I’m happy to announce some further details of the ProBlogger/b5media Blog Training Day and Meetup in New York that I’ve previously mentioned.
Name – ‘Blog Bash 07’
Date – 9 June
Times – 10am – 4.30pm for training and from 7pm til late for a Networking Meetup
Price – $100 USD or $75 early bird discount (includes the party) – We need to confirm a price for those wanting to just come for the Party.
Place – DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel (569 Lexington Ave NY)
The day’s events are shaping up to be pretty fun and informative. Here’s more on what’s happening, what’s included in the price, who will benefit from coming, why we’ve priced it this way and more.
I’ve already secured Brian Clark of CopyBlogger fame to do a session on his specialty (copy writing). We’re also pulling together a line up of experts in everything from Building Traffic, to Blog Technology, to Advertising on Blogs, to blogging with podcasts and video through to blog platforms.
We’re also going to give those attending the chance to vote on a few other topics that they’d like to be covered. Some potential topics might include:
- Networking/Relational Blogging
- Beating Bloggers Block
- Blogging for Business
- Marketing Your Blog
- Legal Issues facing Bloggers
- Blog Networks
Speakers will be a mixture of b5media’s team (including myself – I’ll be keynoting) and other experts.
The day will be fairly relaxed – with a mixture of keynotes, panels and conversational sessions. We’ll be running two rooms so there will always be a choice of who you want to listen to and there will also be a spill out room for networking.
For your $100 (or $75 if you’re an early bird) you’ll get entry to all the sessions (5 or 6 out of a choice of 10 or 12 – as there will be two sessions on at all times), entry into the party (where you’ll get a complimentary drink and some nibbles) plus afternoon snacks will be provided. To keep the cost down we haven’t included lunch (BYO or hit the streets to grab something).
Who is this For?
This idea emerged out of the last ProBlogger Meetup in New York where 80 or so bloggers got together for drinks. It was such a fun night, I got asked so many great questions and there were so many requests to do it again that we thought to extend it would be both fun and useful on two fronts:
- Training – This is an event for bloggers of all stages in their journey. We’re putting together a range of topics that will hopefully be accessible for beginners (and even PreBloggers) through to more experienced bloggers.
- Networking – This will be a time of great networking – we have a space specifically set aside for this and have scheduled an hour long lunch break as well as an afternoon break for you to meet other bloggers. The time between the end of the training and the party (as well as the party itself) will be great chances to meet and greet your fellow bloggers.
More on the Price
We’ve tried to keep the price down as much as possible and have chosen to charge just $100 for the full day and night to make it as accessible as possible while also trying to make the event break even.
The price is a little higher than we’d anticipated and hoped for but hotel costs in NYC were a little higher than we’d planned for.
We’ve already talked to potential sponsors for the event who will offset some of the costs. If you’d like to be involved in this way please do get in touch – we’ll make it worth your while.
The evening is going to be FUN. No speaker and no long speeches (unless Jeremy drinks too much). You’ll get a complimentary drink on entry and some light snacks – after which it’ll be a cash bar.
If you can’t get to the day of training but want to come along for the party then we’ll be happy to have you along. We are still finalizing whether there will be any cost to those doing this.
There is a limited capacity for this event so it’ll be a first in first served thing and booking will be required (stay tuned for how to book). We are currently setting up a site where you can do this but wanted to get these details to you as soon as possible so you can block out this day in your diary and plan to be there.
We know of people who are flying in for this (last time there were quite a few) and anticipate a fairly full room so take advantage of the Early Bird discount when the site goes live next week.