Your intranet is an integral part of your organization's success. No other technology is responsible for simultaneously enhancing efficiency and productivity, retaining organizational knowledge, and enhancing employee engagement. How can you achieve excellence with your intranet? Join intranet managers, social software practitioners, and enterprise thought leaders on October 28, 2010 for a day of inspiring presentations, practical advice, and great networking in beautiful Vancouver, BC.
What is it?
Social Intranet Summit Vancouver is a one-day conference designed to help organizations learn how to improve and enhance their social intranet by bringing together intranet managers, social software practitioners, and enterprise thought leaders for a day of great conversation. Participants will listen to presentations and discuss the challenges of designing, deploying, and fostering the adoption of social intranets.
Presentations will cover a wide range of topics:
- Social business design
- Fostering intranet adoption
- Measuring intranet success
- Social intranet case studies
- Governance for the social intranet
Where is it happening?
The stunning Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) will be our venue for the two day conference. The VCC was recently home to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic media centre and overlooks a breathtaking view of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains.
When is it happening?
Social Intranet Summit Vancouver is scheduled for October 28, 2010, with a reception and networking events during the evenings in Vancouver’s historic Gastown neighbourhood, home of OpenRoad and ThoughtFarmer headquarters.
Who will be there?
We are bringing together a great mix of industry experts, intranet practitioners, and social business consultants. Sessions are a blend of social business theory and hands-on practical advice, as well as stories from real-world intranet deployments that demonstrate the bottom-line results of using social intranet software.
More about our great keynote speakers:
Dion Hinchcliffe is an Engagement Manager with Dachis Group. A veteran of software development, Dion has been working for two decades with leading-edge methods to accelerate project schedules and raise the bar for software quality. He has extensive practical experience with enterprise technologies and he consults, speaks, and writes prolifically on IT and software architecture. Dion still works in the trenches with enterprise IT clients in the federal government and Fortune 1000. He also speaks and publishes about Web 2.0 and SOA on a regular basis. Dion is working on a book about Web 2.0 for Addison-Wesley and is currently editor-in-chief of the Web 2.0 Journal and AjaxWorld Magazine. His blog Enterprise Web 2.0 can be found on ZDNet.com.
Eric Karjaluoto is a founding partner at the digital agency smashLAB. He is a strong advocate of strategy and pragmatism in design, and has directed projects for groups including CN, Tourism Vancouver, and Canadian Heritage. In 2007 he spearheaded Design Can Change: an effort to unite designers and address climate change. The team at smashLAB has also launched the online community MakeFive and a crowd-sourced design and marketing site called undrln. TIME, the Lotus Awards, and ICOGRADA have recognized his work; meanwhile, the agency has been featured in The Globe and Mail, BC Business, and Studio 4. Eric writes about design, brands, and experience at ideasonideas and has spoken at events for the AIGA, SEGD, and GDC. Eric studied at the Emily Carr Institute and currently lives in Vancouver with his lovely wife and two delightful little boys. (He still talks to his mom and dad almost every day.)
Who should attend?
- Intranet managers
- Corporate communications staff
- Human resources managers
- IT professionals
- Intranet designers and developers
- Social media professionals
Are you responsible for your organization’s intranet? Are you moving towards a more social model for your intranet? Are you interested in how social intranet software can improve your productivity and engagement at your organization? We welcome all communications, human resources and information technology professionals who are interested in learning more about social intranet software. Technical and non-technical alike, you'll get something out of Social Intranet Summit Vancouver.
The full-day pre-conference workshop on October 27, 2010 is a hands-on session for intranet practicioners, with a special emphasis on information useful for ThoughtFarmer administrators. Topics includes:
- Revisiting your information architecture with card sorting and task testing
- Increasing social intranet adoption by defining and exemplifying key usage scenarios
- Increasing social intranet adoption through internal marketing
- Benchmarking your intranet and establishing KPIs
- Advanced skinning techniques
- Advanced ThoughtFarmer configuration
- ThoughtFarmer hacks
Are discounts available?
Register now and save! If you register for a one or two day pass before Aug 31, you’ll receive a 50% discount on your registration fee. Registration between Aug 31 and Sept 30 will receive a 25% discount. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet some great intranet thinkers and make new connections in beautiful Vancouver BC.