FitBloggin’ does things a little differently than some conferences. We don’t have traditional “volunteer” positions or your run-of-the-mill “scholarships.”
FitBloggin’ will now be accepting applications for assistantships to help bloggers who are unable to attend the conference for financial reasons.
Here’s how it works: In exchange for a free ticket to FitBloggin’14, each assistant will cover one session as a LiveBlogger.
LiveBloggers need to be able to type quickly and stay unbiased for the traditional sessions, but don’t forget we also have fitness activities, discussions and sometimes, offsite tours. These also all need to be covered to give those who were unable to attend a peek into this year’s conference.
The lucky assistants who are assigned some of the nontraditional sessions will have to blog about the class/discussions, grab a few quotes from attendees and capture the overall vibe of the room. The idea is to give folks who can’t be there a chance to experience each session, whatever it may be.
Overall, LiveBloggers are responsible for creating the official record of the session they are assigned to, transcribing the conversation and capturing the content. You will need to use your own laptops. Photos are not required but encouraged. Click here to see examples from last year.
Assistants will receive free admission to the conference, which includes all sessions, breakfasts, lunches and evening social activities. Travel, hotel and other expenses are NOT included. Note: Refunds will NOT be given if you have already purchased a ticket, but you can transfer your ticket to another person.
If you are interested, apply below. Applications will only be accepted until Feb 21. We hope to notify everyone by Feb 28.
Only apply if you are prepared to attend and complete the duties as assigned. Please use the comments below for any questions.