With 2016 well under way, we looked back on a list by Forbes columnist Cheryl Conner listing some fantastic conferences for entrepreneurs this year–especially with several of them coming up next month or this summer. If you’re looking to network, learn more about finances, hear inspirational stories, drive online business, learn from industry leaders or more; you should definitely check out these conferences and the organizations that host them.
forbes.com – Where will entrepreneurs spend their networking and educational time in 2016? Today I’m following up on one of my most read columns of 2015 with an update to my list of recommended events in 2016 for entrepreneurs. I have selected these picks with an eye toward high networking and learning benefits for entrepreneurs who are looking for connections to top mentors, new funding and innovative ideas for PR.
This is an unofficial list I compiled on the basis of quality of attendees, avoidance of hard sell platforms, social responsibility missions, and positive results for those who’ve attended. I attended all but one of these events, the NextGen Summit, in 2015. As disclosure, I serve in an unpaid role as a faculty member for one of the events I’ve listed, CEO Space.
On that note, my choices are as follows:
1) CEO Space. Now in its 28th year, this event is billed as a business growth accelerator conference and touts itself as the world’s central catalyst for Cooperative Capitalism, which I have written about in this column before. It addresses entrepreneurs of all ages, including teens at its five annual week-long events in Lake Las Vegas, in Henderson, Nev.