are you coming with me??

May 07, 2012

Where will the conference be 
THE BEAUTIFUL Sheraton Keystone in Indianapolis, IN
(ps - it's connected to a massive beautiful mall)
Still the 11-13th of October 
(we'll start Thursday evening and end Saturday night) 
All women are invited. 
It's not JUST a blogging conference, but it will be super beneficial for women who are looking to leverage the internet to make much of Jesus. 
 The conference will be made up a few different components. 
First of all, we'll be having some life sessions and some strategy sessions. 
The life sessions will center around the idea of applying the gospel where the Lord has given you influence in your own personal, real-life world. 
The strategy sessions will be chock full of wisdom for those of you building brands, endeavoring online and creative businesses - and all those sessions will be centered around the gospel as well. 

           We've said it once and we'll say it again. We truly believe this is a conference where a superstar blogger can bring her best friend who wouldn't know how to log into facebook if she tried and they will BOTH leave feeling refreshed, encouraged and excited to use the influence God has given them. 
Read more HERE.

"If you’re a blogger or social media pro who wants to grow in her ability to leverage the internet to make much of Jesus–and help support your family’s ability to act and minister – Influence will be that conference. We’ll have professionals who make real and consistent money ready to teach you how to be all about the Gospel and support your family’s ability to spread it. 

OR if you’re a gal who cares little about the internet, we believe Influence is for you too and you’ll be blessed beyond measure by coming. If you’ve ever wondered how or why the Lord was going to use you in your home, work, community, or online – Influence is a fantastic place to connect and learn. We believe that God has given you influence right where you are, for one purpose: to make much of Him. 
At Influence we’re going to dig into the common thread of all of us – the Good News. We plan on doing a little teaching, talking, sharing, and celebrating concerning the ways He might want to use you on the individual platforms He’s given."

Who else
 We know, we know. You want to know who's teaching. 
We are certain you're not going to be disappointed. 
We're going to keep our speakers under wraps for a few more days, but trust us when we say these women are some of the funniest, bravest, wisest, most creative women we could find on the internet. We prayed and prayed and wrote down our "dream list" of speakers, and they're coming. 
You'll be blessed by them. 

           Also! We've appointed a few community leaders throughout the online world and you'll probably be hearing them talk about Influence as the days go by. They'll be with us leading up to the conference, helping us spread the word, and they'll play a key role that awesome weekend in October - making sure that real community is happening and that women feel taken care of, encouraged, and one of the gals. 
If you are worried about coming alone, don't be!

How (do you get there?)
You can check out the website today and talk to your husband/best friend/mama/sister/blogging friends and get ready to buy your ticket. 
Next Monday, the 14th, we're going to release FIFTY (only fifty) early bird tickets for $170
After that, ticket prices will raise to their normal price of $200. Your ticket price includes an amazing breakfast & lunch on Friday and Saturday, coffee and tea, free wifi, tons of goodies and resources, and a bunch of surprises we have up our sleeves.
Starting that day, the Sheraton Keystone will also release the special blocked off rooms that they've reserved for $115. You can split the room with a few friends, and we'll also have a resource to help connect roomates if you need help with that. We're also working on transportation to and from the Indianapolis airport, so that won't be a hassle for you guys!

Lastly, the site
Now, as details become available - you can check out for any and all questions you might have. 
You can also email me ( or tweet to Haley, Jessi, or me with any and all questions. 

All that said, this is still only the start, friends.
We have so many things we are so excited to share about what the Lord is doing behind the scenes and all the fun things we have planned for this blessed weekend in October. 
We cannot wait to meet all of you!!!

Oh and for those who have asked...I will have a teeny sweet newborn, Apple, there with me!
I have so much to say about this event. I know that this is going to be a truly special conference, our hope is that it is like nothing else that has been done before. What an amazing place to find community & connect with like.minded women. Jessi & Haley have beautiful posts sharing their hearts about this event- please check them out! 
I hope so much to see and meet many of you there in October!!!


  1. I've followed you for a while now, have gained so much inspiration here. (It has been a hard year ) I have truly been blessed by all that you share. And I cannot BELIEVE this conference is in Indy, because I live here. I guess I just found what I'm asking for for my birthday. See you there ( or should I say see you here?!)

  2. This is so exciting!!! I so want to come. Hope it works out.


  3. WOW this sounds like a super awesome conference!!! Too bad we'll be at a wedding that weekend otherwise I may hop on over to IN! Never been! xoxo A-

  4. this is the most exciting news to start the week off with!!!

  5. this is the most exciting news to start the week off with!!!

  6. this is the most exciting news to start the week off with!!!

  7. Would love to come!
    We will see if I can swing it with a newborn as well!

    This will be great!

  8. awesome! i love the purpose behind this conference :)

  9. This may actually be something I could come to!! Indy is only 2 1/2 hours away from me(: The mall that you were talking about, is it Circle Center?

  10. i REALLY want to come! my husband will be on deployment at this time so it might be tricky with our baby girl but hopefully it will work out. i'm so glad y'all are doing this!

  11. Casey, I am rejoicing with you and God over this! I just started a blog to be one of "influence" and now a place to be inspired comes to Indy, just two hours from where I live! I'll be 8 1/2 months pregnant with my first little one, but am going to do my best to be there! Thanks so much, excited already!

  12. I'm signing up! I set a reminder for next Monday to get tickets:). This sounds amazing, can't wait!

  13. Super pumped that this is in Indy! Somebody asked if the mall is Circle Centre, but that's downtown. The hotel is next to The Fashion Mall--think of every high end shop you want, and it's there. Blogging and shopping?? Be still my heart. :)

  14. If my husband lets me go - I'll have a newborn with me too!!

  15. this will be an amazing conference! i hope i can go!!!

    Jenna Duty

  16. I'm going to be praying on this- hard. It seems right now there's no possible way I could make it- but the Lord does mysterious things to have is way with me. So, that said: I hope I will be there!

  17. I believe I am coming!! God put the money in my lap today literally right after I prayed about it. I mean literally!

    <3 <3 <3 <3