AMA USA 2023 – CANCELLED
NEWS: Unfortunately AMA USA has been cancelled for 2023. Full refunds issued ASAP, along with free passes to the next AMA. Please accept our apologies.
For the first time in 15 years, we’ve had to take the unprecedented step of cancelling the Academy.
The technology sector is in an unusual state; the across-the-board team reductions, travel and training budget cuts/bans have been ruthless.
We know folks love the Academy events, but the current market conditions are even worse than at the tail-end of covid and it appears all events are now being scaled back, postponed or cancelled. We’ll be back, bigger and better – watch this space.
EVERYONE LOVED AMA ’22!
We were so touched by the feedback; the location, the content, the attendees, the food and the vibe all came together beautifully.
100 people came from nine countries, remarkable for the time, and the Guild Theatre wowed everyone!
Check out the video highlights here to get a feel for AMA ‘22, plus all the presentations and session videos are available in the knowledgebase.
WANT TO SPEAK AT AN AMA?
We’re always looking for great speakers with a story to tell. Large programs and small programs, your peers will be excited to hear how you do things. We’ve never had a speaker that does not have one thing that’s special, and we’ll give you all the support you need. Read more here:
PERSUADE THE BOSS!
DOWNLOAD THE DOC to help you persuade the boss to sign off your attendance at AMA (not that it should take much persuading).
The team at Advocate Marketing Academy has worked directly with customers in the world of customer references and advocacy for more years that we’re keen to admit.
Like everyone else in marketing, during this time we’ve seen more soulless meeting rooms and hotel-based conferences (with migraine-inducing carpets and long, dull presentations) than we ever want to see again.
Yes, conferences are for taking notes of salient points, but our attendees tell us it’s even better if you can be ‘in the room’, engaged, experiencing and interacting.
GETTING ITS GLOW ON
Where every seat is the best seat, at the beautifully restored Guild Theatre
NOT YOUR AVERAGE VENUE
We’re excited to soon be returning to the Guild Theatre. A beautifully restored art deco theatre, the Guild was a big hit with 2022 attendees providing the perfect setting for a conference unlike any other. We deliberately avoid the stuffy hotel conference room feel, and the Guild couldn’t be more different.
San Francisco and San Jose are both close by
Within minutes of the birthplace of Silicon Valley, perfectly situated between San Francisco and San Jose, Menlo Park borders Palo Alto and Stanford University.
949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Air: SFO airport: 25 mins, SJO airport: 28 mins
- San Francisco: 45 mins
- San Jose: 30 mins
- Mountain View: 20 mins
- Santa Clara: 30 mins
- Sunnyvale: 22 mins
Other: Caltrain or Line 397 or 398 bus
We are all ready for some human contact; it’s time to meet old friends, make new ones, and focus on our learning and development. The middle of May should be perfect timing.
The value of AMA Europe is sharing best practices, realising that many of us are facing the same challenges and sharing ways to approach those challenges and where other programmes are being successful
The customer reference community should definitely see Advocate Marketing Academy as a very valuable. It’s a way to meet new people, network, share similar successes and challenges that we are having and help each other out
I’ve been coming to Advocate Marketing Academy for some years now, and it really is the highlight of my year. The quality of the speakers combined with the research that we see every year, really sets me up for the year
AMA is a great event, the content is great, the pace of the event is super, I am really enjoying it. I believe AMA is a great place to be, a great opportunity for people that are working in customer marketing, customer programmes, references, advocacy. So I am really happy I attended.
Wow! Advocate Marketing Academy 2020 was a triumph! Not only for the lessons, ideas and inspiration… but for the opportunity to connect with my amazing peers from across the tech sector! It was a pleasure to hang out with folk who share my passion for customers, innovation and storytelling. Kudos to inEvidence for making me feel inVigorated!
Thank you for inviting me to speak at this year’s Advocate Marketing Academy. It was a wonderful day spent with peers on one of my favorite topics – customer marketing, customer advocacy, and the voice of the customer. If you haven’t been, it was one of the best customer advocacy conferences I’ve attended – I highly recommend it next year.
This is the first time I have been to Advocate Marketing Academy.
I’m loving being able to interact with other people in the field, understand their challenges and how they’re overcoming them in this industry
AMA was fantastic. I was privileged enough to be asked to speak this time, which I was very happy to do, and I look forward to coming next year. I love that we get to share experiences at a peer level and it’s very open, very honest, and people are very happy to share.
The value of this event is being able to meet with like-minded individuals, professionals in our industry, being able to share best practice. Learning is also a very important part, and being aware of what technologies, the key drivers, what is really influencing our programmes today, and how we can then work and think about bringing those in to our own programmes as well.