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BlogHer At Home Giveaway #3: More Swag Bags and a BlogHer13 Pass

Are you having fun, BlogHer-at-Homers?I know I am. We love, love, love your participation in BlogHer at Home, and can't wait to keep hearing from you as we wrap up the conference. We hope that your participation will expand your view of the BlogHer Conference experience, content, and community. We also hope that have been making connections with each other -- sharing your blogs, your Twitter experience, and whatever other platforms are important to you. (Instagram, anyone? Let's see those shoes....more
I hope my comment sticks this time ;0)more

BlogHer '13 Is Heading Back to the Midwest -- Chicago Here We Come!

Today we are thrilled to announce the dates and venue for our ninth-annual BlogHer Conference:BlogHer '13 will take place on July 25 - 27th at McCormick Place and the Sheraton Chicago!So, to anticipate your immediate questions:  1. Registration will open September 1st. Look out for that announcement soon!...more
@maomau That is a good question. My suggestion is to park near the Sheraton and use shuttles ...more

BlogHer '12 Day One -- in Tweets!

Yesterday was the first day of programming for BlogHer '12 and, let me tell you, it was an amazing day. From the panels to the Expo Hall to, oh you know, Martha Stewart, it was just one of those days that you hope for when attending a conference. We followed along with your tweets and present to you a random dozen that give you a picture as to what the day was like so you can get a feel, whether you're following along with us at home or just wonder what else was going on while you were in another session!...more

HealthMinder and Pathfinder Day in Tweets!

If you didn't get to attend our pre-conference events yesterday, HealthMinder Day or Pathfinder Day, you missed out on a day of great learning, fun, encouragement and inspiration. With two sets of programming running simultaneously, it would create a huge (but informative and awesome) post. Instead, I grabbed ten (well, eleven -- just because!) tweets that give you a general overview of how awesome the day was for our attendees....more

Don't Forget: BlogHer ’12 Evening At The Expo Is Back Tonight!

Last year at BlogHer ’11 in San Diego, attendees really loved the Evening at the Expo. It was a great way to kick off the conference, meet the sponsors and have a couple drinks on us!  Since it was such a huge success last year we decided to bring it back again this year at the Hilton New York. ...more

MUST READ: BlogHer '12 Onsite Information

Update, 8/2/12I forgot!  If you are staying at the Hilton they no longer have coffee makers or refrigerators in their rooms.  BUT!  Staring Thursday, the Hilton will be offering complimentary coffee in the Bridges Bar beginning at 6:30 a.m., so if you are an early bird, pop down and grab some coffee.  Also, throughout the conference The Bridges Bar will be a close, easy alternative for some quiet space if you need it.  They will have some great Hilton give-a-ways so take a moment and pop on down - lobby level of the Hilton NY....more
@BlogHerEvents Is the President's address open to all registered attendees or only ...more

BlogHer At Home Giveaway #2: Now, Some Gifts From Our Sponsors

We at BlogHer are very lucky to have the support of some oustanding sponsors, who make our affordable and content-packed conferences possible. So it's no surprise that when they learned that we'd be creating an at-home conference experience for so very many of you out there, that they'd want to share some goodies with you, too....more
Hey I'm Jamie over at http://mngirlinla.com  It was a fun weekend watching all the fun happening ...more

Making Connections at Home During BlogHer '12 Week

BlogHer '12 Week buzz is ramping up, and I hope everyone following along with @BlogHeratHome is getting ready for some fun and community, too....more
Thank you for including my post in this one. :) Made my day.more

Where You Can Find Our BlogHer ’12 Sponsors

We are so thrilled for BlogHer ’12 to start in just a couple of days! We know how excited our attendees are to visit the sponsors in their booths, suites and various locations, so this year we’ll make it easy for you by telling you all of the places you can find the BlogHer ’12 sponsors....more
@thatwoman @starbucks I'll join you. Yum.more

Dreaming of Geeking Out at BlogHer 12

The other day I received an email from Nelly Yusupova (@DigitalWoman), an impressive and accomplished woman I meet at a BlogHer event a few years ago. She mentioned she was attending BlogHer this year and was speaking about Facebook marketing. She also talked about a new workshop she's working on through Webgrrls – she's the CTO of Webgrrls – called Tech Speak that helps entrepreneurs get started. ...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
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

Speakers

With more than a decade's worth of experience working as a copywriter in the ad biz, Amber knows a thing or two about writing that sells. And with five years of blogging (both personally and professionally) under her belt, she knows what it takes to get noticed.

In her 9 to 5 life, she's a content specialist for Indiana University, where she revives ailing websites with content strategy, killer copywriting, and the strategic use of SEO.

The rest of the time, she's a wife and mom to a smarty pants three year old. In her *ahem* spare time, she blogs, operates a freelance writing business, and even occasionally sleeps. 

Doug French is a writer and single dad who began blogging in June 2003. He is also co-founder and organizer of the Dad 2.0 Summit, an annual conference where marketers, social media leaders, and blogging parents connect to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood. He has been profiled in or written for The New York Times, SlateThe Huffington Post, and Parents magazine, and his writing has appeared in several parentcentric websites and blogging anthologies. In July 2010, he co-created When The Flames Go Up, a blog about co-parenting after divorce, with his ex-wife. She and he and their two sons live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Elizabeth Blackney is an author and advocate with twenty years of experience. A media and communications strategist, she develops campaigns designed to persuade and inspire action. Her expertise includes a strong focus on maternal and child health, strategic diplomacy and other efforts to prevent war crimes, particularly forcible rape, Female Genital Mutilation, forced marriage and the deprivation of religious equality. Her presence on traditional and social media includes a regular column on The Huffington Post. She has written for numerous NGO and advocacy organizations, and speaks to schools, universities, and conferences on building awareness and influencing core constituencies. Blackney is writing her memoir, which will explore her experiences and coverage of rape, genocide, equality, global health and spirituality. She is a mother, Gold Star Wife, and completed two forty day hunger strikes to bring attention to the sexual and gender based violence in Congo, and the marginalized people of Sudan and South Sudan. Her first book, Sex, Lies and Politricks is available on Amazon.

I never signed up for this…..
is the title of Darryle’s blog, TED talk, and upcoming book, in honor of all the times she has said those words.

Throughout her life Darryle has been a pioneer: one of the first women to graduate from Yale; breaking ground as an award-winning television journalist; an early adopter for her generation in blogging and social media, and founder of WHOA! Network, an online platform showcasing women midlife and beyond.

One thing Darryle didn’t sign up for is the topic of the post she read as BlogHer Voice of the Year: that women become more invisible as they age. She continues to be far from invisible, as a writer, speaker and relentless supporter of vital, involved women at any age.

Darryle also didn’t sign up for cancer, which transformed her life and transformed her into a breast cancer survivor and activist who led a lawsuit to save a breast cancer vaccine. Cancer also introduced Darryle to mosaics, and to become a mosaic artist, including her collection of Boobalas, which she calls “thinking outside the bra.”

 

 

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