Last year, Heath came to me with a crazy idea to host a conference for RVers.
But not your classic RVer—just weird people like us who want to travel and build a business all at once. I thought he was insane, because well most of Heath’s ideas are insane. But the more we talked about, the more excited we were.
So we started putting plans in motion, mentioned it to a few key people we thought might be interested and decided to give it a go. We thought we could sell about 30 tickets, after all there aren’t THAT many people weird enough to want to live on a home on wheels full-time.
But the joke was on us, because our little 30-person conference ballooned to a full-scale 120 person conference. We were shocked (and confused and stressed at the thought of trying to pull this whole thing together in less than two months!).
That weekend in February was easily the highlight of our RVing journey. We met so many people who were just like us, with the same struggles, the same dreams, the same hilarious stories of what it was like telling our friends and family we were moving into a van down by the river. We drank wine, roasted s’mores, and listened to some incredible speakers share their stories and business advice with us all.
We watched 120 strangers all become a small community of RV entrepreneurs.
Before the weekend was over, Heath and I knew this couldn’t be our only gathering. We found something special and we needed to see where it would go next.
Listen to keynotes and workshops on travel, entrepreneurship, and life on the road.
Our community of nomadic entrepreneurs are very much a small population of people across the country.
While this community is growing like crazy, we rarely get a chance to connect with others who understand why we chose this lifestyle and the struggles/joys of this life.
During an in person event like the RV Entrepreneur Summit we’re able to bring all of these people into one campground. We don’t have to try and explain why it’s not crazy to want to live, work and travel the country in an RV.
Everyone already understands and wants to support others in the lifestyle. This community can help give us strength and accountability when we need it.
This is why last year our speakers consisted of: families, solo female travelers, professional photographers, husband & wife social media marketing teams, venture backed tech entrepreneurs, and even an RV industry leader from Winnebago.
Last year, we also hosted a couple workshops (night photography and growing your WordPress site). This year, because we received so much great feedback on workshops we’re going to expand the conference by a full day so that we can fit in more of these bad boys into the conference.
– Growing your blog traffic
– Cybersecurity on the road and how to protect yourself
– Outsourcing and building a remote team
– Using social media to grow your business
Our goal is for you to walk away from the weekend with actionable knowledge you can use to grow your business and successfully transition into life on the road.
So many business conferences are all business, no play.
We live in RVs and the whole point is to blend these two things together and live a happy and successful life (whatever that means to you).
This is why we’ll be kicking off next year’s summit with another wine tasting and closing it down with our second annual hike to Enchanted Rock. But this year we’re adding in a bigger closing party complete with a few surprises we haven’t announced yet. Just make sure you don’t miss it!
Not to be cheesey, or get emotional, but the best part of the #RVEsummit for us is watching how it helps people get closer to our goal.
I love what Brooke posted after she bought her tickets for this year’s conference:
Or what Michelle posted in response:
Brooke and Michelle walked away from last year’s event with exactly what we hoped all attendees would walk away with: a sense of community, support, and actual opportunities to grow their life and business on the road.
There are so many big and scary factors when it comes to uprooting your life to travel and work from an RV. Our hope is that this incredible community can help support, encourage and make that transition a little less scary.
Check out some of the highlights from last year's event.
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Our pre-summit from Monday – Wednesday is sponsored by Xscapers and you are more than welcome to tag along for those social events. However, once the conference begins on Thursday (2/22) you will have to have a ticket to join any of the sessions.
When is The RVE Summit?
February 22-25th. The conference will kick off with workshops on Thursday and end Sunday evening.
Can I buy a single day pass if I only want to attend half the conference?
No, we are only selling tickets for the full four days. No day passes or partial tickets will be issued.
Can I attend if I don’t have an RV?
Of course you can attend! We have attendees ages 21-72 signed up to attend this year’s conference and roughly half of all attendees are full-timers.
Are tickets per person or per RV?
Tickets are per person for this event.
Is this an event just for young, old, middle-aged, retired, or non-retired people?
Of course not. This conference is for people who value travel, freedom, and the ability to earn a living from anywhere. This is what brings us together, age doesn’t matter whatsoever.
Are tickets refundable?
We will accept refunds up to one month before the event.
Can I arrive at the campground before the event or stay later?
Please do! Stay as long as you’d like. We will have activities planned for the week leading up to the conference. See the schedule for details.