Monday, May 14, 2012

Join Me At The Influence Conference

So, a few months ago I met a group of amazing women at a blog retreat. We got to talking about life, blogging, and our faith and an idea began to form in my heart. I truly believe what this blogging community needs is a faith based, Jesus filled, gospel centered blog conference. So I talked to my friend Nicole about starting our own. We had a few women we wanted to be speakers, knew where we wanted to hold it, had a conference name, tag line, website design etc etc etc. But, I have to say, God's timing is so obvious sometimes. As much as He pressed this event on my heart, I never heard MOVE from him. Nicole and I talk and prayed about the fact that we just weren't clear that God was saying absolutely yes.  And that's when Jessi, Hayley, and Casey were persuaded by me through about a million messages to let me in on the fact that they already had The Influence Conference in the works.

You guys? My heart did a back flip. Seriously, I was excited.

So WHAT is the influence conference you ask? Well allow me to quote the three hosts and let them tell you in their own words.

"It's a faith-based conference for women happening October 11, 12 and 13. It will help you grow your voice and improve your strategy to best use your influence for the Gospel--however that may be (a family blog, a handmade shop, as an eBook author, a fashion blogger...whatever!)."-Casey

"I am passionate about connecting women, about dreaming big and new ideas, about putting our passions to the best use. This conference is a beautiful combination of all those things–and with some of my favorite people on the internet."- Hayley

"So whether you're a professional blogger/social media pro or a stay at home mama who doesn't care a thing about twitter or a woman of God who just wants to love her community better, we believe the Lord will have something for you at Influence. We believe He's given you influence for a purpose - to make much of Him. And that is something to celebrate. "-Jessi

And guess who is going to be one of the community leaders at The Influence Conference?


That's right, yours truly. I will be helping lead you yes you, because you seriously need to be there through one of the two session tracks: Life or Strategy.

LIFE Each of our lives are uniquely shaped by God Himself. By telling our stories of grace, forgiveness, trials, loss, and triumph- we are telling of the Good News. Each speaker has a story to tell, full to the brim with the Goodness of God.

STRATEGY If you are wanting to take your storytelling to a new place this track will help. Your influence in social media can bless you and your ministries relationally and even financially. These sessions will give you practical tips to leverage your influence for good.

And just wait until you hear who some of? the speakers are. Emily Freeman, Jessica Turner, Allie Lehman, Anne Bogel, Nish Weiseth, John Saddington, and Jami Nato.

Oh, Jami Nato, you're about to meet your new bff and you don't even know it yet. I swear I'm not a stalker.

So, for the important deets.

The conference is in Indianapolis, Indiana (fly through Indianapolis International) from 4pm Thursday, October 11th through late Saturday night, October 13th at the lovely Keystone Sheraton (deals on rooms coming soon!).The conference price includes all the sessions, goodies, and breakfast and lunch on both Friday and Saturday. Tickets are on sale RIGHT NOW! There are 50 early bird tickets for the low low price of $170. After they are sold out a few more tickets will be released for the not-as-low-but-still-a-deal price of $200 before they hit the regular ticket price of $250.

I am seriously thrilled excited, honored, pumped to be a part of this and I am really really hoping that you will join me. I promise a hug and an awkward joke.

40 comments:

  1. I'm going too! I've been a follower for a while and read about the great relationships formed from a conference/retreat. I can't wait to experience it myself!! Hope to meet you there :)

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    1. Yay! I was seriously blown away by the friendships I made at my first blogging event. I know that this one is going to be even better. Look for me & I'll look for you, I'd love to meet you!

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  2. I can't WAIT to meet you and lead with you!!!! We are going to have soooooooooooo much fun!!!

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  3. I'm so excited about the possibility of attending this conference. As one of your newest stalkers ;), I can say that I'm glad that you'll be one of the community leaders! This event is seriously exactly what I've been hoping to attend for months now--now, I just have to figure out how to whip up 200 bucks + some :)

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    1. haha well hello stalker ;-) This event is going to be seriously incredible and inspiring. We want to make much of Jesus in the blog world and we intend to do it! I hope you can come!!

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  4. I'm so excited to have gotten my ticket - now just believing for the rest of it to fall into place. Can't wait to see you there!!!

    Jac

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    1. YAY!!! I am so glad you got a ticket. Can't wait to see you there!!

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  5. BEYOND excited! so awesome for you to be a leader and you will be a FANTASTIC one! yes!

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    1. Cant wait to see you again friend!

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  6. Bought my ticket this morning!! So stoked ;)

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  7. wow this sounds like it will be an awesome event. I'm hoping I'll be able to make it. I'll be talking to the hubby to see if I can purchase my ticket as my birthday present. I'm so excited! BTW I was wondering how one can swap buttons with your fabulous blog? I love, love your blog and will be displaying your button on mine. :) Happy Monday!
    www.findyoursparkle2.com

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    1. its so awesome I hope you get a chance to come! All my sponsor information is on my sidebar :-)

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  8. I'm going too! So excited! Casey has been a great friend, helping me through some religious doubts, so I'm really excited to help grow my somewhat stumbling faith. and meet everyone! aaah!! :)

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    1. You are?? Yay!!! And I think all of us go through that stumbling part

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  9. Oh man...I live in Indiana! I wouldn't even have to fly! Going to have to see if it's in the budget though...

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  10. Looks like we will meet again :) I just bought my ticket as well!

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  12. Very very cool. We have a lot going on in October (birthdays, anniversary, mission trip, etc, etc, etc) so I'm not sure I can go, but I'm putting it in my calendar as a tentative anyway. If I can manage it, I'd love to attend. Sounds great!

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    1. Let me know- I know there is already another fire wife attending. I can hook you two up!

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  13. EXCITED!!! :) you know I'll be stalking!! ;)

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  14. So exciting!! I wish I could be there! I bet it's going to be amazing!

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  15. Oh how exciting!! I would love to go to this because I would love to meet up with some awesome women of God. Do you know how long the tickets will be at the lowest price? My hubby is currently looking for a job so we just don't know where we will be living a month from now. Talk about trusting in God lol

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    1. I think today is the last day of early bird tickets. Then will be at $200 until august. Good luck to your husband

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  16. Love, love, love the pic of you with the glasses and hat!!!! I wish I could pull off hipster glasses... Adorbs!

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  17. I'm going!! Can't wait to meet you and all of these amazing women!!

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    1. Yay!! I am seriously excited to meet you Chelsea

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  18. I am SO excited about the Influence Conference! So looking forward to learning, networking, and meeting some fabulous women!

    Amanda
    Royal Daughter Designs

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  19. I'm going to have to see if I can make this, sounds like it will be a great event!

    p.s. Happy Police Week!

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  20. I'm going! I can't wait to meet you! So exciting that you're one of the community leaders!

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    1. I know- I am so excited and honored. its going to be fun fun fun! Cant wait to meet you

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