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3rd Annual NEPA BlogCon (Bloggers Conference) returns on October 11 with Blog of the Year Awards

by / September 5, 2014

It’s that time of the year again. NEPA Blogcon is back for its third consecutive year and promises to be bigger and better than before with a new format, new presenters and a new cause.

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Since 2012, NEPA BlogCon has remained the region’s only blogging and social media conference, designed to bring together bloggers of all experience levels, as well as those interested in marketing, social media, and communicating through the internet. It’s also an excellent event for marketers, small business owners, and students, with tracks focusing on marketing, technology, and blogging for business.

This year’s conference will be held on October 11, 2014 at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA and will include beginner and advanced sessions on topics including social media in sports marketing, finding your photographer’s voice, using Facebook to grow your business, blog monetization, brand building, and getting started with YouTube. Featured speakers include Brian Coe of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Frances Croke Page of the PureFoodsProject, Danielle Fleming of NOTE Fragrances, Jim Cheney of Uncovering PA, and internationally-acclaimed blogger and non-profit founder, Shane Burcaw of Laughing at My Nightmare.

NBC2014 Poster B TextTickets are $15 and will include lunch refreshments, a SWAG bag, a t-shirt, and admission to all sessions. Visit nepablogcon.com to register online. All proceeds from this year’s conference will be applied to STEM education though the launch of a regional code camp in summer 2015, for girls in fourth through sixth grades.

Attendees look forward to the annual NEPA Blog of the Year (BOTY) Awards Competition leading up to the conference. Each week, blogs from selected categories will be nominated and voting will be opened for fans to vote for their favorite bloggers on a poll on the conference website blog at NEPABlogCon.com. Winners in each of the following categories will receive a commemorative award certificate and additional prizes at the conference; Political Blog of the Year, Fashion/Lifestyle Blog of the Year, Food Blog of the Year, Fitness/Sports Blog of the Year, and Writing/Business Blog of the Year.

Once again, this year’s official media partner for NEPA BlogCon is WNEP-TV 16 and Net Driven is serving as the hospitality sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and community organizations are still available. Visit nepablogcon.com for details. 

To learn more, check out the following links:
Website: nepablogcon.com,
Twitter: @nepablogcon
Facebook: /nepablogcon

About NEPA BlogCon
NEPA BlogCon is organized by a group of women with a passion for bringing new ideas and experiences to the Northeastern Pennsylvania community: Michelle Hryvnak-Davies (@mhryvnak), Karla Porter (@karla_porter) and Mandy Boyle (@mandyboyle).

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