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, word of mouth community of leaders looking to learn from others to create a foundation of individuals committed to public service, solving problems, and building businesses.

Brigadoon = Where Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders Gather


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 2019 (February 24-26) and Brigadoon Scotland 2019 (Dates TBA)

No powerpoints and audio/visual equipment is not 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



Thought leaders





Marc A. Ross

Thought Leader Communications + Events

Marc A. Ross specializes in global communications, thought leader management, and event production at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics. Working with senior executives from multinational corporations, trade associations, and disruptive startups, he helps leaders create compelling communications, focused content, and winning commerce. Ross has extensive experience in global business communications for companies as well as leading the advocacy operations, fundraising programs and marketing efforts for nonprofits, trade associations, and political campaigns, many for the highest offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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 and global commerce from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Ross is a frequent speaker, commentator, and author on all matters of global business and public affairs, international communications and marketing as well as political campaigns. He has been a guest speaker at Wisconsin's School of Business, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Utah State's Huntsman School of Business, and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business on how politics impacts global business as well as the rise of new media for grassroots advocacy and political communications.