BritMums Live 2015 Agenda

Eleanor Mills leads a session BritMums Live 2015

Shouting back session led by Eleanor Mills from The Sunday Times (centre). Image: Caroline Jones

#BML16 agenda coming soon!

Every year we feature the best and brightest voices in commentary, social and blogging as well as simply inspiring speakers who leave us feeling energized.

At #BML16 sessions will be even more collaborative than ever, allowing you to add your voice to the discussions.

The #BML16 agenda will be announced soon. Until then, scroll down to see the agenda from the 2015 event.

* Schedule is subject to change.

* Schedule is subject to change.

FRIDAY 19th June 2015

12:00 – 14:00 Casual London Insta-Walk, starting at London Eye (more …)
Led by Darren Coleshill, OneDad3Girls

14:00 – 15:00 Registration with tea, coffee & cake

15:00 – 15:05 Welcome
Susanna Scott and Jennifer Howze, BritMums co-founders

15:05 – 15:30 Keynote: Living Deliciously with Deliciously Ella (more …) Ella Woodward

15:30 – 15:45 Inspirational short: Not just a funny face (more…)
Victoria Wright, disability and disfigurement rights campaign manager

15:45 – 16:00 Ice breaker session (more…)
An innovative way to get to know other bloggers – while also attempting to break an official Guiness World Records title (really)

16:00 – 16:45 Tea and coffee break

16:45 – 17:30 Friday Book Club WRITE (more…)
Amanda Jennings,; Cesca Major,; Abbie Ross, Hippy Dinners  

Turning pitches into profits  BIZ (more…)
Emily Leary, A Mummy Too

  Advanced Google+ ADV (more…)
James Dearsley, Digital Marketing Bureau  

Define Your Design Workshop – Beginning DESIGN, BEG (more…)
Lucy Heath, Capture by Lucy, Teri Muncey, The Lovely Drawer

The Takeover Space: Costa Brava and Family Travel Bloggers
Discover why the Costa Brava is one of the best destinations for family bloggers. Share the experience with fellow bloggers that have been there with their families. End the discussion about wellness offerings in the region with a mini hand massage. #inCostaBrava

17:35 – 18:20 Shouting Back: Women’s voices loud, proud & online  DEN
Moderator: Eleanor Mills, The Sunday Times and Women in Journalism chairwoman; Christina Amarchey, ActionAid Ghana; Katy Hill,; plus others to be announced soon  

Define Your Design Workshop – Advanced DESIGN, INT (more…)
Lucy Heath, Capture by Lucy, Teri Muncey, The Lovely Drawer   

How successful bloggers do it BIZ (more…)
Helen McGinn, Knackered Mother’s Wine Club; Vicki Psarias, Honest Mum, Becky Wiggins,  

Video and lighting workshop PRACTICAL (more…)
Nigel Camp, The Video Effect, Alex H-French, Rotolight

18:20 – 19:10 The Brilliance in Blogging (BiBs) Party

19:15 – 20:00 The BiBs Awards Ceremony
Presented by Carol Smillie

SATURDAY 20th June 2015
8:30 – 8:55 Coffee & pastries

9:00 – 9:30 KEYNOTE: Ready for anything! (more …)
Carol Smillie, presenter and co-founder of Diary Doll

9:35 – 10:15 Digital Activism: Shaping the world we live in INSPIRE (more…)
Karen CannardThe Rubbish Diet; Hayley Goleniowska, Downs Side Up; Michelle Pannell, Mummy from the Heart; Jean McLean, Save the Children  

Prize promotions: What you need to know BIZ, ALL (more…)
Di Coke,

  Define Your Design Workshop – Beginning DESIGN, BEG (more…
Lucy Heath, Capture by Lucy Teri Muncey, The Lovely Drawer   

Social Media Optimisation: Doing it all at once (yes, you must!)   ALL (more…)
Ali Clifford, Kids Chaos, Maggy Woodley, Red Ted Art

