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I’ve mentioned BlogPhiladelphia in my blog more than once, in my recent videoblog, and it was the primary focus of my last appearance on PhillyTip. But with the exception of the last one, I haven’t done a very good job of explaining what BlogPhiladelphia actually is.
Since I started working with Annie (who totally rocks, by the way) on this project, I’ve managed to swing the format into a hybrid format of “Unconference” presenter/breakout session format and Open Grid Sessions, not unlike the hybrid barcamp event Web2.Open. The reason? I (and Annie, of course) see this as a platform for generating awareness in Philly about what is going on in the realm of social media, blogging, collaboration, and all of those juicy things you may have noticed that I get myself wrapped up in. This means that YOU.
Do you live in Philly and do something related to social media, web marketing, innovation, creativity, or any of the above? BlogPhiladelphia could be an opportunity for you to show the world that you’re here and you’re doing awesome stuff.
On the flip side, if you aren’t from Philly, this is going to be the weekend to come check us out.
Already on the roster for presentations and session leaders are: Josh Hallet, founder, BlogOrlando, hyku.com/blog David Parmet, public relations expert, parmet.net/pr Joey Sweeney, CEO, Philebrity Brands, (philebrity.com and philebrity.tv) Maura Johnston, associate editor, idolator.com Howard Greenstein, Social Media Consultant and co-founder Social Media Club, www.howardgreenstein.com Dave Coustan, Blog Master at EarthLink, http://blogs.earthlink.net Alicia Dorset, blog editor, fastlane.gmblogs.com oh yeah…and me!
Alex Hillman, Web developer and founder, independentshall.org Also, from the press release:
To make this informational conference as accessible as possible for bloggers and non-bloggers alike, there will be no fee to attend. Participants are only required to cover travel and accommodations. For information on registration; details on sessions, panels, panelists and attendees; links to recommended hotel packages and Amtrak discounts; and details on Philadelphia attractions, visit www.blogphiladelphia.net.
So really, you have no excuse. Block off the dates, set up a place to stay if you’re traveling in, and register now.
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