VeraSage Symposium & Art Of Value Conference

                        Five Days, Two Events, One Unique Opportunity

WARNING: These events are not for the conservative risk averse, the time billers or the timekeepers, nor are they suitable for those professionals* who pine for the status quo or do not want to make their professions' future-and those of their customers-better and brighter.

Ever been to Allen, Texas? No? Neither have I but I will be there with many other professionals from 8-12 November for the premium pricing & consulting events of 2017.

Every 2 years Fellows of VeraSage (the revolutionary think tank for professional knowledge firms which challenge people to break free of practice methods that marginalize their professions, undermine their purposes, and fail their clients) get together to share ideas and learn from one another.

This year we are opening our Symposium up to any like minded professional to join us for 2 days on the weekend of the 11-12 November.

The VeraSage Symposium program (full details which can be found here) includes:

Saturday, November 11

  • 7:00 am – Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – Welcome Session
  • 8:30 am – State of Value Pricing in the Professions
  • 10:00 am – DETalks by VeraSage Fellows
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – Q-Force Exercise
  • 2:30 pm – Keynote, Part 1 by Ron Baker
  • 3:30 pm – DETalks by Attendees
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner with VeraSage and TopGolf

Sunday, November 12

  • 8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – DETalks by VeraSage Fellows
  • 11:00 am – DETalks by Attendees
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch with Greg Kyte
  • 1:00 pm – Keynote, Part 2 by Ron Baker
  • 2:30 pm – Group Conversation
  • 3:30pm – Closing Session

Preceding the VeraSage Symposium on the 8-9 November at the same venue is the Art Of Value Conference. Kirk Bowman, the founder of Art Of Value together with EdKless will take participants through 2 amazing days teaching the art of value pricing and effective consulting. Many of the VeraSage Fellows will also be on hand at this event.

The Agenda for the Art Of Value Conference ( full details which can be found here) is:

Wednesday, November 8

  • 7:00 am – Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – Welcome Session
  • 8:30 am – Keynote by Special Guest
  • 10:00 am – The Art of Questions
  • 11:30am – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – The Art of Consulting, Part 1
  • 2:00 pm – The Art of Options
  • 3:30 pm – The Art of Consulting, Part 2
  • 5:30 pm – Dinner with Other Attendees

Thursday, November 9

  • 7:00 am – Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – Welcome Session
  • 8:30 am – The Art of Pricing
  • 10:00 am – The Art of Saying “No”
  • 11:30am – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – The Art of the Proposal
  • 2:00 pm – The Art of Project Management
  • 3:30 pm – Value Pricing In Your Profession (Accounting, Creative, Legal, Software)
  • 6:00pm – VeraSage Cocktail Reception

Between events on Friday 10 November there is a networking day where participants can, among other things, visit the Dallas Book Depository (from where President John F. Kennedy was shot) or the Fort Worth Stockyards (where the Wild West was created), be part of a live recording of theSoul Of Enterprise radio show hosted by Ron Baker & Ed Kless and then in the evening head off to a tailgate party before watching a Texas institution-High School football.

So why not join the likes of VeraSage Co-Founders Ron Baker, Dan Morris & Justin Barnett; Visionary of Value Kirk Bowman;Senior Director, Partner & Development at Sage & Soul Of Enterprise co-host Ed Kless; co founder of O'Byrne & Kennedy, the UK's most innovative accounting firm, Paul Kennedy; firm positioning & pricing guru Tim Williams; Thriveal member and writer, disruptive accountant Adrian Simmons; part time CPA and full time comedian Greg Kyte; cloud pricing for accountants expert Mark Wickersham ;Australian thought leader & lawentrepreneur Matthew Burgess; financial services wizz & innovator Catherine Robson; the cost accountants' anti-Christ Dr Reginald Tomas Lee;Virginia's timeless legal counsel Tom Bowden; Co-Founder of USA's most innovative timeless litigation law firm Valorem Law, Pat Lamb; Principals of timeless law firm Andrew Boer & Hugh Watson; legal disruptor & Deloitte Conduit Law partner Canada's Peter Carayiannis; Immersa Law's Marcella Conte; Performance Leader founder Ray d'Cruz; and me plus many more at either or both of these events?

You can attend either or both events and special prices apply as well as early bird pricing up until 15 August. Full details and registration for both events can be found here.

*"a professional is someone who is responsible for achieving a result rather than performing a task"Michael Hammer.