Two weeks ago we hosted our 7th Annual Blog Societies Conference at the stunning Barnsley Resort outside of Atlanta. We had 3 days of networking, workshops, speakers and creative breakouts. We decorated cookies, arranged flowers, had s’mores around the campfire and made new friends and connections.
If you’re not familiar with this event or you’re new around here, we host this annual event every summer for 75 of our members. Our goal is to create a weekend that you can leave feeling inspired. With tangible tools to take home to help build your business and grow even more. Most importantly, we love turning Internet friends into “in real life” friends. Here’s what went down at this year’s conference.
Our Destination, Barnsley Resort
Attendees traveled to Adairsville, GA to the beautiful Barnsley Resort. A historic southern estate where guests can enjoy horseback riding, canoeing, tennis, a spa, hiking, you name it! They also have historic ruins and gardens that are absolutely breathtaking.
Kick Off Welcome Party
With brands Joules, Cosmedix, My Kind of Lovely, Kendra Scott, Grayson, Physician’s Formula, Reduce, LaCroix, Yankee Candle, Essie, Marc Fisher, Dry Bar, Podia, Ink + Alloy, and Lisi Lerch.
This year we combined our networking suite and kick
Breakfast in the Historic Ruins with LaCroix
Day 2 started off with breakfast in the Barnsley’s Historic Ruins with LaCroix. Attendees enjoyed eggs, bacon, fruit, pastries, coffee and of course LaCroix! It was such a beautiful way to start a day of learning.
Educational Blogging Workshops
Day 2 of #TBScon was full of workshops! This year we had seven workshops to chose from, most of our workshops this year were from new creatives! We had Abbey McGrew from Wayfarer Design Studio speaking on Defining & Refining Your Brand. Kara Ferguson,
Let’s just say after the workshops were done we left with long to-do lists and were feeling so motivated and inspired!
Lunch with Marc Fisher
We’re so happy to have had Marc Fisher host lunch us a delicious lunch in between workshops. We got to preview some new fall pieces and they had the most beautiful place settings and centerpieces. We also saw several pairs of shoes we have to have for fall!
Creative Breakout Sessions
This year we offered two creative breakout sessions for attendees. You could go and decorate #TBScon cookies with Renee of High Waisted Cookie or flower arranging with Malorie of Petal + Fold. Both sessions were so much fun and now we can’t wait to arrange flowers and decorate cookies for upcoming blog posts.
Farm to Table Dinner with Yankee Candle
After workshops and creative breakout sessions, attendees got a few hours to explore the Barnsley Grounds, take a dip in the pool, go skeet shooting and horseback riding. We all gather for a happy hour and dinner hosted by Yankee Candle. Yankee Candle shared their new Farmer’s Market Collection and attendees got to take home different size jars of the three scents. After happy hour, we sat down to a delicious farm to table meal. With fall right around the corner, we walked into a stunning fall room with beautiful textiles, decor, and centerpieces!
S’mores by the Campfire
After dinner, we all enjoyed s
Day 3, Time for Our Speakers!
After breakfast hosted by The Barnsley Resort, we were ready for our speakers! We started with
Workshop Leaders and Speakers
Brittany Stevens • Ashlee Hightower • Erica Ligenza • Matt Ragland • Manu Muraro • Kara Ferguson • Malorie Orme • Renee Bledsoe • Kate Gremillion • Clem Coleman • Allie Provost • Kate Jones • Abbey Estep
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Barnsley Resort • Marc Fisher • Yankee Candle • LaCroix • DryBar • Joules • Kendra Scott • My Kind of Lovely • Grayson • Essie • Podia • Aerie • Reduce • Physician’s Formula • Gal Meets Glam • 1 State • Ink + Alloy • Lisi Lerch • Sharpie • Talbots • Cosmedix • Lilly Pulitzer • Birdie & Boe • Rifle Paper Co. • Violet & Brooks • Suite Plants • Pollyann Collection
Now it’s Giveaway Time!
Enter for your chance to win your own #TBScon 2019 Swag Bag full of goodies from all of our event sponsors from this year’s event! This bag is worth over $1,000 and includes:
My Kind Of Lovely Sunjellies Bag, Joules Clutch, Kendra Scott Necklace, Lisi Lerch Earrings, Ink & Alloy Earrings & Bracelets, Drybar Dry Shampoo, Cosmedix Opti-Crystal and Lumi-Crystal, Essie Gel Polish, Reduce Drinkware, Talbots Scarf, Physicians Formula Makeup, Rifle Paper Co. Notebook, Grayson Buttondown Shirt, Marc Fisher shoes and Yankee Candle Candle.
We hope to see you at #TBScon in 2020!