Speaking Events

Upcoming Speaking Events:

 

03/05/2017 Chicago, IL

Michael will be the keynote speaker at the Parking Industry’s

Annual Exhibition. (1,000 attendees)

https://pieshow.parkingtoday.com/

03/07/2017 Napa, CA

M&B will be speaking at the Persistent Systems Conference

https://www.persistent.com

04/05/2017 Portland, OR

M&B will be speaking to the Portland Metropolitan

Business Association

http://www.mba-pdx.com/

04/06/2017 Portland, OR

M&B will be speaking to the Oregon Executives Association

http://www.executiveforums.com/

04/29/2017 Sonoma County, CA

M&B will host 100 students from Nanyang Universitynanyang-university

(Students representing ten countries)

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/home.aspx

 

 

Past Speaking Events:

02/17/2017 Las Vegas, NV

M&B were the keynote speakers at the Retail

Packaging Association Conference.

www.retailpackaging.org

 

11/4/2016 San Francisco, CALogo

M&B spoke at The Executive Association of San Francisco Conference.

http://www.sfexecs.com/business-by-the-bay-blog/

 

11/8/2016 San Francisco, CA

M&B spoke at The C-Suite Conference in San Francisco.c-suite-network

https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1870175

 

05/23/2016 Irvine, CA

M&B will be speaking at the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation.uci-seal

http://blumcenter.uci.edu

05/12/2016   New York, NYSecret_Knock_Logo

M&B were keynote speakers at the Secret Knock Convention. The Secret Knock Convention is a private (invite only) gathering of the most positive, modern day thought leaders from around the globe.

http://www.secretknock.co/

 

Nanyang University

04/23/2016  Sonoma County, CA

M&B hosted 100 students from Nanyang University (Students representing ten countries)

 http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/home.aspx

 

03/30/2016   Irvine, CA Oc_Tech_Hour_Logo

M&B spoke at OC Tech Happy Hour. OC Tech Hour is one of the fastest growing tech meetups in Orange County. 2,900+ members.

 http://www.meetup.com/OC-Tech-Happy-Hour/

 

 

03/30/2016   Irvine, CA Blackstone_Launchpad_Logo

M&B spoke at Wine Wednesday Fireside Chat at the Blackstone Launchpad at UC Irvine. Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus based entrepreneurship program, accessible by over 500K students globally by the end of 2015, designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni – regardless of major, experience or discipline.

 https://blackstonelaunchpad.org/campus-page/uci

 

 Nanyang University01/02/2016  Sonoma County, CA

M&B hosted 21 students from Nanyang University (Students representing six countries)           

 http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/home.aspx

 

11/11/2015  Uncasville, CTTBA.11.05.15

M&B spoke at the Vets Rock event at the Mohegan Sun.

http://mohegansun.com/events-and-promotions/schedule-of-events/vets-rock.html

 

11/12/2015   Worcester, MAClark_University

M&B spoke to students & faculty at Clark University

 www.clarku.edu/

 

 

11/13/2015   Worcester, MA  WPI_LOGO

M&B spoke to students & faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

https://www.wpi.edu/

 

 

11/06/2015   New Orleans, LATulane Univ.

M&B spoke to students & faculty at Tulane University.

https://tulane.edu

 

Loyola University11/05/2015   New Orleans, LA

M&B spoke to students & faculty at Loyola University.

http://www.loyno.edu/

 

 

10/05/2015   Costa Mesa, CA Critical_Mass

Michael was a guest panelist on the 2015 Critical Mass Executive Conference with Vans President, Kevin Bailey, and spoke to 100 CEOs & business executives in the Orange County area.

http://www.criticalmassforbusiness.com/

 

10/05/2015   Irvine, CAUCI seal 3

Michael spoke to students & faculty of UC Irvine.

