Michael GerberMichael E. Gerber

Keynote Speaker, June 27th

Michael E. Gerber is first thought of as a world renowned business author. His New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling books of all time have touched the lives of millions of readers throughout the world.

But Michael E. Gerber is much more than just an author. He is a true legend of entrepreneurship. Inc. Magazine calls him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru”.

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Larry WingetLarry Winget

Keynote Speaker, June 28th

Larry Winget is a five-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author. He is a member of theInternational Speaker Hall Of Fame. He has starred in his own television series and appeared in national television commercials. Larry is a regular contributor on many television news shows on the topics of money, personal success, business and parenting.

Susan Baroncini-MoeSusan Baroncini-Moe

Known as “The Micro-Entrepreneur’s Mentor,” Susan Baroncini-Moe has been mentoring entrepreneurs and small business owners for over fifteen years. A veteran of the web industry, Susan has leveraged her unique fusion of business and technological knowledge, her experience in the personal growth industry, and her incredible brainstorming capabilities to transform businesses around the globe.

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Chris BroganChris Brogan

Chris Brogan runs Human Business Works, where he provides strategic business advice to mostly larger companies about developing business via the digital channel. He’s written a bunch of books. One of them, Trust Agents, was a New York Times bestseller. He also plays in the band, D3one3, with Jacqueline Carly.

Bob BurgBob Burg

Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

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Jamar Cobb-DenardJamar Cobb-Denard

Jamar Cobb-Dennard is a sales and marketing expert who creates rapid revenue growth for his clients. Throughout his Hall of Fame sales career, Jamar has produced giant revenue gains for Dale Carnegie Training, Vector Marketing Corporation, and Ryland Homes. Jamar is a fan of personal challenges, and has gone skydiving, white water rafting, walked on Fire with Tony Robbins, and crossed the North American continent by bicycle. Jamar is the author of, The Winning Mind, and has led multiple fundraisers that have raised almost $500,000 for not-for-profit organizations. Jamar was a Rainmakers Rookie of the Year, past President of Rainmakers, a Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series graduate, and was chosen as a Top 50 Business Connector by the US Small Business Conference.

Ben CopeBen Cope

Ben Cope is an entrepreneur, web designer, and internet marketing consultant with a background in multimedia project management, instructional technology, and graphic design. A graduate of Kennesaw State University with a B.A. in International Affairs, Ben started his own company in 2003 and is currently responsible for the development and on-going site maintenance of dozens of different client websites around the world, ranging from non-profit organizations to internet marketing professionals and small business owners.

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Kevin EikenberryKevin Eikenberry

Kevin Eikenberry is recognized world expert on leadership development and learning and is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group. He is the author of the bestselling books Remarkable Leadership and Vantagepoints on Learning and Life, and a contributing author to over 20 other books and #Leadershiptweet – is a collection of leadership ideas originally written and published on Twitter. His newest book, co-authored with Guy Harris, titled From Bud to Boss – Secrets of the Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, was published in February 2011.

Phil GerbyshakPhil Gerbyshak

Phil Gerbyshak is the chief connections officer who works with small businesses and organizations to increase employee & customer engagement by using social media to create and build relationships. He helps them understand it’s really not about the tools; it’s all about the conversations they participate in and the connections they create and cultivate.

Phil worked in IT for the past 15 years, and has focused his efforts on understanding and leveraging the social media space for over 5 years. His work building relationships using blogs was spotlighted in the 2005 book What Nobody Ever Tells You About Blogging and Podcasting: Real Life Advice from 101 People Who Successfully Leverage the Power of the Blogosphere.

Jennifer GilbertJennifer Gilbert

Jennifer Gilbert is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of the New York based special events company Save the Date®. Her nineteen year old company is recognized by the media and a discerning clientele as “the one stop shop” for event planning. Through hard work and steadfast ambition, Gilbert has transformed a company that launched with a single database into a powerhouse amongst her competitors. Catering to Fortune 500 Companies, their families, as well as Not-for-Profit organizations, Save the Date® will generate a staggering $30 million in business this year.

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Dixie GillaspieDixie Gillaspie

Dixie Gillaspie has been a business consultant and analyst, a firestarter and mentor, a coach, alchemist and general trouble shooter for more years than she cares to admit. (but if you ask, she’ll tell you.)

Her success stories have been featured in books such as Go-Givers Sell More, by Bob Burg and John David Mann, The Referral Engine, by John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing fame, and more than one of the books by “The Nametag Guy,” Scott Ginsberg. She will release her first full-length book, JUST BLOW IT UP: A Practical Process for Eliminating Life-Limiting Barriers, through Sound Wisdom this November.

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Paul GillinPaul Gillin

Paul Gillin is a writer and content marketing consultant specializing in technology and new media. He advises business-to-business marketers on strategies to use quality content and social media to reach buyers.

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James GriersonJames Grierson

VP, Bluehost, Business Development & Affiliate Management

As VP of Business Development and Affiliate Management, James Grierson’s primary goal is to seek out mutually beneficial partnerships with a focus on the acquisition of new customers and ancillary revenue growth. Since starting with Bluehost in 2007, James has facilitated triple-digit growth in new customer acquisitions and revenue.

