Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Story@Home Conference | Giveaway

I adore a good story, whether I am sitting over a yummy lunch chatting about the craziness of life, or if I happen to be reading blogs or facebook status updates, or my favorite, cuddling on the couch at night reading the scriptures or our newest favorite, Harry Potter I love stories.

Even better for me, I love writing stories. I love to write the story of my life through this blog, and I love to capture that life through my photography. At the end of every year we create a family year book of photos and short stories to keep for generations to come.

I cannot wait for our 2012 yearbook already, aren't these photos begging for a story to be told?









Story@Home conference
I am SO excited to attend the Story@Home conference sponsored by CherishBound and FamilySearch. The conference has three tracks: Blogging, Storytelling and FamilySearch (family history). I am excited to learn more about story telling, to bring back to my blog and help me document my life in a better way through my words. I know a lot of friends who would benefit from the blogging track, to get started telling their own life's story. This conference is going to be amazing!
No matter how you tell your stories – through your family history, at your child’s bedside, on your blog, or from a stage – your stories matter. Join us for a conference that will change the way you see your stories and the world, and help you connect in new ways with those you cherish most.

Workshops and performances by award-winning storytellers, performers and speakers, will help you explore ways to use the power of story in your home. You’ll be able to record your own story, start on some research to learn more about your family’s history, get started on a blog and learn how to tell your story through social media.

After reading over the agenda, I am stoked to see all of the phenomenal speakers and workshop presenters. People like C Jane Kendrick, Rustin Banks of BlogFrog, and Rachael Herrscher of Today's Mama.

Guess who else will be hosting a special box lunch keynote during the blogging track? Well that would be ME. Yes, can you believe I have been asked to speak at this amazing conference? I am still pinching myself. Come and see me will you?
Mrs. R will also be speaking at the same box lunch keynote. Thrilling.

So, how can you get your ticket you ask? At $79 (meals not included but coupons/discount cards will be in attendee goody bags) for the two-day conference, this deal is amazing. The entire conference is located in downtown Salt Lake City. The conference has secured a special room rate at The Plaza Hotel downtown; rooms are only $79 a night. What an amazing rate!

Hurry and register. Seating is limited and the conference may sell out before a winner of the giveaway is announced. If you purchase a ticket and then win, you will be issued a refund for your ticket price.

Kim Orlandini Photography is giving away one (1) full-conference pass to Story@Home!

To enter, leave a comment telling me which track you'd most like to attend.

For extra entries, do any of the following. Each of the following counts as an additional entry. Please leave a separate comment for each one you do.

"Like" Story@Home on Facebook.
"Like" Kim Orlandini Photography on Facebook.
Follow @KimOrlandini on Twitter.
Tweet about this giveaway with @KimOrlandini in your tweet.
Update your Facebook status with a link to this giveaway.

Giveaway ends Friday, February 3 at midnight.

Winner will be notified by email.

P.S. Story@Home is offering a Sweetheart Special. Everyone who registers by February 14th will be entered into a drawing. The winner will receive 2 tickets (one refund for her and a ticket for someone she loves).

**Get geeky: All photos shot on a Nikon N80 with a 50mm 1.4 lens at f1.4 Kodak Portra 400 Film. **

26 comments:

Emily said...

I'm going so don't enter me...BUT I am SUPER excited to see you and hear you speak! It's going to be a great little conference!

Rachael from LIFESTYLES OF THE CRAZY AND INSANE said...

I would love any about blogging. I especially like the workshop on blogging your faith. Cute photos. . ..

Rachael
http://www.lifestylesofthecrazyandinsane.blogspot.com

Rachael from LIFESTYLES OF THE CRAZY AND INSANE said...

I like story@home on facebook

Rachael from LIFESTYLES OF THE CRAZY AND INSANE said...

i like you on facebook

Sarah @ Confessions of a Slacker Mom said...

Well, don't enter Emily but enter ME please!! I want to go to the blogging track. :)

Sarah @ Confessions of a Slacker Mom said...

I like Story@Home on fb!

Sarah @ Confessions of a Slacker Mom said...

Oops, just realized I've been forgetting my email. It's sarah@confessionsofaslackermom.com. :D Sorry. Also, I like you on facebook!

Sarah @ Confessions of a Slacker Mom said...

I follow you on twitter!

sarah@confessionsofaslackermom.com

Sarah @ Confessions of a Slacker Mom said...

And I tweeted too!!
https://twitter.com/#!/iamaslackermom/status/164562310248140801
sarah@confessionsofaslackermom.com

Sarah @ Confessions of a Slacker Mom said...

And I tweeted too!!
https://twitter.com/#!/iamaslackermom/status/164562310248140801
sarah@confessionsofaslackermom.com

Josh and Anna said...

I just have to say I love the sunglasses and smoothie picture, your little one is so darling!

And now that I know you are SPEAKING, I would pick the blogging track. I love your blog and would love to hear your secrets!

gina @ Birth Mother Baskets said...

um yes PICK ME! I want to hear you two amazing women speak. :)Following you on Twitter through my bmbaskets

gina @ Birth Mother Baskets said...

I want the track where I can hear you speak :) 'liked' Story@Home

gina @ Birth Mother Baskets said...

'liked' Kim Orlandini Photography

Joel & Lila said...

It would be pretty neat to attend this conference. after looking at the agenda, there are two classes that stick out to me.... "Striking a Balance with Real life and Online
" and "blogging your faith."

Joel & Lila said...

"liked" story@home on FB! :)

Joel & Lila said...

I like your photography page on FB too! :)

Cecily R said...

Would I increase my chances if I told you that I LOVE you on Facebook?

Cecily R said...

Aaaaand Story @ Home?

Cecily R said...

And I follow you on Twitter!

Barb said...

The family search mobile phone class looks interesting!

Karina Wetzel said...

I want to go so bad! I hope I can... I've heard so many great things about you that I cant wait to meet you in real life :)! Im so excited that you and Lindsey are speaking!

Karina Wetzel said...

I like story @ home on Facebook!

Karina Wetzel said...

I follow you on twitter!

Karina Wetzel said...

I like your Facebook page!

Karina Wetzel said...

I tweeted!