Register Now for These Blogger & Journalist Events in February
Welcome to Blogger Events, a monthly column of upcoming blogger and journalist events that we think you should know about.
February may be full of major sporting events, but it’s also a great time to register for a unique learning opportunity. We’ve compiled a list of events aimed at helping journalists and bloggers improve their skills in a variety of areas.
So if attending a conference or training is one of your New Year’s resolutions, now is the time to make good on that goal.
Feb. 1: How to write better personal essays
This online workshop will be hosted by Tim Herrera, creator of the Freelancing with Tim events and newsletter.
Feb. 2-4: The Southern C Summit
The event that’s all about #ConnectCollaborateCreate will offer both in-person (Sea Island, Georgia) and virtual options in 2022. The summit is “tailored to offer a community of passionate entrepreneurs, creatives, and business owners an opportunity to connect and collaborate amongst top names in media, business, and branding online and in person.”
Feb. 4-5: Pinners Conference (Kansas)
Head to Overland Park, Kansas, for “the most creative show in America.” General admission to this conference for DIY-lovers starts at $10 and VIP tickets include access to an influencer party and some impressive swag. Mindfulness, party planning, cookie decorating, and soapmaking are just a few of the sessions that will be offered.
Feb. 7-9: Affiliate Summit West
Affiliate Summit West is “a place where advertisers and publishers of all sizes and types come together, to share knowledge and build partnerships so that together they can grow their businesses online.” Head to Las Vegas to check out sessions under the agenda tracks: Content & Commerce, Advertisers, and Innovation & Tech.
Feb. 9: Reporting human trafficking responsibly
Journalismfund.eu is hosting this webinar, which will discuss ethical guidelines for journalists when reporting on victims and survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation and labor abuse. The training aims to help journalists build rapport with victims and survivors of human trafficking while being careful with their stories.
Feb. 14-March 13: Building Live Journalism in Your Newsroom
This is a free Massive Open Online Course offered by the Knight Center for Journalism. It will be taught by Kim Last, editor of Live Journalism and Special Content at The Wall Street Journal. Students will learn how to implement live journalism in their newsrooms by embracing virtual event formats, converting event content into coverage, and hosting key sessions. There are no scheduled events, which means you can work through the four weekly modules at your own pace before taking the weekly quizzes.
Feb. 16: How to help protect journalists from online abuse
This discussion will be hosted by The Kalish, a non-profit organization focused on advancing press photography. The panel will feature speakers from The Seattle Times and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Protecting journalists online is a big responsibility, “but with knowledge and tools to guide us, we can increase digital safety in the workplace for everyone.”
Feb. 24-26: WORKBENCHcon
Returning in 2022, WORKBENCHcon will welcome DIYers, makers, and bloggers for several days of networking and workshops. Sessions will cover topics like epoxy, furniture flipping, and engraving. It will be held in Atlanta.
Feb. 24-27: IDEA Personal Trainer Institute
This event is ideal for fitness bloggers and vloggers. They can connect, in person, with other personal trainers, entrepreneurs and business owners and learn new strategies to create change and get noticed in a crowded marketplace. Topics cover training techniques, nutrition, training science, and professional development.