This last weekend the first SheStreams Conference kicked off in New York City. The brainchild of Maria Bailey and BSM Media, “SheStreams is a conference that spans two days of informative and engaging sessions intended to catapult women and brands into the future of social technology.”
I got a chance to talk to Ms. Bailey (on Twitter, no less!) to hear how she thought the conference went. Here’s what she had to say.
I think we reached our goal which was to empower moms with the insights and information to push them off the cliff into new ways to build their brands with other forms of digital content creation. I was focused on content and from the tweets I see, we reached our goal.
The rooms were cold and the sessions ran long and there could have been more networking time but that wasn’t my focus. I wanted to educate and empower.
The conference was so successful (exactly 202 people attended, and 150 were hoped for) that plans for 2012 are already underfoot. When I asked about next year, Ms. Bailey said:
Yes, it’s planned for spring 2012 in Fort Lauderdale. Hopefully during the snow season so folks will enjoy my beach. Because technology is changing so fast, we can’t wait for another year.
I enjoyed it. For me, it was nice to learn more about some of the areas I keep meaning to delve further into like vlogging. It is something I keep putting on my to do list, but I came away with a lot of ideas to step up video. I also liked the size, small and pretty easy to meet people and chat.
Erin of A Parenting Production had the following to say about the conference.
I was really pleased to see new faces on the speaker circuit – plus there were many topics that I hadn’t heard covered at other conferences. Was definitely a first year conference (behind schedule, no outlets at each table etc.) but I was very pleased with it and am glad I went…even if it did cost me an arm and a leg.
So, yet another mom blogging conference has found success in our community. Will you attend next year?