Agenda

Day 1: Oct 10
Day 2: Oct 11
Day 3: Oct 12

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Inc. 5000 Golf Tournament
Start off the Inc. 5000 Conference in full swing with an exciting golf tournament. Play with colleagues or join forces with fellow Inc. 5000 honorees.
Host: Rich Russey, vice president and publisher, Inc.
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration Open
Pick up your badge, grab a coffee, and prepare for a day of learning, networking, and celebration.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Inc. EDU Courses I, II, and III
Inc.edu Courses
Sessions run concurrently, and each is led by a business thought-leader. Light lunch and course materials are included. An additional fee is required to participate.
 
Money: How to Build a Financing Plan to Fuel Your Fast-Growth
Session Leader: Ami Kassar, founder and chief executive, MultiFunding; author, The Growth Dilemma; and columnist, Inc.com
 
Leadership: How to Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be Are you as influential as you think you are?
Session Leader: Stacey Hanke, author, Influence Redefined; and co-author, Yes You Can!
 
Growth: How to Create Rapid Financial Results and Lasting Cultural Change
Session Leader: Steve Baker, vice president, the Great Game of Business; author, Get in the Game and It’s Money It’s People It’s Both
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Inc. 5000 Kickoff Networking Meet Up
Meet and mingle with fellow Inc. 5000 honorees and attendees.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Inc. Marketplace open
Explore the marketplace. 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Official Conference Kick-Off Welcome Reception
Opening night is all about breaking the ice. Grab a cocktail and a few appetizers and mingle with the leaders of the most dynamic companies in America.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Inc. Consulting Corner
Presented by Capital One Spark Business
Receive one-on-one advice about and answers to your most pressing business challenges.  Stop by to schedule time with an expert. Appointments are 15 minutes each and first come, first served.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Morning Workout Activity
Start off your day with a morning workout with fellow Inc. 5000 honorees and attendees.
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Inc. Consulting Corner
Presented by Capital One Spark Business
Receive one-on-one advice about and answers to your most pressing business challenges. Stop by to schedule time with an expert. Appointments are 15 minutes each and first come, first served.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
On-site Check-in open
Pick up your badge, grab a coffee, and prepare for a day of learning, networking, and celebration.
8:00 AM -
Coffee and Tea in the Inc. Marketplace
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome From Inc.
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome From the CEO
9:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Mainstage Session
Mainstage speaker - TBD
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Break in the Inc. Marketplace
 
11:20 AM - 11:25 AM
Mainstage Lightening Lesson
Presented by Capital One Spark Business
11:30 AM - 1:10 PM
Mainstage Sessions
Mainstage Speaker - TBD
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Meet the Speaker Book Signing in the Inc. Marketplace (free while supplies last)
Amy Cuddy
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Networking Lunch in the Inc. Marketplace
Grab lunch and mingle with your peers, colleagues, and fellow attendees. 
1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Inc. Consulting Corner
Presented by Capital One Spark Business
Receive one-on-one advice about and answers to your most pressing business challenges. Stop by to schedule time with an expert. Appointments are 15 minutes each and first come, first served.
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Sessions
Interactive workshops and panel sessions designed to challenge your thinking and generate new ideas. Sessions are 75 minutes in length. Seating is first come, first served.
 
1. The Future of HR: How to Drive Performance, Growth, and Profit
Presented by Insperity
Moderator: James Ledbetter, editor, Inc. and Inc.com; and author, Unwarranted Influence
 
2. Where's the Money?
Session Leader: Ami Kassar, founder and chief executive, MultiFunding; author, The Growth Dilemma; and columnist, Inc.com
 
3. Founders Project Live! One-on-One with Alexa von Tobel
Host: Alexa von Tobel, founder, LearnVest; and founder and managing partner, Inspired Capital Partners; and author, Financially Fearless and Financially Forward
 
4. How to Scale Intimacy in a Digital World
Speaker: Michael Dorf, founder the Knitting Factory and City Winery; and author, Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World
Interviewer: Paul Keegan is a contributing writer for Inc.
 
5. My Biggest F--k Ups and How to Fail Forward
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Meet the Speaker Book Signings in the Inc. Marketplace (free while supplies last)
Norm Brodsky, Michael Dorf, Ami Kassar, Alexa von Tobel
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Happy Hour in the Inc. Marketplace
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cocktails with the Brodsky's: How to Stay Married to the Business (and Each Other)
Hosts: Elaine and Norm Brodsky, founding business partners, CitiStorage; and partners, Black Gold Suites
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dinner Recess
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Cocktails & Cards: Insperity HR Power Play
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Inc. 5000 Conference Party
Presented by Capital One Spark Business
Join fellow attendees, speakers, sponsors, and Inc. editorial staff for some well-deserved downtime. The evening will include live entertainment, cold drinks, and delicious food. 

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Morning Workout Activity
Start off your day with a morning workout with fellow Inc. 5000 honorees and attendees.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Opens
Pick up your badge, grab a coffee or tea, and prepare for a day of learning, networking, and celebration.
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Welcome From the CEO
9:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Mainstage Session
Mainstage Session TBD
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Networking Break in the Inc. Marketplace
Meet your fellow attendees and check out the Inc. Marketplace. 
11:20 AM - 11:25 AM
Mainstage Lightening Lesson
Presented by Capital One Spark Business
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Mainstage Session
Mainstage Session - TBD
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Networking Lunch in the Inc. Marketplace
Grab lunch and mingle with your peers, colleagues, and fellow attendees. 
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Inc. Consulting Corner
Presented by Capital One Spark Business
Receive one-on-one advice about and answers to your most pressing business challenges. Stop by to schedule time with an expert. Appointments are 15 minutes each and first come, first served.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Meet the Speaker Book Signing in the Inc. Marketplace (free while supplies last)
Nir Eyal
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions
Interactive workshops and panel sessions designed to challenge your thinking and generate new ideas. Sessions are 75 minutes in length. Seating is first come, first served.
  1. What’s Your Exit Strategy?
    Moderator: Jim Schleckser, CEO, Inc. CEO Project
  2. Street Smarts: Inc. 5000 Edition
    Speaker: Norm Brodsky, founder, CitiStorage; partner, Black Gold Suites; co-author, Street Smarts; and columnist, Inc.
  3. Good Growth versus Fast Growth
  4. Recession Proof Your Business
    Presented by Capital One Spark Business
3:45 PM -
Inc. 5000 program conclude
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Inc. 5000 Cocktail Reception
Grab a drink and take some time to relax and reflect before the main event.
7:30 PM -
Black-Tie Gala
It's finally time for the signature event! Here's to the Inc. 5000 honorees. Be among the best and brightest at the elegant Black-Tie Gala, where you'll be acknowledged and celebrated. Cheer on colleagues. Network with fellow honorees. Dance the night away. Festivities include a cocktail reception, dinner, and music. 
Host: Ken Jeong, actor, comedian, and co-star, The Hangover Community, and Crazy Rich Asians