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BlogHer Conferences -- Weekly Update March 8, 2013

Today is International Women's Day, so happy day to you! When you have time, check out 7 books to celebrate girl power in honor of International Women's Day, but not before you read this update about what the Events staff is doing for you and your conferences!...more

BlogHer '13 Call for Volunteers

Update 3/26/13:Our Call for Volunteers has closed.  Thank you for all the submissions!  We are now combing through the submissions and will be in touch with you soon.************In 2005 we launched our first BlogHer conference and we did it with the help of our community. Since that time, volunteers have been a staple in our conference planning, and once again the time has come... time to volunteerfor BlogHer '13 in Chicago!We call these volunteer positions BlogHerships....more
If I already registered, but am accepted to volunteer, can I get my registration refunded? Thanks!more

Announcing Childcare at BlogHer '13

We are proud to announce Childcare at BlogHer '13 in Chicago!We have once again partnered with KiddieCorp and are offering childcare for all three days -- Thursday, Friday and Saturday -- at a subsidized rate of $50 per child, per day. ...more
Hey I love that my pic was used!!!! I'll be bringing little man and making use of the day care ...more

BlogHer Conferences - - Weekly Update February 8, 2013

Happy Friday -- and for those of you who are into the music scene, happy Grammy weekend! I love watching awards shows for the fashion and, of course, the performances, so I'll be planted on my sofa this Sunday. Let's start our update with the very exciting BlogHer Entrepreneurs interview Jenna conducted with Porter Gale, author and marketing expert, on the topic of networking, both online and in person....more

Announcing the 2013 International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Nominations!

Today we are excited to open up nominations for the BlogHer 2013 International Activist Scholarship Program!The International Activist Scholarship was born in 2008, when BlogHer won the Anita Borg Social Impact Award from the Anita Borg Institute. The Award came with $10K in prize money. After community discussion, we decided to spend the award money offering four scholarships to bring activist women bloggers from around the world to BlogHer '09 in Chicago to present their work....more
Sounds like a great cause; I'll think about some women bloggers who'd benefit from this...more

Voices of the Year: The Day I Became a Writer

It's one thing to have a voice. It's another thing entirely to give it away to thousands of people....more
This was the perfect advice at the perfect time for me. Thank you. It was that last line:  "If ...more

BlogHer Conferences - - Weekly Update February 1, 2013

Happy February 1, happy Friday and happy Super Bowl weekend for those of you (us) who are ready for some football fun! We here at BlogHer headquarters (Niner territory) had a little fun this week with our weekly shoe shot and decided to wear the colors of our favorite football team....more
Testing Livefyre with new Twitter password, sorry!more

Show Us Your Favorite Football Team-Inspired Shoes!

This is how much interest I have in American professional football: zero, zilch, nada, none, nil! So you can imagine my great lack of enthusiasm when my football-loving co-workers suggested that we theme this week’s shoe shot to align with a certain upcoming game taking place on Sunday....more

BlogHer Conference Update 1/25/13 - - Submit Room of Your Own Ideas Today!

Happy Friday friends! This week the BlogHer Events team was in Chicago (brrrr) planning for BlogHer '13, and what a conference we have in store for you. First and foremost we have announced our preliminary agenda, including Pathfinder, HealthMinder and our newest addition, Viewfinder....more

BlogHer Conferences Update - - January 18, 2013

Holy cow what a week!! For those of you who have not been checking the BlogHer Conferences home page, here is what you have missed: ...more
Will there be a "call for volunteers" for BlogHer'13?  Or... did I miss it?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 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 Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Build Community, Return Visits, and Monetization through Comments, brought to you by Disqus
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Making the Most of Pinterest and Facebook
Beginner Tools & Technology | Roundtable: The Multi-Media Blogger / Presentation: Wordpress Plugin Essentials
Geek Bar
Advanced Tools & Technology | Presentation: Grow and Monetize Your Email List
Video | Workshop: Video Production 101
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
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
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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