Owner Summit 2020, February 6–7, 2020, New Orleans
Solve Tough Challenges in the Big Easy
Take off to the streets of New Orleans, and enjoy some fresh air, breakthrough ideas and camaraderie with fellow digital shop owners. This year, we’re raising the bar in one of the most alluring cities in the world. Experience all that New Orleans has to offer while reimagining your business and connecting with peers.
Our early bird tickets sold out so fast that we’ve added a new level to help you get in early. Register by Friday, October 18 at noon ET and save $200 off the full price.
2Bobs, Live & Unplugged
David C. Baker and Blair Enns are the two brains behind the crazy popular podcast 2Bobs. And this year, you can hear them live as they take the stage. They’ll be taking questions from the audience, so who knows, you may be their next special guest.
Blair Enns is on a mission to change the way creative services are bought and sold the world over. He is the CEO of Win Without Pitching, the sales training and coaching program for creative professionals, and a 25-year veteran of the business side of the advertising and design professions. He is the author of The Win Without Pitching Manifesto and Pricing Creativity: A Guide to Profit Beyond the Billable Hour.
David C. Baker is an author, speaker and advisor, helping entrepreneurial experts make better business decisions. He’s worked with 900+ marketing firms. His work has been discussed in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, MarketingProfs, and BusinessWeek. He is the author of The Business of Expertise, Managing (Right) for the First Time and Financial Management of a Marketing Firm.
Stay tuned for more exciting speaker announcements as we scour the industry for game-changing insights and experiences.
Day 1: See the Sights & Dig into Strategy
Known for its robust culture, amazing food and vibrant nightlife, New Orleans allows all of us to see the potential in everything. But to make that happen, we need to see New Orleans. And that’s the big twist we’re excited to announce. We won’t be cooped up in a hotel ballroom each day. Day 1 starts with guided group discussions followed by a special tour of the city. Then we’ll wrap things up with a social celebration and plenty of time to roam the city with new friends.
“Hands down, Owner Summit was the best conference I've ever been to.”
— Drew Barton, President, Southern Web
“It was really nice to hear from others who emerged from some dark days. It also speaks to the strength of this community, which I'm incredibly grateful for.”
— Nathan Sprehe, CEO, Almanac
We had an incredible time at Owner Summit! Agency owners big and small, they love 'em all.
— Sherri Johnson, Co-Founder / Chief Creative Officer, Fly Media Productions
“The entire experience was engaging and will help my business. I found the breakout sessions to be most helpful, and will help not only my business, but me personally.”
— Darin Lynch, Founder & CEO, Irish Titan
Day 2: Find Inspiration at the Orpheum
Since 1918, the Orpheum Theater has hosted vaudeville acts, films and orchestra performances. It’s the perfect setting for a meeting of uncommon minds. Discover what’s next for your business in a space with soaring ceilings, grand architecture and exquisite details. After Hurricane Katrina flood waters swept its lower reaches, the Orpheum emerged more enthralling than before. Wherever you are in your business, new ideas await at the Orpheum.
What will you find at Owner Summit? Here are some things that alumni cited as most beneficial.
“I was struck by how open, honest and welcoming the community was.”
Geoff Silverstein, Founding Partner, Friendly Design Co.
“A few days later and our team is already starting to feel the impact Owner Summit made on our agency—big year ahead! If you’re an owner, you need the Bureau of Digital.”
— Joe Sampson, Co-founder & President, Nuera Marketing
”The most helpful was the breakout sessions—we really enjoyed learning from other companies our size, and being able to help others in our position.”
— Callie Roberson, Owner + Designer, Creative Parc
“There are too many to mention. I got something (sometimes many somethings) out of every session.”
— Bermon Painter, Innovation & Strategy Lead, EY
“The realization that I’m not alone in my concerns/problems.”
— Angie Lane, Studio Director, Cool Blue Interactive
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