Conference Posts https://www.blogher.com/conferences/posts/feed en Kids on a Mission Take the Stage at #BlogHer15 https://www.blogher.com/next-generation-taking-stage-blogher15 <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, we announce the keynote that will kick off the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us conference on Friday morning. We're bringing three amazing women to the stage: <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.girlscouts.org%2Fwho_we_are%2Fleadership%2Fexecutive_team.asp" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Girl Scouts CEO</a> Anna Maria Chávez, journalist and <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.obrienraymondfoundation.com%2Fabout.php" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Starfish Foundation founder</a> Soledad O'Brien, and one of the masterminds behind our <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://corporate.sheknows.com/hatch" class="external-link">Hatch</a> initiative, SheKnows Media's Chief Revenue Officer Samantha Skey. </p> <p>The theme of the morning is <strong>The Next Generation</strong>, and we'll be talking about—and with—young people. That's right, <em>with:</em> They'll be joined onstage by the scouts, scholars, and youth ambassadors they work with. Expect some cute, a lot of wow, and a new perspective on how kids and young adults are living, learning, and leading, on- and offline.</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/Chavez-Skey-OBrien-BH15EAU-Next-Generation-Keynote.jpg" alt="#BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Next Generation Keynote featuring Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez, journalist and Starfish Foundation founder Soledad O'Brien, and SheKnows Media Chief Revenue Officer and Hatch Initiative co-mastermind Samantha Skey" /></center></p> <h2>Anna Maria Chávez &amp; Girl Scouts of the USA</h2> <p>As CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. Anna Maria has led the Girl Scouts' evolution to focus on supporting girls in their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning, including this year's launch of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.girlscouts.org%2Fprogram%2Fgs_cookies%2Fdigitalseller.asp" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Digital Cookie</a>. The organization's approach to STEM is framed in leadership—specifically, using leadership skills to make the world a better place. </p> <p>Anna will be joined by a group of Girl Scouts who are accomplished innovators and leaders. Expect them to talk about what inspires them, how the Girl Scout Leadership Experience has helped to empower them, and about those STEM-focused programs (Robotics! Coding! YES!).</p> <h2>Soledad O'Brien and Starfish Foundation</h2> <p>). She and her husband, Brad Raymond, created the Soledad O'Brien &amp; Brad Raymond Starfish Foundation to help disadvantaged young women get to and through college. </p> <p>Soledad will be joined by top Starfish Scholars. Expect these young women of "intellect, resilience, and spark" to share their experiences, the opportunities they've discovered through education, and goals for the future … and to hear more from Soledad about why she established Starfish.</p> <h2>Samantha Skey and Hatch</h2> <p>Samantha is one of the masterminds behind SheKnows Media's groundbreaking <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://corporate.sheknows.com/hatch" class="external-link">Hatch initiative</a>, a media literacy program that empowers children to create their own personas online through positive storytelling. The result: content for grown-ups, made by kids:</p> <p><center><iframe width="550" height="309" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8RfwnibEd3A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center></p> <p>Samantha will be joined by Hatch Ambassadors who are already making their voices heard across social media. Expect these articulate kids to share insight into the social networking generation they belong to, and for they—and Samantha—to talk about how Hatch has touched their lives.</p> <h2>The First-Ever Next Generation Conference Track!</h2> <p>Our work with the next generation doesn't stop with the keynote: We have a <strong>whole track</strong> at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us to build on these conversations. </p> <p><strong>For grown-ups</strong>, there's the Hatch track, aimed at parents and other adults who work with kids. Also appropriate for tweens and teens, this track will explore growing up in today's hyper-connected environment. We'll talk about dealing with FOMO (the fear of missing out), "Like anxiety," and helping kids to be good digital citizens.</p> <p><strong>For kids</strong>, we're hosting our first-ever programming just for them at a BlogHer Conference. Building on the work SheKnows has been doing since launching the Hatch Initiative last year, we will present a hands-on workshop, called Hatch Labs. The oldest of our Hatch Ambassadors will mentor children, tweens, and younger teens as they learn how to lead. Participants will learn about speaking up productively, define causes with personal meaning, and understand their social footprint and how it reflects on them now, and in the future. </p> <p><strong>Before the conference</strong>, we'll ramping up with the launch of a new Hatch video, Twitter chats, and more conversation with and about kids, teens, and college students.</p> <p>The BlogHer Conference has always been about inspiring women to express their unique points of view through content creation. We're thrilled to talk to this next generation onstage, and learn from and with them—and their mentors. We hope you join us, and we're introducing special Hatch conference registration options to give you flexible options for bringing your kids.</p> <p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/conferences">Learn more and register #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, taking place in New York, July 16-18, 2015.</a></p> <h2>Join the Conversation</h2> <ul> <li>Anna Maria <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/annamariachavez " class="external-link">@annamariachavez</a>, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/girlscouts " class="external-link">@girlscouts</a></li> <li>Soledad <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/soledadobrien" class="external-link">@soledadobrien</a></li> <li>Samantha <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/samskey7" class="external-link">@samskey7</a></li> <li>BlogHer <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/blogher" class="external-link">@BlogHer</a></li> <li>SheKnows <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/sheknows" class="external-link">@SheKnows</a></li> <li>StyleCaster <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/stylecaster" class="external-link">@StyleCaster</a></li> </ul> <p><em>"Soledad O'Brien" by The Rudz from Milwaukee, USA - Soledad O'Brien lunch with students. <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcommons.wikimedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFile%3ASoledad_O%2527Brien.jpg%23%2Fmedia%2FFile%3ASoledad_O%2527Brien.jpg" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons </a></em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer 2015 BlogHer 2015 https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-38434.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:50:26 +0000 Julie Ross Godar 2037099 at https://www.blogher.com Announcing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year Honorees! https://www.blogher.com/announcing-blogher15-experts-among-us-voices-year-honorees <!--paging_filter--><p>Today we unveil the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us <a href="http://www.blogher.com/voices-year-0">Voices of the Year</a> honorees.</p> <p>It’s our eighth year producing the Voices of the Year (affectionately known as #VOTY) but it never, NEVER gets old. This year the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Community Keynote will be held on Friday, July 17, at 4:30 p.m. ET.</p><!--break--> <p>Every year it renews our motivation and inspiration, because every year you show us just how much talent and passion you have. As the social media landscape has expanded, we’ve seen that talent and passion put to good use in words, audio, video, images, and even social action. This year we solicited (and enjoyed) even more variety in expression than ever before by introducing new categories (<a href="http://www.blogher.com/voices-year-voty-submissions-are-open">click here for category definitions</a>), and we are looking forward to sharing this great work with you all.</p> <p>Every one of the pieces submitted was reviewed by at least two judges. By the time a piece made it to the point of being presented from the stage at #BlogHer15, it had been through four rounds of review and eight judges. </p> <p>We are so excited to honor these outstanding creators who have pushed us to think more, feel more, share more, laugh more, and do more. Each Voices of the Year honoree will receive an award at our pre-Community Keynote private reception, a reserved seat at the head of the ballroom for the main event, a special feature of their work at the post-Community Keynote gala and a free conference pass.</p> <p>Get ready to click your heart out, and join us in congratulating this year’s Voices of the Year!</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/VOTY_465x287.jpg" alt="#BlogHer15 Voices of the Year" /></center></p> <!--pagebreak--> <h2><center>Short-Form Video (one minute or under)</center></h2> <ul><li>Angela Youngblood for <a href=http://instagram.com/p/r7FkmGTgeP/?modal=true>Kitchen Dance</a></li> <li>Annie Wong for <a href=https://vine.co/v/OBDaUYQPvIL>Diminutive Doodles</a></li> <li>Bonster for <a href=https://vine.co/v/Oza5HFAPx3Y>Am I Something?</a></li> <li>Deva Dalporto of <a href=https://www.youtube.com/user/MyLifeSuckers>My Life Suckers</a></li> <li>Harmony Smith for <a href=https://vine.co/v/OJwJTnWwF95>Changing the Lyrics</a></li> <li>Heather for <a href=http://instagram.com/p/uP9ivInL4y/>Watercress Soup</a></li> <li>Jackie for <a href=https://vine.co/v/MVueVu1LmpU>#WeDraw Tank Girl</a></li> <li>Liv of <a href=http://www.unbelievablyhuman.com>Unbelievably Human</a></li> <li>Virginia Roberts for <a href=http://instagram.com/p/pegMNYDMk9/>Flower Garden</a></li> </ul> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/VOTYaudience.gif" alt="#BlogHer15 Voices of the Year" /></center></p> <p>Stay tuned for videos by Deva Dalporto and Liv to be shown during the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year Community Keynote and congratulations to all the honorees, whose videos will be on display throughout the Voices of the Year reception.</p> <!--pagebreak--> <h2><center>Long-Form Video (between one and five minutes)</center></h2> <ul><li>Imani Nicole Miller of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCImY7YvTqv0QIoFq83lNB5w" class="external-link">Imani Miller</a></li> <li>Jenny Ingram for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPa_R5LO4qY" class="external-link">DIY Flower Garden</a></li> <li>Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid for <a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb7HekwpnH4&index=4&list=PL8XYmlvGM6lLczvLfoMlS4JoSN7jUnAWd>Ignoring Your Child's Sexuality</a></li> <li>Marcy Light of <a href=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbYQKmITu2MzMt5dwHOvc2g>Marcy L</a></li> <li>Samantha Futerman of <a href=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs2pKp98SdK0789Ivvko6Lw>samfuterman</a></li></ul> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/VOTY2-12.gif" alt="#BlogHer15 Voices of the Year" /></center></p> <p>Videos by Imani Nicole Miller, Marcy Light and Samantha Futerman will be shown during the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Community Keynote and all honored videos will be on display throughout the Voices of the Year reception. Congratulations to all our long-form video honorees!