- Community Manager’s Appreciation Day
- Speaker boutique
- Safer Internet Day 2013
- VirComm Summit 2013
Here’s more about them:
28 January: Community Manager’s Appreciation Day Altimeter Group analyst Jeremiah Owyang started up Community Manager’s Appreciation Day in 2010 to recognise the efforts of front-line community managers, critical to brand development as companies move from broadcasting to dynamic, human-focused social businesses. It’s a day to write a note of thanks to the managers of your favourite communities, celebrate the role, follow the proceedings through the #CMAD hashtag on Twitter, and, if you’re a community manager yourself, maybe get together with kindred souls and have a drink or two.
There are lots of meet-ups and hangouts happening throughout the world. We’re planning on being there at the London meet-up, if we can step away from our communities for long enough
We’re also planning on participating in the marathon 12 hour Google Hangout run by Tim MacDonald, Community Manager at HuffPost Live and founder of My Community Manager. Mycmgr.com have been holding #cmgrhangout hangouts at 2pm ET every Friday afternoon for a year now and are partnering with Edelman, Hootsuite, The Community Roundtable, eModeration and other community managers from around the world for this 12 hour broadcast. Each hour we’ll have new topics and guests from 8am – 8pm CST (Chicago, IL) (-6 GMT). We’ll be joining to chat about the role and importance of moderation and engagement.
31 January, London: Speaker boutique eModeration CEO Tamara Littleton will be speaking on her experience of building a culture of high performance, at an informal event run by Prelude’s The Supper Club.
Prelude works with some of the most experienced entrepreneurs in Britain to provide expertise and support that really drives businesses forward. It is also a campaigning voice for the fast-growing, job-creating businesses that the economy needs so badly.
Prelude is home to The Supper Club, an exclusive club of high-calibre entrepreneurs from across all sectors. It offers access to a vetted peer group, dinners and socials as well as media opportunities from local, trade and national press.
You can buy tickets for the event here (£95 plus VAT per person. Limited FREE tickets for members of The Supper Club)
5 February: Safer Internet Day 2013 Safer Internet Day (SID) is celebrated in nearly 100 countries around the world in February of each year. In Europe, 30 countries mark the day with support from the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme. SID is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people.
Safer Internet Day 2013 – the tenth anniversary of Safer Internet Day – will take place on Tuesday 5 February, around the theme ‘Online Rights and Responsibilities’ and under the slogan ‘Connect with respect’. For the latest information about Safer Internet Day 2013 in the UK go to the UK Safer Internet Centre website.
There are lots of ways of getting involved, from making sure your local school in on board and getting the kids thinking about how they can become better netizens. Do you want to know about Facebook’s privacy settings, how to report content on YouTube or how is Club Penguin moderated? You can send in questions to be answered by their panel of experts on the marathon 12-hour live internet radio, wear a banner on your website, and register yourself as a supporter. Details are on the ‘Get Involved’ section of www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day.
What are we doing? Well, as well as publicising this important event, our Child Safety Liaison Officer Jennifer M Puckett will be taking part in the radio marathon, advising young people about the role of a moderator on websites, and how to ask for help if they are having problems online.
Born out of the ‘e-mint’ Yahoo group for community professionals, VirComm was created in response to the need to share community management resources, best practices, information and ideas in a face to face environment as well as through our online community.
VirComm is not your average conference. There’s a great relaxed atmosphere through engaged roundtables and panels with loads of open debate and audience participation.
As well as sponsoring the after show party (5:30pm until the last man standing!), eModeration is fielding two panellists: Blaise Grimes-Viort, Head of Community Management and Social Media on the Social Media & Social Networks Panel and CEO Tamara Littleton who will be discussing Brand Reputation & Risk Management Panel with her fellow panellists.
We’ve got discounted tickets to give away to blog readers – just use this link to get a ticket for the discounted rate of £225.
It would be lovely if you could join us at any of these events – look out for the hashtags to follow if you can’t be there in person