Owner Summit 2016
February 8-9 2016
Atlanta, GA


The Pioneering Event for People Who Own Digital Studios 

Those of you who came to the inaugural Owner Summit 2015 in Austin know how it's helped change your entire perspective on how you run your digital studio. And you probably weren't expecting the amount of brutal honesty and open sharing you witnessed. That was only the beginning.

We're proud to announce Owner Summit 2016 in Atlanta. At almost double the size of our first Summit, you'll experience a whole new level of camaraderie and knowledge sharing, complete with an Owner Camp experience baked right in.

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 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.

You know who you are. You’re that designer or developer that got tired of working for someone else, so you decided to plot your own course and start your own shop (whether or not you knew the first thing about running a business). Or, you're that business-minded individual that always knew you’d be doing your own thing, and now that you’re on your way, you want to make sure you have your ducks in a row. How do you charge for your services? How do you hire good people? How do you maintain a positive culture? How do you scale?

Running a digital studio can be equal parts rewarding and maddening. Don’t go it alone.

Ever since we held the first Owner Camp in 2012, people have been clamoring for a larger event for studio owners of all shapes and sizes—from sole proprietors to partnerships, to growing shops on the move.

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The agenda is finalized. Start planning your Owner Summit 2016 experience now.

Speakers, Moderators & Topics

Topics include: Business metrics and financial literacy, brand strategy, collaboration, diversity, growth challenges, creating cultures of empowerment, pricing your services, exit strategies, time management, cultural leadership, communicating your vision, business development, tools & processes, contracts & legal, and much more. Our full agenda will be published soon.

Click on a speaker for complete details

Registration & Pricing

RegistratioN IS CLOSED


There are no exceptions to this policy, so please make sure you understand it before making your purchase.

  • We do not offer any special consideration if you need to cancel, regardless of circumstance
  • We do not offer credits to future Bureau of Digital events if you can't make the Summit
  • Within 5 days of registration: tickets are 100% refundable
  • After 5 days of registration, up to December 8, 2015: We'll refund your registration minus a $500 cancellation fee
  • After December 8, 2015: Tickets are non-refundable

In lieu of cancelling, you can transfer your ticket to someone else in your organization. You can make the transfer yourself directly from your ticket page (you'll have a link to it via email after you make your purchase), or you can just give us the heads up at ownersummit@bureauofdigital.com and we'll make the switch for you. The person you transfer your ticket to must be a partner/owner/president in the organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

Owners or operators (Presidents, CEOs, Partners, VPs, COOs) of digital studios (web design studios, product companies, UX consultancies) of all sizes (freelancers to agencies with 100+ employees)

What is the format of the Summit?

The Summit consists of keynote presentations, focused breakout sessions, and what we call "Camp Sessions" which are roundtable discussions modeled after our Owner Camp events.

How many people go to Owner Summit?

We'll have 175 attendees at this Owner Summit. An amazing opportunity to meet and network with even more of your peers.

When does each day start? When does it wrap?

We usually get started around 9AM and wrap by 5:30 PM, with an hour long lunch provided around noon each day.

What opportunities do you have to network?

Networking is what makes Bureau of Digital events unique. You'll have ample time to meet and catch up at our opening reception on Sunday evening, our social event on Monday night, and a closing night gathering for those staying until Wednesday. Plus, there's time during lunches and off-time too.


The Venue

W Atlanta Midtown
188 14th Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30361

With the magnificent Midtown Mile to the left, picturesque Piedmont Park to the right, world-class culture next door, the hottest clubs in the zone and specialty shopping everywhere, you’re in the middle of it all at W Atlanta - Midtown.


Arrive on February 7th (well before our 5 PM Opening Reception). Check out on February 10th (or February 9th well after 5PM if you need to leave right after the Summit concludes)


There are several ways to get to the W Atlanta Midtown from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport:

Via Airport Shuttle: $19 per person, to reserve call 404.941.3440

Via MARTA (rapid transit): Easily accessible from the Red and Gold lines to Arts Center Station, $3.50 each way

Via Taxi: About $40 plus $2 for each additional passenger

Uber and Lyft also available



Instagrams from Owner Summit 2015