2012 #typeacon Conference Schedule

Type-A Parent Conference will be held Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, 2012, with local activities in Charlotte Thursday before the conference and during the day Monday.

This is the detailed schedule for Type-A Parent Conference 2012 (subject to change). Please note: Hands-on workshops are limited in size and are now all full.

The session tracks include:

    • Business (sponsored by ShareASale.com) – Sessions geared at bloggers, companies, non-profits and marketers with topics related to business, monetization and social media marketing.

 

    • Content – Sessions or small panels on blogging, podcasting, photography, vlogging and anything else content-related.

 

    • Intensives – Extended length workshops designed to provide comprehensive knowledge to attendees on a specific topic.

 

    • Tribes – Niche-specific small group moderated roundtable discussions.

 

  • Hands-on Workshops – New this year, these are small group sessions for hands-on learning.
Time Description Track Location
Thursday
June 21, 2012
TBA
Pre-Conference Activities in Charlotte

    • Local restaurant The Cowfish is providing Type-A attendees with a shopping shuttle to SouthPark Mall, an upscale center featuring Macy’s, Nordtsrom, Neiman Marcus, Apple, Sur la Table, Anthropologie and more (see the mall map here). Shuttle times are still being finalized. Watch hashtag #typeacowfish for details.
  • A sheet featuring deals for Type-A attendees at several local attractions, which you can pick up at the concierge desk as early as this morning
Activities
Thursday
6-7 p.m.
Charlotte Photowalk Activities Meet in Plaza Atrium at 5:45 p.m.
Thursday
7-9 p.m.
Registration
Friday
June 22, 2012
8-8:45 a.m.
Breakfast Meals and Snacks
Friday
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
2-4 p.m.
Registration
Friday
9-10 a.m.
Opening Keynote with Chris Garrett
Blogging from Zero to Full-Time Business
Sponsored
Keynotes Piedmont Ballroom
Friday
10:15-11 a.m.
Don’t Rank Me – Getting Past Scores and Numbers
David Binkowski and Kelly Whalen
Business
(Track sponsored by ShareASale.com)
Charlotte Hall
Friday
10:15-11 a.m.
Blogging Ethics: Copyright, Disclosures and Privacy
Emily Paster, Laura Weisskopf Bleill and Caleb Gardner
Content Mecklenburg Hall
Friday
10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.
Traffic Building Boot Camp
Heather Solos
Intensives Carolina Hall (North)
Friday
10:15-11 a.m.
Landing Speaking Gigs
Aliza Sherman and Danielle Smith
Session sponsored by Wine Sisterhood
Hands-On
(Registration is free for attendees but required to control group size)
Graham
Friday
10:15-11 a.m.
Blog Post Brainstorming
Angela England
Hands-On
(Registration is free for attendees but required to control group size)
Dunn
Friday
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Earning with Affiliates
Brian Littleton
Business
(Track sponsored by ShareASale.com)
Charlotte Hall
Friday
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Blogger as Storyteller
Laura Packer
Content Mecklenburg Hall
Friday
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Time Management
Amy Lupold Bair
Session sponsored by Windows
Hands-On
(Registration is free for attendees but required to control group size)
Graham
Friday
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Creating a Business Plan
Alyssa Gregory
Hands-On
(Registration is free for attendees but required to control group size)
Dunn
Friday
11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Food Bloggers
Vanessa Druckman
Tribes Ardrey
Friday
12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break Piedmont Ballroom
Friday
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Using Your Writing for Good
Amy Lupold Bair, Devi Thomas and Chrysula Winegar

