This coming weekend is the Community Leadership Summit in Austin (I hope to see you all there!), but there is another event I am running which you need to know about.

The Open Community Conference is one of the four main events that is part of the Open Source Summit in Los Angeles from 11th – 13th September 2017. A little while ago the Linux Foundation and I started exploring running a new conference as part of their Open Source Summit, and this has culminated in the Open Community Conference.

The goals of the event are simple: to provide presentations, panels, and networking that share community management and leadership best practice in a practical and applicable way. My main goal is to provide a set of speakers who have built great communities, either internally or externally, and have them share their insights.

This is different to the Community Leadership Summit: CLS is a set of discussions designed for community managers. The Open Community Conference is a traditional conference with presentations, panels, and more in which methods, approaches, case-studies, and more is shared, and designed for a broader audience.

Call For Papers

If you have built community in the open source world, or have built internal communities using open source methodologies, I would love to have you submit a paper by clicking here. The call for papers closes THIS WEEK on 6th May 2017, so get them in!

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