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Owner Summit 2017
February 20-22, 2017
San Diego, California

The Pioneering Event for People Who Own Digital Studios 


The first thing you'll realize when you attend Owner Summit is that you're not alone navigating the waters of running a digital agency. 

The second thing you'll realize is the people who attend Owner Summit aren't your competitors—they're your allies. And that's what makes Owner Summit different. You'll leave with a support system to lean on long after we part ways.

And this year, you'll have a voice in everything we do. As soon as you buy your ticket, we'll ask you questions to find out more about who you are and what matters most to you. 

Learning and Collaborating

Traditional Talks
For the topics you care most about we'll bring in thought leaders to educate us on best practices and proven techniques and strategies. 

Camp Sessions
We'll share our collective experiences to tackle challenges we're all facing and come up with solutions.

One on Ones
Subject matter experts in legal, finance, process and leadership strategies will be onsite to meet with you and discuss your specific issues. 

Ongoing Support
Stay connected before, during and after with the Owner Summit 2017 Slack channel.



Here are the top 10 topics that your contemporaries have already said they care about the most. You'll get to cast your vote as soon as you grab your ticket.

  • Business Development
  • Leadership Strategies
  • Process
  • Team Structures & Dynamics
  • Marketing
  • Success Metrics
  • Pricing Models
  • Culture
  • State of the Industry
  • Scoping and Estimating 

And one topic we'll always focus on is diversity and inclusion

Your Speakers

We've recruited a great group of speakers and moderators to bring the topics you care about most to life. These folks will present keynotes and presentations, moderate Camp Sessions, and participate in panels over the course of two days. Some of them will even make time for one-on-one conversations with attendees. 

Your Master of Ceremonies

Running a digital agency of any size is exhausting. But there is always this feeling…this belief…this hope that you’re on the right path.

That’s why we couldn’t think of anyone better to guide us through the journey of Owner Summit 2017. Meet your Master of Ceremonies, the Inspiration Architect himself, Doc Waller.

Known for energizing others, Doc has made a name for himself as a performance artist, writer and director. With a career that spans from dance companies to national television, he most recently served as the executive artistic director and founder of an Alabama nonprofit Arts organization, The Layman Group, which focuses on nurturing the talents of young artists.

Though we’ve known Doc personally for years, he crashed into the Bureau universe at Digital PM Summit 2016. We were cracking up as he explained the importance of being a “super human” vs. being “superhuman.” And though he protested and changed his phone number three times, he finally agreed to give us more of his optimistic approach by joining us in San Diego.

Who's attending?

Since the purpose of Owner Summit is working together to share, learn and improve what we do, we thought you'd like to see who you'll be connecting with. We'll be adding new shops to the gallery weekly. Hopefully that includes yours.

Creating Our Future Together

Let's not talk about diversity, let's make it happen. Through ticket sales, we've raised over $5,000 for Girl Develop It, a nonprofit that provides affordable and judgment-free classes for women to learn developmentThen we'll connect them with shops in the Bureau community to help get their new careers underway.

But that's only part of the effort. We will also be welcoming shops owned by those that are underrepresented in the Bureau community. And we'll do that by offering tickets to those owners that might not otherwise attend. 

With your help, we will connect the dots that make all of us stronger.


You'll want to arrive around 3pm on Monday 2/20 in time for the opening reception. Plan on heading home anytime on Thursday 2/23.

The Venue | Paradise Point
1404 Vacation Rd
San Diego, CA 92109

Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego, Paradise Point Resort & Spa features comfortable bungalow-style rooms amidst lush, tropical gardens, tranquil lagoons, and one mile of sandy beaches. Across the 44-acre island, you'll find plenty of room to roam and relax with five swimming pools, beach bonfire pits, a marina, five dining venues, an award-winning spa and endless recreation options. Book your room now!

What's Included In The Cost?
Tickets are $1,450 and include admission to the event, opening reception, breakfast and lunch on both full days as well as a social event on the opening night and a fun excursion we're still planning. You will be responsible for your own dinners, although we will have light appetizers at the social events. For more information, consult our agenda

We have negotiated a Lanai Garden room for you, but you will be responsible for this expense. The group rate is $174/night plus taxes. When you buy your ticket for Owner Summit 2017 you’ll get a link via email to reserve your hotel room.

Made Possible by Our Wonderful Patrons

Photos from Previous Owner Summits