We went around the world to find the best speakers for you.

We’ve been to many nonprofit conferences where the agenda is packed with panels that are just agency pitches in disguise, or sponsors hawking their products, and consultants who sell from the stage.

It’s time to redeem the nonprofit conference. That starts with the speaker slate.

We’ve spent the last three years traveling around the world to the top marketing and optimization conferences to find the most engaging speakers with the best content. We were able to convince many of them to come to Fort Worth this September for the Nonprofit Innovation and Optimization Summit.

While we have plenty of innovative nonprofit fundraisers on the agenda, we also secured some of the most compelling marketers and optimizers who bring strategies from the for-profit world that you can apply in your marketing and fundraising programs.

Here are just a few of the speakers…

Marcus Sheridan

Marcus SheridanProfessional Speaker & Founder at The Sales Lion

In 2001 and fresh out of college, Marcus Sheridan stumbled across his first business with two friends and began installing swimming pools out of the back of a beat-up pickup truck. Nine years later, and with the help of incredible innovations through inbound and content marketing, Sheridan’s company overcame the collapse of the housing market and became one of the largest pool installers in the US and currently has the most visited swimming pool web site in the world— www.RiverPoolsandSpas.com .

With such success, in late 2009, Sheridan started his sales/marketing/and personal development blog— The Sales Lion, and has since grown The Sales Lion brand to be synonymous with inbound and content marketing excellence while being featured in multiple industry publications, including the New York Times where he was referred to as a “web marketing guru.” Today, when Sheridan is not giving riveting and passion-filled keynotes around the globe or consulting with businesses and brands, he generally finds himself on an adventure with his wife and four children.

Matt Bailey

Matt BaileyInternet Marketing Speaker, Consultant & Best-Selling Author

Since 2002, Matt has taught hundreds of companies, conferences and workshops. He is one of the highest rated speakers for his ability to communicate complex information in a practical, humorous way. He is the author of Internet Marketing: An Hour a Day (2011), and Wired to be Wowed (Fall 2015).

With nearly 20 years in the online marketing industry, Matt boasts years of experience and impressive consulting roster including; IBM, Google, Hilton International, Gerber Life, Experian, Disney, ESPN, Travel Weekly, American Greetings, Toys R’ Us and The Direct Marketing Association.

Matt has a passion for education and helping to develop online marketing professionals. He does this through his teaching as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University. He also produces an online training video curriculum for Market Motive and Lynda.com.

Michael Aagaard

Michael AagaardSenior Conversion Optimizer at Unbounce

Michael Aagaard, Unbounce’s Senior Conversion Optimizer, is widely known as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic people in the conversion rate optimization Industry. When he is not analyzing and optimizing conversion experiences at Unbounce, you’ll find him onstage somewhere on the planet preaching the conversion rate optimization gospel. He was named 5th most influential CRO expert in 2015 by Hanapin and strives to make the internet a better place by inspiring companies to infuse research and testing into their marketing culture.


Get Your Tickets Today

Register for the NIO Summit today to make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from some of the top optimizers and gain practical takeaways to help grow your organization’s online revenue. Get your tickets before July 22nd and secure Early Bird pricing—don’t wait!

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