</p><!--pagebreak--> <p><center><h1>BREAKING NEWS!</h1></center></p> <p>On Wednesday, April 15, SheKnows Media Chief Community Officer and BlogHer Co-Founder <strong>Lisa Stone</strong> will moderate a Town Hall discussion with President Obama—and the White House wants to hear YOUR questions. <a href="https://www.blogher.com/what-question-would-you-ask-president-obama-about-your-paycheck-your-job-andor-your-future">Read Lisa's post</a>, then raise your voice and tell us what you would ask the president about the economy, equal pay, and your concerns about money, jobs, and your future. <a href="https://www.blogher.com/what-question-would-you-ask-president-obama-about-your-paycheck-your-job-andor-your-future">Click here to find out more</a>.</p> <p><center><a href="https://www.blogher.com/what-question-would-you-ask-president-obama-about-your-paycheck-your-job-andor-your-future"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/550-Town-Hall.jpg" alt="President Obama - Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy" /></a><em>Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy</em></center></p> <p><center><h2>Now, back to the Voices of the Year ...</h2></center></p> <!--pagebreak--> <h2><center>Eye Candy</center></h2> <ul><li>Carrie Hilgert for <a href=http://carriehilgert.com/2014/12/31/excuse-me-while-i-post-a-bunch-of-photos-of-myself/>Excuse Me While I Post a Bunch of Photos of Myself</a></li> <li>Casey Carey-Brown for <a href=http://instagram.com/lifewithroozle>Life With Roozle</a></li> <li>Gunmetal Geisha for <a href=http://instagram.com/gunmetalgeisha>Gunmetal Geisha</a></li> <li>Jen Vandervoort for <a href=http://instagram.com/jen.muddybootdreams/>Muddy Boot Dreams</a></li> <li>LaShawn Wiltz for <a href=http://instagram.com/lashawnwiltz>LaShawn Wiltz</a></li> <li>Pamela Reed for <a href=http://brooklynfarmgirl.com/about-me/>About Me</a></li></ul> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/votyvideo.gif" alt="#BlogHer15 Voices of the Year" /></center></p> <p>Congratulations to our Eye Candy category honorees! All Eye Candy will be on display during the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us VOTY Community Keynote and throughout the Voices of the Year reception.</p> <!--pagebreak--> <p><h2><center>Photo</center></h2></p> <ul><li>Carol Greet for <a href=http://reddirtinmysoul.com/2014/01/22/wordless-wednesday-lucas-sunset/>Lucas' Sunset</a></li> <li>Erica for <a href=http://www.whimsicalseptember.com/2014/02/jamies-homecoming-from-afghanistan.html>Jamie's Homecoming From Afghanistan</a></li> <li>Erin for <a href=http://travelwithbender.com/files/8114/0061/0242/mill_IMG_7949_sm.jpg>Untitled</a></li> <li>Jamie Sheehy Photography for <a href=https://www.facebook.com/purpleonionphotography/photos/a.633417880027425.1073741831.633405523361994/786300678072477/?type=1&theater>Untitled</a></li> <li>Janice Winkler for <a href=http://instagram.com/p/wTygIMpUUY/>Skydiving</a></li> <li>Joy Sussman for <a href=http://joyfullygreen.typepad.com/.a/6a017742fbc49d970d01b8d06c064d970c-pi>Untitled</a></li> <li>Pauline Campos for <a href=http://instagram.com/p/uYs9QOHGPO/?modal=true>Facepaint</a></li></ul> <p><center><img src=https://www.blogher.com/files/VOTY_Eden.gif alt="#BlogHer15 Voices of the Year" /></center></p> <p>All honoree images will be on display during the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us VOTY Community Keynote and throughout the Voices of the Year reception. Congratulations!</p><!--pagebreak--> <h2><center>Impact</center></h2> <ul><li>Brittni Vega for <a href=http://instagram.com/harlowandsage>Harlow and Sage</a></li> <li>Daisy Eagan of <a href=http://www.daisyeagan.com>Daisy Eagan</a></li> <li>Dawn Quyle Landau for <a href=http://talesfromthemotherland.me/2014/11/25/on-my-fathers-birthday-a-letter-to-the-man-who-killed-him/>On My Father's Birthday: A Letter to the Man Who Killed Him</a></li> <li>Devan McGuinness of <a href=http://unspokengrief.com>Unspoken Grief</a></li> <li>Dior Vargas for <a href=http://diorvargas.com/poc-mental-illness>People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project</a></li> <li>Feminista Jones of <a href=http://feministajones.com>Feminista Jones</a></li> <li>Jen Venegas of <a href=http://www.skinnedknees.net>Skinned Knees</a></li> <li>Kate Stayman-London of <a href=http://ladiesagainsthumanity.tumblr.com/>Ladies Against Humanity</a></li> <li>Keesha Beckford for <a href=http://www.bonbonbreak.com/?s=dear+white+mom>Dear White Mom</a></li> <li>Kristin Shaw for <a href=http://www.scarymommy.com/author/kristin-vanderhey-shaw/>The Four-Letter Words I'm Teaching My Son</a></li> <li>Jessica F. Hinton for <a href=http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2014/12/03/mommy-why-are-police-officers-so-bad/>Mommy, Why Are Police Officers So Bad?</a></li> <li>Julie Tarney for <a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-tarney/he-zie-or-they-genderspec_b_5893644.html>He, Zie or They: Gender-Specific Pronouns Are Personal</a></li> <li>Liz Curtis Faria for <a href=http://www.scarymommy.com/the-child-i-didnt-adopt/>The Child I Didn't Adopt</a></li><li>Robin Korth for <a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-korth/sex-over-50_b_5563576.html>My Naked Truth</a></li> <li>Luvvie Ajayi for <a href=http://luvvie.me/1yV8PNe>The Stages of What Happens When There's Injustice to Black People</a></li> <li>Stephanie Giese for <a href=http://binkiesandbriefcases.com/dessing-our-daughters/>Dressing Our Daughters: How Target Responded to My Last Blog Post</a></li> <li>Veronica Arreola for <a href=https://twitter.com/search?q=%23365feministselfie>#365FeministSelfie</a></li> </ul><p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/VOTY13_2.gif" alt="#BlogHer15 Voices of the Year" /></center></p> <P>Congratulations to our Impact category honorees! Feminista Jones, Kate Stayman-London, Jen Venegas, Daisy Eagan and Devan McGuinness will be featured at the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us VOTY Community Keynote and all honorees' submissions will be on display during the Voices of the Year reception.</p><!--pagebreak--> <h2><center>Blog Posts</center></h2> <ul> <li>Abby Heugel for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fabbyhasissues.com%2F2014%2F06%2F23%2Fthe-10-commandments-of-grocery-shopping%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">The 10 Commandments of the Grocery Store</a></li> <li>Aliza Worthington for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.patheos.com%2Fblogs%2Ftheworthingtonpost%2F2014%2F05%2Ftrying-my-hand-at-limericks%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">A Heavy-Handed Ode to the Clitoris</a></li> <li>Bill Dameron for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fliving-authentically.blogspot.com%2F2014%2F01%2Fdont-say-it.html" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Don't Say It</a></li> <li>Celeste McLean for <a href="http://www.blogher.com/he-loves-me-anyway">He Loves Me Despite Myself</a></li> <li>Chris Arnade for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Farnade.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F96108438746%2Fdeath-while-homeless-jackie-9-16-91-8-8-14" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Death While Homeless: Jackie 9/16/91-8/8/14</a></li> <li>Christine Hanolsy of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftrudgingthroughfog.wordpress.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Trudging Through Fog</a></li> <li>Denene Millner of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmybrownbaby.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">My Brown Baby</a></li> <li>Elaine Ambrose for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Felaineambrose.com%2Fblog%2Fmy-mothers-body-got-lost%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">My Mother's Body Got Lost</a></li> <li>Ellen Seidman for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lovethatmax.com%2F2014%2F10%2Fthe-ghost-of-child-you-expected-yours.html" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">The Ghost of the Child You Expected Yours to Be</a></li> <li>Estelle Erasmus for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.purpleclover.com%2Frelationships%2F3550-giving-ghost-baby%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Giving Up the Ghost Baby</a></li> <li>Fiona of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcoffeeisblack.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Coffee Is Black</a></li> <li>Fran Trunno for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fatfranstable.wordpress.com%2F2014%2F06%2F13%2Fi-was-21-before-my-father-said-i-love-you%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">I Was 21 Before My Father Said, "I Love You"</a></li> <li>James Oliver, Jr. of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftreplifedad.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">'treplifedad</a></li> <li>Jan Wilberg for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fredswrap.wordpress.com%2F2014%2F12%2F03%2Fblindsided%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Blindsided</a></li> <li>Jennie Goutet for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bonbonbreak.com%2Fthreat-stemming-charlie-hebdo-jesuischarlie%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">The Threat Stemming from Charlie Hebdo #JeSuisCharlie</a></li> <li>Jennifer 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href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmamalode.com%2Fstory%2Fdetail%2Fmy-sam" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">My Sam</a></li> <li>Karen Ballum for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sassymonkey.ca%2Fsassymonkey%2F2014%2F9%2F30%2Foutrunning-fire.html" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Outrunning Fire</a></li> <li>Katrina Willis for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmamalode.com%2Fstory%2Fdetail%2Fwhen-i-inhabit-too-much-space" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">When I Inhabit Too Much Space</a></li> <li>Kerri Ames for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fundiagnosedbutokay.com%2F2014%2F09%2F18%2Fsometimes%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Sometimes</a></li> <li>Kirsten Piccini for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" 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href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Foutmannedmommy.com%2F2014%2F03%2F12%2Five-got-balls-of-steel-preview%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">I've Got Balls of Steel</a></li> <li>Meryl Baer for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsixdecadesandcounting.blogspot.com%2F2014%2F07%2Fup-close-and-personal-with-my-nose.html" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Up Close and Personal With My Nose</a></li> <li>Mona Darling for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdarlingpropaganda.com%2F2014%2F09%2F10%2Fwhy-i-stayed-and-why-i-left%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Why I Stayed and Why I Left</a></li> <li>Rochelle Fritsch for <a href="http://www.blogher.com/whats-behind-my-tears-over-ferguson">What's Behind My Tears Over Ferguson</a></li> <li>Sarah Day for <a href="http://www.blogher.com/sorry-we-woke-you">I'm Sorry We Woke You, But Your Daughter Threatened Suicide</a></li> <li>Sarah Dille for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.this-here-now.com%2F2014%2F06%2F10%2Fin-the-hands-of-young-men%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">In the Hands of Young Men</a></li> <li>Sarah Watts for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwifeytini.com%2F2014%2F05%2F06%2Fas-long-as-its-healthy-but-what-if-its-not%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">As Long As It's Healthy. But What If It's Not?