The Presentation Summit

Four days of magical learning

September 23-26 2018, San Diego CA

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The Presentation Summit
Four days of magical learning

September 23-26 2018, San Diego CA
Ask us about itRegister today

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The most extraordinary business conference you might ever attend
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Breadth

Creating successful presentations is about more than just software. It is about crafting sharp messages, creating intelligent presentation design, employing smart PowerPoint techniques, and developing comfort before an audience. The Presentation Summit offers all of this at levels you won’t find anywhere else.

Depth

We deliver insight, inspiration, and community to create a conference experience that you will remember forever. Our breadth of coverage, depth of expertise, willingness to help, and passion for creating engagement all add up to a business conference that is completely unlike any other you will attend.

Scope

Spend three days with us and never look at a presentation project the same way again. Three days and immediately distinguish yourself from 99% of the people creating or delivering presentations today.

How we design our seminars

At the Presentation Summit, you will get to choose among three concurrent seminars or workshops taking place at any given time.

Design

Looks at questions of design and aesthetics, story and message, and audience connection. This track explores the qualities that make up excellent presentation content and is where we showcase the work of prominent presentation designers and communication specialists.

Build

Dedicated to the nuts-and-bolts techniques and strategies that comprise effective use of PowerPoint and related software. It caters to those in the trenches—the ones who pump out slides by the truckload and need to learn how to be as efficient and as productive as possible. It is a haven for all of the nitty-gritty tips and tricks on myriad topics.

Deliver

Explores all the various ways, conventional and unconventional, in which presentations can be delivered to audiences. There are more than ever these days, with so many cloud-based technologies, but we will never lose sight of the personal dynamic of presenter meeting audience.

Schedule of Seminars and Events

Here was our lineup of seminars and workshops in 2017. We will announce our 2018 schedule right after the new year.

Sat

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcome Happy Hour
Meet the early birds
If you come to town early (several dozen do), join us for a get-acquainted happy hour.

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu

Presenters and Experts

The Team
Presenters
Keynote Speakers
Help Center Specialists
The Team
Presenters
Keynote Speakers
Help Center Specialists

The Presentation Summit limits attendance to 200 patrons and 18 exhibitors. To inquire about either, call 925.398.6210 or email info@betterpresenting.com.

Video from the Summit

From the seminar leaders

From the patrons

From the host

And for true gluttons for punishment

The Magic of the Summit: Our 10-minute movie...

The Presentation Summit

Four days of magical learning

September 23-26 2018, San Diego CA

Ask us about it  •   Register today

The Presentation Summit
Four days of magical learning

September 23-26 2018, San Diego CA
Ask us about itRegister today

What strikes me most is the sheer amount of resources I was able to add to my personal toolkit. How could I not have realized these were available in the 15 years I've been in sales and marketing? Talk about an "ah ha" moment!

What strikes me most is the sheer amount of resources I was able to add to my personal toolkit. How could I not have realized these were available in the 15 years I've been in sales and marketing? Talk about an "ah ha" moment!

What strikes me most is the sheer amount of resources I was able to add to my personal toolkit. How could I not have realized these were available in the 15 years I've been in sales and marketing? Talk about an "ah ha" moment!

Sr. Dir. of Marketing, TMS Health, Xerox
Anna Dunmeyer

It was incredible to find my people. The energy, enthusiasm, and operational excellence have fostered a wonderful community. I can't say enough about the interactions I had and what I learned from my colleagues.

It was incredible to find my people. The energy, enthusiasm, and operational excellence have fostered a wonderful community. I can't say enough about the interactions I had and what I learned from my colleagues.

It was incredible to find my people. The energy, enthusiasm, and operational excellence have fostered a wonderful community. I can't say enough about the interactions I had and what I learned from my colleagues.

Director, Content and Strategy, The Presentation Company
Daren Lewis

One of the best conferences ever. This conference is about passion, sharing, and top-notch visual communication. Every moment is crafted to help you become better while making you feel part of a wonderful and generous family.

One of the best conferences ever. I already miss the kindness, support, and talent that surrounded me. This conference is about passion, sharing, and top-notch visual communication. Every moment is crafted to help you become a better presentation professional while making you feel part of a wonderful and generous family.

One of the best conferences ever attended. I already miss the kindness, support, and talent that surrounded me. This conference is about passion, sharing, and top-notch visual communication. Every moment is crafted to help you become a better presentation professional while making you feel part of a wonderful and generous family.

Creative Director, Lattice Semiconductor
Ines Natale

I really appreciate the cross-section of experts. Each speaker delivered value and we all walked away with key learning nuggets. The Help Center is a great concept, as well, and I was able to resolve a significant problem with PowerPoint. Well organized and well executed.

I really appreciate the cross-section of experts. Each speaker delivered value and we all walked away with key learning nuggets. The Help Center is a great concept, as well, and I was able to resolve a significant problem with PowerPoint. Well organized and well executed.

I really appreciate the cross-section of experts. Each speaker delivered value and we all walked away with key learning nuggets. The Help Center is a great concept, as well, and I was able to resolve a significant problem with PowerPoint. Well organized and well executed.

VP, Canadian Sales, A.O. Smith
Geoffrey Holloway

I really appreciate the Presentation Summit, having gone straight to another conference afterward. This one is huge and impersonal. At the Summit, I learn from real people in the trenches, and I appreciate that much more now, having seen the alternative.

I really appreciate the Presentation Summit, having gone straight to another conference afterward. This one is huge and impersonal. At the Summit, I learn from real people in the trenches, and I appreciate that much more now, having seen the alternative.

I really appreciate the Presentation Summit, having gone straight to another conference afterward. This one is huge and impersonal. At the Summit, I learn from real people in the trenches, and I appreciate that much more now, having seen the alternative.

MarComm Manager, Poll Everywhere
Rebecca Kerr

I've been in business for more than 35 years and have attended many conferences. Hour for hour, the Presentation Summit has been one of the most productive uses of my time I have ever encountered at a professional gathering.

I've been in business for more than 35 years and have attended many conferences. Hour for hour, the Presentation Summit has been one of the most productive uses of my time I have ever encountered at a professional gathering.

I've been in business for more than 35 years and have attended many conferences. Hour for hour, the Presentation Summit has been one of the most productive uses of my time I have ever encountered at a professional gathering.

Ft. Myers, FL
Ken Sneeden

I learned so much, I met people who speak the same language as I, from a design and build point of view in PowerPoint, and who get it. The tips and tricks have been lifesaving and the Microsoft guys were so insightful and willing to help. Thank you for this amazing conference!

I learned so much, I met people who speak the same language as I, from a design and build point of view in PowerPoint, and who get it. The tips and tricks have been lifesaving and the Microsoft guys were so insightful and willing to help. Thank you for this amazing conference!

I learned so much, I met people who speak the same language as I, from a design and build point of view in PowerPoint, and who get it. The tips and tricks have been lifesaving and the Microsoft guys were so insightful and willing to help. Thank you for this amazing conference!

Graphic Design Specialist, Symphony EYC, United Kingdom
Bianca Malison

I leave with more than network connections, I leave the conference with new friends. I also leave with more than my company's money's worth of tips, tricks, best practices, and new approach. The number of attendees whose name tags showed that they have attended seven, eight, nine times already. Wow, what a testimony to value and positive experience.

I leave with more than network connections, I leave the conference with new friends. I also leave with more than my company's money's worth of tips, tricks, best practices, and new approach. The number of attendees whose name tags showed that they have attended seven, eight, nine times already. Wow, what a testimony to value and positive experience.

I leave with more than network connections, I leave with new friends. I also leave with more than my company's money's worth of tips, tricks, best practices, and new approaches. The number of attendees who have attended seven, eight, nine times already. Wow, what a testimony to value and positive experience.

Oakwood Worldwide, Los Angeles CA
Kathleen Donnelly

I was blown away by all the information and so many break-out sessions you had. I loved the 20-minute speed seminars. They all inspired me to do more. Don't they say that teachers make the best students?

I was blown away by all the information and so many break-out sessions you had. I loved the 20-minute speed seminars. They all inspired me to do more. Don't they say that teachers make the best students?

I was blown away by all the information and so many break-out sessions you had. I loved the 20-minute speed seminars. They all inspired me to do more. Don't they say that teachers make the best students?

Educator, Sedona AZ
Kathy Howe

This is easily the most accessible and open-armed people I've ever encountered at a conference, and I've been to quite a few in my career. This is great learning and geniune good times!

This is easily the most accessible and open-armed people I've ever encountered at a conference, and I've been to quite a few in my career. This is great learning and geniune good times!

These are easily the most accessible and open-armed people I've ever encountered at a conference, and I've been to quite a few in my career. This is great learning and geniune good times!

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Andover MA
Robert Heske
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The Presentation Summit limits attendance to 200 patrons and 18 exhibitors. To inquire about either, call 925.398.6210 or email info@betterpresenting.com.

Affordable, Accessible, Invaluable

Continuing a tradition of being one of the best values in end-user education, the Presentation Summit has maintained small business-friendly pricing since its inception in 2003. While comparably-sized conferences have fees that run in the several thousands, we maintain a perfectly-tuned infrastructure specifically designed for events of 200-225 patrons. We promise to keep our prices below the $2,000 mark for several years to come as long as you promise not to equate low prices with low value.

Main Conference:
Mon-Wed

$1,495
  • All seminars and workshops
  • Unlimited access to the Help Center
  • Buffet breakfast each morning
  • Full sit-down lunch on Mon and Tue

Sunday:
Optional Courses

$149 per course
  • Two-hour deep dives into fundamental topics
  • Small classes, lots of individual attention
  • The perfect jumpstart to the conference

Host Hotel:
DoubleTree Mission Valley

$182 per night
  • Minutes from downtown and beaches
  • Across the street from trolley to anywhere
  • Call 619.297.5466

All conference registrants receive access to our robust conference app and companion printed guidebook, providing comprehensive information on all of the presentations offered, as well as valuable supplemental notes, useful applications, and other resources and literature.

You can hold your seat with a signed company purchase order or a credit card used as a guarantee. In either case, you would then get net+30 to pay for your registration.

This negotiated Conference rate is inclusive of all resort fees and is guaranteed through September 1. After then, the room rate is likely to rise to its typical September rate of over $275/night.


CANCELLATIONS: 80% refund given if cancellation is received in writing more than 21 days before event; 40% refund if between 14 and 21 days before event; no refund within 14 days of event.

The Presentation Summit

Four days of magical learning

September 23-26 2018, San Diego CA

Ask us about it  •   Register today

The Presentation Summit
Four days of magical learning

September 23-26 2018, San Diego CA
Ask us about itRegister today