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Forum One Networks Announces Collaborative Social Media and Online Community Event Series in 2009


Intimate, interactive event series offers social media and online community practitioners a collaborative environment to discuss case studies, real world practices, and experiences with other experts in the industry.

San Francisco, CA – January 13, 2009 – Forum One Networks, a strategy and research group specializing in online communities, announced their 2009 event series. The series features Open Space unconferences and invitation-based, speaker-led conferences that allow for maximum interaction between expert attendees, speakers and vendors.

“The intimate nature of our events allows online community and social media professionals to connect with each other to network, collaborate, and learn from other smart people who are in the trenches and actually doing the work, facing the challenges and actively seeking solutions,” says Bill Johnston, Chief Community Officer of Forum One Networks.

Forum One Networks’ events bring together an outstanding group of online community and social media professionals, with past participants representing industry (, AOL, Apple, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, others); leading online community groups (, Digg, LinkedIn, Motley Fool, BabyCenter); non-commercial organizations (World Bank, PBS, American Academy of Pediatrics); media (BBC, Univision, Hearst); philanthropy (Gates Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Omidyar Network) and many others.

Forum One Networks 2009 Event Series Includes:

Online Community Unconference East (Registration Open Now!)
February 11, 2009 - New York, NY
The east coast version of the popular Online Community Unconference, which gathers online community practitioners in an Open Space format to discuss experiences and strategies in the development and growth of online communities.

Online Community Business Forum (Registration Open Now!)
March 19-20, 2009 - Sonoma, CA
The Online Community Business Forum is an invitation-based event bringing together business leaders who drive active online communities. The Business Forum focuses specifically on online community business models and tactics, what works, and what is on the horizon.

Mobile Social Media Unconference (Registration Open Now!)
April 23, 2009 - Palo Alto, CA
The Mobile Social Media Unconference is a gathering of strategists, community hosts, device manufacturers, service providers, and content developers to discuss the emerging opportunities and challenges that mobile communities present.

Online Community Unconference 2009 (Registration Open Now!)
June 10, 2009 - Mountain View, CA, USA
The Online Community Unconference is a 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 2009
October 8, 2009 - Sonoma, CA
The Online Community Summit is a unique invitation-only event, bringing together thought leaders from business, government, finance, academia and the media, who despite different positions share a keen interest in online group collaboration. Attendees represent a very knowledgeable and diverse group.

Marketing & Social Media
November 2009 - New York, NY (date to be confirmed in February 08)
The Marketing & Social Media conference brings together thought leaders from the marketing and online community sectors to discuss marketing challenges – and unprecedented opportunities – in online communities.

The Online Community Roundtable Series will continue to be hosted throughout 2009 by Bill Johnston of Forum One Networks. This popular, invitation-based quarterly gathering is held in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Limited speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About Forum One Networks
Forum One Networks is a division of Forum One Communications, a web strategy and development group based in Alexandria, Virginia, with offices in the California Bay Area. Forum One Networks produces events, conducts research, and provides networking and strategic consulting for online community and social media professionals.



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