Jul182013

Why I am attending Road Trip 2013- because my voice matters.

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Tanyalynnette, fearless leader of Road Trip 2013 has put together a great video and explanation of WHY you should attend this fabulous conference. It’s an invitation of sorts, one that not only invites you to come, but invokes a level of curiosity. A guarantee that you’ll learn 10 new things while you’re there.

Take a look:

If you want to attend, you can use my discount code “DomesticDebacle” to receive $500 off, plus you can split your ticket into 3 easy payments.

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Jun272013

Road Trip 2013 Conference Discount Code and Ticket Giveaway- 3 Winners!

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As you’ve probably heard, I’ll be speaking at one if the LARGEST blogging, technology innovation, social media and branding conferences coming to Cincinnati, Ohio in October! Road Trip 2013 is going to be a blast, and I’ll be sharing the stage with Seth Godin, Tanyalynnette Palmo (of BIG FIX fame!), Crystal Paine, Peter Shankman, and my personal favorite; Make-A-Wish founder Frank Shankwitz.

If you want a full run-down of the conference, click here.

I can’t wait to share with all of you what I’ve learned first hand from blogging! I’ll be covering some pretty heavy topics- from dealing with trolls to using social media (the right way) during a crisis.

We already have a few amazing sponsors lined up- including Google! Several brands are already jumping in to also learn and share. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, you can check out more here.  It’s truly going to be an amazing conference that I can’t wait to not only speak at, but also attend.

You can click the image below to download the conference booklet to find out even more!

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Want to attend?

There are several different ticket options, but BLUE tickets are the only ticket plans that EXCLUDES hotel accommodations.  Silver and up all include hotel in the cost.  In other words, you only have to figure out how to get there! Which is a huge plus. Very few conferences offer this option. Also, you can split up your payments into 3 installments for a more budget friendly option. You can check out what’s included by clicking here. Want to purchase tickets? My discount code will get you $500 off by typing in “DomesticDebacle” without the quotations. This expires on 7/15/2013, so make sure you reserve your ticket soon! If you choose the payment option, the discount will come off the final payment. If you’re planning on going, you can also click here to grab your badge(s).

We want you attend, so personal sponsorship is encouraged. So many conferences try to limit the blogger/brand relationship, but that is NOT the case with Road Trip 2013. We don’t care if you come in a full-on Ronald McDonald costume, we just WANT you there!

Now for the giveaway!

I am giving away THREE BLUE-Level tickets valued at $1,125 each!

The BLUE-Level ticket includes:

  • transportation to and from the airport
  • general session access Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm
  • all daily networking sessions, “Local Flair” Power Breakout Workshops, “Barber Shop” Large Group Session Q’nA’ Panels
  • Comprehensive RoadTrip Curriculum
  • all lunches and scheduled snack breaks
  • Thursday night Food Nation & entertainment networking and dinner event
  • Friday night Hollywood Ball networking and awards dinner
  • $10 credit to RT 66 Refueling Cafe & coffee bar credit (the event snack shop)
  • $10 American Marketplace credit (the event vendor and tradeshow fair)
  • and gifts, resources and free tools.

**DOES NOT INCLUDE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

While this is a high-dollar giveaway, I’m going to make it easy on everyone.

*All you have to do is head to the site, and check out the speakers list. Come back here, and leave a comment telling me which speaker you are most excited about hearing from (except for me, because that’s not fair to the other speakers 😉 ).*

Three winners will be chosen by Random.org on Monday, July 8th at 10:00am. All winners will have 24 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen at random.

Thanks for being a DomesticDebacle.com reader, and good luck!

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Jun192013

Blogging at RoadTrip ’13 today

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RoadTrip with Passion

You’d think it would be hard to write about something that hasn’t happened yet. But in this case, there is so much anticipation! I liken it to being pregnant. You try to do all the right things, eat the right foods, get the best care, but you’re still not sure HOW it’s going to turn out.

I won’t lie, there has been some severe sleepless nights. And when there has been sleep, it’s been full of nightmares with empty round tables with LIFE cereal boxes (don’t ask). But I know that with all of this passion, and all of this work, we are going to put together RoadTrip 2013. It really is our baby, even if it’s our brain child.

Our passion is putting together a great group of speakers (experts in their fields) that we will all learn SO much from. We want to bring you the best of everything. The best in technology, the best in branding information, the best in social media and the best in blogging. Whether you’re in PR, marketing, a business owner,  a blogger, a hobbyist (or you’re all of the above) we are going to have… CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.

 

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Jun62013

Road Trip 2013 Conference Ticket Giveaway and Discount Code!

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RoadTrip 2013

 

I am SO excited about Road Trip ’13, the blogging conference coming to Cincinnati, Ohio October 10th-12th! I’ll be speaking (wow!) for my first time ever and can’t wait to share my knowledge with everyone. I’ll be sharing the stage with some world renowned speakers, and am just in awe over the entire experience. Want more information about the conference? Well, I’ve got it! It’s a new conference to the scene, but it’s going to be the LARGEST technology innovation, cyber branding, social media and blogging event in the US!

From the site:

WHO IS TEACHING:  Speakers and workshops will feature the best and brightest blogging, public relations and social media pros, “Thought Leadership” and “Digital Delivery Mentors” and experts in North America.  These community leaders will be gathering to mentor new and old friends alike.

