Daddy Bloggers and Other New Media Men to Gather in Atlanta

Modern Media Man Summit, Atlanta, September 2010

There is a very interesting conference being put together, for Atlanta in September, with the name “Modern Media Man Summit” or M3.

We’ve all heard about the mommy bloggers. This event will have a special focus on one particular tribe of male bloggers – and I’m guessing a very large tribe at that – the daddy bloggers.

A couple of good friends of mine, Dave Taylor and Jim Turner, both high profile bloggers in their own right and – as anyone who has been listening knows – proud and dedicated dads, are part of the M3 Team putting this together, so I know it will be done well. And incidentally I think it’s neat that three of the six people on the coordinating team for the event are women.

I’m pleased to see also two other friends, Paul Chaney and Jason Falls, again highly knowledgeable and well respected chaps, are on the six man advisory board.

Let me say I mention that these people are friends because that allows me to attest that their involvement, individually and collectively, is like a quality assurance stamp, and will be seen that way by others in the new media field.

A summary of what the event is about

The Modern Media Man Summit will provide dads and men bloggers around the world the opportunity to gather in Atlanta September 9-11, 2010 to attend an important conference featuring the latest in social media: blogging, podcasting and vlogging, while also harnessing the excitement and electricity of the Internet’s latest buzz.

There are dozens of renowned conferences held annually throughout the world for bloggers, but what none of them have created is a place to gather the new modern media men, specifically the daddy bloggers, whose influence is fast increasing in the contemporary online space.

Ways to connect and keep track

As well as the blog page, whence I culled the information above, there is of course a Facebook page, which in the new parlance you can indicate you “Like”. There is also a Twitter account @M3Summit.

And although they are evidently not set up to take your booking yet, there is a page on the event blog where you can register your interest. (Update: there are now tickets available – a limited number – at an amazing Early Bird price!)

As a lighthearted footnote, on the branding, which I quite like, I am sure I’m not the only one to immediately think of the connotation that M3 of course is in some countries (UK, Hungary etc) somewhere you drive cars fast. Which is still I assume more of a bloke thing, although perhaps not always a (responsible) dad thing.

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