BlogHer http://www.blogher.com/feed/all/1?search= en Ana Navarro to Join Joy Reid for #BlogHer17 Friday Welcome Keynote http://www.blogher.com/ana-navarro-join-joy-reid-blogher17-friday-welcome-keynote <!--paging_filter--><p>Over the past year I have found many new sources to follow online as I obsessively follow the news. Perhaps my favorite has been CNN, ABC, and Telemundo analyst and Republican strategist, <a href="https://www.blogher.com/ana-navarro" target="_blank"><strong>Ana Navarro</strong></a>.</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BlogHer_post_BH17_Ana.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />Her <a href="https://twitter.com/ananavarro" target="_blank">Twitter bio</a> provides a good intro to Ana’s background and her sense of humor: “Nicaraguan by birth. American by choice. Miamian b/c God loves me.” As does the final line of her official bio: “She lives in Miami, FL with a high-maintenance Hispanic man. She has no children or pets, and her plants tend to shrivel and die. She has no hobbies or activities, requiring significant attention span or physical exertion.”<br /><br />But in addition to the humor, Ana delivers incisive, blunt commentary on current affairs, with exactly zero qualms about speaking truth to power, even within her own party.<br /><br />Her political bona fides are significant: She served in Gov. Jeb Bush's Transition Team and Administration. In 2001, she served as Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. She was the National Hispanic Co-Chair for John McCain’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. She has advised numerous Federal and State campaigns in Florida and nationally. In 2012, she served as National Hispanic Co-Chair for Gov. Jon Huntsman’s Presidential Campaign.<br /><br />In other words: When Ana speaks, I pay attention, even if I sometimes disagree, perhaps especially when I disagree.<br /><br />Having Ana and <a href="http://www.blogher.com/joy-reid-lead-keynote-conversation-blogher17-june-orlando" target="_blank">previously announced Joy Reid</a> together, two huge news commentators who also happen to know exactly how to leverage social media to get their views distributed to an even wider audience, I expect an intense conversation about the influence and impact of news media in today’s landscape…especially the importance of women’s voices in that media.<br /><br />It is not to be missed.</p><p><em>Elisa Camahort Page is the Co-Founder of BlogHer and Conference Program Chair.&nbsp; You can find her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/ElisaC"><a href="http://twitter.com/ElisaC">@ElisaC</a></a></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><div class="bh-share-icons-node-wrapper" style="max-width: 442px;"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bigregisterbutton.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></div></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>You can't see the show if you don't go to #BlogHer17. <br />Register now for your seat in sunny Orlando June 22-24, 2017.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17" target="_blank">#BlogHer17: </a>&nbsp;is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.</p><p>Don’t wait: <a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">Register now: Space is limited.</a><br />Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/sign-bloghers-email-newsletters">#BlogHer17 newsletter</a> for announcements and opportunities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Thu, 25 May 2017 22:33:08 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2557785 at http://www.blogher.com Yasmeen Hassan and Maria Bello to Discuss the State of Women and Girls at #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/yasmeen-hassan-and-maria-bello-discuss-state-women-and-girls-blogher17 <!--paging_filter--><p>The announcements are coming fast and furious now with four weeks to go, and we are gratified to bring an important conversation to the #BlogHer17 stage to examine the state of women and girls around the world, with two women who are focused on improving that state. We’re taking the conversation significantly more international with a dynamic pair of global activists who will take the main stage on Saturday afternoon.</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BlogHer_post_BH17_MariaYasmeen.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />Actor, author, producer, and activist <a href="http://www.blogher.com/maria-bello" target="_blank"><strong>Maria Bello</strong></a> has focused her energies on global women’s rights for thirty years. She was voted one of Variety magazine’s most powerful women in Hollywood for her <a href="http://fastdarfur.org/category/mariabello/" target="_blank">activism with women in Darfur</a>. Maria also traveled to Kosovo during the war to interview women about the genocide and sexual violence against them and lobbied congress to organize the first ever hearing on rape as a weapon of war. She started a women’s clinic in Haiti and holds the title of Ambassador at Large for the women in Haiti. She has spoken at the State Department on women and social business and at the UN on women in media. She is also a <a href="https://womeninfilm.org/reframe/" target="_blank">ReFrame Ambassador for Women in Film</a> to work towards gender parity in the entertainment industry. Her films in production center on women and diverse voices. For example, Maria is currently producing a VR piece and 2D documentary about an all female militia fighting ISIS.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.blogher.com/yasmeen-hassan" target="_blank"><strong>Yasmeen Hassan</strong></a> is the Global Executive Director of <a href="http://www.equalitynow.org/" target="_blank">Equality Now</a>, an organization that has been is using the law for 25 years to protect and promote human rights for women and girls around the world. Their motto is that “legal change means social change…and it works”. Prior to joining Equality Now, she was with the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women where she worked on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Secretary-General’s study on violence against women. She has served on the Council on Foreign Relations’ Advisory Board on Child Marriage, provided expert guidance to the U.N. Trust to End Violence Against Women, and advocates for women’s rights through appearances in numerous media outlets, including <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12L3zsuWEmQ" target="_blank">CNN</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxF_qybLeR8" target="_blank">Al Jazeera</a>, the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/yasmeen-hassan" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a>, the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/25/opinion/the-fate-of-pakistani-women.html" target="_blank">New York Times</a> and the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/25/AR2009012501770.html" target="_blank">Washington Post</a>. Yasmeen holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School where, among other subjects, she studied Islamic law and women’s rights. For Yasmeen, the law makes a critical difference; it is a statement of your worth as a citizen and influences the direction your life will take. Growing up in Pakistan, her defining moment came at age 10 when her country’s laws were ‘Islamacized’ treating women as second class citizens. Advocating for women’s rights became a major part of Yasmeen’s education and career, ultimately leading her to author the <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/title/haven-becomes-hell-a-study-of-domestic-violence-in-pakistan/oclc/42243935" target="_blank">first study of domestic violence in Pakistan</a> which became the nation’s submission to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.