Community Leadership Summit

Friday, Sep 7
09:00 — 17:00
Access with wristband

Community Leadership Summit

Democracy, Ego, Create, Learn,

Summits are one-day gatherings where a diverse group of people come together to discuss the bigger picture, share insights, and challenge best practices. They are invitation-only and have limited seats, so you need to apply to join a summit.

How can communities have an impact?

As the world becomes more divisive, it is more important than ever to bring people together. Fortunately, it is increasingly easy to connect and collaborate through online tools.

However, with countless groups, initiatives, and hashtags competing for our attention, it is difficult to know how to truly make a difference.

The Community Leadership Summit is about exploring how we can use the power of communities to empower people, benefit society and inspire positive change.

Key questions

  • How can we use digital tools and technologies to connect people more effectively?
  • What are the skills and resources needed to start a movement or community today?
  • How do you galvanize your community to affect real world change?
  • How do you take online communities and take them offline (or vice versa)?
  • What is the future of community?

Further reading

Who’s coming to the Community Leadership Summit?

We are looking to bring people together who believe in the transformational power of communities: entrepreneurs, technologists, marketers, communication specialists, strategists, researchers, organizers, founders, CEOs, professors, investors, philosophers.

This Summit is an unconference: we’ll share insights and best practices, work in groups and devise new answers for communities to have an impact – today and in the future.


08:30 Doors open
09:00 Kickoff: What are communities in 2018?
10:30 Short break
10:45 Ignite talks & work session
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Ignite talks & work session
15:00 Short break
15:15 Group challenge
16:30 Wrap up + drinks

Are you one of us? Then apply now and tell us why you should be a part of this conversation. Attendance will be invite-only and limited to 75 people to ensure we have high quality interactions.

For any questions get in touch with Severin any time.

About the hosts

Severin Matusek

Severin is a co-founder of co-matter, a platform that explores what makes communities thrive. He’s the host of The Community Podcast and, together with Kristoffer Tjalve, the publisher of the annual State of Communities Report.

Prior to founding co-matter Severin built EyeEm’s community of 22 million photographers, co-initiated Copenhagen’s Techfestival and directed Lomography’s crowdsourced publishing line.

Severin is a frequent speaker on community leadership and culture, sharing his thoughts and experiences with global organizations  and universities. He likes cycling, sleeping and reading the newspaper on a Sunday morning.


Claire Wasserman

Claire Wasserman is the founder of Ladies Get Paid, an organization that seeks to close the wage and leadership gap though career development. Since its launch in 2016, Ladies Get Paid has grown to 30,000 members in all 50 states and more than 60 countries.

Claire has collaborated with Nike, WeWork, and Squarespace and was chosen as one of Bumble’s 100 Most Inspiring New Yorkers. She is on the Well + Good Council, and is the producer and host of the podcast, Lady Talk.

Prior to Ladies Get Paid, Claire was the Director of Marketing at Working Not Working, a curated network of creative professionals. She was also the editor of Amaphiko, Red Bull’s platform for social entrepreneurs.

Last year, Claire traveled across US hosting town halls for thousands of women to talk about money, work, and self-worth. She is currently writing a book about her experience.


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