Announcing the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us 10x10 Project Presenters
Last year, we introduced a new initiative to the BlogHer conferences: The 10x10 Project. During keynote segments at our 10th Anniversary conference, longtime community members got up and shared 10 minutes about the past 10 years. Since long ago we called BlogHer the "conference the community built" it seemed only natural.
Well, we loved it. Loved the stream of digestible yet powerful inspiration coming from community members, taking the main stage alongside our keynote speakers. Loved extending the emotional punch of the Voices of the Year (VOTY) into other parts of the conference.
So, the 10x10s are back. Along with VOTY and the "I Want You to Know Me" track that Feminista Jones describes here, the 10x10s will keep storytelling at the heart of the conference. This year, the 10x10 presenters will tackle one of this year's overarching themes: their defining moments. Those moments that change the course of our lives. Those moments we sometimes recognize as they happen, but sometimes need distance to appreciate.
I can't wait to see these four community leaders share their defining moments. I can tell you that they are worth the wait. (And the wait is getting shorter every day ... you do realize the conference is now less than six weeks away, right? OMG!)
Meet the 2015 10x10 Project Presenters at #BlogHer15:
Clockwise from top left:
- Teneshia Jackson-Warner, Egami Consulting
Marketer extraordinaire, persistent, won't-quit chaser of her dreams
- Veronica Arreola, founder of the #365FeministSelfie project
Blogger, activist, single-handedly getting more women in the picture, literally
- Elizabeth Blackney, Media Lizzy and The Panzi Foundation
Activist, survivor, recovering political blogger
- Ayinde Howell, I Eat Grass
Chef, cookbook author, editor-in-chief, actor... i.e., Renaissance Vegan
Their inspiring personal stories of their defining moments, their dogged pursuit of their missions, and their openness to sharing those moments are at the very heart of #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us.
Don't miss it!
Elisa Camahort Page
BlogHer Co-founder and Sr. VP of Community Content & Events, SheKnows Media