SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th 2012

7:00pm -9:00pm Kick-Off Cocktail Party at Langford Market
Our fabulous sponsor, Langford Market, is the hostess with the most-ess! Join us at their Rice Village location (2517 University Blvd. Houston, Texas 77005)  for libations and laughter. Great opportunity to get to meet your fellow attendees before we get down to business tomorrow at the symposium. With Fashion Week still going strong, we’ll also be paying homage to some of our favorite shows. Be there or be square!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th 2012

10:00am – 10:30am Swag Bag Pick up & Check-In 
Pick up your swag bag. (Did we mention there's a swag bag!!!!) Get your complimentary photo taken by sponosor, Paige Budde. Say hi to our attending sponsors at their booths and perhaps doing a little shoppity-shopping!
  
10:30am – Welcome from Symposium Organizer, Megan Silianoff
Sup y’all!

10:30am – 11:15am Breakfast! 
Bon App├ętit! Save room for dessert.

11:15am – 12:15pm – Blogger Panel 
Talking shop with our blogger panel. Some of Houston’s most successful bloggers, Katy Atlas, Kristina BralyAlicia DeRago, sisters Brandi Lisenbe & Kelly Garcia, and Laura Mayes discuss a wide range of topics in regards to their blogging careers. They’ll be taking questions from the audience so prepare to pick their brains.

12:15pm – 12:30pm Networking Break 
Didn’t get your picture taken? Now’s your chance! Didn’t introduce yourself to someone you recognize from their blog? Now’s your chance! Need to hit the ladies room? Um, now’s your chance!

12:30pm – 1:00pm Sponsor Panel
Davina Hirsh from Langford Market , Julianne Agno & Bita Nossa from Francesca’s Collections, and Meg Jones from Reward Style discuss what they look for when scouting blogs to sponsor. What are their turn-ons? Turn-offs? (In regards to blogs only please!) Again, they’ll be taking questions so prepare accordingly.

1:00pm – 1:30pm Public Relations 101 for Bloggers 
Austin’s PR powerhouse, Lisa O’Neill, discusses the basic principles of PR and more importantly, how to incorporate those into your own blogging career. Lisa is legit. Hang on her every word so your blog can be too.

1:30pm – Final Closing by Megan Silianoff
That’s a wrap!

1:35pm – ? Mingling at Monarch
We’re heading to the bar! Hotel ZaZa’s Monarch Bar has footage from fashion shows playing on repeat. It’s pretty fantastic. So are all the new blogger friends you’ll have met by now. Have one more drink with before you call it a day.