BlogHer '11: Pathfinder Day Agenda

For details about BlogHer '11 (Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6), view the full agenda here.

 

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Session Details

Day 1

Breakfast Featuring Personal Brand Expert Sandra Miley
Morning Fundamentals Workshop: My Blog as Life Changer

How to change your life and your blog...and how to take your community along with you as you do. Spend the morning with Gwen Bell and Karen Walrond, exploring various exercises and experiments you can try with your blog. Spend the afternoon talking out which ones might change your life.

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Morning Fundamentals Workshop: My Blog as Change Agent

How to use your blog for good, up to and including why, when, and how to set up a non-profit vs. staying grassroots vs. launching a social business. Spend the morning with Gina McCauley, Katherine Stone and moderator Debbie Bookstaber, from Bloganthropy, learning the difference these different approaches make.

 

 

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Morning Fundamentals Workshop: My Blog as Business

How to use your blog to establish your expertise and develop a business around it. Spend the morning talking business fundamentals with Susan Getgood and Morgan Shanahan, joined by lawyer (and frugal blogger) Sara Hawkins, to discuss when and how to incorporate, how to attach value to your services, and how to protect yourself.

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Morning Fundamentals Workshop: My Blog as Media Company

How to monetize and widely distribute your content, building an ever-larger media footprint. Spend the morning with Kathryn Finney and Ree Drummond, moderated by Lisa Stone, talking strategy, and how to organize yourself to achieve scale.

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Morning Fundamentals Workshop: My Blog as Book Proposal

How to become an "author/blogger." Carleen Brice and Melissa Ford are your Pathfinders, moderated by former agent/current publisher Colleen Lindsay. Spend the morning going through the basics you need: the query, the proposal, the following.

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Networking Lunch, Featuring Motivational Speaker Jess Weiner
Afternoon Journey & Milestones Discussion Group: My Blog as Life Changer

How to change your life and your blog... and how to take your community along with you as you do. Spend the afternoon with Gwen Bell and Karen Walrond talking out which blog exercises might change your life.

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Afternoon Journey & Milestones Discussion Group: My Blog as Change Agent

How to use your blog for good, up to and including why, when, and how to set up a non-profit vs. staying grassroots vs. launching a social business. Spend the afternoon with Gina McCauley and Katherine Stone exploring which approach would achieve the change you want to see in the world.

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Afternoon Journey & Milestones Discussion Group: My Blog as Business

How to use your blog to establish your expertise and develop a business around it. After discussing business fundamentals, spend the afternoon with Susan Getgood and Morgan Shanahan understanding your own value proposition.

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Afternoon Journey & Milestones Discussion Group: My Blog as Media Company

How to monetize and widely distribute your content, building an ever-larger media footprint. Spend the afternoon with Kathryn Finney and Ree Drummond exploring whether achieving your master plan is your dream come true.

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Afternoon Journey & Milestones Discussion Group: My Blog as Book Proposal

How to become an "author/blogger." Spend the afternoon with Carleen Brice and Melissa Ford talking about the complex realities of the publishing industry today.

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Closing Remarks
OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Evening at the Expo

By popular demand. Yes, a big number of you told us that you wanted more time to hang in the Expo that was dedicated...not conflicting with any sessions or parties. A couple of break times each day wasn't enough. So we thought: Why not open up the Expo Hall with a bang on Thursday Night? Two hours of uninterrupted time to check out the latest and greatest from our sponsors...without whom, as we know you all know, this conference and our low ticket prices would simply not be possible. The party at BlogHer starts here, and we'll be releasing more details about entertainment and activities and prizes as we get closer to the event. You won't want to miss this new tradition!

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OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: The People's Party (Marriott Hall 1-3)

Whether you're a mommy, political, green, life, fashion or any other kind of blogger, all are welcome at the 5th Annual People's Party. And by the way: Can you believe it's the 5th Annual People's Party??? Wow.  Come one, come all and celebrate all bloggerhood to kick off BlogHer '11. The People's Party is co-hosted by BlogHer and Velveteen MindThe BloggessMotherbumper, and Oh, the Joys!

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OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Queerosphere (Marriott Hall 5)

Last year we were kind of sophisticated with our Parisian Salon theme. This year for the third annual Queerosphere, we're going disco! Well, maybe not quite disco, but definitely fun. As always Deb on the Rox is at the helm to plan that fun. The end goal is the same -- to connect and celebrate on the eve of the conference.

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