I have had the immense privilege of being part of the team that created the Haven Conference, which is a two-day conference that takes place in Atlanta, and provides a venue for bloggers to learn from and gather with some of the most notable DIY/Home bloggers and brands in the country (and internationally)! Haven is near and dear to my heart and is a dream actualized. I had wanted to start a DIY conference for our niche back in 2009 and began talking to friends about making the dream a reality. Fortunately for all of us, Rhoda from Southern Hospitality got the ball rolling, gathered our team, and the Haven Conference was born in 2012. We had an amazing first year, followed by a second year, and we are gearing up for our 3rd annual Haven Conference!
Let’s explore some of the reasons you should attend Haven 2014!
The main reason for attending any conference is to LEARN! Want to learn how to use power tools and actually make something this year? There is a class (or two) for that. Want to improve your photography skills, editing skills, and photostyling skills? A class on each of these topics is in the works. Want to learn how to design a room from the floor up? We’ve got you covered. Want to know how to stain, paint, and maybe even tile? We have some experts waiting to teach you. Want to learn some intense nitty-gritty business details on how to grow your blog and manage your small business? We have several classes on this topic including two very advanced classes that I’m super excited to attend! Want to learn how to get your book published? Or how to monetize and promote your YouTube channel? Or how to become a Google Plus rockstar? Or how to pitch brands? Our speakers for 2014 are not yet finalized, but from what I’ve seen so far you might need to wear some sock-suspenders because they are going to knock your socks right off! Oh, and have you seen who we have this year as our Keynote Speaker? Chip Wade from HGTV’s Designed To Sell!
Our sponsors are the A-list of who-is-who in the world of decorating, blogging, home life, and DIY. We only accept the best of the best and we ADORE our sponsors! Companies like Home Depot, Rustoleum, 3M, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Ballard Designs, and Online Fabric Store just to a name a few. If you want to rub elbows with PR representatives from some of the most notable brands in the business, Haven is your place.
1. Ryobi 2. Bulging swag bags 3. Ballard Designs Bookcase Challenge 4. Moen shower fun
The Friendships & The FUN
Haven is ridiculously fun. It just is. You get 500+ like-minded people all together in the same hotel and FUN is bound to happen. Do you remember when you were in high-school, okay maybe even middle school, and you used to laugh so hard with your friends that you couldn’t breathe? That’s Haven. I had several women come up to me and say, “The Haven Conference is like a sorority without the hazing and where everyone is nice!” I thought that was a beautiful description! It is a FUN and crazy time.
You can check out the Haven Conference website if you’d like more information and feel free to ask me questions in the comments if you have any! Tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 1st and noon EST and we have sold out VERY quickly in the past. We like our conference to have an intimate vibe so we only allow 350 tickets to go out.
Haven is happening July 10-12, 2014.
Tickets are $250, plus a $7.24 processing fee. Here are some other odds and ends to note about tickets before purchasing: Please don’t buy a ticket unless you know you can make it! We want you to come and we get attached to YOU and transfers make us sad. Tickets are not refundable and there is a $15 transfer fee if you do end up needing to transfer. Tickets are only available to bloggers and blog lovers, not to brands or those representing a business other than a blog. If you don’t blog, you are more than welcome to purchase a ticket! Just note that this is a DIY/Home Blogger conference so our content is geared for bloggers. If you want to bring your husband, mother, friend, or loved one along with you, please note that you will need to purchase a ticket for them if they plan on attending any of the meals, classes, cocktail parties, or other Haven Conference events. Good luck on securing your ticket, and I hope to see you there!