Conference packages are on sale now for the Blogging While Brown Conference in Chicago, Ill. Friday, June 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM – Sunday, June 21, 2009. Click here to get your tickets.
The purpose of Blogging While Brown is to give Bloggers of Color an opportunity to meet each other for the first time, discuss current issues affecting Bloggers of Color, and learn about the latest technology that will assist them with publishing their work. Blogging While Brown was created in response to widespread dissatisfaction with the amount of diversity in some of the largest blogging conferences. A critical mass of Bloggers of Color has yet to attend these established conferences, however the initial response from Bloggers of Color to the idea of holding their own conference has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Bloggers of Color are excited about a conference, for, by and about them and look forward to moving beyond the single panel or discussion focusing on diversity that are typically featured at some of the larger blogging conferences.
The first conference was held in Atlanta, GA in July 2008. The second conference is being held in Chicago, IL on June 19-20, 2009.