Special treat for bloggers

FORMER Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad will be the guest of honour at the bloggers conference called Bloggers Buff 2008 on Saturday at Putra World Trade Centre.

Mahathir, who is also a blogger, will be delivering the keynote address entitled Unity and Accountability in Blogging.

The event will be a conference-cum-networking event where established speakers will share their experiences.

“It is a stepping stone to get Malaysian bloggers from various genres to come together to open up their minds towards different aspects of blogging and to comment on issues that affect bloggers in the country,’’ Putera MIC national coordinator P. Kamala-nathan said.

Ready for it: (From left) Novinthen, Fernandez, Lim, Kamalanathan, Wong and Amutha unfurling the banner forthe event.

GoMobile is sponsoring the conference, which is being organised by MI Fest Management. Traxx FM is the official radio station for the event.

The one-day event is endorsed by Empower Lives, All Blogs and Malaysian Indian Bloggers (MIB) and supported by Putera MIC.

The conference will be held from 9am to 7pm.

The first session will be themed Blogging Realities and deals with current issues like ethics, law, money-making and technology.

The second session, on the other hand, is targeted at young bloggers.

Kamalanathan said bloggers could choose to attend both sessions at RM60 while the morning session was priced at RM50 and the afternoon session was at RM20.

The registration form is available at the official blog for the event – www.bloggersbuff.blogspot.com.

This event is opened to about 100 Malaysian bloggers for each session on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call Tim Fernandez (012-601 1126), Felicia Wong (012-530 2682), K. Novinthen (016-557 4227) or R. Amutha (017-639 3631) for further details.

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