BorderlessLive 2019: The best sessions to attend

BritMums is delighted to be curating a stream at BorderlessLive, the new event debuting in early September at Tobacco Dock, London. We’re excited about our sessions, plus a whole lot more at the event. 

Friday 6 September 

The session: How to get a big-time book deal – Alice Judge-Talbot, Toni Hargis & BritMums

What it’s about: Even in the fast-paced world of online and social media, books remain a brilliant want to gain credibility and boost your profile. Alice, author of The Back Up Plan, and Toni Hargis, author of Rules, Britannia and The Stress-Free Guide to Studying in the States, talk about how they did it and how you can too. 

Why you’ll love it: You likely already have the insight and knowledge to showcase in a book — here’s where you’ll learn how to leverage it.

Alice Judge-Talbot is a Life and Happiness Coach, content creator, author, entrepreneur and for Elfie and Hux as their Mum. You may have seen me talking motherhood in publications such as The Telegraph, where I have a column, Mother & Baby, Women’s Fitness, Gurgle and The Sun. 

Toni Hargis began her career as a writer while living and working in the USA. Her first book about US and UK differences was published in 2006, and she began blogging regularly as Expat Mum in 2008. Building on that platform, she then wrote for the BBC America’s “Mind the Gap” web site, and over the years has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Times, and Huffington Post about her expat life. She has also appeared on TV and radio both here and in the US talking about American and British culture. She is now collaborating on a publishing project concerning the #MeToo movement, and drawing from her personal experiences as well as her academic and professional qualifications on the subject. 

BritMums is Susanna Scott, who blogs at A Modern Mother, and Jennifer Howze, who blogs at BritMums is the UK’s original parent influencer network. In addition to the blog and social media presence, they mount commercial campaigns with some of the top blue-chip brands with their network of content creators. 


The session: How to crush it on Instagram – Julie Londoner

What it’s about: Making a rockin’ feed. We love Julie and her ever-gorgeous feed, which is abloom with colourful flowers, beautiful buildings and undiscovered corners of London.
Why you’ll love it: You’ll be hearing direct from the source how Julie curates a fabulous Insta feed.


The session: Influencers are dying – Long Live the Content Creators by Budget Traveller

What it’s about: Content, influence and social media has evolved so much even over the past few years. You’ll learn the way forward and how to be part of the next wave of innovation with our friend Kash Bhattacharya, aka The Budget Traveller.

Why you’ll love it: Kash creates amazing content, has published the very cool book The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World, has put together fantastic campaigns for clients and is a great speaker on any topic.


The session: Building an engaged community – SORTEDFood

What it’s about: SORTEDfood is one of the world’s largest food and cooking communities on YouTube, creating entertaining video content that focuses on exploring great food, guided by a global online audience. A recent award-winning series, ‘Game Changers’ in partnership with Brand USA, focuses on destination-based travel unlocking foodie hidden gems.

Why you’ll love it: Having a more engaged audience and knowing how to connect with them makes all your work more rewarding.


The session: YouTube panel

What it’s about: Insights and case studies from awesome YouTubers doing amazing work.

Why you’ll love it: This panel features Being British vlogger Joel Wood (who will share his slice-of-life YouTubing secrets), sex and relationships campaigner Hannah Whitton (who will energise you about making a difference) and travel vlogger Mandy Celine (who will inspire you to create awesome travel vlogs).


Saturday 7 September

The session: BritMums Stream: SEO Strategy in an Hour – Cerys Parker & BritMums

Cerys ParkerWhat it’s about: Doing SEO for your site is essential but it can easily become a huge time-consuming task. This session, curated by the BritMums team with more than 10 years’ experience, focuses on how to create a workable approach and manageable routine, highlighting the tools & metrics you need to help grow engagement and audience.
Why you’ll love it: You’ll create a practical SEO plan you can use, with advice from a straight-talking source.

Cerys Parker is a UK based award-winning family lifestyle blogger, speaker and coach based in the UK. Staring in 2011 from a little corner of the sofa she has grown her blog from a little hobby blog to one that funds her families passion for travelling around the world. Taking the strategies and methods she used to grow it she speaks internationally about SEO specifically for bloggers and coaches others to move their blogs to the next level. https://rainydaymum


The session: Breaking through on Instagram – Zena Goldman, Alison Perry & BritMums

What it’s about: It’s getting harder and harder to break through on the picture platform, with lack of time, burnout and tweaks to the algorithm. Two popular Instagrammers share innovative ideas and insight into how they grow and connect with followers.

Why you’ll love it: It goes straight to the heart of the real-world challenges for growing your Instagram.

Zena Goldman covers family travel on her blog Zena’s Suitcase, has a monthly feature in Asda Good Living Magazine and has worked with a wide range of prestigious companies. 

Alison Perry blogger headshotAlison Perry is a journalist, blogger, podcaster and speaker who lives in London with her family. She blogs about family travel, style and opinion on Not Another Mummy Blog, her Not Another Mummy Podcast is top-ranked on the iTunes Kids & Family chart and her Instagram is full of personality-led content.

The session: Fun for Louis

What it’s about: Insights from the wildly popular YouTube personality Louis John Cole.

Why you’ll love it: You’ll hear advice, lessons and we’re betting hilarious stories that will make this session fun for attendees.


See more of the great line-up on the BorderlessLive official site

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6 and 7 September 2019

Tobacco Dock, Wapping

London EW1 2SF

Join us for great talks, exciting networking, tools to help you grow and improve and good new-fashioned fun.

The BritMums Stream will feature sessions on Friday and Saturday, with a opportunities to catch up with Parent Creators and Influencers and inspiring new contacts as well.

Ticket Types

Community Ticket

  • Community & Festival sessions
  • £28 day or £45 weekend

Creator Weekend Tickets

  • Community & Festival sessions
  • Content Seminars
  • Creator Lounge
  • VIP Networking
  • Speed Networking
  • Creator’ Breakfast
  • £89


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About Jennifer Howze

Jennifer Howze is the Creative Director and co-founder of BritMums. She blogs about family travel at, tweets at @JHowze and Instagrams at @JHowze. Previously, she wrote the Alpha Mummy blog at The Times and as a journalist has contributed to The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel,, Allure, SELF and Premiere, among others. She won The Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for a health article in Seventeen magazine.