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In this special episode of The Power Producers Podcast, David Carothers interviews Dave Jackson, Founder of IAOA. Dave discusses the upcoming IAOA Innovation22 event in Nashville, Tennessee, including what will be different this year, what new guests can expect, and why guests return year after year. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Dave explains that the upcoming IAOA Innovation22 will be a three-day event. (2:47)
  • Dave discusses the event’s theme and agenda. (3:52)
  • Dave explains how the nomination process for choosing speakers for IAOA Innovation22. (7:09)
  • Dave mentions that they never have a repetition of topics, and this year’s ideas are incredibly broad and diversified. (13:58)
  • Dave shares that 50% of their guests are repeat attendees because they return and want to see their friends once a year and the event provides a great opportunity to connect. (18:56)
  • Dave explains that tickets are available until October 5, the day before the event and they are producing name badges on demand, so that everyone will have theirs printed when they arrive. (20:18)
  • Dave informs listeners that when attendees register, they are able to donate to the scholarship fund, and this year they had enough at a value of $649 to provide 11 scholarships. (23:32)
  • Dave discusses their future goal of creating a nonprofit scholarship foundation. (24:24)

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “We listen to our members from past years and no breakouts so you don’t have to pick, you are going to see everybody in one room for two days straight, we give you plenty of breaks, so there’s not going to be a problem.” – Dave Jackson
  • “We have hundreds and hundreds of attendees, and almost every year, it’s about 50% first timers, the other 50% are repeaters. So, those first timers jump in, and everyone I mean, everyone you know, tells them, it’s going to feel like you’re drinking from a firehose, because you’re going to be flooded with information and knowledge.” – Dave Jackson
  • “What we do is we allow attendees to donate to the scholarship fund when they register. This year, we had enough at a 649 value, that was the early bird price, enough to fund 11 scholarships.” – Dave Jackson

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