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Call for Additional Speakers

Posted on March 30, 2009 by Administrator

We’re looking for more content for iBlog5, preferrably relating to more advanced issues in blogging or the Philippine blogosphere. We’re planning to open up 2 hours of sessions in another room at the Malcolm Hall for this purpose.  If you have an interesting topic you’d like to share with other bloggers, feel free to send us an email at newtopics [at] iblogph [dot] org.  Kindly indicate your preferred speaking time (we’re looking at 10-11 AM and 2-3PM).   The organizers will sit down on April 15, 2009 at 10:00AM (GMT +8) to discuss your proposals and will contact you directly. Thanks!


We have discussed your many suggestions in our meeting today and we have decided that we will not be holding parallel sessions this year for the iBlog5. Despite the interesting and varied topics that were suggested, we decided that it would be best to have everyone attend the plenary.  Our experience in the one of the previous iBlog was that having simultaneous sessions tended to distract the bloggers from the plenary session or distract those in the separate discussions rooms.

Again, we thank all those who emailed their suggestions and shared their ideas with us. We hope that next year you will still be available for possible parallel sessions. We assure you that next year, we will consider having simultaneous sessions and include it in the early planning of the event. We hope you will still share your great ideas with us. Thanks!


6 to “Call for Additional Speakers”

  1. rollyocampo says:

    Hi to all you folks behind iblog5!

    What is the scope of the issues that would be considered?

    What exactly does the term “interesting topic” mean?

    Pwede ba advocacies or is the summit restricted only to technical topics meaning more towards the mechanics of, and techniques related to, blogging instead of all-inclusive content?

    BTW, the iblog5 badge is already in my sidebar.

    Thanks and Mabuhay!

  2. Carlo Ople says:

    Hi guys! Really excited for iBlog5. Sent you an e-mail about a potential topic that you may want to integrate in the discussion.

  3. miko says:

    If “simultaneous sessions tended to distract the bloggers from the plenary session”, why are you going to have it next year but not now? Will this distraction be not a problem next year?

    I would love to have to choose which sessions I want to attend… the newbie or the advanced. maganpo po sana na me option kaming nag aattend.

    • Administrator says:

      We will still consider having it next year since it is still a good idea to have one, but it will have to be planned carefully and during the early planning of the event to ensure that “distraction” will not happen. Hopefully next year, you will get a chance to choose the sessions you would want to attend.

  4. tagasalog says:

    are you still looking for speakers?

    i suggest Kristian Sendon Cordero of http://santigwar.blogspot.com/

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