Join Us at the IFB Conference at Milk Studios!

Do you hear that? It's the sound of thousands of well-heeled toes tapping expectantly in anticipation of Fashion Month. Nowhere are they tapping more fervently than in New York City – because NYFW is just a few weeks away, and so is the 6th bi-annual Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference!
The landscape of fashion blogging changes and evolves constantly, and IFB is always on the pulse of what's next so you're never a step behind. February 8th's conference at Milk Studios will bring together some of the best and brightest personalities in our industry to discuss the issues, challenges and exciting future of fashion blogging and social media.
Many thanks to our partners who helped to make the IFB Conference happen: Milk MADEJ Brand Jeans, Design Within ReachLystFashion TrafficLifeminute.tvBauble Bar, Lifebooker, BuyosphereThe Find, Style Musee and The Tribeca Grand Hotel.


The IFB Conference

February 8th, 2012 at Milk Studios, 450 W 15th Street, NYC
Doors open at 8:30 a.m., first panel at 9 a.m., with a lunch break at 12 p.m.


Come party with us afterwards!

There's a Stylish Soiree at the Tribeca Grand from 9pm-12pm

Register for the IFB Conference here

$60 for IFB members (if you're an independent fashion blogger, join us here), $300 for non-members.



This season's panels and speakers:

9 a.m. – What Are Bloggers Worth?

Brought to you by: Lifebooker

A hot topic every year, the relationship between bloggers and brands seems to be constantly changing and re-defining itself. Bloggers have established themselves as sales-drivers and viable marketing channels. It's more important than ever to understand your value and be smart when working with retailers, brands and advertising networks. This panel will dive head-first into the nitty-gritty of negotiating, establishing mutually beneficial relationships and making yourself attractive to brands.


Moderator: Jinna Boo – Grease & Glamour

11 a.m. – Media Goes Mobile

Brought to You By Style Musee

Now more than ever your blog is only a fraction of your online personality. Through social media channels and instant photo-sharing apps, it's becoming faster, easier and more important to share your thoughts and styles on the go. This panel will explore the reach and power of social media and how bloggers can better engage with their community.


Moderator: Jess Estrada – Fresh Jess

1:30 p.m. – Your Blog: Your Dream or Just the Beginning?

Brought to you by: Fashion Traffic

A blog can be so much more than your personal style diary. For those who want it, a blog can become a full-time job or a resume and calling card for all your talents. Panelists will share from personal experience how their blogs have changed their lives, become their careers and helped them achieve their professional goals.


Moderator: Jessie Artigue – Style & Pepper

3:30 pm – Making Your Blog Irresistible

Brought to you by: Bauble Bar

What makes super-star blogs so enticing? Why do we keep coming back post after post? This panel will discuss the importance of quality content, building a loyal audience and what it takes to create a truly unique and successful blog in today's highly-saturated market.


Moderator: Ann Colville Somma – Holier Than Now


Register for the IFB Conference here and for more information check out!

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12 Responses

  1. Julie

    I hope there will be a stream, I don’t want to miss seeing Andy from Style Scrapbook talking about blogging. I can’t attend because I’m in Mexico :(.

  2. J. Lee

    Add my vote to those in favor of IFB streaming the conference! I can’t be there in person, but would love to see the panels.

  3. No chic, Sherlock!

    This is all great and I would like to come! So much! And coming from this god forsaken wilderness of a country (yes we are fashionable here to) I would appreciate if for once the conference would be held on weekends. Not all of us are students, or jobless or having the best job in the world where you can be absent as you wish…

    Have fun 🙂

  4. Sweet Chakra

    It would be nice if you can post the panels online for those of us who can’t be in New York.

    Glad to see some of my favorite bloggers on this list!