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About FunnyBizz Conference

FunnyBizz is the only conference of its kind, bringing leading thinkers from the seemingly disparate worlds of comedy and business together to help the world stop synergizing its valueadds and learn to find its funny. Modern businesses succeed or fail based on their ability to connect with consumers through content, social media, and viral marketing. FunnyBizz is a conference dedicated to teaching those businesses the essential principles of comedy, improv and storytelling. The goal? To use humor to make an impact, add value and connect with customers on a level that not only inspires loyalty, but causes coffee to shoot out their noses.

“This was no ordinary conference”

- Forbes

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Who Attends This Event?

We tend to have a mix of Content Marketers, Content Strategy Directors, Chief Creative Officers, Creative Directors, CMO’s, Marketing Directors, Content Producers, Social Media Marketers, Advertising Professionals, Copywriters, Brand Managers, Sales Professionals, CEO’s, Founders, and Female UFC Fighters. The last one may be mildly fictional but you get the idea. Overall we have a very fun mix of professionals looking to create and market more engaging content.

Why They Attend?

Cutting-edge marketers know business works better with a level of entertainment. People open emails with funny subject lines at a 5x higher rate than ones with subject lines like “Global High-Level Leadership for the Digital Enterprise.” You want people to engage with the content you spend the time and effort to put out into the world, right? FunnyBizz helps companies do that.

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If you’d like to speak at one of our future events, or recommend an awesome funny speaker please get in touch via team@funnybizz.co    

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Folks love FunnyBizz

By the end of the day at FunnyBizz I was exhausted from learning and laughing. I'd planned to sneak out after lunch but like a fat lady with a bucket of bon-bons I was just like, "ehhhhh... just one more". It's not your usual convention. It's much more fun. More interactive. I feel taught. I feel full. I feel good. Bringing more creativity into your workplace is great.

Ryan Anderson Bell
Co-Founder / BackLamp

This is a great conference. I plan to attend every year. The speakers are excellent, there are lots of practical takeaways, and I love being among so many like-minded people in our little community of content makers.

Jamey Austin
Content Marketing Manager / Atlassian

I learned more at FunnyBizz about content marketing than I've learned at a dozen 'normal' conferences. Smart marketers know the value of making people laugh and FunnyBizz gave me real-world examples of how to incorporate humor without looking stupid.

David B.Thomas
Senior Director, Content and Engagement / Salesforce

Last year a colleague brought me to FunnyBizz. This year, I brought a colleague. Next year, I hope they bring a colleague. Spread the word and share the laughs! FunnyBizz gives your brain the permission to look at your business messages in a funny light. Once you see the light, it’s hard to unsee it.

Beth Chargin
Senior Information Designer / Intuit

Another year, another wonderful experience at FunnyBizz. Great organization and top notch speakers. The flow was perfect, never a chance to get bored, but also never felt rushed during networking opportunities.

Chris Jennings
Content Producer / Creative Live

I have never seen the audience SO ENGAGED and speakers (who are experts) SO FUNNY.

Vasil Azarov
CEO / Startup Socials

Most conferences are like swimming in a nice comfy bowl of familiar oatmeal. This one was more like putting on a cape and diving off a building. FunnyBizz delivered more than take-aways and actionable ideas. FunnyBizz delivered a mode-changing experience right into my brain. If you can only go to one conference a year, it should be this one.

Suzanna Stinnettt
Founder / Bay Area Bloggers Society

FunnyBizz is the best conference I’ve attended. It’s a superb bonus that you actually learn a lot of valuable insights from marketing experts. I didn’t look at my phone once!

Aurora Berg
Co-Founder / BeMegacool

Original and super interesting idea of a conference: how to use humor in business to boost sales and have fun while you build a brand and a business. Great stuff.

Loic Le Meur
Founder / Leade.rs, and Le Web Conference

My biggest concern walking into the venue was that I would be highly entertained at the expense of actually learning anything. Boy was I wrong! I took lots of notes on strategies and ideas that I want to try when I get back to work! FunnyBizz could teach other conferences how it’s done!

Jennie Tan
Founder / OfficeTally

The conference was awesome! Great lineup of speakers made us laugh and got us thinking. I came away with several ideas I can put to use immediately, including a new tag line.

Adrienne Dale
COO / Pivotal Consulting

When I first attended FunnyBizz, it was like going out on a blind date with someone I met on match. com. I was surprised to learn my date was not only a rock star but then also smart and funny as hell! I’m hooked, FunnyBizz and I are married for life. Definitely one of the coolest, most innovative business conferences out there today!

Mauricio Vergara
Business Development Manager / Unity Technologies

FunnyBizz is a first-rate event that surpassed my expectations! The caliber of speakers with demonstrated success is second-to-none.

Joel Comm
New York Times Best-selling author

As VP of Sales and someone who does start-ups for a living (I am on # 8) it provided important value in helping us know how to have a greater impact with our messaging and interaction with customers, i.e. too make it stick and be remembered. Highly recommend this for any executive of a company of any size.

Rich Walker
Business Development Manager / Denodo Technologies

Found this conference to be immensely useful. Loved the info about B2B and the fact that the speakers were generally encouraging marketers to be bold and unafraid of pushing boundaries.

Rebecca Faulkner
Associate Creative Director / StubHub

As with the art of improv, when it comes to whether or not you should attend FunnyBizz, the answer is always "Yes!" And... whether you consider yourself mildly amusing or a comedic ninja, you'll go away inspired, with new ideas and new friends to enrich your life and your business. No kidding.

