Friday, May 2, 2014

#BlogPaws Conference Updates!

I don't know about you, but my head is spinning trying to prepare for the BlogPaws 2014 Conference! There is packing to be done, last minute items to purchase, and some MUST ATTEND EVENTS at the conference and A CONTEST that are not to be missed!



Sit back, take a deep breath, grab your planner,
 and check out the latest!

Register by May 2 and be entered in a drawing for an AMAZING prize!

if you have friends that are still on the fence, let them know about this exciting drawing. Anyone who is registered by the end of the day on Friday, May 2 is eligible for an AMAZING prize!

They can register here. and don't forget to use my discount


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Last minute conference prep tips: Click here to download our conference program.

SHUTTLE INFO
Free shuttle service from the airport Wednesday and Thursday & departure from the hotel Sunday. Look for a BlogPaws 2014 poster & shuttle staff person in the baggage claim area of Terminals 1 & 3.
Arriving shuttle times:
*Wednesday 3-10:30 pm (last shuttle leaves airport about 9:30 pm)
*Thursday 9 am to 7 pm (last shuttle leaves airport about 6 pm)
Departing shuttle time:
*Sunday 6 am to noon (last shuttle leaving hotel around 11 am)

There will be a sign-up for the departing shuttle at the registration table. 

AFRAID YOU WILL HAVE NO ONE TO SIT WITH
AT BREAKFAST FRIDAY MORNING?
FRET NO MORE!
JOIN US AT THE NEWBIES TABLES!! (VETERANS WELCOME!)
I WILL BE THERE TO GREET YOU AND SCHMOOZE WITH YOU!
 


RSVP EVENTS 

We kick off the Conference with Dessert on the Terrace event, sponsored by Bissell®. If you're arriving Wednesday, join us from 7-9 pm.
 Click here to RSVP. 
BlogPaws will staff a registration table on the terrace so you can register early!  

Following Dessert on the Terrace we will meet for the Blog Spring Cleaning wrap up session

 Read the series here. 
Join us even if you didn't participate in the series.  
 
PetSafe® Yappy Hour, Thursday from 5-6 pm to promote its latest nationwide event. PetSafe's Bark for Your Park contest kicks off May 7. They will give away $200,000 to different communities across the country to build dog parks!

 RSVP here

Both events are open to all registered attendees! 


Pet Portrait Extravaganza

Artist BZTAT is coming to the Conference and 40 lucky, randomly drawn, winners will be treated to a portrait of his or her pet!

To be eligible, Conference attendees must: 
Register for the drawing through an email sign-up request; be present at the conference.; provide a phone number that receives and provide an email address; either have a pet at the conference to be photographed, or a suitable photo available in electronic form. The random drawings will be held at the BlogPaws/Pet360 booth. 
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#BLOGPAWTY PLANNED FOR SATURDAY
 This will be a great way to join in the fun and excitement that is a BlogPaws Conference. Whether at the Conference or home, join us on Twitter for the #BlogPawty. Read the details and register here for your chance to win pawty prizes! 

WE'VE ALSO PLANNED A Meet-Up for the Conference. Click here to get details and to join in.

THERE IS SOOO MUCH MORE!!


Also remember your
BlogPaws 2014 Conference Ambassadors
Are Here To Help You!
Just look for these SMILING FACES!
ANGIE BAILEY
LISA TARON
ME!!!

We Cannot Wait To See All Of You! 

52 comments:

  1. I know you will have a blast...and there are casinos everywhere!

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    1. But I will MISS YOU...........BIG TIME!!!!!!!! Not sure if I will even be able to go to a casino :(

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  2. I'm a bit envious that so many bloggers will get to meet each other, and that angel GJ's mum will be there, tours of the Katnip Lounge's catio, etc. You'll have an awesome time!

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  3. I´m sure you will have a lot of FUN on Blog Paws :)
    Don´t spend to much money on the Casino´s now ;-)

    XOXO

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  4. Thanks for putting all this info in one place, Caren! I'll have to come back & start RSVPing. Can't wait to see you again & meet so many other bloggers! And it's only days away!

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    1. Hi my furiend!! You are welcome! There ARE some other announcements missing from this (mostly dog related and a Pet First Aid Class...it had dog photos so that is why I didn't include it lol), be sure to read your Newsletter that comes to your inbox....that is where some of the other items are posted! I CANNOT WAIT to see YOU again too and to meet other bloggers as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooooooooo hoooooo! xoxo

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  5. Sounds like a very busy time for all and fun too. Take care.

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  6. Hello! With a giant woof and a last minute decision, I am headed to BlogPaws 2014! I would love to meet up with you. I will be traveling alone and can be found at the newbie table. :)

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    1. Hi Meeko!! Can't wait to meet you!!!!!! Wooo hooo! Be sure to friend me in the community!!!! Will look for you at breakfast!

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  7. Sorry TW won’t be there this year. Between her eyes and my asthma, she’s glad she’s staying home but will miss all my friends’ humans. PS: You can eat her piece of cheesecake. MOL!

