Marketing Conference & Discussion Series

Each year our Discussion Series (a roundtable Discussion Series for business owners and business leaders) offers an opportunity for participants to step away from their day-to-day routine to plan for the future and evaluate the present. We bring expertise in market-focused business strategy as well as an external perspective and framework to challenge or validate thought processes. The Discussion Series is also a great platform to draw upon the knowledge and experience of, as well as brainstorm with, your local business-leading peers.

At a high level we’ll be discussing leadership, market-focused business strategy, revenue and portfolio diversification, as well as infrastructure and organizational culture. We’ll have in-depth framework created in each of these areas, but will keep it flexible based on what provides the most value in the discussion each session.

To allow for free flow of conversation, participation will be limited so as to not have competitors in the group. All conversations will be kept confidential.

We hope you’ll take this time out of your schedule to focus on growing your business for the future. This Discussion Series is invitation only, but if there is someone you feel would highly benefit from being involved in the conversation, your recommendation will gain that person an invitation. Feel free to share this info with them and have them reach out to us.

Join us for the 2018 AMP’D Discussions:

Lunch at Manhattan Country Club on 

Wednesdays 11am- 1pm
September 12th, 19th, 26th and October 3rd

Participation is $399/ person (includes lunch every week, access to the Discussion Series LinkedIn group, and recommended readings)

Please let us know if you plan to attend and we’ll save a place for you.

About the Conference

The AMP’D Conference is designed to create an atmosphere that helps marketing professionals & small business owners gain marketing insights that are applicable for business growth. 

Topics will include:

  • Search Marketing
  • AI & Marketing
  • Inbound Marketing 
  • User Experience
  • And More

Join us for the 2019 AMP’D Conference:


April, 5th 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm

Bluemont Hotel, Excel Ballroom

1212 Bluemont Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 473-7091

Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite now!

Register early to recieve early bird pricing.
  • 8:30 – Registration & Networking
  • 9:00 – Creating an Innovative Business Model with Data at the Core
  • 10:05 – Book Signing
  • 10:40 – Search Marketing Overview, Process, & Measurement
  • 11:30 – Lunch
  • 1:30 – AI & Consumer Marketing
  • 2:15 – Break
  • 2:30 – User Experience: The Art of Crafting Authentic Customer Experiences
  • 3:15 – Rise Up! The Manifesto for Revolutionary Marketing
  • 4:15 – Happy Hour & Networking

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Keynote Speaker

Tiffany Pham

Founder & CEO of Mogul, Bestselling Author, Judge on TLC TV Show Girl Starter

Forbes “30 Under 30″​ in Media. Business Insider “30 Most Important Women Under 30″​ in Technology. ELLE Magazine “30 Women Under 30 Who Are Changing the World.”​ Good Housekeeping “Awesome Women Award” Winner. Alice Paul “Equality Award” Winner. Cadillac “Innovator Award”​ in Film. CBS “All-Star Award”​ in Digital Media. Top 30 Under 30 “World’s Top Executives & Entrepreneurs.” Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards Fellow. SmartCEO Magazine “Smart CEO Award.” Technology Ambassador for France.

Mogul is an all-inclusive technology platform and mobile app reaching across 196 countries and 30,470 cities. A social enterprise, Mogul is enabling women worldwide through information access, economic opportunity, and education.

Headquartered in NYC, Mogul was named one of the 100 Most Exciting Startups by Business Insider, Best Website for Finding Top Talent by Inc. Magazine, Top Website for Marketing Your Company Online by Forbes, and Top Online Learning Platform by Entrepreneur. Mogul was also Winner of the Cadillac Innovator Award, Winner of the Northwestern Mutual Innovation & Inclusion Award, and has been honored by Business Insider “30 Under 30”, ELLE Magazine “30 Under 30”, City of Fort Worth, City of New York, City of Paris, and Harvard Business School.

Through the Mogul At Work division, Mogul provides companies worldwide with software solutions to attract, retain, and advance diverse talent.

