I have truly been out of the loop for awhile and WAY over do on telling you ALL about my amazing trip to LA to attend the ShiftCon Conference… so here we go.
ShiftCon 2015: Bloggers and Companies Unite To Make a Difference
I can pretty much sum up my feelings about my first time at a ShiftCon conference..
AHHHH MAAAAA ZINNNNNG!
I felt extremely blessed to be able to not only travel to CA, but also to be able glean so much wonderful information from people who all have the same passion I have. A passion to teach and share information about the whole Non GMO, Organic, healthy living lifestyle.
To make it a little easier ( and to help organize all the crazy thoughts ), I’ll break ShiftCon 2015 into sections.
There were A LOT of bloggers at ShiftCon. Some I already knew and followed but had never met and many who I had never heard of but was thrilled to meet.
I made the trip to LA with my dear friend and fellow blogger Kim from Get Green Be Well and Kim and Carrie. Kim and I actually met via social media, which I think is just pretty darn awesome, and we were both excited about being able to attend this event together. Not only did we have a great time at the conference, but we had a great time getting to know each other better and had A LOT of fun!
One of those fun moments was also a ‘nerdy’ moment for me. You know the moment – the one where you meet someone you admire or follow online and you totally become a geeky girl asking to take a picture with said person?.. Well, that was me when I met Emily from Holistic Squid.
I’ve been following Emily’s blog for quite awhile and love all the great information she shares, so I totally had a ‘nerd’ moment when I met her. She’s extremely sweet and very easy to talk to.
Each blogger had different reason for being a ShiftCon. Some were there because they were major bloggers and players in this movement and they wanted to share what they knew. Some were really new to the toxic-free, healthy living movement and were there to learn. And some, like me, were in the middle. We knew what this movement was all about, but wanted the opportunity to learn more, connect with other bloggers, and meet brands who desired to meet and work with bloggers who were like minded.
Sometimes being in a group of bloggers like this can make you feel like you’re in high school again – who has the most popular blog – who says one thing online and another in person – who has the most followers – and so on. It can be a little clicky at times, but ShiftCon wasn’t like that at all. Everyone seemed to genuinely like each other and was happy to be there with each other. I loved that!
ShiftCon was scheduled in such a way that bloggers had numerous opportunities to not only meet each other through mixers and ice breaker games, but we also had the wonderful opportunity to meet, chat, and share with some really great companies whose main reason to be there was to meet us! How cool is that!
There were so many brands that attended ShiftCon that I can’t even begin to name them all (but here’s a link to see all the great companies). Each brand is committed to creating a product that is product that is not just healthy, but ones that go above and beyond the ‘all natural’ label by being either Non GMO and or Organic.
I had a blast not only trying out, tasting, and experiencing all these great products, but I also had a wonderful time chatting with the representatives, and sometimes the actual owners, of these companies. Being able to talk to them in person and see that their passions to make a great product are true, was a great experience.
A lot of the companies sponsored ShiftCon in one way or another. We were treated to some delicious breakfasts, snacks, and cocktails that were all GMO free all through out the weekend.
I’m really excited to share with you some of the great products and companies I came across at ShiftCon, so make sure you are signed up for my newsletter or follow me on my social media channels (see the icons and sign up on the right side bar) for upcoming posts.
Speakers and Sessions:
Each morning started off with an inspiring and extremely educational talks that just amazed me. Each person was driven to make a difference and to help others to understand the importance of labeling, buying organic, and educated others on healthier living.
The break out sessions were incredible also. At times it was hard to pick which one I wanted to attend. Whether it was how to grow my blog or how to detox my home, the sessions were a must do.
Wrapping it Up
Now you can see, or I hope you can see, why I said ShiftCon was AMAZING!
Being there, surrounded by great people and great products was something I won’t ever forget.
A HUGE thank you to all those who worked behind the scenes to make ShiftCon happen. You all did a great job!
If you’d like more information about ShiftCon, check out their web site HERE and follow them on social media to be ‘in the know’ for next years conference.
I’ll be there.. will you?
Here’s a great video that was put together after this years conference! Check it out!