On September 1, Bolivian bloggers from across the country and some from abroad will gather in Santa Cruz for the first annual gathering of “Bloguivianos. [ES]” This gathering will provide the opportunity for some that have only corresponded through blogs or email to meet in person, and participate in a variety of discussions involving bloggers especially involved in those areas.
Organized by Mundo Al Revés [ES] and CEPAD [ES], as well as a committee comprised of bloggers Vania Balderrama [ES] , Jessica Olivares [ES] , José Andres Sanchez [ES] , Renzo Colanzi [ES] , Pablo Carbone [ES], Sebastian Molina [ES], and María Escándalo [ES].
The program for the day [ES] includes panels Blogs and Literature, Blogs and Politics, Blogs and Journalism, and Blogs and Networks. The day also features short presentations by Miguel Esquirol [ES] about the state of the Bolivian blogosphere as a representative of the community site Blogs Bolivia [ES], and from Hugo Miranda and Mario Duran about the Voces Bolivianas project in El Alto.
Miranda is also live blogging the event and updates will appear on the Bloguivianos site throughout the day.
In order to ensure that there is representation from across the country, the Voces Bolivianas project supported by Rising Voices offered two travel scholarships [ES] to two bloggers from El Alto, Willmar Pimentel [ES] and Cristina Quisbert [ES].