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Thursday, October 5
 

8:00am

VIP Mastermind Day presented by AARP
Sponsors
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AARP

AARP
AARP believes that no one’s possibilities should ever be limited by their age. Every day, we fight to remove barriers that stand between people and their Real Possibilities. We’ve come to realize that some of the most persistent barriers live inside of us. Although the reality... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Tenor

8:30am

[VIP Mastermind Day] Welcome Breakfast
Thursday October 5, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Tenor

9:30am

[VIP Mastermind Day] Plan, Pitch & Pray - The 3 step process to getting the opportunities you want, when you want them w. Nicole Walters
In this session, attendees will learn the essential steps to research and find aligned opportunities, leverage their blog/brand statistics, and pitch for partnerships that elevate and pay! Corporate style sales tactics for the everyday entrepreneur. 

Speakers
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Nicole Walters

Founder, Income Strategist and Entrepreneur, The Monetized Life
By age 28, Nicole Walters was a highly-paid executive at a Fortune 500 company, managing multibillion dollar accounts. But something wasn’t right. “My job was feeding my family, but not my soul,” she says. So in YRTK, Nicole quit her corporate job to focus open her own private... Read More →



Thursday October 5, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Tenor

11:00am

Morning Break
Break

Thursday October 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Miami Hilton

11:30am

[VIP Mastermind Day] The Right Help Is Your Biggest Asset: Building, Empowering and Retaining a Dope Team w. Stacey Ferguson
Speakers
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Stacey Ferguson

Chief Curator, Blogalicious
Featured in The Washington Post, EBONY, Black Enterprise, Southern Living, and on NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mashable, FOX, The Root, and more, Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief... Read More →



Thursday October 5, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Tenor

1:00pm

1:00pm

General Conference Registration
Thursday October 5, 2017 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Miami Hilton

2:00pm

[VIP Mastermind Day] BEAT BURNOUT: Invest in Sustainable Success w. Emilie Aries

BEAT BURNOUT: Invest in Sustainable Success

Effectively overcome the overwhelm. Demonstrate why burnout disproportionately affects women and people of color and review the research behind and significance of sustainable success. Underscore the importance of maintaining a growth mindset in effectively overcoming inevitable failures on the road to long-term success and review healthy coping mechanisms to keep anxiety, stress, and burnout at bay.


Speakers
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Emilie Aries

Founder, Bossed Up
Emilie Aries is a nationally recognized speaker and the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an innovative personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers.Aries is a regular contributor at Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Levo League and recently... Read More →



Thursday October 5, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tenor

3:30pm

[GENERAL CONFERENCE] Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: Gaining Strategic Speaking Skills that Work
Do you get stressed before giving presentations? Do you fear public speaking? Would you rather do ANYTHING else than give a speech? Imagine what it would be like to gain control of this very useful skill, all while gaining the confidence, power and authority to deliver impactful business presentations. 
Public speaking helps business owners like yourself develop key inner qualities toward the improvement of building relationships with others, expressing yourself better, and expanding your tribe. 
Here, Tish demonstrates the fundamentals of public speaking and presentation skills for all BLOGALICOUS 2017 attendees and her non-intimidating approach helps audiences demonstrate their skills through hands-on practice. You’ll deliver mini-speeches, practicing the use of voice, tone, and body gestures to enhance your message, and receive immediate constructive feedback. Participants will walk away motivated and confident, with public speaking strategies that work.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Learn ways to build your credibility
2. Understand how to structure a speech
3. Discover how to build rapport with any audience
4. Improve overall self-confidence

Speakers
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Tish Norman

Executive Dir., Transforming Leaders Now, Inc.
Tish Norman is the Executive Director of Transforming Leaders Now, Inc., an educational consulting company, specializing in college and career readiness and the Black experience.  With almost 20 years as a professional speaker, Tish has become a favorite among universities, associations... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Soprano Room

3:30pm

[GENERAL CONFERENCE] The Essential Elements of Effective Leadership
Relationship/Tribe Building

The opportunity to lead individuals, organizations, or communities is the greatest gift to receive. The gift of leadership means working toward making the world better than you received it. Whether through a tribe or by impacting a single individual.

My most significant leadership experience was leading the world's greatest while on active duty military.

Those experiences were building blocks for the opportunities I now have to assist public and private sector leaders today.

Developing their leadership skills and building healthy organizational cultures. 

I've experienced leaders exercise many ways to drive impact; both positive and adverse. That said, the best leaders share a few key character traits:

1. Believe in Service Before Self

2. Thirst for New Knowledge

3. Great Leaders are Self-aware

4. Create a Culture Conducive for Success

Working as a team on anything is a rewarding process. Collaborating affords us the opportunity to work with dynamic personalities with unique experiences and education levels.

Working as a team also increases productivity and output. Therefore, we must consider working as a unit. Not only as entrepreneurs but in our communities and homes as global citizens. All 24,901 miles of the earth.

Speakers
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Jay Jackson

Chief Performance Officer
Jay Jackson: ★ Military Veteran ★ Mindset Expert ★ Master Strategist ★ Speaker ★ Author Jay offers more than 20 years leadership and strategic planning experience to transform your trajectory. He designs customized programs for high-performance outcomes.During his tenure... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Alto Room

3:30pm

[GENERAL CONFERENCE] When 2 Become 1: How to Collaborate to Expand Your Brand Beyond Your Industry

When you think of collaborating with another creative, you think of working with someone who may be in the same industry and with a similar audience. But what if you could create an incredible partnership with someone with a completely different brand? During “When 2 Become 1”, Alisha and Kimberly will teach you how collaborate to expand your brand beyond your industry. Using their personal experience with creating a successful online workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify someone as a potential partner and build relationships with people outside of your industry or normal tribe

  • Decide the type of partnership you will create together

  • Determine speaker/brand strengths to highlight and share to make sure collaboration goals are mutually beneficial

  • How to equally delegate tasks with a sample workflow

  • How to evaluate both of your brand core values so that you’re serving your audience for a bigger purpose

  • How to develop and revamp your old content so that you’re not “reinventing the wheel”

During this class, attendees will have the chance to begin brainstorming and outlining their next collaboration!



Speakers
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Kimberly Brown

Career + Leadership Coach and Founder, Manifest Yourself
Kimberly A. Brown is an entrepreneur, speaker, and career + leadership coach. Her personal and professional development company, Manifest Yourself, LLC, Kimberly provides in-person and virtual workshops, trainings, and coaching to women looking to lead a dynamic career and life. Through... Read More →
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Alisha Byrd

Business Coach and Author
Alisha Byrd is a business coach dedicated to helping creative women live their life & create their business on purpose. She’s a self-published author, currently working on her second book, “Living Over Existing” and the creator behind several physical products created to help... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chamber A

3:30pm

[VIP Mastermind Day] Mastermind Session + Wrap
Breakout into mini-mastermind groups, network and closing discussion 

Thursday October 5, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tenor

5:00pm

[GENERAL CONFERENCE] Build Your Tribe: How To Leverage Video, In-Person Interactions & Online Communities To Build A Following
Unfortunately our favorite Field of Dreams quote "If you build it, they will come" does not always hold true in the online influencer world. Launching a pretty website or writing powerful blog posts is not enough to build a following. Today, building a tribe requires a leader who is personable, approachable, engaging, consistent, and invested. In this interactive workshop, Mompreneur Tribe leader, business coach, and online influencer Anjali Varma will share her personal struggles and wins in building a following. She will provide tips and examples of how she has leveraged video, Facebook Live, Facebook Groups, and in person meetups/workshops to build an engaged, loyal tribe. And, why and how pivoting her focus to these specific strategies helped her to build a larger following in a four month time period than she had in the previous four years. 

