They Invited Me Over and Then They Changed Their Name and Moved…

By February 7, 2012General

For the past couple of years, I’ve attended an AMAZING conference called Relevant. It’s a blogging conference for Christian women.

 (Funny story: My friend Stephanie (above left), who was about 6 months pregnant at the time, sat next to a woman on a plane who thought Stephanie said LOGGING conference and proceeded to go on for several minutes about the merits of the logging industry. I learned to enunciate the B really well after that story.)

Moving on.

Relevant has been a highlight of every October for me since 2010. It’s SO much fun to meet “friends” for the first time, hear their voices and see them in 3D!

 The 2012 Speakers

Well, this year I have the honor of speaking at Relevant. Except…it’s not Relevant anymore. Today, Sarah Mae and Jessica are announcing that Relevant is getting a name makeover. It’s now called… wait for it…

Allume Social

Allume is French for “light”. “Allume is a community of women whose lives have been changed by the light of Jesus Christ. Because His truth and goodness have invaded our souls, it is our desire to see His light reflected into our spheres of influence.” Here are the details:

  • is the new community that offers “Allume Social” (formerly Relevant) all year-round via the sharing of unique stories, blogging, podcasts, videos, and more.
  • Allume Social is the new Relevant – same core values, same conference, just a new name (found at
  • Allume will be on Facebook here
  • Allume Twitter is here:
  • The new hashtag is #allume

Join ALLUME for a Twitter party Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 9pm EST #allume – There will be prizes, fun and answers to all your questions. I hope you’ll join us!

So bookmark the Allume site and mark October 25-27, 2012 down on your calendars. The Allume Social Conference is in gorgeous Pennsylvania and is just an incredible time. Like summer camp for grown ups. Except the food is better. So are the beds. We learn a lot and laugh even more. Who’s planning on coming?

And You?

Are you planning on attending Relevant er… Allume Social, or have you ever been? If not, is there a yearly gathering you look forward to? Join the discussion here!


P.S. If you want a little learning and community, don’t forget about our free parenting webinar tomorrow with Amy McCready! Register here It’s a fun time to learn and chat.

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  • Avatar Heather says:

    Yea!!! Loving the new name. Excited to hear all these lovely ladies fan the flame to other lightbearers! very, very thankful I already have a tix!! Woot!

    • Avatar Kat says:

      Did you get one of the early bird tickets?! I’m so glad you already have a ticket too. Can’t wait to hang out with you in PA!

      Sidenote: Did you at some point say you were going to Sally’s conference next weekend after all? Can’t remember.

  • Avatar Diana says:

    You proud of you.

  • I am hoping to attend this year for the first time and cannot wait!

    • Avatar Kat says:

      Get your typing fingers ready for the ticket on sale, they go fast! I hope you’re able to go. It’s such a wonderful event!

  • Avatar April says:

    What is the time difference to Oregon for the Webinar?

    • Avatar Kat says:

      I think PST is two hours behind CST and therefore 3 hours behind EST. So I’m guessing 11am PST (2pm EST) and 7pm PST (9pm EST). Hope you can make it!

  • Avatar Joyce says:

    This is so awesome Kat!! You are going to bless the socks of the ladies there!

  • Avatar monica says:

    This is so much fun…And after following you (on Twitter and here) for some time, I’d really like this to be the year I get more involved in all you do! From Hawaii I don’t know if the conference would work, but who knows!! 🙂
    God bless you, and congrats on positive changes!!

  • Avatar Rusheika says:

    would be awesome to attend.. its been a dream since I first heard of it a couple years ago… maybe one day!!