Update on travel support to attend Blogfest.Asia ’09

It is a very exciting moment for those who have been involved in organizing the 1st pan-Asia blogger gathering. We must apologize for very short notice (like many other events :-P) to the community, and sometimes less responsiveness. Meanwhile a big thanks to those who have completed registeration or submitted application to apply travel fund support. In first 24 hrs or so we have received overwhelming applications from Myanmar (Burma), China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan,┬áVietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Pakistan, Philippines, and Vietnam. Your enthusiasm and patience are certainly appreciated. We’ve also extended the deadline of submission to Oct. 16 (Friday), 2009 and hopefully to accommondate more participants.

One gentle reminder is that due to very limited budget, we will consider “partial support” first. It would be REALLY helpful if you can rely on other source of funding for your airfare (or mileage redemption), while the host can offer hotels / meals for more participants. For full travel support, most likely we will only be able to fund those who are physically located in Asia this time. Details please see here.

Again you can always write to: , for your inquiry and comment. Please help spread the word too.

@blogfestasia / @chiao

Asia Bloggers Come Together!

Blogfest.asia is a festival for bloggers in Asia. This is the region’s 1st cross-border gathering for blogger community. Everyone is welcome to join the festival and meet hundreds of bloggers from the neighborhood community — Australia, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.

The 3-day brainstorming and networking meet-up provides an unique opportunity to address “Change & Responsibility”, in Asia perspective. Check out the latest program and register now!

The event program at-a-glance will consist of:

  • one full-day conference (11/6)
  • two evening gathering / parties exclusively for participating bloggers
    (11/5 & 6 evening)
  • 2009 Hong Kong Blogger Con (11/7)
  • Educational workshops for NGOs in Asia (11/8)

Blogfest.asia will support and work closely with associated blogger community and events in the region. It will also serve as an idea hub, community exchange point, and action camp for bloggers in Asia to make technological and social impact for the benefit of the region.

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