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Last year, we had a brilliant array of expert advice, dazzling speeches and <ahem> highly-charged debates - not to mention Jo Brand’s closing keynote speech, which was naughty, hilarious and inspirational in equal measure. 

Stay tuned for announcements about our 2014 line up, and in the meantime, have a browse of last year's speakers for a flavour of what to expect...
 

LAST YEAR'S SPEAKERS:  

Prof Tanya Byron Richard Bacon Jack Monroe toby young Dr Sue Black Jon Ronson

Tom Allin | Paul Armstrong | Richard Bacon | Darren BaldwinCarrie BarclayTanya Barrow | Laura Bates | Dr Sue Black | Jax Blunt | Jo BrandProf Tanya Byron | Sonya Cisco | Marta Cooper | Stella Creasy MP | Sarah Crown | Sarah Ditum | Tim Dowling | Cressida DowningRosie Fiore | Katie GlassGlosswitch | Daisy Griffith | Viv Groskop | A L Kennedy | Jemima Kiss | Emily LearyHelen Lewis | Rachael Lucas | Andrea Mann | Maisie McCabeEleanor Mills | Jack Monroe | Lisa MyersCassandra ParkinAlison Perry Charlotte Raven | Gemma Regalado-Hawkey | Jon RonsonGina Schauffer | Francesca ShepherdLionel Shriver | Annie Spratt | Mark StephensTania Tirraoro | Maggy Woodley | Toby Young | BLOG CLINIC

 

Jo Brand

Jo Brand    Keynote speaker

BAFTA-winning comedian, writer, actor and reluctant national treasure - Jo Brand has done it all. Starting off her career as a psychiatric nurse, Jo made the move to comedy in 1987, first appearing on the Saturday Live television show. Since then she's graced our screens on a variety of programmes - from Nevermind the Buzzcocks, to Question Time - as well as presenting a few TV series of her own, and not to forget her bloomin' fantastic cameo in Absolutely Fabulous or her incredible rendition of Britney Spears' Baby One More Time on Let's Dance for Comic Relief

 

The new Wild West: What kind of internet do we want? 9.40am

Richard BaconRichard Bacon  (chair)

Richard began his career presenting iconic TV shows Blue Peter, The Big Breakfast and Top of the Pops <nostalgic sigh>. He can still be found on our TV screens, as well as in the pages of the broadsheets - but these days he's best known as the sparky and super-informed host of BBC Radio 5 Live's afternoon show. His powerful documentary The Anti-Social Network detailed his experience of tracking down - and finally confronting - the internet troll who stalked him on social media. @richardpbacon 

Stella Creasy MPStella Creasy One of the youngest female MPs in the House of Commons, Stella Creasy works like a whirlwind for her Walthamstow constituency and tweets a mile a minute about the issues she cares about. Most recently, she's been standing up to Twitter trolls - despite becoming a target of vicious abuse herself. She's also leading the fight against loan-sharking and is a key supporter of One Billion Rising. @stellacreasy 

 

Toby Youngtobyyoung Toby is an associate editor of the Spectator, and a blogger for the Telegraph. He's the author of two books - How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2001) and The Sound of No Hands Clapping (2006) - the first of which was turned into a film, which he co-produced. He was also the co-producer and co-writer of Channel 4's dramadoc When Boris Met Dave - and is the co-founder of the West London Free School, which earlier this year became the first free school to sign a Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State for Education. @toadmeister  

Marta CooperMarta Cooper Marta is a social media content editor at the Telegraph and sits on the board of directors at Global Voices Online, a community of bloggers that reports on citizen media from around the world. She also contributes to the Telegraph's women's channel. She lived in Shanghai, China from 2009 to 2011, where she was a freelance writer and blogger and studied Mandarin. She worked at free speech group Index on Censorship from 2011 to 2013, where she reported on digital freedom issues and covered the Leveson Inquiry into press standards. @martaruco 

Mark Stephens CBEMark Stephens Mark once dreamt of becoming an actor but eventually decided to pursue the law - he's now a partner at top London firm HowardKennedyFsi. He's made a name for himself in legal and media circles by working on numerous high profile cases, including those of Julian Assange and James Hewitt. Mark was a legal correspondent for Sky TV during the 90s, and regularly appears on screen and in print to give his opinion on topical cases. @MarksLarks
 