James has worked with technology and digital marketing for over a decade and has established and managed numerous partnerships with a variety of companies. As a co-founder of SimpleScripts, James also brings extensive knowledge and experience in working with and supporting the Open Source software community. He holds a B.S. in Geography with a minor in Business Management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Brian HalliganBrian Halligan

Brian Halligan is CEO & Co-Founder of HubSpot, a marketing software company he co-founded five years ago to help businesses transform the way they market their products. Since its founding, HubSpot has accumulated over 6,000 customers. He is a Senior Lecturer at MIT where he teaches 15.S16 “Entrepreneurial Product Development and Marketing.” He is author of two books: Marketing Lessons From the Grateful Dead and Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs, which is in its seventh printing, has sold 50k copies, has been translated into nine languages, and peaked at #17 overall on the Amazon bestseller list. Brian was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 New England award recipient. In his spare time, he sits on a few boards of directors, follows his beloved Red Sox, goes to the gym, and is learning to play guitar.

Dan HandyDan Handy

CEO, Bluehost – Website Hosting

As CEO of Bluehost, Dan oversees daily operations, customer support and migrations, along with back- and front-end technologies. His high standards and commitment to delivering an outstanding product have been instrumental in helping build one of the most highly respected and best performing web hosting platforms in the industry. Moreover, he has ensured that our brand provides outstanding customer satisfaction, low customer turnover, and consistent double-digit growth.

The former VP of Development for United Online, Dan brought extensive experience in both marketing and technology in the hosting industry to the team when he joined in 2005.

Dan holds both a BS in Management Information Systems and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Jenn LimJenn Lim

Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) co-created to inspire happiness in work, community and everyday life.

In 2005, she created the first Culture Book for Zappos – now on its 7th edition – and has produced them ever since. In 2009, Zappos was sold to in a deal valued at $1.2 billion on the day of closing, and in 2011, Zappos was #6 on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The Culture Book has become a global symbol of how companies can successfully create cultures based on happiness and be profitable at the same time.

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Sean MalarkeySean Malarkey

Blogger, Chocolate lover, Living a dream by living PT in Argentina, Retired Real Estate Investor. Husband, Dad, Good friend to many.

Mitch MatthewsMitch Matthews

Mitch Matthews is an elite business coach, author, entrepreneur, as well as the co-founder of the BIG Dream Gathering™.

He is a leading authority on innovative thinking, human performance and goal achievement… but frankly, he’s best known as the “big dream guy” due to his freakish pursuit of helping people to get clear on their dreams and go after them.

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Rowdy McLeanRowdy McLean

Like you, Rowdy Mclean has always wanted better outcomes and better results. He has seen great ideas, visions, and strategies get swallowed up by the busy world we live in, lost in bad attitudes, lack of motivation and poor execution. Do we take on too much? Are our goals too big? Or, is there a different story?

Rowdy challenges the average and interrupts the status quo. He loves the game of business and life! Possessing a steely determination to succeed, he has spent years researching the key drivers of success, achievement and outstanding results, and knows what works. Changing attitudes, providing the motivation to achieve results and getting people to execute effectively are the things he does best.

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Mike MichalowiczMichael Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz (mi-CAL-o-witz) is the entrepreneur behind 3 multi-million dollar companies and the author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. With a popular website by the same name, he is a globally recognized entrepreneurial advocate. Mike is a small business columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and hosts the business make-over segment on MSNBC’s Your Business.

Sean MoffettSean Moffett

Sales excellence and sales success are Sean Moffett’s passion. Developing those traits in others is Sean’s mission. Through years of dominating the marketplace in his fields Sean has identified the three things individuals and organizations do to force themselves into sales mediocrity.

Sean is a proven sales expert spending the last 20 years honing his sales skills in the marketplace through 2 recessions representing many world-renowned brands while leading, training, and motivating his teams to achieve award-winning results.

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John Michael MorganJohn Michael Morgan

John Morgan is known as the Chuck Norris of branding and is the author of Brand Against The Machine. With his popular blog ( and being an in-demand public speaker and consultant, he is a globally recognized authority on branding and digital marketing.

Michael PortMichael Port

Michael Port has been called “an uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe and a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal.

He is the author of four bestselling books including Book Yourself Solid, Beyond Booked Solid, The Contrarian Effect, and the New York Times Bestseller, The Think Big Manifesto.

Michael blogs for the Huffington Post and has written monthly columns on sales and marketing for Entrepreneur Magazine and American Express Open Forum, is a regular guest on MSNBC, and receives the highest overall speaker ratings at conferences around the world.

