The Dots Summit is a conference about succeeding. If you are frustrated in your Corporate or dead end job and are ready to reinvent yourself and start fresh with a second career, this conference is for you. If you have been wanting to start a business but just aren’t sure, aren’t ready, or don't know where and how to begin, please join us! We will help you get it done, get out of your own way, give you a roadmap on how and show you success stories of people who are doing it and doing it well.

When: September 28, 2019

Where: Cross Campus, 840 Apollo Street, El Segundo, California 90245



Conference Agenda: 

9:00 AM Coffee | Registration | Networking

9:45 AM Welcome & Keynote Speaker Kathleen Buczko

  • Reinvention & Life in the Gig Economy

10:45 AM Morning Sessions:

  • Starting Your Business & Quitting your Corporate Job

  • The Roadmap to Success & The Lowdown on the Legal

12:00 PM  Lunch

1:00 PM Afternoon Sessions

  • Finding Funding: Bootstrapping vs. Investors

  • For-Profit / Non-Profit / B-corp - Run it Right

  • Media, Marketing & Goals

4:15-4:45 PM Interview with Keynote Speaker

4:45 PM Closing Remarks 

5:00 PM Conference Ends

5:30 PM Happy Hour at Il Fornaio


Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Buczko


As a digital strategist and entrepreneur, Kathleen has guided some of the world’s largest brands with innovative counsel and brand programs.  With stints in telecommunications, energy, utilities, healthcare, packaged goods and franchising giants, she’s had a truly unique career from social justice initiatives to selling beer, positioning nuclear power plants and launching balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  There is very little that she hasn’t seen or been in the room creating.  Her clients read like the who’s who of business with Toshiba, HP, Motorola, Pioneer, Samsung and LG to name a few.  Her background in engineering and science coupled with her media experience gave her a combination that was unrivaled by the competition in technology communications. She went on to work with Epson, creating the digital imaging consumer category with innovative programs for photography, creativity and ink jet technology -- and one of the first corporate blogs in 1996! I am now working with a variety of organizations - both nonprofit and commercial organizations to tell effective stories, build engagement and impact as co-creator of Chapelure Media.  She began her career as a news writer/producer at WDIV-TV, an NBC affiliate, Detroit,Michigan, and is returning to her roots in the media as creator and executive producer and host of “The Dots” a weekly podcast interviewing artists, community and business leaders about success and making their communities a better place. She is currently at work on a new book about work, life, mission and achieving goals, called Connecting the Dots: a handbook for change. She has appeared on several media outlets including, The Real, Los Angeles Times and the Huffington Post.

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