Social Media, 11.05am

Daisy GriffithDaisy Griffith  Daisy is the lead social media trainer at the BBC, working with news and programme teams across the organisation on social media strategy, best practice and crisis planning. She also runs her own company, the School of Social, which provides social media services to commercial and public sector organisations. She has 2 small children and lives by the sea, after finding central London too difficult to try to control a toddler in. @daisygriffith  

 

Paul ArmstrongPaul Armstrong  Paul runs Digital Orange Consulting, helping brands and agencies to plan for (and navigate) the online space and emerging technologies. Previously, Paul was Head of Social at Mindshare, and he's also the creator of @themediaisdying - a Twitter network that charts the on-going transformation of the media industry. In his spare time he is a keen photographer, and blogs for outlets including Reuters, Giga Om and Media Week. 
 

In it for the LOLZ: writing funnier stuff, 11.05am

Viv GroskopViv Groskop   (chair)

Viv's mid-life crisis memoir I Laughed, I Cried: How One Woman Took On Stand-Up And (Almost) Ruined Her Life, recounts her "hilarious", "heroic" and "frankly psychotic" attempt to complete 100 gigs in 100 nights. Viv has written for the Guardian, Observer, Independent, Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and Mail on Sunday, is literary editor of Red magazine, and can often be seen/heard on Radio 4, BBC Breakfast and Sky News. She also occasionally finds time to blog. @vivgroskop 

Andrea Mann Andrea MannAndrea is Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK, where she writes spoof news and comedy features, commissions content, and curates funny things from around the web (mainly cat videos). Having worked briefly as a live comedy promoter, she eventually turned her hand to writing her own comedy. Within a year her jokes, sketches and parody songs were being performed on shows like The News Quiz, Newsjack, Newsrevue and other shows without the word 'News' in the title. She writes the blog You Know You're Over 40 When...and is also a jazz singer. @AndreaMann 

Tim DowlingTim Dowling Journalist Tim Dowling writes a weekly column for the Guardian, detailing his manifest inadequacies as a father, husband and human being. Born and raised in America, Dowling moved to Britain in the early 90s and began working as a freelance writer, until he gradually became unfit for any other form of employment. He is also the author of several books, including a novel, The Giles Wareing Haters' Club. @IAmTimDowling 

 

Sonya Cisco  Sonya Cisco

Sonya Cisco forgot to get a proper job, preferring instead to spend too many years messing about in bands. Her purse is therefore generally empty. She started blogging at The Ramblings of a Formerly Rock'n'Roll Mum in 2012, and likes to think she is sometimes funny, although her teenage daughter disagrees. She has three children and a biscuit addiction. @SonyaCisco 

 

Think bombs, 12pm

Professor Tanya ByronProf Tanya Byron  Tanya is a consultant clinical psychologist who specialises in child and adolescent mental health. She's written three parenting books, has a weekly column in The Times and the Saturday Times, and published the ground-breaking Byron Review into children, young people and digital media in 2008. Earlier this year she launched C4's Bedtime Live - and she also co-writes comedy with Jennifer Saunders (including The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, BBC2) – now, you didn't know that, did you? @ProfTanya 

Jon RonsonJon Ronson Despite dropping out of journalism college to play keyboards in the The Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey! Big Band, Jon Ronson has written for a range of publications, including columns for The Guardian, City Life and Time Out. He's published long-form journalism in the shape of international bestsellers The Men Who Stare At Goats - which was made in to a Hollywood film - Them and The Psychopath Test, and has won awards for his documentary films Citizen Kubrick and Tottenham Ayatollah. @jonronson  

Dr Sue Black Dr Sue Black  Sue is an award-winning computer scientist and radical thinker, who brings people together to solve complex issues. She's a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, is a champion for women in computing - and recently launched Savvify, a social enterprise which aims to empower people through technology. Sue is a frequent public speaker, a social media-holic, and dedicated campaigner to save Bletchley Park.  @Dr_Black 

 

Beyond Words: image-led blogging, 2pm

Carrie BarclayCarrie Barclay  Carrie runs three successful lifestyle blogs - DIGITAL bungalow, Kitchen Bitching and live.love.space. - and was named as one of the top five female bloggers in the UK by The Huffington Post in 2012. Carrie's blogging achievements allowed her to start her own successful editorial agency, which earlier in 2013 amalgamated with Social PR and Blogger Outreach Agency Don't Believe The Hype, where Carrie now holds the position of Creative Director and Head of Content. @DigiBungalow

