Bloggers on Top 2017

A 3 day (travel) blogger unconference in the mountains, excellent connections and the best way to learn from others.

When

13th to 15th October 2017
the whole weekend

Tickets are still available, but be quick before they are gone!

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For three days,
we cover all aspects to be more successful as a (travel) blogger

Regardless if you are just getting started or already blog for a long time, most bloggers deal with the same topics again and again like: How do I get more traffic to my blog? How do I monetize it? How can I be more effective and productive? How can I work with others to get involved in bigger projects? How can I balance shifting workloads? Which tools should I use? And many other topics.

At the Bloggers on Top unconference we help you to discuss these and other topics with other bloggers and learn from each other how to deal with the ever changing demands of running a successful blog.


Our event is a mix of formal and informal sessions that are driven by participants and best practice examples. Of course there will also be plenty of time to connect with the participants on a personal level and have fun together in the inspiring mountain resort of Bansko.

How to get started

Find the right niche for your blog and master the first steps to set it up. Learn from others that already did the first step on how they overcame the initial challenges. Blogging is not so hard when you follow some best practices

Increase your traffic

Writing great posts about exciting topics is the fun aspect of blogging. But you also need to take a deep dive into web marketing strategies to get people to find and enagage with your content. We will share ideas and experiences to help you grow your readership.

Tools and technologies

Are you using the right tools and processes for your blog? Do you have questions around Wordpress or SEO? You will learn about best practices to make your life easier and keep up with the latest trends.

Topics

We cover all aspects of blogging

How to get more traffic/visitors to my website

SEO for bloggers

Social Marketing

Ways to monetize your blog

How to improve the visual part of your blogs

The structure of your blog and user experience

Blogger Branding

Productivity hacks

Event Schedule

packed with high quality and lots of fun

09:00

Registration opens


Coffee and small snacks available.

Whole Day

Coworking Jelly

get to know early arrivals and enjoy the coworking space

After 11:00

Checkin for your accomodation

Baba Reina's, Zasheva House or Ani's Guesthouse
Drop off your bags at the guesthouse and maybe have a quick shower after your travels

13:00 - 14:00

Optional: Lunch Break

15:00 - 18:00

Fun: Bansko #Instawalk

We will show you the best spots of Bansko and stop there to look behind the scenes of local crafts, fancy restaurants, historic places, innovative businesses and tourist attractions. Like a leather crafting outlet, a gallery full of Bulgarian artwork, an exhibition of historic icons, an insiders view on Bansko real estate, a cozy winebar, a woodworking atelier, an organic smoothie place and some other surprises. Expect little treats and refreshments along the way.

19:00

Party at Grand Royale

Our friends at the Grand Royale Hotel prepare dinner with live music. Lots of meat, but of course also healthy vegetarian choices to tickle your taste buds.

08:30

Coffee & Snacks sponsored by Family Cafe

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and introductions

Matthias
Why we built Coworking Bansko and how you can be part of the growing location independence trend.

10:00 - 10:30

Session Planning

10:45 - 13:00

Unconference Sessions

Share and learn. Exact session schedule to be confirmed during session planning
The unconference format creates space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity.

At the start, the whole group will gather together and be guided through creating an agenda using open space technology. The exact process is not important to understand in advance – the process will become clear as it happens. The important part is that all those gathered will have the opportunity to put conference sessions on the agenda. No session will be voted off or ‘won’t happen’ for some other reason. All sessions are welcome.

The sessions convened will range from the formal to the informal:

From the well thought out pre-prepared talk reflecting years of research and practice to the spur of the moment ‘new idea’ that would be fun to talk about.
From the demonstration of a working tool to the whiteboarding of something completely new.

If this is your first unconference: Here is a great overview of the format: Unconferences: How to Tap into the Power Of Your People

13:00

Lunch: Momini Dvori

Quick lunch to recharge our energy levels

14:00 - 17:00

Unconference Sessions

3 additional slots to share, discuss and learn about topics that interest you.

19:00

Traditional Dinner at Banski Han & Night Out

We will share an amazing meal in traditional Bansko mehana (restaurant) and afterwards you can dance the night away afterwards in one of Bansko's best night clubs.

