Well, I'm off on my first mini-vacay of the year! Today, I'm heading out of Toronto and road trippin' it to Philadelphia for the Blogging While Brown Conference! My homegirl Ro from Nubiansoulslocks and I are headed to the City of Brotherly Love for a few days of networking, learning, meeting new folks, and FUN!
The Blogging While Brown Conference launched in 2008, and is "dedicated to education, collaboration, and innovation among bloggers of colour." These goals are achieved through well-constructed panel discussions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking events - and I've only heard amazing things about this conference!
Some of this year's speakers include Patrice Grell Yursik (aka Afrobella), Demetria Lucas (aka A Belle In Brooklyn), Angel Laws (of Concrete Loop), Frederick Mwangaguhunga (of MediaTakeOut.com), and Anselm Samuel Rocque (of Naked With Socks On), among many others! Many of the speakers are people whose blogs I frequent and admire, so I'm excited to soak up their knowledge and experiences to make '83 To Infinity an even better stop on your internet journey.
It seems like Philly is the place to be this weekend, with Blogging While Brown and The Roots Picnic happening at the same damn time (sorry, I'm listening to some Future as I type this). I'm just happy to explore a new city, experience the amazingness that is the BWB conference, and maybe, just MAYBE hit The Roots picnic on Saturday! I'll be feeling out the city too to see how I'd feel about coming back on Labour Day Weekend for Jay-Z's Made In America music festival...but I'm getting ahead of myself. Ro and I are ready to bring some Canadian flava to Blogging While Brown, so wish us luck!