CMX Summit 2023: Insider Tips for an Unforgettable Experience

Ana Levidze
September 25, 2023
May 3, 2024

We're just about one week away from the countdown clock until CMX Summit 2023: Shine takes place in sunny Redwood City, California. The CMX’ers are in full-on prep mode. You know who else is right there in the mix? Yep, you guessed it—the entire CMX Team.

You see, we've been working tirelessly on this summit since the very moment the last one wrapped up. As we mark off each day on the calendar leading up to this grand event, trust us when we say the butterflies in our stomachs are very much real!

As we all dive headfirst into our "get-ready mode for shine," we’ve realized that a whole bunch of exciting stuff is happening alongside those incredible sessions you've heard about. So, I gathered the inside scoop from my fantastic CMX Team—Beth, SueJean, Luca, Ismael, Fahim (and yes, yours truly too!)—and we're here to share some insider tips and tricks with you.

Why? Because we want nothing more than for you to have the time of your life at CMX Summit.

So here you go, explore all the amazing things we have planned for you. We are so excited to experience all of this with you and can't wait until the very day we will shine together at the CMX Summit!

Alright, no more waiting—let's dive right in…

Tip #1 – Adventures, Connections, and Selfies - Oh My!

Let's set the scene: you've stepped into the venue, soaked up insights from our incredible speakers, and now you're on the lookout for your next adventure to unwind. Perfect, because our fantastic sponsors have curated booths that are absolute must-visits.

Now, whether you're a first-timer or flying solo to the summit, I get it, it can seem a tad intimidating. However, trust me when I say that leaving CMX Summit without making new friends is practically impossible. So, whether you're flying solo or with a crew, one of the highlights here is making new connections. Make sure to stop by the WorkOutLoud booth to make those lasting connections and why not take on the challenge to find your CMX doppelgänger with Intros AI?!

Once you've either discovered your doppelgänger or decided you're one-of-a-kind (which you totally are) why not head over to the Amity Playground? It's the perfect place to kick back, let your inner kid out to play, and maybe even win a few games. Trust me, there's no better bonding activity.

And remember, memorable experiences deserve to be captured. Don't forget to check out the Bettermode photo booth to snap some selfies with your newfound pals or your lifelong friends!

Tip #2: Stay Active, Stay Awesome

If you're worried about missing your regular exercise routine during the summit, don't worry! We have some exciting activities planned for our active community pros.

First up, The Bevy Golf Experience is taking center stage in the tent, so be sure to stop by and take part in our dual golf simulator. Not only can you network with fellow attendees, but you can also grab some free sparkling water from Liquid Death to keep you hydrated while you play. 

Feeling a competitive spirit? Gainsight is bringing the fall vibes with a cornhole competition at their booth. Test your aim, compete with fellow attendees, and aim for the top spot on the leaderboard.

Now, if golf and cornhole aren't your thing, and you need a quick energy boost, head over to Hivebrite's booth. You can hydrate, recharge your phone, and even take a moment for some mindful meditations.

Tip #3: Don’t Forget About the Snacks!

Alright, let's talk about one of the most important aspects of any event – the snacks! After all the learning and activities, you're going to need some fuel to keep you going.

Well, rest assured, we've got your snacking needs covered. First, make a pit stop in what feels like your coziest living room – we call it the Discourse living room. Here, you can load up on event snacks to keep your energy levels up!

Now, if you've got a sweet tooth (like most of us do), wow about guilt-free mini doughnuts from the Khoros doughnut wall? Or, if you'd rather go for something cold, head over to the Common Room after 1 p.m. each day and treat yourself to some delicious ice cream.

Now, let's talk refreshments. Need a caffeine fix? You can grab your free coffee throughout the entire event. And if coffee isn't your thing, how about some free Yerba Maté from Guayaki to keep you energized and refreshed?

Tip #4: Don’t Forget the After-Party!

Here is an inside scoop on CMX Summit's best-kept secret: the after-party! And let me tell you, it's not just any after-party; it's the after-party of all after-parties. 

So when the clock strikes 5:30 PM on October 4th, it's your cue to head over to the happiest of hours at the summit. It's the place to be for drinks, tunes that'll get you grooving, epic games, and a chance to connect with some pretty cool people and sponsors.

Oh, and calling all bookworms in the CMX Community! Your favorite community authors, David Spinks, and Tiago Forte, will be right there for an exclusive book signing session. So, remember to stop by and grab yourself a signed copy.

Tip #5: Explore Beyond the Venue with Attendee-Led Events

CMX Summit is more than just the incredible sessions and activities hosted at our venue; it's about transforming Redwood City into the ultimate community-party hub! Our attendees take the lead and organize a fantastic array of attendee-led meetups throughout the city.

Wondering where to find these exciting meetups? Jenny Weigle has been curating a list of all the attendee-led meetups happening in the city. So if you are up for some networking, socializing, or simply exploring the local scene, make sure to check out Jenny's list here!

Tip #6: Connect with the CMX’ers!

Are you attending CMX Summit for the first time, or perhaps flying solo? It's natural to have a few worries, but here's a reassuring truth: just as no one leaves a Taylor Swift concert without a friendship bracelet, no one leaves CMX Summit without new friends.

To connect with fellow community builders attending CMX Summit, we highly recommend joining our Slack channel, #cmx-summit, where you can stay in the loop about all the latest happenings!

Feel free to post about your morning run plans, organize coffee meetups, find someone with extra room to share, coordinate carpooling, or discover other exciting meetups in the works! It's your space to connect and make the most of your CMX Summit experience.

Tip #7: Make Sure to Explore Our Welcome Packet!

Lastly, don’t forget to check out our Welcome Packet! Inside, you'll discover the essential info you need. We're talking about the agenda, a venue map, great local dining spots, and handy travel and lodging tips. 

So before you dive headfirst into all the awesomeness, don't forget to check out your Welcome Packet. It's the key to unlocking the full CMX Summit experience!

Join Us at CMX Summit 2023: Shine!

Now that you've got the inside scoop on making the most of your CMX Summit experience, it's time to take action!

Secure your tickets and get ready to shine with us in Redwood City. Don't miss out on the incredible sessions, activities, and the chance to connect with an amazing community of fellow builders. See you there!

Ana Levidze
Community Content Manager
September 25, 2023
May 3, 2024

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