Speakers
avatar for Anjali Varma

Anjali Varma

Business Coach + Online Influencer
Anjali Varma is an online influencer and business coach for female entrepreneurs. She coaches small businesses on marketing, strategy, and branding to help them launch their new business or take their existing business to the next level. She hosts virtual mastermind groups, an online... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Soprano Room

5:00pm

[GENERAL CONFERENCE] Guarding Your Heart While Building Community
Building relationships & community is much different in the online-digital world than it was before we had the internet. And as a relationship & community builder in the present day, there is more access and demand for you and your time than ever before. Building relationships and community takes a lot of intentional work, time and energy that can make a difference in the world. But all of this doesn’t come without some sacrifice and challenges. And one of those challenges, is that with the increasing access to online technology and communication, people have become more and more desensitized in human interaction, communication and engagement. Simply put, anyone can hide behind a computer screen or phone and say and do things that they wouldn't normally do if they were in the same room with that person. And community builders, whether small or large, seem to be prime targets to this type of unhealthy and painful communication. 
Thus, as a community builder, you are more susceptible to increased online criticism, rejection and judgement. And while they say, words can't hurt you or to not take it personally, however, it's terribly challenging to be subject to such public critique without some of the pain settling into the cracks of your broken heart. Yes, community building is fun, exciting and powerful, but it can be heart breaking at times too. Being a community builder in incredibly rewarding and fulfilling, but it comes with great risk and responsibilities that if not prepared, one can easily fall apart. I believe if we are made aware and are more prepared in how to engage in community building without it wreaking havoc on our well-being, then I believe more people can stick with it and create serious positive changes in the world. 
Therefore, during my presentation I'd like to share 5 rules to guarding your heart while building community. I plan to go far beyond a surface conversation of self-care and shaking the haters off, but to instead explore the psychology of why we need community, the sociology of community building and the physical, mental and spiritual tactics we can use to build a strong community without tearing our hearts a part in the process. We all have work to do and I want to support the community of Be Blogalicious in doing the great work they’re called to do. 

Speakers
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Monique Melton

Author, Speaker and Coach
Monique Melton is a relationship coach for women, a speaker and author of the books EntrepreFriendships & Threads Unraveled. All of her work is central to supporting women in building & strengthening their relationships while doing the work their called to do. She is a natural big-bold... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alto Room

5:00pm

[GENERAL CONFERENCE] The Power of Master Minding: Building Relationships, Business and a Sisterhood
Napoleon Hill describes a mastermind group as “A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose.” Creating a powerful mastermind group with women supporting women in their goals in dreams, and holding them accountable for what they say they want for their lives is what we will teach in our panel discussion. Masterminding is one of the most powerful tools any entrepreneur or dream chaser can use to launch and grow their vision. Masterminding allows you to build powerful and accountable relationships, creates a space of tangible advice and ideas, the ability to help someone else expand their vision while also expanding your own, and is a space to be pushed to dream and think bigger. Over the last year our group has participated in a mastermind that expanded from two individuals working full time to now four full time entrepreneurs growing in their businesses and influences. In our panel session we will address the what is needed to build a successful, meaningful, and thriving mastermind group. We will discuss the power of accountability and support, and we will address how to find your tribe for your mastermind group. The panel will also help attendees to build relationships in real time to spark their own mastermind groups so they are able to leave the panel with at least one accountability partner to support them in reaching their goals. 

Each panelist is a woman of power and since the inception of the “Movement Makers Mastermind”, Tatum Harrison has launched a successful podcast called Black Girl Bosses and left her full time job to be a full time business coach for emerging entrepreneurs through the The Queenin’ Group. Latisha Carr has launched a podcast focused on helping others to build their dreams and goals called Views From A Dreamer, and has left her full time job to launch her business Where Do You Dream, a coaching program helping 20-somethings to live a life they love through self-care and dream building. Tiona Blyden has focused in on her ministry as the Proverbs 30 Woman Boss helping women to be a virtuous boss in their homes and business. Mica Saunders has launched a business, Breakup 2 Shapeup helping women to heal from breakups through fitness and mindset development. This tribe was built off of genuine and authentic ability to see one another's strengths and gaps and assist one another in pushing themselves to the next level. 

Speakers
avatar for Tiona Blyden

Tiona Blyden

Founder / Lifestyle Coach
Tiona K. Blyden is a wife, mom of four, author and entrepreneur who believes that women were born to do more than take care of their husband’s and have children. GOD left the blueprint for a prosperous and fruitful woman in Proverbs 31. Through her programs and teachings she shows... Read More →
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Latisha Carr

Life Coach
Latisha Carr is a Life Coach and founder of Where Do You Dream, LLC a life coaching company for millennials and dream chasers.  Latisha works with millennials to Dream Outside of Fear and build a life they love. Latisha created “The State of Our 20s: Schoolin’ Life Edition... Read More →
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Tatum Harrison

CEO
Tatum Harrison (also known as Tatum Temia) is an entrepreneur, mentor, host, and speaker. At 23 years old Tatum turned her history of low self-esteem and troublesome behavior into a business centered around being for others, who she needed in those critical moments in her life. At... Read More →
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Mica Siedah Saunders

Body Chemist
Mica Saunders is a well known Body Chemist. She is the owner of Breakup2Shapeup. Breakup2Shapeup is a system that helps women heal from a breakup or divorce using Personal Development and Fitness.In November 2015, Mica was awakened by what she thought was the most devastating news... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Chamber A

5:00pm

6:00pm

Sponsor Meet & Greet [PRIVATE]
Private meet and greet for Blogalicious Weekend 2017 sponsors, their activation teams and Team Blogalicious.

Sponsors
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AARP

AARP
AARP believes that no one’s possibilities should ever be limited by their age. Every day, we fight to remove barriers that stand between people and their Real Possibilities. We’ve come to realize that some of the most persistent barriers live inside of us. Although the reality... Read More →
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Boiron

Boiron
Meet Boiron USA Boiron USA returns to Blogalicious this year! As world leader in homeopathic medicines, we’re showcasing some of our most popular products, including Oscillococcinum for flu-like symptoms and Arnicare, a line of pain relievers that are perfect for tired con... Read More →
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Coca-Cola

Looking forward to sharing a Coke with you at the Blogalicious 9 Conference in Miami!  Please be sure to come and enjoy a variety of delicious Coca-Cola beverages as we kick off the FABULOUS impactful weekend and at the poolside Welcome Reception.  Can’t wait to see you there... Read More →
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Go RVing

Go RVing
Go RVing is celebrating its 20th year spearheading the campaign of the RV and campground industries to deliver world-class travel and vacation experiences to new and current RVers. Go RVing’s mission? To make your next road trip the best it can be.  Adventures. Memories. Wonders... Read More →
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Phonetic Eyewear

Phonetic Computer Eyewear is the smart, stylish, and cost-effective solution to Digital Eye Strain. Our Computer glasses have clear, prescription quality lenses that deflect a portion of the harmful blue light emitted from every-day digital devices. Our glasses are perfect for bloggers... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Overture

7:00pm

[GENERAL CONFERENCE] Welcome Reception presented by Coca-Cola
Let's get Blogalicious Weekend started! 

