Announcing the BlogHer '09 International Activist BlogHer Scholarship Winners!

Back in December we announced the BlogHer '09 International Activist BlogHer scholarship program and invited you to submit yourself or your favorite international activist BlogHer for consideration for this scholarship. ...more

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Rock the Vote: BlogHer '09 Polls Close This Week

It's official: this Friday marks the close of Geek Lab and Room of Your Own polls. Have you voted yet? It takes less than a minute, and I happen to know you spent waaaayyyy more than twice that surfing the Internet this morning. In case you're not in the loop, let me fill you in: each year at BlogHer's annual conference, a portion of the panels offered are programmed by the attendees. This year, we've doubled the number of community-programmed panels and are offering 12 slots for these unique sessions. Additionally, BlogHer is hosting a Geek Lab, an all-day presentation-and-personal-help lab filled with both beginner- and advanced-level sessions. Chances are you'll find yourself in at least one of these sessions, which begs the question: Have you voted yet for the panels you're most likely to attend? ...more

Two Weeks Left to Vote for Room of Your Own and Geek Lab Sessions

One of my favorite things about being part of the BlogHer community is how often I have the opportunity to voice my opinion, whether it's about parenthood or politics or celebrities or current events. And I know that I'm in good company, because everyday I see your comments and blog posts and Chatter updates. And that is why I'm delivering a Public Service Announcement to you (forgive the loud speaker):  VOTE TODAY FOR THE ROOM OF YOUR OWN AND GEEK LAB SESSIONS YOU'RE MOST LIKELY TO ATTEND AT BLOGHER '09. No, seriously. GO VOTE. If ever there was a time that you thought: I wish there was a way I could be involved in planning the conference content, that time has arrived and the seconds are ticking away. BlogHer wants your help in narrowing down all of the terrific proposals that our community has suggested. We have 12 slots available for Room of Your Own, and 24 slots available for Geek Lab. How do you say we should fill those openings? ...more

Great question! Yes, Room of Your Own sessions take place concurrently with pre-programmed ...more

Call for Submissions: The BlogHer '09 Community Keynote!!!

It's back! Last year we tried something new. The closing keynote for Day One of the annual conference was our first-ever Community Keynote. We opened up a call for submissions of your very favorite posts (your own or by your favorite bloggers) and our selection committee narrowed down the hundreds of submissions to about 20. And those bloggers stood at the mic and read their posts aloud to all 1,100 BlogHer '08 attendees. We laughed. We cried. We were reminded how diverse and talented and amazing and powerful the blogosphere really is. It was kind of a no-brainer that we were going to make that Community Keynote experiment a new BlogHer tradition. ...more

This is the spot to talk about politics. Or technology. Or social media and its impact. Or ...more

Three Things I Love About You: Get Geeky, Find a Room of Your Own (Part Ten)

Though there are a ton of great ideas proposed for the Geek Lab and Room of Your Own sessions, it's not too late for BlogHer attendees to suggest more! Is there an issue you're passionate about, and a platform at BlogHer would help spread the word? Or is there a tech question you've always wondered about (but never had an answer)? If so, let us know today!  The polls are in their final stretch, both for submitting ideas and for voting, and will close on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. (PT). So if you haven't submitted an idea, and especially if you haven't voted for those sessions you would like to attend, do it today! Wondering what type of panels and presentations are up for grabs? Then read on, my friend. ...more

Three Things I Love About You: Get Geeky, Find a Room of Your Own (Part Nine)

In just a few short weeks, the Geek Lab and Room of Your Own polling systems will shut down and panel selections will begin. Have you submitted your ideas for inclusion in the BlogHer '09 session agenda? It's not too late to submit a proposal, pimp your idea out on your blog, on Twitter, or anywhere else (hey, even your own mom can vote for your suggestion!), and watch as the BlogHer community responds.  I've combed through the proposals we've received so far, and highighted a few you might want to take note of. Take a look after the jump!    ...more

Three Things I Love About You: Get Geeky, Find a Room of Your Own (Part Eight)

These days, everything is customizable - whether you're buying a new computer, ordering a meal or getting clothes tailored - nearly everything custom-fits us and our lifestyles. And BlogHer '09 is no different. How? Well, besides offering 24 pre-programmed sessions on our agenda, we're holding two full tracks (that's 12 sessions!) of Room of Your Own panels. PLUS we're offering two full days of non-stop geeking and technology help in our Geek Lab. What's more, we're asking YOU to help us customize the agenda by voting on your favorite session proposals.   ...more

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BlogHer '09 and Sponsored Bloggers: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You may have seen the talk...on blogs, on Twitter, on BlogHer's very own Chatter: Some BlogHer '09 attendees have successfully garnered sponsorship of some kind to help them cover the cost of attending BlogHer '09 this year. In the past there have always been a few attendees, usually with long-standing relationships with the sponsoring companies, who have been sponsored in this way. This year, quite a number of BlogHers got a lot more creative about obtaining personal sponsorship, and we couldn't help but notice. ...more

Thanks for this info. It's very helpful. :) I fwd'd it on to my sponsor (Stonyfield Farms). ...more

Three Things I Love About You: Get Geeky, Find a Room of Your Own (Part Seven)

There's just over a month remaining before polling shuts down in the Geek Lab and Room of Your Own sessions. Have you participated yet? Whether you're keen on sharing your passions with others, or love using your voice to help plan conference sessions, we need your help! There's still time to propose ideas and vote on panels, so follow the links in this post and visit the polls today! ...more

Three Things I Love About You: Get Geeky, Find a Room of Your Own (Part Six)

So this summer you're going to BlogHer with a thousand of your closest friends (okay, fine - maybe they're not all your closest friends yet, but just wait until the end of the conference, when you're giving last hugs goodbye and hoping you run into more BlogHers and BlogHims while at the airport). We undestand that while you're at the conference, you want to make sure you get the most bang for your BlogHer buck. And that's why we create so many different types of sessions each year, so we can make sure there's something for everyone. Between the Geek Lab, which is perfect for both advanced bloggers with technical interests and new bloggers with tons of questions, and the Room of Your Own track, where attendees speak out about what they're most passionate about, BlogHer '09 is serving up LOTS of bang. And just to whet your appetite, I've outlined a few of the Geek Lab and Room of Your Own sessions below. ...more

jes, thanks for highlighting my session proposal.

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