</a></li> <li>Shogofa Az for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fawwproject.org%2F2014%2F07%2Fmy-beautiful-and-lovely-kandahar%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">My Beautiful and Lovely Kandahar</a></li> <li>Susannah Lewis for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwhoasusannah.com%2F2014%2F05%2Fmy-single-mother.html" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">My Single Mother</a></li> <li>Stacie Dalrymple for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.snapsandbits.com%2Fradiation-therapy%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Radiation Therapy</a></li> <li>The Reedster for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reedsterspeaks.com%2F2014%2F01%2Fhot-taekwondo%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">The Layered Look Only Works If You Wear Layers</a></li> <li>Thien-Kim Lam for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imnotthenanny.com%2F2015%2F01%2Freal-reason-stranger-stared-interracial-family.html" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">The Real Reason the Stranger Was Staring at Our Interracial Family</a></li> <li>Wil Wheaton for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwilwheaton.net%2F2014%2F01%2Fand-i-am-nothing%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">And I Am Nothing of a Builder</a></li> </ul> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/voty-3.jpg" alt="#BlogHer15 Voices of the Year" /></center></p> <p>Congratulations to all of our blog post honorees! Denene Millner, Christine Hanolsy, Fiona, Jill Robbins, and James Oliver, Jr. will read their work at the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Community Keynote. All honorees' blog posts will be on display during the Voices of the Year reception.</p> <!--pagebreak--> <h2><center>Thank You, Judges!</center></h2> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/VOTY2013.gif" alt="#BlogHer15 Voices of the Year" /></center></p> <p>We want to thank our again our 2015 Voices of the Year selection committee comprising past readers, and BlogHer and SheKnows Media staff and advisory board members, who worked tirelessly to carefully review each and every one of the thousands of submissions we received. Each post was reviewed at least twice, over four rounds of review, and we have to thank them for their countless hours of work! </p> <ul><li>A'Driane Nieves, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fadriane-nieves.squarespace.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '14 reader for addyeB</a></li> <li>Amy Boshnack, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Alexandra Rosas, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gooddayregularpeople.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '11 reader for Good Day, Regular People</a></li> <li>Arnebya Herndon, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.whatnowandwhy.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '12 reader for What Now and Why</a></li> <li>Casey Carey-Brown, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifewithroozle.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '13 reader for Life With Roozle</a></li> <li>Celeste Bottorff, Vice President, Global Health & Wellbeing Initiatives, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coca-colacompany.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">The Coca-Cola Company and #BlogHer15 Advisory Board</a></li> <li>Crystal Brown, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Deb Rox, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdebontherocks.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media and VOTY '08 reader for Deb on the Rocks</a></li> <li>Denise Tanton, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/member/denise">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Diane Lang, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/member/momofali">SheKnows Media and VOTY '11 reader for Momo Fali's Blog</a></li> <li>Dresden Shumaker, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcreatingmotherhood.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '12 reader for Creating Motherhood</a></li> <li>Elan Morgan, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.schmutzie.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '08 reader for Schmutzie</a></li> <li>Elisa Camahort Page, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/member/elisa-camahort">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Irina Gonzalez, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link"> SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Janelle Hanchett, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.renegademothering.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '14 reader for Renegade Mothering</a></li> <li>Jenifer Monroe, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Jenna Hatfield, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/member/jennahatfield">SheKnows Media and VOTY '14 reader for Stop, Drop and Blog</a></li> <li>Jenni Chiu, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmommynanibooboo.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '11 reader for Mommy Nani Booboo</a></li> <li>Jennifer Gaonach, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link"> SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Jennifer Swartvagher, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beyondthecrib.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">PhOTY '14 featured photographer for Beyond the Crib</a></li> <li>Jenny Feldon, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.karmacontinued.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">PhOTY '14 featured photographer for Karma Continued</a></li> <li>Jenny Lauck, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/jenny-lauck">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Joy Johnson, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>June Molloy Vladicka, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmyfoododyssey.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">PhOTY '14 featured photographer for My Food Odyssey</a></li> <li>Jory Des Jardins, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/jory-des-jardins">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Julie Ross Godar, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/honeybeast">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Kat Kinsman, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com%2Fliving%2Fslideshow%2F323%2Fthe-37-impressive-leaders-of-the-blogher15-advisory-board%2Fkat-kinsman" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">#BlogHer15 Advisory Board</a></li> <li>Karen Ballum, <a href="http://blogher.com/myprofile/sassymonkey">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Kimberly, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsavingmorethanme.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">PhOTY '14 featured photographer for Saving More Than Me</a></li> <li>Kristin Vanderhey Shaw, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twocannoli.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '14 reader for Two Cannoli</a></li> <li>Lea Ann Leming, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link"> SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Lisa Page Rosenberg, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smacksy.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '14 reader for Smacksy</a></li> <li>Lisa Stone, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/lisa-stone ">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Majora Carter, Founder <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.majoracartergroup.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Majora Carter Group and StartUp Box #SouthBronx and #BlogHer15 Advisory Board</a></li> <li>Melissa Haggerty, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Meredith Bland, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pileofbabies.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '14 reader for Pile of Babies</a></li> <li>Meredith Chin, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com%2Fliving%2Fslideshow%2F323%2Fthe-37-impressive-leaders-of-the-blogher15-advisory-board%2Fmeredith-chin" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Media & Technology Expert & #BlogHer15 Advisory Board</a></li> <li>Michelle Villemaire, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhomemademimi.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">PhOTY '14 featured photographer for Homemade Mimi</a></li> <li>Michelle, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theburghbaby.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">PhOTY '14 featured photographer for Burghbaby</a></li> <li>Miranda Santiago, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fspendyourdays.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">PhOTY '14 featured photographer for Spend Your Days</a></li> <li>Nantale Muwonge, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Phyllis Myung, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnapkinhoarder.com%0A" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '14 reader for Napkin Hoarder</a></li> <li>Rita Arens, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/rita-arens">SheKnows Media</a></li> <li>Tabatha, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sotabulous.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">PhOTY '14 featured photographer for So Tabulous</a></li> <li>Tarrant Figlio, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.retro-food.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '09 reader for Retro Food</a></li> <li>Thien-Kim Lam, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imnotthenanny.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VOTY '13 reader for I'm Not the Nanny</a></li> <li>Zakary Watson, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/zakary">SheKnows Media and VOTY '13 reader for Raising Colorado</a></li></ul> <p>Thanks to each and every one of you for signing on for the nearly impossible task of choosing just 5% of the submissions for recognition during this year's Voices of the Year Community Keynote on Friday, July 17 at #BlogHer15. All of our honorees will receive our (first ever!) Voices of the Year physical award, be acknowledged the Community Keynote&mdash;they'll have front-and-center seating&mdash; and take the stage after the keynote readings for a bow and group photo. After the keynote at the Voices of the Year reception you will be able to review all of their fabulous work. See you in New York City!