#AWBU 2015 Registration Opens

Five years of #AWBU amazing, wow, what a journey.

Five years ago, we decided to gather women from every walk of life in a unique place that would be warm and welcominga place to grow and stretch bloggers as they 

explored or even discovered their voices, and we knew we wanted to cultivate deep connections and create an atmosphere that felt like sneaking off for an amazing weekend with your best girlfriends.  

We did just that.

We would like to invite you to our FIFTH Annual Conference, #AWBU 2015, to be held at The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, August 28-30. This years conference will focus on elevating your main brand component…YOU!

The conference will continue to feature great sessions, opportunities to network 
with bloggers and sponsors, and some of the brightest speakers in social media and business. Our opening keynote on Saturday will be Rhea Lana Riner, founder and CEO of Rhea Lana, Inc. and Rhea Lana’s Franchise Systems, Inc.  She started her children’s consignment event business 17 years ago in her living room while she was a stay-at-home mom raising three young children.   

Franchising six years ago, the company now has 80 locations in 24 states. Rhea Lana’s  has been awarded a place on Inc. Magazine’s  500/5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies as well as first place recognition  with The Franchise Business Review which reflects franchisee satisfaction.  Rhea Lana was recognized by Enterprising Women, a national publication and foundation that honors entrepreneurial women with rapidly growing companies who seek to mentor other women in business. 

Saturday Afternoon Speaker:

Lela Davidson is the award-winning author of Blacklisted from the PTA and Who Peed on My Yoga Mat? Her latest book, Faking Balance: Adventures in Work and Life, explores the middle ground between leaning and maxing out. From fast track to mommy track to yoga-panted freelancer and back again, Lela has been all kinds of working mother. Described as an astute observer of modern life, she has a talent for uncovering the humor in everyday family life.

Lela’s work has appeared in on NBC News/TODAY Moms, iVillage, The Huffington Post, and NPR. She is currently the Vice President of Media & Entertainment for leading country lifestyle brand, Country Outfitter. She speaks nationally about motherhood, marriage, and faking work-life balance. 



The Foodie Friday add-on event, sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Taste Arkansas,  will knock your foodie socks off. Renowned Chef, Author, Outdoor Adventure Expert and TV Personality Georgia Pellegrini will be our Foodie Friday Keynote. Due to space, we will only have 70 Foodie Friday tickets available.


  • Early-bird Registration: $199 per person (must register no later than May 31, 2015)
  • Early Bird Registration plus Foodie Friday: $239 (must register no later than May 31, 2015
  • Regular  Registration: $250 per person (by August 15, 2015)
  • Regular Registration plus Foodie Friday (by August 15, 2015)

Make your plans now to attend #AWBU 2015 and experience our warm and welcoming atmosphere where we gather bloggers from all walks of life for some fun and camaraderie, and help you to grow your blog and connect. 

  • A special room rate of $92/night has been arranged with The Arlington Hotel. Please call the hotel (1.800.643.1502) or go online to make your registration. You must use the group code BLOGGERS to get that rate. We HIGHLY recommend booking early as we only have a certain number of rooms booked and you will not want to miss out! 

Early Bird Registration ends May 31!  Do not put it off, you will not want to miss out on another AMAZING #AWBU conference.