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Niche Parent ’13 Agenda

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The Niche Parent Conference is for bloggers of all level, business owners interested in learning how to use social media and blogging to grow their revenue base, and entrepreneurs ready to kick off their start-up in the digital world. Enjoy this opportunity to nourish relationships, make new friends, and network.  Our conference is intimate which makes getting that one-on-one time with other influencers, speakers, and our business partners easy. Click to view full bios of our speakers and descriptions of the sessions.

This year’s speakers drive the conversation when it comes to navigating social media on a variety of subjects, from marketing a brand on social media to increasing search visibility on search engines and how to start blogging. The agenda is designed to help attendees of all levels enhance their social media and marketing skills plus offer entrepreneurial and business training.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Time Takeaway
5:00pm to 8:00pm Welcome to Sunny Fort Lauderdale Beach! Badge pick-up & registration.{Great Hall Foyer 5 & 6}
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Let’s kick things off with a networking cocktail mixer. Get ready to Mix, Mingle, & Sizzle!
{Great Hall Foyer 5 & 6}


8:00 Until… Tour the resort and take it all in! Read more…


 Friday, September 6, 2013


Time Takeaway
8:00am to 5:00pm

Badge pick-up & registration

Exhibitor Hall Open

{Great Hall Foyer 5 & 6}

8:00am to 9:00am

Breakfast Keynote: How Much is it Worth? The State of Social Media with Ted Murphy, CEO of IZEA, Inc. Read more… 

{Great Hall Foyer 6}

9:10am to 10:10am Breakout 1: Facebook Uncovered with Gladys Diaz, Dating & Relationship Coach, Author & Speaker, Heart’s Desire International, LLC, Laura Medley, Senior Interactive Director, AB&A Advertising, Parker Lake, Director of Business Development, Certatim Read more… {Great Hall 6}Breakout 2: Shine, How to Use Your Blogging Powers For Good with Danyelle Little Read more..{Great Hall Foyer 5}Breakout 3: Secrets for a Successful Freelance Writing Career with Lorraine C. Ladish Read more…{Room 213}
10:20am to 11:35am

Breakout 1: How Dad Bloggers are Elevating a Powerful Marketing Niche with Jim Silver, Ben Floyd, Manny Ruiz Read more…{Great Hall 6}

Breakout 2: IPLAW 101 The Basics on Protecting Your Intellectual Property On the Internet with Latoicha Givens, Esquire Read more…{Great Hall 6}

Breakout 3: How to Grow Your Email List, Influence, and Monetize your Blog with Laura Fuentes of Momables and SuperGlue Mom{Room 213}

12:00pm to 4:00pm dream_kids_logo_200

Stop by the Dream Kids Exhibitor Booth to get a professional headshot makeover sponsored by Dream Kids!

Read more… {Great Hall Foyer 5 & 6}

11:45am to 12:45pm Keynote Lunch: Sheryl Connelly, Ford Motor Company’s Manager of Futuring and Global Trends {Great Hall 6}

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1:00pm to 2:15pm

Breakout 1: Start-up Secrets & Tools for the 21st Century Woman with Celest Benn, Charlene Bastien-Dance, Divina Rodriguez Read more…{Great Hall 6}

Breakout 2: Breakout 3: How to Be Social AND Socially Responsible as a Brand with Sebastian Rusk and Alexandra Figueredo.{Great Hall 5}

Breakout 3: Getting Noticed: Five Reasons PR Can Take You to the Next Level with Cristin Jordan and Kortney Wesley {Room 213}


2:20pm to 3:50pm Workshop 1: Let’s Roadmap the Blog Route to Success with Yoly Mason & Ronny Mason Read more…{Great Hall 6}Workshop 2: Part 1- Energize your Blogger Body with Soraya Daguillard {Come as you are} Read more…{Great Hall 5}Workshop 3: Past the Pitch: Brand Relationship 2.0 with Sili Recio and Eileen Campos Read more. {Room 213}
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Workshop 1: Vlogging – Making it Practical, Fun & Professional with Caroline Murphy, Tania Luviano, and Lizza Monet Morales Read more… {Great Hall 6}

Workshop 2: Having Your Way With Words: Storytelling and the Blogger with Brad Lawless, Rebecca Parsons Read more… {Great Hall 5}

