CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
(subject to tweaks and changes)
August 4-5, 2017
The Town Center
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Friday, August 4

9-9:45 am: Registration and Networking: Town Center Lobby  (Foodie Friday and Conference)
9:45 am: Ozark: Conference Kick-off–Stephanie Buckley, The Women Bloggers LLC

10-11 am: Ozark: Keynote presentation How to Create Highly Shareable Images on Social Media–Rebekah Radice Sponsored by Riceland Foods

11:15 am to Noon Sessions (1)
Ozark: Why your business needs a blog—Panel Discussion: @TheParkWife, Kristi Thurmon of First Security Bank, Misty Wilbanks of Petit Jean Meats, and Robin DeVore of Riceland Foods
Dogwood: How to run the ultimate giveaway— Cassie Celestain, True Agape
Mockingbird: (Foodie Friday) The Brand Within You –Amy  Hannon, Euna Maes

12-12:45: Lunch Break: Box Lunches provided, table talks and networking

1-1:45 Sessions (2)
Ozark: Facebook Ads: Kristi Thurmon, First Security Bank
Dogwood: How to use Video to Grow Your Social Media Presence—John Taylor, DicksonSt Tv
Mockingbird: (Foodie Friday) Liz Bray, personal chef, restaurant owner, caterer, baker, and now a cookbook author.

2-2:45 Sessions (3)
Ozark: Habits of Highly Effective Social Media Influencers– Maree Jones, Luckie.com
Dogwood: Analog in a digital age: The Bullet Journal, Jennifer McCool
Mockingbird: (Foodie Friday) Food As Art,  Jason Paul Roth, Brightwater Chef

3-3:45 Sessions (4)
Ozark: Growing Your Instagram Organically–Rachel Hough, Hough Homestead
Dogwood: Crowdsourcing the Latest Tools and Apps: Allyson Twiggs Dyer  and Dana Mather (The Twiggs Group)
Mockingbird: (Foodie Friday) Say Cheese- Creating Food Photos That Create Smiles — Nancy Pruitt 

4-5:15 pm Session (5)
Ozark: How to Build a Brand– P. Allen Smith, sponsored by The Women Bloggers

5:30-7 Opening Reception: hosted by the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau, Town Center Plaza

Saturday

8 am – 8:30 am Registration

8 am Continental Breakfast Ozark Room, sponsored by Petit Jean Meats

8:30 Welcome/Introduction: Stephanie Buckley, The Women Bloggers LLC

9-9:50 am Ozark: Keynote presentation  How to Improve Your Google Ranking with Epic Blog Posts–Rebekah Radice

10-10:45 Sessions (6)
Ozark: Writing an E-Book: From Brainstorming to Bringing Home the Bacon—Allison Griffith, Refunk My Junk
Dogwood: How bloggers can build their readership by doing PR for themselves–  Maree Jones, Luckie.com
Mockingbird: Photography (part 1)—Ruthanne Genco, The Shoot Shop

11-11:45 Sessions (7)
Ozark: Beyond the Blog: Making it as a Social Influencer–Sarah Fortune
Mockingbird: Photography (part 2)—Ruthanne Genco, The Shoot Shop

11:45-12:45 Lunch Break: box lunches provided, Pop-Up Art/Maker Show in Lobby, Spearheaded by Laurie Marshall, SeeLaurieWrite.com

1:145pm Sessions (8)
Ozark: FTC Guidelines: Taylor Bradford, Boss Girl Creative 
Dogwood: Pitching Brands: Connecting the Dots to Create Your Biggest Opportunities!—Quenita Fagan, CurvaLish
Mockingbird: Motherhood and Blogging: Balancing Two Joys — Heather Disarro

2-2:50pm Sessions (9)
Ozark: Creating an Authentic Voice for Sponsored Content–Mel Lockuff, AdventuresofMel.com
Dogwood: How to utilize your phone for great video storytelling–Kellee Mayfield, Delta Moxie
Mockingbird: Being True to You: How to be Honest and Vulnerable in Your Writing – Suzy Oakley, ToWellWithYou.com

3-3:45 Sessions (10)
Ozark:  How Pinterest can be your Blog’s BFF: Driving Traffic to your Website with Visuals–Peg Fitzpatrick, Sponsored by First Security Bank, OnlyinArk

4-5:15 Workshops (11)

Ozark: Make Your WordPress Site Have Your Personality—Nick Smith, The Twiggs Group
Dogwood: Sharpen Your SEO Ninja Skills—Taylor Bradford, Boss Girl Creative
Mockingbird: Growing Your Blog Into a Business—Shannon Magsam & Gwen Rockwood of nwaMotherlode
Board Room: How to Tell Stories With Video–James Moore, Busvlogger
 

5:20 pm: Ozark: Conference Wrap Up/Goodbye

Recharge Station provided by Soapbox!

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 | @TheTwiggsGroup

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