The Countdown

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

Create. Connect. Collaborate.

BritMums Live — aka #BML16 — is the UK’s biggest, buzziest blogging and social media conference and it’s where you’ll find technical workshops, creative juice, social media leaders sharing their secrets, panels that will leave you enlightened, conversations that will inspire and friendships that will last all year long.

This year we celebrate our 5th birthday, so you can also expect some great birthday surprises.

New Topics

From content strategy to sketchbook creativity to YouTube collaboration. experts and insiders are there with what you need to know now

Brand Opportunities

The coolest sponsors you’d ever want to work with, eager to connect and with opportunities that suit you

The BiBs

With your ticket you gain entry to the Brilliance in Blogging awards on Saturday night. Drinks. Glamour. Fun.

SPEAKERS

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Anne-Marie Cockburn

5,742 Days

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Carol Smillie

DiaryDoll Pants

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Julie Creffield

The Fat Girls Guide to Running

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Kate Rushworth

Google/YouTube

View our full list of speakers

#BML16 AGENDA

Every year we feature the best and brightest voices in commentary, social media and blogging as well as simply inspiring speakers who leave us feeling energized. 2016 marks an exciting anniversary — BritMums Live turns 5. In addition to the great programming you’ve come to expect, there will also be special surprises and fun to mark the occasion! #BML16 is an event you won’t want to miss!

Join us on FRIDAY, 24 June from 19:00 – 21:00 for the
#BML16 Holiday Inn Friday Night Fringe Party
Friday 24 June, 19:00 – 21:00
YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND!

#BML16 Holiday Inn Friday Night Fringe Party

Get a head start on the BritMums Live fun with our special Holiday Inn Friday Night Fringe Party, sponsored by Holiday Inn/IHG.   There are early drinks and nibbles and an opportunity to connect with fellow bloggers overlooking Camden Lock, before the official conference kicks off on Saturday.

#BML16 Holiday Inn Friday Night Fringe Party

Friday 24 June

19:00 - 21:00

30 Jamestown Rd, London NW1 7BY

5-minute walk from Camden Town Tube Station

Spaces are limited so go here to sign up/RSVP!

2 hours

Holiday Inn Camden Lock

Susanna Scott & Jennifer Howze

Registration, Coffee & Welcome from the Founders

Receive your welcome packet, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee and get a preview of the day with Susanna Scott and Jennifer Howze, co-founders of BritMums

30mins

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Susanna Scott & Jennifer Howze

Susanna and Jennifer co-founded BritMums. BritMums Live celebrates its 5th birthday in 2016.

Kirstie Pelling

Poet in Motion: BritMums We Are Live – Kirstie Pelling

We're doing something different to kick off the conference this year: a specially commissioned original poem by Kirstie Pelling a.k.a. the Poet in Motion, the first digital travel poet and successful family travel blogger at The Family Adventure Project. Kirstie's poems are always fresh, insightful and fun, and this one will be all about the conference and you. Expect some laughs and insights!

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie Pelling is an adventure seeking, professional travel blogger, journalist and poet. She co-founded The Family Adventure Project, an award-winning UK adventure blog and is currently building a brand as a digital travel poet, Poet in Motion. She writes and performs poetry inspired by travel, technology and her own obsession with social media and has shared her work at some of the UK's biggest travel and social media conferences.

http://poetinmotion.org/

Anne-Marie Cockburn

Keynote: 5,742 Days – Anne-Marie Cockburn

We’re pleased to announce Anne-Marie Cockburn as a keynote speaker at #BML16.

Her book 5,742 Days (the number of days her daughter Martha lived) was launched by Jenni Murray on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and is a real-time account of the first 102 days without her girl, poignantly finishing on what would have been Martha’s 16th birthday.

After the sentencing of the 17-year-old drug dealer, Anne-Marie publicly forgave him. They have been working through restorative justice and regularly write to one another, which Anne-Marie believes has aided her healing.

Describing herself as a peaceful protester, Anne-Marie regularly visits schools and prisons to tell her story, as well as campaigning to get the subject of drugs out from the shadows and keep this important conversation going.

In her own words: “As I write this, I have been without my girl for 845 days. It sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? But in the aftermath, time becomes distorted – bereavement doesn’t wear a watch. So to represent my beloved Martha, it is my quest to align myself with those who can help progress this conversation in order to save other families from a similar loss to mine.”

Whether you support drug policy reform or not, you will be mesmerised and moved by Anne-Marie’s frank and conversational story.

