2019 #NCWine Bloggers Summit – Call for Content

The group shot at Hanover Park Vineyard at last year’s #NCWine Bloggers Summit.

Content and speaker suggestions are now open for the 2019 #NCWine Bloggers Summit!

This call for content will remain open until Friday, December 7, 2018.  After which, alumni from the 2018 Summit will be asked to vote for their favorites from which the agenda will be built.

The final agenda will be announced on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  Registration will open on that day as well.  Registration will close one week before the summit on Monday, March 18, 2019.

The summit will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019.  Summit registration costs and other details are still being finalized.


Content Categories

We would like at least one session each from the first three content categories along with ideas for how we can better network at the summit and activities that we can do before the summit.

Blogging – We would like at least two sessions to focus on blogging.  This could be general blogging information including tips on how to improve and elevate one’s blog, how to find inspiration for blogs, researching blog facts, ethics for bloggers, why wineries need bloggers, live blogging tips and more.  What blogging information is on your mind?

Social Media – We feel at least one session on social media would be helpful to bloggers and wineries.  This might include how to optimize and elevate your social media presence, new trends in social media, hashtags and why they’re important, mobile social media how-tos, the importance of photos and videos, and much more.  Is there a particular social media item you want to know more about?

North Carolina Wine Knowledge – We hope to have more bloggers from out of state join us in 2019.  It would be good to have a session all about North Carolina Wine.  This might include information on North Carolina’s wine history, AVAs, leading varietals, wine styles, challenges, successes, and more.  What would you like to learn about North Carolina’s wine story?

Networking – We’re looking for ideas on how to get folks to interact.  Last year we had everyone introduce themselves.  We also did a long networking lunch.  What other ideas do you have?

Pre-Summit Activities – We plan to have bloggers visit at least two wineries on Sunday, March 24, 2019.  What other activities would you like to see?


Proposed Agenda

Here’s what a possible agenda might look like.

9:00am – 9:30am Registration

9:30am – 10:00am – Welcome and Introductions

10:00am – 10:45am – Session 1

10:45am – 11:00am – Morning Break

11:00am – 11:45am – Session 2

11:45am – 11:50am – Quick Stretch Break

11:50am – 12:35pm – Session 3

12:35pm – 2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm – 2:45pm – Session 4

2:45pm – 2:50pm – Quick Stretch Break

2:50pm – 3:35pm – Session 5

3:35pm – 3:50pm – Afternoon Break

3:50pm – 4:35pm – Session 6

4:35 – 4:45pm – Wrap Up


To submit a content idea please go to our form found here.

We look forward to your suggestions!

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