With the coronavirus pandemic putting a damper on social gatherings, the Connect 2020 conference will be embracing the benefits of online communities by recognizing the first virtual community called The WELL. T commemorate the special recognition, Connect 2020 announced keynote speakers, Nancy White and Gail Williams. With humble beginnings in the early 90s, The WELL acted as an online communicate for people all over the world and both speakers will share their stories of The WELL and how it impacted their lives in such a positive and powerful way.
- With the pandemic upon us, many organizations are realizing the importance of online communication.
- The original online community is something we now take for granted but should still keep in mind.
- When the community first came together the internet was brand new, but it’s still relevant today.
“While the world readjusts to the impact of COVID-19 many organizations are finally recognizing the immense power of online communities. Many of us who have worked as online community builders for a long time are realizing that the knowledge and best practices we take for granted as community table stakes aren’t so obvious to new practitioners.”