OC Business Forum

Cross-posted from the OC Report:

OC Business Forum: Coming Together Nicely!

Thursday, March 29. 2007

The Online Community Business Forum is coming together nicely. We are hosting the invitation-based event May 3 – 4 in Sonoma.

Sorry, but I have to drop a few names here: we have attendees from Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, IBM, eBay, Sun, Autodesk, Cisco, TV Guide, and Consumer Reports.

The draft agenda is set, and Jim and I are working on refining it based on the attendees. The cool thing about doing a relatively small and invitation-based conference like this is that we can really tailor the content to the attendees.

The working agenda, as it stands:

Thursday May 3rd
1:00 – 1:30: Registration at Saddles
1:30 – 2:30: Session 1 / Introductions and Welcome
2:30 – 3:15: Session 2 / The State of Online Community
3:30 – 4:00: Break
4:00 – 5:00: Session 3 / Business Models
5:00 – 5:30: Wine Tasting
7:00 – 8:30: Wine, Hors Doeuvres – El Dorado Kitchen

Friday May 4th
8:30 – 9:30: Registration / Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30: Community and Good Ideas Demos (open podium)
9:30 – 10:00: Introductions
10:00 – 11:00: Session 4 / Subscriber Income
11:00 – 11:30: Break
11:30 – 12:30: Advertising & Marketing Panel
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
1:30 – 2:30: Break Out Sessions – Community ROI, Support Communities, Developer Communities
2:30 – 3:00: Break
3:00 – 4:00: Session 6: On the Horizon: Future Online Community Business Models
4:00 – 5:00: Wine and Snack
Evening: No host dinners at Café LaHaye, Saddles, elsewhere (optional)

The other really cool think about hosting an event in Sonoma is that we have ready access to the world’s best wines -)

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