As you plan your editorial calendar for the year, there’s a lot you need to take into account: holidays, seasonal events related to your niche, personal goals, and of course events and conferences. Making a list of the calendar-based items that are important to you will help you hone the rest of your content for the year. Also, the advanced planning allows you to focus on producing high quality content and maximize the value of these annual milestones.
To help you get organized, we’ve made a list of the major events and conferences for bloggers throughout the year (in the U.S.), so you may incorporate ones to attend into your calendar. While we chose to list mostly larger, national events, there are often smaller meetups available near you. In Boston, for example, we have Blog Better Boston and Boston Bloggers, organizations which host events to educate and empower local bloggers, and develop a supportive community so you can grow personally and professionally.
We’ve also included a few excellent event roundups for those who want to take a deeper dive into niche events based on your location or category.
Major Annual Blogger Events
- Alt Summit (For rookie bloggers and creatives in this space)
Even More Great Event Roundups!
- iBlog Magazine (Use this site for tailored event search)
- Inspired Blogger Network (List of more general blogger events throughout the year)
For WordPress Lovers
WordCamp events are informal, community-organized meetups that are put together by WordPress enthusiasts. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas and get to know each other. These are great for people who are looking to learn more about how to build on the WordPress CMS.
- 8 of the best food blogger conferences
- Other food blogger conferences (This list is outdated now, but we suspect the individual conferences will announce 2015 dates shortly)
For Mommy Bloggers
See something missing from this list? Post a comment and tell us about your favorite event and why you think others should know about it!