#BlogHer16: Special Event Registration

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Today we are announcing the process to RSVP for our #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us sponsored special events.

What are sponsored special events? These are smaller, more intimate events that take place at #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us that allow sponsors to connect with attendees to talk about product launches, new services, social issues, or just plain informally network and have fun.

At #BlogHer16, every sponsored special event has room for open RSVPs, but space is limited so it is a first come, first served process - with a twist.

special events

Just like last year, we're opening our special events in phases and on different days - a morning phase and an evening phase so if you aren't at your computer when the events open in the morning, you will still have a chance to put your name in the hat to be included in the evening.

It seems a little complicated, but we found this was a great process to be fair and equitable for as many attendees as we possibly can be!

We opened our first and second group of events last week - half the spots on July 20th and the other half on July 21st.

We are opening our last event Tomorrow, July 26th at 10am PT (1pm ET). We will open ALL the slots for the event. Those slots will remain open until filled. 

And now, here's the event we are opening tomorrow (it is not live now, so you cannot register yet) and a brief description, as well as an update on the previous events (which are still open and which are full):


The following events are open.


Friday, August 5th - Brought to you by GlaxoSmithKline

Take 5 for Meningitis: Only 1% of young adults have received the vaccine that helps protect against Meningitis B—a rare, but potentially deadly disease.

Join photographer Anne Geddes, paralympian gold medalist Jamie Schanbaum and GSK representative Dr. Leonard Friedland to get the information you need to educate your readers and followers about meningitis vaccination.

When: Friday, August 5th
Time: 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Where: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A .Live, Gold Salon 4

Submit your request to attend  here: https://blogher16glaxosmithklineopencall.splashthat.com/


Friday, August 5th - Brought to you by Herbalife

As a global nutrition company, Herbalife is in more than 90 countries, and we work every day to change the daily nutrition habits of the world, one person at a time.

We invite you to get to know our brand, products and experts and really get the full Herbalife® experience!

Here's what the day will include:

  • Enjoy an assortment of appetizers and Herbalife® products to keep up your energy
  • Shake it Up with a Creamy Chocolate, Vanilla Dream or Cookies 'n Cream Herbalife® Formula 1 Shake
  • Unwind with a quick stretch led by Samantha Clayton, fitness expert and former Olympic athlete
  • Hear Herbalife® Chief Health and Nutrition Officer Dr. John Agwunobi talk about Herbalife's global nutrition philosophy

Herbalife® is committed to improving lives by providing quality, science-based products. We look forward to sharing a shake with you!

DATE: Friday, August 5th, 2016 TIME: Check-In 6:30PM Herbalife® Experience 7:00PM- 9:00PM PLACE: Herbalife, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 4th Floor, Los Angeles (Located at LA Live just steps from the JW Marriott)

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16herbalifeopencall.splashthat.com/


Saturday, August 6th - Brought to you by More to Migraine

Join More To Migraine for a discussion about migraine, its impact, and resources to help manage it.

The morning will include breakfast, a video introduction by Jennifer Morrison and a panel discussion moderated by Serene Branson, reporter for CBS2/KCAL9 Los Angeles and will feature Susan Hutchinson, MD: Headache specialist and board-certified family physician, Shannon Albert: Wife, mother and educator who has battled increasingly severe migraines since the age of eight, and Jaime Sanders: Author of “The Migraine Diva,” blog who has been living with migraines for more than 30 years

When: Saturday, August 6th
Time: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Where: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A .Live, Plaza 1 & 2

Submit your request to attend here: https://moretomigraineopencall.splashthat.com/


The following events are full. We will let you know if more spots open up.


Thursday, August 4th, 2016 - Brought to you by Adam & Eve - THIS EVENT IS FULL

On the eve of International Female Orgasm Day (August 8th), we want to arm the women of BlogHer and beyond with knowledge on how to tantalize the senses and have better sex.

With the help of ChefFed, founder of Sex on the Table - an Aphrodisiac Dining Experience, at the Adam & Eve special event, you will be treated to a three-course menu of simple recipes that can be easily recreated at home to impress and seduce your partner.