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Anne-Marie Cockburn

Single Mother Anne-Marie Cockburn lost her daughter, 15-year-old Martha Fernback, in 2013 to an accidental ecstasy overdose. Within hours she began to write down her feelings as a way to channel her shock and try to make sense of the tragic loss of her only child.

http://www.whatmarthadidnext.org/#about

Julie Creffield

Inspirational Short: How to achieve your goals – Julie Creffield

A BritMums Live favourite – a brief yet bracing talk by a speaker who is sure to get you inspired! Julie Creffield will get you going, thinking about your wider goals as well as what you want to achieve at BritMums Live.

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Julie Creffield

Julie Creffield, a blogger, author, entrepreneur and plus-size athlete is on a mission to get 1 million overweight and inactive women running. In 2005 she joked that if London were awarded the Olympic Games she would run the Marathon in 2012. She kept her word despite at the time being a size 22 and unable to run for even 30 seconds. Since then she has competed in hundreds of races, including 2 further marathons and Tough Mudder, billed as the toughest obstacle course on the planet.

http://toofattorun.co.uk/

Pass the Parcel – Sponsored by Merci Maman

Get ready for this year's ice-breaker: A rousing game of Pass of Parcel sponsored by Merci Maman! Their personalised jewellery tells your story and is truly unique. Every bracelet, necklace or accessory is hand-engraved with love in London to celebrate love, joy and friendship.

One lucky winner at each table will discover a special Merci Maman gift in one of the layers of parcels.

Will it be you?

5mins

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Coffee, crêpes and connect with brands – Sponsored by Whaoo!

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

You'll also get to try tasty Whaoo! chocolate-filled crêpes. Whaoo! puts the fun back into snacking, with fun-filled crêpes can be eaten almost anywhere.

1hr

The Hub

Nigel Camp featured by MAM

Storytelling & storyboarding for great videos – Sponsored by MAM

During BritMums Live MAM is featuring Practical Video sessions with expert Nigel Camp.

Join Nigel at this special 30-minute session in the MAM Lounge to learn how to storyboard your videos and enlist storytelling in videos ranging from product reviews to short narratives. Nigel Camp is author of the book The Video Effect, which explains how to create quality content with professional advice on production techniques, equipment, storyboarding and content sharing. Since 1976, it has been MAM's primary objective to support the individual development of each child in the best way possible and to make day-to-day baby care easier for parents.

30mins

The MAM Lounge

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Nigel Camp featured by MAM

Nigel Camp is founder of DevilBoy Productions, which specialises in producing film for brands who want a big company experience on an affordable budget.

http://www.thevideoeffect.tv

Breakout sessions I

  • Understanding SEO - It's vital to your blog. It can also be confusing. This plain-talking session that finally gets you up to speed with what you need to know. Judith Lewis, DeCabbit Consultancy
  • Travel blogging, travel pinning and other trends - Our distinguished panel tackles everything from the type of content you need to create to travel on Pinterest and more. Moderator: Steve Keenan, Travel Perspective; Nienke Krook, The Travel Tester; Susanna Scott, BritMums and A Modern Mother
  • More sessions to be announced soon

45mins

Travel blogging: What the leaders are doing – Panel

A distinguished panel of travel experts hailing from a variety of backgrounds shares the latest trends and what leading edge travel coverage looks like on social media today, from superb content to doing travel well on Pinterest and more. Moderator: Steve Keenan, Travel Perspective. Nienke Krook, The Travel Tester; Alastair McKenzie, British Guild of Travel WritersSusanna Scott, BritMums and A Modern Mother; Cathy Winston, Mummy Travels

45mins

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Intermediate

Charly Dove

10 ways to tell compelling stories with photography – Charly Dove

Everyone knows "a picture is worth a thousand words" but is your photography telling the best story? From the personal to the enigmatic, find out what makes a good storytelling photograph and how you can really captivate your audience. 

The session is run Charly Dove, a business owner, multi-award nominated blogger and photographer with 20 years experience in the marketing industry. She's Editor of parent blog PODcast.

