Venessa Paech is a leading APAC community builder, strategist and researcher. Her work has helped build communities for Arts Hub, Lonely Planet, realestate.com.au, Envato, Australia Post, Teach For Australia and more.
In 2009, Venessa founded the Australian Community Managers Roundtable, and in 2011, launched Swarm, Australia’s conference for community practitioners. She co-founded the Australian Community Managers network (ACM), an online community hub for research, advocacy and training, and spearheaded a national Community Management Code of Ethics. Venessa teaches online community management at the University of Sydney, where she is also pursuing a doctorate in community and machine culture.