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The Inspired Home Influencer Conference

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McCormick Place

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

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Every March, the International Housewares Association (IHA) holds the world’s largest housewares focused trade show in the world in Chicago: The International Home + Housewares Show. The Show is closed to the public and has over 2,200 exhibitors from all over the world showcasing their products - including bestsellers and new products that aren’t available in stores yet. Also packed with valuable displays, Keynote presentations, Smart Talks, a Cooking Theater with presentations by celebrity chefs, networking events, and more, the Show is the premier housewares marketplace where the industry, media, bloggers and influencers connect to do business.

This year, in an effort to connect brands and influencers and drive brand partnerships, we are proud to introduce The Inspired Home Influencer Conference, an educational networking event for established bloggers, influencers and brands. Our inaugural event will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago on Friday, March 1, 2019, as we kick off the International Home + Housewares Show. The conference ticket includes a media badge for free entrance to the Show on Saturday, March 2 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019 following the Influencer Conference on Friday.

We understand that influencer and brand relationships are key to current marketing practices. We are here to teach you the skills for innovative and successful brand partnerships and provide you an exclusive opportunity to meet with over 2,200 home and housewares brands at our Show. We hope to faciliate valuable connections to help you do business, drive brand partnership access for your website, introduce you to products that are new to your readership, and increase consumer awareness and interest in home products through your social influence.


At this event you will:

  • Learn from successful blogger and influencer marketing experts and their current best practices
  • Meet established brands and build relationships through speed networking
  • Network with fellow professional food bloggers
  • Attend an exclusive after party
  • Receive full media access to the International Home + Housewares Show floor
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided


Friday Conference Schedule:

Event MC: Charity Lighten

7:30 am - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am - Welcome and Opening Keynote: Setting Up Influencers and Brands for Success Through Collaboration

Speaker: Nitika Chopra

9:00 am - Creating SEO-Focused Content for Brands and How to Earn Maximum Revenue
Speakers: Jenny Guy & Stephie Predmore, Mediavine

10:00 am - Current Best Social Media Practices and Growth Strategies
Speaker: Mike LeMieux

11:00 am - Panel Discussion: Working with Brands

Intro/Moderator: Charity Lighten

Panelists: Carley Knobloch, Billy Parisi and Monique Voz

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Understanding and Refining Your Niche
Speaker: Beth LeManach

2:00 pm - How to Pitch Brands and Accurately Price Your Work
Speaker: Anne Sage

3:00 - 5:00 pm - Speed Networking (Limited spaces available - more info coming soon!)

3:00 pm - Staying Connected to Your Creative Process
Speaker: Anna and Gabe Liesemeyer

4:00 pm - How to Create an Engaged Community and Why This is Crucial for Successful Brand Partnerships
Speaker: Brooke Lark

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Shuttle to After-Party Dinner (courtesy shuttle)

6:00 - 8:00 pm - After-Party (location to be announced)


International Home + Housewares Show Schedule:

Saturday, March 2, 2019
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday, March 3, 2019
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Monday, March 4, 2019
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Tickets are limited. Register now before this amazing event sells out!

Your ticket includes attendance to The Inspired Home Influencer Conference on Friday, March 1st and an entrance badge to the International Home + Housewares Show that can be used all days per the schedule listed above. The Inspired Home Influencer Conference is a full day event on Friday, March 1, but your attendance to the Show can be scheduled however you would like based on your availability: the entrance pass allows you to come and go any Show days you choose. To plan your visit and view all Show info including Events, Expos and Displays, visit our website.

This is an invitation only event. We reserve the right to cancel any event registrations for tickets purchased by anyone who is not on our invite list or does not meet our criteria.

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