#1 Executive Coach, Author of 'Triggers'
A unique two day gathering of 1500 of the most productive, effective and inspirational people on the planet.
In 2001 David Allen published the New York Times best selling book 'Getting Things Done' - since that time GTD® has grown into a global productivity movement that's more than 2 million people strong, attracting some of the best, brightest, and busiest people on the planet. David always had the dream of bringing this vast community together.
The GTD® Summit (The 'Getting Things Done' Summit) is the embodiment of that dream. A one-off gathering of the most productive, effective and inspirational people you might ever meet. David has opened his rolodex and personally invited the people that inspired and helped him form, shape and distribute his body of work. They all said yes!
#1 Executive Coach, Author of 'Triggers'
Who do you call for leadership advice if you’re the CEO of a publicly listed company? Probably Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. He’s the only two-time winner of the Thinkers 50 Award for #1 Leadership Thinker and ranked as the #1 Executive Coach in the World for the past eight years. He's also the author of 36 books, including three New York Time bestsellers, that have sold over 2.5 million copies and been listed bestseller in 12 countries. His books, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and Triggers have been recognised on Amazon as two of the Top 100 Leadership & Success Books Ever Written.
Co-founder, Invictus Publishing
Elise is a creative entrepreneur that loves challenging the status quo by encouraging others to think big and realise their dreams. Early on, she did so as one of the two entrepreneurs behind Seats2meet, a pioneering innovative co-working concept in the pre-WeWork era. More recently, she’s been revolutionising the publishing world by self-publishing various cook books, mindset books and a 35 kilo book called Rijks Masters of the Golden Age with Marcel Wanders. She invited David Allen to the Netherlands almost 10 years ago, planting the seed for his love for Amsterdam. Having her creativity on stage brings things full-circle.
Author of 'Drive' & 'To Sell Is Human'
In 2009, Dan blew the world away with his TED Talk on the science of motivation, which is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time with more than 20 million views. He is also the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which has spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. Before venturing out on his own 20 years ago, Dan worked in several positions in politics, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.
President & Master Trainer, GTD® Focus
Meg is President of GTD® Focus, the partnership between the David Allen Company and Openbook Learning Inc., that merges the David Allen Company's flagship one-to-one coaching program with OpenBook's signature cognitive effectiveness practice in the US and Canada. Meg has been a GTD® Coach Master Trainer since 2008 and has been coaching clients on the GTD® methodology since 1999. Her focus has been on installation, implementation and integration of the GTD® methodology. She has a Master Degree in Applied Psychology and has an extensive background in learning theory. She applies this expertise in crafting a customised approach for each client that delivers long-term success. She is based in Maine and enjoys the outdoors all year round. Her daughter Annie is a senior at Georgetown. Meg attended her first GTD seminar with 2 months old Annie attending in Meg’s arms.
Psychologist of CEOs, Author of 'Busy'
Tony has spent a lifetime analysing how people think, feel and behave at work. With a background in occupational psychology, he’s helped leaders, teams and organisations such as Microsoft, Disney, News Corp and HSBC deliver lasting behavioural change by approaching problems unusually. His bestseller ‘Busy’, has helped people around the world to thrive in a world of 'too much'. In an era where our inbox and to-do list are bulging, a huge amount of people expect things from us and our organisations are trying to do more with fewer people — Tony is the voice of reason. Tony wrote his book ‘Busy’, not as someone who claims to have the solution; but as a fellow sufferer of busyness; as someone who also struggles with the limitless demands and distractions of our world of too much. He wrote the book because he was convinced there must be a better response than ‘busy’.
Futurist & Editor-at-Large, WIRED
Ben Hammersley is one of the most thought-provoking futurists of our time and has been addressing audiences around the globe for over 10 years. He brings a practical, proactive approach to future technologies—inspiring audiences to be PRESENT now and to be PREPARED for the future. As an international reporter, author and adventure seeker, Ben explores the effects of the internet and the digital network on the world’s business, political and social atmospheres. His latest book, which was published internationally, 64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then gives us the essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century. Ben is the writer, host and narrator of Netflix and BBC television series Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley that was shot in over six countries across the globe. As the first specialist correspondent on the internet for The Times [of London] and The Guardian, he became the inventor of the popular term, ‘podcast.’
