Friday, July 20, 2012

Come on back to Georgia and BarkWorld Expo!

There are a lot of great things about Atlanta... music, food, Cosmo Havanese and of course, BarkWorld Expo! It's hard to believe the conference is just three short months away, so it's the perfect time to start making your arrangements. This year's BarkWorld is scheduled for Oct. 25 - 27 in Atlanta, Ga.

If you haven't been to BarkWorld before, here's a little more about what you can expect. Established in 2009, the BarkWorld Conference & Expo is a national pet social media conference where pet owners and businesses come together to learn about social media, pet lifestyle topics, technology and more!

Plenty of opportunities for doggie smooches at BarkWorld 2011
Attendees can bring their dogs and cats, and you might even see a ferret or two or perhaps some other type of pet! There will be bloggers, pet-related businesses from small to large, folks from pet-rescue groups and pet lovers of just about any type that you can imagine.

If you want to learn more about social media or pet lifestyle topics or just have a place where it's perfectly normal to talk about nothing but pets for three days, then come on down and let's meet up at BarkWorld Expo!

Vendor booth area from the 2011 BarkWorld Expo. Bring an extra large suitcase for swag!
The full schedule of sessions can be viewed here, including keynotes from speakers with Twitter, the ASPCA, and the HBO Documentary Madonna of the Mills.

There's also an opportunity to learn about topics such as agility, exercises you can do with your pets, digital scrapbooking for pet lovers, Doga (yoga with your dog -- I've always wanted to do this!), and there will be cooking demonstrations and lots of pawties, too!

Special sneak peek opportunity just for you!

We've learned that Iams is offering a free trip for one blogger, and their pet, to attend BW! The contest starts on July 23, so keep an eye on the BarkWorld Facebook page for details.

To get you in the mood for a trip to Atlanta, here's a nice tune I can't seem to get out of my head...

Register now before the rates go up on August 18 and you can be on your way back to Georgia too! And once you register, grab a badge for your blog and share the  Facebook invite with your friends! 

Ohhhh, Atlanta, I'm just an old hound dog and I'm coming back to you one fine day. Whooo!

Cosmo Havanese hangs out with Flat Tyler at last year's BarkWorld!
Cosmo Havanese says, ya'll come down and see us at BarkWorld Expo! And bring your pets, flat or fluffy!


  1. Can't believe I get to go this year! Yay!!

    1. Awesome!!! As it should be!
      Your pals,
      Diane and Cosmo

  2. I'll see you there!! Wheeeee!!! Wiggle!!!

  3. Mowzers, we may just hafta go over to Iams' page and enter for the free giveaway!!

  4. I cant wait to see 'old' pals as well as getting acquainted with 'new' friends! I truly enjoyed staying an extra day so that I could enjoy that Southern Hospitality I keep hearing about! Cosmo was a delightful host! :-)

  5. Can baboons come to Barkworld? Looks like fun!

  6. OH Dog! That's close enough to drive down! YAY!