BlogHer '12 Panel Descriptions Are Up!

The fun just doesn't stop over here at BlogHer Conference Programming HQ. Today, we're excited to unveil full descriptions for the BlogHer '12 panels! What you'll see, when you go check them out here at the BlogHer '12 Agenda page, are all the panel descriptions filled out, including all the speakers we have confirmed as of today. But you're going to want to check back regularly, because we're continuing to add speakers to panels on a rolling basis. And there's more to come! ...more
 @alexandraRS That is about the nicest thing a person could possibly say. I have the BlogHer ...more

The 5K Fun Run is Back in New York for BlogHer ’12!

Lace up those running shoes because the annual BlogHer 5K is back! Check out the sites of New York City in a unique and healthy way this year. Run or walk past parts of the infamous Central Park or the Museum of Modern Art. The best part is -- the race is free to all BlogHer ’12 attendees! All you have to do is sign up today!...more
I just kicked off a healthy weight loss program (weight watchers) and lost 20 pounds in two ...more

BlogHer Conferences Weekly Update - - April 13, 2012

Well friends, it's Friday the 13th. While I am not usually superstitious, I do find that I avoid silly things on this day. You know, ladders, black cats, that sort of thing. Whether or not you are superstitious, I hope you have a great weekend. Oh and remember this is your last weekend before taxes are due, April 17, here in the US. Now on to some conference news... We've announced the International Activists BlogHer Scholarship winners for 2012!...more

Announcing: BlogHer '12 Serenity Suite

July 22 - Update: It was brought to my attention that I did not mention a critical point and that is...the Serenity Suite is an alcohol free zone.  And for a bit more news: ...more
@maggiedammit @schmutzie @Cecilyk @cloccke Just one more thing I love about this amazing ...more

Announcing the 2012 International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Recipients

Today we are thrilled to announce the four recipients of the 2012 International Activist BlogHer Scholarship!Now in its fourth year, this award is designed to both recognize and magnify the impact of women bloggers living outside the United States who are using their blogs to raise awareness, consciousness, or funding to change their community, region, nation, or the world....more
Wow how Great! Masha2allah ..Cogratulation Maha :) @Tahir3T @MimzicalMimz @bro0ownsugarmore

Announcing: Brunch at BlogHer '12 Hosted by Blogalicious

UPDATE: Brunch is currently at capacity.  At this time we are not starting a waiting list but will be monitoring for cancels.  Keep an eye on the registration page.We are proud to announce our first ever BlogHer Sunday Brunch hosted by Blogalicious!While we have a fabulous line up of parties, we knew we were missing one element: the morning after brunch, a place to relax (and recover) from long weekend of fun, friends and learning....more
@CentralFLTop5 aw, you need brian! he can help bring the party :) @beblogaliciousmore

BlogHer Conferences Weekly Update - - April 6, 2012

Happy holiday weekend! If I have it right, we have both Passover and Easter this weekend, so enjoy time with your friends and family! It's been a very busy few weeks here for the BlogHer Conference Team and we are excited to share!...more

Announcing: Room of Your Own Sessions at BlogHer '12!

At long last, we're thrilled to announce the Room of Your Own sessions for this year's annual BlogHer conference, to be held August 2-4, 2012 in New York City. Room of Your Own sessions -- fondly referred to by old BlogHer hands as ROYOs -- are crowd-sourced and selected primarily based on their appeal to you members of the BlogHer community....more
@ooph that ROYO sounds like something right up my ally.... will totally check it out. #BlogHer12more

UPDATED: The BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12 Mobile App is Here!

UPDATE: The BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12 Mobile App is now available for the iPad! Go to the App Store now to download.Are you heading to Silicon Valley for BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12 later this week? Well good news! We just made your conference experience a little easier....more
@mrlady Hey. Happy Birthday!more

Take Your BlogHer Entrepreneurs Conversations to Dinner

It's always hard to say good-bye at the end of a BlogHer event. So why not extend the fun and learning a little longer? BlogHer Co-founders Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page, and Jory Des Jardins, along with Editor in Chief Stacy Morrison, will each be leading a dinner after the conference and you can sign-up to attend with them. This is a great opportunity to continue networking in a casual, intimate environment, and to have a great meal while you're at it! ...more
 @Dr Karen Krahl D.C.  Yay! Say hi to her for me -- it's been awhile since I had dinner with Ms. ...more


August 3 - Day 1
Time Event
8:00am Breakfast
Newbie Breakfast
9:00am Welcome and Speed Dating, Featuring BlogHer Co-Founders Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone
10:00am Morning Break
10:30am The Visual | iPhoneography
The Geek Bar
The Personal | Blogging for the Love of It
Sponsored | The State of the World's Mothers: Working Together to Save and Improve Lives, brought to you by Johnson & Johnson
The Writing | Turning Your Blog Posts into Publishable Essays
The Political | Sin Fronteras: Advocacy Blogging Across Issues and Borders
The Professional - Beginner + Advanced | The Brand-Blogger Connection
Room of Your Own | Mom, Stop Blogging About Me!
The Technical | HTML Doesn’t Have to Be a Four-Letter Word
11:45am Lunch Keynote, Featuring Martha Stewart in a One-on-One Interview with BlogHer Co-Founder Elisa Camahort Page
1:15pm The Geek Bar
The Professional - Advanced | Strategic Content Development Across Multiple Media: Onstage, Onscreen, and Online
The Personal | Blogging the Fine Line Between Your Identity and the Issues
The Technical | Podcasting 101
The Political | International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Recipients
The Writing | Beyond Guest Blogging: Pitching Media Outlets
The Visual | Three-dimensional Beauty on a Two-dimensional Screen: Style and Design Bloggers Share Trade Secrets
The Professional - Beginnner | Ten Things You Can Do Now to Maximize Your Social Media Expertise
Sponsored | Keeping Things Private in a Public, Digital World, brought to you by outmywindow
Room of Your Own | Celebrate Your Small Blog
2:45pm The Professional - Beginner | Leveraging Facebook and Twitter
Room of Your Own | Table For One
The Writing | Bootstrapping Your Book's Promotion
The Professional - Advanced | Media Training for Bloggers
The Technical | Streamline Your Technical Toolkit: How to Do More with Less
The Personal | Honoring Your Culture, Celebrating Your Commonality
Sponsored | Bloganthropy: Using Social Media for Social Good, brought to you by Bloganthropy
The Visual | Image Post-Production: Sharing Our Favorite Tools
The Political | How Washington Works and How Women in the States Can Make a Difference
The Geek Bar
4:00pm Afternoon Break
4:45pm Voices of the Year Community Keynote
6:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Voices of the Year Reception
8:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Listen to Your Mother/Letter to Your Mother Open Mic Salon
9:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Sparklecorn
August 4 - Day 2
Time Event
8:30am Birds of a Feather Breakfast
9:30am Sponsored | The Power of Mom: Revolutionizing Family Entertainment, brought to you by The Oogieloves and Kenn Viselman
The Political | Ella Gobierna: Latinas in Elected Office
The Professional - Beginner | Leveraging Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram
The Professional - Advanced | Affiliate Marketing Programs as an Additional Revenue Stream
The Technical | Advanced SEO for Bloggers
The Visual | Telling Stories with Pictures: Incorporating Graphics, Cartoons, and Iconography
The Geek Bar
The Writing Lab
The Personal | Erotica Out in the Open
Room of Your Own | Pro Tips: Branding and Blogging Professionally
11:00am The Writing Lab
Room of Your Own | Travel Philanthropy
The Personal | Blogging into MidLife: The Tension Between the Online Spotlight and Offline Invisibility
The Political | Strength in Numbers: Forming and Using Online Orgs to Make Change
The Professional - Beginner | Protecting Your Blogging Rights, Respecting Those of Others
The Professional - Advanced | When It’s Time to Spend Money to Market Your Work
The Technical | Avoid Analytics Overload: Google Analytics Tips
The Visual | Vlogging Boot Camp, pt. 1
The Geek Bar
12:15pm Lunch Keynote, Featuring Katie Couric in a One-on-One Interview with BlogHer Co-Founder Lisa Stone
1:45pm Break
2:00pm Women Influencers as Change Agents Keynote, with Soledad O'Brien, Christy Turlington Burns, and Malaak Compton-Rock
3:15pm The Technical | Hot to Make an App?
The Visual | Vlogging Boot Camp, pt. 2
The Geek Bar
The Writing Lab
The Personal | My Blog No Longer Fits Me: Blogging after Life Change
Room of Your Own | #Blog2012: A Conversation
The Political | Using Online Tools to Get Women into Office
The Professional - Beginner + Advanced | How to Price and Value Your Services
4:30pm Afternoon Break
5:15pm BlogHer '12 Closing
6:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Come as You Are
7:30pm OFFICIAL PARTY: The BlogHer '12 Fashion Show and Style Spotlight
9:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Social Fiesta
10:00pm OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: CheeseburgHer


