iBlog8: The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit

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One of the blogging events that I religiously blog about every year is iBlog: The Philippine Blogging Summit. For those who aren’t familiar with it, iBlog is an annual 2-day event that aims to help bloggers, marketers, businesses and entrepreneurs to have a better understanding of how to use blogs or blogging as a medium to generate income or promote their products/services.

iBlog8: The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit is scheduled for May 25 and 26, 2012 at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, Quezon City from 8 AM to 5 PM. Below is the complete schedule and lineup of speakers/talks for the 2-day event.

Day 1 (May 25) Advanced Topics on Blogging

8:45 – Introductions of bloggers in the audience, National Anthem
9:00 — 9:20 Unboxing the true potential of your blog (Carlo Ople)
9:30 — 9:50 Creating a Blog Activation Campaign (Mark Joseph Delgado)

10:00 — 10:15 BREAK

10:15 — 11:00 SEO and Social Media Marketing Panel – On-Site Optimization 101 (Sean Patrick Si); Inbound Marketing — Merging SEO, Social, Content Marketing, Conversion Optimization and Online Branding (Jason Acidre); Utilizing Blog Networks for SEO and Social Media Traffic (Kim Tyrone Agapito)
11:20 Keynote Talk: UNILAB


1:00 — 1:20 Blogging, social media and journalism: The use, misuse and abuse of freedom of expression (Danilo Arao)
1:30 — 1:50 Social Media and Social Change (Tonyo Cruz)
2:00 — 2:20 Unwritten Blogging Etiquettes (Gellie Anne Abogado)
2:30 — 3:00 Youth and Blogging: The Next Generation Bloggers Are Here (Lloyd Salac)

3:00 — 3:15 BREAK

3:15 — 3:35 Grow Your Blog, Keep Your Voice: Maintain Quality While Expanding Your Blog’s Reach and Brand (Martine de Luna)
3:45 — 4:05 Bloggers the new PR community (Boris Joaquin)
4:15 — 4:35 Financial Planning for Bloggers (Garry Zaldy De Castro)

Day 2 (May 26) General Topics on Blogging

8:45 – Introductions of bloggers in the audience, National Anthem
9:00 — 9:20 The Soul of Blogging (Rem Tanauan)
9:30 — 9:50 How NOT to blog (Jay Jaboneta)

10:00 — 10:15 BREAK

10:15 — 11:00 Blog Writing Panel – Making your blog post work: Inspiring Quotes and Posts (Wendell Glenn Cagape); Using Public Narrative In Blogging (Bien Eli Nillos); Blog comedy writing for the not-naturally-funny (Marcelle Fabie)
11:20 Keynote Talk: McDonald’s Philippines


1:00 — 1:20 Teaching and Learning through EduBlogging (Noel Feria)
1:30 — 1:50 How to make your blog stand out from the crowd (Victorino Q. Abrugar)
2:00 — 3:00 Social Media Panel – Social Media Marketing Shiznit (Carlo Angelo Gonzales); Optimizing your Blog thru Social Media. Using Hashtags, tags, and keywords (Jeoffrey Solas); Twitter as an ally in learning (Arvin Antonio V. Ortiz); Social Media in Business and Advocacy (Grace Bondad Nicolas)

3:15 — 3:30 BREAK

3:30 — 3:50 Leveraging Video for More Traffic and Conversions (Glen S. Dimaandal)
4:00 — 4:20 Increasing Health Information Access through Blogging (Alvin Cloyd Dakis)

DAY 1 & 2 EMCEES / Co-Host are: Flow Galindez and Rod Magaru.

REGISTER NOW for iBlog8: The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit

Like the previous events, iBlog8 has a great lineup of speakers and topics so make sure you get to attend the 2-day event or even at least one of them. The iBlog organizers are still looking for businesses or individuals who would like to sponsor the event. Interested parties can check the different sponsorship packages on this post. I’m not sure if they did it last year but I do hope they would do a live stream of the event for people who can’t make it to the event. Anyways, all the best to the organizers, speakers and participants of iBlog8: the 8th Philippine Blogging Summit.

So who’s going to iBlog8: The 8th Philippine Blogging Summit? Anyone here who’s already registered or still planning to do so? Which particular speaker/s or topic/s are you most interested to listen to?

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  1. James Evans Palarsays:

    As a newbie blogger, I would like to know more about blogging especially on writing great and effective posts. However, I just couldn’t attend this event. :(

    1. @James – Any blogger would learn a lot from these types of blogging events. Another valuable thing you get from it is being able to connect and network with other bloggers and companies. Btw, why can’t you attend this event?

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