A One-of-a-Kind Business Boot Camp Experience

From Palm Springs to New Orleans to Pittsburgh to Austin, each skucamp is a one-of-a-kind promotional products industry boot camp experience created to kick-start your calendar year!

Led by entrepreneurial eccentrics, industry independents, as well as outside experts, these high-impact lessons from the trenches will help you take a deep-dive into multiple aspects of building a successful distributorship, from reinventing your brand, commissions, creative merchandising, scaling your business, and much more.

skucamp is where the B-sides of our industry come to gather. The B-sides are where the hidden gems, the most original tracks, exist. We love skucamp.

Brandon Mackay
SnugZ USA

skucamp doesn’t feel like a conference you are forced to sit through for hours on end. It was enjoyable and a fantastic learning environment to be in.

Jillian Brandt
Whitestone Works

Meet Our Speakers

Hear from some of the promotional products industry's most passionate and creative personalities. Walk away inspired and ready to tackle the year ahead.

skucamp sessions are filled with fabulous ideas, humor, reality checks, passion, the love of creativity, and genius ways to get your sh*t together! I'm surprised we didn't see a unicorn.

Angie Svec
Soul + Swag

Engaging, informative, thought provoking and inspiring! We left feeling that what we learned would definitely be valuable to our continued business growth.

Brent Hoskins
Martket Branding

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is skucamp designed for?

skucamp is designed for the owner, C-level manager or senior-level staff within a supplier or a distributor. If you are on the upswing of your career and are making waves in your organization, you should be at skucamp.

What is the schedule?

We have not yet released the final schedule, but the following will give you an idea of how you’ll spend your time at skucamp.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
12-4 pm - Registration
6 pm - onwards - Opening Party (drinks & dinner)

Monday, September 14, 2020
9 am - 5 pm - Classes and Workshops
6:30 pm - onwards - Dine Around

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
9 am - 5 pm - Classes and Workshops
6:30 pm - onwards - Closing Party (drinks & dinner)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Depart Austin

What do I wear at skucamp?

skucamp is very casual … funky casual if you will. Dress for comfort, leave the formal suits and gowns at home. Air conditioning indoors may make it cool for some people so dress accordingly. Evenings may be cooler so bring a layer for any outdoor events.

Is there a cancellation policy on my skucamp tickets?

Yes, we will issue a full refund if you cancel before August 1, 2020. There are no refunds after August 1, 2020.

What should I pack?
  • Laptop and/or tablet (for the classes/workshops)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Running shoes & workout gear (we will have a run club each morning)
  • An open mind ready to embrace learning and adventure!

  • Be sure to leave some room for all the amazing skucamp swag you’ll receive! Here is our gift collection from skucamp Pittsburgh to give you a sense of the wonders that await you :)


What’s included in my registration fee?

Your registration fee includes all workshops, entertainment, gifts, drinks, and most meals. Travel to/from Austin and hotel costs are not included.

Included meals:

  • Sept 13 - dinner/drinks
  • Sept 14 - breakfast, lunch, snacks (the cost of the dine-around dinner is not included)
  • Sept 15 - breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner/drinks
Can I bring my spouse or significant other to skucamp?

While we have no issues with your spouse/significant other joining you on your trip to Austin, skucamp is a business planning boot camp and our events provide networking opportunities for other skucamp attendees in the promotional products industry. If your spouse/significant other works in the promotional products industry, they can register as an attendee and join us for the entire event. If your spouse/significant other is not part of your business or the promotional products industry, please note we are not able to accommodate them at the event (meals, sessions, socials, gift bags etc) because of capacity constraints.

How do I book my hotel room?

We have special rates ($246.71/night + tax) for skucamp attendees from Sept 13-16 at the South Congress Hotel in Austin. Please book your rooms here.

A minimum of 3 nights is required.

If you wish to book additional nights, please call the hotel 512.920.6405 and provide the skucamp booking code. Note that the special rates do not apply for rooms booked outside Sept 13-16.

Note: there is a 7 day cancellation policy at the hotel (no refunds on the room if cancelled 7 days before the event).

How does the dine-around work?

skucamp is all about the power of connections and meeting new and interesting people. One of the ways we do this is by having a dine-around on our 2nd night, September 14. We assign small groups of 8-10 people to various restaurants in town.

Note: the cost of your dinner for the dine-around is not included in your registration fee. You will pay for your meal at the restaurant on September 14.

What costs are excluded?

Travel to/from Austin and hotel accommodations are excluded. The cost of the dine-around for dinner on September 14 is also excluded.

How is skucamp different from your other events?

Each of our events is designed with different themes in mind. Many people will attend all events as they all offer something unique.

skucamp is a 3-day business planning boot camp for executive-level distributors and suppliers to plan their year ahead.

skucon focuses on high-level education and inspiration for any role, distributors or suppliers. It is hosted the day before the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

commonsku University is a half-day education session for distributors and supplier customers of commonsku to learn how to use the platform more efficiently held at the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

When should I arrive/depart?

We encourage you to arrive before 5 pm on Sunday September 13th so you are checked in and registered for our kick-off party that evening.

skucamp ends after our closing party on September 15th. We recommend catching a flight on the morning of September 16th.

South Congress Hotel, Austin

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, United States
  • Sunday, September 13th - Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
  • Special room rates for Sept 13-16 = $246.71/night + tax
  • A minimum of 3 nights is required.

Please book your rooms here.

If you wish to book additional nights, please call the hotel 512.920.6405 and provide the skucamp booking code. Note that the special rates do not apply for rooms booked outside Sept 13-16.

Note: there is a 7 day cancellation policy at the hotel (no refunds on the room if cancelled 7 days before the event).

Contact Us

If you have any questions, drop us a line at skucamp@commonsku.com

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