The Magic Summit was a leadership conference for magicians, focusing on strengthening magic clubs and improving the local club experience. It was sponsored by the Society of American Magicians and MAGIC Magazine.

The Summit was produced by Stan Allen, Brian Daniel South, and Vinny Grosso, an independent team committed to the betterment of magic, specifically through the local magic club. The team worked closely with a number of individuals and companies to:
• Improve the local magic club experience. Individual clubs are the grassroots of the entire magic community. This is where passions are nurtured through the support of fellow magicians, face to face. It’s also where lifelong friendships are made.
• Bring together representatives from numerous magic clubs (S.A.M., I.B.M., and independents) to share the real-world challenges facing their group, as well as the positive activities that have moved their clubs forward.
• Generate interaction and friendship among the attendees through roundtable discussions, breakout session, and team-building activities.
• Consider the importance of leadership and forward thinking on the part of club officers, as well as members, and how that thinking can be shared and promoted.
• Emphasize the importance and value of developing true, lasting friendships and camaraderie among club members that extends well past the regular meetings.
• Benefit from an array of “Ted Talk” style motivational presentations.
• Have a great time, enjoying meals with fellow delegates, a fun lecture showcase and cocktail party, and even a unique twist on the traditional dealers room. (After all, we are magicians.
Basic Schedule

     Friday, November 14th.

The Magic Summit officially begins Friday evening with a special reception. This is your opportunity to meet all of the other delegates and to begin your adventure into the next generation of magic clubs.
You should plan on being settled in at Sam’s Town by 6 p.m.
    Saturday, November 15th.
This is the meat of the Summit. There will be talks, demonstrations, hands-on activities, breakout rooms — covering a wide range subjects, all aimed at the local magic club experience.
A continental breakfast, as well as a sit-down lunch will be served. No-host dinner will be your opportunity to enjoy one of the ten restaurants at the hotel, and to continue the conversation amongst yourself.

After dinner there will be a lecture showcase where you can see a sampling of several lectures and then after the show see what they have to sell and talk to them about lecturing for your club.

     Sunday, November 16th.
Optional breakfast groups for you to continue a conversation with others interested in a particular topic.
There was a few tables dedicated to learning more about the S.A.M., such as how to start an Assembly or how to get more involved in the S.A.M. on a national level. (Note: The Magic Summit is not S.A.M. specific. Rather, it’s open to all magic clubs and anyone interested in elevating the magic club experience.