The Countdown

to the UK’s buzziest social media conference and blogger event

A brand new view at #BML17

BritMums Live 2017 is the premier networking conference for the UK's most influential parenting bloggers and social media players.

This year #BML17 debuts a new look, a new Central London location and a new focus catering to bloggers who are serious about developing their skills, their creativity and their reach as well as the brands who want to reach them.

Get a new outlook for a reenergised blogging life with #BML17.

Deep Dive Sessions

Stay on the leading edge with longer sessions for serious bloggers: SEO, Photography and Video

Experiences all weekend

Complimentary #BML17 Experiences take place Friday to Sunday – cruise the Thames, tour Parliament, visit The London Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure and more! *

*Based on availability

Exclusivity

We’ve fine-tuned #BML17 to an exclusive experience for delegates & brands Limited tickets, less babble, more benefit.

SPEAKERS

Here's a look at our growing speakers lineup.

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Rich McCor

Paperboyo

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Alison Battisby

Digital marketing instructor

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Rachel Southern

The Ordinary Lovely

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Ciara Attwell

My Fussy Eater

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Alison Perry

Not Another Mummy Blog

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Kate Allchin

Pinterest

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Karen Tippett

Tippett PR

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Jo Amos

Geek Fairy

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Jennie Maizels

Sketchbook Club

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Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley Photography

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Mark Frary

The Times and The Sunday Times

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Sean Byrne

Byrne Photography

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Emily Leary

A Mummy Too

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Neil Ransome

Insanity Group

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Annika Iantosca

Digital Mums

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Alice Judge-Talbot

More Than Toast

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Matt Coyne

Man vs Baby

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Alastair McKenzie

Travel Lists & BGTW

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Lizzie Sibley

Pinterest

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Nick Trueman

Nick Trueman Ltd

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Harriet Shearsmith

Toby & Roo

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Emma Wright

H+K

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Kirstie Pelling

The Family Adventure Project

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Judith Lewis

deCabbit Consultancy

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Magali de Quillacq

YouTube

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Jules Fournier

YouTube

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Susan Schwartz

Best Bits Worldwide

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Natasha Courtenay-Smith

The Million Dollar Blog

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Vicki Psarias

Honest Mum

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Lisa Jane

Travel Loving Family

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Julie Falconer

A Lady in London

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Emma

Brummy Mummy of 2

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Maria Belfort

One Tiny Leap

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Aby Moore

You Baby, Me Mummy

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Katie Ellison

Mummy Daddy Me

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Cathy Winston

MummyTravels

View our full list of speakers

#BML17 AGENDA

BritMums stays on the leading edge in the blogging and social world. This year we're combining quick-hit sessions with deep-dive workshops where you can really learn and grow in areas that you tell us are important to you. As bloggers we need tools to professionalise our work, to think more deeply, and to compete in a busy social media world. #BML17 gets you there.

Here's an early look at our schedule for #BML17. We'll be posting updates as we book speakers.

Make the weekend a real adventure with #BML17 Experiences!

We’ll be producing a list of the complementary #BML17 Experiences soon, where you can sign up for fabulous activities such as a tour of Parliament, a Thames cruise, visits to SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure and more!

Registration & Coffee

Receive your welcome packet, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee.

30mins

Welcome from the Founders

The official kickoff of #BML17!

5 mins

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Morning I

Get the most out of BritMums Live by choosing the session that best suits your needs. Click through on each of the titles to learn more about the session.

40 mins

YouTube Deep Dive – Part I (85 mins)

Do you want to develop your YouTube skills so you have an awesome channel? Make sure you attend our #BML17 Video Deep Dive session, in partnership with YouTube. We have 85 minutes of insider information about how to get from 0 to 50K subscribers in three months and get on YouTube’s radar, plus we’ll debunk common myths, including the best way to get views.

The presenters

Jules Fournier is a Partner Manager at YouTube in London. A French-Canadian graduate from Sciences Po & HEC, in Paris, he has been working in the media industry for two years both in France and the UK. For the last year and a half Jules has been enjoying his work with YouTube content creators from both sides of the Channel. He has been consulting creators on their content strategy and channel development aiming to grow the next generation of media stars. Magali de Quillacq is a graduate from the CELSA Paris-Sorbonne. After her first professional experience in social media marketing for the entertainment industry, she joined Google and the world of online video. For the last three years she’s been working as a Partner Manager then Creator Strategist at YouTube, advising partners across the globe on how to grow their audience (and watching a lot of YouTube in the process).  

