BlogHer Writers '11 Call for Volunteers
By Jenni Morris on September 22, 2011
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The Call for Volunteers for BlogHer Writers '11 has closed. Thank you all for your interest and we will make notifications no later than Friday, October 7.
It is time again that we turn to you, our community, for help. Each conference we have a need for extra hands to help with registration, to mic wrangle or be a live blogger and this conference is no different. If you would like to attend the BlogHer Writers ’11 Conference and receive one of our BlogHerships in exchange for being a volunteer we are taking applications now.
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 $199 registration fee only, and do not include travel expenses.
Below is a list of the volunteer positions and their descriptions that can earn a BlogHership, and therefore a full conference pass.
Mic Wranglers: We won't require long legs or ballerina-esque moves, but 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 quick as a flash. Or at least quick-ish. 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 200 attendees, providing badges, tote bags and maps, answering a myriad of 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 and apply today. You have until October 5, 2011.
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