Online Communiteers – Breaking news: we have finalized our event series for 2008. I wanted to give the OC Report readers a sneak peek, as well as to let you know that we have opened registration and have a special “super early bird” rate for our OCU East and Mobile Communities Unconferences.
Our events series for 2008 includes:
Online Community Unconference East 2008 (Registration Open Now!)
February 21, 2008 in New York
The Online Community Unconference East is the east coast of location of our Unconference series. The event is an Open Space 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.
Mobile Communities Unconference (Registration Open Now!)
March 20, 2008 in Palo Alto
The Mobile Communities Unconference focuses on social experiences on the brings together strategists, community hosts, device manufacturers, service providers, and content developers to discuss the emerging opportunities and challenges that mobile communities present.
Online Community Business Forum 2008
April 14 – 15, 2008 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Online Community Business Forum is an invitation-based event for online executives to gather and discuss the intersection of business strategy and online community, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Online Community Unconference 2008
June 18, 2008 in Mountain View, CA
The Online Community Unconference is our west coast 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.
Online Community Summit 2008
October 9 – 10, 2008 in Sonoma, CA
The Online Community Summit, in it’s 8th year, is the exclusive gathering for thought leaders in online collaboration gather to discuss best ideas for the future, in Sonoma, California.
Marketing & Online Communities 2008
November 3-4, NYC (dates and details to be confirmed in January 08)
The Marketing & Online Communities conference will explore current practice and innovative case studies that focus on the intersection of marketing and online communities.
If you have any questions about any of the events, or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please let me know.
Here is a week’s worth of blogging, condensed to one day
There is literally TONS of great content about the OCU floating around this week:
Online Community Unconference Wiki (session notes / handouts)
Online Community Unconference Photos – flickr
OCU 2007 Show – BlogTV
Still debating the future of communities after all these years – Carol McManus
Some notes from OCU 2007 – Joi Podgorny
Online Community Unconference 2007 – The Social Wave Blog
Thank you Forum One for organizing the Community Unconference… – Community Group Therapy
Capture from the Community UnConference – Jeremiah Owyang
OCU2007 Notes – Josh Ledgard
Online Community Planning: Getting the Party Started – Common Craft
Online Community Unconference: Unconfrences for Communities Q & A – Kaliya Hamlin
Online Community Roundtable
We had a small but knowledgeable group at the OC Roundtable in SF this week. Instead of the usual presentation format, we spent the first 10 minutes brainstorming topics and then spent 90 minutes discussing. It was a really great and informative session. I think we will use this format more, moving forward. Also, I am probably going to start connecting the Roundtable with Susan Tenby’s Meetup… stay tuned.
I was interviewed by Information Week about online civility, and the proposed blogger’s code of conduct becuase of this post on the OC Report:
Marketing & Online Communities
I am working on a research project that explores attitudes, best practices and techniques. The survey will be going out next week.
We are also starting to talk about our Marketing & Online Communities conference to be held in NYC on 11/8. As usual, this event will be small (90 people) and invite only. Should be fun, intensely focused, and informative.
Marc Andeessen is blogging, and it is awseome
Where to meet the next Steve Jobs
Mostly got the details correct (speed geeking was only 1 session, after lunch).
As organizer, it would have been nice to have been interviewed for this, but I’m glad Kaliya got exposure.
The Online Community Unconference was based on the principals of Open Space Technology, which essentially puts the days agenda and content in the hands of the attendees.
One of the most amazing things about the Unconference was seeing the blank session grid being created the night before, and them filling up with interesting content in less than 45 minutes Wednesday morning.
|Kaliya starting on the session grid.|
|Blank session grid and demo signup sheet|
|Grid being filled up with sessions.|
|Final session grid.|
Here is a link to a larger (and more legible) version of the grid.