Online Communities are Your Organization's Future with Bill Johnston

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In January, join us for a talk from community pioneer Bill Johnston that will set your communities on the right track for 2016.

Online Communities are Your Organization's Future

Bill will lead a discussion on:

• Why 20th century businesses aren’t adapting to 21st century realities, including mobile

• Why we need a fundamentally new and more expansive approach to building online communities in our evolving global economy (hint: mobile)

• How to manage one of the most important (and misunderstood / undervalued) organizational functions

• Emerging opportunities for businesses to create and exchange new forms of value with their communities and, in the process, become more sustainable.

About the Speaker - Bill Johnston:

Bill Johnston is an executive who specializes in leading the vision and strategy to help organizations build online communities and innovate with social technologies.

Bill is first and foremost a maker, not an observer. He has launched successful online community initiatives that have connected over 10 million customers and realized upwards of $100 million in financial impact for the host organizations, including TechRepublic, Autodesk and Dell. Bill developed and hosted a number of pioneering conferences, including the Online Community Unconference and also conducted the first Online Community ROI and Online Community Compensation research while at Forum One. Bill founded the Online Community Roundtable in 2006, the first community for community managers and strategists.

Bill is excited to bring his thought leadership and collaborative economy expertise to organizations that want to grow their businesses by nurturing their customer communities through his new consultancy and advisory firm Structure3C.

See you then and don't forget to RSVP!


SF Online Community MeetUp is the free monthly gathering of online community managers, enthusiasts, and innovators to meet and discuss tools and strategies for building and managing effective communities.

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Thanks to our generous sponsor, the Iron Cactus, for providing refreshments.

Hope to see you there!