Co-founder, Space Adventures
Eric Anderson is a lifelong entrepreneur with a history of successfully introducing products and services into new markets. He is most well-known for pioneering the development of the space tourism industry as the Co-Founder and Chairman of Space Adventures. Since 2001, Mr. Anderson has successfully arranged eight mission to the International Space Station for privately-funded individuals. He is the Founder of Idea.com, Chairman of Booster Fuels, Chairman and CEO of Planetary Holdings; and served as the CEO of Intentional Software Corporation which was acquired my Microsoft in 2017. Mr. Anderson also co-founded Space Angels Network, Planetary Resources; and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Virginia where he studied aerospace and software engineering. He is a Board Member of the X PRIZE Foundation and the Koshka Foundation; a Member of the World Economic Forum and TED; and Chairman Emeritus of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He co-authored the Space Tourist’s Handbook; and was selected as an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award winner, Smart CEO magazine “CEO of the Year”, and a National Space Society Space Visionary.
Board of Directors, EastWest Institute
Karen’s career includes both nonprofit and for profit experience in business, education, philanthropy, with a primary focus on education and woman’s empowerment in the Middle East. She has lead programs serving refugee populations as founding director of USA Friends of UNRWA for Palestine refugees, head of the Middle East Children’s Institute (MECI) for Palestinians in the West Bank, underprivileged Jordanian children and Syrian refugee children in Jordan. She was privileged to serve as a program officer with the Goldman Sachs Foundation and later with the Institute of International Education for the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program identifying outstanding youth world wide in leadership and social entrepreneurship. She was a coach for David Allen & Co., managed the USA seminars of Getting Things Done (GTD), and was a Vice President for Time Design when it served as the primary tool for GTD. David Allen and Karen worked on a pilot program bringing GTD to local elected and appointed officials in a small Western Massachusetts town where mind mapping became a regular part of science education at the middle school level and GTD a planning and execution tool for local town operations. In the 1990’s this town as result of the work with David was asking about and creating its vision for the town in the year 2020.
Author of 'Workarounds'
Having started five successful companies and consulted to leadership teams around the world, Russell has become a recognized expert in personal and organization transformation, helping individuals and companies create unparalleled success. One of the early pioneers in the field of large group personal development, he created Insight Seminars in 1978, followed by Insight Consulting Group. In the mid-1980's he co-founded Productivity Development Group along with David Allen. To date, well over one million people in 43 countries have participated in seminars designed by Russell. Russell worked with Arianna Huffington to build out several sections of Healthy Living and served as Editorial Director for the Huffington Post's GPS for the Soul. His weekly blogs focusing on improving the quality of personal and professional life have been read by tens of thousands of readers.
Professor & Author of 'Brainchains'
The drive: curiosity leading to a deep understanding and simplicity as the ultimate sophistication. As a scholar, as well as a consultant, trainer, coach and speaker Theo is driven by the curiosity to understand complex issues by studying the research, finding the underlying mechanisms, which when really understood often are simple. He deeply distrusts mere opinions, including his own, and especially from people who do not really know the subject. Theo looks for the practical applications of this knowledge and burn the midnight oil to find ways to share these insights in lectures, workshops and writing for students, professionals, managers and the public at large.
Norwegian Soulsinger, Aché
Ove Kenneth Nilsen is a film editor, director, triathlete, soul singer, Capoeira instructor and the man behind the non-profit organization Long Life Shorts that helps prevent drowning in Africa. He is also helps organize the wolds largest GTD meetup group. All of this despite his growing up with the feeling that the world was too complicated and overwhelming. He has his own podcast where he interviews experts from every walk of life about simplification. His live show “Forenkle” (Simplify) combines Ove Kenneth's different talents in a creative and entertaining presentation about everyday simplification.
Founder & Author of 'Holacracy®'
Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, organizational pioneer, and author of the book Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World. He is most well-known for his work developing Holacracy®, a self-management practice for running purpose-driven, responsive companies. Mr. Robertson currently works as a business partner at HolacracyOne, the organization he launched to steward the Holacracy practice and assist other organizations seeking to adopt it. Holacracy® has been adopted by over 1,000 companies around the world to date.
Chief Executive Officer, VitalSmarts
As CEO of VitalSmarts since 2009, Andy Shimberg has led this behavior change corporate training company to results that include training over 2 million people in its award-winning content, creating over 14,000 certified trainers across the world, and leading VitalSmarts on a growth path that has clearly outpaced its industry. Andy has worked across Global 1000 companies helping executive teams transform their organizations by changing and leveraging their culture. A respected consultant and advisor, he has helped leaders in organizations as diverse as Johnson & Johnson, Merck, ConocoPhillips, Mass Mutual and Daimler, develop competency around driving complex behaviour change to secure bottom-line results. Prior to VitalSmarts, Andy served as President of Consulting Services at The Concours Group, an organization that provides research, executive education, and advisory services to help senior executives in companies achieve breakthroughs in performance. He also served as a faculty member at the Babson College Executive Center for Concours leadership programs. In addition to his leadership experience, Andy is a popular speaker and has led dozens of large-scale client research projects that explore how leadership and management issues impact executive effectiveness. His research into principles and strategies for increasing influence to solve major entrenched problems was named the Change Management Approach of the Year by MIT Sloan Management Review.
