CMX Global Connect

CMX Global
Tue, Apr 28, 2020, 8:00 AM (PDT)

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About this event

We can’t believe CMX Global Connect has already come and gone! Our first virtual conference was a success!

We would like to give a HUGE shout out again to the wonderful organizations who brought some fun to CMX Global Connect:

SnapFiesta for our epic photo wall (shown in the photo above!)

Top Hat Provisions for the awesome mixology class 

King Blotto the III for teaching us calligraphy

DJ Airsun for bumping some sweet beats to close the show. 

And a big ol’ thank you to Happily and Fresh AV for all their support behind the scenes!

The recordings from this event are now available for attendees. Subscribe to the CMX Weekly newsletter to be the first to know when the recordings are made public! 

This was a huge learning opportunity for the CMX team, and we want to share with you what we learned from this process, to help you host your own virtual events and conferences! How can we help you learn from our experiences, our successes and challenges? What do you want to know about our process? Here at CMX, we are big believers in not reinventing the wheel.

So, we’ve compiled our learnings into this blog post, in hopes it will help you plan your upcoming virtual events and conferences. Read Everything we Learned from Running a 2,800 Person Virtual Conference.


We are hosting the first ever CMX Global Connect. This event has the purpose to educate and connect our community during this time, and provide content with the particular focus on how to build community virtually and online.

See full agenda here!

The idea for CMX Global Connect was born during the Covid-19 crisis that swept the world. The community industry is constantly changing, and during the months of Covid-19, many community professionals pivoted their *entire* programs. The purpose of this virtual conference is to bring our global community together, online, to learn, grow, and, well... Connect.

This virtual event will include presentations, facilitated discussions, workshops, networking opportunities, real time platform demos, and other awesome virtual activities (like a whole breakout stage of just cute animal videos... I mean, why not, right?).

This is a free event. We don’t want to put up any barriers that might hinder our community from being able to attend. 

We will be recording every session, so our community members in non-permitting time zones will have access to the content. To view the recordings after the event, please RSVP. *Only those with RSVP to the event will receive the recordings.

The TL/DR:

  • Date: April 28, 2020
  • Location: From the comfort of your own home.. can't beat that ;)
  • Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm (US Pacific time)
  • Cost: FREE

Connect with attendees and speakers before April 28th in the CMX Slack Workspace and the #cmx-global channel!


  • Anil Dash

    Anil Dash



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  • Sarah Franklin

    Sarah Franklin


    EVP & GM, Platform, Trailhead and AppExchange

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  • Joe Martin

    Joe Martin


    GM, VP of Marketing

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  • Erica Kuhl

    Erica Kuhl

    Erica Kuhl Consulting

    CEO & Founder

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  • Shana Sumers

    Shana Sumers


    Head of Community

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  • David Siegel

    David Siegel



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  • Tina Roth Eisenberg

    Tina Roth Eisenberg

    CreativeMornings and Tattly

    Founder and CEO

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  • Nir Eyal

    Nir Eyal

    Hooked & Indistractable


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  • Wadia Ait Hamza

    Wadia Ait Hamza

    World Economic Forum

    Head of the Global Shapers Community

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  • Will Butler

    Will Butler

    Be My Eyes

    VP of Community

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  • Tara McMullin

    Tara McMullin

    What Works


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  • Hugh Lashbrooke

    Hugh Lashbrooke


    Community Team Lead

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  • Lauren Hagerty

    Lauren Hagerty


    Director of Marketing and Community

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  • Marsha Druker

    Marsha Druker


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  • João Figueirinhas Costa

    João Figueirinhas Costa



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  • Andrea Middleton

    Andrea Middleton


    Open Source Community Growth Strategist

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  • Van Riper

    Van Riper


    Open Source Outreach

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  • Nancy Kinder

    Nancy Kinder

    CMX Connect Host

    London, UK

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  • Matt Pearsall

    Matt Pearsall

    Committee for Children

    Community Manager

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  • Cepee Tabibian

    Cepee Tabibian

    She Hit Refresh & PowerToFly

    Founder & Content Specialist

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  • Serena Snoad

    Serena Snoad

    Alzheimer's Society UK

    Online Community Manager

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  • MIles Cutler

    MIles Cutler

    Connecting Meaningfully

    Message Crafter & Public Speaking Trainer

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  • Kimberly Gladysz

    Kimberly Gladysz

    Leading Minds at Work

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  • Andre Forte

    Andre Forte

    Startup Portugal

    Communications Manager

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  • Rachel Eilbott

    Rachel Eilbott


    Head of Community Building

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  • DJ Airsun

    DJ Airsun


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  • Adriana Medico

    Adriana Medico

    Yoga Teacher

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  • King Blotto III

    King Blotto III

    Calligraphy 101

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  • Shane McKnight

    Shane McKnight

    Top Hat Provisions & Culture Cocktail Design

    Founder of Top Hat Provisions & Cocktail Curator at Coachella &Outside Lands

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  • Hosts

  • Beth McIntyre

    Beth McIntyre


    Head of Community

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  • Ann-Marie Pawlicki Dinkel

    Ann-Marie Pawlicki Dinkel


    Event Manager

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  • David Spinks

    David Spinks



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  • Partners

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