</p> <p><em>Rita Arens is the author of the young adult novel <i><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.indiebound.org%2Fbook%2F9780985656287" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">THE OBVIOUS GAME</a></i> & the deputy editor of BlogHer.com.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer 2015 Blogging Events BlogHer Conferences BlogHer 2015 Voices of the Year https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-566.jpg Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 Rita Arens 2017279 at https://www.blogher.com #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Road Show and Party https://www.blogher.com/blogher15-experts-among-us-were-taking-it-road <!--paging_filter--><p>The <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher-15">#BlogHer15: Experts Among Us</a> team is taking a road trip this spring, and we’re bringing the party to our friends of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Flistentoyourmothershow.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Listen to Your Mother</a>.</p><p>This year, as we have since its inception, we are sponsoring the Listen to Your Mother show, but we're kicking it up a notch.</p><p>You’re invited to <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://corporate.sheknows.com/in-the-news/press-releases/sheknows-media-goes-on-the-road-to-honor-women-content-creators-across-the-u-s-leading-up-to-blogher15-experts-among-us-in-july-in-nyc" class="external-link">join us in five different cities on the Listen to Your Mother</a> schedule, to meet up with members of our new SheKnows Media team, talk about our <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher-15">11th Annual Conference</a> coming up in New York in July, learn more about the ah-mazing <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://corporate.sheknows.com/experts-among-us" class="external-link">Experts Among Us</a> program, and toast the news that SheKnows Media is now the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.businesswire.com%2Fnews%2Fhome%2F20150324005307%2Fen%2FSheKnows-Media-Ranks-No.-1-comScore%25E2%2580%2599s-Lifestyle%23.VRITyPnF_l7" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">#1 lifestyle digital media company</a>*!</p><center><img title="#BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Road Show and Party" src="https://www.blogher.com/files/ltym-road.jpg" alt="#BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Road Show and Party" /></center><p>Plus: <em>Party</em>. Each of our meetups will take place in a local Latin American restaurant, where we’ll be hosting make-it-yourself food and drink stations. Think: Building your own mojitos, or learning the secret to mouth-watering guacamole. Or you can just hang out and enjoy the nibbles, drinks, and <em>party</em>.</p><p>We’re working in tandem with our longtime partners and friends at&nbsp;<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Flistentoyourmothershow.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Listen to Your Mother</a>.&nbsp;A fantastic show taking place in 39 cities this year, Listen to Your Mother takes the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood–in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor–in the form of original readings performed live on-stage by their authors. Our meetups will take place on or around their shows on these five dates:</p><p>April 8: Brooklyn, New York - 7:30 p.m. <br />April 24: Atlanta, Georgia - 5:00 p.m. <br />May 3: Chicago, Illinois - 5:00 p.m. <br />May 8: San Francisco, California - 6:00 p.m. <br />May 9: Boston, Massachusetts - 4:00 p.m.</p> <p>To RSVP for one of these great parties, email <a href="mailto:marketing@sheknows.com" class="mailto-link">Marketing@SheKnows.com</a>.</p> <p>Mark your calendar for the party date in your city … and watch for more information soon on the party locations. We hope to see you there!</p> <p>*comScore data January and February, 2015</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer 2015 BlogHer Conferences BlogHer 2015 https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-51763.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:04:31 +0000 Lori Luna 2007405 at https://www.blogher.com Introducing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Conference Agenda! https://www.blogher.com/introducing-blogher-15-experts-among-us-conference-agenda <!--paging_filter--><p>We've always gone to BlogHer conferences to learn, to connect, to be entertained and inspired. But #BlogHer15 has a new name...and an over-arching theme: Experts Among Us.</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/BH15_EAU_logo.jpg" alt="#BlogHer 15: Experts Among Us" /></center></p> <p>What does that mean? Well, we're all experts at something. All of us. We start at that <strong>defining moment</strong> when you realize your passion and start to pursue it. By pursuing your passion, by learning and networking, you start to <strong>build your expertise</strong>. As an expert, you talk to and learn from <strong>people who are like you … and who aren't</strong>. And you inspire—and are inspired by—<strong>the next generation</strong>.</p> <p>We've crafted <a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/1821484/schedule?from=subnav">the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us agenda</a> meant to help every attendee along this spectrum, with panels and speakers across these four big themes.</p> <h2>Defining moments</h2> <p>When did you realize you needed to pursue your passion? We'll be asking community leaders: "What is your defining moment?" They'll answer in the form of <strong><a href="http://www.blogher.com/introducing-10x10-project-honor-10th-anniversary-blogher-conference">10x10 Project</a> presentations</strong>, 10-minute talks on that topic, throughout the conference.</p> <p>We'll also give you many ways to help explore and realize your own defining moments at the conference, as well as in the weeks leading up to it—so stay tuned.</p> <h2>Expertise</h2> <p>No matter how ready (or not) you feel to to take on the mantle of expertise, true experts are lifelong learners. No matter which level you're at, you can always aspire to the next level. So the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us agenda is full of our usual practical and actionable learning sessions. We have tracks on the <strong>Visual Web</strong>, <strong>The Writing Life</strong>, and a <strong>Social Media Bootcamp</strong>. And this year we're adding <strong>Business Intensive</strong> sessions joining the <strong>Geek Bar</strong> and <strong>Writing Lab</strong> as small group learning lounges open throughout the conference. So much content, all designed to help you level up in your expertise.</p> <p>And because being an expert also requires knowing (and owning) who you are, we designed the <strong>You As Brand</strong> track to help you build and leverage your expertise for creativity, for leadership, and for economic opportunities.</p> <h2>Learning From Those Different From Us, Connecting With Those Like Us</h2> <p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher-14-closing-keynote-race-gender-and-internet-where-do-we-go-next">The intersectionality keynote at BlogHer '14</a> last year was an incredible exploration of race, feminism, culture, and where it all meets, online and off. It inspired us to bring the theme of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FIntersectionality" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">intersectionality</a> to the forefront this year. We realize that intersectionality is expressed both in finding our tribes, and in conversations with people unlike us ... conversations that build empathy, then bridges, and ultimately common ground.</p> <p>The <strong>Online Life and Culture</strong> track is designed to bring people together to discuss similar interests, ranging from GamerGate to personal storytelling, from funding creative projects to dealing with an audience that thinks you've gone too far.</p> <p>The <strong>Storytelling Builds Bridges: I Want You to Know Me</strong> track brings us together to learn to see through another's personal lens. We know that storytelling is a the heart of blogging, and the heart of the BlogHer community. This track will use storytelling to form bonds and broaden perspectives, and we encourage you to come share these stories whether you know how they apply to you or not.</p> <h2>The Next Generation Is Now</h2> <p>In our personal lives, many of us learn from young people every day. But in social media, there aren't many spaces for young people to have their own say. The mission of the SheKnows <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://corporate.sheknows.com/hatch" class="external-link">Hatch</a> initiative online is to provide a place for kids to share their opinions so that adults may learn from it.</p> <p>At #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, we'll bring that idea to life through our <strong>Hatch Labs</strong>. We'll be giving kids the chance for hands-on learning, but providing opportunities for us to learn from them.</p> <!--pagebreak--><!--pagebreak--><p>We are all experts in something, and we are all potential experts in something else. It's a journey from that defining moment when you begin pursuing your passion, to becoming a leader, to conversing, being inspired, and inspiring the new generation.</p> <p>That's the amazing thing about the conference: You can be on several steps of this journey at once. You can come in knowing what your thing is and knowing you can do more with it—and leave inspired to pursue new passions, interests, and opportunities.</p> <p>The #<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com%2Fliving%2Fslideshow%2F323%2Fthe-37-impressive-leaders-of-the-blogher15-advisory-board%2Fblogher-experts-among-u" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Advisory Board</a> met last week to help us craft these themes and turn them into a conference that would be inspiring but also actionable. Their leadership turned into this year's program.</p> <script height="309px" width="550px" src="http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#pbid=5eba8d7a354b4ddd8dc4eda3cf52e46d&ec=AyN25yczp81ZOSsgNu-iE7a930diCV_Z"></script><p>SheKnows Media is about women inspiring and empowering women. From the Voices of the Year Keynote to Hatch Labs, from mentorship to leadership, #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us will do just that.</p> <p>Speakers are being added to agenda in the next week or two and keynotes would be announced as they're finalized. <a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/1821484/schedule?from=subnav">keep checking the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us agenda</a> and stay tuned for more women we're inspired by in the coming weeks!</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer 2015 BlogHer Conferences BlogHer 2015 https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-38434.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 Julie Ross Godar 1985729 at https://www.blogher.com Announcing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Call for Volunteers! https://www.blogher.com/announcing-blogher-15-experts-among-us-call-volunteers <!