Bipartisan Blogger Wonk In DC

12/06/2006

Uscapital1402_001sized Next week the social media energy will be soaring in our country's capital. Washington DC is playing host for two blog/word of mouth marketing events. Wonder what will happen when thousands (well ok - hundreds) of bloggers converge to talk .. you are not in control of the message! .. the city may never be the same again.

The Medical Blog Network is sponsoring - The Healthcare Blogging Summit - the First-Ever Conference on Healthcare blogging. Dmitriy Kruglyak, with some behind the scene help from Fard Johnmar, Carol Kirshner and the Marketing Diva <moi>, has put together an innovative and important event.

Sidebar: Dmitrity continues to amaze me with his vision and focus aimed at helping the healthcare professionals understand the impact and importance that social media has and have on the industry. Dmitrity, Fard and Carol are 3 people to watch as this space emerges. Count me in for this ride.

Date: December 11, 2006
Place: Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, co-located at Consumer Health World

WOMMA is bringing 2 events back-to-back into DC. Word of Mouth Research Symposium on the 11th and Word of Mouth Marketing Summit on the 12th and 13th. Womma_authorsBy the way, if you want a good book to read Womma_authors__2 on social media or word of mouth marketing - check out the WOMMA's authors'/speakers' books.

Calling all bloggers who will be in Washington DC on Monday December 11th! The Medical Network is hosting a Bipartisan Blogger's Wonk. What's a "wonk?" Glad you asked!  A "wonk" is a happy hour party where good will and good cheer flow freely. It's a buy your own .. but share the fun.

Date: December 11, 2006
Time: 7p to ... ???
Place: Open City - with free wifi! if anyone wants to live blog the wonk.
2331 Calvert St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
202.332.2331
Woodley Park

On the RSVP list are: Katya Andresen, Leslie Jump, Debbie Weil, Josh Hallett, Marianne Richmond, TrisGrier, CK (Christina Kerley), Dmitriy Kruglyak, Fard Johnmar, Carol Kirshner, Shahid N. Shah, Craig Lefebvre

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Comments

Can't wait - see you then!

Posted by: Debbie Weil on Dec 6, 2006 1:50:01 PM

Okay, now I'm really jealous that I'm not going to be there -- all those great bloggers around one table. Maybe for the next one.

Posted by: Nedra Weinreich on Dec 6, 2006 2:41:09 PM

I'm excited too. I it will be great to meet the people who currently only know through my feed aggregator.

Posted by: Carol Kirshner on Dec 6, 2006 3:05:59 PM

Thanks for organizing, Toby! Can't wait to finally meet all of your blogstars in person.

Posted by: Katya Andresen on Dec 6, 2006 4:31:24 PM

Count me in!

Posted by: Nathan Gilliatt on Dec 6, 2006 7:36:47 PM

I am green, GREEN, with envy! I so wish I could be there. The wonk in San Diego was great fun (the hihglight meeting the Diva of course).

I hope you all have a great time. Please, please, please give CK a big hug for me. Give Josh Hallett a pat on the back for me too- such a bright guy.

Pictures and stories... please!

Posted by: Tim Jackson on Dec 6, 2006 10:02:10 PM

RSVPing am I. Can't wait for the blogger wonk (love the name). Thanks for putting this together and for inviting me.

Much luck with your conference...we shall miss you at WOMMA.

Posted by: CK on Dec 7, 2006 5:34:39 AM

I feel like a little girl waiting for xmas morming! Am thrilled that so many of my favorite people will be in one place at one time; and looking forward to meeting new bloggy friends who share our passion and enthusiasm. Tim and Nedra we will def have a drink in your honor.

Posted by: Toby on Dec 7, 2006 9:28:14 AM

Toby,

Sounds DIVAantastic! Let me know your reaction from medical professionals. I have more than a few clients who are doctors and clinicians, and getting them to move on anything takes forever. I am having trouble imagining that group blogging.

Posted by: Lewis Green on Dec 7, 2006 10:31:59 AM

My how the world has changed in social media, politics, healthcare and the ways we now "meet."

The interweaving of relationships has gotten deeper, richer and more diverse along the way, as these warm comments to your blog amply reflect.

I look forward to seeing the conversation & photos that roll out from these conferences.
- Kare. SavvyHer.com

Posted by: Kare Anderson on Dec 9, 2006 4:45:32 PM

My how the world has changed in social media, politics, healthcare and the ways we now "meet."

The interweaving of relationships has gotten deeper, richer and more diverse along the way, as these warm comments to your blog amply reflect.

I look forward to seeing the conversation & photos that roll out from these conferences.
- Kare. SavvyHer.com

Posted by: Kare Anderson on Dec 9, 2006 4:46:46 PM

This blogging summit isn't bipartisan! It's all bloggers trying to cash in on the health care industry. There are no critics or serious patient advocates (as in "biased" toward patients) on any of the panels. Only people who have won approval as the "good bloggers" by sucking up to business and putting down or actively suppressing anyone who doesn't.

http://corphq.livejournal.com

Posted by: gadfly on Dec 11, 2006 4:01:01 PM

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