It’s that time of year again. For those who missed out on Blog World Expo in New York comes the West Coast event – Blog World Expo 2011 in Los Angeles on November 3rd – 5th. Save an additional 20% using discount code KIKOLANI20.
Why I’m Attending Blog World Expo in LA
Last year was my first Blog World, and I have to say it was a blast! Here are just some of my favorite highlights.
1. Meet your favorite bloggers in person.
I’m about as shy as they come in terms of being an extrovert online but an introvert in person. Yet I still got to meet some awesome bloggers in person at Blog World.
Not only did I meet some great individuals, but I even got to have breakfast with the majority of the Social Media Examiner team!
Needless to say, it’s a great time to strengthen bonds with your readers, mentors, collaborators, and inspirations! This is no doubt the most rewarding and valuable part of the Blog World Expo!
2. Learn from the experts.
If it was anything like last year, by the time they post the conference schedule, you will find many time slots where you will wish there is more than one of you so you can attend multiple sessions simultaneously.
And if there’s a time slot where you don’t find something of interest, even better – you can go out and meet more people!
3. Get books signed by your favorite bloggers / authors.
I’m a huge book nerd. Since there are lots of bloggers who are also published authors, chances are they will have a book signing at Blog World.
4. Talk to your favorite brands.
Lots of big names take a spot in the exhibitor hall to meet their users and customers in person!
Be sure to bring business cards to – many do some major giveaways of free iPads, iPhones, books, and other great items!
5. Take home some great schwag.
Speaking of free stuff, be sure to bring an extra suitcase. You can pick up lots of goodies in the exhibit hall!
And this was just my first time. I’m sure this year I’ll do much better!
Why You Should Register Now
If you like to save money, you’ll want to register before early bird pricing ends on July 21st. Plus, as a bonus for Kikolani readers, you can use the discount code KIKOLANI20 for an additional 20% off early bird to full pricing.
The following is the pricing schedule and deadlines.
|Pass Type||By July 21st||By Sept 21st||After Sept 21st|
|Full Access PassÂ||$997||$1,297|
|2-Day Blogger & Podcaster PassÂ Â||$397Â||$447Â|
Sure it’s over three months away, and the schedule isn’t up yet (
they are still accepting speaker proposals until July 15th). But I can assure you – you’re going to have a a great time just meeting people you’ve only known online in person and new people as well!
As disclosure, yes, I’m a Blog World affiliate (hence my cool custom discount code) but I’m also a huge, huge fan of this event and could not be more excited about it! I am looking forward to meeting more of my readers and inspirations in person this year!