</p><p><br />These two warriors for women will talk about the real change they’ve seen, the tactics that have been most effectively…and how they prioritize the work that remains to be done.<br /><br />I expect to be inspired. Galvanized. Perhaps humbled. Because Maria and Yasmeen are walking the talk on behalf of women across the globe.<br /><br /></p><p><em>Elisa Camahort Page is the Co-Founder of BlogHer and Conference Program Chair.&nbsp; You can find her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/ElisaC"><a href="http://twitter.com/ElisaC">@ElisaC</a></a></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bigregisterbutton.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></a></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>You can't see the show if you don't go to #BlogHer17. <br />Register now for your seat in sunny Orlando June 22-24, 2017.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17" target="_blank">#BlogHer17: </a>&nbsp;is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.</p><p>Don’t wait: <a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">Register now: Space is limited.</a><br />Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/sign-bloghers-email-newsletters">#BlogHer17 newsletter</a> for announcements and opportunities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Wed, 24 May 2017 11:59:29 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2557565 at http://www.blogher.com How to Instagram Your Way Through #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/how-instagram-your-way-through-blogher17 <!--paging_filter--><p>The benefits of attending a BlogHer conference are many, but one of the very best is this: People "get" your social media obsession. Phones are in hand (or in faces) more often than not, and it's not unusual to nod understandingly when someone says, "Keep talking; I just need to post this picture before I forget my caption."</p><p>Bloggers and other types of social media fanatics are all about the visual. I mean, if I didn't take a picture, did it really happen? That's one reason why we often find ourselves checking out what our pals enjoyed for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner. Or sometimes all three.</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/28975784301_2168c78111_k.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>Here are some tips for photographically chronicling your #BlogHer17 experience for the folks at home.</p><h1 style="text-align: center;">Take Lots of Group Selfies/Ussies</h1><p>&nbsp;Whatever you call them, do it. Seeing old friends and making new friends on-site is worth recording for posterity, and for future throwbacks, as in "that time we all sat in the hallway together, charging our phones! #tbt"</p><h1 style="text-align: center;">Don't Forget the Hashtag(s)</h1><p>&nbsp;Always use #BlogHer17 in your captions. Not only will the folks at home be able to follow the hashtag stream and see your pictures, but it will show up in the #BlogHer17 app. If you're snapping pictures at an event or sponsor booth that has its own hashtag, add that one as well.</p><h1 style="text-align: center;">Video Is Great, Too!</h1><p>You can post a video of up to 60 seconds long on Instagram, and that's a fantastic way to give more dimension and sound to your stream. Take video ahead of time and post it, or do it from within the app. (Bonus tip: Check out Instagram's Boomerang app, which stitches together a burst of photos to make a gif-like video that plays forward and backward.)</p><h1 style="text-align: center;">Be Artsy</h1><p>Why not be creative? Take pictures that truly tell the story of your #BlogHer17 experience: your pen and notebook if you're taking notes old-school style, your lanyard and name tag, what you're eating during the afternoon break (there I go with food again), speakers leading discussions you're really into, fellow attendees listening with rapt attention, a pretty centerpiece.</p><p>Focus on taking unique pictures from unexpected perspectives. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.</p><h1 style="text-align: center;">Share Your Favorite Sponsors</h1><p>We couldn't put on this conference without our sponsors (Thank you, sponsors!), and what I love about the expo hall in particular is the creative ways that our business partners decorate their booths to get their messages across. The expo hall is chock-full of photo opps! (Don't forget their hashtags.)</p><h1 style="text-align: center;">Cross-post Sparingly</h1><p>This is my personal preference and you may not agree: I'd suggest pushing only a small selection of photos from Instagram to your Facebook wall or Twitter stream so as not to overload your friends and followers there. Publish a status or tweet that reads, "If you want to see more of what I'm doing in Orlando at #BlogHer17 this weekend, check out my Instagram stream <a href="http://twitter.com/MelisaLW">@MelisaLW</a>!" Those who are interested will gladly follow.</p><h1 style="text-align: center;">Take the Challenge!</h1><p>As we did last year, we've got Instagram Challenges going on each week leading up to #BlogHer17 as well as one <em>during</em> the conference. We love seeing your pictures so make sure to use the appropriate hashtags in your original caption so we can find you. We'll repost some of our favorites! The upcoming challenges are:</p><p>#HowToPack AND #BlogHer17 (Monday 5/15-Friday 5/19): Show us your favorite packing tip .
</p><p>#InMyBag AND #BlogHer17 (Monday 5/22-Friday 5/26): Show us what’s in your laptop/conference bag; i.e., what you must have with you all day when you’re on-site!</p><p>#WhatIAmWearing AND #BlogHer17 (TUESDAY 5/30-Friday 6/2): Show us an outfit you already have picked out for #BlogHer17.</p><p>#Experts AND #BlogHer17 (Monday 6/5-Friday 6/9): Take a picture of something big or small you’re an expert in.
</p><p>#WhatIWillMiss AND #BlogHer17 (Monday 6/12-Friday 6/16): Show us who or what you'll miss while enjoying yourself in Orlando</p><p>#KnowMe AND #BlogHer17 (Monday 6/19-Wednesday 6/21): Introduce yourself with a selfie or video!</p><p>
#MyBlogHer17 AND #BlogHer17 (Thursday 6/22-Saturday 6/24): Show us what YOUR #BlogHer17 looks like (anything goes)!</p><p>Most importantly, have a great time with it. I'm looking forward to seeing and sharing your photos!</p><p><em>Melisa Wells is the Assistant Social Media Manager <a href="http://twitter.com/BlogHer">@BlogHer</a>.&nbsp; She's an Expert Bedazzler, Detail Wrangler, and Eternal Optimist</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bigregisterbutton.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></a></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>You can't see the show if you don't go to #BlogHer17. <br />Register now for your seat in sunny Orlando June 22-24, 2017.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17" target="_blank">#BlogHer17: </a>&nbsp;is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.</p><p>Don’t wait!</p><p><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">Register now: Space is limited.</a><br />Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/sign-bloghers-email-newsletters">#BlogHer17 newsletter</a> for announcements and opportunities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-26031.