A place that is idyllic, unaffected by time, or remote from reality.
Established in 2013:
Brigadoon is the global network where 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 powerpoint free, conversation focused 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, no lanyards, no apps - ever
Program activities that foster deeper connections
How Brigadoon Works:
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
Entrepreneurs + Founder
Journalists + Columnists
C-suite executives + Owners
Designers + Creatives
Film Directors + Musicians
Doctors + Health Professionals
Lobbyists + Advocates
Professors + Deans
Elected Officials + Policy Staff
Three ways to get involved:
Brigadoon Events: 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.
Brigadoon Clubs: Six times a year, new book and coffee discoveries hand-picked arrive at your doorstep. Essential books covering emerging issues or bags of whole-bean coffee from small batch roasters.
Brigadoon Professional: With four levels of activity to choose from, Brigadoon Professional is the platform with the strategy and tactics to help you upgrade your competitive advantage in the fast-changing global business environment. Brigadoon Professional provides resources, education, and experiences to drive new connections and deeper understanding of the emerging issues shaping commerce and culture.
Marc A. Ross
Advisor + Connector
Marc A. Ross is an advisor and connector working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics. Ross specializes in helping entrepreneurs and thought leaders make better connections and better communications. Ross has extensive experience in thought leadership, public affairs, and global 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. For more information on Brigadoon, advisory services, or partnerships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, June 27 make plans to attend Brigadoon Workshop | Capturing Press Attention.
We will gather for a special workshop and discussion on developing press contacts, speaking with the media, and creating content that is newsworthy.
On Thursday, June 27 make plans to attend Brigadoon DC | Aperitivo.
We will gather for cocktails and conversation at Woodward Table in Washington, DC.
Free to attend + Cash bar
Starting Thursday, September 12 make plans to attend Brigadoon Annapolis | Salon Dinner + Sailing
Dinner will be held at Flamant on Thursday, September 12 and a morning cruise of the Chesapeake Bay will take place on Friday, September 13.
On Thursday, September 26 make plans to attend Brigadoon Los Angeles | Salon Dinner.
We will gather for a special dinner and discussion at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica, California.
Brigadoon is going back to Detroit this October.
We will gather for a special dinner and discussion at the Shinola Hotel's San Morello restaurant on Thursday, October 3 and enjoy a morning tour of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) on Friday, October 4.
On Thursday, October 24 make plans to attend Brigadoon Cincinnati | Salon Dinner.
We will gather for a special dinner and discussion at Sotto in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Brigadoon is organizing its first remote gathering of entrepreneurs and thought leaders at Carphin House in Fife, Scotland this fall.
Think of four days where you can work remotely in a country estate, spend the day as you want, work on your book, strategize, think, read, whiteboard, check-out, go for a hike, and have evening dinners with fellow participants where the topic of conversation is business development and entrepreneurship.
Brigadoon is organizing its eighth gathering of entrepreneurs and thought leaders at Sundance Mountain Resort next winter.
Think of three days in the Utah mountains, engaging subject matter experts, meeting new entrepreneurs, hearing from thought leaders, enjoying winter mountain sports, a spa, yoga and meditation classes, the Owl Bar, delicious meals, relaxing by a fire, powerpoint free sessions, and discussions with fellow participants on emerging issues shaping commerce and culture.