 

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09/02/2015    Melbourne, Australia

M&B were the keynote speakers at the Beverage Trade Network Australia Trade Tasting.

http://australiatradetasting.com/en/

 

 

09/03/2015   Brisbane, Australia2014-10-3_Griffith_University_Logo

M&B spoke to students of entrepreneurship at Griffith University

https://www.griffith.edu.au/about-griffith/campuses/gold-coast-campus

 

 

08/10/2015 – 08/12/2015   San Diego, CASecret_Knock

M&B were the keynote speakers at the Secret Knock Convention. They will also be interviewed, which will appear in book,  “Think & Grow Rich.” The Secret Knock Convention is a private (invite only) gathering of the most positive, modern day thought leaders from around the globe.

http://secretknock.co/

 

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

08/01/2015   Guerneville, CA

Bonnie spoke at the 3rd annual sunset dinner fund raiser for Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, non Profit Community based volunteer organization that is managing 3 State Parks. M&B were founding members of the event which has grown in popularity and now has over 70 attendees. Bonnie spoke about the importance of volunteerism in the parks solution. She praised Stewards for providing a model for maintaining the parks, keeping them open, and operating on volunteer labor, donations, and fee collections.

http://www.stewardscr.org/cms/pages/index.html

 

05/07/2015    Los Angeles, CAUCLA_LOGO

M&B spoke to UCLA entrepreneurship, finance, operations and entertainment/social innovation students.

http://www.ucla.edu/

 

 

05/06/2015   Long Beach, CACSU_Long_Beach

Michael accepted the Distinguished Alumni Award. He also attended the Alumni Awards Banquet Honorees Reception.

https://web.csulb.edu/alumni/distinguished

 

05/03/2015 Monterey, CACommunity_College_League_of_California

M&B spoke to 200 members of the Community College League of California. In attendance were Board of Governors, trustees; college administrators: CEOs, vice chancellors, vice presidents, directors; other national association and federal government representatives, community college students, and league corporate partners.
http://www.ccleague.org/

 

 

04/18/2015   Sonoma County, CANanyang University

M&B hosted one hundred business students from Singapore (Students representing six countries). They were given a speaking tour while walking around their property and went on a wine tour.

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/home.aspx

 

04/02/2015   Online WebinarSCORE

Michael & Bonnie hosted a webinar on “The Barefoot Spirit and Company Culture: Sales is King” to 500+ attendees.

https://www.score.org/workshops/sales-king-barefoot-spirit-and-company-culture

 

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03/25/2015 – 03/27/2015   New York, NY

M&B gave the Closing Keynote address at the Customer Experience Conference to their members. (Producers of the Consumers’ Confidence Index)

http://www.conference-board.org

 

03/20/2015   Asheville, NCUNCA Family Forum

M&B were Keynote Speakers for a special event for the UNCA Family Business Forum. Community members who have family owned businesses, or advise family owned businesses were in attendance.

https://fbf.unca.edu/

 

03/19/2015   Asheville, NCUNCA Logo

M&B were Keynote Speakers for a special entrepreneurship educational event, speaking to local business owners, faculty and students of entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

https://news.unca.edu/articles/barefoot-wines-founders-share-marketing-insights-success-stories-unc-asheville-talk

 

02/28/2015 Los Angeles, CA – over 250 attendeesMetal International

M&B spoke to METal International members. METal is an exclusive gathering of and for dynamic entrepreneurs and change-makers in the media, entertainment and technology space. Their events range from talks with high-profile thinkers to connecting ideas and collaboration in their community.

http://metalinternational.com/

 

02/16/2015 – 02/20/2015 – over 2,000 participantsSales Surge Summit

M&B were keynote speakers in an international sales webinar.

Interview with Kim Hoyer for Sales Surge Summit

 

 

02/05/2015    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada U_of_Lethbridge_Logo

M&B were keynote speakers at 2 major events plus spoke to students of entrepreneurship at 2 campuses at the University of Lethbridge, with a total of over 10 talks/events.

http://www.uleth.ca/

 

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01/15/2015   Malibu, CA

M&B spoke to students of entrepreneurship at Pepperdine University

http://www.pepperdine.edu/

 

 

 

 

01/03/2015   Sonoma County, CANanyang University

M&B hosted one hundred students from Singapore (Students representing six countries) and brought them on a wine tour

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/home.aspx

 

11/24/2014   Arlington, TXUTA

M&B spoke to Bob Hopkins Social Entrepreneurship Class

http://www.uta.edu/uta/

 

