The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For: Announcing IFBCON September 2012

#IFBCON 2012: The Only Blogging Conference Created By Bloggers, For Bloggers

When: September 4 – 5, 2012

Venue: 82 Mercer, SoHo New York City

Calling all fashion bloggers and fans! Fashion’s biggest and boldest conference is coming back for its 7th season. This time, Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) is going all-out, debuting a new, two-day event that will highlight the boldest of topics to educate you, the blogger and reader, on tools and tips to make you a better blogging professional. Within #IFBCON's two-day schedule, there will be six panels, eight breakout sessions where attendees will receive hands-on training in writing, blogging, photography PLUS two Q+A sessions with industry leaders.

Offering a 2-day pass that gives access to the official after-party and jam-packed gift bag, the exclusive Early-Bird Tickets are on-sale NOW. There are limited quantities of Early-Bird tickets so hurry and get yours before they run out! Regular IFB Member and Non-IFB members/Corporate tickets will go on-sale in the coming weeks.

Register for the IFB Conference 2012!


IFBCON September 2012 Ticket Information:

Early-Bird IFB-Member Tickets: $145

Regular IFB-Member tickets:

Two-day Pass: $185
One-day Pass: $125

IFB Members own their own blog about fashion, have registered with IFB, and are approved

Non-IFB Members & Corporate tickets:
Two-Day Pass: $600 (for more information about non-IFB member and corporate ticket sales, please email [email protected])

All ticket sales are final! No refunds will be granted. Tickets on sale here!

What do we have in-store for you? Details below!


#IFBCON Schedule & Panel Line-up:

September 4: Day 1

Panel 1: The Future of Fashion
With industry experts and leading trendspotters, this panel aims to discuss where the fashion industry is headed and what fashion trends will infiltrate the blogging world.

Panel 2: The Business Behind Blogging
When should you hire an agent? What should you be aware of before entering into those negotiations? This panel will be the ultimate resource for all bloggers looking to grow professionally and whether taking the big step for representation is the right move.

Panel 3: How to Make Friends and Win Readers
In today's growing blogging industry, the key to becoming more successful is through your relationships and networks. This panel will offer tips and insights from industry professionals on how to grow your readership in an organic, authentic way.


September 5: Day 2

Panel 4: The New Entrepreneur
On the cover of every magazine and in featured advertising campaigns is the new model/entrepreneur: the blogger. Blogging's most successful entrepreneurs and industry experts share their experiences overcoming challenges, growing their personal brand and long-term business tips for all bloggers, new and old.

Panel 5: Journalism vs. Blogging
Ethics, credibility and more are at the heart of this panel which will delve into the differences, similarities, and the increasingly gray area between the two industries. Industry leaders will share their insight, showing how bloggers can become better writers and publishers while top bloggers will discuss how they became trusted leaders in the industry, offering tips for the entire audience.

Panel 6: Bringing Bravery Back to Blogging
Remember the days when blogging used to be about original content and taking a stance without having to worry what everyone would say? We’re fighting to revolutionize the community, and talking to the leaders who bring individuality back to the forefront. This panel will talk about the evolution of blogging, how it has affected the community and why bravery is making a comeback.

8 Breakout Sessions Throughout the Two-Day Conference Period:

Photoshop 101: Learn the basics and improve your graphic skills
Ownership in the Digital Age: Explore the world of copyright in the digital world
Become Your Own PR Person: How You Can Pitch Yourself
Lessons in SEO: Optimizing your Blog's SEO
Become a Photographer Pro: Improving Your Blog's Photography
Creating Viral Mobile Videos: Developing and Distributing Mobile Videos
How to Get a Job in Social Media: Tips to Get Your Dream Social Media Job
Inside the Writer's Studio: How to Create Better Content

Reporting from the industry's frontlines, IFB has, and will be, the leading independent voice for bloggers all over the world. We are here 365 (sometimes 366) days a year with the sole intent of elevating and educating the community. Our conference reflects our dedication to you and the entire community. Celebrating our five-year anniversary, this conference promises to be the ultimate extravaganza for all bloggers, readers, industry leaders and fans.


The year's biggest blogging blow-out is coming. Are you ready? Tickets on sale now.

Stay connected to the news and latest updates by following our @_IFB Twitter feed (don't forget the #IFBCON hashtag).

More speaker information and panelists will be released in the next few weeks!

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27 Responses

  1. Laura

    I am SO EXCITED! Can’t wait to participate in all the events and meet other bloggers! Coming from LA to NYC just for this and Fashion Week!

  2. miss SLY!

    Congrats on a 7th edition!!
    Bolder is the way to go. 2 days conference? Much better.
    I am eager to see how the breakout sessions will translate.
    See you there! xox

  3. ManuelaYush

    Amazing conference! I think everyone will learn and grow our blogs from the lectures and other fellow bloggers!
    see you all there!

  4. Amanda Boleman

    Absolutely can’t wait! 🙂 Coming in from Chicago & making a big birthday week out of it.

    xxxx Amanda

  5. Christina-Lauren

    Does the IFB host a West Coast conference too (which is easier for us California-based bloggers)?
    Inspirations & Celebrations

  6. Fabiola

    Great opportunities for us bloggers! Such a shame I live in London 🙁 x

  7. Judy

    Already got my ticket and can’t wait for this. I will be working hard to improve my blog between now and then. Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting lots of new ones!

  8. The Style Kaleidoscope

    Will be watching the stream from the UK, brilliant!

  9. Katelyn Z

    Bought my tickets this AM! Anyone else going, please tweet me @theskinnyblonde … let’s connect! 🙂

  10. broke with Designer taste

    Why do I have school during these times and live across country!? Sounds like an amazing opportunity and like lots of fun. I will be there in spirit!

  11. Ashley


    Following up on a couple e-mails I sent about contributing to the Social Media portion of #IFBcon. Would love to be included and my company may want to sponsor in some way.