About Influential Summit

What is Influential Summit?

Coming to Carlsbad, CA February 8-9, 2019, Influential Summit is a meeting of the minds for influencers, micro-influencers, bloggers, content writers, photographers, marketers and all those who love sharing their parenting, lifestyle and wellness journey through social media.

Attendees will experience networking with fellow influencers and brands that are eager to partner with them. We pride ourselves on creating an event that thrives off of positive energy and like to think that the people we bring together are the best of the best. The environment at the event is unpretentious and focused on collaboration.

Influential Summit is a collaboration between Parent & Co. and New Bloom Media and was created as an experiential event to connect parenting, lifestyle and wellness influencers with brands looking to broaden their influencer marketing programs. The event serves as a place to learn, mingle and connect.

Incredible speakers, decadent food, tasty beverages, and copious amounts of products will be shared with our attendees. To see what the event was all about watch our 2018 recap video below. To see what our gift bags looked like check out our unbagging video here.

The Speakers

Jon Bailey
Jon Bailey

Meg Brunson
Meg Brunson CEO, EIEIO Marketing

Meg is a former Facebook employee who provides marketing support to parents who want to build their business without mom guilt. Her clients enjoy predictable leads/traffic and positive ROI within 3 months - and spend more time making happy memories with their kids than stressed over their marketing.

Julie Cole
Julie Cole Co-Founder of Mabel's Labels

Julie Cole is a recovered lawyer, mom of six and co-founder of Mabel’s Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition and win countless entrepreneur awards. Cole is a regular television contributor, a sought after speaker and emcee and a digital influencer and blogger.

Alice Faggi
Alice Faggi Marketing Strategist

After 15 years of marketing experience on the client side, Alice has recently made the move to Digitopia Agency. As a lead marketing strategist, their team builds digital marketing ecosystems for brands looking to accelerate growth. She also runs Nuggetlands, covering family, fun, food and function at home.

Blair Fillingham
Blair Fillingham Founder at MTRNL

Blair is the Chief Yogini and Founder of MTRNL.com, an online yoga studio that serves thousands of mamas around the world through personalized prenatal and postnatal yoga classes. Winner of 'Entrepreneur of the Year 2018' and 'Startup of the Year' at the International Business Awards. Blair is an Aussie living the #urbanexodus #AmericanDream in Washington with her husband, two daughters, three pigs, three sheep, six ducks and dog.

Deanne Goodman
Deanne Goodman Journalist

Deanne Goodman is an award-winning journalist with a background in digital and TV news reporting. Her mission is to create videos and podcasts that inspire and change lives. Deanne is a media spokesperson who frequently appears on NBC, CBS, ABC, CW, and FOX. Deanne is a sought-after on-camera host for numerous videos. She specializes in food, travel and animal stories. Most recently Deanne launched the Highlight Positive Podcast and is so thrilled to inspire others and spread positivity. She and her baby Jade also star in their own show on Only Good TV called “Growing Up Good” that teaches kindness at a young age. In addition, Deanne is the co-founder of Kombucha On Tap. A company she launched with her husband in 2014 that was named the 9th fastest growing private company in San Diego in 2018.

NG Gordon
NG Gordon The Dad at Dear Mishu

NG Gordon is a former pro-tennis player and Silicon Valley exec. He is also the "Dad" of Dear Mishu (https://instagram.com/dearmishu), a Micro-Influencer and Advice Columnist based on his dog. NG shares his experience with marketing innovation and social media marketing with brand owners and managers.

Samantha Gutstadt & Haely White
Samantha Gutstadt & Haely White

Don’t Call Me Mommy is a content creation & digital influencer team (Haely White + Samantha Gutstadt) who create comedy about #momlife. Having launched in only 2017, they’ve created three hit series: Sh*t No One Told You (Mom.me), Sorta Awesome Mom Hacks (FabFitFun), and a new Parents.com series (coming in 2019), in addition to comedic commercials, events, and a new seasonal box for badass moms. Combining their seasoned backgrounds in advertising, sketch comedy, video production, editorial and social media— Don’t Call Me Mommy is a one stop shop for content creation.

Kristi Hayes-Devlin
Kristi Hayes-Devlin

Bio coming soon!

Xza Higgins
Xza Higgins CEO and Founder of MommyCon

Xza Louise Higgins is the Founder and CEO of MommyCon, a babywearing educator and lover of healthy & happy babies. She is a former branding expert who spends her spare time with her two children, and enjoying all of the amazing restaurants the city has to offer.

