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Registration Details

Conference Registration

* Registration Is Now Open*

Individual Blogger Early Bird Registration         $200 (ends July 7, 2010)
Individual Blogger Regular Registration            $265

Industry Professional Early Bird Registration   $350 (ends July 7, 2010)
Industry Professional Regular Registration      $415

 

What’s Included:

Admission to all conference sessions; Keynote Breakfast & Luncheon; Coffee Breaks; Friday Evening Cocktail Reception; Friday and Saturday Evening Special Events; and Blogalicious 2010 Swag.

NEW – Industry professionals, we’ve just added a mingle session with bloggers just for you!

2010 Events

2010 Events

Blogalicious Bytes: Monthly Webinars

One-hour webinars focused on various social media related educational topics will begin in January 2010. Join us for the following webinars:

January 18th, 2010 @ 8 p.m. – “Monetizing Your Blogs”  with instructor Ken Gibbs, former Network Director of Real Black.

February 11th, 2010 @ 2 p.m. – “How To Be Number One On The Google Without Paying a Small Fortune” with instructor Adria Richards of Butyoureagirl.com and freshworkshops.com.

March 4th, 2010 @ 9 p.m. – “How To Be Number One On Google Without Paying a Small Fortune” with instructor Adria Richards of Butyoureagirl.com and Freshworkshops.com.  Please RSVP for this webinar HERE.

March 10th, 2010 @ 9 p.m. – “Tax Tips for Your Blog” with instructor Shannon Nash, CPA and Tax Attorney, of shannonnash.com. Please RSVP for this webinar HERE.

Meet-ups

Meet-ups will be hosted in select cities or in conjunction with select events throughout the year ultimately leading up to the Blogalicious 2010 conference. Please mark your calendars with the following events:

February 17, 2010 – DC Area Meet-up

April, 2010 – West Coast Area Meet-up

August 2010 – New York, NY – Blogher ’10 Official Community Party

The Ritz Carlton

About the Ritz-Carlton South Beach

Immerse yourself in the ocean, and the action. The Ritz-Carlton’s South Beach, Miami hotel lies on Miami’s most famous beach, and is located just steps from Lincoln Road – a 10-block, pedestrian esplanade with the best shopping, dining, nightlife and people watching South Beach has to offer.

Catering to the most discerning guests, dignitaries and celebrities, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach features:

  • 375 guest rooms, including two poolside lanai wings in the style of early Miami Beach
  • More than 20,000 total square feet of exceptional meeting and conference facilities
  • 16,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • A prime location, within walking distance to Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road and South Beach nightlife
  • The complete restoration of the original 1953, Morris Lapidus-designed, landmark hotel in South Beach

Guest Room Features & Amenities

  • 400-450 square feet
  • Views of the Atlantic Ocean, pool, and South Beach
  • Dark cherry furniture blends with color schemes of nautical blue, spruce green and burnished gold
  • Generously sized desks
  • I-Pod docking stations, with AM/FM clock radios
  • In-room laptop-compatible safe
  • Computer and fax hookups
  • Multi-line telephones with hold button
  • Choice of one king or two double beds
  • Goose down and non-allergenic foam pillows
  • Luxurious 100% cotton linens
  • Sumptuous marble baths
  • Suit, skirt and padded hangers
  • Fully stocked mini refreshment bar
  • All rooms are non-smoking

Get ready to be pampered!

Participate

We need YOU!

Blogalicious Conferences are for you.  For that reason, your input is integral to ensuring that your experience is both informative and enjoyable. Here’s how you can get involved:
 
Events – We are pleased to announce the launch of a series of on-going events throughout the year to empower, educate and engage the women of color blogger community. Click here for more information about our webinar series and our meet-ups.
 
Blog – We will periodically post requests for input or feedback on our blog and we will either ask you to participate in a poll or leave us comments. So, make sure that you’ve added us to your blogroll.
 
Open calls  Volunteer or recommend speakers and session topics.  We appreciate knowing about the issues that are relevant to you and learning about new speakers.
 
Feedback – We need your input so subscribe to our newsletter and/or leave us comments on our announcements so we know what you’re thinking.
 
Tell a Friend – If you had a good time in 2009 or you plan on attending this year’s conference, then make sure to tell a friend! 
 
Badges – If you attending Blogalicious 2010, please feel free to add one of our badges to your site.  Grab them here.
What is Blogalicious?


The Social Gathering Celebrating Diversity in the Blogosphere ~ Oct. 8 – 10, 2010

Blogalicious Weekend is the one and only social media conference devoted to uniting women of color. For three days, black, white, Latina, Caribbean, Asian-Pacific, and Native-American bloggers, among other nationalities, will enjoy a weekend of entertaining discussions and extraordinary events, all experienced in the company of exceptional women.

Don’t miss this fabulous experience designed especially for you!

See you in Miami!

Our hotel … The Ritz Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Sophistication at its best!

Experience The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach and discover the chic sophistication of Miami’s most famous beach community. Located just steps from the city’s finest shopping, dining and nightlife, this luxury hotel in Miami offers guests an unforgettable escape.

Blogalicious attendees will enjoy all the luxuries of the hotel at a special rate of $199 per night.  To reserve your rooms at this special rate, please contact The Ritz Carlton directly at 1-800-241-3333 or at their site.  Please reserve your room now before the room block closes on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

To reserve online, go to http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SouthBeach/Rooms/Default.htm. To apply the discount select “Optional information”, and in the field entitled “Group code” enter MMLMMLA

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Miami…it’s the place to be!

