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Conversations by Vanilla Forums

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18 Nov 2020



Conversations is a FREE event brought to you by Vanilla Forums being held on November 18th from 8 AM to 4 PM ET.

We are open to talks from practitioners in the community building space, on topics related community management and community building. 

There will be opportunities for sponsors. If you’d like more information on these opportunities, please contact

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

27 Jul 2020

CfS closes at 12:00 AM

14 Aug 2020

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Our audience is composed of those in the community building space, who are mostly using forums as their main channel for community building. 

Topics of interest will be community and how it relates to marketing, product marketing/innovation/development, support, customer success, community management.

Presentations should be more tactical than theoretical and we welcome talks based on your personal experiences, and lessons to do better.

All talks submitted should be vendor agnostic.

Guidance on a successful submission:

1. Make sure to clarify what take-aways you plan to share as part of your talk. We want people to walk away with advice and tactics they can use. There are people of different skills, so also make sure you let us know where you would place it in terms of a community builder's journey.

2. We are open to panels (and encourage them), but we want to make sure you have a clear goal and if possible we'd like to know the questions you will cover. Our team can act as moderators for you - so all members can participate.

3. Add as many details as possible! We thoroughly read all submissions, so the more detail the better. A couple of sentences in a submission will not likely have a good chance of getting accepted. Please be clear as possible about your planned topic, the ideas you are sharing and the advice you will provide.

You can use the "DESCRIPTION" section for the abstract that you would post publicly and use the "NOTES" section to add as much detail as possible. 

Please note the organizers we prioritize submissions that:

  • Have applicable takeaways the audience can apply to their own work
  • Are clear about the points that will be covered in the talk
  • Show step by step the journey the talk will take the audience on.
  • Our talks are usually 45 minutes- with 10 minutes for questions. We can accommodate longer or shorter, but please note that in your submission.