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I didn't immediately write a recap about #WeAllGrow Summit 2016 because 1. It was a lot to digest 2. I wanted to wait until we made our 2017 announcement so I could really explain why you need to be at our next conference. But before I do that, I invite you to watch the video created by the very talented Andrea Franco.

Whether you're a veteran blogger, a youtuber, newbie, instagrammer or barely opening a Twitter account, #WeAllGrow Summit will help you get started and/or take things to next level. The conference speaks to the creator/artist/writer/dreamer in you above anything. Yes, sure, you will learn how to be an SEO pro and you will know everything there is to know about Youtube, Instagram Facebook and Pinterest, but you will also truly understand why your voice is important and needed in the digital space.

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You will also make a lot of new friends. A lot. And that is very important for what we do. Blogging/vlogging can be isolating. Collaborations, discussions and simply having a soundboard is so necessary when you're working hard to build a brand. 

5 reasons why you need to attend #WeAllGrow Summit 2017

Memorable Field Trips

Before we break into sessions and pop the opening night champagne, content creators enjoy a full day of field trips (with breathtaking views) set up by brands and the city's tourism bureau. This experience is designed to give attendees the California experience. After all, many are flying here from all over the country (and now, all over the world), we want to make the trip one they will remember for years to come. We've often traveled to conferences and found ourselves wishing we had more time to eat local dishes, visit a museum or see the sites. There was never enough time. We made sure to include this into the #WeAllGrow experience. Not only does everyone get to enjoy a beautiful day of exploring, they're also getting to know the brands while bonding with another on a personal level. That's really what long-lasting friendships and relationships are made of - shared experiences. We want everyone to feel welcomed, refreshed and relaxed before getting into the 'who, where, why, how' of creating a successful brand online. 

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Powerful sessions and keynotes 

We do our best to vet the best of the best when it comes to speakers and keynotes. We want our attendees to learn from peers, PR agencies, strategists, brands and celebrities who have used their influence to empower others. The conversations range from owning your individuality, the art of negotiating to using your voice, story and journey for social good. We hear what our creators are talking about, and we do all that we can to make sure that they know we're listening and are here to get the answers to their questions. 

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Brands love you 

From field trips to gorgeous suites (and I do mean, gorgeous!), the brands who sponsor #WeAllGrow know that our attendees have impeccable taste when it comes to a variety things like beauty, fashion, food, you name it. They want to make sure everyone is pampered and getting the much TLC they deserve. They recognize that many are leaving families at home and taking time off from work to be there. They honor and respect your time, and want you to look and feel your best during your stay. 

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Nurtures the soul 

The Latina Bloggers Connect team consists of women who practice what they preach. #WeAllGrow is not putting anything out there just because it is a trend or cool to do. We are a team made of up artists, creative writers, educators, yogis, healthy food fanatics, social good ambassadors and more. In fact, many us were/are bloggers ourselves. We are living what we share, and learning each and everyday ... just like you. Our morning meditation session, Latina Makers Market along with every single detail comes from the core values of the company. We know firsthand that if the mind, body soul aren't connected, it will reflect in your work. 

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Sisterhood 

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A conference needs to be more than just a podium and a microphone if you really want attendees to feel like they truly gained something. We're all about creating experiences and memories that will dig in deep and manifest itself into your work. We want you to get back to your computer (and home life) with a fresh perspective. But we also want you to have the support you need. #WeAllGrow Summit thrives on creating long-lasting meaningful relationships. We have a sisterhood that is unmatched, which can felt throughout our #WeAllGrow Summit Storytellers presentation. Love, support and warmth radiates the room as 6 selected storytellers get up on stage to share the pivotal moments in their lives that made them who they are today. 

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These are the moments that inspired the 2017 theme: Energy of Sisterhood. #WeAllGrow Summit taking place on March 2-4, 2017 at the beautiful and scenic Hotel Maya once again. This location is just too perfect to not have it there again. Join us. Tickets go on sale on May 16th at 9am PST. Did I mention that they're half-off? 

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Still thinking about it? Here are a few posts to help you make up your mind. 

See you in 2017!

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Photos: Robson Muzel and Neutrogena