Schedule of Events


2:00 – 5:00  Attendee Registration

6:00  Welcome Kegger Party (details TBA)


8:00 – 9:00  Opening Keynote and Buffet Breakfast with JC Little, the Animated Woman

9:00 – 11:00  Conference Registration

9:00 (No end time specified) DSLR Photowalk with Laurie White. Laurie leads a photowalk focusing on simple shots with your camera while she teaches you to take the best shots every time

9:00 – 10:15  Building Community with Vikki Reich, Cecily Kellog, Tracy Beckerman tell all about growing the following around the person or belief system and carrying that community across different platforms

10:45 – 12:00  Taking the Bulls by the Horns: Just Going For It with Dresden Shumaker, Delfin Joaquin Paris, Robin Plemmons talking about how each writer has found the strength and bravery to take chances, chase  dreams and trust in their abilities

12:00 – 1:15  Buffet Lunch

1:30 – 2:45  Channel Talk with Kymberli Barney, Alexandra Rosas, Liz Henry discuss writing for the different “channels” of Aiming Low—FAMILY, TEACH and MISS UNLIMITED.  How finding how the differences in these channels bring out the universal issues and common ground with readers.

3:00 – 4:30  Engagement: When Your Niche is Narrow, But Your Audience Isn’t with Julia Roberts, Sarah Braesch, Katherine Stone where you’re hearing from writers who have a very well-known specialty but it doesn’t define them as a person or writer, wanting to know how you keep yourself from getting one-dimensional.

8:00 Party (details TBA)


8:00 – 9:00  Buffet Breakfast

9:00 (No end time specified)  Camera-phone Photowalk with Neil Kramer who is going to take you on a photowalk using nothing but your cell phones camera. Using the technology found at your fingertips all the time, you can take amazing pictures and use fun software to manipulate them further.

9:45 – 12:00  Getting Geek is Sexy with Janet Dean and Heather Solos in this  this is a hands-on Roundtable (well, they all are, really) and we encourage you to come prepared with your questions, issues and laptops. We’ve lined up a diverse group of geeks to help you with your problems—take advantage of them!

12:00 – 1:15 - Buffet Lunch

1:30 – 2:45  Working As a Team with Faiqa Khan, Caitlin Madden, Kelby Car talk about how one of the biggest parts of running a blog or handling a household, whether big or small, leisure or business, is having a solid support team. These roundtable leaders are savvy business people with full family lives that are more than willing to swap tips on having a successful team.

3:00 – 4:30  Boundaries: Not a Four Letter Word with Leila Moyimoto, Lisa Frame, Jeremy Pepper. They aren’t the type that are more reserved in what they share online—they’re also those that go all out. They are forging a path with raw honesty and genuine voices. Non-traditional DOES NOT mean unmarketable.

5:00  Closing Keynote with Ree Drummond. Sponsored by Country Outfitter

6:00  Friends In Low Places Closing Party sponsored by Country Outfitter


9:00  Continental Breakfast

See you in 2013! 

Call to book a room at 1-800-CALLAWAY

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