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Online Community and Social Media Professionals Gather for Unique Online Community Unconference in New York City


Participant-driven format features community and social media experts sharing knowledge on trends, opportunities and best practice in an Open Space setting

The Online Community Unconference East will be held February 21st in New York City. The Unconference is a gathering of online community professionals - managers, strategists, business people, tool providers, investors - to discuss experience and strategies in the development and growth of online communities, and the use of social media. Those involved in online community development (and social software in general) share many common challenges: community management, tools, marketing, business models, legal issues. As we have found with our past events, the best source of information on all of these challenges is other knowledgeable practitioners.

Past participants in our Online Community Unconference have been thrilled by the expertise of participants, and the variety of topics covered during the Unconference. The following quotes are from attendees of our last Unconference:

“{The} open space format combined with an energetic and knowledgeable crowd made this one of the most practical events I’ve been to in a long time.”

“Unlike traditional conferences where its mainly for the networking and not for the actual content, this was different. Sitting with people that have an experience (each one and his/her specialty) contributes a lot to the brainstorming environment and I definitely heard some interesting insights that day”

“It’s very active energy, completely different than a planned conference like the recent Web 2.0 conference.”

The Unconference, scheduled for February 21, will be held in New York City at the Newman Conference Center of Baruch College/CUNY.

The Online Community Unconference is inspired by the emerging “open space” conference format, where attendees set the agenda and all are encouraged to present their ideas. There will be plenty of breakout space, wifi, and dedicated time for networking.

The price is $195 ($175 before January 21st). The event is expected to sell out.

To register for the event, please go to:

For more event information, or information about sponsorship opportunities contact Bill Johnston,

Event Sponsors to Date:
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SolutionSet –

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