I was glad that I took advantage of the BlogPaws “newbies” group. It helped me prepare for the conference so that I could take advantage of all there is to do! We’re so happy that you stopped by Happy-Go-Doodle and we want to be the first to say “welcome!” and we look forward to meeting you! We’ll do our “furry” best to make your first BlogPaws conference incredible! Also, we’ll keep posting more information on our blog and social media so you that don’t miss out on any updates! See you soon! Tail wags and take care!

  9. This will be my 4th BlogPaws conference. I’ve learned so much by attending the conferences. There is so much to do, people to meet and talk with, and lots to learn that we could have the conference over a week and still not get it all done.

    1. Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe and I are looking forward to seeing you at the conference! And your comment is so true! BlogPaws packs so much fun, education, and community into three days. I’m really looking forward to the new experiential areas this year! It will be like having a pet-friendly living room, office, kitchen, and patio at the conference. Who knows what else BlogPaws will be cooking up in these areas? As soon as I hear, I’ll share it in my April post. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to seeing you in KC!

  10. Looking forward to Kansas City. Lots of learning at BlogPaws and it’s a little crazy too.

    1. Hi Sherri! We look forward to meeting you in our hometown of KC for the conference! All the photos we’re sharing on our posts are taken in the Kansas City area so you can get a flavor for the city! If you have any questions about the educational sessions or about the KC area, please let us know. As ambassadors, we’ll do your tail-wagging best job to make your conference the best yet!

  11. Buffy and I are looking forward to the conference and to meet all my blogging friends there. When will the 1 on 1’s be offered? I know they fill quickly!

    1. Hi Sandy and Buffy! We’re happy to hear that you will be at the BlogPaws conference! There are going to be so many new surprises in honor of the 10th anniversary! We look forward to meeting you and will do our very best to answer any questions you have about the conference, the speakers, or about the Kansas City area. You are right about the one-on-ones filling up quickly. I checked to see if there were any updates on the sign-up dates for the one-on-ones, but there haven’t been any announcements yet. When I do hear, I will share right away! Also, I’ll be creating another post in April, so I’ll include news there too! Thanks so much for stopping by and we look forward to meeting you in KC! Tail wags and take care!

  12. I’m totally going to be missing out on a lot this year! Ha! I’ll just have to wait for 2019. I follow all the educational BlogPaws posts that are really hard to beat anywhere else.
    I guess I will be watching the live streaming if they have one this year again.

    1. Oh my! I was so hoping to get to see you again this year. Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe was going to share lots doodle kisses and tail wags with you too! But we will look forward to seeing you in 2019! We follow all the educational BlogPaws posts and are part of the SLC too. BlogPaws is a gold mine of educational information, isn’t it! Thanks for stopping by. Doodle kisses! Tail wags! Take care!

  13. Enjoy your time at BlogPaws! I hope to attend again when it comes back to the East coast.

    1. Thank you! I’m looking forward to it! Hope to meet you at one of the conferences in the future!

  14. Wow, so thorough Chloe Doodle and Miss Jenise. But everypawdy that follows you wouldn’t expect less, ’cause you always provide high quality content on your bloggie! You have already been so helpful in providing info about the conference. BlogPaws sure did right by picking you to be its conference ambassadors! XOXO

    1. P’awww, thank you, Valentine! You’re abso-doodly too kind! Congratulations to you on being a 2018 BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose award finalist! We’re so happy for you! Doodle kisses and tail wags!

  15. This is an Excellent BlogPaws Conference summary, Jenise & Chloe! I’ve shared on my social channels, as I think it would be helpful to every conference attendee. Thanks for including us in your quotes! I’m super excited for this year’s conference – I look forward to seeing you there!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    1. P’awww, thanks! Congratulations on being a finalist for the BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media Nose-to-Nose Awards! That is super exciting! I look forward to seeing you at the conference soon!

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