The Executive Retreat is our Profession’s most strategic gathering for Inside Sales Leaders.

Come together for three-days with a select group of 60 Leaders, Executives, VP’s, and Directors from some of the world’s most prominent companies to learn, share, and network.

The 2018 Executive Retreat will tackle new challenges facing our leaders, as well as address the future of our profession.

Who Should Attend?

The Executive Retreat is limited to practitioners who have leadership responsibility over Sales or a related functional area. Any leader looking to expand their strategic knowledge while digging deep into several key challenges and topics should consider attending.

Why Attend the 2018 Executive Retreat?

The AA-ISP Executive Retreat provides the opportunity for Executives to come together in a relaxing environment to learn from each other during large and small group facilitated sessions.

During the three-day Retreat, participants are placed into small groups to address and solve a top challenge their teams are facing. Building up to the Retreat, participants help to develop the agenda by providing the AA-ISP feedback on their top challenge and desired area of personal focus for the event.


What Our Past Attendees Say:

  • “I liked all the interactive conversations and advice from others in group. Everyone was so down to earth and engaged. Committed to helping each other. I loved that it was so casual and relaxed.”
    Nicole ClemensNorth America-Business Development Manager, Pitney Bowes
  • “Having 'congruent' people walking this walk is the reason I come – this event allows me to get out of the weeds and get strategic thinking/idea generation/validation/support! LOVE the "fun" - adds to the summer camp/retreat feel! Boat social was great because it was small/intimate and we were kind of locked in - the intermingling was bound to happen. The Retreat is very inclusive which is nice.”
  • “The Executive Retreat provides an incredible group of people and wide spectrum of types of businesses in one room”
    Jamie CoakleyManaging Director, Betts Recruiting
  • “I liked all the interactive conversations and advice from others in group. Everyone was so down to earth and engaged. Comment to helping each other. I loved that it was so casual and relaxed.”
  • “Such a great opportunity to meet with so many likeminded people”
    Jim OstlerVP, Paradigm Life
  • “Hearing ideas from other executives with similar issues really focuses my thinking.”
  • “The interaction with great thought leaders – I am new to sales and learning is key for me – this event definitely met my expectations! Being able to network was great! The workshop discussions were extremely helpful - lots of tips & ideas. Think tank was terrific!”
  • “I like that it is such a small group – we really dug into opportunities & challenges we all face.”
    Tammy KigerDirector of Inside Sales, Staples
  • “This was the perfect opportunity to network in a neutral environment. Learning from other executives and the facilitator’s knowledge in this industry will have me signing up again next year.”
  • “I really enjoyed the Think Tanks! What a unique opportunity to step outside my own environment and hear other sales leaders tackling challenges. The setting provides so many opportunities to get to know people beyond the handshake and the small talk.”
    Jenna CroninFunnel Clarity
  • “Incredible group of people and large spectrum of types of business from enterprise to SMB.”
  • “The Think Tanks provided me with pages of notes and tips I will be putting to use right away.”
  • “I come to The Retreat to get to know key players, this is a true time to build relationships, and the facilitator team was great!”
    Ken KrogueFounder and President,
  • “As a technology provider I enjoy spending time with Executives from our target companies, it helps me understand what is relevant to them.”

Solution Provider Briefings

Unique to The Executive Retreat, participants will hear from 8 leading solution/technology providers while in fifteen minute short sessions throughout the three days. During this time, the solution providers provide an overview of their product or service and remain available throughout The Retreat to answer any questions you may have.

The Retreat does not feature a Technology Expo area, or specified demo times.

Network & Share

The Executive Retreat offers ample opportunity to network with other executives while enjoying the scenic countryside! Executives have the option to participate in group networking activities Thursday afternoon.


Join us for a round of golf on the recently renovated, 18-Hole San Diego Championship Golf-Course at Rancho Bernardo Inn. This course continues to present golfers of all skill levels with a challenging and rewarding day on the course.

Wine Blending/Tasting

Join us at the Bernardo Winery just minutes from Rancho Bernardo Inn. We will be hosting a private wine blending class, followed by a winery tour & tasting. This is a great opportunity to network with other executives while enjoying a refreshing glass of California wine!

Coastal Bike tour

This group will take a stroll down the beautiful coastlines of San Diego on bicycles, ending in the quaint town of La Jolla. The sights will take your breath away and we hope you take a moment to capture the views!

About The Rancho Bernardo Inn

Over the years, Rancho Bernardo Inn has evolved from a 30 room resort in 1963 to a now lavish 287 comfortable accommodations. This venue is as warm and welcoming as home – but better! Every element, each experience, and all of the details have been calculated to perfection. Rancho Bernardo Inn is a place for you to create your perfect story.

Booking Information

AA-ISP's Special Room Rate Has Expired

We may still be able to book you at our discounted rate, though! Please contact our Events Manager Jessica Farmer to book your room.

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For our guests flying in, we recommend travelling to San Diego International Airport (SAN). Rancho Bernardo Inn is approximately 40 minutes by car from the airport. For those interested in renting a car, please use the link below:

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Registration fees include attendance to all conference events, including the afternoon networking activity, as well as a 1-year AA-ISP Professional Membership.

Member & Non-Member Rate: $1,595