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The Thing
Orlando 2020  

The Thing
Orlando 2020  

November 6-8 | Embassy Suites Orlando, FL

November 6-8 | Embassy Suites Orlando, FL

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The Thing
Orlando 2020  

The Thing
Orlando 2020  

November 6-8 | Embassy Suites Orlando, FL

May 29-31 | Embassy Suites Orlando, FL

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The Thing
Orlando 2020  

The Thing
Orlando 2020  

November 6-8 | Embassy Suites Orlando, FL

May 29-31 | Embassy Suites Orlando, FL

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Everyone has some wish, some dream, some “thing,” that they are working to bring to life. This is the place.
 
The Thing puts you in the room, sitting side-by-side with over twenty speakers and fellow attendees who are up to something. Are you ready to dive into intimate interactions about the things that matters to you most? Whether it's inspiration, support, strategy, or tactics, The Thing is all about making your thing become real.
Dreams are easy. They're safe. Dive in and wrap yourself in the warm fantasy.
 
It takes courage to pack your bags and take that first/next step toward it, even if it's just to say it out loud to someone else. The journey of the creative or entrepreneur or leader can be a lonely one, but it doesn't have to be.
 
There are others, just like you. Others, who have learned the lessons before you and share their knowledge and wisdom with you. Others, who come to learn alongside you. Others, who just want to see others at their best, making this world a better place. These are the dreamers and doers, the creators, the makers, and the misfit makers who are The Thing.
 

Tired of Having Excuses Instead of Results?

You’ve got an idea. Is it a book, song, or another kind of art? Is it a business? Maybe it’s a message or a new idea that could change the quality of life for someone, a group, or everyone. Whatever it is, are you getting anywhere with that idea? Something always gets in the way, doesn’t it? You don’t know what to do next. You’re too busy. You’re too tired. You’ve got to do this other thing first. Your mother-in-law is in town. You know the excuses. You’ve probably heard them a million times.
 
How would you like to stop having excuses and have results instead?

During Our Days Together We Are...

…going on a journey together. At the Thing, you’ll be guided through the cycle of bringing your thing to fruition. Ideas are useless unless we act on them. Rather than a bunch of confusing breakouts to choose from we have designed an event that happens in one room. Connect and collaborate with some of today’s industry leaders. Learn from the minds behind some of the world’s top brands. Every speaker, interview, and session has been designed to help you dream, plan, and do.

Define

Begin by identifying your thing in the Define phase. This will be the place where we ask “Why not” rather than question if it’s impossible. Every speaker will be inspiring, not just a cheerleader to get you excited, but a coach that will inspire you to take action.

Dream

Next, develop YOUR blueprint in the Dream phase. You will walk away with the tools to clarify your messaging, utilize social media for telling your brand’s story, sales and how to actually close the deal, collaboration to get even better ideas. Informed Dreams are really powerful.

Do

Every speaker will be sharing actionable tactics that not only are they actually practicing but ones that you can implement in the work you do. No “theories” here…Come to The Thing with just an idea and leave with results! Already "mid flight?" Discover how to go further faster.

Everyone Has a Thing. What Is Yours?

Everyone has some wish, some dream, some “thing,” that they are working to bring to life. This is the place.The Thing puts you in the room, sitting side-by-side with over twenty speakers and fellow attendees who are up to something.

Are you ready to dive into intimate interactions about the things that matters to you most? Whether it’s inspiration, support, strategy, or tactics, The Thing is all about making your thing become real.

Is The Thing Really for me?

You have a story tell. You have a message you want to get out to the world. You have a creative fire that needs to see the light of day. You’ve got a great business idea. Or maybe it’s not great yet, but you know it can be. You have an idea. You see a need that needs to be served. You want to help others. You have something to teach. You want to bring out the best in people. You have a vision. You are The Thing. Meet other Creatives, Makers, Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Mavericks, & Innovators. 

Creatives & Makers

You are the kind of person that brings things to life. Whether it’s something you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel, you create for art, for function, for passion, for all of us.

