Apologies, I’ve been away for the past two weeks in Colombia.
I know and really like the team behind the Community Roundtable. I’m not a member personally, so can’t speak for what’s behind the curtain, but their resources are usually quite solid and I’m sure a few people here are members.
We’re planning on launching something exciting ourselves in the next month or so. So if you want to stand by, you’re welcome to compare the two and see what works best for you. Either way, I doubt you will be disappointed with the community roundtable.
I think for a course, I’d rather do that online. Mainly due to the flexibility around time.
I’d be interested in attending a workshop perhaps with some speakers, or a feverbee meet up to hear other’s stories and advice. The majority of conferences I find are too broad in subject matter.
Like, I’ve attended some social media/general digital communication conferences in recent years and they seem to lean more towards sales funnels, influencers and non-organic communities. Interesting but not a lot to take away for me.
An alternative idea is not to look to others but to do my own roundtable with our own community members for insights and feedback. The only obstacle is that our members are all over the world so it might be a bit too exclusive due to locations - any advice on that?
I belong to a community that hosts weekly online meetings. Each week, the time is different. Today, it’s at 4:00 pm my time. A few weeks ago, it was at 8:00 am. Maybe you could stagger meeting times in a similar fashion?
It’s very difficult to run a profitable event in the community space at the moment. I don’t think anyone’s really managed to crack that nut. Most events are by companies that do it as a marketing exercise where they can afford to take a loss in service of a bigger objective.
I’d say if you want an event in Europe, and you think there’s a demand for it, then organise one. There’s nothing stopping anyone from organising an event. we don’t have any unique event-running skills here