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BlogHer Conference Update - - November 23, 2011

Happy Wednesday and long weekend for us here in the US due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so this will be brief:...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - November 11, 2011

Happy Friday and for those who celebrate, happy Veterans Day.This is going to be a bunch of reminders this week :)BlogHer Writers -- watch all the session on-demand and view what you might have missed.  We have photos too!...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - October 28, 2011

Happy Friday and pre-Halloween weekend! There is so much to tell you so I'm jumping right in......more

BlogHer Conference Update - - October 15, 2011

Happy weekend!! I cannot believe it is already October -- I know you understand. I am hearing that stores already have holiday decorations up -- unbelievable (as I shake my head). Anyway, onto our update: BlogHer Writers '11 is around the corner and we have a "few" slots left so register today and join us for what is sure to be a day of incredible learning and networking. Check out the agenda, speakers and attendees -- it's an impressive day for sure....more
I have my paypal receipt for the conference in NYC, but I don't have any other form of ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 30, 2011

Hello friends - happy weekend! Lots to share so I'm going to jump right in... BlogHer Writers '11: In a few short weeks we'll come together for the first annual BlogHer Writers conference, presented by Penguin Group, in New York City. It will be a day full of expert insiders discussing publishing, demystifying the trade and providing small group mentoring. You'll learn about publishing 101, going from blog to book and so much more. Check out the agenda, our list of growing speakers and register today....more

BlogHer Writers '11 - Blog Bling!

The time has come to decorate your blog with some BlogHer Writers '11 blog bling!We've made it very easy, simply copy the code and paste to your blog and voila! the world knows you are coming!See you in New York!...more
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What Kind of Writers Are Attending BlogHer Writers '11? All Kinds!

Since BlogHer Writers ‘11 is a new conference under the BlogHer umbrella, many people have been wondering what to expect. Our team has been working hard to share some great aspects of this intimate conference -- like the small-ground mentoring sessions and the amazing keynote speakers. BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone explained that the conference is really for anyone who has a book inside their head -- or heart. But who are those people? Well, let’s find out, shall we? ...more
Thank you for sharing. Its interesting to read about some of those who are attending. I wish I ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 23, 2011

Hello friends!  Sorry I missed you last week, I was at BlogHer Handmade in St. Paul, Minnesota and I must say it was so much fun.  While I will admit DIY is not my strength, there were some pretty talented people in the bunch. But I'm here today to share with you something that you cannot miss: BlogHer Writers in NYC!...more

Do You Have A Book In You? Agenda for Oct. 21 BlogHer-Penguin Writers Conference

Hi everyone, I want to talk with the writer in you. For seven years, through hundreds of thousands of blog posts, 15 in-person BlogHer conferences, and lo, those many NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo writing exercises, one of the most popular conversations across the BlogHersphere has been and is: "How can I turn my blog into a book?"...more
I hope you offer this again! I write mysteries for Penguin...looks exciting! more

BlogHer Conference Update - - September 9, 2011

Happy "pre BlogHer Handmade" weekend!We here at BlogHer are very excited for BlogHer Handmade next week and we hope we will see many of our friends on Thursday, September 15 in Minneapolis! I hear the weather will be fabulous and there is so much to do, after your full day with us of course! If you are in the area and have not registered, there is still time to do so. Check out our agenda, sponsors and speakers -- it's an event you won't want to miss....more

A Bold, Passionate Career Awaits You

Levo League arms you with the tools to develop your talent, build connections with peers, mentors, and jobs. Stay inspired day in and day out as you grow and develop.  ...more

You're Invited!

Join the New York Women in Communications Foundation for our annual Ladies Who Laugh fundraiser, Tuesday, July 21 at Carolines on Broadway!  ...more

ColorComm

You're invited to the ColorComm Conference in Miami! ...more

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A Parents Magazine 'must-read' book, The 52 Weeks is all about trying new things, getting out of your comfort zone and taking even baby steps toward change! Exclusive Book Culture price for SheKnows: $9.95 with code 52WEEKS.  ...more

Community Partners

WiRL is offering all BlogHer members a special 25% off discount! Use Promo Code WIRL25 ...more

