One of the first trips I'll make in the New Year will be back to Washington DC, but it won't be to lobby.
I'll be headed inside I-495 to attend the 2014 LGBT Media Journalists Convening that will be taking place in our nation's capital.
The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NGLJA) is the proud host
of the 2014 LGBT Media Journalists Convening, and it is sponsored by the Evelyn and
Walter Haas Jr. Fund.
The theme of the 2014 LGBT Media Journalists Convening is "Honing Our Game," and will be held Friday,
February 28 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. The goal of
this fifth annual forum is to strengthen the capacity of TBLG members of the media and
blogosphere to more deeply understand and more effectively communicate
critical issues facing the BTLG community, as well as assist in
increasing the presence and diversity of GLBT bloggers in the national
Translation, the convening is a business trip to help me become a better blogger and meet with many of my counterparts around the country to talk shop.
Last year's event in Philly was the first time I was able to attend it. I'm still bummed I missed the 2012 one in Houston, and from what I heard when I was in the City of Brotherly Love for it, so were many of my fellow bloggers.
So as the date gets closer to it and other attendees start talking about it, I'll have more to say. But one thing I'm already aware of is the hashtag we'll be using for the 2014 convening, which will be #LGBTMedia14.
I'm looking forward to 'Honing My Game' with my fellow bloggers and journalists and hanging out with y'all in late February.