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PreCon Preview: The Change Yourself Track

Our blogs can be tremendous vehicles for life change -– whether we're trying to effect it, document it, or heal from its aftermath. This Change Yourself track explores how our blogs can trigger or support personal transformation. Want to grow? Join in to these conversations...more

Conference Corner: A Word about Expo Hall Demos

If you’ve taken a look at the BlogHer ’11 agenda lately, you’re probably aware by now that BlogHer offers something for everyone. There’s a ton of diverse programming at BlogHer events -- we’re offering EIGHT tracks, plus Birds of a Feather meet-ups....more
I will be checking out the Google + demos for sure!



~Alliemore



Pre-Con Preview and New for 2011: Session from Our Sponsors

This year, we have added a new track of programming to the schedule, comprised of sessions brought to you by our sponsors. While we have, for years, eschewed a "pay for play" approach to session programming, and have therefore avoided pitching or "shilling" from the BlogHer stage, we also know that the top companies in the world sponsor BlogHer...and that top companies often are doing top research and can share top insights....more

Announcing our BlogHer '11 Lunchtime Keynote: PepsiCo CEO and Chairman Indra Nooyi

Last week BlogHer was proud to announce that PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi would be our lunchtime keynote on day two of BlogHer '11, next week in San Diego.Three years ago I attended Maria Shriver's Women's Conference in Long Beach and was unexpectedly captivated by the morning keynote: Journalist Campbell Brown interviewing former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi....more
Whilst a male CEO in your position is almost never asked how he "balances" fatherhood and his ...more

Announcing: BlogHer '11 Swag Exchange and Shipping Center

We are proud to announce the Future Friendly Swag Exchange and our outbound shipping at BlogHer '11!  Here are all the specifics....more
Sorry to hijak this thread. I have a quick question. Last year, our passes were mailed to us. ...more

BlogHer '11 PreCon Preview: The Change the World Track

This conference track is designed to explore the power social media gives us to change our communities, society, the culture, the political landscape and more–always a staple of BlogHer conferences. This year, perhaps saving our strength for next year's election year focus on partisan politics, we're focusing more on our society, including Internet culture itself....more

I learned from Gloria Pan that Moms Clean Air Force, a campagin to rally parents to defend the ...more

Conference Corner: Nine Tips for BlogHer Newbies

Whether it’s your first conference or your fourth, sometimes we all feel like a #BH11newbie. There will always be attendees we haven’t met yet -- it’s impossible to meet everyone -- and it will often seem like there are events that everyone knows about ... except you. BlogHer wants to banish that feeling. We strive to make each conference as inclusive and accessible as possible, and today we’re offering a few tips for Newbies, and introverts, and those who feel a little gun-shy walking into a party, or a general conference room, or even just breakfast....more
Hey Jes, Thanks so much for this post. I'm just now thinking: ACK! What do I need to know for ...more

Announcing PepsiCo's Second Annual Sofa Summit at BlogHer'11: Embracing Fortytude

This year at the second annual Sofa Summit at BlogHer'11, Partner Sponsor PepsiCo will be bringing back Gatorade President North America and Global CMO Sports Nutrition, Sarah Robb O'Hagan to lead a conversation with Sarah Brokaw, the author of Fortytude: Making the Next Decades the Best Years of Your Life ... through the 40s, 50s and Beyond. Brokaw will discuss the five traits women can adopt to grow older with confidence and joy....more

Sounds like a book to read, and am hoping to be at the event!

JCK is the author of more

BlogHer '11 Programming: Getting on Track

Working on conference programming at BlogHer has a great many benefits. Tops among them is the opportunity to participate in the conversations speakers have as they map out their panels. The good news is that after every single one, I think, "What a fascinating conversation! I wish I could be a fly on the wall for that panel."...more

Speaker Spotlight: Pathfinders Gina McCauley, Katherine Stone & Debbie Bookstaber

This year, BlogHer's annual conference will be preceded by Pathfinder Day, a day-long intensive intended to provide inspiration, ideas, even answers for bloggers who've reached a crossroads and asked themselves: Where do I go from here?...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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