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.
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
DAY 2: February 7th
Workshop 3: Affiliate Marketing Tutorial: How To Get the Most Out of Your Content brought to you by Rakuten LinkshareWorkshop 4: Beyond Ads: New Ways to Monetize Your Site brought to you by Shop My LabelWorkshop 5: Design and Monetize: Mastering Your Mobile Content brought to you by PadSquad
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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