Established in 2013, Brigadoon is the global community where entrepreneurs and thought-leaders gather bringing together diverse talents to exchange insights and drive creativity.
Focused on high-touch, intimate, AV-free, and word of mouth events, 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 Scotland 2017 (Edinburgh) = November 12-14 + Brigadoon Sundance 2018(Utah) = February 25-27
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
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
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 communications, content, and commerce strategy firm specializing in global business communications. Working with entrepreneurial startups, multinational companies, trade associations, and government agencies, 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 Universoty of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School.