Schedule

Full Schedule
Mainstage
Day of Service
Featured Sessions
Breakouts
Networking
Coaching & Consulting
Gala

Full Schedule, October 19–23

Time Session Name Session Type
Monday, October 19, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Attract Top Talent in the Remote Work Era
Facilitated by JOHN H. CHUANG, founder and CEO, Aquent, a marketing and creative staffing agency

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Science-Backed Strategies to Better Manage Your Time, Energy, and Attention While Working From Home
Facilitated by CLARE KUMAR, award-winning entrepreneur, productivity catalyst, and executive coach

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Virtual Schmoozing: How to Seal the Deal
Facilitated by IVAN MISNER, founder and chief visionary officer, BNI, the world's largest business networking organization

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Inc. x Co-Elevate: Peer-to-Peer Group Kickoff
Facilitator: KEITH FERRAZZI, founder and chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and author, Leading Without Authority 

Inc. x Co-Elevate Peer Coaching
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Non-Obvious Thinking: The Mindset You Need to Understand Trends and Anticipate the Future
Featuring ROHIT BHARGAVA, founder and trend curator, Non Obvious Company
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Mainstage
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

The Sales Playbook: Navigating the Pandemic and Beyond
Featuring JACK DALY, author, Hyper Sales Growth and The Sales Playbook 
Interviewer: KEVIN J. RYAN, staff writer, Inc.

Panel
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

The Power of Storytelling: Drive Connection, Brand Awareness, and Customer Loyalty
Instructors: SONIA ALLEYNE, co-founder, Storytellers: Words.Images.Magic; and author, I Kick Ass at Work; and SHAY LEONORA, co-founder, Storytellers: Words.Images.Magic

Workshop
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Protect Your People and Workplace
Facilitated by JOHN HO, chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Practice, Cozen O’Connor, an international law firm

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Using Emotional Intelligence to be Passionately Productive
Facilitated by VANESSA BEST, founder, Precision HealthCare Consultants, a health care administration and safety solutions company

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Overcome Objections in Sales
Facilitated by ANDREA SITTIG-ROLF, chief BlitzMaster and CEO, BlitzMasters, a training organization that helps companies of all sizes maximize sales, and author, The Seven Keys to Effective Business-to-Business Appointment Setting

Facilitated Networking
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Productivity Hacks
Speaker: DEBRA AUSTIN, CEO, Chaos2Results Business Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

What Happens Next: The Workplace Post-COVID
Speaker: SUSAN ALEXANDER, founder, Rosebud Coaching and Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

How to Embrace and Adapt to Change
Speaker: CARRIE DOUBTS, professional certfied coach, Life's Next Chapter Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Embracing Uncertainty in an Uncertain World
Speaker: SHANA McEACHREN, certified executive coach, Shana McEachren

Roundtable Discussion
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

Not Business as Usual: A Conversation with Soledad O’Brien  
Featuring SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist; founder, Soledad O’Brien Productions; and host of Hearst Television’s Matter of Fact
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Mainstage
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Caring for Your Employees – Now and for the Future
Presented by Principal Financial Group
Featuring KARA HOOGENSEN, senior vice president—Group and Retirement Services, Principal Financial Group; MARK WEST, vice president—Business Solutions, Principal Financial Group; and JOLEEN WORKMAN, vice president—Customer Care, Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Financial Group
Moderator: BURT HELM, editor-at-large, Inc.

Panel
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Remote or In-Person: Build Your A-Team
Session Leader: WHITNEY JOHNSON, founder and CEO, WLJ Advisors; and author, Build an A-Team

SMB Blitz Learning Course
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)

Where’s the Money? Rethinking Your Growth Plan 
Instructor: AMI KASSAR, founder and chief executive, MultiFunding; author, The Growth Dilemma; and columnist, Inc.com
 

Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

The Inc. 5000 Town Hall: Insights From the Most Successful Businesses
Featuring DIANA LEE, co-founder and CEO, Constellation Agency; NICOLE SAHIN, founder and CEO, Globalization Partners; and CAREY SMITH, founder, Big Ass Fans; and Founding Contrarian, Unorthodox Ventures
Moderator: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc

Mainstage
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Female Empowerment and Entrepreneurship: Building a Support Network
Speaker: JYOTIKA ROYC, executive leadership and team coach and HR adviser, Anjoro Solutions

Roundtable Discussion
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

Inc. 5000 Vision Conference Welcome Party - Session I
Opening night is all about breaking the ice. Mix yourself a refreshing cocktail, and mingle with leaders from some of the most dynamic companies in the country. This fun and casual soirée is the official kickoff to the Inc. 5000 Conference. Plus, for attending 2020 honorees, please remember to stamp your passport to receive your 2020 Inc. 500|5000 trophy that you can display at home or in your office to show off your achievement. *One per company, while supplies last.

Marketplace
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:35 AM (EDT)

Day of Service | Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Learning From One Another 
Speaker: PHYLLIS NEWHOUSE, founder and CEO, Xtreme Solutions; and founder, ShoulderUp
Special Remarks: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Day Of Service
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)

Coffee and Connections: Morning Meetup with your Peers in the Marketplace

Marketplace
10:40 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Day of Service | Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) 1-on-1 Mentoring Session with Inc. 5000 CEOs
Mentees provided by Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Day Of Service
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Welcome to the Club! First-Time Inc. 5000 Honorees Meetup in the Marketplace

Marketplace
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM (EDT)

Day of Service | Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Marketplace Networking
 

Day Of Service
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Growing Globally in a More Isolated World
Facilitated by JEFF WUEST, CEO, SynFiny Advisors

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

The Future of Work: Transform Your Company's HR, Culture, and Purpose
Facilitated by AQUILA LEON-SOON, founder and CEO, ATS+Partners, an organizational development and leadership strategy firm

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Influencer Marketing Strategies That Cut Through the Noise
Facilitated by JAY WOODS, founder, Urban Ideation, an experiential marketing agency

Facilitated Networking
1:00 PM - 1:35 PM (EDT)

Day of Service | Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Lessons From a Master Mentor 
Speaker: NORM BRODSKY, founder, CitiStorage; co-author, Street Smarts; and columnist, Inc.
Special Remarks: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Day Of Service
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Your Next Move: The Future of Retail with Rebecca Minkoff 
Presented by Capital One Business 
Featuring REBECCA MINKOFF, co-founder, and creative director, Rebecca Minkoff
Interviewer: LINDSAY BLAKELY, managing editor, Inc.com
 

Mainstage
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

The Future of American Innovation
Brought to you by Mercedes-Benz Vans
Featuring STEVE CASE, chairman and CEO, Revolution; co-founder, AOL; and author, The Third Wave
Interviewer: KEVIN J. RYAN, staff writer, Inc.

Interview
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Draw Your Future: Learn How to Visualize Disruption
Session Leader: PATTI DOBROWOLSKI, founder, Up Your Creative Genius; author, 9 Tips to Up Your Creative Genius and Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life

SMB Blitz Learning Course
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

The 6 Building Blocks of a High-Performing Company Culture
Session Leader: MARCEL SCHWANTES, founder and chief human officer, Leadership From the Core; host, Love in Action podcast; and columnist, Inc.com

Workshop
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Day of Service | Inc. Military Entrepreneurs 1-on-1 Mentoring Session with Inc. 5000 CEOs
Mentees provided by Inc. Military Entrepreneurs. 

