2021 SAC Annual Meeting: October 5-7, 2021

The 2021 SAC Annual Meeting is set for October 5-7, 2021.

Our theme this year is “Ready for Rebound.”

Here’s what’s new:
  • Three shorter days with staggering starting times each day for different geographies
  • More time for networking between sessions
  • More interactivity within sessions
  • More breakout sessions, including a focus on Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Plus all of your favorites from last year will be back:
  • Keynote by SAC Founder Alan Weiss
  • Client panels from different geographies
  • Birds of a Feather sessions
  • Presentations by outside experts and members of the SAC community
  • Presentation of the 3rd Annual Corrie Shanahan Memorial Advancing Consulting Awards

See prior annual meeting agendas.


Early Bird Pricing (through June 1st):
$199 for all SAC members

$229 for affiliates/partners
$299 for nonmembers/general public

Regular Pricing:
$249 for all SAC members
$279 for affiliates/partners
$349 for nonmembers/general public

Registration includes access to all conference recordings. Watch at your convenience afterwards.

Your registration fee is non-refundable. If you cancel before July 23, 2021, your registration fee can be applied to future events.

About the Presenters

Lisa Anderson – SAC Executive Director

Award-winning business performance expert Lisa Anderson, the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation that maximizes the customer experience and enables profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth.  Lisa is President of the Inland Empire Chapter of APICS (national trade organization supply chain), one of the most active and innovative chapters in the United States.  She has been instrumental in engaging students and has fostered the environment that has earned national recognition for the students from Harvey Mudd College and Cal Poly Pomona.

Robbie Kellman Baxter

Robbie Kellman Baxter has been advising entrepreneurs on business strategy for 20 years. Her clients have included solopreneurs and venture-backed startups as well as industry leaders such as ASICS, Netflix, Electronic Arts, and The Wall Street Journal. She has worked with nearly 100 organizations in over 20 industries on growth initiatives.

She is the author of The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction & Build Recurring Revenue, named a top 5 Marketing Book of the Year by Inc.com, based on the popular business term “Membership Economy” coined by Robbie. Her expertise with companies in the emerging Membership Economy extends to include SaaS, media, consumer products and community organizations.

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark is a professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out,  named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, the New York Times described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” Dorie is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, consulting and speaking for clients including Google, Microsoft, and the World Bank. She is also a producer of a multiple Grammy-award-winning jazz album. You can download her free Entrepreneurial You self-assessment workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com/entrepreneur.

Pam S. Harper

Founding partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., Pam Harper is a strategic growth expert who enables visionary CEOs, boards, and senior executives of successful companies to get to the heart of complex strategic leadership issues to accelerate momentum for game-changing results. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Preventing Strategic Gridlock®, and was cited as an acknowledged expert in Alexandra R. Lajoux’s 2019 book The Art of M&A 5th Edition. Pam is co-host of Growth Igniters® Radio, featuring best-selling authors and mid-market CEOs who are transforming the face of business. She founded and for over 5 years chaired the Association for Corporate Growth NJ’s Corporate Growth Conference & Awards, one of the association’s signature events. Pam is also the Founding Chair, of SAC’s Advancing Consulting Awards Committee.

Rob Oddi

Rob Oddi works with executives, business leaders, and their teams to create powerful change, inspire innovation, develop powerful strategy, and create effective engagement. He is a change and human development expert with over 20 years’ experience delivering transformational change on multi-million dollar projects, programs, and initiatives.

Rob engages audiences internationally on how to employ innovative and brain-based engagement as well as creative and disruptive new technologies to transform teams, culture, and to turn skeptics into followers and get everyone talking about what really matters. A sought-after speaker and thought leader in using creative thinking and problem solving to increase organizational success, Rob inspires, motivates, and infuses creativity and innovation to help organizations eliminate barriers and increase profitability.

Linda Popky – SAC Executive Director

Award-winning marketing expert Linda J. Popky, the founder and president of Leverage2Market Associates, transforms organizations through powerful marketing performance. Her clients range from small businesses and consultants to mid-sized companies and large Fortune 500 enterprises. Named one of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Women of Influence and a member of Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame, Linda J. Popky has extensive experience in marketing – in industry, agencies, and consulting. She is the former president of Women in Consulting and certified as a master mentor in the Private Roster Mentoring Program. Linda is the author of Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage With Marketing That Matters.

Stephen Shapiro

For over 20 years, Stephen Shapiro has presented his provocative strategies on innovation to audiences in 50 countries. During his 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. He is the author of six books, including his latest: Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. His Personality Poker® system has been used around the world to create high-performing innovation teams. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

Alan Weiss – SAC Founder

Million Dollar Consultant Alan Weiss, president of Summit Consulting, has been called the “rock star of consulting.” He’s published over 500 articles and 60 books on consulting, is an inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame® and the concurrent recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence. He has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, one of only two people in history holding both those designations. The founder of SAC, Alan has developed the premiere global community for solo consultants.