Join Us: “The Innovation Songbook” – CLIC ‘23

Join leaders from AARP, Alliance Bernstein, Blackbaud, CoStar, Opry Entertainment, and more.

Let’s make marketing music in Nashville.
Let’s make marketing music in Nashville.

Join us November 2-3 for the CMOs Leading Innovation Conference (CLIC ’23).CLIC 23 We will help you craft new strategies to outpace competitors, think more strategically, and thrive in the year ahead.

In an era of social change, workplace disruption, generative AI, and economic turmoil, CMOs and Chief Growth Officers face cacophonous change.

CLIC ’23 is where we gather to learn from top-level leaders, share experiences, and forge long-term business and personal relationships. Belmont University hosts our cohort this year.  You’ll collaborate with C-level colleagues from AARP, Blackbaud,, CoStar Group, Opry Entertainment, and many more.

Click one payment option below to reserve today – Six seats remain:

Member Registration (includes hotel) – $1,197.00

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION (includes hotel) – $1,397.00


CLIC ’23 Agenda and Star Faculty

September 21 (Virtual Kickoff, Afternoon CT)

Setting the Innovation Tone with Sami Hassanyeh (AARP) and global bestselling author and adviser Charlene Li

November 2 (Times in CT)

2:30-3 pm     Registration and Networking

3-3:45           Welcome to CLIC ’23 and Beacon AwardLisa Nirell

3:45-4:30      From Inform – AI- tion to Wisdom: Building Board Harmony with Eric McCarthey and special guest.

4:30-5:30     Roundtables & Jam Session

6:30- 8:45       Private Reception and Special Performance at Ole Red

November 3 (Times in CT)

8:15-9 am     Networking and light breakfast

9:00 am        Welcome from Sarah Gardial, Dean of Belmont’s Massey School of Business

9:15-10 am   The 4-Part Performance Model with Pinki Mehta, SVP/MD Global Marketing and Digital Experience, Alliance Bernstein

10:30-11:45  Roundtable Work Sessions

11:45-12:40  Rewriting Your Brand Story: Case Study with Greg Jones, President of Belmont University

12:40-1:30    Terrace lunch

1:30-2:45      Your Songbook: Take the Stage with Lisa Nirell, wrap up

Your registration fee includes:

  • One hotel night at Moxy Vanderbilt 
  • Lunch, reception, entertainment, and light breakfast
  • All conference materials
  • Pre-CLIC session in September
  • Select introductions to Lisa’s global network (100 Coaches, CMOs, and more)
  • Cohort-only recordings

And the bonus?

We provide a pitch-free, poaching-free zone. No agencies or vendors participate.

Innovation has never been more important for marketing leaders and growth champions. Invest 1 ½ days to rewrite your songbook—and harmonize your career growth.

This marks our 7th cohort. Hear what our past participants have experienced:

Guy Kawasaki kicks off CLIC ’19 and announces his new podcast, “Remarkable People.”
(Photo courtesy of Chris Zegal)

CLIC' 22 cohort

The CLIC ’22 cohort in Charleston, SC. Hosted by Catherine LaCour of Blackbaud.

Click one of the payment option links below to reserve your spot today:

Member Registration (includes hotel) – $1,197.00

NON-MEMBER REGISTRAION (includes hotel) – $1,397.00


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