Unfortunately I missed out on attending the South by SouthWest Interactive Festival this year. Having read more about the event from those that managed to attend, it looks like I missed out on a great opportunity so I have decided to ensure I attend next year.
Patrick O’Keefe, a successful developer of online communities and recent guest writer here at Community Spark, suggested we get together and submit ideas for a panel related to forums/online communities at next years event. It may seem early for us to be thinking about an event that won’t be taking place until early 2009, but panel ideas need to be submitted by July of this year.
Therefore, we need your ideas now for what kind of issues we should consider/cover. Panels are an hour long and a chunk of it is taken up by questions so we need to come up with a topic that can be discussed for around half an hour to leave a decent amount of time for questions.
Please leave a comment with your ideas for what we could run a panel on. If you were attending such an event and there was a panel related to online community building, what would you like to see addressed? What aspect of community building would you like to know more about? What questions would you have? What are the challenges you would like help with?
I look forward to reading your ideas so we can hopefully submit some ideas. Who knows, if our ideas are good enough we may even get selected and you can come along and meet us next March!