Announcing BlogHer '14: Bringing BlogHer Back to the Bay Area for Our 10th Annual Conference!
Today Lisa, Jory, and I are thrilled to announce that the 10th annual BlogHer Conference will return to its Bay Area birthplace next July 24-26, 2014 in San Jose, CA! You can (and probably should) register now!
That's right, it's our 10th anniversary. Few events reach this milestone, and we couldn't be more proud or excited to do so. It is our mission to deliver a conference next summer that will be worthy of this milestone. And blow your mind!
As part of that mission, we are also excited to announce that we are partnering with IDG World Expo to produce our flagship events this year, both BlogHer Food '14 and BlogHer '14. IDG is the largest event producer in the world. And they know tech, geek, and user conferences, given they produce MacWorld, E3, and FanimeCon, among many others. This partnership is key to taking our production values, programming, and user experience to the next level of awesome.
In honor of our 10th Anniversary, here are some things you should know:
1. We will be taking over the San Jose Convention Center and four downtown hotels, two of which are attached to the convention center, and the other two of which are within a couple of blocks of the center. All of the hotel information will be posted on the site within a couple of weeks.
2. Due to the venue, and our desire to craft an unforgettable 10th anniversary event, we are capping the number of tickets we will sell. There will be 2,500 tickets for sale. When they're gone, they're gone.
3. We heard you that Earlybird pricing ended too early last year, so this year we will once again extend Earlybird pricing until February 28th, 2014. And see #2. If we sell out by then, we're OK with that.
4. I like to call BlogHers who came to our very first conference at TechMart in Santa Clara in 2005 BlogHer OGs. If you are a BlogHer '05 attendee, a true BlogHer OG, we will be reaching out to you, and offering you the chance to attend BlogHer '14 for the $99 price we charged for the single-day conference back in 2005.
Back in 2005 we called BlogHer "the conference the community built," and we couldn't be more grateful and excited to see how far we have come together, as a community, to build this event. Please join us in 2014 as we come back to the Bay Area where BlogHer was born and put on a conference we KNOW you won't forget.
Elisa, along with Lisa and Jory, BlogHer co-founders