By Shannon DiGregorio Abram, Relationship Manager at The Community Roundtable.
After an exciting April in Boston we’re hitting the road in May – visiting three cities in three weeks to connect with members and clients around the country. This week Rachel will attend the J. Boye Philadelphia 14 Web & Intranet Conference in Philadelphia, next week Rachel and Shannon will visit Orlando for Collective 2014 and the week after Jim, Hillary and Jillian will trek to the West Coast and visit San Francisco for Lithium’s LiNC.
Will you be attending any of these events? Let us know – we’d love to catch up in person! Each of these events is exciting in its own way and we wanted to give you an insider perspective on what we’re looking forward to most. I spoke with Rachel about the J.Boye event this week, which they describe as being:
“…born out of the desire to let people share and learn in an open environment; stimulating and inspiring events with presentations, demos, intense discussions and ample opportunity to expand your network in a social, informal campus-style atmosphere.”
“My friend Claire (Flanagan) told me several years ago that the J. Boye conference was a don’t miss event and it’s definitely not your typical conference. The team at J.Boye are very intentional about creating participant collisions and orchestrating the attendee experience so each participant walks away energized and inspired. Everything from the sessions to the networking to use of the physical space the event takes place in is thoughtful and intentional.
I’m also looking forward to seeing a number of our members speak – it is probably the largest concentration of TheCR Network members speaking in one place. Jeff Ross from Humana is presenting a session titled “Building a 30,000-User Enterprise Social Network” which will be an inside look at building and maintaining a successful enterprise social network.
Another exciting member session will be a case study from Chris Catania at Walgreens on “Using community management strategies to drive social intranet adoption, collaboration and employee engagement.” Chris will share how his team is using community management strategies to roll out their new social intranet/employee community, The Wall.
I’m also looking forward to James LaCorte’s presentation on “Selling Social Media to the C-Suite” – he’ll share his tips and tricks to leading the executive horse to the water – and making it drink! Between these member-led sessions and great networking opportunities I know this is going to be a special week in Philadelphia.”
Rachel failed to mention that she’ll be presenting a session on collaboration and social enterprise – “A vision for the networked organization.” We can’t wait to her about her trip – if you’re going to be in Philadelphia for the J.Boye event please find Rachel and say hello!
Did you know that TheCR Network members work with all kinds of communities? In fact, about 25% work in either internal or external communities and 50% work with both! No matter what kind of community you work with membership in TheCR Network will save you time and improve the quality of your work by connecting you with peers, experts and curated information. Learn how joining TheCR Network can improve the work you do.