Member Meeting Special Guests


We close each Member Meeting with an exclusive, informal chat with a special guest.

Past guests have included:

  • Alex Winter, actor, producer, director, and President of Trouper Productions — Los Angeles, July 2016
  • Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert and bestselling author of “Hug Your Haters” — Chicago, June 2016
  • Anthony Guglielmi, Director of Communications and News Affairs for the Chicago Police Department — Chicago, May 2016
  • Grumpy Cat (and her people), Internet phenomenon — Orlando, January 2016
  • Linda Kaplan Thaler, former chair of Publicis New York and author of “Grit to Great” — Orlando, January 2016
  • Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group and award-winning author — Orlando, January 2016
  • Richard Millington, founder of FeverBee and author of “Buzzing Communities” — Orlando, January 2016
  • Jeanne Bliss, founder and President of CustomerBliss and author of “Chief Customer Officer 2.0” — Orlando, January 2016
  • Jason Fried, co-founder and CEO of Basecamp — Chicago, October 2015
  • Senator Mark WarnerWashington, D.C., August 2015
  • Peter Koechley, co-founder of Upworthy — New York, May 2015
  • Ben Rattray, founder of Change.org — San Francisco, February 2015
  • Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and political activist — Orlando, October 2014
  • David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of “The New Rules of Marketing and PR” — Orlando, October 2014
  • Mark Hurst, founder and CEO of Creative Good and author of “Customers Included” — Orlando, October 2014
  • Susan Emerick, founder of Brands Rising and author of “The Most Powerful Brand On Earth” — Orlando, October 2014
  • Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert and bestselling author of “Youtility” — Orlando, October 2014
  • Katrina Markoff, owner and founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat — Chicago, July 2014
  • Gary Vaynerchuck, CEO of VaynerMedia, investor, bestselling author, public speaker, and internet personality — New York, April 2014
  • Dell’s social media team: Richard Binhammer, Lionel Menchaca, John Pope, Caroline Dietz Conway, Bruce Eric Anderson, and Bob PearsonDallas, February 2014
  • Tyra Banks, model and entrepreneur — Orlando, December 2013
  • Jeffrey Rohrs, CMO of Yext, former VP of Marketing Insights at ExactTarget, and author of “AUDIENCE” — Orlando, December 2013
  • Mitch Joel, President of Mirum and author of “CTRL ALT Delete” — Orlando, December 2013
  • Robbin Phillips, President of Brains on Fire and co-author of “The Passion Conversation” — Orlando, December 2013
  • Don Peppers, founding partner of Peppers & Rogers Group and author of “Extreme Trust” — Orlando, December 2013
  • John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design — Boston, October 2013
  • Kara Swisher, tech columnist for The Wall Street Journal and co-producer of D: All Things Digital — Bay Area, August 2013
  • Emerson Spartz, founder of MuggleNet and CEO of Spartz — Chicago, June 2013
  • Teddy Goff, Digital Director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign — New York, April 2013
  • Blake Mycoskie, founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Shoes — Los Angeles, December 2012
  • Chris Anderson, curator of the TED Conference — New York, September 2012
  • Matt Harding, creator of viral hit “Where the Hell is Matt?” — Chicago, July 2012
  • Bob Garfield, columnist at Ad Age, co-host of NPR’s “On the Media,” and author of “The Chaos Scenario” — Austin, May 2012
  • Chris Anderson, editor-and-chief of Wired magazine — San Francisco, March 2012
  • Hugh MacLeod, artist and author of “Ignore Everybody” — Dallas, January 2012
  • Adam Garone, CEO and co-founder of Movember, and Kory Klem, Digital Strategist at Movember — Atlanta, November 2011
  • Ben Huh, CEO and founder of Cheezburger Network — Seattle, August 2011
  • Guy Kawasaki, bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur — San Francisco, June 2011
  • Chip Conley, founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre, bestselling author, and Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy at Airbnb — San Francisco, June 2011
  • Mary K. Engle, Director of the FTC’s Division of Advertising Practices — Washington, D.C., May 2011
  • Doug Ulman, President and CEO of LIVESTRONG — New York, March 2011
  • Karen Quintos, CMO of Dell — Austin, February 2011
  • Michael Dell, CEO of Dell — Austin, February 2011
  • Kevin Burton, FBI Supervisory Special Agent — Philadelphia, November 2010
  • Andrew Mason, founder and CEO of Groupon — Chicago, August 2010
  • Howard Schultz, President, CEO, and company chairman of Starbucks — Seattle, May 2010
  • Drew Curtis, founder of Fark.com — Cincinnati, April 2010
  • Harry Paul, bestselling co-author of “FISH!” — San Diego, February 2010
  • David Butler, Global VP of Design at The Coca-Cola Company — Atlanta, November 2009
  • Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, authors of “Why Work Sucks” — Minneapolis, August 2009
  • Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist — San Francisco, June 2009
  • Guy Kawasaki, bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur — San Jose, October 2008
  • Emanuel Rosen, author of “The Anatomy of Buzz” — Orlando, January 2008