Entrepreneurs & Leaders

You disrupt and do not accept the status quo. You make change in wants, desires, and behavior. You build and sell because you can’t imagine doing anything else.

Mavericks & Innovators

You fulfill on visions and dreams. You bring the out the best in others to build things, structures, and organizations that last. You live with one foot in the future.

You have a story tell. You have a message you want to get out to the world. You have a creative fire that needs to see the light of day. You’ve got a great business idea. Or maybe it’s not great yet, but you know it can be. You have an idea. You see a need that needs to be served. You want to help others. You have something to teach. You want to bring out the best in people. You have a vision. You are The Thing. Meet other Creatives, Makers, Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Mavericks, & Innovators. 

The Thing Might Not Be for You

What do you mean? Why wouldn’t it be for me? Let’s be honest: Not everyone is ready to move on their dreams right now. Maybe you’re more comfortable just daydreaming about what might be, rather than take tangible action. Maybe you like the fantasy of it more than getting to work. If that’s the case, The Thing isn’t for you.

If you are The Thing, you’ve got to be ready to get to work and get out of your comfort zone. Are you?

The Thing 2020 Speakers

On the stage and in the room are not only fantastic communicators but practitioners of what they teach.

Karen Anderson

Associate Publisher at Morgan James Publishing

Craig Fraser

Fine Artist at Craig Fraser Studios

Katrina Stone

Artist, Entrepreneur, Songwriter

Mike Kim

Marketing Consultant at Mike Kim Enterprises

Paul Klein

Founder at Pricing Is Positioning

Roberto Candelaria

Founder of Propel

Susie Miller

Founder & CEO at Susie Miller International

Josh Pies

Founder & CEO at c47 Films

Benj Heard

Producer & Songwriter at BHeard Music

Adam Duckworth

President & Founder of Travelmation

Steve Anderson

USA Today Best Selling Author

Johnathan Lee Iverson

The Last Ringmaster

Aurora Gregory

Principal at Marketing that Matters

Chuck Balsamo

Curator at The Extraordinary Circle

Rob Lott

Host of The Leading Creative

Surprise Guest

We Can't Tell You

Jeff Goins

Writer & Founder of The Portfolio Life

Terry Weaver

Founder of The Thing

C. McNair Wilson

Former Imagineer at Disney Imagineering

Leslie Weaver

Founder, Enteractive Leaders

Brittany Ostebo

Founder and CEO at Wellhouse

Leigh Holt

Founder at maddjett

Damon Oates

Co-Founder at Deco Exchange

Mike Brennan

Artist at Event Sketches

Justin Schenck

Founder and Host of Growth Now Movement

Andy Storch

Lead at Andy Storch Consulting

Liz Wilcox

Chief Instigator at LizWilcox.com

Greg Vennerholm

Owner at Purpose Creative

The Thing Orlando 2020 Schedule

VVIP Thing Starts Nov 4 | The VIP Thing Starts Nov 5 | The Main Thing Starts Nov 6

Now Is The Time to Secure Your Spot.

Dream, plan and above all else, do your Thing. The world needs you, fully expressed and bringing your special gifts to to the world. Join the creators and makers, the leaders and entrepreneurs who are traveling the same path with you. Together, we'll go far.

THE MAIN THING

797 $
  • Welcome Resource Pack
  • Welcome Dinner Friday Night
  • Lunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • Starbucks Coffee & Tea Breaks
  • Guaranteed Seating to All Sessions
  • 10 Sessions that will Inspire you to action, Connect you to community, & Equip with the tools to scale.
  • Guaranteed Seating to All Sessions
  • 3 Incredible Days working ON your business
  • Access to Exclusive Discounted Disney World Tickets
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THE VIP THING

