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BlogHer Conference Update - - March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend, I hope everyone enjoys a day without little pinches, in other words, wear green! I could go on and on about St. Patrick's Day but there is so much to cover here! BlogHer Entrepreneurs '12 is less than a week away and the agenda is packed with networking, mentoring, and lots of learning....more

Conference Corner: Two Days Left to Submit a Room of Your Own!

No pressure or anything, but the deadline for submitting a Room of Your Own at the BlogHer '12 conference in New York is this Thursday, March 15th!Here's a great big article on BlogHer.com explaining what the original definition of the Room of Your Own program was, and why you’d want to submit -- but the main points of that article are:...more
@rookiewhitney and you only have 24 hours left. Still, why not? Cant hurt, can it?more

BlogHer '12 Parties - - Blog Bling!

It's here, blog bling for BlogHer '12 Party Blog Bling! Grab and post on your site and let everyone know which party you are attending!!!...more
@CarlaBKaramThe BlogHer at Home badge is available ...more

Announcing: BlogHer '12 Party Plan!

We’re here with the BlogHer '12 Party Announcement! It seems like just yesterday we were in San Diego learning and playing, time does go by fast but before we take too much time thinking of the past I want to guide you to the future -- BlogHer ’12 Community Parties and More! ...more
@ThinkFeminist you bet! see you soonmore

BlogHer Conference Update - - February 24, 2012

Wow, we've made a lot of announcements this week and we have plenty of reminders too!  So let's just jump right in... Announcements: BlogHer '12 Preliminary Agenda and Room of Your Own -- it's official the preliminary agenda and Room of Your Own (ROYO) process is posted and ready for you to view!...more

BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year Submissions Are Open!

Four years ago, a lone microphone stood on an empty stage in a ballroom in San Francisco. A crowd of BlogHer attendees sat waiting, not entirely sure for what, as Eden Kennedy walked out onto the stage and began what has now become one of the most eagerly anticipated events at the annual BlogHer conference -- the Voices of the Year Community Keynote....more
And apparently I also cannot type! Sorry for the typos!more

The BlogHer ’12 Agenda: Preliminary Session Schedule & ROYO Launch

Update as of March 31, 2012: We expect to announce Room of Your Own panels this coming week! Stay tuned! Today, we are thrilled to announce that our online agenda for BlogHer ’12 now shows our preliminary session schedule! Where once there were names of tracks in the various time slots, there now are names of actual panels! With descriptions and speakers soon to follow!...more
Where do the ROYO sessions fit in to the Agenda? Do they occur at the same time/alongside the ...more

Announcing Childcare at BlogHer '12

We are proud to announce childcare at BlogHer '12 in New York City! We have again partnered with KiddieCorp and are offering childcare for two days, Friday and Saturday, at a subsidized rate of $50 per child, per day....more
@BlogHer Are the older tots (2 and 4) allowed to mingle in the expo area if they are in a ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - February 17, 2012

Happy Weekend friends, time for a packed weekly update! First, a little housekeeping... Monday (here is the US) is a holiday, Presidents' Day -- so we'll be enjoying a long weekend. Now onto our updates......more

Announcing BlogHer HealthMinder Day: Another Great Pre-BlogHer '12 Event on August 2, 2012

Today we are proud to announce a new addition to the BlogHer Conferences schedule: HealthMinder Day. HealthMinder Day will join Pathfinder Day* as a pre-conference add-on opportunity for BlogHer '12 attendees. What is HealthMinder Day? 
HealthMinder Day is designed to be a day of inspiration, education, and connection....more
Sounds Awesome!!more

Schedule

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
Room of Your Own | Celebrate Your Small Blog
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
2:45pm Room of Your Own | Table For One
The Professional - Beginner | Leveraging Facebook and Twitter
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 The Political | Ella Gobierna: Latinas in Elected Office
Sponsored | The Power of Mom: Revolutionizing Family Entertainment, brought to you by The Oogieloves and Kenn Viselman
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
The Personal | Blogging into MidLife: The Tension Between the Online Spotlight and Offline Invisibility
Room of Your Own | Travel Philanthropy
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

Speakers

Kelly Wickham is a public school administrator at a technology magnet school. She is a writer who pens the blog "Mocha Momma" where she writes about being a teen mom, education issues, and the intersection of race.

Gena Hamshaw is a certified clinical nutritionist and post-baccalaureate, pre-medical student at Georgetown University. In her non-academic life, she’s the voice behind the blog Choosing Raw, where she shares healthful, delicious recipes, as well as tips on how to explore vegan and raw food simply and affordably. Gena is a columnist for VegNews magazine, and has written or contributed to pieces in O Magazine, Whole Living, and Glamour online.

Gena is passionate about showing people that healthy choices can be rewarding choices. A former eating disorder sufferer, she is an advocate of healthy body image and eating disorder awareness within the vegan community and the healthy eating community at large.

Courtney is the Deputy Coalitions Director in charge of women’s outreach for Mitt Romney for President.  Previously she was a Director at California based communications firm, Broad Strategy, a position she has held since 2010.  During the 2010 cycle, she served as the Statewide Women's Coalition Director on Meg Whitman's gubernatorial race.  A native of Northern California, she has previously worked in Finance at the National Republican Senatorial Committee as well as for Fred Thompson for Presidential Campaign and in the Capitol Hill office of former Congressman John Shadegg of Arizona.

Woman, daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother and architect of a mostly benevolent plan of future world domination.

There will be ice cream and Dr. Pepper for everyone.

Faiqa can be found at her personal blog at Native Born or sharing her thoughts on religion, politics, pop culture and generally awkward topics on the Hey! That’s My Hummus! podcast.

Short bursts of Faiqa can also be experienced on Twitter, as well.

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