Where do I start for my very first event re-cap? Honestly, if I was to take you through every single session I loved, I’d be here for a week, So I’ll try and keep it short…at least try. Here goes…
The kickoff event was actually not on Day 1, but the Thursday night before at the Vegaslicious Tweetup at T-Bones Chophouse and Lounge. Here many of us were able to introduce ourselves, socialize, and of course try out the signature drink. There was plenty of laughs and card swapping (many by Moo), but around 9 pm something a little more important became a hot topic for the night…Scandal had made its way into just about everyone’s conversation, I was intrigued as to what was so sensational about the show since I don’t watch TV and have never seen the show myself. I did however make some awesome connections with a few folks, Jose Candelario (Official Funny Man), his wife Bonnie, Toni Harris, Meredith, and Aliah.
Day 1, My day didn’t start at the Welcome Lunch like many others, mainly because I was there to help Ms.Maisie Dunbar of bluffajo.com setup before the conference began, we started around 09:30. It was pretty exciting to see all the vendors/sponsors set up as well all before everyone began walking around and looking for information. Plus I was able to get my makeup done and be a walking advertisement for my friend Maisie Dunbar, not just for great mineral makeup but also representing an awesome makeup artist.
- The Welcome Lunch was a true treat, between the creators of BeBlogalicious.com and our keynote speaker Judene Walden,Executive Vice President of the Moguldom Women’s Division http://madamenoire.com/, we truly saw how the rest of the weekend would run. Judene came in with energy and a bit of a history lesson on Digital Media, which I found to be pretty engaging. It was also a bit of a change to sit at the table and every single person there was on an electronic device of some sort, we all discuss from time to time how rude it is for someone to be on their phone while eating, but for this forum if you weren’t tweeting or taking notes via iPad…you did not come prepared.
Now I’ll tell you this, there were so many events I really felt like I couldn’t keep up and that was just on Day 1. There was a Shop Your Way Afternoon Tea, Wells Fargo made a presentation on Empowering Your Financial Future, and then there were the Poolside Chats: Find Your Niche. Between sessions I was able to talk to other bloggers and find out what their passions were in regards to their blogs. The event that closed my night was the McDonald’s “Viva Las Ladies” reception, we had a blast socalizing, dancing, and picture taking.
That wrapped up Day 1 for me, though many others took the “Trip to Da Strip!” I went to bed.
Day 2 started a bit earlier with our Kelloggs Love Your Cereal Breakfast, I honestly found it nice, even though my archenemies watermelon made an appearance…I laughed in the face of my allergy…yes dear watermelon, I had my benedryl and I was ready! The sessions for Day 2 were just as great as the ones the day before; speakers like Mario Armstrong, Corynne Corbett, Miss Lori, the entire Box Tops 4 Education panel, just to name a few.