Secret Knock named a ‘Can’t miss Conferences For Entrepreneurs in 2017’

Dec 29, 2016 | events

3rd Year in a ROW named “Can’t miss conference for Entrepreneurs

Today I am providing my list of the top “hidden gem” networking and educational events in 2017 for entrepreneurs. I have made these picks with an eye toward high networking and learning benefits for entrepreneurs who are looking for great mentors, new funding and innovative ideas for PR.

I’ve created on the basis of quality of attendees, avoidance of hard selling, social responsibility, and positive results for those who’ve attended.

What is Secret Knock?

It’s the greatest event you (cannot) attend…..

Success guaranteed, or your old life back.


Who attends Secret Knock?

This event began in the living room of its founder, Greg S. Reid. Now several years old, the bi-annual event is known forward-thinking presentations from high-profile presenters who’ve accomplished significant business outcomes and enacted wide-scale social change.

Key to these events are TED-style presentations from individuals who are pioneers of change and advocates of collaboration. At these events, attendees learn directly from entrepreneurial greats (as opposed to teachers, authors or professional speakers). Power presenters scheduled to appear at the May 22-23 conference include:

This Year’s Topic: The (Secret) of Building Wealth

  • Dr. Frank Shankwitz, Founder Make A Wish
  • Brian Smith, Founder UGG boots
  • Leah Amica O’Brien, 3 time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Tonino Lamborghini, (Himself)
  • Lesley Visser, Sports legend, NFL Hall Of Fame
  • Dr. Scott Parazynski, Astronaut
  • Gene Landrum, Creator Chuck E Cheese
  • Walter O’Brien, Scorpion Computer Services
  • David Meltzer, Founder of Sports 1 Marketing
  • Nia Peoples, actress and singer who is most recently known for her role as Pam Fields, the mother of Emily Fields on the hit TV drama “Pretty Little Liars.”
Frank Shankwitz is the co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation he has received the President's Call to Service Award, the Making a Difference in the World, the Making a World of Difference and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor awards.
Brian Smith Founder, UGG Headquarters, Goleta, California, U.S.. Area served. Worldwide. Products, Footwear, accessories. Revenue, $1.8 billion. Parent · Deckers Brands. Website, UGG is an American footwear company and a division of Deckers Brands.
Leah Marie O'Brien-Amico is an American, former All-American, left-handed-hitting softball player from Chino, California. O'Brien-Amico is best known for playing for the Arizona Wildcats and earning gold medals at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics.
Tonino Lamborghini
Lesley Candace Visser is an American sportscaster, television and radio personality, and sportswriter.
Scott Edward Parazynski is an American physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, Parazynski's mission was STS-120 in October, 2007.
Dr. Gene Landrum had been the Silicon Valley marketing guru behind the successful launch of Atari’s Home Consumer Division and the Atari 2600 VCS. After leaving Atari with Nolan Bushnell, Gene developed the concept and characters that we know today as “Chuck E. Cheese” and served as the company’s first President.
Walter O'Brien is an Irish businessman, information technologist, executive producer, and media personality who is the founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, Inc.
David Meltzer is an American business executive, author, and humanitarian best known for his work in the field of sports marketing.
Virenia Gwendolyn "Nia" Peeples is an American R&B and dance music singer and actress. Peeples is also famously known as Pam Fields, the mother of Emily Fields on hit TV drama, Pretty Little Liars (TV series), as Karen Taylor Winters on The Young and the Restless, and as Sydney Cooke on Walker, Texas Ranger.
Mystery Man
A part of the appeal for this event is that it is exclusive and attendee space is limited. Attendees must apply and be pre-screened and approved to attend in advance. “It’s the greatest event you (cannot) attend,” Reid says. His motto, as always: “Success guaranteed, or your old life back.

How may I attend Secret Knock?

May 22nd – 23rd, 2017

It’s expensive, it’s exclusive, it’s worth it!


Greg… Your one event opened the door and helped me to become who I am today… Secret knock opened my eyes so I can see the world for the great place it is! Your event will literally help hundreds of thousands of veterans coming home from war! As the Director of For Veterans By Veterans and on the behalf of the Veteran Community. I thank you.

Eric Osche
FVBV Director



Secret Knock has been magical. We often try to explain what SK is and how it has impacted our lives. We have trouble telling the story so that people believe us. Secret Knock is simply something you have to witness. It is a life changing event and one that you can not properly explain in words.

Chris Naugle



Secret Knock attendees brains are filled with knowledge, hearts are filled with love & phone contact lists are filled with people that actually go out & make things happen!

Dan Fleyshman