Sponsors
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Coca-Cola

Looking forward to sharing a Coke with you at the Blogalicious 9 Conference in Miami!  Please be sure to come and enjoy a variety of delicious Coca-Cola beverages as we kick off the FABULOUS impactful weekend and at the poolside Welcome Reception.  Can’t wait to see you there... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Symphony III
 
Friday, October 6
 

7:00am

Fitness Activity presented by American Heart Association
**** RAIN LOCATION: SYMPHONY BALLROOM III **** 

Stay your best you...wake up, workout, win 

Join #GoRedGetFit and @FitCutieUti to start your day of being Blogalicious with extra energy and stamina! Friday and Saturday morning at 7:00 am.  

Yoga mats, water and swag will be provided

Sponsors
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American Heart Association

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges... Read More →



Friday October 6, 2017 7:00am - 7:45am
Poolside

8:00am

Morning Coffee + Sponsor Suites/Booths
Sponsors
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Boiron

Boiron
Meet Boiron USA Boiron USA returns to Blogalicious this year! As world leader in homeopathic medicines, we’re showcasing some of our most popular products, including Oscillococcinum for flu-like symptoms and Arnicare, a line of pain relievers that are perfect for tired con... Read More →
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Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle
Change the Cycle is an online community where women with heavy periods share struggles and find solutions. We strive to raise awareness of heavy periods, its causes, and potential treatment options by sharing content that is both fun and empowering. The website and community are funded... Read More →
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Go RVing

Go RVing
Go RVing is celebrating its 20th year spearheading the campaign of the RV and campground industries to deliver world-class travel and vacation experiences to new and current RVers. Go RVing’s mission? To make your next road trip the best it can be.  Adventures. Memories. Wonders... Read More →
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KIA

KIA
Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.   Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a... Read More →
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Monsanto

Monsanto
In a world as diverse as ours, food still brings communities together. Like the families they feed, farmers care deeply about putting healthy, nutritious food on consumers’ tables, all while protecting the Earth’s resources, and Monsanto is proud to be part of the agriculture... Read More →
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Phonetic Eyewear

Phonetic Computer Eyewear is the smart, stylish, and cost-effective solution to Digital Eye Strain. Our Computer glasses have clear, prescription quality lenses that deflect a portion of the harmful blue light emitted from every-day digital devices. Our glasses are perfect for bloggers... Read More →
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Stop Stalling

Stop Stalling
Women do it all: Work, raise families, go to school, volunteer, and care for elderly parents. Today’s culture focuses on helping women “lean in,” raise their voices and change their lives. Women persist. Yet when it comes to overactive bladder (OAB), only 1 in 8 women who experience... Read More →
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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
To help more small businesses achieve financial success, Wells Fargo introduced Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®  – a broad initiative to deliver resources, guidance and services for business owners. For more information about Wells Fargo Works for Small Business, v... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
Overture

8:30am

Breakfast + Welcome Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Chief Curator, Blogalicious
Featured in The Washington Post, EBONY, Black Enterprise, Southern Living, and on NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mashable, FOX, The Root, and more, Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 8:30am - 9:00am
Symphony I/II

9:00am

Keynote Spotlight: Pamela Booker, Koils by Nature
Speakers
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Pamela J. Booker

Founder, Koils By Nature
Pamela J. Booker is a respected leader in the natural hair industry, serving as the founder, CEO, and face of Koils by Nature - an affordable line of certified vegan, cruelty-free, and high-quality line of all natural hair products. Pamela, is also one-third of the creators... Read More →



Friday October 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Grand Ballroom

9:00am

ALL DAY: Ride & Drives presented by Kia Motors
Sponsors
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KIA

KIA
Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.   Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ballroom Terrace

9:30am

Keynote Spotlight: Gwen Jimmere, Naturalicious
Speakers
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Gwen Jimmere

Founder, Naturalicious
Gwen Jimmere is a gifted visionary on an unrelenting mission to shatter the rules of the beauty game and change them for good. As the CEO and founder of Naturalicious, she’s already cemented her place in history as the first African American woman to hold a patent for a natural... Read More →



Friday October 6, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Symphony I/II

10:00am

Q&A Keynote Conversation w. Kathleen and Emily, Being Boss
We're pinching ourselves!! The creative powerhouses behind the Being Boss podcast and Clubhouse community will be on the Blogalicious mainstage sharing their journey. If you're fans of their award-winning podcast like we are, you are already planning to be front and center for this keynote Q&A. Bring your Qs and a notepad to jot down the gems that are sure to be dropped! Moderated by Stacey Ferguson

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Shannon

Kathleen Shannon

Co-Founder, Being Boss
Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, self-proclaimed “business besties” and hosts of the top-ranked podcast "Being Boss," know what it takes to launch your own business, do the work, and be boss in work and life. Both successful independent business owners, Emily and Kathleen... Read More →
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Emily Thompson

Co-Founder, Being Boss
Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, self-proclaimed “business besties” and hosts of the top-ranked podcast "Being Boss," know what it takes to launch your own business, do the work, and be boss in work and life. Both successful independent business owners, Emily and Kathleen... Read More →



Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom

10:45am

Break
Friday October 6, 2017 10:45am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

#TribeGoals: Five (+ One) Critical Relationships You NEED To Advance Your Career and Empower Your Life
Building a tribe takes careful consideration. You need to ensure that the people you're allowing into your "space" can actually propel you towards personal empowerment and professional success. The problem - too many of us rally like-minded individuals, cheerleaders and fans to join our tribe. Doing so cripples our ability for self-awareness and professional advancement. You NEED a diversity of perspective that allows your visions and dreams to take shape. That includes: someone with credibility, someone who can call you on your sh*t (in love), someone who can see what you can't, and someone who will help you brilliantly color outside the lines and push you beyond even your own expectation of self. You need someone "smarter" than you. You need a tribe that isn't interested in making you FEEL like you can succeed, but has the tools, knowledge and perspective that will guarantee it.

After 37 years of life, 20+ years w/ the same two girlfriends, 12+ years in corporate (which has included PLENTY of falls due to lack of having the right tribe), 10 years of marriage and two kids, what I know to be true is that there are five (plus one) critical relationships that ensure a strong tribe:

1) The Advocate
2) The Vet
3) The Nurturer
4) The Hater
5) The Achiever
And the plus one: The white man

This session = the ultimate, real talk in #squadgoals. You want that dream or vision in your life to come to fruition? Well, I've got a word (and possibly even a read - in love) for you.

Speakers
avatar for Dwayna Haley

Dwayna Haley

Vice President, Porter Novelli
By day, Dwayna Haley “Causes Good Trouble” as Vice President at Porter Novelli leading efforts within the corporate and consumer brand practice. For over 10 years, Dwayna has led public relations and marketing strategy for Fortune 500 brands including Carter’s / OshKosh, Bayer... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tenor

11:00am

Boss Up and Live Healthy: Your Tribe is Counting On You!
In this masterclass or tribe gathering I will teach the tribe of attendees how to be the BOSS of their bodies while being the boss of their business. Creatives and entrepreneurs often cut corners in their health and lifestyle to get more done in their jam packed day. This interactive session will provide attendees with actionable tips on how to balance a healthy lifestyle with a busy career/business so that they can be in great health and serve their tribe at the high level that they deserve. The session will be broken into 3 components: 
• an interactive didactic presentation 
• a fun hands on experiential small group activity to reinforce the information presented 
• a question and answer period 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jamie Hardy

Dr. Jamie Hardy

The Lifestyle Pharmacist
Dr. Jamie J. Hardy PharmD, BCPS, MS (Dr. Jamie) –is an experienced and well respected board-certified pharmacist, who is also known as “The Lifestyle Pharmacist”. As a highly sought-after speaker, best-selling author, and health correspondent she helps young women who are busy... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alto Room

11:00am

It's All About the Pitch

It's All About The Pitch is a workshop designed to teach content creators how to pitch themselves to media and companies for sponsored opportunities, media placement and more. Expect to leave with a better understanding of how to format your emails, the proper way to approach companies as well as tips and tricks for getting your pitch taken from inbox to reality! 


