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Monday, June 23

8:30am EDT

Working with Brands sponsored by Rite Aid
Learn directly from two influential brands what they are looking for in partnerships with online influencers.

Monday June 23, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am EDT

9:30am EDT

Online to On-Air: A Practical How-To
Learn the practical essentials of what it takes to go from the online world to being an on-air personality whether you're looking to further your personal brand or simply find out what it takes to get better opportunities as a brand ambassador in the media.


Sami Cone

Blogger, Radio Host and TV Correspondent
With a passion for teaching and mentoring others as her inspiration, Sami Cone began blogging in 2009 to encourage others to live their dream life and pursue their passions. A published author and seminar speaker, she draws on her experiences as a writer, editor, university professor... Read More →

Monday June 23, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am EDT

11:00am EDT

Making Adsense Work for You
Stats and Analytics are just information. Let's talk about how to use data (and what data to use) to make more money. With good data we can make decisions everyday that will increase our income. 

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Dan Morris

Dan R Morris is a blog revenue coach hosting workshops, mastermind groups, classes and a forum to help bloggers become smarter about making money, spending time, getting more efficient.

Monday June 23, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

1:15pm EDT

Creating a Content Strategy for Audience Growth & Engagement
In this session you’ll learn about creating a content strategy that can help you gain new readers and increase engagement. You’ll find out what types of posts will grow your site most, brainstorm new ideas, and create a content plan you can implement right away.

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Joel Bullock

Founder, The Coaster Critic
I love to share my knowledge of the theme park industry. Over the years I've been featured in national media outlets like The New York Times, Newsweek, and the Travel Channel and I've been a contributor on AOL’s travel blog, Gadling. I'm also always looking to bring something creative... Read More →

Monday June 23, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

From Conference to Contract
In this session we'll talk about best practices for moving a brand relationship started at a conference toward a compensated partnership and give you some great hands-on follow-up tools as well.


Monday June 23, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

Tales from the Dark Side: Shining a Light Into the PR Mind
How can bloggers best work with PR professionals? Betsy and Candice pull back the curtain and share a wealth of knowledge from their experience as digital strategists and social influencers. Welcome to the dark side!


Candice Kilpatrick

Online Community Manager, Kitchology
Kitchology is a mobile food platform that combines the power of community curation with technology to deliver the right food experience to families with specific diet needs. The app enables consumers to modify any recipe on the web to fit their nutritional goals, budget, and schedule... Read More →

Monday June 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Tuesday, June 24

9:00am EDT

Cram Session: Blog Design
How to Make Your Blog Stand Out with a focus on blog design, your sidebar, site navigation and categories, content and writing, photography, community and engagement, business pages, and more. 

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Mel Lockcuff

Owner/Blogger, MamaBuzz
Wife, Mom, Lifestyle Blogger, Social Media Strategist, Founder of MamaBuzz Media. Food, crafts, DIY projects, travel, style, awareness & more.

Tuesday June 24, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am EDT

9:30am EDT

Cram Session: Using Mainstream Media
It’s not always about social media!  Learn about utilizing traditional local media to further your blog, brand and image.

Tuesday June 24, 2014 9:30am - 10:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

Cram Session: Train Yourself to Think Creatively

Tired of the same old, same old? Looking to reinvigorate your creative spirit? In this hands-on session, we will explore ways to train yourself to approach situations, problems and life in general in a more creative way.


Joyce Shulman

Joyce brings a diverse background to her role as Macaroni Kids’ CEO.  She received her Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Maryland and her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from St. John's University School of Law.  After law school, Joyce spent a dozen years as a... Read More →

Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:15am - 10:45am EDT

10:45am EDT

Roundtables and Closing
One of the most popular sessions at iRetreat since 2009!


Bridgette Duplantis

Co-Owner/Manager, Experimental Mommy
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Cecelia Mecca

Double Duty Divas
Online Influencer Since 2007 | Double Duty Divas/iRetreat Conference | Curriculum Specialist | Education PhD

Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
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