What to pack for a Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference?

I’ve been to many, many conferences in my life. Most of them were stuffy, academic meetings. T-shirts and shorts and Birkenstocks affairs. The only things I really had to remember to pack were my presentation slides (this is back in the day when we actually used slide projectors) and my resume (academic conferences are all about finding your next post).

Today, I’m in Denver at the 2012 Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference courtesy of FitFluential and Refuel with Chocolate Milk. Thanks so much guys for the sponsorship!

I wasn’t really sure what to pack. I don’t own Birkenstocks any more. I’m not giving a presentation. And Β I don’t need another job.

Given the weather forecast, I’m not sure I’ll need my Lululemon hoody or new hand knit sweater. (Note that the evening lows are higher than the daytime highs we’ve been having in Vancouver; I will probably melt). But then again, I tend to freeze in air conditioning.

fitknitchick

All I really need to take is comfortable clothing (including workout gear; I believe there will be many opportunities to exercise), my camera and iPad for ‘real time’ blogging, some knitting for the plane ride,

fitknitchick knitting

and a whole stack of ‘blog’ cards to exchange with all the new blogger friends I’m hoping to meet.

What I’m most excited about (besides getting a 4-day vacation from my children) is meeting all of the bloggers that I regularly interact with on Facebook and Twitter IRL (that’s In Real Life)!

Wishing you all a wonderful, movement-filled weekend! Back with a conference recap next week! (Unless I can’t hold off and sneak in a few updates in real time!)

Have you ever been to a fitness bloggers conference?

What was your favourite part of the event?

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Comments

  1. Hi Tamara,
    sounds like something really fun and exciting. Cool blog cards, I should get some too.
    Mariella
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  2. Have so much fun!
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  3. Have a great time! I wish I were there too. Although I’m not taking the time to translate the Celsius to Fahrenheit, I sure it’s cooler that our 108F here in the CA desert.

    Maybe I’ll make the next one. There are so many bloggers that I’d love to meet in person!
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  4. Sounds like an interesting conference. Enjoy! And I’m glad I’m not the only one who remembers the old slide projecters and wearing Birkenstocks. πŸ™‚
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  5. 3 hours of knitting sounds great!! That yarn looks awesome and I love the names she names the colors! and Where did you get that knitting bag??

    I have never been to a blogging conference but they look interesting!
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  6. Have a great time! I have never been to a blogger conference and really wanted to go to this one, but it didn’t work out this time. I love your blogger cards:)

  7. So excited to hear all about your time there AND see pics!! I have not been to a conference – just no extra $$ for that. Honestly, if O had 44, I would go on vacation cause my hubby needs that more than anything right now!
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  8. UGH – sorry – typos!!!! if I had $$ – DOH!!!!!
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  9. I’ve never been to a conference. They look so fun and informative…

    and THAT IS COLD!
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  10. I’ve always wanted to go to a blogger conference, they look like so much fun! I hope you have the best time!
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    • We had so much fun! Lots of learning and interactions and laughter. Go if you can!

  11. love love love loved following the tweets!!!
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  12. I am holding your Birkenstocks hostage. Fork over more posts and you can have them back. Next video from you: Return of the 1970s Birkenstocks.
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