EntreCon 2018

Better Jobs | Better Lives | Better Communities

Why? Improving the Quality of Life

At Studer Community Institute we believe deeply in and live for our mission to improve the quality of life for people. We believe in a bright future and our ability to build it together. We want to inspire others to take action and give them the skills to lead. EntreCon is a central part of that mission.

What? A Conference to Get Inspired, Build Skills and Lead Positively

What began as an entrepreneur focused two-day conference, has quickly shifted, based on the demand from attendees, to one that is a “must attend” for business owners, leaders and employees alike.

On November 14 and 15, Downtown Pensacola will be filled with the growing tribe of Studer Community Institute thought-leaders, wearing their red EntreCon lanyards. Our SCI Tribe will be energized and ready to build on their purpose and skillset, ready to build and lead stronger teams, and ready to build better workplaces.

EntreCon will give you the tools you need to be part of an organization that inspires, outperforms and outlasts the competition. If you aren’t already part of the movement we want you to join us!

Who? World Changing Keynote Speakers and Dynamic Local Talent

Each day at EntreCon you will get to hear dynamic keynotes, such as Wall Street Journal best-selling author and one on the most sought-after keynote speakers in the world today, Jon Gordon. Forbes says, “Gordon is a giant among business authors and speakers.”

Also, joining us, and back by popular demand is business woman and author Emily Ley. Emily has overseen huge growth in her company over recent years. Simplified® brand of planners and accessories is now carried in over 800 retail outlets across the United States and around the world. Emily has been featured in Forbes, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and HGTV.com.

Kris Ann Piazza will share her story of building a meaningful life and career after a childhood spinal cord injury and explores several tips you can apply immediately to move your own life and career forward. She refuses to allow circumstances to define what she can achieve, and that’s a message thousands of inspired leaders have brought back to empower their teams. Now you can bring it back to yours!

Breakout Tracks: Better Jobs, Better Lives Better Communities

During our breakout sessions, you will take a deeper dive into some of the key issues and learn practical tools that will inspire you and your team to take action. The tracks for 2018 reflect our core belief that thriving business are catalysts for positive change.

If we help create better jobs, we create better lives, which in turn helps us create better communities. It’s like the flywheel popularized by Jim Collins, who wrote to best-selling book “Good to Great.” A flywheel is an incredibly heavy wheel that takes huge effort to push. Keep pushing and the flywheel builds momentum. Keep pushing and eventually it starts to help turn itself and generate its own momentum — and that’s when a company goes from good to great. The flywheel is also a self-reinforcing loop made up of a few key initiatives. Those initiatives feed and are in turn driven by each other build long-term success. If we can build better businesses with better jobs, we create better lives and better communities. With a better community, we can attract and retain talent and help to help our business thrive and so we help create better lives. The virtuous loop reinforces itself.


This is a “must-attend” for entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders, and employees with a passion to succeed, lead, and influence positive change.

We encourage you to break away from the pressures and responsibilities associated with the business of doing business, learn how to improve your skills and results, and gain a fresh new perspective. You will not be disappointed.

Keynotes, along with local expert speakers, will be announced soon!