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 Perry

Not Another Mummy Blog

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Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley Photography

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Sean Byrne

Byrne Photography

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Emily Leary

A Mummy Too

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Alice Judge-Talbot

More Than Toast

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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

Poet in Motion

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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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Katie Ellison

Mummy Daddy Me

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Cathy Winston

MummyTravels

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Nigel Camp

The Video Effect

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 and the Casual Keynote

The official kickoff of #BML17.

15mins

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Morning I

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

SEO Deep Dive (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

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

Natasha Courtenay-Smith

Facebook for Bloggers (45mins)

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 Natasha Courtenay-Smith, a digital and visibility strategist and mentor, who will help you get your Facebook strategy into shape. She is one of 8 accredited trainers for Facebook’s ‘She Means Business’ campaign.  

45mins

Natasha Courtenay-Smith

Natasha Courtenay-Smith is a digital and visibility strategist and mentor. Her best-selling book The Million Dollar Blog is packed with practical advice on using content to build and monetise businesses and personal brands. She is one of 8 accredited trainers for Facebook’s ‘She Means Business’ campaign. As a former national newspaper & glossy magazine journalist, Natasha brings real editorial expertise to her digital projects.

http://natashacourtenaysmith.com/the-million-dollar-blog/

BREAKOUT SESSION – 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

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 – continued (85 mins)

The second half of the SEO Deep Dive continues 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 (45 mins)

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. Check back soon for our full list of Breakout Sessions.

45mins

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/

SHORT BREAKOUTS – Morning II

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.

40 mins

Time-saving Social Media Strategies (40 mins)

Details are on their way!

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. 

40mins

Live Drone Demo (40 mins)

Details are on their way!

40mins

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.

60mins

BRAND EXPERIENCES I

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

25mins

La Roche-Posay Brand Experience (25 mins)

Details are on their way!

25mins

WordPress Brand Experience (25 mins)

Come meet Wordpress and learn more about using this powerful platform. More details coming soon.

25mins

Spain Brand Experience (25 mins)

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

25mins

Mauritius Brand Experience (25 mins)

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.

25mins

BRAND EXPERIENCES II

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

25mins

Costa Brava Brand Experience (25 mins)

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

25mins

Afternoon Coffee Break

40mins

Brain Trust – Afternoon Appointments (45 mins)

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 – Afternoon I (including Deep Dive sessions)

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

Photography Deep Dive Session (85 mins)

Details are on their way!

85mins

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.

40mins

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/

YouTube Mums (40 mins)

Learn how top YouTubers curate their channels, grow reach and engage using one of the fastest-growing areas of influence.

40mins

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

Creation Inspiration (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
Take part in this enlightening discussion to get jazzed about your own creativity.

40 mins

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

Blogger Keynote, & Close

Details are on their way!

45mins

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

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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