It's that time of year again! CMX Summit is back in 2022, and it's going to be bigger and better than ever.Are you a community professional, a community-driven company, or just interested in community building? If so, then this conference is for you.CMX Summit is the flagship conference for CMX and is the world's largest annual conference for community professionals. It's where the best and brightest minds in the field come together to share their expertise and learn from one another.The CMX Summit 2022: Thrive will take place in Redwood City, California, from September 14–15. The two-day conference includes more than 50 sessions for you to choose from. Whether you're an individual looking to grow your skillset or a company looking to expand your team's knowledge, there will be something for everyone at CMX Summit 2022: Thrive!If you are still considering whether or not to attend this year's CMX Summit, here are five reasons why every community professional should go:
The CMX Summit is the first major conference to establish the community as a professional discipline.It all started in 2014 when CMX Summit was born.
Since then, we've been holding a summit every year, and in that time, we've seen our industry grow from a niche discipline into one that's now recognized as essential for every business. And now, the most successful companies have come to understand that community is their competitive advantage—and those who embrace this truth are thriving.Every year, more and more professionals from the community come to our CMX Summit. This year will be no exception - we expect hundreds of attendees eager to hear from leading experts in the field speak on cutting-edge topics in community management.To learn more about previous CMX Summits, we recommend watching our videos from the CMX Summit 2021: Rise.
In this year's Community Industry Report, we found that community-led events are gaining in popularity, with 49% of respondents saying they plan to run such an event in the coming year.
Community professionals can take advantage of this trend by embracing the move from event planning to event hosting and focusing on creating a space where people can connect and engage with one another. By doing so, you will be able to create an environment where your community can thrive.That's why this year, at CMX Summit, we are highlighting the power of community-led growth. Our speakers and panelists will share best practices to help empower your community members to build with you, so your organization's growth and engagement will scale exponentially.Join us at the CMX Summit to see how organizations enable their most passionate members to help build their communities!
Another recurring theme in this year's Community Industry Report is the gradual transition of communities from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 —with 15% of communities actively working on projects related to it (and an additional 17% considering doing so), it's clear that the industry is ready for change.
Community management in this fast-evolving space becomes unique as more communities form using blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs. And while this trend is exciting, it also means we need to evolve as an industry and make sure our tools are ready for what's next.That's why we are focusing on discussing The New Frontier of Community at the CMX Summit 2022: Thrive. We want to make sure that everyone who attends the summit is prepared for the future of community management—and how they can help their communities thrive in Web 3.0!
Community is the future of business, and it's time to build communities that will continue to thrive well into that future.For five years, we've seen the community industry grow rapidly, and this year is no exception. We've seen exciting growth in the age, size, and the number of communities— especially in this year's community industry report, we are seeing a steep increase in those who report they will be focused on revitalizing existing communities rather than starting a new one from scratch.
When you're looking to build a community, you want it to be around for the long haul. You want to make sure that your community is thriving, and not just surviving. You want it to grow and evolve over time so that it can continue to serve the needs of those who participate in it. That's why at the CMX Summit 2022: Thrive, we want to focus on Building Sustainable Communities. We want to help community managers make sure they're doing all they can to build sustainable communities so they can thrive long into the future.
At CMX Summit, we believe that every community professional should have access to the same opportunities. That's why, for the first time, we offer a hybrid summit option to attend in person in Redwood City, California, or virtually from anywhere in the world.Join us in Redwood City, California, for a more personal experience at our summit. In-person attendees will have the chance to network with other professionals and hear from industry experts while also receiving cool swag.
You can also participate virtually: We will live-stream the conference on Bevy Virtual Conference Platform so that even if you are not able to join us in person, you may still catch inspiring talks from speakers and network with other community professionals— all while staying home!This new format enables us to welcome more people into our community than ever before. With collaboration and sharing knowledge at the core of our mission, we hope you'll join us in creating a global community that helps community professionals thrive!