I always wished to travel to some Scandinavian countries. Danmark has always been the capital of design in my mind. Couple of weeks ago I trevelled to The Hive blogkonference to Copenhagen.This was not my first conference but I have been really excited. I love to meet and greet new people, I love to travel and see new places, find inspiration and learn about blogging.
It is so much fon to talk to other bloggers, how they face difficulties what tools they use. I love to fond cooperations and friends. Last year I met Juliane at Hive. That time we did not know Hive moves to Copenhagen this year, but when it all became public, she invited me to her sweet red painted sweedish farmhouse for a couple days after the conference. (I will write a separate post about that!)
I have chosen to stay in WakeupCopenhagen hotel while in Copenhagen. This was central enough, but still close to the airport and the conference venue. It worked out really well. Whithin 60 minutes from landing I was standing at the lobby! This was a brand new hotel that opened days before I arrived. I guess I was the firs one to sleep in that bed. For me it is very important to have a good night rest when I go for a business trip. This helps me to make the most out of it.
The evening before the conference we had a fantastic kick of event at Muuto. The company collects the best Scandinavian designers and asks them to tell their stories through objects designed with a totally new perspective. I loved Muuto, the atmosphere and the products were both fantastic, not to mention the party we had there! We finished up the day with a dinner, I organised with Melanie from Dejlige Days.
Saturday at the conference was fantastic. First we listened a grat presentation from the French Pinterest team. The next speaker was Katie Treggiden, from the Confessions of a Design Geek. She kicked of with a fantastic TED előadással, and talked about being original and honest!
The two big favourites of the day were the workshops. First I went to Katrin’s about videoblogging. She was not only telling us about the thoretical part, but we also got some hands -on things and some homework to do. (I hope to finish it soon and show you!) The other one was Gudy, the blogger of the Eclectic Trends, who spoke about tactile moodboards. I was proud to show her my red Valentine moodboard, that I made earlier this year. She really liked it and the comment she made on it I totally agree and I will pay attention to that!
Sunday’s best was Jocelyn Casey aboutthe balance of blogging and our private life. I really needed this presentation! Thank you Jocelyn!
In meanwhile Hive and Scandic Hotel are treated us really well. Our brakfasts were sponsored by Alpro and Nutella! We even got the recipes from Alpro, I really liked their breakfast! The lunch menu was created by Jamie Oliver with a great amount of vegetebles. The coffe at the venue was perfect and there was always time for coffee and some nice conversations at the nice conference lobby. It might sound interesting that I write about the food and accommodation, but I truly feel, that to really enjoy and pay attention to a conference it is important to have my body treated well!
The conference was not only aboutkeynotes and workshops. I was about bloggers, it was about real PEOPLE! About coopertions and frienships, aha moments and conversations. It is nise to meet someone I have been following even for years and say hello to them. I need this moment, I need this feeling. The best of all when someone tells you, that I know your blog!
Thank you Hive, thanks you Yvonne for organizing it for us! See you at Hive 2015 in Berlin!
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