BlogHer Conference Update - - February 17, 2012

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Happy Weekend friends, time for a packed weekly update! First, a little housekeeping... Monday (here is the US) is a holiday, Presidents' Day -- so we'll be enjoying a long weekend. Now onto our updates...

We are proud to announce HealthMinder Day at BlogHer '12 in New York City. HealthMinder Day is a pre-BlogHer '12 event but it's more than that; here is a snippet from Elisa's post:

HealthMinder Day is designed to be a day of inspiration, education, and connection. Specifically, it is a full, multi-track adjunct day happening Thursday, August 2nd, before BlogHer '12. The day will focus on expert information and looking at the latest tools, services, sources, and products for taking care of yourself and your loved ones. And for sharing with your online communities.You will sign up for HealthMinder as a separate add-on, but can do so at the same time as you purchase your BlogHer '12 ticket here

The what, why, how, when and why are all detailed here.

While we are talking about BlogHer '12 in NYC, in case you missed the announcement, nominations for the International Activists Scholarship program are open -- open -- open. Take a moment and recognize that amazing woman who is taking the world by storm and introduce her to the BlogHer community.

Staying on topic for BlogHer '12, this is a gentle reminder: Early bird pricing ends on February 29, so do not delay! Get your ticket now and save $100!!

On to BlogHerEntrepreneurs...

Jenna Hatfield, Section Editor here at BlogHer, had a rare opportunity to speak to an amazing woman, Tara Hunt, who sadly cannot participate at BlogHerEntrepreneurs but whose story is one to hear.

Tara talks about her business, her journey and why BlogHerEntrepreneurs is so important to women with big ideas:

I wouldn't have survived the last few years of business without being surrounded by fellow female entrepreneurs. I get the best advice, camaraderie, connections, support and ideas from other female founders. Aside from the sage wisdom you will get from the presenters and sessions, you will find bonds that will get you through the craziest times in your fellow attendees.

Read more of the interview and register today for BlogHerEntrepreneurs!

Now onto a different note...

A while back I received a lovely email from Frelle, a past attendee of BlogHer '11, who wanted to share her story about one of our amazing conference sponsors, Hallmark. Frelle's post is a heartfelt and lovely expression of the power of words, friends and real communication. Here is a small portion of her post:

BlogHer's 2011 conference and the Hallmark Suite contributed to creating a lot of special communication, deep bonds of friendship, and important memories. The encouragement from the staff planning the suite at BlogHer to gift others with hand-witten cards in the age of tweets, texts, e-cards, and blog comments shows a true commitment to real communication. I'm so grateful to have had an opportunity to give my words to my friends in such a memorable and significant way.

Hallmark Suite

Take a moment, take a breath and read Frelle's post, it might inspire you to write that long over due note.

Until next time...

Lori Luna
vp, event operations