Darren Baldwin Darren Baldwin  Darren is the Design Director behind DIGITAL bungalow, Kitchen Bitching and live.love.space., as well as a renowned street photographer. Darren's work has gained international interest, and recent projects have included a poignant portrayal of the people of London Road, Brighton and a hugely successful exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of St Dunstans Blind Veteran facility in Brighton. @mrdarrenbaldwin

 

How to make money from your blog, 2pm

Maisie McCabeMaisie McCabe  (chair)

Maisie is a journalist, news editor at Campaign and Media Week, and a board member of the Broadcasting Press Guild. She loves a good cup of tea. @MaisieMcCabe

 

Rachael LucasRachael Lucas  Author and blogger Rachael self-published her romantic novel Sealed with a Kiss in February. In a few short months, the book reached over 130,000 Kindle downloads, and spent over a month in the Amazon Top 10. She is writing her second novel whilst planning her third (they're coming together, like twins). She lives by the seaside in the North West of England with her partner and blended family of six children. @karamina

Emily LearyEmily Leary  Emily blogs about food and parenting at A Mummy Too. Indulging her passion for photography and working closely with the media, agencies and brands, Emily creates original content that has allowed her blog to grow rapidly in reputation and reach. In her day job, Emily is a PR & Digital Consultant with over a decade of experience. She specialises in designing and developing the social media strategy and capabilities of large organisations, including BT and E.ON UK. @emleary / @amummytoo

Gina SchaufferGina Schauffer  Gina is Group Editor at digital agency Zone, where she specialises in social media and blogger strategy. A trained journalist, Gina begun her career as Music Editor on listings magazine SA Citylife, she moved to the UK in 2001 and spent six years developing food and mum-focused content as the editor of weightwatchers.co.uk. At Zone, she led both the multi award-winning Channel 4 Food and Coca-Cola teams as Senior Editor, before moving into her current role as Group Ed. 

Tom AllinTom Allin

Tom is Senior Publisher Development Manager at Skimlinks, an award-winning London-based start-up that helps publishers monetise and add more value to their content, seamlessly and ethically. Tom personally works with a large variety of websites including blogs, forums, magazines and apps, providing advice and guidance on how to use Skimlinks to maximum effect. 

 

Shaping the debate: how blogging and social media can change our world, 2pm

Helen LewisHelen Lewis   (chair)

Helen Lewis is deputy editor at the New Statesman and a regular panellist on the BBC's Sunday Politics. She began her career as a trainee sub on the Daily Mail, and has since written for amongst others British Elle, the New York Times, the Stylist, Stella, the Sunday Times, and the Guardian. She's written frequently about the abuse that many women face online. @helenlewis   

Laura Bates  Laura BatesLaura has brought the issue of gender imbalance front and centre through the Everyday Sexism Project - an ever-increasing collection of women's experiences of sexism which went spectacularly viral, garnering global coverage and putting the issue firmly on the front page. She also works for Women Under Siege, and writes regularly for the Guardian, the Independent, Grazia, and Red magazine among others. @EverydaySexism  

Jack MonroeJack Monroe   Jack Monroe's blog A Girl Called Jack details life on the breadline, with recipes and tips gleaned from ekeing out a food budget of £10 a week to feed both herself, and her toddler son. The blog is now cult reading, and her food posts have garnered her praise, prizes and a Penguin book deal. She now has a job as a reporter on her local paper, and recently addressed Parliament on what the government should really be doing to tackle food poverty. @MsJackMonroe  

Tania TirraoroTania Tirraoro   Tania began blogging at Special Needs Jungle in 2008 to record her experiences with applying for, and getting, a statement of Special Educational Needs for her sons, both of whom have Asperger Syndrome. It's now an award-winning, influential source of opinion, ideas and information about special needs and disability - and was named in The Times Top 50 websites, chosen by Mumsnet founder, Justine Roberts. Tania's also a journalist, PR & social media consultant, and author of two romance novels and a guide to 'Getting Started with Statements'. @TaniaLT / @SpcialNdsJungle 

