BlogHer, My How You Have Grown!

by Kathy on November 7, 2012 · 6 comments

in ALI Community, Background, BlogHer, Conferences, Friends

BlogHer '13 Last month I bought my ticket to BlogHer`13 here in Chicago and am so excited that it is returning to our town.

Soon after I got back from BlogHer`12 , my first BlogHer annual conference, I became curious to learn more about BlogHer’s conference hosting history. It took me awhile to dig up everything I wanted to know, but eventually found most of what I was looking for and compiled this list of Previous BlogHer Conferences:

#1 – 2005 (7/30): Santa Clara, CA
Sold out with 300 attendees

#2 – 2006 (7/28-29): San Jose, CA
Sold out with over 700 attendees

#3 – 2007 (7/27-28): Chicago, IL (Navy Pier) 
750 attendees –> I remember my dad clipping a Chicago Tribune article to show me and being fascinated to find out that one of my high school classmates, Jory Des Jardins (who I was in our school’s dance company with), was one of the co-founders of BlogHer. I had been blogging three months at that point.

#4 – 2008 (7/18-20): San Francisco, CA
1,100 attendees

#5 – 2009 (7/24-25): Chicago, IL (Sheraton Hotel & Towers)
1,600 attendees –> Met my friend Melissa “Stirrup Queen” Ford in person and some other ALI Bloggers for lunch, when she was visiting Chicago (where I live) for BlogHer`09.

#6 – 2010 (8/6-7) in NYC (Hilton New York)
2,400 attendees

#7 – 2011 (8/5-6) in San Diego, CA (San Diego Convention Center)
Over 4,100 attendees

#8 – 2012 (8/3-4) in NYC (Hilton New York)
Sold Out with 5,000 attendees –> My first BlogHer conference and I spoke at the session My Blog No Longer Fits Me: Blogging After Life Change.

Have you bought your ticket yet?

Today is the last day to take advantage of early bird pricing.

I hope you will find a way to join me here in Chi-town for BlogHer’13 (July 25-27)!

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1 Carolyn Savage November 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I definitely want to come. Thanks for the heads up!
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2 Kathy November 7, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Yay! I can’t wait for us to FINALLY meet in person! xoxo
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3 Marianne November 8, 2012 at 12:30 am

Crap! Forgot to buy my ticket!
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4 Kathy November 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

Mar – You can still save 25% if you buy your ticket between now and 12/31. Here’s the link: http://www.blogher.com/blogher-13-25-regular-price-conference-ticket?conf=815579
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5 Lori Lavender Luz November 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

BlogHer will always make me think of you, no matter where it is and whether or not I’m there :-).
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