Is the Events Industry Ready to Go All In on Year-Round Communities?

A debate between Erica Bishaf, Founder & CEO, CampfireSocial, and Liz Lathan, Co-Founder, The Community Factory.


Is the purpose of a community to bring like-minded individuals together or to make money? Is community a place or a concept? Is there one definition of community? As an event organizer, do you even need to think about this? And if so, what defines a successful community?

If you are grappling with any of these questions or think you already have the answers, this fast-paced and engaging debate will either solidify your beliefs or give you pause for consideration. Either way, the thought-provoking perspectives shared by two leading experts can only better equip you as you consider your options.

In an ever-evolving landscape, staying ahead means embracing new paradigms. This debate serves as a catalyst for event professionals to reimagine their approach to community building. Gain valuable insights on the future of year-round communities and unlock the potential for meaningful, sustained engagement. Explore the nuances, challenges, and opportunities associated with building vibrant communities that foster connections and drive business success.