Three Things I Love About You: Get Geeky, Find a Room of Your Own (Part Nine)

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BlogHer '09 In Real Life

In just a few short weeks, the Geek Lab and Room of Your Own polling systems will shut down and panel selections will begin. Have you submitted your ideas for inclusion in the BlogHer '09 session agenda? It's not too late to submit a proposal, pimp your idea out on your blog, on Twitter, or anywhere else (hey, even your own mom can vote for your suggestion!), and watch as the BlogHer community responds. 

I've combed through the proposals we've received so far, and highighted a few you might want to take note of. Take a look after the jump! 


(Three Things I Love About You is a weekly series exploring Room of Your Own and Geek Lab sessions programmed by the BlogHer community. You can find last week's edition here.)

Geek Lab

  1. Open Source Software Saves the Day!, proposed by Nancy Hill
    If you've ever pined away for certain software, applications that were way too expensive (especially in this economy!), open source software might be the path for you! Join this discussion to learn about open source applications, their benefits, downfalls, how to use them and where to get them.
  2. Shooting better Videos, proposed by Women Make News
    So you have a video camera, and you have an idea, but you're not certain how to make it all come together. In this lab, explore issues like how to add background music, how to use mood lighting, and how to create backdrops. 
  3. Basic Media Literacy For Way Too Busy People, proposed by Gena Haskett
    This beginner-level session focuses on five skills every blogger should know, including tools, reference materials and where to find reliable help when you have questions. Got tips? We'd love to hear them!

Room of Your Own

  1. Become the CEO of your blog, proposed by Nancy Hill
    You've successfully built a loyal readership, monetized your site, ... and now what? Attend this session to discuss next steps: monitoring and reporting. We'll discuss tools and techniques for engaging your readers, and will help you figure out exactly what works for your site. 
  2. Women Who Blog About Business & Organizations, or NonProfits, or
    Social Responsibility, or Strategy, or Leading Change, or...
    , proposed by CV Harquail
    Are you blogging with authority about businesses and organziations?" Join this session to begin carving out a space in the blogosphere for conversation
    about what organizations do, what we do as bloggers within organizations, and what bloggers can do with organizations.
  3. Vaginally challenged bloggers - the men of BlogHer, proposed by Avitable
    Are you a man? Are you representing at BlogHer? This panel promises to answer your questions about how to embrace this women's community while navigating all the estrogen (and more)! Come prepared with lots of questions, and lots of answers.

Visit the Geek Lab and Room of Your Own polling systems to see the full lists of suggested panels. Do any stand out to you? Let me know by commenting below, and I may feature them in this space next week!