19 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2013 1:24 PM by tmaurer

    Social Media Conferences

    AndreaBredow

      Besides Jive World, what are the best conferences you have attended for social media?

        • Re: Social Media Conferences
          sbrown

          Andrea,

          Keep a watch for KM World conferences. I attended last year as they had a whole track on collaboration/internal social media. I also understand Enterprise 2.0 is great too, but I've not yet attended that one.

          Looking forward to JiveWorld 2013!

          Scott

          • Re: Social Media Conferences
            Andrew Kratz

            How about SXSW.  I know Jive sent people there the past year or two.

             

            South by Southwest, Social Media, Technology Conference | The Marketing Zen Group

             

            Regarding Enterprise 2.0.  I did attend the Boston version last year.  (There is a Santa Clara edition).  I don't know...I thought it was ok.  .I may not have liked it as much because Jive had no representation.  Spending time looking at inferior products such as Igloo was not getting me all that excited.  A couple of good speakers and a few contacts made it worth the trip in terms of moving my education forward....but it is just hard to beat JW.

             

             

            So we do this for a living ...but this is the countdown clock on our Jive for teams intranet....  I think I posted the HTML out here...but if you want it for your group or space let me know and I'll re-post/find it.

            Jive World countdown.jpg

              • Re: Social Media Conferences
                candidar

                I would really really love this code, we are trying to do something like this for open enrollment and I am driving myself mad!

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                    Andrew Kratz

                    Candida,  two weeks late..sorry about that...but here it is... I attached the file we were using "Jive Get Real"...if you load that up on your community and change the URL in red below to hit that image you should work fine.  Place the code below in an HTML widget..worked well as a side widget in one of those thin columns.  Good luck, stop by our booth at JW13 and say hello.

                     

                    - Andrew

                     

                    <img alt="JiveWorld13.jpg" class="jive-image" height="55" src="https://xxxx.jiveon.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/102-1913-1-2702/jw13-logo-horiz.png" style="width: 195px; height: 55.59183673469388px;" width="195" __jive_id="1892" />

                    <script type="text/javascript">

                    //######################################################################################

                    // Author: ricocheting.com

                    // Version: v2.0

                    // Date: 2011-03-31

                    // Description: displays the amount of time until the "dateFuture" entered below.

                     

                     

                    // NOTE: the month entered must be one less than current month. ie; 0=January, 11=December

                    // NOTE: the hour is in 24 hour format. 0=12am, 15=3pm etc

                    // format: dateFuture1 = new Date(year,month-1,day,hour,min,sec)

                    // example: dateFuture1 = new Date(2003,03,26,14,15,00) = April 26, 2003 - 2:15:00 pm

                     

                     

                    dateFuture1 = new Date(2013,9,22,0,00,00);

                     

                     

                    // TESTING: comment out the line below to print out the "dateFuture" for testing purposes

                    //document.write(dateFuture +"<br />");

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    //###################################

                    //nothing beyond this point

                    function GetCount(ddate,iid){

                     

                     

                      dateNow = new Date(); //grab current date

                      amount = ddate.getTime() - dateNow.getTime(); //calc milliseconds between dates

                      delete dateNow;

                     

                     

                      // if time is already past

                      if(amount < 0){

                      document.getElementById(iid).innerHTML="Now!";

                      }

                      // else date is still good

                      else{

                      days=0;out="";

                     

                     

                      amount = Math.floor(amount/1000);//kill the "milliseconds" so just secs

                     

                     

                      days=Math.floor(amount/86400);//days

                      amount=amount%86400;

                     

                     

                      if(days != 0){out += days +" "+((days==1)?"day":"days")+", ";}

                      out = out.substr(0,out.length-2);

                      document.getElementById(iid).innerHTML=out;

                     

                     

                      setTimeout(function(){GetCount(ddate,iid)}, 1000);

                      }

                    }

                     

                     

                    window.onload=function(){

                      GetCount(dateFuture1, 'countbox1');

                      //you can add additional countdowns here (just make sure you create dateFuture2 and countbox2 etc for each)

                    };

                    </script>

                    <div id="countbox1" style="font:16pt Arial; color:#400000; text-align:center; margin-top: 20px;"></div>

                • Re: Social Media Conferences
                  ITSinsider

                  There are some great conferences right now in Europe, if you can justify the cost to fly over.  The E20s conference (Paris) has been getting better and better.  Europe is slightly behind where the US used to be, so the thinking is fresh and incorporates a lot of new choices that weren't around a few years ago when the E20 Conference hit its stride.   We also heard great things about the Social Business Forum last year.  Not sure they're going to continue with it as one of the key organizers has left to work with Ernst & Young.

                   

                  Hope that helps!

                  • Re: Social Media Conferences
                    shirlin

                    Has anyone been to http://socialbusinesssummit.com/ put on by Dachis Group, or plan to this year?

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                      Jill Ross

                      I've been looking for the same info - specifically conferences related to social business/enterprise 2.0, not social media marketing - but haven't found much aside from E2 in Boston, which I plan on attending this year.

                       

                      Susan Scrupski I also found several conferences in Europe, such as the Social Business Expo, Social Media World Forum, and Social Business Strategy Summit.

                       

                      I did notice that the Social Media World Forum now has a North American presence. It just took place in late November 2012, but it might be worth checking into in 2013. They have separate tracks for Social Business and Social Marketing.

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                          ITSinsider

                          Yes.  I suppose it matters what you mean by "social media."  I was riffing off Scott Brown's recommendation to attend KM conferences, as well as the reference to e20conf.  There really is an external and an internal focus to the social (fillintheblank) conferences out there.  The ones I mentioned were much more e20-centered, although marketing is discussed.  And Shirlin Hsu the Dachis Group Summits have been world-class.  I only attended one in Austin, but it pulled in Jeremiah Oywang, David Armano, Clara Shih, and Bonin Bough, just to name a few. You can see last year's lineup here: Austin - 8 MAR: Social Business Summit 2012.  There is much more of a focus on large brands and social media marketing, but the talks are great.  They're fairly selective about who gets to go, so make sure you get your inquiry in early if you're interested.

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                          Did you attend any of the conferences?  I too am interested, also interested in more specific social business type of training.  Looking forward to the Jive conference but their training events don't meet my needs, either very basic new community manager or advanced api training.  When I researched more the only other option I was given was a admin consule webinar for 6-8 hours for 3-4000 dollars?!?!

                          Anyone have any advice on better conferences or worthwhile training sessions for advanced internal and external community managers and admins?