Tampa, FL • March 11-12, 2013 • TPepin’s Hospitality Centre
On Monday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Tory Johnson brings Spark & Hustle to take over Tampa for two jam-packed, high-energy days enabling you to experience big breakthroughs in your business and yourself. You’ll learn, laugh, and leave with a treasure trove of value.
Women attend our events for three main reasons: content, connections and cash.
- Learn fresh ways to build your business and boost your bottom line
- Meet prospective clients, customers, collaborators and champions
- Nail what’s necessary to maximize profits from your time and talent
That’s the Spark & Hustle advantage—come join us.
Come join us and let’s make it happen together!
Register today to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD rate:
$149.00 for the two-day event (regularly $179.00).
Or try our EARLY BIRD PERFECT PAIR of tickets:
Two tickets for $278 for the two-day event (regularly $358.00).
Save money and buy two tickets so you can bring a friend, family member, partner, client, collaborator—or someone you’d like to thank or honor.
Contact us for EXTREME savings on groups of 10 or more.
Student rate: If you’re a current student with a valid .edu address, email email@example.com for special student rates.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Ideas are a dime a dozen, so we’ll assess your action steps and execution plans so you know when to pause and when to pounce to make big things happen.
- Standing out among the cluttered masses is key, so we’ll plot branding, social media, marketing and traditional PR strategies that actually work to get you noticed by the right people.
- Going it alone sucks, so we’ll introduce you to the best group of BBFs—business best friends—the people who’ll hold you accountable and fuel your success.
Date: Monday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Time: Doors open on Monday at 1:00 PM for registration and the program will begin promptly at 2:00 PM. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure to be on time! Monday will conclude at approximately 5:00 PM. Doors open on Tuesday at 8:00 AM and the program will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Tuesday will conclude at approximately 4:00 PM.
- 1:00 PM – Registration Begins
- 2:00 PM – Welcome and Program Begins (Light Snacks Served)
- 5:00 PM – Day One Ends
- 8:00 AM – Doors Open
- 9:00 AM – Welcome and Morning Program Begins
- 12:00 PM – Lunch and Activities
- 1:00 PM – Afternoon Program Begins
- 4:00 PM – Event Ends
Join the HOST! Committee
Spark & Hustle draws on community and builds camaraderie unlike any other conference series. The attendees Tory Johnson attracts to her events are a rare breed. Yes, they’re serious about small business and they’re eager to expand their influence and boost their bottom line. But there’s a whole lot more. These are kind, curious, nice, fun, quirky, candid, determined, loyal, big-hearted, really good women—plus a handful of great men. They’re the people you want to hang out with and do business with. You don’t find that everywhere.
If this describes people you know, then we’d love for you to join the Spark & Hustle Host Committee and become a part of Tory’s Team at the event in your area.
It’s pretty simple: register yourself for at least one event and then refer registrants by reaching out to the people you know and believe would benefit from attending. (We’ll gladly send you tips on how to easily accomplish this.)
As a token of our appreciation, we’ve created a sensational benefits package to honor your support.
If you’re interested and ready to rock, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know which event(s) you’ve registered for and include your name, email, phone, location, a bit about you personally and professionally. Also tell us why you’re an ideal Spark & Hustle host to join Tory’s Top 20. You’ll hear back within 24 hours tops.
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Location: TPepin’s Hospitality Centre is located adjacent to Pepin Distributing on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and North 50th Street in east Tampa, Florida. Spark & Hustle will be held in the Grand Ballroom on the first floor.
TPepin’s Hospitality Centre
4121 N. 50th Street
Tampa, Florida 33610
Parking: There is ample complimentary parking on site.
Partner Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
6720 Lakeview Center Drive
Tampa, FL 33619
Click here to visit the Fairfield Inn & by Marriott website.
We’ve negotiated super low rates just for you!
Standard Double rooms are available for $119.00 per night.
Standard King rooms are available for $119.00 per night.
These rates are available until February 17, 2013 or until all rooms are filled.
To reserve your room, call (813) 626-3000. Don’t forget to mention our group name – SPARK & HUSTLE – to receive the exclusive rate.
Register today to reserve your room. Space is limited.
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How long will tickets be available?
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited in each location. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available until a certain date.
Will food be provided?
Light snacks and beverages will be provided on day one. Lunch, light snacks and beverages will be provided on day two. Be sure to have lunch prior to arriving on the first day as it will not be served. Be sure to have breakfast prior to arriving to the second day as it will not be served.
What should I wear?
Our event is business casual. No sweats, sneakers or sloppy attire! Check Accuweather.com the night before you pack.
What should I bring?
We suggest you bring business cards and/or any other marketing materials that might be helpful when networking with the other attendees. You never know who you’ll meet, but we know incredible connections are always made. If you have a laptop, you’re welcome to bring it, but it’s by no means necessary.
Is early check-in available?
No, registration will open at 1:00 PM. Entry is not permitted prior to that time.
What if I’m late?
The conference will begin promptly at 2:00 PM and we strongly recommend that you arrive on time so as not to miss any of the sessions! However, if you do arrive late, (these things happen!) don’t worry, registration will remain open throughout the entire event.
Will the conference be available on DVD?
No, the conference will not be available on DVD. Designed to be highly interactive, Spark & Hustle conferences are in-person events only. We’ve selected 15 cities around the country to make it easy for everyone to experience the Spark & Hustle energy!
Will I be able to re-enter the event if I need to step out for a moment?
Yes, just make sure your name badge is visible. This will allow conference staff to confirm that you are a registered attendee of the event.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes, but we have one rule around here about cameras – and we’re pretty strict about it. You may only post photos of us that look good! No half-closed eyes, no double-chins, you get the idea. And we’ll do the same for you. Our staff will share photos of you looking your absolute best. Deal? Deal.
Are cell phones allowed?
Yes, but we ask that you kindly turn your phone to silent before entering the event out of respect for our speakers and for your fellow attendees.
Are laptops allowed?
Yes, but we cannot guarantee that the venue will have wireless internet. Please contact a Spark & Hustle team member at (212) 290-2600 for questions on internet availability in a specific location.
Can men attend?
Men are welcome and encouraged to attend Spark & Hustle!
Will the event have wheelchair access?
Yes, all event spaces have wheelchair access. For questions about accommodations for the impaired, contact the Spark & Hustle team at (212) 290-2600.
Can I cancel my ticket if I’ve already paid?
Since space is limited at each of our events, we do not offer refunds if you opt not to attend. You may transfer your fully paid ticket to another person as long as it’s prior to five days before the event start.To make any kind of transfer, you must notify the Spark & Hustle event management team by phone at 212.290.2600 or email at email@example.com. Your request is not confirmed until you receive an acknowledgment of receipt from our staff. By registering for an event, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to these terms.
Can I purchase tickets on site?
No, tickets must be purchased online.