YPO Retreat

Event Brief

YPO’s very own ‘Burning Man’ festival, inspired by the Black Rock original and hosted in a scenic enclave outside Moab, Utah, our impermanent glamping tent city had all of the community, art and radical self-expression of the famed original. Guests unleashed the artists within by painting alongside internationally renowned live event painter- John Bukaty, or by writing songs with Dave Matthews discovered and Colorado’s own singer-songwriter, Zach Heckendorf. For the even more adventurous there was exploring, biking and climbing under the blue skies and starlit nights of the red-rock desert. Guests were able to refuel body and mind with mouth watering dining prepared by some of Colorado’s top chefs. In essence, guests lost themselves and then found themselves again over three mind-blowing days. Oh yeah…they got to burn stuff, too.

Scope of Services

Creative Concept & Delivery, Creative Input & Delivery, Culinary/Menu Development, creation & delivery, Vendor/Supplier Management, Site Management, Site Set Up/Breakdown, Progress Updates, Create & Manage Event Timelines, Create & Manage Supplier/Vendor Load In-Load Out Schedule, RUnning Schedule, Manage on site guest lodging, Progress Udates, Manage Meeting/Speaking/Activity Schedule, Event Staffing, Event Branding & Messageing, Manage & Video Production, Photography Managemet/Shot Lists, Entertainment Management & Coordination


  • Highest attendance for any presidents retreat
  • E5 Events/Greg Karl Awarded Young Presidents Organization (YPO) – International Learning Award – Best Retreat (400 international Chapters – 30,000 members)
  • Most unique and complex event for YPO to date
  • Igniting all 5 senses