It’s been a while since I have posted anything regarding the 2008 Band of Bloggers fellowship scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 15, 2008. For those who do not know what it is, I am organizing the second Band of Bloggers fellowship in conjunction with the Together for the Gospel Conference which will be held at the Convention Center in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The Band of Bloggers event is an opportunity to have lunch, fellowship, and hold a panel discussion with other bloggers from across the country and around the world. At the first Band of Bloggers event in 2006, over 70 bloggers met for a time of fellowship and discussion, and due to the increasing number of bloggers and high level of interest, we are expecting to see many more in 2008.
Today marks exactly two months to the date of Band of Bloggers, and I want to share with you that we are opening registration starting Monday on the Band of Bloggers website. The reason we are requiring registration is for a couple of reasons:
1. We have limited seating capacity, and we will be providing lunch for all those who attend.
2. There will be a financial cost to providing food and services.
In 2006, I did not have the time to plan and prepare for the meeting, so I bore the financial cost of the fellowship, but this year it will simply not be possible. However, I am committed to making the meeting as cheap as possible (cheap being a relative term since we are in downtown Louisville).
This past week I met with the director of convention services of the Galt House Hotel and Suites. For those of you who can remember from T4G ’06, the Galt House hosted the conference. They have graciously agreed to host this year’s 2008 Band of Bloggers fellowship, and as late as a couple of days ago, agreed to help us even find a larger meeting room (the current room will seat approximately 150 people without tables). The Galt House is located just two blocks from the Convention Center (where the conference is hosted), and one can walk to each building without ever having to go outside. I am super excited and encouraged by the support the Galt House has given this project, and now that the details have been worked out, we will be opening registration for the event starting Monday.
Here is the event rundown:
2008 Band of Bloggers
“The Gospel Trust”
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 :: (11:30 – 1:30)
The Galt House (Louisville, KY)
Tim Challies, Justin Taylor, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Mark Lauterbach
On Monday, I will be posting more information, including the information and registration details for those interested. Be sure to register early, as it is expected that we will reach capacity.