CMX Summit 2022 Workshop


Looking to develop your skills in community operations and management? Join our pre-summit workshop on September 13th with leaders from Venafi and Facebook for a deep dive into what it means to make a community thrive.



CMX Summit 2022 Thrive


Join us for the biggest, the best, the most global, and the first fully hybrid CMX Summit we’ve ever hosted. Whether you choose to join in-person in Silicon Valley CA, USA, or virtually from anywhere in the world, we can’t wait to see you!

Get ready for three jam-packed days of speakers, hands-on workshops, and networking with the world’s largest group of community builders — everything you need to build flourishing communities.

Helping Community Professionals


The Power of Community-Led

Empower your community members to build with you, so your organization’s growth and engagement will scale exponentially. Come see how organizations enable their most passionate members to help build their communities.

Building Sustainable Communities

Community is the future of business, and it’s time to build communities that will continue to thrive well into that future. Learn how to build a lasting community that will be healthy and thriving for the long haul.

The New Frontier of Community

New communities are forming using blockchain, cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Community management is unique in this fast-evolving space. Learn how your community can thrive in Web 3.0!

Featured Speakers

Priya Parker

The Art of Gathering

Laura Nestler CMX Summit 2022: Thrive

Laura Nestler

VP of Community
at Reddit

Stephanie Grice

Head of Global Community

Doug Kendall

Doug Kendall

Community Engagement Manager at Microsoft

George Gabriel

Global Lead for Strategic Initiatives & Innovation, Community at Meta

Morgan Wood

Head of Community at Hivebrite

Kobie Fuller

at Upfront Ventures

Kalah Haley

Kalah Haley

Founder and CEO of Saint Rock Media

Melody Meckfessel

Melody Meckfessel

CEO and Co-Founder
of Observable

Wayne Sutton

Wayne Sutton

Community Lead at Observable

Courtney Sembler

Director of Hubspot Academy

Derek Andersen

Bevy CEO & Co-Founder

Linda Lian

Common Room CEO & Co-Founder

David Siegel

David Siegel

Meetup CEO

David Spinks

CMX Co-Founder

Jacqueline Salinas

Director of Open Source Ecosystem at Sysdig

Shreyas Narayanan Kutty

Head of Community at NEAR Foundation

Taiji Hagino

Lead Developer Community Advocate at OutSystems

Richard Millington

FeverBee Founder

David Cuen

Director of Content Engagement and Intelligence at

Pablo Gonzalez

Co-Founder of Be The Stage

Cherish Santoshi

Developer Relations Engineer at Orkes

Anthea Hartzenberg

Head of Engagement at OfferZen

Gustave Sauveroche

Head of International Community Launch at Reddit

Tiffany Oda

Director of Community Operations at Venafi

Jephtah Abu

Community Manager at AhoyConnect

Nikki Thibodeau

Senior Community Strategist at Shopify

Jenny Sowyrda

Community Program Manager at HubSpot

Alexis Brown

Senior Manager, Global Community at Zoom

Emily Lakin

Head of Creator Community at Patreon

Todd Nilson

Community Strategist at Clocktower Advisors

Rebecca Marshburn

Head of Community at Common Room

Jonny Quirk

Head of Community at

Abbiola Ballah

Phern Education Studios LLC Founder

Ilker Akansel

Founder & Community Strategy Consultant

Jamie Langskov

Sr. Director of Community at Unusual Ventures

Alesa Little

Community Manager at Carrus

Drew Bonillas

Customer Community Manager at BigCommerce

Lori Goldman

Developer Community Lead at IndyKite

Krystle Blough

Head of Community at

Yurii Lazaruk

Community manager at CodeControl

Piper Wilson

Consultant, Strategic Services at Higher Logic

Céline Riemenschneider

Community Lead Canva Creators Germany at Canva

Eni Selfo

Head of Community at Mindvalley

Paz Pisarski

The Community Collective Co-Founder

Hayley Rosenblum

Head of Online Community at Patreon

Etienne Nichols

Community Manager at Greenlight Guru

Amanda Martin

Head of Community at Unbounce

Arlen Kimmelman