WHY:  RoadTrip 2013 (to be a semi-annual event) is a hands-on event for anyone curious about making digital delivery systems work for their brands and their space.  Designed much like a rural central school system, RoadTrip 2013 is jam packed with incredible content, inspiring events, networking and hands-on practical workshops that deliver relevant effective teachings for skill sets of all ages. The size of our conference is perfect – full of synergy and opportunity, but intimate enough to personally benefit from the professional development and fulfilling agenda options. If you walk away from RoadTrip 2013 without learning at least 10 new things, then you are probably a zombie.

There are several different ticket options, but BLUE tickets are the only ticket plans that EXCLUDES hotel accommodations.  Silver and up all include hotel in the cost.  In other words, they only have to figure out how to get there! Which is a huge plus. Very few conferences offer this option. Also, you can split up your payments into 3 installments for a more budget friendly option. You can check out what’s included by clicking here. Want to purchase tickets? My discount code will get you $500 off by typing in “DomesticDebacle” without the quotations. This expires on 7/15/2013, so make sure you reserve your ticket soon! If you choose the payment option, the discount will come off the final payment. If you’re planning on going, you can also click here to grab your badge(s).

Now for the giveaway!

I am giving away one BLUE-Level ticket valued at $1,125! The BLUE-Level ticket includes:

  • transportation to and from the airport
  • general session access Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm
  • all daily networking sessions, “Local Flair” Power Breakout Workshops, “Barber Shop” Large Group Session Q’nA’ Panels
  • Comprehensive RoadTrip Curriculum
  • all lunches and scheduled snack breaks
  • Thursday night Food Nation & entertainment networking and dinner event
  • Friday night Hollywood Ball networking and awards dinner
  • $10 credit to RT 66 Refueling Cafe & coffee bar credit (the event snack shop)
  • $10 American Marketplace credit (the event vendor and tradeshow fair)
  • and gifts, resources and free tools.

**DOES NOT INCLUDE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
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May62013

Announcing ROADTRIP’13!

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I am so excited to announce that I will be speaking at the AMAZING new blogging conference, ROADTRIP’13 (on a topic you’re not going to want to miss)! Located in my beloved Cincinnati, it will run October 10th-12th! Make sure you keep an eye on this space- because I’m going to be having several announcements coming up regarding this event.

From the Conference:

NAME:  Everyday Windshield’s  “RoadTrip2013:  Rockin’ the Information SuperHighway”

GRAND OPENING:  May 15th, 2013 website Grand Opening and ticket sales begin.  20 weeks of promotion, commotion and fun to ensue

WHAT:  The LARGEST Technology Innovation, Cyber Branding, Social Media & Blogging event in North America

PURPOSE:  This event is designed to  Equip, Inspire and Empower the new generation of Brands, Bloggers, Marketers and SoapBox Directors.

WHEN:  October 10th – 12th  2013

WHERE:  Cincinnati, Ohio (Duke Energy Convention Center)

WHO IS TEACHING:  Speakers and workshops will feature the best & brightest blogging, public relations and social media pros ,“Thought Leadership” and “Digital Delivery Mentors” and experts in North America.  These community leaders will be gathering to mentor new and old friends alike.

WHY:  RoadTrip 2013 {to be a semi-annual event} is a hands-on Educational Exploratorium for anyone curious about making digital delivery systems work for their brands and their space.  Designed much like a rural central school system, RoadTrip 2013 is jam packed with incredible content, inspiring events, networking and hands-on practical workshops that deliver relevant effective teachings for skill sets of all ages.   The size of our conference is perfect–full of synergy and opportunity, but intimate enough to get personally benefit from the professional development and personally fulfilling agenda options. If you walk away from RoadTrip 2013 without learning at least 10 new things, then you a probably a zombie.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  We anticipate an engagement of over 1200 Bloggers, Commercial Brands, State / Local Government, Educations, Non-Profit and Religious Organizations participants.

We will be focusing on:

Men and Women who blog and spending time on Internet social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more.
Anyone who love to learn more in a supportive, relaxed environment.
Busy ‘mom’ writers, bloggers and business women who need a break to reflect and grow.
PR pros and marketers who want to perfect their digital strategies and develop relationships with influential bloggers.
People who are new to blogging or blogging conferences and want to know what it’s all about.
Internet veterans who want a fresh perspective and cutting edge developments.

HOW THE CONFERENCE IS EXECUTED:  There is Main Stage Speakers plus small group workshops.  There are seven time slots in which workshops will be offered over the three day conference.  Within each workshop time slot, there are 12 categories/classrooms of workshops.  Here are the Categories/Classifications of the workshops.

Business & Leadership
Finances & Commerce
Technology & Innovation
Social Media
Writing Workshops
Photography & Video
Community Connections
Lifestyle
Blogging
Just for Fun
Adopt-a-Pig
Large Auditorium Teaching

Additionally, we will have an computer & technology lab; the “Route 66 Filling Station” cyber café / coffee bar serving our own Dillanos private label coffee and tea, and the American Market place.  The American Marketplace is a 61,000 sq ft exhibit hall that is setup to resemble a quaint cross section of main street boulevards with turn-of-the-century architecture open store fronts that brings small-town Middle America of the early 1950′s to life.  There is a mixture of vendors from our corporate sponsors, our event sponsors and handmade American marketplace from participants.

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