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Friday, September 30
 

1:00pm

Registration and Tote Bag Pickup

We will have a table setup in the hotel lobby next to the registration desk. Please come by so you can register, pick up your badge, tote bag, and t-shirt.


Speakers
avatar for Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor

FinCon / PT Money Conferences LLC
Founder of FinCon and PT Money: Personal Finance


Friday September 30, 2011 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Foyer F 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

3:00pm

Community Event to Benefit Schaumberg Area Cancer Support Organization Phil’s Friends, in Partnership with Love Drop, with Support from Adaptu [Please RSVP]

We will meet in the hotel lobby at 3pm and begin loading the bus shortly after. The bus ride will be approximately 15 mins. When we arrive at Phil's Friends headquarters we will hear from J. Money of Love Drop, Phil from Phil's Friends, and the team from our sponsor, Adaptu.

Phil’s Friends is a faith-based charity that provides support and comfort to those who are fighting cancer. They distribute care packages to patients and their families, organize fund raising events, and even help host concerts with the likes of Avalon, 33 Miles and Mark Schultz. The purpose of Phil’s Friends is “to bring hope.” People are diagnosed with cancer every day, and often have no place to turn. We all need comfort, peace, and joy, and Phil’s Friends seeks to provide this “hope” for everyone who needs it.

We will spend our time at the Phil's Friends headquarters preparing care packages. At around 5:00 pizza will be delivered and we'll share a quick dinner together. Then we'll all hop back on the bus and make it back to the hotel by 6:15ish.


http://www.lovedrop.us/fincon11

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Jenna Forstrom

Jenna Forstrom

Community Manager at Adaptu! Passionate about helping people understand and gain more control over their finances.


Friday September 30, 2011 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Phil's Friends Headquarters 1350 Lake St. Suite C Roselle, IL 60172

8:00pm

Bankrate Credit Cards Dessert and Drinks Welcome Reception

After you’ve had your dinner on Friday evening (9/30), head down to the Garden Marquis tent at the Chicago Mariott Schaumburg and partake in free dessert and drinks brought to you by the generous team at Bankrate Credit Cards.

This event officially kicks off at 8pm and will run till around 9:30. Be sure to wear your conference lanyard and badge, which you can pick up at the registration table in the hotel lobby from 1pm to 8pm, to facilitate the networking.

 


http://www.financialbloggerconference.com/bankrate-credit-cards-dessert-and-drinks-welcome-reception/

Sponsors

Friday September 30, 2011 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Garden Marquis 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

9:30pm

Go Banking Rates Speed Networking

The 2011 Financial Blogger Conference promises to be an incredible opportunity to meet and network with like-minded peers and professionals. But with more than 200 attendees, including some of the industry’s most successful bloggers, authors and finance companies, how are you supposed to find the time to sit and chat with them all?

Go Banking Rates will be hosting a high-energy speed networking event that will allow you to do just that. At 9:30 pm on Friday, following the Welcome Reception, spend a couple of minutes meeting and greeting another conference attendee, share your contact information, and move onto the next!

 


http://www.financialbloggerconference.com/go-banking-rates-to-host-speed-networking-event/

Sponsors
G

GOBankingRates

President; Consumer Track


Friday September 30, 2011 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Garden Marquis 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois
 
Saturday, October 1
 

7:30am

Prosper.com Coffee and Pastries
Sponsors
GM

Glenn Millar

Hello, Among other titles I hold, (Father, Grandfather, sports enthusiast, outdoorsman, philanthropist) I am in charge of blogger outreach for Prosper.com. What I like most about Prosper is that we help people. We help borrowers save money with lower interest rates and we help investors make steady high-yield returns. Most of my favorite things involve interacting with people, so talking to bloggers and learning about what they like... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2011 7:30am - 8:00am
Foyer F 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

7:30am

Registration and Tote Bag Pickup
Saturday October 1, 2011 7:30am - 8:00am
Foyer F 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

8:00am

Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor

FinCon / PT Money Conferences LLC
Founder of FinCon and PT Money: Personal Finance


Saturday October 1, 2011 8:00am - 8:30am
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

8:30am

Why We Write
Speakers

Saturday October 1, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

9:00am

Getting to 1 Million Pageviews on a Small Budget
Speakers
avatar for Will Chen

Will Chen

Founder / CMO, Killer Aces Media - Wise Bread.com
Will is the co-founder and marketing director for the award-winning blog Wise Bread and the Wise1000—a leaderboard that showcases the best personal finance blogs. He has shared his blog marketing experience at conferences such as SXSW, Blog World EXPO, FinCon11 and the New York Times Small Business Summit. His blogging and business insights have been featured and quoted by Forbes, USA Today, Nielsen’s Media, among others. In his free time... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2011 9:00am - 9:30am
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

