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Communities of Practice

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The University is vast in size and opportunities. Connect, collaborate and come together with other University professionals in the marketing and communications fields. Regular gatherings offer the chance to share ideas and best practices, network and access resources.

Participate in various communities of practice ranging from Word Nerds to the Design Network, Marketing Roundtable and many more. Groups generally meet monthly and are valuable professional development opportunities for both newcomers and longtime members of the Husky community. Level up your professional expertise and create new connections through our communities of practice.

Questions? Contact mktg@uw.edu.

Word Nerds

A meeting for all UW writers, editors and communicators to share knowledge, best practices, challenges and solutions. We also talk about books.

When & where we meet / Every other month on Zoom

Contact / Jamie Swenson jswen@uw.edu

Event Network

A meeting that brings together event planners and those who support events to network, share best practices, hear from experts in the field and more. Join the Event Network Team on Teams for updates.

When & where we meet / Quarterly @ various locations

Contact / Annie Alldredge alldra@uw.edu

Social Media Roundtable

A group for communicators who utilize social media in their cross-channel marketing efforts. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran who has seen every iteration of a platform, or someone who is brand new to the world of fast-paced social media, this community is here to help you get the most out of your posts!

When & where we meet / Every other month on Zoom

Contact / Jacob Kelly kellyjr@uw.edu

Web Council

A monthly meetup for all web professionals to set the highest standards and best practices for the UW’s web presence, to foster collaboration, and to share resources and expertise.

When & where we meet / Monthly on Zoom

Contact / uweb@uw.edu

Drupal Users Group

Share knowledge and best practices around the Drupal content management system. Participants include site managers, designers, site builders, and developers.

When & where we meet / Monthly on Zoom

Contact / depts.washington.edu/uwdrupal

WordPress Users Group

WordPress is used in many different ways and our members range from content editors to system administrators. We crowdsource solutions, elicit recommendations, and discuss best practice via our email list. Meetings include presentations and open discussion. All are welcome; so come share your WordPress work us!

When & where we meet / Monthly on Zoom

Contact / sites.uw.edu/wpug

Marketing Roundtable

Keep up with all the marketing and communications initiatives at the University of Washington and interact with all your marketing colleagues from all three campuses. The group gathers quarterly to share ideas and resources, hear from industry experts and to collaborate on marketing opportunities.

When & where we meet / Quarterly @ various locations in-person and on Zoom

Contact / University Marketing mktg@uw.edu