--paging_filter--><p>In 2005 we launched our first BlogHer conference, and we did it with the help of our community. Since that time, volunteers have been a staple in our conference planning, and once again the time has come... time to volunteer for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us in New York!</p> <p>We call these volunteer positions BlogHerships.</p> <p>What is a BlogHership, you ask? <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://goo.gl/forms/BeFYZrCvId" class="external-link">BlogHerships</a> are a way for people who cannot afford the conference pass to a BlogHer event to still attend. We are asking for your time, effort, and elbow grease to get something done at the conference, so we will compensate you with a full conference pass.</p> <p>All BlogHerships are designed to cover the registration fee only, and do not include travel expenses.</p> <p><em><strong>Please note we also have a mandatory training on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.</strong></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><center><img title="Call for Volunteers" src="https://www.blogher.com/files/call-for-volunteers.jpg" alt="Call for Volunteers" /></center> </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Read more about the various volunteer positions below.</p> <ul> <li> <p><strong>Mic Wranglers</strong>: Movers and shakers apply <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://goo.gl/forms/BeFYZrCvId" class="external-link">here</a>! 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 able to move about the room quickly. The estimated time commitment is two sessions (~3.5 hours) per day.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Registration Desk Helpers</strong>: This job encompasses more than being a friendly face. Registration Desk Helpers have the critical task of coordinating check-in for ~3,500 attendees, providing badges, tote bags and maps, answering myriad questions and being a general know-it-all (or at least knowing where to find the answers). The estimated time commitment is three and a half (3.5) hours per day.</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Floating Assistance:</strong> In this position, volunteers will be assigned to assistance with various different elements of the event, possibly including but not limited to crowd control, panel room supervision, speaker support, etc. The estimated time commitment is three and a half (3.5) hours per day.</p> </li> </ul> <p>If you are interested in a BlogHership, don’t delay. You have until February 24, 2015 to <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://goo.gl/forms/BeFYZrCvId" class="external-link">apply</a>. &nbsp;We will notify you by <strong>February 27th</strong>, if you have been selected as a #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us volunteer.</p> <p><strong>Now for the <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher-15">Conference details</a>:</strong></p> <p><strong>When:</strong> July 16 - 18, 2015<br /><strong>Where:</strong> New York, NY</p> <p>We hope to see you there!!!</p> <p><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/BH15-Volunteer.jpg" alt="BH15 Call for Volunteers" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="mailto:lori@blogher.com" class="mailto-link">Lori Luna</a><br />vp, event operations</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer 2015 Blogging Events BlogHer Conferences BlogHer 2015 Call for Volunteers https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-51763.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:41:01 +0000 Lori Luna 1965895 at https://www.blogher.com Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Internet Friends Are Real Life Friends https://www.blogher.com/dont-tell-me-theyre-not-real-internet-friends-are-real-life-friends <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Don't tell me they're not real.</strong></p> <p>I left a comment on the most random blog post I had ever come across in my many times clicking the "Random" button on LiveJournal. The blogger replied. I replied. Then the blogger's friend replied. I looked at his avatar, this friend of the original blogger, and my eyebrow raised a little bit. The back and forth conversation went on all evening, one comment after the other. Days later, AOL Instant Messenger names were exchanged. </p> <p>Three years later, we stood in front of our friends and family and exchanged vows. </p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/friends-me-josh.jpg" title="Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Marrying the Internet Boy in 2004, and us today in 2014" alt="Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Marrying the Internet Boy in 2004, and us today in 2014" /><br /><em>Marrying the Internet Boy in 2004, and us today in 2014.</em></center></p> <p><strong>Don't tell me they're not real.</strong></p> <p>I tweeted about a local meteorologist, one with whom I used to work. I hashtagged it with something local. A <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://twitter.com/2princessmama" class="external-link">woman</a> replied with something snarky and fun, making me snort laugh at my computer. I followed her. We met for lunch a few months later. She watches my dog when we have a last minute issue. She brings me baskets of goodies to get through the worst of times. She looks for things I "need" when she travels yard sales.</p> <p>She became my best friend. We wouldn't have otherwise met if it weren't for the Twitter machine.</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/friends-me-amanda.jpg" title="Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: An adoptive mom and a birth mom at a birth mother's day ceremony in 2012" alt="Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: An adoptive mom and a birth mom at a birth mother's day ceremony in 2012" width="550" /><br /><em>An adoptive mom and a birth mom at a birth mother's day ceremony in 2012.</em></center></p> <p><strong>Don't tell me they're not real.</strong></p> <p>I responded to her <a href="http://www.blogher.com/book-review-birth-house">first post on BlogHer.com</a>. Years later, as we worked together and met in person at BlogHer '10, we simply clicked. Now I spend all of my work day chatting with her. She visits me on my birthday. We send gifts back and forth across the international border. I tell her the big things in my life. She tells me hers.</p> <p>Without her in my life, I'd be less of who I am today. Without the land of Internet, there's no way we would have met.</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/friends-me-karen-2_0.jpg" title="Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Me and Karen at BlogHer '13!" alt="Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Me and Karen at BlogHer '13" /><br /><em>Me and <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsassymonkey.ca" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Karen</a> at BlogHer '13&mdash;Of note: Blogging conferences are a great way to meet your online friends. Are you <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.xpressreg.net/register/blog074/landing.asp" class="external-link">registered for BlogHer '14 in San Jose</a>?</em></center></p> <p><strong>Don't tell me they're not real.</strong></p> <p>Lost in the haze of new baby, a blogger I had only been following for a short amount of time sent me cookies. Apparently if you send me cookies, I will be loyal to you forever and ever. Amen. We've helped each other with blogging endeavors over the years, but we've also shared our lives, our families, our time.</p> <p>Without her, my life would be less awesome. And my oldest son wouldn't have a crush on a little girl in Pittsburgh. </p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/friends-me-michelle.jpg" title="Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Me, THE NEW BABY, BurghBaby, and Casey, who also falls into the Yes, They're Real category" alt="Don't Tell Me They're Not Real: Me, THE NEW BABY, BurghBaby, and Casey, who also falls into the Yes, They're Real category" /><br /><em>Me, THE NEW BABY, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theburghbaby.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">BurghBaby</a>, and <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Flifewithroozle.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Casey</a>, who also falls into the Yes, They're Real category.</em></center></p> <p><strong>Don't tell me they're not real. </strong></p> <p>They text me to announce their big news before they share it with the greater social media presence. They show up at the funeral home, the hospital, the grieving places in between even though it's not close, it's not convenient. When they can't show up in those places, they send flowers. They send emails, text messages, snail mail letters, packages to me, to my children. They know that December 13th will always be the hardest day of my year and they reach out with love, with compassion, with empathy. They cheer me on every time I run a race or even just go out and run. They celebrate with me when I do something I've been wanting to do for so long. They cry with me when my heart is breaking. They cover my whole family in love as we prepare to say goodbye to my grandmother. </p> <p>I'm not discounting the friends I've made in real life. They are equally special. They came to me in their own ways&mdash;high school, college, my lactation consultant, church, mothers' groups, the school system, friends of my husband, work. They also show up in the places that matter. They meet me for coffee once a week. They attend my kids' birthday parties. They rearrange schedules to meet me for dinner when I desperately need adult interaction. </p> <p>But the people who live in my computer (and smartphone, for that matter) matter just as much. The connections, the care, the love? Those are all just as real. The stories we share with each other in our online spaces bring people into our lives. It's then up to us to do what we want, what we can do with those people. </p> <p>When I asked about online friendships on Twitter, one line of thought I got was that they aren't as real if you haven't met in person. Denise Tanton, BlogHer.com's Community Manager, laughed at that one. "I owned you long before I met you," sharing an inside joke of our long-standing friendship. I agree, because I had that strong connection with my now husband long before I met him. I knew I was going to love the heck out of BurghBaby before I finally hugged her in person, though that may be because she sent me cookies. More over, those people that I have had that strong connection with in one way or another? I've worked out ways to meet them in person. People from different countries. People across this country. There are still those that I haven't met yet, and while I'm sad about a number of those amazing people, that doesn't make them any less real to me. </p> <p>Enough of me gushing about my love for "Internet" friends, which I prefer to just call My Friends. I want to hear your stories. How did you meet your online friends? A forum, a blog, the Twitter? Do you consider them "real" or even best/closest? Was there a moment, like some of the ones I used above, when you realized that these "online" friends were more than just imaginary people inside your computer?</p> <p>Leave a comment below or write your own post and leave it in the Linky. I'd love to read about those friends you love. Tell me you're <strong>"Don't tell me they're not real"</strong> moment.