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 14:21:49 +0000 melisa 2556010 at http://www.blogher.com #BlogHer17: BlogHer and Sponsored Bloggers: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) http://www.blogher.com/blogher17-blogher-and-sponsored-bloggers-answers-frequently-asked-questions-faqs <!--paging_filter--><p><span>Back in 2009, it became noticeable that some</span><span> attendees </span><span>were being sponsored by companies to represent them at BlogHer conferences. We created the following guidelines for those </span><span>attendees</span><span> with personal sponsors, based on feedback from the community, in order to ensure a pleasant experience for all conference attendees. We update these guidelines every year to account for new questions and the evolution of our business. [These guidelines have been updated as of May 5, 2017.]</span></p><p><span><strong>Q. Is everybody sponsored to attend BlogHer?<br /> </strong>A.&nbsp;Actually, no. By far the majority of attendees are sponsored by one person: Themselves.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span><strong>Q. What about those non-sponsored attendees...any guidelines for them?<br /> </strong>A.&nbsp;Yes. Lots of attendees will be at the event to talk about their own work and interests...their products, services, arts &amp; crafts, blogs, causes, projects, books, web sites, etc. Even if you are <em>unsponsored</em>, we gently suggest that you read the below guidelines, especially the one about the perennial number one complaint: "distributing unwanted materials to other attendees." It's important to note that attendees are held to the same rules barring leafletting and other indiscriminate distribution of materials on behalf of causes, friends, or their own sites.</span></p><p><strong>Q. What does my sponsor get for sponsoring me?<br /> </strong>A. It's up to you. By sponsoring your attendance at a BlogHer Conference, your sponsor gets whatever benefits you agree to provide to them.&nbsp;Sponsoring an individual BlogHer conference attendee directly is not equivalent to sponsoring the event itself, and therefore attendee sponsors are not eligible for any official sponsor benefits. There are limits to what you can do on site during BlogHer, so many sponsored attendees focus on the other benefits they can deliver. For example, you may decide to offer them ad space or other sponsored content on your blog. You may agree to wear logo wear at the event. You may agree to provide other consulting services in exchange for sponsorship. And if we may editorialize? We always recommend charging a sponsorship fee in exchange for <em>services</em>, not seeking someone to simply cover your expenses dollar for dollar. Attach value to what you offer!<br /> <br /> <strong>Q. Can my sponsor have a booth or other space at the conference?<br /> </strong>A. Only official sponsors of the BlogHer Conference itself receive official sponsor benefits, including exhibit space or booths. Should your sponsor be interested in a bigger presence at the conference, such as a booth in the conference Expo Hall, our <a href="mailto:eventsales@sheknows.com">Conference Sales Team</a> &nbsp;is available to answer questions.</p><p><span><strong>Q. Can I use my blog and social channels to promote my sponsor?</strong><br /> Yes.&nbsp;You absolutely may use your blog and social channels to mention that your sponsor sponsored&nbsp;</span><span>you</span><span>&nbsp;to attend a BlogHer event. However, please ensure your language makes it clear that the brand has sponsored you individually, not the BlogHer event in general.</span></p><p><span>Because "BlogHer" is a registered trademark, the use of our name for any unapproved commercial purpose is prohibited. This means you cannot use our trademarked name or our event hashtag (which includes our full trademarked name) on behalf of any unofficial event sponsors. That's right: You may not use the standard event hashtag to promote an unofficial sponsor or its products/services,&nbsp;</span><span>except</span><span>&nbsp;to mention that unofficial sponsor has sponsored your attendance at the BlogHer event. Unauthorized use of the “BlogHer” trademark for commercial purposes extends to other materials, public or private, such as email, on printouts, or in any other form, to promote that brand, including unauthorized giveaways of free items by the brand, unofficial parties for that brand, invitations to attendees on behalf of that brand, etc.&nbsp;But you are certainly welcome – and encouraged – to use the BlogHer name and event hashtag to promote the fact that you are attending a BlogHer event, to engage in social media conversations with other attendees regarding BlogHer event programming and parties, and to write a recap of your experience at a BlogHer event if you so desire.</span></p><p><span><strong>Q. Can I pass out materials at the event?<br /> </strong>A. One of the most widespread complaints we continue to receive about sponsored bloggers is that sponsored bloggers distribute unwanted materials to other attendees. We have received overwhelming feedback that unsolicited materials from sponsored attendees is not appreciated and leaves a negative impression of both the attendee and the sponsor.<br /> <br /> Therefore, no sponsor swag, gifts or literature may be distributed within the conference space or the host hotel(s), directly or indirectly, regardless of whether the items are branded or not. Such materials will be removed if left lying on any surface at any conference venue. You may not stand in the hall or lobby to distribute such materials. And the venues will work with us to shut down such practices.</span></p><p><span>A badged attendee engaged in indiscriminate distribution of materials will be given one warning. And subsequently may have their badge revoked.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span><strong>Q. Can I wear clothes that are branded with my sponsor’s information?<br /> </strong>A. No problem! Since you will likely be passing out business cards, another idea is to put your sponsor’s information on the back side of your card.</span></p><p><span><strong>Q. Can I host a private party for my sponsor?<br /> </strong>A. Should you wish to host a private party for your sponsor, your event must be held at a separate venue. All of the suites and meeting space within the conference space, convention center, and hotel(s) will be held for official conference events only.</span></p><p>In addition you cannot use the BlogHer name, hashtag, logo or any other reference to #BlogHer17 in any references, promotions, or communications about any such event involving a sponsor. There are numerous ways, however, for your sponsor's party to become an official sanctioned BlogHer event, with the simplest being to pay an affordable "licensing fee", at which point they gain access to a host of other sponsorship benefits, and you become able to leverage the BlogHer name and brand in your communications. &nbsp;Again,&nbsp;our <a href="mailto:eventsales@sheknows.com">Conference Sales Team</a> &nbsp;is available to answer questions on how to arrange for your sponsor to become an official sanctioned sponsor of the event.</p><p><span>You also may not tweet or publicly ask attendees to meet you in the lobby, or any other on-site space to get sponsored items, swag, etc.</span></p><p><span><strong>Q. So, what is permissible?<br /> </strong>Networking is a big part of BlogHer events. Of course, many attendees use the traditional business card to exchange information. You may include your sponsor information on your business cards.