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ACA Leadership Workshop

ACA Members – Join Us In Irvine, CA for the 2018 Leadership Workshop 
November 6-8, 2018

Join ACA in Irvine, CA for a truly unique event for experienced ACA members and leaders of angel organizations.  The Leadership Workshop provides a deeper dive into advanced topics for angel investors and networking opportunities for members to build connections with angels from across North America.

Share your voice!  The 2018 Leadership Workshop will have a special focus on the inside look into ACA’s strategies where we seek your feedback to help shape the future of ACA. 

It will also include a new optional pre-program seminar on term sheets, concentrated tracks for seasoned angels and leaders of angel groups and platforms and networking events, including a special election night reception to celebrate ACA’s public policy wins.  Attend the reception to help ACA’s work in Washington, DC.  Each attendee will take home a library of in-demand materials and toolkits.

Key agenda items include:

  • Optional Pre-Programs – special discount available for angels attending the pre and main programs.  These programs are aimed at new angels, but this is your chance to vet these seminars to bring to your community.

  • Networking reception on election night – Celebrating ACA’s Public Policy Wins - with special guest: Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA)

  • Track for Seasoned Angels

    • Angel Portfolio Strategy from Construction to Advanced Concepts

    • The Best Ways to Make Follow-On Decisions

    • From Marriages to Irreconcilable Differences – How to Deal with Inter-Founder Relationships

    • Should Angels be Able to Force Exits? A New Look in 2018

  • Track for Leaders of Angel Groups & Platforms

    • How to Tighten and Speed Up Your Group’s Deal Decisions – and Improve Your Reputation and Deal Flow

    • Importance of Collecting Data – and How to Get Companies to Treat You Like a Major Investor

    • Knowing When to Exit – How Perfect Can Become the Enemy of Good Enough

    • Modernize and Invigorate Your Member Recruitment in the New Angel Landscape

  • Sessions for All

    • Top Easily Avoidable Due Diligence Mistakes that Killed Companies (including Theranos)

    • ACA’s Strategic Initiatives – Add Your Voice

    • Before You Write that Term Sheet – Minimum Standard Terms and Strategies for Successful Syndication

  • Plenary and Keynote Speakers – Deborah Magid, Director of Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group

All paying Leadership Workshop attendees will receive a $100 discount to attend the 2019 Summit in Chicago on April 24-26, 2016.  Hotel and lodging information coming soon! 

Register Now

Event and Registration Details:

Venue:  The COVE at the University of California, Irvine
Hotel:    Coming soon
$350   Leadership Workshop (Nov 7-8)
$125   Fundamentals of Angel Investing Seminar (Nov 6)
$125   Term Sheet Basics Seminar (Nov 6)
$425   Combo of Leadership Workshop and one seminar ($50 savings)
$  50   Reception Celebrating ACA's Public Policy Work (Nov 6)

Later Event: November 7
NAF Member Meeting