85 mins

SEO Deep Dive Part I (85 mins)

As Google becomes increasingly important in determining who sees what online, bloggers and social influencers need to get smarter about SEO. It’s so much more than putting keywords in the headline. BritMums Live has always featured valuable SEO sessions. This year we’ve expanded our SEO session to be a full-on course, condensed to a 3-hour session. You’ll learn the latest SEO theories and how to apply them to your blog, the importance of schema (never heard it? You’ll leave confident in knowing how to apply it) and the anatomy of an optimized blog. You could expect to pay hundreds of pounds for this type of course as a standalone. At BritMums Live, it’s part of your conference ticket! Leading this innovative and informative 3-hour Deep Dive masterclass is Judith Lewis. Judith is the founder of the deCabbit Consultancy, specialising in integrated digital marketing consultancy and execution. She is a specialist integrated online marketer with skills in SEO, PPC, and Social Media Marketing as well as other digital marketing techniques. She has been doing SEO since before it had a name and has worked both in-house and agency-side. She has judged both UK & EU Search Awards, is a founding everywoman Modern Muse and is the coordinator for London Girl Geek Dinners. Having both an in-house and agency background, her clients have included Google, Virgin, NSPCC, Zopa, Slendertone, the Guggenheim, SAP, Amadeus, Blue Cross, & ShareThis. She works from planning through to execution, integrating her digital expertise through research & analysis, design & build through to deployment.

85 mins

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Morning II (40 mins)

Not taking part in the SEO Deep Dive and YouTube Deep Dive? These sessions run concurrently, focussing on other informative and interesting topics.

40 mins

Alison Battisby

Facebook for Bloggers (40 mins)

Get business-savvy strategies on how to use the world’s largest social network to expand your visibility, grow reach and make money (sounds good to us!). The session is taught by Alison Battisby, a digital marketing instructor and social media expert, who will help you get your Facebook strategy into shape. She is one of 8 accredited trainers for Facebook’s ‘She Means Business’ campaign.  

40mins

Alison Battisby

Alison Battisby is a digital marketing instructor and social media expert, having worked in the social media marketing industry since 2008. Alison has been involved in some groundbreaking social media projects for brands including Nokia, Estee Lauder, Tesco and Pringles as well as a range of start-ups and growing enterprises. Alison launched her own social media consultancy Avocado Social in 2014, and since then has had plenty of experience training global brands including BBC, Cambridge University Press and GE Oil & Gas.

http://avocadosocial.com/

Getting the brands you want

Ever wonder why some people get to work with high-profile brands and others don't? Would you like to create brand relationships that fit with your blog's personality while also generating income and visibility? Get expert tips on successful brand-blogger relationships from BritMums and agency experts in this don't miss session. BritMums has worked with brands that include McDonald's, Google, Braun, J&J, the Lawn Tennis Association, Boots and Disney, Visit England and many more. Discover what get brands interested in your blog and social media feed and why they choose some bloggers over others. Also on the panel will be seasoned agency executives sharing their insight from meeting client needs and achieving results.  

40 mins

SEO Deep Dive – Part I continued (85 mins)

The second half of the SEO Deep Dive Part I continues in this time slot as well as after the coffee break. You’ll learn the latest SEO theories and how to apply them to your blog, the importance of schema (never heard it? You’ll leave confident in knowing how to apply it) and the anatomy of an optimized blog. Leading this innovative and informative 3-hour Deep Dive masterclass is Judith Lewis. Judith is the founder of the deCabbit Consultancy, specialising in integrated digital marketing consultancy and execution. She is a specialist integrated online marketer with skills in SEO, PPC, and Social Media Marketing as well as other digital marketing techniques. She has been doing SEO since before it had a name and has worked both in-house and agency-side. She has judged both UK & EU Search Awards, is a founding everywoman Modern Muse and is the coordinator for London Girl Geek Dinners. Having both an in-house and agency background, her clients have included Google, Virgin, NSPCC, Zopa, Slendertone, the Guggenheim, SAP, Amadeus, Blue Cross, & ShareThis. She works from planning through to execution, integrating her digital expertise through research & analysis, design & build through to deployment.