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Schedule

August 5 - Day 1
Time Event
8:00am Breakfast (Sails Pavilion)
Newbie Breakfast (Ballroom 20 A-D)
9:00am Welcome and Speed Dating, Featuring BlogHer Co-Founders Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone (Ballroom 20 A-D)
10:00am Morning Break (Sails Pavilion)
Social Media Geek | The BlogHer Geek Bar (Room 2)
10:30am Sponsored: Being the CTO of Your Life, brought to you by Samsung (Room 11B)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Widowhood (Room 5B)
Experience | Wellness for Bloggers (Room 3)
Change Yourself | Your Perfect Imperfections: Blogging Your Way to Self-Acceptance (Room 6A)
Change the World | Cyberbullying Isn't Just for Teens: What to Do if You're the Victim of Trolls, Haters... and Worse (Room 6B)
Minding Your Own Business | Bad Blogger Pitches (The Other Side of the PR-Blogger Relationship) (Room 6F)
Room of Your Own | Leveraging Your Blog to Build E-Products for Sale (Room 4)
The Write Brain | Essential Writing and Editing Skills (Room 6E)
Birds of a Feather Track Two | PatientBloggers (Room 5A)
11:45am Lunch and Birds of a Feather (Sails Pavilion)
Lunch and Room of Your Own | Special Needs Mini-Conference (Room 4)
12:30pm Social Media Geek | The BlogHer Geek Bar (Room 2)
1:15pm Birds of a Feather Track Two | We Don't Need No Stinkin' Recession: Frugal Blogging Is Always in Fashion (Room 5A)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Boomer Bloggers (Room 5B)
Experience | From Page to Stage (Room 3)
Change Yourself | Food Photography That Will Feed Your Soul (Room 6A)
Minding Your Own Business | Connecting with Brands from the Inside Out (Room 6F)
Change the World | Media Literacy: Today's Most Necessary Skill (Room 6B)
Sponsored: Success on Our Own Terms: A Discussion with Huffington Post Women, brought to you by AOL (Room 11B)
The Write Brain | Essential Blog Content Development Workshop [Double-Slot] (Room 6E)
Room of Your Own | Special Needs Mini-Conference (continued) (Room 4)
2:30pm Social Media Geek | The BlogHer Geek Bar (Room 2)
2:45pm Room of Your Own | Perfecting Product Reviews (Room 4)
Birds of a Feather Track Two | Patriarchy! (Room 5A)
Birds of a Feather Track One | FaithBloggers (Room 5B)
Experience | Lose Your Inhibitions, Live Your Dreams, Learn the “Single Ladies” Dance (Room 3)
Sponsored: The Tie that Binds Parent and Child, brought to you by Verizon, Parenting Magazine and BlogHer (Room 11B)
Change Yourself | Old-School Bloggers: Beginner to Big-Time to Burnout and Everywhere in Between (Room 6A)
Minding Your Own Business | Peer Networking: Working Together to Help All Boats Rise (Room 6F)
Change the World | Our Food Future: Kids, Cooking, and Health (Room 6B)
The Write Brain | Essential Blog Content Development Workshop [Double-Slot] (Room 6E)
4:00pm Afternoon Break (Sails Pavilion)
4:45pm Community Keynote (Ballroom 20 A-D)
6:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Voices of the Year Reception (Pavilion Terrace & West Terrace)
8:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Listen to Your Mother/Letter to Your Mother Open Mic Salon (Room 8)
9:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Sparklecorn (Ballroom 20 A-D)
August 6 - Day 2
Time Event
9:00am Breakfast (Sails Pavilion)
10:00am Day Two Recap (Sails Pavilion)
10:45am The Write Brain | How to Pitch Freelance Editorial Work from Some Busy Editorial People (Room 6E)
Sponsored: The Path to Healthy Financial Balance, brought to you by Chase Blueprint (Room 11B)
Birds of a Feather Track Two | Online, Everyone Can Walk, Hear, Speak, See: Disability and Blogging (Room 5A)
Social Media Geek | Video Blogging U (Room 1B)
Change the World | BlogHer '11 International Activist Scholarship Winners (Room 6B)
Room of Your Own | Great Blog Design (Room 4)
Change Yourself | 'Til Blog Do Us Part? (Room 6A)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Stepbloggers (Room 5B)
Minding Your Own Business | Your Blog Can Make You a Social Media Marketer (Room 6F)
Experience | The Unexpected Viral Explosion (Room 3)
12:00pm Lunch Keynote: Exploring Inspiration and Leadership with Indra Nooyi (Ballroom 20 A-D)
1:30pm Experience | Create a Vision Board (Room 3)
The Write Brain | How to Pitch a Book (Room 6E)
Sponsored: Being a Mobile Role Model, brought to you by LG and their Text Ed Council (Room 11B)
Birds of a Feather Track Two | Milbloggers (Room 5A)
Social Media Geek | Implementing Community Features on Your Blog (Room 1B)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Modern Marthas: Women Who Blog Hearth and Home and the Stereotypes They Smash (Room 5B)
Room of Your Own | Putting the "Professional" in Professional Blogging (Room 4)
Change the World | Malcolm Gladwell is Missing the Point: Revolutions are Happening Online (Room 6B)
Change Yourself | Unplug, Unfriend, Unfollow, Unwind: Is That Sacrilege? (Room 6A)
Minding Your Own Business | Your Blog Can Make You a Local Hero (Room 6F)
3:00pm Minding Your Own Business | When Diversity is Simply Good Business (Room 6F)
Experience | Create a Vision Board (continued) (Room 3)
The Write Brain | Uncharted Territory: Video Storyboarding and Scripting for the Writer (Room 6E)
Birds of a Feather Track Two | Twitterholics (Room 5A)
Social Media Geek | Mobile Multimedia: Making Media on the Go (Room 1B)
"Coming Out" as Undocumented: The Children of Immigration; The Definition of American (Room 11B)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Humor Bloggers (Room 5B)
Room of Your Own | How to Create a Kick A$$ Proposal (Room 4)
Change the World | Owning Your Beauty: If We Change the Conversation, Can We Change the Culture? (Room 6B)
Change Yourself | How Do You Sustain an Online Community and Keep Your Own Sanity? (Room 6A)
4:15pm Afternoon Break (Sails Pavilion)
5:00pm Closing Keynote: Women in the Media. Women Making Media. (Ballroom 20 A-D)
8:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Social Fiesta (Marriott Coronado Terrace)
9:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Aiming Low (Marriott Seaview)
10:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: CheeseburgHer (Marriott Marina Ballroom)

