Plan your day!
It's our 2016 schedule line-up.

Friday, June 19, 2015

8:30-9:00 / Registration

Palmer Events Center 2nd Floor

9:00-9:45 / Opening Remarks

Gina McCauley, Founder of Blogging While Brown

Joi Gamble, Director of Brand Partnerships

Laura Hernandez, Executive Director – Multicultural Marketing, AT&T

9:45-10:45 / Advanced Search Engine Optimization and Content partnerships

Claudio E. Cabrera, CBS Local

11:00-11:45 / Cultivating a Strong Visual Identity

Candace Queen, Harris Hall Brand Initiative

11:45 remarks

Elisa Camahort Page Sr. VP Community Content & Event, SheKnows Media

12:00-1:00 / Lunch Panel
From Niche to Mainstream: Why Your Blog Matters


Michelle Breyer, President and Co-Founder,
 Nikki Johnson | Email Marketing Manager,
Evelyn Ngugi | Social Media Manager,
Kami Smith | Integrated Media Account Manager,


Cristina Cleveland | Senior Content Editor for NaturallyCurly and contributing writer at Camille Styles

1:15- 2:00 / Podcasting For Profits - How to Create a Podcast That Benefits Your Brand

Brandy Butler,

2:15-3:15 / Blogger Rights

Kit Walsh, Electronic Frontier Foundation,

3:30- 4:30 / Let’s Create That Course!: The 6 Essential Steps to Go From None to Done

Jennifer Kennedy,

4:30-5:30 / Uplift. Mobilize. Inspire

Lecrae, Grammy Award-winning Artist
L. Michelle Smith, Senior PR Manager, AT&T
Jason Caston, iChurch Method

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6:00-8:00 / Opening Party + Happy Hour

8:00PM + Excursions- Explore Austin!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

6:45-8:00 / Wellness Walk

Sponsored By:Pure Via and the Kapor Center for Social Impact

8:00-9:00 / Registration

Palmer Events Center

9:00-9:30 / Opening Remarks

Gina  McCauley, Founder of Blogging While Brown

Joi Gamble, Director of Brand Partnerships

Ryan L. Williams, Manager Multicultural Initiatives, NBC News

9:30-10:30 / Conference Keynote -The Million Dollar Blog Formula

Ronnie and Lamar Tyler,

10:45 -11:45 

Breakout 1: Blogging 101 Super-Session|

Arsha Jones and Bernetta Knighten, Speaker Info

Breakout 2:You've Recorded Your Video Blog Now What?

Chip Dizard,

11:45 -1:00 / Lunch

11:45 -1:00 Lunch &Blogging 101 Super-Session Con't.

12:00 Lunch with NBCBlK

Amber Payne, Editor, NBCBLK


Breakout 3:The Art of Storytelling

Oneika Raymond,

Breakout 4:Keeping Austin Wired
Austinites Impacting the National Blogging Landscape


Nikisha Brunson |  UrbanBushBabes / Pineapple Life
Mando Rayo | Taco Journalism / Mando Rayo Collective
Joah Spearman | Localeur                                                                  


Evelyn Ngugi | Host of NaturallyCurly's #CurlBoss & Evelyn From the Internets // Founder of AustinWhileBlack Y


Breakout 5: TV, to Radio, to HuffPo Live: How to Take Your Online Message to Other Mediums

Danyelle Little,

Breakout 6: Blog Lockdown - Technology Tips To Keep Your Blog Secure

Terrance Gaines,


Breakout 7: How to Get Booked for TV and Radio

Jacque Reid, and the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Breakout 8: Online Activism - Opportunity or Obligation?

Howard Franklin,

4:00 - 4:45 / Closing Session

4:45 - 7:00PM / Break

7:00- 10:00pm /  Black Weblog Awards Winners Ceremony & Blogger Prom