Ideas, inspiration, insights, best practices, networking and collaboration. Tickets have gone on sale for Swarm 2017 from August 30-31, the 6th annual conference about turning online viewers into swarms of fans.
This year, the community management conference will include industry experts, Australia Post head of content, search and social, Matt Lucas; Guardian News audience editor, Dave Earley; and Feverbee head of community, Sarah Hawk, among its speakers.
Lucas’ experience in building brand communities covers both the client and agency sides. Earley is an innovator in digital news distribution and mobile journalism who has developed digital and social media strategies for The Courier Mail, Quest Community Newspapers and 7 News.
In addition to ticketed conference events, the free #turnmeon Symposium on day two will put the role of humans in automated media systems under the microscope.
“There’s never been more focus on the important role our industry plays in building and managing communities, as businesses, brands, governments, organisations and movements increasingly acknowledge and look for ways to harness the power of social networks and online communities,” stated Alison Michalk, co-founder of Swarm and chief executive officer of Quiip.
“Swarm connects local and global experts with new talent for two days filled with ideas, inspiration, insights, best practices, networking and collaboration as we unpack the issues and opportunities facing the industry, making it an ideal forum for community managers who want to stay on top of their game.”
Venessa Paech, co-founder of Swarm, added “Community professionals are grappling with machine learning, automation and artificial intelligence in their working lives. It’s a challenging, exciting time, as the market learns the unique value of human beings in community management, and how technology can support that value.”
Swarm was the world’s first online community management conference when it launched in 2011, the brainchild of co-founders, and CEO of Quiip, Alison Michalk, and international online community authority, Venessa Paech. Since then, Swarm has become the authority in the community management industry in Australia, gathering local and international delegates from digital, creative, government, not-for-profit and corporate organisations and industries.
Swarm 2017 runs across two days – Wednesday 30 & Thursday 31 August 2017 at Sydney University.
Find everything you need to know and buy tickets: here.