“A multicultural festival of bloggers, journalists and digital media mavens” is what they are calling the first annual Blogger Week UnConference set for the dates of April 28th until May 3rd of 2014 in Washington DC and surrounding areas. According to a February 24 press release, Black Bloggers Connect, a leading social network that connects Black bloggers and journalists nationwide, has, for the last three years, supported over 7,500 bloggers through features, published news, contests and through providing campaign opportunities. This organization is also responsible for the Blogger Week UnConference, which we will begin to see unfold in front of our eyes.
The purpose of Blogger Week UnConference is to “provide an informative atmosphere for bloggers to network and share innovative ideas.” Because of this, Blogger Week will hold both Online events, as well as physical ones. These events will include Twitter parties, Google Hangouts, workshops, panels and networking events. All physical events will take place in Washington DC and surrounding areas, including a Network Mixer on May 2, 2014 and a wrap-up Blogger Week UnConference on May 3rd. The Unconference will touch on “hot-top discussions and breakout sessions to promote innovation, creativity and success for bloggers and social media mavens.”
This event will continue on an annual basis and is meant to support the blogging community. As a matter of fact, Black Bloggers encourages bloggers to submit session ideas at the BloggerWeek.com website so that their intersts are more personally met. There is an expected 150 bloggers to attend, but as an emerging leader in social media, that may actually be a “low ball” estimate, especially as interest spreads surrounding this event.
In order to continue the growth of this event and support the cause that initiated the vision, Black Bloggers Connect is leaving room for sponsors, media partners and ambassadors to join in creating something new and unique -- not just for the DC area, but for all Bloggers Nationwide! Creating an festival for multicultural channels is opening doors to the World in gaining unity through hobbies, politics, relationships, interests, scholastics, society, fashion and more!
What Black Bloggers Connect is implementing to the World of Social Media isn’t just another conference. It is an indirect means of creating peace and collaboration, while inspiring Bloggers to continue on the path of impacting overall society through “The Power of Blogging!” They are leading bloggers to information and innovative ideas through that collaboration of brainstorming and tactic. They are basically creating a new standard in how the Blogging Community operates. This is very important in the overall innovation of how information is to be delivered to audiences all over the World, which not only transfers into Education and Entertainment, but also to Marketing and Civics.
By promoting positive ideas and information, we can make this world a better place!