We are tremendously excited to present the ForumCon 2014 agenda. Hear from leading forum owners, industry visionaries, and technology innovators. Most importantly, enjoy plenty of time to hear from one another.



7:45am Registration Opens
8:15 – 9:00 Full Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 Speed Networking
Meet 10 new contacts in 30 minutes
9:00 – 9:15

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Oliver Roup, Founder and CEO VigLink
9:15 – 10:00

What Does “Mobile-Optimized” Mean for Communities?

Craig Dalrymple, Sr. Social Media & Community Manager at Chartboost
Howard Steinberg, Mobile Professional, HScott Mobile
Tyler Smith, Founder SlyBaldGuys.com Forum
Zach Hobbs, Director of Product, Mobile at Wikia

10:00 – 10:30

The Lean Community: Simple Tactics for Building Thriving Communities

David Spinks, CEO of CMX Summit, TheCommunityManager.com and Feast

10:30 – 11:00

Top 5 Forum Insights that Changed our Business

Crista Bailey, CEO Texture Media

11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 – 12:15

Panel: Moderation and Management of Your Community

Moderator: Dan Gill, CEO and Founder of Huddler
Panel: Greg Childs, CEO and Founder of NicoClub
Justin Isaf, Co-Founder of Communl
Patrick Clinger, Founder and CEO of ProBoards

12:15 – 1:00

Conversations about Online Community

From the People Who Know Best – You!

We are leaving this one un-structured. You decide the flow and the conversations that will happen. Bring all your questions and stresses about forums and community and we will use the knowledge of the crowd to find answers. No question is too great or too small and there is no better source of information than the ForumCon attendees to help each other work through the issues we all face in our online community roles.

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 2:45

ForumCon Tech Fest

Hear from forum technology innovators as they pitch you and a panel of experts. We have invited five brave participants to the stage to give you their best 5 minute pitch. Then we will be opening up questions to the floor and the experts. We’ll grill these companies and end with a panel vote on who is most worthy of being awarded this year’s ForumCon Tech Fest Winner.

Expert Judges:
Brian Glick, Entrepreneur and Former Google+ Communities Product Manager
Crista Bailey, CEO Texture Media
Pius Uzamere, Lead Engineer at The Information

2:45  - 3:15

Using Proven Science to Create Highly Addictive Communities

Richard Millington, CEO and Founder of FeverBee

3:15 – 3:20 ForumCon Tech Fest Winner Announced!
3:20 – 3:35 Networking Break
3:35 – 4:20

The Future of Discussion on the Web

Moderator: Nellie Bowles, Journalist, Recode
Panel: Jeff Atwood, Founder of Discourse
Josh Miller, Co-Founder of Branch, Acquired by Facebook
Daniel Ha, Founder of Disqus
Thomas Plunkett, CTO of Gawker

4:20 – 5:00

Purposeful Design – How purpose increases engagement

Courtney Couch, Co-Founder & CEO, Muut

5:00 – 5:15

Closing Remarks

Oliver Roup, Founder and CEO VigLink