Tomorrow I'll be participating as speaker at "Blog en Nord", a blogging conference in Lille's university, with a focus on corporate blogging. This will be my first trip in Lille, I am happy to have this opportunity to meet bloggers there and make new connections !
Thanks for inviting me.
Today is day 2 on Blogs and Politics on the IAOC blog weekly discussion about "Blogging Europe".
We had yesterday some very interesting input from Spain, Ireland, Germany about blogs and journalist, tomorrow the topic will be about Corporate blogging (external): case studies, who's leading the way, do European companies see blogs as an opportunity or a threat, are any small, nimble companies using blogs or is it only the big multi-national companies...
That's it, the conference on "Blogs and social software" is now behind us, this has been a very interesting and intensive day, a fantastic opportunity to meet many bloggers and to share thoughts, ideas...
As I was working to organize interviews with the press to cover the event, I haven't had unfortunateley the opportunity to attend all the conferences. I am more than happy I've had the opportunity to organize TV interviews for Doc Searls, Joi Ito, Hossein Derakhsan and Loïc Le Meur of course, as he was the organisator of the event.
There are more than 1035 photos about the event on Flickr at the moment I write this post, so if you wan't to have a look, you'll have a lot to see there....
So many things to say, so I'll come back soon with some more thoughts about what happened there.
Congratulations Loïc, you made a great day and a "first time" in Europe !
Update 12/05: follow this link to see the coverage in the blogosphere of this event
I've been so happy I had the opportunity to meet Debbie Weil, great author of BlogWrite for CEOs, as she came in Paris for one week and has sent me an email before leaving the US to try to arrange a dinner. As you can easily imagine, I did all I can to be available to meet Debbie and this has been really a fantastic dinner, even if the french food was no really at it's best that evening... A shame for me as I haven't been able to find a good restaurant at a walking distance from our meeting point...
Debbie is also author of Beginner's Guide of Business Blogging and ROI of Business Blogging.
She is definitely a recognize expert in the corporate blogging world and I was very excited to have this opportunity to meet her, reading her blog already for so long.
Thanks Debbie for spending some time with me during your holidays in Paris ! Hope we'll see you back here soon !