BlogHer 13 Buddy System: tell me what you think of this idea!

Hi, my name is Linda. I have many fine qualities. I'm a good wife and mother, I'm good at my job, I sometimes write some pretty hilarious stuff, and I am a fabulous online networker.  But put me, face-to-face, in a room of people I don't know, and I'm riddled with social anxiety.  This is what happened to me when I previously attended a BlogHer conference. ...more
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BlogHer Conference Update -- January 20, 2012

Happy Weekend! Lots of fun things happening here with the BlogHer Conferences team so let's get started... Did you see we have launched our Call for Volunteers for both BlogHer '12 in NYC and BlogHerEntrepreneurs? Check out what a BlogHership is all about and submit your request. We have said it from the beginning: Our volunteers help make our events so special....more
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BlogHer '12 Call for Volunteers!

*****UPDATE: The Call for Volunteers for BlogHer '12 is Officially Closed.  Volunteer applicants were informed via email on Tuesday, February 21st.  If you applied and did not recieve an email please email Rachel@blogher.com*****Are you itching to go to BlogHer '12, but money is a little too tight? Sign up to be a volunteer today and if accepted you will receive a complimentary pass!Every year we strive to give you the best possible conference -- one that tops last year and the year before! This year we want to do the same, but we need your help. Volunteer as a mic wrangler or registration desk helper and you will not only be helping us make a great conference, but you will also get a free pass! Apply here for your BlogHership....more
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Conference Corner: More About Birds of a Feather Meetups

Since BlogHer’s inception in 2005, we’ve hosted something we call Birds of a Feather meet-ups at each conference. Essentially, they are small, informal gatherings where you can meet others in your niche, network with new tribe members, build relationships with others who share your passions, and find new-to-you bloggers to read.Birds of a Feather meet-ups are a fantastic way to connect with others who share your same passions and interests, plus meet others on the first day of the conference that you’ll likely see throughout the rest of the event!We thought it would be helpful to provide a bit more detail about how Birds of a Feather meet-ups work:...more
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BlogHer Conference Update - - December 9, 2011

Happy weekend everyone -- I hope this finds you well and gearing up to do as little as possible for the next two days. Thank you to all of you who joined us in both New York and San Francisco to officially kick off the holiday season, BlogHer style. A lot has happened since last weeks update so let's get busy......more

Conference Corner: BlogHer Invites 80% New Speakers to Events

Tired of all the same people speaking every year about all the same topics? Don’t recognize most of the speakers lined up for BlogHer Events? We’ll take that as a compliment.For the past several years, BlogHer has committed to a speaking roster of 80% new, fresh voices. That means we seek out bloggers who are demonstrated community leaders, not just the "stars" of blogging. We're interested in women who are forging new paths through the Internet. You may not recognize all the names in our speaking roster, but we guarantee that BlogHer speakers are worth getting to know -- many of them could become your new favorite haunts, the first site you stop by when reading blogs, or even your trusted friends....more
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Announcing the BlogHer ’12 Call for Ideas!

UPDATE as of 2/16/12: Due to the volume and quality of submissions, we are delaying release of Phase 1 of BlogHer '12 programming until after the President's Day holiday, next week. This will also delay the launch of the Room of Your Own submission process, since Room of Your Own submissions are designed to fill holes in the Phase 1 programming. We know this extra time will help our eighth annual conference have the best, most original, most creative programming ever! Thank you for your patience. ~Polly We’re excited to announce that the first round of the BlogHer '12 Call for Ideas officially opens today, and will remain open untilJanuary 5th, 2012, 5pm (PST)!Veterans familiar with how we roll, just jump right into the BlogHer '12 Call for Ideas submission form, as often and as repeatedly as you need to, 'til you've shared with us all your best ideas or 'til 5pm (PST) on January 5th, whichever comes first. Everyone else, read on!...more
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BlogHer Conference Update - - December 2, 2011

Happy weekend and oh my gosh, happy December! I can't believe we are close to the end of 2011 and of course the holiday season is upon us. I am going to dive right in: Next week we are hosting two holiday meet-ups -- one in San Francisco and one in New York. We still have space at both venues so take a moment, register yourself and bring a friend -- it is sure to be a great time....more

Conference Corner: Submit Questions to Help Demystify BlogHer Events

Let’s be honest: Attending a blogging conference can be exhilarating, overwhelming, exciting… and maybe a little scary. That’s why BlogHer has created this Conference Corner series: to help demystify our events, to help you get the most out of them, and to help set your heart at rest before you arrive. As we anticipate our 2012 conference year, it’s important to staff at BlogHer that your questions are answered before each event. And whether you’re a newbie or a veteran, you can help us with that!...more

Conference Corner: Speaker Introductions at the Beginning of Each Panel

If you’ve ever attended a BlogHer event, attended a session online through our Virtual Conference feature, or read through a session transcript in our Live Blog section, you may have asked yourself: Why don’t speakers introduce themselves more thoroughly? I want to know more about their background, their expertise, where they blog, and why they’re on this panel!Truth be told, they don’t give a bio because BlogHer asks them not to. ...more
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