Speakers
avatar for Victoria Mason

Victoria Mason

Microinfluencer
Victoria Mason is an entrepreneur mastering the art of online influence. She started a fashion blog in 2014 that was rebranded and repurposed into a new site, www.ShesCandid.com. With this blog she is currently reaching thousands of monthly readers and producing helpful content/products for blogpreneurs. More recently Victoria has expanded her reach by doing speaking engagements for brands such as FIU's Collegiate 100, Black Tech Week and Philadelphia's Bla... Read More →
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Patrice Tartt

The Dream Big Writing Coach® | Writing & Pitching Expert | National Freelance Writer
Patrice Tartt is a speaker, bestselling author, freelancer writer, entrepreneur, media correspondent, and the CEO of Patrice Tartt LLC. She is The Dream Big Writing Coach® and coaches women who are new, aspiring, and seasoned entrepreneurs, speakers, authors and bloggers through... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Picasso Room

11:00am

KNOW YOUR WORTH: Negotiation

KNOW YOUR WORTH: Negotiation

Leave participants 100% prepared and confident in their ability to negotiate their next salary offer. Review how to calculate your true market value using available data online and good old-fashioned networking. Cover how to identify your strengths and communicate them using strategic framing that highlights your value. Practice how to frame your asks and prioritize them with a focused, tiered strategy and delivered with assertive communication/ Review common pitfalls to avoid and how to recover a conversation gone awry.


Speakers
avatar for Emilie Aries

Emilie Aries

Founder, Bossed Up
Emilie Aries is a nationally recognized speaker and the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, an innovative personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers.Aries is a regular contributor at Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Levo League and recently... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Soprano Room

12:30pm

Lunch Conversation presented by StopStalling.com
Sponsors
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Stop Stalling

Stop Stalling
Women do it all: Work, raise families, go to school, volunteer, and care for elderly parents. Today’s culture focuses on helping women “lean in,” raise their voices and change their lives. Women persist. Yet when it comes to overactive bladder (OAB), only 1 in 8 women who experience... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:00pm

Take your best selfie with Pro-Baller Keith Sims presented by Go RVing
Stop by the Go RVing booth located in Concerto D
Friday 1:00PM – 2:00pm or 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday from 11:30 – 12:30pm & 4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Take your best selfie with Keith Sims, retired NFL offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins & the Washington Redskins. Tag your posts on Facebook and Twitter  

 #GoRVing #Blogalicious9

to win one of two $100 Amazon Gift CardsVisit GoRVing.comA great resource to help you plan your next vacation!

Sponsors
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Go RVing

Go RVing
Go RVing is celebrating its 20th year spearheading the campaign of the RV and campground industries to deliver world-class travel and vacation experiences to new and current RVers. Go RVing’s mission? To make your next road trip the best it can be.  Adventures. Memories. Wonders... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Concerto D

2:30pm

Manage Your Brand: Lessons in Marketing, PR, and Brand Engagement
When it comes to working relationships with promoinent brands, come learn from the best in the business on just what that entails. 

Speakers
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Jade Merritt

EIC Charm City Pretty
Jade Nicole is a public speaker, influencer and philanthropist. She is the content creator and editor in chief of the lifestyle brand & blog, Charm City Pretty, which  highlights the positive happenings in her hometown of Baltimore  while also seeking to create a movement of confident & fearless women who seek to inspire change , grow businesses  and build community within the city.     In addition to building an online community o... Read More →

Sponsors
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Coca-Cola

Looking forward to sharing a Coke with you at the Blogalicious 9 Conference in Miami!  Please be sure to come and enjoy a variety of delicious Coca-Cola beverages as we kick off the FABULOUS impactful weekend and at the poolside Welcome Reception.  Can’t wait to see you there... Read More →
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Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel's
Cheers! Your friends at Jack Daniel’s are returning to Blogalicious. Attendees are welcome to join us in the #FriendsofJack hospitality suite for cocktail demos, tastings, cool swag and more throughout the weekend. On Friday, October 6, Jack Daniel’s will host an exclusive offsite... Read More →
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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
To help more small businesses achieve financial success, Wells Fargo introduced Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®  – a broad initiative to deliver resources, guidance and services for business owners. For more information about Wells Fargo Works for Small Business, v... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Picasso Room

2:30pm

Blogger to Author: Writing From an Authentic Place, That's the Only Thing That Will Sell

In this workshop, you'll learn from a critically-acclaimed author on how to best write your own story, including fool-proof writing tips, how to create a writing schedule you won't get sick off and the ins and outs of the editing process. You'll also hear from an expert that's gotten authors on the New York Times bestseller list on how to market your book and monetize your book by finding the audiences who really want to learn from you.


 

Speakers
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Joi-Marie McKenzie

Entertainment Writer, ABC News/Author
Joi-Marie McKenzie is an entertainment and lifestyle writer for ABC News. She is also the author of The Engagement Game: Why I Said ‘I Don’t’ to Marriage and ‘I Do’ to Me, out March 21, 2017. Previously, McKenzie has contributed to ABC Radio, NBC New York and NBC Washington. McKenzie... Read More →
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Mocha Ochoa

Chief Strategist & Author
Mocha Ochoa-Nana is the Founder and CEO of The Oracle Group International, Washington D.C., an internationally recognized public relations firm that specializes in connecting clients with opportunities that engage, uplift and empower local, national and global communities. She is... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alto Room

2:30pm

Bonding with Your Competition
There's a tribe people often neglect. That's your competition. Now, it's easy to view competition as a threat - but look more closely. Among your competition may be a tribe of #GirlBosses facing the same struggles and challenges as you, building similar processes and striving for like-minded goals. Can you build a "co-opetive tribe?" Girlbosses, and network owners Danica Kombol, Barbara Jones, Ana Flores, Stacey Ferguson and Jyl Johnson Pattee did just that. They came together, in a safe environment and shared their business challenges. In this dynamic panel session - we'll discuss the value of seeking out your coopetition. Who do you let into the club? How do you create safeguards for sharing? What's the value of sharing best practices? How do you avoid becoming a negative nelly complaining club? At the very least, the Blogalicious community will be intrigued by how this powerhouse group came together. 

