As New York city braces for the upcoming Rebulican National Convention, Greensboro NC prepares for a conference of it's own. Tomorrow is PBC04, the Piedmont Blog Conference in which bloggers will gather to discuss topics rangign from political campaigns, journalism, and a special session “Blogs as culture and community”.
Now the last time that I was in the same room with more than a handful of bloggers, talking abou blogging was the “Weblogging: The Future of Conversational Software” BoF session at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference in LA back in Oct '03. While that event was.. shall we say interesting, and tended to focus more on some of the technical aspects of syndication format, search ranking and classifications, this event should be equally as intersting.
While holding it at 9:00AM instead of 9:00PM will likely have an impact, being in the middle of the political instanity known as “election year” will bring it's own moments. While I admit I am much more interested in the technology aspect, I'm lookign forward to whatever the day has in store. If you're in the area, check it out, otherwise watch for details following the event.
Info is available here.