REOPENED - Announcing BlogHer '11 Call for Volunteers

 *******************************************************************************************************************UPDATE 7/20/11 - The Call for Volunteers is closed.Thank you to everyone that applied.  We received a tremendous response and will be notifying everyone either way beginning today, 7/20.*******************************************************************************************************************UPDATE 7/16/11 - You are in luck!  The Call for Volunteers has reopened! We have found that we are requiring additional needs and help for all of the fantastic events we are hosting at this year's BlogHer '11.  We are in need of Mic Wranglers and Registration Desk help.  There are not many spaces available so please let us know by Wednesday, July 20th, if you are interested. Please note that there is a mandatory volunteer training on Thursday, August 4th, at 1:00pm where you will receive the necessary training for your role and your pass for the Conference.Don’t delay -– apply now for a BlogHership.*******************************************************************************************************************We are proud to announce this year's Call for Volunteers for BlogHer '11 in San Diego, CA! Each year, BlogHer offers very few highly coveted BlogHerships in exchange for being a conference volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include working the registration desk and mic wrangling. You may see that we have eliminated the Live Blogging positions. This year, we have decided to go a different direction, but we will have the same number of BlogHerships still available....more

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Conference Corner: The Geek Bar (Online Sign-ups Now Open!)

Are you new to blogging, and not sure how to customize your website? Been blogging for a while, but you want to add a new component, like video or podcasts? Or maybe you want to learn to analyze your stats to further your reach. Whatever geeky subject you want to learn, BlogHer’s got you covered with The Geek Bar at BlogHer ’11.The Geek Bar takes place all day on Friday, August 5. It’s modeled after Apple’s Genius Bar: We’ve got lots of geeky topics going on at the same time, and attendees sign up for tutorials and hands-on help in 15-minute increments....more

Announcing the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Today we are pleased and proud to announce the 2011 BlogHer Voices of the Year!...more
For the next collection of awards, how do you submit someone???more

Together Counts' BlogHer 5K

The list of fantastic and exciting events at BlogHer ’11 continues to grow: We are bringing back the BlogHer 5K. This year, the 5K is brought to us by Together Counts. Together Counts is a nationwide program inspiring active and healthy living. The principle behind the program is Energy Balance, which means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn. Learn more about Together Counts and their commitment here....more

I just want to make sure it's the blue route? It says it's only 2 miles.

Tina ...more

Announcing the HTC Innovator Award at the Voices of the Year Community Keynote

Here in Silicon Valley, people talk a lot about innovation. Web 2.0, now Web 3.0, mobile technology, cleantech - there’s always something new and groundbreaking coming over the horizon. But innovation isn't just about technology development....more

BlogHer Conference Update - - July 8, 2011

Wow, another week has come and gone, and the countdown to BlogHer '11 has started!This week, I'll focus a lot on BlogHer '11, since we are sooo close -- but remember, we still have BlogHer Handmade on the horizon and maybe a little something else in store (ohhh, that was a tease)....more

thank you Lori for your updates. I am looking forward to going to BlogHer again.more

Conference Corner: You're Invited! BlogHer '11 & 9 Open-to-All Parties

After a long day of education and inspiration at BlogHer ’11, we know that a lot of you are looking to unwind. For some, that’s dancing. For others, that’s chilling on the sofa. And for still others, it’s mingling and mixing with bloggers, networking to your heart’s content. But ... where do you go to do all that? BlogHer has the answer for you: Each night (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4-6), we’ve got three fun parties lined up, just for you! PLUS, if even the word "party" makes you shudder, the Serenity Suite (which is exactly what it sounds like) will stay open late on Saturday night....more

BlogHer '11 Conference Update: July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July weekend! Happy Canada Day, too! I hope everyone will enjoy a long weekend of family, fun and relaxation and of course of us in the USA, fireworks! But before I lose you to the long weekend, here are some updates for the upcoming BlogHer '11 and our other conferences.BlogHer '11:...more

BlogHer '11 Conference: Party Bling, Badges and More!

It's "that" time -- time to deck out your blog with some BlogHer '11 Conference Party Bling! See below, grab the code and remember, these parties are open to all conference attendees with a badge -- no RSVP required. View the party plan here. Cheers! ...more

Announcing: BlogHer '11 Conference -- The Serenity Suite

Serenity: the state or quality of being serene. Ah, that sounds so lovely. However, it does sound like a bit of an oxymoron at a conference: How on earth does one find serenity at BlogHer '11? It's easy: You visit the Serenity Suite!Since 2006, BlogHer has been creating a place for folks who need a quiet place among the masses, and this year is no different....more

As a single mom on the edge, I think I'll enjoy the serenity. But, I'm curious about the ...more


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)
Experience | Wellness for Bloggers (Room 3)
Change Yourself | Your Perfect Imperfections: Blogging Your Way to Self-Acceptance (Room 6A)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Widowhood (Room 5B)
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)
Experience | From Page to Stage (Room 3)
Change Yourself | Food Photography That Will Feed Your Soul (Room 6A)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Boomer Bloggers (Room 5B)
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)
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)
Birds of a Feather Track One | FaithBloggers (Room 5B)
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)
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)
Birds of a Feather Track One | Humor Bloggers (Room 5B)
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)