The upcoming Association of Dental Support Organizations’ Summit in San Diego is packed with dental support organization and emerging dental group education, content, and networking opportunities. The annual meeting, which had over 1,100 attendees in 2018, is known as the premier DSO event of the year. For the complete agenda, updated 2/22/19, click here.
Beyond the DSO content that abounds during the three day event, you must stay until the end to see an incredible keynote motivational speaker and artist. Make sure you don’t miss Erik Wahl’s session on Saturday, March 30th, which takes place from 10:30am – 12 noon.
Eric Wahl is an internationally recognized artist, TED speaker, and No. 1 bestselling author. His breakthrough experience as an artist and entrepreneur has translated into making him into one of the most sought-after corporate speakers on the circuit today.
On stage, Erik’s keynote experience creates a dynamic multidimensional metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk. His message: disruption is the new normal and businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion, or risk being left behind.
He discovered an alarming truth early in his career as a partner in a corporate firm: an organization that encouraged the mental discipline of creativity did better than those that did not put innovation as a priority mission. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking. In the meantime, inspired by street art, he became an acclaimed graffiti artist – though he has since stopped selling his works for personal gain, and instead uses his art to raise money for charities. His keynote is where his passion for business growth and art converge into a fascinating performance.
His presentation inspires organizations to be increasingly agile and outlines how to use disruption as a competitive advantage. Some companies will be disrupted others will choose to be the disruptor. His new book, The Spark and the Grind, activates the essential components of translating ideas into action. His breakthrough thinking has earned praise from the likes of top influencers in both art and business. Erik’s previous book, a bestseller called Unthink, was hailed by Forbes Magazine as “the blueprint to actionable creativity,” and by Fast Company Magazine as “provocative with a purpose.” He is know as the ‘Warhol of Wall Street,’ the ‘Renoir of ROI,’ and the ‘Picasso of Productivity.’
What else does the 2019 ADSO Annual Summit have to offer?
There are plenty of networking opportunities during the ADSO Summit. To ensure you make the best use of your networking time, stop by the sponsored talk table exhibits from 5.30 to 6.30pm on Thursday, March 28th. Right after that head over to the welcome reception at San Diego’s Seaport Village for more networking.
Get a jump start on your networking on Friday, March 29th, during the 8 – 9 am breakfast. There are more opportunities for conversations and networking during the snack break from 11 – 11.30am and lunch from 12.30 – 1pm.
Round out your Friday and head over to Petco Field for Padres baseball at an exclusive ADSO rooftop viewing party.
Since you will being staying to see Erik Wahl on Saturday, March 30th, use your time prior to his session to do some more networking during the 8.30 – 9.30 breakfast and the talk table exhibits. These are great opportunities to finish meeting with everyone you need to speak with and connect to before the event’s dramatic finale. Read our article on the top two networking events at the 2019 ADSO Summit HERE.
There are also a plethoria of educational opportunities at the ADSO Summit for both established DSOs, as well as emerging dental groups.
The opening general session on Thursday, March 28th is the Leadership Panel: CEO to CEO – New Horizons with Steve Bilt of Smile Brands, Ken Cooper of North American Dental Group, Mitch Olan of Dental Care Alliance and Sulman Ahmed of DECA Dental Group.
Friday morning education kicks off with the Leadership Panel: Developing a C-Suite Leadership Team with Pat Bauer of Heartland Dental, Alistair Madle of D4C Dental Brands, Bob Fontana of Aspen Dental Management, Steve Thorne of Pacific Dental Services and Scotte Hudsmith of Smile Doctors.
Friday education continues with breakout sessions covering topics such as Dental Plans, Compliance, DSO Models, Operations, Growth and Development, Women in the DSO Industry, Recruitment & Retention, Clinical Systems, Teledentistry, Human Resources, Emerging DSOs, Future Trends, Dental Equity Structures, and Marketing. SEE YOU THERE!
Register for the Summit today!
For the complete agenda (updated 2/22/19), click HERE.
Make your hotel reservation HERE.
Source: Erik Wahl
Looking for a Job? Looking to Fill a Job? JoinDSO.com can help:Subscribe for free to the most-read and respected
resource for DSO analysis, news & events:Read what our subscribers & advertisers think of us: