Announcing the Preliminary BlogHer ’13 Break-out Schedule

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It’s a big day at BlogHer! We’re excited to unveil the preliminary agenda for our annual conference! Visit the BlogHer ‘13 agenda page to see all what’s in store for you in Chicago this July. This first round of programming includes the break-out session in the following eight program tracks, at both locations:

At McCormick Place:

  • Beginner and Advanced Marketing & Monetization
  • Beginner and Advanced Tools & Technology
  • Photo & Video

At the Sheraton Chicago:

  • Interest & Identity
  • Politics & Activism
  • Writing - Pitch & Publish

You’ll notice a few things right away:

  • Three different session lengths and formats
  • Longer overall session segments with more time in between them
  • Some repeating sessions

These changes are designed to not only mix up the learning styles available to you, but also to accommodate attendees who want to go back and forth between the venues in our dedicated shuttles, as well as attendees who prefer to stick in one place each day, but have interest in a second chance to see some of the sessions.

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Additional tracks during the main BlogHer ’13 conference
As noted in our Call for Ideas, we are also bringing back the two-day Geek Bar, expanding the Writing Lab to two days, and adding a new half-day Style & Beauty mini-con. The programming for these tracks is still in development (as is the sign-up process…expect improvements there!) and will be released over the next two months, between now and the week of April 16th.

In addition, we’re launching BlogHer’s Room of Your Own submission process tomorrow, and the Room of Your Own track session will be announced within this overall time period as well. Not familiar with the BlogHer Room of Your Own? Elisa's post here explains the origins of ROYO, and how it gives registered conference attendees another way to make your conference experience your own.

When we’re done there will be 14 tracks of programming across the two venues, providing what we truly hope is something for everyone and anyone…in every time slot.

Given the breadth of programming: We encourage you to make a plan for your panel attendance, and will have tools to help you! For example, if you click Sessions at a Glance above the conference agenda, a cool grid will appear with all the conference programming. That’s printable, so you can map out which panels you want to attend on which days. We’ll also provide a Pre-Conference Guide in PDF form with a printable agenda as we draw closer to the event, as well as a conference mobile app that will let you build your calendar.

Every one of our attendees can build their own personal conference experience, and we hope that seeing the diversity of programming published today, your own experience is starting to become clear to you!

We can't wait to see you in Chicago! Click here to register if you haven't yet.

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Mr Lady

Shannon 
Conference Programming Manager
BlogHer Conferences 

 

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