BlogHer Food '13 - Call for Volunteers

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BlogHer Food '13Update:  The Call for Volunteers has ended and we are no longer accepting applications.  Thank you to all of you who submitted and we'll be in touch soon!


Since this post is going live in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and we are discussing volunteers, we would like to share links to two organizations that are actively supporting those affected by the storm.

While we know there are many organizations helping those in need, we are listing two for your immediate convenience:

Now, onto our post...

Are you excited and geared up for another BlogHer Food conference, but your bank account isn't? We have a solution: Apply to be a volunteer!

Because BlogHer conferences are the "conferences the community built," we need your help to make this BlogHer Food as amazing as last; we have BlogHerships for the following positions:

  • Mic Wrangler
  • Registration Desk Helper or
  • Live Blogger

What is a BlogHership, you ask? BlogHerships are a way for people who cannot afford the conference pass to a BlogHer event to still attend. BlogHerships are always volunteer positions at the conferences. If we are asking for a significant amount of your time, effort or elbow grease to get something done at the conference, then we will compensate you with a full conference pass. All BlogHerships are designed to cover the $306.44 registration fee only and do not include travel expenses. Apply now for your chance at a free admission into BlogHer Food '13 in Austin, Texas in June, 2013!

Read more about the various volunteer positions below.

  • Mic Wranglers: Movers and shakers apply here! Mic Wranglers will need to maneuver through rooms to deliver the microphone to attendees who want to make their voices heard. This task is especially important because it also affects audio recordings, so you'll need to be able to move about the room quickly. The estimated time commitment is two sessions (2.5 hours) per day.

  • Registration Desk Helpers: This job encompasses more than being a friendly face. Registration Desk Helpers have the critical task of coordinating check-in for attendees, providing badges, tote bags and maps, answering myriad questions and being a general know-it-all (or at least knowing where to find the answers). The estimated time commitment is three (3) hours per day.

  • LiveBloggers: Can you type quickly? Do you have a knack for remaining unbiased? In this position, volunteers will create an official record of assigned sessions for both attendees and non-attendees to reference. You must transcribe the session as it plays out, not summarize or editorialize the discussion between panelists and attendees. LiveBloggers must use their own wifi enabled laptops. The estimated time commitment is two sessions (2.5 hours) per day.

If you are interested in a BlogHership, don’t delay; you have until November 13, 2012 to apply.

Now for the Conference details:

When:June 7 - 8, 2013

Where: Austin Hilton -- Austin Texas

If you have questions, please let us know.

Stay safe and we'll see you in Austin.


Lori Luna
vp, event operations


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