Communities change the world

Over 2 days, CMX Summit seeks to expand discussions, techniques, and tactics applied to community building for businesses and support communities and their CEOs, CMOs, and builders at scale. (That’s you!) You’ll gain insights from the best in the industry and make lifelong friends.

Early bird tickets end when we sell out of them, or on Friday, May 10th. Save up to $200 per ticket by registering now!

Not entirely sure about attending Summit? Check out our highlights reel from last year!

Meet our Speakers

We’ll be adding more speakers over the next several months, so check back for new faces!

Kim Scott

Kim Scott

Author of Radical Candor

Jennifer Dulski

Jennifer Dulski

Head of Groups & Community at Facebook

Ryan Smith

CEO and Co-Founder at Qualtrics

Nick Mehta

Nick Mehta

CEO at Gainsight

Jay Simons

Jay Simons

President at Atlassian

Jascha Kaykas-Wolff

CMO at Mozilla

Rebecca Kaden

General Partner at Union Square Ventures

Chris Bruzzo

Chris Bruzzo


Erica Kuhl

Erica Kuhl

VP of Community at Salesforce

Clive Downie

Clive Downie

Chief Marketing Officer at Unity

Renata Amaral

Renata Amaral

Founder and CEO at EAT

Richard Millington

Founder and CEO at Feverbee

Kobie Fuller

General Partner at Upfront Ventures

Jillian Richardson

Founder at The Joy List

Laura Nestler

Head of Community at Duolingo

Wayne Sutton

Co-Founder at Change Catalyst

Ben Leong

Ben Leong

Forum Manager at Envato

David Spinks

Founder at CMX

Derek Andersen

Derek Andersen

CEO at Bevy and Startup Grind

Coming Soon!


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Fundamentals of Community Strategy Workshop with David Spinks

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, time TBA
Location TBA, but in Redwood City, CA, near Fox Theater

Join CMX’s Founder David Spinks, the afternoon before the conference kicks off, for our fundamentals workshop, which has been developed over 5 years and taught to over 600 organizations of all sizes around the world. Both new and experienced community professionals have taken this workshop to get clarity on their community strategy and bring industry best practices to building valuable, meaningful, and engaged communities.

Many community professionals are self-taught. It’s easy to think you’re alone and feel like it’s up to you to invent the wheel. This comprehensive workshop will help you benefit from the collective knowledge of hundreds of the leading experts in the community industry. David will walk you through:

  • applying the community canvas to map out your strategy
  • defining the business value of your community and choosing
    the right metrics
  • using the engagement cycle to fuel meaningful engagement

You’ll also have the opportunity to work together with other community professionals in small groups, and get personal feedback on your business’ challenges. Everyone who attends this workshop will walk away with a set of tools they can bring back to their team and come back to time and time again. It’s also the perfect deep-dive foundation to bring with you into the next two days of inspiration and education at CMX Summit.

The workshop will not include lunch, but snacks TBA.

David on stage at Summit 2018.

Gatherings around CMX Summit

Meet before CMX Summit

Get to know each other by joining our CMX Summit attendee-only Facebook Group or hopping on the #CMXSummit Twitter hashtag.

Birds-of-a-Feather Lunch Tables

Each day at lunchtime, we’ll have labeled lunch tables specifically focused on a community-related topic! Tables are hosted by your fellow CMX Summit attendees. Bring your questions and your insights to share!

Schedule TBA.

Interested in hosting a table? Email us!

Thursday Night Networking Party

Time and location TBA

As day one of Summit closes, we’re bringing everyone together to enjoy time to get to know each other, get to chat with speakers, and get to visit our sponsors. Details in the works.

Thursday Evening CMX Pro-Only Party

Time and location TBA

Are you a CMX Pro member? We’re inviting our Pro members for a special CMX Summit party. The details are in the works, but for all Pro members attending this year’s conference, we’re planning something special.

Friday Night Afterparty

Time and location TBA

After two days of learning and immersing yourself in all things community, take a moment to relax, solidifying those connections with other attendees, and have a little fun. Details coming soon.

Make sure to bring your conference badge and your US ID or passport. Can’t wait to see you there!


  • Venue

    CMX Summit 2019 will be hosted at Fox Theatre
    2215 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Hotel

    Group rate: TBA
    Cut-off date: TBA
    Reservation link: TBA

  • Airfare

    Summit attendee can save 5% on Alaska flights. Use the code ECMC508 and book your flight via

  • Ground transportation

Take the train

Public transit information coming soon!

Driving and parking

Information coming soon!

Praise for CMX Summit

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"I attend many international conferences, and CMX Summit 2018 set the bar very high. The conference was great; the agenda was dynamic and entertaining; the speakers were very inspiring; and the presentations were to the point."
Kara Cronin 400
"I learned so much. So. Much. What a great opportunity to connect with other people who are doing groundbreaking things in the community space."
eric campbell vf
"CMX Summit 2018 is not only a great experience, it's a great investment in your Community employees. Exposing them to hundreds of other professionals, listening to presentations from the best and brightest, is an invaluable opportunity for their career growth."
sitaara jones vf
"The CMX Summit was a career-changing experience for me. Two days of insight, knowledge, and influence created a priceless professional development experience. As a Diversity Scholarship recipient, I was honored and grateful to attend and make connections with other diverse community leaders!"