Sean O'Conner
Founder / 3 Hour Think Tank

Investing a day at FunnyBizz has supercharged my approach to group meetings and corporate presentations. The speakers were all elite representatives of their field and provided me with specific, actionable formula and techniques for conveying ideas in a more persuasive and engaging manner.

Matt Cameron
VP of Sales

The FunnyBizz Conference is an amazing experience in learning, listening, and laughing. The varied perspective, experience, and depth of the speakers at the conference is astounding. Not only was the on stage content rich and informative, I met some great people during the breaks with whom I will be staying in touch.

Rebecca Stockley
Co-Founder / BATS-Improv

This was one of the most enjoyable conferences I have attended

M. Shannon Hernandez
Writer / Huffington Post

FunnyBizz intrigued my mind, tickled my funny bone, and lifted my soul.

Anonymous

I attended FunnyBizz conference for the first time in 2016 and the whole experience exceeded my expectations. Not only were the speakers entertaining and informative, but I met some really interesting people and had fantastic conversations.

Jessica Williams
Speaker, Blogger, Podcaster

The most entertaining TED-like talk series I have ever attended!

Kristen Powers

Super FUN, Very RELEVANT, LEARNED much, and came away with a lot of inspiration and action items. FunnyBizz is well put together and it is something I would not only come back to, but bring my whole team to experience.

Karen Olivia

I had no idea - the use of humor is at the leading edge of much more than entertainment: it requires genius, subtlety, and a heaping dose of love. It is not for misanthropes or anti-intellectuals. The presenters were all people I want as friends - bff's. The extent of the content blew me away, I expected less - more fluff, less depth. I got depth and learned about the most interesting marketing and communications efforts of 2014 & beyond.

Karen Heller
Columnist

A place where humor and tech mix together in a mutually beneficial bath.

Joshua Walters
Performer, Educator, TED speaker, Snap Judgement

I thought this was a great idea for a conference with a relevant, but real point of difference - and it lived up to my expectations. Thought provoking, inspiring, enjoyable, informative, fast paced, interactive - yes, and funny!    

Janet Standen
Director of Consumer Insights / Instant Insights Lab

Perfect pace and tempo, proper # of speakers, hilarious ending, learned a lot and it does appeal to a broad audience from Marketers/Content writers to Founders and leaders that are Sales orientated. Humorous throughout, picked up some great content and tips, WILL highly promote this event.

Ian Casey
Founder / CV Partners

I really enjoyed the conference and it made me think outside the box. Not only did I laugh a lot (of course) but I learned so much about storytelling and presentation skills which is hugely important when you're vying for attention in a busy place like Silicon Valley. I would highly recommend this conference.

Grainne Barron
Founder and CEO / Viddyad

Attending the FunnyBizz Conference was one of the smartest moves I've made since starting my own business. At the end of a very intensive yet entertaining day I walked away with a notebook full of insights, tips and techniques on how to integrate humor into business and consumer communications. Plus, I stole a couple of great jokes that I will shamelessly recycle.

Gary Duke
Brand Marketer

FunnyBizz changed my perspective on PR is a profoundly positive way.

Deno Demartino
Copywriter

Spend a great day with some of the most insightful and entertaining speakers you have ever encountered musing on how the complexities of business can be rendered more simple by making people smile.

Bruce Dundore
Creative Director

This was the best conference ever -- no joke!... I laughed so hard and learned so much!

Maja Rode

This was a home-run type of a conference. If all conferences were like this I would have one scheduled every week.

Jere Carroll
‎Director of Strategic Partnerships / Axus

We always sell out so grab your tickets well in advance

$289 Main Stage
  • Full Day Conference Thursday Ticket (Main Stage)
  • Includes snacks, coffee and lunch
  • Transferable band access - Can't attend all day? Share your ticket with a friend or colleague
  • Workshops not included
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$289 Workshops
  • Full Day Workshop Friday Ticket
  • Includes access to all workshops (5 total)
  • Includes snacks, coffee and lunch.
  • Does not include main stage conference access
  • Ticket cannot be transferred
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$449 All Access
  • Full Day Conference Thursday Ticket
  • Full Day Workshop Friday Ticket
  • Includes access to all workshops (5 total)
  • Includes snacks, coffee and lunch on both days
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Thanks To Our 2017 Partners

Interested in becoming a partner for our 2017 event?

For details on partnership options for FunnyBizz Conference 2017 click here

Where?

San Francisco, California

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this conference real? It sounds too good to be true.
A: It’s as real as the moment you realize you shouldn’t have tried to save money by going to Supercuts. Plus, you won’t leave FunnyBizz looking like George Jefferson.

Q: My boss won’t pay for this if it looks like it’s too much fun.
A: Your boss probably says stuff like “synergize our value-adds” a lot, right? Which makes you nod your head…and go look at pictures of cats or tacos on the internet. You’re not the only one. We’re here to show you how cats, tacos, cats eating tacos and other forms of humor actually help your business capture people’s attention, build consumer loyalty and even “synergize your value-adds.”

Q: I heard a rumor that it is actually possible to die laughing at your event. Can you confirm or deny?
A: Next question. This is too controversial.

Q: Do you have typical conference speakers?
A: The point of FunnyBizz is to make you not want to stab yourself in the head with the nearest sharp implement. That’s why only we book speakers you’ll actually really enjoy hearing from.

Q: Do business and humor really work together?
A: Yes they do. Just like Steven Seagal and a strong male ponytail.

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10% of proceeds from running FunnyBizz Conference go to Bay Area Based 501(c)3 non profit, No Limits Collaborative. Created to improve the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries and neurlogical conditions. We do offer group rates for a group affair. Bring your team and your boss and make it a team building exercise you’ll never forget! Email team@funnybizz.co for more information.