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.
Owner Summit 2018 will present opportunities to network, learn, share, and have some fun. We've added some new events and sessions to make the agenda even better than past years. View the full agenda now or read on for a synopsis of what will happen each day.
The inaugural Owner Summit Golf Tournament will take place at The Links on Saturday, February 10 at 8:30 AM. This course was the first designed by PGA Golfer Tom Fazio, and it’s said to be his favorite. And if you think it would be fun, but you’re not a golfer, don't worry! You won't be the only one who's learning as they go.
The cost to enter the golf tournament is $175/person. Golf club rental is available but will be extra. Plan on arriving Friday night if you want to play.
2018 will also mark the first year we’ve added workshops to the Owner Summit experience. And we couldn’t be more excited to announce that Jen Dary and Rob Harr will be kicking them off. Rob will start the day showing us how to conduct effective discoveries. Then Jen will help us learn how to deal with owner fatigue so we can keep our energy up and teams moving forward. Workshops will be $495 for both sessions. They will take place on Sunday, February 11 from 9:30am-5:30pm. Plan on getting in Saturday night if you want to attend the workshops.
Sunday Evening | WELCOME reception
The grand kickoff will happen from 7:30pm-9:30pm, and you won't want to miss it. Not only is it the first chance to connect with attendees from around the world, it's also a heck of a lot of fun. Last year's opening reception at Paradise Point set the bar for fun on the beach. This year we're switching coasts but keeping the beach theme. And there's no place better than Isle of Palms.
We'll have appetizers, beachy drinks and some special entertainment we're still finalizing.
Although we're still finalizing some details, this will give you a good idea of how the days will flow. In the morning we'll get together to learn from some of the best owners in the business. In the afternoon we'll break into groups and have moderated discussions we call "Camp Sessions."
Weather permitting, the group discussions will take place in the beautiful outdoors. What's the point in going to a beautiful island and not being outside?
Your Speakers and Special Guests
We're recruiting a great group of all-star speakers and moderators to bring the topics you care most about to life. These folks will present keynotes and presentations, moderate Camp Sessions, and put on workshops during our time together.
The Venue | Wild Dunes
1 Sundial Circle
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
There's a reason we chose Wild Dunes Resort. An easy going, relaxed atmosphere. A place where you can feel at peace. A place to savor the moment and memories. A better place. It doesn't hurt that Wild Dunes Resort is just 30 minutes away from historic Charleston, South Carolina, either. Charleston has been named among Conde Nast's Best Travel Destinations in the U.S. and one of the Coolest Small Cities in America by GQ. Famous architecture. Charming shops. Art, history and character everywhere.
What's Included In The Cost?
Early Bird tickets are $1,299 and include admission to the event, welcome reception, breakfast and lunch on both full days as well as a social event on the opening night. You will be responsible for your own dinners, although we will have light appetizers at the social events.
We have negotiated a great rate of $150/night plus taxes for your room, but you will be responsible for this expense. Please use this link to book your room for Owner Summit 2018: http://bit.ly/OwnerSummitRooms
What are we gonna talk about?
Here are the top 10 topics from last years Owner Summit. If you're one of the first 100 people to claim your ticket you'll get to vote on this year's topics. How cool is that?
- Business Development
- Leadership Strategies
- Team Structures & Dynamics
- Success Metrics
- Pricing Models
- State of the Industry
- Scoping and Estimating
Don't Take Our Word For It
Here's what last year's attendees had to say:
Creating Our Future Together
Let's not talk about diversity, let's make it happen. This year we were able to offer five full scholarships to welcome owners of underrepresented shops to join us at Owner Summit.
While the full scholarships are gone, we're still offering free registration to those that qualify for our partial scholarship. If you know of anyone you think would qualify, have them register here. Thanks!
With your help, we will connect the dots that make all of us stronger.