Frequently asked questions

What date is the workshop? When’s the conference?

The workshop is Wednesday (September 4) from TBD, and the conference is Thursday (September 5) from TBD and Wednesday (September 6) from TBD. Please note each day has an evening event afterward, and due to the nature of live theater, we cannot guarantee exact show ending times. Typically, the conference runs until 5pm each day!

Besides the conference, what does my CMX Summit ticket include?

Your ticket includes not only access to the conference, but breakfast, lunch, and two snacks on both days. You’ll also get access to CMX Summit official parties, some way cool swag, and all the fun activities we have planned at the event.

I want to send my entire team. Does CMX do group discounts?

Yes, we offer discounts for any group tickets purchased for 3 or more attendees. For groups 3-5, 6-10, or 10+, choose the group option in registration. If you’d like to bring more than 10 people or other combined discounts, please email us.

Can you advise me on how to convince my boss that CMX Summit is worth the investment?

Updated template coming soon!

Yes, you can download our CMX Summit 2018 Template – Convince your boss (also CMX Summit 2018 Template – Convince your boss). And if you need customized help, reach out our team.

Can I just go to the Workshop?

Yes, you can purchase a Workshop-only ticket at either Early Bird or GA ticket pricing. Supplies are extremely limited as only 80 people can attend.

I’m a speaker and would like to pitch to CMX Summit; how can I do this?

Unfortunately, speaker submissions are currently closed for 2019. We typically do them every spring, so you’ll need to wait until Summit 2020. Subscribe to our weekly educational newsletter to not miss out!

Is CMX Summit held in an accessible venue?

Fox Theatre, CMX Summit’s venue and preferred hotel, is fully ADA compliant. We aim to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable at Summit.

Full show layout details coming soon.

What To Expect

  • Dietary requirement-compliant, healthy, nutritious food will be served throughout the day. Drinks (coffee, tea, water) will be available at all times.
  • Wi-fi will be available. But we cannot guarantee signal strength or functionality.
  • Anyone with mobility, hearing, or vision concerns can reserve seats.
  • Our restrooms are multi-stall and handicap accessible.
  • Service animals are welcome.
  • Any events where alcohol is served will also feature non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Our Code of Conduct is enforced, and our team is available throughout the entire event and parties to address any incidents or microaggressions.
  • Our speakers have been advised to avoid using epilepsy-inducing videos and animations, however, we cannot fully guarantee compliance.

If you have accessibility requests, please make sure to contact us by Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

I requested a special meal. How do I get my meal?

Meals are all served in one room. Vegetarian food is part of the main fare. (We order based on percentages.) But dairy-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, vegan, and other special meals will be served near the other food, and the catering staff will ensure you get your meal.

Do you provide student or non-profit discounts?

We do provide 20% off a full-priced General Admission tickets for CMX Summit. For GA ticket discount, email [email protected]

I’d love to go to CMX Summit, but I truly cannot afford to. Does CMX help with this?

Yes, CMX offers Conference Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships. Learn more about these scholarships. Scholarship applications will open in late spring/early summer.

Sadly, I can’t make it to CMX Summit this year. Do you refund tickets?

Full refunds on full-priced General Admission tickets will be given if tickets are canceled by Friday, August 16, 2019 at 5pm PDT. You can alternatively transfer the GA ticket to a colleague or friend. Pre-Sale or Early Bird tickets cannot be refunded, and can only be transferred to another person. Any ticket transfers must be made by Friday, August 30, 2019. Latecomer tickets are ineligible for refunds or transfers. Please contact us for transfers and refunds.

I’m international and need to order a visa in order to come to CMX Summit. Can you help with this?

Yes, we can write you a letter of recommendation for you to apply for a visa. Email [email protected] your name, business address, and ticket order number. Please check with your local government office for any visas waiting periods. If for some reason you cannot obtain a visa, we will refund your ticket.

I can only attend one day of CMX Summit, do you offer single day tickets?

Yes. If you have an important obligation and can only attend one day — email [email protected] and we’ll get you a coupon code for a single day ticket.

Does CMX Summit have a code of conduct or other policy for attendee behavior?

Yes, we have adopted a code of conduct for further inclusiveness for attending community professionals of all stripes. We expect all attendees, staff, sponsors, and anyone else at CMX Summit to abide by the code of conduct, and will enforce it as needed.

Will CMX Summit be recorded? Can I record something?

Yes, it will be recorded by our team of professional a/v staff and the videos edited for your viewing pleasure. We ask that attendees do not record the sessions themselves.

Can I buy videos from previous Summits?

I’d love to get more information about CMX Summit. How can I do that?

You can sign up for our email list and be the first to know about tickets sales, agendas, and other CMX Summit previews.

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