9:30am

Straight Talk from the Merchants: Affiliate Best Practices (Panel)
Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Jenna Walker

Jenna Walker

I'm passionate about utilizing all of PerkStreet's great affiliate connections to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. My hope is that we change the landscape of banking through rewarding everyday Americans for spending responsibly on debit.
avatar for Kyle Psaty

Kyle Psaty

As editor of The PerkStreet Blog, I'm driven to create blog content that truly helps readers make better sense of their finances and encourages them to realize they're not alone in their struggles. Some 60% of American households will spend more money than they make this month, and PerkStreet is committed to helping those people live wiser, more successful, less stressful financial lives. I also believe credit cards are bad for people and am... Read More →
avatar for Soam Lall (Savings.com)

Soam Lall (Savings.com)

Savings.com Business Development & Partnerships formerly Dir. Strategic Accounts, LinkShare - Helping bloggers monetize their site in unique and meaningful ways - Learning from smart people ;)


Saturday October 1, 2011 9:30am - 10:00am
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

10:00am

Break
Saturday October 1, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Foyer F 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

10:30am

Industry Perspective from Ally Bank

Personal finance bloggers are fundamentally changing the way consumers consume and make financial decisions, and those efforts are truly making a difference. Join Vinoo Vijay, the Global Brand & Product Marketing Executive of Ally Financial, in a lively discussion about the current state of the personal finance industry and the important role financial bloggers can play in moving it forward. 


Sponsors

Saturday October 1, 2011 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

11:00am

Keynote: More than a Blogger: The Psychology of Thinking Big
Speakers
avatar for Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi

Behavioral change, spicy food


Saturday October 1, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

12:00pm

ING Direct Lunch

Hungry for lunch? Short on cash? Have no fear. ING DIRECT is here to help you save money on lunch. Put away your wallet. On Saturday (10/1) at noon we will be heading back down to the Garden Marquis tent at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg for a nice lunch brought to you by our friends at ING DIRECT.


http://www.financialbloggerconference.com/ing-direct-helps-you-save-on-lunch/

Speakers
avatar for Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor

FinCon / PT Money Conferences LLC
Founder of FinCon and PT Money: Personal Finance


Saturday October 1, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Garden Marquis 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

1:00pm

Ask the Expert Tables

We will be having our own “ask the expert” roundtables at the Financial Blogger Conference. The expert tables officially run from 1:00pm to 1:30pm on Saturday, October 1st, in the Garden Marquis tent.


http://www.financialbloggerconference.com/ask-the-expert-roundtable-discussions/

Speakers
avatar for Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson

biblemoneymatters.com
i like pie
avatar for Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn

Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
Lead by example. Be honest. Hold nothing back.
GG

Greg Go

Cofounder, Wise Bread
MH

Mike Heroux

M-35 inc
avatar for Danielle Liss

Danielle Liss

Danielle Liss is the Chief Marketing Officer of FitFluential. She is a lawyer who regularly speaks about contract law for bloggers. Danielle's goal is to ensure that contracts are easy to understand through all of the legalese and to deliver a normally boring topic with a large dash of humor.
avatar for Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit

Owner, Miranda Marquit Freelancing, LLC
Miranda is a freelance journalist, professional blogger, and author. She provides content to numerous publications, online and offline, including U.S. News & World Report, Huffington Post, Wise Bread, Discover magazine, and her local newspaper. Her latest book, Confessions of a Professional Blogger, was self-published with money raised from a successful crowdfunding campaign (Miranda's other two books were handled by publishers). Miranda works... Read More →
avatar for MIke Piper

MIke Piper

Simple Subjects, LLC
I'm a CPA and the author of seven (soon to be eight) books about taxation, investing, and retirement planning.
avatar for Matt Schulz

Matt Schulz

I'm the Managing Editor at CreditCards.com. My site is owned by Bankrate.com and has won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for its coverage of recent credit card industry reforms. We’ve conducted a Town Hall in conjunction with the White House. Our staff has a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and other staffers with experience at places like the Miami Herald, Austin Business Journal, Houston Chronicle and more. And... Read More →
avatar for Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi

Behavioral change, spicy food
avatar for Andrea Travillian

Andrea Travillian

Smart Step, inc
I am passionate about helping everyone become financially healthy. I could spend hours talking about investing and general personal finance. I am also passionate about health and fitness!


