Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BlogHer '10

I have some really exciting news to share!!!  Guess who will be live blogging for a professional organization August 6th & 7th? You guess it...MEEEE!!!!!! I will be live blogging for four BlogHer '10 seminars.  BlogHer, for those of you that don't know, is a non-profit organization which creates "opportunities for women who blog to gain exposure, education, community and economic empowerment." Their conferences attract over 1500 bloggers from across the country at all levels, industries and dimensions providing opportunities to connect, share and educate.  It truly is the #1 networking opportunity and a great way to market your blog amongst the blogging community.

Not only do I get to attend the sold out conference and all its events and promote my blog for FREE (a whopping savings of $300) but I also get to meet all the guest speakers personally prior to all events!!! Someone pinch me now!

Below are descriptions of the four seminars I will be live blogging for at BlogHer '10!!!!

ROYO - Gen Y Passionistas - Leaving the 9-to-5 to Pursue Your Passion - Gen Y has a reputation for a totally different attitude towards work, play and passion...and the interplay between them than the rest of us. If you've been dreaming about pursuing your passion, your social media savvy already gives you a leg up. Come learn and discuss ways to make your passion “work” for you as you map out your dream career or business venture. Two twenty-something women, Jenn Korducki and Jill Felska, will provide insight into their journey from junior account executives at one of Ad Age’s Top 10 PR Agencies of the Decade to full-fledged entrepreneurs. Topics to be discussed include: determining when is the right time to venture out on your own, social media and your passion, financial and insurance issues, and the distinction between owning your job vs. owning your business. We can’t wait to start the conversation!

Professional: Mastering Intellectual Property Law - In this session, Latoicha Givens, founder of the IP law firm Phillips Givens, LLC, focuses very specifically on the nitty gritty of intellectual property law, registering and protecting a trademark, copyright infringement, defamation, libel and slander.

Job Lab: Get Hired - Networking with a Purpose via Social Media - With the increased numbers in unemployment, how can candidates use social media to find jobs, connect and ultimately get hired? HR professional Laurie Ruettimann moderates the discussion with Ana Roca-Castrosocial media consultant and founder of Premier Social Media; Carmen Hudson, recruiter and founder of tweetajob; and Microsoft Recruiter Heather McGough, all who will share examples and divulge the secrets of using social media as the ultimate networking tool.

Writing Lab: Humor Writing - Humor writing doesn’t just flow out of fertile brains without a lot of care and craft. Great humor writers care about things as granular and detailed as punctuation and spelling. How do some of the writers who make you LOL for realz do it? Join Anna LeflerJessica BernLizz Winstead and Awesomely Luvvie to talk about how to achieve the funny, the witty and the hilarious.

So for the next 2 weeks I will be brushing up on the 4 topics, guest speakers, designing business cards and most importantly putting together some cute outfits!!  

I'll leave you with some dessert -- Fage Greek Yogurt and Organic Blueberries!

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