BlogHer Announces 2008 Events for Women Who Blog

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BlogHer to add Tour of Six Eastern/Southern Cities to Fourth Annual Conference and Specialized Business Conference: Women who blog will convene in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Greensboro, Nashville, Atlanta and New Orleans

This series is a great opportunity for companies and brands that want to reach influential women bloggers personally with the products, services, technology tools and media networks that this tech-savvy and vocal group of customers demand

BlogHer, Inc. (http://www.blogher.com), the Web's number-one guide to blogs by women, today announced that the company will expand its 2008 conference series for women who blog to eight events, including an annual conference, a specialized business blogging conference and a tour of six eastern and southern America cities.

"In our fourth year, we are excited to produce events that embody what we find women are seeking online: Greater fulfillment via community connection and exposure for their blogs," said Elisa Camahort, BlogHer Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. "Our members inspired our theme -- Reach! - and in addition to our annual and business conferences, we're excited to hit the road in October with BlogHer' s first-ever Reach Out Tour, as we endeavor to bring together members of our community in more areas of the country."

"This series is a great opportunity for companies and brands that want to reach influential women bloggers personally with the products, services, technology tools and media networks that this tech-savvy and vocal group of customers demand," said Jory Des Jardins, Co-Founder and President, Global Sales.

BlogHer's 2008 conference series includes:

BlogHer '08 - Reach!
July 18-21, 2007, San Francisco, CA, The Westin St. Francis Hotel
Now in its fourth year, this year's conference will once again encourage all bloggers, both men and women, to attend the conference, enjoy quality networking opportunities and participate in unique programming focused on the many ways women bloggers are changing the landscape of technology, online media and journalism.

BlogHer Business '08 - Reach! Your Customers Are Where the Action Is
April 3-4, 2008, New York City, The Affinia Manhattan Hotel
Now in its second year, this conference will once again to deliver a focused and common-sense approach to how companies can work with social media to serve their customers. With many companies still seeking to launch or improve their social media strategy, BlogHer Business will offer case studies, workshops and consultative programming to help attending companiestake advantage of the best the social media world has to offer.

BlogHer Reach Out Tour
Mid-October, 2008, Six Cities in 2 week…stay tuned for the itinerary!
The BlogHer Reach Out Tour is an entirely new event that will take place over two weeks in October 2008 with scheduled visits to Boston, Washington D.C., Greensboro, Nashville, Atlanta and New Orleans. The BlogHer Reach Out Tour will feature one-day events that will offer sessions to encourage new bloggers to get on board, plus content tailored to each tour city community, its interests and its local bloggers.

Registration for all of BlogHer's 2008 events will launch in tandem with a new Conference web site on Monday November 26th.

BlogHer was launched in 2005 with the inaugural BlogHer conference and has since grown from 300 to a projected total of 2500 attendees for 2008's events. As the single largest blogging conference in the world to date, BlogHer's annual conference allows both men and women of the blogging community to convene and share their ideas and opinions on a countless number of topics ranging from parenting to politics to professional blogging. http://www.blogher.com/about-blogher-conferences-events.

About BlogHer
Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer's mission is to create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. BlogHer provides the number-one community for and guide to blogs by women, via annual conferences, a Web network (http://blogher.com), and an advertising network of more than 800 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates. BlogHer Inc. is majority-owned by three co-founders and has additional backing from Venrock (http://venrock.com). For more information visit http://www.blogher.org/.

Contacts:
Nicole Loux                                    
Racepoint Group                
nloux@racepointgroup.com        
415-694-6705                                

Elisa Camahort
BlogHer Inc.                                                                        
elisa@blogher.org
408.504.5708

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