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The Real Talk Summit pulls back the curtain on entrepreneurship through real and raw conversations about what it takes to succeed in business, make an impact and elevate your brand. We believe that the future of business relies on how we develop ourselves as leaders and how we grow our companies to not only make a big profit, but to make a big impact.

 

Join us on March 18th and take part in the real and raw conversations needed to push business forward. The Real Talk Summit aims to:

 

  • Connect you with new leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs who are also looking to grow their companies and brands
  • Provide you with the unedited truths behind the success of influential entrepreneurs and big thinkers
  • Inspire you to take actionable steps through your own business practices
  • Provide honest and insightful conversations

 

We’re bringing in world-class speakers to explore the following themes:

Solo Entrepreneurship

A realm of superheroes and hustlers who have chosen to go out on their own and turn their big ideas into thriving businesses. Learn about the challenges and rewards of being a solo entrepreneur through the personal war stories of these passionate men and women.

Social Entrepreneurship

These are the game changers – the people who think outside the box and see business as a vehicle for social change. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur with a vision for leveraging profit for a purpose, learn tangible steps to creating a more impactful organization and some of the common challenges along the way.

 

Leading Presenter:

 

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Big Thinkers

These are the heavy hitters. The men and women who started playing the game of business and who have mastered a certain area through their curiosity, self-awareness and ability to learn from their mistakes. They think big, act big and in return, have a big impact. 

SPEAKERS

Gary Vaynerchuk

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, NYT Best Seller, Forbes 40 under 40

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Gary is the New York Times best-selling author of Crush It!; The Thank You Economy; Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook; and #AskGaryVee.  Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund.

Gary also currently hosts The #AskGaryVee Show, a way of providing as much value as possible by taking questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses and giving his answers based on a lifetime of building successful, multi-million dollar companies. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.

Gary is also a prolific public speaker, delivering keynotes at events like Le Web, and SXSW, which you can watch on his YouTube channel.

He was named to both Fortune and Crain’s “40 under 40″ lists in consecutive years, and has been profiled in the New York Times, Fortune and Inc.

Danielle Laporte

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Oprah's Super Soul 100 Group

Danielle LaPorte is the living example of the road less travelled. With just a high school diploma she began working at The Body Shop selling peppermint foot lotion and soon found herself climbing the company’s corporate ranks with her “get it done” attitude. It is this same attitude that had her working alongside Ph.Ds at a high-profile Washington nonprofit think tank. However, Danielle’s greatest decision was to invest in her individualism and share her unique journey with others.

She is the author of The Fire Starters Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals With Soul, which has become an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries. Her next book, White Hot Truth will be released May 15, 2017.

Danielle’s inspiring work and writing has granted her a place in Oprah’s Super Soul 100 group and her website DanielleLaPorte.com has been named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.

While she is an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with, Danielle is committed to charities such as VDay, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, an endeavor to provide safe drinking water at a global level.

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Co-Founder of AG Hair

Lotte Davis

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Founder of the Real Talk Summit and ManTalks

Connor Beaton

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Co-Founder & CEO at Thinkific

Greg Smith

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Founder and CEO, O2E Brands

Brian Scudamore

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VP of Product Design and Brand, RYU Apparel Inc.

Treya Klassen

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Founder and President, Archangel Academy For Gifted Entrepreneurs

Giovanni Marsico

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CEO & Co-Founder, Spring

Keith Ippel

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Co-founder & CEO, HeroX

Christian Cotichini

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Co-Founder & CEO, Saje Natural Wellness

Jean-Pierre LeBlanc

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Schedule

March 18, 2017

 

10:00am – 10:05am Welcome
10:05am – 10:20am Connecting Activity
10:25am – 11:10am Danielle LaPorte
11:15am – 12:00pm Solo Entrepreneur Panel – Brian, Greg, Jean-Pierre
12:00pm – 12:20pm BREAK
12:20pm – 12:50pm Christian Cotichini
12:55pm – 1:40pm Social Entrepreneur Panel – Keith, Lotte, Treya
1:40pm – 3:10pm LUNCH
3:15pm – 3:35pm Connor Beaton
3:35pm– 3:50pm Connecting Activity
3:55pm – 4:15pm Giovanni Marsico
4:15pm – 4:35pm BREAK
4:40pm – 5:40pm Gary Vaynerchuck
5:40pm – 5:50pm Closing Remarks

VENUE

Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

1055 Canada Place

Vancouver, BC

REGISTER

Regular Admission: $249

  • General seating
  • Access to Gary Vaynerchuk Q&A

VIP Experience: $997 (Sold Out)

  • Express entrance
  • Exclusive VIP seating
  • Exclusive VIP dinner with speakers and notable entrepreneurs
  • Access to Gary Vaynerchuk Q&A

Group Packages

Reserved seating and recognition available for groups. To inquire about group packages please contact: info@realtalksummit.com

“I attract a crowd, not because I’m an extrovert or I’m over the top or I’m oozing with charisma. It’s because I care.”

                                       – Gary Vaynerchuk

PARTNERS

CONTACT

Media

For media inquiries, please email us.

General Inquiries

For general inquiries, please email us.

frequently asked questions

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How and when do I register?

You can purchase tickets from our registration page here.

When will I get confirmation of my purchase?

Your confirmation and receipt will be emailed to you immediately upon your online registration.

When and how will I get my tickets?

Electronic tickets will be emailed to you immediately after your online purchase. The email will include your confirmation number, receipt and tickets in PDF format to download and print.

When you arrive, please provide the e-ticket or a printed copy of your e-ticket along with government issued photo identification to gain access to the conference. If you do not receive an e-ticket please contact us immediately at info@realtalksummit.com.

Is lunch included with my ticket?

Meals are not included in the ticket. There area variety of dining options nearby.

What should I bring with me?

Have your elevator pitch ready. Bring a notepad, pen and business cards as there will be lots of key takeaways and great networking opportunities.

Will the speakers' books be available for sale?

Details will be released closer to the date.

When can I view the Summit Schedule?

The schedule will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event date. It is subject to change.

What is the cancellation policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, tickets may be transferred to another person or to a future conference.

  1. To transfer tickets simply email info@realtalksummit.com with your name and ticket information along with the name and email of the person the ticket is being transferred.
  2. To transfer tickets to next year’s Real Talk Summit, simply email info@realtalksummit.com with your name and ticket information.

What if I misplaced my ticket?

In the unfortunate circumstance that your ticket has been misplaced, lost or stolen please contact us at info@realtalksummit.com.

Will I be assigned a seat or is it first come, first served seating?

Regular ticket holders have access to general admission seating on a first come, first serve basis.


Groups and partners will have reserved seating. The exact location of your section will be identified on arrival. For further information please contact us at partners@realtalksummit.com.

VIP ticket holders will have access to special seating.

What is the recommended attire?

Business casual or whatever you feel your best in!

Is parking available nearby?

Yes, there are a number of parking lots nearby including a parking lot beside the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Will there be a chance to network with my peers?

Yes there will be numerous breaks throughout the day  to connect with valuable partners and to broaden your personal network.

Is there transit nearby?

Yes, the Vancouver Convention Centre is accessible via both Skytrain (Waterfront Station), Canada Line (Waterfront Station) and major bus routes.

How can my company become a partner or sponsor of the Real Talk Summit?

For more information please contact, Pindie Dhaliwal partners@realtalksummit.com.

Please note: By purchasing a ticket to attend Real Talk Summit, you are hereby granting permission to the right of images/video without payment or any other consideration. Attendees waive the right to inspect and/or approve the finished product. If you have any further questions, please contact info@realtalksummit.com.

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