Through the Mogul Redefined division, Mogul provides educational consumer products such as Mogul Books, Mogul X, and Mogul Learning.

Mogul provides free educational resources to women in need through international partners such as the United Nations.

Aditi Kulkarni

UX Manager at Sprint Corp, Former User Experience Technology Lead at Deloitte
User Experience: The Art of Crafting Authentic Customer Experiences
  • The role of personas in understanding your customer’s needs and perspective
  • How to move from customer touch points to customer journeys
  • Anticipating customer needs of the future
Aditi is a big picture thinker, storyteller, and problem solver using empathetic design to plan and create intuitive solutions that delight and entice the end user. She has a bachelors in materials engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from Georgetown. Aditi has over 10 years of experience helping organizations navigate and innovate in this age of acceleration and disruption, and drive sustainability and growth through empathetic design thinking. Aditi blends user-centered design with business knowledge to help clients capitalize on emerging next-generation technologies to deliver effective digital experiences, drive end-user adoption, and promote stakeholder buy-in.

Her professional interests and expertise include user experience design, design thinking facilitation, rapid prototyping, product management, and program management in an agile environment.

Kulkarni has an MBA from George Washington University and a B.S. in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

Matt Moody

AI & Consumer Marketing
  • What is AI/ML? Removing the Complexity
  • How is AI Changing Marketing
  • How to Get Started Utilizing AI

Founder & President of TechStars 2018.

Matt Moody is a full stack developer, data engineer and the CEO/Founder of Bellwethr, a provider of AI for Business.

Matt has over 15 years of experience in the software and media industries.

About Bellwethr:


Corey Morris

Vice President of Marketing at Voltage, SEMPO Board of Directors
Search Marketing Overview, Process, & Measurement
  • Learn organic and paid search concepts and factors that go into them
  • learn the basics on measurement of search marketing efforts
  • develop an action list for taking next steps based on processes and tools presented
Corey serves as the Vice President of Marketing for Voltage-a full-service digital marketing agency based in Kansas City, MO. He has spent 13+ years working in strategic and leadership roles focused on growing both national and local client brands with award winning, ROI generating digital strategies. In addition to his role at Voltage, he serves on the board of SEMPO as the VP of Cities and previously led the local SEMPO Cities initiative in Kansas City upon founding the KC Search Marketing Conference. He is currently a VIP contributor to Search Engine Journal, speaks locally and nationally on search and digital marketing topics including at SMX and SEMPO events, and formerly served as co-host of a monthly tech radio show in KC. He has a passion for learning and sharing knowledge in the search industry and seeing people connect and make meaningful relationships in our industry.

Priscilla McKinney

President, Little Bird Marketing, Branding & Digital Marketing Expert

Rise Up! The Manifesto for Revolutionary Marketing. 

Priscilla McKinney, CEO of Little Bird Marketing, is a popular keynote speaker, prolific blogger, podcast host, industry innovator and diversity champion.
Best known for making waves in the digital marketing industry, Priscilla has been featured on numerous podcasts, is the President of American Advertising Federation Heartland and has received numerous design, entrepreneurship and industry awards. Along with her expert team, she developed the SOAR System – a proprietary process designed to create sustainable lead generation for busy leaders so they can have confidence in the growth of their company without losing focus on their other responsibilities.
Priscilla personifies creativity, entrepreneurship and authentic leadership – inspiring others to truly carve out their own path of success in her uniquely funny, no-nonsense and slightly irreverent way. Oh, and don’t give her caffeine. She doesn’t need it. 

LiTTLE BIRD MARKETING is a boutique marketing firm specializing in delivering premier graphics and creative ideas. We believe in solid branding before campaigning and solid campaigning around well-defined goals for profit. We are a powerhouse for the brands who know who they are but have not yet translated that well into consistent branding or profit-building strategies.

We are the home of the proprietary SOAR system – a content marketing system that delivers a firm and sustainable lead generation system for busy executives without taking them away from the rest of their job! 

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