7 Helpful Tips Before Attending Your Next Conference

Conferences can be very worthwhile, both for business and pleasure. You look forward to the event and can't wait to see friends or colleagues you haven't seen in a while.I attend many conferences each year, both trade shows and meetings. Whether I am a speaker or an attendee, I have learned how to be well prepared for the event.Here are 7 things to do before heading to your next conference that will ease some of the challenges and help you enjoy your time there:...more

Putting on my Armor: The IEP conference

Tomorrow is Parent Teacher Conference.It is also the day I meet with the school psychologist and special education team who oversee Emily's IEP.In many ways, one could assume that I am a pro at these meetings. I have been dancing this dance since she was three years old and I asked for testing for her speech issues. Not to mention the whole multiple degrees in education thing.The truth though? Is that I dread these meetings....more

Professionally, I am of the view that every child deserves an IEP, so that each child has ...more

Blogher 10 Party Recap: Part Two

I know, it is crazy that I wasn’t able to finish the party recap in one post, but even in my diminished state (because of work to be done at BlogHer) I still managed to hit a lot of great parties that demand to be dissected.Because that’s how I muthaf*ckin’ roll, people.Friday Addendum...more

DIY : What to do with all those Business Cards you got at BlogHer 2010?

If you are like me, you probably came out of BlogHer with a giant pile of business cards, and now you are thinking to yourself as you go through them… where do I put them now?  What can I do with them?  How can I organize them? And I totally have an answer for that!  I am not creative by any means, but I felt like a rocket scientist when I came up with this idea. I am sure it has been done a million times before, but I thought I would share what I did. And also make my first Do It Yourself post. What will you need?...more

Well done!

Skye Kilaen

Flooded Lizard ...more

(SLIDESHOW) The People of BlogHer ’10: Official Photos (Friday)

BlogHer '10 officially kicked off on Friday morning with a well-received welcome message from Lisa Stone, Elisa Camhort Page and Jory Des Jardins. Add in some sessions, a bunch of women running through New York City in tutus, really good food, lots of talking and meeting new people, laughter, tears and some really amazing art and you have one amazing whirlwind of a day. ...more

BlogHer Conferences in Pictures: BlogHer '10, Not in NYC But With You in Spirit (UPDATED PICTURES!)

Updated with more photos of those who will be with BlogHer in spirit but not in New York City -- get yours added today if you can't make it. ...more

It was my first BlogHer conference so you and I have not met before, but I did get to take a ...more

Lonely in a Crowd: 10 Tips for Making New Friends at a Conference

If you feel the slightest bit shy or uncomfortable in large groups, the anticipation of attending a conference with hundreds of strangers can be absolutely daunting. Take it from me. You think about where you’ll sit, whether you’ll have anyone to talk to, and whether you’ll be eating lunch at a table for one....more

Creating a Vlog in a Conference Setting

This is my 2 cents on what to think about if you intend to shoot video in a conference setting. Just remember, 2 cents doesn't go all that far these days. ...more

Heehee... can't beat the hard-cold fact of reality, right? :)

Jenny Ingram writes at more

BlogHer 10 Geek Lab: Office Hours

Have you ever wished for your own personal geek? Someone who could help answer those burning questions about htaccess? Or someone who could help you make sense of a fussy CSS template? Are you new to blogging and trying to learn how to make small changes to your wordpress theme? Considering a micro-blogging platform like Posterous? Would you like to know how to use Twitter more effectively? Well at BlogHer '10, you can spend time with the people who can help you answer all of those burning questions - and more. ...more

I will be there. There is some code I need to erase from my new site and I can't figure out ...more

BlogHer Conferences in Pictures: 2009

Updated with new pictures! We're putting up your 2009 conference photos as fast as we can. Here is what we have so far. ...more

When you launch the full slideshow, you can see the labels, FYI.

Rita Arens authors more