Join us in Boston this October for Connect 2022, part community reunion, part unconference. 100% designed for you.

WHO Members of TheCR Network, their teams, and invited community enthusiasts.

WHAT An IRL conference for online community professionals

WHERE Convene Boston, Downtown Boston, Massachusetts

WHEN October 24-26, 2022

WHY Recharge your community battery, fight zoom fatigue, and spend time with your community people.



The Connect 2022 agenda is focused on three days of learning, sharing, and collaborating. As always, the majority of our speaker line-up is drawn from our attendees - ensuring that content is relevant, bias-free, and engaging. You'll have the chance to connect with all our speakers during their sessions, and throughout the workshop, providing the basis for deep, lasting relationships.


Day One at Connect 2022 is focused on learning. The Community Technology Summit is a full-day learning experience, connecting community practitioners and partners, including platform providers, systems integrators, and consultants.

10 AM-5 PM ET Community Technology Summit

The Community Technology Summit is included with every Connect pass. Complimentary single-day passes are available for members of TheCR Network and their teams and stakeholders. Learn more.

5 PM - 7PM ET Cocktail Reception

Join us for a cocktail reception at the end of the Community Technology Summit. Members registered for Connect 2022 do not need to attend the Community Technology to join us for the reception.


Day Two at Connect 2022 is focused on sharing. Sharing ideas, sharing struggles, and sharing horror stories only other community professionals will understand.

8:00 AM Optional Co-working Breakfast
9:30 AM Back Together! Welcome & Icebreaker Jim Storer, TheCR
10:00 AM Tiny Habits: Embracing Intention Setting Penny Schnarrs, AAMC
10:30 AM Let's Grow! Building and Managing Community Teams Lisa Allison, Analog Devices, Inc & Sarah Mahon, AECOM
11:15 PM Designing a Framework for a Super User Program Anne Larsen, Grundfos
12:00 PM Bird of Feather Lunch
1:00 PM Metrics Deep Dive: Designing Compelling Dashboards Kim Blanck, The Conference Board & Emma Nicholas, TheCR
1:45 PM Culture Club: Educating Internal Stakeholders Chris Catania, ESRI & Maria Ogneva, Invoca
2:30 PM Strengthening Ties: Getting to (Really) Know Your Members Rachael Silvano, Zapier
3:00 PM Break & Networking
3:30 PM Big Idea Keynote: Dr. Stephen Spinelli, President, Babson College in Conversation with Mary Lightfoot, Gallaudet University
4:30 PM Community Leadership Awards Presentation
6:00 PM Conversations and Cocktails - Silvertone Lounge


Day Three at Connect 2022 is focused on collaborating. We'll dive deep into solving real community challenges and connect you with the idea and expertise you need to succeed.

8:00 AM Networking//Breakfast
9:00 AM Insights from Day One
9:30 AM Build to Scale: Community Operations Stephanie Weiner, AAMC & Claire Fletcher, Splendid
10:15 AM Let's Move: Migrating Your Community Becky Scott, Jumpcloud & Michelle Mathias, ESRI
11:00 AM Break & Networking
11:30 AM Content & Programs to Drive Engagement Melissa Westervelt, Cambridge Associates & Madalyn Sistak, AAMC
12:15 PM Birds of Feather Lunch
1:15 PM Optional Small Group Discussion & Co-working


Connect 2022 registration is open to members of TheCR Network and their community teams and stakeholders. A limited number of tickets are available for non-members. Please email us if you are interested in attending or have been referred. 


Registration includes all on-site activities, lunch, breaks, and networking events. Yes, there is unlimited coffee.

Early bird registration is available through May 31st and the early bird price is applied automatically at checkout.

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