BlogHer LLC kicks off expansion plans to meet blogger, sponsor demand: Next steps include New York and Chicago conferences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BlogHer LLC kicks off expansion plans to meet blogger, sponsor demand: Next steps include New York and Chicago conferences Largest blogging conference sells out: BlogHer Conference ’06 starts today SAN JOSE, July 28, 2006 - BlogHer LLC (, the Web’s number-one guide to women bloggers, kicked off BlogHer Conference ’06 in San Jose, CA by announcing plans to expand. Responding to blogger demand for more events, BlogHer LLC announced two 2007 BlogHer conferences: • BlogHer Conference ’07 will take place July 27th and 28th in Chicago, IL. • BlogHer Business ’07 will take place on March 22nd and 23rd in New York City. Last year’s inaugural BlogHer Conference ’05 sold out with 300 attendees and sponsorship from leading Silicon Valley companies. Responding to community feedback, BlogHer expanded the ’06 conference to two days and offered a broader range of sponsorship levels. BlogHer Conference ‘06 has more than doubled in size and sold out sponsorship opportunities at every level. BlogHer ’06 features 95 women bloggers speaking on every subject from parenting to politics, including internet luminaries such as Heather Armstrong, Susie Bright, Caterina Fake, Meg Hourihan, Arianna Huffington and Mena Trott, in addition to emerging voices and some of’s 60+ contributing editors. BlogHer ‘06’s Platinum sponsors are Windows Live Spaces and General Motors. Gold sponsors are Yahoo! and Johnson’s Baby. Other Premiere sponsors include major consumer brands such as Bloom by American Greetings, Elexa by Trojan, Trinchero Estates Winery and WeightWatchers Online; Web 2.0 companies, such as Blurb, OurStory and SixApart; and media companies, such as Alpha Mom, Club Mom and PBS Parents. “By responding to requests by women bloggers to move BlogHer’s one-of-a-kind conferences east in 2007, BlogHer continues to provide opportunities for this growing community of women bloggers to meet face-to-face, and for interested companies to support women online,� said BlogHer co-founders Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone in a joint statement. About BlogHer Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer LLC's mission is to create opportunities for women bloggers to pursue exposure, education, and community, through online platforms and regular conferences. The BlogHer Network ( is the Web's number one guide to blogs by women, where 60+ editors write guides to the hottest blogging by women in 20+ popular topics.. The company's second annual conference, BlogHer '06, has expanded into a two-day conference targeting 750 attendees and press. Companies such as General Motors, Windows Live Spaces, Johnson’s and Yahoo! are participating as premium sponsors. The conference will take place in San Jose, CA, July 28-29. The company's latest initiative is the BlogHer Advertising Network, BlogHer's first qualified, targeted environment for contextual advertising showcasing a growing list of women bloggers who are parents. For more information see Contact: Elisa Camahort, President, Events & Marketing BlogHer LLC cell: 408-504-5708 or Krause Taylor Associates for BlogHer Shanee Ben-Zur 408.918.9085 direct 408.918.9080 main # # #