We’re currently putting the final touches on the full #PBEVENT schedule but stay tuned for full details. Here’s a peek of our 2014 schedule in the meantime.

Thursday 28th August

acceleratorsOptional ‘Accelerator Afternoon’ – 12.30-4.30pm

These afternoon workshops for bloggers are intensive sessions and include individual attention. Read more.

Price: $599 for a PBevent ticket and workshop inclusive.

Pre-conference drinks and ‘Niche Night’ Events – 6.30pm

We are organising niche events with brand partners as well as informal drinks at Stingray Bar where everyone is welcome.

More info to come, but keep it in mind when making your travel arrangements.

Price: $20 tickets for niche events.

Friday 29th August

day1Arrive from 7.30am to collect your registration pass for an 8.30am sharp start.

Sessions will include:

OPENING KEYNOTE: from our founder Darren Rowse

KEYNOTE: How to Convert Your Casual Readers into a Thriving Community of Raving Fans – Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn of SmartPassiveIncome.com is known to have one of the most active and engaged communities online. It’s not uncommon to see blog posts and individual podcast episodes with several hundred comments – sometimes within the first 24 hours! In this immersive, high-energy and entertaining presentation, Pat will demonstrate and help you discover exactly what you can do to turn your regular readers into ridiculously supportive raving fans who will wear your team colors with pride and help market and promote your blog like crazy.

What Bloggers Need to Know About SEO in 2014 – Rand Fishkin
SEO can seem like an overly technical, sometimes sketchy, and occasionally confusing practice. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this presentation, Rand will walk through the short list of concepts bloggers should know to do well at SEO, and give a few tips & tricks that can help provide an edge, too.

WordPress Professional Site Clinic – Dee Teal
This session is about taking care of your site… this is about the gardening… you’ve planted the seeds… You can water and fertilize your site (the front end) but if you don’t take care of the weeds and keep the soil in good condition it’s only a question of time before you’re calling me in a panic because somethings going horribly wrong. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and do some gardening!!!

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We will break for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (all included in the price of your ticket) before concluding the first day of teaching before 5.30pm.

Friday Evening Networking Event

At 7pm we will head to a venue (to be announced) for canapes, bubbles and a fun evening of networking. Yes, it’s included in your ticket price!

Saturday 30th August

day2Arrive from 9am for a 9.15am sharp start.

Sessions will include:

Email Marketing for Bloggers – Shayne Tilley

Email is a powerful tool that when used well can drive traffic, build community, grow brand and drive profit. In this 2 part session Shayne will give you strategies for doing just that.

Blogging and the law – Stacey Roberts
The internet may seem like a lawless frontier, but the reality is just the opposite. It can be a minefield for those of us who are aware of the dangers, let alone for writers and bloggers who aren’t.

In this session you will get the layman’s terms lowdown on what’s legal and what’s not in the areas of copyright, image use, defamation, subjudice contempt, and keeping yourself above the law online. It’s simultaneously simpler and more complex than you think!

The Design Files: A Case Study in Attracting and Managing Online Advertisers – Lucy Feagins
Founder and editor of The Design Files, Lucy Feagins, will discuss how her blog evolved from a hobby into a sustainable and profitable business.

Using social media to grow your blog – Chantelle Ellem
Social Media doesn’t have to just be pushing to your blog, it can be a way of interacting and getting to know your audience better, and then creating content tailored to their interests.

In fact creating a community through social media is pretty darn fun. But social media can be a hard beast to tame once you get started. Chantelle will take you through how to make social media work for you {and not make you a slave to it} and that you don’t have to be a master of every platform to achieve success.

The Business of YOU: How Building Your Online Brand Will Unleash the Influencer Inside You! – Chris Ducker
Times have changed. Again. The social web has your prospective customers clamoring for information, desperate for high quality education and excited at the thought of being entertained by a real person. This highly interactive, engaging session will show you how important it is to utilize the power of content marketing to catapult yourself to ‘Influencer’ status in your industry, while at the same time building a real business!

CLOSING REMARKS: from our founder Darren Rowse

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We will break for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (again..yes, all included in the price of your ticket!) before concluding our event by 5pm.

Please note: This schedule is subject to change should unforeseen circumstances arise.

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