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Erik QualmanErik Qualman

Called a Digital Dale Carnegie, Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business. Socialnomics made Amazon’s #1 Best Selling List for the US, Japan, UK, Canada, Portugal, Italy, China, Korea and Germany. His latest book Digital Leader helped earned him the selection as the 2nd “Most Likeable Author in the World” behind Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

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Chris ReimerChris Reimer

Chris Reimer is an award-winning social media strategist and brings a unique background to the world of social media. He is VP of Social Media at Falk Harrison, a design agency in St. Louis, MO that specializes in branding, design and social media. He graduated from Marquette University in 1993 with a B.S. in Accounting, became a CPA in 1995, and then served as Chief Financial Officer of several organizations around St. Louis. In 2007 he started a funny t-shirt company called Rizzo Tees, and began marketing his shirts (and himself) on Twitter. A Facebook fan page soon followed, and then two blogs. The lessons learned by marketing Rizzo Tees exclusively via social media allowed him to make the improbable leap from CPA to ad man.

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James ReynoldsJames Reynolds

James Reynolds is the CEO of Incredible Incorporated, a group of companies focussed on helping business owners and entrepreneurs drive sales and increase the overall responsiveness and profitability of their online marketing.

Incredible Incorporated provides both done-for-you services and strategic coaching for business owners. Its brands include; WebReactivators, SEO Sherpa, Incredible Fan Pages, Breakthrough HQ and Unlimited Power Online.

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Travis RobertsonTravis Robertson

Travis Robertson is a business strategist, peak performance coach and professional speaker on topics such as personal performance, business growth and leadership.

By the time he was 30, Travis had watched his life crumble around him. After a decade chasing money in an industry he hated, he was diagnosed with two stress-induced auto-immune diseases, nearly lost his marriage, and found himself $850,000 in debt. Physically sick and emotionally exhausted, Travis knew he had to escape this life he had created for himself.

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Lon SafkoLon Safko

Lon Safko is a remarkably creative person. He is the creator of the “First Computer To Save A Human Life” as coined by Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc.. That computer, along with 18 other inventions and more than 30,000 of Lon’s papers, are in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. He has created numerous hardware and software solutions for the physically challenged, developed the first CAD software for civil engineers, designed the archetypes for the Apple Newton & Microsoft’s Bob Operating Systems, and is also responsible for those handy little Tool-Tips help-balloon pop-ups!

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David Meerman Scott photographed at NAMM in Los Angeles, CA January 20, 2012©Jay BlakesbergDavid Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, bestselling author of eight books including three international bestsellers, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, leadership, and social media.

David serves as an advisor to emerging companies including HubSpot, Eloqua, VisibleGains, Speakerfile, GutCheck, and Newstex, as well as nonprofits including the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz, HeadCount, and Nashaquisset. Previously, he was on the board of directors of NewsWatch KK (sold to Yahoo Japan) and Kadient (merged with Sant).

He is a recovering marketing VP for two U.S. publicly traded technology companies and served as Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world’s largest newspaper and electronic information companies. David has lived and worked in New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. He currently lives in the Boston area.

Felicia SlatteryFelica Slattery

Felicia J. Slattery, M.A., M.Ad.Ed., is a speaker, communication consultant and author of 21 Ways to Make Money Speaking, Cash in on Communication and the forthcoming Kill the Elevator Speech. Felicia works with small and home-based business owners, experts and entrepreneurs to help them more effectively communicate their messages in order to get more prospects, more clients, and more cash flow while building and maintaining strong relationships locally, nationally, and virtually using the Internet and public speaking.

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Pamela SlimPamela Slim

Pamela Slim is a seasoned business coach, author and professional speaker who helps frustrated employees in corporate jobs break out and start their own business. Her blog, Escape from Cubicle Nation, is one of the top career and marketing blogs on the web. A former corporate manager and entrepreneur herself for more than a decade, she deeply understands the questions and concerns faced by first-time entrepreneurs. Her expertise in personal and business change was developed through many years consulting inside corporations such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Charles Schwab, where she coached thousands of executives, managers and employees.

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Suraj SodhaSuraj Sodha

Suraj Sodha is an in-demand international speaker and Internet entrepreneur from London, England, with ambitious ideas and results-oriented solutions to start and grow businesses online. Suraj is known for his extremely focused expertise and access to a respected network of entrepreneurs and marketers around the world.

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Mike StengerMike Stenger

Mike Stenger is a full-time Social Media Specialist with a huge passion for helping brands and businesses with the amazing things that social networks have to offer.

Scott StrattenScott Stratten

Scott Stratten is the President of Un-Marketing. He is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing. It’s all about positioning yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market, so when they have the need, they choose you.

Formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager and a Professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, he ran his “UnAgency” for a nearly a decade before solely focusing on speaking at events for companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, Red Cross, Cirque du Soleil, Saks Fifth Avenue and Fidelity Investments when they need help guiding their way through the viral/social media and relationship marketing landscape.

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Robert WimerRobert Wimer

Robert Wimer is a vocal specialist who teaches speakers to build and maintain their speaking voices, something most speakers ignore or don’t even know is important. Using a unique methodology that he created, “The Natural Artistry of Speaking,” Robert works with speakers to build strength, beauty and longevity in their voices so they can speak hour after hour, day after day and not worry about getting tired or hoarse.

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