Online Community and Social Media Executives Convene at the Eighth Annual Online Community Summit

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Forum One announces discussion leaders covering global community problem solving, the mobile communities revolution, and leveraging employees as advocates for its latest conference in Sonoma, CA.

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The Online Community Summit is an invitation-based event that has grown via word of mouth over the past eight years. For many online community and social media executives, this is the one event of the year that cannot be missed.

Forum One Networks, a strategy and research group specializing in online communities and social media strategy, announced discussion leaders for the eighth annual Online Community Summit, which takes place on October 8-9, 2009 in Sonoma, CA. The event will gather leading online community and social media executives from varied industries, who wouldn't normally meet, to share current and best experiences regarding online collaboration.

Discussion leaders include: Austin Heap of Haystack on how online communities offer a new approach to global problem solving; Anil Rathi of Idea Crossing and Ryan Wilson (formerly of XPrize) on how to generate great ideas and enthusiasm for your organization at a low cost; Kevin Bertram of Distributive Networks and Miles Orkin of America Cancer Society on what you need to know about the mobile communities revolution; Paul Levine of Current.com and Bruce Smith of Answers.com on social marketing and advertising; Lila King of CNN.com and Chris Tolles of Topix.net on news communities; Erika Kuhl of Salesforce.com and Lucia Willow of Pandora.com on social "ME"dia: employees as advocates.

"The Online Community Summit is an invitation-based event that has grown via word of mouth over the past eight years. For many online community and social media executives, this is the one event of the year that cannot be missed." says Bill Johnston, Chief Community Officer of Forum One Networks. Mary Furlong of Mary Furlong and Associates speaks to the value of attending the annual event, "Every year I attend the Online Community Summit and it puts me in touch with the top thought leaders and players in online and social media and marketing. I make connections that drive my business and my ability to share with others the key ideas and trends in social media and online community."

Attendees include senior community and social media practitioners from leading companies, including: LinkedIn, Edutopia, American Legacy Foundation, TripAdvisor, Autodesk, Microsoft, REI, Dell, Care2.com, Stupski Foundation, The MathWorks, Inc. and more.

Forum One Networks is actively seeking sponsorship for the event. Please contact Bill Johnston for more information at bjohnston(at)ForumOne(dot)com.

Limited seats are still available. To request an invitation for the Online Community Summit, or for more information, please go to: Online Community Summit 2009.    

About Forum One Networks
Forum One Networks is a division of Forum One Communications, a web strategy and development group based in Alexandria, Virginia, with offices in the California Bay Area. Forum One Networks produces events, conducts research, and provides networking and strategic consulting for online community and social media professionals.

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