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Best of the best
swarm brings you authentic community management thought leaders and trailblazers from around the world, with a focus on those people that our attendees might not normally be aware of or able to access.
Practitioners not pundits
swarm speakers and contributors walk the walk. They’re not self promoters or professional ‘gurus’. They’re working community professionals who live and breathe the strategies, techniques and lessons they share. They have war stories, case studies, peer reviewed research and practical examples for you to learn from.
Content & advice tailored to you
While some advice and instruction is applicable to online communities worldwide, certain areas require local specificity and insight. In particular, online community governance, liabilities and legal issues in Australia are very different to those in the U.S. or Europe. Get the advice you need for your turf, your business, your organisation and your needs.
Diversity of experience, content & opinion
Unlike many events, we are also committed to breaking down silos and encouraging a interdisciplinary approach (community management is not black and white). We understand that a sociologist has as much to offer a community manager as a digital marketing expert, and we believe everyone benefits when we get exposed to new methods and ideas.
Networking time well invested
As community managers, we understand that the conversations ‘in the margins’ are the most important. It’s where relationships are forged, collaborative opportunities ignite and ideas spark. But conferences often leave no time for true getting to know one another. In additional to formal networking, swarm offers two days of relaxed sociability, where attendees and contributors can mingle, connect, break out or do their own thing.
Other benefits include:
- Reducing churn or burn out in an industry associated with these issues, by connecting your community manager to a rich peer support network
- Hands on workshops where problems and scenarios can be worked through collaboratively
- Expose your community manager to case-studies and relevant research to better inform your organisation
- Help your community manager formalise a community strategy and move away from simply putting out fires!