</span></p><p><span>To be clear: You may include sponsor information on <strong>your</strong> contact materials, that you would exchange in the normal course of networking. You may not pass out sponsor materials.</span></p><p>We are not interested in policing individual one-on-one organic conversations. We are committed to protecting the investment of the official sponsors who make the below-cost ticket prices for bloggers possible, though, so we prohibit the unethical practices commonly known in the events industry as <a href="http://www.meetings-conventions.com/News/Features/Solving-Suitcasing/">suitcasing</a> &nbsp;or <a href="http://www.iaee.com/docs/2016-WhitePaper-Outboarding.pdf">outboarding</a>.</p><p><span>Finally, while BlogHer will enforce these rules within the official conference space, convention center, and hotel(s) only, we encourage sponsored attendees to consider adhering to this policy outside the official space as well. Some attendees will express direct interest in your sponsor and what they have to offer. If someone doesn't express such an interest, we recommend assuming they are <strong>not</strong> interested!</span></p><p><span><strong>Q. What should I do if I witness an unofficial sponsor or a sponsored blogger violating the above guidelines?<br /> </strong>A. Our goal is to ensure a pleasant and rewarding experience for all attendees. Should you witness a violation of the above guidelines, please reach out to a BlogHer staff member at our Registration/Information kiosk. Any reports will be kept anonymous. BlogHer Staff will attempt to independently verify any complaint before taking action.</span></p><p><span>***</span></p><p><span><strong>Please note: </strong>if you are not a social media influencer and are directly representing a brand as an employee, owner, or some similar relationship, you must purchase a Company pass to BlogHer conferences.</span></p><p><span>As stated above, any </span><span>attendees</span><span> seen violating any of the above will be given a personal warning, and asked to stop immediately.<br /> <br /> Any second incident may result in the attendee’s badge being confiscated and attendance revoked for the rest of the conference, without refund.</span></p><p><span>If you are interested in why BlogHer works so hard to set strong guidelines for </span><span>attendees</span><span> and brands when it comes to suitcasing and outboarding, and how the rest of the conferences and events industry </span><span>regards</span><span> and </span><span>handles</span><span> such activities, please check out BlogHer co-founder <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher-13-good-problem-have-any-suggestions"><span>Elisa Camahort Page's post about outboarding</span></a>.</span></p><p><span>Still have questions? Please feel free to <a href="mailto:conferences@sheknows.com"><span>email us</span></a> and we will be happy to assist you!</span></p><p><span>&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="mailto:lori@blogher.com">Lori Luna</a><br />general manager, events</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-51763.jpg Tue, 09 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Lori Luna 2551987 at http://www.blogher.com #BlogHer17 Newbie Breakfast http://www.blogher.com/blogher17-newbie-breakfast <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="1080" height="1080" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH17-NewbieBreakfast-1080x10802.png?1493835421" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hello Newbies!</p><p>Welcome to #BlogHer17, we are excited to have you with us and know that attending a conference for the first time can be a) intimidating, b) scary, c) exciting, d) all of the above, so we offer something different for our first-timers…the Newbie Breakfast.</p><p>This breakfast is intended to orient our first-time attendees at the conference, and hopefully set and manage some expectations.&nbsp; We will walk you through the agenda, discuss our sponsors and how to engage with them and as a special treat we have invited Jacqueline M. Baker to host.</p><p><img src="/files/BH17-NewbieBreakfast-1080x10802.png" alt="" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>As an entrepreneur, author and connoisseur of hosting and entertaining, <a href="http://jacquelinembaker.com">Jacqueline M. Baker</a> is a leader in etiquette and protocol in the role of founder and principal consultant at Scarlet Communications.&nbsp;</p><p>Jacqueline uses her expertise to ensure that individuals and organizations were equipped with modern etiquette to increase confidence, ensure preparedness, and grow relationships and careers.</p><p>Her new book, <a href="http://jacquelinembaker.com">Leader By Mistake</a>, provides leadership refinement tools by using personal and professional mistakes as a way to channel and identify growth and opportunities.</p><p>At the Newbie Breakfast, Jacqueline will help you prepare for the 2.5 days of #BlogHer17 with tips and advice on how to make the most of your experience.</p><p>When asked for her expert tip, Jacqueline said, <em>“Etiquette: your secret weapon to go from where you are to where you want to be.”</em></p><p>Join us Friday morning, June 23 at 7:30 a.m. - see you there! &nbsp;Register <a href="https://bh17newbiebreakfast.splashthat.com">here</a> and reserve your spot.</p><p>&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lori@blogher.com">Lori Luna</a><br />general manager, events</p><center><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bigregisterbutton.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></a></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>You can't see the show if you don't go to #BlogHer17. <br />Register now for your seat in sunny Orlando June 22-24, 2017.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17" target="_blank">#BlogHer17: </a>&nbsp;is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.</p><p><strong>Don’t wait!</strong></p><p><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">Space is limited. </a>Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/sign-bloghers-email-newsletters">#BlogHer17 newsletter</a> for announcements and opportunities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Blogging & Social Media BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-51763.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Lori Luna 2551240 at http://www.blogher.com #BlogHer17 Welcomes Inspiring Makers & Creators Zerlina Maxwell and Amy Ziering as Closing Keynote http://www.blogher.com/closing-keynote-makers-creators-zerlina-maxwell-amy-ziering <!--paging_filter--><p>I’m happy to reveal today that #BlogHer17 will close out with a keynote panel discussion that explores the life of independent makers and creators – how they integrate making media, making a change, making an impact, and making a living.</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_post_BH17_MakersCreators_0.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>We’ve lined up some impressive, dare I say bad-ass, women to lay their cards on the table, starting with these two and more to come.&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Amy Ziering is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker behind the documentaries “The Hunting Ground” and “Invisible War.” The former addresses sexual assault on college campuses, the latter covers the same harrowing topic, but in the military. Yes, these are tough subjects in which to immerse yourself, but Amy’s work has led to important policy and legislative conversations and, ultimately, change.