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Saturday, June 26, 2004

Another Blog Conference: This time with blogger scholarships...

BlogOn 2004: The Business of Social Media will be held in Berkeley on July 22 & 23. Consider this a public service announcement since it's minutes from my place and I'm not sure whether it's worth it or not.

Though they are offering scholarships for students and economically-disadvantaged bloggers, which practically describes most of the bloggers I read.

Here is a few selected descriptions from their site:
BlogOn is the first conference to examine in-depth the business of social media. It is not just for the professional blogger, but for forward-thinking investors, smart marketing executives and media company professionals who understand it is time to understand and harness this gathering disruptive phenomenon. BlogOn is for executives who want to see a sharper Big Picture for social media and to identify their options and opportunities.

And the money quote:
You'll leave BlogOn understanding why blogging and social media technology have already become The Next Big Thing, fundamentally changing the way the world communicates and learns.

Here's the lack of money quote:
A limited number of scholarships will be available for students and economically-disadvantaged bloggers. To apply, please write a 1-page application that includes:

* your name, email, phone number, address, blog URL
* why you believe in blogging
* why you should be given a scholarship
* how you will help make BlogOn a success

Who knows it might be interesting and we could go out for beers or something...

Blog on, brother, blog on.