Thursday, June 07, 2007

Lt. Gov. Bolling to speak at Blogs United Dinner

We liked him so much last year, we've invited him again. LG Bill Bolling will be speaking to the Blogs United conference at our dinner at CNU on Saturday, July 14.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

McGuireWoods Consulting Sponsors Conference

Blogs United is pleased to announce that McGuireWoods Consulting has agreed to be a principle sponsor of the conference with their pledge of $1000.

Kevin Grierson, Esq. speaking on Fair Use

A leading attorney in Norfolk for the firm Wilcox & Savage, P.C., Kevin Grierson, has agreed to join David Mastio of BlogNetNews on a panel discussion on Fair Use Policy/Intellectual Property Rights.

Grierson joins Attorney General Bob McDonnell, Del. Brian Moran and Donald Luzzatto of the Virginian-Pilot as confirmed speakers.

Group rate at Marriott ends June 15

You must register your rooms at the Marriott by June 15, otherwise you will lose the group rate of $99. I think they normally charge $139-149 per night. You can register your room by clicking the Marriott graphic on the sidebar.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Agenda set for conference

Friday, July 13

3:00-7:00 p.m. -- Welcome and Registration.

7:00-9:00 p.m. -- Reception (sponsorship still available @ $400)

Saturday, July 14

8:30-9:00 a.m. -- Registration continues

9:00-9:30 a.m. -- Welcome and Breakfast (sponsored by Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell)

9:30-10:30 a.m. -- Session 1: Anonymous blogging, Roundtable Discussion

10:30-11:30 a.m. -- Session 2: Relations with the media/changing media with the Hampton Roads Daily Press, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, and others

11:30-12:30 p.m. -- Working lunch (sponsored by Del. Brian Moran)

12:30-1:30 p.m. -- Session 3: The changing face of campaigns and government (sponsored by McGuire Woods)

1:30-2:30 p.m. -- Session 4: Fair-use policy, Roundtable Discussion

2:30-4:30 p.m. -- Session 5: Technology discussion. Such topics include:

  • How to make money from blogs.... advertising, sponsorships, syndication, etc.

  • Promoting your blog....cross-linking to Technorati, buying ads on Google, Digging, meta-tags, etc.

  • Taking your blog to Blog Talk Radio.

  • Formatting your blog. Using HTML and CSS.

6:00-9:00 p.m. -- Dinner, invited speakers include: Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, and several others, including members of both parties political caucuses for House and Senate. (Dinner sponsorships still available, email Jim.)

Don't forget to register for the conference using the button on the sidebar to the right and register for your room at the Marriott!

P.S. If you are interested in serving on a panel, be sure to email Jim.