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BlogItSA is a grassroots day-long bi-annual blogging conference held in San Antonio. This is the third event. It takes place at Geekdom on the 11th floor of the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. Parking is free in the Weston garage for this event.
The agenda includes talks on best practices of blogging, new tools, marketing, copyright law, SEO, photography, Pinterest and crowdfunding. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with coffee and pastries from Central Market.
Lunch is catered by Guillermo's Catering in downtown San Antonio and will feature Spinach and pasta salad and Focaccia bread sandwiches, chips, cookies and iced tea.
The event ends with a Champagne happy hour with cheese and crackers, fruit and some desserts from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. featuring a no-holds barred, ask me anything bloggers panel - this is always one of the highlights of the gathering.
Sponsored by Creative Civilization, Firecat Studio, Passion Fruit Creative Group, Silicon Hills News and Geekdom.
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Registration and coffee
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m - Welcome - Laura Lorek, founder Silicon Hills News, on how to create your own magazine and crowdfunding tips.
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Yusuf Chowdhury on Affliate Marketing for bloggers
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 - Inga Munsinger Cotton on copyright law and rules of the road for bloggers
10:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. - Sponsor announcement - Passion Fruit Creative Group
10:40 to 10:50 a.m. - Sponsor announcement - Creative Civilization
10:50 to 11:00 - BREAK!
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Dawn Cole on writing
11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.. - lunch from Guillermo's Deli downtown featuring pasta and spinach salad, focaccia bread sandwiches, chips and cookies, ice tea (sweet and unsweetened)
NEW! NEW! NEW!: Susan Price of Firecat Studio will lead a "Room for Improvement" help and advice session from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. where you can sign up for little sessions to get help from experts. So if you've got a design/content/production or other issues, this is the place for you to get help. This will run concurrently with the presentations. It will take place in one of the conference rooms.
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Amanda Gentis - How to stage photos for Instagram and more photography tips.
1:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. - Sponsor presentation - Firecat Studio
1:10 p.m. to 1:30 - Alicia Arenas - How to Write Multiple Blog Posts at One Time
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Creating podcasts and video content by Jennifer Navarette and Rita Hernandez.
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Karl Staib "Close Your Website's Connection Gaps so You Can Reach More People."
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Tips on using Pinterest - Stacy Teet who has more 274,000 followers on Pinterest, more than Martha Stewart.
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Building a brand from blogging - lessons from Erin Chase of $5 Dinners. which has more than 92,000 followers on Facebook
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.- Champagne Happy Hour and Blogger's Ask Me Anything Panel headed up by Melanie Mendez-Gonzales and Fran Stephenson.
Thank you to our sponsors: Creative Civilization, Firecat Studio, Passion Fruit Creative Group, Silicon Hills News and Geekdom.