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Online Community Unconference

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Online Community Unconference

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Event Admission Ended $195.00 $4.88
Onsite Registration Ended $250.00 $6.25

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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, see this CNN Money article on last year's Unconferences.)

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.

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: Early bird pricing of $145 is available until May 13th. After May 13th, the fee is $195. Space is limited. Fee is fully refundable prior to June 2, not refundable after (but admission is transferable). Admission at the door will be $250.

For more event information, or information about sponsorship opportunities contact Bill Johnston.

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The Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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