Saturday October 1, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Garden Marquis 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

1:30pm

DailyWorth: The "New" Email Marketing Model
Speakers
avatar for Amanda Steinberg

Amanda Steinberg

Founder & CEO, DailyWorth
Amanda Steinberg is the founder & CEO of DailyWorth and WorthFM. DailyWorth is the leading digital financial media company for women with 1 million subscribers. WorthFM (Worth Financial Management) is a digital investment advisory. As women in the U.S. inherit the majority of wealth, Steinberg is changing how women think about and manage their personal investments.In 2015, Forbes Magazine named Steinberg one of the “new money masters and... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

1:30pm

The Community of a Blog
Speakers
LK

Linsey Knerl

Knerl Family Media
Linsey is a freelance blogger, author, and public speaker, with experience managing online communities, including her first social role as the Community Manager of Wise Bread. Her company, Knerl Family Media, provides digital content, including video, copy, and photography, for a variety of brands, such as ConAgra, Walmart, and American Express.


Saturday October 1, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Salon E 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

1:30pm

Birds of a Feather Breakout Room Opens

This room will be used for the impromtu "birds of a feather" sessions. First come, first serve. The room can also be used as an overflow room (i.e. if you just need another space to land for a bit).


http://www.financialbloggerconference.com/bof/

Saturday October 1, 2011 1:30pm - 5:00pm
O'Hare/Midway 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

2:00pm

Actionable SEO: Wise Bread's SEO Secrets
Speakers
GG

Greg Go

Cofounder, Wise Bread


Saturday October 1, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

2:00pm

Stop Getting Screwed when You Sign Contracts with Brands / Busting the Myths about Blogging and Intellectual Property
Speakers
avatar for Danielle Liss

Danielle Liss

Danielle Liss is the Chief Marketing Officer of FitFluential. She is a lawyer who regularly speaks about contract law for bloggers. Danielle's goal is to ensure that contracts are easy to understand through all of the legalese and to deliver a normally boring topic with a large dash of humor.
MJ

Mark J. Patterson

I'm a full-time IP attorney and part-time blogger at toughmoneylove.com and gotoretirement.com. I dislike scrapers (copyright infringers) and attack them with a vengeance. (I also dislike credit scores but that's for another day.) If you want to learn more about protecting your content, branding your blog, and staying out of IP disputes, I'm your guy.


Saturday October 1, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon E 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

2:30pm

68 Ways to Monetize Your Blog
Speakers
avatar for Julia Scott

Julia Scott

I'm passionate about cooking, baking, and eating. I am a sucker for Raising Hope and yoga. Used to do tris but totally out of shape now. Oh, and I think a lot about money.


Saturday October 1, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

2:30pm

Solve Your Blogging Problems with Custom Plugins


Saturday October 1, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Salon E 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

3:00pm

Break
Saturday October 1, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Foyer F 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

3:30pm

Effective Video on a Shoestring Budget
Speakers
avatar for Stacy Johnson

Stacy Johnson

CEO, Money Talks News
While new to blogging (January 2010) I've been writing, producing and hosting consumer/personal finance video for more than 20 years. Money Talks News appears on more than 80 network-affiliated TV stations from New York to Hawaii, as well as websites including MSN, Yahoo, TheStreet.com and others. We also produce Life or Debt, an online financial literacy video used by some of the nation's largest credit counseling agencies. | | I've... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

3:30pm

WordPress Behind the Scenes: Maintaining Your Site for Better Performance, SEO, and Usability
Speakers

Saturday October 1, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Salon E 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

4:00pm

From Blog to Book
Speakers

Saturday October 1, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

4:00pm

Increase Your Personal Brand Through Podcasting
Speakers
avatar for Cliff J. Ravenscraft

Cliff J. Ravenscraft

In January 2008, I left my career in insurance, after 11 years, to pursue my passion in podcasting full-time. Today, I makes a decent living as a podcast producer, consultant, and coach. My wife and I have produced well over 2,700 individual podcast episodes of more than 20 different shows, and are effectively sharing their lives and ministering to tens of thousands of people around the world on a daily basis. Check out our list of shows at... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon E 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

4:30pm

Write Like a Pro: Tips for Better Writing
Speakers
DF

Donna Freedman

Donna Freedman spent almost seven years writing for MSN Money and a couple of years as a staff writer for Get Rich Slowly. She now works for Money Talks News and writes for various other websites and magazines, and blogs about intentional spending and lifeitsownself at DonnaFreedman.com


Saturday October 1, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

4:30pm

An Easy Way to Get Free Content, Expand Your Nework, and Boost Traffic to Your Blog!
Speakers
avatar for Laura Adams

Laura Adams

Senior Insurance Analyst, Bankrate, Inc.
Laura Adams is a personal finance expert and award-winning author of multiple books, including Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich. She's the host of Money Girl, a top-rated iTunes podcast. In addition to writing and speaking, she's an analyst and media spokesperson for Bankrate.com. She's appeared on hundreds of national TV and radio network broadcasts, and is routinely quoted by major print outlets. Laura loves providing practical advice... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Salon E 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

5:00pm

2nd Annual Plutus Awards
Speakers
avatar for Luke Landes

Luke Landes

Founder, Consumerism Commentary


Saturday October 1, 2011 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Garden Marquis 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

5:30pm

Ally Bank Happy Hour

Ally Bank invites you to attend a very special happy hour to end a great day of networking and learning. Stop by and connect with your fellow finance bloggers, and the Ally team, over complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.


