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2018 marks the 10th Anniversary of the world’s largest gathering of Inside Sales leaders!

Join us in downtown Chicago at the Sheraton Grand, just steps away from the famous Magnificent Mile and the Chicago River for a 3-day learning, sharing, and networking event.

Dedicated to the Advancement of our Profession


700+ Sales Leaders
3 Days of Learning, Sharing & Networking
60+ Total Sales & Leadership Sessions
2 Pre-Event Workshops

Agenda at a Glance:

Day 1: Tuesday, April 3rd

Optional Pre-Event Workshops: 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Technology Expo Grand Opening: 11:00 AM
Leadership Summit Kickoff & General Sessions: 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Happy Hour in the Expo: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Day 2: Wednesday, April 4th

Breakfast in the Expo/Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtables: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
General Sessions: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch in the Expo: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Hands-On Workshops/Breakouts: 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Break – Explore the Expo: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Hands-On Workshops/Breakouts: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
10th Annual Leadership Summit Awards & Gala: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Day 3: Thursday, April 5th

Breakfast in the Expo/Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtables: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Hands-On Workshops/Breakouts: 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Conference Close: 11:45 AM


Optional Pre-Event Workshops take place from 9:30 – 11:45 AM prior to the Summit Kickoff. Workshops enhance your Summit experience with hands-on workshops lead by facilitators who are experts in their field. Workshop topics include Leadership Skills and Managing Millennials. Learn More

Large Group Learning takes place on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning in the Sheraton Ballroom. Sales experts from a variety of companies and backgrounds will present on the challenges and issues facing our profession, while providing actionable tips for you to solve these challenges!

Small Group Workgroups/Breakouts offer attendees the chance to personalize their Leadership Summit learning path. With 48 options throughout LS2018 to choose from these sessions are sure to provide you with the knowledge you need to advance your career, and improve performance.

The Solution Provider Expo located on Level 1 provides attendees with the opportunity to meet with today’s leading Sales Services Providers and learn first-hand about their various products, service offerings, and (more importantly) if they can help you or your organization improve performance and effectiveness!

Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtables help to connect you with like-minded individuals on common topics of interest. Roundtables are held Wednesday and Thursday morning during breakfast in the Expo. Interested in leading a roundtable? Contact us today for more information.

Happy Hour in the Expo takes place on Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 PM and provides the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new connections, and explore the Solution Provider Expo in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

The 10th Annual AA-ISP Awards Ceremony & Gala will take place on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30 PM. This special event will feature a formal awards ceremony followed by a party to celebrate our profession. More details to come…

Check out some highlights from the past 9 years of Leadership Summits!


The Leadership Summit is dedicated exclusively to Sales Leadership and supporting roles.

Titles we often see at the annual Summit include:

Sales Manager/Team Leader/Sales Director

SDR or LDR Manager/Leader

Sales Operations

Sales Trainer

Sales/Marketing Director & VP

Business Dev. Director/VP

VP of Sales


Chief Revenue Officer

Chief Executive Officer


Sales Consultant


For the first time, The Leadership Summit will offer a complete track filled with sessions specific to individuals who desire to advance their career into management. Leaders are encouraged to nominate and select those within their organization who display interest and promise in leading a sales team. This track will provide Aspiring Leaders with the skills required to advance to the next level. Those recently promoted or newer to management are also encouraged to attend these sessions.


Personalize your Summit experience by choosing which breakout sessions are most relevant for you.

Breakout Session dates and times to be determined.


Enhance your Summit experience by attending one of the two optional Pre-Event Leadership Workshops.

These small-group sessions provide an intimate environment for you to learn practical skills from Digital Sales experts.

Workshop 1:
Millennials: How to Move from Pulling Your Hair Out to Increased Profitability
Amanda Hammett
Entrepreneur, Speaker and Consultant
Join, the Millennial Translator®, Amanda Hammett as she breaks down her philosophy: if you don’t understand millennials, you can’t keep them.
Workshop 2:
Great Leaders... Great Teams... Great Performers
'Antarctic Mike' Pierce
Sales Reps respond and perform better when led by great leaders, not managers. This workshop will dig deep into 5 key areas every leader needs to create and sustain in order to build an environment and culture of success and achievement.

