Rocky Mountain High #BBC10

by Renee on November 3, 2010

When I first saw a tweet about the very first Beer Bloggers Conference being held in early November, I thought, I should really go to that. The timing was serendipitous since I had just launched my beer-themed blog in early September. Suddenly I found myself wanting to connect with other beer bloggers and evangelists, and this opportunity presented itself. So here I go!

The conference is being held in Boulder, Colorado–and I’ve never been to the Centennial State. When I was a teenager, there was a period I was obsessed with John Denver, and played “Rocky Mountain High” over and over again–I can still picture his bright smile as he strummed his guitar and praised those mountains. I can’t believe it took me this many years to get there.

So what goes on at a blogging get-together of over 100 beer aficianados? I think we’ll be tasting a little beer, talking about beer and blogs, doing some live blogging, tasting some more beer, and having a pretty great time in general. Here’s the agenda:

Friday, November 5, 2010
12:00 PM          Registration
2:00 PM            Welcome and Conference Overview
2:15 PM             Julia Herz from Brewers Association: “Why Beer Bloggers Further the Revolution”
2:40 PM            Jessica Daynor from Draft Magazine: “Beer Journalism: Beer Bloggers & the Print Media”
3:30 PM            Beer Blog Site Reviews with SEO Expert Dustin Woodard
4:30 PM            The Science of Food and Beer Pairing
6:15 PM             Buses depart for dinner at Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont
9:00 PM            Bring Your Own Bottles Night

Saturday, November 6, 2010
9:30 AM           Boulder Tech Session: 4 presentations on blogging & technology
11:30 AM          Lunch on your own at local restaurants and brew pubs
1:30 PM            Craft Beer and Women: As Consumers, Industry Members, and Blog Readers
2:30 PM            Greg Koch from Stone Brewing: “Why Beer Bloggers are Important to Craft Brewers and the Craft Beer Movement”
3:30 PM            Live Beer Blogging
6:15 PM             Buses depart for dinner at Boulder Beer Company
9:00 PM            Boulder Beer Crawl

Sunday, November 7, 2010
9:00 AM             Presentations by Bloggers for Bloggers: 3 Presentations by 3 Bloggers
11:10 AM            Jay Brooks from Brookston Beer Blog: “Looking Into the Crystal Ball: The Future of Beer Blogging”
12:00 PM           Closing Remarks, Feedback, and Discussion of 2011 Conference
12:30 PM           Conference Finish

Stay tuned for updates here and on Twitter where you can follow me at @BrewersDaughter! Look for the hashtag #BBC10. I’m leaving on a jet plane!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

CJ November 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Soooo jealous! We will be there next year. Be sure and represent for the women!

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Jimmy November 5, 2010 at 12:37 am

Hey girl,
Enjoy a cold one for me.
-Jimmy Super Shuttle

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