Bevy Announces CMX Summit 2021; Initial Lineup of Confirmed Speakers Include Community Leaders from Salesforce, Microsoft, and HubSpot

CMX Summit 2021 will Focus on the Rise of Community-Driven Business
June 24, 2021
November 11, 2022
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CMX Summit 2021 will Focus on the Rise of Community-Driven Business

PALO ALTO, California—June 15, 2021—Bevy, the only enterprise virtual, hybrid, and in-person event community platform, and CMX, the world’s largest network of professional community builders, announced today that CMX Summit 2021 will take place from August 31–September 2, 2021. As the premier conference for community professionals and those interested in building communities, CMX Summit 2021 is the must-attend-event of the year for anyone that would like to better understand and capitalize on the rise of community-driven business and gain insight into the state of brand communities today.

CMX Summit 2021 will bring together the world’s largest group of community professionals for three days of facilitated discussions, powerful presentations, and hands-on workshops. This year’s CMX Summit will include a fully remote and accessible virtual conference, as well as intimate in-person gatherings to be announced. The event will be powered by the Bevy virtual, hybrid and in-person event community platform. For more details, visit CMXHub.

Speakers at CMX Summit 2021 include thought leaders in business and community, including industry pioneers creating leading community-driven brands. Speakers include:

Angela Benton
CEO at Streamlytics

Holly Firestone
VP of Community at Venafi

Greg Isenberg
CEO/Co-Founder at Late Checkout

Kris Lande
SVP, Marketing & Community at Salesforce

Sahil Lavingia
CEO at Gumroad

Heather NewmanPrincipal PM Manager of
Dynamics 365 & Power Platform Community Success at Microsoft

Joe Pishgar
Chief Community Officer at VerticalScope

Jae Washington
Senior Community Manager at Headspace

Scott K. Wilder
Global Head of Customer Engagement, Advocacy, Community at HubSpot

CMX Summit 2021 comes at a pivotal time for the community industry. Amid massive changes resulting from the pandemic, it is more critical than ever before for businesses to build communities of customers, employees, and partners. In a 2020 study by CMX, 85% of organizations said that community had a positive impact on their objectives. To ensure community continues to deliver value for organizations, this year’s conference will feature topics that align with the following tracks:

The Rise of Community-Driven Business:
The era of community-driven business is here. Community is a key competitive advantage and the future of successful brands. How can organizations leverage community to its fullest potential?
Charting the Community Path:
Community is carving out its own distinct department and seat at the C-suite table. Learn how today’s community professionals are paving the road for tomorrow.
Community, Culture, and Innovation
Creator communities. Cryptocurrencies. Diversity, equity, and inclusion. Belonging. Get a front-row seat to see how community is driving innovation across business and culture.

“2020 was a pivotal year for community, with COVID-19 launching it into the mainstream as businesses sought connections with their customers and employees,” said David Spinks, Founder of CMX and VP of Community at Bevy. “CMX Summit 2021 will showcase what we’ve long believed — that community is the future of business, and companies should prepare for this future now.”

CMX Summit 2021 will be hosted on Bevy, the only enterprise community platform for virtual, in-person, and hybrid events. In addition to enabling world-class virtual (and hybrid) connectivity at CMX Summit 2021 with accessibility and engagement-centric features such as localization and networking, Bevy also powers the CMX Connect local events program for year-round connectivity and community integration.

The call for speakers for CMX Summit 2021 will remain open through July 16. Those interested in applying to speak at the event can submit their application here.

About CMX Summit

Launched in 2014, CMX Summit is the premier conference for community professionals and those interested in community building. It connects speakers, sponsors, and peers in the industry, and provides actionable insights that attendees can use to effectively establish, grow, and enhance their customer, employee, and stakeholder communities. It showcases why the best companies are those that realize that community is their competitive advantage and reinforces that the successful brands of tomorrow will be those that create authentic connection, giving customers a sense of belonging and unlocking unprecedented scale.

About CMX and Bevy

CMX, the world’s largest community for community professionals, was founded in 2015 to help community professionals thrive. Today CMX has become the gold standard for companies and community builders looking to harness the power of community through world-class education, training, and networking.

In 2019, CMX was acquired by Bevy to accelerate innovation for companies, institutions, and advocacy groups focused on building communities. Founded in 2017, Bevy is purpose-built to help companies build, grow, and scale their global communities through its enterprise virtual, hybrid, and in-person event community platform. Bevy powers enterprise event communities for brands such as Google, Snowflake, Facebook, HubSpot, Adobe, Salesforce, Slack, Twitch, Atlassian, Zendesk, Twilio, and others.


Media Contact:
Lisa Ballard
Boulevard Public Relations (for Bevy)

June 24, 2021
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