FAQ

Who can attend Blog Elevated?

The Blog Elevated Conference is for anyone who has a blog and wants to take a more professional approach.  Whether you are blogging as a hobby and want to start monetizing or are a more advanced blogger already making a steady income from your site, BE Conference is for you!  Blog Elevated is committed to helping you achieve new heights and take your blog to the next level on your terms, and we have a lineup of speakers to help with technical, creative, and the business side of blogging.

Be Inspired, Be Professional, Be You!

How much is registration to attend Blog Elevated and what is included?

Registration to attend Blog Elevated is $249.  This includes access to the welcoming reception on Friday, October 21st; all sessions and breakouts on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd; with events and meals to be announced.

If you plan or can only attend one day of the conference, you must still purchase a full registration as we are not selling one-day only passes.

 

Where should I stay?

 

South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, located on the shores of Clear Lake, offers beautiful marina views from almost every room at the hotel.

Grab your blogging friends and book your room now at South Shores Harbour. Their is a special conference rate of $119 a night.

Please remember to tell them that you are with Blog Elevated Conference to receive the discount when scheduling your stay.

South Shore Harbour & Conference Center
2500 South Shore Blvd.
League City, TX 77573
800-442-5005

I’ve purchased my ticket but can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?

No, we’re sorry. All tickets are non-refundable. However, you can sell your ticket to someone else for the same price that you purchased it and we will transfer it to them. Please notify us after selling your ticket so we can transfer it. Note, there is a $15 transfer fee and the last day to transfer tickets is September 10, 2015. If you are having trouble selling your ticket, please contact us and we will be happy to try and help, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to help you find someone to purchase it.

I have a personal sponsorship, do you have any rules about what I can share with fellow attendees?

We understand that sometimes personal sponsorship is required to be able to attend conferences.  However, we would not be able to bring a great conference to you without our sponsors.

You may:

  • Wear branded clothing, jewelry, or other apparel
  • Use branded laptop skins or phone cases, laptop bags, totes, etc.
  • Have sponsor material/branding printed on your personal business cards provided that information on the cards is primarily yours and cards contain your information, blog address, social media, etc.  For example, having the brand logo of your personal sponsor printed on the back of your business card is OK.

You may not:

  • Hand out swag.  We encourage you to have your personal sponsor reach out to us for inclusion in the official swag bag of the conference, and we’ll be happy to talk to them about product placement.  Contact us about swag bag inclusion here.
  • Host an event for your sponsor during conference hours, even if off-site, implying a connection with Blog Elevated or inviting other Blog Elevated conference attendees.  We do have a sponsorship option for brands to host parties or small gatherings of bloggers before, during, or after the conference if your personal sponsor would like to plan  an event.  Contact us about brand events here.
  • Pass out business cards, flyers, coupons, or other materials on behalf of the brand or brand employees who are not attending.

Please be tasteful and respectful of our official sponsors.

Do I have to attend Friday night?

You are not required to attend any sessions, but you should go to as many as possible!

Friday night is important to connecting with other bloggers and establishing relationships.  We will have an amazing fun filled welcome reception Friday night that you do not want to miss!  Stay tuned for details.

We look forward to meeting you Friday night!

 

Can we bring babies to the conference?

Nursing babies and infants are always welcome at the conference. However, we do ask that you quietly step out if there is any disturbance, so that other attendees can hear the speakers. There will be seating outside the session rooms available for nursing mothers or you can return to your hotel room. If you have a stroller or baby carrier, please don’t block aisles or exit ways.

We might also ask you to let us hold them and get our baby fix!

Please note that this conference isn’t appropriate for older toddlers and children, although there are some fun things for family to do in Grapevine, TX if you wish for your family to accompany you to the conference!

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I have food allergies, can you accommodate me?

If you have a life threatening allergy or serious medical condition and need dietary accommodations, please email us with FOOD REQUEST in the subject line.

Can I promote other events / conferences?

Out of respect for Blog Elevated, we ask that you do not promote other events or conferences without permission from a head BE team member.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Handing out fliers
  • Verbal invitations
  • Approaching sponsors
  • Mini events during the conference
  • Collecting attendee emails for purpose of promotion

Not seeking permission before promoting an event can result in you and your team being asked to leave the conference without refund.

Can we hold a sponsored event off the conference grounds?

No.  The brands that are at the conference have invested a lot to attend and we need to respect that.  If you would like to hold a sponsored event during conference hours, whether on or off site, please contact us. We have many flexible sponsorship options available and will be happy to work with you!

What should I bring to the conference?

Water bottle, notepad and pen, business cards, tablet or laptop and a camera are probably going to be your most important items to bring each day. However, because Texas weather changes in a second you might want to bring a cardigan or a light wrap along with comfortable shoes and light snacks.

I want to sponsor, how can I do that?

We would love to discuss a partnership with your brand.  Please send us an email letting us know your interest and we will share details of our sponsor package with you.

How is BE different from other conferences?

Blog Elevated will help you take your blog to a professional level. We feature keynote speakers, professional bloggers, licensed professionals, and experts who will teach and inspire not only writing and photography, but in technical aspects and good business practices as well. We will be covering advanced social media, search engine optimization (SEO), Google Analytics, and have lawyers and accountants teaching breakout sessions.

The conference is different because we are not here to only inspire. Our goal is to inform and give you key takeaways that you can apply to your blog for growth and further professional opportunities.

How do I edit my attendee information?

If changes need to be made to your information after registering to attend Blog Elevated, please contact us with changes that need to be made.

I don’t see the question here, who do I contact to ask?

If your question is not answered above, please feel free to send us an email with your questions.