Conference

Control the Room

2nd Annual Facilitator Summit

Join us for our three-day interactive event!

Are you responsible for meetings that drive outcomes, exploratory sessions, off-sites, strategic planning, daily standups, retrospectives, or workshops of any kind?

Are you a strategy consultant, negotiator, manager, Scrum Master or design thinker? Deepen your knowledge on how to facilitate meetings that matter and connect with other facilitation and meeting practitioners. 

Date

February 5–7, 2020

Time

8am–6pm CST

Location

Capital Factory | Austin, Texas

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Workshop

Facilitation Master Class

February 5, 2020 • 9am–5pm CST

A hands-on workshop to sharpen your facilitation skills with Daniel Stillman & Douglas Ferguson

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Conference

Austin Facilitator Summit

February 6, 2020 • 8am–6pm CST

A full-day of expert facilitators sharing methods & activities featuring 16 Master Facilitators

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Workshop

Sales Sprints Master Class

February 7, 2020 • 9am–5pm CST

Accelerate and deepen your sales discovery process by leveraging the power of facilitation with Daniel Stillman & Douglas Ferguson

Facilitation Master Class

In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you’ll sharpen your facilitation skills through practice and peer feedback. Daniel and I will lead you through various methods, teaching why and how they work. You’ll get facilitation tips and tricks and learn how to incorporate these techniques into everyday meetings. You’ll end the day with a new way of looking at facilitating and the confidence to approach it with renewed energy and optimism.  It’s not just about a bigger toolbox, but developing internal resources that you can draw on to be a master facilitator.

Sales Sprints Master Class

Sales discovery is slow and inefficient...it’s easy to go down the wrong path and not always clear where real possibilities lie. Rather than spend weeks on interviews and synthesis, bring all your key stakeholders together for a powerful facilitated session. A Sales Sprint can jump-start your sales process or amplify your sales enablement efforts.

Event Speakers

Douglas Ferguson

Master of Ceremonies

Solomon Masala

Experiential Evolved

Sunni Brown

Seeing Past Your Me: How to Facilitate from a Place of Deeper Wisdom

Justin Foster

Leadership Presence: Where Inner Work Meets Outer Story

J. Schuh

Story Stacks: Sharing Stories That Matter

Taylor Cone

Designing Inclusive Collaborations to Leverage Team Diversity

Hailey Temple

Designing Online Meetings for Distributed People with Purpose

Vaishali Jadhav

It Takes Two: Moving From Co-Presenting to Co-Facilitating

Leisha Barnette

It Takes Two: Moving From Co-Presenting to Co-Facilitating

Johnny Saye

I’m an Attention Seeker: A facilitator’s guide to energizing groups

Emily Jane Steinberg

Beyond Our Blind Spots - Seeing Context in a Changing World

Dan Benedict

Cyber-Physical Design Sprints within the Enterprise

Lee Duncan

Cyber-Physical Design Sprints within the Enterprise

Reagan Pugh

The Inner Work of a Facilitator

Shannon Stott

Stick to Your Shit

Jordan Hirsch

Facilitate the Fun: Bringing Improv Into Your Facilitation Work

Lynda Baker

Facilitation Meets Feng Shui

John Fitch

What is your Rest Ethic?

Erin Lamberty

Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Facilitate the Unexpected

Kellee Franklin, Moderator

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions

Sam Schak, Panelist

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions

John Hawley, Panelist

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions

Jay Melone, Panelist

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions

Shipra Kayan, Panelist

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions

Event Schedule

Thursday | February 6, 2020

Registration

8:45 AM CST

Doors Open

9:00 AM CST

Welcome

9:10 AM CST

Solomon Masala | Experiential Evolved

9:55 AM CST

Lynda Baker | Facilitation Meets Feng Shui

10:15 AM CST

Justin Foster | Leadership Presence: Where Inner Work Meets Outer Story

10:35 AM CST

Break & Networking

10:50 AM CST

Emily Jane Steinberg | Beyond Our Blind Spots: Seeing Context in a Changing World

11:10 AM CST

John Fitch | What is Your Rest Ethic?

