Norfolk

eCommerceFuel Live 2022

Chesapeake Bay | Mar 27-30, 2022

Norfolk Waterfront

Where and When?

When: Sun March 27 – Wed March 30, 2022

Where: Chesapeake Bay (Norfolk**, VA) at The Main Hotel

Why Chesapeake Bay?

ECF has a reputation for finding interesting, out-of-the-way places, but you might be wondering…isn’t this a little too out of the way? And was that the only place available? We actually considered several cities before landing in Chesapeake Bay. Hear us out: we think we’ve found a real gem that will provide an ideal backdrop for ECF Live and is surprisingly accessible and cool. Here are just a few reasons we love the place:

  • Over 400 years of history. You can even see a cannonball from the Civil War lodged in a local church.
  • One of the top 50 most walkable cities in the US.
  • Central mid-Atlantic location. Only 10 miles from the airport. Over 150 daily flights on 7 airlines. Amtrak station downtown.
  • Foodie central. More independently owned restaurants per capita than almost any other city in the US.
  • Incredible venue with ideal meeting spaces for ECF.
  • Ranked one of the friendliest cities in the U.S. according to readers of Conde Nast.
  • Unique atmosphere and activities.
  • High COVID vaccination rates and low transmission rates.
  • Exceptional benefits of a larger city without the intimidating population density. (Hey, we’re all getting used to being back in the world again.)

** Locals tell us that Norfolk is correctly pronounced by essentially leaving out the “L”…which more or less makes it sound like you’re swearing every time you say it. If that’s not your thing, stick with “Chesapeake Bay” when chatting about ECF Live, especially around children and school principals. If, however, you find expletives super funny, then please read on.

Hotel

We are delighted to be staying at The Main. The Main is the premier hotel in Norfolk, VA, and one of the top hotels in the Hilton universe. 

It is actually one of the favorite hotels of the Hilton CEO for holding his own meetings. In fact, when it was being renovated, The Main surveyed a group of meeting planners to find out what they needed most for effective meeting space and the result is The Main.

  • It boasts incredible meeting space, including some super creative meeting space for smaller breakouts and get-togethers.
  • Home to some of Norfolk’s top restaurants, including a terrific rooftop bar and restaurant.
  • Amenities include: complimentary wifi, 3 in-house restaurants, coffee shop, gym, impressive art collection (tours are available), and indoor pool.
  • Lots of city and harbor views from guest rooms.
  • Heart of downtown. Steps away from the harbor, restaurants, museums, and restaurants.
  • Our room block will be open shortly with discounted rates for our guests. Stay tuned!

Getting There

  • The closest airport is Norfolk International Airport (ORF). It’s about 10 miles from the hotel.
  • Amtrak is downtown if trains are more your speed.
  • There’s plenty of parking next to the hotel (see below).

Parking

There’s a parking garage attached to the hotel. Current rates (subject to change) for overnight parking are as follows:

  • $20 overnight
  • $26 valet overnight

COVID-19

  • We will be adhering to all federal and local regulations.
  • If we were holding the event today (how great would that be?!), we’d require everyone to take a COVID test on-site (which we would provide and facilitate so that you can just show up) or, if you’d prefer, just show us proof of vaccination. That said, things could look much different in 6 months.
  • We will be monitoring all numbers and information leading up to the event.
  • We intentionally chose a location with high COVID vaccination rates, low transmission rates, and a robust healthcare system nearby.
  • We’ve also given ourselves plenty of space to spread out.

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, March 27, 2022
7:00 – 9:00pm
Opening Reception at Grain, Norfolk’s only rooftop beer garden, conveniently located at The Main and boasting over 70 beers on tap.

Monday March 28, 2022
7:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast (Included w/ Ticket)

9:00am – 12:30pm
Morning Content Session

12:30pm – 1:50pm
Lunch (Included with Ticket)

2:00pm – 5:15pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

8:00pm – 11:00pm
Evening Cocktails

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
7:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast (Included w/ Ticket)

9:00am – 12:30pm
Morning Content Session

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch (Included with Ticket)

2:00pm – 6:00pm
Afternoon adventures

8:00pm – ??
Evening Cocktails

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
7:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast (Included w/ Ticket)

9:00am – 12:30pm
Morning Content Session

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch (Included with Ticket)

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon Content Session

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Awards & Special Events

8:00pm – 11:00pm
Closing Party

11:00pm – ???
After Party

First Time Coming to ECF Live?

