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BlogHer Conference Update -- May 24, 2013

Happy Friday and Memorial Day weekend (for us here in the US). It's a time for family, friends and reflection. And speaking of reflecting, let's take a look back at the past few days here in conference world......more

The BlogHer ’13 Party Plan: Express Yourself on Friday, July 26th

Welcome to Part 2 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....more
will there be one in nyc?more

Announcing the BlogHer '13 Style Mini-Con

Today, we are unveiling more information about a previously announced addition to the BlogHer '13 program -- the BlogHer '13 Style Mini-Con! We know that Style and Beauty blogging is an area of terrific growth both in our network and in the blogosphere at large, and this year's Style Mini-Con at BlogHer 13 will shine a spotlight on some of the sharpest voices in the style and beauty community, who will share their best intelligence on how to organize, professionalize, and monetize their online work....more
@Elisa Camahort  @Skye Not true, Elisa. I could name every single piece of your clothing and you ...more

Announcing Another BlogHer '13 Keynote: The New Breed of Makers & Creators

Today we are announcing another great keynote session at BlogHer '13. Majora Carter, Lisa Donovan, Brit Morin, and Randi Zuckerberg have started companies and non-profits. They have built business models where others had (and still have) trouble seeing the path. They have their hands in creating content online, on TV, and in the palm of your hand. Their videos have been viewed by millions. They have democratized political discourse and civic decision-making. They have collaborated with major media, but have continued forging their independent way. Individually they are impressive women at the peak of their careers....more
Can't wait to hear their insights!more

BlogHer Conference Update -- May 11, 2013

Welcome to the weekend and Mother's Day! We've been busy working on BlogHer Food '13 and BlogHer '13 and here are some of the major highlights: ...more

Announcing BlogHer '13 Keynote: Guy Kawasaki, Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

Today we are thrilled to unveil another BlogHer '13 keynote speaker: Guy Kawasaki. You may know Guy as a technology evangelist, an entrepreneur, and an author of numerous books, but Lisa, Jory and I know him as the first person we showed our pitch deck when we were going out for our first round of funding. We know him as an early supporter, not just of BlogHer, but of the entire blogging space, including the women in the space....more
Fabulous!more

The BlogHer '13 Party Plan: Kicking off on Thursday, July 25th!

This year marks the ninth annual Blogher conference, and the fourth year since we introduced the "community parties" back in 2010. As BlogHer grew we introduced the community parties, and we continue to support them for two reasons: To make sure there are always fun evening events to which every attendee is invited and to provide a way for attendees to connect with their various tribes in a more informal and fun setting....more
has or is any one attending alone?? are newbies in category by themselves or is there like an ...more

Announcing: The BlogHer '13 Pathfinders

Today we are thrilled to announce the Pathfinders for Pathfinder Day at BlogHer '13! Back for its third year, this limited-capacity (tickets are already going fast; register here!) pre-conference event promises to help answer an ongoing, consistent question that we, as bloggers, often face: Where do I go from here?...more

BlogHer Conference Update -- April 20, 2013

Welcome to our weekly conference update. Alien, Terminator, The Walking Dead -- all of these words have one common thread: Gale Anne Hurd; and we are thrilled to welcome this award winning producer to keynote on Saturday, July 27 at BlogHer '13 in Chicago....more

Announcing the 1st of our BlogHer '13 Keynotes: "The Walking Dead" Producer Gale Anne Hurd

Sarah Connor. Ripley. Michonne. Talk about some powerful women. They are all brought to you courtesy of the first of our BlogHer '13 keynote speakers: Gale Anne Hurd....more
Oh how I wish I could be there in person for this keynote address! Talk about all my fav ...more

