I heard a lot of very good things about the BlogHer conference in California last year – well, not only is there another BlogHer coming up (July 29-30), Swedish women bloggers are also planning a women’s blogger conference in Sweden! I’m feeling kind of reticent about planning more travelling (maybe reading and blogging and trying to send stuff to journals instead for a while will reawaken the conference urge) but this might be a fun thing to be involved in.
There’s BlogTalk too, in Vienna October 2-3, and the deadline for submissions to that is April 1.
4 thoughts on “blog conferences”
Jill, I understand some of your travel in the near future will involve making time to be in a online environment rather than experiencing the jet lag to get there. I am thinking about your upcoming appearance at the Hawaii conference. In the future we might be reading more conference programs with a mix of in person and remote connections.
I understand that some of your “travel” in the near future will involve making time to participate via an online environment rather than experiencing the jet lag to get there. I am thinking about your upcoming appearance at the Hawaii conference. Which I recall was a blast of intensive call and response in past years. In the future we might be reading more conference programs with a mix of in person and remote access, all in the interest of making connections.
FranÁois, you’ve been to the Hawaiian conference! Do tell me what about it?
And yes! Hawaii! Online 😉 I haven’t blogged that yet cos I’m not quite sure which day I’m talking on, but receiving the invitation was amusing – first I was like YAY!!! HAWAII!!! Then I was oh no, there’s no way I have time to go to Hawaii… And then when the Bert Kimara, the conference organiser wrote back with a “no no no, it’s ONLINE”, I was thrilled.
I’m giving a talk here in Bergen the day before, at the dSpace conference on open access archives. I’m already looking forward to amending my CV so it says Bergen on April 19, Hawaii on April 20. I *think* Hawaii is April 20. And I’m totally at ease with jetlag.
Of course, one day I’d like to REALLY go to Hawaii. Just not right now.
Participation in the conference can vary from reading the posted papers and keynote addresses to participating in synchronous chat sessions with the authors. One particular session was quite memorable. In the household of the presenter, the dog chewed through or yanked a cable. The session carried on and the presenter was able to rejoin the group after a suitable cable was quickly located. I believe that memorable experience occurred in a year previous to the Chats being archived.
For a flavour and glimpse of the evolution, the presentations and chat sessions from previous conferences are available: