Calling All Sponsors!
Places I Want to Go in 2013!
This blogging mom is ready. I am ready to learn, to explore, to be stretched. I feel that the only way to do that is to get out. GO. BE. DO! It’s time to grab the bull by the horns and DREAM BIG!
I have found some of the most educational and interactive places that I WANT TO GO in 2013. Would you be willing to help me get there? I’m calling all sponsors from large companies to blog reader’s such as yourself. This is a group effort and will take lots of different people praying and doing to make 2013 the best!
First I will tell you where and why, then I will explain how. Yes, I am dreaming big, but that is how winner’s are found and dreams come true!
WHERE & WHY:
This is a two-day intensive event (11 hrs each day!) focused on unleasing the creativity within you and creating a life where wisdom meets passion! This event is organized and hosted by Dan Miller and 48 Days. Cost $500 (just me) or $800 (hubby and I) plus cost of travel and lodging
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM – Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM
The 2:1 Conference is a faith based conference for homeschooling parents who blog (not just about homeschooling), or are otherwise interested in social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Blogging and homeschooling are journeys; each changing with the seasons of our lives. Offering knowledgeable speakers, our goal at 2:1 is to equip you with the tools and confidence needed to succeed in your blogging as well as homeschooling journeys.
We strive to encourage and educate by teaching social media skills, networking techniques and the art of blog crafting. We also stress the importance of maintaining a balance by keeping Christ first in our homes. We are dedicated to ensuring every attendee comes away from 2:1 with new tools, resources and skills as well as a renewed spirit. Our desire is to solidify your homeschool resolve as we cultivate social media skills and connections.
May 16 – May 18 Nashville, TN
The Teach Them Diligently Convention is a homeschool convention that celebrates the focus of Christian home education—which is the discipleship of children to glorify God. Therefore, the purpose of this homeschool convention goes much further than simply education at home. Added to the normal teaching resources are the themes of Missions, discipleship, and how to parent as a Christian. Over the years we have come to learn that home education is a form of ministry. Whether we realize it or not, we reproduce who we are in our children. Therefore, we have a constant need for renewal and encouragement in Christ. This is the reason for homeschool conventions; at least, this is the reason for the Teach Them Diligently Convention. We believe that our convention should be a waterfall of enrichment and encouragement in Christ, and a re-focus toward discipleship. Consequently, we have invited such speakers as Voddie Baucham, Ken Ham, Pam Tebow, Heidi St. John, Davis and Rachel Carmen, Debra Bell, Hal and Melanie Young, and many others to minister to the homeschool families at the Teach Them Diligently Convention. Homeschool, Christian Parenting, and Discipleship are all a lifestyle.
If you are a Christian Homeschool Family, this is the Convention you want to attend. Teach Them Diligently Convention is an experience that you do not want to miss, and it is built for the entire family!
Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM – Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 4:00
Reviewer’s Retreat at The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, is the first conference geared specifically toward the issues and challenges faced by bloggers in the review genre. This brand-friendly conference welcomes company and agency representatives as building and strengthening relationships between bloggers and brands is one of the conference’s primary goals.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM – Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM
The Allume conference exists to offer a gathering place for kindred spirits to connect, learn, grow, and be refreshed so they can persevere in being a people who bring hope to the world through the social media medium. We want to reflect His Light in all our spheres of influence. Our goal is to go beyond the surface into intentional blogging and real life living, all to the glory of God. Allume is a one-of-a-kind conference that seeks to engage women by teaching blogging techniques and social media skill while also urging and encouraging women to live fully integrated lives with their faith and family.
With all these conference choices, which do I really want to attend?
Well, if I could only choose two conferences during 2013 then I would choose:
2:1 conference since it deals with homeschooling and blogging and that fits our family very well. This conference would be an all family vacation style trip (hoping to stay longer in TN after the conference via Cabins For You.)
Then it would be a tough decisions between Reviewer’s Retreat and Allume. Both seem to offer excellent resources. RR is not claiming to be a Christian retreat so that could be something I need to further look into whereas Allume is very Christian and connected to growing a blogger for Christ.
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Rachel G says
It will definitely be exciting if you are able to go to those conferences! I was a homeschooled kid myself, so I definitely have a heart for homeschooling families!
Were you homeschooled through highschool? I would love for you to guest post during my homeschooled highschool: is it possible series during Jan-April? contact me on facebook if you are interested.