CMX Summit 2021: Rise

CMX HQ
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 9:45 AM (PDT)

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: 


Speakers

  • Seth Godin

    Seth Godin

    Author & Entrepreneur

  • Angela Benton

    Angela Benton

    Streamlytics

    CEO

    See Bio
  • Greg Isenberg

    Greg Isenberg

    Late Checkout

    CEO/Co-Founder

    See Bio
  • Kris Lande

    Kris Lande

    Salesforce

    SVP, Marketing & Community

    See Bio
  • Heather Newman

    Heather Newman

    Microsoft

    Principal PM Manager

  • Sahil Lavingia

    Sahil Lavingia

    Gumroad

    CEO

    See Bio
  • Holly Firestone

    Holly Firestone

    Venafi

    VP of Community

    See Bio
  • Joe Pishgar

    Joe Pishgar

    VerticalScope

    Chief Community Officer

    See Bio
  • Katrina Strafford

    Katrina Strafford

    Unity

    VP & General Manager, Games

  • Jeff Hudson

    Jeff Hudson

    Venafi

    CEO

  • Jae Washington

    Jae Washington

    Headspace

    Senior Community Manager

    See Bio
  • Pablo Gonzalez

    Pablo Gonzalez

    Be The Stage

    Co-Founder/CMO

    See Bio
  • Maria Sayans

    Maria Sayans

    ustwo games

    CEO

    See Bio
  • Scott K. Wilder

    Scott K. Wilder

    HubSpot

    Global Head of Customer Engagement and Community

    See Bio
  • Tabitha Hayes

    Tabitha Hayes

    Star Stable Entertainment

    Chief Marketing Officer

    See Bio
  • Mattie Fairchild

    Mattie Fairchild

    Manticore Games

    Head of Creator Relations

    See Bio
  • Mai Medhat

    Mai Medhat

    Bevy

    VP of Innovation

  • Chris Walker

    Chris Walker

    Refine Labs

    CEO

    See Bio
  • Nihal Fares

    Nihal Fares

    Bevy

    Director of Product Management

  • Craig Cmehil

    Craig Cmehil

    SAP SE

    VP Community & Developer Relations

    See Bio
  • Max Rothery

    Max Rothery

    Finimize

    VP Community

    See Bio
  • Monica Lluis

    Monica Lluis

    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Global Community Manager Lead

    See Bio
  • Seanelle Hawkins

    Seanelle Hawkins

    Urban League of Rochester

    President and CEO

    See Bio
  • Derek Andersen

    Derek Andersen

    Bevy

    Co-Founder/CEO

    See Bio
  • Erika Batista

    Erika Batista

    On Deck

    VP of International

    See Bio
  • Justin DiRose

    Justin DiRose

    Discourse

    Tech Advocate

    See Bio
  • Aly Merritt

    Aly Merritt

    Salesloft

    Head of Community

    See Bio
  • Ryan Cox

    Ryan Cox

    Yelp

    Senior Regional Manager, Community

    See Bio
  • Ashley Collins

    Ashley Collins

    Bevy

    Product Manager - Analytics

    See Bio
  • JR Sims

    JR Sims

    Bevy

    Director of Product Management

  • Shana Sumers

    Shana Sumers

    HubSpot

    Principal Marketing Manager, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Community Programming

    See Bio
  • Jason Yee

    Jason Yee

    Gremlin

    Director of Advocacy

    See Bio
  • Rachel Hartley

    Rachel Hartley

    Autodesk

    Community Program Manager

    See Bio
  • Jon Wishart

    Jon Wishart

    Khoros

    Business Value Director

    See Bio
  • Kait Masters

    Kait Masters

    HoneyBook | Rising Tide

    Community Development Manager

    See Bio
  • Taryell Simmons

    Taryell Simmons

    Sage Business & Education

    Workforce Development Consultant

    See Bio
  • Celina Zamora

    Celina Zamora

    Makerpad

    Head of Community

    See Bio
  • Todd Sharp

    Todd Sharp

    Oracle

    Developer Advocate - Cloud & Cloud DB

    See Bio
  • Karuana Gatimu

    Karuana Gatimu

    Microsoft Teams Engineering

    Principal Manager, Customer Advocacy Group

  • Wes Kao

    Wes Kao

    Maven

    Co-founder

    See Bio
  • Tessa Mero

    Tessa Mero

    Cloudinary

    Senior Developer Advocate

    See Bio
  • Lauren Clevenger

    Lauren Clevenger

    BigCommerce

    Senior Manager, Community & Developer Relations

    See Bio
  • Tiffany Oda

    Tiffany Oda

    Venafi

    Director, Community Operations

    See Bio
  • Mariana Lemus

    Mariana Lemus

    MuleSoft

    Community Associate

    See Bio
  • Lisa Koontz

    Lisa Koontz

    Indiana University Alumni Association

    Director of Strategic Initiatives

    See Bio
  • Jenn Jinhong

    Jenn Jinhong

    Microsoft

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing

  • Rachel York

    Rachel York

    Bevy

    Community Expert

    See Bio
  • Jana Boruta

    Jana Boruta

    HashiCorp

    Director of Developer Events & Experiential Marketing

    See Bio
  • Grace Francisco

    Grace Francisco

    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    VP, Developer Relations Strategy & Experience

  • Adrian Speyer

    Adrian Speyer

    Higher Logic

    Head of Community

    See Bio
  • Ramel Wallace

    Ramel Wallace

    BAM

    Senior Community Manager

    See Bio
  • Mark Birch

    Mark Birch

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    Principal Startup Advocate

