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Wondering What to Wear to BlogHer Food in Miami? We Have Some Ideas!

BlogHer Food '14 is this week! I know we're beyond excited to bring you two days full of learning, fun, networking, and more. While you're getting excited too, you're probably asking the age old conference questions: What should I wear? What should I pack? I've thrown together some cute, fun, colorful ideas from dressy to casual and back again. Check it out before you finish packing. ...more
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The Good Old Days of Blogging: What Has Changed in the Last 10 Years?

Back when I started blogging, you had to write your posts uphill... both ways. We didn't have these newfangled social media sites. If you wanted someone to read your post, you stood on a wooden fruit crate on the street corner and shouted, "click me!" And we liked it that way. We were happy. What stands out for YOU in the last 10 years? Share your ideas as part of BlogHer's 10th Anniversary Selfiebration! ...more
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WE BUILT THIS! Celebrating 10 Years of Power, Heart, and Change With BlogHer's Anniversary #Selfiebration!

I'm not one for the subtle windup, so I'm just going to go ahead and shout: HOLY HANNAH! IT IS BLOGHER’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE IN JUST 11 SHORT WEEKS. Okay, /CAPLOCKS. ...more
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8 Must-Visit Restaurants in Miami During BlogHer Food

With foodies around the country gathering in Downtown Miami for BlogHer Food 2014, there is one thing on everyone's mind...well, aside from all of the learning and inspiration, of course! That thing? It's FOOD. Obviously. BlogHer Food is a short event but that doesn't mean that there isn't time to explore the culinary side of Miami during your stay! Check out any of these 8 Must-Visit Restaurants in Miami during BlogHer Food and you'll go home with a full belly and a smile on your face. ...more
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Announcing the Saturday Excursion at BlogHer Food '14

Holy cow! BlogHer Food '14 in Miami is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce our Saturday excursion. Every year, we do our best to find exciting and delicious locations in the cities for our attendees to visit . For 2014, we've found a fun neighborhood hotspot to visit: Mary Brickell Village. ...more

The Top 5 Reasons to Attend BlogHer Food in Miami This Month

I’ve been blogging for five years now. During four of those years I watched bloggers go to fabulous cities and attend amazing conferences, specifically BlogHer conferences. Every summer my social media and blog feed would get filled with pictures and stories of great and inspiring times spent at the conference while I sat at home in yoga pants wishing I could go. Finally, last year I got to go to my first BlogHer Food conference in Austin, and it was as awesome as it looked from my couch while wearing yoga pants. ...more
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Announcing the 2014 BlogHer Voices & Photos of the Year!

One community of greatness, thousands of submissions, 34 committee members to read every single entry (more than once)... And nine weeks later, we have the results: The 2014 BlogHer Voices & Photos of the Year! (Affectionately known—if not by all, then at least by us—as #VOTY and #PhOTY.)...more
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The BlogHer Food '14 Mobile App Is Here

We're thrilled to be bringing back our conference mobile app for BlogHer Food '14! Powered by Core-Apps, our mobile app will allow you to plan out your schedule during the conference, find more information on speakers and sponsors, connect with other attendees, update your social media channels, and take notes on your favorite sessions. Here's a brief run-down of the various features: ...more

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
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BlogHer Food Interviews: Let's Talk Food Ethics & Action with Vani Hari and Jessie Johnson

With BlogHer Food '14 on the not-too-distant horizon, we are thrilled to start bringing you interviews with our amazing speakers. We do this for a few reasons. It helps attendees make decisions on which panels might be the best fit for them. It lets our attendees and readers who can't attend learn bits and pieces about topics they might not be familiar while introducing them to bloggers and speakers they might not (yet) know. It allows us to feature these amazing panelists, giving them the spotlight they deserve....more
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Speakers

Susan Getgood has been involved in online marketing since the early 90s, and watched the web evolve from the first browsers to the interactive communities we participate in today.

