Yesterday, following the NEPA BlogCon Launch Party, the official website for NEPA BlogCon — at which I will be speaking on September 29 of 2012 — went live. I will be on the ‘Using Media Effectively Panel’ discussing the behind-the-scenes work regarding the NEPA Freethought Society Podcast. Here is more information from the website:
Podcasts, video, and photos can enhance your blog and make it dynamic – but are you using these tools effectively? Learn from experts in podcasting, video, and photography on how to best utilize your media to achieve blogging success. Panel includes media moguls Justin Vacula, Colin Devroe, and Mike Burnside.
More about the event from the NEPA BlogCon’s ‘about‘ page:
What is the event?
NEPA BlogCon is a (potentially annual) day long conference that’s so much more than your average “Hey, let’s talk about blogging,” event. If you’re looking to learn the REAL scoop behind what makes the blogosphere the place to be nowadays, then this is the event for you. Besides offering you a chance to network with your fellow post slingers, NEPA BlogCon will include panels and sessions related to blogging and Internet things. Don’t worry if you’re not old hat – NEPA BlogCon is for bloggers of all walks of CMS. Not a blogger? This may be the perfect event to get your start with.
Who is the event for?
NEPA BlogCon is for everyone. Seriously. We welcome everyone to come learn about blogging and storytelling through the Interwebz. So, if you’re an Internet and IT pro who wants to network with other techy types, register! We’d love to meet you. Consider yourself to be a wordsmith with a passion for the publish button? Yep, we’re all about that too. Come join us!
There will be panels for bloggers with varying levels of experience, including beginner and advanced track sessions. In addition to a day of educational sessions, attendees will get cool perks like a rad t-shirt, lunch, other cool swag, and the chance to win some neat door prizes! Oh yes, and did we mention that it’s a great way to meet other people who share your passions?
Who is running the event?
The event is being spearheaded by the “Fearsome Foursome.” Read more about us here!
Why are you having the event?
We love NEPA. Sure, some may think it’s cool to hate on the 570, but that’s not how we roll. We truly enjoy being part of our community and we want more awesome events like this to pop up. After all, this is a pretty big area – why not encourage new, exciting, and big ways of thinking?
We love blogging, social media, and videos of cats enough that we decided we wanted to put our brains together and collaborate on something big where we could share what we love. Really big. Superfantastic big. And thus, NEPA BlogCon was born.
In addition to sharing our love of bloggy goodness, we also wanted to help out our community. There are so many wonderful organizations here that need our help, so we decided to make NEPA BlogCon a not-for-profit event. This year, NEPA BlogCon will benefit The Arc of Luzerne County and the NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance.
Big ideas and big hearts in NEPA. That’s what it’s all about.