Haven conference reviews


Where is Haven conference?

AtlantaThe Haven Conference will be held July 15-17, 2021 in the beautiful Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta.

How much does the haven conference cost?

I hate to use money as an excuse, but after purchasing a conference ticket for $350, booking a flight for nearly $300, and plunking down $300 for a shared room (not to mention food or other snacks), attending Haven costs at least $1,000. That figure is too expensive to ignore.

The Haven Conference

I just returned home from the Haven Conference in Atlanta, Ga. and it was one of the most inspirational weeks of my life. As a blogger, influencer and owner of a small media company, I work out of my home and communicate with a lot of people online.

So What Did I Learn at the Haven Conference?

It might be easier to answer “what didn’t I learn at the conference?”. But I can summarize that I am more motivated and inspired than I have ever been about my job. I have more clarity and understand I need to work smarter, not harder. I definitely need to raise my fees for collaborations.

Meeting the Sponsors of the Haven Conference

I love meeting with all of the sponsors of the Haven Conference . Home Depot shared their new bath and bed collection. We all know that we can buy everything we need to build and remodel our homes at Home Depot.


There were a lot of workshops in the schedule and as I mentioned, my friend Holly from Our Faux Farmhouse and I taught a class called Tools of the Instagram Trade. We shared our experiences and secrets about how we have grown our Instagram accounts and also how we have worked with brands.

Mentors at the Haven Conference

One of my favorite responsibilities at the Haven Conference was as a Mentor. This is my favorite part about Haven because they put everyone in a mentor group. It’s a great chance to instantly meet people and talk about anything you want. We shared a lot and I loved every minute. These women were all a part of my group and we sure had fun!

Before You Go

How do you know you’re ready to attend a Haven Conference? Well, if you have big dreams of developing your blog or social media presence into a thriving business, this conference is for YOU!

While at the Haven Conference

You’ll hear about a TON of apps and services throughout the weekend. I find it easiest to keep a running list of these on a cloud-based app like Evernote or Wunderlist.

Your Burning Questions about the Haven Conference

Let me hear from you in the comments below! What burning questions do you have about Haven?

4 Reasons I Almost Skipped the Haven Conference 2018

Let me explain why I was “on-the-fence” this year and why I was glad that I made the decision to attend at the last moment.

The Reasons I Am Glad I Did Decide to Attend the Haven Conference

Weeks before the Haven Conference, I put aside all my “reasons not to go” excuses and snagged a ticket before they were sold out, booked my plane ticket, and confirmed my hotel room with my two blogger buddies. Here’s why I decided to go.

Seasons and Reasons

While at the closing ceremony of Haven 2018 three of the original founders of the conference announced they’re no longer returning to Haven. I’ll admit it was bittersweet because they are the face of Haven. Seeing familiar faces go is sad.

Same Sweet Sponsors

Heart of HAVEN sponsors are the BEST! They are ready to host you in their virtual booths, meet with

Have You Met Our Hosts?

Kristin of Stockdale Design incorporates her DIY spirit into all she does with an enthusiasm and generosity that is sure to TRANSFORM…

12:45pm EDT

Leslie Saeta Brand Bombing – How bomb branding can build your audience, engagement, and business.

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Leslie Saeta Brand Bombing – How bomb branding can build your audience, engagement, and business.

What Haven Looks like for a first time attendee

Haven understands that a lot of bloggers attending are seasoned veterans. They also get that there are many who are new to the conference. Some of these newbies are new to the blogging world as a whole, or like me, have been blogging awhile but are new to the conference itself.

Where is the Haven conference and how are the accommodations

The Haven Conference is located in Atlanta Georgia. The conference itself was hosted inside the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. The hotel is about a 25 minute drive from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

Haven: there to make friends, pitch to sponsors, or both?

Of course you should do both! But, I’d consider making friends and connections as the top priority over working with brands and sponsors. This is why:

Try to get to as many brand booths as possible the first day

This was a mistake of mine, I figured I had all of day two to chat, and didn’t hit as many as I could have day one. Honestly day one towards the end I was just so overflowing with advice and talking to people all day that I wanted to hid in my hotel room. But DON’T DO THAT! This is your time to connect and shine, so get out there!

Choose the hard and needed classes over fun ones

Did I want to take a class about advanced SEO? No, not really. But it was needed. You chose blogging because you love to share your passions. That fun bathroom reno, or that quick tutorial on how to make a tablescape for fall.

When leaving the conference, you will experience the Haven Hangover

It’s a thing. The Haven hangover is real! It’s excited, being poured into by other bloggers. Filled with information. Then suddenly, you’re alone again, with a million and one things to implement. And you start freaking out.

Haven conference Conclusion

Is this conference worth it? If you’ve read everything above you know the answer is a resounding yes. My biggest takeaway is to go into the conference with an open mind and no preconceived expectations. Go in being ready to soak up what’s given to you, listen to the teachers and take lots of notes, make friends, and go with the flow.


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