We are pleased to publish the preliminary schedule for BlogHer '06 Day Two. A few important notes: 1. Please look for a post specifically about the Room of Your Own sessions in a little while. (UPDATE: Here's the link to the Room of Your Own candidates.) In the BlogHer spirit, we are going to publish the great candidates we've had for the Room of Your Own sessions and see what excites people.
To prepare and research our panel at SXSW on Naked/Personal Blogging on a work blog/in a work setting, we're conducting a pulse survey of female (and male)bloggers on their attitudes toward mixing the personal with the professional on their blogs.
Busy news day from me. First I want to let you know that we have passed the 100 mark on BlogHer registrations. (93% of those are for full two-day passes.)
Today Hugh from SXSW Interactive updates the world on their roster of female speakers (120 at last count) and shows BlogHer some linky love on the topic. Special thanks to all our friends at BlogHer for helping to recruit so many creative and qualified women to SXSW.
Thought I'd call out the one session we decided to change from the original Day One schedule: Gone is the session on Syndication. When we took a look we realized that syndication is a part of many larger discussions:
Hey everybody, just wanted to post a reminder that February 15th is our deadline for taking in speaker submissions for Day One's schedule and Room of Your Own ideas.
In preparation for a panel BlogHer will be presenting at the SXSW Interactive festival, we would like to get a sense of where women stand on the issue of mixing personal and business blogging We would appreciate it if you took a few moments (5 to 15 minutes, depending on your answers) to share your thoughts on this topic.
After some participants had to withdraw somewhat last minute, Hugh from SXSW Interactive asked BlogHer if we would like to help him rescue a panel that seemed right up our alley.
It was suggested to me that I could be a little more clear with my description of how speaker submissions will work. So here is a more detailed description:
I am thrilled to unveil our BlogHer Conference '06 schedule for Friday July 28th, Day One of the Conference. First a word on Day One's purpose:
I wanted to bubble to the top an issue brought up in comments on the original post about online hotel registration. Here was the comment from BlogHer Nicole S.
As promised the Hyatt San Jose has created a custom online site for BlogHers to reserve their hotel rooms. At that fabulous $75/night rate. The rate is available for the nights of 7/25/06 - 08/01/06 (vacation anyone?) And just so you know, they were awesome to offer us the special rate for all of those nights, while putting us on the hook for a minimum number of rooms reserved for one night only, the 28th. I know some of you have already reserved via the Hyatt phone line, but for those of you like me who prefer transacting all business online, you are now good to go.
Get ready to party with the BlogHers, because we have secured the perfect spot for our 2006 2-day Conference on July 28th and 29th: the Hyatt San Jose.
Save these dates: BlogHer Conference '06 Friday July 28 and Saturday July 29, 2006 San Francisco Bay Area In 2005 we asked, "Where are the women bloggers?" Women who attended the conference answered that question with a resounding, "Right here!" In 2006, in line with the goal of manifesting leadership by wired women (see the BlogHer Vision), we will ask, "How is your blog changing the world?"