Small Giants Summit

The peak of leadership experiences

The Small Giants Community’s keystone event, our annual summit, is a time for the community to come together, learn from one another, and strengthen relationships. 

The 2024 Small Giants Summit will be held in Detroit, MI
May 7-9, 2024

Where will your leadership journey take you?

We all know the age-old notion that the journey is just as important as the destination. So, add a stop in your route to our annual summit for meaningful relationships and learnings. Pack a notebook and your curiosity, but leave the business cards at home – it’s a time to make business ideals, not do business deals.

How it all started

Born out of the book Small Giants: Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham, the community was co-founded by Bo and Paul Spiegelman to bring the pages’ concepts to life. The Small Giants Community Summit was the first in-person event to be held by and for the community and remains a favorite for established and emerging leaders alike. Over the years, the event has evolved to adapt to feedback and circumstances, but we always enjoy getting to see familiar faces as well as meet new ones, and we like to call Detroit our home base whenever in-person events are possible. 

Small Giants Book by Bo Burlingha

What to expect

  • Relationship Building

    Build meaningful relationships with like-minded leaders through one-on-one speed coaching, quality face time with purpose-driven leaders, and even interest-based social events.

  • Choose Your Own Adventure

    Our immersive schedule allows you to build an event calendar targeted to your role and interests. Two distinct learning tracks for founders/CEOs and emerging leaders means there’s something for everyone on your team.

  • Robust Learning

    Interactive workshops, mainstage presentations, and timely roundtables for founders/CEOs and emerging leaders alike covering a range of specific, practical topics that you can bring back to your organization right away. Some topics that have been covered in the past include: employee ownership, unconscious bias, feedback loops, and much more. 

  • Real-Time Problem Solving

    This isn’t your typical leadership conference — get ready to make real connections beyond the business card. Through workshops, roundtables, and breakout sessions, we’ll talk through timely topics and use the wisdom of the group to unpack the toughest challenges you’re facing today.


Registration for the summit starts in October and is available until end of March or when tickets sell out. 

The Small Giants Summit is unique in that we hang out together for a couple of days, learning and connecting during the day + sharing meals in the evening. Therefore, your ticket includes the conference portion, evening receptions + cool bus rides between sessions!

Sure! We have two tracks and content that caters to two audiences including founders/CEOs + emerging leaders. Three or more colleagues and you can get a discount. 

A friendly and open and honest experience! Small Giants are open and incredibly welcoming. Every seat assignment and experience is thoughtfully curated so you’ll get to meet a lot of people and you’ll get to connect on a deep level. 

We’d love for you to! Please visit this page to learn more about how to share your expertise for the summit and/or through other channels. 

We have a variety of experiences and packages that you can sponsor. Check it out here

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