BlogHer in Second Life '07 Schedule

BlogHer in Second Life '07
July 26-28, 2007

The RL schedule for the conference can be found here:
Day One's Schedule
Day Two's Schedule.
--> Register for BlogHer in RL or SL now.

Schedule - Thursday, July 26th, 2007

All times are Central Standard Time
Second Life Time is 2 hours earlier

6:00PM - ??

Thursday Night mixer

Various artists perform to kick off BlogHer in Second Life 07 at Hyperstring.net Island including Dalien Talbot, Grace McDunnough and Montian Gilruth.

Schedule - Friday, July 27th, 2007

All times are Central Standard Time
Second Life Time is 2 hours earlier

8:00-9:00AM

BlogHer in Second life Check-in
Check In-where Avatars get a virtual program (notecard) and linden $$ to spend in our vendor/exhibit area.

9:00-10:30AM

Welcome Session
Welcome to the BlogHer 07 conference LIVE from Chicago! Audio streamed into conference center at Hyperstring.net.

  • Who you say you are and why you're here - review of attendee survey, trends in the women's blogosphere.
    Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone-BlogHer's co-founders
  • Followed by a meet your fellow avatar activity lead by Mygdala March
  • 10:45-12:00PM

    Session #1: Combining blogging and Second Life
    More and more bloggers are entering this virtual world to connect with community, chronicle their second life, and gain more readers. Residents are leaping out of their comments and into avatars to have full blown discussions on their blog topics in real time. How does blogging and second life interact and what's next? Discussion moderated by BlogHer in Second Life hostess Erin Kotecki Vest (aka Queen Tureaud) who has used Second Life as an extension of Queen of Spain Blog, with panelists Vint Falken - who blogs about Second Life, Second Life podcaster and blogger TheDiva Rockin and Koz Farina,the creator of the second life blogHUD, which allows you to blog FROM Second Life.

    This session is a Second Life custom session, available only to BlogHer in Second Life attendees.

    1:30-2:45PM

    Session #2: Privacy, Exposure, Risk: Can you maintain safer spaces online?
    Audio to be streamed live from Chicago into Hyperstring.net island with Second Life discussion and panel to follow

    Description for BlogHer in RL session: When there are other people involved, blogging and second life can be just like sex. You can never guarantee it's 100% safe, but you can make it safer. And oh, by the way, safety can be in the eye of the beholder. Discuss where you draw the line to protect yourself, those close to you and your entire online/virtual community both around your individual blog, your avatar, or in larger more structured online communities, from family friendly sites to sex sites.

    Moderated by Meghan Laslocky (avatar Miranda Tibbett) a freelance journalist who has reported on sex, identity, and technology issues for the San Francisco Chronicle and Salon.com. Regina Lynn, the sex-tech expert Sex Drive Columnist, Wired.com, author of The Sexual Revolution 2.0, and blogger joins us along with Lillie Yifu of Second Sex.

    2:45-4:30PM

    Visit our BlogHer in Second Life Exhibitor Area
    Vendor exhibit area will have live music from SL bloggers/musicians including Takamura Keiko (aka "Keiko" ) and Slim Warrior.

    4:30-5:45PM

    Session #3: Getting It On(line) for a Cause
    Audio to be streamed live from Chicago into Hyperstring.net island with Second Life discussion and panel to follow

    Description for BlogHer in RL session: Using technology as a distribution channel for the greater good. Galvanize personal action or bring awareness. Rochelle Robinson moderates the presentation and discussion of two case studies, including Green L.A. Girl (aka Siel)'s amazing Starbucks Challenge project. Walk away with a fistful of practical ideas. Then, with Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann facilitating, we pick next year's case study! Learn about how you can help choose the issue we rally around. Introducing a new BlogHer community activism initiative: BlogHers Act!