1547 $
  • Includes everything in "The Main Thing” plus
  • A Bonus Day Behind the Magic
  • Private tour of Walt Disney World with an Imagineer on Thursday
  • Bonus VIP ONLY Workshop
  • VIP Dinner on Saturday Night with Some of Our Speakers
  • Reserved VIP Seating for Main Sessions
  • Signed books from several of the speakers
  • Limited Number of Attendees
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THE VVIP THING

2497 $
  • Everything in "the VIP THING" plus
  • Whiteboard Session Working On Your Ideas, Products, and Brands with Disney Imagineer
  • Begins 5/27 in a Luxury Suite a Walt Disney World Resort
  • Private Lunch in the Suite
  • Dinner in a Disney Restaurant just for VVIP’s
  • A Day that will shape the future of your business
  • Extremely Limited Number of Attendees
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Ok, This seems cool but, the VVI...WHAT???

THE MAIN THING

At its core, The Main Thing (11/6-8) is three days packed with premier speakers who will infuse you with inspiration, strategy, and tactics. You’ll get to meet them and your fellow attendees at a welcome reception and enjoy complimentary lunches (Sat & Sun) and Starbucks coffee and snacks throughout the conference. For a little added oomph, you can schedule coaching appointments with our speakers. Not that you even need an appointment because The Thing is Green Room free, our speakers are in the room with you not hiding backstage! 

THE VIP THING 

The day before the main event is The VIP Thing (11/5), a very special day at a Walt Disney Theme Park with a Disney Imagineer as our own private tour guide. Experience the magic of the Happiest Place on Earth with those who helped make it and learn how creating Disney magic can impact your thing. The morning of the first day of The Main Thing, you’ll get a special bonus session, as well as the opportunity to connect with many of our speakers and guests at a private dinner for VIPs on Saturday evening.

THE VVIP THING 

Already have a good idea of your thing and want light a fire under it? Or maybe you’re not even sure where to start. Join The VVIP Thing (11/4) a couple of days before the main event and spend it in a deluxe suite at a Walt Disney Resort hotel with a small handful of like-minded people to dig into your ideas, projects, and brands. We’ll take you through the same process that Disney Imagineering does. How do we know? The intensive whiteboard session will be led by a Disney Imagineer. You’ll also enjoy a private lunch and wine-tasting in suite, as well as a special dinner and evening of fun and relaxation. PLUS you get another day and half of bonus content included with The VIP Thing. 

it's time to take action for your thing

Ok, you've made it this far. You have watched the video and read more words that you ever expected to on a website. Discover, dream, plan and above all else, do your Thing. The world needs you, fully expressed and bringing your special gifts to to the world. Join the creators and makers, the leaders and entrepreneurs who are traveling the same path with you. Together, we'll go far. Oh and click the button below and let's do this! 
 

Meet Your Host: TERRY WEAVER

On his popular podcast, “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry Weaver interviews industry-leading innovators such as Lee Cockerell, Cathy Heller, Tim Sanders, Jon Acuff, and Seth Godin.
 
Terry is an a sought out speaker, author, and ideapreneur whose passion is to see others live life alive. His greatest passion to see you accomplish the mission you were put on this Earth to do.Terry and his wife Leslie live outside Nashville, Tennessee with their miniature schnauzer Walt.
 
What sets The Thing apart from other conferences are the carefully curated environments that create intentional time to build relationships with other attendees and unprecedented access to speakers and sponsors. Terry has invited his friends to Orlando to pour into you! None of our dreams will survive alone. Let’s build them together.

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Our Host Hotel & Venue

Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista Resort, just minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort and five minutes from Disney Springs®. This resort near Disney has recently completed a redevelopment and will be the only Embassy Suites resort in Orlando. Wake up to a free cooked-to-order breakfast. Enjoy the enhanced amenities in our newly redesigned resort, featuring fire-pits, tennis courts, a putting green, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball court, beach volleyball court, fishing dock, kids splash pad, dive-in movies and outdoor cabanas with TVs and refrigerators. Suites just $129 a night.

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista

8100 Lake St, Orlando, FL 32836 T: (407) 239-1144

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