Date: Thursday, August 4th Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: JW Marriott, Ford's Filling Station Private Dining Room

Submit your request to attend here:



Friday, August 5th, 2016 - Brought to you by Staples - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Join Staples for #StaplesLive, an interactive, engaging and informative talk show on all things back-to-school from the floor of BlogHer ‘16. Hosted by Megan Telles of Celebrity Page TV with celebrity moms – actress and model, Lori Loughlin and world-renowned athlete, TV personality, New York Times bestselling author and model, Gabrielle Reece – attendees will be both entertained and educated on everything there is to know about back-to-school. From what's trending in school tools to ways to get organized to how to save on supplies, every mom blogger will leave the event ready for back to school.

Date: Friday, August 5th, 2016 Time: 7:30a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Where: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, Plaza 1, 2, 3

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16staplesopencall.splashthat.com


Friday, August 5th, 2016 - Brought to you by Vega - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Prepare to feel energized and ready to take on BlogHer16, knowing you've taken care of yourself already. Join Celebrity Vegan Chef, Leslie Durso and Vega for a delicious plant-based breakfast and smoothie session. Learn to make (and flip) your own vegan & gluten-free protein pancakes like a pro then adorn them with colorful toppings from our loaded pancake bar. Following that, you'll be taking your smoothie skills to the next level with a Smoothie 101 session courtesy of Vega National Educator, Jenn Randazzo. Leave armed with your very own Vega Breakfast Box and a set of simple, scrumptious, and healthy plant-based, gluten-free recipes and swaps for some of your favorite sinfully delicious (and unhealthy) morning indulgences.

: Friday, August 5th Time: 8:00 - 10:00a.m. Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, Georgia 1

Submit your request to attend here:



Friday, August 5th, 2016 - Brought to you by Jelmar - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Join Jelmar, the family-owned cleaning products manufacturers of CLR® and Tarn-X® products, and the SheKnows team for an energizing Q&A with Jelmar CEO and President, Alison Gutterman, where we will discuss the array of challenges, big and small, that women face in the workplace today and how to turn those challenges into successes. Using her own personal experience, Alison will guide attendees through some of her most notable messes, both personally and professionally, and apply those key learnings to the women entrepreneurs of today.


  • Refresh with an energizing breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead
  • Toss out some questions for Alison on the messiness of parenthood and growing a successful business
  • Uncover additional business insight, tips and tricks with Alison and other fellow bloggers
  • Scratch beyond the surface & identify your “Cleaning Personality” with Jelmar's personalized quiz
  • Arm yourself with cleaning staples by entering for a chance to win CLR and Tarn-X products
  • Mark the occasion with a fun-filled photo booth

Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Where: JW Marriott, Atrium 3

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16jelmaropencall.splashthat.com


Friday, August 5th, 2016 - Brought to you by Merck for Mothers - THIS EVENT IS FULL

In today's hyper-connected, digitally-driven world, it is unacceptable that women are STILL dying from preventable pregnancy and childbirth complications – every two minutes around the world. In fact, in our own backyard, maternal mortality claims 800 American women each year and is on the rise.

Find out how you can help #EndMaternalMortality by joining an interactive event hosted by Merck for Mothers. You'll hear from an inspiring panel of special guests, including Katherine Schwarzenegger, and maternal health advocates who will share how they are leveraging 21st century digital innovations and social networks to advance maternal health and empower women and communities worldwide.

*Coming Soon: Exciting Special Guest Announcement!

Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Where: JW Marriott LA Live, Platinum Salon I/J – 2nd Floor

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16merckformothersopenca.splashthat.com


Friday, August 5th, 2016 – Brought to you by Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Are you among the more than 150 million Americans who take vitamins and other dietary supplements every year?

Join CRN's Dr. Duffy MacKay as he hosts an interactive panel discussion on “the do's, the news, and the clues” when it comes understanding the role of vitamins and other dietary supplements in living healthier lives. Ask your questions of Dr.PH Wendy Bazilian, R.D., educator, author (Eat Clean, Stay Lean), journalist and food enthusiast, and Dr. Felice Gersh, OB/GYN and integrative medicine specialist, renowned international speaker on women's health issues, expert on hormones, and a devoted mom and new grandma. Special presentation by Vitamin Angels Founder & President Howard Schiffer.

