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AGENDA

DAY 1
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
Pre-Conference Activities - 7AM - 4PM - Additional fees may apply.
7AM
Inc. 5000 Golf Tournament
Host: John Donnelly, chief revenue officer, Inc. Media
Start the Inc. 5000 Conference off in full swing with an exciting golf tournament. Includes breakfast, lunch, and green fees (club and shoe rental not included). Foursomes will be assigned in a scramble format. Play will be followed by a lunch and award ceremony, where prizes will be awarded to the top foursome, longest drive, closest to the pin, hole in one, etc. (additional fee to participate)
10AM
Onsite Check-In Opens
11AM - 3PM
Inc. Day of Service: Military Entrepreneurs Mentoring Fair
Speaker: Norm Brodsky, founder, CitiStorage; partner, Black Gold Suites; co-author, Street Smarts; and columnist, Inc.
Welcome remarks: Eric Schurenberg, president and editor in chief, Inc. Conference attendees are welcome to participate as mentors for the day, providing insights and experience to servicemen and women about how they built successful businesses. Service personnel — both active and veterans — as well as military spouses will attend this session to ask questions about building a business or even just getting started. Designed with a speed-networking model, Inc.5000 company leaders and CEOs will mentor as many service personnel as possible during the session.
1PM - 4PM
Inc.edu Courses
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Open-Book Management
Session leader: Steve Baker, vice president, the Great Game of Business
In this interactive course, participants will learn the fundamentals of Jack Stack’s best-selling book,The Great Game of Business  and learn how to implement it into their own businesses. In its simplest form, the ultimate goal is to create a “business of business people” who think, act and feel like owners. Participants will learn to develop their own Great Game to keep their employees focused on a common goal, encourage them to work together and build a winning team, and develop an engaged team that drives results and creates wins. (additional fee to participate)
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The Complexity of Fast Growth—How Not to Be Overwhelmed
Les McKeown, CEO, Predictable Success
You’re growing, fast. However, with fast growth comes complexity. That complexity usually results in you as the leader of your organization experiencing growth pains. Bottomline: You’ve hit a natural point in your organization’s growth which calls for a new perspective, a fresh outlook at how you do business and realignment around your organizational goals. During this highly interactive course, you’ll learn how to build needed systems and processes to help you manage your business. Also, find out how to create a roadmap to take your business from break-neck speed growth to profitable scalability and overcome the complexity in your growing business once and for all. (additional fee to participate)
The Inc. 5000 Conference Officially Kicks Off at 5:30PM
5:30PM - 7PM
Inc. 5000 Welcome Reception
This fun and casual soiree is the official kickoff to the Inc. 5000 Conference where you can grab a refreshing cocktail, enjoy an appetizing bite, and mingle.
DAY 2
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
8AM
Onsite Check-In Opens
8AM
Coffee, Tea, and Networking in the Inc. Marketplace
9AM
Welcome From the President
Remarks: Eric Schurenberg, president and editor in chief, Inc.
9:15AM
General Sessions
10:45AM
Networking Break in the Inc. Marketplace
11:20AM
General Sessions
1:15PM
Networking Lunch
2:25PM
Concurrent Real-Time Problem-Solving Sessions
Our interactive sessions are designed to challenge your thinking and generate new ideas. All sessions run concurrently.
3:35PM
Networking Break in the Inc. Marketplace
4PM
General Sessions
5PM
Program closes for the day
5PM
Networking Happy Hour
6PM - 7PM
Cocktails With the Brodskys: How to Stay Married to the Business (and Each Other)
Hosts: Elaine and Norm Brodsky, founding business partners, CitiStorage; and partners, Black Gold Suites
8PM - 11PM
Inc. 5000 Conference Party
Sponsored by Chase for Business
DAY 3
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
8AM
Onsite Check-In and Gala Bracelet Pickup Opens
8AM
Coffee, Tea, and Networking in the Inc. Marketplace
8:55AM
Welcome
9AM
General Sessions
10:50AM
Networking Break in the Inc. Marketplace
11:20AM
General Sessions
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Networking Lunch in the Inc. Marketplace
2:30PM
General Sesssions
2:45PM - 3:45PM
Concurrent Real-Time Problem-Solving Sessions
Our interactive sessions are designed to challenge your thinking and generate new ideas. All sessions run concurrently.
5:45PM
Inc. 5000 Cocktail Reception
7PM
Inc. 5000 Black-Tie Gala