The Beer Bloggers Conferences – in both Portland and London – are designed to be as much as possible by and for beer bloggers. We the organizers work hard to make sure bloggers have a say in the conference location, the content, and the keynote speakers.
As part of this effort, we are calling for content suggestions for both the May 20-22 conference in London and the August 19-21 conference in Portland. To suggest a content session, please either comment on this blog post or email us directly (info@beerbloggersconference dot org).
Guidelines for submitting content:
1. Please tell us if you are recommending a suggestion for the US or European conference.
2. Please tell us if this is a session you would like to lead, a session you would like us to find an expert to lead, or a panel. We will have blogger-led, expert-led, and panel sessions. Blogger-led sessions can be topics related to beer blogging such as working with your local brewery, creating beer dinners in your community, etc. If you recommend yourself as a presenter, you should be prepared to attend! Expert-led topics can be things such as how to use WordPress better, how to integrate video into your blog, or how to work with PR firms. Panels are generally comprised of beer industry folks discussing general topics such as Women & Craft Beer, Can Large Brewers Make Craft Beer, etc. We generally don’t provide free conference passes to one-session speakers.
3. We might also offer content for breweries at our 2011 conferences. This will depend on the demand but content would include topics such as how to use social media to promote your brewery, how to work with bloggers, and why a blog on your brewery site will help with your Search Engine Optimization.
4. Please note this is not a call for keynote speakers. We will do that next!