Today we are honored to announce that President Barack Obama will address the BlogHer '12 audience at 4:30PM Thursday, August 2, via live video feed. We will gather in the Grand Ballroom at the New York Hilton to hear from the president live, and understand why he has chosen to make this rare conference appearance. We will be recording the video and posting it as soon as we can post-appearance. All conference passes, from day passes to party and/or expo passes to full passes will be granted admission to this special event....more
Every year, since my first BlogHer conference in 2008, I've thought, "This is the year I'm not going to panic before the conference. THIS is the year I've *got* this." And, like clockwork, I find myself doing stomach flips the week before, sometimes even the month before, for any number of reasons. Like the Spanish Inquisition, no one expects to get all jittery before the conference, but it happens anyway. We're people. We freak out. Especially when this happens....more
It's less than a week away... BlogHer'12 hits New York City once again. If you're a small business owner attending the conference now is the time to prepare to make the most of your time there. You could invest your time and marketing dollars anywhere, but you chose to do so by being a part of the high-energy, high-content land of diverse voices known as BlogHer (and we're glad you did!). So let's get down to what you can do right now and after you step foot in NYC to have a great time and build your business.
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Our BlogHer '12 sponsors have got quite a show in store for you! With products and giveaways sure to delight and amaze you! You want samples? Step right up! Fun swag? Right this way! And this year, we've got not 1, not 2, but 3 expo halls (more on that later).
Here are just a few things to keep an eye out for when you're in New York this week:...more
We have even more amazing new sponsors for BlogHer '12 that we want to share with you! Our annual conference wouldn't be possible without these awesome sponsors. Read on to hear a little bit from this week's new sponsors....more
It's been two weeks since BlogHer at Home for BlogHer 2012 kicked off, and things are going great. There are hundreds more followers, some fun chatter already, and excitement about sharing in the fun of the BlogHer Conference experience from wherever you happen to live. We know though, that while this Twitter community will be something special, there's nothing quite like being at a BlogHer Conference. So along with connecting and sharing from the comfort of our laptops or on the go on your smartphone, we thought it would be nice to bring a little bit of the 3-D conference experience to you. This means we have some prizes, by the way. We hear you might like those....more
With BlogHer '12, HealthMinder Day and Pathfinder Day right around the corner, we've been following along on twitter as you discuss your excitement, fear and interact with our sponsors, each other and us. I really encourage you to follow along with the #blogher12 hashtag on twitter to meet people ahead of time, say hi to your favorite brands and get into the conference vibe. It's informative... and fun!
I love the conference advice and help that's being handed out on twitter right now, so I thought I'd share some trends we're seeing and add in some links where they might help some other people who aren't hashtag watchers....more
I'm going against BlogHer Events Team protocol here, but the countdown to BlogHer is just 9 DAYS AWAY! And to help you get ready, we're announcing two of our best tools to help you plan your schedule, pack your bag, and navigate your way through the event.The BlogHer '12 Conference Guide brought to you by Pfizer Consumer HealthcareHave questions about the conference? Where to pick up your badge? What to pack? Directions to the hotel?...more
There are a myriad of excellent reasons to attend BlogHer ‘12 and to the pile I would like to add just one more...a hotel room of my own.
I feel like I should preface this with telling you how much I love my husband and kids, but I am going to skip straight over that and tell you how much I love staying in a hotel without them. This little lick of luxury does not happen very often but when it does, like on my upcoming trip to NYC, I savor every minute.
What's so great?...more
A few weeks ago, Elisa announced our 10th annual BlogHer conference in San Jose and let you know you could register immediately. Today, I am sharing our hotel information, so you can book your room at the lowest rate possible for BlogHer '14. Read more