Day Of Service
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Dos and Don'ts of Building an Authentic Brand
Facilitated by KELSEY STUART, founder and CEO, Bloomin' Blinds Franchise Corp

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Innovative Thinking: Developing a Future-Forward Plan for Your Business
Facilitated by DAVID BLOOM, chief operating and development officer for Capriotti’s Sub Shops, a high-growth national sandwich brand based in Las Vegas

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Prioritizing Your Mental Health
Facilitated by NICOLE CUTTS, CEO, Cutts Consulting, an organizational development firm; and founder, Vision Quest Retreats, which offers success coaching and retreats for women

Facilitated Networking
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Business and Clients Protected
Presented by Principal Financial Group
Featuring KIM PFIFFNER, vice president and chief information officer, U.S. Insurance Solutions, Principal Financial Group; MARK STROSAHL, business information security officer, Retirement & Income Solutions, Principal Financial Group; KIERSTEN TODT, managing director, Cyber Readiness Institute
Moderator: BURT HELM, editor-at-large, Inc.

Panel
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Strategies to Make Corporate Training More Effective
Speaker: NATHAN CHARLES, CEO, The Lancaster Coaching Institute

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Speaker: RAJU VIR, leadership coach, Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia 

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Stakeholder value v. Organizational Values
Speaker: JYOTIKA ROYC, executive leadership and team coach and HR adviser, Anjoro Solutions

Roundtable Discussion
2:30 PM - 3:10 PM (EDT)

Day of Service | Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Marketplace Networking

Day Of Service
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

The Digital Future of Work
Featuring AARON LEVIE, co-founder and CEO, Box
Interviewer: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Mainstage
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Technology Tips, Hacks, and Solutions for the Remote Workforce
Presented by Lenovo
Featuring RYAN MALONE, founder and CEO, SmartBug Media; STEPHEN MILLER, technologist and ambassador, Lenovo; and AJ SHANKAR, CEO and co-founder, Everlaw
Moderator: BURT HELM, editor-at-large, Inc.

Panel
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Remote Work Best Prctices for How to Engage in Virtual Meetings
Speaker: ABBY YANOW, executive and team coach, Skillful Facilitation & Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Balancing Competition with Global Consciousness
Speaker: KATHLEEN GAUSE

Roundtable Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Inc. 5000 Alumni Meetup: Multi-Time Inc. 5000 Honorees mix and mingle in the marketplace!

Marketplace
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Thought Leadership in the Time of Covid-19
Instructor: PETER WINICK, founder and CEO, Thought Leadership Leverage

Workshop
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Decisions, Decisions: Five Choices for Your Business to Thrive
Speaker: CINDY ECKERT, founder, Sprout Pharmaceuticals; and founder, The Pink Ceiling
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Mainstage
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Where’s the Money? How to Find the Right Tools to Finance Your Growth
Speaker: KHALED HAMED, pro coach, WBECS Partner

Roundtable Discussion
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Relax and Recap: Mix and Mingle with Your Peers in the Marketplace

Marketplace
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)

Facilitated Networking Happy Hour
Facilitated by KATHEY PORTER, author, 50 Billion Dollar Boss and Implementing Supplier Diversity: Driver of Entrepreneurship; and founder, Porter Brown Associates and BusinessFAB Academy

Facilitated Networking
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)

Mental Wellness for Business Leaders
Speaker: LESLIE M. GARCIA, LCSW; owner, Counseling Space

 

Mainstage
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Use Expansive Thinking to Generate the Best Ideas
Speaker: LALITA RAMAN, CEO, executive coach, and facilitator, Transitions Intl LTD

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

How to Create a Future-Fit Culture Now
Speaker: BARBARA WALSH, strategic leadership, team, and culture consultant and coach, Metaco Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

DEI: Continuing the Unconscious Bias Conversation
Speaker: NELLIE CABANE, global executive coach, Nellie Training Institute

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Coping with Stress (Understand the Science Behind It)
Speaker: KHALED HAMED, pro coach, WBECS Partner

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Communicate Effectively within Global Matrix Organizations
Speaker: RHONDA BOWEN, Communication Guide, Bells

Roundtable Discussion
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Leading in the New Normal
Featuring KEITH FERRAZZI, founder and chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and author, Leading Without Authority

Mainstage
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

What Women Know: Understanding Female Founders' Advantage for Leading in Tough Times
Brought to you by Facebook
Featuring CAROLYN CHILDERS, co-founder and CEO, Chief; BEATRICE DIXON, co-founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company; and FAWN WEAVER, co-founder, CEO, and chief historian, Uncle Nearest
Moderator: MARLI GUZZETTA, executive editor, Inc.

Panel
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Meetup in the Marketplace: Fewer Than 100 Employees

Marketplace
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)

Advocacy & Activism: What People-First Leadership Looks Like Now
Featuring DAVE GILBOA, co-founder, Warby Parker
Interviewer: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Mainstage
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Earning Media Coverage for Your Business
Facilitated by DAWN KELLY, founder and CEO, the Nourish Spot

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

When and How to Pivot Your Business
Facilitated by BOB PROSEN, CEO, the Prosen Center for Business Advancement

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Build a Bigger Audience Through Podcasting
Facilitated by MARK GRABAN, author, Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, and host of multiple podcasts including Lean Blog Interviews and My Favorite Mistake

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Resources to Grow Your Business Facilitated Networking
Brought to you by Mercedes-Benz Vans
Facilitated by BURT HELM, editor-at-large, Inc.

Private Event
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Inc. x Co-Elevate: Meet & Greet with Keith Ferrazzi
Facilitator: KEITH FERRAZZI, founder and chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and author, Leading Without Authority

Inc. x Co-Elevate Peer Coaching
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Legal Pitfalls, Blind Spots, and Vulnerabilities in Labor & Employment Law and How to Avoid Them
Presented by Thomson Reuters
Featuring KATE BALLY, director of labor and employment, Thomson Reuters Practical Law; CRAIG VAUGHN Sr., product manager, Thomson Reuters

Panel
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Strategic Leadership: Becoming a Better Leader | Roundtable Discussion
Led by MARC BINGHAM, CEO, Blue Diamond Capital

Roundtable Discussion
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

DEI Conversation 
Led by JOAN VAN DEN BRINK, owner, Araba Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

How to Lead Your Company Authentically
Speaker: BOLORMAA BOLDBAATAR, certified coach, Clarity Coaching & Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Translating Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Business Results
Speaker: CARRIE DOUBTS, professional certfied coach, Life's Next Chapter Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

From Court to Company: A Conversation with Maria Sharapova
Featuring MARIA SHARAPOVA, WTA tennis champion; investor; and founder and CEO, Sugarpova
Interviewer: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Mainstage
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Managing Millennials and Boomers: Blending Wisdom and Digital  Savvy in an Age-Diverse Workforce
Featuring CHIP CONLEY, founder, Joie de Vivre Hospitality; former head of global hospitality & strategy, Airbnb; and founder, Modern Elder Academy
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Interview
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Growth: Innovation Through Inclusivity
Session Leaders: JOHN GALVIN, facilitator partner, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and ROB WHITFIELD, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight

SMB Blitz Learning Course
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Shark Tales: One-on-One with Daymond John 
Featuring DAYMOND JOHN, founder and CEO, FUBU; star, Shark Tank; and author, Powershift
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor in chief, Inc.

