I learned from Susan at Chicken Spaghetti about a blogging conference for women that takes place right in my own backyard. BlogHer 2006, the second annual BlogHer conference, will be held in San Jose, CA on July 28th and 29th. As someone who has started blogging fairly recently, about a topic that's always been important to me, I found the conference theme of "how are your blogs changing your world?" particularly resonant.
According to the conference website: "Day One is a day of hands-on instruction on a variety of topics, most technically-focused... Day Two focuses on community, conversation and the culture of blogging. Day Two also includes our Room of Your Own sessions. Room of Your Own sessions are sessions that were created, staffed and proposed by BlogHer Conference attendees."
Organizers are expecting approximately 350 attendees each day, and Day One is already sold out (though they may be in the process of adding more seats). I signed up for Day Two (and the Day One cocktail party). If any of my blogging friends decides to attend the conference, please get in touch with me. It would be great to meet face to face! I believe that men are welcome to attend the conference, but that last year they represented a distinct minority.
Thank you again to Susan for bringing this conference to my attention.