The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, the fabulous host hotel for BlogHer Food '12, is a historic hotel. In fact, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1924 and has seen many visitors over the years including John F Kennedy in 1961 -- who is said to have stayed in the hotel's Presidential Suite. Given that the hotel is listed as a historic place, any restoration performed has to be done to maintain the original Italian Renaissance architecture and certain things have been grandfathered in. This leaves the hotel with having to provide additional accommodations to be compliant with today's ADA requirements....more
It is always the highlight of my work week to bring you bite-sized interviews with our speakers. With BlogHer Food '12 looming one month and one week away, I really wanted to take the time to ask a couple of our speakers a question that I always ask food bloggers:
What's your favorite blogged recipe?
I find it so interesting to hear their wide and varied answers. I also ask it because I like to make new things, and who better to ask for a recipe than a food blogger! As such, for our BlogHer Food Bites this week, I have asked two speakers to share their favorites. Their answers are simply awesome....more
Awkward confession: I've never been to a BlogHer Food conference.
I know, this is a terrible thing to confess as the Conference Programming Manager, and I honestly couldn't give you one good excuse as to why I haven't gone before.
I mean, I actually blog quite a bit about food, both on my own blog and on my Babble site. I'm an avid cook (sometimes it's even edible, unless it's cookies.). I have a love-love relationship with food, and also with blogging, and yet I've never attended the BlogHer event dedicated to my two favorite things in the world....more
Here at BlogHer we love our sponsors! The sponsors heavily subsidize the costs of the conferences making it possible for us to offer such low registration rates for our attendees year after year. Check out some of our amazing sponsors for the BlogHer '12 Conference in New York on August 2-4.
We thought it would be a good idea to feature some of our sponsors while everyone begins to gear up to have a blast in New York City!...more
It's the weekend -- time for a little R&R, but not before you read our exciting updates!
BlogHer Food '12 in Seattle is literally a mere six weeks away and we're putting the icing on the conference cake! (Nope, I couldn't resist the food reference!)
We've announced keynotes for day 1!...more
In a little over six weeks from now, hundreds of food bloggers and food blog readers, all kinds of food industry professionals, scores and scores of speakers, a whole bunch of sponsors, and around a dozen behind-the-scenes staff will be taking over the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle for BlogHer Food '12 (register here). Today I'm going to take a moment to introduce you in greater detail to keynoters for Day One of the conference....more
We are another week closer to our exciting BlogHer Food Conference in Seattle this June 8-9. Last week I asked two of our speakers how they got started in food blogging. I thought this week I would go for a humorous question and answer with a few of our speakers who know a thing or two about flops in the kitchen.
First off, the question is:
What’s your biggest food blogging flop?...more
In just under a week, we'll be closing submissions for one of the most highly anticipated elements of the BlogHer Annual conference program, Voices of the Year.
The Voices of the Year Community Keynote honors up to 120 of the brightest voices in the blogging community, as chosen by the community. We'll get the opportunity to hear 15 of them read their posts live during the Closing Keynote on Friday, August 3rd, and the others will be honored on BlogHer.com....more
Happy weekend! Can you believe it's already late April? That means BlogHer Food '12 in Seattle is less than two months away and we'll be in New York for BlogHer '12 in no time!
So let's get to the good stuff...
There is still time to register for BlogHer Food '12 in Seattle and book your hotel room at the historic Fairmont and be part of the excitement that is BlogHer Food!...more
The fun just doesn't stop over here at BlogHer Conference Programming HQ. Today, we're excited to unveil full descriptions for the BlogHer '12 panels!
What you'll see, when you go check them out here at the BlogHer '12 Agenda page, are all the panel descriptions filled out, including all the speakers we have confirmed as of today. But you're going to want to check back regularly, because we're continuing to add speakers to panels on a rolling basis. And there's more to come!