Mainstage
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Fostering Connections among Digital Teams
Facilitated by KIMBERLY ROUSH, founder, All-Star Executive Coaching

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Hidden Opportunities for Growth
Facilitated by TRISTAN BEL, executive director, NYDesigns, a hardware tech incubator; and founder, FastPenta, an innovation studio in hardware and sustainability

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Rethink Your Customer Acquisition Strategy
Facilitated by TIFFINI GATLIN, CEO, Latched+Hooked Beauty

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

The Beauty of Being Partners in Business and Life
Featuring JERROD BLANDINO, co-founder and chief creative officer, Too Faced; and JEREMY JOHNSON, co-founder, Too Faced
Interviewer: LINDSAY BLAKELY, managing editor, Inc.com

Interview
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)

The Art of Living and Leading Right Now
Featuring RYAN HOLIDAY, founder, The Daily Stoic and author, The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and Lives of the Stoics
Interviewer: TOM FOSTER, editor-at-large, Inc

Mainstage
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Meetup in the Marketplace: More Than 100 Employees

Marketplace
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Simple Hacks to Build a New, More Resilient Business
Presented by Insperity
Featuring ELI JONES, Dean, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University; MICHAEL LIPE, managing director, brand and marketing strategy, Insperity
Moderator: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Panel
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

How to Spot a Micromanger (You May Be One)
Speaker: ROBERTO GIANNICOLA, executive coach and facilitator, Giannicola.com

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Workplace Culture/Diversity & Inclusion: Future of Hiring Practices
Speaker: NATHAN CHARLES, CEO, The Lancaster Coaching Institute

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

The Power of Your Narrative to Propel Yourself Forward
Speaker: SHANA McEACHREN, certified executive coach, Shana McEachren

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

How to Network in the Age of Covid 
Speaker: MINDA ZETLIN, co-author, The Geek Gap; columnist, Inc.com

Workshop
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Make Your Business Recession-Proof 
Featuring LUCY DELAND, partner, Inspired Capital; and ALEXA VON TOBEL, CFP, founder and managing partner, Inspired Capital; and author, Financially Fearless and Financially Forward
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Mainstage
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

End of Day Meetups in the Marketplace

Marketplace
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)

Facilitated Networking Happy Hour
Facilitated by NATE JOHNSON, professional development and emotional resilience coach and co-author, The Successful Mind

Facilitated Networking
Thursday, October 22, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)

Morning Health & Wellness: How to Achieve Workplace Wellness in Any Environment
Featuring JAMES WOODS, founder, Dat Yoga Dude

Mainstage
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

How to Regain Cultural Integrity in a Remote Workplace Environment
Speaker: MORAG BARRETT, speaker; author, Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships and The Future-Proof Workplace; and CEO, SkyeTeam

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Building Personal Accountability
Speaker: CATHY McCULLOUGH, executive adviser, speaker, and author, McCullough Leadership Group

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

DEI: Continuing the Unconscious Bias Conversation
Speaker: NELLIE CABANE, global executive coach, Nellie Training Institute

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Speaker: RAJU VIR, leadership coach, Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia 

Roundtable Discussion
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Money Rules: Managing Your Personal Finances
Speaker: JEAN CHATZKY, founder and CEO, HerMoney; financial editor of NBC’s Today Show; and author, Money Rules and Women with Money  Interviewer: KIMBERLY WEISUL, editor-at-large, Inc.

 

Mainstage
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM (EDT)

Marketing & Advertising During Covid-19
Speaker: ANDREW ESSEX, founder and CEO, Plan A; and contributing editor, Inc.
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Workshop
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Draw Your Future: Learn How to Visualize Disruption
Session Leader: PATTI DOBROWOLSKI, founder, Up Your Creative Genius; author, 9 Tips to Up Your Creative Genius and Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life

SMB Blitz Learning Course
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Meetup in the Marketplace: North East

Marketplace
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Limitless: How to Supercharge Your Brain to Learn Faster and Accomplish More
Featuring JIM KWIK, brain coach; CEO, Kwik Learning; and author, Limitless
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Mainstage
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)

Ready for Your Close Up? How to Look Good on (Zoom) Camera 
Featuring TED ALLEN, host of Food Network’s Chopped and author, In My Kitchen                
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor in chief, Inc.

Interview
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Social Media Growth Strategies
Facilitated by CRYSTAL ALLISON, vice president, social media for MediaCrossing, a digital-first agency focused on driving growth for brands by focusing on outcomes

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Building Business Resilience: Strategies for Surviving Change
Facilitated by MAUREEN ANDERS, co-founder and CEO, AR Workshop, a boutique DIY workshop franchise

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Raising Employee Morale in Trying Times
Facilitated by DAVID DYE, president, Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development firm specializing in innovative techniques and highly practical tools

Facilitated Networking
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)

How I Did It: The Making of a Chef With David Chang
Featuring DAVID CHANG, founder, Momofuku; star of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious; and author, Eat a Peach: A Memoir
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Mainstage
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Leadership: Being Agile and the Power of Peer Partnering
Session Leaders: JOHN GALVIN, facilitator partner, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and ROB WHITFIELD, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight

SMB Blitz Learning Course
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

HR Technologies to Help Keep Your People Positive and Profitable
Presented by Insperity 
Featuring DAVID BURNLEY, vice president - product innovation, Insperity; and DAVE WEISBECK, chief strategy officer, Visier Corporation
Moderator: ANITA CAMPBELL, founder and CEO, Small Business Trends
 

Panel
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Female Empowerment and Entrepreneurship: Finding and Raising Funding
Speaker: ROBERTO GIANNICOLA, executive coach and facilitator, Giannicola.com

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Leadership Strategies: Business Advice
Speaker: NATHAN CHARLES, CEO, The Lancaster Coaching Institute

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Mastering Skills to be Powerful in Times of Uncertainty
Speaker: KATHLEEN GAUSE

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

How to Become a Boss People Love
Speaker: WHITNEY JOHNSON, founder and CEO, WLJ Advisors; and author, Build an A-Team

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Managing Millennials & Gen Z
Speaker: CATHY McCULLOUGH, executive adviser, speaker, and author, McCullough Leadership Group

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

How to Get Attention for Your Business (or Anything, Really)
Speaker: BILL MURPHY JR., founder, Understandably.com; author, Breakthrough Entrepreneurship; and contributing editor, Inc.com

Workshop
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Building Beyond Meat 
Featuring ETHAN BROWN, founder and CEO, Beyond Meat 
Interviewer: TOM FOSTER, editor-at-large, Inc.
 

Mainstage
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Navigating Your Business During an Economic Disaster
Facilitated by CHRIS McCUISTON, co-founder and CEO, Goldfish Swim School Franchising

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Creating a Company Culture That Customers Buy Into
Facilitated by KEN HUTCHESON, president, U.S. Lawns

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Leading Through Any Crisis
Facilitated by KARIN HURT, CEO, Let’s Grow Leaders an international leadership development firm; and author, Courageous Cultures

Facilitated Networking
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)

The Future of the Feel Good Revolution
Featuring ALLI WEBB, founder, Drybar; and co-founder, Squeeze
Interviewer: DIANA RANSOM, features editor, Inc.

Mainstage
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM (EDT)

The Future of the Internet
Featuring NICOLAS NEGROPONTE, founder and chairman Emeritus, MIT Media Lab; and CHRIS DEWOLFE, co-founder and CEO, Myspace; and Co-founder and CEO, Jam City
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Panel
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Meetup in the Marketplace: West Coast

Marketplace
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

The Great Game of Business: How to Create Rapid Financial Results and Lasting Cultural Change
Instructor: STEVE BAKER, vice president, the Great Game of Business; author, Get in the Game and It’s Money It’s People It’s Both

SMB Blitz Learning Course
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)

Born Versus Made: Developing the Best Leaders 
Speakers: KEVIN DAUM, author, Video Marketing for Dummies, and 12 Lessons in Business Leadership; DARIUS MIRSHAHZADEH, author, The Core Value Equation

Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Are You Okay? The Future of Healthcare
Featuring EREN BALI, co-founder and CEO, Carbon Health; and founder, Udemy; and ANDY PAGE, president, Everlywell; and former president at 23andMe
Interviewer: DIANA RANSOM, features editor, Inc.

Mainstage
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Isn’t it Obvious? Why Diverse Teams Outperform on Profitability
Brought to you by Facebook
Featuring PETER Q. BLAIR, professor, Harvard University; faculty research fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; KIMBERLY L. BUNTON, CAO and general counsel, TKT & Associates; and AUSTIN CLEMENTS, managing partner, Slauson & Co.; and chair, PledgeLA
Moderator: MARLI GUZZETTA, executive editor, Inc.