Lynette Young is one of the first podcasters to have received a six-figure sponsorship just to chat (and that was her first year).  Since then, she has been helping others put their dreams into action as a social media coach, social technology specialist, and a strategist for businesses regarding implementation services.  Her love (besides her family) is Google+.  Ms. Young believes that Google+ is the future for business and, as such, is the founder and curator of The Women of Google+.  Lynette has the disctinction of having over ONE MILLION followers on Google+ and is one of the 50 Most Followed Women of Google+.  She also hosts a weekly broadcast On-Air Hangout.

Erica Mueller is a self-taught WordPress developer. With over 12 years experience in web design, Erica began specializing in WordPress theme manipulation in 2006. Her clients have ranged from bloggers to pediatricians, authors and mechanics.

A resident of Texas, wife and stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of two boys aged 1 and 5, Erica finds coding is just the challenge her brain needs. Her hidden introvert adores online friendship, but that never stops her from having a blast at a conference.

Erica looks forward to sharing her passion for WordPress with attendees of the BlogHer Geek Bar and she can't wait to meet you!

Heather Durdil is a thirty something wife, mother, photographer, and chronic oversharer on the internet. She blogs at Domestic Extraordinaire, where she does it all; she never said she does it all well. 

She is a self taught photographer that has been neglecting her camera the past year in favor of her iPhone 4 and Instagram.  Her love for Instagram started while she was waiting for her teenage daughter to get off of work each night and realized that people didn't mind her sharing her photos while she complained that her daughter never got out of work on time.

Now when people look at her in public they aren't only asking "How are you old enough to have a seventeen year old?" they are also asking "Does she ever put down her phone?"



Launched in 2007, Catherine, mom to Kenya (6) and Chloe (4), created as a platform to show parents around the world how easy and beneficial it is to expose children to wholesome and delicious homemade food. After personally struggling with how to feed Kenya, Catherine recognized a need for realistic, accessible and nutritious recipes for parents using minimal ingredients that are fully loaded with flavor. Weelicious, which now houses over 1200 original recipes, isn’t about taking risks or presenting challenges in the kitchen. Catherine inspires her community with ingredients that are readily available and recipes that are fast and easy to follow.  Debuting a new recipe or tip daily and how-to cooking videos posted every Tuesday, Weelicious is a wealth of information and has quickly developed an international audience on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Catherine takes her inner ‘mom-ologue’ from the web to the page with her book, Weelicious: One Family. One Meal. Starting out as an inspirational feeding guide, Catherine cleverly weaves together first-hand experiences with factual evidence, and then naturally progresses into 140 of her own can-do “easy, fresh, and fun” recipes. Summer 2013 Weelicious Lunches will be published with over 160 simple recipes to get kids excited about school lunch.