SXSW Interactive Panel Picker Online (Vote for My Panels?)

The SXSW Interactive Panel Picker is now online. This system allows you to rate the panels that people have proposed. I proposed two panels myself. They encouraged us to ask people to vote for our panels, so I wanted to mention it. If you have any interest, please feel free to give them a look.

The first panel is “Content Theft and Copyright Infringement on Your Online Community,” which I proposed with Jonathan Bailey of PlagiarismToday.

On this panel, we’ll talk about what you should do when someone uses your online community to infringe upon the rights of another. This includes prevention and the management of plagiarism and copyright infringement on forums, communities and social spaces. How to discourage, minimize and deal with it, including being proactive and handling reports.

The second panel is called “Are You Ready to Manage an Online Community?,” which also includes Martin Reed of Community Spark and April Burba, the Associate Producer of Dungeon Runners, an MMORPG from NCsoft and the former Community Manager for Tabula Rasa and City of Heroes, also MMORPGs from NCsoft.

For this panel, we’ll talk about what you should be prepared for before you manage an online community. What do you, as administrator, need to be equipped with? We’re not talking technology, we’re talking you as a person. What do you need to know, be ready for and what common pitfalls can you avoid?

I’m hoping the response to these is possible as I’d love to do a panel at SXSW. Fingers crossed!

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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