Blogger Conferences: 9 Events to Attend in March 2020
Welcome to Blogger Events, a monthly column of what’s happening in the blog world. If you have an event you’d like featured, reach out to the Beyond Bylines team via Twitter at @BeyondBylines.
March has a variety of opportunities perfect for bloggers. Whether you write about travel or DIY, or are just looking to boost your knowledge in SEO, podcasting, or design, there’s something for you this month.
Looking for events later in the year? Check out the full calendar of upcoming events, which currently includes conferences, events, and meet-ups for bloggers and content creators through November 2020.
Multiple Dates: Blog Well Retreats
Blog Well Retreats, hosted by blogger and business coach Katie Hornor, was created in 2017 to help women of faith build their online businesses. Events are small, with no more than 20 attendees, so you won’t be overwhelmed by the number of people. March options include March 26-27 (Greenville, S.C.) and March 30-31 (Atlanta).
March 6-8: Podfest 2020
If you’re considering getting into the podcast game to complement your blog, this could be the event for you. Podfest also has plenty of learning sessions for experienced podcasters looking to innovate and improve their skills. A few sessions include “Women in Podcasting,” “Laying Out and Planning Your Content,” and “How to Integrate Your Blog into your Podcast Strategy.” This year’s event will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida, minutes from Disney theme parks.
March 6-8: Women’s Travel Fest
Women travel bloggers connect at the annual Women’s Travel Fest. Attendees learn new creative skills, network with fellow travelers, and learn how to take their adventures to the next level. Get tips for traveling solo, boosting your photo skills, and new destination ideas. The Women’s Travel Fest takes place at Angel Orensanz in New York City.
March 13-14: Pinners Conference & Expo (Pomona, CA)
The first of several Pinners conferences throughout the year, the Pomona event is your first chance in 2020 to attend 100+ Pinterest-based creative classes for food, DIY, home décor, and more. Classes cover topics like knitting, calligraphy, and bath-bomb making. The conference will be held at Fairplex California.
March 13-22: SXSW
SXSW offers “10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries.” The whopping 22 programming tracks include Media & Journalism; Experiential Storytelling; Professional Development; Design; and more. Registration is now open for the conference, which takes place in Austin, Texas.
*Update 3/6/20: SXSW canceled due to coronavirus after Austin declares ‘local disaster’
March 14: Reaching Higher Ranks: Using SEO, Analytics, and Pinterest to Your Advantage
Hosted by FLOCK, this intensive one-day event will cover SEO, analytics, Pinterest, and driving traffic to your site. It’s targeted to “online content creators, bloggers, or business owners who want to learn how to get better search results and more accurate exposure on Google, Pinterest, and other search engines.” Check it out at the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center in Fort McDowell, Ariz., just outside Phoenix.
March 24-26: Pubcon Florida
If you weren’t able to attend the Austin event in February, consider checking out Pubcon Florida. Attendees will “learn the latest strategies, insights, and news about SEO, PPC, social media, content marketing, paid social, local search, Google Analytics, Amazon marketing, video, and more.” Pubcon will be held at the Kovens Conference Center in North Miami.
March 26-27: SearchLove San Diego
SearchLove offers two days of sessions covering analytics, site optimization, content best practices, and the latest in paid promotion strategy. Sessions include “On-Page Best Practices that Harm Your Traffic” and “Building a Content Machine.” SearchLove will take place at the waterfront Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, Calif.
March 31-April 2: Influencer Entrepreneurs Academy
This event “brings female entrepreneurs together that are looking to grow their online presence to strategically grow and scale their businesses.” Hosted by blogger and entrepreneur Jenny Melrose, IEA will give attendees the chance to work in small groups of 6-10 bloggers in a “mastermind table” format and will provide a workbook that will act as a personalized guide moving forward. The event takes place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa in Charlotte, N.C.
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Rocky Parker works in Audience Relations at PR Newswire. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines and connect on LinkedIn. When she’s not working, Rocky typically can be found cooking, binge watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.