Home Grown Social Media is proud to present THE Iowa Blogging Conference of the year in Mason City, Iowa on November 4th!! We crowd sourced the topics and added in a few of our own to make this the premier Iowa Bloggers’ event of 2017.  The planning is early, we anticipate a big crowd, so tickets are limited. Please use the Hashtag #IABloggerCon

You may order tickets here:   2017 Iowa Bloggers’ Conference

Our agenda is as follows and is subject to change.

Friday Night 11/3 – 7pm – 9pm – A Meet & Greet for attendees to get to know some of the speakers that will be at our event. The Midwest Travel Bloggers are sponsoring this event, which should be a fun night! Location will be at The 1910 Grille & Lounge at The Historic Park Inn – 15 W State Street – Mason City, IA

Saturday 11/48:00am – 4:30pm – Chamber of Commerce – 9 North Federal Avenue – Mason City, IA

8:00am – 8:30am – Registration – North Iowa Bloggers

8:30am – 8:40am – Welcome from Patrick Palmer & Sara Broers and the introduction of “Mentors” and their locations & etc.

8:40am – 9:25am – Opening Keynote:  Sara Broers of Travel With Sara, Midwest Travel Bloggers, Social Connections, LLC and Home Grown Social Media. (Main Room)

9:30am – 3:15pm – Mentor Breakouts – 15 -45 min each. Rooms A, B, C

9:30am – 10:00am – Break Out Sessions
1. Katy Flint – Small Time Blogger & Big Time Blogging (Main Room)
2. Donna Hup – Donna blogs at Donnahup.com Blogger/Brand Relationships (Mr. Toot)

10:15am – 11:00am – Stacy Brooks – FTC Disclosure (YES, it affects YOU!)

11:15pm – 11:45am – Break Out Sessions
1. Jay Goodvin – Working With Traditional Media – (Main Room)
2. Lisa & Sara – Midwest Opportunities For Travel Bloggers – (Mr Toot)

12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch & Sponsorship Recognition (Main)
12:00pm – 1:00pm VIP Lunch With Sara Broers  (Mr. Toot)

1:15pm – 2:00pm – Maureen Fitzgerald – Creating An Impressive Media Kit – (Main)

2:15pm – 3:00pm – Break Out Sessions
1. Shari Hagen – Defining Your Brand So Others Will Work With You – (Main)
2. North Iowa Bloggers Walking Tour – Groups of 15 – Downtown Mason City

3:15pm – 4:00pm – Christy Adams – Getting the best photos! – YES, there will be Cupcakes!! – (Main)

4:00pm – 4:45pm – Darcy Swon – Discovering Your Personal Brand – (Main)

4:45pm – Pat & Sara – Wrapping Up The Day!

The Main Room is on the 3rd Floor and The Mr. Toot Room is on the 2nd Floor

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special needs – homegrownsocialmedia@gmail.com

Parking – There’s street parking downtown and a public parking lot as well. Parking is not enforced on Saturdays.