As we’ve learned the past two years, a strong planning team is essential to a successful conference. After putting the word out we were looking to expand the team this year, we were overwhelmed with the number of people who raised their hands – ready to jump in, roll up their sleeves and get to work. As we head into our 3rd annual MN Blogger Conference, we’re excited to work with this solid team of professionals:
Speaker Manager – Sara Kerr
Speaker Consultants – Josh Braaten, Robert Dempsey, Teresa Boardman
Public Relations Manager – LeeAnn Owens
Interactive Manager – Grant Spanier
Community Manager – Ryan May
Pre-Registration Managers – Jen Westpfahl and Anna Rendall
Event Day Registration Manager – Leah Zins
Creative Manager – Jenny Huschka
Charity Manager – Stacy Pearson
A big welcome to this team – we’ll be posting their bios and blog information soon so you can learn more about them.
Arik Hanson and Missy Berggren, Co-founders and Directors
This week we announced the date and location for the 2012 MN Blogger Conference. It will be Saturday, September 22 at the Allina Health headquarters in Minneapolis. This is the same great location we had last year.
Arik Hanson and Missy Berggren will again lead the planning. The rest of the planning team is still being formed. Stay tuned for more information on speaking and registration.
We’d like to extend a big thank you to all of you who attended the 2nd Minnesota Blogger Conference last September. There was a packed house of attendees and a solid group of speakers. Months later we are still hearing great things from attendees on things they’ve learned and connections they’ve made.
Lately we’ve been getting a number of inquiries from bloggers and potential sponsors/speakers on plans for 2012, so we thought we’d take a moment to address some of these questions. We don’t have official plans at this point to host another conference this year, however we are continuing to discuss it regularly and hope to have a decision within the next few months. Our decision is really pending a few things:
- appetite from the local blogging community for another conference
- interest and funding from potential sponsors to make an event possible
- reliable and willing volunteers to serve on the planning team and work
Stay tuned and we’ll be sure to clue you in when we have something firm to report. If you’d like to get more involved or are connected to an organization who is interested in sponsoring the event this year in a significant way (and we aren’t talking product samples, yo), please give us a holler.
Missy Berggren and Arik Hanson