BlogHer '14

The BlogHer Annual Conference turns 10 years old this year, and we're thrilled to be bringing BlogHer '14 back to the Bay Area, where it all started. Join us, July 24-26, 2014 in San Jose, CA!

Conference Info
July 24 - 26, 2014
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

BlogHer '14: Book Your Hotel Room Today

Editor's Note: The Marriott is essentially sold out as of April 2, 2014. Please book your hotel at one of our other amazing hotels. You have three options, all of which still have room for you and your best blogging friends! -Jenna. A few weeks ago, Elisa announced our 10th annual BlogHer conference in San Jose and let you know you could register immediately. Today, I am sharing our hotel information, so you can book your room at the lowest rate possible for BlogHer '14. ...more
My husband's childhood friend is getting married that weekend and I can't go to the conference ...more

Childcare Is Available for BlogHer '14: Register Now!

We are proud to announce Childcare at BlogHer '14 in San Jose! 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. The childcare suite will be located at the San Jose Marriott all three days. (We will not have a location at the San Jose Convention Center.) ...more

Grab Your BlogHer '14 Blog Badge and Get Excited for Our 10th Anniversary Celebration!

You've been asking for a little bling to show your BlogHer '14 love on your blogs. We've been saying, "It's coming! Soon!" Well, wait no longer! We've got 18 great badges for you to choose from for this year's conference. And, oh, they look good this year, featuring our 10th Anniversary Celebration colors and such. I just love them, and I think you will too....more
Still on the fence about going!!! GAH! Promised myself I;d decide by this weekend!more

Arianna Huffington Returns to Keynote BlogHer in 2014

In May of 2005, a scant two months before the first BlogHer Conference, a new site called the Huffington Post was born. That was back when trying to build a business via blogging was uncharted territory. One year later, Arianna Huffington was a featured keynote speaker at BlogHer '06, our second annual event. Arianna spoke about the HuffPost, of course, but she also spoke quite poignantly about sleep. The need for sleep. How badly most of us lack sleep. ...more
Wow, I have a ticket but was kinda afraid to go, going it alone, but this sounds coolmore

BlogHer Food '14: Announcing the Closing Party

Miami, the "Magic City," home of the NBA Champions the Miami Heat, and "the only major city in the United States conceived by a woman, Julia Tuttle," a local citrus grower and a wealthy Cleveland native. And of course fabulous food, culture, design, and art so we thought, let's blend that together for our closing party! ...more
RaisedByCulture Yes!more

How BlogHer '14 Will Be Different for Me This Year

I'm going to the BlogHer conference this year in San Jose, CA. There are a couple reasons. Okay, more than two reasons. And I think they are good reasons. ...more
Well - - I think it's a very good sign that I know the first two women commenting at the top of ...more

Announcing the Next BlogHer '14 Keynote Speaker: Actor and Activist Kerry Washington

Imagine me wearing a white Olivia Pope trenchcoat and a fabulous smoky eye as I deliver this awesome news: Kerry Washington, actor, activist, style icon, and mom-to-be, will be joining us at BlogHer '14 to talk about her work, her causes, and the power of her social platform to amplify both....more
I wish INform Magazine would be there this year.  But I think we will try for 2015.more

Formalizing Our Kitchen Cabinet: The BlogHer Sponsor Advisory Board

Since its inception, we've called the BlogHer Annual Conference "the conference the community built." The sessions, the parties, the spirit, even the swag policy have all been continuously developed (and improved) through an ongoing community pulse-taking process. ...more
Hear, hear Jory! Thank you for your extraordinary creativity and support of the @BlogHer ...more

What Does It Feel Like to Be a VOTY? 3 More Voices of the Year Share Their Stories

As your submissions for Voices of the Year (VOTY) and Photos of the Year (PhOTY) continue to roll in, we continue to send virtual high fives in your direction. Whether you're submitting your own work or submitting the work of your fellow bloggers and photographers, you are continuing in our efforts to make BlogHer the conference the community built. Your voices and photos, submitted now and honored later on stage, make our conference unique, personal, and oh-so-awesome. ...more
Jeez, these posts are killing me #wipestearsawaymore

What Does It Feel Like to Be a Voice of the Year? 3 Past Presenters Share Their Answers

We are so happy, so excited to see your submissions for Voices of the Year (VOTY) and Photos of the Year (PhOTY) come rolling in. Seeing you submit your own work or the work of your fellow bloggers is inspiring. But I know how big and scary it can feel to submit your own work -- or to learn your work has been submitted by someone else. Maybe you don't even know what to expect from the process....more
I love this.  Last year was my first BlogHer conference, and listening to the readings was a ...more