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#TheThing18

Get ready to take your “Thing” to the next level. Everyone has that “Thing.”

What is your “thing”? A passion project? A side hustle? A new product?

It is time to take it from inside your head and out into the world. This is not just another talking heads conference. The Thing is designed to create the environment to get your questions answered in the general sessions and be able to schedule time with many of the speakers to get the help and guidance you need from the team we’ve assembled. We have designed this event with the margin to give you intentional time to mastermind and collaborate with your fellow attendees.

As Creative Entrepreneurs, we have the power to change the World, yet too few of us actually do. This is the mission behind The Thing. As Rob Siltanen said, “…the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Come and gather with your fellow “Crazy Ones”

Creatives & Makers

You are the kind of person that brings things to life. Whether it’s something you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel, you create for art, for function, for passion.

Entrepreneurs

You disrupt and do not accept the status quo. You make change in wants, desires, and behavior. You build and sell because you can’t imagine doing anything else.

Leaders & Innovators

You fulfill on visions and dreams. You bring the out the best in others to build things, structures, and organizations that last.

SPEAKERS

Coming together from different industries will bring their wealth of knowledge both on and off stage for our attendees.

Justin Schenck
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Justin Schenck

Growth Now Movement

Terry Weaver
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Terry Weaver

Enteractive

Dave Burlin
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Dave Burlin

Southwestern Consulting

Liz Pineda
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Liz Pineda

LP

C. McNair Wilson
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C. McNair Wilson

Disney Imagineering

Logan Sekulow
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Logan Sekulow

Laugh-O-Gram Studios

Trivinia Barber
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Trivinia Barber

Priority VA

Craig Fraser
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Craig Fraser

Craig Fraser Studios

Katrina Stone
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Katrina Stone

Maeweather Music

Michael Robinson
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Michael Robinson

D5 Group

Benj Heard
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Benj Heard

BHeard Music

Mike Kim
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Mike Kim

Mike Kim Enterprises

Jeff Goins
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Jeff Goins

Goins, Writer

Michael Hudson
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Michael Hudson

Big Idea Guru, LLC

Susie Miller
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Susie Miller

Susie Miller International

Surprise Guest
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Surprise Guest

We Can't Tell You

Check Back often for Speaker Updates. All Speakers & Guests Subject to Change.

AN ENVIRONMENT TO ACCELERATE YOUR SUCCESS

At the Thing, you’ll be guided through the cycle of bringing your thing to fruition. Ideas are useless unless we act on them. Rather than a bunch of confusing breakouts to choose from we have designed an event that happens in one room. Connect and collaborate with some of today’s industry leaders. Learn from the minds behind some of the world’s top brands. Every speaker, interview, and session has been designed to help you dream, plan, and do.

Dream

Begin by identifying your thing in the Dream phase. This will be the place where we ask “Why not” rather than question if it’s impossible. Every speaker will be inspiring, not just a cheerleader to get you excited, but a coach that will inspire you to take action.

Plan

Next, develop YOUR blueprint in the Plan phase. You will walk away with the tools to clarify your messaging, utilize social media for telling your brand’s story, sales and how to actually close the deal, collaboration to get even better ideas….just to name a few.

Do

Every speaker will be sharing actionable tactics that not only are they actually practicing but ones that you can implement in the work you do. No “theories” here…Come to The Thing with just an idea and leave with results!

REGISTER

There are Three Very Exciting Packages to Choose from. Including up to two BONUS days before the event starts.

THE MAIN THING

$748

Conference Welcome Resource Bag

Morning Coffee breaks

Lunch on All Three Days

Afternoon Breaks with Tea & Soda

Welcome Dinner Party on the Beach

Guaranteed Seating to All Sessions

Coaching Appointments with Speakers

Access to Exclusive Discounted Disney World Tickets

Three Days That Will Elevate the Work You Do

THE VIP THING

$1398

Includes everything in The Main “Thing” plus

Bonus Resources Just for VIPs

A Bonus Day Behind the Magic

Private tour of Walt Disney World with an Imagineer

VIP Lunch on Thursday before the Tour

VIP Dinner on Saturday Night with Some of Our Speakers

Reserved VIP Seating for Main Sessions

Stack of Signed books from several of the speakers

THE VVIP THING

$2198

Includes everything in the VIP THING plus…

Whiteboard Session Working On Your Ideas, Products, and Brands with Disney Imagineer

Begins 5/16 @ 10am VIP Suite at a Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort

