In a little less than month, I will be boarding a plane and heading to Manhattan Beach to join other bloggers, health enthusiasts, and other social media professionals for the 2015 ShiftCon Social Media Conference!
To say that I’m excited is an understatement. This trip will be a first for me in many ways and I’m hoping you will enjoy following along with via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and possibly even Periscope.
What is ShiftCon?
ShiftCon 2015 Eco Blogging Conference
ShiftCon is the only social media conference focusing on wellness, health, and the environment. This conference blends workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of change makers all over the United States and Canada in one place. Bloggers and other social media professionals participate and collaborate with each other to inspire and empower each other to create effective communication and take their profession to the next level. Attendees participate in workshops, learn from professionals, discuss their niche and value systems, and decide on themes to collaborate on in the following year. This is a powerful event meant to organize the eco-wellness niche as a powerful community online.
Content Creators can look forward to the following:
- Instruction on using social media to promote their voice and values online in an effective manner
- Instruction on how to improve our social media platforms, websites, legal understanding, and communication tactics
- Collaborating with their peers with plans to support one another
- Networking with brands that do a better job of valuing health and the environment
- Learning about best practices from professionals that have succeeded in the eco/wellness niche
- Discovering more about wellness and the environment
If you’re a combination of healthy lifestyle geek and blogger, than you can see why I am truly excited about going to this conference.
Not only will I be learning new skills to help my with my blogging, but I will be getting the opportunity to meet and speak with others who have the same passion as I do. The passion to want only the best for you family and to be able to share with others what is going on with our food system and how that effects us.
This years Keynote Speakers are bringing knowledge and experience from all different areas of the eco- wellness spectrum.
Gary Hirshberg is Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt producer, and Managing Director of Stonyfield Europe, with organic brands in Ireland and France. Gary serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards including Applegate, Peak Organic Brewing, Late July, Quantum Design, Glenisk, the Danone Communities Fund and the Danone Livelihoods Fund.
Robyn O’Brien – A former food industry analyst, author, and mother of four, Robyn O’Brien triggered an allergic reaction in the food world when she asked a simple question: “Are we allergic to our food or what’s been done to it?” She brings compassion, insight and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that recent changes to our food supply are having on the health of families.
Gunnar Lovelace is a serial entrepreneur in nonprofits, technology, fashion and real estate. Most recently he is the co-founder and CEO of ecommerce community THRIVE Market, which is making healthy living accessible to Americans by providing the top 4,000 most popular health-food products at 25-50% off normal retail prices.
Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and widely respected educator, known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate. The co-author or author of three books and the contributing author to ten others, Anna’s work has been translated internationally and featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, Oprah Magazine, among many other outlets. Named one of Time magazine’s “eco” Who’s-Who, Anna is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund.
Jenny McGruther is a food educator and the voice behind the award-winning traditional foods website Nourished Kitchen, and the bestselling book The Nourished Kitchen. She teaches workshops and retreats on traditional foods, fermentation, and food activism.
Another reason I’m excited about going to Shift Con is because I will be getting the opportunity to interact and speak with some of my favorite eco-wellness brands and meet new ones.. I’ll be able hear about possibly new products coming out and also get to learn more about their companies values and goals to bring better products to consumers.
These are just a few of this years ShiftCon Sponsors
Will you be there? If so, leave me a comment and let me know!
Come join us!