Local / Regional Events


SAC members have always gotten great value from meeting with other members in both informal meetups (typically local) and events covering larger geographies and/or more structured situations (typically regional). If you are interested in getting together to discuss business issues, to role play specific business situations or to listen to experts, contact your ambassador. Our goal is to encourage these collaborations wherever feasible.

For more information on these events, contact the coordinator below:

New York/Northeastern US – Lisa Bing
Florida/Southeastern US – Art Koch
Chicago/Midwest – Praveen Puri
Pacific Northwest – Diane Garcia
San Francisco Bay Area – Simma Lieberman
Los Angeles/Southern California – Liz de Clifford
Western Europe: Hamish Mackenzie and Patrick Daly
Pacific Rim: Clifton Warren, Evan Bulmer and Nicole Wilson

Interested in hosting a SAC event in your area? Let’s talk.

See Past Local & Regional Events.


Upcoming Local & Regional Events


December 4, 2019 – 10am – 1pm PDT

Create the Write Stuff with Linda Popky

SAC Learning Accelerator Lab – San Mateo, CA

SAC Learning Accelerator Labs are opportunities to put into practice new skills and strategies right in the session.

Bring your laptop. This is a working session!

Want to learn how to write a press release, a blog post, or an op-ed that gets read and gets you known? Would you like to be able to create multiple types of content based on the same concept, quickly and easily? In this SAC Learning Accelerator Lab, Linda Popky will take us step by step from idea to writing a strategic press release, blog post or an op-ed that will get read by our target markets.

Join us for this hands-on session that will help take out the stress and anxiety about creating content for your business. You’ll create at least one piece of content during the session, and you’ll learn how to get your piece published. So come with a topic idea you’d like to see published. You’ll leave with a finished piece, guidelines for creating additional pieces, and a plan for what to do next to get your work published.

Linda will also share her formula for leveraging intellectual property across multiple media, rather than reinventing the wheel every time you try to create content. You will never look at content creation the same way again.

About the Speaker

SAC Executive Director Linda Popky is an award winning marketing consultant who has not only written marketing and PR materials for clients, she’s authored her own books, and written and edited commercially published books for other authors. Her blog posts are regularly published by C-Suite Networks, MultiBriefs, CommPro, and others.

Fees (lunch is included):

SAC Member – $29
WeWork Members $29
Partners – $39
Non Members – $49

For more information contact Simma Lieberman 510.697.8226 or email Simma@Simmalieberman.com.

Click here to register.


December 17, 2019

SAC Pac Rim Meetup – in Melbourne

Join us for a SAC get together in Melbourne, Australia.

Register now.

More info? Contact SAC Ambassador Clifton Warren.


February 18, 2020

Beyond Value Based Fees – Closing Bigger Options

SAC Regional Event — Miami, Florida

Would you like to take your business to the next level?  The Society for the Advancement of Consulting will be holding a southeast region meeting on February 18, 2019 in Miami. Building on the Innovate to Accelerate theme, we will be discussing “Beyond Value Based Fees” how to dramatically improve the client’s condition while increasing revenue and reducing labor intensity.

This daylong event features Alan Weiss, the founder of SAC and author of Million Dollar Consulting, as well as sessions with these experts sharing best practices:

  • How to Generate Recurring Revenues as a Trusted Advisor to SMEs: Phil Symchych
  • Transitioning from Projects to Advisory: Amanda Setili
  • How to Write a Proposal That’s Accepted Every Time: Linda Henman

Pricing:

Early Bird Pricing until Dec 15th:

SAC Members – $245
Affiliates – $295
Non-members – $345
Students – $195

Pricing after Dec 15th:

SAC Members – $295
Affiliates – $345
Non-members – $395
Students – $195

New SAC Membership AND Attend Miami Event Bundle: Register to become a new SAC member here, enter promo code MIAMIBUNDLE, and you will receive a discount code to register for the Miami Event at a discount of $225! Bundle price: $515 (regularly $740).

Hotel:

Kimpton: EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
Front Desk 1-305-4245226

Hotel reservations with SAC discount.

Contact SAC Ambassador Art Koch.

Click here to register

More info.


October 6th and 7th, 2020

2020 SAC Annual Meeting in New York City

SAC will hold its Annual Meeting in New York City on October 6th and 7th, 2020.

Register Now for the 2020 SAC Annual Meeting and take advantage of Early Bird Pricing through December 31, 2019

Pricing:
Early Bird Pricing through December 31, 2019:
$250 for SAC members
$375 for SAC international members
$375 for affiliates/partners
$499 for nonmembers/general public

New SAC Membership AND Annual Meeting Bundle: Register to become a new SAC member here, enter promo code SAC2020BUNDLE, and you will receive a discount code to register for the Annual Meeting at a discount of $319! Bundle price: $575 (regularly $894).