 

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11/13/2014    Glassboro, NJ

M&B were the keynote speakers at the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce Soiree and spoke to 400 top    Southern New Jersey business owners.

http://www.gc-chamber.com/site/

 

11/16/2014 – 11/18/2014   Marina Del Ray, CAC-Suite Network

M&B spoke at the C-Suite Network Conference. The C-Suite Network Conferences provide an arena for C-Suite executives and the world’s most elite thought leaders to candidly talk about the challenges of success in a world that’s unlike any we have experienced.

http://conference.c-suitenetwork.com/

 

11/13/2014   Glassboro, NJ Rowan University

M&B were the keynote speakers to business leaders and students at a VIP event for Rowan University, to support scholarships for students.

http://www.rowan.edu

 

 

11/06/2014   Trondheim, NorwayNorwegian University

M&B spoke to students of entrepreneurship at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

http://www.ntnu.edu/

 

 

10/24/2014   Ft. Lauderdale, FLFAU Tech Runway

M&B were the keynote speakers at Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway event.

http://business.fau.edu/centers/adams-center/tech-runway/index.aspx

 

 

10/23/2014   Ft. Lauderdale, FL200px-Florida_Atlantic_University_seal.svg

M&B spoke to students of entrepreneurship at Florida Atlantic University

http://www.fau.edu/

 

 

10/01/2014 – 10/02/2014   Las Vegas, NV

EO Alchemy

M&B were the keynote speakers to members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (West Coast Region) of Alchemy annual conference.

http://eoalchemy.com/ 

 

 

 

09/10/2014 – 09/12/2014   Long Beach, CA CSU_Long_Beach

M&B spoke to students of entrepreneurship & Alumni at California State University at Long Beach.

 http://www.csulb.edu/

 

 

 

 

09/13/2014   Los Angeles, CAMetal International

M&B spoke to METal International members. METal is an exclusive gathering of and for dynamic entrepreneurs and change-makers in the media, entertainment and technology space. Their events range from talks with high-profile thinkers to connecting ideas and collaboration in their community.

http://www.metalinternational.com/

 

 

08/17/2014   Sonoma County, CA                         Regional Parks

M&B hosted a fundraiser for the Sonoma County Regional parks. They will also be speaking to the attendees.

http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/

 

 

08/02/2014   Philadelphia, PATemple-University-MBA

M&B spoke to students of Entrepreneurship at Temple University

 https://www.temple.edu/ 

 

 

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06/11/2014 – 06/14/2014   Dublin Ireland

M&B were the keynote speakers at the World Conference on Entrepreneurship

http://www.icsb2014.org/

 

 

05/14/2014 & 05/15/2014

Mobile_AL_Chamber_of_Commerce

M&B spoke to the Mobile, AL Chamber of Commerce for two events

http://www.mobilechamber.com/

 

 

 

05/05/2014   Whitewater, WIUWW logo

M&B participated in the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater’s Entrepreneurs’ Day and celebrated the opening of the new national headquarters of USASBE (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship). 

http://www.uww.edu/

 

 

 

5/01/2014   Topeka KS

Washburn University

M&B spoke to students of entrepreneurship at Washburn University

http://www.washburn.edu/

 

 

04/30/2014    Overland Park KSJohnson_County_Community_College_1

M&B spoke to students at Johnson County Community College

http://www.jccc.edu/

 

 

04/28/2014     Charlotte NCSOCAP_40th_Logo

M&B were the keynote speakers at the SOCAP’s (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals) 2014 Symposium

http://www.socap.org/

 

 

04/16/2014   Rohnert Park, CASonoma_State_University

M&B spoke to Liz Thach’s wine business students

Speaking topic: Barefoot Strategy

http://www.sonoma.edu/

 

 

04/02/2014 Peoria, ILBradley University

M&B received an award for entrepreneurship and spoke to students of entrepreneurship at Bradley University

http://www.bradley.edu/

 

03/27/2014    Mississippi State, MSMississippi_State_University_429072_i0

M&B spoke to students of entrepreneurship at Mississippi State University

http://www.msstate.edu/

 

 

