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What it’s all about

What is the event?

NEPA BlogCon is an annual, day-long conference that’s so much more than your average “Hey, let’s talk about blogging,” event. If you’re looking to learn the REAL scoop behind what makes the blogosphere the place to be nowadays, then this is the event for you.

Besides offering you a chance to network with your fellow post slingers, NEPA BlogCon will include panels and sessions related to blogging, social media, marketing, Internet culture, creativity, technology, and more. There’s no other resource like it in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Don’t worry if you’re not a blogger – NEPA BlogCon is an event that draws students, educators, coaches, marketing pros, small business owners, non-profit multitaskers, creative types, and anyone else that’s interested in learning more about how to communicate more effectively online and make the most of the latest technology tools.

Who is the event for?

NEPA BlogCon is for everyone. Seriously. We welcome everyone to come learn about blogging and storytelling through the Interwebz. So, if you’re an Internet and IT pro who wants to network with other techy types, register! We’d love to meet you. Consider yourself to be a wordsmith with a passion for the publish button? Yep, we’re all about that too. Come join us! This is the perfect place to meet people who share your passions.

Each year, we host a variety of sessions to appeal to all interests and aptitudes. You can take advantage of some pretty sweet add-ons too, like a rad t-shirt or even a professional headshot. And yes, there are usually some door prizes.

Who is running the event?

The event is being spearheaded by a pretty awesome group of ladies (if we do say so ourselves). You can tweet us at @karla_porter (Karla), @mhryvnak (Michelle), and @mandyboyle (Mandy). We also have a fantastic team of committee members and volunteers who help us power this conference.
Read more about us here!

Why are you having the event?

We love NEPA. We truly enjoy being part of our community and we want more awesome events like this to pop up. After all, this is a pretty big area – why not encourage new, exciting, and big ways of thinking?

We love blogging, social media, and videos of cats enough that we decided we wanted to put our brains together and collaborate on something big where we could share what we love. Really big. Superfantastic big. And thus, NEPA BlogCon was born.

In addition to sharing our love of bloggy goodness, we also wanted to help out our community. NEPA BlogCon is an avenue for doing some real good, right here in our own backyard. In past years, we’ve assisted the Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, the Arc of Luzerne County, and the NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance, raising awareness of their missions and more than $5000 to benefit these amazing causes.

Today, we contribute all NEPA BlogCon proceeds to benefit Squirrel Girls Tech Camp, a STEM education camp for girls in grades 4-6 we host annually.

Big ideas and big hearts in NEPA. That’s what it’s all about.