Tanya BarrowMummy Barrow  Mummy Barrow, or T (don't call her Tan fgs - it's Tanya if you must be formal) is, in her own words, a "tubby middle aged house wife living in Hampshire with her dog, husband and three teenagers".  She's also an award-winning blogger, and prolific Tweeter; in fact, it was T who sent the fateful tweet which kicked off what was to become Team Honk - a collection of bloggers and tweeters coming together to raise awareness of Red Nose Day's 25th birthday, and over £10K for Comic Relief. Find her on Twitter, asking who has got the kettle on. @mummybarrow

 

Quick fixes: down and dirty blogging how-tos, 3pm

Jemima KissJemima Kiss   (chair)

Jemima is head of technology editorial at the Guardian, covering big tech businesses, startups and consumer technology trends. Jemima is a permanent fixture on the Tech Weekly podcast and sits on the British Journalism Review editorial board. A proud graduate of Dartington College of Arts, Jemima has covered technology and media online since 2002. So if the internet dies, everything she has ever done goes up in smoke. @jemimakiss

Maggy WoodleyMaggy Woodley  Maggy has been writing about craft on her blog Red Ted Art since 2010. Since then she's won awards, written for and featured in the Times, the Telegraph and the Guardian - and has recently had her book Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts published. She also blogs at Life At The Zoo, and about Theatre, Books and Movies for those who will listen. Maggy is an avid believer in social media being the key to a successful blog – and not just "doing" social media, but doing social media well. @redtedart 

Jax BluntJax Blunt   A former IT professional, Jax has been blogging for 10 years about family life and raising her four home-educated children, over at Making It Up. Often to be found on Twitter or other social media, she also takes an active role in the family business, building WordPress based websites, and shares her knowledge with the world at Technology Solved. She doesn't do much sleeping. @liveotherwise  

 

Annie SprattAnnie Spratt  Annie is a happy-go-lucky, multi-award-winning, serial blogger. Posting regularly on Mammasaurus -  but always with numerous other blogs on the go and in the pipeline (she's also seeking a time machine, if anyone can help with that). Passionate about charity, this year Annie travelled to Ghana as part of TeamHonk, blogging and sharing the good work that has been achieved with money raised by Comic Relief. Recently, Annie joined forces with dozens of other bloggers and chopped off her luscious locks in support of Red Nose Day. @mammasaurusblog

Lisa MyersLisa Myers  The CEO and Owner of SEO & Content Marketing Agency Verve Search; Lisa founded sites SEO-Chicks.com and State Of Search, and was named one of Management Today's "35 under 35 high achievers". She's an active blogger and knower of all things search engine - from being 'findable' to creating content that generates traffic. She's also a business mentor, mum and, apparently, ninja <scaredface>. @lisadmyers 

 

 

Cracking yarns and tall tales: how to tell a better story, 3pm

Sarah CrownSarah Crown   (chair)

Sarah began working on the Guardian's website back in 1999, when they'd let anyone in. She worked across the Travel and Money sites before becoming editor of the guardian.co.uk/books in 2007. After spending six years immersed in literature, she re-entered the real world in 2013, when she took up the position of editor of Mumsnet. She looks forward to recovering from the shock any day now. @Sarah_Crown 

Lionel ShriverLionel Shriver  Lionel Shriver's first six books, which she wrote over a period of twenty years, barely caused a ripple. Her seventh - 2003's We Need To Talk About Kevin, told from the perspective of the mother of a boy who carries out a high school massacre - won the Orange Prize, was adapted for a feature film and catapulted Lionel into the public eye, establishing her as a gimlet-eyed observer of contemporary anxieties. As well as her subsequent novels The Post-Birthday World, New Republic, So Much for That and Big Brother, Lionel is a prolific journalist who has written for the The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall St Journal and The Guardian.  

A L Kennedy A L KennedyA.L. Kennedy is a writer and stand-up comic. The author of six novels as well as five story collections and two non-fiction books, she still managed to squeeze in perform her one-person show about writing and language all round the world, to huge acclaim. She has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards – including the Costa Book of the Year. Her latest book, On Writing, brings together her Guardian blog series of the same name. @Writerer  

Rosie Fiore  Rosie FioreRosie is a novelist, blogger and copywriter. She grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa; studied drama at the University of the Witwatersrand, and has worked as a writer for theatre, television, magazines, advertising, comedy and the corporate market. She has lived in London since 2000. Her books include Babies in Waiting and Wonder Women, and she blogs as Wordmonkey, frequently on feminist issues. @rosiefiore 

 

