August 2-5 will be amazing. Fantastic. Stupendous. Just whoa.
I’ll be going to BlogHer 2012. My first blogging conference (and in actually, my very first conference ever!) and my second time in New York City. The first time was an overnight layover after flying in from Germany, so I don’t think I got the proper impression of the city (but a conference might not nail it either). I’ve been putting off working out the schedule for that weekend forever, so maybe if I blog about it and get some input from other attendees that will help? Here’s hoping.
Thursday, August 2:
|5:00 PM — arrive at La Guardia airport.|
|5:30-8:00 — dinner somewhere (suggestions?)|
|8:00-11:00 PM — The People’s Party: “Whether you’re a mommy, political, green, life, fashion or any other kind of blogger, all are welcome at the 6th Annual People’s Party. Come one, come all and celebrate all bloggerhood to kick off BlogHer ’12. The People’s Party is co-hosted by BlogHer and: Velveteen Mind, The Bloggess, Motherbumper and Oh, the Joys!“|
Friday, August 3:
|8:00AM-6:00PM — Sessions all day (will choose various ones)|
|6:00PM-8:00PM — Dinner out (any suggestions?)|
|8:00PM — OFFICIAL BLOGHER PARTY: Listen to Your Mother/Letter to Your Mother Open Mic Salon|
|9:00PM-1:00AM — SPARKLECORN!! “What will the fabulous Sparklecorn ladies cook up for the fourth annual Sparklecorn? Pretty sure there will be unicorns. No doubt dancing will be involved. Glow sticks and glitter? Seems reasonable to assume. But will they have other tricks up their sleeves? You’ll have to come and see! Co-hosted by BlogHer and: MamaPop“|
Saturday, August 4:
|8:30AM-6:00PM — Sessions all day (will choose various ones)|
|6:00PM-8:00PM — Come As You Are Party! “Last year we were thrilled to partner with Aiming Low to bring their annual party to BlogHer. This year we’ve taken it up a notch and along with Aiming Low we have partnered with The Mouthy Housewives and are introducing the Come as You Are party! Join us all as we start the Saturday festivities “as we are.” Co-hosted by BlogHer, Aiming Low and The Mouthy Housewives.”|
|8:00PM-1:00AM — Just like the People’s Party, this is the 6th annual CheeseburgHer Party at BlogHer! With music, dancing, photo booths and, well, beds, the tradition born in a 2007 hotel suite lives on! You haven’t attended BlogHer until you’ve partied with a bag on your head! Co-hosted by BlogHer and: The CheeseburgHers.|
|1:00AM-flight — I’ll be hanging around NYC until I have to catch my flight back to Edmonton.|
So what am I missing? I wish I had more time in the city for sure, but I can’t wait to go to some of these parties.