January 7, 2011 • Las Vegas
Dave Laituri, Sprout Creation
Steve Meister, Big Bang
Jeff Smith, LUNAR
In addition to discussions about royalty and licensing (R&L), this year’s summit will also delve into the launching of product manufacturing companies. Attendees will also be invited to share their R&L experiences as part of the program.
January 26, 2011
Jim Morrison, Morrison Insurance Services
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law. The overall intended purpose of PPACA is to improve the U.S. health care system. But, how will it affect your firm?
February 2, 2011
Chris Wilson, Function Point
Phil Edwards, Edwards Management Group
Lisa Selvage, Teague
Get ready for the new APDF Financial Performance Survey launch! APDF’s Financial Performance Survey provides specific benchmarks and goal setting parameters for design firm management not found in any other survey, including: Pricing Ratios, Salary Comparisons, Balance Sheet, and Profit and Loss statements. Each of these is a valuable benchmark against which you can gauge your business’s performance against the industry.
February 8, 2011
Laura Greig + Wendy Sage-Hayward, CONCENTRIX
Family business enterprises are unique and complex systems which can be consumed by conflict, confusion and indecision. Learn how you can determine the best course of action and implement plans for your firm that will ensure success for future generations.
February 23, 2011
Jeff Dietrich, Institute for Trend Research
The National Bureau of Economic Research pronounced the Great Recession was officially over in June of 2009. Not many people felt good vibrations back then or even now some 19 months later. And, we seem to be trapped in an economic situation designed by committee that has just named new committees to fix the committee's problems.
May 13, 2011 - May 14, 2011 • San Francisco
As we climb out of the difficulties of the recent past, we are ready to re-examine how we run our firms, and to set our sights on efficiency and growth. Our line-up of prominent and engaging speakers includes: More
September 7, 2011
Phil Edwards, Edwards Management Group
A firm's profitability is dependent on many factors, but the balance of the type of practice, pricing and staffing are the key components. The APDF Financial Performance Survey measures these metrics and more. The results are in! Join us for this FREE Webinar to review the APDF Financial Performance Survey results and how this valuable tool can help you manage financial performance within your firm.
September 23, 2011 • Chicago
Joe Hustein, Lecturer, Stanford University
At this APDF Operations Exchange, our focus is on protecting and monetizing the most important thing you create – your intellectual property! And, how you can create alternative revenue streams for your firm by capitalizing on your intellectual property. As designers and consultants, we create things and what we create is IP. Understanding what IP is legally, who owns it, how to protect it, and its ultimate commercial value, enables us to exploit its full income potential.
November 9, 2011
Brian Matt, Altitude
Phil Hague, Webb deVlam
In September, the APDF hosted an Exchange: Monetizing IP with Joe Hustein, Lecturer at Stanford University. This Webinar features APDF member perspectives on the Exchange and gives you an opportunity to exchange and share your thoughts!
December 2, 2011 • La Jolla
David C. Baker, ReCourses
At this APDF Marketing Exchange, our focus is sharing and developing actionable viewpoints on business development. David C. Baker of ReCourses, Inc. and APDF have worked together to develop an interactive session of key business development topics, based specifically on APDF member feedback. We will spend the morning learning from David, and then break into groups in the afternoon to discuss, debate, and develop actionable steps for you to bring back to your firm on Monday!