What is BlogJam?
BlogJam is a 1.5 day event for bloggers, digital influencers, creative entrepreneurs, and local businesses to connect face-to-face to chat about all things social media and blogging. This year BlogJam is slowing things WAY down. We’re moving from our typical jam-packed conference structure to a hands-on retreat filled with deep work and concrete takeaways at a seaside resort for maximum opportunity to breathe, connect, learn, and grow.
Where is BlogJam this year?
We’re thrilled to be hosting Preserve ~ A BlogJam Atlantic Retreat at Oak Island Resort. Be sure to mention Preserve Retreat or BlogJam Atlantic when reserving your room to snag our VIP room rate, starting at $139 a night.
How can I attend?
Didn’t BlogJam used to be free?
Sort of! We started out as a grassroots community event that charged participants only for lunch (with the venue and other services generously provided as in-kind sponsorship). While we loved this structure, we also hoped to be able to offer more in terms of the overall experience. Based on feedback from our community we discovered that local bloggers, influencers, and creatives wanted an event that was more in-line with traditional, larger-scale blogger conferences (think: more sessions, coffee breaks, meals, accommodation rates, SWAG, prizes, etc.). While we’re still grassroots, we’re also constantly refining our event structure to provide attendees with the best possible BlogJam.
How can I be a Presenter?
Our Presenter spots for 2019 are nearly full! If you have a great workshop idea, click here to fill out the form today.
I don’t agree with something one of your Presenters/Affiliates/Volunteers said.
We appreciate that feedback and encourage you to get in touch with us directly if something specifically offensive happened in relation to our event. We strive to include a diverse representation of views and voices (that sometimes even differ from ours as organizers) but we can assure you that we will never provide a platform via our event or web presence for hate or discrimination.
So, what do you believe?
We are a women-led, local event operating on Feminist Principles to create accessible space for bloggers, digital influencers, creative entrepreneurs, and local businesses at a grassroots level. We do this by: 1) encouraging attendance and engagement with any community members interested in attending (If you are an unwaged individual who cannot afford the price of a ticket, contact us to learn about our BlogJam Booster program.); 2) showcasing expert Presenters from our abundance of local (and incredible), skilled professionals excelling in the industries of blogging and social media here in Atlantic Canada; 3) partnering with brands, businesses, and other community events that align with our values to foster a culture of mutual support; and 4) ongoing listening and learning from our diverse and underrepresented community members.
We would like to acknowledge that our event takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) People first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.