We host regular training and social events for those looking to learn more about online community management or improve their skills. Select events are for members only, but most are open to anyone for attend. Our major annual professional gathering is SWARM, which unites online community builders and managers across industries. ACM Professional Members receive free and discounted tickets.

If you'd like to participate in an ACM event or suggest a guest or topic, let us know. We'd love to hear your ideas!


ACM Yarn with ABC's Rod McGuinness & Nicolle White

Thursday January 14

12:00 - 1:00pm AEST


Rod McGuinness, Community Management Lead and Creator and presenter of Social Media Self Defence Training for ABCTV, and Nicolle White, the ABC's first ever Social Media Wellbeing Advisor, join us to talk resilience.


As we enter another challenging year, what strategies can we use to build resilience for ourselves and our communities


ACM Masterclass |

Moderating Misinformation

Wednesday February 17

2:30 - 4:30pm AEST


Misinformation - from conspiracy theories, to propaganda, to coordinated attacks - is unfortunately now part of life for social media and online communities. ​

In this 2 hour masterclass you'll learn:

  • Key trends and research insights

  • How to identify misinformation

  • How to minimise the risk 

  • How to manage misinformation

AUGUST  2021

Swarm 2021

Swarm Conference 2021 will take place online over 5 days, showcasing local and international talent while delivering thought-provoking keynotes, workshops and inspiration designed to lead, inform and educate in the community management industry.

Schedule to be released February 2021

Past Events

ACM 2020 Survey Findings  - Webinar


Venessa and Robert Barnes from Higher Logic unveiled the key findings from the 2020 ACM Career Survey, and what it means for online communities and community managers in APAC in the year to come.

Video of this past event is available to ACM Members. 

Download a copy of the full 2020 report here

ACM Yarn with Amanda Newton


Xero’s Global General Manager for Partner Experience and Global Community Professional of the Year 2020

Amanda joined us for a Yarn about taking community to the C-suite and setting career goals for a productive 2021. 

Video of this past event is available to ACM Members. 

ACM Yarn with Tyrese Childs


Founder Community Manager of Facebook's famous Ant Colony Group

Facebook's Ant Colony King sat down with ACM to discuss his journey of becoming an accidental Community Manager.

Video of this past event is available to ACM Members. 


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