Known globally as a master of storytelling for the lifestyle, wellness, travel and technology industries, Renee Blodgett has helped dozens of brands, companies, individuals and products succeed through smart and creative marketing and communications programs that elevate them above the noise – from technology, wellness and healthcare to lifestyle, travel and transformation. Having lived in 10 countries and traveled to nearly 90, she understands the nuances of other cultures and how you can be transformed through listening, having empathy for others as foreign to you as an ancient language and simply being present on your walk through life. As one of the first bloggers in the industry, she does more than just dabble in content and has authored thousands of articles on marketing, business, spirituality, food/wine and travel. She founded We Blog the World, an online travel site dedicated to Transformative Travel, at the juncture of where adventure, wellness and luxury meet. Renee was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes for two years in a row, #6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes, selected as a Top 70 Bay Area Digital Leader by the United Nations, named a Top 10 Social Media Mentor by Women Online Magazine, chosen as one of the Most Powerful Women in social media by CEO World Magazine, was a Shorty Awards Business Influencer Finalist and served as a Smitty Awards Judge for Travel & Leisure Magazine. She is also listed as an AlwaysOn Top 150 Business and Technology Journalist. Additionally, she has served on a number of advisory boards, including BlogHer and PopTech, a non-profit that catalyzes social impact through programs, incubated initiatives, salons and an annual conference, among others. She currently sits on the advisory board for Shocase, an exclusive global social network for the brightest minds in the marketing, creative and communications industries and Transformative Technology Lab, whose goal is to help engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs create new tools for the well-being of humanity. She is also co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that collaborates with global technology innovators and thought leaders and organizes programs and tours with influencers to accelerate technology, business and social media initiatives in a destination or for a company. Inspired to make a positive impact on the world through social good, Renee is co-curator of TEDxBerkeley and on the TEDxUNPlaza team, the only TEDx event held at the United Nations. She is an active writer and thought leader on technology trends, luxury and adventure travel, wellness and wellness travel, mind/body balance and food/wine and is prolific on social media. You can follow her on Twitter @weblogtheworld and on her @weblogtheworld channels on other popular networks, including Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flipagram, YouTube, Google+.