We are taking a year off with CLS. The event will return in 2020. Have a wonderful year, folks!

If you will be in Portland, you may want to join this unofficial community manager gathering on Sunday 14th July 2019.


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, GitLabs

Kara Sowles

Manager of Community & Evangelism, Puppet

Todd Lewis

Founder, All Things Open & Open Source 101

Jeremy Garcia

Founder of

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.

OSCON has been ground zero of the open source movement. In its 20th year, OSCON continues to be the catalyst for innovation and success for companies. We bring community, enterprise, individual contributors, and engineering teams together to move open source forward by highlighting best practices, projects that transform business, and insight into what you need next.

Immerse yourself in two days of in-depth education on critical open source topics. Each training course takes place July 16-17 and is limited in size to maintain a high level of learning and instructor interaction. Register today!

By the way, if you can’t do the full OSCON registration, CLS attendees can have a FREE Expo Plus Pass to OSCON! Please use the following code when registering: EXPOFREE

A Great Thanks to the  Community Leadership Summit 2018 Sponsors: