Remember when we opened up two tracks of open slots for the community to schedule in topic-based Birds of a Feather meet-ups and community-driven Room of Your Own sessions?
OK, this might refresh your memory!
Those slots filled up pretty quickly, but since I'm not sure you all go check the agenda obsessively (you don't? really?) I thought I'd announce the final line-up.
Yes, just under the wire, I am here to announce the BlogHer Community Keynote line-up.
What to say about an idea that prompted hundreds of posts to come flooding in?
How about: We better do this again!
And how about: A heartfelt thanks to our selection committee:
Alice from finslippy
Debbie from Body Impolitic
Heather from NoPasaNada
Jessica from Oh the Joys!
Mona from Kirida
Kristy Sammis and Denise Tanton from BlogHer
And, of course, the woman who proposed the idea in the first place, Eden Kennedy from Fussy.
If you've been holding off on registering for BlogHer '08, now is most definitely the time to act. We've been tracking BlogHer registrations, and today was, for some reason, a tremendously active day. Which means we are planning to shut down new registrations tomorrow, July 2nd at 6PM Pacific time.
So, no joke and no scare tactic: The next 24 hours are it for BlogHer registrations. Please join us, and join us quickly!!
it's that time again: Time to find the experts out in our community who want to pass along their hard-won expertise to their fellow bloggers. The Reach Out Tour is coming to a city near you in October...if you live near Boston, DC, Nashville, Greensboro, Atlanta or New Orleans...and we are looking for local experts and local color.
Track #1: Blogging Basics
UPDATED: All Room of Your Own slots are currently taken, so if you're interested in being put on the waiting list Email Elisa and let her know.
Last week I announced BlogHer Meet-up, Birds of a Feather and Room of Your Own opportunities at BlogHer '08 this summer.
As of today, we are six weeks away from the beginning of BlogHer '08 on Friday, July 18th.
And we have only 150 slots open for registration. That may sound like a lot, but at the rate registration has been going in the last couple of weeks I can safely say that we will once again sell out, and it could happen more than a couple of weeks before the event starts.
Calling all photo enthusiasts!
Grab your cameras and put on your walking shoes, it’s time for BlogHer’s first ever PhotoWalk, brought to you by the Shutter Sisters, and taking place immediately following the BlogHer '08 Photography session on Saturday afternoon, July 19th, from 3:15-4:30PM. If interested, just meet outside the meeting room where the Photography session concludes at 3PM on Saturday.
There's been a notable open slot in the BlogHer '08 Conference agenda, and that's because we've been cooking up something very special: The First Ever "Community Keynote" event at a BlogHer Conference.
That's right: the closing keynote for Day One of the conference will be live blog readings from the BlogHer community itself. You'll submit your favorite posts, and we'll get 20 of you at the microphone sharing that favorite post with the entire BlogHer crowd.We thought of calling it BlogHerpalooza, the BlogHer Slam, BlogHer Open Mic or some other such name. But it's a keynote and it will be built from the community, hence: The BlogHer Community Keynote.
Originally the brainchild of Eden Kennedy, who has some experience organizing large community writing efforts via NaBloPoMo, here's how it's going to work:
Every year we try different things at our conferences, particularly around how we provide opportunities for bloggers to connect with one another. This year we are trying yet another new spin on two of our annual conference standards: Birds of a Feather sessions and Room of Your Own sessions.
Birds of a Feather
Bit by bit, session by session, the BlogHer '08 Conference Agenda is being revealed. Check out the link, and make sure to scroll or click your way down to see the detailed descriptions, not just the session titles.
There are now five tracks:
Who We Are
What We Do
What We Believe
How We Communicate Who We Are, What We Do and What We Believe (aka the tech track)
And (drum roll please) we decided to add a MommyBlogging track!
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