If you’ve been hoping for more information about the Press Publish Phoenix event, your wait is over! Our Phoenix speaker lineup is confirmed, and we’ll be publishing more speaker spotlights and session descriptions very soon. In the meantime, here’s what to expect from Press Publish Phoenix.
On Friday, April 17, we’ll host a pre-registration mixer in the evening for Press Publish attendees, so you can pick up your registration packet the night before and hopefully arrive on Saturday feeling relaxed and prepared. The mixer is also a great way to meet some of the other bloggers who will be attending the conference. You can’t have too many blogger friends, can you? No, you can’t. 🙂
On Saturday April 18th, registration will begin at 8am for all those who couldn’t join us on Friday evening, and sessions will start at 9am. We’ll have speakers all day in the Steele Auditorium, with a blend of successful bloggers talking about how their blog changed their lives (or vice versa) and friendly WordPress.com experts delivering bite-sized, practical tutorials to help you make the most of your site. In the nearby Encanto Room, we’ll have in-depth workshops delivered in a more intimate setting with hands-on help. The Steele Foyer will be converted into a Happiness Lounge, staffed by WordPress.com Happiness Engineers who will be available to answer questions and give you one-on-one help with your blog.
I can’t even tell you how excited I am about our speaker list! Our featured bloggers come from all over the country, are just about the nicest people on earth, and have fascinating stories to tell. Native Phoenician Kathy Cano-Murillo will be with us, talking about how she built the glittery, crafty empire that is craftychica.com. We’ll also hear from cookbook author and wildly popular food blogger Russ Crandall, humor blogger and self-proclaimed “20-something disaster” Katherine Fritz, and acclaimed parenting blogger Emily Austin. Each of them has tales that we think will entertain and inspire you, plus give you ideas on how your blog can help you reach your goals.
The schedule will be published soon, including more information on each speaker’s topic and the tutorials we have in store, on the Phoenix event page. If you want to be energized about blogging, learn to harness the power of WordPress.com, and meet other people who love blogging as much as you do, then buy your ticket today!