CEO of SMCOV, Author of 'Trap Tales'
David Covey is the 3rd son of Stephen R. Covey, author of the groundbreaking book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” David was the chief operating officer of FranklinCovey. He then left FranklinCovey to start his own company, now called SMCOV. SMCOV works with the best intellectual property content experts on the planet and helps distributes their content globally through licensees. David loves working with impactful IP and setting up distribution systems around the globe. He is the author of the book, “Trap Tales”.
Author, The Atlantic & 'Our Towns'
James Fallows is an American writer, the author of 12 books and of hundreds of articles mainly for The Atlantic magazine. He joined the magazine in 1979, after serving as Jimmy Carter's chief White House speechwriter, and since then has reported from across the United States and around the world. He and his wife Deborah Fallows, a writer and linguist, have been based for ended periods in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Europe. They are co-authors of the recent best-selling book, Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America. James Fallows has won the National Book Award, the National Magazine Award, and a documentary Emmy. He wrote about David Allen and GTD for the Atlantic in 2004
Customer Success Manager, Entertainment Company
Wendy Haddad is a Customer Success Manager at a Fortune 500 entertainment company. Over the past four years, Wendy has challenged employees to think differently about the way they work and the tools they use. Throughout her career, she has led hundreds of webinars, classes, and workshops. In a previous role, she created and managed the Educational Technology department at The Master's University in California, where she led the transition to a new Learning Management System that impacted over 1,000 faculty, administrators, and students. Wendy is passionate about personal and team productivity, and often helps friends and coworkers become more productive in their personal and professional lives. The Getting Things Done Methodology became a regular childhood study as part of her home school curriculum, and Wendy credits these skills with helping her achieve a double major and double minor and graduating Summa Cum Laude, as well as contributing to her early success in the workplace.
Chief Executive Officer, Stoic
Ismael Ghalimi is a passionate entrepreneur and fervent industry observer, founder and CEO of Intalio, creator of BPMI.org, and producer of the Office 2.0 Conference. Ismael sits on the Boards of Directors of BuzzGain, Egnyte, and Tonido and is an advisor for 3TERA (acquired by CA), EchoSign, EveryTrail, Intellimaker, Move & Play, Muchobene, and Presdo. Ismael holds a Masters degree from Ecole des Mines de Nancy, and actually spent six weeks as a coal miner in Europe s deepest mine. Ismael is a professional scuba diver and instrument rated private pilot. As CEO of Stoic, he is currently changing the way people think about business applications. With Stoic, anyone can create a mobile app, as easily as using a spreadsheet.
Co-founder & Author, GTD Methodology®
David Allen is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty-year pioneering research and coaching to corporate managers and CEOs of some of America’s most prestigious corporations and institutions has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the U.S. and Business 2.0 magazine's inclusion in their 2006 list of the "50 Who Matter Now." Time Magazine called his flagship book, Getting Things Done, “the definitive business self-help book of the decade.” Fast Company Magazine called David “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity, for his outstanding programs and writing on time and stress management, the power of aligned focus and vision, and his groundbreaking methodologies in management and executive peak performance. David is the international best-selling author of Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity; Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life; and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life.
Our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. A deepdive into clearing your mind, organising your thoughts, achieving effective results and unleashing your creative potential.
If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Inspiring personal stories, anecdotes and performances of individuals who have defied norms and expectations.
A truly relaxed mind can be given the freedom to make a mess. Maximum freedom to generate and play around in creative chaos is the optimal condition for constructive thinking and work.
According to David Allen, people could really use a re-framing in approach to improve their world. Shifting from problem focus to project focus is key to both our personal and our global transformation.
Leadership, what does it really mean? Let’s look past the buzzwords at the essence of what a ‘captain courageous’ really needs to do and be. Real stories from exceptional people who’ve walked the walk.
What role does organisational culture play on the ability of teams to be productive? Unlock the secrets of methodologies like Holacracy and GTD practices that help run a systemically productive organisation.
How to deal with and leverage ever-evolving technologies, apps and super tools without blowing your productivity fuses. A guide to choosing the tools, methods and materials that work for you.
