Announcing the BlogHer '14 Party Plan!

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After long days of networking, learning, listening, geeking out, and generally pursuing the serious business of conferencing, we all know that the evening events are where some of the best networking and connection-building is done! To that end, we produce and co-host parties, big and small to suit every party palate. This post will give you some scoop. And features a little bit of a tease too, to make you wonder what's coming after the holiday weekend :)

Thursday, July 24th: Join the Selfiebration at our Evening at the Expo!!
6-8PM at the San Jose Convention Center

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A tradition for these past several years, we officially kick off the conference with a dedicated time for you to meet our exhibitors. As always our sponsors will be scheduling special promotions, giveaways, demos, food & drink, and other activities just for the Evening at the Expo. And since this is kicking off our 10th Anniversary Selfiebration, many sponsors will be providing space in their booth for the perfect Selfiebration Photo Opportunity. We introduced a #SponsorSelfie game at #BlogHerFood this year, and it was a big hit... a fun way to meet each other, and a fun way to learn about new products at the same time. Take selfies with sponsors and win prizes. And see your selfies streaming around the conference throughout the next two days too.

Friday, July 25th: Express Yourself on Friday Night at BlogHer
6-11PM at the San Jose Convention Center: Voices of the Year Reception, Open Mic Salon, and Killer Karaoke
8-11PM at the Hilton Hotel: Friday Night Open House Suite Parties

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Friday night we follow our Voices of the Year Keynote with a celebratory champagne reception for the 110 Voices and Photos of the Year honorees, featuring their work enlarged and on display... providing more awesome selfie photo opportunities alongside the work of your favorite bloggers.

Hopefully the Voices of the Year inspires you to express yourself, and you'll have two chances. We're continuing our traditions of a blogging Open Mic Salon, hosted by Ann Imig from Listen to Your Mother and Killer Karaoke, emceed by Amy Windsor from The Bitchin' Wives Club.

All of the above will take place at the San Jose Convention Center, leveraging their open courtyard for the VOTY/PhOTY reception, but starting at 8PM we will also bring back our Open House Suite Parties, hosted by sponsors and community leaders alike, at the Hilton Hotel, directly connected to the Convention Center.

Along with the return of Queerosphere, hosted by Deb Rox, and the Multi-Culti party, hosted by Pauline Campos and Ananda Leeke, we have some really great sponsors who will be hosting their own open house receptions that evening.

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Join these folks (and stay tuned as we add more details):

  • Community member Leah Peterson is attending as a sponsor for the first time (Go Leah!) with her Flawed But Authentic Suite, open throughout the conference, taking headshots and sharing the benefits of essential oils.

  • California Women Lead, a non-partisan, issue-neutral organization encouraging women to take leadership positions in their communities... perfect inspiration for our community of online leaders.

  • GoldieBlox, engineering toys for girls...I'm guessing their suite may be the most "playful" place at the conference.

  • SheBooks, a new innovative eBook publishing and distribution platform focused on women authors, and rolling out an affiliate program to boot.

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Saturday, July 26th: Closing our BlogHer '14 with a Sunset Bash
7-10PM, taking over an outdoor location to be announced

With awesome entertainment to be announced...
And yes, if you've gotten this far, this is my Fourth of July tease
Stay tuned!!!


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