Moderators
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Sandie Chen

OG Blogger
Sandie Angulo Chen is a senior critic for Common Sense Media (commonsensemedia.org), where she reviews films and books for parents and children. Her reviews, features, and columns have appeared in dozens of outlets including The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Variety... Read More →

Speakers
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Stacey Ferguson

Chief Curator, Blogalicious
Featured in The Washington Post, EBONY, Black Enterprise, Southern Living, and on NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mashable, FOX, The Root, and more, Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief... Read More →
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Ana Flores

Founder + CEO, We All Grow
Ana Flores is founder and CEO of #WeAllGrow Latina Network, the first and largest network of digital Latina influencers in the country. Ana has been recognized by the prestigious Holmes Report among their 2015 Innovator 25 and was named as one of People en Español’s “Las 25 Mujeres Más Poderosas” of 2017... Read More →
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Jyl Johnson-Pattee

Founder and CEO, Family Forward
Jyl is the CEO and founder of Mom It Forward Media, a boutique digital agency and influencer network (2008-present). A pioneer in the influencer marketing industry, Jyl consults with brands and agencies, helping them develop and successfully execute influencer marketing strategies and campaigns.Since entering the social media spa... Read More →
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Danica Kombol

CEO, Everywhere Agency
Danica Kombol is the CEO of the Everywhere Agency, a leading social media & content marketing firm that works with Fortune 500 companies crafting and executing successful campaigns. She founded the blogger network, Everywhere Society to power the agency’s many award-winning influencer... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Soprano Room

2:30pm

Creating a Community When You're Introverted and Awkward AF
Listen, the world is LOUD. Everyone is forever showing off a selfie or talking about their avocado toast on Instagram Stories. While this is easy and almost mindless for some people, it can be so challenging for the awkwad folx of the world. How TF are you supposed to navigate this LOUD world? You want to show off your greatness. You want people to see how fantastic your blog posts are. You want people to be as excited about your brand as you are, but how can you do that authentically and comfortably? How do you create a tribe of people (that ain't just ya momma and 'nem) who support you and what you're doing? My session will nativate this. We'll cover how to be big in small spaces, how vulnerability is the name of the game and how to be a rockstar even if you're shy, quiet and awkward. #AwkwardPeopleUnite

Speakers
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Brittany Minor

Blogger & Community Manager, Clumps of Mascara
Brittany Minor is the blogger and videographer behind the 10-year old blog Clumps of Mascara. While initially focusing on beauty, Brittany has used her brand to tackle the areas of imperfect living, parenting and travel. With a passion for discussing the messes of life, she has successfully... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tenor

4:00pm

Love the RV Lifestyle Panel w. Keith Sims and Esther Fu presented by Go RVing

Join us!  Go RVing will host a fun and informative panel on Friday, October 6 at 4pm in Concerto D!  Our guest panelists will be Keith Sims and Esther Fu, who’ll share their love of RVing, the most spectacular places they’ve visited around the USA and will answer your questions about RVing and the RV lifestyle.

Meet Keith Sims, retired former Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins, who was a member of the Dolphin's Game-Day broadcast team. Keith and his wife Tia call themselves "not your typical RV family." Their mission is to educate other families, especially African American families, about the benefits of traveling in an RV. The Sims are passionate about the RV lifestyle and how it aids their children’s education and strengthens family bonds. Follow Keith and his RV adventures at theSoulful RV Family.

Esther Fu will share her experiences traveling full time in an RV.  Esther and her husband Jacob document their travel on their blog Local Adventurer, one of the top 50 travel blogs in the world.  They believe that adventure can be found both near and far, and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They move to a new city every year and currently live in Portland, Oregon.

@GoRVing / #GoRVing / @SoulfulRVFamily / #LocalAdventurer / @LocalAdventurer


Sponsors
avatar for Go RVing

Go RVing

Go RVing
Go RVing is celebrating its 20th year spearheading the campaign of the RV and campground industries to deliver world-class travel and vacation experiences to new and current RVers. Go RVing’s mission? To make your next road trip the best it can be.  Adventures. Memories. Wonders... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Concerto D

4:00pm

[TRIBAL GATHERING] Building a Virtual Tribe to Encourage Self-Care & Personal Well-Being
From joining Facebook groups of interest to discussing life events and issues with online friends to even extending those online friendships IRL, a virtual tribe can be great for your well-being! While certainly not a replacement for real-life relationships, a virtual tribe can provide huge amounts of support. Your tribe can be resourceful, a "shoulder" to lean on at any time of day, and can contribute diverse points of view. In essence, you can have a wonderful support system right at your fingertips! Moreover, as the leader of a virtual tribe, you have the ability to build and be the moderator of such a support system for others who need a virtual tribe.


Speakers
avatar for Melanie Edwards

Melanie Edwards

Digital Content Creator
With a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, over 10 years’ experience in Information Technology, 3 years’ experience in e-learning, and 10 years in social media, Melanie is well-versed in technology and fully embraces her role as digital entrepreneur. Through modernmam... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tenor

4:00pm

[TRIBAL GATHERING] Caribfluencers - Content.Culture.Commerce
When people think of the Caribbean they think lush beaches, drinks with umbrellas and “no worries mon.” Tell your friends you’re visiting Jamaica and they’ll either fawn in excitement or warn you of how dangerous it is. 

Often, many people visit without consideration of the rich and vibrant culture that happens amongst the people. The developments of entrepreneurship, entertainment and social issues that arise and how the Caribbean diaspora impacts the trends that arise from the region. 

The panel is made up of various content creators from fashion, music, career, entrepreneurship and personal finance, but the common thread is the Caribbean cultural similarities. We’ll primarily discuss how we used our niche culture to build our separate brands and how we’ve been able to support each other in building a strong content creator community. 

A panel discussion the dissects the following:
-Inspirational trends vs. cultural appropriation, how we utilize culture to educate the mass
-How cultivating relationship centered in cultural connections foster a sense of community
-How we remain authentic to our audiences as we grow
-How our business models are different because the consumers are different
-Building your readership, earning money while remaining authentic

Speakers
avatar for Deanna Andrews

Deanna Andrews

cultura lmusic and festival blogger from New York City.  She specialize in making the culture and music of the Caribbean accessible to Carnival and soca neophytes. Her blog has become a go-to resource for tourism boards, mas bands, deejays, and other influencers who wish to have... Read More →
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Melisa Boutin

Certified Financial Education Instructor
Melisa Boutin is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, author and student loan expert. In January 2016, she hosted the first financial workshop at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, U. S. V. I., to educate current college students about navigating their Caribbean... Read More →
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Kerry-Ann Reid Brown

Founder and Podcaster, Carry On Friends
Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is a Jamaican born New York City based Caribbean influencer and founder of Carry On Friends. Carry On Friends is a platform that provides content and programming to support the development and success of Caribbean Americans in corporate and entrepreneurship. She... Read More →
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Mikelah Rose

Blogger
Mikelah Rose is a Caribbean Culture aficionado, curating the bridge between the Caribbean and its diaspora through her blog Style & Vibes. The first generation Jamaican-American holds a BBA in Marketing with previous experience with Caribbean lifestyle brands such as VP Records, Tempo... Read More →
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Wanda Tima

Owner/President, Lunion Suite
Wanda Tima is a Haitian-Turks Islander who moved to South Florida in her teens. Wanda is the oldest of four who come from Haitian immigrant parents. She graduated from Dillard High School at the age of 16 and became the first person in her family to earn a college degree graduating... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Soprano Room

4:00pm

[TRIBAL GATHERING] Using Facebook LIVE to Grow and Nurture Your Tribe

Let’s be honest: How many times have your garnered up just enough courage to go LIVE on Facebook, only to cancel at the last minute? How about, when you think about going live, you worry that no one will show up? These are all self-defeating thoughts. This was my story. I was afraid of live video. I will help you overcome the fear of going LIVE in order to build your community and to #TribeUp.

I will share how I went from going LIVE sporadically to going LIVE for 30 days straight and with over 35 guests. I will also share how this experience grew into a book and a weekly online tv show.


Blogalicious tribe members will learn how to use FB Live to:

  • Create a Movement around their subject matter (ex. travel club, etc.)

  • Increase engagement of viewers in the conversation

  • Convince viewers to add their friends and followers to your FB Live

  • Encourage viewers to  join their FB group, email list

  • Turn your videos into marketing tools, etc.

We will have a discussion around how to solicit help from Tribal BFFs who help you stay accountable to obtain your goal, more tribe members.