85mins

YouTube Deep Dive – continued (85 mins)

The second half of the YouTube Deep Dive will continue building on the themes of how to grow your channel, collaborate and develop your skills to create an awesome channel -- taught by Jules Fournier, a Partner Manager at YouTube, and Magali de Quillacq, a Creator Strategist at YouTube.

85 mins

Morning Coffee Break

Take some time to explore our venue where you will find an assortment of brands interested in working with you and introducing you to new products and services.

45mins

Brain Trust – Morning Appointments (10 mins each)

Like speed dating, but with social influencers and experts dispensing advice to you and addressing your questions in a short face-to-face sit-down. We'll be announcing the expert advisers and how you sign-up soon. Watch this space!

45mins

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Morning III

Get the most out of BritMums Live by choosing the session that best suits your needs.

40 mins

Aby Moore

Smash your goals with focussed blogging (40 mins)

Smash your goals with focussed intentional blogging 

How to be successful without the overwhelm. Stop being a magpie & learn the strategies that will help to transform your blog. During this session with Aby Moore, you'll learn how to set goals you won't just forget about, how to work on the 'one thing'; not getting distracted by ALL. THE. THINGS. You will also delve into context switching and the importance of focus, productivity systems and they'll be a few hacks thrown in there too!

40mins

Trailblazers (40 mins)

Hear how leading bloggers and influencers innovate and forge new paths, in this panel session with a casual, friendly vibe.

40mins

Julie Falconer

How to be a Great Influencer (40 mins)

These days being a great blogger isn't just about your own site. You have to manage your social media, generously share your ideas as well as others' content and connect across a variety of platforms with photographs, text, video, audio and more. Julie Falconer, the brilliant woman behind the successful A Lady in London blog and an expert influencer, will be taking you through how to increase your visibility, connect to your audience and build your brand. Look out for tips and strategies you can use in this session, perfect for anyone from beginners to advanced bloggers/influencers.  

40mins

Julie Falconer

ulie Falconer is a London-based travel blogger and speaker. She writes an award-winning travel and lifestyle blog, A Lady in London, for which she has traveled to over 100 countries and developed a strong social media presence. She is also a public speaker and lectures about blogging and social media all over the world.

https://www.aladyinlondon.com/

Judith Lewis

SEO Deep Dive – Part II (85 mins)

Take advantage of expert tuition in the second half of this SEO course, all part of your #BML17 ticket. SEO Deep Dive Part I continues with information on the latest SEO theories and how to apply them to your blog, the importance of schema (never heard it? You’ll leave confident in knowing how to apply it) and the anatomy of an optimized blog. Leading this innovative and informative 3-hour Deep Dive masterclass is Judith Lewis. Judith is the founder of the deCabbit Consultancy, specialising in integrated digital marketing consultancy and execution. She is a specialist integrated online marketer with skills in SEO, PPC, and Social Media Marketing as well as other digital marketing techniques. She has been doing SEO since before it had a name and has worked both in-house and agency-side. She has judged both UK & EU Search Awards, is a founding everywoman Modern Muse and is the coordinator for London Girl Geek Dinners. Having both an in-house and agency background, her clients have included Google, Virgin, NSPCC, Zopa, Slendertone, the Guggenheim, SAP, Amadeus, Blue Cross, & ShareThis. She works from planning through to execution, integrating her digital expertise through research & analysis, design & build through to deployment.

45mins

Judith Lewis

Judith Lewis is the founder of the deCabbit Consultancy specialising in integrated digital marketing consultancy and execution. She is a specialist integrated online marketer with skills in SEO, PPC, and Social Media Marketing as well as other digital marketing techniques. She has been doing SEO since before it had a name and has worked both in-house and agency-side. She has judged both UK & EU Search Awards, is a founding everywoman Modern Muse and is the coordinator for London Girl Geek Dinners. Having both an in-house and agency background, her clients have included Google, Virgin, NSPCC, Zopa, Slendertone, the Guggenheim, SAP, Amadeus, Blue Cross, & ShareThis.

http://www.decabbit.com/

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Morning IV

Get the most out of BritMums Live by choosing the session that best suits your needs.

