Save the date! Bloggers teaching bloggers: Virginia Real Estate BloggerCon 2.0 announcement

Thanks to the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS®, we are pleased to announce that a second Virginia Real Estate BloggerCon will be held in Leesburg, Virginia on Friday, April 4, 2008. Beyond this, details are a bit sketchy, but save the date for a full day of peer-to-peer learning with your fellow real estate bloggers. Here are the details, sketchy as they are:

  • Date: Friday, April 4, 2008
  • Location: Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® | 803 Sycolin Rd, Suite 222, Leesburg, VA
  • Time: Roughly 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (optional happy hour and dinner on Thursday evening)
  • Cost: FREE, but at registration we are considering asking for a $10 charitable donation to: 1) ensure registrants are serious about coming and 2) support a good cause.

Now, don’t let the “Virginia” part of the name fool you. Even if you’re not fortunate enough to be a Virginia REALTOR®, we are inviting REALTORS® from around the globe to attend. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), United Airlines’ hub in the mid-Atlantic, is just a few miles away from the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® offices in Leesburg, so this is definitely a fly-in type of event. We will be giving Virginia REALTORS® the right of first refusal, but once they’ve been given an opportunity to register, we’ll open it up to other attendees. Attendance will be limited to the first 30 registrants.

Agenda will be set by the registrants, but some prospective topics are…

  • Stupid blog tricks (set up roundtables for WordPress, Typepad, Blogger and Active Rain blogging platforms, and learn from your peers about how to trick out your blog)
  • Widgets that Work (from Plugoo to Vyew, Meebo to Wufoo and every crazy Web 2.0 company name in between, what widgets deliver real value?)
  • How to write for SEO and not come across like a robot
  • Book reports (Wikinomics, Here Comes Everybody, Freakonomics, whatever’s hot on your reading list)
  • Legal, ethical and regulatory implications for REALTORS® using social media
  • Integrating other social networking sites (Linkedin, Facebook, etc.) into your blogging efforts.

So, those are the early, admittedly sketchy, details. If you’re interested, please raise your hand by leaving a comment.

Read about and see pictures of the first Virginia Real Estate BloggerCon.

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23 Responses to Save the date! Bloggers teaching bloggers: Virginia Real Estate BloggerCon 2.0 announcement

  1. candy lynn says:

    I’ll be there – how do I register.

  2. Amy Chorew says:

    Sounds great but I will be in MONTANA – need more lead time and I will be there.

  3. Heather & Candy, you have dibs on the first two seats. I’ll have registration details available in a few days.

    Amy, come to Baltimore September 24-28. We’ll have something bloggy going on during our annual convention.

  4. Bob Carney says:

    I am sure I can make most of the day. I will see what I can do with the afternoon schedule.

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  6. Brian Block says:

    Ben, I’m interested, but will have to check my calendar tomorrow.

  7. Claude Labbe says:

    Hi Ben,

    Calendar open at the moment, would love to get a ticket.


  8. Sasha Cannon says:

    would love to join!

  9. Cindy Jones says:

    Sounds like a an event not to be missed. The first one was chocked full of great information and this one should garner a lot of interest! See you there.

  10. Tony Arko says:

    I will definitely be there.

  11. Ann-Lewise Shaw says:

    Please count me in and let us know if we need to formally register. Thanks

  12. Julie Emery says:

    Great! Sign me up!

  13. Jeremy Hart says:

    Looking forward to being a part of this one. Thanks for setting this up, Ben!

  14. Brian Block says:

    Okay, I’ll be there, but given some of the traffic I’ve been hitting lately, I may have to rent a helicopter from Alexandria to Dulles Airport and then hoof it from there.

  15. I’ll be there! Drinks afterwards? …maybe Dulles will let us bring our own mixers ;)

  16. Arleen Yobs says:

    What a great idea! I hope I can make it!!

  17. Sue Puleo says:

    Sounds interesting but all day? Where can I get more details on what will be happened and when. I don’t think I can be there that long. I’d like to try to participate. Will it be Ok to do part of the day?

  18. Dustin says:

    It’s so much fun to watch all these great events coming together!

  19. Ditto what Dustin said!

  20. Alecia Moroz says:

    Please count me in, too. I’m just glad I don’t have to commute in to Alexandria. At least you’ll be going against the morning commute, Brian. (As if that makes any difference around Northern VA anymore!)

  21. Is there room for me? I’d love to come!

  22. I have a settlement that day but should be able to make at least part of the events.

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