Robbie SamuelsSummit Director

    Robbie Samuels is an event design consultant and executive Zoom producer recognized as a networking expert by NPR, Professional Convention Management Association, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc., and as an expert in virtual event design by JDC Events. He is a Certified Virtual Convener and Certified Virtual Presenter. He runs a program that certifies Virtual Event Professionals.

    He is the award-winning author of three books that have collectively received over 650 Amazon reviews and reached #1 Best Seller in 29 paid categories in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia: “Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events,” (which won a Gold award from the Nonfiction Authors Association), “Small List, Big Results: Launch a Successful Offer No Matter the Size of Your Email List,” and “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.”

    He is a professional speaker, TEDx speaker, HBR contributor, host of On the Schmooze podcast and #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hours.

    Robbie is an openly transgender owner of Robbie Samuels LLC, a certified LGBT Business Enterprise.