Stay tuned for 2018 skucamp dates and speakers!


A one-of-a-kind business bootcamp experience

skucamp is a 2 night/3 day business planning boot camp designed to kick-start your 2018 calendar year.

It's a deep-dive event, with tools, worksheets, references, contracts, playbooks, and fabulous networking all within a spectacular setting. Workshop topics include sales, marketing, finance, management, e-commerce, (and more!), all led by experienced pros.

Whether you need to work on your UVP, your branding, your sales growth, or even your personal growth, skucamp offers a chance for you to work on your business (not in your business) while alongside like-minded peers.

A one-of-a-kind business bootcamp experience

Our skucon conferences have been such an amazing success that we have been working behind the scenes on a super-secret, brand new concept: skucamp, the industry’s first business-by-design bootcamp.

skucamp is a 2 night/3 day business planning boot camp designed to kick-start your 2018 calendar year.

It's a deep-dive event, with tools, worksheets, references, contracts, playbooks, and fabulous networking all within a spectacular setting.

All of the key areas of running a business will be touched upon (sales, marketing, finance, management, technology, and more) and all workshops will be led by experienced pros in the promo industry.

Whether you need to work on your UVP, your branding, your sales growth, or even your own personal growth, skucamp offers a chance for you to work on your business (not in your business) while alongside like-minded peers.

It's the perfect time (4th QTR) to prepare for 2018, and the perfect space (a fun and inspiring atmosphere) to design your business on purpose.

P.S. How does this differ from skucon? skucamp is designed to be a workshop-facilitated boot camp. It is tactical intel, led by expert, industry practitioners. skucamp is aspirational, intimate, and perfect for owners/leadership teams.

skucon will continue to be high-level content that brings the community together to celebrate our profession while learning from best-in-class speakers. skucon is inspirational, communal, and perfect for teams.

Speakers

Hear from some of the marketing industry's most passionate and creative personalities. Walk away inspired and ready to tackle the rest of 2018.

Danny Rosin

Workshop: Make Intimacy a Marketing Strategy

Denise Taschereau

Workshop: Build a Purpose-Driven Brand

Ted Church

Workshop: Build Authentic Brand Experiences for Lasting Connections

Matty Toomb

Workshop: Master the Art of Selling

Casey Schorr

Panel: Emerging Trends in e-Commerce

Catherine Graham

Workshop: Business Growth and Scaling Strategies

Roni Wright

Workshops: skucamp yoga & skucamp mindfulness

Jamie Watson

Workshop: Create Maximum Financial Value in Your Business

Nicole Hite

Panel: Drive Authentic Change with a Millennial Mindset

Bobby Lehew

Workshop: Enchanting Secrets to Creative Storyselling

Stephen Musgrave

Panel: Drive Authentic Change with a Millennial Mindset

Eric Granata

Panel: Emerging Trends in e-Commerce

Todd Pottebaum

Panel: Emerging Trends in e-Commerce

Mark Graham

Panel: Drive Authentic Change with a Millennial Mindset

Schedule

In boot camp style, we’re offering a comprehensive series of in-depth workshops featuring tools, tips, worksheets, and more! Attendees will rotate between all workshops.

12 - 5pm Arrival & Registration Sign in, grab your skucon gear (located near the famous Ace pool) and soak up that California sun!
5 - onwards skucamp Kick-off Party Join us for the official skucamp kick-off party. Come meet and mingle with you counselors and fellow campers.We'll have BBQ, cocktails, games, & S'mores!
6:30 - 7:30am skucamp yoga with Roni Wright
7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45am Opening Remarks
8:45 - 9:45am Workshop: Build a Purpose Driven Brand with Denise Taschereau
9:45 - 10:45am Panel: Learn How to Drive Authentic Change with a Millennial Mindset with Mark Graham, Stephen Musgrave, Nicole Hite
10:45 - 11am Break
11am - 12:15pm Workshop: Learn to Master the Art of Selling with Matty Toomb
12:15 - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:30pm Workshop: Business Growth and Scaling Strategies with Catherine Graham
2:30 - 3:30pm Workshop: Create Maximum Financial Value in Your Business with Jamie Watson
3:30 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 5:00pm Workshop: Learn Enchanting Secrets to Creative Storytelling with Bobby Lehew
5:00 - 6:30pm Chill / Unprogramming Space and time to relax, process your notes, share insights with friends, or take a break and explore the fabulous Ace.
6:30pm onwards Last Night of Camp Party
Hosted by RuMe Brandsuite & T-shirt Tycoon Work hard and play hard over a feast of "alta California cuisine" and SoCal's famous Desert Tacos provided by Chef Salgado.
6:30 - 7:30am skucamp mindfulness with Roni Wright
7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:45am Workshop:Build Authentic Brand Experiences for Lasting Connections with Ted Church
9:45 - 10:45am Panel: Learn Emerging Trends in e-Commerce with Bobby Lehew, Todd Pottebaum, Eric Granata, Casey Schorr
10:45 - 11am Break
11am - 12:15pm Workshop: Learn How to Make Intimacy a Marketing Strategy with Danny Rosin
12:15 - 1:30pm Lunch Our send-off lunch where we look back at the biggest lessons learned over the course of the bootcamp and share our experiences.
1:30pm onwards Unconference/Hang out time We encourage you to stick around for an extra day/night to chill out after skucamp with your new friends. Golf, mountain biking, hiking, sleep? Go for it! This part of skucamp is voluntary. These activities are not included in your registration fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get to Palm Springs?

