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Celebrate your growing success at the Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala. Be among the most successful entrepreneurs for three days of power networking, breakthrough insights, and pure fun.



CONFERENCE

The Inc. 5000 Conference features three days of thought-provoking sessions that engage and inspire. With this year’s unprecedented lineup of speakers, you’re certain to leave with powerful business insights that will help you increase your momentum and growth.



NETWORKING

Imagine the possibilities when the best of the best exchange information at more than 20 sessions and events. Your next great client, hire, or ally could be at the Golf Tournament or looking to meet you at the Conference Party.



CELEBRATION

After three unforgettable days, you will be feted at an elegant Black-Tie Gala that begins with a cocktail soiree; followed by dinner, when you will be officially acknowledged; and capped with an unforgettable evening of music and dancing.

Brené Brown

Brené Brown

Researcher and Author

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

 

She has spent the past fifteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong.

 

Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 25 million views.

 

Brené is the Founder and CEO of Brave Leaders Inc – an organization dedicated to delivering a research-based, courage-building program to help individuals, teams, and organizations answer a call to courage and develop brave leaders based on four teachable, observable, and measurable skills.

Michael Dubin

Michael Dubin

Dollar Shave Club

Michael Dubin is a passionate, creative entrepreneur, executive and trailblazing brand-builder with a unique style and an engaging voice that clearly resonates with male consumers. Under his leadership, DSC now boasts over 3 million active members with revenues that exceeded $200M in 2016.

Dan Price

Dan Price

Gravity Payments

Dan Price captured headlines around the world after implementing a $70,000 minimum wage at his company, Gravity Payments. This move has sparked a national debate on the purpose of business and leadership responsibility.

 

Price’s 40-year goal is to be a small speck of sand in the revolution where business ceases to be about profit and greed to one that is about values and serving others. Today, more than 13,000 businesses across the country trust Gravity Payments to save them millions in fees and hours in frustration by making it easy to accept credit card payments.

Les  McKeown

Les McKeown

Predictable Success

Les McKeown advises CEOs and senior leaders of organizations on how to achieve scalable, sustainable growth and speaks to Fortune 500 companies about his breakthrough strategies. Prior to founding Predictable Success LLC, Les established himself as a serial founder/owner in the global business spectrum, starting more than 40 companies, in addition to being the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds more organizations worldwide. It is through this experience that he aids businesses in different size and scope as an in-demand speaker, sought-after advisor and bestselling author. Les delivers keynotes to various organizations and businesses around the world. He has presented his ‘Predictable Success’ and ‘Synergist’ model to the likes of Harvard University, Microsoft, United Technologies Corporation, Overture, Pella Corporation, the US Army and many more. In these engagements, he aims to empower every level of the workforce by educating every individual on the stages of the business lifecycle, their business’ current stance and steps leading to this outcome, and the adopted practices needed to prosper for the future of the company. Les has appeared on NBC, ABC, BBC, CNN, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today and The New York Times.

YOUR SPEAKERS

The Inc. 5000 Conference features renowned entrepreneurs and business experts from brands you know and admire.
Norm Brodsky

Norm Brodsky

Entrepreneur and Inc. Columnist

Inc. columnist and senior contributing editor Norm Brodsky is a veteran entrepreneur who has founded and grown six businesses. In 2007 he sold CitiStorage, a document-archive business based in Brooklyn, New York, for $110 million.

 

His most recent venture is Black Gold Suites, an extended-stay hotel in Tioga, North Dakota. Brodsky chronicles his entrepreneurial journey in his Inc. “Street Smarts” column and in the book The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up, both co-authored with Inc. editor-at-large Bo Burlingham.

Steve Baker

Steve Baker

The Great Game of Business

Steve Baker is the Vice President of the Great Game of Business Inc., a division of employee-owned SRC Holdings Corporation. He also co-wrote the 20th anniversary edition of the best-selling book The Great Game of Business. Baker spent two decades struggling to help small-business owners reach their goals without access to key business metrics.

