Women, Business and Blogging Conference, 8 June 2007, Leicester, UK

Come to the Women, Business and Blogging Conference on Friday 8 June 2007 at De Montfort University to find out how blogging by women and for women builds networks, improves customer reach, monetizes creativity and infuses your business with Web 2.0 goodness!

Business is becoming increasingly interested in social media and especially in blogs. In Europe over the last year several conferences have explored the potential of Web 2.0 networks to increase business opportunities – see LIFT07 (Geneva) and Le Web (Paris) for just two examples. But there have been no European events focusing specifically on women and social media – until now.

Women, Business and Blogging is organised by NLab at De Montfort University, Leicester. NLab was developed in the Faculty of Humanities by Professor Sue Thomas to connect creative businesses with writers and generate pioneering partnerships. In 2006 NLab ran a series of professional workshops and seminars on blogs, wikis, games and new media writing. In 2007 NLab is proud to present this first-ever European conference for and about women who read and write blogs.

Who should come?
This event is for small businesses, individuals, researchers, nonprofits, artistic and educational organisations interested in:
– women bloggers
– women in business
– women customers
– social media and networking
– creative communications
– innovation and cooperation
– customer relationships
– opportunities of Web 2.0 and the Long Tail
– usability

And, just to be clear, men are definitely invited. All the speakers are women, and we’ll be talking about women users, readers and bloggers. But everyone is welcome to attend the conference and participate in the sessions.

Join the conversation
We’ll be blogging right up to the day and beyond it too. Join the conversation at Tracy Harwood’s Biz Benefits and Jess Laccetti’s Blog This

How much does it cost?
The conference fee includes refreshments, lunch and a delegate pack
Full Rate: £60 GBP including VAT
Concessionary Rate: £40 GBP including VAT
Bursaries: A limited number of Full Rate bursaries are available for delegates living in the UK East Midlands.

Where is it?
Bede Graduate School, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. A 5-minute cab ride from Leicester Train Station.
Leicester is in the heart of the UK, less than 90 mins from London by train and 30 mins from East Midlands Airport.

We hope to see you there!

See the website for more information and how to register http://www.nlabwomen.com

For all enquiries, including press and sponsorship, please contact:

Margaret Barton
Short Course and Conference Co-ordinator
De Montfort Expertise Ltd
De Montfort University
Innovation Centre
49 Oxford Street
Tel: +44 (0) 116 250 6213
Fax: +44 (0) 116 257 7982