Panel
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Instructor: AMI KASSAR, founder and chief executive, MultiFunding; author, The Growth Dilemma; and columnist, Inc.com
 

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Experience versus Skills
Speaker: ROBERTO GIANNICOLA, executive coach and facilitator, Giannicola.com

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Trusting Your Team
Speaker: JYOTIKA ROYC, executive leadership and team coach and HR adviser, Anjoro Solutions

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Female Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
Speaker: SUSAN ALEXANDER, founder, Rosebud Coaching and Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Making the Tough Decisions: Do You Have What it Takes?
Speaker: KATHLEEN GAUSE

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Play-by-Play: A Conversation with Sportscasting Legend Jim Nantz 
Presented by Insperity 
Speaker: JIM NANTZ, Emmy award-winning sportscaster 

Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

End of Day Meetups in the Marketplace

Marketplace
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

Remote or In-Person: Build Your A-Team
Session Leader: WHITNEY JOHNSON, founder and CEO, WLJ Advisors; and author, Build an A-Team

SMB Blitz Learning Course
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)

Facilitated Networking Happy Hour  
Facilitated by LATOYA SMITH, founder and CEO, Brass City Media, a visual storytelling, media training and video production firm

Facilitated Networking
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)

Cocktails With the Brodskys: How to Stay Married to the Business (and Each Other)
Hosts: ELAINE and NORM BRODSKY, founding business partners, CitiStorage; and partners, Black Gold Suites

Facilitated Networking
Friday, October 23, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)

Morning Health & Wellness: Upgrade Your Mindset—Simple Tools to Enhance Your Quality of Life
Featuring NATE JOHNSON, professional development and emotional resilience coach; and best-selling co-author, The Successful Mind

Mainstage
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Driving Innovation in Disrupted Times
Speaker: KHALED HAMED, pro coach, WBECS Partner

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

DEI: Continuing the Unconscious Bias Conversation
Speaker: NELLIE CABANE, global executive coach, Nellie Training Institute

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

How to Sharpen Your Negotiation Skills
Speaker: RHONDA BOWEN, communication guide, Bells

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Leadership Survival Toolkit: Skills You Need
Speaker: CATHY McCULLOUGH, executive adviser, speaker, and author, McCullough Leadership Group

Roundtable Discussion
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Inc. x Co-Elevate: Peer-to-Peer Groups
Facilitator: LILY CHAPIN, community manager, Inc. 

Inc. x Co-Elevate Peer Coaching
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Beyond Football: Michael Strahan on Building Businesses, Being Optimistic, and Balancing it All 
Featuring MICHAEL STRAHAN, co-founder, SMAC Entertainment; NFL Super Bowl champion; and co-anchor, Good Morning America
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Mainstage
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Bonus & Incentives: Pandemic Edition 
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

SMB Blitz Learning Course
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Leadership: Refresh Your Zoom Networking Session
Session Leader: STACEY HANKE, author, Influence Redefined; and co-author, Yes You Can!

SMB Blitz Learning Course
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

The Out Advantage: The Unique Benefits of Having LGBTQ+ Professionals on Your Leadership Team
Brought to you by Facebook
Featuring GAVRIEL LEGYND, founder and CEO, Visioneer IT; JONATHAN LOVITZ, senior vice president, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce; and IRMA OLGUIN JR., co-founder and CEO, Bitwise Industries 
Moderator: MARLI GUZZETTA, executive editor, Inc.

Panel
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Meetup in the Marketplace: Midwest

Marketplace
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Best Leadership Advice From Marshall Goldsmith for Right Now 
Featuring MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, No. 1 executive coach, Thinkers50; and author, Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Mainstage
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

How Covid-19 Has Reshaped Operations and Expectations
Presented by Principal Financial Group
Facilitated by MALLA HARIDAT, entrepreneur, author, and founder of the New Designs for Life Training Company

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

How to Support Team Members When They Want to Leave
Facilitated by NATE JOHNSON, professional development and emotional resilience coach and co-author, The Successful Mind.

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Anything Can Happen: Safeguard Your Business for What's Next
Facilitated by AMI KASSAR, founder and CEO, MultiFunding; author, The Growth Dilemma; and columnist, Inc.com

Facilitated Networking
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Food for Thought: One-on-One with a Restaurant Mogul  
Featuring DANNY MEYER, restaurateur and founder and CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group 
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Interview
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Leadership: Energy and the Resilience of Your Team
Session Leaders: JOHN GALVIN, partner facilitator, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and ROB WHITFIELD, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight

SMB Blitz Learning Course
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Leading Great Remote Teams 
Speaker: JASON ATEN, founder, Simple Classroom; and tech columnist, Inc.com

Workshop
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

The Most Important Capital: Human
Featuring PAUL SARVADI, co-founder and CEO, Insperity; and author, Take Care of Your People
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Interview
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Mastering Effective Feedback: Tools to Help You Communicate Successfully
Speaker: LYNN SABOE, executive coach, Lynn Saboe

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Tap into your Resilience: How to Manage Grief at Work
Speaker: CARRIE DOUBTS, professional certfied coach, Life's Next Chapter Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Speaker: RAJU VIR, leadership coach, Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia 

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Helping Leaders Learn to Scale
Speaker: CATHY McCULLOUGH, executive adviser, speaker, and author, McCullough Leadership Group

Roundtable Discussion
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Lessons From a Billion-Dollar-Business Owner
Featuring JANICE BRYANT HOWROYD, founder and CEO, ActOne Group 
Interviewer: TOM FOSTER, editor-at-large, Inc.

Mainstage
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Business Lessons Learned From 2020
Facilitated by ANDI GRAY, president, Strategy Leaders, a business consulting firm

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Developing an Institutional Acquisition Strategy for Your Business
Facilitated by KATHEY PORTER, author of 50 Billion Dollar Boss and Implementing Supplier Diversity: Driver of Entrepreneurship, and founder, Porter Brown Associates and BusinessFAB Academy

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Pandemic-Inspired Revenue Streams
Facilitated by JARED MITCHELL, founder, Beefysites, a company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their e-commerce businesses

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Employees Don’t Really Live Core Values, Do They?
Speakers: KEVIN DAUM, author, Video Marketing for Dummies, and 12 Lessons in Business Leadership; DARIUS MIRSHAHSADEH, author, The Core Value Equation
 

Workshop
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

Gut Check: How to Save an Industry From Itself
Featuring GT DAVE, founder and CEO, GT's Living Foods
Interviewer: MARLI GUZZETTA, executive editor, Inc.

Interview
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)

Where Do We Go From Here? One-on-One With Mark Cuban 
Featuring MARK CUBAN, serial entrepreneur and investor, star of Shark Tank, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks 
Interviewer: TOM FOSTER, editor at large, Inc. 

Mainstage
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Meetup in the Marketplace: South

Marketplace
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Pandemic Pivots: Beat Adversity and Spot Opportunities 
Featuring ELLEN BENNETT, founder and CEO, Hedley & Bennett; DAKOTA HENDRICKSON, co-founder and general manager, Filti; CHRISELLE LIM, co-founder and CMO, Bumo; and MILAN PATEL, co-founder and CEO, PathogenDx
Moderator: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Panel
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

How to Spot a Micromanager (You May Be One)
Speaker: Kimberley Johnston, executive coach, speaker and facilitator, KJ Coaching and Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

What Happens Next: The Workplace Post-COVID
Speaker: KENDEL PAULSEN, owner, Purpose Driven Life Coach

Roundtable Discussion
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Practical Tips to Conquering Stress and Pressure "in the Moment"
Speaker: LYNN SABOE, executive coach, Lynn Saboe

Roundtable Discussion
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Speaker: KHALED HAMED, pro coach, WBECS Partner

Roundtable Discussion
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Motivating Your Team: The Science Made Simple 
Speaker: JEFF HADEN, author, The Motivation Myth; and columnist, Inc.com

Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Stop Thinking & Start Doing: How to Maintain Culture and Lead Virtually 
Featuring TOM GIMBEL, founder and CEO, LaSalle Network
Interviewer: DIANA RANSOM, features editor, Inc.

Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

End of Day Meetups in the Marketplace

Marketplace
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

What’s Your Plan B? Growth, Innovation, and Contingency Planning
Session Leader: STEVE BAKER, vice president, The Great Game of Business; and author, Get in the Game and It’s Money It’s People It’s Both

SMB Blitz Learning Course
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM (EDT)

Inc. 5000 Awards Gala
 

Mainstage
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Inc. 5000 After Party

Mainstage

Mainstage

Time Session Name Session Type
Monday, October 19, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Non-Obvious Thinking: The Mindset You Need to Understand Trends and Anticipate the Future
Featuring ROHIT BHARGAVA, founder and trend curator, Non Obvious Company
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Mainstage
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

Not Business as Usual: A Conversation with Soledad O’Brien  
Featuring SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist; founder, Soledad O’Brien Productions; and host of Hearst Television’s Matter of Fact
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Mainstage
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Your Next Move: The Future of Retail with Rebecca Minkoff 
Presented by Capital One Business 
Featuring REBECCA MINKOFF, co-founder, and creative director, Rebecca Minkoff
Interviewer: LINDSAY BLAKELY, managing editor, Inc.com
 

Mainstage
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

The Digital Future of Work
Featuring AARON LEVIE, co-founder and CEO, Box
Interviewer: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Mainstage
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Decisions, Decisions: Five Choices for Your Business to Thrive
Speaker: CINDY ECKERT, founder, Sprout Pharmaceuticals; and founder, The Pink Ceiling
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Mainstage
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)

Mental Wellness for Business Leaders
Speaker: LESLIE M. GARCIA, LCSW; owner, Counseling Space

 

Mainstage
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Leading in the New Normal
Featuring KEITH FERRAZZI, founder and chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and author, Leading Without Authority

Mainstage
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)

Advocacy & Activism: What People-First Leadership Looks Like Now
Featuring DAVE GILBOA, co-founder, Warby Parker
Interviewer: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Mainstage
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

From Court to Company: A Conversation with Maria Sharapova
Featuring MARIA SHARAPOVA, WTA tennis champion; investor; and founder and CEO, Sugarpova
Interviewer: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Mainstage
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Shark Tales: One-on-One with Daymond John 
Featuring DAYMOND JOHN, founder and CEO, FUBU; star, Shark Tank; and author, Powershift
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor in chief, Inc.

Mainstage
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)

The Art of Living and Leading Right Now
Featuring RYAN HOLIDAY, founder, The Daily Stoic and author, The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and Lives of the Stoics
Interviewer: TOM FOSTER, editor-at-large, Inc

Mainstage
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Make Your Business Recession-Proof 
Featuring LUCY DELAND, partner, Inspired Capital; and ALEXA VON TOBEL, CFP, founder and managing partner, Inspired Capital; and author, Financially Fearless and Financially Forward
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Mainstage
Thursday, October 22, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)

Morning Health & Wellness: How to Achieve Workplace Wellness in Any Environment
Featuring JAMES WOODS, founder, Dat Yoga Dude

Mainstage
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Money Rules: Managing Your Personal Finances
Speaker: JEAN CHATZKY, founder and CEO, HerMoney; financial editor of NBC’s Today Show; and author, Money Rules and Women with Money  Interviewer: KIMBERLY WEISUL, editor-at-large, Inc.

 

Mainstage
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Limitless: How to Supercharge Your Brain to Learn Faster and Accomplish More
Featuring JIM KWIK, brain coach; CEO, Kwik Learning; and author, Limitless
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Mainstage
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)

How I Did It: The Making of a Chef With David Chang
Featuring DAVID CHANG, founder, Momofuku; star of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious; and author, Eat a Peach: A Memoir
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Mainstage
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Building Beyond Meat 
Featuring ETHAN BROWN, founder and CEO, Beyond Meat 
Interviewer: TOM FOSTER, editor-at-large, Inc.
 

Mainstage
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)

The Future of the Feel Good Revolution
Featuring ALLI WEBB, founder, Drybar; and co-founder, Squeeze
Interviewer: DIANA RANSOM, features editor, Inc.

Mainstage
Friday, October 23, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)

Morning Health & Wellness: Upgrade Your Mindset—Simple Tools to Enhance Your Quality of Life
Featuring NATE JOHNSON, professional development and emotional resilience coach; and best-selling co-author, The Successful Mind

Mainstage
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Beyond Football: Michael Strahan on Building Businesses, Being Optimistic, and Balancing it All 
Featuring MICHAEL STRAHAN, co-founder, SMAC Entertainment; NFL Super Bowl champion; and co-anchor, Good Morning America
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Mainstage
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Best Leadership Advice From Marshall Goldsmith for Right Now 
Featuring MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, No. 1 executive coach, Thinkers50; and author, Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Mainstage
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Lessons From a Billion-Dollar-Business Owner
Featuring JANICE BRYANT HOWROYD, founder and CEO, ActOne Group 
Interviewer: TOM FOSTER, editor-at-large, Inc.

Mainstage
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)

Where Do We Go From Here? One-on-One With Mark Cuban 
Featuring MARK CUBAN, serial entrepreneur and investor, star of Shark Tank, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks 
Interviewer: TOM FOSTER, editor at large, Inc. 

Mainstage

Day of Service

Time Session Name Session Type
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:35 AM (EDT)

Day of Service | Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Learning From One Another 
Speaker: PHYLLIS NEWHOUSE, founder and CEO, Xtreme Solutions; and founder, ShoulderUp
Special Remarks: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Day Of Service
10:40 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Day of Service | Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) 1-on-1 Mentoring Session with Inc. 5000 CEOs
Mentees provided by Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Day Of Service
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM (EDT)

Day of Service | Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Marketplace Networking
 

Day Of Service
1:00 PM - 1:35 PM (EDT)

Day of Service | Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Lessons From a Master Mentor 
Speaker: NORM BRODSKY, founder, CitiStorage; co-author, Street Smarts; and columnist, Inc.
Special Remarks: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Day Of Service
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Day of Service | Inc. Military Entrepreneurs 1-on-1 Mentoring Session with Inc. 5000 CEOs
Mentees provided by Inc. Military Entrepreneurs. 

Day Of Service
2:30 PM - 3:10 PM (EDT)

Day of Service | Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Marketplace Networking

Day Of Service

Featured Sessions

Time Session Name Session Type
Monday, October 19, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

The Sales Playbook: Navigating the Pandemic and Beyond
Featuring JACK DALY, author, Hyper Sales Growth and The Sales Playbook 
Interviewer: KEVIN J. RYAN, staff writer, Inc.

Panel
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Caring for Your Employees – Now and for the Future
Presented by Principal Financial Group
Featuring KARA HOOGENSEN, senior vice president—Group and Retirement Services, Principal Financial Group; MARK WEST, vice president—Business Solutions, Principal Financial Group; and JOLEEN WORKMAN, vice president—Customer Care, Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Financial Group
Moderator: BURT HELM, editor-at-large, Inc.

Panel
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

The Future of American Innovation
Brought to you by Mercedes-Benz Vans
Featuring STEVE CASE, chairman and CEO, Revolution; co-founder, AOL; and author, The Third Wave
Interviewer: KEVIN J. RYAN, staff writer, Inc.

