This seminal conference focused on bloggers of color across a wide spectrum — cooking, science, parenting, music, techie, fashion, politics, cosmetics, you name it! — has doubled in size each year it’s been held.For the uninitiated, here’s the awesome agenda from this year’s conference in DC.
Blogging While Brown Program Book Scribd
I’d encourage you to consider submitting an idea for a panel — maybe even featuring you or bloggers that you appreciate. I’m proud to be a member of the advisory board of BwB and I’m hoping to go again in 2011 when it will be in LA. Wanna go as a featured speaker or nominate a buddy or two? Get started filling out the submission form here. Here’s the dope:
We are excited about the opening of the Call for Ideas for Blogging While Brown 2011 & Black Social Media Weekend. We invite you to help build the conference you want to attend. So don’t hold back. Submit your ideas and let’s take Blogging While Brown 2011 to the next level.
For the first time attendees will be able to vote on Call for Idea submissions. We really mean it when we say we want you to help build the conference you want to attend.
Here’s some information to help you get started…
What is the Call for Ideas?
The Call for Ideas is simply that, we want your ideas. What do you want to speak about and what speakers do you want to hear from? Interested in holding a niche blogger event? We want to know about it all from activism to technology.
Once the Call for Ideas closes the conference planning committee will review all submissions and attendees will be given the opportunity to vote on the panels and workshops that they would like to see at Blogging While Brown 2011.
1. What are the Blogging While Brown 2011 Programming Tracks?
Online Activism: There is no doubt that blogging has changed our world. Now that we’ve done all of the brainstorming, case studies, and panel discussion let’s move from being armchair revolutionaries to activist in action. How can blogging lead to action to help bring about real social change? Blogging While Brown is looking for bloggers who practice what they type; activist who put in as much time with people, effecting change, as they do with their laptops.
The Business of Blogging: This track will focus on branding, career building/moving beyond the blog, careers in social media, entrepreneurship, government/legal, marketing, media training, monetization, net neutrality, non-profits, and policy.
Niche & Lifestyle Blogging: This track is a wide open field, so submit your best ideas. We are looking for ideas that will assist bloggers in refining their passions, while helping their readers discover new experiences.
Hands-on Technical Workshops: This education track will focus on new media technology, interactive workshops, web and mobile applications, design and development, programming, building social media communities, and optimizing blog platforms. Submissions are being accepted for all levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
2. How do I submit an idea?
The Call for Ideas in open now. Scroll down to submit your ideas. You must answer every question in each field. Please make your submissions as detailed as possible. Don’t hold back and remember attendees will be voting on your ideas.
Here are a few tips to help your idea submission standout:
- Fresh ideas will get noticed. Be original, go big, and remember – don’t hold back. Put some serious thought into it & think about what you would want to see at a conference. It doesn’t matter if you’re a new or seasoned blogger. Everyone has something to offer.
- Include as much detail as possible. The more information you include the better.
- Most importantly, when voting goes live on December 6, promote your idea. Encourage attendees to vote on your submission.
3. How much time do you have?
- November 1 – December 3: Call for Ideas open
- December 6 – December 30: Voting open for idea submissions
- January 17, 2011: Finalists Announced
- February 14: Tentative Panels Announced
Blogging While Brown is a conference for, by, and about bloggers of color. Let’s take it to the next level and make 2011 our best conference ever.
Cheryl Contee aka "Jill Tubman", Baratunde Thurston aka "Jack Turner", rikyrah, Leutisha Stills aka "The Christian Progressive Liberal", B-Serious, Casey Gane-McCalla, Jonathan Pitts-Wiley aka "Marcus Toussaint," Fredric Mitchell
Special Contributors: James Rucker, Rinku Sen, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Adam Luna, Kamala Harris
Technical Contributor: Brandon Sheats