</p> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="http://www.blenza.com/linkies/styles/default.css" /> <script src="http://www.blenza.com/linkies/loc_en.js"></script><script src="http://www.blenza.com/linkies/opt_defaults.js"></script><script src="http://www.blenza.com/linkies/misterlinky.js"></script><script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.blenza.com/linkies/autolink.php?mode=standard&owner=BlogHer&postid=28Feb2014d"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>BlogHer Editor Jenna Hatfield (<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://twitter.com/FireMom" class="external-link">@FireMom</a>) blogs at <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstopdropandblog.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Stop, Drop and Blog</a>.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer Conference 2014 BlogHer Conferences BlogHer Conference 2014 Updates Selfiebration https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-3222.jpg Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:31:32 +0000 JennaHatfield 1638593 at https://www.blogher.com Announcing BlogHer Food '15 and the Call for Ideas https://www.blogher.com/announcing-blogher-food-15-call-ideas <!--paging_filter--><h2>Today we are excited to announce the <strong>BlogHer Food '15: Experts Among Us</strong> conference! </h2> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/BHF15.jpg" alt="announcing BlogHer Food '15 in Chicago" /></center></p> <p>For our seventh annual Food event, we're going back to our roots with a FALL conference. And once again, we're taking BlogHer Food on the road to the "jewel of the Midwest" (and <em>fabulous</em> food city), <strong>Chicago!</strong></p> <h2>CONFERENCE DETAILS:</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Dates: November 6 &amp; 7, 2015</strong></li> <li>Location: <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagoregency.hyatt.com%2Fen%2Fhotel%2Fhome.html" class="external-link elf-add-back-link"><strong>Hyatt Regency Chicago</strong></a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.blogher.com/node/1939390/logistics"><strong>Registration is open!</strong></a> We have limited capacity, and we do anticipate selling out as we have each year. </li> <li><strong>The Hyatt Regency Chicago is an amazing venue.</strong> We offer a special room rate of $209 per night, including in-room Internet. <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fresweb.passkey.com%2Fgo%2FBlogher2015" class="external-link elf-add-back-link"><strong>Make your reservations now</strong></a>.</li> </ul> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bh-food-announcement.jpg" title="Announcing the BlogHer Food '15 Call for Ideas" alt="Announcing the BlogHer Food '15 Call for Ideas" /></center></p> <h2>CALL FOR IDEAS</h2> <p>Now is the time to share your ideas for sessions and speakers at BlogHer Food '15: Experts Among Us. The Call for Ideas opens TODAY! You'll have four weeks to submit your brilliance&mdash;from now until midnight PST on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, so don't wait.</p> <p>The Call for Ideas lets you help build the conference <strong>you</strong> want to attend. Tell us which topics you want to hear about, which speakers you want to see. Here's a bit of guidance as to what you can submit:</p> <p><strong>Speakers:</strong> You can submit yourself (don't be shy) or someone else as a speaker. Speakers don't need to have prior speaking experience, only relevant experience with the topic. We're always looking for new-to-BlogHer speakers who represent the rich diversity of the blogging community! (Moderators do need some prior experience.)</p> <p><strong>Topics:</strong> Tell us your ideas for workshops, cooking demos, or panel discussions you'd like to be a part of. And don't forget to share suggestions for topics you'd love to see, even if you're not speaking. Topic types include:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Workshops and demos:</strong> These include hands-on learning, and are particularly fitted to more technical sessions.</li> <li><strong>Presentations:</strong> allow speakers to share ideas and insights with the audience in a TED/Ignite style session. Think lots of slides, less Q&amp;A.</li> <li><strong>Panel discussions:</strong> allow a group of people (preferably 3-4 and a moderator) to dig deep into a subject, talking through key points and differing perspectives to give the audience a well-rounded view of the subject.</li> </ul> <h2>Tracks at BlogHer Food '15: Experts Among Us</h2> <p>We'll use your suggestions in the Call for Ideas to help create the final agenda, which will include sessions in the following tracks:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Vocation:</strong> The nuts and bolts of being a food expert online, including monetization, social media promotions, business considerations, search engine and social media optimization, etc. </li> <li><strong>Visuals:</strong> How to improve your food photography, video, food styling, design, etc.</li> <li><strong>Values:</strong> Be a part of the solution. Includes food values/politics, social good, local and global issues, etc.</li> <li><strong>Voice:</strong> Who you are, and why you care so much about food. Includes storytelling, personal brand, the craft of food writing, humor, etc.</li> <li><strong>Vittles:</strong> Putting the food in #BlogHerFood15! Includes cooking demos, recipe development, etc.</li> </ul> <p>Be creative with your suggestions! We're looking for fun, fresh, and feisty ideas for this year's conference.</p> <p>Check out <a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/1393485/schedule"><strong>past</strong></a> <a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/815579/schedule"><strong>conference</strong></a> <a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/478218/schedule"><strong>agendas</strong></a> to get a sense of what's worked in the past, and what new ideas you can bring to the table. When you're ready, submit your speaker and session ideas here. We can't wait to see what you're cooking up for us this year!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><center><iframe src="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BuMIykkueNFW6_R6YYRSuG_njw8pqBJ6EHPtbZ87B2E/viewform?embedded=true#start=embed" width="560" height="500" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">Loading...</iframe></center></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>BlogHer Editor Jenna Hatfield (<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://twitter.com/FireMom" class="external-link">@FireMom</a>) blogs at <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstopdropandblog.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Stop, Drop and Blog</a>.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer Food '15 Blogging Events Food BlogHer Conferences BlogHer Food '15 https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-3222.jpg Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:37:26 +0000 JennaHatfield 1939309 at https://www.blogher.com #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year Submissions Are Open! https://www.blogher.com/voices-year-voty-submissions-are-open <!--paging_filter--><p>EDITED ON 2/9: Submissions have closed for the 2015 #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year.</p><p>EDITED ON 01/19: See below for clarification on the definition of submission categories.</p><p>Today, we kick off your nominations for the <strong>Voices of the Year</strong>, our annual celebration of the most inspiring voices in our community. From these nominations will emerge our honorees, some of whom will take the stage to keynote #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, in a gala event at the BlogHer annual conference in New York City in July 2015.</p><p><!--break--></p><p>But wait — there’s more! This year is different. Bigger. <em>Huge</em>-er. In 2015 we are expanding this celebration to better reflect the extraordinary contribution you all are making to social media every day. It's our eighth annual <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://twitter.com/BlogHer" class="external-link">@BlogHer</a> #VOTY ("voh-tee" as we like to call it), where the creativity of this community will inspire us to laugh, to cry, to think ... to see the world through different eyes. But 2015 is the first year SheKnows Media and BlogHer have come together to host the world’s largest gathering of women in social media, so we’re expanding Voices of the Year to include <em>all</em> of social media to provide more opportunities for participation and more opportunities for inspiration.</p><p>We can't wait to see your favorite things YOU'VE done this year online!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/14820648871_bec8bfa68b_z.jpg" alt="2014 Community Keynote" /></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p>We're asking you to help us find the most memorable, heart-stopping, brilliant, hilarious, impactful works of the past twelve months ... works that deserve to be heard, seen and read.</p><p>And this year we will recognize work across even more categories, spanning all forms of social media, including videos, visual eye candy, and other forms of online impact.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/VOTY2015.jpg" alt="Voices of the Year Submissions Are Here 2015" /></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This year the submission categories will include*:</p><ul><li>Written work: Blog posts or online articles of 700 words or fewer</li><li>Individual photos</li><li>Short-form videos or animations of one minute or less, such as Vines, animated GIFs, etc.</li><li>Longer-form video of five minutes or less</li><li>Eye candy: Any curated visual expression that tells a story ... a Pinterest board, a Houzz Idea Book, an Instagram feed</li><li>Impact: The Internet is all about impact, and sometimes impact arises from the &nbsp;sharing of content...whether via a hashtag, a meme that goes viral, a group Tumblr, a call to action, a deep exploration or investigation. The impact can be hilarity. The impact can be a collective "awwww." The impact can be to change the world.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;* EDITED TO ADD: The impact category is the place to share anything you feel doesn't fit into one of the other categories but had significant meaning or impact. That includes long-form essays. "Impact" and "viral" are in the eye of the beholder, and we've included a space to share *why* you think the content you're submitting had impact.</p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/14637051579_4ba3b4a60e_z.jpg" alt="Addye" /></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In order to allow you to submit your best work in any of the forms listed above, we've abolished sub-categories. We don't want to make you put yourself in a box; instead, we just want to see your best stuff. Bring it.</p><p>We'll work with our judging committee, including former Voices of the Year and leadership from across departments at BlogHer, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows</a>, and <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stylecaster.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">StyleCaster</a>, to select the honorees. We have two rounds of judging, and in each round every submission is reviewed by at least two judges.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/14823347542_6618f63f6e_z.jpg" alt="Janelle" /></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And just as in years past, all Voices of the Year will be honored at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us in New York as part of a Community Keynote and Voices of the Year Reception on Friday, July 17, 2015. With our new categories and new content formats, get ready for the Community Keynote to rule them all.</p><p>Be a part of it by submitting your best work over the next four weeks. We can't wait to dig in. We can't wait to continue the Voices of the Year tradition of delivering inspiration!</p><p><strong>DEADLINE:</strong> Submissions open today and close on February 9, 2015.</p><p><strong>ELIGIBILITY:</strong> Any online work published between January 2014 – present is eligible. You need not be a BlogHer '15 attendee to be a Voices of the Year honoree, and (new for this year) you will not need to be preregistered in order to be invited to appear in the Community Keynote.</p><p>NOTE: Those who have previously read as part of the Community Keynote are eligible to be a Voice of the Year honoree, but reading your work in the Community Keynote is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!</p><p><strong>SUBMITTING:</strong> You are welcome, in fact <em>encouraged,</em> to submit your own work, as well as your favorite posts by other bloggers. You can submit as many different posts as you like.</p><p>GO! (If the embedded form isn't scrolling for you, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.google.com%2Fforms%2Fd%2F1g3Rp1O_3zB7OMGVz0JqLqHEqBuqcUktJDAkqbDOZl7c%2Fviewform" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">click here for the live form</a>.</p><p><iframe width="560" height="500" frameborder="0" src="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g3Rp1O_3zB7OMGVz0JqLqHEqBuqcUktJDAkqbDOZl7c/viewform?embedded=true"></iframe></p><p><strong>Who chooses the Voices of the Year?</strong> Honorees are selected by a committee of past Voices of the Year and staff from across the BlogHer/SheKnows/StyleCaster team. Check out the list below for the full #VOTY Committee!</p><p>We thank them for their service. And we warn them to keep the tissues ready:</p><ul><li>A'Driane Nieves, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fadriane-nieves.squarespace.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">addyeB</a></li><li>Amy Boshnack, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Alexandra Rosas, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gooddayregularpeople.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Good Day, Regular People</a></li><li>Arnebya Herndon, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.whatnowandwhy.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">What Now and Why</a></li><li>Casey Carey-Brown, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifewithroozle.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Life With Roozle</a></li><li>Celeste Bottorff, Vice President, Global Health & Wellbeing Initiatives, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coca-colacompany.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">The Coca-Cola Company and #BlogHer15 Advisory Board</a></li><li>Crystal Brown, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Deb Rox, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdebontherocks.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Deb on the Rocks and SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Denise Tanton, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/member/denise">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Diane Lang, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/member/momofali">Momo Fali's Blog and SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Dresden Shumaker, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcreatingmotherhood.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Creating Motherhood</a></li><li>Elan Morgan, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.schmutzie.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Schmutzie</a></li><li>Elisa Camahort Page, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/member/elisa-camahort">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Irina Gonzalez, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link"> SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Janelle Hanchett, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.renegademothering.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Renegade Mothering</a></li><li>Jenifer Monroe, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Jenna Hatfield, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/member/jennahatfield">Stop, Drop and Blog and SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Jenni Chiu, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmommynanibooboo.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Mommy Nani Booboo</a></li><li>Jennifer Goanach, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link"> SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Jennifer Swartvagher, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beyondthecrib.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Beyond the Crib</a></li><li>Jenny Feldon, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.karmacontinued.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Karma Continued</a></li><li>Jenny Lauck, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/jenny-lauck">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Joy Johnson, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>June Molloy Vladička, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmyfoododyssey.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">My Food Odyssey</a></li><li>Jory Des Jardins, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/jory-des-jardins">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Julie Ross Godar, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/honeybeast">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Karen Ballum, <a href="http://blogher.com/myprofile/sassymonkey">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Kimberly, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsavingmorethanme.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Saving More Than Me</a></li><li>Kristin Vanderhey Shaw, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twocannoli.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Two Cannoli</a></li><li>Lea Ann Leming, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link"> SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Lisa Page Rosenberg, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smacksy.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Smacksy</a></li><li>Lisa Stone, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/lisa-stone ">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Majora Carter, Founder <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.majoracartergroup.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Majora Carter Group and StartUp Box #SouthBronx and #BlogHer15 Advisory Board</a></li><li>Melissa Haggerty, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Meredith Bland, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pileofbabies.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Pile of Babies</a></li><li>Meredith Chin, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com%2Fliving%2Fslideshow%2F323%2Fthe-37-impressive-leaders-of-the-blogher15-advisory-board%2Fmeredith-chin" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Media & Technology Expert & #BlogHer15 Advisory Board</a></li><li>Michelle Villemaire, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhomemademimi.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Homemade Mimi</a></li><li>Michelle, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theburghbaby.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Burghbaby</a></li><li>Miranda Santiago, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fspendyourdays.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Spend Your Days</a></li><li>Nantale Muwonge, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sheknows.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Phyllis Myung, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnapkinhoarder.com%0A" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Napkin Hoarder</a></li><li>Rita Arens, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/rita-arens">SheKnows Media</a></li><li>Tabatha, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sotabulous.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">So Tabulous</a></li><li>Tarrant Figlio, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.retro-food.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Retro Food</a></li><li>Thien-Kim Lam, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imnotthenanny.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">I'm Not the Nanny</a></li><li>Zakary Watson, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/zakary"> Raising Colorado and SheKnows Media</a></li></ul><p>For the answers to more VOTY questions, check out our <a href="https://www.blogher.com/voices-year-voty-frequently-asked-questions">VOTY FAQ.</a></p><p>So, let's go! Submissions are open now through February 9. All honorees will be celebrated on stage during the Community Keynote on Friday of the conference and throughout the reception that immediately follows, so we encourage you to start submitting your best-loved posts, pictures, videos, eye candy and impact projects from the past year!</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer 2015 BlogHer Conferences BlogHer 2015 Voices of the Year https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:29:02 +0000 Elisa Camahort 1886756 at https://www.blogher.com Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York https://www.blogher.com/top-5-reasons-we-are-going-back-hilton-new-york <!--paging_filter--><p>You have likely heard by now that <a href="http://www.blogher.com/announcing-blogher15-new-york-city-july-16-18-2015">#BlogHer15: Experts Among Us</a> is returning to New York City, and <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fetouches.com%2Fblogher15" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">tickets are selling now</a> (and fast). Actually, not only are we going back to the Big Apple but we are returning to the largest hotel in New York, the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://aws.passkey.com/event/12509114/owner/6708/home" class="external-link">Hilton New York</a>.</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bh-15-hotel.jpg" title="Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York" alt="Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York" /></center></p> <p>The Hilton has been home to three major BlogHer events: BlogHer '10, BlogHer Writers in 2011, and BlogHer '12. Some of you who joined us in 2012 could hardly be blamed for thinking maybe BlogHer had outgrown the Hilton. We're addressing this partly by continuing the policy we had last year to cap the number of tickets sold. We can make sure the Hilton and #BlogHer15 are a perfect fit.</p> <p>Today I also wanted to share with you the Top 5 reasons the Hilton became the no-brainer, must-have venue for our return to New York City!