I encourage all villagers to participate in the planning for Blogging While Brown: The 3rd Annual International Conference for Bloggers of Color, scheduled for June 18-19, 2010 in Washington DC.
Blogging While Brown promotes intellectual, social, and cultural development of the blogging community by bringing bloggers of color together in one location. The purpose of the conference is to facilitate conversations that lead to collaboration and innovation among bloggers of color.
Last year's conference, held in Chicago, was attended by activists, entrepreneurs, journalists and others interested in expanding digital media content creation and distribution among people of color.
In an effort to provide conference attendees with the best experience possible, BWBC decided to modify our annual programming process. So instead of a call for workshop proposals, BWBC is having a call for ideas. What would you like to present? Who would you like to hear from ? What do you want to learn? How could you benefit the conference?
Don't limit yourself to workshops and panels. BWBC is also looking for participants who can present short case studies or shorter presentations on narrower subjects as well. Be as creative and as detailed as possible in your description of what you would like to see at the next Blogging While Brown Conference. Some ideas to get you started:
- Continuing Blogger Education
- Internet Advocacy
- Social Networking
- Social Media Successes/Failures
- Effective vs. Ineffective Online Activism
- Access to Technology
- Content Creation Tools
- Content Distribution
- Blogger Quality of Life
- Legal Issues of Blogging
- Emerging Trends
You can find some other suggested topics on the Blogging While Brown website.
Be as creative as you want to be ... work with other bloggers and blog readers. If you have any questions, email bloggingwhilebrown [at] gmail [dot] com.
Don't talk about it, be about it! Anyhow, I plan to attend the 3rd annual BWB Conference. What about you?