Amy will argue that it takes more than tools and technology to create a successful community that builds, maintains and amplifies relationships between you and your peers, clients or customers. Web communities are constantly evolving 'social ecosystems' that need the right environment, nutrients and management to thrive at every stage of development.
She will then explain the 'Nine Key Design Stategies' for growing a thriving web community, and demonstrate how some of the web's most successful communities are putting these ideas into practice.
About AmyAmy Jo Kim is a well-known online community expert. As founder and creative director of Naima, she has designed online communities for clients including America Online, eBay, iVillage and Yahoo. She teaches online design at Stanford University and is the author of "Community Building on the Web", regarded by many as the essential handbook for online community builders.
LinksFind out more about Amy's company: www.naima.com
Further details about Amy's book, "Community Building on the Web": www.naima.com/community