Oct 22, 2009

What happens in Vegas...

Last week we had the honor and privilege of attending the 2009 Blogworld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas.

We made it to Blogworld (the only industry-wide conference and trade show for blogging and new media) by placing in the Top 10 of the NameYourCause.com contest. Thanks to everyone who voted for and supported us!

Blogworld was a great experience. We had the chance to learn about many new (and some not so new) aspects of online media, especially as they relate to non-profits.

Community/Cause Sessions.
On Thursday we attended an entire day of educational sessions relating to "Causes and Community". Cause leaders and nonprofit experts shared their stories about successful non-profit campaigns. Examples included Twestival, Stand Up to Cancer, Blame Drew's Cancer, and Live Earth. Thanks to the Kompolt team for putting this together!

The eBay/PayPal Pavilion
On Friday, 3for5 was given a table at the eBay/PayPal pavilion on the conference floor. This was prime space at the convention, and the big 3for5 sign was one of the first things people saw as they entered the exhibit space!

We met lots of interesting people, demoed the 3for5 Network Browser, and spoke with many people about clean water. Overall, it felt great to be generating awareness for such an important cause and it was amazing to be associated with two of the biggest brands in the world while doing it: eBay & PayPal!

Our New Charity Friends
We weren't the only charity represented at Blogworld. In fact, there were 9 more great non-profits that participated in the Nameyourcause competition, each of which were co-located in the eBay/PayPal space throughout the Blogworld expo.

This was perhaps one of the most enjoyable aspects of Blogworld: To meet people who are dedicating their lives to great causes in order to help others and improve our world. We encourage you to check out each of these charities and learn more about their causes.

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