Past Event: 2017 Annual Conference in DC

This event was held in Alexandria, VA at the Westin Alexandria from October 4-7, 2017.

Here’s what the agenda looked like for the event:

Day 1
Oct 04 2017
Day 2
Oct 05 2017

The Importance of Evolution as Business Owner and Brand

Building a successful business takes more than a solid business plan, it takes knowing when to pivot and the ability to identify opportunities, trends and new goals.  Maria Bailey, CEO...
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Maria Bailey

Using Pinterest as a Sales Funnel

You’ve heard people in your Facebook groups talking about how awesome Pinterest is for building their email lists and driving sales. You’ve read the blog posts giving you all “my...
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Penney Fox

SEO, Monetization and Live Site Reviews

Wondering why you don’t rank in the search engines as well as you should? Maybe your content isn’t generating enough revenue through affiliate advertisements. This session, led by longtime SEO...
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Adam Riemer

Get Off My Internet Lawn! How to Fiercely Guard Your Digital Property Line

You work hard tending to your site for years and watching it grow, then one day someone comes and pisses all over it. What? Oh, hell no. This session will...
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Jamie Lieberman

Free Beginning Blogger Bootcamp – SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Type-A community has always embraced and welcomed new bloggers into our fold. This year, we’re adding a free beginning blogger bootcamp open to anyone with two years of blogging...
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Cris Stone
Penney Fox
Anne Parris
Don Jackson

Get Your S#!t Together – Planning Strategies for 2018

In this working session, I’ll show you how to take the strategies that multi-million dollar companies use to set and attain big goals, and apply those strategies to your business....
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Rachel Honoway

Room in the Sandbox: How To Grow Your Business By Befriending The Competition and Other Ways to Monetize

Speakers Cris Stone and Jana Seitzer have been blogging for many years and know all about becoming friends with your competition – because that’s how they met. Now, they work together to...
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Cris Stone
Jana Seitzer

Brand to Blogger Meet and Greet – ALL PASS Portion of Conference Begins

An 8-year Type-A tradition, the Brand to Blogger Meet and greet will be a chance for bloggers and the brands sponsoring the conference to network and get to know one another....
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Type-A 10th Birthday Bash

Type-A turned 10 this year, so of course we’ll be using this as an excuse to Play Hard as our tagline says. This party will be a great chance for...
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Day 3
Oct 06 2017

Expo and Sponsor Suite Grand Opening

Expo and Sponsor Suite grand opening is from 10 – 11 a.m., and remains open until 4 p.m.

Your Blog As A Media Empire

You site isn’t “just a blog.” Stop treating it that way. It’s a media empire, and you’re the CEO. In this talk, bloggers-turned-media-moguls will reveal the key components to graduating...
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Lance Somerfeld
Allison McDonald

Ebooks and Paperbacks – Everyone can Self-Publish!

This session will be a comprehensive guide to publishing ebooks, Kindle books and paperbacks. With a background in book and magazine publishing as well as a dozen self-published paperback books...
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Georgina Bomer

How to Re-Brand to Maximize your Earning Potential

This session will be led by Ari Adams, who pivoted from focusing on a coupon blog to publishing Love, Peace, & Tiny Feet, dedicated to finding peace and balance in...
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Ari Adams

Teaching Pays – Create a Predictable Income Stream by Developing an Online Course

If your readers can’t get enough of your posts and there’s plenty of engagement on social media, you’re doing a great job! Now it’s time to share your knowledge and...
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Theresa Ceniccola

Affiliate Marketing AMA

Affiliate revenue is one of the best ways for you to monetize your site, but there isn’t a simple, cookie cutter strategy that works for every blogger. Four leaders in...
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Christen Evans
Claudia Naim-Burt
Ashley Langston
Abby Schaller
Day 4
Oct 07 2017

Expo and Suite Opening Featuring Small Business, Startup and Cause Showcase

This morning’s expo opening includes a one-hour showcase of small businesses, startups and causes. The expo and suite hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Keynote Panel – The Future of Influencer Marketing

So much has changed since the first annual Type-A conference in which bloggers lamenting they were only getting paid in products. Since then, it has exploded into an entire marketing...
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Anne Parris
Jenny Guy
Kelby Carr
Jamie Lieberman

Leveraging Print-On-Demand Services to Monetize (Without Adding to Your Workload)

Ever wanted to sell products, shirts, books, and just niche merchandise to your following but either didn’t know where to start or didn’t want to deal with shipping it out?...
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Kara Carrero

Writing Through Real Life – Being Authentic ESPECIALLY When It’s Terrifying

Life can get in the way of putting your words to the page. Take this time to find ways to use your life experiences to help you consistently put yourself...
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Andrea Bates
Christina Gleason

Work Smarter Not Harder – Tips and Tools for Streamlining Productivity

Content may be king (queen?) but it’s easy to neglect the other aspects of your blog along the way. Don’t let this happen to you! This practical session will provide...
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Jana Seitzer

Dating A Brand – How To Make Them Swipe Right

Jenny Guy, marketing associate at Mediavine Publisher Network and an experienced brand representative, walks you through all the key steps from prep to pitch to land you the healthy relationships...
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Jenny Guy

Subscription Boxes for Blog Brands

You’ve created a brand with your blog and ready to diversify your income. Subscription boxes are hot market right now, but is it the right move for your brand? Brainstorm...
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Thien-Kim Lam

Discovering the Psychology of Success

We all want a magic bullet, the answer that will take us to the next level of success. You may be grasping at outside quick-fixes that will make it all...
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Don Jackson