BlogHer Conference Speaking Opportunities
Are you interested in speaking at a future BlogHer Event? We are currently accepting speaker applications for our #BlogHer18 Creators Summit in New York in August. You can apply here.
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BlogHer Events Overview
BlogHer produces conferences that cover a wide variety of topics and we offer a wide range of opportunities to feature the voices of our community.
What We Look For
We are passionate about our speaking roster representing the richness of our community and the blogosphere. We are committed to recruiting a heterogeneous chorus of voices, reflecting diversity across many dimensions. We are also dedicated to bringing fresh, new voices and ideas to the forefront of blogging, and to that end, we target having 80% of panelists at each BlogHer Event be new to the BlogHer stage.
We’re also constantly looking for experienced, strong moderators to help shepherd the panelists and the attendees in a productive dialog at the sessions.
Become a Speaker at BlogHer Events
The best way to be considered as a speaker at BlogHer events is to submit yourself, your idea, or someone you are inspired by for consideration as a speaker via a Call For Ideas submission process.
The Call For Ideas lets community members submit panel, topic, and speaker recommendations for our conferences. For a detailed example from a prior Call for Ideas, you can reference this article.
We announce any Call For Ideas on our website, through social media, and through our newsletters. So, again, we recommend you:
What is required to speak at BlogHer?
BlogHer speakers are not required to have previous speaking experience. We're proud that many speakers had their first speaking opportunity at a BlogHer event.
- You will be asked to sign and return a Speaker Agreement in a timely fashion
- We will ask for your headshot and a 150-word bio to help us promote your appearance
- We will provide "I'm speaking" blog bling/badges for use on your site
- We will plan a minimum of a one-hour planning call with every session at BlogHer. More complex sessions or workshops may require more prep time
- If your session includes a presentation or educational materials, we need those materials several weeks in advance
Note: Each speaker's Speaker Agreement will have the specific dates and deadlines associated with that event
Speaker Submissions from a PR Agency or Business
If you are a PR agency interested in helping bring your client to BlogHer Events, you can follow the channels listed out above. If you’re actually looking to get your clients or their products/services in front of the thousands of women influencers in our audience, including via a focused conference session or workshop, you may achieve that goal through sponsorship. BlogHer maintains a very strict no-shilling policy in our programming sessions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our unique and exciting sponsorship opportunities for your brand or business!
Thanks for your interest in BlogHer Events! We look forward to working with you!