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BlogJam Booster Program – Tickets for Under-represented Groups and Unwaged Individuals

BlogJam is committed to being an accessible event. We hope to empower everyone to choose a ticket price that feels right for them.  

The Booster Sliding Scale:

1. Be a BlogJam Booster! are tickets for attendees who feel they have the financial stability or privilege to pay-it-forward and contribute $25 on top of their own standard ticket price to our Booster Ticket fund

2. Standard Tickets are for attendees who fall in the middle of our sliding scale and are choosing to invest in their learning and growth (Limited Early Bird Tickets Still Available)

3. Community Tickets are for attendees who self-select as members of underrepresented groups and/or low and unwaged individuals

Not sure where you fit on the scale? Here is a personal account that explains the spirit behind our sliding scale ticketing model:

“When I have the budget to attend BlogJam, I can purchase a Standard Ticket on the middle of the scale, which helps to cover the cost of the event. When I can afford the additional price of the “Be a BlogJam Booster” ticket, I know that that, by paying more, I’m helping to keep the event accessible for others in our community. When I don’t have the resources for the Standard Ticket price, I know that my community will still welcome my attendance with a Community Ticket.”

BlogJam Atlantic is your Community-Building Bloggers Conference and participants should feel comfortable choosing the ticket that works best for them. 

If you’d like to access a Community Ticket, please email registrar@eSourceEvent.com and let us know. We will provide you with the details we need to register you for the conference. You don’t need to explain to us (or anybody) why you feel you’re from an under-represented group or explain your personal financial situation. You also don’t need to meet any specific criteria.

It will not be made public that you’ve claimed a Community Ticket. Only this year’s organizers will know who has claimed a Community Ticket and we will keep this information confidential.

Click here to get your ticket today!

2018 Keynote Speaker: Julie Cole

Julie Cole is a recovered lawyer, mom of six and co-founder of Mabel’s Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition, and win countless entrepreneur awards. Cole is a regular television contributor, a sought after speaker and emcee and a digital influencer and blogger.

With humour and practical tips, Julie Cole will share her entrepreneurial journey, her life as an influencer and as a mom of six. She will share how she and her company have stayed connected with their community though out the years.

Twitter: @JulieCole

Instagram: @Cole.Julie

Facebook: Mablehood 

 

Click here to get your ticket today. 

 

Call for Presenters: Landscapes, Mindscapes, & Heartscapes

BlogJam Atlantic has limited spaces available for interested presenters who have a passion for blogging and knowledge to share with our incredible community. 

Hosted in Moncton on October 27 & 28, 2018, BlogJam is seeking content for our bilingual audience and will accept proposals for sessions to be presented in English or French. Sessions will be 30 minutes in length (20 + 10 for questions and discussion) and should be creative, fun, and engaging for participants.

Blogging topics are open! This year our streams are Landscapes, Mindscapes, & Heartscapes.

Some example topics might include (but are not limited to):

Landscapes

  • Travel blogging abroad
  • Navigating the digital landscape
  • Where to connect and how to find connections

Mindscapes

  • Unlocking SEO secrets
  • Building your best blog
  • Affiliate marketing and more

Heartscapes

  • Sharing vulnerable topics online
  • How to blog with authenticity
  • Overcoming adversity and setbacks in blogging

To apply please click here and complete the Speaker Proposal Form.

Applicants may be asked to provide follow up information or additional content to ensure that your ideas are the best fit with this year’s event.

Presenters will be required to consent to having their sessions recorded and disseminated to the virtual BlogJam audience.

Big Wins with BlogJam Sponsor, Sunwing.ca

This year BlogJam was so thrilled to have the support of Sunwing.ca as a Keynote Sponsor. For us that was a DOUBLE WIN because it also included an afternoon keynote featuring the wise words of Candace Derickx aka the force behind the stellar blog, Life in Pleasantville.

Candace provided some valuable insight on the life of a travel influencer. She had the audience laughing at her confessions of how to capture the perfect beach shot and gave some great tips on what travel businesses like Sunwing.ca are seeking when they work with bloggers.

Of course, BlogJam attendees were on the edge of their seats when it was time to announce the winner of a trip for 2 to the IFA Villas Bavaro Resort and Spa in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The lucky winner of the Sunwing prize was Lori Byrne. North Shore farmer and friend to all, Lori’s blog Farm Fresh Style is a BlogJam favourite. She was a presenter in our first year and took the stage again this year with another amazing woman, Heather Clarke of Heather’s Handmade Life.

In Lori’s words:

“We’re so excited and appreciative on winning this trip! We’ve never been on a trip south like this before and can’t wait to bask in the sun and skip a little of a Nova Scotia winter! Thank you Sunwing and BlogJam!”

Big thanks to Candace and Sunwing.ca for providing their invaluable BlogJam support and this incredible prize.

Pre-Conference Food Photography with BlogJam Sponsor, Fujifilm

This year BlogJam was so excited to offer a very special pre-conference workshop on food photography, lead by the extraordinary Michelle Doucette of East Coast Food Stories, and hosted by the delicious and generous, Gio restaurant at the Prince George Hotel.

While all levels of photographers were welcome – including smart phone photographers – we also had help from our very special sponsor, Fujifilm.

Gathered together on Saturday night, 25 bloggers tasted bites of delectable scallops, shrimp, vegetables, and amazingly fresh and fun salad ingredients.

The group was treated to a fun cooking demonstration, which included some beautifully prepared ingredients – perfect subjects for food photography!

These vibrant reds and greens were captured on a Fujifilm X-A3 camera.

Then the ever-skillful Michelle answered photography questions while teaching participants some tricks of the trade, including how to set up food for a flat lay, what types of lighting to use, and where to find some killer props.

Insider tip: You can brush dull and matte food with some canola oil to help provide an appetizing sheen for the dish!

We wrapped up the pre-conference event with some extra special foodie Jam Bags and a few bonus prizes from our generous sponsors like Fujifilm. It was a great way to kick start BlogJam and nice bonus chance for bloggers to meet before a full and busy day of sessions on Sunday.

Big thanks to those who came out to the first ever BlogJam Food & Photography workshop. Remember to share your snaps from that night so we can all remember the tasty fun!

Fujifilm generously provided prizes to be awarded to BlogJam attendees throughout the event, including an Instax printer, Instax cameras and film.

 

 

Afternoon Keynote: Candace Derickx with Sunwing

Candace Derickx has been working in social media for almost a decade now, as both an influencer and an influencer manager; helping brands find the best person to collaborate with. A passionate traveler, Candace has recently teamed up with Sunwing to help them find leading Canadian travel talent to partner with. You can find Candace writing on her blog Life in Pleasantville, talking travel on her What She Said Radio show, and on Facebook and Instagram at Life in Pleasantville.

www.LifeinPleasantville.com

Instagram: @LifeinPleasantville

Facebook: facebook.com/LifeinPleasantville