Speakers
avatar for Tanya Barnett

Tanya Barnett

Real Wife Coach
Tanya Barnett is an energetic speaker, marriage advocate/coach, talk show host and the “Real” Wife Coach. She is the Award-Winning Author of Being a Wife Just Got Real: Things I Wish I Knew, Before I Said, “I Do”. She founded the Real Wife Movement™ to equip women with tools... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Picasso Room

4:00pm

4:30pm

#FriendsOfJack Tastings

You’re invited! Jack Daniel’s is hosting tastings for #FriendsOfJack in the hospitality suite on Friday. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s encourage you to drink responsibly.


Sponsors
avatar for Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel's
Cheers! Your friends at Jack Daniel’s are returning to Blogalicious. Attendees are welcome to join us in the #FriendsofJack hospitality suite for cocktail demos, tastings, cool swag and more throughout the weekend. On Friday, October 6, Jack Daniel’s will host an exclusive offsite... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Concerto D

4:30pm

Take your best selfie with Pro-Baller Keith Sims presented by Go RVing
Stop by the Go RVing booth located in Concerto D
Friday 1:00PM – 2:00pm or 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday from 11:30 – 12:30pm & 4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Take your best selfie with Keith Sims, retired NFL offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins & the Washington Redskins. Tag your posts on Facebook and Twitter  

 #GoRVing #Blogalicious9

to win one of two $100 Amazon Gift CardsVisit GoRVing.comA great resource to help you plan your next vacation!

Sponsors
avatar for Go RVing

Go RVing

Go RVing
Go RVing is celebrating its 20th year spearheading the campaign of the RV and campground industries to deliver world-class travel and vacation experiences to new and current RVers. Go RVing’s mission? To make your next road trip the best it can be.  Adventures. Memories. Wonders... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Concerto D

6:00pm

[INVITE-ONLY] Sponsor-Influencer Experiences
Some of our sponsors are working behind the scenes to curate intimate experiences for our influencers. Stay tuned for updates... 

Sponsors
avatar for American Heart Association

American Heart Association

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges... Read More →
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Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle
Change the Cycle is an online community where women with heavy periods share struggles and find solutions. We strive to raise awareness of heavy periods, its causes, and potential treatment options by sharing content that is both fun and empowering. The website and community are funded... Read More →
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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
To help more small businesses achieve financial success, Wells Fargo introduced Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®  – a broad initiative to deliver resources, guidance and services for business owners. For more information about Wells Fargo Works for Small Business, v... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA

9:30pm

[RSVP REQUIRED] Off-Site Event presented by Jack Daniel's

Cheers! Your friends at Jack Daniel’s are back with another exclusive event. You’re invited to join us on Friday, October 6 for the #FriendsOfJack Miami Experience from 9:30-11:30 pm. Be prepared for an evening of great music, delicious cocktails and more. If you attended the party we hosted during #Blogalicious8, then you know it’s an event you will not want to miss!

This event is open to conference attendees ages 21+. Please RSVP now for a chance to join us, as space is limited. The location will be shared upon confirmation. Transportation to and from the event will be provided.

Hope to see you there!


Sponsors
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Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel's
Cheers! Your friends at Jack Daniel’s are returning to Blogalicious. Attendees are welcome to join us in the #FriendsofJack hospitality suite for cocktail demos, tastings, cool swag and more throughout the weekend. On Friday, October 6, Jack Daniel’s will host an exclusive offsite... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Off-Site
 
Saturday, October 7
 

7:00am

Fitness Activity presented by American Heart Association
**** RAIN LOCATION: SYMPHONY BALLROOM III **** 

Stay your best you...wake up, workout, win

Join #GoRedGetFit and @FitCutieUti to start your day of being Blogalicious with extra energy and stamina! Friday and Saturday morning at 7:00 am.  

Yoga mats, water and swag will be provided

Sponsors
avatar for American Heart Association

American Heart Association

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 7:00am - 7:45am
Poolside

8:00am

Morning Coffee + Sponsor Suites/Booths
Sponsors
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Boiron

Boiron
Meet Boiron USA Boiron USA returns to Blogalicious this year! As world leader in homeopathic medicines, we’re showcasing some of our most popular products, including Oscillococcinum for flu-like symptoms and Arnicare, a line of pain relievers that are perfect for tired con... Read More →
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Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle
Change the Cycle is an online community where women with heavy periods share struggles and find solutions. We strive to raise awareness of heavy periods, its causes, and potential treatment options by sharing content that is both fun and empowering. The website and community are funded... Read More →
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Go RVing

Go RVing
Go RVing is celebrating its 20th year spearheading the campaign of the RV and campground industries to deliver world-class travel and vacation experiences to new and current RVers. Go RVing’s mission? To make your next road trip the best it can be.  Adventures. Memories. Wonders... Read More →
avatar for Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel's
Cheers! Your friends at Jack Daniel’s are returning to Blogalicious. Attendees are welcome to join us in the #FriendsofJack hospitality suite for cocktail demos, tastings, cool swag and more throughout the weekend. On Friday, October 6, Jack Daniel’s will host an exclusive offsite... Read More →
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KIA

KIA
Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.   Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a... Read More →
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Monsanto

Monsanto
In a world as diverse as ours, food still brings communities together. Like the families they feed, farmers care deeply about putting healthy, nutritious food on consumers’ tables, all while protecting the Earth’s resources, and Monsanto is proud to be part of the agriculture... Read More →
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Phonetic Eyewear

Phonetic Computer Eyewear is the smart, stylish, and cost-effective solution to Digital Eye Strain. Our Computer glasses have clear, prescription quality lenses that deflect a portion of the harmful blue light emitted from every-day digital devices. Our glasses are perfect for bloggers... Read More →
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Stop Stalling

Stop Stalling
Women do it all: Work, raise families, go to school, volunteer, and care for elderly parents. Today’s culture focuses on helping women “lean in,” raise their voices and change their lives. Women persist. Yet when it comes to overactive bladder (OAB), only 1 in 8 women who experience... Read More →
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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
To help more small businesses achieve financial success, Wells Fargo introduced Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®  – a broad initiative to deliver resources, guidance and services for business owners. For more information about Wells Fargo Works for Small Business, v... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
Overture

9:00am

Breakfast + Morning Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Chief Curator, Blogalicious
Featured in The Washington Post, EBONY, Black Enterprise, Southern Living, and on NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mashable, FOX, The Root, and more, Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Symphony I/II

9:00am

ALL DAY: Ride & Drives presented by Kia Motors
Sponsors
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KIA

KIA
Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.   Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ballroom Terrace

10:00am

The Perfect Pitch V sponsored by Wells Fargo
Sponsors
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Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo
To help more small businesses achieve financial success, Wells Fargo introduced Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®  – a broad initiative to deliver resources, guidance and services for business owners. For more information about Wells Fargo Works for Small Business, v... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Symphony I/II

11:30am

Smoothie Break presented by Monsanto + Sponsor Suites and Booths
Sponsors
avatar for Monsanto

Monsanto

Monsanto
In a world as diverse as ours, food still brings communities together. Like the families they feed, farmers care deeply about putting healthy, nutritious food on consumers’ tables, all while protecting the Earth’s resources, and Monsanto is proud to be part of the agriculture... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Miami Hilton

11:30am

Take your best selfie with Pro-Baller Keith Sims presented by Go RVing
Stop by the Go RVing booth located in Concerto D
Friday 1:00PM – 2:00pm or 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday from 11:30 – 12:30pm & 4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Take your best selfie with Keith Sims, retired NFL offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins & the Washington Redskins. Tag your posts on Facebook and Twitter  

 #GoRVing #Blogalicious9

to win one of two $100 Amazon Gift CardsVisit GoRVing.comA great resource to help you plan your next vacation!

