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Booming tech epicenters in the U.S. continue to outgrow local talent pools and confront the rising costs of business in places like Silicon Valley and New York while too many in middle America are being left ​behind..

Join us as we discuss these issues and more at the inaugural BLUEPRINT conference in Reno, March 5-7, 2018.

Now is the time to create a BLUEPRINT, one that builds on existing success stories that have allowed high-growth tech companies to create jobs and expand the wealth beyond the coasts — and optimize profitability by relocating some of their business activities to the heartland.

By bringing together leaders from technology, business and government, BLUEPRINT will forge a vision and a plan for the future — for all of America.


  • THE ISSUE: The challenges facing tech companies with unsustainable costs in tech epicenters AND the challenges facing communities across America in need of stimulus

  • THE SUCCESS STORIES: Companies who are thriving in this economic transition including the public/private relationships that have fostered their success

  • THE FUTURE: The priorities and real solutions that can be replicated across the country


  • CEO’s, VC’s, entrepreneurs and senior executives from major U.S. markets who are looking to impact their own bottom line as well as the national conversation

  • Investors looking to grow their investments beyond the usual suspect hubs of SF, LA, NY, Boston and Seattle

  • National, state, and local government leaders seeking partnership and economic growth with tech companies

  • Economic development professionals looking for conversation on what could make their region more attractive for technology companies and investors.


  • Early-bird tickets

Only 100 early-bird tickets at 40% off the full price are available only until December 15.

  • $495 tickets for nonprofit, economic development and government agencies

Only 50 tickets are available to qualified representatives of these organizations.


BLUEPRINT is not a sit-back conference. You definitely can expect valuable, inspiring keynotes and discussions from those leading this economic change. However, the event will actively engage all participants with the goal of creating meaningful outcomes. The framework is designed to have all walk away on the final day not asking what’s next, but knowing what’s next.

Main stage keynotes and discussions will be accompanied by several small break-out groups of 15-20 intended to foster tangible priorities and plans – each focusing on one of the three pillars essential to expanding tech’s footprint across America:

  1. LOWER-COST TECH EXPANSION: What it will take for high-growth tech companies, from the big names to the success-story start-ups, to invest in job creation beyond the coasts to close the opportunity gap.

  2. REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCELERATION: How communities in need of stimulus can develop their local ecosystems by attracting tech companies with high skill jobs, tech investments to grow local entrepreneurs, and provide other resources necessary to nurture emerging ecosystems.

  3. WORKFORCE READINESS: Explore the the kind of early and mid-career training, education and delivery mechanisms that are necessary for existing workforces to take advantage of the jobs that can be relocated to the Heartland.

Join us to get an unprecedented first-hand understanding from those already experiencing success and to help create a playbook for what’s needed to spread that success across America.

Are ticket refunds available?

Once purchased, refunds are available only 30 days or more in advance of the event.

Get full details about Blueprint 2018 here.

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