</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bh-15-hotel-1.jpg" title="Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York" alt="Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York" /><br /><em>BlogHer '10</em></center></p> <ul> <li> <p><strong>Elevator renovations</strong>. It may seem a bit strange to kick off this list by letting you know that the Hilton New York has upgraded their elevator technology, but this was actually one of the top concerns people had in 2012. BIG groups of people, lots of floors to get to, limited numbers of elevators with (obviously) limited space... you do the math. So the new technology includes sensors in the elevator that recognize when the elevator is full and will not stop on other floors with people wanting to get on, until it lets some people off. No more having the doors open floor after floor, even though no one else can get on. Less frustrating AND saves lots and lots of time!</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Grab and Go Food.</strong> It made the news when the Hilton New York announced that they no longer offer room service. But the news only told part of the story. It's true that like so many other hotels, they now have a new Grab and Go station where you can pick from a variety of food offerings to take to your room. But! You can still order items from that Grab and Go to be delivered to your room! Because of the nature of the offerings and the easy mode of delivery (in a bag, not via linen-covered cart), your food is delivered, but without the long wait, high service charges, and sky-high room service pricing!</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Hotel and Meeting Room Renovations.</strong> Along with the elevator and internet renovations, they have also renovated their sleeping rooms. These sleeping rooms are state of the art with more plugs, fabulous mattresses, and so much more. They've also spruced up the meeting spaces.</p> </li> </ul> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bh-15-hotel-3.jpg" title="Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York" alt="Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York" /><br /><em>BlogHer Writers in 2011</em></center></p> <ul> <li> <p><strong>More Hang-out Space.</strong> One of the things we have loved about the Chicago Sheraton is their awesome lobby full of comfy seating; it becomes <em>the</em> place to hang out after hours. The Hilton New York didn't really used to have *any* free seating space on the lobby level. But now with their evolved approach to food and food services, they have created more open seating where one can lounge, check email, and meet up with friends and colleagues all within the confines of the hotel. The entire restaurant space in the back of the hotel has been re-designed and is now only used for breakfast. During the rest of the day it is open seating! No more sitting on the floor for us!</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Better Tech and New Management Means Better Service</strong>. We're a big group, and we have a lot of diverse needs. And when something isn't working we need it fixed... fast. Perhaps the biggest selling point for me was when the new General Manager described how the Hilton has invested in new back-office technology. The reporting tasks that used to take department leadership hours to complete are now mostly automated. That gets those folks out from behind their computers and endless spreadsheets and out on the floor working with their teams and making sure their customers are taken care of. As a geek that spoke to me, and to the belief that technology doesn't have to replace humans; it can help humans do what they do best!</p> </li> </ul> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bh-15-hotel-2.jpg" title="Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York" alt="Top 5 Reasons #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Is Going Back to The Hilton New York" /><br /><em>BlogHer '12</em></center></p> <p>The Hilton and its new management went out of their way to make sure we understood all the ways they have upgraded their property and their service since we were last there. They remember the excitement of the BlogHer Annual Conference, and they want it back!</p> <p>You can reserve your room now for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us either <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://aws.passkey.com/event/12509114/owner/6708/home" class="external-link">online</a> (use BLG to enjoy our BlogHer rate) or by telephone at 1.855.760.0871 and mention BlogHer and our code, BLG. And don't forget, of course, to <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fetouches.com%2Fblogher15" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">buy your pass</a>!</p> <p>See you in New York!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Elisa Camahort Page<br />SR. VP Community Content &amp; Events<br /><a href="mailto:elisa.camahortpage@sheknows.com" class="mailto-link">elisa.camahortpage@sheknows.com</a><br />@ElisaC</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer 2015 Blogging Events BlogHer Conferences BlogHer '15 BlogHer 2015 https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:17:57 +0000 Elisa Camahort 1893803 at https://www.blogher.com What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14? https://www.blogher.com/what-did-you-learn-blogher-pro-14 <!--paging_filter--><p>Our <a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/1724634/virtual-conference">BlogHer PRO '14</a> attendees shared a lot of wisdom via Twitter during the conference. As always, they've also shared what they learned, who inspired them, and what they plan on doing next in their own spaces on the web.</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/day-2-5_0.jpg" title"" alt="" /></center></p> <p>We've rounded up a number of great perspectives from the conference to share with you today. Read on to get inspired by our amazing attendees.</p> <!--pagebreak--><!--pagebreak--><p> Marcy Guevara says that BlogHer PRO '14 reinvigorated her, which is always good! She shared a number of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marcyguevara.com%2Fblog%2Fblogher-bits-of-wisdom-from-san-francisco-bay" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">bits and pieces she learned while at the conference</a>. One important bit of wisdom she shared:</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/marcy.jpg" title="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" alt="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" /></center></p> <blockquote><p>When it comes to your brand… learn how to tell your story better. Who are you and why are you doing what you do and WHO are you doing it for?</p> </blockquote> <!--pagebreak--><!--pagebreak--><p> Ryan Bell of <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.daddyissues123.com%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Daddy Issues 123</a> wrote from the perspective as a man at a conference largely comprised of women. Not only did he feel at home, but his post bursts with a ton of inspiration. He really caught the inspiration bug from a number of speakers and <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.daddyissues123.com%2Fa-bloghim-blogher%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">chose to share them with readers</a>. The reason why is simple:</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/daddyissues.jpg" title="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" alt="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" /></center></p> <blockquote><p>You’ll never feel happier and more motivated than you will when you’re around people with passion. </p> </blockquote> <!--pagebreak--><!--pagebreak--><p> Hanna Fritzinger, on behalf of conference Sponsor, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fviglink.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">VigLink</a>, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.viglink.com%2Fblog%2F2014%2F12%2F09%2Fviglinks-tips-from-blogher-pro-2014%2F" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">shared key takeaways</a> regarding ad placement, viewability, and video. Her post brings up very important statistics and information for all bloggers looking to monetize. The news is good, though&mdash;the power rests with bloggers.</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/hanna.jpg" title="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" alt="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" /></center></p> <blockquote><p>Today brands recognize the importance of user-generated content due to publishers strong influence across their audiences.</p> </blockquote> <!--pagebreak--><!--pagebreak--><p> Meghan Ward offered up some tips for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.shewrites.com%2Fprofiles%2Fblogs%2Fnetworking-for-introverts-3-tips-for-attending-writing" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">introverts attending writing conferences</a>. She points out that blogging conferences have built in ice breakers for networking. Simply:</p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/meghan.jpg" title="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" alt="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" /></center></p> <blockquote><p>Ask, "So, what are you working on?" Or, "What do you write?"</p> </blockquote> <!--pagebreak--><!--pagebreak--><p> Lastly, Chat of <a href="http://www.blogher.com/myprofile/introvertlybubbly">introvertlybubbly</a> shared her experience... in photos instead of words. The view from her eye looks <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher-pro-2014-san-francisco-insidebecause-i-know-how-much-you-waned-attend">absolutely stunning</a>. </p> <p><center><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/photo-post.jpg" title="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" alt="What Did You Learn At BlogHer PRO '14?" /></center></p> <!--pagebreak--><!--pagebreak--><p> Again, if you missed anything at the conference, be sure to check out our:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/1724634/virtual-conference/posts">presentations</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/1724634/virtual-conference/photos">photos</a></li> <li>posts featuring key tweets: <a href="http://www.blogher.com/5-bits-wisdom-day-one-blogher-pro-14">Day One</a>, <a href="http://www.blogher.com/5-more-thoughts-inspire-you-blogher-pro-14">Day Two</a></li> <li>a sponsor post by <a href="http://www.blogher.com/findery-treasure-map-your-life">Findery</a></li> </ul> <p>Whether you're inspired by your time at BlogHer PRO or by what attendees shared even though you couldn't be there, put that inspiration to use. <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etouches.com%2Fblogher15" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Register for BlogHer '15 in NYC</a>! </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>BlogHer Editor Jenna Hatfield (<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://twitter.com/FireMom" class="external-link">@FireMom</a>) blogs at <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstopdropandblog.com" class="external-link elf-add-back-link">Stop, Drop and Blog</a>.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer PRO '14 Blogging Events BlogHer Conferences BlogHer PRO '14 https://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-3222.jpg Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:53:38 +0000 JennaHatfield 1886783 at https://www.blogher.com