Leadership Retreat

December 12-13, 2018 • Austin, TX

Exclusively for Board Chairs.

39 Brands Attended: 3M, American Electric Power, BBVA Compass, Black & Veatch, Boeing, Cargill, Charles Schwab, Ciena, ConocoPhillips, Corning Incorporated, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Delaware North, Dominion Energy, Estee Lauder Companies, ExxonMobil Corporation, First American Financial, Fortinet, HERE Technologies, Hilti, Honeywell, Huntington National Bank, InterContinental Hotels Group, INVISTA, Johnson Controls, Lands’ End, Lenovo, Mayo Clinic, Nissan North America, PerkinElmer, Pfizer, Publix Super Markets, Rust-Oleum, Securian Financial Group, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Toll Brothers, TransUnion, UL LLC, and Voya Financial.

An exclusive, intimate event for the people who lead their memberships.

This is an inspiring, lightly structured meetup for those who have the responsibility of leading their social media teams at the world’s greatest brands.

We’re all about bringing leaders together for deep conversations, and for this event, we’re focusing on the highest level of social media leaders for in-depth conversations on the unique leadership challenges you face.

This is different from the Member Meeting experience. It’s more exclusive, completely private, and conversation-focused. Members will pick topics and lead discussions in a casual format designed to maximize connections and conversations.

Special Content
Unconferences, leadership development, and inspirational guest thought-leaders.

Deep Conversations
Dig into leadership issues at a higher level in a more relaxed, casual structure.

Build Connections
Make long-term friendships with people leading social media teams just like you.

100% confidential so everyone is comfortable sharing openly and honestly.

Two days of great conversations with other leaders who get you, what you do, and the opportunities and challenges you face.

In two inspiring and fun days, you’ll connect with the people leading social media (and their memberships) at big brands just like you.

We’ll be more focused on leadership topics at this meeting, and we’ll do it on a wide range of formats:

  • Members will lead discussions on major topics we’ll announce ahead of time. (We’ll reach out in the weeks leading up to the event to invite you to lead a discussion.)
  • We’ll have special guests leading fun, experiential breaks.
  • We’ll have unconferences where we’ll pick topics on the fly based on what matters most in the moment.

You’ll build some of the best connections and friendships you’ll ever make in this business.

We’re bringing together the leaders at the very top of the world’s biggest social media programs, and then we’ll do what we always do: Make it really easy for you to have great conversations and build relationships. We’re intentionally keeping our schedule lighter and more free-flowing than typical Member Meetings. We’re building in extra time for you to connect with peers in small groups and one-on-one settings. You’ll leave with new friends (and stronger connections with longtime ones) who you can count on for advice and support. We all know leading social media can be a tough, lonely job — but as a member of this family, you don’t have to go it alone.

This is the most exclusive meeting of social media leaders anywhere.

It’s not just vendor-free, it’s not just social media leaders — it’s exclusively for Board Chairs. You’ll be surrounded by people who have your job, at the very top of their respective social media programs. As the head of your social media program, the issues you face are different. This is that incredibly rare opportunity to dig into those challenges with your peers. Frankly, there’s just no other opportunity like this.

We’ll meet on our ranch in Austin. You’ll experience a great place to relax, outdoor space to explore, and lots of great food and drinks to keep you energized.

We’ll meet at our headquarters in Austin, nestled on our ranch. Our facilities offer both space and intimacy. It’s the perfect setting to unplug for a couple days to connect with your fellow Board Chairs. We invested in this facility to provide better member-experiences more cost-effectively. We’re going to be surrounded by acres of green space, and we’ll have a diverse set of meeting rooms, lounges, outdoor areas, and gathering spaces to choose from throughout the event. We’ll set you loose to get to know each other (all with our usual moderator finesse to make sure you’re connecting with great people and that you’re completely taken care of). As always, we’ll make sure you have great food and drink options so you can stay energized and focused on making the most of the event. Everyone will stay at a hotel downtown, only 15 minutes away — so you’ll experience the fun of the heart of Austin, too.