Community Leadership Summit West: Mission

Hi and welcome to CLS West 2013,

CLS West 2013 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers 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.

At the heart of CLS West 2013 is an open unconference-style event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any topic that is relevant. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions.

We hope you come away from the day with new insights and inspiration. However, we also hope you make connections with other community builders that will continue to flourish long beyond the end of the day.

Finally, CLS West 2013 is about having fun. While some of the challenges in community development can be serious, learning about it doesn’t have to be… particularly on a Saturday in February. So, take as large or as small a role as you want and don’t be afraid to vote with your feet. The only thing we organizers ask is that you have fun.

See you at ClS West 2013!

The CLS West Organizers