BlogathonATX is the premiere annual Austin-based blogging event and this fall, Blogathon will be taking over TechRanch for the 5th time. While some blogging conferences are considered stuffy or boring, Blogathon is anything but. With the best food of just about any conference in the country, the atmosphere is more social than l“business networking”. While networking is a top priority, it’s done in a laid back Austin style.
Ilene Haddad is the founder of BlogathonATX, (for which she received the Anne Durrum Robinson Creative Initiative Award) as well a a graphic designer, cartoonist, and blogger. When asked why she hosts her event at TechRanch, she says “My vision for BlogathonATX was about much more than just content. The look and feel of the event was as important as the programming. I wanted a warm and inviting atmosphere with enough space for attendees to work and enjoy the day. One of the highlights of the venue is its flexibility. Every year we organize the rooms differently in order handle the ever-changing features presented at the conference. Tech Ranch’s layout allows for productive creativity without the formality of a typical office setting. And best of all, they allow us to bring in as much food from local vendors as we want! Try doing that in a hotel ballroom.”
Ilene and the Blogathon staffers have checked out the new TechRanch space and can’t wait to explore how it will work with the Blogathon set up. The new space is open and bright and will work well with the flow of the event. BlogathonATX is broken up into sessions, like many conferences – but many happen concurrently. The space at TechRanch allows for this. While speakers are doing their thing, tech support can happen one-on-one in separate space, and in the past there has even been a quiet, private space for chair massages!
BlogathonATX has enjoyed 5 great events at TechRanch and looks forward to many more.