This week, Cambodian bloggers host the Blogfest Asia 2012 in Siem Reap. They are expecting hundreds of bloggers and technologists from accross the continent to come and take part at the event. This is the third BlogFest Asia, previous events were held in Hongkong (2009) then in Penang, Malaysia (2010).
I’m so lucky to be selected as one of international bloggers invited by the organizing committee. This will be a super fun reunion with my fellow Southeast Asian Bloggers I met at ASEAN Bloggers Conference in Bali last year and BlogXChange, ON OFF in Jakarta. Some of them are going to this event as well!
The surprise is that as an international participant, I’ll receive travel subsidiary and accommodation from the committee. Gosh it feels like winning a free holiday trip to one of my dreaming destinations: Siem Reap, Cambodia. And to answer the question that might pops in your head: YES, we’re going to have a tour to Angkor Wat!
On the second day (2 November 2012), I’ll co-host a breakout session titled “Self Publishing” along with a popular Khmer blogger: Rainnamail. Rainna (Rachna Im) and I will host this discussion on Self Publishing topic, share our experiences and encourage young Cambodians to start optimizing their blog to publish their stories, opinion and also their work. Rainna has been blogging since 2007 and proves that blogging can lead to many opportunities. Full program of the BlogFest Asia 2012 can be found here.
Also there will be other Indonesian speaking at the event about Internet Freedom & Responsibilities. His name is Handoko Suwono, CEO of Datacom Informatika from Surabaya.
So, I think it’s enough for tonight. I’m planning to share more stories from this trip on this blog and my travel blog. I hope that I’ll have time and enough resources to execute this ambitious plan -blogging everyday-, but I’m working on it. Cause it’s gonna be an awesome event and I can’t help but to share this experience with all of you.
Are you coming to the event? Let’s meet up. Tweet me @nonadita.