You can’t get much closer than Iowa, and you can get much more inexpensive than the cost of I_Blog!
I_Blog is the brain child of Jody, also known as Iowa Geek. She spent many a nights pondering the reasoning behind the lack of midwest blog conferences. While we are chili, snowy and really not the best place to visit 9 out of 12 months, we are still bloggers and still here! We love to learn, and want to be the best bloggers we can.
So, along came I_Blog. A midwest Blog Conference for Midwest Bloggers.
I_Blog is being held November 14-15th at the Incredible Hotel Pattee in Perry Iowa, just a hour northeast of Des Moines. This place is truly amazing. They have a bowling alley, themed rooms and a spa! This is one of the best Boutique Hotels in the country! Plus, double rooms are only $99 and there is a forum on the I_Blog website where you can find a roommate and carpool buddy!
Besides being at an amazing location, I_Blog has an incredible line up of speakers:
– Jody Halsted(Iowa Geek, Have Kid Will Travel and I_Blog Creator)
– Melanie Nelson aka Chilihead (Blogging Basics 101 and co-author of TypePad for Dummies)
– BJ Weber (Ankeny Tax and Accounting – he will talk taxes for bloggers and answer questions)
– Darci (Graphically Designing and Life With My 3 Boybarians)
– Becky Mollenkamp (Creative Services)
– Deb Brown (Debworks.com)
– Jennic Law (Kangaroo Boo)
Oh the sponsors! Creative Memories is a sponsor and every participant will go home with the Creative Memories Storybook Creator software, a $65 value! Plus, HP is providing an incredible prize for one I_Blog attendee, a Photosmart Premium web printer with Touchsmart! This is an amazing printer! It retails for $399!
That is a lot of information, and some pretty great speakers right? So what do you think the cost is? $150? $200?
How about $75 for the entire shabang! $75 to hear 7 speakers, have a cocktail hour with the I_Blog signature drink, the I_Blogini! Plus, breakfast, lunch and the opportunity to meet so many amazing bloggers.
(Full disclosure time: I am not attending I_Blog, as much as I wish I could, new house and all, but I REALLY want you all to go so I can live vicariously through you, so go register!!)