#FoodieFriday, September 9, 2016, at Pratt Place Inn

10:00                Registration

10:30                Welcome & Introduction of Keynote Sister Schubert

11:45                Helen Lampkin & Ashley Pointer — Entrepreneurship

12:30 – 1:15     Break for Lunch (on the grounds of Pratt Place Inn) 

1:15-2:30         Chef Matt McClure, The Hive, 21C Hotel

2:30                  Snack Break on the Porch

2:45 – 3:45:       Writer’s Workshop/Panel
Laurie Marshall, Lyndi Fultz, Madison Hofmeyer, Sarah White, Talya Tate Boerner, Heather Disarro, Mel Lockcuff


 The Shoot Shop

The Shoot Shop by Ruthanne will be held at Pratt Place Inn starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.



4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration, The Chancellor Hotel Lobby
Learn SNAPCHAT, Get our Filter with Taylor of #bossgirlcreative and Pink Heels Pink Truck

4:30 – 5:15         Instagram Tour- Fayetteville Visitors Bureau, Meet in hotel lobby


5:30 p.m.          Sister Schubert Kicks Off Megaphone16 at The Chancellor Hotel, Eureka Ballroom
7:00                  Fayetteville Visitor’s Bureau Opening Reception, Town Center Plaza

8:30                  The Cox Communications Hospitality Room Opens, Alumni Suite




7:30 a.m.          Breakfast, Eureka Ballroom


8:30 a.m.          Conference Welcome & Kick-Off  –Stephanie Buckley, The Women Bloggers founder              Eureka Ballroom 

8:45 a.m.            Keynote Speaker Presentation –  Peg Fitzpatrick
Live from the trenches; How I turned my passion into a thriving social media career (and you can too!) 
Eureka Ballroom

10:00 -10:45       Workshop Session 1:
Bella Vista Room: Bootcamp on Business Entities for the Blogger & New Businesses – Vicki Vasser, Attorney, Wright Lindsey Jennings
White River Room: Blogging 101- @TheParkWife, @DiningwithDebbie, @RhondaFranz
Petit Jean Room:  Evernote – Beth Stephens, Soapbox Insights

11:00 -11:45        Workshop Session 2
Bella Vista Room: Social Media, the FTC Guidelines, Meredith Lowry, Attorney, Wright Lindsey Jennings
White River Room: Live Streaming…Hitting the Broadcast Button – Des Miller
Petit Jean Room: Blogging for your Business – Allison Griffith


Noon – 1:15      Lunch, sponsored by Riceland. Um, yum.
Eureka Ballroom, Please be in your seats by 12:00

15-minute break                                                 


1:30 – 2:15         Workshop Session 3
Bella Vista Room: Faking Balance: Overwhelmed to Invincible in 3 Simple Steps – Lela Davidson, Saatchi & Saatchi X
White River Room: Improving Your SEO Ninja Skills for more Readers – Taylor Bradford
Petit Jean Room: Blog Transitioning: Finally writing YOUR StoryRachel Hough                               

2:30 – 3:15         Workshop Session 4
Bella Vista Room: Staying Inspired When You Want to Quit – Heather Disarro, Heather’s Dish
White River Room: How to be a Slack-er & #GSD – Sarah Daigle, Currant Technology
Petit Jean Room: Growing Your Biggest Asset: Your Email List – Cassie Celestain

3:15 – 3:30         Afternoon break, 2nd Floor Mezzanine

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Workshop Session 5    

Bella Vista Room:Creating an Authentic Voice for Your Sponsored Content – Ghidotti Communications
White River Room: AP Style: Writing for Consistency – Suzy Taylor
Petit Jean Room: Building OnlyinArk from the ground up – Kristi Thurmon, First Security Bank

4:30– 5:15 p.m.  Workshop Session 6, Eureka Ballroom  

How to Make Your Images Stand Out on Instagram-Peg Fitzpatrick

6:00                  Private Shopping Event at Mustache Goods and Wears, 
Fayetteville Square
7:00                  Fayetteville Dine Around

8:30                  The Cox Communications Hospitality Room Opens, Alumni Suite




7:30 – 8:15  — Breakfast in the Eureka Ballroom

8:30 – 9:45       Workshop Session 7
Bella Vista Room: Brand Best Practices – Stephanie Buckley, The Women Bloggers and Beth Stephens, Soapbox Insights
White River Room: Branding Yourself – Jacqueline Wolven, Main Street Eureka Springs
Petit Jean Room: Internet Radio – Nancy K. Grace & Vickie Henderson                                                            

10:00 – 10:45     Workshop Session 8
Bella Vista Room: Smartphone Photography – Julie Kohl
White River Room: Writing and Editorial Calendar and Brainstorming Topics – Sarah White
Petit Jean Room: Make Your WordPress Site Have YOUR Personality– Nick Smith, The Twiggs Group

11:00 – 11:45      Workshop Session 9
Bella Vista Room: Charting Your Course as a Blogger – #Soapbox influence + insights
White River Room: The Nuts and Bolts of Social Media – Ramona Collins, Sam’s Club
Petit Jean Room: Hot Apps – Allyson Twiggs Dyer, The Twiggs Group and Rhonda Franz, Captain Mom


11:45 – 12:00      Conference Wrap-up, Eureka Ballroom                                                                                                 

12:00 – 12:30      Check out/conference ends.


Contact Information: The Women Bloggers

Stephanie Buckley | stephanie@thewomenbloggers.com | @TheParkWife
Debbie Arnold |diningwithdebbieblog@gmail.com | @diningwithdeb
Rhonda Franz | rhondafranz@gmail.com   |@RhondaFranz
Event Planning and Marketing by The Twiggs Group.