03/25/2014   Wilmington, NC

UNCW

M&B were keynote speakers to 300 students during Business Week at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

http://uncw.edu/

 

 

03/07/2014 – 03/14/2014    Syracuse NYEBV Logo

M&B spoke and were instructors at EBV and EBV-F at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University

Speaking Topic: The Guiding Principles for Successful Entrepreneurs

http://whitman.syr.edu/ebv/

 

03/10/2014   Ithaca, NYCornell_University_Johnson_NY_170679

M&B spoke to students of entrepreneurship at Cornell University

https://www.cornell.edu/

 

 

02/24/2014   Monterey, CACABBI

M&B were the keynote speakers at the CABBI InnSpire Conference & Tradeshow

Speaking Topic: Guiding Principles for Successful Hospitality

http://www.cabbi.com/

 

01/09/2014 – 01/13/2014   Dallas, TX
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M&B spoke at the USASBE National Convention

Speaking Topic: From The Street to the Classroom- Guiding Principles for Success

http://www.usasbe.org/

 

12/20/2013 & 12/21/2013   Mazatlan MexicoMazatlan_Code_of_Arms

M&B spoke to 40 business leaders on Worthy Cause Marketing

and did non-profit work with the schools for The Mazatlán Foundation.

 

 

 

 

12/05/2013   Santa Rosa, CANorth_Coast_Wine_Industry_Expo

Michael spoke at the North Coast Wine Industry Expo to 200 attendees

Speaking Topic: “They buy you, not the wine”

 http://www.wineindustryexpo.com/

 

11/02/2013 to 11/03/2013 West Lafayette INPurdue University

M&B spoke to 250 students of entrepreneurship & 20 faculty at Purdue University

http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/ 

 

11/02/2013 Chicago IL – 1500+ attendees19

M& were keynote speakers (1 hour) for COLLEGIATE Entrepreneurs’ Organization (#1 event to attend for young entrepreneurs)

http://www.c-e-o.org/

 

10/30/2013 Chicago IL

MIT_Enterprise_Forum

M&B spoke at MIT Enterprise Forum

http://www.mitefchicago.org/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=375711&item_id=302041

 

10/29/2013 Fort WorthTXTarrant_County_College

M&B spoke to students at TarrantCounty College

http://www.tccd.edu/

 

 

10/28/2013 Mesquite TXEastfield_College

M&B spoke at Eastfield College

http://www.eastfieldcollege.edu/

 

 

10/26/2013 to 10/29/2013 Dallas TX – 1000+ attendeesEBV Logo

M&B were keynote speakers at EBV National Training and Alumni Conference (Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities)

https://whitman.syr.edu/ebv/

 

 

10/24/2013 ArlingtonTXrsz_the_uni_of_texas_arling

M&B spoke at The University of Texas at Arlington

http://www.uta.edu/uta/

 

09/30/2013 & 10/01/13 Columbus GA

Columbus State University

M&B spoke to students at Columbus State University

http://www.columbusstate.edu/

 

 

 

09/30/2013 Gainesville, FLUniversity of Florida

University of Florida Warrington College of Business

Jamie Kraft spoke to the students at The University of Florida’s Warrington’s College of Business

http://warrington.ufl.edu/

 

09/25/2013 Tampa FL17

The University of Tampa, John H. Sykes College of Business; professor  Rebecca J. White (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship – USASBE – Outgoing President) had M&B to speak to her students

http://www.ut.edu/

 

09/24/2013 Deland, FLStetson University

Stetson University

Professor Peter Begalla had M&B to speak to the students

http://www.stetson.edu/home/

 

 

09/23/2013 Fort Meyers, FLFlorida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Coast University

Professor Sandra Meyers had M&B speak to their students

http://www.fgcu.edu/

 

 

09/12/2013 San Francisco, CASOCAP_40th_Logo

Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business (SOCAP International)

M&B spoke at SOCAP’s 40th Anniversary Celebration during the America’s Cup

http://www.socap.org/

 

