Community management panels for SXSW 2017

In a bid to raise the game for Community Managers at SXSW 2017, community professionals from diverse industries have been working together to develop panels for next year’s South by SouthWest Interactive festival. Between us, we already have a great range of ideas and the panels are now out for public vote. Please help us all to grab the attention of the judges by casting your vote now.

Here are some of the key subjects the team have addressed – use the Search facility on the voting site to find more. If you have any questions or feedback about the panel proposals, please start a discussion on the SXSW page, as this will also reinforce the panel’s worthiness!

  1. Retaining Volunteer Talent in Your Community is my own panel, delivered with former reddit Director of Communications and Director of Talent Victoria Taylor, and leading nonprofit expert David J Neff, author of “The Future of Nonprofits: How to Thrive and Innovate in the Digital Age”. We will be drawing on the research of Teesside University alumna Dr Jen Hagan into sustainable volunteering. Vote here! >>
  2. Marketing to Marketing Haters: B2B Communities, led by Emerson’s Rachelle Wright and Microsoft’s Anna Chu, addresses the benefits and challenges of a community approach and managing brand advocacy – vote here! >>
  3. Community: beyond social media to corporate DNA looks at developing an authentic and collaborative relationship with the community. Tyler Robinson of SKIO music teams up with Ilja Rotelli and Chris Heintz of Amazon to bring a music / gaming twist to the panel. Vote here! >>
  4. Social Media is Broken, Community Can Help. The Community Roundtable’s Jim Storer demonstrates how communities are the natural extension of social media’s promise – connecting individuals, building new relationships and strengthening existing ones. Vote here! >>

Please comment below if you have a Community panel to add to this list.