Welcome to the Main Event

Blogger Interactive is next week. Let that soak in for a second. This event, which we’ve been talking about for nearly a year, is next week. To say that we’re excited to finally launch this event is a serious understatement.

We thought we’d put up a pre-conference post so that all attendees can see everything they need to know at a glance.

Itinerary & Getting Around

A full schedule of events, along with a map of the locations, can be found in this post.

The wonderful people (and sponsors of Blogger Interactive!) at the Austin Convention & Visitor’s Bureau were kind enough to provide us with links to help attendees explore Austin. This digital visitors guide will help you find things to do while this online map will help you get there.

Social Media

One of our goals going into this was to make BI the social event of the season. It only makes sense that we’ve created a handful of social media accounts to keep everyone connected before, during and after the event.

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

When posting to your own account, please make sure to tag us (either on Facebook, or using our Twitter/Instragam handle) and use the official event hashtag of #BI13. This will allow everyone to find status updates and pictures from the event.

Sponsors

All swag bags will be handed out during the Featured Guest Speaker Sessions on Saturday morning. We want to invite everyone to check out the Sponsors Page because some sponsors made their offerings available to anyone.

Anything not covered in this post can be addressed by e-mailing us at BloggerInteractive@gmail.com, or through our social media channels. We will be connected during the event, and will respond promptly.

We look forward to meeting everyone next week!

Optional Coffee and Brunch at Halcyon

Hello Bloggers!

Today we would like to introduce a final venue for first annual BI convention. As you likely know by now, we will be having our speaker sessions on Saturday, October 26th at the downtown Austin Library at 11:00 am. However, it dawned on us that most of our posse is going to be in desperate need of a very important fix before that happens. We need coffee.

coffee

Because coffee is such an important part of some of our lives, we will be having an OPTIONAL meet up at Halcyon on 4th street just four blocks from the library. Anyone who would like to meet for coffee and/or brunch at Halcyon on Saturday morning is welcome to join us between 9am and 10am before the speaker sessions.

Halcyon is a coffeehouse by day, and a bar & lounge by night where you can always relax and find your own personal “halcyon” – meaning peaceful, carefree, untroubled, prosperous.

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At Halcyon, we believe that the best way to pursue happiness is to take some time out of the hustle to enjoy life. So come relax on our couches for a bit and enjoy yourself! Have you tried the Baked Brie En Croute? – melt in your mouth brie cheese surrounded by a light, fluffy pastry and served with crackers. A delicious way to start your evening. Pairs perfectly with one of our summer wines. Need something to give a lift to the doldrums of summer? Try the Chijito – a refreshing drink with muddled mint, cucumber, lemon and honey topped with Grey Goose Citron and ginger beer. This is an afternoon on-the-porch favorite. See you on the patio!

Please be sure to check out Halcyon on Facebook and give them a thumbs up for welcoming us to Austin! You can see more pictures and read their menu here to help you decide if you want to wake up and come sip some java with us.

On a final note, please make it a point to hit the RSVP button if you haven’t already, so we can be fully prepared for all of your chipper faces. Also feel free to join the BI Forum on Facebook to get to know everyone and for discussing everything from travel plans and hotel rates to what color socks you plan on wearing.