Meet Me in MIAMI … A Tropical Paradise

A dynamic international city, Greater Miami is a rare hybrid — a sophisticated urban resort with world-class business amenities that doubles as a laidback tropical paradise. Conventioneers reap the benefits when they choose to meet in a town where combining business with pleasure is as effortless as convening a conference on a waterfront terrace kissed by glorious sunshine and soft breezes. 

With an unparalleled mix of ethnic and cultural groups spread throughout the sprawling city’s environs, Miami offers visitors a new perspective on every corner; a mélange of images, sounds and tastes that range from the familiar to the exotic. A live and let live philosophy prevails, an essential attitude in a large city with so many different points of view. Visitors instantly pick up on the local laid-back mood; and stress melts away upon arrival at Miami International Airport, a short drive to most major destinations, hotels and motels 

South Beach/Art Deco District/Ocean Drive 

Located at the southern end of Miami Beach, South Beach’s Art Deco District is a whimsical collection of more than 800 architecturally protected buildings from the 1930s and 1940s, which is the largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world. It has been anointed the “American Riviera” in a nod to the unmistakable air of casual chic that permeates the district. The transformation of South Beach from a downtrodden slum into a pastel wonderland of painstakingly renovated architectural treasures has brought global fame for the Art Deco District and its glorious beaches and fabled nightlife. An international symbol for Miami, this popular visitor destination is home to a wondrous mix of luxury resorts, boutique hotels, inexpensive hostels and moderately priced national chain hotels. 

Time To Play 

One of the best reasons to meet in Miami is that when the day’s work is done, visitors find themselves in America’s playground. For conference attendees on a break or spouses along for the journey, options for entertainment, both organized and spontaneous, abound. Whether it’s zipping around sparkling Biscayne Bay on a motor boat or lounging poolside at one of Miami Beach’s chic boutique hotels, down time is a great time when you meet in Miami. 

Immaculately groomed golf courses throughout the destination are geared towards duffers of all levels; tennis courts are in the same league. A gateway to glorious ecological discovery lies less than an hour from downtown with two national treasures — Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park. 

Restaurants are among the top in the nation, with top chefs attracting kudos for innovative New American cuisine, while nightlife is legendary — offering ample opportunities to rub shoulders with hot celebrities and super models. Others may choose to participate in the great American pastime — shopping! Check out Lincoln Road on Miami Beach for trend-setting shops and extraordinary people-watching or the chic, designer-studded Bal Harbour Shops and Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Upscale centers like Aventura Mall and The Falls, as well as factory outlet centers like the Dolphin Mall, offer serious shoppers a wealth of choices. 

Miami … it’s the place to be!

2009 Blogalicious Weekend

The first annual Blogalicious Weekend was held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 9-11, 2009. The attendees were published authors, influential bloggers, blue chip marketers, and most importantly, a diversity of social media enthusiasts.

Thank You

The theme of the inaugural conference was “Your Wow Factor” and all we can say is “WOW!”  By all accounts, Blogalicious 2009 was a success. From the attendance, to the location, sessions, sponsors, and social events, the weekend was better than we imagined.  We are overjoyed with appreciation for the energy and excitement that radiated during the conference and on the blogs and tweets gathered from all parts of the web.

Surpassing Expectations

When we set out to host the conference, we aimed for 150 conference attendees to keep the weekend intimate and personal.  Our reason for keeping it intimate was to unite bloggers and marketers so that they could develop relationships, relax and absorb quality information in a friendly atmosphere.  Although we were thrilled to reach our cap of 150 attendees, we still had many pleading to come.  Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to accommodate additional registrants and we are overjoyed to report that Blogalicious 2009 hosted 177 attendees; including a handful of men!

On Twitter

Conference attendees live Tweeted the event and, within the first hour of the conference on Saturday, Blogalicious09 was a Trending Topic on Twitter.  For an in-depth look at what the attendees had to say, read the #blogalicious09 Twitter Stream here.

Official Photo Gallery & Attendee Video Collection

Carol Cain, known as NYCityMama, was our Official Blogalicious 2009 Photographer.  Carol did a phenomenal job capturing all aspects of the weekend.  Please enjoy the photo album and if you decide to use any of her photos, make sure to give credit to: Carol Cain, NYCityMama.com.   (more…)

What’s new for 2010

What’s new for 2010

For this year’s conference, we turned to 2009 attendees for feedback and tweaked the programming a bit. Here’s what you can expect for 2010:

• Three breakout tracks (Lifestyle, Entrepreneurial & Technical);

• Longer sessions to allow additional time for questions and interaction; and

• More networking opportunities.

The Spirit of Blogalicious

Your blog is an expression of you.  It’s an outlet to voice your feelings and opinions; a place to share your hopes and dreams.  It’s your very own medium used to recount your personal stories and to vent your frustrations.  Part of what makes blogging so enjoyable is the ability to connect with other bloggers and to become friends with someone by virtue of this shared experience.

Now, imagine a getaway – one celebrating diversity – that combines all of the things that you love about blogging and social media with the added element of face-to-face interactions and the intimacy of “IRL” relationships. At Blogalicious 2010, you’ll laugh, you’ll learn, you’ll let your hair down.  It will be just like blogging…only better.

Conference founders, Mamalaw Media Group, strive to provide an amazing opportunity for women bloggers to come together to celebrate their diversity and their love for blogging.

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