November 1st-2nd, 2018 
RizeCon Business
Become More, Live Higher, and Elevate Your Business.
Southern Idaho's 1st Annual Business Conference
  •  2 Day Event
  • 6 Keynote Speakers
  •  1 Major Panel Discussion
  •  22 Additional Breakouts
  •  Networking Lunch
Life & Business Changing Speakers
The Vision of the event is to create an annual event that Inspires, Motivates, and Drives business owners to Become More, Live Higher and Elevate Business.  
Jam Packed Speaker Series
Five Amazing Top Executive Keynote Speakers
The Five Things I Learned from Transforming an Old Company. Keys and lessons learned from the turnaround and growth of Fisher’s Technology.
Chris is President, CEO and Co-Owner of Fisher’s Technology, an office technology company offering IT services, copiers and printers, and electronic document management software solutions. A Boise Native, Chris received his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and holds a Chemical Engineering Degree from University of Idaho. Chris sits on the Board of Directors for many organizations throughout Idaho. Fisher’s has quadrupled in size and received numerous awards including: Idaho’s Best Places to Work the last ten years straight, Inc. 5000 fastest growing U.S. companies four years, and other awards for Business and Technology.
David & Jeremy Dresen 
Marketing in Today's Environment Joined By Ryan Harris
David and Jeremy Dresen, owners of the successful marketing company Glacier Marketing. Combined they bring 50 years of total experience in design, branding and marketing to their growing list of clients. 
Glacier's skilled team of marketing professionals offer a wide range of marketing solutions, including TV, Radio, Outdoor, Print, Audio and Video Production, Graphic Design services, as well as digital offerings like Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, and Social Media Marketing.
Michael Hughes
Leadership From The Heart
 Leading organizations through transformations requires clarity and conviction. You need to know what you stand for and your organization needs to be crystal clear on your principles and philosophies for success. People follow a passionate leader. In this talk you will see examples of how to define these philosophies, bring them to life with your organization and the tangible business results they can deliver.
Michael is the CEO and President of Elevation Labs. His personal passion is to unleash untapped leadership in all employees and develop a culture that is a sustainable competitive advantage. 

Michael comes to Idaho Falls with over 18 years of experience in the beauty and skin care industry. Beginning his career in Ireland with Procter & Gamble, producing skin care & cosmetics for brands such as Olay, Max Factor, and Cover Girl. Michael was born and raised in Ireland and lived their for 26 years before moving to The U.S. He is married to his amazing wife Allyson and has 2 children, Keelin and Michael. Michael loves to listen to books, particularly books on leadership and organizational development. Michael loves to travel and is an avid photographer. For fun he enjoys golfing, skiing, shooting hoops and biking.
Tommy Ahlquist
Tommy is an entrepreneur at heart. He has started several successful small businesses. He knows the important role small business plays in Idaho’s economy and personally understands how government can help these leaders succeed or slow progress with excessive and overreaching regulations.

Tommy believes in the people of Idaho. His commitment to making communities stronger has driven him to run for governor. With fresh ideas, a fresh approach and by working together, he knows we can build an even better Idaho.

As a community leader, Tommy is currently serving on the several community boards and recently co-founded the Treasure Valley Leadership Alliance and Idaho 2020: Investing in Idaho’s Future. 
McKay Christensen
McKay is the President of Melaleuca, a $2 billion consumer products company headquartered in Idaho Falls. McKay has three graduate degrees including a Masters in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning. Prior to joining Melaleuca, McKay worked for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also served as the Director of Strategic Planning for Holiday Inn Worldwide in Atlanta, Georgia and the Vice President of Operations for U.S. Shoe Corporation—the parent company of LensCrafters.

McKay joined Melaleuca in 1995 as the Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer. In 2000, he became President of Melaleuca International. In 2008 he was named President of Melaleuca. McKay is married and has five children. He is a published author, and speaks to audiences around the country on leadership and strategy.

Eric Geibel
Traditional & Digital: Working Together:The Value of Working with a Google Premier Partner
New Business Manager at Google and works with Google’s fastest growing agencies to educate new-to-digital clients about the opportunities available to them across Google’s platforms. He has developed custom strategies and launched over 1,000 businesses Google AdWords accounts in his 4.5 years at Google. 

Curated Local Panel Discussion
The Awkward State of Local - Bringing Communities Together
Dana Kirkham
Chip Schwartz
President and CEO of The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce
Alison Walker
CEO of the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce
Devin Hillam 
Planning and Development Director City of Chubbuck 
Scott Johnson
Director of Economic Development City of Rexburg
18 Additional Breakout Session Speakers!
Learn from some of the best business owners in their field. Breakout sessions out will consist of 3 different speakers with topics around marketing, company culture and Business tools that you can listen and learn from to take back to your business. We know how hard it will be to pick just one per session, that is why all of our speakers will be recorded and sent to you after the conference! 

