You no doubt heard the news last year. Bloggers from across the Natural State and beyond gathered together for hooting, hollering, bonding, crafting, learning, unwinding and the beginning of many, many friendships. We unplugged our computers and plugged into nature and each other. #AWBU became a legend of its own.
You came from El Dorado, Texarkana, Searcy, Fayetteville, Old Washington, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Little Rock, Bentonville and beyond. Even our neighboring states heard about it – and they came too. Some of you missed it. Don’t let that happen again!
It’s finally time for our second Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged conference. This isn’t Blissdom, BlogHer, Blog Sugar or anything like it – and it isn’t meant to be an intense “real” blogger conference. #AWBU is better: it’s your chance to unplug for the weekend, network with other Arkansas women bloggers, pick up tips, gain inspiration and grow – as a human, and as a blogger.
So, drum roll please……… when and where?
Friday, August 24 (arrive between 5 & 7ish) – Sunday, August 26 (after brunch)
at The Ozark Folk Center State Park
in Mountain View, AR.
This year you have another opportunity to experience our unique conference style. We will have the opportunity to connect with our Arkansas and Ozark heritage as we converge on the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Will wifi be available? Yes but… We will challenge you to disconnect, just for a bit, to build friendships, learn how the art of storytelling can improve your blog, eat delicious food, sip some wine and pick up some great techniques that you can take back to your blog after the conference is over. AND…the rumor is there may even be traditional jig dancing!
So… plan now to just do it. Step away from the screen. You can do this. We’ll have an idyllic setting and real, live, face-to-face connections with other bloggers and inspiring speakers to fuel and refresh you to return home ready to face it all. You know, the work – the play – the cooking – the cleaning – the amazingly improved and refocused blogging.
Who: Women bloggers (and would-be bloggers) in Arkansas and beyond
When: Friday, August 24 (arrive between 5 & 7ish) – Sunday, August 26 (after brunch)
Where: The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas
Cost: Pre-registration is $135/person before July 31. After August 1, it is $150.
Cost includes meals, speakers, activities, and park admission to craft grounds and concerts. Lodging is additional, we have arranged some special conference rates. An optional Foodie Friday program will be offered from noon to 5p on Friday – details coming soon! Optional Sunday Craft add-on and Ropes Course options also available.
Lodging is the responsibility of the conference participant and is not guaranteed with conference ticket purchase. A block of rooms has been reserved in the Dry Creek Cabins located on the Ozark Folk Center State Park grounds and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The cost for a room with two queen beds will run approximately $77.00 per night. We highly encourage you to get together with other conference participants and share a room to help lower the cost (yep, $38.50 night). Rooms holding more than 2 people will incur an additional $10 charge per night. Participants must call 1-800-264-Folk (3655) to reserve rooms. Please indicate that you are with the Arkansas Women Bloggers group. The Folk Center can take care of split billing for you. Other lodging options are available throughout Mountain View. Participants needing a roommate can contact Julie Kohl at Julie@arkasnaswomenbloggers.com for assistance.
Click here to register today!
We can not wait to see you in the mountains,
The ARWB Gals