Wednesday, 23 May 2012

"The Hive" day one

Hi guys!

Let me tell and show you a bit of my fabulous weekend in Berlin today. To give some background info again: I won a trip to the first European blogger conference "The Hive" in Berlin at a contest at Kleiderkreisel. In the last post I showed you a bit of what Farah (my "plus one") and I did on the day of arrival, this post is about the conference.
First of all, here is what I wore:
♥ cardi: zara ♥ dress: primark ♥ belt: pieces ♥ shoes: h&m swapped via kleiderkreisel ♥ necklace: new yorker ♥ watch: casio ♥

By the way, this red wall was a very popular photo backdrop among the conference visitors ;)
So, on Saturday I unfortunately missed the opening speech and first programme point because I took the wrong subway and tram and whatnot. Anyway, I managed to arrive just in time for the following topics about new and traditional media and the business of blogging.
At first I felt a bit strange sitting there like in university, with the only difference that somebody is speaking about my favourite hobby instead of philosophical problems or American literature, but actually it's great to learn something about blogging with so many other people in the room sharing your love for it.

The Hive took place at a location called betahaus Berlin.

At noon there was a lunch buffet down in the café with some yummy couscous dish. This was the first real chance to mingle with the other bloggers, chat and look forward to the upcoming programme.
A very interesting keynote for me was the one about German laws and legal problems where I learned that posting photos from other sites and linking back is not as legal and okay as I had thought...
There were a lot more different keynotes that afternoon, but I don't want to go into detail too much, so if you're interested, the programme is still online here.

One more thing about Saturday: in the evening there was a The Hive party at the Cosmo hotel. I assume it's a rather exclusive hotel because the prices for drinks were a bit steep. Also there was the important Chelsea-Munich football match on TV, after which unfortunately most of the guests left. However you couldn't blame them, after all it had been an exhausting day with lots of new input. ;)
Farah and I brought the evening to an end at our hotel's bar afterwards.
Oh and here is my party outfit:

So that was day one. You can drop in for the post about day two tomorrow if you like! ;)
Until then I wish you all a lovely day!

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