Bloggers of Color set to gather for largest conference ever June 18th and 19th Wash. DC

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Bloggers of Color set to gather for largest conference ever
‘Blogging While Brown’ to be held June 18-19 in Washington, DC

Washington, DC — At a time when many social media conferences are
struggling with issues of diversity and inclusion among their speakers
and attendees, the Blogging While Brown Conference continues to
provide one of the largest lineups of Black social media experts and
serves as one of the largest gatherings of Black bloggers each year.
Since its launch in 2008 Blogging While Brown has grown to become the
premier blogging conference dedicated to collaboration, education, and
innovation among bloggers of color.

Blogging While Brown 2010 will be held in Washington, DC, June 18-19,
2010 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Despite
challenging economic times the conference has grown exponentially and
this year’s conference promises to be the largest ever.

African Americans are embracing their roles as independent digital
media content creators and are emerging as a burgeoning class of media
owners.

“Blogging While Brown is a must-go to conference if you are looking
for the next Black leaders in American culture. If you’re a blogger
who happens to be African American, this is the place to go to connect
with and learn from those who have succeeded in the blogosphere,” said
Cheryl Contee of Fission Strategy and co-founder of the blog, Jack and
Jill Politics. Contee is a member of the Blogging While Brown Advisory
Committee.

“For sponsors and media influentials, this is where the action is –
look no further to find the next generation of influentials who
already have strong, vital audiences who have flocked to build active,
motivated communities online,” Contee says.

Conference organizers predict that this year’s conference will be the
largest ever. “If the initial response to our Call for Ideas is any
indication, this year’s conference will be our largest ever,” said
Gina McCauley, the founder of the Blogging While Brown Conference.

This year the conference is once again expanding by adding a Blogging
Day of Service. Conference organizers will be offering a FREE
Beginning Blogger Boot Camp aimed at non-bloggers in the local
Washington, DC community. The Boot Camp will be held Friday, June 18
at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Public Library.

“It’s our gift to our host community and a tangible manifestation of
our goal to live in a world where everyone can blog,” McCauley said.

Conference activities will kick off Friday morning with our
pre-conference Beginning Blogger Boot Camp. Conference registration
check-in begins Friday afternoon followed by our Friday night social
event. Saturday will be a day filled with workshops, panels, case
studies, and a town hall meeting.

For more information and to register visit http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.com.

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