Leadership Retreat

December 12-13, 2018 • Austin, TX

Exclusively for Board Chairs.

Leadership Retreat Agenda:

Wednesday, December 12

8:30 AMShuttle Leaves from Hotel
9:00 AMBreakfast Discussions
The conversations over coffee and eggs at this event are often more lively than any other conference’s happy hour. You’ll want to be here bright and early (and on time).
10:00 AMMember-Led Discussions
We break into small groups where members host short conversations on topics they’ve volunteered to lead. These are discussions, not lectures. Topics coming soon!
10:30 AMBreak
10:45 AMMember-Led Discussions
Topics coming soon!
11:15 AMBreak
11:30 AMMember-Led Discussions
Topics coming soon!
12:00 PMLunch Discussions
We'll continue the day with a big lunch together. It's Austin, so it'll be tasty -- and there'll be as much tofu as there is meat.
1:00 PM "Technology and the Future of Humanity" with special guest Byron Reese
Since our very beginning, humans have used technology to multiply what we are able to do. Now, as technological advances come at such dizzying speeds, some are left wondering what our future as a species looks like. Will we end up in some dystopian world where our technology has destroyed all jobs and run amok? Author Byron Reese doesn't think so. He sees an incredibly bright future for us, and in this talk, he explores how we will bring about the sort utopia people have dreamed of for millennia.
2:00 PMBreak
2:10 PMUnconference Rounds
2:40 PMBreak
2:50 PMUnconference Rounds
3:20 PMSnack Break
3:50 PMUnconference Rounds
4:20 PMBreak
4:30 PMGroup Activity
5:00 PMThe Big BBQ
After our sessions, we'll end with a great meal together with social activities. We'll continue our conversations from the afternoon, and you'll compare notes and build relationships with your fellow social media leaders.
7:00 PMShuttle Back to Hotel
We'll bus everyone back to the hotel downtown where you're welcome to continue socializing or head to the live music scene down the street.

Thursday, December 13

7:30 AMShuttle Leaves from Hotel
8:00 AMBreakfast Discussions
9:00 AM"Empathy and Leadership" with special guest Doreen Lorenzo
As a social media leader, you're at the interface of all the human emotion being thrown at your company. Learn to develop the empathy skills to respond and build organizational structures to expand those skills to your team.

Doreen Lorenzo is a successful leader of global creative firms; as the former president of frog design and Quirky, she advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues for decades. In September of 2017, she was appointed Assistant Dean of the new School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin.
10:00 AMBreak
10:10 AMMember-Led Discussions
Topics coming soon!
10:40 AMBreak
10:50 AMMember-Led Discussions
Topics coming soon!
11:20 AMBreak
11:30 AMMember-Led Discussions
Topics coming soon!
12:00 PMLunch Discussions
We'll break for lunch together to enjoy some great local food. We'll keep the conversations going as we re-energize and explore the ranch.
12:50 PM Unconference Rounds
1:20 PMBreak
1:30 PMUnconference Rounds
2:00 PMEnd of Sessions -- Say Goodbye!
We'll end right on time with shuttles to help you get to the airport.