2013 Blogging While Brown Schedule


June 21, 2013

Friday Schedule


8:30AM - 9:15AM

Registration & Breakfast  

9:15AM - 9:30AM  

Opening Remarks 

9:30AM - 10:20AM

Stop Thinking Like a Blogger and Think Like a Business! 

Lamar Tyler, Tyler New Media & BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com

10:30AM - 11:20AM 

Online Energy, Offline Synergy: How Creating Content Online Can Create Financial Opportunities Offline

  Nicole Moore, theHotness.com

Jodie Patterson,  GeorgiaNY.com

11:30AM - 12:30PM LUNCH

12:30PM - 1:20PM 

When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

Trezanay M. Atkins, The Brand Infringement Firm

1:30PM - 2:20PM

Strategic Partnerships from a Brand’s Perspective

Kristin Rolla, General Manager of TV Land Digital 

Jennifer Zaldivar-Clark, Vice President of TV Land Communications

Sue  Funke, Audience Development Manager of TV Land


2:30PM - 3:20PM

Blogs and Brands

Charlene Bastien-Dance, National Marketing and Sales Director, Strength of Nature Global

Mary Pryor, Urbansocialista.com

Shante Bacon, Founder and CEO, 135th Street Agency

Tola Lawal, Marketing Manager, BET

Alexis Garrett Stodghill, theGrio.com

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Closing Remarks


4:30 - 5:30

Beginning Blogger Bootcamp Lab (Platinum & Gold Badges)

6:00PM - 10:00PM

Colgate-Palmolive Optic White "All White" Party

for Platinum & Gold Badge Holders at  Aloft WXYZ Lounge

Please pack your best accessory, "your smile" and an all-white outfit

June 22, 2013

Saturday Morning Schedule

8:30AM - 9:15AM

Registration/ Breakfast Sponsored By TV Land's THE SOUL MAN (RSVP Required)

9:15AM - 9:30AM

Opening Remarks 

Gina McCauley, Blogging While Brown Founder 

Michelle Humphress, AT&T

Keesha Boyd, Comcast

9:30AM - 10:20AM

Opening Keynote

Markus Robinson,  Interactive One

10:30AM - 11:20AM

 Beyond Facebook & Twitter: Using Google Plus, Pinterest and Instagram 

Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt, Ghatt Law Group

Nicole A. Taylor, Hot Grease

Blogging for the Love of the Blog

Michele Grant, www.blacknbougie.com 

Carolyn Edgar, carolynedgar.com 

Deesha Philyaw, coparenting101.org

11:30AM - 11:50AM

Ten Easy Steps to “Hackproof” Your Wordpress Installation and Backup Your Site

Arsha Jones, BrandBuildSell 

10 Ways to Turn Your Blog Writing from Basic to Brilliant

Tamara Jeffries, Tamara Jeffries Editorial

11:50AM - 12:10PM 

Keep it Movin’ : Mobilizing Your Blog and Your Brand

Terrance Gaines, BrothaTech

Cavaughn Noel, TheDigitalQuarterback.com

Starting a Business While Working Full-time

Karla Trotman, BellyButtonBoutique.com

12:10PM - 12:30PM

Driving and Texting - Sponsored by AT&T

Cross-border Conundrums: Being An International Black Blogger

Bridget “Bee” Quammie, '83toInfinity

Beautiful Textures Giveaway - stop by the Beautiful Textures Exhibit for more information & to enter 


12:45PM - 1:15PM

 Lunch and Learn: Black Entertainment Portal Demo

What's Your Favorite Tv Show's? # LetsTalkTV-

Keesha V. Boyd, Comcast

1:30PM - 2:20PM

Diversity: Unpacking the Supply and Demand Side of Diversity 

Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer

Turning your brand up to 11 with a Podcast

Scott Hanselman, hanselman.com

Luvvie Ajayi, AwesomelyLuvvie.com

2:30PM - 3:20PM

Professional Blogging Opportunities, powered by BlogHer: What you need to know to make the most of your blog.

Susan Getgood, VP of BlogHer Influencer Services

Elisa Camahort Page, Co-Founder of BlogHer

Blogging for Your Organizational Voice

Jessica Neal, NAACP

Nicole Kenney, NAACP

Shamar Bibbins, Green For All

Teresa Homes, UniWorld Group

3:30PM - 4:20PM

 Crowdfunding your Creative Project: Advice From 3 Rock Star Women On Using Kickstarter 

Evita Robinson, Nomadness TV

Kimberly Bryant, BlackGirlsCode

Janel Martinez, BlackEnterprise.com

Got a Blog? Protect Your Brand in Cyberspace

Patrice Perkins, MyLifestyleZen.com

4:30PM - 5:45PM

 Beautiful Textures Giveaway - stop by the Beautiful Textures Exhibit for more information & to enter 

Closing Remarks

Closing Keynote Session

Necole Bitchie, NecoleBitchie.com

Alfred Edmond, Black Enterprise

Angel Laws, Concreteloop.com

Claire Siobhan Sulmers, The Fashion Bomb

Karen Civil, karencivil.com 


6:00PM - 9:00PM


9:30PM Fruitvale Movie Screening

AMC Magic Johnson Theater

2309 Frederick Douglas Blvd, NY, NY 10027



Unofficial Brunches - every year Blogging While Brown attendees meet up for brunch. This is an unofficial conference tradition as attendees wait for their flights to leave.