Sponsors
avatar for Go RVing

Go RVing

Go RVing
Go RVing is celebrating its 20th year spearheading the campaign of the RV and campground industries to deliver world-class travel and vacation experiences to new and current RVers. Go RVing’s mission? To make your next road trip the best it can be.  Adventures. Memories. Wonders... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Concerto D

12:30pm

Lunch Conversation presented by ChangeTheCycle.com
Sponsors
avatar for Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle
Change the Cycle is an online community where women with heavy periods share struggles and find solutions. We strive to raise awareness of heavy periods, its causes, and potential treatment options by sharing content that is both fun and empowering. The website and community are funded... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Symphony I/II

2:30pm

Keynote Spotlight: Myleik Teele, My Taught You
Speakers
avatar for Myleik Teele

Myleik Teele

Founder, CurlBOX
An astute businesswoman who unapologetically pursues excellence in all she does, Myleik Teele is thefounder and Chief Experience Officer of curlBOX, the first monthly subscription service for naturally curlyhair. Through her notable career as a public relations executive, Myleik’s... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Symphony I/II

3:30pm

EmPOWERED to Serve Social Soiree presented by American Heart Association
Relax and enjoy a midday social soirée hosted by the American Heart Association's EmPOWERED To Serve Saturday at 3:30 pm Have a drink, grab something light to eat and grab some headphones and JAM! 

Sponsors
avatar for American Heart Association

American Heart Association

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Symphony III

4:00pm

Take your best selfie with Pro-Baller Keith Sims presented by Go RVing
Stop by the Go RVing booth located in Concerto D
Friday 1:00PM – 2:00pm or 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday from 11:30 – 12:30pm & 4:00pm – 5:00pm 

Take your best selfie with Keith Sims, retired NFL offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins & the Washington Redskins. Tag your posts on Facebook and Twitter  

 #GoRVing #Blogalicious9

to win one of two $100 Amazon Gift CardsVisit GoRVing.comA great resource to help you plan your next vacation!

Sponsors
avatar for Go RVing

Go RVing

Go RVing
Go RVing is celebrating its 20th year spearheading the campaign of the RV and campground industries to deliver world-class travel and vacation experiences to new and current RVers. Go RVing’s mission? To make your next road trip the best it can be.  Adventures. Memories. Wonders... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Concerto D

4:00pm

[TRIBAL GATHERING] Don't Kill Our Vibe: Have Crucial Conversations when the Stakes are High
Nothing kills the vibe of a tribe faster than negative, divisive behavior. Often times tribe leaders will simply delete the offender and remind the tribe of the rules. Unfortunately, this can have an adverse impact on the group dynamics and individual relationships. For relationships to thrive, clear, honest communication must take place. 

In this highly interactive session I will walk participants through the process of identifying engagements that threaten the vibe of the tribe and how to structure a conversation that ends in a win-win solution.
I will also walk them through how to train other admins in their groups to facilitate productive conversations when disagreements occur.

Speakers
avatar for Uneeka Jay

Uneeka Jay

CEO, Rewrite 365
Uneeka Jay is the CEO of Rewrite 365. Rewrite 365 is a training and performance improvement firm that works with clients to achieve and sustain breakthrough results. Rewrite 365 has worked with many corporate clients to improve the organization's performance, rewrite or create their... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tenor

4:00pm

[TRIBAL GATHERING] How to Create the Perfect Tribe-cation

How to Create the Perfect Tribe-cation -- As a certified travel agent and travelpreneur, I've been able to create travel experiences for my tribe as way to connect others to culture, history and leisure. There's so much buzz around travel and communities of color and and even with the countless options online, folks still want to work with travel agents. Planning a group trip can be seem challenging, but with a little organization and enthusiasm, influencers can create memorable experiences for their awesome tribes!  Using my group experiences to Greece and upcoming trips to Dubai and South Africa, I will outline how to design the perfect tribe-cation. We'll talk about collecting information, creating private Facebook groups for communication, do's and dont's, dealing with different personalities on a group trip and identifying the group leader. This would also be a fun time to exchange travel experiences -- the joys and the horrors -- and discuss how I've channeled those experiences into dynamic blog posts and/or social media experiences.



Speakers
avatar for Jonelle Henry

Jonelle Henry

Multi-passionate journalista & entrepreneur
Jonelle Henry is a respected journalist and a leader in her field with over 15 years of media & communications experience. She is currently the international producer at C-SPAN. During her years at C-SPAN, she’s produced a wide range of key stories and events including the 2008... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Soprano Room

4:00pm

[Tribal Gathering] Where the Magic Happens: The Intersection of Online and IRL Relationships is Lit!
Whether building your brand or a tribe of like-minded souls, to be successful we MUST come from behind the comfort of our laptops and devices, put on some pants (or a cute skirt) and get out there and connect in real life! And, if we’re already attending conferences and networking like crazy, then we also need to leverage technology to foster and fully develop those connections, and there’s no better way to do that than through online platforms. 

The bottom line: Creating and nurturing relationships is not an online OR offline proposition, rather it is both and that’s exactly where this session begins.

Participants will walk away with concrete steps to build lasting connections, whether they begin online and continue offline or vice versa. This includes identifying which of the myriad platforms and social networks and conferences are best FOR YOU to be seen, get found and find your tribe. 

There’s a not-so-old adage: Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself. Michelle has built strong relationships that have led to income, opportunities, and honestly, a really cool network of awesome folks! Join her for this dynamic-interactive session and learn how to build a strong network of your own--pants optional. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Talbert

Michelle Talbert

Social Influencer & Connector
Over the past five years Michelle Y. Talbert has helped hundreds of women improve their lives and businesses. Her connections and vast business network have created massive opportunities, from an invitation from The White House to speaking on stages across the country. Michelle is... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Picasso Room

4:00pm

4:00pm

Wear White Party presented by Change the Cycle
Sponsors
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Change The Cycle

Change The Cycle
Change the Cycle is an online community where women with heavy periods share struggles and find solutions. We strive to raise awareness of heavy periods, its causes, and potential treatment options by sharing content that is both fun and empowering. The website and community are funded... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Concerto B

4:30pm

#FriendsOfJack Happy Hour

You’re invited! Jack Daniel’s is hosting a farewell happy hour for #FriendsOfJack in the hospitality suite on Saturday. Join us for delicious cocktails, cool music and small bites as we wind down from a fun-filled weekend in Miami. Cocktails are refreshments will be provided until exhausted. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s encourage you to drink responsibly.


Sponsors
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Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel's
Cheers! Your friends at Jack Daniel’s are returning to Blogalicious. Attendees are welcome to join us in the #FriendsofJack hospitality suite for cocktail demos, tastings, cool swag and more throughout the weekend. On Friday, October 6, Jack Daniel’s will host an exclusive offsite... Read More →


Saturday October 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Concerto D

6:00pm

Disney Studios Exclusive Viewing Party
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures invites you to celebrate movie magic this Saturday, Oct. 7 @ 6pm with a cocktail reception that will highlight Marvel’s THOR and Black Panther, Disney*PIXAR’s COCO, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle In Time. Come enjoy exclusive Disney footage, fun-filled activities, and giveaways.

