Blogging isn’t always a solo, online activity. Many of the industry’s most talented individuals regularly attend in-person networking and educational events to build relationships and improve their skills.
The UK is home to one of blogging’s most active conference scenes. Something happens virtually every month, allowing you to meet the leaders in the field and learn from them.
This article builds on last year’s equivalent, covering the top UK blogger events scheduled for 2024. Learn where to find them and how to attend below.
Location: 1 Malden Road, London, NW5 3HS
Date and time: Thu, 25 Jan 2024 19:00 – 23:30 GMT
Tickets: Available at Eventbrite
CMMNTY is an annual event in London that lets bloggers meet other creatives in the industry, including unsigned artists. While the event caters primarily to music lovers, it is also a chance to meet like-minded people looking to break down walls and push through barriers at the community level.
Previously, the event hosted acts that have since gone on to considerable success, including Essosa, tmdistant, YAOUNDÉBOXINGCLUB, safesp8ce, and more. These acts used the event’s open-mic setup, allowing anyone to take to the stage and reveal their talent.
The event runs for 4 hours and 30 minutes, and mobile eTickets are available. Sign up today to find new friends in London.
Date and time: 2024 (final date and time TBC)
Tickets: Complete the registration form at bCreator for ticket notifications
The bCreator Awards have been a fixture of the blogging scene for over a decade. Formerly known as part of the print magazine Blogosphere, the ceremony has grown substantially since its founding in 2013, with 2024’s event set to be the biggest in its history.
Last year’s event was at the iconic Roundhouse in London on October 10, sponsored by Virgin Voyages. Hosts celebrated creators, agencies, and creator brand campaigns that rocked the industry over the previous twelve months, bringing a diverse collection of talented individuals together for the once-a-year bash.
The award ceremony is a fantastic opportunity for keen bloggers to meet like-minded people in the industry and earn new audiences. The event reached over 179 million people in 2022, just five years after the magazine hosted the first awards.
In 2023, the bCreator Awards treated guests to a red-carpet arrival, champagne, and a welcome reception with sponsor drinks. Creators also got a sumptuous dinner cooked by expert chefs.
Influencer Marketing World
Location: Olympia London, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH
Date and time: 2024 (final date and time TBC)
Tickets: Sign up at Influencer Marketing
Influencer Marketing World is a conference track at DMWF Global designed for creatives and marketers wanting to take their campaigns and impact to the next level. The show operates a carefully curated agenda with educational content, pro tips and advice, and how to make influencer marketing more lucrative.
Last year, the event hosted over 35 visionary speakers over two days. Contributors included Yenan Wang, head of TikTok Live, Mathieu Couret, Vinted’s influencer marketing manager, and David Shadpour, founder of Social Native. There were more than one thousand attendees and twenty-five exhibits, providing numerous opportunities for networking and making valuable contacts in the industry. Event sponsors included Relatable, Ykone, IROIN Influencer Marketing Suite, and Influencer Intelligence.
Sign-up facilities are available on Influencer Marketing World’s website if you want to become a sponsor or contributor. The organisation expects 2024’s event to be even bigger than last, with over 2,500 attendees, ten conference tracks, 120 speakers, and 130+ exhibitors, so sign up early.
Blogging For Business
Location: Makespace Oxford, 1 Aristotle Lane, Oxford, OX2 6TP.
Date and time: Thu, 25 Jan 2024 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
Blogging for Business is a monthly blogger event held in Oxford, with the first meeting of 2024 scheduled for January 25. The conference focuses on helping bloggers build more engaging content for their brands, increasing awareness and driving clicks and conversions.
Doors open with free drinks and marketing chit-chat from 18:00, followed by a one-hour talk by Jacqui Thorndyke, the creative director at Bitten Digital. After that, there are fifteen minutes of “genuinely useful shit” followed by more chit-chat and drinks.
