Our goal is to make the North American and European Beer Bloggers Conferences as suitable to your goals and interests as possible. One way we do this is by working with an advisory board of beer bloggers, most of whom have attended past conferences and will be attending the 2012 conferences. (See the advisory board list below.) A second way is by asking for your feedback on the conference content and speakers.
We have already been working with our North American and European blogger advisory boards on the conference agendas and potential content. Now we’d like to ask for your input.
European Beer Bloggers Conference
Please see the Agenda page for the EBBC where we have outlined the various content sessions. In 2012, in response to discussions we had at the end of the London conference in May, we are focusing more on hard content areas in which you can take home knowledge to improve your beer blog. These content areas will focus on Writing, Technology, Industry, and Tasting.
Now, we would like to solicit your input for potential speakers, either to sit on panels for these sessions or to serve as a keynote speaker. This is your chance to think big and come up with names of people you’d like to hear speak at the conference. To contribute, simply leave a comment on this blog post or email email@example.com with your specific suggestions as to whom you’d like to have speak, whether you have contact information for him/her, and what topic / keynote you think the person could cover. Please make sure to mention this is for the Leeds conference.
North American Beer Bloggers Conference
In North America, we went about this the other way around. We started with our advisory board by coming up with a list of over a dozen names for potential keynote speakers. We are in the process of confirming our two keynote speakers and will announce them later this month.
Now, we’d like to hear from you about what topics you’d like to see presented at the 2012 conference. We are open to all suggestions: general topic categories (working with breweries), specific sessions (how to use WordPress better), or specific speakers (this is your chance to volunteer or suggest someone). To contribute, please leave a comment on this post or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific suggestions, making sure to tell us this is for the Indy conference.
Thanks for your suggestions and we’ll continue to update you on the conference agendas. And thanks to our advisory boards!
European BBC Advisory Board
Mark Dredge – UK
Hayo Fink – Netherlands
Leight Linley – UK
Alessio Leone – Italy
Andy Mogg – UK
North American BBC Advisory Board
Angelo De Ieso