Announcing: BlogHer '13 Room of Your Own Submissions Are Open!

Yesterday, the BlogHer '13 preliminary agenda was announced, but we're just getting warmed up! We still have a lot of program elements to roll out (there's a full announcement schedule here) including the BlogHer '13 Room of Your Own, which opens NOW!...more
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Announcing the Preliminary BlogHer ’13 Break-out Schedule

It’s a big day at BlogHer! We’re excited to unveil the preliminary agenda for our annual conference! Visit the BlogHer ‘13 agenda page to see all what’s in store for you in Chicago this July. This first round of programming includes the break-out session in the following eight program tracks....more
Will there be a place to print these printable agendas? Many people no longer have printers at ...more

Registration Is Open for Pathfinder, HealthMinder, and Viewfinder Day

The BlogHer annual conference may be a two day conference, but it's really a three day experience. We began building up the Thursday program two years ago, to provide more intensive subject matter focus in smaller groups, for attendees wanting to ease into the main conference events on Friday and Saturday.In 2011, we introduced Pathfinder Day and it was so warmly received by conference attendees that that in 2012, we added HealthMinder Day to the Thursday schedule. This year, we're pleased to dedicate a day of programming to yet another key focus for bloggers, and today we're opening registration for what is now three pre-conference programming days at BlogHer ’13:...more

BlogHer ’13 Program Elements Announcement Timeline

We have good news, great news, new news, and just so much news from the programming team! The schedule for this week's announcements regarding BlogHer ‘13 conference program elements is below: Schedule Update: BlogHer ’13 Break-out Agenda As you probably know, today is the day we’re scheduled to announce the preliminary break-out programming at BlogHer ’13. We need just a few more days to get everything ready for the big announcement, so we’re officially delaying the announcement until Wednesday, January 16th....more
So excited, I'm about to bust! This will be my first conference. I am beyond jazzed!more

Thursday Shoes - We Are What We Wear!

For this week’s shoe shot I asked the team to wear a shoe that best represents them and to describe why.  With the start of the New Year and new resolutions, many of us are in a more contemplative state; focused on self reflection, changes and growth.  What better way to self discovery than through our shoes?!  How do your shoes reflect who you are? And here are our Thursday shoes, clockwise from upper right.  Enjoy!Jane Collins, Director of Market Research:...more

BlogHer Conferences Weekly Update - - January 4, 2013

Happy New Year or as Miriam would say, Happy Shoe Year! I am finding it hard to believe it's already 2013, I must be getting old because time is just flying by these days. But that's not a bad thing, because that means we'll be in Austin and Chicago before you know it!...more

Happy Shoe Year!

Happy 2013!  The BlogHer Events team has hit the ground running this week after a nice holiday break.  To set the tone for the new year we've opted for least a few of us have.  With so much catch up and regrouping for this short work week, we're keeping today's post short as well.  But please take a peek at our Shoe Shot below and feel free to include your Thursday shoes.  BlogHerLovesShoes! Looking forward to a shoe-filled year of fun!...more
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Holiday and Early Bird Pricing Ends 12/31/12 - Register Today!

The holiday season is nearly over, but the holiday pricing for BlogHer '13 in Chicago and early bird pricing for BlogHer Food '13 in Austin is NOT!...more

Final Thursday Shoe Shot for 2012!

The BlogHer Events team is ending the year with a BANG and dazzling you all with our most splendid final shoe circle of 2012.  Today we bring you diversity of style; fun colors, sparkliness, buckles, heels, snake skin and suede.  ...more
Whoa, those grey shoes are at least 51 shades of hawt!more

BlogHer Conferences Weekly Update - - December 14, 2012

Happy Friday! What an exciting week for us here on the conferences team. Why? Well, we launched the first BlogHer PRO. Yep, it was a full day of learning with 200 of our friends. Speakers talking about PR, video, branding, oh the list goes on and on. And if you weren't able to join us, no problem, we've got you covered in our BlogHer PRO VirtualCon....more


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 Photo | Presentation: Find Your Instagram Style / Roundtable: A Thousand Words
Room of Your Own | Roundtable: Shedding the Façade and Writing Our Vulnerable Truth / Presentation: Is Self-Publishing for You?
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
Breakout #1
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Presentation: Turning Blog Posts into Published Essays / Roundtable: Anatomy of Humor Writing
Style Mini-Con: The Business of Blogging - and - Being a Man of Style in the Blogosphere, brought to you by Monster
Writing Lab
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Marketing 101
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Healthy Habits That Will Change Your Life, brought to you by Simply Saline
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Workshop: Quantify Your ROI to Customers
Beginner Tools & Technology | Workshop: Move Your Blog to Wordpress
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
Geek Bar
12:00pm Birds of a Feather Lunch, and Keynote Conversation with Guy Kawasaki
2:30pm Breakout #2
Photo | Workshop: DSLR Debrief
Geek Bar
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Modern Family, brought to you by USA Network
Interest & Identity | Roundtable: The UnMarketing Manifesto
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
Politics & Activism | Workshop: Fixing Education
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Workshop: Pitch Your Work for Publication - Two Parts
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Presentation: Contests on Social / Roundtable: Good to Great: Sponsored Posts
Style Mini-Con: Rocking Your Otherness and The List
Writing Lab
Advanced Marketing & Monetization | Presentation: Outsourced / Roundtable: Blog for Sale
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Glass Ceilings, Work-Life Balance and other Working Woman Worries, brought to you by Intel Media
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 Beginner Tools & Technology | Workshop: Back to Basics SEO
Lean In Circle
Advanced Tools & Technology | Roundtable: App Development - Build or Buy? / Presentation: Disaster-Proof Your Blog
Geek Bar
Video | Presentation: A Case For Video / Presentation: Five Vlogging Hang-Ups and How to Overcome Them
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
Interest & Identity | Roundtable: The UnMarketing Manifesto / Presentation: What Type of Social Media Leader are You?
Politics & Activism | Workshop: Running for Office
Sponsored Sessions | Workshops: Best Practices for Bloggers, brought to you by IAB
Breakout #1
Writing - Pitch & Publish | Workshop: PitchYour Work for Publication - Two Parts
Writing Lab
Beginner Marketing & Monetization | Roundtable: Perfect Pitch / Presentation: Media Kits
Sponsored Sessions | Roundtable: Achieving Healthy Kids, brought to you by BOKS
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
Advanced Tools & Technology | Presentation: Grow and Monetize Your Email List
Video | Workshop: Video Production 101
Geek Bar
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