We announced a few months ago that one of our sponsors, Time to Play, is hosting a Game Night Pre-Conference Reception the night before the conference begins. It’s a great opportunity to get to mix and mingle with other conference attendees, speakers, sponsors, staff, volunteers, and other guests before the conference officially kicks off. Time to Play is the authority for toys and games, so it’s only right that we enjoy a night playing and having fun while getting to know one another better.
The Time to Play Game Night Pre-Conference Reception is open to current ticket holders for the conference, only. So if you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?
Time to Play will be not only hosting a wonderful game night filled with fun, but giving away swag and prizes too! For more details on the giveaways that will take place during the event, and to register, click HERE. You must RSVP to this event even if you are a ticketholder for the conference so we can gauge the attendance for the event.
We hope to see you there!
This year’s conference will take place on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, 2012, at the Regional Arts Commission located in the Delmar Loop. The conference will consist of multiple tracks, and will take place from 10am to 5pm on both days. A pre-conference reception will be held at the Regional Arts Commission from 6 pm to 8pm on Thursday, October 18th.
A wrap party is being planned and the location will be announced this summer.
The host hotel this year will be the Moonrise Hotel, located across the street from the Regional Arts Commission. The Moonrise Hotel is a unique boutique lodging facility that is pet friendly.
The room rates are:
- Thursday, October 18th ($129)
- Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th ($139)
You can reserve your room by calling the Moonrise directly at 314-721-1111 and mentioning ‘Show 2012 Rate’.
You can also go to http://www.moonrisehotel.com and fill in the appropriate reservation information on the left side of the opening screen. In the box labeled “Group Code” fill in the booking code, which is ‘show2012‘ and the reservation will be made at our negotiated rate.
The accommodations are a Superior King or Superior Double Queen styled rooms.
We are working on additional “bells and whistles” which will be added and announced as they are planned. We are also looking for speakers, so if you are interested in speaking, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets go on sale for the conference Friday, April 27th. For two days, you can buy passes for both days of the conference for $75.00. On Monday, April 30th, that rate will raise to $99.
Our list of speakers will be announced next week, but the topics this year will include monetization and income, business blogging, PR and social media, photography, eBook and traditional publication, guest blogging, niche blogging, social media consulting, conference attendance tips, SEO, branding, and so much more!
Show Me the Blog ’11 speaker Nick Gilham of A Branded You is presenting a workshop called New Job in 2012 Using LinkedIn. The class is being held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Nebula Coworking from 9:30-12 noon.
Here are the details per the event description:
Is one of your goals for the new year to get a new job? Do you want to take your career to the next level?
If you are serious about getting a new job, you need to be using LinkedIn strategically. LinkedIn is a job seeker’s most effective tool for communicating his or her unique personal brand. If you aren’t currently on LinkedIn or feel that you aren’t using the site effectively, A Branded You is here to help you fix that.
In this two and half hour seminar Nick Gilham will show you how LinkedIn can take your job search to the next level. Free parking is available and bagels, coffee, and juice will be provided.
You will learn how to:
- Get hiring managers to knock down your door
- Identify the most important sections of your profile and use them to their full capability
- Conduct a passive job search – land the job of your dreams when you aren’t even looking
- Strategically use LinkedIn Groups to network & find out the secrets to group membership
- Optimize your profile so you appear at the top of the search results
- Utilize the job board built into LinkedIn – learn about the different types of jobs posted
- Put your face in front of decision makers every time they login to LinkedIn
- Reach out to current employees to get the inside scoop about a possible new employer
This event is a great choice for those of you who want to land a new gig this year, and who want to learn how to utilize LinkedIn more effectively to do so. Early bird tickets are currently on sale now for $25.
If you are not currently looking for a job, or want to know how to land one using LinkedIn, please pass this information on to someone who is.
For more information on this event or to register, click HERE!
Many of you joined us back in March for our Spa Soiree at Go! Spa, and have been asking when we will be having another networking experience at the spa. Your cries haven’t gone unheard, and we are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Go! Spa to offer another Holiday Spa Soiree Experience on Thursday, November 17th from 5-7pm.
You can come and join us for door prizes, fab conversation, and Champagne Chillers by Chill. You can also enjoy the following premiere services being offered by Go! Spa’s first class staff:
Go!Spa Mani – $24
Go!Spa Pedi – $38
Feelin’ Fab Facial – $30
Tech Girl Relief – $35
High Tech Relief – $55
This event will fill up quickly, so please send your RSVP’s in to email@example.com ASAP. If you are wanting a service done while at the spa, please include the type of service you are requesting. We will send you a confirmation 5 days before the event with the time your service will be performed.
