Forum One Networks Announces Collaborative Social Media and Online Community Event Series in 2009

January 13, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Intimate, interactive event series
offers social media and online community practitioners a collaborative
environment to discuss case studies, real world practices, and experiences
with other experts in the industry.

Forum One Networks, a strategy and research group specializing in online
communities, announced their 2009 event series. The series features Open Space
unconferences and invitation-based, speaker-led conferences that allow for
maximum interaction between expert attendees, speakers and vendors.

“The intimate nature of our events allows online community and social
media professionals to connect with each other to network, collaborate, and
learn from other smart people who are in the trenches and actually doing the
work, facing the challenges and actively seeking solutions,” says Bill
, Chief Community Officer of Forum One Networks.

Forum One Networks’ events bring together an outstanding group of online
community and social media professionals, with past participants representing
industry (Amazon.com, AOL, Apple, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, others);
leading online community groups (Salon.com, Digg, LinkedIn, Motley Fool,
BabyCenter); non-commercial organizations (World Bank, PBS, American Academy
of Pediatrics); media (BBC, Univision, Hearst); philanthropy (Gates
Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Omidyar Network) and many others.

Forum One Networks 2009 Event Series Includes:

Online Community Unconference East (Registration Open Now!)

February 11, 2009New York, NY

The east coast version of the popular Online Community Unconference, which
gathers online community practitioners in an Open Space format to discuss
experiences and strategies in the development and growth of online


    Online Community Business Forum (Registration Open Now!)
    March 19-20, 2009 - Sonoma, CA

The Online Community Business Forum is an invitation-based event bringing
together business leaders who drive active online communities. The Business
Forum focuses specifically on online community business models and tactics,
what works, and what is on the horizon.


    Mobile Social Media Unconference (Registration Open Now!)
    April 23, 2009  - Palo Alto, CA

The Mobile Social Media Unconference is a gathering of strategists,
community hosts, device manufacturers, service providers, and content
developers to discuss the emerging opportunities and challenges that mobile
communities present.


    Online Community Unconference 2009 (Registration Open Now!)
    June 10, 2009 -- Mountain View, CA, USA

The Online Community Unconference is a gathering of online community
practitioners — managers, developers, business people, tool providers,
investors — to discuss experience and strategies in the development and
growth of online communities.


    Online Community Summit 2009
    October 8, 2009 - Sonoma, CA

The Online Community Summit is a unique invitation-only event, bringing
together thought leaders from business, government, finance, academia and the
media, who despite different positions share a keen interest in online group
collaboration. Attendees represent a very knowledgeable and diverse group.


    Marketing & Social Media
    November 2009 -- New York, NY (date to be confirmed in February 08)

The Marketing & Social Media conference brings together thought leaders
from the marketing and online community sectors to discuss marketing
challenges – and unprecedented opportunities — in online communities.

The Online Community Roundtable Series will continue to be hosted
throughout 2009 by Bill Johnston of Forum One Networks. This popular,
invitation-based quarterly gathering is held in the San Francisco Bay Area.


    Limited speaking and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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.

    Press Release Contact Information:
    Heather Virga
    Marketing Operations Manager
    Forum One Networks

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