Bill Johnston: “Developing Community Ecosystems Inside & Outside Your Organization”

Jan 24, 2023, 2:00 – 5:00 AM

Silicon Valley

LeanData, 2901 Patrick Henry Dr, Santa Clara, CA, 95054

CMX Connect Silicon Valley is rebooting! Be part of the kick-off and join us for a topic exploration / Q&A with Bill Johnston, founder and CEO of structure3c.

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About this event

As we witness the decline of mass social media, we are also experiencing the greatest community development opportunity in history. For those who may be looking for their next community job, a career shift or simply want to evolve how to think about building community – an ecosystem approach to community helps develop networks of relationships and interfaces into all customer-facing business functions, opening up possibilities that can lead to valuable outcomes for your business, your members and At this event, learn how to expand your current role and charter or land your next bigger and better role as a community professional. 


Bill Johnston is a pioneering online community-builder, strategist and designer. His passion is designing online community ecosystems for purpose-driven organizations. Bill founded Structure3C to help organizations move beyond the boundaries of platforms and optimization-focused “best practices” to create transformational community experiences. Prior to founding Structure3C, Bill held Director positions at Autodesk and Dell, where he was responsible for online community and social media globally. In addition to his role at Structure3C, Bill co-chairs the Cohere community research project and is writing a book on the role of creativity, imagination and design in online communities.


There will be light refreshments (think pizza and beer, or something of that nature). Details to be announced!

Thank you to our partners!

Thanks to our venue host, LeanData! Standing at the center of Salesforce CRM, LeanData’s family of solutions orchestrate and automate the go-to-market process to help revenue teams close more deals and drive more revenue, faster.

Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD)

January 23, 2023 is Community Manager Appreciation Day a celebration held on the fourth Monday in January every year. This day is dedicated to online community managers, who are responsible for building, developing, and managing online communities, often around a brand or goal. Let’s celebrate the art and craft of building community and explore what we can do to create opportunities for learning and to build more professional connections in the South Bay.

Public transportation

The venue is located 12 minutes by foot from the OId Ironsides lightrail station. There are also several bus lines that serve stops nearby. Please check for details.


The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any special needs, and we’ll try our best to accommodate you.



Tuesday, January 24, 2023
2:00 AM – 5:00 AM UTC



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