BlogFest Lightning Round

** The community has spoken! The 2015 BlogFest Lightning Round Speakers are here. **

Are you REALLY good at something? Do you have a blogging or fitness or lifehack that just must be shared with the fitness blogger community? Are you ready to teach something to a passionate community of bloggers and active people?

We want you to teach us something at the #BlogFest Lightning Round!

We invite the community to join in what will be the most interactive session at #BlogFest: a fast-talking, community-engaging, inspiration-generating series of presentations that leave us with new skills for living healthier, more active lives.

Presentations that teach practical, concrete skills that apply to blogging, healthy living, and fitness are strongly encouraged. Topics like self-love and personal journeys are lovely, inspirational, and heart-warming, but for this format, we're really looking for concrete skills that your audience can put to use immediately.

Here's how it works:

5 minutes

20 slides

15 seconds per slide

One big, supportive, enthusiastic audience.

Want to be one of the presenters? Apply below to take the spotlight at #BlogFest.

Lightning Round Timeline

Friday, March 20, midnight Pacific: Submission deadline.

Wednesday, March 25: Voting begins!

Tuesday, April 7, 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern: #BlogFest Twitter party and voting closes. We strongly encourage applicants to participate in the Twitter party to help drum up last minute votes before voting closes.

April 7, midnight Pacific: Voting closes.

April 14: Speakers announced!

Just a few rules...

  • You MUST teach us something in 5 minutes.
  • No self promotion. The purpose of the lightning round is to educate, inspire, entertain, and connect with the blogger community. In short, it's NOT a sales pitch! Applications that are self-promotional in nature will not be accepted.
  • Meet your deadlines! Speakers must meet all deadlines in order to participate.
  • One speaker per talk. 
  • Speakers will receive a special speakers' prize. The BlogFest conference pass, travel and accommodations are your own responsibility.