Hey, Heather, the BlogHer Roadshow will be teaming up with ConvergeSouth in 2008. Women bloggers from Charleston (or anyone who's into that vibe), might want to mark this date on their calendars: Oct. 18, 2008.
We just heard Elisa Camahort of BlogHer give her schtick. As I often paraphrase Ed Cone as saying, she's about 30 seconds ahead of the rest of the world -- not a bad thing, just an acknowledgment that once you make certain mental connections -- pop! -- you're doing it yourself. I think we've got women in the Lowcountry who could talk on this topic and be very informed and interesting... different, obviously, but informed.
What's the real value of coming to something like this? Well, you do tend to soak up a bunch of info, but it's also the informal networking. That may be even more important to people whose focus is less professionally oriented and more about personal stories and connections. You get a different sense of people in meatspace.