Private Lunch in the Suite

Private Wine Tasting in the Suite

Dinner in a Disney Restaurant just for VVIP’s

A Very Special Evening of Fun

Limited Number of Attendees

REGISTER NOW

SCHEDULE

VVIP Thing Starts May 16 | The VIP Thing Starts May 17 | The Main Thing Starts May 18

VVIP – Session One

2 Hours

Walt Disney World Resort

VVIP – Lunch in Suite

1 Hour

Walt Disney World Resort

VVIP – Session Two

Walt Disney World Resort

VVIP – Disney Family of Wines Wine Tasting

1 Hour

Walt Disney World Resort

VVIP – Session Three

1.5 Hours

Walt Disney World Resort

VVIP – Dinner

1.5 Hours

Undisclosed Location

VVIP – Special Experience

4 Hours

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VIP Registration

30

The Grove Resort & Spa

beginner

VIP Orientation

1 Hour

TBA

intermediate

VIP Lunch

90 minutes

At a Disney Resort

intermediate

VIP Disney Parks Tour

8 Hours

C. McNair Wilson

C. McNair Wilson is a Former Disney Imagineer, in-demand creative consultant, speaker, and author. His latest book, “Hatch!: Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer,” unpacks the idea of what happens when teams create together. He was one of the speakers in the early days of the TED conference. There is no doubt you have […]

http://teawithmcnair.com
Terry Weaver

Terry Weaver is a renowned speaker, author, event producer, podcaster, and ideapreneur whose passion is to see others live life alive; whether through helping others see their dreams become reality, traveling around the world challenging students to change the world, leading teams of people to do more together than they could alone, or hanging out […]

http://terryweaver.com

Conference Registration

30 minutes

Orange Blossom

Session One

2 Hours

Orange Blossom

Logan Sekulow

Logan Sekulow’s Laugh-O-Gram Studios is a media brand that creates unique forms of entertainment and educational materials. The original Laugh-O-Gram Studios dates back to 1921 and was founded by, then struggling artist & animator, Walt Disney.  Laugh-O-Gram was a breeding ground for the animation industry and was a place for young talent to experiment with […]

http://www.logansekulow.com
Terry Weaver

Terry Weaver is a renowned speaker, author, event producer, podcaster, and ideapreneur whose passion is to see others live life alive; whether through helping others see their dreams become reality, traveling around the world challenging students to change the world, leading teams of people to do more together than they could alone, or hanging out […]

http://terryweaver.com

Lunch (Included with Registration)

1 Hour

Orange Blossom

Session Two

2.25 Hours

Trivinia Barber

Trivinia Barber is the founder of Priority VA — a boutique, virtual assistant firm that got tired of seeing hard-working, big-hearted online entrepreneurs get overwhelmed and burnt out while scaling their business to the next level. Through her intensive, hand-picked recruitment process, and in-house skill development, Trivinia guarantees that her roster of world-class clients (Amy […]

C. McNair Wilson

C. McNair Wilson is a Former Disney Imagineer, in-demand creative consultant, speaker, and author. His latest book, “Hatch!: Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer,” unpacks the idea of what happens when teams create together. He was one of the speakers in the early days of the TED conference. There is no doubt you have […]

http://teawithmcnair.com

Afternoon Break

45 Minutes

Tangerine Ballroom

Storyteller Intensive One

2 Hours

Orange Blossom

Surprise Guest

Announced when they take the stage.

Justin Schenck

Justin Schenck is on a mission to teach the world that it isn’t about where you come from, it’s about the decisions you make today to catapult yourself to who you want to become. Justin has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to watch in 2018 by INC.com and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the new

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Welcome Party: Dinner At Disney Springs

All attendees will be given a Disney Gift Card for Dinner at Disney Springs.

Disney Springs

Session Three

2.5 Hours

Orange Blossom

Susie Miller

Susie Miller is a Communication & Relationship Expert, dedicated to helping individuals and businesses reduce stress, improve communication, and increase productivity and profits. As an author, speaker, and catalyst for growth, Susie consults and trains on people skills, resilience, and leadership to help high achievers win at work and succeed in life. Susie writes for The […]

http://www.susiemiller.com/
Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at an early age—starting his first business when he was just seven years old. He went on to start a disc jockey business in his teens, and a cabinet and countertop business with his father while in college, before running away from home to become a college […]

http://michaelhudson.com
Craig Fraser

Hi! My name is Craig Fraser, welcome to my site. Thirty years ago I picked up an airbrush when finishing a commission, and haven’t put it down since. Back in those days I was a “Professional” student switching from major to major. During this ten year search I acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from […]

http://craigfraserstudios.com/

Lunch (Included with Registration)

