Breaking News!!! Announcing the First Ever GTD Global Summit

GTD Global Summit at SF Hotel IntercontinentalGTDtimes is pleased to be the first site anywhere in the world to announce news of a major event in the world of GTD…

For the first time anywhere  five hundred of the most intelligent, inspired and productive people on the planet will gather in San Francisco, California to learn, share, explore, and inspire.

The Getting Things Done Global Summit!

Headlined by the inimitable David Allen, author of “Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress Free Productivity” this first GTD Global Summit, taking place on March 11th to the 13th, 2009,  promises to be a truly once-in-a-lifetime event.

Not only will attendees get the chance to  learn the latest on GTD by the man that created the strategy, David will also be sharing new material from his forthcoming book “Making it All Work: Winning at the Game of Business and Business of Life“.

Complimenting David will be a cadre of some of the most accomplished and effective people in the world:

  • CEOs that have have had the insight and vision to implement a GTD culture throughout their organizations yielding extraordinary results
  • Coaches who will share how implementing a GTD strategy has had profound benefits for their clients from world class athletes to struggling students
  • David’s Senior GTD Facilitators who will lead hands on sessions to share their real-world techniques to help you implement GTD for yourself and your organization and maximize the success you will achieve as a result.
  • Surprise guests that will inspire, awe and excite you with their stories of how they managed to achieve success, in some cases against unimagineable adversity and odds that would have been dramatically improved had they only been one in a million.

If  other conferences are about ideas and inspiration, the GTD Global Summit is about action and implementation.  No other event will have this level of practical, how to information to help you further refine your personal GTD strategy, troubleshoot your own implementation, or introduce you to new tools and techniques to take even the most advanced GTD Blackbelt to a whole new level.

In addition, demonstration areas will be reserved for attendees to check out the latest in high tech gadgetry- a veritable “geek’s paradise” of software, hardware, and accessories will be available for you to discover, test, and compare; from tried and true products you may have seen to the latest whiz-bang prototypes that you may not have even heard of, let alone seen or touched.

Of course one of the greatest benefits to attending the GTD Global Summit will be the opportunity to meet and network with five-hundred other GTD enthusiasts all in one place.  If you’re a GTD implementer you already know that people that use GTD to help them stay on top of things are consistently among the most intelligent, informed and productive people on the planet.  Here’s your chance to make new friends, develop new professional relationships and capitalize on the energy and collective intelligence that only a group such as this can generate.   If you’ve attended special events in the past, you know that half the value lies in the people you meet and the friendships you establish.  Now take that prior experience and multiply it by 500 and imagine the possibilities.

The GTD Global Summit is scheduled to take place from the 11th to the 13th of March, 2009 at the unparalleled new Hotel Intercontinental in San Francisco, California.  Only five-hundred fortunate individuals will have the chance to attend this life-changing event.  Reservations can be made at the official GTD Global Summit Website.

Further news about the GTD Global Summit will be made available here as soon as we receive it.  The link to the conference website above is now live so be sure to make your reservation before it’s too late!

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  1. Awesome! I really hope I can get to this event – what a fantastic opportunity. Note: it doesn’t seem like your “David Allen Company Website” link is working. Not sure if that’s the link that’s supposed to go live in the next 24 hours or not, but thought I would point it out.

    Thanks for the news! Great job.


  2. A fantastic idea! I also tried to find something about it on the GTD website, and came up empty. Will keep checking back, and please let us know pronto when we can make reservations.


  3. Tomm, David is certainly a genius, but it isn’t reasonable to suggest that fact can be established due to the gross metrics you are using as a somewhat sarcastic means of proving that fact.

    It is frankly pretty disingenuous to even suggest that the cost of the conference times the number of attendees will result in a million dollars (not “dollers”) of net revenue.

    You fail to consider many factors: first the cost of securing the venue which will run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Next the cost for internet connectivity – which is one place that people putting on events cannot afford to scrimp and where they are often raped by the hotels and the telecommunications providers – $75,000 to $100,00 there.

    Now add meals for the guests, rooms for the 30 to 40 staff that are there to make sure things go smoothly, travel expenses for all that staff, meals as well.

    Don’t forget the cost of printing all the conference materials, or the expenses of the keynote speakers. You should also factor in the advertising expense and the cost associated with providing for the limited number of media professionals that will receive press passes.

    In truth, particularly for an inaugural event where cost overruns are likely since there is no precedent and thus people are prone to over estimate what is required since it is better to have too much of something rather than not enough, and you’re pretty lucky if you manage to break even.

    All this notwithstanding, I think if you ask anyone that has benefit from GTD sufficiently that they choose to be a paying attendee at this event they’ll tell you that they believe that this cost is trivial in comparison to what they expect to gain, not to mention what they already have gained, thanks to the true genius of David Allen.

    Oliver Starr, Editor

  4. People are willing to shell out thousands of dollars for a two-hour Hannah Montana concert.
    With the GTDSummit you may actually walk out out with some keys that can reduce your stress, make you more productive and tap into your creativity. Can Hannah do that??

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