Sponsors
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Disney

Disney


Saturday October 7, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Symphony I/II
 
Sunday, October 8
 

8:00am

Bring the Heat Dance Session at Center Court: An Excursion at American Airlines Arena presented by Kia [RSVP ONLY]
Sponsors
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KIA

KIA
Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.   Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Off-Site

9:30am

From Blogger to Media Consultant
Do you take great photos? Write good recipes? Give good parenting tips? What abouttelling a great story or how to network online? These skills are a treasure when it comes tobeing a media consultant, the likes of which food, parenting, and lifestyle brands aredesperate to tap into. Your blog savvy is your strength. Learn how to transform your skillsas a blogger into a rich business beyond the world of sponsored posts and affiliatemarketing. Brands need digital insight from bloggers like you. This session will help youidentify your core media skills, what to pitch, and how to ask for what you are worth.


Speakers
avatar for Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons

Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons

Owner/ Chief Creative
Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons is a lover of all-things-food. She is both serious and hilarious - sometimes at the same time. Armed with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and training as a pastry chef, Kristin is known for her down-to-earth teaching style and passion for storytelling.Kristin... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Soprano Room

9:30am

Passion to Profession, Things to Consider
The passion of the Blogalicious is amazing! As each of us move from elements of personal passion which led us on our journey to being a small business, we need to consider the tools that will help us become our most successful selves. Among the key topics the panel will discuss is handling tough conversations and managing potential issues, protecting yourself in a litigious environment and some of the financial skills and decisions that need to be made. We will talk through the some of the business skills you will want to develop and watchouts as your influence grows. 

Speakers
avatar for Sara Hawkins

Sara Hawkins

Attorney At Law
Sara F. Hawkins is a private practice attorney with nearly 20 years experience working with startups, entrepreneurs, marketing, and advertising agencies, as well as major corporations. She counsels clients on legal matters in marketing and advertising; international promotions; social... Read More →
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Amiyrah Martin

Content Creator
Amiyrah is an online content creator and video personality. She's been the owner and sole writer on 4 Hats and Frugal, her website, since 2008. As an award-winning live streamer, Amiyrah has been at the forefront of this new form of content creation, consulting with fellow influencers... Read More →
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Janice Person

Engagement Director
Janice Person, aka JPlovesCOTTON, has always been a communicator at heart. Her passion was first evident when she wrote summer camp friends even months after paths crossed, she built on that passion with years of study resulting in a master’s degree from the University of Memphis... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Tenor

9:30am

The Ultimate Guide to Using Video to Grow Your Brand, Blog or Business
Did you know that video can quadruple Instagram followers, skyrocket blog traffic and that video Facebook ads can convert sales more than 8x better than their photo counterpart? Dollar for dollar, video is the absolutely most effective form of marketing, so it's a hugely missed opportunity if it's not a part of your current marketing plan. 
Creating videos can be a fun, creative and rewarding process but at the start, it can feel incredibly overwhelming. You need to get organized, shoot efficiently, and have a highly efficient process in place. In this workshop, we’ll go through those steps, taking the fear out of video and will show you how to create awesome video from beginning to end!

We'll cover all of the essentials: how to lay the most effective strategy for YOUR brand, plan your shoots, decide what equipment you actually need, shoot your content,edit your videos quickly and efficiently, and more! 

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Corson

Andrea Corson

Video Expert + Digital Strategist
Andrea Corson is an Emmy-nominated television producer, digital strategist and consultant who has created awesome video for a wide range of clients including Google, CoverGirl, DSW, Carnival Cruise Line, & Nordstrom Rack, among many others. In 2014 she began the fashion & travel blog... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Alto Room

10:45am

Come SIT with Me: Creating Your Drama-Free #MomTribe
We often forget that every time a baby is born, so is a mom, who needs love and nurture just like her baby, and this is where your #MomTribe comes in. By creating a tribe that loves us through our valleys and our mountain tops, we empower ourselves to love others, to thrive and find the better version of ourselves.

Speakers
avatar for Didi Saint Louis

Didi Saint Louis

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Didi Saint Louis is a women’s reproductive health expert, board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and CEO of Healthy Mommy, Happy Baby, Inc. Dr. Didi has spent the last nine years of her career in private practice caring for women in various life... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
Symphony I/II

11:15am

Closing Keynote Brunch :: Put the Right Vibe In Your Tribe w. Danica Kombol, EVERYWHERE Agency
Being a #GirlBoss is hard shit. And you don’t get there alone. I love the quote, “Behind every successful woman is a tribe of women who have her back.” I’ve always had a tribe, but guess what? It wasn’t always the right tribe, and unfortunately, I did not always realize I had the wrong posse until it was too late. 

Then one day, I was at SXSW, and I got to hear Brené Brown in person. I’d listened to her podcasts a thousand times, but that day, I finally heard her. She said: “Be careful whose opinion you let matter,” and that one phrase – at that moment – hit me like a two-by-four on the side of my head. And in that moment, I realized that in building my business, in building my tribe, I had let too many people in and was listening to too many opinions.Really hearing Brené that day made me angry, made me inspired and made me realize that from that day forward, I would be super selective about my tribe. I started having imaginary conversations in my head with all these people who were offering thoughts and opinions on my business and my life. Today, I call them the “shoulda, coulda, wouldas.” In my fantasy confrontations I’d say, “Did you start your business in the height of the financial crisis? Did you climb out on a limb the way I did – with a mortgage to pay and college tuitions to cough up and with a husband who did not have a regular job? Did you decide to start a social media business with zero road map or financing? Did you EVER do anything as daring as that?” They did not and therefore they did not have a right to an opinion! 

“You don’t find your tribe, you curate it.” That’s a lesson I learned the hard way. In this sometimes angry, sometimes vulnerable, hopefully inspirational keynote, I will implore this tribe that I love – the Blogalicious tribe – to think long and hard about who they are letting into their success headspace. I’ll also explore the classic archetypes of the kind of people who will try to steer you wrong if you let them. There are the “wanna be’s” – people who want to hang around you because they wanna be like you but all they do is drag you down. There are the “shoulders” – people who “should all over you but never do anything meaningful themselves. There are the distractors. People who distract you with ill-fate ideas. All together there are five archetypes of toxic tribe members you have to watch out for. 

We’re women. We’re forgiving, we’re often emotionally leaky, and we have a tendency to let too many people in. But I will ask this audience to ponder: Is your tribe made up of people who “should” on you, or do you have a community who has your back, shares your vision, and is committed to your success?

A tribe is not necessarily your bestie or group of girlfriends. We still need those friends with whom we can share a glass of wine and let loose with. This talk will focus on how to cultivate your success tribe – the people who egg you on, ask the hard questions, believe in you, encourage you, and remind you that you can do it. Yes you can, yes we can. 

Speakers
avatar for Danica Kombol

Danica Kombol

CEO, Everywhere Agency
Danica Kombol is the CEO of the Everywhere Agency, a leading social media & content marketing firm that works with Fortune 500 companies crafting and executing successful campaigns. She founded the blogger network, Everywhere Society to power the agency’s many award-winning influencer... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm

Closing Remarks and Fireside Chat
Stacey Ferguson and Amber Wright will share reflections, stories and more during an intimate and conversational fireside chat.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Ferguson

Stacey Ferguson

Chief Curator, Blogalicious
Featured in The Washington Post, EBONY, Black Enterprise, Southern Living, and on NPR, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Mashable, FOX, The Root, and more, Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief... Read More →
avatar for Amber Wright

Amber Wright

Communication Expert and Coach
Amber L. Wright of TalktoAmber.com is a Los Angeles based communication expert, public speaking coach, and award-winning adjunct professor in Communication Studies. She works with speakers, entrepreneurs, and leaders, by teaching them how to tell their story and say their words well... Read More →


Sunday October 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Symphony I/II