 

Learning to play the Great Game of Business at SRC changed his life. He also serves on the board of the National Center for Employee Ownership and on the steering committee of SRC’s Ownership Culture Initiative. Baker is a career marketing and branding professional and an award-winning designer. He lives in Springfield, Missouri, with his family.Steve Baker is the Vice President of the Great Game of Business Inc., a division of employee-owned SRC Holdings Corporation. He also co-wrote the 20th anniversary edition of the best-selling book The Great Game of Business. Baker spent two decades struggling to help small-business owners reach their goals without access to key business metrics. Learning to play the Great Game of Business at SRC changed his life. He also serves on the board of the National Center for Employee Ownership and on the steering committee of SRC’s Ownership Culture Initiative. Baker is a career marketing and branding professional and an award-winning designer. He lives in Springfield, Missouri, with his family.

TESTIMONIALS

 
“Excellent event and the energy was exceptional. With so many leaders and experts it is clear that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the USA.“
Bill Corbet
President, Corbett Public Relations
 
“As an Inc. 5000 award winner eight times, with two different companies, I always find the conference renews my commitment to entrepreneurship.“
Joe Best
CEO, H&F Bread Company
 
“The conference overall was top-notch. Best conference I have ever been to and I attend three to four per year.”
Wayne King
President, Encompass Lending Group

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

No event gives you this much networking.

EARLY-BIRD TICKET PRICING

Purchase tickets by 8/18 for the lowest rates!
$

$1,395

Value $1,695

Welcome Reception
All Conference Sessions
Networking Lunches
Conference Party
Black-Tie Gala

$

$11,950

BEST VALUE $13,950

Group registration for 10
Welcome Reception
All Conference Sessions
Networking Lunches
Conference Party
Black-Tie Gala

$

$795

Gala Only

Black-Tie Gala Only

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

The 2017 Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Boasting a sensational location in the heart of Palm Desert, California, the resort has five sparkling outdoor pools, two championship golf courses, a state-of-the-art spa facility, and six exquisite onsite restaurant options.

 

We’re pleased to offer Conference attendees a discounted rate: $249 per night, plus resort fee and tax. This rate is available through September 6, 2017, or until the room block sells out. Rooms are limited, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

How should I make hotel reservations?

Book Online: Click here By Phone:  Call 512-691-9555 x9 and reference Inc. 5000 Conference. Our housing management company, Hotels for Hope, is available to answer any lodging questions you may have. Please note that any other company trying to contact you to make hotel reservations could possibly be a scam. For more information, please email reservations@hotelsforhope.com.

Area Airports

Palm Springs International Airport – PSP Hotel direction: 12.2 miles SE

Los Angeles International Airport – LAX Hotel direction: 135 miles SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Is there parking available at the host hotel?

Complimentary on-site parking Valet parking, fee: 29 USD daily

FAQ

How do I register?

Click here to purchase your tickets.

How much does it cost to attend?

Click here for the full list of conference options and pricing.

Are group discounts available?

Yes! We offer a group discount for 10 people to attend the conference. The group option includes a reserved table of 10 at the Gala. For more details, click here.

What’s the Cancellation Policy?

All cancellations should be sent to events@inc.com.  A full refund for your conference ticket and any additional conference options is available if a written cancellation is received no later than September 20, 2017. After this date, credits toward future Inc. events will be available for cancellations through October 1, 2017. No refunds or credits are available for cancellations after October 1, 2017.

Can I transfer my registration or change the name on my registration?

Of course! Just send a note to events@inc.com with your changes.

What’s the attire for the Conference?

We want you to be comfortable during the conference so we suggest business casual attire. Hotel areas tend to be cold. We strongly suggest bringing a jacket or sweater. Attire for the conference party is business casual but you can dress up if you like.

Do I have to register for each individual session at the conference?

No. All conference sessions on Wednesday and Thursday are open to all conference attendees. The only sessions that you may need to sign up for are the events held on Tuesday, October 10.

What should I wear to the Black-Tie Gala?

Cocktail dresses and gowns are acceptable at the Black-Tie Gala. Tuxedos will be available for rental and pick up at the JW Marriott Desert Springs. Nice suits are also acceptable.

Will I receive an award at the Gala?

An Inc. 5000 award will be available for each of the 2017 Inc. 5000 companies in attendance.

Can you send my award in the mail if I can’t make the Conference or Gala?

We do not mail out individual awards. Awards are given to a representative of each company in attendance.