Date: Friday, August 5, 2016 Time: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch served) Place: JW Marriott/L.A. Live, Plaza 2

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16crnopencall.splashthat.com/


Friday, August 5th, 2016 - Brought to you by Lamps Plus - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Lamps Plus, the nation's largest lighting retailer, celebrating their 40th anniversary, is hosting an exclusive luncheon during BlogHer. They are looking to connect with bloggers who have an interest in interior design, home renovations, and home décor projects.

During the event, meet the Lamps Plus team for easy home lighting and décor tips. Bring your questions to ask the interior design team, learn more about home trends, and how to partner for editorial content. Plus, the special event will feature an elite panel of bloggers Pretty Prudent, The City Sage, and HGTV celebrity designer, Kelli Ellis. These authors have worked with Lamps Plus on numerous home décor projects and we are excited to share their insights on how to get published in this space.

Date: Friday, August 5th, 2016 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided) Location: JW Marriot Downtown, Olympic III

Even if you cannot join the luncheon, please visit the Lamps Plus booth in the Expo Hall, #606 and follow all the activity online @LampsPlus.

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16lampsplusopencall.splashthat.com


Friday, August 5th, 2016 - Brought it to by Autotrader & Kelley Blue Book - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, the most-visited car shopping and information websites, are your ultimate girlfriends when it comes to car shopping. At #BlogHer16, experts from both brands will provide insights and empowering tips about the car-buying process that can save you time and money. You'll leave this fun, interactive session ready to confidently go research and find the car that is right for you —at a price that'll make you feel like the savviest of shoppers.

From the basics to best practices to get you in the driver's seat -- come join us for this exciting event and score some goodies to get you road trip ready.

Date: Friday, August 5 Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Place: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, Atrium 3

For more info visit http://girlfriendsguidetocarshopping.com

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16autotraderbbopencall.splashthat.com


Friday, August 5th, 2016 - Brought to you by GoodNites - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Join celebrity dad Ian Ziering to engage in a dialogue about the stigma surrounding a condition millions of parents and kids are experiencing, yet find difficult to talk about– bedwetting.

It's not a topic a lot of people are willing to talk about openly, thus comfort and management solutions are hard to come by. GoodNites® would like to start the conversation and give you the opportunity to hear from and ask questions to a panel of parents with different bedwetting experiences, including Ian. Ian will share his personal experiences with bedwetting as a kid and now as a father.

Together, we can break the stigma associated with bedwetting and help parents and their children #RestEasyTonight

GoodNites® Panelists Include:

Ian Ziering – Celebrity dad and star of 90210 and Sharknado Dr. Howard Bennett – Pediatrician, dad and author of Waking Up Dry Shauna Sever – Mom and video blogger, Little Things Robert Watson – Dad and blogger, Good Men Project Katie Burgi – Mom and blogger, Double the Batch

Date: Friday, August 5 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (refreshments will be provided) Location: JW Marriott, Plaza 1

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16goodnitesopencall.splashthat.com


Friday, August 5th - #McDBlogHer, Brought to you by McDonald's - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Join us for an insider’s look at McDonald’s latest menu innovations, hear some exciting news about their food and, of course, snack on some menu favorites!

The session will include: Interactive discussions with McDonald’s SVP of North American Supply Chain, Marion Gross, and Director of Culinary Innovation, Chef Jessica Foust, Food photography breakout sessions, Instagram Studio Sweepstakes, Sampling of menu favorites and regional offerings.

Time:    2:00-4:00pm
Place:   JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Submit your request to attend here:  https://blogher16mcdonaldsopencall.splashthat.com/


Friday, August 5th - Brought to you by AARP - THIS EVENT IS FULL

It’s time to #DisruptAging. Whether you’re an actress, a businesswoman, a social media influencer, or just a normal human with a Facebook page, we’re all aging on a public stage now. How can we flip the script of what it’s like to grow older and seize our very public maturing as a chance to tell stories of strength, purpose, beauty, and new beginnings?

