The Bureau of Digital gives you the support system you never had.
“I could never have gotten to where I am today without the knowledge and sharing that’s come out of the Bureau Community.”
Jen Maceyko | firefly partners
Owner Summit 2018 | feb 11-13
February 11-13, 2018
Isle of Palms, SC
Biz Dev Camp Coral Gables | March 18-21
March 18-21, 2018
Coral Gables, FL
Design Leadership Camp Koloa | April 16-19
April 16-19, 2018
Owner Camp Belize | May 6-9
May 6-9, 2018
Belize Ocean Club
Operations Camp utah | June 10-13
June 10-13, 2018
Bureau Online Summit | July 20
The first Summit in our online series will focus on team dynamics, financial literacy, process, project management and business development. It’s designed for all roles at a digital agency. You can either buy an individual ticket, or one for the entire agency. And while we're figuring out the details, we're offering a 50% discount for our early bird friends.
Product Camp oregon | August 5-7
August 5-7, 2018
Process Camp oregon | August 8-10
August 8-10, 2018
Digital PM Summit 2018 | September 4-6
September 4-6, 2018
The Guest House at Graceland
Owner Camp colorado | October 15-18
October 15-18, 2018
C Lazy U Ranch
Women's Leadership Camp Asheville, | November 11-13
November 11-13, 2018
Digital PM Camp Asheville, | November 14-16
November 14-16, 2018
Creative Director new orleans | December 2-4
December 2-4, 2018
The International House
New Orleans, LA
Stuff We Get Asked A Bunch
Where can I get a copy of The Bureau Standard Agreement for Digital Services?
The Bureau Standard Agreement is an wonderful contribution to our community created by Gabe Levine of Groundwork Legal and Josh Barrett of Create Legal in an effort to create the industry standard for digital services contracts. Grab your copy here.
What's the difference between a summit and a camp?
A Bureau Summit is one part traditional conference, one part facilitated conversations and 100% community building. We start the day with speakers and subject matter experts sharing great insights on stage to hundreds of attendees, and then break into smaller groups where you can connect based on criteria that matter to you.
Bureau Camps are smaller, 25-30 person gatherings where you have a voice in the agenda and the content. They take place in creative settings where you can forget the day-to-day and dive into the bigger issues that keep you from realizing your goals.
These videos do a good job of showing the difference.
What's the deal with Interest Lists?
A majority of Bureau Camps sell out more than a full month prior to the event, so this year we'll be using interest lists to help us make sure we’re being fair in allocating tickets and creating a more diverse experience. There is no obligation on your part to purchase when you sign up. But if you have your heart set on attending, you know what to do.
Why do camps cost more than summits?
The registration fee for a Bureau Camp includes your hotel accommodations which accounts for much of the difference. It's also a much smaller event, so every registration carries a higher percentage of the event cost.
the bureau briefing
You'll dig The Bureau Briefing, our very own podcast. Each episode, we talk to a member of the Bureau of Digital community doing awesome, inspiring things.
Honesty and Inclusion with Willie Jackson
In this episode of the Bureau Briefing, Willie Jackson shares his thoughts on why we need to get past the concept of diversity and move forward with a focus on inclusion.
Hacking Agile with Dave Prior
"They sat me down, and they stood in a circle, and one of them looked at me and said, 'Dude, you've gotta stop with this waterfall crap.'"
Business Development with Joe Rinaldi
In the early days of web design, there was more work than any one shop could handle. Everyone was super selective on the clients they took, and project focused.
Soft Skills with Peta Kennett-Wilson
Soft skills are rarely discussed in the process focused world of digital project management. But when you spend time understanding the team and the client as humans, an amazing thing can happen.
Back to the Basics with Sam Barnes
They call them "the basics". Little, innocuous things that don't seem to really matter. But they do. In fact, something as simple as sending an acknowledgment email to an important message can make all the difference
the bureau blog
State of the Industry Report, 6 Months Later
Every year there are digital agencies that are having their best year ever and holding on as their companies experience rapid growth. At the same time there are shops that are struggling and are convinced that the sky is falling.
Living with Ghosts: How to Deal with a Client Who Left You Hanging
"Ghosting, flaking, vanishing - whatever you want to call it, I think we can all agree that it is a pretty uncool thing to do."
Sound Advice for Digital Project Managers
“At the end of the day we are managing and working with people. Study and understand human nature and the way people work."
The Great Debate: Time & Materials Versus Value Pricing
"Agencies make their money in the margins and when making estimations using T&M, those margins tend to be razor thin. The slightest misestimation eats into those margins."
Top Challenges Digital PMs Face at Work
"While hard project skills are necessary to our jobs, they themselves are insufficient to deliver truly amazing projects.”
The Bureau Bulletin
A newsletter? How cliche! Of course ours has great content based on what digital professionals like yourself tell us matters. Also, it's the best way to stay up to speed with Bureau news and upcoming events. So sign up already!