Inspiration, business strategies, beautiful venues that cater to design industry leaders in Atlanta … Design Bloggers Conference has it all.The event presents an opportunity for interior design bloggers, decorators, and ASID interior designers to network with others from the furniture, fabrics, and accessories industries. Attendees receive tips from industry experts on building a personal brand and using multiple social media platforms to build and engage their audience.It was introduced in 2011 and is now in its sixth year. Atlanta has hosted the conference since 2014 and AEP has been honored to capture it each year. We enjoy being on-hand to capture Atlanta at its best with beautiful businesses, excited attendees, and amazing food and cocktails from popular restaurants and caterers. Keynote speakers for the event includes some heavy hitters in the world of interior design. This year was no exception, India Hicks, Cynthia Rowley, Nathan Turner, Mary McDonald, and Justina Blakeney were just a few of the speakers in attendance. They gave the audience insightful tips on the current state of the design industry, trends, and the industry’s future.A wide spectrum of topics were presented, from Instagram Marketing to Blogger and Brand Collaborations. The intent of the conference was to help bloggers not only grow their blogs, but also grow their businesses. The conference is organized to give attendees a lot of time to connect with potential resources for future collaborations and projects.This year, the Container Store and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting hosted attendees. In the past, Atlanta Station Lofts, Bjork Studio, and Ethan Allen have generously held the conference. During its first year in Atlanta, KR SteakBar hosted a sit-down meal which is appropriate since impeccable restaurant interiors have become the standard.Gorgeous lighting, furniture, appliances, and accessories were Instagram-worthy. Event-goers had a beautiful backdrop for their social media platforms. In 2015, Bjork Studio recreated the vignettes using all Sunbrella material they made for a luxury space in New York City. Next year, the conference will be held on March 5-7th, in Los Angeles. Check out the highlights from the 2016 conference if you have any interest in attending.