Sponsored Session by Shot @ Life

Intensives Carolina Hall (North)
Friday
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Taking Over the World with Google+
Lynette Young
Business
(Track sponsored by ShareASale.com)
Charlotte Hall
Friday
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Blog Photography and Social Photosharing
Kristen Doyle and Heather Durdil
Content Mecklenburg Hall
Friday
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Crafting a Book Proposal
Ellen Gerstein and Amy Fandrei
Hands-On
(Registration is free for attendees but required to control group size)
Dunn
Friday
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Creating a Killer About Page
Linda Sellers and Tonja Deegan
Hands-On
(Registration is free for attendees but required to control group size)
Graham
Friday
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Humor Bloggers
Anissa Mayhew
Tribes Ardrey
Friday
2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Contract Law for Bloggers
Danielle Liss
Business
(Track sponsored by ShareASale.com)
Charlotte Hall
Friday
2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Vlogging for Bloggers – Going from Keyboard to Camcorder
Christie Glascoe Crowder
Content Mecklenburg Hall
Friday
2:30-3:15 p.m.
Fashion and Beauty Bloggers
Julie Meyers Pron
Tribes Ardrey
Friday
3:30-4 p.m.
ZonePerfect Snack Break
Friday
4-5 p.m.
AboutOne Happy Hour Parties Plaza Atrium
Friday
5-6:30 p.m.
Company and Blogger Meet and Mingle Expo Piedmont Crescent Promenade
Prefunction Area 2
Friday
8-10 p.m.
A Summer to Remember Opening Reception Hosted By Disney Parks Parties Charlotte Hall
Friday
10 p.m.-12 a.m.
Just Dance, Just Sweat! Party Hosted by Ubisoft Parties Mecklenburg Hall
Saturday
June 22, 2012
9-9:45 a.m.
Breakfast
Saturday
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Expo Expo
Saturday
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Making the Most of Your Facebook Fan Page
Melanie Nelson
Intensives Carolina Hall (North)
Saturday
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Blog Coding
Caitlin DiMare-Oliver and Peter Pollock
Intensives Carolina Hall (South)
Saturday
10-10:45 a.m.
Pitch and Pitchback: Powerful Tactics for Landing Gigs
Shannan Powell, Jessica Rosenberg and Grace Duffy
Business
(Track sponsored by ShareASale.com)
Charlotte Hall
Saturday
10-10:45 a.m.
Creating Content that Goes Viral
Charlie Capen
Content Mecklenburg Hall
Saturday
10-10:45 a.m.
Green and Eco Bloggers
Dagmar Bleasdale and Sommer Poquette
Tribes Ardrey
Saturday
11-11:45 a.m.
Pinterest – From Inspiration to Driving Traffic
Kelby Carr
Business
(Track sponsored by ShareASale.com)
Charlotte Hall
Saturday
11-11:45 a.m.
Building Your RSS and Email Subscribers
Phil Hollows
Content Mecklenburg Hall
Saturday
11-11:45 a.m.
Dad Bloggers
Ron Mattocks and Kevin Metzger
Tribes Ardrey
Saturday
12-1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break
Saturday
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Monetizing Your Blog
Angel Djambazov
Intensives Carolina Hall (North)
Saturday
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Blog Design
Brittany Vanderlinden, Laurie Smithwick and Melissa Culbertson
Intensives Carolina Hall (South)
Saturday
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Beyond Reviews and Giveaways – Blogger Outreach with ROI for Everyone
Adam Keats and Holly Hamann
Business
(Track sponsored by ShareASale.com)
Charlotte Hall
Saturday
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Breaking Into Podcasting
Tamara Walker
Content Mecklenburg Hall
Saturday
1:30-2:15 p.m.
Hyperlocal Bloggers
Emily Vanek and Jennifer Bullock
Tribes Ardrey
Saturday
3-5 p.m.
Free Expo Time
Saturday
8-10 p.m.
BlogWorld Expo Networking Party Plaza Atrium
Saturday
10 p.m.-12 a.m.
Life’s DHA After Party Charlotte Hall
Sunday
June 24, 2012
8-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
Sunday
8:45-10 a.m.
Mom Market Carolina Hall
Sunday
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Expo Expo
Sunday
10:30-11:30 a.m.
We Still Blog
Keynote Panel: Cecily Kellogg, Katherine Stone and Tanis Miller
Keynotes Piedmont Ballroom
Sunday
12-1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break
Sunday
2-3 p.m.
Blogger Town Hall Meeting
Keynote Panel: Kelby Carr, Caitlin Madden, Nancy Dussault Smith and Sarah Pinnix
Sunday
3:30-5 p.m.
Closing Keynote with Rene Syler
Harnessing Your Superpower
Keynotes
Sunday
9-11 p.m.
Secret Sponsor Closing Party
You have to come for the reveal!
Charlotte Hall
Monday
June 25, 2012
TBA
Post-Conference Activities in Charlotte

    • Local restaurant The Cowfish is providing Type-A attendees with a shopping shuttle to SouthPark Mall, an upscale center featuring Macy’s, Nordtsrom, Neiman Marcus, Apple, Sur la Table, Anthropologie and more (see the mall map here). Shuttle times are still being finalized. Watch hashtag #typeacowfish for details.
  • A sheet featuring deals for Type-A attendees at several local attractions, which you can get at the concierge desk or registration desk