Interview
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Business and Clients Protected
Presented by Principal Financial Group
Featuring KIM PFIFFNER, vice president and chief information officer, U.S. Insurance Solutions, Principal Financial Group; MARK STROSAHL, business information security officer, Retirement & Income Solutions, Principal Financial Group; KIERSTEN TODT, managing director, Cyber Readiness Institute
Moderator: BURT HELM, editor-at-large, Inc.

Panel
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Technology Tips, Hacks, and Solutions for the Remote Workforce
Presented by Lenovo
Featuring RYAN MALONE, founder and CEO, SmartBug Media; STEPHEN MILLER, technologist and ambassador, Lenovo; and AJ SHANKAR, CEO and co-founder, Everlaw
Moderator: BURT HELM, editor-at-large, Inc.

Panel
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

What Women Know: Understanding Female Founders' Advantage for Leading in Tough Times
Brought to you by Facebook
Featuring CAROLYN CHILDERS, co-founder and CEO, Chief; BEATRICE DIXON, co-founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company; and FAWN WEAVER, co-founder, CEO, and chief historian, Uncle Nearest
Moderator: MARLI GUZZETTA, executive editor, Inc.

Panel
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Legal Pitfalls, Blind Spots, and Vulnerabilities in Labor & Employment Law and How to Avoid Them
Presented by Thomson Reuters
Featuring KATE BALLY, director of labor and employment, Thomson Reuters Practical Law; CRAIG VAUGHN Sr., product manager, Thomson Reuters

Panel
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Managing Millennials and Boomers: Blending Wisdom and Digital  Savvy in an Age-Diverse Workforce
Featuring CHIP CONLEY, founder, Joie de Vivre Hospitality; former head of global hospitality & strategy, Airbnb; and founder, Modern Elder Academy
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Interview
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

The Beauty of Being Partners in Business and Life
Featuring JERROD BLANDINO, co-founder and chief creative officer, Too Faced; and JEREMY JOHNSON, co-founder, Too Faced
Interviewer: LINDSAY BLAKELY, managing editor, Inc.com

Interview
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Simple Hacks to Build a New, More Resilient Business
Presented by Insperity
Featuring ELI JONES, Dean, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University; MICHAEL LIPE, managing director, brand and marketing strategy, Insperity
Moderator: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Panel
Thursday, October 22, 2020
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)

Ready for Your Close Up? How to Look Good on (Zoom) Camera 
Featuring TED ALLEN, host of Food Network’s Chopped and author, In My Kitchen                
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor in chief, Inc.

Interview
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

HR Technologies to Help Keep Your People Positive and Profitable
Presented by Insperity 
Featuring DAVID BURNLEY, vice president - product innovation, Insperity; and DAVE WEISBECK, chief strategy officer, Visier Corporation
Moderator: ANITA CAMPBELL, founder and CEO, Small Business Trends
 

Panel
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM (EDT)

The Future of the Internet
Featuring NICOLAS NEGROPONTE, founder and chairman Emeritus, MIT Media Lab; and CHRIS DEWOLFE, co-founder and CEO, Myspace; and Co-founder and CEO, Jam City
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Panel
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Isn’t it Obvious? Why Diverse Teams Outperform on Profitability
Brought to you by Facebook
Featuring PETER Q. BLAIR, professor, Harvard University; faculty research fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; KIMBERLY L. BUNTON, CAO and general counsel, TKT & Associates; and AUSTIN CLEMENTS, managing partner, Slauson & Co.; and chair, PledgeLA
Moderator: MARLI GUZZETTA, executive editor, Inc.

Panel
Friday, October 23, 2020
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

The Out Advantage: The Unique Benefits of Having LGBTQ+ Professionals on Your Leadership Team
Brought to you by Facebook
Featuring GAVRIEL LEGYND, founder and CEO, Visioneer IT; JONATHAN LOVITZ, senior vice president, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce; and IRMA OLGUIN JR., co-founder and CEO, Bitwise Industries 
Moderator: MARLI GUZZETTA, executive editor, Inc.

Panel
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Food for Thought: One-on-One with a Restaurant Mogul  
Featuring DANNY MEYER, restaurateur and founder and CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group 
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company

Interview
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

The Most Important Capital: Human
Featuring PAUL SARVADI, co-founder and CEO, Insperity; and author, Take Care of Your People
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Interview
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

Gut Check: How to Save an Industry From Itself
Featuring GT DAVE, founder and CEO, GT's Living Foods
Interviewer: MARLI GUZZETTA, executive editor, Inc.

Interview
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Pandemic Pivots: Beat Adversity and Spot Opportunities 
Featuring ELLEN BENNETT, founder and CEO, Hedley & Bennett; DAKOTA HENDRICKSON, co-founder and general manager, Filti; CHRISELLE LIM, co-founder and CMO, Bumo; and MILAN PATEL, co-founder and CEO, PathogenDx
Moderator: CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, Inc.’s What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

Panel

Breakouts

Time Session Name Session Type
Monday, October 19, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

The Power of Storytelling: Drive Connection, Brand Awareness, and Customer Loyalty
Instructors: SONIA ALLEYNE, co-founder, Storytellers: Words.Images.Magic; and author, I Kick Ass at Work; and SHAY LEONORA, co-founder, Storytellers: Words.Images.Magic

Workshop
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

What Happens Next: The Workplace Post-COVID
Speaker: SUSAN ALEXANDER, founder, Rosebud Coaching and Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

How to Embrace and Adapt to Change
Speaker: CARRIE DOUBTS, professional certfied coach, Life's Next Chapter Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Embracing Uncertainty in an Uncertain World
Speaker: SHANA McEACHREN, certified executive coach, Shana McEachren

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Productivity Hacks
Speaker: DEBRA AUSTIN, CEO, Chaos2Results Business Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)

Where’s the Money? Rethinking Your Growth Plan 
Instructor: AMI KASSAR, founder and chief executive, MultiFunding; author, The Growth Dilemma; and columnist, Inc.com
 

Workshop
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Remote or In-Person: Build Your A-Team
Session Leader: WHITNEY JOHNSON, founder and CEO, WLJ Advisors; and author, Build an A-Team

SMB Blitz Learning Course
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Female Empowerment and Entrepreneurship: Building a Support Network
Speaker: JYOTIKA ROYC, executive leadership and team coach and HR adviser, Anjoro Solutions

Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

The 6 Building Blocks of a High-Performing Company Culture
Session Leader: MARCEL SCHWANTES, founder and chief human officer, Leadership From the Core; host, Love in Action podcast; and columnist, Inc.com

Workshop
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Draw Your Future: Learn How to Visualize Disruption
Session Leader: PATTI DOBROWOLSKI, founder, Up Your Creative Genius; author, 9 Tips to Up Your Creative Genius and Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life

SMB Blitz Learning Course
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Strategies to Make Corporate Training More Effective
Speaker: NATHAN CHARLES, CEO, The Lancaster Coaching Institute

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Stakeholder value v. Organizational Values
Speaker: JYOTIKA ROYC, executive leadership and team coach and HR adviser, Anjoro Solutions

Roundtable Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Speaker: RAJU VIR, leadership coach, Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia 

Roundtable Discussion
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Balancing Competition with Global Consciousness
Speaker: KATHLEEN GAUSE

Roundtable Discussion
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Remote Work Best Prctices for How to Engage in Virtual Meetings
Speaker: ABBY YANOW, executive and team coach, Skillful Facilitation & Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Thought Leadership in the Time of Covid-19
Instructor: PETER WINICK, founder and CEO, Thought Leadership Leverage

Workshop
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Where’s the Money? How to Find the Right Tools to Finance Your Growth
Speaker: KHALED HAMED, pro coach, WBECS Partner

Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

DEI: Continuing the Unconscious Bias Conversation
Speaker: NELLIE CABANE, global executive coach, Nellie Training Institute

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Coping with Stress (Understand the Science Behind It)
Speaker: KHALED HAMED, pro coach, WBECS Partner

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

How to Create a Future-Fit Culture Now
Speaker: BARBARA WALSH, strategic leadership, team, and culture consultant and coach, Metaco Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Communicate Effectively within Global Matrix Organizations
Speaker: RHONDA BOWEN, Communication Guide, Bells

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Use Expansive Thinking to Generate the Best Ideas
Speaker: LALITA RAMAN, CEO, executive coach, and facilitator, Transitions Intl LTD

Roundtable Discussion
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Translating Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Business Results
Speaker: CARRIE DOUBTS, professional certfied coach, Life's Next Chapter Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

DEI Conversation 
Led by JOAN VAN DEN BRINK, owner, Araba Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Strategic Leadership: Becoming a Better Leader | Roundtable Discussion
Led by MARC BINGHAM, CEO, Blue Diamond Capital

Roundtable Discussion
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

How to Lead Your Company Authentically
Speaker: BOLORMAA BOLDBAATAR, certified coach, Clarity Coaching & Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Growth: Innovation Through Inclusivity
Session Leaders: JOHN GALVIN, facilitator partner, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and ROB WHITFIELD, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight

SMB Blitz Learning Course
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

How to Spot a Micromanger (You May Be One)
Speaker: ROBERTO GIANNICOLA, executive coach and facilitator, Giannicola.com

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Workplace Culture/Diversity & Inclusion: Future of Hiring Practices
Speaker: NATHAN CHARLES, CEO, The Lancaster Coaching Institute

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

The Power of Your Narrative to Propel Yourself Forward
Speaker: SHANA McEACHREN, certified executive coach, Shana McEachren

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

How to Network in the Age of Covid 
Speaker: MINDA ZETLIN, co-author, The Geek Gap; columnist, Inc.com

Workshop
Thursday, October 22, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

How to Regain Cultural Integrity in a Remote Workplace Environment
Speaker: MORAG BARRETT, speaker; author, Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships and The Future-Proof Workplace; and CEO, SkyeTeam

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Speaker: RAJU VIR, leadership coach, Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia 

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Building Personal Accountability
Speaker: CATHY McCULLOUGH, executive adviser, speaker, and author, McCullough Leadership Group

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

DEI: Continuing the Unconscious Bias Conversation
Speaker: NELLIE CABANE, global executive coach, Nellie Training Institute

Roundtable Discussion
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM (EDT)

Marketing & Advertising During Covid-19
Speaker: ANDREW ESSEX, founder and CEO, Plan A; and contributing editor, Inc.
Interviewer: SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

Workshop
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Draw Your Future: Learn How to Visualize Disruption
Session Leader: PATTI DOBROWOLSKI, founder, Up Your Creative Genius; author, 9 Tips to Up Your Creative Genius and Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life

SMB Blitz Learning Course
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Leadership: Being Agile and the Power of Peer Partnering
Session Leaders: JOHN GALVIN, facilitator partner, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and ROB WHITFIELD, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight

SMB Blitz Learning Course
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Managing Millennials & Gen Z
Speaker: CATHY McCULLOUGH, executive adviser, speaker, and author, McCullough Leadership Group

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Female Empowerment and Entrepreneurship: Finding and Raising Funding
Speaker: ROBERTO GIANNICOLA, executive coach and facilitator, Giannicola.com

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

How to Become a Boss People Love
Speaker: WHITNEY JOHNSON, founder and CEO, WLJ Advisors; and author, Build an A-Team

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

How to Get Attention for Your Business (or Anything, Really)
Speaker: BILL MURPHY JR., founder, Understandably.com; author, Breakthrough Entrepreneurship; and contributing editor, Inc.com

Workshop
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Leadership Strategies: Business Advice
Speaker: NATHAN CHARLES, CEO, The Lancaster Coaching Institute

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Mastering Skills to be Powerful in Times of Uncertainty
Speaker: KATHLEEN GAUSE

Roundtable Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)

Born Versus Made: Developing the Best Leaders 
Speakers: KEVIN DAUM, author, Video Marketing for Dummies, and 12 Lessons in Business Leadership; DARIUS MIRSHAHZADEH, author, The Core Value Equation

Workshop
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

The Great Game of Business: How to Create Rapid Financial Results and Lasting Cultural Change
Instructor: STEVE BAKER, vice president, the Great Game of Business; author, Get in the Game and It’s Money It’s People It’s Both

SMB Blitz Learning Course
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Making the Tough Decisions: Do You Have What it Takes?
Speaker: KATHLEEN GAUSE

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Trusting Your Team
Speaker: JYOTIKA ROYC, executive leadership and team coach and HR adviser, Anjoro Solutions

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Instructor: AMI KASSAR, founder and chief executive, MultiFunding; author, The Growth Dilemma; and columnist, Inc.com
 

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Experience versus Skills
Speaker: ROBERTO GIANNICOLA, executive coach and facilitator, Giannicola.com

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Female Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
Speaker: SUSAN ALEXANDER, founder, Rosebud Coaching and Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Play-by-Play: A Conversation with Sportscasting Legend Jim Nantz 
Presented by Insperity 
Speaker: JIM NANTZ, Emmy award-winning sportscaster 

Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

Remote or In-Person: Build Your A-Team
Session Leader: WHITNEY JOHNSON, founder and CEO, WLJ Advisors; and author, Build an A-Team

SMB Blitz Learning Course
Friday, October 23, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

DEI: Continuing the Unconscious Bias Conversation
Speaker: NELLIE CABANE, global executive coach, Nellie Training Institute

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Driving Innovation in Disrupted Times
Speaker: KHALED HAMED, pro coach, WBECS Partner

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Leadership Survival Toolkit: Skills You Need
Speaker: CATHY McCULLOUGH, executive adviser, speaker, and author, McCullough Leadership Group

Roundtable Discussion
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

How to Sharpen Your Negotiation Skills
Speaker: RHONDA BOWEN, communication guide, Bells

Roundtable Discussion
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Leadership: Refresh Your Zoom Networking Session
Session Leader: STACEY HANKE, author, Influence Redefined; and co-author, Yes You Can!

SMB Blitz Learning Course
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Bonus & Incentives: Pandemic Edition 
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

SMB Blitz Learning Course
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Leadership: Energy and the Resilience of Your Team
Session Leaders: JOHN GALVIN, partner facilitator, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and ROB WHITFIELD, CEO, Ferrazzi Greenlight

SMB Blitz Learning Course
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Leading Great Remote Teams 
Speaker: JASON ATEN, founder, Simple Classroom; and tech columnist, Inc.com

Workshop
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Tap into your Resilience: How to Manage Grief at Work
Speaker: CARRIE DOUBTS, professional certfied coach, Life's Next Chapter Coaching

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Speaker: RAJU VIR, leadership coach, Saudi Telecom Company, Saudi Arabia 

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Mastering Effective Feedback: Tools to Help You Communicate Successfully
Speaker: LYNN SABOE, executive coach, Lynn Saboe

Roundtable Discussion
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Helping Leaders Learn to Scale
Speaker: CATHY McCULLOUGH, executive adviser, speaker, and author, McCullough Leadership Group

Roundtable Discussion
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Employees Don’t Really Live Core Values, Do They?
Speakers: KEVIN DAUM, author, Video Marketing for Dummies, and 12 Lessons in Business Leadership; DARIUS MIRSHAHSADEH, author, The Core Value Equation
 

Workshop
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Practical Tips to Conquering Stress and Pressure "in the Moment"
Speaker: LYNN SABOE, executive coach, Lynn Saboe

Roundtable Discussion
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

How to Spot a Micromanager (You May Be One)
Speaker: Kimberley Johnston, executive coach, speaker and facilitator, KJ Coaching and Consulting

Roundtable Discussion
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Money Talks: Tips and Strategies
Speaker: KHALED HAMED, pro coach, WBECS Partner

Roundtable Discussion
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

What Happens Next: The Workplace Post-COVID
Speaker: KENDEL PAULSEN, owner, Purpose Driven Life Coach

Roundtable Discussion
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Motivating Your Team: The Science Made Simple 
Speaker: JEFF HADEN, author, The Motivation Myth; and columnist, Inc.com

Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Stop Thinking & Start Doing: How to Maintain Culture and Lead Virtually 
Featuring TOM GIMBEL, founder and CEO, LaSalle Network
Interviewer: DIANA RANSOM, features editor, Inc.

Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

What’s Your Plan B? Growth, Innovation, and Contingency Planning
Session Leader: STEVE BAKER, vice president, The Great Game of Business; and author, Get in the Game and It’s Money It’s People It’s Both

SMB Blitz Learning Course

Networking

Time Session Name Session Type
Monday, October 19, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Virtual Schmoozing: How to Seal the Deal
Facilitated by IVAN MISNER, founder and chief visionary officer, BNI, the world's largest business networking organization

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Science-Backed Strategies to Better Manage Your Time, Energy, and Attention While Working From Home
Facilitated by CLARE KUMAR, award-winning entrepreneur, productivity catalyst, and executive coach

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Attract Top Talent in the Remote Work Era
Facilitated by JOHN H. CHUANG, founder and CEO, Aquent, a marketing and creative staffing agency

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Using Emotional Intelligence to be Passionately Productive
Facilitated by VANESSA BEST, founder, Precision HealthCare Consultants, a health care administration and safety solutions company

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Protect Your People and Workplace
Facilitated by JOHN HO, chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Practice, Cozen O’Connor, an international law firm

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Overcome Objections in Sales
Facilitated by ANDREA SITTIG-ROLF, chief BlitzMaster and CEO, BlitzMasters, a training organization that helps companies of all sizes maximize sales, and author, The Seven Keys to Effective Business-to-Business Appointment Setting

Facilitated Networking
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Influencer Marketing Strategies That Cut Through the Noise
Facilitated by JAY WOODS, founder, Urban Ideation, an experiential marketing agency

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

The Future of Work: Transform Your Company's HR, Culture, and Purpose
Facilitated by AQUILA LEON-SOON, founder and CEO, ATS+Partners, an organizational development and leadership strategy firm

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Growing Globally in a More Isolated World
Facilitated by JEFF WUEST, CEO, SynFiny Advisors

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Prioritizing Your Mental Health
Facilitated by NICOLE CUTTS, CEO, Cutts Consulting, an organizational development firm; and founder, Vision Quest Retreats, which offers success coaching and retreats for women

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Innovative Thinking: Developing a Future-Forward Plan for Your Business
Facilitated by DAVID BLOOM, chief operating and development officer for Capriotti’s Sub Shops, a high-growth national sandwich brand based in Las Vegas

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Dos and Don'ts of Building an Authentic Brand
Facilitated by KELSEY STUART, founder and CEO, Bloomin' Blinds Franchise Corp

Facilitated Networking
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)

Facilitated Networking Happy Hour
Facilitated by KATHEY PORTER, author, 50 Billion Dollar Boss and Implementing Supplier Diversity: Driver of Entrepreneurship; and founder, Porter Brown Associates and BusinessFAB Academy

Facilitated Networking
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Earning Media Coverage for Your Business
Facilitated by DAWN KELLY, founder and CEO, the Nourish Spot

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

When and How to Pivot Your Business
Facilitated by BOB PROSEN, CEO, the Prosen Center for Business Advancement

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Build a Bigger Audience Through Podcasting
Facilitated by MARK GRABAN, author, Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, and host of multiple podcasts including Lean Blog Interviews and My Favorite Mistake

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Rethink Your Customer Acquisition Strategy
Facilitated by TIFFINI GATLIN, CEO, Latched+Hooked Beauty

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Hidden Opportunities for Growth
Facilitated by TRISTAN BEL, executive director, NYDesigns, a hardware tech incubator; and founder, FastPenta, an innovation studio in hardware and sustainability

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Fostering Connections among Digital Teams
Facilitated by KIMBERLY ROUSH, founder, All-Star Executive Coaching

Facilitated Networking
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)

Facilitated Networking Happy Hour
Facilitated by NATE JOHNSON, professional development and emotional resilience coach and co-author, The Successful Mind

Facilitated Networking
Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Raising Employee Morale in Trying Times
Facilitated by DAVID DYE, president, Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development firm specializing in innovative techniques and highly practical tools

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Building Business Resilience: Strategies for Surviving Change
Facilitated by MAUREEN ANDERS, co-founder and CEO, AR Workshop, a boutique DIY workshop franchise

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Social Media Growth Strategies
Facilitated by CRYSTAL ALLISON, vice president, social media for MediaCrossing, a digital-first agency focused on driving growth for brands by focusing on outcomes

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Navigating Your Business During an Economic Disaster
Facilitated by CHRIS McCUISTON, co-founder and CEO, Goldfish Swim School Franchising

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Creating a Company Culture That Customers Buy Into
Facilitated by KEN HUTCHESON, president, U.S. Lawns

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Leading Through Any Crisis
Facilitated by KARIN HURT, CEO, Let’s Grow Leaders an international leadership development firm; and author, Courageous Cultures

Facilitated Networking
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)

Facilitated Networking Happy Hour  
Facilitated by LATOYA SMITH, founder and CEO, Brass City Media, a visual storytelling, media training and video production firm

Facilitated Networking
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)

Cocktails With the Brodskys: How to Stay Married to the Business (and Each Other)
Hosts: ELAINE and NORM BRODSKY, founding business partners, CitiStorage; and partners, Black Gold Suites

Facilitated Networking
Friday, October 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

How to Support Team Members When They Want to Leave
Facilitated by NATE JOHNSON, professional development and emotional resilience coach and co-author, The Successful Mind.

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

How Covid-19 Has Reshaped Operations and Expectations
Presented by Principal Financial Group
Facilitated by MALLA HARIDAT, entrepreneur, author, and founder of the New Designs for Life Training Company

Facilitated Networking
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Anything Can Happen: Safeguard Your Business for What's Next
Facilitated by AMI KASSAR, founder and CEO, MultiFunding; author, The Growth Dilemma; and columnist, Inc.com

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Pandemic-Inspired Revenue Streams
Facilitated by JARED MITCHELL, founder, Beefysites, a company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their e-commerce businesses

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Business Lessons Learned From 2020
Facilitated by ANDI GRAY, president, Strategy Leaders, a business consulting firm

Facilitated Networking
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Developing an Institutional Acquisition Strategy for Your Business
Facilitated by KATHEY PORTER, author of 50 Billion Dollar Boss and Implementing Supplier Diversity: Driver of Entrepreneurship, and founder, Porter Brown Associates and BusinessFAB Academy

Facilitated Networking

 Coaching & Consulting

Time Session Name Session Type
Monday, October 19, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Inc. x Co-Elevate: Peer-to-Peer Group Kickoff
Facilitator: KEITH FERRAZZI, founder and chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and author, Leading Without Authority 

Inc. x Co-Elevate Peer Coaching
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Inc. x Co-Elevate: Meet & Greet with Keith Ferrazzi
Facilitator: KEITH FERRAZZI, founder and chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight; and author, Leading Without Authority

Inc. x Co-Elevate Peer Coaching
Friday, October 23, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Inc. x Co-Elevate: Peer-to-Peer Groups
Facilitator: LILY CHAPIN, community manager, Inc. 

Inc. x Co-Elevate Peer Coaching

Gala

Time Session Name Session Type
Friday, October 23, 2020
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM (EDT)

Inc. 5000 Awards Gala
 

Mainstage