Prestige Conference is thrilled to be returning to Minneapolis in 2016

Happening May 24-25, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prestige Conference is the premier business conference for business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers operating in the digital marketplace.

Prestige brings a diverse mix of freelancers, entrepreneurs, agency owners, and small shops from across the country together for two powerful days of conversation, learning, thinking, and action.

Our Mission Is Simple:

Empower the digital community to achieve their biggest, boldest goals by providing insights, intelligence, and inspiration, as well as tools, strategies, and tactics from experienced industry leaders sharing provocative stories of success, failure, obstacles and challenges — and critical lessons learned.

An exceptional business building opportunity

Every detail of the conference — from the convenient location in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, to the diverse range of carefully-selected speakers and topics, to the intimate networking opportunities crafted to maximize personal connections — is designed to deliver an exceptional business building opportunity.

Attendees will be:

  • Challenged to think about themselves, their careers, and businesses with a fresh perspective
  • Introduced to new ways of creating brand momentum, gaining clients, and multiplying revenues
  • Encouraged to participate in conversations and foster new connections
  • Inspired to reach farther and aim higher

Raising The Bar For Digital Business

Prestige conference is a must-attend event for those who want more — more than overviews of best practices, more than code demonstrations, more than top-level, glossy, feel good presentations.

Prestige creates an unrivaled opportunity to learn direct from the gritty, front-line, business trenches of real world businesses and entrepreneurs.

By bringing together real-world stories and experiences, actionable insights and lessons, and a community of peers and like-minded individuals, Prestige fills a void in the market. It provides a foundation for attendees to assess where they are at, clarify where they are going, and build on their past success to create big wins in the future.

Prestige Conference By The Numbers

With three successful events completed, Prestige Conference has proven without a doubt that entrepreneurs, freelancers, business owners, and professionals alike want to elevate their skills, knowledge, and expertise.

The Prestige Conference, Minneapolis 2015 livestream boasted more than 1,100 sessions from 41 countries in just two days, demonstrating that a high-quality event focused on real world, in-the-trenches, lessons learned is in demand.

More Prestige Conference details by the numbers:


  • Friday Night Panelists: 3
  • Saturday Sessions Presented: 7
  • Expectations Exceeded: 87% of attendees
  • Value vs Ticket price: 100% positive rating
  • Content Quality: 100% positive rating
  • Hashtag Reach: 7.6 million timeline deliveries during Friday panel session and Saturday sessions


  • Hands on workshop: 1
  • Total Sessions Presented: 10
  • Expectations Exceeded: 92% of attendees
  • Value vs Ticket price: 100% positive rating
  • Content Quality: 100% positive rating
  • Hashtag Reach: 8.2 million timeline deliveries throughout the Saturday and Sunday sessions

Prestige Conference Organizing Team

Kiko Doran, Co-Founder

Kiko DoranKiko is the owner of InGroup Consulting, a full-service WordPress agency specializing in custom workflow solutions for small business and enterprise clients. He is well-known in the WordPress community as a core contributor, frequent speaker, and WordCamp organizer.

When he’s not coaching business owners, analyzing company processes, and providing technology consulting, you can find him hitting the mats for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches.

InGroup Consulting | @KikoDoran

Josh Broton, Co-Founder

Josh BrotonJosh is a UX manager, front-end dev, design lead, WordPress themer, and conference speaker.

He works with Lemonly building awesome websites for their largest clients and at as a front-end developer, re-imagining what a education-centric social network and blogging platform can do for teachers and students. | Github | @JoshBroton

Britt Thorson, Event Coordinator

Britt200Britt is the behind-the-scenes wizard that makes Prestige Conference run smoothly and efficiently. She has a passion for organization and planning, which shines through at each of our events.

She is an experienced HR professional and Benefit Coordinator at SYPartners. For the past 3 years, she has co-organized the Heart & Stroke Gala / Pulse After Party for the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society Legacy Ball.


Jennifer Bourn, Content Director

Jennifer BournJennifer is an award-winning designer and the founder and creative director for Bourn Creative, a full service design agency, specializing in web design, brand design, messaging, and content strategy, with WordPress as her platform of choice.

When not obsessing over details, margins, and content, Jennifer manages the Bourn Creative brand, writes for several marketing blogs, speaks regularly at both virtual and live events across the country, and co-organizes both the Sacramento WordPress Meetup and WordCamp Sacramento.

Bourn Creative | @jenniferbourn

Attendee Feedback:

Most of today’s technology conferences focus solely on tools and techniques for building cutting-edge web applications. Prestige breaks the mold by offering something different: real-talk from leaders in the tech community about what it actually means to run a products or client services business. With topics ranging from how to grow your business, what to expect upon entering the products market, how to identify process inefficiencies, and what to charge, Prestige provides a valuable new set of tools for entrepreneurial developers and leaders. I highly recommend it.

— Jeremy Ward | Developer, WestWerk

PrestigeConf was a refreshing experience as a speaker and for the attendees seeking to enhance their business prowess.

Scoring from top to bottom, starting with communication of the organizing team to the logistics the day of, the Prestige Conference team receives an A+ in my book. Josh and Kiko managed to put something together that broke the mold for those of us caught in the circuit of conferences and provided real ROI for attendees.

Their secret sauce? Creating an intimate atmosphere where attendees could interact with featured speakers and extend their conference experience. Prestige Conference was a tremendous event with super value — don’t miss the next one.

— Matt Medeiros | Founder/CEO, Slocum Studio

PrestigeConf taught me almost as much as business classes in school!

— Nikhil Vimal | Student, WordPress Core Contributor, Founder, TechVoltz