Join us in person for the 2024 Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala in Palm Desert, California!
October 16-18, 2024
Palm Desert, California
Join us for America’s most prestigious gathering of entrepreneurs—the Inc. 5000!
Early Rate Deadline: 8/16






Days of


Black-Tie Gala

INC. 5000 Conference PROGRAMMING

Dynamic conversations, activations, wellness activities, a bustling marketplace, happy hours, parties, and more.

dynamic conversations and networking

Join A-list keynotes, participate in targeted breakout sessions, and engage in purposeful networking to make meaningful connections.


Join us in the Marketplace, the central hub of the Inc. 5000 Conference, for networking, activities with your peers and partners, book signings, and special guest appearances.


Before we officially start the festivities, you’re invited to a round of golf at the beautiful course hosted on site at the JW Marriot. Par 3 contest included!


Kick back with fellow attendees, speakers, sponsors, and Inc. editorial staff for festivities featuring live entertainment, drinks, and delicious food.

Morning Workouts and Other Special Experiences

We invite attendees to join us for morning workouts and special experiences at the Inc. Pavilion.

Inc. Masters

Inc. Masters members will have access to an enhanced experience, including a party with Inc. Editor-in-Chief Mike Hofman, private meet-and-greets with speakers, reserved priority seating at the gala with Inc. editors, and more. Learn More

Black-tie Gala

It’s your time to applaud your hard work. Toast your company’s success during an evening of celebration complete with cocktails, dancing, a gourmet three-course meal, and, of course, honorees will pick up their complimentary trophy.

Past Speakers

The Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala features renowned business experts.

Deepak Chopra
Founder, The Chopra Foundation
Brené Brown
Research professor and best-selling author, University of Houston
Jennifer Garner
Co-founder and chief brand officer, Once Upon a Farm
Daymond John
Founder and CEO, FUBU
David Chang
Founder, Momofuku; star of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious; and author, "Eat a Peach: A Memoir"
Janice Howroyd
Founder and CEO, The ActOne Group
Alex Rodriguez
Retired MLB all-star and World Series champion; entrepreneur; and founder and CEO, A-Rod Corp
Alli Webb
New York Times bestselling author and founder, Drybar
Sheryl Sandberg
Chief operating officer, Facebook
Michelle Cordeiro Grant
Founder and CEO, Gorgie; founder, Lively
Michael Strahan
Co-founder, SMAC Entertainment; NFL Super Bowl champion; and co-anchor, Good Morning America
Daniel Lubetzky
Founder, Kind Snacks and Camino Partners
Terry Crews
Actor, artist, author, and activist
Phil Mickelson
Co-founder, For Wellness
Christine Chang
Co-founder and co-CEO, Glow Recipe
Former senator Bill Frist
Board member, CareBridge
John Foraker
Co-founder and CEO, Once Upon a Farm
Beatrice Dixon
Founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company
Sarah Lee
Co-founder and co-CEO, Glow Recipe
Brad Smith
Founder and executive chairman, CareBridge
Rex Briggs
Award-winning data and A.I. expert; fellow Inc. 5000 honoree; and author, "The AI Conundrum"
Scott Omelianuk
Editor-in-chief, Inc. Business Media
Michael Walters
Founder and president, studio503
Nate Henderson
Chairman and CEO, BILT Incorporated
Mary Massad
Senior vice president of traditional employment solutions, Insperity
Shannon Klingman
Founder and CEO, Lume
Dave Phillips
Co-founder, For Wellness
Andy Katz-Mayfield
Co-founder and CEO, Harry's
Patrick Dossett
Author, speaker, coach, and founder, Madefor
Paul F. Austin
Founder and CEO, The Third Wave & Psychedelic Coaching Institute
Psyche Terry
Co-founder and CEO, UI Global Brands and Urban Hydration
Cassey Ho
Head designer and CEO, Blogilates/POPFLEX
Iain Forsyth
Director, marketing and product management, Mercedes-Benz
Dewayne Sode
Senior business performance consultant, Insperity
Marianna Hewitt
Co-founder, Summer Fridays
Al Subbloie
Founder and CEO, Budderfly
Rohit Bhargava
Founder, Non-Obvious Company
Joshua Kappel
Founding partner, Vicente

Schedule at a Glance

The Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala features all day activities.

October 16th

Morning Golf

Afternoon AI Bootcamp
Dynamic Conversations & Networking opportunities

Evening Conference Kick-off Reception

October 17th

Morning Wellness Experiences, Networking opportunities

Afternoon Dynamic Conversations, Marketplace activations

Evening Inc. 5000 Conference Party

October 18th

Morning Wellness Experiences, Networking opportunities

Afternoon Dynamic Conversations, Marketplace activations

Evening Black-Tie Gala

Join the members-only inner circle of Inc. honorees

Expand your thought leadership and connect with other business visionaries. Inc. Masters is here to affirm you as a thought leader in your industry with your published content on, while connecting you with fellow growth-minded leaders and invaluable learning moments, both in person and virtually. Membership is open to all founders and CEOs of Inc. honoree companies.

About the Location

With over 350 days of sunshine each year, the JW Marriott Desert Springs is the perfect venue to celebrate. The property features 160,000 square feet of outdoor venues, a palm tree lined Grove, and stunning mountain, lake, and golf course views.