Build a Better Agency Summit

We are excited that you’re going to be with us for the first annual Build A Better Agency Summit. But we’re betting you have a question or two. We’ve tried to guess what they are below. Hopefully we hit the mark but if not — fire away with your questions by emailing us here.

Conference Location
The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois
60654 USA
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Schedule Overview each Day
See the Agenda page.

How much does it cost to attend?
Please visit our Registration page for information on current pricing.

Group Discount info
We like it when you bring your crew — so of course we offer group discounts. We offer a $200 off discount for each member of a group beyond the first registrant. The discount will automatically apply when you register your group at the same time. If you are an AMI member, you can take BOTH the group discount and the AMI discount when you bring more than one team member!

Registration Link
Please visit our Registration page to begin the registration process.

Payment types accepted
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and wire payments. Please email us for wire instructions or if you need other arrangements.

Food and Beverage included
A hot breakfast buffet, lunch and refreshments are included on Tuesday and Wednesday. The conference package also includes a heavy-appetizer reception on Tuesday evening at Flight Club.

If you are attending family day on Monday, you will enjoy afternoon refreshments and a group dinner.

Networking Opportunities
You’re agency people so we don’t really worry about you sitting in a corner, not meeting anyone new! But the entire conference is built to help you connect with old friends and new! On top of that, back by popular demand, we’re planning a really fun night out AMI-style Wednesday, May 25th. Think darts and drinks. What could go wrong?

Substitution Policy
Can’t join us? We’re bummed to miss you this year but we know how agency life is. You’re able to send a substitute in your place. Please fill out our substitution form to begin that process.

Dress Code
This is an AMI event so you know that anything from shorts and a t-shirt to business casual are welcome! If you wear a tie, we’re going to be pretty sure you’re in the wrong place. But short of that, anything but bathing suits and robes are suitable! We also recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater as temperatures inside can vary.

I have questions regarding sponsorship. Who do I contact?
Please email Drew McLellan with any sponsor-related questions. And check out our sponsor page to download the official packet.

I am a speaker and have questions about my participation. Who can help?
Please email Ashlee Moehring with any speaker-related questions.

I am an attendee and have questions. Who can help?
Please email Ashlee Moehring with any attendee-related questions.

What about the virus, Drew?
Everyone attending the summit will either present a negative covid test or proof of vaccination. We’ll follow all of the current rules of the CDC and the city of Chicago. We’re going to make sure you are safe AND get to hang out in person with a bunch of smart, funny, successful agency folks. It’s going to be good for your brain and good for your heart! As our COVID policy evolves, we will continue to update you.

Cancelation Policy
If you cancel before December 31, 2021, you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
If you cancel after December 31, 2021, but before March 1, 2022 you will receive 25% of your registration fee.
If you cancel after March 1st, 2022 no refunds will be provided.

However, you may always send a substitute in your place.

Register Today for the BABA Summit