Wonder what a Blogger Does at Blogher for 4 Nights and 5 days?
Blogher 13 Sample Schedule will be very much like my Blogher12 Schedule below! What is Blogher? Blogher is the largest convention of bloggers each year. For 2012, Blogher 12 was held in NYC, with 5000+ bloggers in attendance, Blogher’13 will be held in Chicago, July 25-27, 2013.
Wednesday Aug. 1–DRIVE TO BLOGHER12
Pictured: Top (left to right). On the Road–flat tire; Mom Central Party Set-up; the Chief Blonde wonders “Are we EVER going to get there?”; The Police Help us Out; Mom Central Team members Jessica Hogan, Kasey Hallion, Matt Schuiererand Camilla Retecki; A Mom Central Welcome; the Lovely (and Blonde) Stacy DeBroff (Mom Central Founder and CEO); it’s a party; Mom Central Party Sponsors
2:00 am Finish Packing
2:01 am Fall Asleep
4:30 am Get up, Get Ready. Wake son and girlfriend up
5:00am Leave to drive to Blogher12 (estimate arrival in NYC 4:00PM)
2:00PM Get a flat tire on I-80
2:30PM After trying to change flat tire ourselves, call AAA
2:35PM Policeman arrives to set-up flares, run our registration, and hollers at us for calling AAA instead of 911
3:00PM AAA towing shows up, guy beats spare tire endlessly with rock..He can’t fix it either
3:30PM Get towed to Shop in the middle of Milton, PA..Shop personnel very nice but Chief Blonde is FREAKING OUT!
4:30PM Finally back on road (hmmm, I don’t think we are in NYC yet)
6:30PM Mom Central Party Starts …Chief Blonde still at Lincoln Tunnel
7:00PM Chief Blonde and travel crew clear Lincoln tunnel
7:15PM Trying to turn on 42nd street
7:30PM Still trying to turn on 42nd street
7:35PM We have now went approximately NOWhere…Chief Blonde so late for Mom Central Party
8:30PM Finally checked into Hilton NYC Ave of the Americas, daughter met us at entrance (big Hugs and smiles), then to room (Fantastic corner room!) , clothes changed and walking to subway. Thank goodness my daughter who stayed in the city this summer walked me to my subway station!
9:00PM Finally make Mom Central Party at the Thomson Hotel Thom Bar, meet entire Mom Central team. Meet some Fashionistas. Meet some Company Reps (3M and Scotch Tape). RELAX!
9:30PM Mom Central kicks us out (nicely). Go join daughter, son and his girlfriend for Sushi!
11:30PM Unpack and Hit the HAY!
Thursday Aug. 2–THE CHIEF BLONDE IS IN THE HOUSE AT BLOGHER 2012
Pictured: Top. Left to Right. The Chief Blonde chats with Chrysa from Thrifty Jinxy at the CAbi Style Suite; She Heard Breakfast with Jen and Jeana; She Heard Breakfast Food; Clowning with my daughter at Beacon’s Closet; Blogher Registration; The Chief Blonde and Nicole from MomTrends; Makeup application by Make-up Forever; CAbi StyleSuite; Make-up Forever Application
6:30AM Get up, get ready! We Blondes like to start things EARLY!
8:00AM SheHeard Brands We Love Affair Breakfast at the London Hotel (Near Hilton). Met Jen (Makobi Scribe) for first time after a year+ of digital interaction!
8:30AM Head back to Hilton and answer emails
10:00 am–2:00PM Head to Beacon’s Closet (Resale Store) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC with daughter, son and his girlfriend
2:00PM Pick up Blogher Badges at the Hilton
2:00-3:00PM get ready for Evening Parties and check emails
3:00-5:00PM My daughter and I go to Iconix Brands event at the Sheraton
5:15 PM Head over to the London Hotel (near Hilton) to attend Cabi StyleSuite in the Penthouse Suite. Hotel staff accidently sent me to the wrong suite–Hallmark Suite! End up meeting my good blogger friend Simply Stacie in the Suite and having a lovely conversation with Hallmark!
5:30-7:30PM Arrive Penthouse Suite CAbi StyleSuite, sponsored by CAbi hosted by Savvy Sassy Moms and Mom Trends at the London Hotel. Get makeup done by Makeup Forever.
