BlogHer '07 Conference Registration is Now Open!

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Get Ready...

BlogHer '07 is taking place in Chicago at the Navy Pier from July 27 - 29.

We're still finalizing the panels, speakers, and sponsors, but we wanted to give you a high-level overview of the conference activities (so you know what you're signing up for).

For more information about the tracks, click here.
For more info about the venue and hotels, click here.

Get Set...

BlogHer Conferences are pretty unique, and knowing what to expect is never easy -- even if you've attended a BlogHer event before. That's why we're building an FAQ section (got a Q handy? Send it over!). In addition, I'll be writing a weekly feature, Know Before You Go, to offer "insider" tips about preparing for the event.


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Here's how the days will break down:

Day One: Friday, July 27

Features a general session, Birds of a Feather lunch, and break-out tracks:
*Art of Life
*Business of You
*Community (Day One only)
*Technical (including sessions that target new bloggers)

Day One concludes with a private, sponsored cocktail party atop the Rooftop Terrace of the Navy Pier, offering spectacular views of the lake, the Pier, and the Chicago Skyline.

Day Two: Saturday, July 28

Features general sessions and break-out tracks, including:
*Art of Life
*Business of You
*Politics (Day Two only)

Day Two's activities will conclude with an extended private cocktail reception at the unique (and fun-for-all-ages) Chicago Children's Museum at the Navy Pier.

New for '07! Sunday, July 29 - The BlogHer "Un-Conference"

Based on your feedback, this year we've decided to add a "bonus" track -- an entire session devoted entirely to...well, whatever you choose. The "un-conference" will be a moderated session where the topics are up to attendees. It's a perfect opportunity to raise the issues that matter most to you -- about your blog, BlogHer, the blogosphere at large -- in a constructive, open forum.

The "un-conference" will be held at the Chicago City Centre, and will conclude early enough to allow for travel time from Chicago to your respective home towns.

You'll note that there are several registration options. You can register for both Friday and Saturday, or each day separately (which gives you access to the cocktail party that night). We are requiring a separate registration for the "un-conference" because we'll be serving breakfast and snacks and need to know how many attendees plan to attend this event in particular.

The "cocktail party package" is ideal for those of you attending with friends or family who won't be attending the sessions but will want to join you for evening activities. And speaking of family...

Registering for Childcare
We will be offering daytime childcare, onsite at the Navy Pier. Care will be provided by Corporate Kids Events (the same group that helped us out last year). More information about all the great stuff involved in the program will follow, but in addition to all the onsite playtime, children who are old enough will get to participate in some of the Pier's main attractions.

To enroll your child in our daycare program, you must register here.

At this time, we do not know what the final cost of childcare will be, because we are actively seeking sponsors to subsidize this program. We are therefore charging $50 per day (per child) as a deposit. This reflects the lowest possible rate (10 hours of care, or $5/hour). Should additional sponsorship not be available, the rates may go up to no more than $100 per day. You will be notified ahead of time if this is the case and will not be charged without your prior approval.

The deadline to register for BlogHer '07 is Friday, July 20, so get on it!


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