    The conversation continues in Second Life to discuss Second Life's role as a platform to do good. Second Life Panelists include Susan Tenby (avatar glitteractica cookie) of TechSoup with the help of her volunteers, she recently launched a community of over 300 nonprofit staff members and volunteers in Second Life - and Ruby Sinreich (avatar Ruby Glitter) founder and editor of OrangePolitics.org, and In Kenzo- the creative director of AMO Studio in Second Life and in Los Angeles producing award-winning short movies, machinima, videos, interactive design, arts experiences, television, web and print media.

    Schedule - Saturday, July 28th, 2007

    All times are Central Standard Time
    Second Life Time is 2 hours earlier

    9:00-10:15

    Keynote Breakfast: What Humans Do with Artificial Intelligence
    Audio to be streamed live from Chicago into Hyperstring.net island

    Description for BlogHer in RL session: Whatever web version we're heading into now might just bring about those apocalyptic 1984/2001 Space Odyssey/Battlestar Galactica visions of man vs. machine...or it could facilitate more blurring and even eradication of current boundaries and barriers than we can possibly imagine. Some complain that technology isolates us and erodes the glue holding society together. But, what have we humans done? Found ways to rebuild the concept of neighborhoods and "social glue" online. Technology only amplifies the best and worst of our human nature, so we'll discuss what blogging women can do to drive technology developmental users, developers, marketers etc. Elisa Camahort moderates this discussion featuring technology gurus Slideshare CEO Rashmi Sinha, Ning CEO Gina Bianchini, She's Such a Geek editor and tech journalist Annalee Newitz and renowned tech visionary Esther Dyson.

    10:30-12:00

    Session #1: Covering a virtual world

    News media coverage is everywhere in Second Life Magazines, newspapers, tv news-is it to be taken seriously? What are the challenges of covering a virtual world? Is this the “new” media and how might it relate to the real world of journalism? Journalism professor and BlogHer editor Kim Pearson moderates a discussion between Second Life newsies including SL News Network's Cybergrrl Oh, Starr Sonic, host of That S’Life - a five minute review show about what is happening in Second Life and 57 Miles (aka Nick Wilson) of Metaversed.com.

    This session is a Second Life custom session, available only to BlogHer in Second Life attendees.

    1:30-2:30

    Session #2: Candidates in SL-good, bad, indifferent?

    Many political parties, politicians, and 08 presidential campaigns are setting up shop in Second Life, does it make a difference? Are voters being reached and do the REAL LIFE campaigns care? Panelists include Sarah Granger, who pioneered Internet Strategy for former Senator Gary Hart's Presidential exploratory organization in 2004 and launched his blog, known by many at the time as the "first true weblog to be put up by a politician." Padlurowncanoe Dibou , founder of Hilliary 08 in Second Life. Let's find out if these campaigns are working or just causing bad press!

    This session is a Second Life custom session, available only to BlogHer in Second Life attendees.

    2:45-4:00

    Session #3: Second Life, Real Business-brilliant or bust?

    Bloggers and major corporations are making waves in Second Life. Some are even making real money from virtual transactions-can you do it too? How creative do you have to be and how do you get in on this new industry? Are major companies just wasting their time or is there real business being done? Moderated by branding expert Nina Burokas our panel is filled with SL business mavens including Jeanette Gibson, Cisco System's lead in new media communications and Linda Zimmer from MarCom:Interactive, Jody Devere aka Patty Streeter of AskPatty.com, and blogger and SL small business owner Daisy Beauchamp!

    This session is a Second Life custom session, available only to BlogHer in Second Life attendees.

    4:30-5:45

    Closing Keynote: A one-on-one chat with Elizabeth Edwards, attorney, author, activist, wife of presidential candidate John Edwards...and long-time blogger
    Audio to be streamed live from Chicago into Hyperstring.net island

    6:00PM-??

    Saturday Night Cocktail Party in Second Life

    Performance by female fronted band Toe'd Up. Sanctuary Rock takes over the night club at Hyperstring.net Island and their own Santuary Rock club to stream live music for all to enjoy.

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