Hot on the heels of the Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago last June, Europe is getting its own summit in early 2018. Save the dates – February 8 and 9, 2018. London.
For all the Facebook Group and Page admins who didn’t make it to Chicago in June, Facebook is bringing its Communities Summit to Europe. At the event, attendees will be able to learn from and share their experience with others and more importantly, network. FCS Europe will be taking place in London on Feb. 8 and 9, 2018. Announcing the event, vice president EMEA Nicola Mendelsohn also explained that there will also be opportunities “for community builders to share their feedback and experiences” with Facebook, “so that [it] can better support them.”
Additionally, participants can attend workshops and panels to learn more about, and get advice on, being better at managing their communities. There will also be able to “hear from Facebook about the products [it’s] building to help support safe and supportive communities.”
Any Group or Page admins, or event organisers can apply here to get an invitation to the event.
These events are a great opportunity for admins to learn, but they are also an opportunity for Facebook to learn from them as well. Facebook recently introduced various Group features that came as a result of the previous Facebook Community Summit in the summer. My recommendation? Try to attend. But hurry! Applications open on 20 November and close on 1 December 2017.
If you are lucky enough to be invited, know that the event is free, and Facebook will even pay for your accommodation and food during the event. It won’t pay for your minibar-raid though, so don’t get too excited.
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