You do not have to have a service done to attend this event. We want you to come and network!
Go! Spa is conveniently located at 11735 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63131 in Des Peres.
Girls, we want to see you there! Music, fun, fabulosity, drinks, and pampering! Get your spa on!
This soiree is a Two Minds Interactive™ experience
Nosh on finger foods (vegans, you will have something to nosh on too!), get your drink on, and mix and mingle with speakers and attendees of the Show Me the Blog Conference. This is a fabulous pre-conference event where you can get some networking in before conference begins.
We will also be giving attendees badges so that is one less thing you have to worry about on conference day!
The Luna Lounge is located at 4561 Gravois in historic Bevo Mill, just 10 minutes away from downtown St. Louis.
There is a 2-drink minimum (domestic beer and soft drinks are available for $5.00 for 2 drinks) You can purchase drink tickets at the door for $5 for two tickets!
Also, since the Cards are in the World Series, The Luna Lounge will be broadcasting the game on the big screen for all attendees.
This event is closed to the public and only open to SMBSTL attendees, staff, speakers, and guests from 6 to 9pm. You can stay afterwards and watch the game when The Luna Lounge opens its doors to the public.
Plus, speaker Kate Canterbury will be giving her presentation on Hyper Local: Why Go Global When You Can Go Local from 8-9 during the premixer.
To RSVP, please send an email to info@showmetheblog with RSVP in the subject line. Please indicate your name and how many people will be attending with you.
Show Me the Blog and A Branded You teamed up to bring a comprehensive and interactive personal branding and networking tips workshop at UMSL called Showcasing the Branded You: Personal Branding and Networking for Professional Success. The purpose of the event was to help people who are looking for employment opportunities or small business owners help brand themselves to be able to complete in their genre or niche.
The room was full of both old and new faces as well all bonded together over an afternoon of information and tips. This is the first ever co-event that Show Me the Blog and A Branded You have done together, but hopefully will not be the last.
Here are a few photos from the event:
If you have been following us on Twitter and Facebook for the last few days, then you know that we have been attending WordCamp Chicago 2011 at the DePaul University Student Center. Kim (Communications Director) and myself have been soaking up the wonderfulness that is WordPress information, tools, and tips. I can honestly say that this experience was well worth the $40 ticket price, and I have been taking notes like crazy trying to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
If you are in St. Louis, you can also attend WordCamp St. Louis which takes place next weekend. For more information on this August 6th event, click HERE.
As a professional blogger, I understand how important it is to brand yourself as well as network with others who are also bloggers and social media types. We’ve partnered with Nick Gilham from ‘A Branded You’ to offer a comprehensive workshop that focuses on personal branding and networking in professional environments.
Showcasing the Branded You: Personal Branding and Networking for Professional Success is a 4 hour workshop created to help you get the most out of these two essential topics. We will help you weave your way through creating an effective personal brand and teach you some great networking techniques so you can personally and professionally shine.
And you don’t have to be a blogger to come to this workshop. In fact, this course is great for business professionals, freelancers, job seekers; anyone who is interested in taking their professional endeavors to the next level.
The workshop takes place on Saturday, August 20th from 1-5 pm at the JC Penney Conference Center located on the UMSL campus. Regular priced tickets are just $30.
What happens when you get a bunch of fun chicks together who enjoy networking and social media? The answer is a fabulous tweet-up that is full of food, fabulousness, and fun. Show Me the Blog along with the STL Social Media Chicks are having an awesome tweet-up soiree at Hotel Lumiere on Friday, July 22nd from 7-9pm. The event is free and will consist of appetizers, beverages, and networking. We will also be tweeting, Facebooking, Google Plus’ing and much, much more.
There are only 12 spots available so make sure you RSVP now. We are also giving away a few fabulous prizes so you do not want to miss this.
This event is sponsored and hosted by Hotel Lumiere. Ladies are definitely taking over social media, so this is a must attend event to show STL just how much we rock!
RSVP for the event HERE.
At Show Me the Blog, we heavily prefer WordPress over other blogging modules. So we were elated to find out that WordCamp is finally coming to our neck of the woods August 6th at Maryville University. WordCamp is the preeminent WordPress conference in which you can learn everything about the interface including design, development, and business in terms of the blogging tool.
Presale tickets are now available for $20, which is indeed a steal. Hurry and buy yours quick because they are sure to be gone soon.
We plan on participating in WordCamp St. Louis and will be in attendance for the event when it kicks off for the first time in our area. We hope that all of you Show Me the Bloggers will attend and show your support!
Visit the WordCamp St. Louis website HERE and learn more about the conference. You can also buy your tickets by visiting the link as well.
Will you be joining us at WordCamp St. Louis?
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