The Takeover Space: #TalkingPants with Carol Smillie
DiaryDoll are the pants with purpose. These innovative pretty pants have a waterproof panel, for problems with periods, pelvic floor weakness or post-maternity. Join Carol Smillie to get your hands on Carol’s pant. #TalkingPants

10:15 – 11:00 Morning coffee and tea break

11:00 – 11:45 BritMums in conversation with… Bloggers and Brands BIZ
Claire Candler, MD H&K; Nadine Hill, Juggle Mum; Marianne Weeks, Mari’s World; Susanna Scott & Jennifer Howze, co-founders BritMums 

Social media for advanced people: A fast-moving session on understanding social media better ADV
Paul Armstrong, HERE/FORTH

  Building your YouTube channel PRACTICAL (more)
Marco Danesi, Partner Manager, YouTube

 Your child’s digital footprint DEN (more)
Monika Roozen, Mum on the Brink; Dr. Alicia Blum-Ross; London School of Economics; Dr. Ana Canhoto; Oxford Brookes University

11:45 – 12:30 Table Talk – Intimate sessions with experts in their field PRACTICAL, ALL (more…) 
Shooting and editing Video with Nigel Camp, The Video Effect;   
Getting yourself published, a blogger’s journey, Ellie Stoneley, Mush Brained Ramblings;   
Finding Support in Blogging, Hayley Goleniowska, Downs Side Up;   
WordPress troubleshooting with Alice Elliott  
Over 40s Bloggers with Mel Fargo 

Creating great graphics for your blog CREATE
Julie Hall, Women Unlimited

 Beginning SEO  BEG  (more…)
Judith Lewis, deCabbit Consultancy

  Breaking boundaries with Insight and Passion BIZ, ALL (more…)
Kate Hardcastle, Insight with Passion

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:15 Travel Blogging: The latest inspirations CREATE, ALL
Moderator: Steve Keenan, Travel Perspective; Michael Ball, Traverse Events & London Travel Massive; Jaume Marin, Costa Brava Girona; Gretta Schifano, Mums Do Travel; Jennifer Howze, BritMums &  

Pinterest: Winning ideas from leading pinners CREATE, ALL (more…)
Jennifer Jain, Jennifer’s Little World; Jen Stanbrook, Love Chic Living; Helen Neale, Kiddy Charts  

Advanced SEO PRACTICAL, ADV (more…)
Judith Lewis, deCabbit Consultancy  

How to market yourself and your writing WRITE (more…)
Joanna Penn, The Creative Penn

14:15 – 15:00 How to be a social media manager BIZ, ALL (more…)
Chelle McCann, The Mummington Post; Carol Smith, Lipstick and Lace; Kate Sutton, Wit Wit Woo  

Photo Styling for your blog pictures and Instagram CREATE, ALL (more…)
Katy Orme, Apartment Apothecary

  Embrace Happy: Finding your inner happy PRACTICAL, ALL (more…)
Karin Joyce, Embrace Happy; Pippa Best, Story of Mum

  Using LinkedIn: The business networking tool of choice PRACTICAL, BIZ (more…)
Alice Elliott, Fairy Blog Mother

The Takeover Space: Costa Brava, campsites and wine
Discover the Costa Brava from a different perspective. Taste the wines of our land and meet with our family tourism destinations and the best campsites in Europe. #inCostaBrava

15:00 – 15:45 Afternoon coffee & tea

16:00 – 16:20 Keynote: From Model to Entrepreneur to Mother

16:20 – 17:00 The Bloggers’ Keynote


Guide to the streams
DEN – Discussion Den, a place where we tackle hot topics. Come ready to join the discussion

WRITE – All about writing and publishing

BEG – Beginning sessions aimed at those finding their feet or refreshing their knowledge

ADV – Advanced sessions targeted to bloggers taking it to the next level

ALL – Sessions aimed at beginners, advanced and everyone in between

BIZ – Teaching how to blog more professionally and earn money

CREATE – Creativity, to spark your imagination and help you achieve your goals

INSPIRE – Firing you up and addressing where you’re going in blogging and life

PRACTICAL – Sessions you’ll leave with practical knowledge

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