Director of Program Engagement at Iorad

Adam Davis

Teacher at Hudsonville Public Schools

Erin Mikail Staples

Senior Community Advocate at Orbit

Tirza Austin

Senior Manager, Online Community at American Society of Civil Engineers

Patrick Woods

Orbit Co-founder & CEO

Katie Ray

Head of Community at

Sarah Greisdorf

Community Manager at Squarespace

Samantha “Venia” Logan

Online Community Architect | Consultant at SociallyConstructed.Online

Shawna James

Community & Events Manager at PreSales Collective

Nikiya Crisostomo

Head of Community at OpenSpace

Willa Tellekson-Flash

Director of Community at

Taylor Harrington

Head of Community at Groove

Victoria Cumberbatch

adventuresOFcommunity Founder

Monica Rojas

Head of Community at Upstream

Mindy Day

Senior Manager, Community at Discord

Josh Grose

Head of Growth at Common Room

Chris Catania

Head of Community at Esri

Bri Leever

Community Architect at Ember

Mandy Ross

Community Manager for Product + Design at Atlassian

Maria Tranquilli

Director, Defense Programs and Community at Defense Ventures @ Shift

Rebecca Houghton

Platform Support Planner at Microsoft Corporation

April MacLean

Senior Community Manager at HubSpot and Founder @ The Hustle

Eva Miranda

Technical Writer at Bevy

Molly Kipnis

Community Manager at Gong

Karin Wolok

Head of Developer Community at StarTree

Sumeru Chatterjee Co-Founder

Tali Vasilevsky

Senior Local Communities Manager at Elementor

Lucy Ashman

Head of Connectivity at Teach For All

Erin Brisson

Community Manager at Docebo

Molli Aronce

Community Manager at Meta

Drew Frey

Senior Manager, User Community Programs at Zendesk

Whitney Knight

The Ask Method Founder

Rachel Hartley

Community Strategist at Siemens Digital Industries Software

Sanmaya Mohanty

Program Manager (APAC Developer Community) at PowerToFly Inc.

Emily Blanch

Co-Founder & Head of Community at XY Adviser

Gina Graziani

Director, Membership Programs + Community at Zumba® Fitness

Savannah Peterson

Founder & Chief Unicorn at Savvy Millennial

Kaila Lim

Community Experience Manager at The Org

Alfredo Morresi

Head of Dev Community Operations at Google

Jessica Mara

Head of Global Communities- Gaming, Education, SMB at Lenovo

Shira Levine

Shira Levine

President at Fanchismo

Claire Carter

Claire Carter

EMEA Consumer Marketing & Territory Director at Lenovo

Jared Robin

Jared Robin

Founder of RevGenius

Sarah Hawk

Sarah Hawk

Chief Operating Officer at Discourse

Kenneth Refsgaard

Kenneth Refsgaard

Community Strategy Director at inSided by Gainsight

Jon Wishart

Business Value Director at Khoros

Melissa Kilby

Head of Girl Up

Justin Kruger

Director of Marketing Web3 – nWay

Call for Speakers!

Have you ever dreamed about being on the CMX Summit stage? This is your chance to share your voice and help other community professionals rise.

CMX is committed to bringing diverse voices to our stage. We believe that diversity of perspective leads to a stronger industry, and we encourage voices from underrepresented groups to apply.

Applications are open until Friday, June 17. You will hear from the CMX team regardless of the result of your application by Wednesday, July 6.


Get your brand in front of thousands of community leaders!

Are you building a tool or platform in the 
community space? Want to reach thousands of community-driven businesses?

Then we have the program for you!

Volunteer at CMX Summit

We are looking for volunteers to help us make CMX Summit 2022: Thrive an amazing event!

By submitting this form, you’re confirming that you will be available on September 13-15, either virtually or in person in Redwood City, CA USA. We want to hear from you!


Who is CMX Summit for?

CMX Summit is the world’s largest conference for professional community builders. It’s also for executives building community-driven companies, and anyone interested in the community industry.

When is CMX Summit? What date are the workshops?

CMX Summit will be held Wednesday (September 14) through Thursday (September 15). Workshop day will be on Tuesday (September 13).

