The BlogHer '13 Mobile App Is Here!

We're thrilled to be bringing back our conference mobile app for BlogHer '13! Powered by Core-Apps, our mobile app will allow you to plan out your schedule during the conference, find more information on speakers and sponsors, connect with other attendees, update your social media channels, and take notes on your favorite sessions. ...more
This is great! I'm so excited about BlogHer '13!!more

Announcing: BlogHer 5K Chicago Fun Run, Presented by Best Buy

Get ready to lace up those running shoes because the annual BlogHer 5K is back and better than ever! This year, BlogHer is excited to be partnering with Best Buy for the Chicago edition of the BlogHer 5K. So excited in fact that the first 280 participants will receive a FREE FitBit device. ...more
I am flying in Friday morning so I'll miss this, darn it. My memories of the 5k in NYC are so ...more

Gearing Up for BlogHer '13: Pre-Conference Fears & VOTY Thoughts

BlogHer '13 is right around the corner! With the quickly approaching dates and recent announcements, the number of posts you have been writing in your own spaces has sky-rocketed. As always, we're reading along -- and bringing your words to our readers to help calm their fears, get them excited, and, yes, help calm some fears, too. Let's see what people are saying this week....more
Oh, hey - thanks! I really was so very tickled and excited by the honor. It absolutely kills me ...more

UPDATE: BlogHer '13 Venue, Transportation, and Schedules: Simplifying Y/Our Lives!

Hi everyone! Today I have an announcement about a change in where various programming tracks will take place between our two venues (the McCormick Place Convention Center and the Chicago Sheraton Hotel). We hope most of you will be quite happy about this change, and that it will simplify your conference-going life and our conference-planning life! [Insert drum roll here.] We are now planning to move ALL break-out programming on Friday and Saturday to a newly-acquired section of the McCormick Place Convention Center. ...more
@BronzevilleSugar McCormick Place Westmore

Announcing: The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year!

Six weeks + 2,600 submissions + 15 committee members = The 2013 BlogHer Voices of the Year! (Affectionately known as #VOTY.)This year's VOTY submission process has been a magnificent journey through the hearts and minds of the blogosphere. We are so excited to honor these 100 bloggers -- writers, speakers, and artists, who have pushed us to think more, feel more, share more, and do more....more
@Linda Anselmi Woo-Woo! Looking over all of these again. Can't get enough. Really enjoyed ...more

BlogHer '13: Why We Chose the Sheraton

Hello friends: We are about four weeks away from the 9th annual BlogHer Conference and we are beyond excited to see you!As you know, planning on our side has been ongoing for months, and I suspect your planning is in full force -- booking flights, hotels, getting those shoes ready, etc. ...more
@Denise  @Jan Kabili We haven't met before, but I'm an avid photographer, too, so I'm sure we'll ...more

Conference Corner: The Room of Your Own Track at BlogHer '13

To help with your BlogHer '13 planning, I'm walking through each of the tracks of programming, one-by-one. As I explained in the overall conference demystifying post, we have four different session styles, and each track of programming includes a mix of those -- making sure there is something for every style of learner!...more
@Elizabeth@Table4Five Oh, interesting Elizabeth! BTW: Looking forward to seeing you!more

Conference Corner: The Writing - Pitch & Publish Track at BlogHer '13

To help with your BlogHer '13 planning, I'm walking through each of the tracks of programming, one-by-one. As I explained in the overall conference demystifying post, we have four different session styles, and each track of programming includes a mix of those -- making sure there is something for every style of learner!...more

The BlogHer ’13 Party Plan: Saturday Night, BlogHer-Style

Welcome to Part 3 of the BlogHer ’13 Party Plan. You can read all about Part 1, and our process for refreshing the Party Plan this year, here: Kicking Off on Thursday, July 25th. And you can read about Part 2 and all the ways you can Express Yourself on Friday July 26th here....more
I'll be attending and have quite a bit of experience with fashion shows so if you need any help ...more

Conference Corner: The Politics & Activism Track at BlogHer '13

To help with your BlogHer '13 planning, I'm walking through each of the tracks of programming, one-by-one. As I explained in the overall conference demystifying post, we have four different session styles, and each track of programming includes a mix of those -- making sure there is something for every style of learner!...more