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The First Bhutanese Bloggers Conference

We need to begin small; in fact, all big things must start small. But a beginning has to be made somewhere. And only then can we grow and grow big. 
The Community of Bhutanese Bloggers (CBB) will be organizing the first ever Bhutanese Bloggers Conference on August 30, 2015. This is our small beginning and a maiden attempt to bring Bhutanese bloggers and those interested in reading and writing together. 
The conference will be held at Namseling Boutique Hotel in Thimphu. As of Friday 28, 2015, 24 members have registered to attend the conference and the organizers are expecting more to join.  

This is the first conference since the adoption of Community of Bhutanese Bloggers Constitution way back in July 19, 2015. The community plans to have at least one conference in two months and 2 Meets in a year. 

The idea of the conference is to have bloggers and fellow members of CBB to volunteer to speak on the topic of their interests. The Bloggers Meets, which will happen twice a year, will be more informal meeting of the CBB members. 

During the Conference, we will have 4 bloggers speaking on four different topics that are close to their hearts. The conference will feature bloggers Riku Dhan Subba, Dasho Sangay Khandu, Ugyen Lhendup and Madam Tshering Dolkar. But the most important of all, CBB will be launching its App - Bhutanese Bloggers (developed for CBB). The App provides a list of registered members' blogs and keeps a tab of who is updating when. 

On behalf of the CBB, we would like to invite all - bloggers and everyone interested in reading or writing - the first Bhutanese Bloggers Conference. 

We would like to thank all our partners and other members involved in the process of planning. 

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  2. Great initiative CBB! Best wishes and hope many bloggers would come up and join the force.

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  3. This is interesting to note that there is such a great unity among the bloggers in Bhutan.
    Together they can bring much future and explore to new horizons through sharing in blog sites across the globe. Warm greetings from me in Malaysia. I will be back.

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  4. How can I join membership for my blog?

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