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See You at BlogWorld Los Angeles!

Our bags are packed and we’re ready to head south this week for BlogWorld Expo Los Angeles! The eBay Partner Network Team will be onsite from November 2nd until the 5th to meet, mingle, network and generally participate in typical conference shenanigans. We hope we get a chance to catch up with our existing partners and meet new ones!

Don’t forget to stop by our booth in the exhibit hall on Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM. We’ll be at booth #417. Come meet the team and hear about what’s new and exciting at ePN!

Additionally, don’t forget to mark your calendar for Friday from 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Room 150 B). Our own Julia Barrett, Head of ePN North America, will be presenting a session called “Capitalizing on Mobile Trends to Monetize Your Blog”:

What are you doing to reach your readers on the world’s fastest growing and most interactive medium? In this session, you’ll learn how you can ensure that your website or blog is optimized for mobile viewers – not just from a visual perspective, but also from a relevance, traffic quality and monetization perspective. From the latest developments and trends to monetization tools and strategies, we’ll explore what’s new in the world of mobile and how you can take advantage of it.

Finally, we want to thank all of you that entered our BlogWorld LA contest last week. We realize it was short notice and that unless you already live in Southern California, it would have been nearly impossible to get a flight and hotel room and attend. Next time we’ll give you plenty of notice so that it is more applicable to entries from all over the U.S.. That said we’d like to congratulate our local winner, Jack! He’ll be hanging out with the ePN team for three fun-filled days in Los Angeles.

During the event, I’ll be Tweeting and doing blog updates on the types of trends and topics I’m seeing. If you’re attending the event, please sure to leave a comment so we can get in touch and say hello!

Be Our Guest at BlogWorld LA

In a couple of weeks the eBay Partner Network Team will be packing our bags and heading to LA to attend BlogWorld Expo Los Angeles. The conference runs from November 3rd-5th and we’d like to invite one of you the chance to be our guest for the festivities! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us why you’d like to attend the conference – the more original your answer, the better.

We will pick a winning comment at 9:00 AM PT on October 28th.  The winner will receive free registration to the conference allowing them to attend sessions, keynote speeches and hang out in the exhibit hall - courtesy of your friends at eBay Partner Network.

This year’s event is shaping up to be pretty amazing with speakers including; Kevin Pollak, Chris Brogan and Guy Kawasaki as well as executives from Technorati, Radian6, BlogHer, Edelman Digital and Domino’s Pizza. In addition, there will be hundreds of exhibitors (including ePN at Booth #417) and industry experts available to chat with you about your business.

When leaving your entry in the comments, make sure you use your real name and an email address we can use to get in touch if you win. We look forward to reading your comments and hanging out with one of you in LA!