It’s here! The 8th #BlogPaws Conference kicks officially kicks off, Thursday, June 23, at the beautiful Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Resort in Chandler, Arizona. Though the temps are high outside, the real magic and heat takes place inside. Want to partake remotely? Read on.
If you are unable to join us this year, you can still participate every day of the conference. Here’s the scoop on how to get involved, see what’s happening, and be a part of the events today and tonight. Watch your community email the mornings of June 23 and 24, and for each day’s highlights.
What is a BlogPaws Conference?
BlogPaws is a pet-friendly, 3-day conference jam packed with educational sessions, brand events, and influencer interactions; pets remain at the heart of it all. Gold sponsor, PetSmart, will be hosting some fantastic on-site activities.
The official hashtag of the BlogPaws Conference is #BlogPaws: Follow across social media, especially on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Here are the BlogPaws Social Media Channels to Follow:
In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint and pawprint of all guests, BlogPaws, Only Natural Pet, and the Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) have partnered for our second zero-waste initiative at the 8th Annual BlogPaws Conference in Chandler, Arizona.
Fashions and Fun
Watch the photos and video fill up the #BlogPaws stream for Paw-ject Runway sponsored by Red Roof Inn. Creativity rules as contestants vie for the top spots for their pets from their very own time-sensitive creations
Cat Writers’ Association
Cat Writers’ Association Banquet and Awards: Watch the #BlogPaws feed and follow @CatWriters on Twitter to get real-time results. This year’s CWA award entries covered topics from creative ways to teach cat tricks, treating eye problems in cats and fictional books with memorable feline characters. Sponsorship from 20+ cat products companies make conference events and awards possible, with more than $10,000 in prizes being awarded. Follow hashtag #CatWriters for the awards scoop!
There will be four events livestreamed. Be sure to follow along and watch these four events livestreamed: We will tweet the link out! It will also be LIVE on the BlogPaws YouTube Channel.
Thursday, June 23: Watch LIVE from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. PST for opening remarks, news, announcements, and the big reveal of the BlogPaws 2017 Conference location.
Don’t miss EARLY BIRD pricing for the BlogPaws 2017 Conference, which will expire one week after this year’s conference. You will be able to purchase this lowest-price-ever ticket as soon as we reveal it LIVE!
Friday, June 24: Watch LIVE: Keynote Pamela Slim from 1 to 2:15 pm PST
Saturday, June 25: Watch LIVE: Keynote Pamela Wilson from 1 to 2:15 pm PST; PLUS : Tune in live for the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging Dinner and Awards, which takes place from 6 pm on! Watch the awards ceremony and find out who wins each category! See the acceptance speeches and watch the cameras capture the memories!
Just because you are not attending, you should still get on the radar of the sponsors. Here are some Tweet ideas for the BlogPaws 2016 Conference Sponsors:
Hey BRAND NAME what’s new at #BlogPaws 2016? Wish we were there!
Tell us what’s new BRAND NAME with your company
Hey BRAND NAME let’s see a selfie from your booth at #BlogPaws
Want to Participate Remotely?
Of course you do! Re-tweet, share, LIKE, and use hashtag #BlogPaws so we can see you, follow you, and have fun!
Follow the Cats!
Extended hours this year!
The Cat Style Lounge will be open for extended hours this year so everyone has time to visit! Come see the latest and greatest in stylish cat products curated by Kate Benjamin of Hauspanther.
Have you ever been to a BlogPaws Conference? Do you have a blog or social media account involving pets? Share below and we will follow you back!
Carol Bryant is the Marketing and Social Media Manager for BlogPaws and runs her own blog, Fidose of Reality and its fundraising arm, Wigglebutt Warriors. When not busy playing with her Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, she stays far away from cooking. Her trademark is her mantra and is tattooed on her arm: My Heart Beats Dog.®