</li></ul><ul><li>Zerlina Maxwell was already an in-demand political analyst when she was tapped to be the Director of Progressive Media for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. I interviewed her for our Who SheKnows podcast in that capacity and was completely intellectually smitten :) Since the election Zerlina is now the Director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and she and another former campaign colleague, Jess McIntosh, are rallying the #resistance with her weekly newsletter, “Signal Boost.”</li></ul><p>Amy and Zerlina are building lives with meaning and leveraging every media platform that exists to make sure their work is seen, their voices are heard, and their impact is significant. I can’t wait to get a shot in the arm from hearing this conversation.&nbsp; It’s the perfect way to send us all back to our laptops, ready to take over the world!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bigregisterbutton.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></a></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>You can't see the show if you don't go to #BlogHer17. <br />Register now for your seat in sunny Orlando June 22-24, 2017.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17" target="_blank">#BlogHer17: </a>&nbsp;is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.</p><p><strong>Don’t wait!</strong></p><p><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">Space is limited.&nbsp; </a>Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/sign-bloghers-email-newsletters">#BlogHer17 newsletter</a> for announcements and opportunities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 12:01:56 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2551124 at http://www.blogher.com Childcare Options at #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/childcare-options-blogher17 <!--paging_filter--><p>Orlando is a fun and family-focused destination, and many of you have decided to add a getaway either before or after your #BlogHer17 experience. While the conference itself does not have an official childcare provider, there are options available to you during your stay at the <a href="https://aws.passkey.com/event/16304348/owner/9591246/home" target="_blank">Hilton Bonnet Creek</a>.</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/Childcare_2_BH17.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>First, there is the <a href="http://www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/activities/kids-club" target="_blank">Kids Club</a> located on the Waldorf Astoria side of the property (no worries - the Hilton and the Waldorf are connected!) that is available daily from 10:30am - 2:30pm. This option is for children ages 5-12 and advanced reservations are required. Check out their <a href="http://www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/activities/kids-club" target="_blank">website</a> to learn more (including pricing) and reach out to the Concierge to make arrangements at 407-597-5388.</p><p>Additionally, there is an <a href="http://www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/activities/kids-club" target="_blank">Astoria After Dark</a> program that is only available on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Information on prices and how to make arrangements can also be found on the <a href="http://www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com/activities/kids-club" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p>For your childcare needs outside of these times, there are two local services that the hotel suggests:</p><p><a href="http://www.SittersInASecond.com" target="_blank"><strong>SittersInASecond.com</strong></a> - 407-721-2330</p><p><a href="http://www.SunshineBabysitting.com"><strong>SunshineBabysitting.com</strong></a> - 407-421-6505</p><p>These two organizations are provided as a convenience and are not contracted by #BlogHer17.</p><p>If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at <a href="mailto:Registration@SheKnows.com">Registration@SheKnows.com</a></p><p><em>Jennifer Evers is the Sr. Logistics Manager for Events and the Chairwoman of the Voices of the Year Committee.&nbsp; You can find her on most social platforms at <a href="http://twitter.com/AFewGoodJens"><a href="http://twitter.com/AFewGoodJens">@AFewGoodJens</a></a></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bigregisterbutton.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></a></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>You can't see the show if you don't go to #BlogHer17. <br />Register now for your seat in sunny Orlando June 22-24, 2017.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17" target="_blank">#BlogHer17: </a>&nbsp;is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.</p><p>Don’t wait!&nbsp; <a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">Register now: Space is limited.</a><br />Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/sign-bloghers-email-newsletters">#BlogHer17 newsletter</a> for announcements and opportunities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-285725.jpg Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0000 AFewGoodJens 2548713 at http://www.blogher.com Announcing the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year Honorees http://www.blogher.com/announcing-blogher17-voices-year-honorees <!--paging_filter--><p>One of our favorite days of the year is here and we couldn't be more excited! We are thrilled to unveil the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year honorees.&nbsp; For ten years, Voices of the Year (or #VOTY as we lovingly refer to it) has been the heart and soul of the #BlogHer conference.&nbsp; The brilliant work created by you - our community - overwhelms us with its beauty, laughter, and impact on the world outside the internet.&nbsp; You shared your stories, pictures, and videos about life in this rapidly changing world we live in, and we heard you.&nbsp; Loud and clear.</p><p>Every one of the pieces submitted was reviewed by at least two judges and up to six. Judges were recruited from former Voices of the Year recipients and SheKnows Media staff. We thank all our <a href="http://www.blogher.com/submissions-are-open-blogher17-voices-year" target="_blank">judges</a> for their hard work!</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 at the #BlogHer17 Community Keynote on Friday, June 23rd, at 4:30 p.m. ET with <a href="http://www.blogher.com/janet-mock-will-emcee-voices-year-blogher17" target="_blank">Janet Mock</a> as our fabulous emcee.&nbsp;</p><p>Get ready to click your heart out, and join us in congratulating this year’s Voices of the Year!</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_CON_post_BH17_VOTYHonoree.jpg" alt="" height="426" width="750" /></p><p style="text-align: center;">Video</p><ul><li>Deva Dalporto for <a href="https://youtu.be/IvL8NAVq0CY" target="_blank">Stressed Out Mom Parody</a></li><li>Oneika Raymond for <a href="https://youtu.be/Yfk464WJQ74" target="_blank">Dear Dutch People: Zwarte Piet Is RACIST</a></li><li>Xenia Zayas for <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y36frZdnFtc" target="_blank">Moro de Guandules Dominicano, Chef Zee Cooks</a></li></ul><p>In addition, the following honorees will present their honored work from the stage as part of the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year community keynote:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.matermea.com/" target="_blank">Anthonia Akitunde</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_un6mEaESAScREC7e-wC0g" target="_blank">Whitney Cicero</a></li><li><a href="http://www.letherlearn.org" target="_blank">Nia Evans</a></li></ul><p>Congratulations to all the honorees, whose videos will be on display throughout the Voices of the Year reception.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Eye Candy</p><ul><li>Erin Bender for her <a href="http://travelwithbender.com/files/4314/8600/2109/IMG_9478-2.jpg" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Samantha Broxton for her <a href="http://vsco.co/raisingself/journal/the-end-of-hope" target="_blank">photo journal</a></li><li>Kimberly Dickerson for her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BFccG6Furcr/?taken-by=kimcdickerson" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Xenia Galaviz for her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BLh-SD_BM0U/" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Nanette Gomez for her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BGFtQ2tu-rw/" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Jessica Hall for her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUnstXhZqd/?taken-by=asouthernmother" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Alisha Nesbitt for her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BLma__BhZ1t/?taken-by=enchantedevent" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Khadijat Oseni for her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jetsetterproblems/" target="_blank">Instagram feed</a></li><li>Susan Pazera for her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/susanpazera/" target="_blank">Instagram feed</a></li><li>Lizz Porter for her <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BN27rvRDCkQ/" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Rosalynda Thorn for her <a href="https://instagram.com/p/BMHPx01FpDO/" target="_blank">photo</a></li></ul><p>Congratulations to our Eye Candy category honorees! All Eye Candy will be on display during the #BlogHer17 VOTY Community Keynote and throughout the Voices of the Year reception.</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BH17_Social_VOTYHonorees.jpg" alt="" height="1080" width="1080" /></p><p style="text-align: center;">Food Photography</p><ul><li>Andrew Bernard for his <a href="http://wereparentsblog.com/peanut-butter-and-jelly-smoothie-bowl/" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Nicole Dawson for her <a href="http://allergylicious.com/theatre-cookies-chocolate-chip-popcorn-cookies/" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Sharon Lachendro for her <a href="http://www.whattheforkfoodblog.com/2017/01/11/paleo-chocolate-truffles/" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Priya Lakshminarayan for her <a href="http://cookilicious.com/appetizers_snacks/stella-cheese-rice-methi-kebab-tater-tot-stuffing/" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Thien-Kim Lam for her <a href="http://www.imnotthenanny.com/2016/07/make-crispy-pan-fried-tofu.html" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Vanessa Mota for her <a href="http://smartlittlecookie.net/home/slow-cooker-taco-chicken-chili/" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Lauren Pariseau for her <a href="http://hungerthirstplay.com/french-pear-cosmopolitan/" target="_blank">photo</a></li><li>Tash Shan for her <a href="http://akitchencat.com.au/five-hour-lamb/" target="_blank">photo</a></li></ul><p>Congratulations to our Food Photography category honorees! All Food Photography will be on display during the #BlogHer17 VOTY Community Keynote and throughout the Voices of the Year reception.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Written Work (Long)</p><ul><li>Sara Baker for <a href="https://nopurplewalls.com/2016/06/16/we-are-all-shitty-parents/" target="_blank">We Are All Shitty Parents</a></li><li>Christina Berchini for <a href="http://diverseeducation.com/article/88359/" target="_blank">We Don't Have a 'Diversity' Problem in Education</a></li><li>Amy Chesler for <a href="https://thishouseoflove.net/2017/01/05/expressing-motherhood/" target="_blank">Expressing Motherhood</a></li><li>Amy Freeman for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-lesson-in-gender-pronouns-for-my-fellow-former-english_us_5890f292e4b02c397c178d58" target="_blank">A Lesson In Gender Pronouns For My Fellow Former English Majors</a></li><li>Arnebya Herndon for <a href="http://arnebya.com/2016/05/09/many-minutes-will-take/" target="_blank">How Many Minutes Will It Take</a></li><li>Kristen Hewitt for <a href="http://www.mommyinsports.com/the-power-of-yes/" target="_blank">The Power Of Yes</a></li><li>Kelly Hoover Greenway for <a href="http://www.parent.co/finding-joy-in-the-face-of-cancer/" target="_blank">Finding Joy in the Face of Cancer</a></li><li>Mike Julianelle for <a href="http://dadandburied.com/2016/10/14/defy-rape-culture/" target="_blank">We Must Raise Our Boys to Defy Rape Culture</a></li><li>Lisa Lucca for <a href="https://lisalucca.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/two-roofs-one-home/" target="_blank">Two Roofs, One Home</a></li><li>Kelly Macias for <a href="http://www.conflictundone.com/blog/2016/7/29/a-letter-to-my-young-self-on-the-eve-of-hillary-clintons-nomination-for-president" target="_blank">A Letter to My Young Self on the Eve of Hillary Clinton's Nomination For President</a></li><li>Kathryn Mayer for <a href="http://grownandflown.com/college-baby-lovey-behind/" target="_blank">When Your College Baby Leaves Her Lovey Behind</a></li><li>Jenn O'Connor for <a href="https://motherwellmag.com/2017/01/17/my-foster-child-is-gone-am-i-still-a-mother/" target="_blank">My Foster Child Is Gone, Am I Still A Mother?</a></li><li>Liz Petrone for <a href="http://www.lizpetrone.com/raising-the-revolution/" target="_blank">Raising the Revolution</a></li><li>Samara Rose for <a href="https://samaraspeaks.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/greetings-from-the-loony-bin/" target="_blank">Greetings From The Loony Bin</a></li><li>Nancy Ruffin for <a href="http://themanifeststation.net/2016/06/22/revolutionary-women-breaking-ties-bind-us/#more-16472" target="_blank">Revolutionary Women: Breaking The Ties That Bind Us</a></li><li>Lisa Sadikman for <a href="https://flingome.com/2016/02/28/reclaiming-all-my-pieces-motherhood-included/" target="_blank">Reclaiming All My Pieces, Motherhood Included</a></li><li>Alisa Schindler for <a href="http://themanifeststation.net/2016/10/20/difference-father-dad/" target="_blank">The Difference Between a Father and a Dad</a></li><li>Tina Shoulders for <a href="http://noirecare.com/a-letter-to-the-fathers-of-my-children/" target="_blank">A Letter to the Fathers of My Children</a></li><li>Theresa Sutton for <a href="http://www.beingreese.com/2017/02/the-day-my-daughter-rejected-my.html" target="_blank">The Day My Daughter Rejected My Blackness</a></li><li>Linda Wolff for <a href="http://www.carpoolgoddess.com/colonoscopies-not-sissies/" target="_blank">Colonoscopies Are Not For Sissies</a></li><li>Kimberly Zapata for <a href="https://www.babble.com/entertainment/thank-you-carrie-fisher-mental-health-advocate/" target="_blank">Thank You, Carrie Fisher, For Giving a Voice to All Of Us Battling Mental Illness</a></li></ul><p>All long written work will be on display throughout the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year reception. Congratulations to all our long written work honorees.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Impact</p><ul><li>Rowan Grigsby for <a href="https://crossknit.