Speaker Spotlight: BlogHer Food Day Two, The Innovator Interview

Last week I introduced you to Diane Cu, Todd Porter, Bryant Terry, and Terry Walters, the keynote speakers for BlogHer Food '12's first day. Today, it's the end of Day Two's headliners. (Registered yet? There are still a few spots left, so get moving!)....more
It would have been a dream come true to have been able to attend and participate in BlogHer Food ...more

BlogHer Food '12: The Fairmont Olympic Hotel and ADA Accessibility

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, the fabulous host hotel for BlogHer Food '12, is a historic hotel. In fact, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1924 and has seen many visitors over the years including John F Kennedy in 1961 -- who is said to have stayed in the hotel's Presidential Suite.  Given that the hotel is listed as a historic place, any restoration performed has to be done to maintain the original Italian Renaissance architecture and certain things have been grandfathered in. This leaves the hotel with having to provide additional accommodations to be compliant with today's ADA requirements....more

What I Wish I Had Known Three Months Before My First BlogHer Conference

If there's a way to do BlogHer wrong, I did just that last year.I signed up at the last minute, paid too much for rush shipping of bad business cards, didn't look into any other bloggers before I went and really had no idea what this whole Twitter thing was. I made almost every mistake in the blogging conference book.Lessons learned, I'm heading to BlogHer '12 with less desparation and more preparation, and I'm here to share that wisdom with BlogHer newbies and alums alike....more
Hi Lauren!  I am so glad I found this!  I am going for my first time and I am nervous abou it. ...more

What's Your Favorite Blogged Recipe?

It is always the highlight of my work week to bring you bite-sized interviews with our speakers. With BlogHer Food '12 looming one month and one week away, I really wanted to take the time to ask a couple of our speakers a question that I always ask food bloggers: What's your favorite blogged recipe? I find it so interesting to hear their wide and varied answers. I also ask it because I like to make new things, and who better to ask for a recipe than a food blogger! As such, for our BlogHer Food Bites this week, I have asked two speakers to share their favorites. Their answers are simply awesome....more
I see many amazing food posts daily. I think I am most "wowed" by great food pictures and the ...more

BlogHer Conferences: Why I Go and What I Get from the Experience

A good friend of mine recently began blogging about marriage and asked me a few really great questions about my BlogHer conference experiences. These are great questions to ask if you're considering going to BlogHer, have already purchased your tickets and are experiencing anxiety, or just want to know what to expect. ...more
 @wdolderer terrible that I'm so late replying! I have taken my laptop in the past but it's ...more

Conference Corner: What I Didn't Know About BlogHer Food

Awkward confession: I've never been to a BlogHer Food conference. I know, this is a terrible thing to confess as the Conference Programming Manager, and I honestly couldn't give you one good excuse as to why I haven't gone before. I mean, I actually blog quite a bit about food, both on my own blog and on my Babble site. I'm an avid cook (sometimes it's even edible, unless it's cookies.). I have a love-love relationship with food, and also with blogging, and yet I've never attended the BlogHer event dedicated to my two favorite things in the world....more
 @Denise Wait, you're missing it, too? Grr. Double boo! :-(more

Check Out Some of Our BlogHer '12 Sponsors!

Here at BlogHer we love our sponsors! The sponsors heavily subsidize the costs of the conferences making it possible for us to offer such low registration rates for our attendees year after year. Check out some of our amazing sponsors for the BlogHer '12 Conference in New York on August 2-4. We thought it would be a good idea to feature some of our sponsors while everyone begins to gear up to have a blast in New York City!...more

BlogHer Conferences Weekly Update - - April 27, 2012

It's the weekend -- time for a little R&R, but not before you read our exciting updates! BlogHer Food '12 in Seattle is literally a mere six weeks away and we're putting the icing on the conference cake! (Nope, I couldn't resist the food reference!) We've announced keynotes for day 1!...more

Speaker Spotlight: BlogHer Food Keynotes, Day One

In a little over six weeks from now, hundreds of food bloggers and food blog readers, all kinds of food industry professionals, scores and scores of speakers, a whole bunch of sponsors, and around a dozen behind-the-scenes staff will be taking over the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle for BlogHer Food '12 (register here). Today I'm going to take a moment to introduce you in greater detail to keynoters for Day One of the conference....more

Interviews: Kitchen Flops and Funnies

We are another week closer to our exciting BlogHer Food Conference in Seattle this June 8-9. Last week I asked two of our speakers how they got started in food blogging. I thought this week I would go for a humorous question and answer with a few of our speakers who know a thing or two about flops in the kitchen. First off, the question is: What’s your biggest food blogging flop?...more
@BlogHer I somehow managed to over-cook my first Crock Pot roast.more