08/31/2013 Guerneville, CAStewards of the Coast and Redwoods

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, Fundraiser

M&B were “honored guests” and will be talking about worthy cause marketing. We are donating books and signing one for each guest. Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) is a non-profit organization that partners with the Russian River Sector of California State Parks. Mission is “promoting education, preservation, & restoration of the natural & cultural resources of Russian River area State Parks.”

http://www.stewardsofthecoastandredwoods.org/sunsetdinner.htm

 

07/21/2013 Syracuse NY; The TechGardentechgarden-logo_sm

M&B spoke to students and took questions for 2 hours. The TechGarden is a central New York’s premiere innovation and technology

incubator and is home to the suite of CenterState CEO’s innovation economic development programs.

http://www.thetechgarden.com/

 

07/20-21/2013 Syracuse NY; Syracuse UniversityEBV Logo

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, M&B were the keynote speakers to vets, advisors, professors, and event organizers

http://whitman.syr.edu/ebv/

06/15/2013 Santa Rosa CA – 30 business women, 1 hour14

Bonnie spoke at The Women’s Power Strategy Conference

http://womenspowerstrategyconference.com/

 

05/23/2013 San Francisco CA – 90 busines women, 45 minsrsz_1pbwc

Bonnie spoke at The Professional BusinessWomen of California

http://www.pbwc.org/

 

104/17/2013 Syracuse, NY – 25 top business owners

Entrepreneurial Society of Central NY; M&B were keynote speakers (1 hour)

 http://www.escnysyracuse.com/

 

04/16/2013 Syracuse, NY – 1000 businesswomen2a

The WISE (Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship); M&B were keynote speakers (1 hour)

http://www.wisecenter.org/Symposium/event.asp

 

03/25/2013   Dallas TX Dallas Regional Chamber

M&B spoke to members of the Dallas Regional Chamber

https://www.dallaschamber.org/

 

 

 

03/25/2013 Dallas TX – 100 students & 10 faculty2

University of Texas at Dallas; M&B spoke (1 ¼ hours)

http://www.utdallas.edu/

 

03/22/2013 Dallas TX – 150 business leaders and benefactors3

Museum of Biblical Arts; M&B were keynote speakers (45 minutes)

http://www.biblicalarts.org/

 

03/21/2013 Dallas TX – 575 students + 20 faculty4

University of Texas at Arlington; M&B spoke during Entrepreneur Week

(2 sessions, 1 ½ hours each)

http://www.uta.edu/uta/

 

03/08/2013 Santa Barbara City College – 300 students & professors5

The Scheinfeld Center, Enlightened Entrepreneurship Series; M&B spoke to entrepreneurial students (1 ½ hours)

http://scheinfeld.sbcc.edu/

 

02/22/2013 Orange County CA – 250 administrators, members, & supporters6

Surfriders Foundation Wavemakers Award ceremony; M&B accepted the

Outstanding Contribution Award and spoke about Worthy Cause Marketing

http://www.surfrider.org/

 

02/12/2013 Pleasanton CA – 175 IT executives & business professional7

Institute for Social, Search & Mobile Marketing, M&B were the keynote speakers

http://www.socialsearchmobile.org/

 

01/14/2013 SF – 400 international entrepreneurship professors8

USASBE 2013, Michael was the Keynote Speaker (1 ¼ hours)

http://www.usasbe.org/

 

01/10/2013 SF – 400 international entrepreneurship professors9

USASBE 2013, Michael & Bonnie were toastmasters

http://www.usasbe.org/

 

11/08/2012 Napa – 300 winery owners and professionals10

Increasing the Value of a Wine Business Conference by the Seminar Group; Michael gave a seminar presentation

http://www.theseminargroup.net/seminar.lasso?seminar=12.WBVCA

 

10/26/2012 Santa Rosa CA – 70 park management administrators & NPO11

SSU Parks Project Workshop; Bonnie participated & spoke

http://www.sonoma.edu/

 

09/03/2012 Santa Rosa CA – 300 business leaders12

Santa Rosa Rotary; Michael was the keynote speaker

http://www.santarosarotary.com/

 

 

07/13/12 SSU, Santa Rosa CA – 50 college professors & sponsors13

Dean Bill Silver discussed wine course at SSU, with Michael participating

http://www.sonoma.edu/