Established in 2013, Brigadoon is the global community where creative, curious, and compelling entrepreneurs and thought-leaders gather bringing together diverse talents to exchange insights and drive creativity.

Brigadoon is an opt-in community of leaders looking to learn from others to create a foundation of individuals committed to public service, solving problems, and building businesses.



Bring a unique, global network together in a distinctive settings that intellectually and physically challenges all participants

Events are more retreat and less conference

Gatherings and conversations are under Chatham House rules

Small intimate dinners in leading metropolitan regions hosted in unique locations with special key-note presenters

Tent pole events in North America + Europe: Brigadoon Sundance 2018 (Utah) = February 25-27 and Brigadoon Scotland 2019 (Edinburgh)

No powerpoints or audio/visual equipment is permitted



Develop a diverse, global network of experts from different sectors, countries, and backgrounds

Create a platform to release ideas and exchange best practices

Generate knowledge from others who have unique perspectives not frequently seen in your daily life

Create a long term foundation of individuals committed to public service, solving problems, and building businesses


Why Attend

The world is cluttered with worn-out conference formats, one-way panel events, and stuffy corporate dinners

Gatherings rarely connect onstage information with offstage networking opportunities

Legacy events are myopic and don't bring a collection of well rounded attendees to the same place at the same time

Leave smarter and more energized 

You will never have to sit through a dreadful slide deck presentation

The conversations are ambitious 


Attendee Profile

Venture capitalists






Entertainment Producers








Marc A. Ross is an expert in helping companies excel at the intersection of globalization and politics. Ross has extensive experience in business development for companies as well as leading the advocacy operations, fundraising programs and communications efforts for nonprofits, trade associations, corporations and political campaigns, many for the highest offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Ross is the founder of Caracal Global, a firm which specializes in global business communications at the intersection of politics, policy, and profits. Working with boardrooms and C-Suite executives from multinational corporations, trade associations, and disruptive startups, Caracal Global helps organizations create compelling communications, focused content, and dynamic commerce platforms.

Ross’ work in government relations, public affairs, and communications has allowed him to work on a number of diverse public policy issues, such as global climate change, national energy policy, natural resource management, auto retailing, intellectual property, technology antitrust, US-China commercial relations, and international trade. Also, his experience working with several Internet startups and entrepreneurs has allowed him to wear many hats, including marketing, business development, finance, and strategy.

Ross has an MBA with an emphasis on international business from the OneMBA program at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School.