We have a couple of interesting conferences that are happening late this month and early March. Designed for the enterprise, these conferences tackle the tough issues of corporate communications and Enterprise 2.0.
Held By: Future Exploration Network
Description: In its second year, this Executive Forum on Enterprise 2.0 is a one day event that focuses on practical experiences for executives who want to take advantage of social software to lead their organizations. Sessions are based on providing real world examples of how Web 2.0 technologies are changing the face of the enterprise. Sessions include a panel on social networks, tools for productivity, efficiency and collaboration, mobile workflow, the future of enterprise technology and more. The event does have a strong Australian flavor, with a number of case studies from Australian companies. Enterprise 2.0 issues and concerns are really universal though, so you shouldn't have trouble applying them to your company even if it isn't in Australia.
Date: February 24, 2009 Sydney, Australia
Cost: A$ 795 +GST or A$645 + GST for members of partner organizations (includes a copy of Implementing Enterprise 2.0 report)
Held By: Communitelligence, Inc.
Description: Only in its second year, this conference is (of course) focused on "economy-driven" topics. Designed for senior managers of communications, marketing and public relations, this conference is packed with sessions on best practices, strategies and techniques to measure corporate communications, lessons learned from new communications channels (including social media), understanding the shift from marketing "to", to marketing "with" and much more. There is a pre-conference bootcamp on becoming a CCO, best practice panels, numerous case studies and expert-led Research roundtables from those who have been there and know.
Date: March 4-5, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
Cost: US$ 995 per person or US4 895 Group Rate (discount of US$ 100 until Feb 6th)