Calling all community builders!

We are excited to officially announce CMX Summit 2021, coming to you August 31–September 2, 2021!

Get ready for three days filled with amazing speakers, hands-on workshops, and networking with the internet’s largest gathering of community-driven professionals and businesses. If we do our job right, you’ll leave feeling fired-up about building community, armed with priceless insights, connections, and practical resources to help your community thrive.

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 community at as many companies as possible. That’s why this year, even the Workshop Day is part of your free ticket.

We’ve got some exciting surprises lined up for this year. Read on to learn more, and RSVP to reserve your spot today!

Announcing CMX Summit 2021. RSVP!

CMX Summit: Rise

For the first time ever, CMX Summit 2021 will have an overarching theme. This year‘s theme is Rise, celebrating the rise of community, the growth in community-driven business, and most importantly, elevating community professionals.

CMX Summit: Rise comes at a pivotal time for the community industry. Following a year marked by a global pandemic, businesses around the world are waking up to the power of community to drive real business growth. According to the CMX 2021 Community Industry Report, 85% of organizations said community had a positive impact on their objectives, and 69% plan to increase their investment this year.

Join us at CMX Summit: Rise to help shape the future of community! Below, check out our answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.

What can I expect at CMX Summit: Rise?

As the largest conference specifically for the community industry, our goal for CMX Summit: Rise is to deliver the community-focused content you need to build thriving communities. In addition, we’re committed to:

  • Highlight diverse speakers
  • Elevating new voices in the community field
  • Curating niche topics within the community industry

For community professionals, we’ll have a full slate of hands-on sessions, workshops, and actionable talks that give you resources you can implement into your own community. Each of our sessions will have a course level (101, 201, or 301) indicating whether they’re for beginner, intermediate, or expert practitioners.

Not a community professional? We’ll also feature thought leadership from some of the top community leaders, for anyone who’s interested in taking a community-driven approach or simply learning more.

Will CMX Summit: Rise be virtual, or in-person?

Like last year, this year’s CMX Summit will offer a fully virtual option hosted on the Bevy virtual conference platform. That means anyone, anywhere can join the fun!

Will CMX Summit: Rise have an in-person component? Just like everyone else, we’re figuring out what a hybrid CMX Summit might look like. We’re determined to bring folks together in person in some way, shape or form, as long as it’s safe. Stay tuned for more updates on this front!

What is CMX Summit, anyway?

CMX Summit is the premier conference for community professionals and anyone interested in community building. Since 2014, we’ve been working to bring community professionals together, share learnings, and grow the industry.

Check out our videos from CMX Summit 2020 for more!

How much does CMX Summit: Rise cost?

CMX Summit: Rise is completely free! Yes, you read that right.

Your free ticket will give you access to the live 3-day virtual conference, including all the workshops. Plus, you’ll get access to all the video recordings after the event.

This means you can attend, your coworkers can attend, your friends who are community curious…everyone can attend! So, send the RSVP link to a friend today and spread the word!

I want to be on stage! How can I apply to speak?

Speakers are the key to any great event, and CMX Summit has helped raise the profile of many great community builders.

If you’re ready for the main stage and you’ve got a topic the CMX community will love, speaker applications are now open! Head on over to the CMX Summit page to submit your application.

As you begin to write your pitch, we’ve compiled some tips for what makes a good speaker submission for CMX Summit. We want you to submit incredible pitches. Go ahead, make our choice difficult! Read: Picture this: You. On stage. Virtually. At CMX Summit: Rise!

CMX is committed to bringing diverse voices to our stage. We strongly believe that diversity of experience and perspective will lead to a stronger industry, and we welcome voices from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

RSVP for CMX Summit: Rise today!

Ann Marie Pawlicki Dinkel