Welcome to BlogConf Swansea!

BlogConf is a blogging conference for bloggers of all levels and genres. With a mix of networking, learning, discussions and making new friends and connections. We aim to inspire and delight!

Hear from inspirational speakers, industry experts and join in with our panels and discussions to get the creative juices flowing and provide you with tons of take away ideas for you to put into practice on your own blog.

Network with like minded bloggers to share tips, advice, swap contact details and make new friends.

Speakers at this year’s Swansea event include Evening Post journalist Ruth Dawson, Social For the People’s Helen Reynolds and local successful blogger Laura Schwormstedt.

When

BlogConf Swansea takes place on Saturday 4th October 2014.

 

Tickets

Tickets to BlogConf Swansea are available to purchase from the Eventbrite widget below.

Blogger Tickets

Blogger tickets are £35 with a very limited quantity of Early Bird tickets available.

These tickets are strictly for independent bloggers, bloggers representing brands or who work in PR must purchase a PR & Corporate ticket.

PR, Brand & Corporate

A limited number of tickets are available for brands, PR and corporates. BlogConf is a great way to get an insider’s view on what’s happening in the blogging world.

This ticket allows you to attend the event, talks and workshops and network with delegates. You will also be allowed to bring along promotional material (flyers/business cards) to leave on our brand table. Please contact us for more information.

Speakers

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Laura Schwormstedt
Side Street Style
Laura is a full-time blogger and freelance writer who has been blogging for more than 5 years. She made the switch from part-time to full-time blogger 2 years ago.

Her own personal blog Side Street Style is a family lifestyle blog with lots of travel, interiors and fashion thrown in for good measure. She has also written for various websites and publications including Argos, Travelodge and Very.co.uk and is currently a Huffington Post Blogger.
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Nicholas Fearn
Freelance Journalist & Tech Blogger
Nicolas is a journalist and blogger, covering technology. His work has appeared in titles such as the South Wales Evening Post, Wales Online, The Next Web, Shiny Shiny and Tech Digest.

He entered the world of blogging and journalism at the age of fourteen after receiving a diagnosis of Autism and used this as a way to get his opinions out into the world.
His talk will focus on his life and what blogging has done for him, with the aim of inspiring the audience and making it clear that blogging is more than what meets the human eye.
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Kat O'Brien
Photography
With the growing popularity of photo based social media, such as Instagram and Pinterest, knowing how to take beautiful and eye-catching photographs for your blog is becoming more and more important.

If you’re wondering how to improve your photography, what apps you should be using or what happens to your rights once you release your pictures into the great wide world, this workshop by local photographer Kat O’Brien is perfect for you!
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Helen Reynolds
Social Media
Helen is on a mission to get the public sector to go social - making local communities happier by getting organisations to listen, be more approachable and in touch with modern life.

She has won national social media and PR awards including winning the local government category of the recent UK Digital Leaders 2014 awards.

She has blogged for various organisations and even converted a sprawling council website into a more user friendly place for residents using Wordpress.
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Emma Coles
Monetising Your Blog
Emma Coles is the owner of online indie store Ji Ji Kiki and founder and CEO of Adlet. She started Ji Ji Kiki in 2008 and the brand has grown to stocking independent designs from all around the globe and over 20,00 Facebook fans.

In 2013 she founded Adlet, an award winning advertising platform which makes it easy for bloggers accept advertising on their sites and enables businesses to easily find social media influencers to work with.
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Benjy Stanton
Web Deisgn
Benjy is a freelance designer from Swansea. He's into responsive web design, branding, typography, user experience and has a thing for notebooks.

Benjy is a family man and a bit of a music snob. He has 10 years experience working with design and development agencies, start-ups and others organisations. He can be found on Twitter.
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Georgia Carys Williams
Author
Georgia won third prize at the Terry Hetherington Award 2012, highly commended for The South Wales Short Story Competition 2012, was shortlisted for the Swansea Life Young Writing Category of the Dylan Thomas Prize, 2008 and for the Wells Festival of Literature 2009.
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Rose Sgueglia
PR
The managing director of Miss Squiggles Communications and blogger at Miss Squiggles, Rose has a journalism background and has written for many publications including Yahoo, GQ and Style. As a PR & copywriter, she has worked with many lifestyle brands including Isla Rule, Crystalcups, Borishade London and Nila Holden.

She's part of many local networking groups including Cardiff Young Professionals and Sorelle and she's founder of SquigglesBlogs, a Blogger Network with over 400 affiliates.
Rose is author of two eco-fashion series published on Yahoo and The Urban Times and she's currently working on her first book.
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Ruth Dawson
Journalist
Ruth works as a web journalist on the Swansea-based South Wales Evening Post and freelances for a range of print and digital media.

Having decided to become a journalist at age six, she has spent the last 20 years dreaming of the day when she can run her own publication. Until April, she was editing a quarterly automotive magazine but decided to make the switch into local media to develop her career online.

In her spare time, Ruth likes to travel, attempts to keep fit, and runs a lifestyle and fashion blog Chic and Cheerful.

 

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Venue

BlogConf Swansea will be held in the TechHub on Wind Street in central Swansea.
TechHub Wales, 11 Wind Street, Swansea, SA1 1DP

Sponsors

Sponsorship is a great opportunity to show your support for the blogging and social media influencer community, while promoting your company at our events and beyond, to an enthusiastic audience that has a growing influence over consumer purchasing decisions. We have a range of sponsorship options available and are happy to discuss them to find a package to suit your requirements.

Please email sponsors@blogconf.com for more information.

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