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Owner Camp 014 Honolulu

April 9-12, 2017
The Modern Honolulu
Honolulu, Hawaii
$4600 - includes accommodations, social events and special activities



Honolulu is the vibrant epicenter of Hawaii. Here you’ll find everything from historic landmarks and treasured monuments to world-class shopping and a flourishing arts and culture scene. Home to the majority of Oahu’s population, the sprawling city of Honolulu spreads throughout the southeastern shores of Oahu, from Pearl Harbor to Makapuu Point, encompassing world famous Waikiki.


Learn, Share and Connect

Take a look at some of the great shops you'll be hanging out with:

Thanks to our wonderful patrons:

Our Agenda

We structure every Owner Camp so that you have the perfect blend of structure and free time. This isn't an un-conference. That term stinks. You're not just hanging out without a plan, fending for yourself, hoping to make connections. We devote meaningful amounts of time to discuss issues that are important to you as a digital studio/agency owner, with structure. But we don't get started early in the morning, and we don't like to be stuck in a hotel meeting room for too long either, especially when you're amongst such amazing surroundings.

sunday, april 9

  • By 3:00 PM : Arrive at The Modern
  • 5:00-7:00 PM : Opening Reception
  • 8:00-10:30 PM : Group Dinners

Monday, April 10

  • 11:00 AM : Opening and Introductions
  • 1:00-2:00 PM : Lunch 
  • 2:00-4:00 PM : Sessions
  • 4:00-4:15 PM : Break
  • 4:20-6:00 PM : Sessions
  • 6:30-7:30 PM : Cocktail Hour
  • 8:00-10:30 PM : Group Dinners


  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM : Sessions
  • 1:00-2:00 PM : Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00 PM : Sessions
  • 4:00-4:15 PM : Break
  • 4:20-6:00 PM : Breakout Sessions
  • 6:30-7:30 PM : Cocktail Hour
  • 8:00-10:30 PM : Group Dinners


  • Morning : Rest and relax or join us for some morning activities
  • 2:00-4:00 PM : Sessions
  • 4:00-4:15 PM : Break
  • 4:20-5:15 PM : Breakout Sessions
  • 5:20-6:00 PM : Sessions
  • 7:00-11:00 PM : Closing Dinner | Sponsored by Media Temple

Getting to Honolulu

Planning Your Travel

THE MODERN HONOLULU is located just 15 minutes by car from the Honolulu International Airport and is the closest luxury hotel to the airport. Remember that you'll want to checkin to the hotel at 3pm, so try and schedule a flight that lands early afternoon. 

Going home, plan your departure from Honolulu for Thursday, April 13th.

What is Owner Camp?

Transformational Retreats for Digital Studio Owners

Running a digital agency is tough. Like many of us, you probably didn’t study business management in school, and you sure as hell don’t have an MBA. Truth be told, you probably consider yourself a designer, developer, or strategist who is now inexplicably running a business.

How did that happen?

Now, you spend your time in the jungle (often without a machete) closing deals, managing payroll, and struggling with whether or not to grow the thing—all the while searching for the magic bullet that’ll make things a cinch.

Until a couple of years ago, the only opportunity you had to commiserate about the dirty details of running your shop was yelling in someone's ear over the deafening din of a conference happy hour. Wouldn't it be nice just to get away for a few days to recharge your batteries and talk to your peers? Your real peers?

You're not alone. That's why we created Owner Camp.

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Owner Camp 004, Captiva Island, FL

Amazingly Open & Honest

Discussions are open, honest, and frank, and everyone participates. Everyone! Owner Camp is not about a single person standing in the front of a room, presenting while you scribble notes. Owner Camp is a series of moderated, candid conversations. There are no elephants in the room, because we shoot them dead, together.

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Owner Camp 007 in Denver

One of the things you'll quickly discover at Owner Camp is that no matter how unique you think your experiences are, there are several people who have gone through the exact same situations. Comparing notes about how each of you dealt with these situations is truly eye opening.

No one at Owner Camp is there to tell you what to do or how to do it, but we guarantee you'll walk away with perspectives that will allow you to make more informed decisions.


Our attendees determine the discussion topics at each Owner Camp. We start with a wide range of ideas and whittle them down to the most popular. Discussion topics from previous Owner Camp events include:

  • Business Development
  • Company culture
  • Differentiation
  • Financial metrics
  • Growth
  • Legal/contracts
  • Strategic planning
  • Tools & processes
  • Working with teams


Perhaps the best thing about Owner Camp is that our attendees are from diverse backgrounds and industry niches, offering perspectives well outside of your immediate circle of influence.

During the event, we’ll begin to forge lasting relationships that eventually serve as an ongoing support system. You'll retain access to this dialog long after the event. Owner Camp offers an ongoing forum where you can regularly maintain contact and provide advice, trade stories, and share successes well after you part ways.

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Owner Camp 003 at the Boulders, Scottsdale, AZ

Each Owner Camp class will be augmented with subject matter experts and consultants who provide business advice you can immediately act upon.

As if that wasn't enough, we’ll truly have a great time together. Laughter is the best medicine, and we’ll all be buzzing from the dose Owner Camp dishes out.