Announcing: BlogHer ‘13 Newbie Networking Workshop & Conference Mentors

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For many BlogHer ’13 attendees, this will not be your first conference (and we cannot wait to see you again), but do you remember your first year? The first time you walked into the hotel and started to see faces you kind-of-sort-of recognized from online? Remember that butterfly feeling at lunch when you weren't exactly sure if you would know anyone sitting at your table? The one thing every single BlogHer attendee has in common is that at one point, we all were Newbies.

Each year, BlogHer welcomes newbies to the conference with a special breakfast and welcome to break the ice, get to know other people who are there for the first time, and to get acclimated before the hustle and bustle of the programming begins. This year we’ve got a few new additions to the newbie breakfast to help you get them most out of both that session, and the rest of the conference!

First, we’re pleased to introduce Sandy Jones-Kaminski, networking guru and author of I'm at a Networking Event – Now What??? During the Newbie Breakfast, Sandy will help you step away from your inner wallflower, overcome your shyness, and effectively network at this year’s event.

BlogHer '13 Mentors

And to help you even more throughout the conference, this year we’re introducing BlogHer Conference Mentors! This squad of helpful, kind, smart, and friendly conference veterans have offered their time (and shoulders) to assist the Newbies this year.

The Mentors will be in attendance at the Newbie breakfast to answer questions and calm any nerves. Throughout the conference you may see the mentors checking in quietly in a stealth-Lloyd-Dobler capacity.

Newbies are just next year's veterans and we can't wait to meet you!

This year’s mentor list includes (and is growing, so check back for more names!):


-Dresden Shumaker (Former Newbie, always a Goonie)


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