The Enterprise 2.0 Conference is attempting to use the concepts to help organize the Boston conference. In this case, they've asked anyone who is interested to submit session topics and abstracts on the Call for Papers website, hosted by Spigit. Now they are asking people to review these topics, leave comments, and vote for those that should be in the conference. Votes are due by tomorrow, January 20th.
Great. However, as of today there are 463 topics, and it looks like people are having a hard time getting past the first few pages. Even though there is the opportunity to filter by tag or proposer, there are many potentially interesting topics that may not see the light of day due to the quantity of other interesting topics.
Crowd sourcing should help this process. Given enough people and enough filters, together we should be able to find a reasonable set of topics for the conference. In that light let me encourage you to go review the topics yourself.
I've voted for 35 sessions - far too many to actually attend, but these reflect my interests and you might note a bias to voting for sessions from people I know.
- Community Management Best Practices: From the Mouths of Practitioners
- Social Media and Personal Net Work
- Extending MITRE's Reach: Business networking for and beyond the enterprise
- Blogging in the Age of Twitter
- Change is Good, Really! Dealing with the Critics & Naysayers
- Extending Collaboration - Creating Communities around Data for the right results
- Accelerating Serendipity in Research Organizations
- Email: You can't live with it, can't live without it
- Taking Innovation To The Next (Social) Level
- Why the Spreadsheet Must Be Social
- Networks and Leadership
- Okay, so I’ve got a Community. Now what? Converting Passive Lurkers to Profitable Contributors
Collaborating in the Cloud: Overcoming the Challenges
- E-mail 2.0: Do We Need a Revolution?
- The Problem with Current Collaboration Strategies (“the hammer searching for the nail”)
- If It’s All About People, Why Are We Still Talking Tech?
- You've Got Tags in my Everything, Now What?
- 10.5 Reasons No One’s Using Your Sweet Enterprise 2.0 Technology
- The ROI Question
- Networks Are the New Org Chart
- The Future of Work... Available Now
- Breaking the Rules: How NASA Implemented E2.0 Backwards and Was Still Successful
- The Dark Side of Enterprise 2.0 - Redux
- Mission Collaboration - Enterprise Social Computing At Raytheon
- HitchHiker's Guide to ROI: Is the answer 42, or did we forget the question ? ?
- Driving Adoption is anti-2.0
- Why we should apply Toyota's 14 principles in a 2.0 project
- Moving Beyond Email -- Barriers to Knowledge Management
- 5 Lessons in Building a Community from….a Community
- Putting the Horse Before the Cart
- Social Collaboration Inside a Giant Aerospace Company
- Trust, Passion and Responsibility - How to Make Virtual Teams Fly
- Using Chaos Theory Principals to Overcome Information Overload within the Enterprise and on the Web
- What Enterprise 2.0 Can Learn from Knowledge Management
- How to demonstrate Return on Investment (RoI) for Enterprise 2.0
One suggestion for the conference organizers and Spigit: Think about a mechanism for the crowd to recommend collapsing multiple sessions with a similar feel into one session that is a panel discussion, instead of one person and their slides.
[Photo: "463" by Leo Reynolds]