7:30-8:15PM Evening at the Expo (Blogher12 event where brands have booths set up in the Expo hall)
8-11PM The People Party (Blogher Party)
11:30–12:30PM Emails and BED!
Friday Aug. 3–THE CHIEF BLONDE PUSHES IT TO THE LIMIT IN NYC!
Top: Left to Right The Chief Blonde enjoys the Poise Party and the Team of 5 comediennes; Unicorns and Sparklecorn, an official Blogher Party; food from the Dessert after Dark Party; Sparklecorn Cake; Martha Stewart speaking at Blogher; The Chief Blonde with James and Mark –owners and designers at Badgley Mischka; fashion bloggers pose at the Naughty Monkey Shoe Party!
9-9:45AM Iconix Brands at Sheraton–Meet, get autograph and Photo w/ James +Mark of Badgley Mischka Fame! Squeee!
9:45-11:15AM Visit Sponsors at Ballroom and Suites (J&J, Hot Pockets, Martha Stewart Home, Milk Board, etc)
11:15AM-1:15PM Arrive Early for Martha Stewart Talk in Hilton Grand Ballroom. Eat Lunch and Listen to Martha!
3:30-4:30PM Meeting with Marla Wynne HSN personality and entrepreneur Upper Westside NYC
6:00-7:00PM Naughty Monkey Shoe Party and Brand Event (near Hilton)
7:00–8:30 PM Poise Party Hilton
9:00-10:00 PM Sparkle Corn– Blogher Party
10:00-11:30 PM Desserts after Dark (near Hilton)
11:30 PM (stop back into Sparklecorn) at Hilton, back to room, emails then BED!
Saturday, Aug 4–LAST DAY TO MEET AND GREET in NYC
Top: Left to Right. The Chief Blonde’s Professional Photo compliments of Land’s End; Sally Hansen Nails from CVS Getting Gorgeous Event; My son and his beautiful girlfriend–both accompanied me to NYC; The Chief Blonde with her Makeup artist at the Land’s End Event; Katie Couric Speaks at Blogher12; The Chief Blonde enjoying SomeMores at the Hershey’s Camp BONDfire event; the Lovely Audrey V. from Succulent Wife (blog) and Principle at BoomBoxNetwork poses at the B(l)oomer Party; Stumble Upon Tour Director for the very EARLY and super fun Stumble Upon Walking Tour; Saint Peter’s (?) in NYC.
6:30AM Get up and Get GOING!
7:30 AM–9:00AM Stumble Upon Walking Tour Of NYC
9:00-11:30 AM Tour the Blogher Sponsor Suites including Roscea Facts, Hershey’s, and Reader’s Digest
11:30AM meet with Sponsor 6:00PM
12:00–1:45PM Get in Line for Katie Couric Speech, eat a lovely buffet Non-Gluten Lunch (line was shorter, food was better), listen to Katie Couric
2:00PM Rush to room and change clothes and refresh for evening activities
3:00–5:00PM Getting Gorgeous Event–Warwick Hotel (near Hilton)
5:15–7:30PM Grab Bus to Land’s End Event (Get Hair, Makeup and Professional Photo Done)
7:30–9:30 Grab Cab to Bloomers Event (Hosted by Boom Box Network) Had a riot meeting Bloggers my own Age!
10:00PM–1:00AM Cheeseburher Blogher Official Party (Hang out with my blogging buddies Simply Stacie, Mama NYC, Sassy Mama in LA and so many more! Great time to relax and drink a little!)
Sunday, August 5, 2012– Leaving Blogher12 in a MINIVAN!
9:00 AM–11:30AM Get up, PACK, eat Starbucks, head to Lobby and pick up Rivet and Sway Glasses (see my Rivet and Sway Review) , Head up to 66th Street, pickup my Daughter, head home!
Blogher Note: You will note my schedule is sadly lacking in Blogher Sessions. I do regret not going to the one panel on Midlife blogging. Other than that, I had decided ahead of time to catch what sessions I could..but my main goal was to meet other bloggers, network with brands, have fun with my kids, and enjoy myself. I most certainly did accomplish all my goals and then some. What a fantastic time! Blogher 13 here I come!
What was the Favorite Party of your Blogher 12 Experience? What do you hope to do when you attend Blogher 13?