Chicago, IL | April 18th - 20th
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Sales Leaders

Days of Learning, Sharing, & Networking

Sales & Leadership Sessions

Tactical Breakouts

Pre-Event Certification Workshops

Unique Networking Opportunities

What To Expect

Join us for the world’s largest gathering of Inside Sales professionals at the 9th Annual AA-ISP Leadership Summit in downtown Chicago. Hosted at The Sheraton Grand, we'll be just steps away from the famous Magnificent Mile and the Chicago River.

The 2017 Summit will feature all-new presentations from over 70 of today's most recognized Inside Sales Experts. Learn the latest hacks, newest technologies, and proven best practices for solving today's toughest challenges and issues. In addition to engaging general session presentations, attendees have the option to create their own learning path by selecting from 48 hands-on breakout sessions.

View Keynote Speaker Meridith Elliot Powell's Welcome Video:

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Agenda At A Glance:

Day 1: Tuesday, April 18th

  • Optional Pre-Event Workshops: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Technology Expo Grand Opening: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Leadership Summit Kickoff & General Sessions: 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Happy Hour in the Expo: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Day 2: Wednesday, April 19th

  • Breakfast / Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtables: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
  • General Sessions: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Lunch in the Expo: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Hands-On Workshops/Breakouts: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Break – Explore the Expo: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
  • Hands-On Workshops/Breakouts: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Microsoft Inside Sales Yacht Party: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Day 3: Thursday, April 20th

  • Breakfast / Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtables: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Hands-On Workshops/Breakouts: 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Annual AA-ISP Awards Banquet: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Conference Close: 1:30 PM

Event Agenda


The Leadership Summit will be held at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Chicago, just steps away from the Miracle Mile and all the nightlife Chicago has to offer.

Book before March 27th, 2017 to enjoy AA-ISP's special rates, starting at $199 per night.

(Rates based on availability)

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Note: Hotel reservations will not be solicited to attendees. Please use the reservation link to ensure your financial security.

Networking Opportunities

The Summit offers attendees plenty of time to network and share with fellow Inside Sales Leaders throughout the event.

  • Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtables help to connect you with like-minded individuals on common topics of interest. Interested in leading a roundtable? Contact us today for more information.
  • Happy Hour in the Expo provides the opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new connections, and explore the Solution Provider Expo in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The Solution Provider Exhibits offer attendees the opportunity to meet with today's leading Inside Sales Service Providers and learn first-hand about their various products, service offerings, and (more importantly) if they can help you or your organization!
  • 1st Annual Summit Slam will be held on Wednesday evening and will be a celebration of our community. More details to come…
  • The Annual AA-ISP Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday afternoon and will honor those individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact to the Inside Sales profession during the past year.

Like past Summits, the 2017 Summit will be packed full of innovative topics, practical ideas and best practices which can be implemented immediately. You'll leave revitalized, exhilarated, and armed with knowledge, techniques, and tools to help you improve your Inside Sales organization as well improve your own personal management and leadership skills.

View Past Leadership Summit Recaps Register Now


New 3-Day Format

Extended Breakout Sessions

Technology Demos

Hands-On Workshops & Takeaways

1st Annual Summit Slam

New Presentations by today’s Inside Sales Experts

Who Should Attend?

The Leadership Summit is dedicated exclusively to Sales Leadership and supporting roles. Titles we often see at the annual Summit include:

  • Sales Manager/Team Leader/Sales Director
  • SDR or LDR Manager/Leader
  • Sales Operations
  • Sales Trainer
  • Sales/Marketing Director & VP
  • Business Dev. Director/VP
  • VP of Sales
  • President
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Founder
  • Sales Consultant

Need help convincing your management that you MUST attend LS2017?

Download the editable ROI template today!

Enhance Your
Summit Experience

Four Pre-Event Workshops will be offered on Tuesday morning, April 18th.

Workshop 1:
Transforming Your Inside Sales Team
Dionne Mischler
CEO & Founder
Inside Sales by Design
Whether you’re starting a team from scratch, trying to advance your Inside Sales team, repositioning your team from one function to another, you'll want to join this session.
Workshop 2:
The Asking Formula: Influencing Anyone, Anytime to Say “Yes”
John Baker
Creator of "The Asking Formula"
This program teaches effective asking: a skill that leads to stronger sales results, confident communications, better influence, and a heightened professional image.
Workshop 3:
Fundamentals of Storytelling for Sales Success
Christoph Trappe
The Authentic Storytelling Project
Christoph will walk you through the framework of authentic storytelling to enable long term communication and sales success for your Inside Sales team.
Workshop 4:
Visionary Leadership: Curating and Sustaining an Elite Organizational Culture
Colonel BP McCoy USMC (Ret.)
Founder, Xiphos Inititatives LLC
This workshop is for those who want to lead with passion while inspiring their teams to great performance. BP McCoy, former Marine combat veteran, business executive, wilderness expedition leader and author of "The Passion of Command: the Moral Imperative of Leadership", will share lessons from the battlefield, boardroom and remote mountain ranges to help attendees build an energized organization through Clarity, Consistency, and employee Connection.