Schedule

July 26 - Day 1
Time Event
7:30am Breakfast
BlogHer Newbie Breakfast
8:30am Welcome, Kick-off Keynote with Ree Drummond, and Speed Dating, BlogHer Style
10:00am Break
10:30am Breakout #1
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Marketing 101
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Quantify Your ROI to Customers
Beginner Tools & Technology | Workshop: Move Your Blog to Wordpress
Advanced Tools & Technology | Presentation: Grow and Monetize Your Email List / Roundtable: A Case for Podcasting
Photo | Presentation: Find Your Instagram Style / Roundtable: A Thousand Words
Interest & Identity | Presentation: What Type of Social Media Leader Are You? / Roundtable: Beyond the Vertical, Into the Niche
Politics & Activism | Presentation: Ad Hoc Advocacy vs. Non-Profit Structure / Roundtable: What You Learn When You Speak Out
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Presentation: Turning Blog Posts into Published Essays / Roundtable: Anatomy of Humor Writing
Room of Your Own | Roundtable: Shedding the Façade and Writing Our Vulnerable Truth / Presentation: Is Self-Publishing for You?
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Healthy Habits That Will Change Your Life, brought to you by Simply Saline
Style Mini-Con: The Business of Blogging - and - Being a Man of Style in the Blogosphere, brought to you by Monster
Geek Bar
Writing Lab
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Youth Sports Safety and Female Fandom, brought to you by NFL
12:00pm Birds of a Feather Lunch, and Keynote Conversation with Guy Kawasaki
2:30pm Breakout #2
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Presentation: Contests on Social / Roundtable: Good to Great: Sponsored Posts
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Presentation: Outsourced / Roundtable: Blog for Sale
Beginner Tools & Technology | Presentation: Wordpress Plugin Essentials / Roundtable: Girls Code
Advanced Tools & Technology | Workshop: Hot Mobile Sites: How to Get One via Responsive Content and Design
Photo | Workshop: DSLR Debrief
Interest & Identity | Roundtable: The UnMarketing Manifesto
Politics & Activism | Workshop: Fixing Education
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Workshop: Pitch Your Work for Publication - Two Parts
Room of Your Own | Presentation: Using Social Media Tools Without Being a Tool: Marketing and Promotion That Lifts the Community as a Whole / Roundtable: Blogging and Anonymity
Style Mini-Con: Rocking Your Otherness and The List
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Glass Ceilings, Work-Life Balance and other Working Woman Worries, brought to you by Intel Media
Geek Bar
Writing Lab
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Modern Family, brought to you by USA Network
4:00pm Break
5:30pm Voices of the Year Community Keynote
6:30pm The Voices of the Year Reception
9:00pm Tribe Up Progressive Parties
July 27 - Day 2
Time Event
9:00am Breakfast, and Interview with Sheryl Sandberg
10:30am Breakout #1
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Roundtable: Perfect Pitch / Presentation: Media Kits
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Roundtable: Long-Term Relationships / Presentation: Outsourced
Beginner Tools & Technology | Workshop: Back to Basics SEO
Advanced Tools & Technology | Roundtable: App Development - Build or Buy? / Presentation: Disaster-Proof Your Blog
Video | Presentation: A Case For Video / Presentation: Five Vlogging Hang-Ups and How to Overcome Them
Interest & Identity | Roundtable: The UnMarketing Manifesto / Presentation: What Type of Social Media Leader are You?
Politics & Activism | Workshop: Running for Office
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Workshop: PitchYour Work for Publication - Two Parts
Room of Your Own | Roundtable: Is Your Blog Holding You Back? The Balance Between Your Blog and Your Goals / Presentation: Positive Return on Content: Make Your Words Work for You
Lean In Circle
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Achieving Healthy Kids, brought to you by BOKS
Geek Bar
Writing Lab
Sponsored Sessions | Workshops: Best Practices for Bloggers, brought to you by IAB
12:00pm Lunch, Opening Presentation by Lourds Lane, and Makers & Creators Keynote with Majora Carter, Lisa Donovan, Brit Morin, and Randi Zuckerberg
2:30pm Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: 21 Steps to a Rockin’ Social Media Presence
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Making the Most of Pinterest and Facebook
Beginner Tools & Technology | Roundtable: The Multi-Media Blogger / Presentation: Wordpress Plugin Essentials
Video | Workshop: Video Production 101
Interest & Identity | Roundtables: Midlife Bloggers and Beyond the Vertical, Into the Niche
Politics & Activism | Presentation: Ad Hoc Advocacy vs. Non-Profit Structure / Roundtable: International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Recipients
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Roundtable: Anatomy of a Story / Presentation: Turning Blog Posts into Published Essays
Room of Your Own | Presentation: Crowdfunding - When $20 from Family and Friends Isn't Enough to Fund Your Dream / Roundtable: Blogging the Unbloggable - Writing About Hard Topics Without Being Hated
Geek Bar
Writing Lab
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Build Community, Return Visits, and Monetization through Comments, brought to you by Disqus
Advanced Tools & Technology | Presentation: Grow and Monetize Your Email List
4:00pm Break
5:30pm Closing Keynote Conversation with The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd
7:30pm The 2nd Annual BlogHer Fashion Show and Style Spotlight After Party, brought to you by Ulta
10:00pm The 7th Annual CheeseburgHer Party

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