The Inc. 5000 Vision Conference— October 19–23—is a week-long conference meticulously curated for small business leaders and established entrepreneurs
Join us as we salute winning milestones, share timely peer-to-peer knowledge—needed to thrive in these unprecedented times—and unearth game plans and savvy insights that will prime your business for what’s to come.
Please check the published agenda for the most current roster of speakers, session titles, descriptions and times.
Media & Press Day / Opening Session
Monday, October 19
The day will kick off with a meeting and greet with some of our top ranking Inc. 5000 honorees including the founder of the No. 1 company on this year’s list. Inc. editors will also be available for interviews including Inc. editor in chief, Scott Omelianuk. Go behind the scenes of Inc.’s most prestigious franchise.
The day will commence with one General Session, featuring a keynote speaker.
Inc. Day of Service / Second General Session:
Tuesday, October 20
Each year, we identify non-profit organizations devoted to entrepreneurship whose members will benefit from the Inc. 5000 community and it’s commitment to mentorship. And this year, Inc. will be working to help two underserved groups: emerging entrepreneurs of color and military entrepreneurs.
Our talented group of Inc. 5000 CEOs step up and pay it forward—devoting their time and smarts as well as share their personal journey—to provide one-on-one mentoring to 40 people from each group .
If an Executive Pass holder would like to volunteer to be a mentor, please use this link to sign into your event registration and complete your Mentor Profile (it should only take 5 minutes):
Each member mentee will be paired with up to three CEOs who do a deep dive on their aspiration origins and business vision to help focus their strategies and accelerate their next steps.
The morning will be dedicated to NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship) and afternoon to MEPs (Military Entrepreneur Program). You can learn more about these organizations here.
The day will commence with the second General Session, featuring a keynote speaker.
Full Conference Days:
Wednesday, October 21 to Friday, October 23
Executive Pass holders will have access to a multitude of sessions in each of the following content types.
General Sessions: Hear directly from the bold-faced-names who wrote the book on contemporary entrepreneurship. Legendary business celebrities such as Mark Cuban, Sara Blakely and Daymond John will inspire, motivate and celebrate attendees at every level.
Small Business Blitz Sessions: An academic bootcamp modeled on MBA-style curricula that will result in your own personal and actionable business punch list. These longer-form and intensive sessions are piloted by veteran experts with course work that offers proven results.
Workshops: Concentrated sessions that help hone skills in a specific area and gain tactical information relevant to business or life.
Panels and Interviews: Conversations with all-star handpicked founders, leaders, and professionals that focus on relevant topics and current events.
Round Tables: Round Table sessions are small, virtual gatherings of fellow Inc. 5000 members coming together to discuss general leadership topics submitted by the Inc. 5000 community. They provide a safe environment for you to connect, share and learn from each other. These sessions will be limited to small group and facilitated by professional coaches and facilitators.
Facilitated Networking: So often in business, it is who you know. Find your next champion, partner, customer or kindred spirit at our facilitated networking huddles. To ensure absolute relevance, we poll attendees prior to measure the pulse on their desired meet and greets. Sign up in advance to these scheduled sessions that are devised to amplify your professional network, fine-tune your area of expertise, conquest new business, exchange intelligence and boost your creativity.
Industry MeetUps: Talk shop among your field’s peers to compare notes, debate trends and chat current best practices. These casual meet ups will leave you with a valuable and veritable “crowd-sourced” point-of-view as to the state of your industry.
Monday October 19 – Friday October 23
Join Keith Ferrazzi, #1 NYT bestselling author of Never Eat Alone and founder of Ferrazzi Greenlight and 4 of your remarkable peers leading the 2020 Inc. 5000 Companies for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Co-elevation pods help solve your problems, share wins and propel members to reach new levels of personal and professional growth. Your pod will have each other’s back; go higher together and not let each other fail.
To participate in the Co-Elevate experience, please use this link to sign into your event registration and complete your Mentor Profile (it should only take 5 minutes):
The Marketplace, A Virtual World
Tuesday October 20 – Friday October 23
Enter, immerse, interact within our vendor bazaar that employs multiplayer gaming technology for a visceral experience within a virtual world. Mingle along Main Street with other conference attendees and tune in or add to live conversations while easily exchanging contact details. Then stroll the landscape and discover our sponsors’ inventive engagements. And be ready for your close up at The Inc. 5000 Theater and red carpet “stage” for your own photo opp. Be sure to peep the Theater Marquee as it populates with this year’s august honorees.
Friday, October 23
The culmination of this year’s annual event will be our soiree celebrating the Inc. 5000 community with special guest presenters, including Michael Strahan, co-founder, SMAC Entertainment; NFL Superbowl Champion; and co-anchor, Good Morning America.
From tributes from lifetime achievement recipients to the Top Ten honoree countdown to crowning the #1 company on the list, we will highlight these achievements and more. And then...
Live large, get your glam on, cue the DJ and dance!
Our virtual celebratory dance party—bust those moves or just peep the fun—will go live to showcase random revelers from all across the country hanging out. Our MC will shout out our honorees throughout the party so listen up for your company.
So, dust off that tux, shine up those heels, ice the bubbly, and prep the confetti because the Inc. 5000 Awards Gala is going to be the virtual party of the year.
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