Last week I attended my very first “big” blogging conference. In fact it wasn’t just big, it was the mother of all conferences and it’s called Mom 2.0 Summit. Want to know the truth about Mom 2.0 Summit? Before you buy your tickets for next year, I thought I should let you know the truth about my first experience.
Have you ever heard of Mom 2.0 Summit?
This is a premier professional conference where influencers who create content both online and on air in a variety of topics gather to discuss ideas and talk about what’s next.
I wasn’t sure what this week had in store for me, but the elegance of the hotel was evident, all the way down to the signature Langham pink and gold pens in the room.
Want to know the truth about Mom 2.0 Summit?
If I had to sum it up in one word I would say it was unforgettable.
I will admit I was a bit nervous in the days leading up to the conference since I had no idea what to expect. I heard so much about Mom 2.0 Summit over the years that it was finally time to see for myself.
On the first day of the conference I spoke on a panel with two other amazing women from the Kia Family, Summer and Shelley. My nerves started to get the best of me, especially when we saw the room was packed. Once I found my groove and started speaking from the heart about community and genuinely supporting others, you could feel the positivity and excitement in the air .
The truth is over the course of the three days that Mom 2.0 Summit lasted I made connections, friends, networked, learned invaluable information, listened to incredible women speak (Kristen Bell, Natalie Morales, Brene’ Brown), became inspired and much more.
The truth about Mom 2.0 Summit is that you get out of it what you put into it and also what you take away from it. I took away lots of new friends and ideas as well as strengthened bonds with old friends.
I feel very fortunate to have attended this year so I could celebrate with some of my friends such as Summer, Alice, Leticia, LaShawn, Kristin and Brandi who each won an Iris Award for their unique work and content.
Lately I have been feeling a bit unsure when it comes to my site and content direction.
Being at Mom 2.0 and soaking up the information given in sessions, coming away from the keynotes feeling powerful and the uplifting words from the people I surround myself with has helped rejuvenate my spirit.
Now it is up to me to show up and do the work.
Even through the conference has ended I keep replaying so much of it in my head in hopes that the memories and inspiration don’t fade.
If you are trying to decide whether or not to buy a ticket to Mom 2.0 Summit next year, which is being held in Austin, Texas, I recommend you do it. Based on my recent experience, I would tell you to go not only for your business, but for yourself.