where entrepreneurs + thought leaders gather to discuss emerging issues shaping commerce + culture

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Established in 2013, Brigadoon is the global community where creative, curious, and compelling entrepreneurs and thought leaders gather to discuss emerging issues shaping commerce and culture.

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

From salon dinners, to excursions and multi-day retreats, Brigadoon organizes a number of events in distinctive settings that involve all participants and foster deeper connections.

The Brigadoon secret:

  • Bring a unique, global network of subject matter experts together in distinctive settings that intellectually challenges participants

  • Ensure maximum conversations and discussions

  • Events are more retreat and less conference

  • Gatherings and conversations are under Chatham House rules

  • No powerpoints - ever

  • Program activities that foster deeper connections


How Brigadoon makes it work:

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

  • Create a platform to release ideas and exchange best practices using offline and online techniques

  • Participants seek knowledge from others who have unique perspectives not frequently seen in your daily life

  • Create a multi-decade foundation of leaders committed to public service, solving problems, and building businesses

  • Construct gatherings that are more transformational and not transactional



Why Attend = 9 Reasons to Attend Brigadoon Sundance 2019

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

  2. Gatherings rarely connect onstage information with offstage networking opportunities and ongoing conversations

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

  4. Leave the gathering smarter and more energized 

  5. No dreadful powerpoint presentations

  6. The conversations cover emerging issues shaping commerce and culture

  7. Hear and learn from insiders and subject matter experts

  8. The Owl

  9. Alpine mountain activities = ski, snowshoe, hike, fly fish, yoga, plus photography and art classes


Participant Profile

  • Venture capitalists

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Journalists

  • Communicators

  • Authors

  • Designers

  • Entertainment producers

  • Doctors

  • Lobbyists

  • Thought leaders

  • Athletes

  • Professors

  • Elected Officials



Marc A. Ross

Thought Leader Communications + Global Public Affairs

Marc A. Ross is the founder of Brigadoon and specializes in thought leader communications and global public affairs for senior executives working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics. For more information, consulting services, and partnerships, please email marc@thebrigadoon.com.

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Brigadoon will organize its seventh gathering of entrepreneurs and thought leaders at Sundance Mountain Resort this winter. Participants will come from around the globe to discuss emerging issues shaping commerce and culture.

The dates for Brigadoon Sundance 2019 are February 24-26.

The event is more retreat and less conference. 

Think of it as a mountain weekend where participants are exposed to new ideas, discuss global issues, talk about enterprise, play in the mountains, and ultimately leave the gathering smarter.

Brigadoon is an opt-in, word of mouth event. Participants are individuals who possess significant expertise on issues that touch all parts of our daily lives, but in areas, we may know little about because of our expertise.

Brigadoon engages its participants with several hands-on meetings, meals designed to expand your network, outdoor sports, whiteboard sessions, and creative activities. 

There will be plenty of time for two-way conversations and individual reflection, which we all know is valuable.

The gathering has an intimate feel with just 50 participants. Venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, journalists, communicators, designers, producers, doctors, lobbyists, thought leaders, and athletes comprise the attendee list.

Brigadoon’s real value is unique in a world cluttered with worn-out conference formats and one-way panel events. Participants find value in both what is happening on stage as much as what is going on off stage.

Ticket sales end on January 24, 2019.


Brigadoon Sundance 2019

Main Stage

Kelsey Durkin
Writer + Comedian @KeepOn

Brook Hazelton
President, Americas @ Christie’s

Tanya Meck
Partner and Managing Director @ Global Strategy Group

Dan Owen
Vice President - Head of Industry Sales @ The Weather Channel - IBM

Jason Prall
Co-Founder @ The Human Longevity Project

Michael Rivera
Executive Director, Founder Central at USC - Marshall School of Business

Jessica Stone
White House Correspondent @ CGTN - America

Deloris Wilson
Inclusive Innovation Fellow @ Georgetown Institute for Technology Law and Policy

Whiteboard Sessions

Jeff Corless
COO @ Perceive Communications, Inc. + President and CEO @ Venture Strategic

Rick Doten
Chief, Cyber and Information Security @ Crumpton Group LLC

Catie Hargrove
Strategy and Management Consultant @ Axiom Consulting Partners

Wendy Jones
Author @ The Optimists Journal

CDR Nico Melendez (USNR)
CEO @ Perceive Communications, Inc. + Former National Spokesman @ US Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration

Marc Ross
Founder @ Brigadoon + Caracal Global

Benjamin Shobert
Author @ Blaming China: It Might Feel Good But It Won’t Fix America’s Economy