This time last year our small BlogJam team had no idea what laid ahead of us. Sure, we all had our share of professional experience in conference and event planning but BlogJam was a horse of a different colour. Being the first of its kind in the region meant that BlogJam didn’t have any groundwork on which we could build.
Fortunately, the logistics were generally formulaic so those details fell into place fairly easily. What we couldn’t anticipate, however, was how the spark of the idea of BlogJam would blossom into something so big, and broad, and inclusive, and successful.
I’m talking about the extras. I’m talking about the je ne sais quoi.
I’m talking about the sponsors and the supporters.
I’m talking about the presenters.
I’m talking about the participants.
What really made BlogJam into an event worth talking about was the atmosphere of support and sharing that took place. At the end of the day there was, not only a sense of accomplishment for a conference well-done, but also a sense that we weren’t quite finished with what we had started.
Turns out BlogJam 2015 only whetted our appetites.
This year we are building on that first event in bigger and bolder ways. We will be welcoming new speakers, more participants, a new location, and so much more.