The 6th annual New Communications Forum conference takes place in San Mateo, California, USA, from April 20-23.
Event organizer Jen McClure and the organizing team have created a superb framework for learning under the theme â€œThe Social Web: Redefining Business.â€
Hereâ€™s what youâ€™ll get:
- 40 conference sessions in five tracks:
– NewComm Essentials
– New Communications and Communities
– Social CRM
– Markets Are Conversations: Putting Theory Into Practice
– Understanding the New Media Landscape
- 5 enlightening keynotes
- 5 in-depth, pre-conference workshops
- Â½-day post-conference social media strategy planning sessions with conference faculty
- One-day Executive Summit
- Dozens of knowledgeable speakers and instructors
- The NewComm Forum Expo
Iâ€™m speaking at this event, delivering the closing keynote on the final day.
Linked to NewCommForum is NewComm Collaborative, a new online membership community and collaborative media portal that officially launches today. I plan to post more about this soon (Iâ€™m a member); meanwhile, read Jenâ€™s announcement post and explore the website to see if itâ€™s a community youâ€™d like to be part of (see whoâ€™s already in that community).
Being part of this yearâ€™s NewCommForum has a special meaning for me as I was a speaker at the first New Communications Forum in 2005 (and in 2006). Those were the heady pioneering days when everyone started discovering blogs and podcasts â€“ the extent of social media at the time â€“ and everyone was trying to figure out this new social media world from a business perspective.
It seems to me that, other than scale, not much has changed in five years. I donâ€™t say that facetiously but rather recognizing the huge growth in development of social media â€“ itâ€™s now mainstream globally in terms of awareness â€“ the myriad tools, channels and online places that dwarf what was here five years ago, and the parallel desire for, well, figuring it all out.
The New Communications Forum 2010 will give you a terrific opportunity to get at least some answers to your many questions.
New Communications Forum 2010, April 20-23, 2010. Big savings for early registration before March 12.