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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
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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

ColorComm

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

@IAB Small Publishers Conferences

The 2015 @IAB Small Publisher Conference & Fly-In is taking place on June 23-24. ...more

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Community Partners

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

Blogging While Brown

Blogging While Brown is in Austin, Texas! Join us June 19 & 20. ...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)
Change Yourself | Your Perfect Imperfections: Blogging Your Way to Self-Acceptance (Room 6A)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Widowhood (Room 5B)
Experience | Wellness for Bloggers (Room 3)
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)
The Write Brain | Essential Writing and Editing Skills (Room 6E)
Room of Your Own | Leveraging Your Blog to Build E-Products for Sale (Room 4)
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)
Change Yourself | Food Photography That Will Feed Your Soul (Room 6A)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Boomer Bloggers (Room 5B)
Experience | From Page to Stage (Room 3)
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)
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)
Birds of a Feather Track One | FaithBloggers (Room 5B)
Experience | Lose Your Inhibitions, Live Your Dreams, Learn the “Single Ladies” Dance (Room 3)
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)
Social Media Geek | Video Blogging U (Room 1B)
Birds of a Feather Track Two | Online, Everyone Can Walk, Hear, Speak, See: Disability and Blogging (Room 5A)
Change the World | BlogHer '11 International Activist Scholarship Winners (Room 6B)
Change Yourself | 'Til Blog Do Us Part? (Room 6A)
Room of Your Own | Great Blog Design (Room 4)
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)
Social Media Geek | Implementing Community Features on Your Blog (Room 1B)
Birds of a Feather Track Two | Milbloggers (Room 5A)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Modern Marthas: Women Who Blog Hearth and Home and the Stereotypes They Smash (Room 5B)
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)
Room of Your Own | Putting the "Professional" in Professional Blogging (Room 4)
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)
Social Media Geek | Mobile Multimedia: Making Media on the Go (Room 1B)
Birds of a Feather Track Two | Twitterholics (Room 5A)
"Coming Out" as Undocumented: The Children of Immigration; The Definition of American (Room 11B)
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)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Humor Bloggers (Room 5B)
Room of Your Own | How to Create a Kick A$$ Proposal (Room 4)
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

Kris Cain is a Chicago area mother to 2 sets of twins, photographer, gadget addict, web designer, social media trainer, social event planner, and blogger. Yes she wears that many hats. In her previous life she held positions as a help desk technician, desktop support tech, and network administrator working a 9-5 job for over 15 years. She has experience building and troubleshooting computers both personally and professionally. There is a good reason why jeans are still her favorite thing to wear. That is what you wear when you have to carry dirty computers all day and crawl under desks to plug in cables! Kris is a true geek. She does not just play one on the internet.
And now in her company LittleTechGirl Media she focuses on working with companies, brands, and bloggers to use social media to its full advantage. She found a way to turn her addiction into a business. Isn’t that everyone’s dream?  On her blog, LittleTechGirl.com she writes about her love of gadgets, social media, and anything else that crosses her mind.
Kris has been involved in social media for over 12 years. She has experience building and managing web communities, designing web sites and blogs, and more. Her latest project, ChiTownMoms.net is really taking off and becoming a great resource for Chicago area moms.

Kris has been a featured speaker at several conferences and workshops sharing her experience in social media, technology, and blogging.

Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be  really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that.

For even more information on me, check out my profile at KrisCain.net.

Darya is the creator of Summer Tomato, where she writes healthy eating tips for food lovers looking to optimize health and happiness. She received her Ph.D from UCSF Medical Center in 2010, where she studied neural stem cell development. She also has a bachelors degree in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley.  

Darya started writing about food and health in 2007 as science editor for the UCSF student newspaper. Shortly after she launched Summer Tomato and started building her social media presence. She now writes for several publications including The Huffington Post, KQED Science, Edible San Francisco and SF Weekly, and was offered most of these positions through contacts on Twitter. Her work is now frequently mentioned by major news outlets such as CNN and The New York Times.

Grace Duffy is the tech columnist for ShePosts.com, a popular industry news site for blogger, and consults with companies on social media strategies. She manages blogger outreach for Juice in the City and is a team member of the Splash Creative Media, a collaborative which organizes promotional campaigns with a charitable angle. She is also a brand ambassador for ChicaLogic and Mabel's Labels.  

Grace holds a Bachelors in Psychology and an MBA in Marketing and built a career working with tech companies. She has overseen award-wining advertising campaigns and social media initiatives from both an agency and client perspective and brings this unique and rich experince when engaging with brands. 

She began blogging in early 2007 upon quitting her job to stay home with her son. In those early days of motherhood, she had no idea that this little hobby would evolve into such a passion and spur a whole new and exciting career.   

Grace maintains a personal blog at FormerlyGrace.com, where she chronicles life as a married mother of two and "real housewife of Silicon Valley". She is everywhere you tweet her name (@graceduffy). 

 

 

Liz Strauss is a master teacher, thought leader, community builder, and international business strategist, who has been called the most influential “real-ebrity” on the web. She has created an irresistible online community where folks come back again and again and bring friends as new participants. Corporations, small business, and individuals look to Liz for advice on strategy, branding, and relationships. Many come to her for advice and find her a friend.

Liz's business card reads, "You're only a stranger once ... be irresistible." And she can tell you how to do that.

In 2011, Liz was named Titan of Web 2.0, a prestigious award presented at The World Forum “Communication on Top” in Davos, Switzerland. She was the highest ranked woman on D & B's list of Small Business Experts found on Twitter. Liz has been named to the Top 100 Social Media & Internet Marketing Bloggers Top 100 Most Influential Marketers, the 50 of the Most Powerful and Influential Women of Social Media, NxE's Fifty Most Influential 'Female' Bloggers, among other lists.

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