Along with several other colleagues at LiveWorld, I've proposed a session for the next SXSW conference. Called Online Communities: Taking Them To the Next Level, it's about what happens once community really starts to roll. We know the beginning stages are critical, but often the real complexity sets in as the community begins to mature. I've proposed that the session be a dual presentation, and am quite excited that Gail Williams (Director of Communities at Salon and The Well) has tentatively agreed to co-present.
Because I was hoping to include someone with plenty of experience, but somewhat different from my own, I'm particularly glad that Gail wants to participate. I'm sure you'll agree that she has a particular eloquence as she outlined her community building concepts here in 1994!
Please take the time to vote here for our session.