Maven Coalition Conference... Anyone get the invite?

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  1. a beautiful mess profile image97
    a beautiful messposted 7 months ago

    I got an e-mail yesterday about being chosen to attend the Maven Coalition Conference for my work on HubPages. Did anyone else get the e-mail? What are your thoughts on it?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      First, Congrats!!! smile

      Second. Alas, no. Apparently I am unloved. big_smile

    2. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting!  All expenses paid?  Is it the one at the the Stunning Four Seasons Resort?

    3. Thelma Alberts profile image93
      Thelma Albertsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations for the invite. Tell us about the conference when you go there.

      1. theconsumerhelpde profile image61
        theconsumerhelpdeposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Nice

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 months ago

    Well congratulations to you!

    I did not, and wouldn't have expected one. I need to be focused on my goals here, mainly, insofar as web work/ writing goes anyway.

  3. purl3agony profile image97
    purl3agonyposted 7 months ago

    Yes, I just saw it in my in box.  I really don't know what to make of it.  Love to hear from others about whether they plan to attend, etc.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations Donna, would love to hear how it goes if you intend going.

  4. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 7 months ago

    I have not heard of this, but then I am a new author without a big portfolio. I am curious to hear how this goes.

  5. a beautiful mess profile image97
    a beautiful messposted 7 months ago

    Thanks for the congrats! Yes, it seems like one of those things that you end up paying lots of money into, for tools and resources on how to grow your brand... I'd go for free food and drinks! But I really don't publish much anymore, it's far from a full-time thing. I'm just collecting earnings from years-old articles. It would be nice to make this a full-time gig, but buying into a company like Maven pretty much defeats the purpose of being an independent publisher...

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months ago

      Congratulations! If anyone goes, post pictures!!

    2. Robin profile imageSTAFF
      Robinposted 7 months ago

      Yes!  We have selected a few authors to attend a Maven Coalition conference.  The purpose is to introduce a few of our authors to the Maven platform and see if they would be interested in becoming Mavens.  They will learn what this means, and no, we won't be asking you to spend any money to do this.  smile   I think it's an exciting opportunity for those authors that want to build a community around their topic of expertise and are willing to put in the time and energy to build and create this strong community.  I'm very excited for the possibility to meet a few of our authors face to face and to see if we can help them grow their online presence as an expert in their field.

    3. Kenna McHugh profile image87
      Kenna McHughposted 7 months ago

      Sound cool. What were the criteria in order to receive an invite?

    4. Robin profile imageSTAFF
      Robinposted 7 months ago

      Of course, we had a huge list of authors that we wanted to invite.  We looked for authors that were experts in their field and that we have had communications with in the past. We had a really hard time selecting a handful of authors. There will be other opportunities for Hubbers in the future, so I hope everyone understands that. We are still trying to figure out the best integration of our two companies and what will be beneficial to our authors.  smile . We know that many of you have been with us for a long time, and you are important to our community and ecosystem.

    5. TeriSilver profile image98
      TeriSilverposted 7 months ago

      Very nice.  I have high hopes for this transition for HP and hope to continue to see such better daily ad program numbers. Good!

    6. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

      https://i.imgflip.com/25y4f3.jpg

      1. Titia profile image96
        Titiaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Darn, I think I need new glasses. I read 'EGO SYSTEM' at first. lol

    7. Robin profile imageSTAFF
      Robinposted 7 months ago

      Another criteria that I forgot to mention is that Hubbers had to live in North America to be invited, since the Maven is paying for air travel.  smile .

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for that, otherwise a lot of us might be feeling left out:)

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          She also mentioned about only authors with topics of expertise, so my tender feelings aren't hurt either. big_smile

    8. Cre8tor profile image98
      Cre8torposted 7 months ago

      While I still have a couple things to work out to be 100%, I plan to attend. What's to lose? This could be a great opportunity, costs nothing, and dear lord this place is beautiful! People I've spoken to envy the opportunity to see Whistler and/or speak highly of it. Besides, I can't believe they'd make such a gesture/investment simply to waste mine and their time. I'll never know if I don't go.

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Nothing to lose at all.  Enjoy!  I would do the same.

    9. Natalie Frank profile image94
      Natalie Frankposted 7 months ago

      Congrats to those few invited.  Let us know how it goes.

    10. agilitymach profile image96
      agilitymachposted 7 months ago

      I was invited too.  I have to say it looks beautiful. I have no idea what it means to be a Maven, but it's very tempting to go find out.  That said, I am already booked those dates and won't be able to go.  I would be interested in detailed information about the program though. Cre8tor, if you go, let us know your impressions.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image94
        Natalie Frankposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Got the invite - just didn't see it!  Can't wait!

        1. sallybea profile image96
          sallybeaposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Nice one!  Enjoy and don't forget to tell us all about it.

        2. agilitymach profile image96
          agilitymachposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Let us know how it goes and what you learn.

      2. Cre8tor profile image98
        Cre8torposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Will do. I'm in for sure.

    11. Natalie Frank profile image94
      Natalie Frankposted 7 months ago

      Absolutely!

     
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