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  8. Have a wonderful time! One of these years I'll get there!!'

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  9. Have a fabulous Friday and not long now.
    Best wishes Molly

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  10. Thank you for all of this helpful information! As a newbie, I am a little nervous, but this post helped ease the stress. I look forward to meeting you next week!

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    1. Natalie you are most welcome! you joined the Conference Newbies group right? Don't feel bad, this is my third conference and I am a nervous wreck!! lol!! I look forward to meeting you too!

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  11. So glad you will get there! I CERTAINLY HOPE TO BE THERE! Working on it.

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    1. I am soooo praying you will be there!!!

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  12. There is just too much going on here right now so I can't make it this year. Have a fabulous time and take lots of photos. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  13. M so wishes she were going to Blog Paws just to meet all our friends. Sigh! Have fun.

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    1. we soooooooooooo wish you were going too! xoxo

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  14. The mom is starting to freak out about going to BlogPaws. Too much to do...not enough time!

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    1. OMC I AM THE SAME!!!! Haven't even done blog work that I need to do. I would normally be PACKED by now. I am BEYOND disorganized!!!!! If you need to scream.....CALL! xoxo

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  15. The head peep is so crazypants busy trying to get ready we may not have a lap to sit in for days! She can't wait to meet you in person, Caren, and she admires your energy to be an ambassador.

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    1. OMC! Me? Energy??? Noooooooooo!! Let me tell you, I was supposed to do a book review for Dakota's blog today, did I? NOOOOOOOOO......did I do it for tomorrow??????? NOOOOOOOOO!! Do I have something for Cat Chat tomorrow???NOOOOOOOO!!! I am also "crazypants" !! I am a nervous wreck.......have so much to do, please don't admire me! lol!!! Can't wait to meet you!!!

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  16. You are going to have so much fun! We are SO going to miss you this year.

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    1. I am beyond disappointed that you both won't be there. You will be GREATLY missed! xoxo

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  17. I bet you all have a wicked awesome time! I so wish I could go and meet you all in person. Maybe next time. Have fun!

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  18. I'm joining the totally freaked out club. OMC, I'm way behind on everything!!!

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    1. lol me too. I have things on top of the suitcase and nothing IN IT. I also have NOTHING to wear since I gained ALL of my 44 lbs back..........I could just die

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  19. We are so excited to get there. Not looking real forward to the driving part, but the conference will be awesome!

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  20. How lovely. Neighbor Girl said she would like to go one year... we'll have to keep an eye out.. maybe when she's a bit older... Have a paw-riffic time!

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    1. Hoping she can come one year too, God only knows if I will be there by that time! lol

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  21. Have a wonderful time! I know you will. We have to skip this year and hope to catch up with everyone next year.

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    1. You will be terribly, terribly missed!!!!!!! You just might get texts from me so be prepared!! xoxo

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  22. I am so bummed not to be going and will miss everyone so much!! A virtual hug to you since I won't be able to give you one in person! Have a blast and hopefully I can go next year! xoxox

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  23. I bet you're excited,Have fun Caren,xx Rachel

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  24. :( I sure hope you all have a great time!!

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  25. We think you are going to have a great time! And, we think we may have to have a "We Didn't Get to Go to BlogPaws Convention" party....
    Enjoy!
    Hugs :-)

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  26. Great reminder post of all the events. Good luck and good thoughts for getting all your stuff done and see you soon!

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  27. Sure wish we was going!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  28. It sounds like all of the attendees will have an amazing time! So sad I won't be there :( Have fun! Is Cody going?

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    1. yes we will for sure! Wish you were coming! Noooo, neither Cody or Dakota are going. Nevada is too far from Michigan......if one year they have the conference in the Midwest, then, maybe!

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  29. Not long to go now, you must be getting excited. Have a great time.

    Sheba.

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    1. More crazed than excited right now lol. Too much to do!! Thank you!!

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  30. Getting excited l! So much to do...so little time! Who wanted all these animals/kids anyway?! It's a nightmare getting them organized before I leave :p Need to find my suitcase, pack clothes...pack my brain... Will see YOU in mere days!

    Mama to the critters in the cottage

    P.S. Did I mention I am getting excited?!!
    P.S.S. Great and informative post!

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    1. LP: I am more crazed than excited right now lol. I hate the preparing before the trip, ( I have to cook some meals for my husband who doesn't cook), laundry, still some things to get, trip to the beauty salon :) I DID actually do most of my packing last night. Just some odds and ends left. Ohhhhh i soooooooo hear you about "packing your brain!" You have it worse with kids! Well, my husband is like having a kid!!! lol. See you soon and SAFE TRAVELS!!!

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  31. My Human is soooooooooo envious of all of the lucky BlogPaws-goers. When she finally does the Big R-word in a couple years, THEN maybe she can come to the Pawty too! Till then, unfortunately, she will have to live vicariously! Have a wonderful time!

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  32. PAWSOME post Caren! You are such an amazing advocate and a very cool lady! Looking forward to seeing you….safe travels! xoxo

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