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To Entice You: First Wave of Speakers Confirmed for BlogWorld '10


The BlogWorld team held another marathon panel picking session last night, and while I’m sure those who live on the West Coast aren’t hurting as much as those of us who live on the East Coast, I’m also sure they’re just as pleased as me to announce some of our confirmed speakers.

The following speakers, panels and sessions have been approved and the speakers confirmed by return email. These are not all the speakers who were accepted last night, nor are they the last wave of speakers to receive invitations. We will have more announcements as the week progresses.  However, we know some of you want to see names before committing, so names we’ll drop.

Two New Keynotes Announced…More Details to Follow

I’m reaching out to Keynoters for descriptions of their talks, but at least I can tell you two more keynote sessions have been confirmed:

  • Doug Ulman – CEO for Livestrong (@LivestrongCEO)
  • Darren Rowse, Brian Clark, Sonia Simone – Will deliver a keynote together

Again, details to follow.

Tracks: Confirmed Speakers So Far

We approved more sessions (than these) last night and more will follow today. I also have to talk with some of the speakers and panelists we just confirmed to tweak some details before making announcements. However, I can share the following with you since these sessions have been accepted and the speakers confirmed that they will, indeed, talk at BlogWorld 2010.

As it’s early in the game, all times and dates are subject to change.

Social Media Business Summit

Expect more details for the SMBS tomorrow and Friday. We’re meeting to determine speakers and sessions for this track today.

(Requires full access pass.)

Thursday 9:45 – 10:45

  • Social Media Glossary: How to impress your boss by using words such as “Trust,” “Influence” and “Value.”  – Mark Davidson

Times and Dates to be determined

  • How to Turn Friends into Fans and Fans into Customers: Declan Dunn
  • The Brand of You: How to Build a Profitable Social Media Based BusinessMari Smith

Tools and Technology

Friday, October 15

11:00 AM to 12:00 P.m.

  • Photography Tips for the New Media WorldAaron Hockley, Kris Krug

1:30 – 2:30

  • Content You Care About: Tools for Bloggers: Andrew Bennett

4:30 – 5:30

  • Does Your Blog Create a Great Reader Experience? Why Ugly Websites Sometimes Make Happier Readers: Andrew Hayes

Content Creation

Friday, October 15th

11:00 – 12:00

  • How to Write a How ToJohn Hewitt

1:30 – 2:30

  • How to Get Media Coverage for Your BlogAmy Parmenter

New Media 101

Friday, October 15

12:15 – 1:15

  • Adsense OptimizationDaniel Sococco

New Media 201

Friday, October 15

11:00 – 12:00

  • How to Keep Your Blog from Being Hacked, Stolen or Otherwise ViolatedBrian Layman

Saturday, October 16

3:30 – 4:30

  • 5 Strategies Bloggers Should Learn from Online MarketersBrandon Eley + Panel TBD


Saturday, October 16

12:45 – 1:45

  • How to Make Money Building an Online Community: Patrick O’Keefe, Chris Garrett, Lara Kulpa


There will be two monetization tracks – One on Thursday and one on Friday. Times and dates for all sessions are to be determined, but these are the sessions approved (and confirmed)  so far:

  • Monetization Super Panel: Darren Rowse, John Chow, Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schumaker, Anita Campbell
  • The Manifesto Money Trail: Jonathan Fields
  • How to Run a Successful Webinar Business from Your Blog: Lewis Howes
  • From Free to Paying Me: Michael Michalowicz
  • The Web Browser is Dead: The Apps are Taking Over Gary Rosenzweig
  • How to Package Your Thoughts into Messages and Your Messages into Money: Scott Ginsberg
  • Feeding Your Addiction: How to Create and Market Your Experience to Drive a Professional Speaking Career: Barry Moltz
  • How to Build a Successful Blog Business By Answering Reader Questions: Dave Taylor

Stay tuned to this blog this week and upcoming weeks for announcements regarding speakers and events. As we confirm more speakers and add them to the schedule, we’ll update you here.

What do you think of our panels and sessions so far?


  • BenSpark

    I am so thrilled that Jonathan Fields will be speaking, I love his books and cannot wait to meet him. There are many other too that I want to meet and hear, some I’ve heard before and some that I’ll meet for the first time. Can’t wait for the conference.

  • Taryn Pisaneschi (

    Wow, this is VERY enticing!! This will be one valuable few days… that is for sure! If the sessions aren’t enough to get someone there, the F2F networking will be.

  • Srinivas Rao

    Excited to attend and looks like there area lot of great sessions so far.

  • Brian Layman

    I’m excited to be involved with Blog World Expo again this year! It should be a great conference. Thanks for the opportunity! Vegas here I come!

  • Lara Kulpa

    So thrilled to be involved on a deeper level by speaking with two of the best I know when it comes to community. I’m honored, and look forward to my third BWE in a row this year!

  • Amy

    So honored to be among such a fabulous list of speakers! If you want to know how decisions are made in newsrooms, I will show you from the inside out! Hint: think outside the blog! I have been a reporter for years and am now blogging as well – so I’ve really seen both sides of the coin! Join me! I will answer all the questions you have — and some you haven’t even thought of!

    See you there!


  • Jason

    It would be helpful if you could add the company / organization names next to the speakers’ names.

  • kate buck

    Dude! You spelled Lewis Howes’ name wrong! But other than that, this rocks!

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