Where I’ll be at #HLS13

The Healthy Living Summit is almost here! You can probably guess that I’m excited just based on the amount of times I’ve talked about it. ūüôā

There are so many fun activities throughout the weekend and I can’t wait to meet tons of new people who share my passion! I’ll be arriving in Minneapolis laaaaate on Thursday night (Friday morning, technically) and will head straight to the hotel and try to get some sleep (though I’ll probably be too excited).

Friday, September 13:

8:45-11:45 Р Wild Harvest Behind-the-Scenes Tour:

  • Tour the test kitchens and sensory lab to see how new products are developed
  • Participate in an actual sensory test focus group to determine what makes it to store shelves
  • Learn how new recipes are created using wild harvest products
  • Hear how we work with local growers and partners to ensure we always exceed quality and organic standards
  • Discuss the importance of nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of incorporating organic foods into your diet
  • Sample products and recipes featuring the wild harvest brand

Noon-1 p.m. – ¬†Early Registration: It’s officially the beginning of the summit! Oh, and running back up to my hotel room to finally meet Casey!

1 p.m. – Hands-on workshop time including mini-demos on a variety of blogging topics

3 p.m. – Blogging 101: Lessons Learned roundtable

5:15 p.m. – Town Hall Mingle at a local brewery (I know, I don’t drink beer, but breweries are still fun!)

8-10 p.m. – Cocktail Party!

Saturday, September 14: To see descriptions, see the agenda here.

Breakfast and the summit kickoff is in the morning

9:15-10 a.m. – Blogs in Transition: Embracing your Blog (I’ll be live-tweeting this one!)

10:25-11 a.m. РFrom Blog to Job: Utilizing Your Personal Blog to Elevate Your Career

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. – The Organized Blogger

1-1:55 p.m. – Wild Harvest Keynote Address (I’ll be live-blogging this one! Check back here to see my live blog on Saturday.)

2-2:45 p.m. – Hands-On Workshop or “Blogging Study Hall” as they’re calling it!

2:50-3:30 p.m. – Break

3:35-4:20 p.m. –¬†Blogger and The Brand: A Best Practices Session for Building Relationships

4:25-5 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Then, I have free time! I’m hoping to set something up with some of the women I meet at the conference. Maybe a fun dinner or something? (If you’re going to HLS and would like to meet up, let me know if you’re planning on doing anything!)

Sunday, September 15:

8-9 a.m. 5k Run/Walk (Ha, let’s be real. This is going to be a walk for me.)

9-11 a.m. – Breakfast & 2014 Location Announcement

Then, I’ll be wandering around until 5 p.m. when my transportation leaves. Again, if you’re at HLS and will be sticking around for awhile, let me know if you’d like to meet up!


As always, if you’re interested in the event, follow my Twitter account because I’ll be tweeting fun things all weekend! You can also follow the #HLS13 hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

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