45mins

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Charly Dove

In addition to editing parent blog PODcast, Charly is editor of adventure and family travel blog POD Travels and the BritMums Photo Editor. Charly lives in Surrey with her husband Jonathan and their five-year-old daughter Poppy.

http://www.podcastdove.com/

Judith Lewis

Understanding SEO – Judith Lewis

SEO is vital to your blog. It can also be confusing. This plain-talking session finally gets you up to speed with what you need to know. You'll learn about keyword search, using Yoast and how to avoid being penalised by Google. Judith Lewis, DeCabbit Consultancy  

45mins

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ALL LEVELS

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.

http://www.decabbit.com/

Amanda Jennings

Finding your voice writing workshop – Amanda Jennings

A writer’s voice is uniquely their own. Whether you’re writing a novel, short stories, a blog post or flash fiction, you want to find your distinctive voice, that quality to your writing that sets it apart from the crowd. In this workshop we will cover the following:

  • What do we mean we we say ‘voice’?
  • What, if any, is the difference between style and voice?
  • How can you develop your own distinctive voice?
Using these questions as a rough outline, we will examine some of the more famous voices in literature and work through two practical writing exercises designed to help you refine your voice. At the end of the session there will be time for questions relating to voice in both your own writing or writing in general. This will be a relaxed and informal session that we hope will prove useful in developing your writing. Amanda Jennings, novelist and mentor  

45mins

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Intermediate

Amanda Jennings

Amanda Jennings is the author of three novels. Her debut, Sworn Secret, was a Kindle bestseller in the UK, US and Italy, and her second book, The Judas Scar, has been optioned by a television production company. Her third, In Her Wake, a psychological thriller set in Cornwall, was published earlier this year. She is a regular guest-presenter of BBC Berkshire’s Book Club and a judge for the Henley Youth Festival writing competition. When not writing she can generally be found loitering on social media.

http://amandajennings.co.uk/

The Costa Brava Team

Brand Session: Costa Brava & Family Travel

Hear why Costa Brava is a top destination for families and how they work with bloggers like you! The sessions is sponsored by Costa Brava

45mins

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The Costa Brava Team

Breakout sessions II

45mins

Up Your Game: Innovative ways to make money – Panel

As blogging and social media have evolved, so have the ways of monetising, making banner ads and sponsored posts seem like entry level solutions. Our panel of experts talk about the exciting ways social influencers are leveraging the work they do to create an entire range of opportunities for themselves. Join our experts to discover new ways to make money that work for you.

45mins

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Intermediate

Jamie Bartlett

What every parent needs to know about the Dark Net – Jamie Bartlett

Should we be afraid of the Dark Net? Jamie Bartlett has investigated the internet’s most shocking and hidden subcultures: from Tor black markets, to internet trolling, self-harm forums and neo-Nazi sites. He meets and interviews many of the chief protagonists of these digital worlds and sets out why and how they really work. Jamie will introduce these worlds, and the people that inhabit them. He will also explain how they are not how they seem: and what parents and teachers should know about the darker aspect of life online.

45mins

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Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, a collaboration between Demos and the University of Sussex. In 2014, Jamie published The Dark Net, a best-selling book with William Heinemann about hidden internet subcultures. He writes frequently in national and international outlets, including The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. He is working on his second book, Radicals, which will be released in 2017.

http://www.demos.co.uk/research-area/centre-for-analysis-of-social-media/

Kate Rushworth

YouTube: Collaborating & growing your audience – Kate Rushworth

  Get traction on your YouTube channel by learning how to play well with others -- collaborating to make better videos with great reach. You'll get advice from a YouTube expert who has been advising creators across the UK and Europe on how to grow their audience. Previously, she worked at BBC Worldwide for three years, running six YouTube channels such as Top Gear and BBC Earth -- and she's here to help you. Kate Rushworth, Google/YouTube  

45mins

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Kate Rushworth

Kate Rushworth has spent more than four years at Google working as an audience development strategist on the YouTube platform, advising creators across the UK and Europe on how to grow their audience. Previously, she worked at BBC Worldwide for three years, running six YouTube channels such as Top Gear and BBC Earth. Basically, she’s spent seven years watching an awful lot of YouTube.

Corey Taratuta

Building Your Audience Through Email Marketing – Corey Taratuta

An email list can be a powerful marketing tool for your blog, helping your grow your audience and create stronger relationships with them. Corey Taratuta, creator of the popular travel blog and podcast IrishFireside.com and longtime friend of BritMums, shares his tips about how to create, run and make the most of your email list.

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Corey Taratuta

Corey is best known as the host of the Irish Fireside Podcast and blog. Since launching the podcast in 2006, he has nurtured an active online community through his e-newsletter, online shop, pen pal project, Secret Santa gift exchange, and a trek across the U.S. meeting fans and telling their stories through video and words.

http://irishfireside.com/

The Costa Barcelona Team

Brand Session: Experience Costa Barcelona

Come talk about Costa Barcelona while doing a delicious workshop in how to prepare pa amb tomàquet, or tomato bread, typical of the region. 

