The Online Community Unconference is a gathering of online community practitioners – managers, developers, business people, tool providers, investors – to discuss experience and strategies in the development and growth of online communities.
Those involved in online community development (and social software in general) share many common challenges: community management, tools, marketing, business models, legal issues. As we have found with our past events, the best source of information on all of these challenges is other knowledgeable practitioners.
The Online Community Unconference is inspired by the emerging “open space” conference format. (For an excellent description of the unconference format, see this Huffington Post article.)
An extensive Unconference FAQ has been posted here: http://www.forumonenetworks.com/ocu_faq
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View is a unique venue with plenty of parking and WiFi. Lunch and snacks will be provided, and the Museum exhibits will be open to the group during the breaks. There will also be plenty of time for networking.
The Online Community Unconference is hosted by Forum One Communications, the leading convener of online community and collaboration for over ten years. Read more about Forum One on the Online Community Report blog.
Potential topics include:
- Online Community Metrics
- New Opportunities with Social Media
- Enterprise Communities: Hosting the Conversation
- Online Community Management: 10 Years of Experience
- Lessons Learned: Pitfalls and Best Practices in Community-Building
- For Beginners: Laying a Solid Foundation for the Best Community
- Security: Best Practices for Community Moderation
- What to look for when hiring community staff
- Leveraging the “Wisdom of the Crowd” to Energize Your Community
- Marketing your Online Community
- Building Community in a Support (Q&A) Forum
- Engaging Community Members: Turning Lurkers into Participants
- How to Grow Leaders Within a Community
- The Value of Contests
- And many more!
Price: The early bird rate of $145 is available through April 23rd. Pricing is $195 April 24th through May 26th and $250 on or after May 27th. On-site registration is $295. Fee is fully refundable prior to May 9th, not refundable after (but admission is transferable)
For more event information, or information about sponsorship opportunities contact Chloe Caviness.
I’m looking forward to participating in the Online Community Unconference June 9th in Mountain View, this year as an attendee.
My friends and former colleagues at Forum One hooked me up with a discount code. Use the following for $25 off –
Discount code: ocroundtable ($25 off)
Drop me a line or @billjohnston and let me know if you are coming.