About this time last year, I announced I was going to do something really fun…I was going to attend the Healthy Living Summit in Philly! I snatched up a ticket quickly because I knew they would sell out fast. I booked a flight, and made plans to visit a new city, have fun, learn a lot, and make new friends. Let me tell you, I had a really great time getting to know people! Also, if you don’t have a blog but just love health and fitness, that’s ok, you can come!
Here are my recaps from HLS:
Arriving at the HLS
Sleepy Saturday at HLS
HLS cocktail party
HLS Saturday sessions
Saturday night fun in Philly
Super Sunday at HLS
Whew! That’s a lot of recaps, but I can assure you a lot went on to warrant all those recaps!
Holy swag is what you are thinking, and holy swag is RIGHT!
I know some people are worried about meeting other bloggers in real life, or going to a new place and not being sure if it will be fun…well I can promise you HLS is fun!! I made some many new friends and connections, and it was great to finally meet some of the people I felt like I already knew. It was also great to learn new tips and tricks to blogging and healthy living in general. So, if you are on the fence about going, let me give you a gentle nudge. You won’t regret it! If you have any questions about the summit please feel free to ask!
This years conference will be in BOSTON August 17-19. Tickets go on sale soon so be sure to like the Healthy Living Summit Facebook page to stay up to date on news and info!
Not to mention…yours truly is one of the speakers this year!!! That’s right, I will be hosting a session on social media and utilizing the latest trends to grow your blog readership. I am SO excited! I hope you will consider coming!
QOTD: Have you ever been to a blogging conference? Are you planning to go to HLS?
Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb says
Looks like a ton of fun! I have yet to attend a blogger conference but definitely want to in the near future. Happy Friday!!
Lindsay @ Lindsay's List says
Heidi – go to HLS!
Then next Spring, come to BLEND!!! 🙂
I have never been to a blogging conference but I would absolutely LOVE to!!! Looks like loads of fun! 🙂
It all looks so great! I’d love to go, but that is our anniversary weekend. How cool that you will be speaking! I am so impressed!!
Meredith @ DareYouTo says
Congrats on speaking! Last year looks like tons of fun. I went to college in Philly, so I see where you’re at 🙂 Reading Terminal Market was my faaavorite place to go.
Hope I can go to this year’s conference in Boston!
Congrats on speaking at HLS! That’s awesome! We are supposed to go to Mexico during that time, but if we don’t go I’m going to try to snag a ticket. We’ll miss you at #FHBC12
Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean says
awesome!!!! you will be a great speaker!
SO fun! I’m so bummed I won’t be there to support you. If only HLS offered childcare.
So glad for you that you are a guest speaker this year! I enjoyed following your adventures last year at the summit. I would love to go to Boston and the HLS, love to meet you, and love to meet some of the other fabulous bloggers that I follow. I am not a blogger, but just as you all inspire my running and y own health and fitness, I am slowly thinking about starting up my own blog–in which case your session would be perfect! Wishing you lots of luck and fun!
Janine @ ThePurpleGiraffe says
I’m so bummed out that I can’t go – I didn’t realize it was in Boston and would have gone in a heartbeat… but signed up for Rock N’ Roll Providence 1/2 Marathon Relay that weekend just this week! D’oh! I’ve never been to a conference and am dying to attend one!
Tara Burner says
I’ve yet been able to go to any conferences but sooo want to!
Congrats on being a speaker! How fun! All that swag is awesome!
Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition says
That’s awesome that your speaking there this year!!
I try to get a ticket every year but they sell out so fast– this year I’m feeling lucky : )
Liz @ Southern Charm says
Assuming things go as planned, this will be my first blogger conference and I’m pretty excited!! That’s so awesome you are speaking too!!!
ah yay! I sure hope you can come!!
I BETTER get a ticket especially now that I know you’ll be speaking!
Congrats on being a speaker!! Looks like a lot of fun!
Karen :0) says
How exciting!! You go girl! :0)
This sounds like so much fun! I need to plan a blogger conference into my schedule soon.
Katie @ Katie Moves says
Yay for speaking! That is exciting. I wish it was closer or I would definitely want to go!
I’m going to try and attend this year because it’s in my city! 🙂
Erin @ The Grass Skirt says
Aw. The roommate pictures make me nostalgic. 🙁 I’ll miss you this year, but I guess having a big ol’ baby bump is a pretty good excuse for missing out. Have fun!
That is fantastic you are a speaker. I am so proud of you! Congratulations!