Cassandra Parkin  Cassandra ParkinCassandra is an author and Mumsnet blogger. Her short story collection, New World Fairy Tales, won the 2011 Scott Prize for short stories and her debut novel, The Summer We All Ran Away, has been shortlisted for the 2013 Amazon Rising Stars award. Her hit blog entry, "Fifty Things That Annoy Me About Fifty Shades Of Grey" became the three-book 'Lighter Shades' Critical Guides series, sold in support of Women's Aid. @cassandrajaneuk

 

Beautify your blog: how to make your site look awesome, 3pm

Gemma Regalado-HawkeyGemma Regalado  Gemma is the sass-mouthed web designer and developer behind Jane&Philbert, a site that encourages women to be brave with their blogs and websites without hiring a web designer. Her blog and her popular "Pimp That 'Press Site" crash course take the elitism out of the web design world with simple tutorials - and a dash of creative swearing. She lives in Hampshire with her husband and two-year old daughter. She tweets infrequently at @janeandphilbert

  

Can you be a 'mummy-blogger', and still be a feminist? 4.20pm 

Eleanor Mills Eleanor Mills (chair)

Amongst other things, Eleanor is a regular Mumsnet Network blogger who writes frankly about family issues and much besides on her blog Fat Kittens. Her first job was at Tank World magazine – the world's premier bulk liquid transportation publication - but she swiftly became the youngest ever Features Editor of The Daily Telegraph. Having spent ten years as editor of the News Review section of the Sunday Times, she's now Associate Editor of that paper. @EleanorMills  

Charlotte RavenCharlotte Raven  During the '90s, Charlotte Raven was a key provocateur on the editorial team of Modern Review - the much-hyped but short-lived magazine whose strapline was 'low culture for high brows' - where she worked alongside Julie Burchill and Toby Young. Her columns have appeared frequently in the Guardian and the New Statesman, and she recently announced her intention to re-launch Spare Rib, the feminist magazine of the 70s and 80s, as a glossy, supporter-funded biannual publication and online site. @charlotteraven 

Sarah DitumSarah Ditum

Sarah is a blogger and a mum, although possibly not a mummy blogger, even though she has blogged about being mum. Her day job is operations editor of TechRadar.com, and she also has a weekly column in the Guardian, where she writes on everything from workfare, to Minnie Mouse, to Russell Brand. @sarahditum
 

GlosswitchVictoria Smith Glosswitch

Victoria Smith (better known as Glosswitch) is a mother of two who works in publishing and moonlights on her own blog, Glosswatch (strapline 'humourless mummy, cuddly feminist') where she manages to bring forth brilliant think-pieces with astonishing regularity. She also writes frequently on parenting, feminism and politics in the New Statesman@glosswitch  

Alison PerryAlison Perry  Mum of one Alison started Not Another Mummy Blog in June 2011, while she was on maternity leave from her job as a senior editor at a women's magazine. She blogs about everything mums are interested in – fashion, beauty, amazing buys, travel and yes, even parenting. In reality, Not Another Mummy Blog (named because it seemed like everyone was starting a mummy blog back then) IS another mummy blog. But that's not a bad thing. Alison thinks mummy blogs rock. @iamalisonperry 

Katie GlassKatie Glass  Katie Glass is a columnist and feature writer for the Sunday Times. You can also find her work in Marie Claire, Elle Magazine, Grazia (and anywhere else where they pay for words). You can watch her arguing with Julie Burchill about feminism in the Sky One documentary Ten Years of The Spice Girls. She recently established The Other Club, a pop-up club for professional women, with Standard Diary Editor Joy Lo Dico, and she is writing her first book - which she hasn't started working on yet. @katieglassST

 

 Blog clinic, throughout the day 

Cressida DowningCressida Downing  Cressida, better known as The Book Analyst, has worked in publishing and bookselling for over 20 years. As a freelance editorial consultant, she works for literary agents, publishers and directly for authors; as well as being a regular guest blogger at the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook. She would buy books rather than clothes or food, and lives in East Anglia with two children, two kittens, and one husband. @BookAnalyst

Francesca ShepherdFrancesca Shepherd 

Francesca is a solicitor specialising in media litigation and has particular experience in defamation, privacy and copyright infringement. She acts for high profile individuals, brands, broadcasters and publications, and recenty worked on cases related to phone hacking. Francesca is also a keen musician - and proud holder of a Blue Peter badge for services to conservation.