This event may be suitable for you if you are struggling to get your blog to stand out online. You’ll learn things like how to consider the big picture when it comes to blogging and how to tie it into your overarching commercial objectives (if you have any). Speakers also go into the nuts and bolts of blog writing, including how to nail your brand voice and improve readability.
The Power of Connections: Influencer Marketing and Collaborative Success
Location: The White Rooms, 6 London Road, St Albans, AL1 1NG
Date and time: Wed, 24 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 11:30 GMT
The Power of Connections is an ongoing in-person event that, not surprisingly, focuses on relationships. It teaches bloggers and influencers how to drive their brands to new heights and build more meaningful conversations with their audiences.
This upcoming conference concentrates on helping influencers navigate the influencer landscape and address current challenges in marketing. It also reviews success stories, extracting helpful principles you can implement on your blog. You’ll learn to utilise user-generated content to drive campaigns and analyse audience brand loyalty.
The event is organised by Amber Mountain Marketing, a marketing agency that specialises in assisting ambitious bloggers and small UK businesses and brands. The schedule runs for two hours, and mobile eTickets are available. Sign up early to avoid disappointment.
Social Media Creators & Influencer Meetup London
Location: Serata Hall, 207 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NR
Date and time: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 · 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
The Social Media Creators & Influencer Meetup is an event organised by Social Rising London to celebrate creators globally. The next gathering in January 2024 will be the tenth such meetup, bringing together its 15,000-member-strong community.
Bloggers and influencers descended on London’s Serata Hall to engage with like-minded individuals last year. The goal was to help them learn, connect, and grow. 2024’s gathering will offer much of the same, providing multiple networking opportunities and chances to meet new people.
Social Rising London began arranging meetups for creators and influencers in Berlin, Germany, in 2019. Now, the organisation runs massive events across major European cities, including London. The pandemic hindered its meetups in 2020 and 2021, but now Social Rising is back on track and an established name on the blogging and influencer circuit. Expect lightning talks, fascinating insights, and genuinely cool people.
The Marketing Meetup IRL: Birmingham
Location: Assay Studios, 141 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 1SF
Date and time: Thu, 18 Jan 2024 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
The Marketing Meetup IRL: Birmingham is for bloggers and influencers looking to meet like-minded people in the West Midland. This long-running event provides opportunities to mingle with other creatives in a safe and relaxed environment.
This year, the meetup returns to its original venue, the Assay Studios on Birmingham’s Newhall Street, for drinks, networking, talks, and smiles. The organisers say it is an opportunity to listen and learn, not to sell.
The schedule begins at 18:00 with drinks and chit-chat. At 18:30, the talks start. Afterwards, there are more opportunities to talk to people and enjoy the positive atmosphere.
Tickets are £5 to £15, with a significant percentage of the proceeds going to cover the basic event costs. However, those who cannot afford to donate can contact The Marketing Meetup directly for a free ticket.
You Get What You Get 10.0
Location: Wed, 24 Jan 2024, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
Date and time: The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square. Bristol. BS8 1HB
You Get What You Get 10.0 is organised by The Peeps, experts in creative AI and other emerging technology. Its purpose is to guide bloggers and influencers on a blend of AI, marketing and art to create new synergies. Confirmed speakers include Auriole Prince, founder of Change My Face, James Guest, CEO at Appmilla, and Sarah Weller, CEO of OPEN FORMAT.
Tickets are free, but there are only 80 seats up for grabs, so be sure to apply early.
Grow Digital West Sussex: Crawley
Location: Crawley TBC
Date and time: Wed, 24 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 17:00 GMT
Grow Digital delivers events across the country and has one planned for January somewhere in Crawley, West Sussex. Previous events feature expert-led workshops, business support and one-to-one mentoring for bloggers struggling to make headway.
Next year’s event will provide opportunities for informal networking and opportunities to learn how to enhance your digital capabilities as a blogger. The core themes of the day-long conference are making money, reducing costs, saving time and becoming more visible online. Grow Digital Team will provide breakfast, lunch and refreshments.