INTRODUCING THE NEW FACE OF WELLNESS: SHIFTCON 2020 GOES VIRTUAL OCTOBER 8-10, BRINGING TOGETHER THE MOST DIVERSE GROUP OF ECO-WELLNESS INFLUENCERS IN THE INDUSTRY
Actor, Author and Activist Hill Harper Joins Experts from Google, Seed and American Bison to Deliver Keynote Addresses to a Diverse Audience of Eco-Friendly, Health-Conscious Influencers.
ShiftCon and The Climate Collaborative to Host the First Climate Influencer Summit October 10 to Educate and Inspire Action
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ShiftCon, the leading and most diverse eco-wellness influencer conference focusing on food, wellness, health, sustainability and platform growth, will kick off October 8-10, 2020 on a new virtual platform designed to recreate the event’s beloved in-person experience. A celebration of diversity, healthy lifestyles and positivity, the event brings together hundreds of eco-friendly, health-conscious influencers with a collective reach of over 18 million to network, share ideas, learn, and empower one another to create change. Influencer attendees also have the opportunity to meet and learn from leading brands and experts in the natural food, beauty and wellness industries with a shared passion to heal people and planet.
New this year, the Climate Influencer Summit will take place the final day of ShiftCon — October 10 — and will be dedicated to inspiring, educating and motivating action and activism among the ShiftCon community and its audience of millions.
“Since taking the helm of ShiftCon in 2018, my goal has been to ensure that our conference reflects the beautiful spectrum of people, voices and perspectives that make up the eco-wellness community,” Adams continued. “This community is so much richer and more diverse than most people realize. ShiftCon is one of the only events of its kind that is led by a black woman. ShiftCon also empowers BIPOC leaders to shape the event and enables and encourages a true exchange of perspectives where brands and influencers can increase allyship, knowledge and awareness.”
ShiftCon provides influencers with the unique opportunity to learn from industry experts while gaining tools to empower one another and organize for social change. Breakout sessions and keynotes address everything from building community, SEO and navigating affiliate programs to exploring the intersection of plant-based diets and privilege and the impact of blue light on hormones.
Award-winning actor, best selling author, entrepreneur and activist Hill Harper will headline the event with a powerful keynote, entitled “How to be the Architect of Your Life.” During the session, he will lead a discussion exploring how influencers can use their talents, knowledge and platforms to inspire change in their communities. He will also share stories and observations from some of the world’s most prominent environmental and social injustices that have inspired him to action. Additional keynote sessions and workshops will be led by experts from Google, Seed, American Bison Association, Dr. Bronner’s, Stonyfield, Organic Trade Association and more. Go to https://shiftconmedia.com/agenda/ to learn more about ShiftCon’s educational sessions.
In order to reach the masses with empowering information about climate change, ShiftCon has partnered with the Climate Collaborative — a community of businesses united to catalyze bold climate action among natural products companies — to organize the first Climate Influencer Summit at ShiftCon. This “event-within-an-event” brings together influencers from across all generations and demographics to learn from those who are leading the conversation on climate, so that they are empowered to take action and encourage their loyal audiences to do the same. In addition to a keynote session with members of the Climate Collaborative, Zero Hour, NRDC, Hip Hop Caucus, and Project Green Challenge, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of breakout sessions throughout the day.
“ShiftCon ‘Shifters’ are part of an online influencer community that seeks healthier and more sustainable lives, promotes brands that mirror their values, and helps causes that speak to their souls,” explained Ari Adams, ShiftCon CEO and award-winning Atlanta-based parenting and lifestyle blogger and author. “The ultimate goal of ShiftCon is to change the consumer industry and grocery aisle for good. As Shifters discover better products, they share them with their loyal audiences, who act on those recommendations. The ShiftCon community is the ultimate example of citizens voting with their dollars.”
Attendees to this year’s virtual event will be delighted by the interactive features they’ll find, which reflect the experience they have grown to love since the event first launched in 2014, including:
- Engaging virtual keynote presentations and breakout workshops in a beautiful and interactive digital setting.
- Private virtual expo booths & networking rooms where brands and bloggers can get to know each other.
- Yoga, smoothie breaks, virtual happy hours, exclusive movie screenings, and more interactive workshops to keep the energy HIGH!
- Swag “boxes.” Influencers at the event will be receiving a big box of eco-wellness products to try out from our brands
For more information go to https://shiftconmedia.com/.
About ShiftCon Media
ShiftCon Social Media Conference, founded by Bookieboo LLC, and currently helmed by top parenting and green lifestyle blogger Ari Adams, is an eco-wellness influencer conference that focuses on the food, wellness, health, and sustainability industries. Shifters are part of an online influencer community that seek healthier and more sustainable lives, promote brands that mirror their values, and help causes that speak to their soul. The conference includes three days of professional workshops, wellness topics and ways to increase revenue without compromising values. Our influencers span between newbies, light and deep green.
AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS AND ENVIRONMENTALIST WARRIOR ALYSIA REINER HAS SIGNED ON AS THE FIRST KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE 5th ANNUAL SHIFTCON ECO-WELLNESS CONFERENCE
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January 11, 2019
ShiftCon Media is honored to announce that actress Alysia Reiner is the first keynote speaker to join the lineup at the 5th Annual ShiftCon Eco-Wellness Influencer Conference to be held October 3-5 in Atlanta, Georgia. While many of us are fans of her work on the big and small screen, most notably on Netflix’s hit show Orange is the New Black, Reiner is also a star on the green scene. A long-time champion of eco-friendly and sustainable practices that protect the space we all live in, Reiner is set to light up the stage as she shares how she successfully turns her art into meaningful activism. Green is a way of life for this multi-talented creator as proven by her commitment to making the globe a cleaner, greener place through her many projects and support of environmentalists worldwide. The ShiftCon team is sure that her presence at this year’s conference will educate and enlighten the audience of influencers and brands and will motivate and encourage the next wave of green activists, product producers and social media stars.
“Alysia Reiner is pure magic,” says ShiftCon CEO Ari Adams. “I am truly inspired by how she has used her artistry to fuel her activism and is making a real impact on society and the environment. We are excited to welcome her to ShiftCon 2019!”
Reiner will surely receive a warm welcome from the entire collaborative community of eco-friendly, health-conscious ShiftCon shifters who attend the conference and who collectively reach over 18 million through their blogs and social media platforms. Already fans of her acting successes, now the trendsetting ShiftCon community and their expansive audiences will be entertained, educated and inspired by Reiner’s unbridled and contagious passion for all things green.
“I am so excited to be a part of ShiftCon, as I’ve been an environmentalist for as long as I can remember,” says Reiner, who is also founder of Livari, an eco-friendly, zero-waste women’s clothing line. “I can’t wait to spend some time with fellow eco-enthusiasts and talk entertainment, change and the amazing possibilities for what is to come. ShiftCon gives me hope for the future.”
And for ShiftCon 2019, the future is bright (and a little bit greener).
The ShiftCon Eco-Wellness Influencer Conference makes its premier appearance in Atlanta, Georgia at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead on October 3-5, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at shiftconmedia.com.
About Alysia Reiner. An award-winning actress, activist, producer and mom, Reiner is committed to spreading her passion on the screen, stage and in the world. Best known for her role as Natalie “Fig” Figueroa on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, Reiner recently joined the cast of HBO’s The Deuce for season 2 and returned for season 3 of FX’s critically acclaimed, Peabody Award winning Better Things. An environmentalist at heart, Reiner is also a star in the eco-friendly world with her completely green Harlem brownstone renovation which has been featured in various magazine and television shows. She’s also one of the founders of Livari, a zero-waste women’s clothing line (livariclothing.com).
The busy mom and change maker for women supports many charities and causes that are dear to her heart. She is an ambassador for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender Equality, a member of TIMES UP, and recently received a MUSE “MADE IN NY” AWARD from the Mayor’s office and New York Women in Film and Television. Her latest movie project, EGG, is one that she plays the role of both producer and star. It’s a comedic ride that puts the spotlight on the good, bad and sometimes not-so-pretty world of motherhood. The movie premieres in theaters and VOD the weekend of January 18, 2019.
About ShiftCon Media. ShiftCon Social Media Conference, founded by Bookieboo LLC, and currently helmed by top parenting and green lifestyle blogger Ari Adams, is an eco-wellness influencer conference that focuses on the food, wellness, health, and sustainability industries. Shifters are part of an online influencer community that seek healthier and more sustainable lives, promote brands that mirror their values, and help causes that speak to their soul. The conference includes three days of professional workshops, wellness topics and ways to increase revenue without compromising values. Our influencers span between newbies, light and deep green.
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SHIFTCON MEDIA NAMES ATLANTA-BASED HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE BLOGGER & AUTHOR ARI ADAMS CEO OF ITS ANNUAL ECO-WELLNESS CONFERENCE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 14, 2018
ShiftCon Media announced today the appointment of top parenting and green lifestyle blogger Ari Adams as Chief Executive Officer of its Annual Eco-Wellness Influencer Conference. Founded by wellness and clean food advocate pioneer, Leah Segedie, ShiftCon is a media event that brings together the online eco-friendly, health-conscious blogging universe into one powerful, collaborative and influential community. As social media influencers, ShiftCon Shifters collectively reach 10 million through their blogs, with a social media following exceeding 8 million. ShiftCon has always been ahead of the curve and as the global community becomes increasingly more aware of the benefits of healthy, more sustainable lifestyle practices, Adams is ready to take the conference to the next level.
“I’m really proud to be a part of the ShiftCon community and excited about the opportunity to reach a whole new group of Shifters to help progress the movement even further,” says Adams. “While many people think the eco-wellness movement is just about flaunting privilege, I want people to understand that it’s about environmental justice for all. My goal for ShiftCon 2019 is to build a big and powerful table of influencers to shift the conversation and bring about change in the industry and the world.”
Adams is no stranger to appealing to and building an audience eager to adopt cleaner, greener practices for themselves and their families, as proven by her popular blog Love Peace and Tiny Feet. She was voted #4 among BrandWatch’s Most Influential Parenting Bloggers in 2018, listed among the Top 20 Atlanta Bloggers to Follow and Top 100 Green and Wellness Bloggers in 2016 and 2017 respectively. As the first woman of color to lead a conference of this magnitude, her sheer presence will undoubtedly aid in spreading the green lifestyle message to a broader more inclusive audience of information seekers, bloggers and social media stars. Through her multi-platform network (@lovepeacemommy on Instagram and Twitter) and insatiable desire to help moms and families live their happiest and healthiest lives, this “chiro-wife”, mom-of-two is poised to lead the conference into the future.
“Ari Adams is the perfect person to lead ShiftCon into the future,” says ShiftCon founder Leah Segedie. “I can’t think of anyone who could be more exciting than her!”
Adams takes the helm just in time to sprinkle her magic at next year’s conference right in her hometown. The conference makes its premier appearance in Atlanta, Georgia at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead on October 3-5, 2019. National sponsors, Beautycounter, NOW Foods, Westat, and the American Grassfed Association have already signed on for the conference’s 5th year.
“Atlanta is an incredibly diverse and progressive city,” says Adams proudly. “Its local food alliances, holistic wellness and sustainability efforts, as well as its nationwide appeal makes it the perfect location to host ShiftCon in 2019. I truly love and adore the Atlanta blogger community and am excited to bring this event to my hometown.”
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ABOUT SHIFTCON ShiftCon Social Media Conference, founded by Bookieboo LLC, is an eco-wellness influencer conference focusing on food, wellness, health, sustainability and platform growth. Shifters are part of an online influencer community that seek healthier and more sustainable lives, promote brands that mirror their values, and help causes that speak to their soul. The conference includes three days of professional workshops, wellness topics and ways to increase revenue without compromising values. Our influencers span between newbies, light and deep green. Shift happens. Be a part of it.