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Virtual Community Summit

Learn advanced skills from the world’s top experts to manage successful communities. 20th – 21st February 2014.

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The first event dedicated to the science of successful online communities

For the past two years, the Virtual Community Summit has gathered the world’s top community professionals into one building to advance the profession of building thriving online communities.

These events haven proven incredibly popular. Today they attract the world’s most experienced community professionals to discuss ideas for building bigger, better, and more valuable communities.

 

Let’s use proven science to build better communities

For 2014, we’re making a few changes.

First, we’re moving the theme on from the traditional how to make members happy to something more advanced. The theme for this year will be social science, data, and platforms. How can we use principles from social sciences to build bigger, better, and more active communities? What and how do we track success? What platform features and changes lead to better results? Our goal is to bring proven science into the field of communities. This is going to be the first event dedicated to the science of communities.

Second, we’re revamping the format. We’re moving away from panel discussions to shorter, sharper, talks. Dozens of the top experts will have 15 to 20 minutes to teach the audience to do something specific that will improve their communities. Every single session is going to help someone do something better.

Third, we’re introducing a fluid format of breakout sessions, problem and answer sessions, and post-event workshops. If you have a problem you would like help with, you can submit a question and get help from the world’s top community experts.

 

Topics to cover:

This year we’re specifically looking for topics that cover applied social science. We want to dig deep into the realms of psychology, social-psychology, anthropology, sociology, community development to bring new insight into this field. Specifically, we want to cover:

  • What proven principles from psychology can we use to motivate a greater number of contributions?
  • What factors influence whether a newcomer becomes a regular?
  • How do we change the sentiment of a community en-masse?
  • What motivational appeals persuade members to register and participate?
  • What are the proven methods to reach critical mass?
  • How can we construct and manipulate a group identity/sense of community?
  • What are the common mistakes we make with data, and how can we fix them?
  • What social psychology influences which affect how members participate?
  • How can we use communities to trigger desired behaviour (knowledge sharing, increased purchases, greater collaboration etc…)

 

Attend Vircomm London to:

  • Meet the world’s top experts in the field of community development and management.
  • Gain practical, actionable, insight to build bigger, better, and more active communities.
  • Resolve the biggest challenges facing your community.
  • Receive a book of knowledge – filled with practical, actionable, steps to improve your community.
  • Become an expert in the field of communities.
  • Gain access to the exclusive CommunityGeek community.

Who is this event for?

This event is not for everybody. We have carefully catered the material to appeal to those with considerable experience in their field.

Specifically, this event is ideal for:

  • C-Level execs looking to understand what communities are about and how their organization can use them.
  • Community directors/strategists looking to improve their strategy and gain an advanced understanding of communities (and connect with the world’s best for future hiring/employment opportunities).
  • Community managers looking for practical, actionable, steps to increase the level of growth/activity in the community.
  • Social media managers who want to increase engagement by applying proven psychological tricks (tactics!)
  • Academics looking to understand the current state of community research.

About VirComm

Now in our third year, VirComm is the UK’s first and only conference dedicated to Community Management.

Originally founded by the e-mint community, VirComm is now owned and managed by FeverBee – a community consultancy.

VirComm was created in response to the need to share community management resources, best practices, information and ideas in a face to face environment as well as through our online community.