National Media Sponsor SheKnows Media #BlogHer16, and Listen To Your Mother are thrilled to announce our 6th blogging Open Mic!!
What is the Open Mic?
The Open Mic is just one part of the incredible #BlogHer16 agenda, providing attendees a chance to relax and celebrate a rich day of learning and networking. After celebrating the Voices of The Year #VOTY (bloggers selected from thousands of submissions to read their own writing at a microphone before the entire conference), you can throw your name in a hat for a chance to be randomly selected to read one of your very blog own posts before the most supportive audience that exists–your fellow internet writers.
All you need to do is bring a 5 minute piece (or shorter) to read, fill out a card, and throw it in the hat. We select readers randomly and aim to hear as many as possible. We request you respect your peers by limiting your piece to five minutes or under. Practice beforehand so you have an idea of the time. Or simply come to the Open Mic to enjoy a quiet space as an audience member, to enjoy the creative, hilarious, soul-bearing and heart-warming stories from your blog peers.
Note: You can read anything you’ve written online. It does NOT need to be remotely mother-related!!
Why have an Open Mic?
If there’s one thing that LTYM has demonstrated, it’s the amount of stories begging to be heard, out loud, in front of an audience. The Open Mic helps us create more opportunities for this to happen, reaching beyond LTYM’s annual Mother’s Day live-show season, beyond (yet still inclusive of) mother-related stories, and beyond BlogHer’s highly-coveted #VOTY podium.
When/Where is the Open Mic?
You can’t see the show if you don’t go to #BlogHer16. Register now for your seat in sunny Los Angeles August 4-6, 2016.
#BlogHer16: Experts Among Us is THE largest conference for women content creators in the world.
All of the fabulous Friday night festivities take place at the LA Live Marriott, and all registered attendees are welcome. We open our mic at 7pm and we’ll hear readers until 9pm.
The Open Mic serves as the perfect opportunity for you to share your work aloud, springing your voice from the page to the stage. Even if you have zero desire for the spotlight yourself, come and experience the thrill of your fellow online content creators claiming their voices In Real Life. SEE YOU IN LOS ANGELES!