1 Hour

Storyteller Intensive Two

2.5 Hours

Orange Blossom

Liz Pineda

Liz Pineda has been helping Consultants, Coaches and Authors define, refine and implement their Online Business Strategies for the past 10 years. As an Expert in Marketing & Sales automation, Liz has the Gift of Translation when it comes to breaking complex concepts and ideas down into their smaller, more easily understood parts. In the […]

http://lizpineda.com/

Afternoon Break

45 Minutes

Session Four

2 Hours

Orange Blossom

Benj Heard

Creation and collaboration isn’t just a skill set for accomplished platinum-selling songwriter, producer, artist and Oklahoma native Benj Heard, it’s a way of life. Having musically represented brands like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Nikon, Samsung, Virgin America, and the NFL, Heard is a creative veteran. “What makes me excited about doing something new? Just the idea […]

Katrina Stone

While the independent music scene in Los Angeles is vast and daunting, there are, on occasion, acts that break through the noise to prove their relevance as music moguls in the making. Katrina Stone is one of those rare talents. She has has been lauded on an international scale through scoring brand endorsements, performing on […]

http://www.katrinastonemusic.com/

An Evening on Your Own in Orlando

VIP Dinner: Guacamole With Goins

Special Dinner for VIP Attendees with several of the speakers (included with VIP Registration)

2 hours

Chuy's

Bonus Session: Faith, Worship, & Work (Optional)

1 Hour

Orange Blossom

Session Five

12:30

Orange Blossom

Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and popular blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. In three years, Goins built a million-dollar business, published four books, and became an online marketing expert, using his skills in writing and business to help others succeed. He is the author of four books, including The […]

https://goinswriter.com/
Michael Robinson

My name is Michael Robison. I am a strategic consultant and brand development innovator. I help leaders, organizations and groups unleash their potential. My passion is helping others share their vision and mission with the world. After 20 years in senior leadership and growth focused organizations, I have cultivated a large collection of experiences that can help […]

http://www.thisuncommonlife.com/

Lunch (included with Registration)

1 Hour

Storyteller Intensive Three

2 Hours

Orange Blossom

Mike Kim

Mike Kim ditched his comfy C-suite marketing job in pursuit of career freedom. He now hosts the #1 ranked podcast on personal branding in iTunes, The Brand You Podcast, and helps brands clarify their message. Mike has crafted the messages and marketing campaigns for some of today’s top thought leadership brands including Donald Miller, Suzanne Evans, and Catalyst Leadership. […]

http://mikekim.com/
Dave Burlin

“There has never been a book written, or a movie made about a hero that was MANAGED into battle. Heroes are LED.” -Dave Burlin: TEDxTulsa 2014 Dave Burlin is a Marine Corps Veteran, and he believes that influence is the core foundation for growth. His passion is to help people maximize their influence potential so that […]

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Afternoon Break

30 Minutes

Tangerine Ballroom

Closing Session

Do NOT leave early and miss this!!!

2 Hours

Orange Blossom

C. McNair Wilson

C. McNair Wilson is a Former Disney Imagineer, in-demand creative consultant, speaker, and author. His latest book, “Hatch!: Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer,” unpacks the idea of what happens when teams create together. He was one of the speakers in the early days of the TED conference. There is no doubt you have […]

http://teawithmcnair.com
Terry Weaver

Terry Weaver is a renowned speaker, author, event producer, podcaster, and ideapreneur whose passion is to see others live life alive; whether through helping others see their dreams become reality, traveling around the world challenging students to change the world, leading teams of people to do more together than they could alone, or hanging out […]

http://terryweaver.com

The Thing Ends

See You in 2019!

SOAPBOX DERBY

The “Soapbox Derby” is your opportunity to share your big idea that you believe could inspire change for the audience. We firmly believe that it’s not just those on the stage that have something powerful to say. Contact us below if you have a 12-15 minute talk you would like to share with us all.

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VENUE

The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando is an expansive 106-acre hotel destination located just minutes from the west entrance of Walt Disney World®. Set on Lake Austin and amid a portion of Central Florida’s conservation grounds, The Grove is a sanctuary from the boisterous pace of the outside world, neighboring theme parks, luxury shopping, and entertainment centers. Suites from $149 a night.

The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando

14501 Grove Resort Ave. Orlando, Florida 34787
T: (407) 734- 0607
3 mi from Walt Disney World Resort

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