2012 Blogging Conferences!

I know we’re all focused on the current holiday season, but it’s soon going to be conference season again. 2012 is looking like it could be the hottest conference season yet.

I’ve had several folks ask for a list of conferences in 2012, and I’m happy to oblige. I’m going to add a bit of commentary, too, because, well, I get to do that. So here you go, ten of the conferences for the first half of 2012.

Please note: this list is not complete. If I’ve missed something, be sure to include it in the comments!

  • Blissdom 1 of 10
    This conference enters its fourth year with a radical new change in format no panels. Instead they are calling their sessions "mini keynotes" instead. Sessions will be longer and promise to be more in depth. Held in Nashville at my very favorite hotel, the Gaylord Resort. Find out more here.
  • Dad 2.0 2 of 10
    Dad 2.0
    This marks the launch year of this dad blogging conference. Headed up by Doug French of Laid Off Dad and with the power of the folks from the Mom 2.0 Summit behind it, it's likely to be a hit. Find out more here.
  • Bloggy Boot Camp 3 of 10
    Bloggy Boot Camp
    With four new locations this year (Philadelphia, St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Dallas), this conference continues to be one of the best for beginning bloggers. Featuring great networking and speakers, you can't go wrong with Bloggy Boot Camp. Find out more here.
  • Disney Social Media Moms 4 of 10
    Disney Social Media Moms
    This conference offers not only a solid social media conference but also good times at Disney World. Tough to get in, but well worth the trip (so I hear). Find out more by following Disney Social Media Moms on Twitter here.
  • Mom 2.0 Summit 5 of 10
    Mom 2.0 Summit
    In its fourth year, this conference offers a unique style and a more luxury experience. You'll find great locales, smart sessions, and fun parties, and often a bit more of a design bent at this conference. Held in Key Biscayne, Florida in early May. Find out more here.
  • Type-A Parent Conference 6 of 10
    Type-A Parent Conference
    Look, I can't lie: this is probably my favorite conference. I've gone the first three years and will not be missing this year. Sadly, the location has moved to Charlotte instead of Asheville, which makes me sad because I have enjoyed my annual Asheville visit, but I'm looking forward to discovering a new city. In late June. For more info, go here.
  • Blog World Expo New York 7 of 10
    Blog World Expo New York
    One of the largest of the social media conferences, with more sessions on the schedule than any other conference (Blog World LA had more than twenty sessions happening at a time). You can learn plenty at this conference. In New York in May. Find out more here.
  • SheStreams 8 of 10
    In its second year, She Streams has been called one of the most professional blogging conferences available. Heard nothing but great things about this smaller, focused conference. In Ft. Lauderdale, Miami in March. For more info, go here.
  • South By Southwest Interactive 9 of 10
    South By Southwest Interactive
    Pretty much the ultimate in tech and social media conferences. Some day I'll go. Someday. In Austin, Texas in early March. Find out more here.
  • Alt Summit 10 of 10
    Alt Summit
    The premier in design conferences. You'll see more beautiful things than you can imagine at this conference, including its location. Another one I dream of attending one day. In Salt Lake City in January. For more info, go here.

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