News

Announcing: The BlogHer '14 Path Leaders for Pathfinder Day

Today we are thrilled to announce the Path Leaders for Pathfinder Day at BlogHer '14! Since 2011, this limited-capacity (tickets are already going fast; register here!) pre-conference event promises to help answer an ongoing, consistent question that we, as bloggers, often face: Where do I go from here?...more
By any chance are tickets for path to published author still available?  Last minute Lucy over ...more

Social Media Quotes, Photos, and Video from Day Two of BlogHer Food '14

While Day One of BlogHer Food kicked off the fun, Day Two brought held its own quite well, thankyouverymuch. Our attendees were out in full force, tweeting and instagramming and sharing all of the most quoteable of quotes. Quick warning: Don't click through if you are hungry. Or... do. ...more
We want in next year!!more

Social Media Snippets from Day One at BlogHer Food '14

We kicked off BlogHer Food '14 in a big way on social media today. I followed the hashtag on both Twitter and Instagram, and let me tell you, I got pretty hungry. The food looked delicious. The quote-ables coming out of session inspired me. And the #BlogHerFoodSweepsEntry photos made me so glad that we have fun, interactive sponsors to help make our conferences both fun and informative. If you couldn't attend or just want to see what the day looked like today, click on through. Many thanks to the Instagram users who allowed me to embed their images! ...more

8 Things Every BlogHer Food Newbie Should Know

This week, Miami. I can't wait for the food, the keynotes, the panels, the Cuban coffee. BlogHer Food is one of my favorite events of the year—and I count my birthday and the upcoming cat circus in that calendar. But it can also be overwhelming, if you're new to conferences. Take these eight tips from a seasoned (no food pun intended, really) veteran. ...more
This is such excellent advice! It has opened up many doors in my mind as to how to become ...more

10 Concepts That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Some phenomena of 2014—like Bitcoin and clandestine phone surveillance and 3-D printing—still feel very "the future is now!" to me, and I can hardly believe they exist … but I really have to stop and try to remember life without these 10 concepts. ...more
This was a fun read! Thanks! I do have to admit that I find your top 10 rather interesting.  ...more

Wondering What to Wear to BlogHer Food in Miami? We Have Some Ideas!

BlogHer Food '14 is this week! I know we're beyond excited to bring you two days full of learning, fun, networking, and more. While you're getting excited too, you're probably asking the age old conference questions: What should I wear? What should I pack? I've thrown together some cute, fun, colorful ideas from dressy to casual and back again. Check it out before you finish packing. ...more
Yup!!! It's interesting to see a new blogher food in ...more

The Good Old Days of Blogging: What Has Changed in the Last 10 Years?

Back when I started blogging, you had to write your posts uphill... both ways. We didn't have these newfangled social media sites. If you wanted someone to read your post, you stood on a wooden fruit crate on the street corner and shouted, "click me!" And we liked it that way. We were happy. What stands out for YOU in the last 10 years? Share your ideas as part of BlogHer's 10th Anniversary Selfiebration! ...more
Suzanne Reisman lol nah, you talk about House Hunters too often to be shocking lolmore

WE BUILT THIS! Celebrating 10 Years of Power, Heart, and Change With BlogHer's Anniversary #Selfiebration!

I'm not one for the subtle windup, so I'm just going to go ahead and shout: HOLY HANNAH! IT IS BLOGHER’s 10TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE IN JUST 11 SHORT WEEKS. Okay, /CAPLOCKS. ...more
Super excited for all the fun & nostalgia.more

8 Must-Visit Restaurants in Miami During BlogHer Food

With foodies around the country gathering in Downtown Miami for BlogHer Food 2014, there is one thing on everyone's mind...well, aside from all of the learning and inspiration, of course! That thing? It's FOOD. Obviously. BlogHer Food is a short event but that doesn't mean that there isn't time to explore the culinary side of Miami during your stay! Check out any of these 8 Must-Visit Restaurants in Miami during BlogHer Food and you'll go home with a full belly and a smile on your face. ...more
There are a lot of small, out of the way places that run circles around some ot these places you ...more

Announcing the Saturday Excursion at BlogHer Food '14

Holy cow! BlogHer Food '14 in Miami is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce our Saturday excursion. Every year, we do our best to find exciting and delicious locations in the cities for our attendees to visit . For 2014, we've found a fun neighborhood hotspot to visit: Mary Brickell Village. ...more

Speakers

Shannon O. Sullivan leads fundraising efforts at Safe Kids Worldwide, a U.S.-based nonprofit that seeks to prevent childhood injuries worldwide.  Prior to joining Safe Kids, Shannon worked at the National Parkinson Foundation, managing the fundraising department and, most recently, leading strategic initiatives including corporate partnerships and consumer programs. She began her work in healthcare philanthropy as the Director of Development for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for brain cancer. Shannon is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Houston in Houston, TX.  

Julia Roberts is an innovative builder of communities both physical and virtual, and is an adept communicator in both realms. She owns a traditional marketing firm, is a writer, speaker, and advocate. Mom to two cute kids with special needs including kidney failure, dialysis and kidney transplants for both. Mix in some medical trauma with mental illness and this is the reason she is tired most of the time.

She's a marketing professional, co-founder of a site for special needs parents, blogger, mom, wife, friend and wrangler of doctors, resources and kids. I'm co-founder of Support for Special Needs.com and 9 year blogger of Kidneys and Eyes.

Robin Strongin, President and CEO of Amplify Public Affairs, and the Creator and Founder of the Disruptive Women in Health Care blog, is an accomplished public affairs expert with 30 years of experience working in Washington, DC. Ms. Strongin has worked with and for Federal and state governments, regulatory agencies, Congress, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, corporations, coalitions and trade associations. Before becoming President  & CEO of Amplify, a woman-owned small business, Ms. Strongin was a Managing Partner at the public affairs firm Polidais, LLC. Before Polidais, Ms. Strongin served as a Senior Research Associate with the National Health Policy Forum at George Washington University. While at the Forum, she organized seminars for congressional and executive staff, authored numerous publications, and worked closely with a range of state and federal agencies, professional societies, advocacy groups and consumer organizations. She also served as acting Executive Director and Director of Research for the Health Care Technology Institute.

Her previous tenures with health and policy organizations include the National Leadership Coalition on Health Care and the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (now the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission). Ms. Strongin was selected as a Presidential Management Intern and worked in the Office of Legislation and Policy of the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid), in addition to serving in the Office of Congressman James J. Florio (D-NJ).

Ms. Strongin is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the US Health Care Industry Foundation and serves on the following boards: Kaiser Permanente’s Institute for Health Policy, The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (a member of the Beth Abraham Health Services); The Older Women’s League (OWL); Physician-Parent Caregivers and The Hill Newspaper Publisher’s Advisory Board.

Janelle Gunn, MPH, RD, is a registered dietitian and the Acting Policy Team Lead in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Janelle also coordinates CDC’s sodium reduction initiative, which includes managing activities with other federal agencies and national partners, providing guidance and assistance to grantees, and implementing a congressional mandate to work with food manufacturers and chain restaurants to lower sodium in the food supply and submit an annual progress report to Congress.

Janelle joined CDC in 2003 in the Public Health Prevention Service. She received a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a master’s degree in public health with a focus on nutrition, both from the University of Minnesota.

Sponsors