Speakers

Eva Smith lives in Southern California. A Social Entrepreneur and IT architect by trade, in her free time she’s an avid baker, aspiring gourmet chef and enjoys writing and learning about people, food, and technology. She started her journey in Social Media while helping nonprofit organizations promote their campaigns and providing Social Media & Technology training. Her love of people, social media, technology and lifestyle led her to create her blog, Tech. Food. Life. and Consulting Business, Eva Smith Consulting.

Eva Smith is the Co-Founder of Latina Mom Bloggers.  Latina Mom Bloggers works with leading brands to create authentic blogger campaigns that reach Latina moms and families.  The Latina Mom Bloggers network also offers a place for Hispanic moms to connect with each other, share tips and grow.  Eva Smith is bi-cultural and is fluent in Spanish & English. She is also a contributor at MomsLA and IE Family.

Penny De Los Santos is an award-winning photographer who has spent the past several years photographing food culture around the world. Penny is a Senior Contributing Photographer for Saveur Magazine, and has been sent to over 35 countries on assignment. She is also a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine.

Rita Arens is the deputy editor of BlogHer.com. She blogs at Surrender, Dorothy (http://www.surrenderdorothyblog.com). Rita is also the author of young adult novel THE OBVIOUS GAME (InkSpell Publishing, 2013); the co-editor of ROOTS: Where Food Comes From and Where It Takes Us (Open Road Media, 2013); and the editor of parenting anthology SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK (Chicago Review Press, 2008). Follow Rita on Twitter @ritaarens.

Holly is co-founder of BlogFrog, a web-based company offering community-building tools for bloggers and brands.  She has spent her career launching tech start-ups in the internet, multimedia, entertainment, video, and other high-tech industries. She is a public speaker, contributing writer on technology and marketing to various publications, is an American Marketing Association “Marketer of the Year” recipient, private pilot, and a guest blogger for The Huffington Post.

She holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and when she’s not working or driving kids to hockey, band, and guitar, you can find her hiding with a book, blogging, or swimming laps. Holly lives in Colorado and blogs about technology, entrepreneurship, and life with teenagers at www.LoveandMath.com.

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