Building BlogJam

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.

BlogJam Audience Photo

 

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.

We’ll be updating soon with more details and a Call for Presenters in the coming weeks. In the meantime, be sure to check us out on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Blogging!

 

 

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What’s New with BlogJam 2016

After the great success of the inaugural BlogJam Atlantic, which took place in 2015, we are so excited to be able to share with you our plans for a 2016 event.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 6th, 2016.

What else is new?

Perhaps one of the most exciting developments with BlogJam 2016 is the location change. This year, BlogJam 2016 will take place at the historic Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

pier 21

Home to the Canadian Museum of Immigration — where so many Canadian stories began — Pier 21 is the ideal location for sharing the stories of our blogging journeys: from idea to inception to publishing and beyond.

We can’t wait to hear your blogging story.

Stay tuned for future posts as we introduce our new planning team, details on registration, calls for submissions, and more!

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