BlogWorld & New Media Expo is known as the largest Social Media Conference dedicated to blogging, podcasting, social media and social networking. With thousands of attendees from over 50 countries, more than 200 speakers, this is the must-attend event for whoever interested in blogging and social media.
I have followed the event since the BlogWorld 2010 in Las Vegas and BlogWorld 2011 in Los Angeles and New York City as there are some of my favorite bloggers attending, such as John Chow or Darren Rowse. However, I couldn’t attend the conferences in previous years because the US is too far from my country, it would cost me $2,000 for 2-ways plane ticket and at least more $500 for living expenses in New York in 3 days. I couldn’t learn much from the short news and reviews from other bloggers who participated in the event, therefore, joining the BlogWorld 2012 has become one of my most important goals in 2012. As I moved to New York earlier this year, now I have a great chance to meet other awesome bloggers that will have a speech or just attend the conference.
Actually at the time this post is published, I have already purchased the 3-day Blogger/Podcaster Pass. My ticket will including following access levels:
- Access to the conference sessions in 3 days.
- Access to Keynote sessions.
- Access to exhibits during open hours on Wednesday & Thursday.
- Access to all Official Evening Parties & Mixers and Networking Reception on Exhibit Floor.
- Does not include entry to the Social Media Business Summit Break Area at any time.
The only feature missing in the package is Social Media Business Summit. I don’t register for the Summit because this will concentrate on social media strategies for businesses to increase their revenues and provide better service for customers. One more reason is that its pricing is quite high, more $450 for just the summit. You can get cheapest price if you register sooner than February 22. The prices will increase by time, for example, my ticket will increase to $397 if I register after May 15. Here are the registration pricing of BlogWorld 2012:
|Pass Type||thru 2/22||thru 3/15||thru 5/15||after 5/15|
|3 Day Blogger/Podcaster Pass||$147||$197||$297||$397|
|Social Media Business Summit||$597||$697||$897||$1,097|
|Virtual Ticket Add-on
(add to 3 Day or Social Media Business Summit passes only)
This will be a great chance for me to meet and listen to speech delivered by some famous bloggers or leaders in the Internet industry, such as Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog, Syed Balkhi from WPBeginner or Zac Johnson. The first advantage is that surely I can learn a lot from their presentations, stories and experience that will be shared in the conference. Moreover, there are a lot of other bloggers attending the event, so I will be able to talk and expand the network with those bloggers, one of the weakest parts for TechWalls at the moment.
If you can’t go to New York to join me, you can still get online access to all recorded sessions (audio & slides) plus added bonuses by purchasing the virtual ticket. That’s great, huh? Make sure you purchase ticket early to save some money, I believe this will be the most effective money you’ve ever spent.
Will you join me at the event? If you have any questions that you want to ask those famous people in the industry, please comment below and I will answer you in the recap post after the event.