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BlogHer Handmade ’11 Call for Authors

BlogHer Handmade is BlogHer’s social media event for creative/crafting/food-loving bloggers. We’re partnering with The Creative Connection to host this day, where we’re covering everything from Content and Community Building, to Growing Your Reach, to Monetization and Business Models. It’s a day jam-packed with information creative bloggers need to boost their social media presence, and it’s taking place next week in St. Paul, Minnesota....more

Join More Than 1,000 BlogHers who Took the "No Kid Hungry" Pledge with Jimmy Dean

O'Dwyers Magazine, a trade publication for the PR industry, recently noted how many sponsors brought causes and social good initiatives to BlogHer this year. We wanted to share with you the results of one such initiative, and let you know you can still be a part of it....more

BlogHer '11: Greening a Conference

There are many challenges when producing a conference -- and one of the biggest is being eco-friendly. At BlogHer '11 this year, we did many things in an effort to be green. We do know it's not only about "recycle," so there was also a healthy dose of "re-use and reduce" in the mix! ...more
just wanted to thank you, Lori! i read over on Beth's blog you all are taking steps to help ...more

(VIDEO) BlogHer '11 -- Newbie Breakfast With Deb on the Rox

One of the things we do at a BlogHer conference that might be a tad different than other conferences is our "Newbie Breakfast" -- intended to orient our first-time attendees at the conference, and hopefully set and manage some expectations.Because it can be fun, scary, exciting (insert your own adjective) to come to BlogHer for the first time, we like to lighten the mood....more
These women rock! I'm not a newbie but I listened to every word of this.more

(VIDEO) BlogHer '11 Opening Keynote!

Watch as co-founders Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins discuss the state of the blogosphere at the opening general session during BlogHer '11 in San Diego.    Lori Lunadirector of events...more

(VIDEO) The BlogHer '11 Keynote with Indra Nooyi: Watch Now!

We here at BlogHer were proud to host Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo as our lunchtime keynote at BlogHer '11 in San Diego. ...more
@pepsico So many quotables & highlights, but my fave parts were her definition of "performance ...more

Announcing: BlogHer '11 Voices of the Year Video!

It's true: Video from the BlogHer '11 Voices of the Year is here!  You can view each speaker individually or see the whole session all at once. Enjoy!**Please note, these videos might take a minute to load, so please be patient.**Image: Asher-Sears PhotographyIn order of appearance......more
@missbritt Unfortunately, no code available with that player. Which ones do you want? I can ...more

BlogHer Conference Update -- August 26, 2011

Hello friends! I hope everyone is safe and sound this weekend as the weather is a bit crazy out there.I'm going to dive right in and get started...First, let's do a recap of BlogHer '11 in San Diego -- again, it was quite a conference, and we certainly hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Here are some fun facts:...more

Conference Corner: BlogHer '11 VirtualCon

Did BlogHer ’11 really come and go that fast? This time the week before last, thousands of attendees were packing suitcases, boarding planes, and planning which sessions to attend. And now ... now you have met dozens (hundreds?) of new-to-you bloggers. Now you have spent time discussing cyberbullying, or maybe body image, or maybe photography, or maybe social media platforms. Now you have met some of your tribes(wo)men, be it other military bloggers, or other twitterholics, or other modern marthas, or any other of the many, many Birds of a Feather meet-ups held throughout the weekend. ...more
@Andi Fisher Hi Andi! We have not yet posted the transcript to Writing a Kick A$$ Proposal ...more

Why We Need This Cyber Village: BlogHer '11

I have long been inspired by my favorite line in E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End, “Only connect…” And this last weekend at BlogHer, I saw those two words take on a life of their own. My friend Eden was a Voice of the Year keynote speaker. Standing in the dimly lit ballroom as she read, photographs from her blog post projected upon huge screens, I realized that if not for BlogHer, this very moment would never have happened. Not like this. ...more
Angie, that photo gave me goosebumps - do we need more evidence of why the world is a bit richer ...more

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)

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