Get your community building party pants on…CMX Summit East 2015 is coming to New York for round two!

On May 19th, hundreds of the world’s leading community experts, professionals and organizations are going to come together for an unforgettable experience.

This will be the second CMX Summit in New York, and a lot has changed since the first event. CMX was still a baby then. Now CMX has grown to include the majority of community professionals in the world in our community. You can expect the same level of quality content on stage, but with more people and a bigger production.

This year’s event will be at a really unique venue. If you live in the NYC area, there’s a good chance you’ve been to the Music Hall of Williamsburg for a concert before. Well we’re taking it over for a whole day. Make sure to stay for the afterparty too (tickets are available to the after party only).

Keep reading, or go right to the event page to learn more.

The format of this event will be different from the first event.

The main event is on May 19th and is one full day. The day before, Monday May 18th, will be filled with workshops, events and meetups hosted by the CMX team and by members of the CMX community. This way, attendees can get to know each other in smaller, more intimate groups, then all come together for the conference.

So far, we’ve announced two workshops that will happen on Monday, May 18th:

Workshop 1: Intro to Community Strategy taught by David Spinks (hey, that’s me!)

Workshop 2: Building a Gamification Strategy taught by Justin Isaf, Principal of The Communal Group

Learn more about the premium workshops here.

There will also be a number of meetups, free workshops and other events happening on Monday May 18th. Keep checking back on the event site or subscribe by email to stay up to date about everything that’s going on around CMX Summit.

CMX Summit East at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 19th

On May 19th, 2015, the big event will go down. Today we’re announcing the first three speakers with many more to come. This year’s lineup is really taking things to the next level.

Joe Navarro, Nonverbal Communication Expert and Former FBI Special Agent

JN 2013AA HUGE name in the world of speakers, Joe Navarro is the guy to follow when it comes to learning the art of nonverbal communication.

For 25 years, Joe Navarro worked as an FBI special agent in the area of counterintelligence and behavioral assessment. Today he is one of the world’s leading experts on nonverbal communications.

Joe has appeared on all major U.S. and International media outlets and is the author of eleven books, including the international bestsellers: LouderThan Words, which The Wall Street Journal acclaimed as “One of the six best business books to read for your career” and the #1 selling body-language book in the world, What Every BODY is Saying.

If you’re building community, you’re very likely spending time talking to people. People with emotions, with fears, joys and aspirations. Do you understand how the people in front of you are feeling? How much can you tell just from looking at them?

We’re beyond thrilled to have Joe taking the stage this year.

Kristine Michelsen-Correa, Head of Community, Duolingo

kmcKristine Michelsen-Correa is the Head of Community at Duolingo, the largest language learning platform in the world. In just over two years, they’ve grown from a community of 4 million to over 70 million learners across the globe. Previously, she was the Head of Community at bitly.

Kristine is fascinated by the power of word of mouth and how it can be harnessed for good. She most recently created, a tumblr that encouraged fellow New Yorkers to surrender their Blizzard Leftovers from storm Juno by donating to their local food pantry. Within 48 hours the project was picked up by local and international news outlets and across Twitter.

Kristine’s been a strategist, community builder, and copywriter for technology startups, international brands, and small businesses bringing new products to market and worked for global names like Pernod Ricard and Perrier. She’s taught third and fourth grade English in Bangkok, curated and developed an Indian textile pop up concept from start to finish, and worked on fast paced movie sets. Kristine believes some of her best education has been ‘learning by doing’.

Alexandra Dao, Senior Manager, Community Development at Vimeo

AlexDaoHeadShotAlex Dao has been in Community Management for over 7 years, with a focus on community engagement, usability, and product feedback. She has been a core part of Vimeo’s community team for the past 3 years, after holding community roles at companies such as HopStop and

She also co-founded We Support NYC, a resource for New York-based Community and Support Managers. Her proudest achievement was coining the term “dronie.”


Stay tuned for many more speaker announcements over the next couple months leading up to the big event. But don’t wait to get your tickets because prices go up in 48 hours!

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David Spinks

David is the Founder of CMX (, the world's largest and most passionate network for community professionals. Thousands of community professionals come to CMX for support and education in com...

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