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The BlogHer '14 Closing Party, Brought to You by McDonald's and Featuring Rev. Run of Run-DMC!

Today, I am finally able to reveal the details behind the Closing Party for our 10th anniversary event, and it will be epic! We're thrilled that our longtime (six years running, thank you very much!) partner McDonald's is back to make the entire party possible. And they are pulling out all the stops. Photo Source: McDonald's ...more
Much thanks to all the sponsors!  Everything sounds amazing!more

Announcing the BlogHer '14 Mobile App

We're thrilled to be bringing back our conference mobile app for BlogHer '14! Powered by Core-Apps, our mobile app will allow you to plan out your schedule during the conference, find more information on speakers and sponsors, connect with other attendees, update your social media channels, and take notes on your favorite sessions. Here's a brief run-down of the various features: ...more
I downloaded it to my phone, but I want to put my info in via my laptop as it is way easier to ...more

BlogHer's 10x10 Presenters: 13 Bloggers Who Will Inspire You

The 10x10 Project aims to bring the BlogHer community's reflections on the past ten years and predictions for the future to life online and onsite at BlogHer '14. ...more
SO proud. These is going to be AMAZING. (thank you!)more

What Does Your Blogging Family Tree Look Like

During a previous Selfiebration #BlogHer14 Twitter chat, Carter Gaddis chimed in with something that made us all go, hmm. He said, "I haven't been to BlogHer yet, but if @mrdougfrench had a blogging family tree, I'd be a little twig out on the edge." Which started me off on a wonder trail: Who is part of my blogging family tree? ...more
You are one of my blogging Aunties! Along with @dtanton and @sassymonkey @tfigiliomore

More Wonderful BlogHer '14 Keynote Additions: Isabel Kallman, Kara Swisher, Nellie Bowles and Teneshia Jackson-Warner

The hits keep coming. Or, in this case, the awesome speakers do. I have four great additions to share with you today: Pathfinder Day Keynote Speakers: ...more
Outstanding speakers!more

A BlogHer "First Time in Forever"

The following, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when you leave the soundtrack to Disney's Frozen in my car. I listen to it, sing by myself (loudly), and come up with weird crap to do. Case in point? Behold, our debut Blogging Betties Short—a BlogHer First Time in Forever.   ...more
vanita I did that on purpose. Just to drive you insane.more

What Would Your Life Look Like Now If You Hadn't Started Blogging?

Ten years ago, I was two years out of my graduate writing program and just returning from maternity leave (I came back the week after the fourth of July holiday, come to think of it) to my product management job in corporate America. If I hadn't started blogging on maternity leave, I would not have written anything new in almost a year. ...more
While most sane folks would find my blog topic one to run from, I love it. I love it because ...more

From the BlogHer '14 Geek Bar: 9 Geeky Blogs to Follow

One of the coolest BlogHer conference traditions is the Geek Bar, where you get hands-on help with everything you need to know to power, optimize, and manage your site, or learn about social media. If you're having trouble with a WordPress plugin or need to know the best way to set up analytics, we've got a smartypants to help you. Some of these smartypantses blog about tech and blogging, while others have blogs that set a great example for you to follow. ...more
Ha!  I'm very happy this exists (Geek Bar and this post, as well as this platform)!  To be ...more

4 Tips on How To Get the Most out of BlogHer '14

I’ve written about BlogHer before—many times, actually. This year will mark my 3rd BlogHer conference in a row… so I feel like I pretty much have a good grasp on it by now. ...more
Thank you for these great tips. I hope I'll be able to meet you in person.more

BlogHer '14 Closing Keynote: Meet Us at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Feminism & the Internet

For many years we've programmed conversations at BlogHer conferences that talk about leveraging our online platforms for good. Those conversations are designed to be equal measures inspiration and instigation. This year, in fact, we have an amazing break-out panel scheduled entitled Going Beyond "Armchair Activism." Because there are certainly those who think conversations on the web and "hashtag activism" don't really effect change....more
Thank you for sharing your post, Kim. I hear you.more

Speakers

Lisa Stone co-founded BlogHer, Inc. in 2005 with Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins, and serves as the company’s CEO. With Lisa’s leadership, the company has grown from an idea for a grassroots conference into a diversified media company and a Top 5 women’s network  online, according to comScore, with 2,500+ premium blog contributors, the world’s largest in-person events for bloggers, and an award-winning social hub at BlogHer.com. As principal architect of BlogHer’s distributed, cross-platform media business, Lisa developed innovative models for profitable, premium online media, and for recognizing and compensating a new wave of content creators.

