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Online Community Unconference is the Cure for a Web 2.0 Hype Hangover

Forum One Networks’ annual west coast Online Community Unconference provides a forum for online community and social media practitioners to share, learn and collaborate.

San Francisco, CA, May 10, 2008 --( Forum One Networks, a strategy and research group specializing in online communities, issued an invitation today to online community practitioners, managers, developers, business people, tool providers and investors to discuss experiences and strategies in the development and growth of online communities and social media. The Online Communities Unconference is taking place in Mountain View, California on Wednesday, June 18, 2008.

Bill Johnston, Chief Community Officer for Forum One Networks, describes the Online Community Unconference, “We have knowledgeable online community and social media thought leaders coming to this event, including representatives from Autodesk, BabyCenter, CafePress, Cisco, eBay Research Labs, EdgiLabs, Forrester Research, Google, Jive Software, Link TV, NetApp, Omidyar Network, and Social Edge. Our unconferences give online community and social media professionals a collaborative environment where they openly discuss topics and issues based on their real world experience, as opposed to attending a speaker driven conference where attendees sit through boring, hype-laden presentations.”

The Online Community Unconference is a dynamic event with break-out session topics suggested by unconference attendees the morning of the conference. “Open space events are really starting to disrupt ‘traditional’ conferences,” says Johnston. “The best information comes from talking to people who are speaking from experience, and can share challenges and successes. Unconferences give the participants an open platform to share and learn.” While the topics will be generated by the participants on the day of the conference, some key discussions will likely include; community growth strategies, community metrics and ROI, community business models and monetization, emerging technologies and many more interesting topics around online community and social media.

To register for the Online Community Unconference, or for more information, please go to: Lunch will be served and tasty snacks will be available throughout the day.

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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