Amber Mamian
Amber Mamian Marketing Strategist & Entrepreneur

Amber Mamian is a marketing strategist + successful entrepreneur who founded Global Munchkins and recently took over the popular parenting site Rookie Moms growing it 90% month over month. She is also an ambassador for Oprah Magazine and a two-time Iris Award nominee who has successfully run campaigns with brands such as Disney, H&M, Target, Home Depot, Wells Fargo, Oprah Magazine, Talbot’s, Amazon, Norwegian Cruise Line, Loews Hotels, OshKosh, Reebok, Tea Collection, Athleta, American Airlines, & many more! With a passion for traveling the world, embracing parenthood, and supporting & encouraging mothers to live the life of their dreams she has put her words into action through publications such as Lonely Planet, The Today Show, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, Red Tricycle, and Five Star Kids Magazine. You can follow her family’s adventures on Instagram at @global_munchkins and score her parenting tips at @rookiemoms.

Jorge Narvaez
Jorge Narvaez Social Media Influencer at Reality Changers

Jorge, went from a teen father to meeting former President of United States Barack Obama. How? For the past couple of years Jorge has been active on and offline to spread his message of Family, Community, Art, Music and most importantly Fatherhood! These past couple of years he has sat in dozens of panels, presentations and keynotes across the country. He has been featured with Youtube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki, performed on the Ellen Show with his daughter Alexa and has won a Premios Tu Mundo award! Jorge is also a first-generation graduate of high school and college and has earned a degree from the University of California San Diego with a focus in Ethnic Studies, Visual arts, International Migration Studies and Poetry. Just before graduation, on Jorge's Realitychangers channel a cover of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ song “Home”, sung by he and his daughter went viral. Within days millions of people around the world took notice. The video’s viral success caught the attention of Ryan Seacrest, Ellen DeGeneres, Univision, Telemundo, The Huffington Post, CNN, Time Magazine, America’s got Talent and many more! Through successful management, collaboration and high impact partnerships, his channel and its content grew and evolved! Jorge Narvaez's social media platforms (@realitychangers) focus on 5 themes: Family, Community, Art, Music and Fatherhood. With over 800,000 followers and over 210 million views across all his platforms, Jorge has had a diverse background with a common thread of creating community, partnering with varied individuals and agencies to promote family/fatherhood, story-telling, community activism, script writing, influencer marketing, professional public speaking, live musical performances, brand collaborations, policy creation, content creation, augmented reality, equality in education and much more Jorge is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, grew up in San Diego, California and currently lives there with his family. He actively participates in speaking engagements, communicating life lessons and hopes to pursue long-term additional leadership roles that benefit the Latinx community as well as the global community as a whole.

Allana Pinkerton
Allana Pinkerton Global Safety Advocate

Allana Pinkerton has been passionate about car seat safety and working in the industry for 17 years and is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor. As the Global Safety Advocate, she facilitates educating the staff, consumers and the media about car seats. Allana works closely with the marketing team, educating at consumer and industry trade shows, as well as writing blogs on CPS issues. She is called upon to work with engineering and product development team on current and new products. As Diono expands across the globe, she continues to expand her role assisting the Diono European and Canadian teams. Allana is the mother of two boys, Max (14 yrs) and Andrew (22 yrs.)

Saarah Samadani
Saarah Samadani CEO & Founder of New Bloom Media

Saarah is an enthusiastic & innovative influencer that founded and owns her own media company in LA, called New Bloom Media. She is also very passionate about safety awareness for all parents, and gives back to the community through her involvement in an event she’s co-founded called the Celebrity Red CARpet Safety Event.

Jennifer Saxton
Jennifer Saxton Founder & CEO of Tot Squad

Jennifer Saxton is the Founder & CEO of Tot Squad, a mobile baby gear service whose mission is to improve car seat safety and provide convenience and peace of mind to busy parents. Tot Squad provides car seat installations, baby gear cleaning, and stroller repairs in partnership with retailers.

Dana Zucker
Dana Zucker

Bio coming soon!

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The FAQs

Who needs a ticket?
All adults need to buy a ticket. Children 16 and under are always free. As an adult, select from one of the following options.
Influencer ($99-$129): This ticket is for those that are looking to become influencers or have followings on social media sites. Early Bird pricing ends on 12/05/18.
Brand or Marketer ($189-$229): This ticket is for those that work for companies in social media, communications, PR, marketing or other related fields. Early Bird pricing ends on 12/05/18.
Stroller Policy
Strollers are welcome at the event. However, we will ask for strollers to be folded if crowding becomes an issue.
ASL Interpretation Services
If you are in need of ASL interpretation services or any other accessibility accommodations, please email info@mommycon.com with your ticket information 60 days prior to the event so we can discuss details with you.
Ticket Refund Policy
Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred at any time by emailing your e-ticket to the new attendee.
Please remember that you will be receiving emails leading up to the event with more details and please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates! You can find us on Instagram and Facebook.


Cape Rey
1 Ponto Rd,
Carlsbad, CA 92011


Hotel Accomodations

You can reserve a room by calling Cape Rey directly at 760-683-5422, asking for Reservations, and referencing the group code, INF19 or group name, “Influential Summit”. You can also go online to their website. The group booking should come up automatically at that link, but if not you can use the Group Code: THM on the “Special Accounts and Rates” section. The cut off date is 1/15/19.