Sponsored by Costa Barcelona.

45mins

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The Costa Barcelona Team

The Clangers Kindness Lunch

Enjoy lunch, served in easy to handle little boxes, and the opportunity to network with bloggers and brands in The Hub. Don't miss visiting the Clangers Kindess Tree in The Hub, where you can share moments of kindness you've experienced and dispensed -- a wonderful feel-good moment with your food! The Clangers Kindness Lunch is sponsored by The Clangers.

1hr 10mins

The Hub

The Costa Brava Team

Brand session: Creative Tapas with Costa Brava

Discover the taste of Costa Brava, with a chef creating a delicious tapas with regional ingredients! Visit their stand in the Hub from 12:50 onwards to taste the delights of the region. This session is sponsored by Costa Brava Girona.  

3 hrs

The Hub

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The Costa Brava Team

Nigel Camp featured by MAM

Video: Affordable equipment that unlocks your potential – Sponsored by MAM

Just a few key pieces of kit can transform your videos into polished pieces of content that your readers enjoy and brands want to be part of. In this Practical Video session, held in the MAM Lounge, you'll get to see and play with some essential accessories and learn how to use them to create beautifully lit, wonderful-sounding, professional-looking video. The 30-minute session is led by Nigel Camp, author of the book The Video Effect, which explains how to create quality content with professional advice on production techniques, equipment, storyboarding and content sharing.   Since 1976, it has been MAM's primary objective to support the individual development of each child in the best way possible and to make day-to-day baby care easier for parents.

30mins

The MAM Lounge

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Nigel Camp featured by MAM

Nigel Camp is founder of DevilBoy Productions, which specialises in producing film for brands who want a big company experience on an affordable budget.

http://www.thevideoeffect.tv/

Breakout sessions III

Get the most out of #BML16 with sessions with our sessions tailored to your needs, whether it's developing your writing, polishing your skills in workshops, networking with likeminded influencers and learning how to best use social media tools and platforms. Learn more about the Sessions Streams here.

45mins

Creation Inspiration: New models and fresh ideas – Panel

Do you want to be inspired? Ever consider publishing your own print magazine? Thinking of creating innovative videos? Have you thought about "masterminding" your career helped by a group of advisors? This panel of bloggers show how you can begin with a blog then do something a bit different, from style-oriented video to a real-world magazine and designer collaborations to tapping experts who can turn you into a superbrand. Expect to come away excited, surprised and buzzed with a fresh perspective on how you incorporate a creative bent with your online brand.

45mins

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Jennie Maizels

Sketchbook Club at #BML16 – Jennie Maizels

Jennie Maizels inspires people to sketch their lives, no drawing skills required! It's all about unleashing your creativity, expressing yourself and making something personal. It can be as simple as creating a grocery list with interesting lettering to making a visual journal on holiday. "When you’re finished, it’s a complete pure creation you have done," says Jennie. Bring paper and a pen or pencil and come prepared to learn how sketching can help you think differently, visualise your life, create keepsakes, and enhance your life.

45mins

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Jennie Maizels

Jennie Maizels is an award-winning illustrator who has published 22 books and sold over a million copies worldwide. She’s known not only for her range of embroidery patches, which are stocked everywhere from Liberty, John Lewis and The Conran Shop, but also for her hugely popular online Sketchbook Club, which has become a phenomenon. She believes passionately that people should be drawing for pleasure and that absolutely anyone can draw.

https://www.jenniemaizels.com/sketchbook-club/

Google Digital Garage on Tour

Understanding Google Analytics – Digital Garage/Google

Google Analytics is a powerful tool for bloggers. In this session you'll learn from the experts themselves, the Google Digital Garage Team on Tour. Become a master of Analytics and find out what they are telling you about your site. The Google Digital Garage Team on Tour

45mins

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Google Digital Garage on Tour

The Google Digital Garage boost digital knowledge to help you grow your business or career.

https://digitalgarage.withgoogle.com/

Up Your Game: How to work smart with PRs – Panel

For a fledging blogger, approaching a PR company can be daunting. They hold the key to your dream press trip to the Maldives, how, oh how, can you be the blogger they choose when you don’t even met them yet?  Alexandra Delf of Ophir PR and Susan L. Schwartz of Best Bits Worldwide will guide fledgling bloggers through the chutes and ladders of working with PR companies – what to do, what not to do and how to make everyone happy.