09:30

Coffee & Snacks

10:00 - 11:00

Influencer Marketing

Maria, Traveling Buzz

Influencer marketing is a type of marketing that focuses on using leaders, like bloggers, to drive the brand’s message to the larger market. Rather than marketing directly to a large group of consumers, businesses instead inspire / hire / pay influencers to get out the word for them.
We will get a good overview of influencer marketing strategies and best practices for both bloggers and brands.

11:00 - 13:00

Influencer Matching


This is the opportunity for bloggers and local businesses to get to know each other. Everyone can showcase their blog, video channel or Instagram photos to match with businesses that are interested in setting up paid projects or content partnerships together. Bansko is the premier winter destination in Bulgaria, so there are lots of opportunities for travel bloggers and tourism here.

You will meet local businesses like Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, Regnum Bansko Apart Hotel & SPA, Aparthotel Lucky Bansko SPA & Relax - Апартхотел Лъки Банско СПА & Релакс, Smokey Mountain, Grand Royale Apartment Complex & Spa, Uva Nestum Wine & SPA, Family Bansko, Hotel IDA
13:00

Lunch: Momini Dvori

14:00 - 17:00

(Optional) Mountain Hike


Bansko is surrounded by three massive mountain ranges: Rila, Rhodope and Pirin. We will take you up one of these mountains for an easy hike and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Please bring suitable hiking shoes.

18:00 - 20:00

(Optional) Relax in the natural hot springs of Banya


If you are still in Bansko at the end of the weekend, then we will invite you to join the organizer team to soak in the nearby hot springs. A great way to recover some energy.

Why is this conference for you?

Stay Ahead of the curve

What do other bloggers do to be successful? Often it is not only about the content, but also about how to run a growing blog. Marketing your content, using the best tools and having the right processes in place often makes a big difference.

Find new ways of thinking and problem-solving

Blogging is great, but one of the disadvantages is that you are often working alone. Together we will be able to gain new perspectives and insights.

Networking opportunities

To be able to win bigger sponsored projects, you need partners with complementary skills. At Bloggers on Top you will be able to meet them.

Monetize Your Blog

On Sunday we will introduce you to influencer marketing strategies and businesses that want to engage with bloggers.

Pricing & Registration

Only 35 available seats Get your Conference Tickets early.

We <3 to travel and to read about other people exploring amazing destinations, this is why we invite you to meet other bloggers to network and share experiences to our home in Bansko. We like to make meaningful connections during our events and this gets harder if there are to many people, so please register early to ensure that you have a ticket before all seats are taken.

Amazing experience guaranteed! If you feel for any reason that this event didn't live up to your expectations, we will refund your ticket - no questions asked.

Everyone is welcome - if money is tight please message us and we will find a way to make it easier to attend!

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If you like to extend your stay in Bansko for a week, we are happy to provide a special coworking & accomodation package for €100 (guesthouse) or €250 (hotel). Or stay a whole month for €300 in a studio apartment. Please msg us after registration and we will set you up :-)

€99

Special Deal

This is our best deal. It includes the unconference, tasty food (3x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner), the Sunday workshop and 2 nights shared accomodation in a local guesthouse. Single room upgrade €25.

€149

Regular Ticket

A good value for everyone. It includes the unconference, tasty food (3x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner), the Sunday workshop and 2 nights shared accomodation in a local guesthouse. Single room upgrade €25.

€49

Locals ticket (no hotel)

If you live around Bansko or want to use a different accomodation, then this is the right choice: It includes the unconference, tasty food (3x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner), the Sunday workshop but no accomodation

Sponsors & Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsor or to participate in the influencer matching? Get in touch

Location and Venue

area full of great hotels and restaurants.

Spend three inspiring days in the Bansko, the mountain capital of the Balkans. This cozy village is full of history, large mountains and a growing community of location independent freelancers and entrepreneurs.

Venue

Coworking Bansko

Toma Vishanov 2 & 6

Bansko, 2770 - Bulgaria

Accomodation

We will book a (shared) room for you in three nearby local guest houses

Baba Reina

Zasheva House

Ani's Guesthouse

Additional details

We will be in touch with you after registration to coordinate your arrival, deal with any room preferences or upgrades and answer any questions you might have. There is also a private Facebook group for everyone that you will get access to.

Also if you want to stay longer, either before or after the conference, we can recommend suitable accomodation.

To get to Bansko, please check Ryanair and Wizzair for cheap flight to Sofia. Hoppa offers shared airport transfers and there is also a public bus from Sofia

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