Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tenative Agenda for the Conference

Here it is. We are looking forward to meeting you all. Please let us know if you want to join us on Friday evening. Please note the 4:00 offering, it is a meet and greet, set up a table with books, fliers, etc. Please let us know if you plan to participate.

Second Annual Kidlit Blogging Conference
Friday, September, 26
6:30 ish Meet in lobby. Go to Powell’s City of Books and then to dinner in the area.

Saturday, September 27
7:45-8:00 Check In Stuff
8:00-8:10 Greetings/ Welcome

8:10-9:00 Bridging Books and Blogs: A panel discussion about Kidlitosphere. (Mark Blevis, Alice Pope, Dia Calhoun, Lori Ann Grover, Betsy Bird

9:10-10:00 Making the Most of the Community: Blog Tour Events: Colleen Mondor/Jackie Parker

10:10-11:00 Two Offerings:
Six Questions for Every Blogger (target: beginning Bloggers): Anastasia Suen
Kick Your Blog Up a Notch (target: Int/advanced): Pam Coughlan

11:10- 12:00 Two Offerings:
CYBILS Forum: Jen Robinson/ Sarah Stevenson
There's a Podcast at the End of this Book: using audio and video to communicate online: Mark Blevis

12:00-1:10 LUNCH (with friends but on own)

1:10-3:00 The Bridge Between Authors and Book Reviewers: A Conversation: Laini Taylor/Jen Robinson

2:10—3:00 Promoting Your Book and Yourself On Facebook/My Space and Other Social Networking Tools: Sometimes a blog presence is not enough: you have a new book (or a new award or newsletter or... or... or...) to promote and you want to reach a bigger audience. Can the kidlitosphere grow outside of blogdom (and does it need to?)? Hear what's worked for others on social networks and around the web... and feel free to add your own ideas and success stories. Greg Pincus

3:10—4:00 Two Offerings:
Managing a Group Blog/ Creating an Internet Community: Class of 2K8/2K9

For Authors: Balancing the Personal and Professional on Your Author Blogs: Sara Zarr

4:15-5:00 Meet the Authors,( Illustrators, Agents): A time to have a table with your books, promotional etc.

5:00-6:00 Happy Hour/Time Before Dinner
6:30 Dinner


Ginger said...

Hi - I've been trying to register, but no luck on the links. All I get is a black acrobat screen. Help!

Jone said...

Email me at macrush53 At yeahoo dot com and I will send you the registration form

Elise Murphy said...

What's the best way to hook up with people on Friday night if a couple of us want to go directly to Powell's?

Anonymous said...

We will put info out this week about Friday night, meeting at Powells. You can email me at macrush53 at yahoo dot com.

a. fortis said...

Oh, good--My plane gets in around 7:30, and I'd love to meet up with people after I get checked in to the hotel, but I don't know where people will be at 8:30-ish!

hollycupala said...

I've registered, though I'm not on the official RSVP list. Am I officially registered?

readergirlz will be arriving around 9:30 pm on Friday. See you then!


Jone said...

You are officially registered. Sorry Holly

rathacat said...

Great job, enjoyed the conference, learned a lot. Thank you!

Clare Bell

Anonymous said...

This sounds like fun! Wish I had started bloggin sooner. My sister and I just started a kitlit blog in October. Would have been fun to meet other bloggers. Maybe we can make it next year.