Stuart Draper
Extreme Business Growth in Eastern Idaho
Hear how one Startup used $1 Million in funding to grow to 50+ employees in 4 years, with customers around the globe.
Ryan Harris
Power of Connecting
Social Media has more attention from us, the users, than ever before… The real question is this – Is your business leveraging it in order to capture more attention for your business to drove more leads and sales for your bottom line? 
Katie Liljenquist
Ninja Negotiations: Practical Hacks to Get What You Want
From bedtimes to bonuses, unlock the underlying psychology of negotiations.
Brett Harward
Big Smart
Dramatically increase the IQ of your organization with two seldom used principles of leadership.
Shelly Yorgesen
Are you hiding something? 
The POWER & POTENTIAL of taking a portion of your expertise online.
Jeff Stutz
Big Ideas! 
The most successful ventures & inventions have come as solutions to problems.
Learn how to unleash the brilliance and creativity of your own mind to solve any major challenge you face!
Andy Crossman
Consumer Behavior - The Future of B2C marketing
Aaron Marcum
Deep Dive : Building a Leadership team that Delivers
Build a successful team that consistently delivers and exceeds expectations.  
Jon Bailey
Network Luncheon Leader
Jon created GIVENT Executive Network, which is a highly effective executive level networking group who puts on a monthly “Giving Event”.
Nathan Hawkes
Driving Measurable Growth & Value Creation through SEO
Do your customers really search for you online?  Come learn ways you can keep your business in front of them! 
Laura Smith
Don’t just live in your community...Be part of it! 
Have you ever wondered the best way for you or your company to get engaged in your community?
Michael Johnson
Pay Per Click Advertising
Colter Hansen 
Passion to Profit
Your Story is $$$.... Own It!
Amanda Read
Go Mobile!
How To Reach People Where They Are, On Their Phones! 
Stacy Francis
INL Opportunities in Your Backyard
Amy Lientz
INL Opportunities in Your Backyard
John Seal
Word of Mouth, Do You Own the Conversation?
Clients and potentials are talking about you online, and you can shape that conversation with these simple steps.
Terrel Transtrum
The Secret to Happy Customers
How direct selling companies are engineering the experience?
Travis Powell 
Unleash your most potent sales force - a legion of satisfied clients 

Scott Smith
The 1% of the Tax Cuts Bill that Every Entrepreneur Has to Know 
Even if you don't run your own business, new rules for real estate, depreciation, and entertainment will affect you and your target audience. 
Jeff Newgard
From Service Station to the Executive Suite: Strategies for Leadership Success
Low Fee For Small Business Owners
General Admission Ticket, 
  • All Daily Speakers
  • Meals (Thursday Lunch & Dinner Friday Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Speaker Recordings
VIP Admission Ticket, 
  • All Daily Speakers
  • Meals (Thursday Lunch & Dinner Friday Breakfast & Lunch)
  • Speaker Recordings
  • VIP Evening Event Access
  • Preferred Seating in the Front 2 Rows during Keynotes
Schedule of Events
Thursday November 1st
8am - 10am Sponsors and Check In

10:00 Keynote Chris Taylor, CEO and President of Fishers Technology

11:30am Networking Lunch with Jon Bailey, CEO of Givent

1:00pm Break 

1:15pm Keynote Ryan Harris, Jeremy Dresen, David Dresen

2:15 - 3:00pm Break Out Session #1

3:15 - 4:00pm Break Out Session #2

4:15 - 5:00pm Keynote Eric Giebel, Google Premier Partner

5:15 - 5:45pm Split Session

6:00pm - Dinner & Keynote

6:30pm - Keynote Michael Hughes, CEO Elevation Labs

8:00pm - VIP Event
Friday November 2nd
8am - Breakfast

8:30am - Keynote Tommy Alhquist, President & CEO Ball Ventures Alhquist

9:45am - Breakout Session #3

10:45am - Breakout Session #4

11:45am - Panel Discussion

1:15pm - Breakout Session #5

2:15pm - Breakout Session #6

3:15pm - Closing 

3:45pm - Keynote McKay Christensen, President of Melaleuca
Backed By The Top Organizations In Idaho
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Chiefs Event Center
I-15 Exit 80, Fort Hall, ID 83203
The Chiefs Event Center owned by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes welcomes guests to Southern Idaho’s newest destination adjacent to the popular Fort Hall Casino. Deluxe accommodations include the luxurious Cedar Spa, delicious dining at the Camas Sports Grill and 15,000 square feet of Event Center meeting space.
Hotel Discount Packages
As a Special Guest of RiseCon, the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel is offering deluxe accommodations at a discounted rate of $99 for attendees. Please call (208) 238-4800 to make reservations today and use code ID 6301. Rooms are limited.
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