Pre-event workshops have limited seating, so be sure to reserve your spot early!

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Speakers & Topics

This year's Leadership Summit will feature all-new presentations from over 70 of today’s most recognized Inside Sales experts who will address a wide array of topics targeted to inside and field sales leadership.

Keynote Speakers

Meridith Elliot Powell
Business Growth Expert, Author & Keynote Speaker
Debbie Dunnam
Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Inside Sales
John Baker
The Asking Formula
Creator of "The Asking Formula"
Colonel BP McCoy USMC (Ret.)
Xiphos Initiatives LLC
Christoph Trappe
The Authentic Storytelling Project
The Authentic Storyteller
Dionne Mischler
Inside Sales by Design
CEO & Founder
Bob Perkins
Founder & Chairman
Larry Reeves
Nick Hedges
CEO & President
Lauren Bailey
Factor 8 Sales Training
Founder & President
Leo Cardenas
Lay-O, LLC
Body Language Speaker & Trainer
Justin Shriber
LinkedIn Sales Solutions
Vice President of Marketing
Matt Millen
Senior Vice President of Revenue and Operations
Tom Snyder
Funnel Clarity
Josh Jarrett
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Kristen Hamilton
Co-Founder & CEO
Tom Leidigh
Robert B. Jeppsen
Mike Brooks
Mr. Inside Sales
Tony Perzow
You Suck At Negotiating
Founder and CEO
Steve Richard
Founder & Chief Revenue Officer
Amyra Rand
Criteria Corp
Vice President of Sales & Strategic Partnerships
Larry Sheffield
Senior Vice President Growth Channel
Ryan O'Hara
VP of Marketing/Growth
Max Yoder
Co-Founder and CEO
Lori Richardson
WOMEN Sales Pros
Anita Boghoussian
3DS Value Solutions
Sr. Director Inside Sales
Jennifer Prescott
Thomson Reuters
Director of Sales, Law Firm and Corporate Print
Mike Pierce - "Antarctic Mike"
Tony Caruso
Director of Sales Enablement
Howard Dover
University of Texas at Dallas
Director of the Center for Professional Sales, Clinical Professor of Marketing and Sales Coach
Brandon Bruce
Cirrus Insight
COO & Co-founder
Israel Greene
The John Maxwell Team
Certified Speaker & Leadership Trainer
Robert M. Peterson, Ph.D.
Northern Illinois University
Director- Professional Sales Program, and Editor- The Journal of Selling
Chris Beall
Vincent Gatti
Peak 10
National Partner Manager
Ed Porter
Sysco Guest Supply
Director, Inside Sales
Paula White
Bound Tree Medical
Director, Inside Sales
Peter J. Weyman
Chief Revenue Officer
Jamie Shanks
Sales for Life
CEO, Best-Selling Author
Sudipta Mukherjee
Director International Operations
Kevin Kelly
Protelos Group Ltd
Mark Kosoglow
Vice President of Sales
Ken Jisser
Co-founder & VP Sales & Services
Kevin Gaither
ZipRecruiter, Inc.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Jason Blais
Senior Director of Inside Sales
David Hood
Jake Reni
Director of Inside Sales - Enterprise (North America & LATAM)
Erroin A. Martin
Vice President of Sales
Tania Sheppard
Vice President
Bill Crawford
SVP, Inside Sales
Michael Smalls
Hoopla Software
Founder & CEO
Khuram Hussain
John Giunta
Director, Demand Generation
Stu Heinecke
How to Get a Meeting with Anyone
Regina Manfredi
Factor 8
Advisor & Former Client
Thomas Pelletier
Thomas Reuters
Senior Director, Strategic Sales Enablement Programs
Sam Caucci
Sales Huddle
CEO & Founder
Jay Davey
Robert Beattie
Thomson Reuters
Senior Sales Director
Kathryn Kravitz
Division Vice President, Sales Operations
Bryan Summerhays
Vice President, B2B Direct Sales
Bruce Lewolt
Founder & President
Chad Burmeister
Sr. Director of WW Sales Development
Matthew Bellows
Founder & CEO
Michael T Poe
Senior Vice President – Global Operations and Optimization
Sean Sheppard
GrowthX and GrowthX Academy
Manny Alamwala
The Sales Journal

New Speakers Being Added Daily! Check Back Soon!

View our previous Summit recaps for more information.

Technology & Service Expo

The Leadership Summit offers the opportunity to meet with today's most innovative Inside Sales Technology and Service Providers. See, meet with, and learn about the technologies and services that can make a difference for your organization.

Past Leadership Summit Sponsors

Unable to attend the full conference?

Join us on Tuesday, April 18th from 5:00 – 7:30 PM as our guest for the Leadership Summit Special Guest Speaker and Happy Hour in the Technology Expo! As our guest, admission to the Expo and Reception is complimentary and includes hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will also be available.



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