Come take part in this she said/she said view of the blogger/PR relationship. Whether you've been dealing with PRs for ages or just starting out, this session is vital to improving your connections.

45mins

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Alexandra Delf of Ophir PR has visited and worked with some of the most luxurious hotels and spas around the world. Susan L. Schwartz of Best Bits Worldwide is an award-winning blogger and journalist published in the Mail on Sunday, Condé Nast Traveler, Grazia, Vanity Fair Italia and other publications, as well as a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers.

The Caravan Club Team

Brand Session: The Big Little Tent Festival – Sponsored by Caravan Club

Discover why UK families are joining in with The Caravan Club’s Big Little Tent Festival this summer — and how you can too!

45mins

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The Caravan Club Team

Breakout sessions IV

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

Ali Clifford

Instagram: Gain followers, style pics & get expert tips – Panel

Want to take your Instagram to the next level? Join popular Instagrammers to discover how they style gorgeous images, gain followers and create a community of like-minded sharers.

45mins

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Ali Clifford

Session Moderator: Ali Clifford is a creative stylist and social media marketing consultant, who in a previous life ran the design studio for a well-known British department store group, and went on to be creative director for one of the founding organic and Fairtrade kidswear brands in the UK. Now she runs her own consultancy, and blogs at www.KidsChaos.com, www.aGreenerLifeforus.com, www.FunCraftsKids.com, and www.aliclifford.co.uk.

http://www.kidschaos.com/

Emily Leary

Blog success on Pinterest – Emily Leary

Learn to drive traffic to your blog using Pinterest with top tips to optimise your content for the platform and how to get your profile and content featured editorially across Pinterest. In this session, you'll get:

  • Pinterest overview
  • Building a great profile to get you noticed
  • Optimising your content
  • What great results look like and learning from them
  • Scaling your ideas
  • Getting featured
Emily Leary, A Mummy Too

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Emily Leary

Emily Leary is a writer and presenter, as well as a busy mum of two with a love of all things creative. Her blog, A Mummy Too began in 2011 and now reaches 70-100k readers a month, with a community of social followers totalling almost quarter of a million. Emily shares daily recipes, tips and video guides for anyone who believes a shortage of spare time shouldn’t mean you can’t enjoy beautiful, delicious things. Emily is an official Pinterest UK ambassador.

http://www.amummytoo.co.uk/

Cherry Menlove

Finding the peace & power in blogging – Cherry Menlove

Having been blogging for a decade, Cherry Menlove shares with you the 10 most important steps to take in order to create a blog that takes your life, and the life of your readers, to extraordinary new heights. Based on the principles found in her latest book The Little Book of Peace - 101 inspiring ways to add Peace to your work, life, home & dreamsthis session will leave with a clear plan of how to jet-pack their own blog with a clearly defined sense of consciousness and peace. 

45mins

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All Levels

Cherry Menlove

Cherry Menlove is the author of four books and has appeared regularly as an expert in Sainsbury’s Magazine, Making Magazine, My Handmade Home magazine and been a guest speaker at the Henley Literary Festival, The Country Living shows, BritMums and The Cake & Bake shows. Her website cherrymenlove.com is full of inspiration, written in her candid, direct and friendly way. She is a mother to twins and her husband Robert is a cancer survivor having been diagnosed with Leukemia in 2011 when their twins had just turned 1 year old. Cherry is passionate about inspiring people to live their own Big Life™ and is the creator of Modern English Country Living® and her life’s philosophy which is summed up in The Whole Home™. Her book The Little Book of Peace – 101 Inspiring Ways to add Peace to your Work, Life, Home & Dreams was published in November of 2015.

http://www.cherrymenlove.com/

Table Talk: Strategy, Snapchat, Activism, Under 30s

These intimate sessions, led by experts in their field in round-table format, allow you to learn through Q&A and the experiences of other bloggers in attendance.

  • Grow Your Blog with a Solid Content Strategy - How do you create a plan for your blog and all your social media that makes sense? Sit down with a blogger who consults with companies on their strategy and social media content and can guide you to think more holistically about your goals and what you want to achieve. -- Jess Dante, Love and London
  • Parents Under 30 - Join fellow parents under 30 along with the BritMums #ParentsUnder30 Round-up Editor Amie to discuss the issues close to your heart, the challenges you face and celebrate being a younger parent with like-minded bloggers at a similar stage in life to you. -- Amie Shearer, Finding Our Feet
  • Activist Mothers - Mums are making a difference in a wide variety of campaigns, from parenting issues to schools to taxes. Maggie Gordon Walker set up Mothers Uncovered, a creative support network for mothers because she saw a gap in the existing provision between informal mum-and-baby style organisations and the formal scrutiny from statutory PND groups. Come share you experiences, successes and challenges among like-minded parents.  -- Maggie Gordon Walker, Mothers Uncovered
  • Snapchat - It's the social platform everyone is talking about, with more users than Twitter. But do you know how to use it? Come learn how to use it, meet other Snapchatters and have some fun. -- Aly Hodge, BugBirdBee
  • Facebook Live/Table Talk - Love live streaming or just want to know how to do it? It's a great way to connect with followers, find new ones and create exciting new content. Come get the lowdown. -- Michelle Reeves, The Joy Chaser
 