Check out a highlight reel from a past ECF Live Below:

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What’s Included With Your Ticket

We do our best to take care of you during the event! Your ticket includes:

  • Access to all talks, breakout sessions & networking events
  • Breakfast and lunch included for all three days of the event
  • Opening and closing party with open bar
  • Access to all video recordings after the event
  • Ability to connect with speakers 1-on-1 in person
  • Incredible networking with your fellow eCommerceFuel members
  • All costs associated with surprise, TBA group activities on afternoons

What Our Attendees Say

ECF Live is the event I look forward to all year and the times I have attended in the past have truly changed my life because of the people I’ve met and the things I’ve learned.
Chris Boggs
replacementtablelegs.com
I cannot imagine a better growth opportunity than hanging out with this group of people at ECF Live. I’ve been 3 times and the experience has transformed me and my business.
Ciaran Vipond
myirishjeweler.com
I’ve been to all of the ECF Live events and they’ve easily paid for themselves. Every year I come home with things that improve my business, not to mention how valuable the personal relationships you’ll build are.
Brett Haney
MicrofiberWholesale.com
ECF live has been one of the biggest levers for my success and I’ve made tons of friends. Legit one of the best things to happen to my professional life.
Bill D'Alessandro
elementsbrands.com

Speakers From Previous Events

Below is a small sampling of past eCommerceFuel Live speakers.

Bill D'Alessandro

Bill D’Alessandro is founder and CEO of Elements Brands, which acquires and scales consumer producers brands

Bill D’Alessandro

Bill D’Alessandro is founder and CEO of Elements Brands, which acquires and scales consumer producers brands online.

Miracle Wanzo

Miracle is an expert in Facebook Advertising, having spoken on the topic as a keynote speaker at multiple indu

Miracle Wanzo

Miracle is an expert in Facebook Advertising, having spoken on the topic as a keynote speaker at multiple industry events.

Ezra Firestone

Ezra is a partner in BOOM! by Cindy Joseph, and is the Founder & CEO of SmartMarketer.com, an information

Ezra Firestone

Ezra is a partner in BOOM! by Cindy Joseph, and is the Founder & CEO of SmartMarketer.com, an information hub for entrepreneurs

Drew Sanocki

Drew runs nerdmarketing.com as well as GrowthEngines.io, an advisory and implementation firm.

Drew Sanocki

Drew runs nerdmarketing.com as well as GrowthEngines.io, an advisory and implementation firm.

Andrew Youderian

Founder of eCommerceFuel and general troublemaker. No one is quite sure who put him in charge of this event

Andrew Youderian

Founder of eCommerceFuel and general troublemaker. No one is quite sure who put him in charge of this event

Cynthia Stine

Cynthia is the founder of

Cynthia Stine

Cynthia is the founder of eGrowthPartners and a leading expert on Amazon and Amazon Suspensions.

Dr. Sherry Walling

Founder of ZenF

Dr. Sherry Walling

Founder of ZenFounder.com and an expert at helping high-achieving individuals work through burnout, mental stumbling blocks & relationships issues.

Tom Bouwer

EOS Certified Implementer and Co-Author of “What the Heck is EOS?” with Gino Wickman

Tom Bouwer

EOS Certified Implementer and Co-Author of “What the Heck is EOS?” with Gino Wickman

Moiz Ali

Moiz Ali is the Founder of Native. Launched in 2015, Native is the fastest growing CPG company in the United

Moiz Ali

Moiz Ali is the Founder of Native. Launched in 2015, Native is the fastest growing CPG company in the United States, and has over 1 million customers nationwide. The company was acquired by Procter & Gamble for $100 Million in November 2017, the first acquisition by P&G in nearly ten years.

Lianna Patch

Lianna Patch is a conversion copywriter and comedian whose greatest dream is to make your customers pause, sm

Lianna Patch

Lianna Patch is a conversion copywriter and comedian whose greatest dream is to make your customers pause, smile, and click (in that order)

Taylor Holiday

Taylor is the Managing Partner of Common Thread Collective whose mission is to help entrepreneurs achieve thei

Taylor Holiday

Taylor is the Managing Partner of Common Thread Collective whose mission is to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams by focusing on helping consumer product eCommerce businesses scale from 0 – $20M.

Jason Goldberg

A 4th generation retailer who has been lucky enough to have a front-row

Jason Goldberg

A 4th generation retailer who has been lucky enough to have a front-row seat to the digital disruption of commerce. He currently partners with over 100 clients on the Internet Retailer 500. He spends too much time sharing his POV on Twitter (@retailgeek), is a regular contributor to Forbes, hosts a popular e-commerce Podcast (The Jason & Scot Show), serves on the board of directors of shop.org (the digital retail arm of the National Retail Federation). He’s been voted one of retail’s top global influencers by Vend four consecutive years and in 2017, he was inducted into the National Retail Federation “The List” of people shaping the future of retail.

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