In Fall 2010, Susan joined BlogHer Inc. where she currently serves as Vice President of Influencer Marketing. In this role, she connects social media influencers with the brands they love through mutually beneficial business and advertising opportunities.

As an independent consultant from 2004 to 2010, she helped organizations integrate social media into their marketing strategies to meet their customers online, build their brands and drive revenue. Clients included HP, Kaplan University, Kraft, Goodwill Industries and CamelBak as well as PR agencies, start-ups and small businesses nationwide.

Prior to that, Susan held a variety of corporate marketing and management roles including Senior Vice President of Marketing at Internet software company SurfControl, General Manager of Cyber Patrol and Director of Corporate Communications at The Learning Company.

Her professional marketing blog, where she writes about social media and marketing strategy, is Marketing Roadmaps. She also writes a personal blog, Snapshot Chronicles. Her first book, Professional Blogging For Dummies (Wiley), was published in July 2010.

Susan speaks regularly at social media conferences like BlogHer, Mom 2.0 and New Comm Forum. She is a co-founder of ethics initiative Blog With Integrity and appeared on the Today Show in April 2010 to talk about respect and responsibility in the blogosphere.

Jenifer Monroe has been blogging since 2002 and attended the first BlogHer conference in 2005. A founding member of the BlogHer Publishing Network, she has been a BlogHer employee since 2007.

Elaine spent more than 10 years in television and radio as a producer, writer and correspondent for places like MTV Asia and CBS in San Francisco. In 2003, she left broadcasting for Silicon Valley, working for companies like Intuit, BlogHer, and Rocket Fuel, managing wide-ranging corporate communications campaigns, customer reference programs, and social media efforts. She is currently the director of corporate communications for Vocera, a company whose communications technology is used in mission-critical environments. Her personal blog, VirgoBlue, was started more than seven years ago after friends recommended she find a place to compile her frequent tips about food and travel.

Jory Des Jardins co-founded BlogHer, Inc. in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone, and serves as the company’s President of Strategic Alliances and lead evangelist to top revenue partners. With Jory’s leadership, BlogHer has developed its own distinctive, brand of strategic partnership, helping to facilitate constructive dialogue between some of the world’s major brands and women who are social media leaders and their readers.

Jory frequently gives private presentations and training sessions to Fortune 500 companies and their internal and external strategy teams, bringing community insights and case studies directly to companies and agencies that are navigating the social media space. Leveraging her prior experience in both print and online media, Jory works within brand teams to deconstruct media models and to develop messaging and campaigns that resonate with bloggers, blog readers and brands.

BlogHer’s integrated sponsorship model, which combines live events and media channels, has grown to revenue of eight figures trailing for the past two years, during which BlogHer, Inc. was named among the AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100 for 2011 and Global 250 for 2010, and as one of America’s Most Promising Start-ups by BusinessWeek. BlogHer’s flagship site, BlogHer.com, was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes in 2010.

Jory is BlogHer’s representative on the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Board of Directors, and serves on the advisory board of start-ups FeedBlitz and Juno Baby.   Jory also represents BlogHer at public speaking engagements, having keynoted such events as ad:tech Chicago and the Marketing to Moms Conference, and spoken on panels at events for the IAB, ANA, AMA and WOMMA and at Web 2.0, SXSW Interactive, BlogWorld Expo, the Monaco Media Forum, Girls in Tech and CES.

Prior to co-founding BlogHer, Jory helped high-technology start-ups Pluck and Rojo develop the models to launch successful blog syndication initiatives and served as producer as Third Age transitioned from traditional web destination to a network of bloggers.

Together, BlogHer co-founders Lisa, Elisa and Jory have been named among the most influential women in Web 2.0 and technology by Fast Company (2008, 2009 and 2010), Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalists (2010) and among the seven most powerful people in new media by Forbes Magazine (2009). In 2011 they were jointly awarded the PepsiCo Women’s Inspiration Award and in 2008, the Anita Borg Institute Social Impact Award. Jory lives in the Bay Area with her husband Jesse and their young daughters.