At #BlogHer16, AARP will be bringing together an all-star line-up of women from media, entertainment, and business for an intimate discussion. Want to join the conversation? Tell us how you’re an age disruptor.

DisruptAging.aarp is an AARP initiative to change the conversation on aging. Let’s change the conversation together. #DisruptAging

Date: Friday, August 5th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, Plaza 3

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16aarpopencall.splashthat.com/


Friday, August 5th - Brought to you By Vagisil - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Cocktails : A shameless conversation about vaginal health with women in the know.

We look forward to you joining us for drinks and a no-holds-barred discussion about vaginal health today. Even with all the progress women have made, lack of education and feelings of embarrassment still get in the way of open and honest dialogue- and more important, the very best care. Get the answers to all your questions—ALL of them. Get shameless about vaginal health.

Meet our expert panel:
Naama Bloom - SVP Integrated Marketing at SheKnows Media and Founder of HelloFlo
Dr. Sherry Ross - Award-winning OB-GYN, Author, Entrepreneur, Women's health expert
Keech Combe Shetty - Co-CEO Combe Inc, makers of Vagisil, Granddaughter of the founders of Vagisil

Complimentary cocktails & swag bags, of course!

When: Friday, August 5th, 2016
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A .Live, Olympic 3

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16vagisilopencall.splashthat.com/


Friday, August 5th - Brought to you by Go RVing - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Go RVing is hosting an exclusive VIP cocktail party at #BlogHer16 to show you everything that makes RVing so much fun, affordable and easy for the whole family.

The party will include:

  • In true Hollywood style, we will have a pop up photo shoot for you and a surprise celebrity guest to strike your best pose ~ and learn what she (or he) loves about RVing
  • An exclusive selfie contest to win a 5 day / 4 night trip in a beautiful RV provided by El Monte RV*
  • An open bar accompanied by cocktail fare and some special campfire desserts
  • A special gift for the guests at our VIP party!

Date: Friday, August 5th Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Place: JW Marriott / LA Live, Gold Ballroom foyer & outside the RV's

Submit your request to attend here: https://blogher16gorvingopencall.splashthat.com/


Saturday, August 6th - Brought to you By Kaiser Permanente - THIS EVENT IS FULL

We all know the journey from pregnancy to parenthood is filled with joys, challenges and everything in between. From a positive pregnancy test to breastfeeding and surviving the terrible twos and beyond, there’s a lot to absorb and learn.

Join Kaiser Permanente’s leading pediatricians, OB/GYNs, midwives and lactation consultants, (some are parents themselves!) for an informative, myth-busting discussion and Q&A session.

To help you prepare for the day (and for any parenting challenges you may face), the session will feature yoga and stress reduction techniques. (No special attire or equipment required.)

Date: Saturday, August 6th
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, Atrium 3

Submit your request to attend here:  https://blogher16kaiserpermanenteopenc.splashthat.com


Saturday, August 6th - Brought to you by Amazon Studios - THIS EVENT IS FULL

Tig Notaro knows how to defy the boundaries of humor. Following her famed Largo set, Tig has taken the comedy world by storm by talking about some of the least funny subjects around: cancer, death, and personal triumph.

In One Mississippi , loosely inspired by Tig Notaro's life, Tig navigates a complex re-entry into her childhood hometown in Mississippi, to deal with the unexpected death of her much loved mother. Reeling from her own recently declining health, Tig struggles to find her footing with the loss of the one person who actually understood her.

Join us for a screening of the pilot episode, as well as a Q&A with Tig Notaro.

Date: Saturday, August 6th
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, Platinum I & J

Submit your request to attend here: https://amazonstudiosopencall.splashthat.com/


That's it for today, but stay tuned, as we'll have more events to announce soon - set your alarms and get ready to join in on some of the special event fun! Please note, you must be a registered attendee of #BlogHer16 to be eligible to participate in these events.

Erin Groh Director of Sponsor Experience Expert Enchilada Maker, Online Researcher, and Dog Instagrammer @ErinRoseGroh @BadDogRigby



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