11:30 AM CST

J. Schuh | Story Stacks: Sharing Stories That Matter

11:50 AM CST

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions

Moderator: Kellee Franklin | Panelists: Sam Schak, John Hawley, Jay Melone, & Shipra Kayan

12:30 PM CST

Lunch

1:30 PM CST

Daniel Stillman | Facilitator Hats

1:40 PM CST

Sunni Brown | Seeing Past Your Me: How to Facilitate from a Place of Deeper Wisdom

2:25 PM CST

Johnny Saye | I’m an Attention Seeker: A Facilitator’s Guide to Energizing Groups

2:45 PM CST

Shannon Stott | Stick to Your Shit

3:05 PM CST

Break & Networking

3:20 PM CST

Jordan Hirsch | Facilitate the Fun: Bringing Improv into Your Facilitation Work

3:40 PM CST

Leisha Barnette & Vaishali Jadhav | It Takes Two: Moving from Co-Presenting to Co-Facilitation

4:00 PM CST

Reagan Pugh | The Inner Work of a Facilitator

4:15 PM CST

Lee Duncan & Dan Benedict | Cyber-Physical Design Sprints within the Enterprise

PRIZES

4:40 PM CST

Break & Networking

4:50 PM CST

Erin Lamberty | Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Facilitate the Unexpected

5:05 PM CST

Taylor Cone | Designing Inclusive Collaborations to Leverage Team Diversity

5:25 PM CST

Hailey Temple | Designing Online Meetings for Distributed People with Purpose

Closing

Wait, What's Facilitation?

Whether you know it or not, you are probably a facilitator. The act of facilitating is to make an operation or process easier. Facilitation skills are crucial to exercise when planning and running meetings to make them as participative and productive as possible. It’s imperative to company profit and culture to conduct successful meetings. Perfecting the art of facilitation is one of the most important and beneficial skill sets that make a successful leader. 

A skilled facilitator can supercharge a team’s performance by functioning as a process guide for navigating complicated business challenges. Facilitators are experts at leading groups through key meetings and gatherings. Facilitators exist to enable better gatherings between teams, stakeholders, or collaborators of any kind.

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What People Are Saying

"I loved the conference. As a relatively novice facilitator, I returned energized and inspired. When I signed up for the conference - I mostly did so because of rave reviews from my colleagues. It was a little hard to tell what I was getting into from the event page. There's so much value here for folks in leadership roles etc."

Vishal

UX SUPERVISOR

"I realized my entire role is facilitation. I have to do a lot of lateral influencing. So I use these skills even if it is not a super-structured workshop. Our product team has micro meetings all the time, and these methods help us get the most of those moments. My team can lean on me to facilitate. You will redesign the way you have conversations. I can’t believe every college student doesn’t have to take a class like this. This is how you collaborate. It is the underpinning of the future of work."

Savannah

PRODUCT DESIGNER AT TAILWIND

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Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third party publication. Please contact our events manager, Tara, if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.​

Refund Policy

All sales for workshops are final. The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place at any time at no charge.

Summit Partner

MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration. Our platform and services enable innovative teams to think and collaborate visually to solve important problems. People benefit from MURAL’s speed and ease of use in creating diagrams, which are popular in design thinking and agile methodologies, as well as tools to facilitate more impactful meetings and workshops. Global enterprises including IBM, USAA, E-Trade, Intuit, SAP, Atlassian, Autodesk and GitHub have embraced visual collaboration to align their teams, plan in real-time, speed up decision making, reduce travel costs and accelerate a culture of innovation. MURAL’s certified enterprise-class cloud-based infrastructure connects 40 percent of Fortune 100 global enterprises, drawing the support of leading investors from Radian Capital, Gradient Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst and others. MURAL is headquartered in San Francisco and employs over 100 people working remotely across six time zones around the world, including office hubs in Buenos Aires and Europe. Learn more at mural.co

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