I rarely promote conferences that I’m not attending – but in the case of Elite Retreat I make an exception because it’s a concept that I believe in strongly and it’s something that I’ve been a part of previously.
Last year I was a speaker on their last San Francisco Retreat and it was an amazing time where I learned so much and met some people that literally changed the way I run my online business. I just wish I could go again – but I’ll have just come back from another US trip to SXSW.
The concept is simple – a small group of experts (there’s six this year) with extensive online experience gather together with a maximum of 35 attendees to share everything that they know on their field of interest.
There’s no selling of products – just speakers sharing everything they know on the topic and answering questions as honestly as I’ve ever heard at one of these events.
The speakers this year are Aaron Wall (SEO expert and regular guest poster here at ProBlogger, Jeremy Schoemaker (Shoemoney and holder of the most circulated picture of him holding a six figure AdSense check ever), Guy Kawasaki (venture capitalist – Guy is Keynoting the event), Neil Patel (what this guy has forgotten about Social Media would make a best seller), Any Liu (he attended last time and has since taken BuddyTV onto be a major success and Margie Zable Fisher PR expert.
The group is small so there’s lots of time for personal interaction – in fact it’s even scheduled into the time with each attendee able to spend specific time with each expert to pick their brain as it pertains to their own projects.
The cost of the Elite Retreat is, as the name and format would suggest, at the high end of this type of gathering. It’s not cheap but this is now an annual event and it’s one of those things that can take your online business to the next level.
Jeremy tells me that there’s a money back guarantee also for this retreat. I’ve never heard of that being offered on a conference before – pretty cool.
Get more information on Elite Retreat here.
A quick note: this isn’t a first in best dressed type of thing. They choose the best applicants that they can (they want people who they think are best suited for them to help). So if you want to go, think about your application a little and sell yourself a bit.