Community managers have the incredibly tall order of building an online space where members, attendees and/or donors feel a sense of belonging and a place to call home. At the end of the day, community managers need their own place to call home—a tribe of likeminded people who are struggling with launching a community, keeping people engaged and encouraging community buy-in among their colleagues and peers. And, the perfect place for that type of mindshare, collaboration and networking is at our annual conference, PersoniFest!
In 2020, we’ll have four main stage sessions, one out-of-this-world keynote speaker, community manager breakout sessions, 20+ hours of training, one BIG party, plus tons of opportunities to consult with Personify experts… and that’s just the beginning of what’s to come.
The PersoniFest planning team has designed a valuable, experience for those clients using Personify Community. Whether you’re a first-time attendee looking for ways to optimize your online community or a veteran attendee driving engagement strategies for your association, PersoniFest has something for you!
We’ve built a track of breakout sessions that are focused on goals and challenges for professionals who manage an online community and are tasked with driving engagement in their organization. See our breakout sessions for Community users.
Our Top Picks for Community Users
- Getting Your Membership Active Online: Communicating the Value of Digital Membership: From trends in young member acquisition to changes in social channel usage, hear what the data tells us about successful strategies to help your community stand out as a value-driver for your members.
- Power Your Programs with Online Community Events: Whether scheduling volunteer opportunities and assigning roles, building mentorship office hours, or facilitating member-hosted engagements, this session will help you uncover the power of events functionality within your online community.
- Building Champions and Managing Change: Building an online community is a change management initiative with moving pieces that include stakeholder identification and engagement balanced against organizational and departmental strategic priorities, organizational culture and subcultures. Through a case study featuring the American Society of Safety Professionals, this session will introduce attendees to the elements of effective change management to assess organizational readiness and preparation to implement a thriving online community.
Exclusive for Personify Community Users
In addition to the multiple breakout sessions and keynotes, our Community Consultants team will hold Community Office Hours where you can pop in to ask questions and get advice on how to make your online community a success.
We encourage you to attend a Community Roundtable discussion on Monday from 11:10 AM-12:10 PM where clients will network and share their best practices and challenges in cultivating a successful community.
Throughout the conference, we’ll host meetups for clients using Personify Community at social events. We recommend this networking opportunity for all attendees but especially for first-time users who are looking to connect with their peers.
Share Your Success Story
One of my favorite experiences at PersoniFest is the Persi Awards on Wednesday where we get to highlight our clients’ successes across the Personify portfolio of products. Share your innovative approaches to engaging members and how you have leveraged Personify Community to meet your organization’s goals. We’ll close nominations on February 29 so be sure to submit your nomination soon.
We hope that you can join us at PersoniFest 2020, which is shaping up to be the best PersoniFest yet!