One Big IFBcon Thank You!
By: Jennine Jacob

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Hi there!

It’s me Jennine, I’m writing this feeling like jello from the past few days of amazingness. After doing this every season since February 2009, I have to say that this IFB Confernece was one of the best. Everyone was really happy, having a great time, the panels were rich with information, and I felt uncovered topics that haven’t been previously covered. We had a lot of fun with the booths, doing hair, makeup, DIY’s, and listening to music. There were great giveaways, everyone loved the Cambridge Satchel Co. bag giveaway, and the Fibi & Clo. gifting suite, and the Gigi New York VIP gifting suite all added to the fun of the conference as well. The party at the W New York Union Square, everyone came to and had a great time.

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The crowd as genuine, enthusiastic, appreciative and eager, which after all these years, it was really refreshing to see the spirit of the community in real life. I cannot say enough what it means to have such a strong community of positive and beautiful people.

I’m not sure if there will be one in September, as many who attended the conference saw, I am having a baby this year, and since I am a first time mom, I don’t know if I will be able to plan and raise a newborn. However, the feeling of being in the room with all of the bloggers in our community, we’ll certainly aim to get together next year.

I want to say thank you to our volunteers who worked really hard, on the second day we had a lunch shortage, and three of us ran down the street to the nearest sandwich shop to get an extra 35 lunches… it was pretty comical. Or the volunteers who worked 4 hours to stuff 400 gift bags. The live bloggers who put together great posts about the panels, and of course our team Taylor, Amanda and Jessica who kept the show running.

IFB Conference Live Blogs!

If you missed it this season, we certainly missed you! But here are the live blogs so you can find out what you missed.

DAY 1: February 6th

 Panel 1: Business in the First Year of Blogging brought to you by BESO

Panel 2: Elevating the conversation: The Key to Social Media Success brought you you by Glossi

Panel 3: Catching Their Eye: What Do Brands Want from Bloggers brought to Bollare

Panel 4: Affiliate Marketing: The Essential Revenue Stream for Bloggers brought to you by Rakuten Linkshare

Panel 5: Keeping it Fresh: The Secrets to Blogging Longevity brought to you by Stylehaul

Panel 6: The Evolution of Our Industry: What Does the Future Hold? Brought to you by PadSquad

DAY 2: February 7th

Workshop 1: How to take Great Photos For Your Blog brought to you by Lydia Hudgens

Workshop 2: Law of Fashion: A Blogger’s Guide to Copyright and Trademark Law brought to you by Nicole Sallie Franklin, esq, at Thread Conscious 

 

Submit your posts here!

We’ll be doing a roundup once we get the photos, so if you’d like to make it into the roundup, submit your posts here!

 

 

Thanks to our sponsors:

Many thanks to our IFBCON sponsors who help make this extraordinary event possible! Booth sponsors: MailChimp, Bare Minerals, Frederic Fekkai, Monster Products, and Alex and Ani. Panel sponsors: Beso, Glossi, Bollare, Linkshare, StyleHaul, PadSquad, ShopMyLabel. Gift-bag sponsors: Bare Minerals, Tide, Bollare, NYX Cosmetics, ghd North America, Solutions That Stick, People Style Watch Magazine, Boostcase, Poppin, Twistband, Vaunte, W Hotels Union Square, Fibi & Clo, Cambridge Satchel Company, and Gigi New York

Comments

  1. Avatar of Taylor Fuller

    I have the best time at the conference. I wish I could make it to the Schutz event tonight, but sadly I am snowed in!! Thanks so much for putting together this amazing outlet for bloggers. Thanks so much Jennine!

    Taylor
    http://www.whiskey-ginger.com

  2. Avatar of tany
    tany says:

    It was amazing to be part of this conference, as a first time blogger it has truly inspired me and has given me a higher drive to become the best personal style blogger I can be! Thank you for all the amazing insightful and memories, everyone should attend!!

    http://www.fashiondelights.net

  3. Avatar of Maggie A
    Maggie A says:

    Everything sounds amazing!!! I can’t wait to read all about it.

    xo
    Maggie
    Love Scrapbook

  4. Ann says:

    This was my first IFB Con, and I hope it’s not my last! I met so many people and it was SO informative. So glad I made it out…trekking the sleet and snow afterwards was still worth the trip! Great job to everyone over at IFB for putting on an amazing event!

  5. Avatar of Shaniece Jones

    This was my first year attending the conference and I am 100% positive I will be back again in the following years. I not only caught the entrepreneur bug, but also took what the panelists were saying to heart. I can go on and on about how I felt after leaving this conference but as time and space may have it, I will just say Thank you again for putting this Ah-Mazing Conference together. Heels & Crumpets is aiming to be a better digital platform because of it.

    Best,
    Shaniece Jones
    http://www.heelsandcrumpets.com

  6. Avatar of Z
    Z says:

    More than gutted I couldn’t get across the pond for IFBcon, but can’t wait for it to come to LONDON….!! Next year please?

    HAVE A CRACKIN’ DAY
    Z
    http://www.are-we-on-time.com

  7. Andrea says:

    Wonderful conference! Thank you – thank you! xo

  8. Kelly says:

    I had the most amazing time….

  9. What an inspiring and insightful conference. Congratulations on all of IFB’s success…I am forever thankful!

    Jana Rose Carrero
    http://www.ojandcigs.com/
    @OJandCigs

  10. What an inspiring and insightful conference. Congratulations on all of IFB’s success…I am forever thankful!!

    Jana Rose Carrero
    http://www.ojandcigs.com/
    @OJandCigs

  11. I had a fabulous time at IFBcon this year! Here’s a little recap on my blog: http://www.stylebylynsee.com/2013/02/independent-fashion-bloggers-conference.html

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