    See Bio
  • Hawk

    Hawk

    Discourse

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Crux Conception

    Crux Conception

    Crux Conception

    Founder

    See Bio
  • Jessica Falkenthal

    Jessica Falkenthal

    CUE San Francisco

    Community Director

    See Bio
  • Katie Ray

    Katie Ray

    Sales Hacker

    Community Manager

    See Bio
  • Blake Ethridge

    Blake Ethridge

    DZone

    Community Manager

    See Bio
  • Moly Milosovic

    Moly Milosovic

    Jobber

    Head of Community

    See Bio
  • Howard Gray

    Howard Gray

    Wavetable

    Founder

    See Bio
  • David Spinks

    David Spinks

    CMX

    Co-founder

    See Bio
  • Kenneth Refsgaard

    Kenneth Refsgaard

    inSided

    Enterprise Customer Success and Community Strategy,

  • Aslan Noghre-Kar

    Aslan Noghre-Kar

    Change Healthcare

    VP, Enterprise Communities

    See Bio
  • Bolaji Oyejide

    Bolaji Oyejide

    Bevy

    Senior Director of Demand Generation

  • Keneisha Williams

    Keneisha Williams

    Black in Events Network

    Founder

    See Bio
  • Matt Pearsall

    Matt Pearsall

    Committee for Children

    Community Manager

    See Bio
  • Lincoln Hershberger

    Lincoln Hershberger

    Bevy

    CMO

  • Phoebe Shin Venkat

    Phoebe Shin Venkat

    TripActions

    Director of Community

    See Bio
  • Martin Remy

    Martin Remy

    Bevy

    VP, Data Science and Analytics

  • Elizabeth Kohlway

    Elizabeth Kohlway

    Sabin Vaccine Institute

    Senior Manager, Community Building & Digital Engagement

    See Bio
  • Jessie Karsif

    Jessie Karsif

    Hivebrite

    Customer Success Manager

    See Bio
  • Mary O'Carroll

    Mary O'Carroll

    Ironclad, Inc.

    Chief Community Officer

  • Patrick Woods

    Patrick Woods

    Orbit

    Co-Founder & CEO

    See Bio
  • Trish Kennelly

    Trish Kennelly

    On Deck

    Head of Experience

  • Darien Payton

    Darien Payton

    Loop

    Community Manager

    See Bio
  • Greg Russo

    Greg Russo

    Twitch

    Senior Enforcement Operations Analyst

  • Victoria Tran

    Victoria Tran

    Innersloth

    Community Director

    See Bio
  • Marius Ciortea

    Marius Ciortea

    IBM

    Chief Community Officer

    See Bio
  • Beth McIntyre

    Beth McIntyre

    CMX

    Head of Community

    See Bio
  • Andy Swanson

    Andy Swanson

    mod.io

    Head of Publisher Relations

    See Bio
  • Sathish Nagarajan

    Sathish Nagarajan

    Kissflow Inc.,

    Business Head - Kissflow Community Platform

    See Bio
  • Diane Yuen

    Diane Yuen

    CMX

    Community Apprentice

  • Sanket Chauhan

    Sanket Chauhan

    Dots

    CEO/Co-founder

    See Bio
  • Daniel Svonava

    Daniel Svonava

    Superlinked

    CEO

    See Bio
  • Jon Erskine

    Jon Erskine

    Influitive

    Director of Sales

  • Gillian Farquhar

    Gillian Farquhar

    Qlik

    Head of Customer Marketing, Advocacy and Community

  • Sam Larsen

    Sam Larsen

    Sales Engineer

    Khoros

  • Nisha Baxi

    Nisha Baxi

    Gong

    Head of Community

  • Mike Ellis

    Mike Ellis

    Higher Logic

    Marketing Manager

  • Beth Arritt

    Beth Arritt

    Higher Logic

    Product Marketing Manager

  • Remco de Vries

    Remco de Vries

    inSided

    VP of Marketing

  • Joshua Rosenfeld

    Joshua Rosenfeld

    Discourse

    Technical Advocate

  • Jean Harmon

    Jean Harmon

    Hivebrite

    CEO

  • Ahmed Gewiley

    Ahmed Gewiley

    Hivebrite

    Senior Support Specialist

  • Mitch Howe

    Mitch Howe

    Hivebrite

    Customer Success Manager

  • Breen Sullivan

    Breen Sullivan

    The Fourth Floor

    Founder

  • Kat de Haen

    Kat de Haen

    The Fourth Floor

    Co-founder

  • Gill Sotu

    Gill Sotu

    DJ

    See Bio
  • DJ Airsun

    DJ Airsun

    DJ

    See Bio
  • Drag Queen Bingo

    Drag Queen Bingo

    Live from Spain

  • LT Terris

    LT Terris

    Yoga Instructor

  • Fiona Cameron

    Fiona Cameron

    Raising Backyard Chickens

    How to Raise Backyard Chickens

    See Bio
  • Big Al

    Big Al

    Big Al Caricatures

    Artist

    See Bio
  • Jeopardy

    Jeopardy

  • Hosts

  • Ann-Marie Pawlicki Dinkel

    Ann-Marie Pawlicki Dinkel

    CMX

    Event Manager

    See Bio
  • Beth McIntyre

    Beth McIntyre

    CMX

    Head of Community

    See Bio
  • David Spinks

    David Spinks

    CMX

    Co-founder

    See Bio
  • Ilker Akansel

    Ilker Akansel

    Emcee

    See Bio
  • Valentina Ruffoni

    Valentina Ruffoni

    Emcee

  • Marsha Druker

    Marsha Druker

    Emcee

    See Bio
  • Jamie Johnston

    Jamie Johnston

    Emcee

    See Bio
  • Sponsors

    Partners

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