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Community Management Summit: Method to the Madness: Practical Science for Community Management

Bria Davis  (Community Director, Young Horses)

Location: Room 3002, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Community Management can be a complicated and confusing job. The internet is full of baffling behavior, and every community brings its own needs and challenges to the table. How can we make informed decisions as Community Managers, and how do we move beyond a vibes-based approach?

Research! Work from fields like Communication and Psychology can be an incredible sounding board for complex problems, and researchers have already done the heavy lifting for you. This talk will break down how to reliably add research to your tool kit and apply 4 foundational concepts from the social sciences to everyday life, work, and community building.

Join Bria Davis- Community Director for games like Bugsnax and Blaseball, for a walk through data-driven science… without all of the intimidating jargon.


Audiences will leave with an understanding of established social science research and how that knowledge can improve community management. Attendees will learn how to approach published research, find useful scientific concepts to enrich their work, and understand foundational theories like Social Cognitive Theory though a Community Management lens.

Intended Audience

This talk is intended for anyone interested in how people interact with media and the communities that surround it. It will be most useful for those working in community, customer service, public communications, and social media, but anyone who interacts with people will learn something new.

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