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Tuesday
Jan032012

BWB’s First Annual Holiday Cocktail Party

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first annual holiday cocktail party and coat drive Friday at Red Kiva in Chicago. Special thanks to our partners Afrobella, The Red Pump Project and Swish Dreams.

We sipped cocktails courtesy of Alize, munched on cupcakes and indulged in trivia for iTunes gift cards. There were even free beauty products compliments of Afrobella.

Photos by Aminah Hanan

Friday
Dec162011

Cocktails, Convos and Coats

 

Tis the season for giving! Join Blogging While Brown as we team up with The Red Pump Project, Swish Dreams and the fabulous Afrobella for a holiday party and coat drive! "Cocktails, Convos and Coats" is our way of partying with a purpose this holiday season and giving back to those less fortunate.

Come for an evening of good music (DJ Niena Drake will be on the ones & twos), drinks, conversations, games and charity. Please bring gently-used to new winter gear you no longer want or need with you to donate. All items donated will be given to local shelters. 

Event information

When: Friday, December 30, 2011; 6-9pm

Where: Red Kiva Lounge (1108 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60607)

Who: @BWBConference@RedPumpProj@SwishDreams and @Afrobella

Free cover all night, but we're accepting suggested donations of $10.

Click here to RSVP.

Tuesday
Dec062011

2012 Call for Ideas

The Call for Ideas for Blogging While Brown 2012 is now closed. Programming for the 2012 conference will be announced in February 2012. Thanks to everyone who submitted their ideas and we hope to see you all in Philly!

2012 Program Tracks:

  • Building & Managing an Online Community: content creation, engaging readers, blogging etiquette & ethics, SEO, social media and technology
  • Monetization: creating an income stream from online content
  • Politics/Grassroots Activism: civic engagement, taking your blog offline - community organizing, using social media for good
  • PR/Brand Management: creating & managing your brand, marketing & promotion, working with brands
  • Social Media Clinics: Designed to introduce beginning bloggers to social media & technology
Friday
Nov042011

Announcing the 2012 Call for Ideas

We are proud to announce that the Call for Ideas for Blogging While Brown 2012 will open Monday, November 7, 2011. Submissions will be accepted until December 5, 2011 and programming will be announced in February 2012

Not interested in being a speaker? Want to suggest a program track, panel or speaker? There will also be an opportunity for you to submit your Blogging While Brown wish list. We encourage your ideas and invite you to help build the conference you want to attend.

Submissions will be accepted for the following program tracks:

  • Building & Managing an Online Community: content creation, engaging readers, blogging etiquette & ethics, SEO, social media and technology
  • E-Publishing: producing an e-book, marketing & distribution
  • Ethics & The Law: best practices for bloggers
  • Monetization: creating an income stream from online content
  • Politics/Grassroots Activism: civic engagement, taking your blog offline - community organizing, using social media for good
  • PR/Brand Management: creating & managing your brand, marketing & promotion, working with brands
  • Social Media Clinics: ad networks, tech tips, writing workshop, finding your voice, using Twitter & Facebook, basic design element, anything that encompasses blogging, social media & technology for newbies

All submission must include:

  • Panel name & description
  • Program track you are submitting for
  • Fellow contributing panelists & why
  • URLs to support your submission

Thank you in advance for your willingness to share your creativity and skills with your fellow bloggers. Let’s make the 5th annual conference a true celebration of Black Blogging Excellence.

Friday
Nov042011

Book Your Room for BWB 2012

The host hotel for BWB 2012 is the Omni Hotel at Independence Park. Just one block away from the Chemical Heritage Foundation and 10 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport the hotel offers high speed Internet, a luxury spa, fine dining and parking.

"Overlooking Independence National Historic Park and surrounded by Philadelphia’s Society Hill, stands the four-diamond Omni Hotel at Independence Park.  This is European-style luxury hotel in downtown Philadelphia offers elegance and style at its best - at its best – all within walking distance of the Liberty Bell, U.S. Mint, Independence Hall and the Benjamin Franklin House.  Situated just 10 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport, the Omni Hotel at Independence Park offers the ideal Philadelphia hotel location."

Transportation options from the airport:

  • Taxi Service: Approximately $28.50 each way
  • Shuttle Service: Approximately $10 one way per person
  • Limousine Service: Approximately $75

The room rate for single/double occupancy is $199.00 per night. Call 215-925-0000 to book your room and reference BLOGGING WHILE BROWN.