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Blog World Expo (Winners of Passes) – I’m Going Too!

Blog-World-ExpoA couple of weeks ago I announced that Blog World Expo had generously decided to give away two free passes to their conference in September to ProBlogger readers. There were a lot of entries so it took us a while to choose the winners but over the weekend Rick emailed me his two favorites.

He’s announced the winners (plus a few runners up who he is offering 50% off passes to) on the BWE blog.

The winners are:

Congratulations!

I’m going to Blog World Expo!

My exciting news is that I’m going to be attending Blog World Expo! I was waiting to see how we adjusted as a family to having a 2nd baby in the house and wanted to give my wife the chance to find her feet before jetting off around the world – but over the weekend we decided that I’ll be making a flying visit (I’ll be there fore 72 hours and on a plane there and back for 48).

I’m booked to be on at least three panels and I’ll be there to meet as many bloggers as possible and to have some fun do some work with the b5media crew.

The panels I’m listed to participate on are ‘Making Money Online with a Blog’ (with other speakers like John Chow, Brian Clark, Zac Johnson and Jim Kukral), ‘Avoiding Disaster: How Not to Use Social Media’ with Jason Falls, Lee LeFever and Patrick O’Keefe and ‘How to Hire a Professional Blogger For Your Business’ (a panel for the Exec and Entrepreneur conference on the 19th) with Jim Turner and Gregory Go. I’ll let you know if Rick decides to use me in any other sessions.

Looking at the BWE site at the moment there does seem to be some discounts available (up to 25%) for those registering before August 22nd so I hope some of you are able to join me there. You can book at Blog World Expo.

If you’d like to meet at BWE I’ll try to post my schedule as it gets closer – I’ll have limited time so try to get to as many of the parties and public gatherings as I can so as to meet as many ProBlogger readers as possible.

About Darren Rowse

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Comments

  1. Tinh says:

    Congrats! I wish I could make the trip to this expo but unable to do that. Share with us the updates. Thanks

  2. Dan Mihaliak says:

    I checked out the site and I’ll try to follow the live broadcast as much as possible. Would love to be in Las Vegas though.

  3. Brandon Eley says:

    Great to hear! Look forward to your panel with Patrick

  4. AV says:

    OMG! I can’t believe you’re going! I was thinking about skipping out on it but now that I know you’re making the trip, I might just HAVE to go! I love what you’re doing here, Darren, you have been a great help in my development online and meeting you would simply be an honor.

    Have a good flight! Don’t forget about those weird American regulations on the planes! There’s nothing worse than having to do away with half your toiletries because you’re lugging them in your carry on and they exceed the 3oz. limit…

  5. Bonnie says:

    I signed up in June .. it’s my first BlogWorld Expo, so I’m very excited about being able to hear (and possibly meet) so many amazing bloggers.

  6. Adam says:

    I wish I could make the trip too :P I won a ticket to the conference from another site but the ~$500 for a plane ticket and hotel was too much.

    Its really annoying too because I’m launching with a couple friends a really good site for blog action day.

    I know this site will be able to make a difference and it would have been great to be able to network at Blog World. If only I wasn’t a student :P

  7. Wakish says:

    That’s way too cool :D
    Keep us updated Darren!

    Have a nice trip!
    - Wakish -

  8. Sire says:

    I’m sure that those going will have a very informative and fun times and I would like to congratulate them on their good fortune. Too bad Darren, that you couldn’t turn it into a little holiday for the family, but I know how tough it is to organize something on such short notice.

  9. Sid Savara says:

    Awesome! Glad to hear you are going to be able to make it out. The Avoiding Disaster panel sounds great.

  10. That’s very exciting! I know that you’ll get a lot out of it and have a great time. I can’t wait to hear about everything when you get back!

  11. Bri Jeni says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to seeing you all at Blog World!

  12. Both female winners…coincidence?

    Anyways congrats.

  13. Denise says:

    Looking forward to seeing you at BlogWorld! This will be a first for me and I can’t wait to go!

    Denise
    Blessings from Above

  14. Cool! I’m going, and was planning on sitting in on that Monetization panel anyway. See ya there! (although you may not care about seeing me. . . )

  15. Derek says:

    This will be my first BWE, which was a must to attend after reading so many of the recaps from last year. It is great to hear that you will be there and participating on a few of the panels as well.

  16. car blog says:

    I would like to go but it is very far…

  17. Ginger says:

    I’ve gotta d a better job of keeping up with these events, needless to say Im scrambling to make last minute plans to go.

  18. GeekMommy says:

    I had already heard you were going to be joining the fun at BWE – and I’m really looking forward to meeting you Darren – assuming I can get through the horde sure to be surrounding you at all times! I think we’re all pretty much thrilled that you’re coming!

    I don’t think my panel is scheduled at the same time as any of yours, so I’ll make all 3 if it’s possible!!! :)

    Lucretia

  19. Thanks so much! I’m so excited. And the funny thing is my husband got a coupon to stay free at a hotel the same weekend . . whoo-hoo! Congratulations on the 2nd baby (and you should check out my blog for some tips on keeping that baby non-toxic!)

    Jennifer
    http://www.thesmartmama.com

  20. Sounds exciting, I wish I could be there! Have fun Darren!

  21. Stephanie says:

    I’ll be there too. Looking forward to it, as it will be my first blogging convention of any sort, and being 5 months pregnant I don’t want to bet on how long it will be until I can get to another.

  22. Blog World Expo (BWE) in Las Vegas. What a great idea! See you there fellow bloggeratis :-)