Networking We understand how important networking is to you, which is why it was at the forefront of our minds when planning this event. Here are some of the ways networking is going to be so easy, fun and worthwhile for you at this event.
"HOW TO Seminars": These allow you to interact with a smaller number of bloggers, enabling for greater and more efficient exchange of ideas and knowledge.
The Venue: As well as a gorgeous foyer, with ample room for hundreds of people to have a chat on a coffee break (trust us there is!!), there are also 3 sun terraces for you to have a more private chat with your favourite blogger friends.
Social Program: No blogger conference would be complete without a fantastic series of social events. Therefore plans are already afoot to create a program that appeals to all attendees, from the "in bed by 10pm'ers" -to- the "home at 4am'ers".
This Website: Pre and Post Conference, use this website, the groups, discussion boards and more to reach out and connect with your fellow bloggers.
Choice! We believe that we Travel Bloggers are a curious and diverse bunch, for whom the term "Pigeon Hole" just doesn't exist. We are all at different levels, with differing knowledge bases and as such a one size fits all approach just wouldn't work.
Therefore we have developed a framework for TBU11 that gives YOU, the attendee choice to select your own conference program!
Each day there will be interesting and thought provoking panel discussions which will no doubt debate.
There will also be numerous informative "How To" sessions, which will repeat throughout the day. Thus ensuring that every attendee is able to attend each session.
You will register in advance for the particular time slot you want to attend each "How To" session.
SLOT 1 10am - 11am = SEO
SLOT 2 11.15am - 12.15pm = PR + Travel Bloggers
SLOT 3 1pm - 2.15pm = Podcasting
This makes your conference experience more personal and tailored to your needs.
You will pay not a penny more for attending the "How To" sessions, they are all included in the price and of course you don't have to attend any if you didn't want.
"HOW TO" SESSIONS Following on from Choice!, let us introduce you to the "How To" sessions.
Whilst there will be keynote talks and panel discussions taking place in the main room with all delegates, the "How To" sessions will take place in much smaller groups, making it easier to interact with the experts and also fellow delegates.
You will leave each "How To" session, knowing . . .
Much more about that topic
How you can use it or implement it better
Q & A session
This will ensure you will learn something from each and every "How To" Seminars.
Here are some examples of topics we are going to cover:-
Travel Writing, At Ground Level
Take Control of WordPress: How To Build a Better Blog
In The Know: SEO
The Power of Podcasting
Get Noticed: How Bloggers Can Work With PR's
ME! PLC - Branding For Bloggers
To find out more information about the "How To" Experts, click here.
The Venue We have an amazing venue for you and it is a brilliant match for a conference like ours. As soon as we walked in and saw the foyer area, we knew we had to hold it here.
It is slap bang in the city centre, just minutes walk from most hotels, restaurants, bars & train stations.
Take a look at some of the images throughout this post - the venue is VERY cool indeed.
To find out a little more about Manchester, check out this video.
Manchester is also REALLY easy to get to. There is a major international airport, which is a 15-20 minute train journey away. It is well serviced by trains from all over the UK, as well as all major bus & coach networks. There are also excellent road links.
For more information on Manchester, go to the Visit Manchester website and stay tuned to my blog as well. I'll be talking more about Manchester in the coming days and weeks.