[Updated] Chicago Welcomes The Twenty Something Blogger Summit

By August 10, 2011

Update: A Squared Group and 20-Something Bloggers are offering Tech.li readers a 50% discount on the 20SB Community member rate, using the code techli (it is designed for 20-somethings, but you don’t *technically* have to be a 20-something to use this rate). Register.

If you’re a digital savvy twenty-something, chances are that you’ve heard of, or might already be a member of 20 Something Bloggers – an unique network for bloggers in their 20s to meet and support one another while building readership and community. Twenty Something Bloggers was founded in 2007 by Lisa Farlow, and has since brought together thousands of bloggers from all over the world. Today, 20SB is a vibrant community of like-minded, fascinating people who thrive on one another’s support and feedback.

Having been a member of the community since 2007, I have watched it grow from a couple hundred to more than 18,000 bloggers. Over the years, 20SB has become a blogger destination with active forums, hundreds of subgroups and regular blog swaps and vlog days. It’s my favorite community both on and offline, which is why I am incredibly excited to share with Tech.li readers the 20SB Summit.

The inaugural 20SB Summit presented by Lenovo will be held August 19th through 21st at the Gleacher Center in Chicago. Any 20-something who is a blogger or who is interested in blogging, or any brands that are interested in connecting with them, are welcome to attend. Bloggers over/under the age of 20 are invited as well, but 20SB members receive a special rate ($120 versus $199).

The Summit will consist of two tracks: Aspiration, which will feature thought-provoking sessions designed to inspire and entertain, and Application, with sessions dedicated to educating and empowering attendees.

Speaker highlights include:

Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky) – CEO of Behance
Ben Bator (@benbator) – Co-Founder textsfromlastnight.com
Carolyn Tang Kmet (@catango) – Director of Affiliate Marketing, Groupon
Laurel Moffat (@laurelSWA) – Communication Specialist for Southwest Airlines
Nate St. Pierre (@ItStartsWithUs) – Founder of ItStartsWith.Us
Ryan Paugh (@ryanpaugh) – Community Director and Chief of Staff for the Young Entrepreneur Council
Tim Jahn (@timjahn) – Founder of Beyond The Pedway

A full list of speakers can be viewed here.

Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced blogger, the 20SB Summit has something for you. With an amazing line up of speakers, including a few awesome Chicagoans, the weekend is sure to be an event to remember. Learn some new skills or hone existing ones, catch up with old friends and make some new ones!

20SB is currently run by Lisa, Derek Shanahan and a team of dedicated 20SB bloggers.

click to register