Final thoughts on the art of dealing with the stream of life's engagements, which itself is constantly evolving for all of us, at any age or station. Becoming a productivity master.
Creativity, innovation, strategic thinking, and simply being present don’t require time—they require space.
Theater Amsterdam is a unique location located in a stately building, with a view over the IJ river. The theatre is located in an up-and-coming neighbourhood in the Westelijke Houthavens of Amsterdam and, with its high glass façade and a playful ‘outdoors comes indoors’ atmosphere, it is a destination in itself.
Address: Danzigerkade 5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Early bird stage — Ticket prices go up on January 31, 2019 (Regular ticket price € 995,- excl. 21% VAT)
What is GTD®?
In 2001 David Allen published the NY Times best selling book Getting Things Done, "The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. GTD®, or Getting Things Done, is recognised as the golden standard in management and personal productivity to help you achieve and maintain a calm, focused control of everything in your life. Since that time, GTD® has grown into a global productivity movement that's more than 2 million people strong, attracting some of the best, brightest, and busiest people on the planet.
What is the GTD® Summit?
The GTD® Summit (The 'Getting Things Done' Summit) is two day gathering of 1500 of the most productive, effective and inspirational people on the planet. Best selling author David Allen has opened his rolodex and invited the people that inspired and helped him form, shape and distribute his body of work. They all said yes! The summit aims to foster diverse discussions and debates surrounding the strategic value of clear space, productivity and shifting the focus on projects - not problems.
Why does my ticket include VAT?
Article 53 & 54 of the EU VAT Directive include a specific guideline for (international) events, stating VAT must be charged in the country where the actual event takes place. This is different to what you’ll generally be used to in doing business within the EU.
Business to customers (B2C) services relating to cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational, entertainment and similar activities will be taxed at the place where those activities actually take place [Article 54].
Business to business (B2B) services in respect of admission to cultural, artistic, scientific, educational, entertainment and similar events will be taxed at the place where those events actually take place [Article 53].
Do you have any volunteer positions?
We have a very limited amount of volunteer positions, which we'll be selecting for in March 2019. Please leave your details here if you'd like to apply to join our team.
Who will be attending the GTD® Summit?
The GTD® Summit is for anyone that's interested in improving their own path to a clear mind, regardless of whether you consider yourself a GTD® enthusiast or you have yet to pick up a copy of the book.
The people who have been most attracted to David Allen’s work and the GTD® methodology over the years, are often the people who need it the least! They are already, by all accounts, some of the most productive, pro-active and energetic people you would ever meet. Curiously, it's their own productivity and creativity that have put them up against their own internal limitations of cognitive space. They have a driving sense that they could do even more, even better, if they had more room.
Where does the GTD® Summit take place?
The GTD® Summit is takes place at Theater Amsterdam, a unique location located in a stately building, with a view over the IJ river. The theatre is located in an up-and-coming neighbourhood in the Westelijke Houthavens of Amsterdam and, with its high glass façade and a playful ‘outdoors comes indoors’ atmosphere, it is a destination in itself. The exact location can be found on here.
Which hotels do you recommend to stay at?
We’ve partnered up with the award winning hospitality concept Zoku, which focuses on providing a home base for travelling professionals from the most innovative and fast-growing companies in the world. Zoku creates a new category in the hotel industry: a home-office hybrid, which is a relaxed place to live, work and socialize with like-minded people while getting wired into the city.
If you would also like to make Zoku your home base during the summit, simply visit http://livezoku.com and click “Book Now” in the top right corner to book a Loft. Select your dates between June 18 and June 23rd and enter the exclusive code ZOKULOVESGTD in the tab underneath the date. Then select “Continue”. In the 2nd step you can pick the Zoku Loft or the more spacious Zoku Loft XL. In the 3rd step you, fill in your personal details and proceed to the confirmation and payment window. If you have any questions regarding a reservation at Zoku you can always contact email@example.com or reach them at +31208112811.
If you would like to stay closer to the conference venue we would advise the following three hotels:
RESIDENCE INN AMSTERDAM HOUTHAVENS
MOXY AMSTERDAM HOUTHAVENS
What are the dates and times for the GTD® Summit?
The GTD® Summit will take place on June 20-21, 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We open the doors for registration at 08.30 o’clock. The official Summit program starts at 10.00 and finishes at 18.00 o'clock (on Thursday and Friday). On Wednesday (19th of June) - Thursday (20th of June) and Friday (21st of June) you can expect various side-events around the city. These will be announced in March & April.
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