Build Your Own Brand Retreat is one of the largest self-care and creative gatherings for creators of color in the nation! Join us August 15th & 16th in MIAMI, FL for an entire weekend of inspiring keynotes, breakthrough workshops, and deep collaboration.

On-site registration starts Friday, August 14th at 6pm & full programming experience ends Sunday, August 16th at 5pm!

Miami Speakers

Full lineup and Keynotes to be announced soon!

Schedule & Breakouts

Join us for a total of 4+ Inspiring Keynotes, 35+ Breakout Sessions, 2.5 Days of Rich Networking, and the Biz-Cation of a Lifetime! Meet your favorite speakers, influencers, and learn the latest & greatest industry trends.

Arrive Friday evening for Early Registration and Happy Hour Networking Events. On Saturday and Sunday, expect full days from 9am-5pm! If your schedule permits, stay for Memorial Day Weekend and take a Self-Care Day.



Tickets are non-refundable but transferable up to 30 days before the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is #BYOBretreat?

The Build Your Own Brand Retreat is one of the fastest growing membership and event platforms for creators of color looking to build the career and life of their dreams! Enjoy over 35+ breakout sessions, 4 inspiring keynotes, and 2,500+ attendees ready to connect and grow!

When does the #BYOBretreat take place?

Every Memorial Day Weekend! Many join us Friday for registration and networking on May 22. Saturday & Sunday (May 23-24th) are jammed packed from morning to evening! Please consider booking 2 nights at our host hotel The Intercontinental Downtown in Miami, FL to maximize your experience!

Where will the event be held this year?

The entire conference will be held at the Intercontinental Downtown Miami Restort & Hotel at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131. For your convenience and to save $$$ on travel and rideshare please consider staying at our hotel room block!  Book your discounted group rate  HERE!

Are tickets refundable?

Unfortunately tickets are non-refundable however are transferable up to 30 days before the event!

What will I gain from attending the #BYOBretreat?

World class networking, skills development, educational workshops, and unlimited opportunities around those that have your best interest. From mentors, to job offers, new business deals and so much more. #BYOBretreat was named of “the go to conference for diverse creators and entrepreneurs” by FORBES because of its community and growth.

What is the difference between General and VIP tickets?

General ticket holders enjoy over 30+ breakout sessions by some of the most respected industry leaders, 4 inspiring keynotes, unlimited networking, our small business expo, private community app and more.

VIP ticket holders enjoy all things in general PLUS private registration, front row seats in main sessions, VIP wing access, meet the mentor opportunities, and first access to all recap videos.

Are there opportunities to be a vendor?

Yes! Please visit byoblive.com/vendors and fill out the application.

If I have questions that are not answered here, who can I contact?

No problem! Please email us at makeithappen@byoblive.com and someone who be in touch shortly.

Current updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The BYOBlive marathon continues…

Our BYOBlive family is the most important piece to this community, and one we take very seriously. As an organization, our highest responsibility includes the health and safety of everyone.

Like many of our counterparts, we are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We’ve been in communications with the City of Miami and we are closely monitoring circumstances as the health of our guests is our priority.

We’ve also spoken with our our venue, keynotes, staff, volunteers and are taking all of the precautionary steps to make sure there are extra sanitation stations available and the experience will continue to hold the highest standard during our event in late May.

Plans will continue to be put into place to reduce the risk as much as possible. Should there be any changes, we will let you know asap. In the meantime, please be safe, be smart, be conscientious, and know that we are here along with the City of Miami to provide our community with the same fantastic experience you’ve come to love over the past two years.

Building Your Own Brand means being adaptable and prepared for anything. As the saying goes, if you stay ready – you ain’t gotta get ready. We are sending you good vibes & fist bumps.

See you in Miami!

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