BlogHer Conference Update - - February 10, 2012

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Happy Weekend! We've had another busy week and we're happy to share a very important announcement and some gentle reminders, onward and forward...

We are pleased to announce the International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Nominations for 2012. This is unique and special programming element to BlogHer where we are able to showcase women making a difference abroad by raising awareness, consciousness, or funding to change their community, region, nation, or the world!

Polly explains it best in her post this week:

BlogHer won the Anita Borg Social Impact Award from the Anita Borg Institute. The Award came with $10,000 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.

The panel was so empowering, so enriching and so inspiring that we decided we needed to continue the scholarship program, even with no unexpected windfall to subsidize it. So we did it in 2010, and again in 2011. Each time it has been stirring, inspiring, empowering, and humbling to hear the recipients talk about what they're doing in their communities back home, and how they're using social media to advance those aims.

Now is the time to nominate that amazing woman for the International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Nominations for 2012 and yes, it can be YOU!

Another important announcement for BlogHer '12 in New York is short and simple - early bird pricing ends on 2/29/12 (yay for Leap Year), register today and save $100!

And if you are planning on staying at the host hotel, the Hilton New York, please use this link to register online.  Note: the BlogHer rate is valid August 1 - 5 only; if you are planning on staying before or after the prevailing rate will apply and it is recommended you call 1-800-HILTONS (code BLOG) to book your stay.

In addition to the announcements above we have also secured a small block of rooms for BlogHerEntrepreneurs in March; secure your room today.

Here are the gentle reminders:

Watch for more announcements next week!

Until then...

Lori Luna
vp, event operations