Wednesday, January 28, 2009

2009 "Call for Workshops" Now Open

Workshop Submission Guidelines
Call For Workshop Proposals
Planning is well underway for the 2009 Blogging While Brown Conference. The International Conference
for Bloggers of Color ( is scheduled for June 19-20, 2009 at the University Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Blogging While Brown promotes intellectual, social, and cultural development of the blogging community by
bringing bloggers of color together in one location to share knowledge with each other. Last year's inaugural Blogging While Brown Conference was an excellent opportunity for many bloggers of color and their readers to meet and interact for the first time. Participants were able to discuss current issues of interest, network with like-minded individuals and organizations, as well as learn about the latest technology to assist bloggers with publishing their work and improving their readers' experience by fully utilizing in the latest social media offerings.

Blogging While Brown is currently accepting proposals for workshops that will appear at this year's conference in Chicago. There are three conference workshop tracks:

Track No. 1 - John H. Johnson Track
This track will feature sessions related to blogging about current events, news, politics, activism, and bloggers who are leveraging their online resources to get offline results.

Track No. 2 - Window Synder Track
This conference track will feature sessions related to the nuts and bolts of blogging such as technology, blogging widgets, increasing blog traffic, legal issues, design, layout and improving the reader experience.

Track No. 3 - Madame C.J. Walker Track
This conference track will feature sessions related to the business of side blogging, monetizing blogs, better marketing of blog sites, and getting your work noticed and published by mainstream media outlets.

Who may submit workshop proposals?
All individuals interested in bloggers of color and the issues of interest to them are encouraged to submit
proposals. Individuals from for- profit and not-for-profit organizations are also welcomed to submit proposals for consideration provided the proposed workshop supports the theme, goals or workshop subject areas of the conference.


You can download submission guidelines here.