40 mins

Creation Inspiration: Fresh ideas (40 mins)

In the Creation Inspiration session you can tap into your creative spark by hearing from some of the influencers doing some of the most interesting work around. It's an opportunity to get charged up and excited about the kind of work taking place online and inspire you with what you can achieve. In the Creation Inspiration session you'll hear from:

  • Rich McCor, also known as Paperboyo and celebrated for his clever and witty Instagram cut-outs
  • Sean Bryne, a passionate landscape/travel photographer who uses 360-degree photography to create dynamic images and video
  • Jennie Maizels, artist, author and founder of Sketchbook Club, which encourages everyone (yes, everyone!) to express their creativity through drawing
Take part in this enlightening discussion to get jazzed about your own creativity.

40 mins

Instagram & Instagram Stories: How to maximise, what to avoid & top-notch storytelling

Instagram and Instagram Stories have become one of the most exciting places to share content and engage with friends and followers. We're delighted to have a session devoted to Instagram and Stories with exciting, dynamic Instagrammers, Harriet from Toby & Roo and Alice Judge-Talbot from More Than Toast. Prepare to learn:

  • How to maximise Instagram – Which apps to have ready for use, finding your own style (it doesn’t have to be all pretty pictures of stationary!), being confident in trying new things but staying niche, what is your niche and how to stick in it without missing out (for example, my niche is parenting + lifestyle, but I can get away with a photo of coffee – why?)
  • What to avoid – Buying followers (why this is bad on more than just a moral level), follow for follow, over-posting (something I’ve made the mistake of doing personally so can attest to why it doesn’t work), spamming, and ignoring commenters/community
  • How to boost engagement – Figure out your engagement rate, why it is important, what to realistically aim for and how to use that to your advantage for PR work
  • Understanding the algorithm and how to use it to your advantage (this is actually obscenely easy to do)
  • How to monetise and work out what to charge for Instagram
 

40mins

Who’s Making Money How? (40 mins)

How are successful bloggers and influencers making money through blogging and social media? This session lets you tap into the insider knowledge and wealth of experience from people earning money in smart ways. It's all about what works, what doesn't, and what's realistic.

Speaking in this session are:

  • Ana Silva O'Reilly, who blogs at Mrs. O Around the World. Now 5 years old, her blog has evolved into a leading luxury travel and lifestyle blog, renowned for sharing stunning destinations, tips and tricks, and insights into the best places to eat, drink, shop, and everything in between. She's worked with brands from Hendricks to Apple Music, and beyond, and was featured by The Guardian as one of Five bloggers who can transform your brand.
  • Kirstie Pelling, who blogs at Family Adventure Project. Kirstie is a professional journalist who runs the magazine style site with her photographer husband Stuart Wickes. The couple also work as a creative content production team, producing tailored copy, photography and video for brands and tourist boards. Recent clients include include Premier Inn, Wyndham Hotel Group, LateRooms, Persil and BenQ. The Family Adventure Project is part of the Captivate digital media collective. In the past year Kirstie has also written for a wide range of travel sites including Lonely Planet and The Telegraph. 
  • Annika Iantosca, the Talent and Sales Manager at Digital Mums. Digital Mums train mums with in-demand digital skills to help them create stimulating, flexible careers, like being social media managers, that fit around family life. To date, they have worked with nearly 1,000 mums and businesses.

40mins

Judith Lewis

SEO Deep Dive – Part II (continued)

The final segment of this SEO course encapsulated in the BritMums Live #BML17 conference. SEO Deep Dive Part I continues with information on the latest SEO theories and how to apply them to your blog, the importance of schema (never heard it? You’ll leave confident in knowing how to apply it) and the anatomy of an optimized blog. Leading this innovative and informative 3-hour Deep Dive masterclass is Judith Lewis. Judith is the founder of the deCabbit Consultancy, specialising in integrated digital marketing consultancy and execution. She is a specialist integrated online marketer with skills in SEO, PPC, and Social Media Marketing as well as other digital marketing techniques. She has been doing SEO since before it had a name and has worked both in-house and agency-side. She has judged both UK & EU Search Awards, is a founding everywoman Modern Muse and is the coordinator for London Girl Geek Dinners. Having both an in-house and agency background, her clients have included Google, Virgin, NSPCC, Zopa, Slendertone, the Guggenheim, SAP, Amadeus, Blue Cross, & ShareThis. She works from planning through to execution, integrating her digital expertise through research & analysis, design & build through to deployment.