Become a member today!


Past Local & Regional Events


March 4, 2019

Regional Event — Melbourne, Australia

Best Practices in Building a Thriving Consulting Business
Contact SAC Ambassadors Clifton Warren and Evan Bulmer.
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – $25
Il Gambero On the Park, Carlton, VIC, Australia
More info.


March 27, 2019

An All-Day Regional Event with Alan Weiss
Location: San Francisco Area

Breaking Through: Taking Your Business to New Heights

How do you take your business to the next level? Can you continue to grow without increasing your labor intensity? Do you have the courage to break through to a higher level of success? See the speakers and learn more.


April 24, 2019

SAC Chicago Area Meetup

Chicagoland – Inaugural Networking & Social Event
Contact SAC Ambassador Praveen Puri.
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – no charge, but registration is required
JW Marriott Hotel, Chicago, IL
More info.

See event photos on In the News page.


May 4, 2019

Business Accelerator Lab: Create the Write Stuff with Linda Popky

Want to learn how to write a press release, a blog post, or an op-ed that gets read and gets you known? Would you like to be able to create multiple types of content based on the same concept, quickly and easily?
Contact SAC Ambassador Simma Lieberman or Linda Popky.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – various fees
WeWork Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
More info.


May 4, 2019

SAC Miami/Ft Lauderdale Meetup

Building & Sustaining A Thriving Consulting Practice
Would you like to transition your practice from hands on, high labor to becoming a trusted advisor? Are you seeking a better life balance while sustaining a thriving consulting practice? Join us for two discussions with SAC members who will share their experiences and observations.
Contact SAC Ambassador Art Koch or Leslie Austin.
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – $25 – $40
The Point of Aventura, Aventura, FL
More info.


May 29, 2019

An All-Day Regional Event with Alan Weiss
Location: Boston Area

Breaking Through: Taking Your Business to New Heights

How do you take your business to the next level? Can you continue to grow without increasing your labor intensity? Do you have the courage to break through to a higher level of success? See the speakers and learn more.


June 21, 2019

SAC Europe – Building a Thriving International Consultancy from Europe
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Calling all Europeans and non-Europeans who will be in Europe in June!

The first Society for the Advancement of Consulting (SAC) event in Europe was held in Dublin, Ireland on Friday 21st June 2019 and was open to members and non-members alike.

At this event, we  addressed the following hot topics identified by many of our European members as key to building and sustaining a thriving practice in our complex and multicultural continent. The discussions were led by experienced European practitioner members of SAC:

  • International Consultancy Work – how to expand your consultancy business beyond the borders of your home country.
  • Advisory Work – how to transition your practice from hands on, high labour to becoming a trusted advisor.

There was a nominal charge of €25 to cover venue expenses and breakfast.

Learn more.

Those interested can contact Patrick Daly at +353 86 811 6030 or pdaly@albalogistics.com.

See event photos on In the News page.


July 18, 2019

Toronto Area Meetup

Dinner Mastermind meetup, 6pm at Mother Tongue Restaurant in the Templar Hotel, 348 Adelaide St. W., Toronto.  Enjoy some directed networking to break the ice along with an enjoyable meal.
Contact Stephen Wise
More info.

See event photos on In the News page.


July 29, 2019

Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Join us for a SAC get together in Brisbane. Learn more and Register now!
Contact SAC Ambassadors Evan Bulmer and Nicole Wilson

See event photos on In the News page.


August 8, 2019

Melbourne, Australia Meetup

Join us for a SAC get together  to discuss “Best Practices for Growth” in Carlton.
10am to 3pm at Il Gambero On The Park, 166 Lyon Street, Carlton.$25 each, includes lunch. Learn more.
Contact SAC Ambassadors  Clifton Warren and Evan Bulmer.

See event photos on In the News page.


August 15, 2019

Chicago Area Meetup

Join us for a SAC get together in downtown Chicago, 5pm.
Learn more.
Contact SAC Ambassador Praveen Puri.


September 26, 2019

SAC Chicago Area Meetup

Join us for a SAC get together in Chicago.
Contact Chicago SAC Ambassador Praveen Puri


October 18, 2019


SAC Europe – Barcelona, Spain

Building a Thriving Consultancy Practice from Europe 2

Join us for the second SAC Europe event in Barcelona.

This time it will be a full-day event incorporating practical workshops designed so that you can take away practical outcomes and action plans ready for execution when you return to your business.

We have a great downtown venue close to all the main sights of Barcelona. Full details on content and bookings here.

Looking forward to seeing you in the fabulous city of Barcelona in October.

Contact European SAC Ambassador Patrick Daly.