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/so-you-wanna-be-an-intersectional-feminist/" target="_blank">How to Survive in Intersectional Feminist Spaces 101</a></li><li>Taya Dunn Johnson for <a href="http://www.upworthy.com/please-read-this-before-you-post-another-rip-on-social-media?c=apstream" target="_blank">Please Read This Before Your Post Another RIP On Social Media</a></li></ul><p>In addition, the following honorees will present their honored work from the stage as part of the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year community keynote:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.safetypinbox.com/" target="_blank">Leslie Mac &amp; Marissa Jenae Johnson</a></li><li><a href="http://www.twothirdsoftheplanet.com/about/" target="_blank">Meriah Nichols</a></li></ul><p>Congratulations to our Impact category honorees! All honorees' submissions will be on display during the Voices of the Year reception.</p><p style="text-align: center;">Written Work (Short)</p><ul><li>Elaine Alguire for <a href="http://www.misselaineouslife.com/a-random-saturday/" target="_blank">A Random Saturday</a></li><li>Denise Nichole Andrews for <a href="https://denisenicholeandrews.com/2017/02/03/four-letter-words/" target="_blank">Four Letter Words</a></li><li>Lindsey Andrews for <a href="http://www.lindseyandrewswriter.com/blessings-from-infertility/" target="_blank">Blessings From Infertility</a></li><li>Danielle Dayney for <a href="https://danielledayney.com/2016/10/03/just-below-the-surface/" target="_blank">Just Below The Surface: My Relationship With Alcohol</a></li><li>Lori Duron for <a href="https://raisingmyrainbow.com/2016/06/12/he-just-needs-to-find-his-people-then-hell-be-safe/" target="_blank">He Just Needs to Find His People, Then He'll Be Safe</a></li><li>Meredith Ethington for <a href="http://www.perfectionpending.net/2016/09/20/why-i-take-the-pill/" target="_blank">Why I Take The Pill</a></li><li>Paula Fitzgibbons for <a href="http://mommymeansit.com/alton-and-philando/" target="_blank">Talking Alton and Philando With My Newly Driving Black Teen</a></li><li>Lea Grover for <a href="http://www.yourtango.com/2016295008/this-how-ill-love-you" target="_blank">This is How I'll Love You</a></li><li>Danielle James for <a href="https://dksjames.com/2016/09/10/bompa/" target="_blank">Bompa</a></li><li>Diane Lang for <a href="http://www.momofali.com/2016/07/take-my-hand/" target="_blank">Take My Hand</a></li><li>Lana Nieves for <a href="http://superherolunchbox.blogspot.com/2016/08/strong.html" target="_blank">Strong</a></li><li>Cameron Reeves Poynter for <a href="http://luckyorangepants.com/2016/07/29/this-is-the-me-they-love-new-article-on-yourtango/" target="_blank">This is the Me They Love</a></li><li>Sarah Rudell Beach for <a href="http://leftbrainbuddha.com/loving-kind-new-year-wishes/" target="_blank">Loving and Kind New Year Wishes</a></li><li>Ellen Seidman for <a href="http://www.lovethatmax.com/2016/07/helping-children-with-special-needs.html" target="_blank">20 Wishes for My Child With Special Needs</a></li><li>Danielle Slaughter for <a href="http://mamademics.com/colored-girls-never-enough/" target="_blank">For Colored Girls Who Are Never Enough</a></li><li>Anusha Srinivasan for <a href="https://anusrini20.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/grief/" target="_blank">grief</a></li><li>Alice Jones Webb for <a href="http://differentthanaverage.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-beautiful-mess-our-children-leave.html" target="_blank">The Beautiful Mess Our Children Leave Behind</a></li><li>Melissa Camara Wilkins for <a href="http://melissacamarawilkins.com/blog/when-listening-is-a-lament/" target="_blank">When Listening is a Lament</a></li><li>Aliza Worthington for <a href="http://theworthingtonpost.net/2016/11/05/the-hitler-paradox/" target="_blank">The Hitler Paradox</a></li></ul><p>In addition, the following honorees will present their honored work from the stage as part of the #BlogHer17 Voices of the Year community keynote:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.discoverdiaries.com/" target="_blank">Megan Baca</a></li><li><a href="https://iamthemilk.wordpress.com/category/sometimes-im-deep/" target="_blank">Katia Bishops</a></li><li><a href="http://wereparents.com/" target="_blank">Larisha Campbell</a></li><li><a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/affirmed-mom" target="_blank">Pamela Valentine</a></li><li><a href="http://outmannedmommy.com/" target="_blank">Mary Widdicks</a></li><li><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/tabias-olajuawon" target="_blank">Tabias Wilson</a></li></ul><p>Congratulations to all of our short written work honorees! All honorees' written work will be on display during the Voices of the Year reception.</p><p><em>Jennifer Evers is the Sr. Logistics Manager for Events and the Chairwoman of the Voices of the Year Committee.&nbsp; You can find her on most social platforms at <a href="http://twitter.com/AFewGoodJens">@AFewGoodJens</a></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bigregisterbutton.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></a></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>You can't see the show if you don't go to #BlogHer17. <br />Register now for your seat in sunny Orlando June 22-24, 2017.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17" target="_blank">#BlogHer17: </a>&nbsp;is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.</p><p><strong>Don’t wait:</strong></p><p><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">Register now: Space is limited.</a><br />Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/sign-bloghers-email-newsletters" target="_blank">#BlogHer17 newsletter</a> for announcements and opportunities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-285725.jpg Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:26:48 +0000 AFewGoodJens 2545120 at http://www.blogher.com The Food Track at #BlogHer17 is Here, and It’s Delicious! http://www.blogher.com/food-track-blogher17-here-and-its-delicious <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="298" height="169" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH_CON_post_teaser_BH17_Food1.jpg?1492555611" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When we decided to roll our <a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17-brings-back-food-expo" target="_blank">food programming and community back into our annual event</a> it was because food is one of our most important categories, and not having it represented at annual felt like we were missing a limb. We’re ready to today to unveil the "Food Is Life" program track that's been added to the <a href="http://www.blogher.com/node/2458157/schedule" target="_blank">schedule for #BlogHer17</a>, and it’s a group of incredibly practical, always useful sessions, with an emphasis on their application within the food space, but on topics that are surely important to all online content creators.</p><p>On Friday we’ll kick off with a topic that looks at one of the other reasons we rolled Food back in to Annual: How to evolve your brand if you’ve spent years as a food blogger, but want to branch out. This happens to other folks way outside the food category (“mommy bloggers” I’m looking at you!) but we’ve seen the trend strongly amongst food bloggers. We’re calling it Un-Bore Your Brand, and we’re mostly talking about how sometimes you can get bored with your own brand and want to stretch your wings, even when you have an audience and community who loves you (and may even be resistant to change). Even if that’s the case, many have achieved this without a problem, and you can too!