I’m energized and inspired after attending the Moms Meet WOW Summit. It happens yearly and this was my first experience. I was thrilled to learn that the Summit was taking place just 2 hours from me in Washington DC at the Gaylord National. I was able to easily jump on a train and get there in time for the Friday blogging sessions, meet up with friends and then have the evening to network with brands and other like minded influencers.
Saturday was filled with keynote speakers, brand showcases and workshops geared towards families wanting to lead a more natural lifestyle. There are many things I loved about the conference, but I wanted to share my top 5 reasons why I think you should attend next year.
5 Reasons Why You Should Attend and Join Moms Meet
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NETWORKING – Conferences have always been a great way for me to network with other influencers and like minded brands. I get a chance to reconnect with friends that I haven’t seen in ages and meet new ones. This year I connected with many amazing women especially Lenore founder of Free Range Kids. Lenore was one of the keynote speakers and we had a chance to meet in person while browsing the exhibitor hall. We are now in the process of working together on a fun new article for parents. You never know how one small conversation could lead into something amazing.
BRANDS & SWAG – A conference like WOW Summit surrounds themselves around brands that are focused on eco-friendly natural living which is something I personal and professionally care about. Bloggers have an opportunity to show off what they can do for a brand through the speed dating event held on Friday, plus have more in-depth conversations in the exhibitor hall to learn more about the influencer programs the brands have in place and how you could work with them in the future. If you are a parent, this is a perfect way for you to learn about healthier brands out there that would be a good fit for your family and have a chance to meet those brands face to face.
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LEARN & GROW – Some would say, why do you need to go to another blogging conference? You’ve been in this space for so long, don’t you know everything? HA!! NO WAY! The blogging landscape is constantly changing and if you want to survive then you need to change with it. I became so inspired during the WOW Summit blogging sessions. I overcame my fear of plug-ins and took Adrienne Dupree’s advice and worked on my SEO issues. Anne Parris inspired me to start my own Facebook Group to help others to lead a healthier lifestyle. I then had a great opportunity to meet Dan and Rachel the founders of Blogging Concentrated and learn how I can take O’Boy! Organic to the next level (more on that soon).
TIME AWAY – I also had a bit of a selfish reason to go to WOW Summit. I wanted to check out the Gaylord National in DC. I’ve heard it was a beautiful hotel so I wanted to check it out myself. I had 2 glorious days alone, with a bed to myself and had time to reflect on my personal and professional goals. I was energized to do new things with O’Boy! Organic and with my family.
PARENTING ADVICE – If you are a mom looking to get your family healthier than WOW Summit is a conference that you want to attend. You should never feel alone when you want a healthier lifestyle for you and your family. You’ll meet other women that are on a similar journey, discover better-for-you products, attend educational workshops, plus feel inspired and motivated to live life on your terms.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
If you’ve ever went to a conference before, you know that the days are long and those meeting rooms are chilly. Pack like it’s winter, even if it’s warm outside but wear layers just in case. Don’t you love these PrAna pants? You can now get 15% off any PrAna clothing through 10/31 using this code – MMLovesprAna15.
The brands will have lots of snacks but bring others because the WOW Summit isn’t big on offering meals or snacks. Friday night they had a nice spread of appetizers and desserts but that’s about it. I would love to see more food options in the future, maybe even have some brands work together and sponsor a dinner for the attendees.
The WOW Summit will give you a sense of peace, inspiration and joy knowing that you are not in this healthy journey alone. If you are a blogger and looking to connect with greener brands and influencers then join the Moms Meet community. You will have opportunities to sample free natural, organic and eco-friendly products and services, and the chance to connect with like-minded moms online and in person. For parents, the Moms Meet community will give you the opportunity to get healthy family recipes, receive coupons for products you love, join events, webinars and enter contests.
As a Moms Meet WOW Summit Ambassador I was provided tickets to the conference and a weekend stay at the Gaylord National. As always, all opinions are my own.