Friday, May 9, 2014
I'm Going to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration On-The-Road!
This week I was extended a very exciting invitation and I just submitted my RSVP! I was invited by MomSelect and the Disney Parks Social Media Moms Celebration Team to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration On-The-Road this summer!
I should give some context by saying that earlier this spring, I received the most shocking and exciting email ever. It came to me, totally unexpectedly one evening, from Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Special Events, inviting me to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disneyland in California, an invitation only conference for about 200 bloggers from all over the country. You don't apply for it… you just get noticed and invited. It was such an honor to receive this invitation. It's kind of like the invitation you can't refuse… except that I did. I remember googling, "Can you say no to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration?" It was so sad! I cannot even describe the pit in my stomach when I had to RSVP with a big fat "no thanks." If I had had any inkling that I would have been invited, my schedule would have been clear and I would have had a little savings account ready to access to get us there! But I had no expectation of being invited to this event at all. Unfortunately airfare from here to California was through the roof and we had literally just planned another trip for within a month of that one. There was just no way for our family to swing it. Needless to say, I was devastated.
That celebration has since come and gone, and I have to say, even though I wasn't able to attend in person, I followed along on social media and felt like I was practically there! The attendees were live tweeting, instagram-ing, and facebook-ing throughout. It was fantastic and actually a whole lot of fun to be a part of, even from home! I learned a lot and was actually really grateful for the opportunity!
The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Team wants to include as many moms as possible in their events so they have created some On-The-Road Celebrations at scattered locations throughout the summer and have extended invitations to those over the past week. Pixie dust landed in my email inbox again on Monday and I'm headed to Philadelphia with my family this summer for what I think will be a super fun, super informative, super motivating, and super amazing half day conference. I couldn't be more excited!
I'll be live social-media-ing (is that a word?!) the event, so I hope you'll follow along the way I did to the Celebration at Disneyland! The big day is Thursday, June 19, and we'll be going strong from 7:30 AM through 12:30 PM, so be ready! You can follow me at any of these locations but I expect twitter to be the most active:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/loriann978 (or follow the hashtag #DisneySMMoms)
Thanks for joining me on this exciting journey!