Meet the First Wave of Speakers of CMX Summit 2023: Shine!

Ana Levidze
April 11, 2023
May 3, 2024

In case you missed it, the biggest event in the community industry is back! CMX Summit 2023: Shine is here, and it's time to get ready for two days of non-stop inspiration, education, and fun.

This year, we're raising the bar by bringing you an incredible lineup of thought leaders who are at the forefront of community building. From industry veterans to rising stars, our speakers will share their insights, experiences, and perspectives on what it takes to build communities that truly shine.

Whether you're looking to explore the latest trends and insights into how communities impact business goals and revenue, or you're interested in learning best practices for co-creating with your community, we've got you covered. And we're tackling one of the most pressing needs in the community-building world: building sustainable communities that are inclusive, thriving, and long-lasting.

But enough talk, let's get to the good stuff. Who will be joining us on stage? 

We're thrilled to give you a sneak peek at our Phase One speakers. Trust us, you won't want to miss these incredible thought leaders as they share their insights and experiences. Scroll below for a taste of what's to come, and stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

And remember, early bird tickets are available until April 31st, so grab your spot now before it's too late. See you at CMX Summit 2023: Shine!

Erica Kuhl, Strategic Community Consultant at Erica Kuhl Consulting (Former VP of Community at Salesforce)

Erica Kuhl CMX Summit 2023: Shine

Erica has over 20 years of Enterprise community expertise. Formerly VP of Community at Salesforce, she built everything from scratch, from strategy and programs to metrics & ROI. She understands running community programs on any size budget & with any size team, big or small. She’s also seen massive company growth from 176 to 49,000 employees allowing her to adapt strategies & deeply understand challenges at any stage. Erica has now ventured out on her own to help customers like Slack, Zendesk, Atlassian, Google Cloud, Workday, and GitHub build robust community strategies and programs with her extensive expertise, authentic approach, and trusted services. Visit for more info on Erica.

David Spinks, Co-founder of CMX

David Spinks CMX Summit 2023: Shine

David Spinks is a highly experienced community builder, best-selling author, and renowned speaker. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Business of Belonging, and also writes a popular newsletter on business and community. David has consulted with hundreds of businesses on their community strategy, including Google, Prenda, Facebook, Udemy, and Shopify. With years of experience under his belt, David co-founded CMX and served as VP of Community at Bevy.

Mindy Day, Head of Community at Discord

Mindy Day CMX Summit 2023: Shine

With over a decade of experience building and nurturing communities, Mindy Day has built a treasure trove of Community Marketing expertise. Through developing and executing strategies to engage community members, she's been successful in demonstrating impact for both the business and the members. Mindy strives to create an environment that's collaborative, empathetic, and creative, whether that's within the community or the teams she leads.

George Samuels, Fractional Chief Community Officer / Head of Community of Bitcoin Association

George Samuels CMX Summit 2023: Shine

George Siosi Samuels is a Fractional Chief Community Officer. He’s a 3x founder, Head of Community at Bitcoin Association, and Managing Director at Faiā. He’s an experienced facilitator, community builder, and corporate culture expert with a deep understanding of the digital landscape and the tools that help complex teams or communities communicate effectively. George translates highly technical concepts into understandable language, from Web3 and blockchain to AI. George has won multiple awards and has been featured by the likes of Business Insider, Discover Magazine, and Tech In Asia.

Hawk, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Discourse

Hawk CMX Summit 2023: Shine

Hawk is a community expert of 20+ years. She began working as a software developer at Xerox in the '90s, where her interest in the tech community was sparked, leading to a career change. Her experience as Community Manager at SitePoint network, Head of Community at FeverBee, and an online community consultant finally led her to join Discourse, where she is now firmly ensconced as co–CEO. Outside of the 9-5, Hawk is a gym instructor, a wine drinker, and a mother of twins.

Richard Millington, Founder of FeverBee

Richard Millington CMX Summit 2023: Shine

Richard Millington is the founder of FeverBee and author of ‘Build Your Community.’ Over the past 13 years, Richard has helped 310+ organizations, including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, The World Bank, and SAP, use powerful psychology to build thriving communities. Through his community management academy, he has also trained 1250 of the world’s top community pros.

Samantha Venia Logan, Founder and CEO of

Samantha Venia Logan CMX Summit 2023: Shine

My name is Samantha 'Venia' Logan, I do go by Venia, and the biggest thing about me is that I can fill a room. But then I'll spend the next 20 minutes making sure everyone gets their own share of voice. I love building robust online communities and geeking out about the social-scientific theories, frameworks, and strategies for doing so, I've built SociallyConstructed.Online, my consultancy and eCourse business, to teach community builders the social science of virtual spaces through an iterative co-learning framework.

Meet CMX Summit 2023 MC - Savannah Peterson, Founder & Chief Unicorn of Savvy Millenial!

Savannah Emcee CMX Summit 2023: Shine

Savannah "Savvy" Peterson makes the future less scary by building communities at Savvy Millennial. When not emceeing CMX, she hosts for theCUBE/SiliconAngle Media, speaks around the world, nerds out about space, and shoots big wave footage. The trail-running wine-lover encourages you to say hi at @SavIsSavvy!

Get Your Early Bird Ticket to CMX Summit 2023

With these industry leaders and innovators, CMX Summit 2023 "Shine" promises to be an "it" event for community builders and professionals. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best and connect with like-minded individuals .Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing to secure your spot at CMX Summit 2023 "Shine." We can't wait to see you there!

Ana Levidze
Community Content Manager
April 11, 2023
May 3, 2024

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