What’s It Like to Attend Blog Indiana?

Once again, Noah Coffey and Shawn Plew have put together an incredible event with the 5th Annual Blog Indiana. It was informative, fun, and so much more.

Curious about what happens when 200+ bloggers and social media professionals gather in one place for two days?

  • Around the room, you hear multiple conversations which start with: “I follow you on Twitter” and end with smile or a hug.
  • The hyper-connected crowd brings with them average of two and a half electronic devices per person, which tests the limits of  any facility’s Internet capabilities (My hat is off to U Indy. While there were a few bumps, for the most part, we had wifi and lots of outlets.)
  • Thought-provoking conversations (and a few friendly debates) about marketing, social media, technology, trends and of course, cats.
  • Tough decisions as participants had to choose between several great sessions in each time slot.
  • Thousands of #BIN2012 tweets, Instagram photos and Facebook status updates
  • Lots of laughter, a few pranks, and even some social good. 
  • Finally, a little drinking and a sad goodbyes as we wait patiently for Bin2013 – Aug 8-9 2013 at @UIndy

If you missed BlogIndiana this year, don’t worry. Allison, Peter, Tina and I walked away with pages of notes, photos and video clips which will form the basis for many blog posts in the weeks to come.

In the meantime, check out my two favorite pieces of swag from the conference: The old-school composition notebook from the team at BlogIndiana and the very cool key-size jump drive from DK New Media

  • Jason Bean

    I agree! Another great year. Honored to be member of a small group of those that have attended every year. Now, I just need to come up with a session idea for next year!

  • Absolutely agree. Blog Indiana is my favorite, and the very best, smaller conference EVER. Presenting, this year, was one of the highest honors of my life. I couldn’t be more honored if Voldemort singled me out to be his primary bitch, elbowing Bellatrix out of the way and giving me her chair. Everybody at the conference rocked. Being part of that group of lovely people made the very oxygen more, well, oxygen-ish.

  • Only 360 days till next year, unless of course Voldemort shows you how to travel through time.

  • I will be in the front row. After all this time, you have earned a spot at the mic.