The first day of BlogWorld & New Media Expo was powerful. This is the day to learn as companies like ProBlogger and ReBlogWorld, as well as the medical and military tracks bring out content and learning to all members. The Keynote sessions by people like Scott Stratten, then a mid-day keynote with Brian Solis and Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice). Finally an interesting closing keynote from Rohit Bhargava and Doug Ullman about how the Livestrong bracelet evolved.
I spent a good day talking with people. I sat with Mignon Fogerty to get ready for our session on Friday. Ran into Steve Garfield, where we looked at how the Kodak Zi8 cameras can be used for getting quick content. I ran into a couple Madison – local new media people. I said hi to old friends and met a bunch of new ones.
The afterbar parties are what really show the fun. BlogWorld had one at the Aria, while ProBlogger had a small party up in a suite in the Mandalay Bay.
We have the first part of the morning keynote – Scott Stratten with Unthinking.