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Swarm 2019 program announced

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

Australia's online community management conference Swarm has announced it's 2019 line-up, and it's an event not to be missed.



This year's Swarm is once again showcasing an impressive brains trust of local and international community talent.


The program features thought-provoking keynotes, practical workshops and plenty of inspiration to help you make an impact in your community management practice. It spans two days (August 20-21) and is proudly supported by Higher Logic, the University of Sydney, Next Door, Quiip and Australian Community Managers.


Speakers and topics include:

  • Evan Hamilton (US), Reddit will reveal The skills you need to run a community of 330 million

  • Rich Millington (UK), Founder of Feverbee, will present The Indispensable Community: how to stop chasing engagement and start delivering results

  • Jennie Sager (AU), Nextdoor will share Lessons in connection from the world's biggest neighbourhood network

  • Sarah Hawk (NZ), Discourse, discusses UX for community pros with The perfect platform is hard to find – how to make the most of the cards you've been dealt

  • Gemma Howells (AU) Head of Digital Enterprise for Woolworths FoodCo will talk about Why Woolies is investing in online community

  • Jason Hill (AU) investigates A quest for belonging: Building new online communities

  • Brent Patching (AU), Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia shares Community lessons from the support frontlines

  • Shira Levine (US) gives us the playbook for How to become a Chief Community Officer

  • Venessa Paech (AU) Swarm & ACM Co-Founder, reviews the State of Community Management

There are workshops on ROI, self-care for community professionals, running successful Facebook Groups, and a legal primer on recent social media legislation moves affecting community managers.


Swarm is the definitive gathering for online community in APAC and the annual ACM meet-up. Don't miss this year's event, held at the University of Sydney on August 20-21.


Scope out the full program and buy your tickets at swarmconference.com.au


Follow the conversation online with #swarmconf19

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