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Announcing: BlogHer '13 HealthMinder Day Agenda

Today we are pleased to announce the preliminary agenda for HealthMinder Day at BlogHer '13. Tickets for HealthMinder Day '13 are already going fast, so grab yours here -- and keep reading to learn more about this year's exciting program! ...more
I should look at the schedule, BlogHer13 is coming up quickly! :)more

BlogHer Conference Update -- April 12, 2013

Happy weekend, friends! So much has happened this week so let's just get started! First, did you hear we announced Voices of the Year?...more
For VOTY...what do y'all put under the description when submitting?more

Newbie News: BlogHer Food '13

Hi! I am starting a Newbie News series for all "new conference attendees" like me! I am going through these same questions of How To's and conference etiquette with you. So, please look out for Newbie News: the Newbie Guide to BlogHer Events. We have our Food Event this June 7-8 in Austin, Texas. How food-y is the conference? The conference has all different levels of attendees and speakers, from chefs to food beginners like me. Personally, I plan on learning more about food by eating it! There is no better way to get knowledgeable about something then jumping right in....more

Scared to Submit Your Work for VOTY? Don't Be!

I know when you’re a small fry in the blog/writing arena, it’s easy to get intimidated and feel left out because those with bigger platforms are being nominated, called out, read, and recognized -- and recognizing their own peers. But hear me: SMALL DOES NOT EQUAL INSIGNIFICANT and is in no way an indication of the value and worth of your work and your story....more
@lindalainey YOU ROCK.more

How to Pack Your Perfect Conference Wardrobe

Conference season is just about upon us -- and if you are anything like me, you're already thinking about what you'll be wearing as you meet, greet and network with your peers and brands. These tips and tricks will help you pack the perfect wardrobe to complement your amazing personality. Authentic Style ...more
Absolutely true. All of this!more

Announcing: Voices of the Year '13 Submissions Are Open!

UPDATE: Voices of the Year submissions have closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted and voted! Today we are thrilled to open submissions for one of the centerpieces of BlogHer's annual conference: The 6th annual Voices of the Year! The Voices of the Year initiative (or VOTY, as we sometimes affectionately abbreviate it) gives the entire BlogHer community a chance to spotlight and celebrate the work that touched us most deeply over the past year. Up to 100 well-written, thought-provoking, heart-tugging, and laughter-inducing posts and visuals will be honored as the 2013 Voices of the Year online, including one People's Choice Honoree per category, and then in person on Friday July 26th at the 9th annual BlogHer Conference in Chicago, IL....more
I submitted many blogs, but apparently missed the "description" box.  Can I edit them to add a ...more

BlogHer Conference Update -- March 22, 2013

Happy Friday and Day Two of BlogHer Entrepreneurs! The last day-and-a-half brought moments full of amazing learning and fabulous networking opportunities....more
DianaLW Wonderful! -Momomore

Announcing the BlogHer '13 International Activist Scholarship Recipients!

Since 2009, the BlogHer International Activist Scholarship has been providing women across the globe the opportunity to come to the states and showcase their work before a wider audience.From Bolivia to Malawii, Afghanistan to Argentina, Sudan to Trinidad,...more
@jenburden Thank you so much :) @BlogHer, Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and for ...more

Announcing Room of Your Own Sessions at BlogHer '13

Today, we are excited to announce the next set of programming for BlogHer '13 in Chicago: the Room of Your Own (ROYO) program! As always, the community submitted fantastic ideas -- and more than we could accommodate!  ...more
THRILLED and pumped and can't believe this. How I love you, BLogHer. THANK YOU for this ...more

BlogHer Conference Update - - March 15, 2013

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend! A special shout out to our Irish friends who celebrate St. Patrick's Day; don't get too crazy out there! Okay let's jump in! There's lots going on here and I want you to be up-to-date on all things conference....more
FakePretty No, there aren't live casts, but there will be live blogs. -Momomore

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 Room of Your Own | Roundtable: Shedding the Façade and Writing Our Vulnerable Truth / Presentation: Is Self-Publishing for You?
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
Style Mini-Con: The Business of Blogging - and - Being a Man of Style in the Blogosphere, brought to you by Monster
Writing Lab
Breakout #1
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Presentation: Turning Blog Posts into Published Essays / Roundtable: Anatomy of Humor Writing
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Healthy Habits That Will Change Your Life, brought to you by Simply Saline
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Marketing 101
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Quantify Your ROI to Customers
Beginner Tools & Technology | Workshop: Move Your Blog to Wordpress
Geek Bar
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Youth Sports Safety and Female Fandom, brought to you by NFL
Advanced Tools & Technology | Presentation: Grow and Monetize Your Email List / Roundtable: A Case for Podcasting
12:00pm Birds of a Feather Lunch, and Keynote Conversation with Guy Kawasaki
2:30pm Geek Bar
Breakout #2
Photo | Workshop: DSLR Debrief
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
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Modern Family, brought to you by USA Network
Interest & Identity | Roundtable: The UnMarketing Manifesto
Politics & Activism | Workshop: Fixing Education
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Workshop: Pitch Your Work for Publication - Two Parts
Style Mini-Con: Rocking Your Otherness and The List
Writing Lab
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Presentation: Contests on Social / Roundtable: Good to Great: Sponsored Posts
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Glass Ceilings, Work-Life Balance and other Working Woman Worries, brought to you by Intel Media
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
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 Lean In Circle
Beginner Tools & Technology | Workshop: Back to Basics SEO
Geek Bar
Advanced Tools & Technology | Roundtable: App Development - Build or Buy? / Presentation: Disaster-Proof Your Blog
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
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 Lab
Sponsored Sessions | Workshops: Best Practices for Bloggers, brought to you by IAB
Breakout #1
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Workshop: PitchYour Work for Publication - Two Parts
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Achieving Healthy Kids, brought to you by BOKS
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Roundtable: Perfect Pitch / Presentation: Media Kits
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Roundtable: Long-Term Relationships / Presentation: Outsourced
12:00pm Lunch, Opening Presentation by Lourds Lane, and Makers & Creators Keynote with Majora Carter, Lisa Donovan, Brit Morin, and Randi Zuckerberg
2:30pm Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Making the Most of Pinterest and Facebook
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Build Community, Return Visits, and Monetization through Comments, brought to you by Disqus
Beginner Tools & Technology | Roundtable: The Multi-Media Blogger / Presentation: Wordpress Plugin Essentials
Video | Workshop: Video Production 101
Geek Bar
Advanced Tools & Technology | Presentation: Grow and Monetize Your Email List
Interest & Identity | Roundtables: Midlife Bloggers and Beyond the Vertical, Into the Niche
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
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
Writing Lab
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: 21 Steps to a Rockin’ Social Media Presence
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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