Workshop 3: Stop Thinking Like a Blogger and Start Thinking Like a Business! with Lamar Tyler {Room 213}

6:00pm to 8:00pm Foodies rejoice! Enjoy dinner on your own in “Fork” Lauderdale! Take it all in! Read more…

6:30pm to 7:30pm Mommy’s Uncensored Private Screening with Charity Jordan RSVP Required Read more…{Great Hall 6}
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Sponsored networking cocktail reception at the Martini Bar Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach! Bring your business cards and party shoes!  Moms_Rising_logoRead more…

 Saturday, September 7, 2013


Time Takeaway
8:00am to 5:00pm

Badge pick-up & registration
Exhibitor Hall Open

8:00am to 9:00am

Breakfast Keynote: The Content is the Ad  with Ted Rubin Read more… {Great Hall 6}


9:10am to 10:25am

Breakout 1: Blogger/Brand Playbook: The Top Spoken and Unspoken Rules of Engagement between brands, bloggers, and blogger networks with Crystal Duncan of IZEA Inc., Courtney Velasquez of Collective Bias, Latina Mom Bloggers, Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Latina Mom Bloggers Read more… {Great Hall 6}

Breakout 2: Blogging Your Special Parenting Journey with Angela Bickford, Chrissy Bernal, Natalie Wahl, Mila Ferrer Read more… {Great Hall 5}

Breakout 3: The Road to Community Manager with Katherine Doble, Natascha Otero, Amanda Taylor {Room 213}

10:00am to 2:00pm dream_kids_logo_200

Stop by the Dream Kids Exhibitor Booth to get a professional headshot makeover sponsored by Dream Kids!

Read more…

10:35am to 11:55am

Workshop 1: Take Your Blog to the Next Level using Picmonkey with Dariela Cruz and Dariana Cruz of Dari Design Studios Read more… {Great Hall 6}

Workshop 2: Plugins To Enhance Your WordPress Blog with Blanca Stella Mejia, Jackie Jimenez, Karla Campos
Read more… {Great Hall 5}

Workshop 3: New FTC Disclosures: What Marketers & Bloggers Need to Know with SOWEB Inc. {Room 213}

12:05pm to 1:05pm

Keynote Lunch:  Miriam Muley, Winning With Digitally Savvy Mothers  of Color™ {Great Hall 6}

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Breakout 1: The Gift of Health in Communities of Color sponsored by Moms Rising with Elisa Batista, Monifa Bandele, dream  hampton and Migdalia Rivera Read more… {Great Hall 6}

Breakout 2: A Guide to Google Analytics & Other Tools for Bloggers with Maria Garcia and Denisse Icaza  Read more… {Great Hall 5}


Breakout 3:  Finding the Positive in the Negative (dealing with trolls, hecklers, and haters) with Jenny Isenman Read more… {Room 213}

2:40pm to 3:50pm Breakout 1: Part II: Energize your Blogger Body with Soraya Daguillard {Come as you are} Read more…{Great Hall 6}Breakout 1: Blogging 101: How to Make Something Out of Nothin’ with Vanessa Bell, Eileen Carter-Campos, Chaton Turner Read more… {Great Hall 5}
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Workshop 1: Passion.Platform.Profit with Nikki Woods, CeCe Clark, Mary Boyce, Kim Grimes Read more… {Great Hall 6}


Workshop 2: Search/SEO & Tools for Bloggers with Jason Dailey of Bing {Great Hall 5}


5:30pm to 7:00pm Foodies rejoice! Enjoy dinner on your own in “Fork” Lauderdale! Take it all in! Read more…
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Closing reception  Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa {Great Hall 5 & 6 Foyer}

Sunday Funday!  September 8, 2013


Time Bonus Day!
7:45am to 10:30am water board fort lauderdaleWalk on Water in the Atlantic Ocean with Walk on Water Fitness. Take a paddle boarding lesson and tour in Oleta Park, Sunny Isles, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood Beach Florida! Paddle boarding is good for all fitness levels. Space is limited. Must RSVP Click here.
All day And the beach goes on.  Bring your flip-flops and reflect on the conference. Enjoy the lazy river at the resort, the Infinity pool, and the beach before your flight. Attendees are welcome to store belongings and use guest bathrooms while waiting for their departures.