You are Invited

A place is always defined by the people. We all have sat in a room of mindful thought and been encouraged by the collective potential. This is why we are inviting you to Plywood Presents - The Gathering for Social Innovators.

On August 19-20, 2015 join 800 entrepreneurs, creatives, and activists in Atlanta at The Tabernacle for a gathering rooted in a generosity of connectedness. A unique environment where inspiration can be found speaking into a microphone or the seat next to you. A space where authentic doers share wisdom and tension they are learning and wrestling through today. Share your voice and project into a community of problem solvers.

Learn patterns from the past to define your future. Implement rhythms to sustain your soul and invigorate your life. Solve problems that brilliantly impact humanity and find reason for your abilities.


Patterns are replicated models of business in history that succeeded in a cross section of industries - glean from the past to define the future.

Rhythms are personal practices that create energy and clarity in the midst of ever changing endeavours. Sustain your soul and invigorate your life before fixing the broken.

Brilliance is activating a solution to a felt need confirmed by culture. Solve problems that impact humanity and find reason for our abilities.

More than speakers,
Learn from doers.


If you want to get a glimpse of the presentations from Plywood Presents, watch these inspiring videos from last year. Take time to learn from these practical innovators that you can apply today and we encourage you to share them with your friends or team.


Do you have an idea but you just need a boost to get it off the ground? We are looking for the next solutions to big problems. We will award over $20,000 in prizes and services to make it happen.

5 presenters will pitch their ideas. They will each get 5 minutes to do it, and must do it in 5 slides or less. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $5000. The Second Place Winner will receive $500 each. The top 3 winners will get a free invitation to the next Plywood Retreat, plus one winner will receive expert services valued over $10,000 from See. Spark. Go. [PR], Burge & Associates [Accounting], Tyler Williams [Coaching] and more.


The Tabernacle

atlanta tabernacle

We will gather at a historic location with a story of social concern and innovation, The Tabernacle. It opened in 1910 as The Brough- ton Tabernacle and quickly hosted the Georgia Baptist Medical Center and nursing school. The Third Baptist Church was an active congregation with over 4000 members. The congregation relocat- ed during the mid eighties and the building lay vacant until the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, when it was converted into a House of Blues.

After the Olympics, the building continued to operate as a music venue under a variety of different owners and has hosted some of the greatest musicians of the last two decades. The Tabernacle is currently operated by Live Nation and will be the place that will host our conversation this year.

152 Luckie Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Special Deal From Ellis Hotel

Ellis Hotel in Atlanta

Blending a legendary past with the plush comforts of tomor- row, The Ellis Hotel is Atlanta's chic boutique. Just four blocks from The Tabernacle, we have negotiated a special "Plywood" rate of $119 per night for the gathering.

176 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Delta Flight Special

Delta Airlines Deal

Plywood Presents has a partnership with Delta Airlines to receive a discounted fare when traveling to the conference. Reservations and ticketing are available via Select Book Your Flight. Enter the meeting code below.

Account Code: NMLPT
Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

Your Time Matters


  • 5:00PM Registration
    • Happy Hour
  • 6:30PM Session 1
  • 7:45PM Break
  • 8:00PM Session 2
  • 9:30PM After Party


  • 8:30AM Session 3
  • 10:00AM Break
  • 10:30AM Session 4
  • 12:00PM Break
  • 1:30PM Session 5
  • 2:30PM Break
  • 3:00PM Session 6
  • 4:00PM Happy Hour

Confirm Your Registration

Ticket Terms & Conditions:

If you wish to cancel your registration 15 days or more before the event, you will receive a credit on your account, minus a $50 processing fee per cancelled ticket, to use towards another Plywood event. Credits must be used within 12 months from the date the credit is issued. Depending on the event you choose to place your credit towards, and the current rate for that event, a difference to pay in price may occur. Cancellations must be finalized on or before 15 days prior to your ticketed event. No cancellations will be issued to any registration 14 days or less before the event. You may transfer the registration to a substitute participant. Cash, check or credit card refunds are prohibited for cancellations.

Made Possible By

Pure charity
West Elm

Britt Bass
colsen and keane leather
Slotkin and Cailoa
See Spark Go
Burge and Associates
Help one now
Williams Performance Group
KIND snacks sponsorship