Your Guide to 2020 Roundtables and ShowHow Workshops

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Now that we’ve described our Beltway Breakout sessions, which have multiple panelists and are driven by discussions of important ideas, it’s time to talk about another big programming element: Our Workshops, which are more focused on action items for achievement in various online pursuits.

Our Roundtable Workshops (Friday, 2:10-3:45pm) serve as a drop-down menu of opportunity. We have ten tables in the main ballroom, and you choose how to spend your four 20-minute sessions:

  1. The Science of Working Remotely | Marlon Gutierrez
    Sometimes, the best way to balance work and life is to both at home.
  2. Bringing Authenticity to Your Brand Work | Creed Anthony
    Influence begins with a genuine story your readers can relate to.
  3. Podcasting for Beginners | Christopher Lewis
    Don’t put off starting your podcast; there’s still plenty of room to make your mark.
  4. Build Your Brand With eBooks | Jill Krause
    Establish your expertise (and another useful media vertical) with direct publishing.
  5. Become A Freelance Entrepreneur | Jeff Bogle
    Strategies for a successful freelance career require innovative, long-term thinking.
  6. Professional Writing: Not Just For Freelancers | Carter Gaddis
    If you want to write for a living, there are options for you to secure a steady paycheck.
  7. Influence in Wellness: Opportunities In A Thriving Industry | Stuart Smith
    Wellness is a $4 trillion industry, and it offers lots of ways to work steadily.
  8. Increase Web Traffic With SEO | Jason Kreidman
    SEO keeps evolving, and it’s still an important and intuitive way to attract more views.
  9. Fathers and Feminism | Amy Nelson
    Gender equality will make families function better, and dads are a big part of the effort.
  10. Online Safety: Protecting Kids From Predators | Roo Powell
    Learn the warning signs of online grooming, and get resources to help you fight it.

Then come our more recent arrival: A breakout/roundtable hybrid we call the ShowHow (Saturday, 3:00-6:00pm): It combines the specific How-To goals of a roundtable but focuses them in a breakout room for a longer, 45-minute timeframe:

Round 1: 3:00-3:45pm

How To Mentor Your Kid’s Influencer Career
Gen Z has arrived on the influencer stage with a whole new set of rules.
Jason Falls | Oriental Ballroom A

How To Build A Subscription Site and Make It Flourish
Subscriptions are the most direct source of revenue, but they come with unique responsibilities. Deborah Moebes | Oriental Ballroom B

How To Commit To Your Passion Project
Start building your plan to produce and market your creative inspiration. Tomorrow is now.
Nick North | Oriental Ballroom C

Round 2: 4:00-4:45pm

How to Write For The Washington Post
Learn how to pitch, write, and edit your work so you can get that national byline.
Amy Joyce, Braden Bell | Oriental Ballroom A

Dad And…: How To Find Your Second Vertical
Establish and specify your area(s) of expertise so brand partners can find their targeted audience.
Patrick Quinn | Oriental Ballroom B

How To Crunch Your Demographic Data
To speak to your followers, readers, and customers, you need to know them better than anyone.
Julie Nowell | Oriental Ballroom C

Round 3: 5:00-5:45pm

Left Out: The Importance of Including Fathers in Government Programming
Join the effort to reform fatherlessness and educational disparities that limit men and boys of color.
Jason Wallace | Oriental Ballroom A

How To Know the True Value of Your Influence
Your platform engagement is likely larger than you think, and it’s your best leverage for negotiation.
Jessi Sanfilippo | Oriental Ballroom B

How To Use Crowdfunding to Seed Your Next Project
Funding strategy varies with the project; hone your plans, stay flexible, and think many moves ahead.
Jeff Wenzel | Oriental Ballroom C