What are you going to networking events and conferences for? Is it really the learning and the speakers? Or rather the connections you make in the hallway?
Community Building can be lonely business, it can be tiring to explain who you are, what you do and why community management is important. Networking events for community builders reassure you when you hear the same stories from other people, you can then start to get inspired about what you could do with your community.
On top of that big conferences like the CMX Summit help you gain credibility in your organisation. It's important because communities are important for the future of our society. So let's create the expectation that every company and organisation will have a head of community!