Most successful entrepreneurs would agree, if you want to stay relevant and ahead of the game, you must be committed to lifelong learning. So whether you’re looking for new ideas on how to market your business, transformative stories that inspire you to take action, or ways to develop connections with like-minded people, check out a snapshot of a few conferences for entrepreneurs taking place in 2016.
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When: February 15–19
TED talks are a powerful source of inspiration for many people. And the TED2016 conference is recognized as a fast-paced, highly curated five-day stage program featuring TED’s famous 18-minute talks, plus music, comedy, tech demos, short talks, video interludes, and other surprises. The conference also features breaks, where attendees and speakers delve into the ideas introduced on stage.
When: February 23–24
With a global startup community of 215,000 founders in over 75 countries around the world, Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. On February 23 and 24, Startup Grind’s Global Conference will bring together 3,000 founders, investors, and startup enthusiasts for the most valuable tech event of 2016. Attendees can expect to learn from over 100 of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, build their skills at a dozen workshops, meet their next investor from the 150+ in attendance from top SV firms, and meet like-minded people.
Women of Power Summit
When: March 9–12
“Know Your Worth. Own Your Truth. Embrace Your Power,” is the theme for the 2016 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, taking place at the Hilton Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida from March 9–12. “The 2016 summit promises to exceed all others with panels on “Finding Your Truth,” discussing the unique issues and challenges that may be preventing you from your breakthrough; “Mastering High-Stakes Corporate Politics,” where you will learn how to play the corporate game, and ultimately win; “Inspiring the Troops,” a guide to building the best and brightest team around you; one-on-one “Executive Coaching Sessions,” where summit coaches will help sharpen your winning edge and long-term strategies to success; and so much more to inspire and ignite women of power.
Social Media Marketing World
When: April 17–19
If you’re looking to take your social media marketing efforts to the next level, join 3,000 fellow marketers at the mega-conference taking place in San Diego, California. From fun networking events to 100 expert-led sessions and workshops, this event is designed to inspire and empower you with social media marketing ideas — brought to you by Social Media Examiner.
Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
When: May 13–16
The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit is where innovation and funding meet. Whether you’re a small business owner or solo-entrepreneur, the summit offers a great opportunity to connect with leaders and innovators in business. And, it offers several workshops to help entrepreneurs find investors, pitch business ideas to investors, build million-dollar businesses, and embrace the future of business.