Lisa has shepherded the company to revenue of eight figures trailing for the past two years, during which BlogHer, Inc. was named among the AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100 for 2011 and Global 250 for 2010, and as one of America’s Most Promising Start-ups by BusinessWeek. BlogHer’s flagship site, BlogHer.com, was named one of the Top 100 Websites for Women by Forbes in 2010.

A traditional journalist who left CNN for the Internet in 1997, Lisa began developing new social media business models during her tenure as the first Internet journalist awarded a coveted Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University in 2002. Lisa first blogged as part of her 2004 election coverage for the Los Angeles Times, the same year she developed and launched the first sponsored blog network for Law.com. Lisa’s expertise and vision has led to numerous innovations in the social media space.

Prior to the Nieman Fellowship, Lisa was among the early drivers of some of the most successful online communities and interactive programming for women. As the executive producer and Editor in Chief/VP, Programming for Women.com, Lisa grew the 18-channel network to a Top 30 site and oversaw all original programming and the development and integration of content community initiatives with Hearst and Rodale magazines, E! Television/Online, HBO’s Sex and the City, Bloomberg, and Gallup and Knight Ridder. 

Together, BlogHer co-founders Lisa, Elisa and Jory have been named among the most influential women in Web 2.0 and technology by Fast Company (2008, 2009 and 2010), Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year semi-finalists (2010) and among the seven most powerful people in new media by Forbes Magazine (2009). In 2011 they were jointly awarded the PepsiCo Women’s Inspiration Award and in 2008, the Anita Borg Institute Social Impact Award.

Lisa has been honored among the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company (2010), the Most Powerful Moms in Media by Working Mother Magazine (2010), AlwaysOn Top 25 Women in Tech (2009) and the Influencers of Silicon Valley by the San Jose Mercury (2009). She is a frequent speaker at leading industry events, including the Montgomery Technology Conference, Online News Association Annual Conference, EconWomen Summit, Fairchild|WWD Summit, Web 2.0, SXSW Interactive, Supernova and the AlwaysOn Summit.

As the co-founder of a mission-based for-profit organization, Lisa is a member of the Advisory Boards for both the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships and the Knight Digital Media Center of the USC Annenberg School for Communications. She lives in Silicon Valley with Christopher Carfi and their children.

Jen Lee Reeves is passionate about social media and advocacy. She is the national social communications trainer at AARP and is the founder of a special needs community, Born Just Right. Reeves trains how to use social media and communicate across platforms. She also shares stories and lessons as a parent of a child who was born with a physical difference. Reeves regularly speaks on the power of social media in business, journalism and the higher education world. She often focuses on ways to improve digital literacy across all generations.

Reeves is married with two kids and a new puppy. She is a fan of technology, running, travel and photography.

AV Flox is the Health and Love & Sex section editor on BlogHer.com. She's also the founder and editor of Sex and the 405, a site that strives to be what your newspaper would look like if it had a sex section -- and a sense of humor. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, LA Weekly and Los Angeles Times. You can follow her on Twitter @avflox, subscribe on Facebook /anaiis, or circle her on Google Plus +A.V. Flox.

Terry Walters is at the forefront of the clean eating lifestyle movement. She is the author of two highly acclaimed cookbooks—the bestselling CLEAN FOOD, and CLEAN START, a James Beard Foundation Award finalist and recipient of the Nautilus Gold Book Award. Terry is dedicated to making sustainable good health both easy and delicious. Without preaching or judgment, she shares her passion and shows us how simple it is to get on the path to eating clean and enjoying good health, for yourself, for your family and for the environment.

Terry has traveled all over North America speaking about CLEAN FOOD. She has been featured on television, radio, print and Internet media and is the author of the popular blog Eat Clean Live Well. Terry serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors for Urban Oaks Organic Farm, one of the largest urban organic farms in the country. She trained at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and resides with her husband and two children in Connecticut, where you are likely to find her running, cycling, skiing, gardening or on her way to any one of many local organic farms or farmers markets.

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