Sponsors

Saturday October 1, 2011 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Garden Marquis 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

9:30pm

After Party Hosted by Ramit Sethi from I Will Teach You To Be Rich
Speakers
avatar for Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi

Behavioral change, spicy food


Saturday October 1, 2011 9:30pm - 11:30pm
John Barleycorn 1100 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173
 
Sunday, October 2
 

8:00am

Prosper.com Coffee
Sponsors
GM

Glenn Millar

Hello, Among other titles I hold, (Father, Grandfather, sports enthusiast, outdoorsman, philanthropist) I am in charge of blogger outreach for Prosper.com. What I like most about Prosper is that we help people. We help borrowers save money with lower interest rates and we help investors make steady high-yield returns. Most of my favorite things involve interacting with people, so talking to bloggers and learning about what they like... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2011 8:00am - 8:30am
Foyer F 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

8:00am

Registration and Tote Bag Pickup
Speakers
avatar for Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor

FinCon / PT Money Conferences LLC
Founder of FinCon and PT Money: Personal Finance


Sunday October 2, 2011 8:00am - 8:30am
Foyer F 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

8:30am

Designing and Launching a Product of Your Own
Speakers

Sunday October 2, 2011 8:30am - 9:30am
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

8:30am

Birds of a Feather Breakout Room
Sunday October 2, 2011 8:30am - 12:00pm
O'Hare/Midway 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

9:30am

Get in Print: Connect with Traditional Media (Panel)
Speakers
avatar for Kim McGrigg

Kim McGrigg

I'm the community and media relations manager for Money Management International (MMI) where I've worked for more than fifteen years. My main responsibilities at MMI are to manage community-based initiatives and serve as the voice for the organization across all forms of media. In addition to authoring educational content for articles, eBooks, and microsites, I get to interact with the MMI community through social channels such as Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Julia Scott

Julia Scott

I'm passionate about cooking, baking, and eating. I am a sucker for Raising Hope and yoga. Used to do tris but totally out of shape now. Oh, and I think a lot about money.
avatar for Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi

Behavioral change, spicy food
FT

Farnoosh TOrabi

Financial Reporter, Farnoosh.TV
Farnoosh is a personal finance expert, author, speaker and TV personality. Her work and advice has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Time and Money magazines. Her television credits include The Today Show, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, Live! With Kelly and Michael, Dr .Oz and The View. She was the host of the Webby-nominated show Financially Fit on Yahoo!, the #1 personal finance series on the web. Her latest book... Read More →
KW

Kelly Whalen

CEO, Whalen Media, LLC
Kelly Whalen is the founder of Centsible Life, (thecentsiblelife.com)a blog where motherhood and money meet. Her goal is to help readers live well on less. Kelly is a mom to 4, and combines family life with her passions for writing, personal finance, & social media. You can often find her on twitter (twitter.com/centsiblelife) and Facebook (facebook.com/centsiblelife) talking money and motherhood.


Sunday October 2, 2011 9:30am - 10:00am
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

10:00am

Break
Sunday October 2, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Foyer F 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

10:30am

Advanced Monetization Strategies (Bonus: Advertiser Survey Results)
Speakers

Sunday October 2, 2011 10:30am - 11:00am
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

11:00am

Beyond Blogging: How to Use Your Blog as a Platform for Other Opportunities
Speakers
KW

Kelly Whalen

CEO, Whalen Media, LLC
Kelly Whalen is the founder of Centsible Life, (thecentsiblelife.com)a blog where motherhood and money meet. Her goal is to help readers live well on less. Kelly is a mom to 4, and combines family life with her passions for writing, personal finance, & social media. You can often find her on twitter (twitter.com/centsiblelife) and Facebook (facebook.com/centsiblelife) talking money and motherhood.


Sunday October 2, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

11:30am

Proven Strategies to Stand Out of the Crowd and Take Your Blog to the Next Level
Speakers
avatar for Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn

Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
Lead by example. Be honest. Hold nothing back.


Sunday October 2, 2011 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois

12:00pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor

FinCon / PT Money Conferences LLC
Founder of FinCon and PT Money: Personal Finance


Sunday October 2, 2011 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Salon F-J 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois