29 – 30 April (with events, tours and classes from 24 April)
Traverse is a global gathering of digital influencers for everyone from new bloggers to experienced vloggers to learn, experience create and connect.
This will be the first time we’ve held our flagship event in our home town and we couldn’t be more excited about it. As this is also the fifth Traverse conference, we thought that it would be the perfect time to make the event that little bit more special, and that is exactly what we’re going to be doing when Traverse comes to the UK’s capital.
We’ll have plenty more information in the coming weeks and months including details of brand new events, special activities, innovative talks, incredible speakers and world beating venues, but for now we’ll just let you into a few secrets as to why #Traverse17 will be the best influencer event you’ve ever been to!
While the core of the conference will take place in a single venue, Traverse 17 will have events taking place all over London in the days leading up to it.
Imagine a bloggers’ crazy golf tournament in Shoreditch, a networking evening in the tallest building in Western Europe or an evening cruising down the river Thames at sunset. There will be something for everyone in just about every corner of this fantastic city.
A week full of events, tours, parties, masterclasses and more will culminate in the main Traverse conference over the traditional weekend period. Everything will be included in the one off ticket cost.
Traverse has always been seen as an event for all influencers, and 2017 is the time to take that to the next level. Around 30% of sessions next April will have a focus on video. You’ll be able to learn from some of the world’s best YouTubers, attend a masterclass in how to shoot video and book one-on-one sessions with some of the top video experts in the world.
Ok, so this is nothing new for Traverse, but once again some of the best destinations and organisations will be attending the event to meet with and build relationships with digital influencers from around the world.
London has some of the most iconic sights in the world, and what better way to improve your skills than going out into the world and testing them? A large part of the conference will be dedicated to Instagram and other mobile social media, such as Snapchat. You’ll be able to learn from the best as well as improve the fantastic skills many of you will already have.
Traverse was built on catering for everyone and London will be no different. The workshops of Traverse have always played a huge part in the conference and there will be even more of these come April. While we’ll have specific niches workshops, the core blogging and influencer topics such as SEO, WordPress, writing and photography will also be covered.
Along with talks, workshops and one on ones, the Traverse Masterclasses will be taking place over the whole weekend. For those that really want to become an expert or dig deeper into a niche topic, these classes of around 10 people will be perfect for you. As with everything else, they’ll be included in the ticket price.
Whether you’ve been blogging for 20 years, or plan to start your first Instagram channel next month, Traverse 17 will have you covered. Classes, talks and workshops cater to all abilities and those that are aimed at a certain level or industry will always be clearly marked in advance. Some of the top bloggers in the world attend Traverse, the very same who came as fresh faces newbies in 2013, and we love it!
A brand new feature for 2017 – in the build up to the event a special evening will be held for all those new to the influencer game so they can ease into Traverse 17 and meet the organisers, speakers and others attending their first conference before the main events start.
Traverse is, at is core, inclusive. It always has been and always will be. This doesn’t just mean catering to various age groups, niches and abilities, but to everyone who may have other things in the lives that make some events more difficult to attend and enjoy. Traverse is for everyone, and we don’t say that half-heartedly.
Ok, so you’ll learn, a lot, you’ll make great connections to some of the world’s top brands and you’ll likely meet new friends for life. All of this will be done while attending the most fun influencers’ event you’ve ever been to.