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


November 10, 2020

SAC Europe Hosted Online Event

Topic: Client Contact – How Much Technology do you Really Need?
Presenter: Sten Vesterli. Founder and President, More than Code ApS, Vaerlose, Denmark
Venue: Online via Zoom – link will be sent to registrants in advance
Charge: Free for SAC members worldwide

More info? Contact SAC Ambassadors Patrick Daly or Hamish Mackenzie.



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

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.

 


December 17, 2019

SAC Pac Rim Meetup – in Melbourne

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

More info? Contact SAC Ambassador Clifton Warren.


January 22, 2020

SAC Chicago Area Meetup

Chicagoland – Third Networking & Social Event
Contact SAC Ambassador Praveen Puri.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Was in downtown Chicago

See event photos of prior meetings on In the News page.


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 held a southeast region meeting on February 18, 2019 in Miami. Building on the Innovate to Accelerate theme, we discussed  “Beyond Value Based Fees” how to dramatically improve the client’s condition while increasing revenue and reducing labor intensity.

This daylong event featured 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:

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

Hotel:

Kimpton: EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131

Contact SAC Ambassador Art Koch.

More info.


October 7, 2020

SAC Europe Online Event

Topic: Empathy: The Hidden Route to Faster Global Growth
Presenter: Steven Hunt, founder of Steven Hunt & Associates, Recklinghausen, Germany
Venue: Online via Zoom – link will be sent to registrants in advance
Charge: Free for SAC members worldwide

More info? Contact SAC Ambassadors Patrick Daly or Hamish Mackenzie.


October 20th and 21st, 2020

2020 SAC Virtual Annual Meeting

SAC held its Annual Meeting virtually via Zoom on October 20th and 21st, 2020.

See more information.