We already have a dozen “early adopters” registered for the first-ever International Beer Bloggers & Online Media Conference, scheduled for November 5-7 in Boulder, Colorado. Not bad considering we just announced it a few days ago. We have also received a large number of responses from people who are considering attending but haven’t yet made up their minds. Thus, three great reasons to register for the BBC:
1. You don’t want to miss out. The conference is limited to 150 people and will likely sell out. Why do we predict this? Primarily because the first-ever Wine Bloggers Conference, back in 2008, was also an unknown but sold out. In fact, we limited the conference to 150 people, increased it to eventually allow in 183 participants, and sadly had to turn away another 21. Once the momentum got going, registrations happened fast and we think the same will happen with the Beer Bloggers Conference.
2. You will have an outstanding experience. Again referring to the Wine Bloggers Conference, we can safely predict you’ll have an awesome experience. 83% of participants at that first Wine Bloggers Conference rated their experience Very Good or Outstanding and 99% rated it as a positive experience. (One person rated it “fair” – we are not sure why.) As one attendee said “I have been to hundreds of conferences for work, ed and play—I can safely say yours was one of the best organized I have ever been to! Kudos to you all!” And since we at Zephyr Adventures have now had three years of experience running conferences for bloggers, the first-ever Beer Bloggers Conference should be even better.
3. The content will be excellent. We have received many inquires about the content and already about 10 suggestions for good speakers and subjects. We can’t tell you yet what the exact content will be because we will first hold a survey of registrants to let those folks vote on which subjects they want to learn about. We can give you a few examples of potential topics: how to monetize your blog, using WordPress more efficiently, how beer blogging differs in Europe versus North America, how to increase your blog’s readership, how social media ties in to search engine optimization, using video in your blog, and how to interview a beer industry subject. We’ll also have some great keynote speakers from the beer industry, beer press, and/or from among your fellow bloggers. This conference is about having fun and meeting people but it is also about learning.
To find out more, peruse this site, read our first blog entry announcing the conference, or sign up for the Beer Blog News alerts on the right.