Home from the evo'10 Conference

By Kate |

This weekend I had the tremendous pleasure of attending the evo’10 Conference at The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. I was totally honored to be there as an Ambassador for Scandinavian Child – a company that distributes amazing baby products throughout the US and Canada. (To learn a little more about a couple of their products, check out the Anka High Chair Review, lillebaby Baby Carrier Review and How to Make Baby Food featuring the Beaba Babycook.)

I knew I liked the brand (or else I wouldn’t have represented them), but I had no idea how much I would enjoy the people of Scandinavian Child. Erin and Jessie from Scandinavian Child, Karie of Grand Avenue Baby and the other SCI Ambassadors (Gena, Kadi and Lauren) were all a joy and getting to know them made the weekend complete.

The conference was awesome. It was thought-provoking, informative and seriously fun. I’ll definitely blog more this week about some of the highlights, but my absolute favorite session of the conference was the Closing Keynote talk by Brene Brown and Karen Walrond. Holy smartness, people. The two women spoke about a topic that weaved its way throughout the conference: authenticity. They shared their brilliant thoughts on how to blog, live and be true to yourself. I wish I had a nickel for every time I nodded my head or thought, “Oh my, I need to write that down” while they were speaking. It was a great way to end the formalities of the weekend.

But, the fun didn’t end with the Closing Keynote… it was just beginning. The Bush’s Beans party at the Park City Mountain Resort was a total blast! My (new) friends and I cowgirl’ed up and hit the alpine slide, alpine coaster and danced the night away.

I left the conference motivated and inspired. And, more importantly, with several new friends.

Now that I’m back home I need to regroup, gather my thoughts and edit through my hundreds of pictures so I can share more about evo with you. I can’t wait!



Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    It sounds like the EVO conference was awesome! I’m so happy to hear you had such a great time but even more important that you walked away feeling inspired and with some new friends! (although can I admit that it is great to have you back?)

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    Looks like you had a fantastic time! I’m jealous!!

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    I am so glad that you got to experience the “Awesomeness” at Park City Mountain Resort! I agree that Evo was incredible and so fun to connect with new friends. Come back and visit Park City soon.

    Krista Parry
    Park City Mountain Resort

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      Thanks, Krista! Park City Mountain Resort is ah-mazing! I had a blast there and really do hope to return.

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    Love this post, Kate! Fab pics. Glad you got to be part of the Scandinavian Child team and even happier that you enjoyed the evo’10 Conference. Hope to see you back next year :).

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      Jyl, THANK YOU for organizing such a wonderful conference. It was a true pleasure to attend and all your hard work was evident as the weekend was seamless and full of joy. Such a fabulous experience.

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    I really like Scandinavian products. I wish I had one of their high chairs when my kids were little.

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    Great pictures. It looks like you had a blast!

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    Loved having you guys there – and there are so many great closing pics of you guys floating around. Dude. I loved those cowboys! See you soon!

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    It was such an inspiring weekend. I’ve been mulling over my own post (still haven’t written it!) because I don’t know where to begin… It was all so amazing!

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    Sounds like so much fun!!

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