BlogWorld Expo Conference Returns with Dedicated Sports Blogging Track

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Latest track includes some of the most well-known personalities from Yardbarker, GridIron Gab and others throughout the sports blogosphere

BlogWorld & New Media Expo, the first and only conference dedicated to blogging and new media, announced that it has added a Sports Blogging Track to its all-star lineup of more than 250 thought leaders and new media mavericks across the technology, political, entertainment, business, and journalism fields. The Conference and Expo will be held Sept. 20-21, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration is currently open at

Witnessing a rapid rise in popularity, the sports blogosphere created an entirely new channel for writers, professional athletes and the everyday sports fan to communicate. From Michael Phelps' historic performance and the questionable ages of the Chinese gymnasts to the implications of Tom Brady's season-ending injury and the possibility of a post season without the Yankees, there's no shortage of controversy and content for today's sports bloggers and audience.

BlogWorld has partnered with and for this second annual BlogWorld Sports Blogging Track, bringing together the industry's leading voices and most successful bloggers to share valuable insight and advice on creating more exposure, building a loyal audience and monetization strategies and emerging trends in sports blogging.

The Sports Blogging Track, moderated by Matt Loede of NFL GridIron Gab and featured reporter on FoxSports Radio and ESPN radio, includes:

  •     Promoting Your Content - Establishing a Following in the Sports Blogosphere(Saturday, September 20; 11 a.m.-12 p.m.): featuring Yardbarker editor (formerly of AOL's FanHouse and Yahoo! Sports) - Alana Nguyen, Managing Editor of - Dewey Hammond, KNBC-TV and ESPN Radio reporter - Brooks Melchior, Mouthpiece Sports and ESPN The Mag contributor - Ryan Corazza, Co-host of The Basketball Jones NBA podcast - JE Skeets and NBA Correspondent - Elie Seckbach
  •     Capitalizing on Traffic - Monetizing Sports Blogs (Saturday, September 20; 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.): featuring Brooks Melchior, President of CoverItLive - Keith McSpuren, Founder of Philly sports blog - Enrico Campitelli, and CEO of Yardbarker - Pete Vlastelica
  •     Emerging Trends and Transitions in Sports Blogging(Sunday, September 21; 11 a.m.-12 p.m.): featuring digital media expert and CEO of - Sean Besser, NFL Agent and writer for the National Football Post - Jack Bechta, Editor of, writer for FanHouse, SportsbyBrooks and Mouthpiece Sports - Will Brinson, JE Skeets, Deadspin Sports Blogger - Matt Sussman and Author of and radio show co-host of Sports Byline USA - Jay Christensen

As the only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media, BlogWorld includes more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from industry luminaries, iconic personalities and world-renowned blogging and new media experts. The BlogWorld & New Media Expo also features the world's largest blogging tradeshow - with an abundance of products and services designed to help bloggers and new media entrepreneurs improve the look and functionality of their blogs, increase their readership and monetize their blog.

BlogWorld & New Media Expo sponsors include Investor Village, Six Apart, Southwest Airlines, Fast Company, Pajamas Media, Mashable, b5media, Technorati, YBN and more. Additional information on BlogWorld & New Media Expo, including speaker topics, session descriptions and registration details, is available at

About BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. BlogWorld features dozens of seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and Internet-savvy business. Designed to give participants the strategies, tools and technologies they need to stake their claim in the blogosphere, BlogWorld takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 20-21. More information on BlogWorld & New Media Expo can be found at

About the Yardbarker Network
YBN is the fastest growing men's media network on the web. The Yardbarker Network reaches millions of users per month through a unique model that combines the scalability of an advertising network with the original content and brand loyalty of a vertical media company. The YBN was born out of relationships between and the hundreds of independent sports publishers who hung out there to promote their content. What started as an informal affiliation of sites with like-minded audiences has evolved into a rapidly growing media company that serves advertisers, publishers, and celebrities in completely unique ways. Yardbarker Network is based in Emeryville, CA.


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