Announcing Haven 2013!

It’s a very exciting day today!     We are over the moon excited about officially announcing the news of Haven 2013 next year in Atlanta (of course!).  We had such a great conference this year and we are so looking forward to an even better conference next year as well.

Haven 2013

Our Haven Conference website has been updated with brand new photos from this year’s conference and we are happy to say that Home Depot will again be our Platinum sponsor.  Woohooo!  We have been busy as bees behind the scenes getting the details worked out for the conference next year and in spite of some limitations on dates and venues, we did it.

Haven banners

Haven 2013 will be held at the beautiful Buckhead Grand Hyatt hotel and it should be a rockin’ place to have our conference. They are thrilled to host us next year!

Dates will be August 1-3, 2013 and that is a switch from this year.  We got a little bit of a late start in booking hotels and finding dates and had limited dates to work with, so we are excited that something worked and we think that these dates will be just fine.  We do know that it will interfere with those of you attending Blogher 13 in Chicago, but we hope that it won’t affect too many of you.

Haven 2012

It was a thrill for me to head up Haven this year and I look forward to an even better conference next year.

All Haven Team

We have the same team back, minus two team members (Kate and Marian), who both had too much on their plate to commit to another year with us.  Great for them, sad for us.  But the rest of the team is back, ready to put forth a lot of brain power and energy for an exceptional conference again next year.  Kristi will be back again on the team, handling all our website updates and keeping us on track from that standpoint.  We love having her expertise behind Haven as well.

My right-hand girl, Kristin, will also be back and she is our top notch events planner, working with the hotel and sponsors.

Haven sponsors

Bigger and better, that is our thoughts going forward and next year we will have 350 tickets for sale!  Yippee!

Tickets will go on sale January 1st, so plan accordingly!  We highly anticipate this conference selling out quickly for next year, so get those fingers clicking on the day they hit the sale. There will also be a discount on the first 50 tickets sold that day!

Ticket prices will be $225 and the first 50 tickets will be sold at $200.  That includes breakfast and lunch for 2 days and the 2 day conference pass.   You will need to book your own hotel rooms at the Buckhead Grand Hyatt and a link will go up directly to them in January as well.

We are SO excited about the next Haven conference and can’t wait to see you all there again. 

- Rhoda


  1. I wanted to attend last year but couldn’t and hope that I can this year.

  2. How much will tickets cost?

  3. This will be my first blog conference, so I’m really looking forward to going!

  4. I am so looking forward to attending!! Can’t wait!

  5. I really looking forward to going this year! I was so sad that I didn’t go last year and heard such great things from some of my blogging buddies! Thanks Rhoda!

  6. Very exiting – I’ve never been to Atl! Would love to see you and all my blogging friends again.

  7. Rhoda…Haven 2012 was awesome and I look forward to attending next years conference!!!…So I will be starting off the New Year on a great note by signing up for the conference!!!..
    Thanks to you and your “crew” for all of your hard work of putting this fantastic conference together again!!!..

  8. Rhoda, this is very exciting news! We will definitely be there and plan to buy our tickets Jan. 1!!!

  9. Can’t wait! I’m going to sit by the computer and wait for them to go on sale this year. I was about to buy a ticket last year and it sold out that day!


  10. Oh, I so want to come and was looking forward to it – but I already have my ticket for BlogHer! What’s the likelihood it was going to be on the same weekend. Ugh, I got some thinking to do 🙂

  11. I am so excited! It was so much fun last year…..and I know this year will be even more amazing! I’m going to be the one with the Starbucks mug setting up my chair on January 1 so I can be first in line. 🙂

    Have a wonderful and blessed day rock star!

  12. Hi Rhoda
    Is Haven only for bloggers? Would it be of interest to blog readers?

  13. I made your Mom’s cornbread dressing and chicken, it is WONDERFUL!!!

  14. I’d love to attend something like this, Rhoda … mm-m-m … 🙂 Now I’m thinking … 🙂

  15. I am not a blogger just yet, but I love love love reading them and creating things that are a bit diff. Is this something for me? What exactly is this conference about and what can folks expect there? 🙂

    • Marianne in Mo. says:

      I’ll answer to help Rhoda out. If you scroll down this page, on the right is a box that says haven Conference 2012. If you click on there, you can see all about what they did last year. I’m not a blogger, just a fan, so hope this helps! Looks like a wonderful opportunity for bloggers, but I don’t know if it’s open to only bloggers.

  16. Hi, Carla and all! Please click over on the Haven website link to see all the details of the conference! It is a blogging conference, however it is a mix of DIY workshops and blog workshops. We won’t tell non-bloggers they can’t come, but just be aware that at least 1/2 of the topics will be blog topics too.

  17. I am SO excited for this Rhoda! I already had hubby mark off his calendar and told him to prepare to hold down the fort with the three boys cause I’m Atlanta-bound!!

  18. So exciting, Rhoda! Can’t wait to attend Haven again! Will tickets go on sale at midnight on Jan. 1st or later in the day? Want to be ready and waiting at the computer! 🙂

  19. Yippee indeed! 😀 Can’t wait to go again this year!

  20. Yay!! Can’t wait! Since I’m local, let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. Especially once my teaching year is finished in May, I’ll be glad to pitch in. 🙂
    xo Heidi

  21. I’m so excited. I’ll be sitting by my computer!

  22. I live in Marietta, GA. Do you think I’d still want to book a hotel? Are there things going on in the evening that would make it worth having a hotel?

    • Hi, Sally, more than likely, there will be parties going on every evening at the hotel, so it will be up to you. You would definitely have fun staying at the hotel and getting to hang out with everyone at night, without worrying about traffic. We know how traffic is!

  23. That weekend is just before school starts in north GA, but I hope I can still make it, I’ll just have to try and get in some last minute summer kid fun and school prep before then!

  24. Yay! I’m so excited for another year of Haven!

  25. Oh I’m so excited! I really hope I can pull off replenishing my bank account from Christmas in time to buy my ticket!

  26. I can’t wait. It will be nice to attend my next conference and not be the one working at it. We seem to keep trading places, don’t we? 🙂 but you know you can count on me if there is anything I can do. I am so excited. xxoo

  27. ohhh can’t wait till next year!


  28. I think I’m going this year… I’ll probably be one of the few men present.

    • John, my guess is that the number of men might increase a bit each year. My husband and I debated whether he “should” come to 2012. He did not (mostly due to $ and scheduling), but I’m thinking he might attend 2013. 🙂

  29. Rhoda! We are so excited and can’t wait! Jon doesn’t care if he is one in 5 men–he had a blast last year and can’t wait for next year!

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