This upcoming February will be my fourth IFB Conference. I have met hundreds of bloggers, watched at least 20 panels and break-out sessions, listened to all-star keynote speakers like Joe Zee and Iman. From behind the scenes I am always amazed at what this event does for our community – how it inspires all of you and how it brings us together season after season.
As someone who helps put on “the big show,” I could go on and on about how great it is, what you'll learn, what a networking opportunity it'll be and all the fun experiences and activities. However, I've never actually attended the event as a guest, and that's the most important experience of all.
So, to give you a better idea of what it's like, I asked a few past attendees to share a little of what the IFBcon experience meant to them.
Kiley Stenberg, A Sequin Dress At Breakfast
“I've always come away buzzing with inspiration from the IFB conferences – I always get new ideas and excitement over ways to grow my blog in various ways. My favorite part of the day(s) is meeting new people. I still keep in touch with people I met at IFB several seasons ago and have developed some strong relationships with people I first met there.”
Nikki Richardson, Bedazzles After Dark
“IFBcon is absolutely amazing. I loved getting insightful and useful information from the panels – and even getting the chance to meet the speakers. The brand booths gave me a validated and professional introduction that allowed me the opportunity for potential partnerships. But my favorite part was the chance to have face-to-face interaction with some of my favorite bloggers. We come from all over the map and it was so wonderful to have personal interactions with the ladies who's sites I visit on the regular and turn those blog-ships into real friendships.”
Lacey Maffetone, A Lacey Perspective
“Attending IFBCon last year turned my blogging world inside out; my ‘social media friends' became real-life friends, the talented people I handed my business card to became business partners and bloggers I looked up to for their business-savvy became mentors. Thank you IFB! Keep up the fantastic work!”