The place where community leadership is crafted.

The Community Leadership Summit 2018 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

The event mixes together keynotes, unconference sessions, panels, and more to bring a rich set of content driven by a diverse audience.

Keynote Speakers at the Community Leadership Summit 2018

Jono Bacon

Founder, Community Leadership Summit and Jono Bacon Consulting

Scott Hanselman

Principal Community Architect for Web Platforms & Tools, Microsoft

Nithya Ruff

Head of Open Source Practice, Comcast

Jorge Castro

Community Manager, Heptio

Danese Cooper

Head of Open Source, PayPal

Raymond Paik

Community Manager, The Linux Foundation

Kara Sowles

Manager of Community & Evangelism, Puppet

Todd Lewis

Founder, All Things Open & Open Source 101

Why come to the Community Leadership Summit 2018?


Learn approaches, techniques, and methodologies from community leaders from a range of different industries.


Share your experiences, approaches, and perspectives to help craft community leadership across a range of professions.


Meet fascinating community leaders from around the world and expand your friendships and professional networks.


Expand your skills and potential by getting feedback and ideas around the work that you do and how you do it.

Weekend Before OSCON

The Community Leadership 2018 is the weekend before OSCON in the same venue.

FLOSS Community Metrics

The FLOSS Community Metrics conference, focused on tracking metrics in open software will be part of the Community Leadership Summit 2018.

A Great Thanks to the  Community Leadership Summit 2018 Sponsors: