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Online community managers conference swarm on soon

The swarm conference will be held 18-19 September 2013.

The announcement:

Online community pioneers, thought-leaders and social media management trailblazers from around the world are set to headline the third annual swarm conference in Sydney 18th -19th September 2013.

swarm became the world’s first online community management conference when it launched in 2011, the brainchild of Co-Founders, CEO of Quiip Alison Michalk and international online community authority Venessa Paech.

Now in its third year, swarm has grown exponentially, attracting a compelling line up of speakers as well as sponsorship from leading players in online community and social media management and moderation fields including Quiip, NewsGator, Dialogue Consulting, Social Instinct and BuzzNumbers.

“swarm brings online community managers together to share resources, best practices, information and ideas. This year’s event has attracted an array of international talent alongside some of Australia’s foremost community thinkers to ensure the conference will stimulate, inspire and offer actionable insights,” said Alison Michalk,

Co-Founder of swarm and CEO of Quiip.

“It is the must-attend event for anyone who wants to make connections, explore issues and opportunities, join the discourse on our digital futures and network as part of a vibrant peer support community,” added Alison.

The swarm 2013 confirmed speaker line-up to date includes:

  • John Coate – the world’s first online community manager, who in 1986 helped create the pioneering San Francisco-based online social network The WELL, named the ‘world’s most influential’ by Wired magazine.
  • Sophie Potter – Online Community Coordinator, Reachout.com. Launched by the Inspire Foundation, Reachout.com is the world’s first online mental health service, with Sophie’s main objective to use Reachout.com’s online community to help young people get the help they deserve.
  • Rich Millington – Managing Director, Feverbee Community Consultancy, who has worked with more than 100 successful online communities, from the United Nations and World Bank to Oracle and LEGO.

Hot button agenda topics include:

How to master and manipulate social science to build bigger, better and more active communities.
The world’s biggest social media team.
Beyond professionals: Young people supporting each other online.

Tickets are selling fast, with a broad cross-section of registered attendees including major corporations from media and advertising, digital, financial services, automotive and health industries, government departments and not-for-profitorganisations. swarm is co-presented and sponsored by Quiip and NewsGator.

When:  18-19 September, 2013

Where:  Teacher’s Federation Centre, 37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

Tickets and event information: swarmconference.com.au

Source: Quiip media release

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