45mins

Judith Lewis

Judith Lewis is the founder of the deCabbit Consultancy specialising in integrated digital marketing consultancy and execution. She is a specialist integrated online marketer with skills in SEO, PPC, and Social Media Marketing as well as other digital marketing techniques. She has been doing SEO since before it had a name and has worked both in-house and agency-side. She has judged both UK & EU Search Awards, is a founding everywoman Modern Muse and is the coordinator for London Girl Geek Dinners. Having both an in-house and agency background, her clients have included Google, Virgin, NSPCC, Zopa, Slendertone, the Guggenheim, SAP, Amadeus, Blue Cross, & ShareThis.

http://www.decabbit.com/

Lunch

Enjoy a hot catered lunch designed to give you the opportunity to network with bloggers and brands, in a light-filled room with views of the Thames and Houses of Parliament. Please let us know as far in advance as possible if you have dietary restrictions.

60 mins

BRAND EXPERIENCES I

Special #BML17 opportunities for bloggers to build relationships with brands.

25mins

Am I Number 5? – Get informed, get your nails done!

Am I Number 5? 

1 in 5 women experience heavy menstrual bleeding, or heavy periods – that’s over 4 million women in the UK. Many women can feel that their periods become heavier after having children, making the topic even more relevant for mums and mums to be. Despite the numbers affected, many accept heavy periods as a normal part of being a woman, and don’t recognise it as a medical condition for which there is a range of treatment options available. Not only do heavy periods have a significant physical and emotional impact, it’s also a topic which understandably isn’t commonly discussed. Launching at #BML17, Am I Number 5?  is an awareness campaign to help women recognise and understand heavy periods as a common condition which can be treated, empowering them to have informed conversations with their GP, if appropriate, and indeed to be confident in wearing white again. The campaign aims to prompt thought and discussion amongst women…around whether they are one of the one in five affected.

Get your nails painted at the stand!

As part of the Am I Number 5? campaign, women will be painting their nails, with one nail a different colour to the rest, representing the one in five women living with the condition. There will be two manicurists at the stand ready and waiting to decorate your nails! We’d love you to get involved, visit the stand and share a picture of your beautifully painted nails. Not only will you be kickstarting the campaign, for every photo shared a donation will be made to women’s health charities.

At the stand, you’ll also be able to…

  • enter a prize draw to win £150 ‘The White Company’ voucher
  • chat to expert Dr Martin Godfrey (time allocated on a first come first served basis)• learn more about heavy periods
  • see latest survey of UK women about impact of heavy periods
  • chat to the team about getting involved in the campaign

Speaker session

You can find out more about heavy periods, their impact and what’s normal and what’s not, at our speaker session with TV media medic, Dr Dawn Harper, and broadcaster and successful blogger, Katy Hill.  The team at Am I Number 5 look forward to seeing you at #BML17!

25 mins

Spain Brand Experience

Come meet the folks from Spain and learn about the destination and how they work with bloggers. More details coming soon.

25mins

BRAND EXPERIENCES II

Special #BML17 opportunities for bloggers to build relationships with brands.

25mins

Costa Barcelona Brand Experience – Limited to 30 people

Meet the folks from Costa Barcelona, find out more about this part of Spain and learn how they work with bloggers. More details soon!

25 mins

Thames Room 1

Mauritius Brand Experience

Meet the people from Mauritius, discover how family-friendly this destination is and hear about how they're working with influencers. More details to come.

25 mins

La Roche-Posay Eczema Masterclass

#MakeLifeBetter with La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay – proud official skincare sponsor for #BLM17!

Healthy, beautiful skin is something we want for ourselves as well as our babies and children. Join La Roche-Posay at #BML17.

A beauty editor’s favourite

Beauty editor Jess Lacey, who’s contributed to Marie Claire, Grazia, InStyle and Look among others, loves La Roche-Posay’s new Baby range for her daughter Wren’s delicate skin. The gentle formulas help her keep her little girl’s skin healthy, making life better for mum and baby.

Tackling eczema

Is your child one of those 1 in 5 children who suffers from eczema? Learn more on how to manage eczema in babies and children by attending Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist Professor John Harper's masterclass hosted by La Roche-Posay at #BML17.  

On the stand

Come discover La Roche-Posay products at their stand, where you will receive free samples after a personalised skincare consultation with a La Roche-Posay skincare expert. You can also smile to #MakeLifeBetter at our stand, helping us support the Look Good, Feel Better charity by simply posting a photo with a smile on your face. Make sure to visit us on our stand to learn more! The La Roche-Posay team look forward to meeting you at #BML17!  Follow La Roche-Posay on Instagram @larocheposayuki Find our full Baby product range at https://www.laroche-posay.co.uk/baby-range More articles by Jess Lacey: http://jesslacey.com/about.html  

25 mins

Afternoon Coffee Break – Sponsored by Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts

Network with your fellow influencers, chat with sponsors and have a scheduled one-to-one with one of the Brain Trust.

55 mins

Brain Trust – Afternoon Appointments (10 mins each)

Like speed dating, but with social influencers and experts dispensing advice to you and addressing your questions in a short face-to-face sit-down. We'll be announcing the expert advisers and how you sign-up soon. Watch this space!

45 mins

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Afternoon I (including Deep Dive session)

Get the most out of BritMums Live by choosing the session that best suits your needs. Check back soon for our full list of Breakout Sessions.

40mins

Rachel Riley

Photography Deep Dive – It’s All About You! (85 mins)

A hands-on how-to on enhancing your photography skills and finding your style

Starting with an informal guide to demystifying your camera, this Photography Deep Dive will look at getting the best out of your equipment, and give you the confidence to take fabulous photos without too much need for filters and edits.

The session will also focus on taking a fresh look at your photography - looking at, capturing and sharing your environment and experiences from a different viewpoint.

With activities based around our venue, you’ll put your newfound skills to the test and begin to create and share the images that both stand out and reflect your own personal style.

Share your images with the #BML17pics hashtag

Get a jump start by sharing your images with the #BML17pics hashtag, which we'll be using throughout the session to share, critique and praise results!

85mins

Rachel Riley

Specialising in children’s and family portraiture, Rachel Riley is a professional photographer working in Hampshire, as well as being a mum of two. After 20 years of working in the education sector as a teacher, manager and consultant, she formed Camera Kids with landscape photographer, journalist and former Times Picture Editor Paul Sanders to teach primary-aged children the basics of photography through workshops and after school clubs.

http://www.britmumslive.com/speaker/rachel-riley/

Nick Trueman

Understanding & using Google Analytics (40 mins)

Google Analytics is one of the most powerful (and free!) tools you have in your social influence and blogging arsenal, but are you using it to its full potential? We're delighted to feature a session specifically about using Analytics to increase your reach and effectiveness. No more fumbling around trying to figure out what it's telling you. The session will be run by Nick Trueman, a digital marketing consultant who loves breaking down the concepts and talking about metrics in plain language we can all grasp.

40 mins

Nick Trueman

Nick Trueman is a digital marketing consultant based in London, who works with brands in the UK, Europe and the US. He has a wealth of experience to navigate the digital marketplace. Key skills include SEO, PPC and Google Analytics through both training and consultancy executions.

http://www.britmumslive.com/speaker/nick-trueman/

The Not-so-secret Life of YouTube Mums (40 mins)

They share their lives, their interests, their ups and their downs. In this informal session, take part in a conversation with top YouTubers, Emma from Brummy Mummy, Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter and Ciara Attwell from My Fussy Eater will share their experiences of creating a channel out of their life and opinions. Learn how these top YouTubers curate their channels, grow reach and engage using one of the fastest-growing areas of influence.  

40mins

Jo Amos

Do you need a redesign? (40 mins)

Why should you redesign your blog? What technical things do you need to look at before starting? How can you do it with the least upheaval to readers? Should a redesign be just about how the site looks or how it works too? Jo Amos, aka Geek Fairy, will take you through the process of thinking about a redesign (or creating a look for a new blog) from how the home page looks and why, what to consider in a new theme, what to do to make the process go smoothly to tips on making the site secure and run well.

