On Saturday, September 10,
and 1 dedicated planning team,
gathered at Allina Hospitals & Clinics offices in Minneapolis
for a day of learning and connecting.
Josh Braaten from the planning team, assuming the official blogger position (coffee in one hand, smart phone in the other).
The large wall in the lobby had three projectors we used for the day. Thanks to Josh for capturing mastheads from attendees to rotate throughout the day. It was pretty cool!
This is half the room during the opening remarks (it was a large sea of bloggers!). Yes, I took a picture from the podium.
There were many, many great sessions and I only snapped pics in a few of them. Here’s one of the community panel – Jen Emmert (Prior Fat Girl), Meghan Wilker (Geek Girls Guide), Stephanie Meyer (Fresh Tart Steph) and Ian Schwartz ( @ids07) and led by (right) Kate O’Reilly (Clever Kate).
Lunch was another highlight- taco bar – courtesy of our sponsors. I thought it was fabulous and I heard many people raving!
Our featured charity this year was Read Indeed. Minnesota Bloggers donated more than 100 childrens and teen books!
…and Mandy from Glimpses of Soul Photography donated her time and talent to provide headshots for attendees, raising $300+ for Read Indeed. (Mandy was also one of our presenters, speaking on using photography in your blog).
Big thanks to the planning team for their amazing time, talent and dedication to helping build the Minnesota blogging community. (That’s Beth, me, Bridget, Josh & Arik – Suzi had already left). And a giant thanks to my co-founder and partner, Arik. We make a great team and it’s an honor to work with you on this event.
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