Lisa MyersLisa Myers  The CEO and Owner of SEO & Content Marketing Agency Verve Search; Lisa founded sites SEO-Chicks.com and State Of Search, and was named one of Management Today's "35 under 35 high achievers". She's an active blogger and knower of all things search engine - from being 'findable' to creating content that generates traffic. She's also a business mentor, mum and, apparently, ninja <scaredface>. @lisadmyers 

Daisy GriffithDaisy Griffith  Daisy is the lead social media trainer at the BBC, working with news and programme teams across the organisation on social media strategy, best practice and crisis planning. She also runs her own company, the School of Social, which provides social media services to commercial and public sector organisations. She has 2 small children and lives by the sea, after finding central London too difficult to try to control a toddler in. @daisygriffith  

Annie SprattAnnie Spratt  Annie is a happy-go-lucky, multi-award-winning, serial blogger. Posting regularly on Mammasaurus -  but always with numerous other blogs on the go and in the pipeline (she's also seeking a time machine, if anyone can help with that). Passionate about charity, this year Annie travelled to Ghana as part of TeamHonk, blogging and sharing the good work that has been achieved with money raised by Comic Relief. Recently, Annie joined forces with dozens of other bloggers and chopped off her luscious locks in support of Red Nose Day. @mammasaurusblog

Tanya BarrowMummy Barrow  Mummy Barrow, or T (don't call her Tan fgs - it's Tanya if you must be formal) is, in her own words, a "tubby middle aged house wife living in Hampshire with her dog, husband and three teenagers".  She's also an award-winning blogger, and prolific Tweeter; in fact, it was T who sent the fateful tweet which kicked off what was to become Team Honk - a collection of bloggers and tweeters coming together to raise awareness of Red Nose Day's 25th birthday, and over £10K for Comic Relief. Find her on Twitter, asking who has got the kettle on. @mummybarrow

Jax BluntJax Blunt   A former IT professional, Jax has been blogging for 10 years about family life and raising her four home-educated children, over at Making It Up. Often to be found on Twitter or other social media, she also takes an active role in the family business, building WordPress based websites, and shares her knowledge with the world at Technology Solved. She doesn't do much sleeping. @liveotherwise 

 

Carrie BarclayCarrie Barclay  Carrie runs three successful lifestyle blogs - DIGITAL bungalow, Kitchen Bitching and live.love.space. - and was named as one of the top five female bloggers in the UK by The Huffington Post in 2012. Carrie's blogging achievements allowed her to start her own successful editorial agency, which earlier in 2013 amalgamated with Social PR and Blogger Outreach Agency Don't Believe The Hype, where Carrie now holds the position of Creative Director and Head of Content. @DigiBungalow

Darren Baldwin Darren Baldwin  Darren is the Design Director behind DIGITAL bungalow, Kitchen Bitching and live.love.space., as well as a renowned street photographer. Darren's work has gained international interest, and recent projects have included a poignant portrayal of the people of London Road, Brighton and a hugely successful exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of St Dunstans Blind Veteran facility in Brighton. @BWDdrj

Gemma Regalado-HawkeyGemma Regalado  Gemma is the sass-mouthed web designer and developer behind Jane&Philbert, a site that encourages women to be brave with their blogs and websites without hiring a web designer. Her blog and her popular "Pimp That 'Press Site" crash course take the elitism out of the web design world with simple tutorials - and a dash of creative swearing. She lives in Hampshire with her husband and two-year old daughter. She tweets infrequently at @janeandphilbert

Gina SchaufferGina Schauffer  Gina is Group Editor at digital agency Zone, where she specialises in social media and blogger strategy. A trained journalist, Gina begun her career as Music Editor on listings magazine SA Citylife, she moved to the UK in 2001 and spent six years developing food and mum-focused content as the editor of weightwatchers.co.uk. At Zone, she led both the multi award-winning Channel 4 Food and Coca-Cola teams as Senior Editor, before moving into her current role as Group Ed. 

Emily LearyEmily Leary  Emily blogs about food and parenting at A Mummy Too. Indulging her passion for photography and working closely with the media, agencies and brands, Emily creates original content that has allowed her blog to grow rapidly in reputation and reach. In her day job, Emily is a PR & Digital Consultant with over a decade of experience. She specialises in designing and developing the social media strategy and capabilities of large organisations, including BT and E.ON UK. @emleary / @amummytoo