Our history

Founded in 2011, Australia’s flagship conference for online community professionals connects local builders, thinkers, managers and makers with top international talent for two days of learning, collaboration, inspiration and outcomes.

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


Tuesday 20 August and Wednesday 21 August


The University of Sydney
New Law School.
Law School Building (F10)
Eastern Ave Camperdown NSW

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What could you discover at the conference?

Below you can see a selection of the keynotes on offer this year. For a full breakdown be sure to visit our schedule page here.


Swarm Conference 2019 will be held in the modern amenities of the New Law Building at University of Sydney. Located roughly 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD and close to lovely hotels, bars and shops in nearby Glebe, Enmore, Newtown and Darlington, this is the perfect location for Swarm Conference 2019.

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney
New Law School. Law School Buiding
Eastern Ave Camperdown NSW 2006

Tuesday 21 August and Wednesday 22 August

Our speakers

Swarm Conference 2019 proudly features some of the best in international and local community talent. Don’t miss their invaluable insights and the chance to connect in person.