CMX Summit 2021: Rise


Aug 31, 2021, 4:45 PM – Sep 2, 2021, 11:00 PM

CMX Summit 2021 is on August 31–September 2, 2021! Get ready for three days filled with amazing speakers, hands-on workshops, and networking with the internet’s largest gathering of community-driven professionals and businesses. You’ll leave feeling fired-up about building community, armed with priceless insights, connections, and practical resources to help your community thrive.

About this event

We are excited to officially welcome you to CMX Summit 2021! From August 31–September 2, get ready for three jam-packed days of speakers, hands-on workshops, and networking with the world’s largest group of community builders — all the content you need to build thriving communities.

This year’s theme for CMX Summit is Rise. This is a pivotal time for the community industry. Amid massive changes resulting from the pandemic, it is more critical than ever before for businesses to build communities of customers, employees, and partners. In the The 2021 Community Industry Report, 85% of organizations said that community had a positive impact on their objectives.

To ensure community continues to deliver value for organizations, at this year’s conference you will hear from industry leaders on:

  • The Rise of Community-Driven Business: The era of community-driven business is here. Community is a key competitive advantage and the future of successful brands. How can organizations leverage community to its fullest potential?
  • Charting the Community Path: Community is carving out its own distinct department and seat at the C-suite table. Learn how today’s community professionals are paving the road for tomorrow.
  • Community, Culture, and Innovation: Creator communities. Cryptocurrencies. Diversity, equity, and inclusion. Belonging. Get a front-row seat to see how community is driving innovation across business and culture.

Like last year, there will be a 100% virtual component to CMX Summit 2021. (We hope to see some of you in person as well — stay tuned!) And like last year, it's 100% free. Our goal is to elevate the community at as many companies as possible. That’s why this year, the Workshop Day is part of your free ticket.

Join us to celebrate the rise of community and help shape the industry’s future. 

See you at CMX Summit: Rise! 

Check out the Topic Tracks and build your Agenda: 


  • Seth Godin

    Author & Entrepreneur

  • Angela Benton



  • Greg Isenberg

    Late Checkout


  • Kris Lande


    SVP, Marketing & Community

  • Heather Newman


    Principal PM Manager

  • Sahil Lavingia



  • Holly Firestone


    VP of Community

  • Joe Pishgar


    Chief Community Officer

  • Katrina Strafford


    VP & General Manager, Games

  • Jeff Hudson



  • Jae Washington


    Senior Community Manager

  • Pablo Gonzalez

    Be The Stage


  • Maria Sayans

    ustwo games


  • Scott K. Wilder


    Global Head of Customer Engagement and Community

  • Tabitha Hayes

    Star Stable Entertainment

    Chief Marketing Officer

  • Mattie Fairchild

    Manticore Games

    Head of Creator Relations

  • Mai Medhat


    VP of Innovation

  • Chris Walker

    Refine Labs


  • Nihal Fares


    Director of Product Management

  • Craig Cmehil

    SAP SE

    VP Community & Developer Relations

  • Max Rothery


    VP Community

  • Monica Lluis

    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Global Community Manager Lead

  • Seanelle Hawkins

    Urban League of Rochester

    President and CEO

  • Derek Andersen



  • Erika Batista

    On Deck

    VP of International