Just a quick reminder that in just over a week we will be hosting the Community Leadership Summit 2012 in Portland, Oregon on from Sat, July 14, 2012 – Sun, July 15, 2012. The event happens the weekend before the OSCON conference, so this is a great opportunity to attend both events.

The Community Leadership Summit 2012 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community.

This entirely free event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community. We have over 300 people registered, and we would love to see you there too!

At the heart of Community Leadership Summit 2012 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These unconference sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, panel debates and networking opportunities.

Joining Us

You can find out more details about where the event is and how it works as well as seeing the registered attendance list. If you are interested in joining us, it is an entirely free event, but ask you to register here.

Schedule and Running Sessions

You can see the schedule for the event here. Remember, this is an unconference, so you the attendees are welcome to propose and add sessions to the event.

All session leaders will be provided with a free print copy of my book, The Art of Community (while stocks last).

This year we are also including a series of 15 minute plenary presentations that will happen after lunch on each day. These plenaries are designed to present interesting techniques, learnings, and case studies that will be of interest to community managers and leaders.

These plenaries include:

  • Jose Palafox – Growing Event Attendance
  • Donnie Berkolz – Assholes are killing your project
  • Karsten Wade / Guy Martin – Open Source Consultants UNITE!
  • Jono Bacon – Gamification Of Community
  • Greg Dunlap – Project Managing a Community Project
  • Rachel Luxemburg – Community is Universal: The Formation of a Crisis Community

You can see the plenaries listed on the schedule.


Many thanks to our sponsors for supporting the Community Leadership Summit 2012!

See You There!

I hope to see you all there, and look forward to meeting many of you at the pre-CLS social event the on Fri 13th July at Spirit of 77 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Portland, OR 97232. 🙂

Find out more at http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com!

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