45mins

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Konditor & Cook Birthday Cake Break

It's our 5th birthday. Celebrate with us, with a cake provided by the illustrious Konditor & Cook. Konditor & Cook is the upmarket London cake and patisserie chain with a cult following amongst the cake cognoscenti, attracting fans such as Madonna and Jerry Hall. It is the brainchild of German born ‘Konditormeister’, Gerhard Jenne, who founded this cake haven back in November 1993. With six dazzling stores in his basket, Gehrard has given a unique identity to each store, attracting customers from diverse genres of the society. Konditor & Cook, a double act of desserts and savoury items, has successfully created a niche for itself amongst its loyal followers and still continues attract more and more customers to its ‘Oh So Heavenly’ treats, everyday.  

55mins

The Hub

Cherry Healey

Keynote: A chat with Cherry Healey

BritMums sits down with Cherry Healey, known for her immersive BBC3 documentaries on subjects as diverse as body image to money to parenting to sex. Her new book, Letters to My Fanny, is a hilarious and candid memoir about 21st century womanhood. Cherry was a keynote speaker at the very first BritMums Live event. Now, five years on, she shares her take on the topics that have preoccupied us in the intervening time and womanhood and parenthood now.    

15mins

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Cherry Healey

Cherry Healey is a popular presenter, journalist and author, known for her documentaries and a new book about womanhood.

http://www.cherryhealey.com/

The Bloggers’ Keynote

It's always one of the highlights of the schedule and a hallmark of BritMums Live. We feature on the main stage bloggers from the community sharing their posts. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll nod in recognition. A definite don't-miss!

30mins

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The Brilliance in Blogging (BiBs) Party – Sponsored by Kate and Mim-Mim

BritMums Live turns 5 this year. As a result, we’re turning our BiBs celebration into a big birthday do — prepare to party! The BiBs Party is sponsored by Kate & Mim Mim, the fantastic children's show on CBeebies.

1hr

Carol Smillie

The BiBs Ceremony

The biggest and best blogging and social media awards of the year celebrates top-quality content, images, conversations and community. Presented by Carol Smillie

1hr 15mins

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Carol Smillie

Carol Smillie is one of TV’s best known faces. From her early career on Wheel of Fortune to the BBC’s CHANGING ROOMS, which earned her invitations to Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, an Indie award a National TV Award, a Bafta nomination, and of course Ronni Ancona’s alter ego ‘Smillie Smillie Carol Smillie’. In 2012 Carol entered the world of business launching her own award-winning brand DiaryDoll Pants.

http://www.carolsmillie.tv/

BritMums Live balances animated discussions, practical workshops, and expert panels, with advice for beginners and advanced bloggers and social influencers. Here, a key to what’s what…

Discussion Den, a place where we tackle hot topics. Come ready to join the discussion

All about writing and publishing

Beginning sessions aimed at those finding their feet or refreshing their knowledge

Advanced sessions targeted to bloggers taking it to the next level

Sessions aimed at beginners, advanced and everyone in between

Teaching how to blog more professionally and earn money

Creativity, to spark your imagination and help you achieve your goals

Firing you up and addressing where you’re going in blogging and life

Sessions you’ll leave with practical knowledge

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

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The Brilliance in Blogging Awards

SATURDAY, 25 JUNE

The Big BiBs Birthday Party: 17:15 – 18:15
BritMums Live turns 5 this year. As a result, we’re turning our BiBs celebration into a big birthday do — prepare to party!

The BiBs Ceremony: 18:15 – 19:30
The biggest and best blogging and social media awards of the year celebrates top-quality content, images, conversations and community. Presented by Carol Smillie.

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A historic setting for the modern event: A Grade II listed building in its own cobbled courtyard in the heart of London where delegates will be greeted by The Brewery’s top-hatted host... and we'll be taking over the entire building!

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