BlogWorld is about to get a lot more accessible and a whole lot cooler.
You’ve heard of BlogWorld & New Media Expo, of course — the first and only industry-wide conference and tradeshow for all new media, now offering twice as much yearly fun as a bicoastal event that hits Los Angeles in November and New York in June.
And what does BlogWorld offer? Well, it boasts more than 250 presenters and keynotes who teach attendees the tips and secrets of the best in the blogging and new media biz. It offers learning tracks in content creation, monetization, and social media (to name a few), which show you how to get more traffic, improve your writing and podcasting, expand your presence, and turn your blog into a source of income. You meet like minds (and minds you aspire to be like) and you get to pick their brains. All great stuff.
But what if you can’t attend? What if you can’t quite find the time, can’t get a sitter for the kids, or (let’s face it… times are tough) simply can’t afford it right now?
Ah. That’s where the Virtual Ticket comes in.
Forget travel and hotel expenses. Forget sending the dogs to the kennel and the kids to grandma’s. Forget putting on your pants in the morning. Attending BlogWorld through the Virtual Ticket lets you go to sessions in your pajamas, for a tiny fraction of what live attendance would cost you.
And we know what you’re thinking — but this isn’t your father’s virtual event.
BlogWorld has partnered with popular big-personality blogger Johnny B. Truant to coordinate and host the Virtual Ticket starting with this year’s BlogWorld West conference, which empties Los Angeles stores of pointy party hats this November 3rd through 5th. In the past, the Virtual Ticket has been the “take-home version” of BlogWorld Live, but this year’s VT will be an event in and of itself — something that is bigger and better and brighter than the sum of its parts.
So yes, you’ll receive recorded access more than 100 sessions at BlogWorld, but you’ll also get exclusive interviews and access to behind-the-scenes shenanigans, plus other goodies we’re keeping secret and won’t announce just yet.
(Think of the Oscars, but remove the tuxedos, the awards, and the giant gold statue of the guy on stage, and you’ll be in the ballpark. Instead of seeing Russell Crowe reacting unimpressively to jokes, you might get Peter Shankman reacting to a surprise flash mob. Instead of Lady Gaga arriving in a giant egg, maybe Liz Strauss arrives in a giant egg. You get the idea.)
The awesomeifying of the Virtual Ticket means that apart from being a “BlogWorld Live substitute” for people unable to attend, the VT also becomes a must-have add-on for anyone who attends BWE in person.
Given that there are many sessions presented at the same time in the conference hall, attendees can never see all of the speakers and panels they’d like to see due to that disturbing inability to be in multiple places at once. But with the Virtual Ticket, you’ll be able to see sessions you missed once you return home, as well as revisit sessions that were particularly engaging. Essentially, a 100+ hour incredibly practical information library becomes yours for a very low cost.
The new and improved Virtual Ticket — featuring Johnny B. Truant as “Virtual MC” and his largely-behind-the-scenes mastermind, henchwoman and “Keg Girl” Jessica Commins — debuts this year for the BlogWorld West event being held this November 3rd through 5th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. You can find more information and can purchase tickets for the Virtual Ticket here.