It’s an event that is the first of its kind–new, exciting, and cutting edge. When I heard about it, I literally danced.
It’s the first-ever conference for tweens, teens, and parent bloggers, vloggers, writers, and online content creators, and I am thrilled to have been asked to be a media partner and speaker. And am I happy about the fact that it’s in Philadelphia, PA, only minutes away from where I grew up? Oh, yeah!
But I am even more excited that I have been asked to do a giveaway for family conference passes to the summit–an amazing prize that includes full conference passes for five family members, admission to all sessions and the welcome reception, six meals during the conference, and more.
The Summit is June 29th through July 1, right after school lets out so families have the whole summer to practice what they’ve learned.
So totally exciting, I know.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Digital Family Summit— Conference for tweens, teens, and parents: Though Maddy, Owen, and Cora are not ‘out there’ on the web, they are, I believe, tech-savvy kids.
Though they do not write their own blogs, upload vlogs to YouTube, or Skype on a daily basis, they are aware of the fact that I am a blogger and writer and that’s ‘just mom’s job’. For a long time, when I’d take the kids to blogger events, they thought that all the women present were ‘teachmamas’, that everyone had a blog called ‘teach mama’ and that everyone wrote a blog about fun learning with their kids.
What does Owen need? Food. . . What does he want? A computer.
It wasn’t until a few months ago that I took the kiddos on a ‘blog tour’ of sorts, showing them the blogs of all of my pals that they knew (and the kids they play with at local events): Jessica,Leticia, Stacey, Elena, Kim, Sandie, Robin, Jean, Stephanie, Amanda, J.J., Kristen, Susan, and more, as well as many of other of the bloggers I chat with on a regular basis: Allie, Valerie, MaryLea, Stacy, and Zina, that they realized the scope and range of blogs and bloggers out there.
Then when we launched the teachmama.com channel, they became even more interested in the social media space because, as they explained, their ‘mom was on tv’. (They didn’t realize that it was their mom who recorded it, their mom who uploaded it, and their mom who promoted it, but that’s fine, right?)
What Owen wants to be when he grows up. . . a blogger. Awwwwh.
Even though my children are on the younger end of the audience for whom the Digital Family Summit is directed, I am totally excited to take them to this event because I love that kids will learn and connect, be inspired, and get engaged in blogging, entrepreneurship and social media. I want them to more fully understand the space and to know the wide world of options, ideas, and adventure that lie ahead. I want them to know that there are a boatload of cool careers out there and that they are no longer boxed into the standards: doctor, lawyer, or teacher. So exciting.
The conference plans to have workshops on food blogging, travel blogging, video, photography, and gaming and animation that impart hands-on skills, and other sessions feature tween and teen bloggers and entrepreneurs as well as adults on topics including:
• The 21st Century Paper Route: How to Make Money From Your Blog or Videos
• Safety First: What Every Kid (and Parent) Needs to Know About Internet Security
• Social Media You Need for College
• Becoming an Overnight Sensation
• Secrets of Professional Blog DesignI will be speaking on the Parenting Digital Kids panel with Leticia Barr of Tech Savvy Mama, Sandie Angulo Chen of Urban Mama, and Grace Duffy of Formerly Gracie, which will be an hour-long session packed with information on safety, managing screen time, education and technology, digital etiquette, and more. I do hope to see you!
They’ve got a ton of sponsors lined up, including Microsoft, Scholastic and Ubisoft – they’re cooking up amazing activities and engagements for you and your kids.
Bring the whole family this June 29-July 1 in Philadelphia, PA, a fantastic family-friendly city, to grow together and have fun! Conference registration includes all meals, parties and snacks for everyone in your family.
Use promo code WETEACH for 20% off your registration; early-bird pricing ends May 31, so register today!
GIVEAWAY: One Digital Family Summit Conference Family Pack Ticket (up to 5 people, value $879)
Includes all conference workshops, sessions and keynotes; 6 meals, 3 snacks, plus a welcome reception; Visits with our sponsors in our Expo Hall and in activity-filled Sponsor Suites
Do you want to win Digital Family Summit Conference Family Pack Ticket?!
- All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me WHY your family needs to go to the Digital Family Summit!
For extra entries, get creative!!:
- Tweet this:
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By entering this giveaway, you are demonstrating your understanding of and compliance with the Official Sweepstakes Rules.
This giveaway ends Thursday, May 31, 2012 at midnight ET. Winner will be chosen by ‘And the Winner is. . .’ and will be notified on or around 5/31/12. Winner must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected. All Official Sweepstakes Rules apply.
fyi: This is an unsponsored post, which I wrote as a media partner and conference speaker. I received conference passes for myself and my family because of the nature of my relationship with Digital Family Summit, but all other opinions are my own, influenced only by my three kiddos.