Over the past couple of years, I’ve attended a few of the major blog conferences or events. At those conferences I ended up spending most of my time with other financial bloggers and financial industry professionals
Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Over 400 of the most active, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial members of the financial blogging community will descend on the Mile High City from September 6-9 this year for the Financial Blogger Conference (known as FinCon) at the Grand Hyatt Denver (1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO).
The attendees of this niche blogging conference will include financial (personal finance, coupons, investing, etc.) bloggers, financial professionals, columnists, authors whom also blog, as well as financial companies and new media experts. FinCon has a dual mission of providing a “real world” connection for those interested in both new media and financial topics, as well as offering a peer education on current consumer financial trends and new media strategies.
Speakers at this year’s conference, #FinCon12, include such superstars of the financial and blogging world as Liz Weston, the most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet, according to Nielsen/NetRatings, Adam Baker, documentary film maker and creator of the website Man vs. Debt which chronicles his minimalist, travel-anywhere-you-want, financially free lifestyle, and J.D. Roth, the blogger behind the award winning Get Rich Slowly website, which Money Magazine named the Web’s most inspiring personal-finance blog.
#FinCon12 provides a unique opportunity for an otherwise underserved niche blogging market. Conference organizer, Philip Taylor, was motivated to create this event after seeking out his colleagues and contemporaries at other blogging events.
“Over the past couple of years, I’ve attended a few of the major blog conferences or events. At those conferences I ended up spending most of my time with other financial bloggers and financial industry professionals,” Taylor explained. “It was with those people that I learned the most, and it was those relationships that helped to create the most success online. I left those events feeling like I wanted more time with just those bloggers. Therefore, I’m taking the initiative to organize this niche conference,” he added.
#FinCon12 has also attracted over a dozen corporate sponsors for this event, including Ally Bank, Chase, and Fidelity. These sponsors and exhibitors will take advantage of the huge influence the attendees of the conference exert over consumers of financial information. Collectively, #FinCon12 attendees have an audience of over 700,000 subscribers and over 500,000 twitter followers, and represent over 25 percent of all blogs listed on the Wise1000 list of the top personal finance blogs.
In addition to the opportunity to network and learn, #FinCon12 will also offer attendees a chance to give back through a community service project. Attendees will be spending an afternoon cleaning and improving Lincoln Park in Downtown Denver on September 7 at 3 p.m.
Complete information on #FinCon12 is available at http://www.fincon12.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1txe9FLx3Mw&feature=youtu.be.