Mark Pollard has posted his presentation on his site (with added commentary – which he wants you to add to).

Jye Smith’s photos can be found¬†on Flickr¬†– including the drawings by Simon & Chia.

The event’s Twitter feed.

Angela Beesley’s presentation is now on slideshare (N.B. She has provided it under a CC-BY license).

Christy McCarthy’s presentation is also now on Slideshare.


Ross has kindly shared his presentation from 3 Feb 2009. Read more on his blog.

Online Communities – Making It Happen

[UPDATE: 12 FebWe have a new venue with bigger capacity – see below]


Online Communities have significantly grown in profile during recent years – esp. with the popularity of sites such as Facebook. This session brings together people who have an interest in the many forms of online community – whether these communities consist of professionals, employees, consumers or just people that want to hang out together. The session will be highly interactive. N.B. We anticipate a lot of interest in this session. Please see below for booking details to avoid being disappointed.


Angela Beesley is the Vice-President of Community Relations for Wikia Inc. which she co-founded with Jimmy Wales in 2004 to support wiki communities. She is also the chair of the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation, which manages the free-content encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Scott Drummond is the Community Manager for SportsHydrant, an online community for sports enthusiasts based in Sydney. Previously he was deputy editor of Marketing Magazine.

Christy McCarthy is the Community Relations Manager for WorldNomads, a global online travel company. She is also responsible for the not-for-profit online fundraising initiative – which helps people give back to the communities in which they travel.

Mark Pollard is Strategy Director, McCann Sydney where he is responsible for brand and digital strategies for the likes of Microsoft, Pfizer and more. He is also the CEO of Stealth Magazine, the first full-colour hip hop magazine in the Southern Hemisphere.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP before COB Friday 20th February by e-mail to: nswkmforum<at> (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line). We cannot accept RSVPs after Feb 20th.


Lyceum Room, Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW. Location info here.

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm, Monday (*Yes Monday) 23 February 2009.

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.