40mins

Jo Amos

Jo Amos, the Geek Fairy is a web designer and WordPress geek. She works on a mix of blogs, business websites and fixing problems with WordPress sites, most recently working a lot more on hacked sites.

SHORT BREAKOUTS – Afternoon II

If you're not taking part in an 85-minute afternoon Deep Dive session, choose from these shorter discussions and panels.

40mins

Pinterest: Creative content that drives traffic (40 mins)

Pinterest is one of the most exciting platforms for visual content, a place to discover and share creative ideas. We're delighted at #BML17 to feature the folks direct from Pinterest, this time with a twist, talking about how to develop your creative and editorial content on Pinterest for maximum results and engagement!

Leading the session is Lizzie Sibley, who has more than 10 years experience in digital content and was one of the first employees for Pinterest UK. She has worked with the blogging community, helping them to get the most out of the platform for over 3 years and can often be found sharing corgi-related content on Pinterest.

40mins

Instagram styling (40 mins)

Whether you take pictures of flat-lays, still lifes, food, your children, travel destinations or yourself, you'll find inspiration in this session. You'll hear tips from top influencers and get to play around with ideas. Passing along tips will be Alison Perry of Not Another Mummy blog, whose Instagram feed is a gorgeous showcase of interesting graffiti, mouth-watering meals, family fun and more. See Alison's full bio here.

40 mins

Rachel Riley

Photography Deep Dive: It’s All About You – continued

The second half of the Photography Deep Dive focuses on the hands-on practical elements of your skills and finding your style

The session will help you take a fresh look at your photography - looking at, capturing and sharing your environment and experiences from a different viewpoint.

With activities based around our venue, you’ll put your newfound skills to the test and begin to create and share the images that both stand out and reflect your own personal style.

Share your images with the #BML17pics hashtag

Get a jump start by sharing your images with the #BML17pics hashtag, which we'll be using throughout the session to share, critique and praise results!

85 mins

Rachel Riley

Specialising in children’s and family portraiture, Rachel Riley is a professional photographer working in Hampshire, as well as being a mum of two. After 20 years of working in the education sector as a teacher, manager and consultant, she formed Camera Kids with landscape photographer, journalist and former Times Picture Editor Paul Sanders to teach primary-aged children the basics of photography through workshops and after school clubs.

http://www.britmumslive.com/speaker/rachel-riley/

Blogger Keynote, & Close

Details are on their way!

45mins

After Keynote, walk to London Eye Pier to board City Cruises boat

15 mins

London Eye Pier

The Official BiBs City Cruises Party

Don't book your ticket home till after the BiBs City Cruises Party!

Every year BritMums celebrates our Brilliance in Blogging Awards — the BiBs — with a sparkling evening that salutes the best in blogging and social media. And every year as part of the celebration, we organise the BiBs party, an opportunity before the prize-giving for drinking, mingling and, this year, seeing London at its best, from a boat on the Thames. The #BiBs2017 official party is hosted by City Cruises on its MV Millennium Diamond, the impressive flagship vessel of London’s number 1 sightseeing cruise on the Thames! (See pictures of our boat and get more details on this post.)

Party timings

This fabulous ceremony and party kicks off at 18:30, right after the Blogger Keynote. We'll walk together down to the City Cruises London Eye Pier and board together. We'll return to the same pier around 21:00, easy for onward travel from Waterloo station.

All BritMums Live attendees are on the invitation list. If you don't have your ticket yet to enjoy all the great conference sessions, the party and the BiBS, get it now!

   

2.5 hrs

BiBs City Cruises boat returns to London Eye Pier

It's the end of another great conference and a rousing BiBs celebration! See you next year!

10 mins

Special Experiences (click for details)

Make the weekend a real adventure with #BML17 Experiences! We’ll be producing a list of the complementary #BML17 Experiences soon, where you can sign up for fabulous activities such as rides on The London Eye, tours of Parliament, a Thames cruises, visits to the London Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure and more!
Keep an eye on this space for details as they become available.

29th-31st Sept

The agenda will be updated and expanded over time so watch this space! * Schedule is subject to change.

VENUE

An enviable location with stunning views of the Thames, next to The London Eye and opposite The Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, County Hall is centrally located for travel and our #BML17 Experiences all weekend!

Accommodation Options

There are several hotel options near BritMums Live

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