This past fall, I had the priviledge of attending an amazing christian women’s blogging conference called The Relevant Conference. It was a sweet time of fellowship, a time of learning ins and outs of the blogging world, and for me, the sweetest part came through the encouragement I felt and the friendships that I made…friendships that will no doubt span years and lifetimes. If you want to read a little more about my experience in October, you can check out my after-the-conference post HERE.
Since then, some exciting things have happened for me and for the conference. The Relevant Conference has gotten a name change! Turns out that “Relevant” was trademarked, and before there would have ever been an issue, the organizers felt that it would be both beneficial for the conference and honoring to the trademark owners to go ahead and change it. So….
In case you were wondering…it’s pronounced ah-loom (and while some artistic liberties in pronunciation have been taken,) the original word means “light” in french.
The conference will still embrace all of the things that the Relevant Conference was, but with the name change, so comes an opportunity for greater reach and impact. Allume Social will be what The Relevant Conference was….but now, it’s part of a greater vision as well….the Allume community.
And the part that is exciting for me in particular is that I am working on the Allume team now! I know…exciting right?! I couldn’t be more pleased, blessed, ecstatic to have been named the Allume “Hospitality Artist!” Sound cool doesn’t it?! And any of you who know me here, know that I have both a passion for and giftings in the area of hospitality. Seriously…for me, this opportunity is one that I wouldn’t have dared to dream up, but that the Lord really just brought to me. And…I am SOO excited to be able to use my skills and passions to encourage and impact so many amazing women.
So…already this year, we’ve begun brainstorming and working on ideas to make the conference even better (with a bar that was already set pretty high too!)….and thanks to just the favor of the Lord, I have an opportunity to be a part of that! I’ll be working on things like menus, decor, and how to create an even more welcoming and hopsitable environment (which lucky for me, the attendees already do really well!) I’m thrilled to pieces to be a part of what the Lord is doing through Allume and beyond, and I’d sure love to invite you on the journey…and to Allume Social this fall!
If you’re interested in finding out more about Allume, I’d encourage you to check out the full website and blog! Also, tonight, there’s a Twitter party answering questions, giving out prizes, and having fun! So pop in and join us!