When you say the word “conference” out loud, it sounds like some boring workplace event – like when Ross had to go to a Palaeontology Conference in the one in Barbados on Friends. (Yes, the tv show. From a million years ago.) But do you want to know a little secret? A conference is just like a party with all of your closest friends that you’ve never even met yet.
Whether you’re a travel blogger, a creative entrepreneur, a creator of handmade goodies, a marketing whiz, or a graphic designer – going to a conference for your niche means hanging out with like-minded people. You meet aspirational folks, your mind sparks at all the ideas flying around, and you feel refreshed, happy, and more focused on your job, on your creativity, and in your life.
I’m super stoked for the upcoming Canadian Internet Marketing Conference in Squamish, BC – located right in my backyard! It’s happening March 28th & 29th, 2015 at Quest University and features amazing speakers like Rebecca Bollwitt from Miss 604, Shawn Johnston from Forge and Smith, and Kemp Edmonds from Hootsuite – just to name a few!
Conferences are also a great time to network and get your name out there. You know what? Scratch out “
network” and sub in “make friends”, because that’s what you’ll be doing. You’ll be making connections, you’ll be meeting new clients, you’ll be meeting mentors, you’ll be making lifelong partners and friends. Seriously.
Most importantly, you’ll be learning. It’s so important to NEVER think that you’re on top of your game – you can always, always learn more about your craft. About things associated with your business. Stepping stones to new opportunities. Never stop learning, no matter where you’re at in your career, in your business, and in your creative process.
The CIMC schedule is sessions on branding, marketing, blogging, and B2B info – check out the full schedule here. And check while you’re there, check out the Special Guests…..
I could have entitled this post “The One Where I Brag About Being Invited to a Conference”. I’m just super excited to go and learn more about digital marketing for my blog and business! (Sorry for the brag-ery!)
Looking for more blogging-related conferences? Check out this great directory of 2015 Blog Conferences at The Well!