Social networking is at least 50,000 years old. It’s part of our DNA, essential to human happiness and, often, to human innovation and success. In the 21st century it increasingly takes place not face to face but screen to screen, and businesses large and small are scrambling to “build community” online. This session brings together experts from companies with social networking initiatives to tell us how we can create—or cultivate—the right communities and develop the systems to make them a sustainable and profitable.

Moderator

Karen Christensen, CEO, Berkshire Publishing Group

Panelists

* Leslie Forde: VP of Strategic Alliances, Communispace
* Kim Kobza: President and CEO, Neighborhood America
* Scott Parry: General Manager, Reuters AdvicePoint
* David Teten: Founder and Managing Director, Nitron Circle of Experts