Thanks to Bernadine at the Blandin Foundation for the heads up on this conference. Oh I wish I were closer to Mountainview…
The Online Community Unconference is a gathering of online community practitioners — managers, developers, strategists, tools providers, VCs — 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, platform selection, metrics, marketing, business models, legal issues. 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. Last year’s Unconference was a huge success, and we expect this year’s to be even better. We expect to have at least 35 sessions which will be decided at the start of the day. There will also be plenty of time for networking. To see examples of last year’s Unconference sessions, as well as an overview of organizations that attended, check out the 2007 Unconference wiki:
The Unconference is held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, which 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.
The event is June 18th. The price is $195 ($175 before May 18). We have reserved the first 25 tickets at a “Super Early Bird” rate of $75. Fee is fully refundable prior to May 18, not refundable after (but is transferable). We also have several tickets reserved at a scholarship rate for students and those who can’t pay full fare. Please email me directly for details: email@example.com
We’re really looking forward to this event and hope to see you there. Tell your colleagues (this event is open to all)!
Again, more details and registration information can be found at: