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About the conference

Swarm is the longest running conference for community professionals in the world. APAC’s flagship community management conference connects local builders, thinkers, managers and makers with top international talent for 5 days of learning, collaboration, inspiration and outcomes.

Swarm grew out of the Australian Community Manager Roundtables in 2009, and was founded by veteran community management leaders Venessa Paech and Alison Michalk to support and grow community management as a practice.

Since 2020, Swarm has been run online, to ensure the most accessible, affordable and inclusive experience for all who might wish to participate.


Swarm Conference 2022 will take place over 5 days, from Monday 15 August to Friday 19 August. There are several sessions a day, with breaks throughout to reflect, get refreshments, attend to other priorities, or network with attendees.

The complete schedule will be published on August 1.

Topics for 2022 include: new models for community strategy, building community led businesses, measurement that matters, ritual building, meaningful automation, building ambassador programs, feedback loops with your member and users, the emotional labor or community management, stewarding equitable and inclusive digital spaces and more.


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General admission tickets to Swarm Conference 2022 are on sale now.

They include full access to all conference content on-demand after the event has concluded (in case you need to miss a session or catch more details on the replay).

Our 2022 Speakers

Swarm Conference speakers, facilitators and experts are among the best community talent in the world. Learn from their experience, ask questions, e-meet and virtually mingle over nine jam-packed days.

We’re always looking for community practitioners to present insights, help solve problems and facilitate valuable experiences for Swarm.  Let us know if you’d like to speak at Swarm!

Our sponsors

Swarm is the annual conference of

With deep gratitude to our 2022 Headline Sponsor



And our 2022 Major Partners


And thanks to our supporters