<br /><br />We’ll then feature a session that takes you from Fork to Phone, how to create images and other content that are both beautiful and effective using only your mobile phone, and targeting the best mobile experience for your ever-mobile audience. I’d say “mobile” one more time, but I think you get the gist. This is about so much more than pretty pictures (although our speakers, like <a href="https://www.instagram.com/acozykitchen/" target="_blank">Adrianna Adarme</a> from A Cozy Kitchen, certainly are publishing those).</p><p><img src="/files/images/offers/BH_CON_post_BH17_Food1.jpg" alt="" width="696" height="438" /></p><p><br />Friday’s final session focuses on the future of food blogging…by talking with some Gen Z foodies. Led by MasterChef Junior finalist <a href="http://zackara.com/" target="_blank">Zac Kara</a> and young food activist <a href="https://www.hailevthomas.com/" target="_blank">Haile Thomas</a>, these kids put me to shame with both their cooking and their accomplishments!<br /><br />On Saturday we dig in deep on two perennial favorite topics:<br /><br />Cookbook publishing kicks off the day, with speakers representing every facet of traditional publishing and some folks who are proponents for the ways to successfully publish outside the traditional publishing space. From cookbook author <a href="http://www.juliaturshen.com/" target="_blank">Julia Turshen</a> to innovators in the space like <a href="https://www.burntcheesepress.com/" target="_blank">Kathy Strahs </a>and <a href="http://cookbookcafe.com/" target="_blank">Babette Pepaj</a>, we look at the ins and outs and help you make your decision about how to make your cookbook dream a reality.<br /><br />Finally, Brands and Bloggers. We close out the track by talking about this favorite topic…this session is always packed, I’ll just put it that way. We’ll have food-focused bloggers and the brands and agencies who work with them talking about what works, and what doesn’t…from ALL perspectives.&nbsp; Learn how to pitch, win, and renew business with brands. Learn how to most effectively and authentically work with bloggers. Learn how NOT to end up a #PRFail case study!</p><p>And. Just one more thing: This morning we announced how we're bringing Food to the mainstage at #BlogHer17 by presenting an <a href="https://www.blogher.com/keynote-announcement-carla-hall-join-us-blogher17" target="_blank">intimate keynote conversation with the one and only Carla Hall</a> on Saturday! You can read more about it in this morning's other big announcement post here!<br /><br />It’s all happening in this jam-packed food track, and if you’ve not yet bought your #BlogHer17 conference ticket, now’s the time! <br /><br /></p><center><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bigregisterbutton.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></a></center><p>&nbsp;<strong>You can't see the show if you don't go to #BlogHer17. <br />Register now for your seat in sunny Orlando June 22-24, 2017.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17" target="_blank">#BlogHer17: </a>&nbsp;is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.</p><p>Don’t wait:</p><p><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">Register now: Space is limited.</a><br />Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/sign-bloghers-email-newsletters">#BlogHer17 newsletter</a> for announcements and opportunities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:59:48 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2545510 at http://www.blogher.com Keynote Announcement: Carla Hall to Join Us at #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/keynote-announcement-carla-hall-join-us-blogher17 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-full-image"> <div class="field-label">Full Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_full_image" width="298" height="169" alt="" src="http://www.blogher.com/files/BH_CON_teaser_298x169_BH17_Carla.jpg?1492553235" /> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some of you may remember that Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s “The Chew”, restaurateur, <a href="http://carlahallbakes.com/pages/cookbooks" target="_blank">cookbook author</a>, and beloved “Top Chef” competitor, joined us last Fall in Austin for #BlogHerFood16. She moderated a wonderful keynote discussion about how long it takes to achieve “overnight” success (a theme we will be re-visiting at #BlogHer17 with our keynote speaker Luvvie Ajayi, by the way). Carla was an awesome moderator…to a fault. really, because I know I was hungry to hear more from her than time allowed.</p><p><br />Luckily we have this little shindig #BlogHer17 coming up, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to sit down and dig deeper with Carla. Carla is also a perfect choice to embody why we are happy to roll our food community back into the annual conference. So you can peruse <a href="https://www.blogher.com/food-track-blogher17-here-and-its-delicious" target="_blank">the track of food sessions we just announced today</a>, and know that Carla Hall is the piece de resistance of a scrumptious two days of food-focused programming.<br /><br />Carla will be featured in an intimate talk about the highs, lows and unpredictable moments in her journey from accountant (did you know that?) to caterer to food world domination. How did she plan such a trajectory? How does she make her most fateful decisions? You’ll be surprised at her approach.</p><p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/files/images/offers/Carla_Hall.png" alt="" /><br />And we also want to talk to her about one of the conference’s other recurring themes: How to integrate your values into your day to day life. Carla is like so many of us…balancing running a business and living her values by approaching it differently than most people do or would. &nbsp;<br /><br />I “met” Carla for the first time interviewing her via phone <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-16-dishing-with-carla-hall/id1122754745?i=1000376184246&amp;mt=2" target="_blank">for our podcast</a>, and then in person at #BlogHerFood. We decided we had so much in common we were sisters separated at birth…and I think you’ll all feel the same way after spending time with Carla at #BlogHer17. She is just that open, authentic and down to earth.<br /><br />But meanwhile, somehow, also completely rocking her career and her life. We can all learn from that!<br /><br />What would you ask Carla if you had the chance?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><center><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com"><img src="https://www.blogher.com/files/bigregisterbutton.jpg" alt="" border="0" /></a></center><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>You can't see the show if you don't go to #BlogHer17. <br />Register now for your seat in sunny Orlando June 22-24, 2017.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.blogher.com/blogher17" target="_blank">#BlogHer17: </a>&nbsp;is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.</p><p>Don’t wait:</p><p><a href="https://blogher17.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">Register now: Space is limited.</a><br />Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.blogher.com/sign-bloghers-email-newsletters">#BlogHer17 newsletter</a> for announcements and opportunities.</p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> BlogHer Conferences #BlogHer17 http://www.blogher.com/files/imagecache/user_small/user_pictures/picture-12.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:41:09 +0000 Elisa Camahort 2546315 at http://www.blogher.com