Over 1000+ diverse founders, leaders, creatives, mentors, brands, athletes & entrepreneurs will GATHER here. Join us for a weekend full of personal, professional, and entrepreneurial development.

This intimate weekend is meant to be all-in-one experience to grow your network, gain clarity on your goals, mastermind with peers, enjoy our garden vibes, official afterparty and much more! A little mixture of Forbes x Coachella x Afrotech x ComplexCon.

This is for anyone who is focused on what matters most, personal branding coupled with your skills & assets, developed from the college dorm to corporate america and into entrepreneurship! It starts with taking full ownership of your life, a well defined strategy, proper resources, the right emotional intelligence, AND amazing guidance. Come get your dose of #Clarity #Creativity & #Goals.

Memorial Day Weekend #BYOBRetreat


Pre-Registration 6pm-12am


Registration & BYOB Club House Opens 6am-8am
Keynote & Sessions 8am-5pm
Garden Networking & Afterparty 7pm-11pm


BYOB Club House Opens 6am-8am
Keynote & Sessions 8am-4pm
Small Business Pitch Competition 4pm-5pm

Tickets are deeply discounted for early movers & adopters. VIP passes available for those who want to attend and invest into deeper connections & personal content creation. Prices rise every week.

No refunds but tickets are transferable up to 30 days.


Can't make it into town? We've got you covered! Live Stream passes cover our 4 Keynotes including video recording of ALL sessions delivered right to your inbox! Get your dose of personal and professional development in your home and at your own pace!

See below for frequently asked questions!

This event will take place Memorial Day weekend - May 26th and 27th, 2018. We encourage you to check-in Friday May 25th and check in on site to get the most out of your experience over Saturday and Sunday! Sessions are 8am-5pm both days.

The #BYOBRetreat will take place throughout the entire Omni Shoreham Hotel & Conference Center - 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008.

The networking and afterparty are also located at the Omni Shoreham hotel Saturday evening starting at 7pm. We encourage you to stay at the host hotel to take advantage of the entire weekend and for your convenience.

Your ticket does not include your hotel reservations BUT, we do have a great discounted rate for you to stay right in the mix of the action. Our discount room rate is only $129.

More information here: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/washington-dc-shoreham/meetings/build-your-own-brand-byob-conference

Come represent yourself! We want you to FEEL good in what you are comfortable with. You can come dressed up, dressed down, business casual, professional, chic, or cosmopolitan.

Be you, be authentic and come in whatever makes you feel most confident!

Our networking and afterparty Saturday night recommends a moderate chic and classy vibe as we'll be networking under the stars and enjoying afterparty vibes.

We have well over 30+ sessions over the 2-day retreat. Please take a look at some of the topics on byobretreatlive.com/breakoutsessions

As promised, VIP guests will be able to check in early. We HIGHLY encourage all other guests to check-in Friday evening at the hotel anytime between 6pm-12am in order to receive their welcome packets which includes full sessions and itinerary! This will give you ample time to prepare for the weekend! If you CAN NOT stop by the hotel to pre-register Friday, please do so as early as possible Saturday morning. Lines start at 6am and checking in early will allow you to still plan out your weekend accordingly! Sessions and opening keynote start promptly at 8am. Any other late check-ins will take place at the help desk throughout the entire weekend! You will see signs and staff that will direct you.

Please bring your email confirmation ticket and a photo ID!

Lyft is our Official RideShare Sponsor. New users use code: BYOBDC for $5 off next 2 rides or code: BYOBDC20 for 20% off existing users!

Additionally 1 block away is 'Woodley Park Metro Station'. We advise that you ride-share or take metro into Washington DC to avoid excessive parking costs or valet.

The nearest airport is Reagan National Airport! Further out is Dulles Airport & also Baltimore International Airport.

As mentioned on the box office we can not offer any refunds.

We encourage everyone to soak up all of the knowledge, perspective, and positive vibes of the weekend. Expect to take lots of notes, meet amazing peers, and gain new ideas that will spark excitement and appreciation for the future! Please bring a positive mindset and employ patience, kindness, and value to each other.

Yes! We are LIVE streaming our main stage keynotes along with providing video recaps for those who purchase this pass. Please visit byobretreatlive.com/#livestream to redeem all 30+ video sessions.

Check in ON-SITE Friday evening between 6pm-12am will put you well ahead of the game! Even if you are not staying at the hotel we still HIGHLY encourage you take a Lyft or Metro 1-block away (Woodley Park Station) to stop by and mix and mingle with our team during check in. If you must check in Saturday morning please plan to arrive between 6-7am to receive your welcome pack and take an hour to go through all of the content & pre-plan your weekend agenda. Don't forget to write off the weekend if you own an incorporated business! Lastly, be mentally prepared to discipline for late nights and early mornings, it is vital as a leader to set the standard and train yourself during not-so-comfortable situations! Remember that everything is what you make it! Appreciate your journey and we'll be right there to help you along your way!

For your convenience, book & stay at the official host venue

Omni Shoreham Hotel Discount Room Rate $129