September 30th, 2014

ShiftCon: Shift Happens. Be a Part of It. I’m Speaking!

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Groovy Green Livin ShiftCon

The eco wellness community is many members strong. Our bonds have been strengthened by our online connection and an occasional meet face-to-face. Our friendships and collaborative efforts continue to grow, but there’s something missing in our tight and powerful community. We’re lacking a space to exchange ideas and information in real life. There are countless blogging conferences out there to choose from, but none of them are designed specifically for us.

Until now. Finally someone’s decided to step up to the plate to change that.

We all know there’s something much more magical that happens when we collaborate face-to-face.

A little over a year ago I was at BlogHer, a blogging conference in Chicago, and I had the good fortune of connecting with Leah Segedie (third over from the left in the photo above), the founder of Mamavation and the powerhouse behind a new conference that’s launching this coming weekend in Los Angeles called ShiftCon.

During that conference last summer ShiftCon was only a dream, but it has blossomed into a reality. Through the hard work of Leah Segedie and her team at Mamavation this conference is happening and I couldn’t be more excited.

This weekend I’ll be hopping on a plane to Los Angeles to collaborate with so many of my colleagues in the green world, many of whom I’ve never met in real life.

ShiftCon is the very first international social media conference focusing on wellness, health, and the environment. This conference blends workshops, networking, parties, and intense collaboration of changemakers all over the United States and Canada in one place.

Stay tuned for photos and updates. This one below is from one of my favorites from the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Stroller Brigade.

Groovy Green Livin Safer Chemicals Healthy Families

I’m Speaking! If You’re Headed to ShiftCon Come Join Me!  Social Media for Change

Not only will I be spending time with so many green colleagues, but I’ll also be speaking at this conference! I’m on a panel called Social Media For Change alongside two of my friends and colleagues, Lindsay Dahl (in the middle of this photo) and Trina O’Boyle (on the far left in the top photo).

The panel will be happening on Friday, October 3rd at 1:30 pm PST. Be there!

If you’re interested in using your writing and your leverage to make a difference in the world, here’s why this panel is for you!

We’ll be covering some important questions when it comes to a successful social media campaign.

  • How can my writing fit into a larger movement and have the highest impact?
  • How can I start and run a successful petition? And do they matter?
  • Is there a best practice for taking social causes with out being too political?
  • What is the best social media network to break out of the “echo chamber”?
  • How to run a successful campaign.

Enter our raffle!

If you attend our panel in person, we’ll be collecting business cards for a live raffle.

The prize:

You’ll get the chance to work one on one with our panel after the conference to help analyze opportunities to make your social impact stronger. Are you interested in running a petition about an issue you care about? We’ll help you craft that petition and create a successful campaign. Want to take on topics that may alienate some of your base? Get expert messaging advice how to build the movement without offending people. Want advice on which non-profit partners are the best to work with on the topics you care about most? We’ll help recommend the best organizations in the field.

Let me know if you’re planning to be at ShiftCon! I’d love to connect with you. 


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26 Responses to “ShiftCon: Shift Happens. Be a Part of It. I’m Speaking!”

  1. Congratulations on your speaking engagement! ShiftCon is one I haven’t been to.

  2. I wish I was going! Good luck and you’ll be fabulous! (of course!!)
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  3. Good luck! I’m sure you’ll be awesome. You know your stuff. 🙂

  4. I would love to be there to hear you speak! What a wonderful conference. Maybe next year;) Have fun!!

  5. Wish I could be there! I look forward to following along online.
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  6. Looks like some great topics that you guys will be covering! Wish I could go in person.
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  7. I thought you were going to be there Betsy?! You have a BIG award to accept.

  8. Wish you were going to be there Ms. Green Bean. I’ve been wanting to meet you!

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  10. I’m so excited!!! Thanks for spreading the word about our panel Lori 🙂

  11. Congrats! I wish I could be there.
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  16. Lori, I wish I was there to learn from you and your panel! Will you perhaps be sharing some key teachables after? I sure hope so! Enjoy!
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  17. […] be speaking at ShiftCon on a panel called Social Media for […]

  18. Glad to hear you are getting so many exciting opportunities to influence, Lori.
    Keep on…

  19. Thanks Becca. Hope you’re doing well…

  20. I so wish you were here Sarah. It’s been a great conference. It will be happening next year so start planning now!

  21. I really wish you were here Lisa. Start thinking about coming next year! Great space for all of us to spend time together.

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