You are formally invited to attend...
APRIL 30th - MAY 2nd, 2020 | Orlando, FL

Do you run events? Are you:


If so, you are not going to want to miss our inaugural

Meeting Planner Track at REACH LIVE 2020


at the BRAND NEW J.W. Marriott in Orlando, FL.

We expect over 1000 people to attend our 7th year event.
This is one of the only events dedicated to raising up powerful content providers and speakers!
We have 100 spots for VIP guests and we'd love to see you there!

This event is for you if you have asked yourself:

  • How do I get more people in the room?
  • ​How do I create better, more-engaging experiences?
  • ​What's shifting and changing with events?
  • ​How do I make sure that I have a revenue model to support TOP-level events?

Our thank you gift to you for all you do in this world. 

Your all-access VIP ticket is complimentary! ($1997 Value)

Watch this special message to meeting planners from 
AYR founder, Pete Vargas

Reach Live 
is the ONLY event dedicated to using stages to grow your business. 

We have heard your pain points and we are launching our Meeting Planner Track just for YOU!

FINALLY, a place for you to not only hear new amazing speakers for your next event, but a place to connect & learn from other Meeting Planners like you! All you have to do is complete the questionnaire below. 
If you are accepted, you'll get all the details you need.

Meeting Planner Track: April 30- May 1st, 2020

Exclusive Sessions Dedicated to Up-level Your Events: 

  • Find new inspiring speakers for your events
  • ​Crowdsource Success Technologies 
  • ​Stay cutting edge in teaching techniques for attendee experience, content developers, and industry trends on scalability & growth
  • ​Understand how to utilize the latest science in Psychology, Experiential Learning, Design Thinking, and Strengths-Based Management.
  • ​Combine Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science for experiential learning techniques
  • ​Learn how to create psychological safety for your attendees 
  • ​Experience how to up-level attendee experience by transitioning your events from 1.0 Passive Learning >> 2.0 Active Learning
  • ​Share and Collaborate about the best practices around the world in events
  • ​Visualize the future of events with event organizers from across the world serving a wide variety of industries and audiences
  • ​Access a network of B2B Partnerships for growth & scale

Judge the VIP Speak Off: May 1, 2020

The Speak Off is a 3-round competition. The finals will be on night 2 of Reach Live (Friday, May 1st, 2020) and broadcast LIVE to 10,000+ people via Facebook. Meeting Planners Judge & give live feedback to each speaker on stage. 

+ The VIP Experience Ticket Includes:

  • Meals: 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners, 2 Receptions
  • ​Private VIP Opening Reception
  • ​Reserved Seating & Early Entry into Ballrooms
  • ​VIP Lounge Access 


We are thrilled to announce Jon Berghoff, the Co-Founder & President of Flourishing Leadership Institute (FLI) as our Facilitator!
A global leader in facilitating high-purpose organizations through positive change, high stakes collaborations, and whole system strategic planning summits. FLI has worked with the Navy, US Army, United Nations, Facebook, BMW, Google, Apple, VISA, and hundreds of high purpose organizations. 

FLI is the creator of the LEAF Certification, where leaders and consultants from 17 countries have learned to facilitate conversations and collaborations of all types, utilizing the latest science in Psychology, Experiential Learning, Design Thinking, and Strengths-Based Management. 

Jon's large-group facilitation has brought him to Europe, South America, Japan and Australia. He teaches Appreciative Leadership and Emotionally Intelligent Negotiating through Executive Education at the Weatherhead School of Management, at Case Western Reserve University.

Here are just a few of the meeting planners who will be there...

Hannah Marsh

Entrepreneurs Organization

Jon Bergoff

 Meeting Planner Track Facilitator & President of Flourishing Leadership Institute

Deanna Rogers

Boost Events Digital Marketer, T&C, The War Room MM

Don Shaffer

California Association of Director Activities

...with more coming soon.

The Speak Off is a LIVE and IN-PERSON 3-round competition. The first 2 rounds will be held in Orlando, on April 29th. The finals will be on night 2 of Reach Live (Friday, May 1st) and broadcast LIVE to 10,000+ people via Facebook.

  • Attendees choose to upgrade their ticket to the VIP Speak Off Package.
  • ​In the first 2 rounds, they get 3 minutes to give their best speech, and in the finals they get 5 minutes.
  • ​The panel of judges (this is YOU!) provides feedback for a few minutes and scores the contestants. 
  • ​If you see a speaker you like (or MORE than one), you can hire them for your event!  
Click the button above to get all the REACH Live details, but don't buy a ticket there! Complete the application here to get your VIP access for FREE.
After booking over 25,000 stages across the world, a few years ago I was challenged by my friend and mentor Brendon Burchard to host a live event.

That seemed impossible; I didn't have a list and had just launched my business to help speakers, authors, coaches, entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits learn how to leverage stages to grow their reach and their revenues.

However, I was hungry to take on the challenge; I assembled my team in my office and literally we looked at each other and said, "OK...we're doing a live event...who do we know?"  

We wrote names on the white board and started to reach out to them.

After a ton of phone calls and endless emails, we cobbled together 47 people to come to the first ever REACH Academy Live in November 2015.  

In the weeks leading up to the event, I knew I wanted something to be different.

Not just a great event with great content, but a unique opportunity.

I wanted something people would talk about for a long time.
And the Speak Off was born!
Fast forward 3 years and the Speak Off has become a smashing success.  This year, we expect over 1000 people to attend our 7th event. 

And here's a fun fact: We have a 100% retention rate of Meeting Planners that judge the Speak Off, event after event.

Maybe it's the content.  It might be the adrenaline.  Possibly the rowdy 
standing ovations.

All I know is the Speak Off is a 1-of-a-kind experience...

Sure, some conferences might cede the stage to audience members but I have never seen one that awards a paid stage to the winner (and the winner selected by a panel of impartial judges).

This is the highlight of our event every year...
And we want you to be a part of it.
Can't Come Live? - You can STILL join us!

We would love for you to join us live, however, if you can't come in person, you can still join us virtually for the Speak Off Competition. 

The competition is Friday, May 1st. All you have to do is complete the form here, and indicate that you would like to attend virtually, and we will get you all the details you require.

If you have any questions, just email us at

Invitation to YOU From Past Meeting Planners
LaVonna Roth
DeAnna Rogers - War Room
David Gonzales - DGA
JJ Virgin - Mindshare Summit
Sonya Keenan
Tom Schwab
Phil Mershon - Social Media Marketing World
Lee Richter
"Pete is a great partner to the host, he’s genuinely engaged, he’s finding out exactly what they(the audience) want and why and he’s a great partner to the audience because he’s delivering really great value."
- Bari Baumgardner
"Pete kicks butt for speakers."
- Brendon Burchard
"Pete is the matchmaker for great speakers and meeting planners."
- Yanik Silver
"Pete has changed so many people's careers and impact in the mindshare community."
- JJ Virgin
"Pete is a great partner to the host, he’s genuinely engaged, he’s finding out exactly what they(the audience) want and why and he’s a great partner to the audience because he’s delivering really great value."
- Bari Baumgardner
"Pete has the ability to help other people no matter what level they're at, be able to implement very, very quickly. And for us that was such a huge, huge opportunity."
- Dave Woodward
"I'm stoked to be a part of this another year, and to be a part of the judging of the Speak Off to MC, and guys, you've got to be at this thing. This is going to be super exciting and this is really one of my favorite events of the year."
- Jimmy Nelson
"At Reach Live I found a speaker there that was on the stage and won the speak off, and he was brilliant! I intend to have Erik come to our event. His message needs to be heard, and can transform lives."
- Michelle Norris
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