As an entrepreneur, you understand the importance of networking, continuing to learn, developing your leadership skills, and continued growth. To tackle all of those tasks in one fell swoop, we recommend attending one or more of the most anticipated conferences for entrepreneurs in 2018. Not only will you learn new and exciting ways to build your business, but you’ll hear from and meet some of the top minds in the entrepreneur world. These conferences are a great opportunity to take a step away from your office and mix with industry leaders who can help you propel your vision to greatness.
Not only do these conferences offer unique opportunities to enhance your knowledge base and skills, they're also fun events that allow you to step out of your comfort zone. Many of these conferences offer a wide-range of activities from laser tag to black tie galas to keep you energized and excited.
1. Small Giants Summit (May 15-18, Detroit)
The Small Giants Summit is a gathering of purpose-driven leaders that promises to provide meaningful connections, practical takeaways, and inspiring storytelling from valued leaders. An authentic and purposeful gathering, the Small Giants Summit will allow next-gen leaders to deepen their commitment to their goals, meet like-minded individuals they can trust, and participate in interactive workshops.
2. GrowCo (May 30th - June 1st in New Orleans)
Short for Grow Your Company Conference, GrowCo has 40 years of experience covering entrepreneurship and educating entrepreneurs. This three-day conferences brings together like-minded leaders who are eager for advice, connections, and strategies from top keynote and breakout speakers.
3. Next Gen Summit (June 8-10th, New York City)
The Next Gen Summit was created to bring innovators who want to make a difference together to discuss their ideas and learn from successful founders and stars. Attendees from around the world meet to learn how to truly make the change they seek, with speakers from the likes of professional sports stars to highly successful developers. Plus, the event offers fun activities for all including themed dinners and bowling.
4. ONTRApalooza (October 3-5, Santa Barbara)
This three-day conference hosted by business automation software company Ontraport promises to provide “hands-on workshops, in-depth software sessions, and inspiring keynotes from leading experts” to the entrepreneurs, marketers, and business leaders who attend. From multiple networking opportunities to over 45 sessions, this conference will allow attendees to learn how to focus their goals and enhance their skills.
5. Inc. 5000 (October 17-19th, San Antonio)
This conference and gala held in Texas brings entrepreneurs together for networking, learning, and ‘pure fun.’ Three-days of thought-provoking keynote speakers and sessions, a mentoring fair, golf tournament, and black-tie gala will ensure you meet all the right people to help you grow and succeed.