BlogHer Reach Out Tour Update: Boston and DC are on, but other four cities have been cancelled
Today I am disappointed to announce that BlogHer's Reach Out Tour scheduled for next month will now include Boston and DC only. We are canceling Nashville, Greensboro, Atlanta and New Orleans.
We decided to do the Tour one year ago, based on community polling about where BlogHer ’08, the annual conference, should be. Our ambitious plan was to do six full BlogHer Conferences, complete with multiple tracks of programming, full meals, fabulous cocktail parties and schwag.
Delivering that kind of high-quality experience requires a tremendous amount of company, sponsor and community member interest, participation and resources. Four weeks out from the start of the Tour we realized that it only made sense to carry forward with Boston and DC, where we have very strong sponsor and community interest and participation. We did not have that same combination of sponsor and community support in the other four cities that would make it reasonable to devote the kind of resources it would take to produce a BlogHer conference and meet both sponsor and attendee expectations.
If you were planning to come to the Tour, we sincerely hope we will see you in person soon...if not at one of these two Tour stops, then at the annual event or at a meet-up some time in the future. We are definitely sorry not to get out there and see more of you face-to-face!
Finally, I want to thank our slate of sponsors, including Platinum sponsors Yahoo! And GM, who have been supporting us for years. As many of our attendees know, the conference registration fee is subsidized by such companies who want to support BlogHer and women bloggers. We thank them, and with their support BlogHer Boston and BlogHer DC will be the kind of high-quality events that BlogHer has always produced.