For the first time ever, I am attending a women’s blogging conference. I’m going to BlogHer 2010 in New York in August. Have you gone before? Do you have any words of
advice for a novice? Or are you going for the first time this year too?
While there, I would love to do a meet-and-greet in NYC at the same time. So, if you are going to the conference, or just live/work in the neighborhood and would like to join me for a Surfnetkids Reader Meet & Greet, let me know.
The conference dates are Friday and Saturday, August 6-7, 2010 at the Midtown Hilton. As it gets closer, I will be choosing a time/place for the Reader Meet & Greet. If you are interesting in meeting up, just add a note here (or at http://www.ReplyToBarbara.com to respond privately.)
I’m already starting to sing, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you – New York, New York.”
I’m going too! Totally excited. It is my first women blogger conference. There’s a lot of gals from San Diego going, should be fun!
Sandra Foyt says
I’m going to Blogher too! I was just able to get off the wait list, and now I’m trying to figure out what to expect. Let me know if you do decide to set a time for a meet-and-greet!
I just saw your BlogHer tweet. I’m going…and with multiple identities. Chicago was my first Blog Her and I’m going to be much more prepared for the insanity this time. Here’s my advice:
1. Stay on site if you can. This way you aren’t trying to carry bags of swag from presentation to presentation. If not, bring a large bag and ask the concierge to use the luggage check.
2. Some presentations filled up quickly. People were sitting on the floor and crammed up against the wall. If there’s a presentation particularly near and dear to your heart, arrive 10 minutes early.
3. Round table discussions had better food and were much more conducive to a particular topic of interested (that is: if you want to sit with like-minded people and talk about what you have in common, look for the round table sign up sheets).
4. Everyone and their brother is going to be typing on their laptop during the main presentation. Knowing this in advance will help you not be so annoyed that you can’t hear the speaker while everyone is trying to report about it in real time.