Top 9 Fitness and Outdoor Blogging Conferences for 2018

Have you built a blog for your brand? Blogs are sometimes overlooked when it comes to building out a content strategy. However, this should not be dismissed. A blog can help build leads, drive traffic to your site, build brand awareness, and create an engaging community.

Whether you’re trying to figure out how to start your brand’s blog or looking for ways to grow it, here’s a list of the top nine fitness and outdoor blogging conferences for 2018.

Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

January 25 to 28, 2018
Denver, Colorado

At its new home, the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show is one of the largest outdoor retail events. Meet with brands to see the latest gear and technology. Sit in sessions to learn how to build your brand, discuss hot topics in the outdoor space, network and more.

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BlogHer Conference

January 30 to 31, 2018
New York City, New York

Join the healthy conversation. BlogHer Conference is a 1.5-day event for female content creators in the health & wellness space. In this conference, you’ll learn the roadmaps to blogging, innovation and more.


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Running USA Industry Conference

February 11 to 13
Austin, Texas

The Running USA Industry Conference is an annual event that brings running experts, race directors, marketers, writers, and brands together to learn the best practices, where the sport is going and more. What attend? To get the ins and outs of this sport, network, and develop story ideas for your blog.
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March 9 to 18, 2018
Austin, Texas

At SXSW, there’s an endless amount of information and innovation to digest at the conferences and workshops. This event is great for bloggers and brands because of the unlimited amounts of content ideas you can get from the exhibit, shows, and sessions.

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IDEA World Fitness BlogFest

June 28 to July 1, 2018
San Diego, California

Created to give fitness, wellness and nutrition bloggers a place to learn from experts, network, and grow, the IDEA World Fitness BlogFest is one conference you don’t want to miss. This sold-out, invite-only conference is a four-day, action-packed event that offers in-depth blogging sessions, celebrity workouts and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the largest fitness conference in the world, IDEA World Convention®.

Note: Due to its high demand, you need to apply for registration.

#blogfest #sweatpink #ideaworld

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Outdoor Retailer Summer

July 23 to 26, 2018
Denver, Colorado

One of the largest tradeshows in North America, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is all about learning new products, discover just-launching brands, networking with influencers, stakeholders and decision makers. Plus, there are excellent panels to educate you about the outdoor industry.

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Outdoor Blogger Summit

Date & Location TBA

Small and intimate, the Outdoor Blogger Summit brings outdoor brands and bloggers together to discuss ways to protect the outdoors, building a top-notch blog, innovation, tools and more. Sessions are engaging and provide helpful information to take your blog to the next level. Brands can meet with bloggers to discuss their products and mission while bloggers can meet with brands for content ideas and collaborate with other writers.

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The Running Event

November 27 to 30, 2018
Austin, Texas

Whether you’re a brand or an individual blogger, if you’re in the running, wellness or fitness space, this is one event you’ll want to put on your calendar. The Running Event brings together running brands, marketing professionals and writers to learn the latest trends and innovations in the running world—plus, it’s a great conference to network and build story ideas.

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May 21 to 23
Minneapolis, Minnesota
ConFab is a 3-day conference for anyone who works with content, from UX designers to content markets. With a lineup of top leading experts, learn how to make your blog effective and transactional.

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