Categories: NEPA BlogCon

PRESS RELEASE: Now entering its 5th year, NEPA BlogCon, the region’s only blogging and social media conference, is proud to announce both the start of ticket sales and selected speakers for this year’s event.

NEPA BlogCon will make its return on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Penn State Worthington-Scranton. Tickets are available for $15 at and include admission to the conference and expo hall, SWAG, and lunch refreshments.

NEPA BlogCon is designed to bring together bloggers of all experience levels, as well as those interested in marketing, social media, creativity, leadership, technology, and branding.

Professional communicators, small business owners, non-profit organizations and students alike are welcome to attend – and do!

Speakers Roster


NEPA BlogCon draws a wide range of local, regional, and international talent.

The agenda includes speakers like:

  • Tim Buckley, Partner Development Executive, Google
  • April Holgate, PA Health Access Network
  • Britney Kolodziej,
  • Tim Gillette, Creator, Rock ‘n’ Roll Keys to Business Success
  • Elie Ashery, CEO, Gold Lasso
  • Christina M. Carrell, Mothering with Chronic Pain Blog
  • Sally Black, Founder,
  • John Dawe MNA CNP, CFRE, Dawe Consulting Group, LLC
  • Valerie Deneen, Inner Child Fun Media, LLC
  • Amanda Fox-Rouch, Kaha Marketing

indra100Indra Lahiri, Ph.D. and founder of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany, PA, is this year’s conference keynote. She has taught, mentored, coached and keynote addressed tens of thousands with a focus on ethical leadership and compassion. Her previous speaking credits include the Animal Rights National Conference and International Animal Rights Conference. Her award-winning blog, which chronicles sacred moments with rescued animals, is followed by tens of thousands of readers on every continent.

This year’s BlogCon will also see the return of the popular NEPA BlogCon Expo, which debuted at last year’s conference. The Expo offers businesses, professional organizations, non-profits, and other community resources an opportunity to meet and network with online influencers who attend NEPA BlogCon. Spots still available. Visit for details.


Thanks to the support of sponsors and partners like Penn State Worthington-Scranton, Moz, WNEP-16, Net Driven, and others, NEPA BlogCon is able to offer its event at a low cost to the community.

Both NEPA BlogCon and its STEM education camp, Squirrel Girls Tech Camp, is held in collaboration with sponsor organization, TecBridge, a regional collegial organization that collaboratively strives to create and embrace entrepreneurial opportunities with the purpose of growing technology and biotechnology wealth within Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Making technology and new ways of thinking accessible is a vital part of our mission. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Visit for details.



Last year, NEPA BlogCon drew more than 200 local bloggers, technology influencers, students, and marketing professionals to Northeastern Pennsylvania, raising thousands of dollars to benefit Squirrel Girls Tech Camp, a technology camp for girls in grade 4-6.

NEPA BlogCon is unique in that all proceeds go to benefit non-profit and community education projects. It is organized by volunteers and could not be held without the support of sponsors, local businesses, attendees, and community leaders.

Since the event originated in 2012, the amount raised for charity totals more than $10,000, with beneficiaries including Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance, and The Arc of Luzerne County.

This year’s event will also benefit Squirrel Girls Tech Camp.

Tickets, a schedule of events, speaker bios, and additional information is available at


  • Saturday, October 15, 2016
  • Penn State Worthington-Scranton
  • Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at
  • Tickets include lunch refreshments, SWAG, and admission to all sessions, the keynote, and the NEPA BlogCon Expo .
  • All proceeds benefit Squirrel Girls Tech Camp, a STEM camp for girls in grades 4-6

Learn More:

  • Twitter: @nepablogcon
  • Facebook: /nepablogcon
Author: Mandy Pennington

Mandy Pennington is a writer, marketer, and all-around nice girl with a passion for storytelling. She works for Net Driven as the Director of Internet Marketing and is a published freelance writer. When she’s not optimizing, she’s slinging blog posts on her own blog or sharing a guest post or two over on She bakes a mean cupcake, teaches at Marywood University, and is also a member of The New Vintage Ensemble.


  1. Karla Porter Posted on August 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Congratulations to all of the presenters in our all-star lineup, ticket holders are in for a spectacular ride!

  2. Jenny Kile Posted on August 16, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    It’s going to be a fantastic day!

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