2011 Blogging While Brown Conference Presents Black Social Media Weekend July 8-10th in Los Angeles

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Hundreds of Black bloggers representing 20 million readers to gather. Actress Kim Coles and Journalist Rene Syler to Host Closing Ceremony Honoring Black Social Media Excellence.

Blogging While Brown Attendees.

Blogging While Brown Attendees at the 2009 Conference in Chicago.

These were people of
color, energized and enthusiastic about the internet and
technology, and bursting with ideas to explore its power.

On World Social Media Day, hundreds of Black bloggers representing over 20 million readers are preparing to descend on Los Angeles for Black Social Media Weekend 2011. 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. This year the conference is expanding and will launch its first ever Black Social Media Weekend in Los Angeles, July 8-10th.

“Blogging While Brown is one of the greatest gatherings of Black intergenerational and interdisciplinary genius on the planet. These bloggers & social media strategists reach 20+ million unique visitors every month. It’s a joy every year to see these creative, technologically savvy people get together,” said Gina McCauley, Executive Director of the Conference.

The Blogging While Brown Conference attracts Black social media experts, speakers and independent content creators together to educate, inspire, and expand their influence in new media. Along with panel discussions, keynotes, and networking opportunities, this 3-day event will include a boot camp for beginning bloggers, an Online Activist Summit to train bloggers how to leverage their online influence to advocate for worthy causes, and sessions providing beginning and advanced training in digital content creation and social media.

A major highlight to the 2011 Blogging While Brown Conference is its collaboration with the Black Weblog Awards, which will hold the first live ceremony in their seven-year history. Actress, comedienne and blogger, Kim Coles and author and journalist Rene Syler will host the awards ceremony.

The Blogging While Brown Conference featured speakers include Angel Laws, Founder of ConcreteLoop.com and Joel Dreyfuss, Managing Editor of TheRoot.com, and a host of other social media experts. The 2011 Blogging While Brown Conference is sponsored by the John S. Knight Fellowships and BlogHer.

To learn more about Blogging While Brown, sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets for events visit BloggingWhileBrown.com.


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