BlogJam 2017 will take place on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at The Prince George Hotel in Halifax, NS.
The existing community of bloggers in Atlantic Canada is rich and varied in subject matter, experience, and expertise. BlogJam 2017 aims to facilitate an event in which this community can come together to create, share, and engage in and about all topics related to blogs, bloggers, and blogging, in a positive, inclusive atmosphere.
The goal of BlogJam is to provide an opportunity for bloggers from Atlantic Canada to engage with one another face-to-face and to share experiences and expertise related to blogging through meaningful dialogue. Participants of BlogJam will be active in this experience through knowledge exchange, which will be facilitated by a day-long event, including plenary and workshop-style breakout sessions. Active participants of BlogJam will leave feeling enlightened and empowered to implement BlogJam-inspired ideas into their blogging experiences and related undertakings.
- Anyone interested in blogs or blogging-related undertakings is welcome to attend
- Participants will be active in their learning experience
- Participants will be encouraged to follow the “law of two feet” wherein they should feel comfortable leaving any session in which they are not contributing nor receiving value from the experience
BlogJam welcomes any suggested topics related blogs, bloggers, and blogging, so feel free to bring us your most creative ideas. You can expect the audience of enthusiastic participants would be open to hearing about such topics as:
- Blogging in Atlantic Canada
- Building an aesthetically pleasing blog
- How to monetize your blog
- Writing styles, themes, tone, and voice
While any type of blog focus is welcome and encouraged to present, some major blog-related topics might include:
- Mommy/family blogs
- Food writers
- Entertainment and pop culture
- Travel blogs
- Eco/Green living blogs
- And more!
BlogJam sessions will be 45 minutes each and can take any type of format, including workshop-style, oral (powerpoint, etc.), or a group activity. Presenters are encouraged to allow for 5-10 minutes at the end of their presentation to allow for questions and group discussion.
How to Apply
To apply for BlogJam 2017, please complete the BlogJam Presenter Proposal Form.
Deadline for Applications
Applications are due on August 15th, 2017.
Questions and Comments
Any questions regarding the Call for Presentations or about the conference itself can be directed to the BlogJam Organizing Committee through the contact us link.