Like so many communities, for TheCR Network September is a period of regrouping and getting back into our routines after the summer. Over the summer we pause a lot of our programming and we typically see our engagement drop a bit as well. September means getting back to regular roundtable calls to hear from experts and peers, back to interest group conversations and more regular communications from TheCR Network community management team.
This year, because so many of our members have either recently deployed or migrated community platforms or are preparing to do so, we are focusing on community technology. This focus will have us exploring both technical strategies and looking deeply at specific platforms – capped with the Community Solution Showcase ahead of TheCR Connect conference at the end of the month in Boston, where we will be hearing from the solution providers, customers, and analysts.
We’ll host the following events for members:
Sept 6th – Salesforce Community Professionals Virtual Meet-Up
Sept 11th – Aurea/Jive Community Professionals Virtual Meet-Up
Sept 12th – Roundtable Discussion: Designing and Defining A Tool Ecosystem with Thomas Vander Wal one of the premier experts in social and network technologies
Sept 13th – Roundtable Discussion: Selecting Platforms: Comparisons, Requirements, and Evaluation, which I will facilitate using TheCR’s Community Technology Framework
Sept 16th: Igloo Community Professionals Virtual Meet-Up
Sept 18th – Power Up: Building Relationships With Super Users with Nilsa Fragoso and Tuvy Le providing case studies from Verizon and Alteryx.
Sept 23rd – Community Solutions Showcase, in Boston
Sept 24th – 25th – TheCR Connect, in Boston
Sept 30 – Kick-off of our fall community management training cohorts, one for internal community professionals and one for external community professionals.
September is a particularly special time for us because we get to gather at TheCR Connect to reconnect in person, dig deep, meet new peers, and enjoy each other’s company, wisdom, and support.
It’s a great time to join TheCR Network, especially if you are working on your technical infrastructure.