Unless you live within driving distance, we recommend you fly into Palm Springs Airport (PSP).

If you wish to drive from a major airport, LAX is likely your best bet. The driving time is approx 2 hrs to Palm Springs, but that could turn into 4-5 hours in bad traffic.

Is there a special rate at the Ace Hotel for skucampers?

Yes! A special rate is available for attendees. To book your room, please call 760-325-9900 and provide the group code “commonsku".

Room rates for skucampers are as follows Special rates apply to two room types: (i) King Lounge at $253.59/night and (ii) Patio Fireplace at $265.24/night. These rates apply to Oct 1-4. Rates are inclusive of all taxes and resort fees.

What is the weather like?

Palm Springs in October is awesome (High 95/Low 67).

What do I wear at skucamp?

skucamp is very casual. Dress for comfort, leave the dress shoes at home. Shorts and flip flops are welcome (and encouraged).

Tell me more about the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs.

This ain’t your father’s business hotel. It's beautifully appointed, very funky in a retro way, and lots of fun. We will be using the meeting spaces in a creative way to foster the collisions and downtime that are so important for learning.

Check out all of the amenities and public spaces at their site.

Is there a cancellation policy on my skucamp tickets?

Yes, we will issue a full refund if you cancel before August 1, 2017. There are no refunds after August 1.

What should I pack?
  • Laptop and/or tablet (for the workshops)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Bathing suit
  • Running shoes (if you like to run)
  • Hiking shoes (amazing hiking nearby)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm layer (historical low is 67F at night)
  • Camera
  • An open mind ready to embrace learning and adventure!
What’s included in my registration fee?

Your registration fee includes all gifts, entertainment, meals*, food and drink as well as access to all workshops.

*Oct 1 - cocktails, dinner; Oct 2 - all meals; Oct 3 - breakfast and lunch

What costs are excluded?

Travel to/from Palm Springs, and hotel accommodations are excluded.

Should I come in earlier or stay later?

Why not?! It's Palm Springs after all!

The discounted room rates apply from Oct 1-4, so you are welcome to stay later. You can also arrive earlier, though the discounted rates do not apply before Oct 1. We encourage you to stay an extra day for some unwinding time with other attendees. You are responsible for meals/accommodation costs outside of the official skucamp schedule.

Are you still hosting skucon in Las Vegas before The PPAI Expo?

Yes. skucamp is our multi-day conference format, whereas skucon is our 1-day event before The PPAI Expo. Both events are quite complementary and we encourage you to check out both! We will announce our skucon plans in the summer. For now, you can pencil in Jan 14, 2018 for skucon Las Vegas.

If I had to choose skucamp over skucon, which would you recommend?

Both. (You knew we’d say that, right?) But, here’s why: skucamp is for business planning and it’s an intimate event, so, you’ll have the chance to learn tactical tips from expert practitioners while hanging out with some stellar colleagues. skucon is becoming the can’t miss event at Expo and is a fantastic way to energize you and your team with inspirational speakers and outside experts. Want to dig deep and attend hands-on workshops, while focusing on business planning for 2018? Come to skucamp. Want to be inspired to have your best year ever? Come to skucon.

We like to say: come to skucamp for the the perspiration (it is a boot camp and Palm Springs, after all); come to skucon for the inspiration.

Are you hosting skucon Chicago in 2017?

No, we decided to convert our 1 day skucon Chicago into skucamp in Palm Springs. Like last year, we will still have 2 conferences (skucamp Palm Springs + skucon Las Vegas - Jan 14, 2018).

Ace Hotel + Swim Club

701 E. Palm Canyon Drive / Palm Springs, CA 92264
Sunday, October 1st - Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Please call 760-325-9900 and use the code "commonsku" to book your rooms. Special rates apply to two room types: (i) King Lounge at $253.59/night and (ii) Patio Fireplace at $265.24/night. These rates apply to Oct 1-4. Rates are inclusive of all taxes and resort fees.

What else you need to know?

  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, cocktails and dinner are included in your registration fee.
  • No refunds issued after August 1st, 2017
  • If you have any questions, drop us a line at skucamp@commonsku.com

Presenting Partners

skucamp is made possible because of the generous support of our vendor partners. Let's show 'em some love.

Supporting Partners