BlogWorld Expo is a conference where bloggers and would be bloggers gather to speak, learn and network. With over 100 sessions providing tips for businesses and organizations for both blogging and social media as well as special tracks for military, health and other special interests, there is always a wealth of information at this conference.
At the same time, the word reunion comes up a great deal, accompanied with much hugging and smiles. Even for those attending for the first time, many of the names are familiar from interactions on-line and it is exciting to meet people. Aside from the many great sessions, the keynotes were outstanding, and as always the parties were excellent.
November 3rd to 5th in Los Angeles was my fifth BlogWorld and I enjoyed it immensely. I have seven blog posts in the making thanks to the wonderful people who granted me video interviews during the conference. In the interim, I wanted to share videos with you from these four social media and blogging rock stars.
Facebook For Business Tips
Why Google Plus
Facebook For Business
Smart Blogging From the Heart and How to Grow Your Community
My photo album from BlogWorld
These photos include:
Chris Brogan and Guy Kawasaki before their excellent keynote on Google Plus.
Aisha Tyler, very smart and very funny in a closing keynote that was great overall. That panel was very well chosen and a warm up from stand up comedian Jordan Cooper was well prepared.
C.C. Chapman, Marsha Collier, Steve Garfield, Calvin Lee, Chris Camillo, John Andrews, Becky McCray, Sheila Scarborough, Rieva, Lynette Young, Delores Williams, Jim Farley and Dave Cynkin. You can also find these photos on my BWELA Flickr album. My iPhone photos from Peter Shankman’s outstanding keynote are in the Flickr set.
Special thanks to Jason Falls for yet another wonderful BWE party. Ray Gordon and I enjoyed some nice, relaxed one-on-one time with Dennis Yu and others there. BlogWorld never seems long enough to me. It is such a great place to catch up with and hug so many people that I know like Dave Taylor, Ric Dragon, Heather Meeker, Aliza Sherman, Scott Monty, Michele Price, Patti Serrano, Jessica Gottlieb, Michael Terpin, Liz Strauss, Jill Foster, Josepf Haslam, ShashiB and far too many to mention here.
There are always special surprises at BlogWorld. This time, one of them was a luncheon with Cloris Leachman sponsored by Network Solutions. Cloris was very funny during her appearance but kindly got serious with me for her tips to women.
Some useful BlogWorld LA 2011 Summaries:
If you wished you had attended this conference, you can still get access to a “virtual ticket“, archives of the sessions with slides and audio as well as some videos, including Peter Shankman’s extremely entertaining keynote.
Going off island to attend conferences is something I do to keep my skills and knowledge base fresh. It is an added value I can provide back to my clients.
Please feel free to share your thoughts, or your own BlogWorld recap/photos with a link in comments.