Unable to attend the full conference?

Register for the pre-event workshop for only $249

Register For The Workshop Only


David Kerr
Liz Johnson
Director of Talent & Professional Development Programs
Ed Porter
Sysco Guest Supply
Director, Inside Sales
Christian Blood, PhD
Zoho Corporation
Lead Editor, HR Solutions
Natasha Sekkat
Panera Bread
VP Sales
Scott Littrell
Director New Business Sales
Jon Selig
Funny: You Should Say That!
Coach & Trainer
Hilmon Sorey
Managing Director
Howard Dover
University of Texas at Dallas
Director of the Center for Professional Sales, Clinical Professor of Marketing and Sales Coach
Mike Brooks
Mr. Inside Sales
Bruce Lewolt
Karen Kennedy
Insights To Growth
The People Whisperer for Business
Brian Trautschold
Ambition Inc.
Chris Beall
Laurie Page
The Bridge Group
Managing Partner
JB Bush
ValueSelling Associates, Inc.
Managing Partner
Bob Marsh
Founder & CEO
Janet Stucchi
The Bridge Group
Senior Consultant
Dr. Scott Baird
Griffin Hill
Chairman & Founder
Chris Anderson
Vice President, Global Inside Sales
Ivan Gomez
NextStage, LLC
President and Founder
David Hood
Anneke Seley
Reality Works Group
CEO & Founder
Amanda Hammett
The Millennial Translator
Entrepreneur, Speaker and Consultant
Mike Pierce - "Antarctic Mike"
Jen Gergen
Senior Operations Manager
Amit Bendov
John Healy
Factor 8
Vice President
Lauren Bailey
Factor 8 Sales Training
Founder & President
Joy Baldridge
Baldridge Seminars International
Speaker, Author, & Consultant - Founder & President
Bob Perkins
Founder & Chairman
John Mayhall
LinkedIn Sales Solutions
Director of Sales Solutions
Tom Leidigh
CEO, Founder, Owner
Jamie Shanks
Sales for Life
CEO, Best-Selling Author
Shari Levitin
Shari Levitin Group
Joshua Tillman
DialSource, Inc
Marc Jablon
Executive Trainer
Lori Richardson
Score More Sales
Joël Le Bon, Ph.D.
University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, Steven Stagner Sales Excellence Institute
Marketing Professor & Director of Professional Development
Kyle Porter
Mario Martinez Jr.
CEO and Founder | Digital Sales Evangelist
Amar Sheth
Sales for Life
Social Selling Evangelist
Dionne Mischler
Inside Sales by Design
CEO & Founder
Paula White
Bound Tree Medical
Director, Inside Sales
Steve Richard
Founder & Chief Revenue Officer
Morgan J Ingram
JBarrows LLC
Director of Sales Execution and Evolution
Jason C Blais
Vice President, Inside Sales
Molly Hallahan
Product Marketing Manager

Interested in speaking at Leadership Summit 2018?

We are looking for engaging and passionate community thought leaders as volunteers to speak during the Leadership Summit 2018.

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Top leaders increase performance and learn the latest skills each year at the Leadership Summit. Calculate your own teams ROI now.

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The Leadership Summit will be held at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Chicago, just steps away from the Miracle Mile and all the nightlife Chicago has to offer.

Discounted rooms are available at Sheraton Grand through March 17th, 2018 from $199 / room plus applicable taxes and fees.

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Note: Hotel reservations will not be solicited to attendees. Please use the reservation link to ensure your financial security.


Each Leadership Summit '18 admission includes a 1-year AA-ISP Professional membership, or a 1-year extension to your existing Professional Membership.

1 Attendee

One attendee badges for one individual.
Earlybird: $1,295
Regular Price: $1,395

2 Attendees

Two attendee badges for two individuals.
Earlybird: $1,230
Regular Price: $1,325

3 Attendees

Three attendee badges for three individuals.
Earlybird: $1,165
Regular Price: $1,255

4+ Attendees Major discounts available for groups of 4 or more! Please Contact Member Services for rates.