The place to be from October 17 to 19 is San Antonio, where Inc. will honor the fastest-growing companies in America at the 2018 Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala. Here are 14 things you won't want to miss:

  1. Tee off bright and early against other attendees at a golf tournament hosted by Rich Russey, Inc.'s vice president and publisher.
  2. Study up at courses on topics like building a family business and making smarter decisions.
  3. Get tips on bringing joy and satisfaction to your life at keynotes by author  Gretchen Rubin and Life Is Good co-founder Bert Jacobs.
  4. Explore a slice of history at the Alamo and at San Antonio Missions Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  5. Find out from founder Ben Chestnut how MailChimp grew to $525 million--and became Inc.'s 2017 Company of the Year.
  6. Challenge yourself to have tough conversations in the workplace with leadership advice from Brené Brown.
  7. Stroll along San Antonio's famous River Walk or enjoy a sightseeing river cruise.
  8. Find out what makes entrepreneurs tick at a panel of top founders, moderated by Inc. executive director of editorial Jon Fine.
  9. Learn the secrets behind the success of business partners (and spouses) Norm and Elaine Brodsky at an intimate cocktail hour.
  10. Relax with food, drinks, and live music at Thursday's outdoor "glamping" party.
  11. Get your fill of art and culture at San Antonio's top-tier art museums and the historic Pearl District.
  12. Discover what it takes to become a Private Titan as Inc. editor-in-chief James Ledbetter interviews the founders of some of America's largest private companies.
  13. Mingle with your fellow founders and meet conference speakers at a networking lunch and book signings.
  14. Celebrate all the Inc. 5000 honorees at a black-tie gala hosted by actor and comedian Joel McHale.

And much more!