What is the cost of CMX Summit?

This year’s CMX Summit is hybrid. Virtual event tickets are free. In-person tickets are $499 for Early Bird tickets (until June 4) and All Access regular admission is $649.

Where is CMX Summit being hosted?

We are heading back to Redwood City! Summit will be hosted in the historical Fox Theatre, located at 2215 Broadway in Redwood City, CA.

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

Your ticket includes access to the conference, post-event edited recordings, networking opportunities, a virtual swag bag and more. You’ll also get access to CMX Summit official parties, and all the fun activities we have planned.

I want to send my entire team? Will there be discounts?

Send an email to to chat!

I’m a speaker and would like to pitch a talk for CMX Summit. How can I do this?

Speaker submissions will be open soon!

Sadly, I can’t make it to CMX Summit. What are my options?

No worries! We are recording the event and will make the videos available to all for free. We do encourage attendees to join us in real time for chat discussions, Q&A, networking sessions, and to feel the CMX magic!

I can only attend one day of CMX Summit. Do you offer single day tickets?

For the virtual event you can sign up for a free ticket and come when you can. Each day is full of community programming and unique activities to make sure you’ll get value out of every moment.  As for the in-person component, each day is

Can I watch any videos from last year?

Yes, you can watch the full library of CMX Summit 2021 Videos today!

Will CMX Summit be recorded? Can I record something?

Yes, it will be recorded. Videos will be made available within four weeks of CMX Summit. We ask that you do not record video content of any CMX Summit sessions.

Is CMX Summit Accessible?

We are doing everything to make sure that we have an accessible in-person and online event. CMX is an inclusive community that values each and every member that joins us. For starters, the virtual conference is free. We will also have closed captions for all sessions and all recordings. The venue and event layout we have created this year will be accessible for everyone. If you are unsure if CMX Summit can meet your needs, please contact us at

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

Yes, we have a code of conduct to encourage inclusivity among 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.

I’m interested in a sponsorship for CMX Summit. How can I set this up?

Thanks for your interest in sponsoring CMX Summit. Please fill out this form and we will get back to you with details!

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

Subscribe to the CMX Weekly newsletter and be the first to know about all our events, news and announcements. Join the CMX Community to chat and attend in-person and virtual events with your local CMX’ers!

What Hotels can you recommend that are near the venue?

You can find a list of recommended hotels that are located near the venue in this article.

What Is the Parking Situation at the Venue?

We encourage you to carpool or use ride-sharing services (i.e., Uber or Lyft), but if you choose to drive, there are various parking locations throughout Downtown Redwood City. The closest and most convenient to the venue are Jefferson Garage, Winslow Garage, Marshall Street Garage, and The Main Street Lot. You can view a Downtown Parking Map here.

What Is the Check-in Process Like?

Check-in will open at 8:00 AM (PT) on September 14th. After you’ve parked, please check in at the Box Office adjacent to Fox Theatre to receive your name badge. You’ll then have access to enter Fox Theatre, Club Fox, and the Networking Tent!

Where Can I Watch Live Sessions?

You can watch live sessions from the Bevy Virtual Conference Platform on your laptop. You can also use the CMX Events App if you would like to view these sessions on a mobile device; it’s available for iOS and Android devices.

Are the Lunches Provided?

The conference will not provide meals, but several restaurants are located within walking distance of the venue. These are some of our favorite places to eat: Marafuku Ramen, Quinto Sol, Timber & Salt, Vesta, and Zareen’s.

I need a refund! Is this possible?

Full refunds will be offered until September 1, 2022. After that date 50% refunds will be issued before the event start date.

Can I get a discount?

Bringing your team? Purchase 10 or more tickets and get 50% off our 2-day hybrid ticket! Send an email to to claim your discount! These tickets include in person and virtual access to both conference days (Sept 14-15).
Part of an Education or Nonprofit organization? Get 20% off our 2-day hybrid ticket! Send an email to to claim your discount! These tickets include in person and virtual access to both conference days (Sept 14-15).

I Have Additional Questions!

We recommend reading this article if you have any additional questions about the CMX Summit 2022: Thrive.

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