Party Like a BlogStar: A Comprehensive List of BlogHer '09 Parties

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BlogHer '09 In Real LifeSure, sure. BlogHer sessions are generally awesome, and informative, and humorous and inspiring. You’ll undoubtedly leave the conference with a slew of new things to implement or try on your own site. Along the way, you’re certain to meet new friends. And BlogHer plans to help with that. We’ve got comprehensive details on EVERY open-invite party happening at BlogHer ’09 (and this post will be updated continuously, to keep you in the loop), so if you want the inside scoop on what events will be taking place during this summer’s hottest blogging conference, read on…

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009

Chicago Webgrrls Networking Event
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Offsite – The Creative Group, Chicago
Learn more and RSVP here

Enjoy the RIDEZ Reception
Time: 7p.m.
Location: Offsite – Quartino Ristorante
Learn more and RSVP

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009

Pre-BlogHer Luncheon at Dick’s Last Resort
Time: 12 – 3 p.m.
Location: Offsite – Dick’s Last Resort
Learn more and RSVP here

Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge
Time: 3 – 8 p.m.
Location: Offsite – Penthouse, The Hyatt Regency Chicago
Learn more
and RSVP here

SMC Chicago: Women, Blogging and Social Media
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Offsite –  200 West Madison
Learn more and RSVP here

People’s Party
Time: 8:30 – 11 p.m.
Location: On-site – Chicago X, Ballroom Level
Learn more and RSVP here

Room 704 Party
Time: 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Location: On-site – Java East, Lobby Level
Learn more and RSVP here

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009

BlogHer 5k
Time: 6:30 a.m., limited registration
Location: Offsite – Along Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore
Fee: $5, includes race shirt
Learn more and RSVP here

[Sponsors and assistants needed, if you want to be involved but don’t want to participate in the walk/run]

BlogHer Cocktail Party
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: On-site – Expo Floor, Sponsored by Pepsi

EA Summer in the City Party
Time: 7 – 10 p.m.
Location: Offsite - House of Blues, Chicago
Learn more and RSVP here

Queerosphere Crimson Lounge
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Offsite – Crimson Lounge, Hotel Sax
Learn more and RSVP here

Blogalicious Party
Time: 9 – 11 p.m.
Location: Offsite – Macy's Watertower
Learn more and RSVP here

MamaPopRocks! A Sparklecorn Extravaganza
Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Location: On-site – Sheraton I, II, III, Ballroom Level
Learn more

Mommy Needs a Cocktail Party
Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Location: On-site – Sheraton V, Ballroom Level

Learn more and RSVP here

Type-A MOMfluence Party
Time: 9 – 11 p.m.
Location: On-site – Columbus A & B, Lobby Level
Learn more and RSVP here

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009

BlogHer Cocktail Party
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: To Be Announced

BowlHer '09
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes
RSVP here

Shutter Sisters Suite GapBody Pajama Party
Time: 8 - 10 p.m.
Location: On-site – Suite Details Forthcoming
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Third Annual CheeseburgHer Party
Time: 10 p.m. (ish)
Location: On-site – Tradition dictates that room details are kept under-wraps until party date
Learn more and RSVP here

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009

Starbucks Recovery Breakfast
Time: 9:00am – 12 p.m.
Location: On-site - Same room as Third Annual CheeseburgHer Party

Ann Taylor Style Event
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Offsite - Flagship Ann Taylor on Michigan Avenue
Learn more and RSVP here

The Op-Ed Project
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (with breaks for lunch, snacks)
Location: Offsite – Room 313 Spertus Museum
Learn more and RSVP here

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

Shutter Sisters Suite
Time: Beginning Friday, July 24th at 11:45am
Duration: During conference breaks, before and after select Friday parties
Location: On-site – Suite Details Forthcoming
Learn
more

Mama's Tea Time, Prizes and Breastfeeding Bar
Time: Beginning Friday, July 24th at 3:30pm through Saturday, July 25th at 11am
Duration: During conference breaks, before and after sessions and Friday parties
Location: On-site - Hospitality Suite
Learn more

Tattoo Discounts at The Tattoo Factory
Dates: July 22 to July 26, 2009
Location: Offsite – The Tattoo Factory
Learn more
(Appointment recommended)
Specials: 20% off tattoos and piercings, free swag, food/beverage discounts

(Many thanks to Shannan from MommyBits for starting the BlogHer party announcements!)

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