One day can change everything

Boston, MA

April 7, 2018
1 – Day Event

April 7, 2018

Dave Ramsey Rachel Cruze 

Starting at $69

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Discover how the Smart Conference will impact the key areas of your life!

Why attend the Smart Conference?

Smart Conference is Dave Ramsey’s most exciting event of the year. At Smart Conference, you will learn powerful, proven methods to help you make a real impact on the key areas in your life. 

At this daylong event, you will hear from America's foremost experts on the subjects of marriage, parenting, money, career, leadership, retirement, and personal development. The best of life is ahead of you. Take a deep breath, reset, and decide to live smarter.

The Smart Conference will give you the tools you need to:

Identify the reasons you struggle in key areas of your life.
Learn from Dave's expert friends who have helped to inspire millions.
Gain the necessary tools and motivation to be intentional about your future.

It’s up to you to make a decision today and begin the journey to a smarter life. Don’t settle for “normal.” It's time to get passionate about your goals, your family's goals, and the goals of your marriage. 

The best of life is not behind you. The best is yet to come! Take a deep breath and take this first step to living smarter.

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Event Speakers

  • Dave Ramsey The Power Of Intentionality
    Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored seven best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership, Complete Guide to Money, Smart Money Smart Kids and The Legacy Journey. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 12 million listeners each week on more than 575 radio stations and digitally through podcasts, online audio streaming and a 24-hour online streaming video channel.

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  • Chris Hogan Retire Inspired
    Chris Hogan is the #1 national best-selling author of Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age. It’s a Financial Number and host of the Retire Inspired Podcast. A popular and dynamic speaker on the topics of personal finance, retirement and leadership, Chris helps people across the country develop successful strategies to manage their money in both their personal lives and businesses. For more than a decade, Hogan has served at Ramsey Solutions as a trusted financial coach and Ramsey Personality.

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  • Rachel Cruze Love Your Life, Not Theirs
    As a #1 New York Times best-selling author and seasoned communicator, Rachel Cruze helps Americans learn the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She’s authored two best-selling books: Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids. The daughter of Dave Ramsey, she joined Ramsey Solutions in 2010 and uses the knowledge and experiences from growing up in the Ramsey household to educate others.

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  • Christy Wright Make Your Own Path
    Both entertaining and inspiring, Christy Wright presents messages that educate and give hope to audiences nationwide. As the creator of Business Boutique and through her podcast and sellout live events, Wright has equipped thousands of women to successfully run and grow a business so they can make money doing what they love. Wright is a Certified Business Coach and Ramsey Personality. Since joining Ramsey Solutions in 2009, she has spoken to audiences across the country at women’s conferences, national business conferences and Fortune 500 companies. Her national best-selling book, Business Boutique, released April 2017.

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  • Dr. Les Parrott How To Fight A Good Fight
    Dr. Les Parrott, psychologist and #1 New York Times best-selling author, is the creator of the game-changing Deep Love Assessment - a highly customized tool for couples at any age or stage. His books, coauthored with his wife Leslie, include Love Talk, The Good Fight, Your Time Starved Marriage and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Les has been featured on Oprah, Today Show, CNN, Fox News, The View, and in USA Today and The New York Times. Les is a professor of psychology at Northwest University and he and Leslie are the co-founders of the Center for Healthy Relationships on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. Les and Leslie live in Seattle with their two sons. Learn more at LesAndLeslie.com.

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  • Dr. Meg Meeker Being A Hero Dad
    Pediatrician, mother and grandmother, Meg Meeker, M.D. is the country’s leading authority on parenting, teens and children’s health. Dr. Meg has practiced pediatric and adolescent medicine for 30 years. She is the author of six books including Strong Mothers, Strong Sons and the best-selling Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. Dr. Meg is the founder of The Strong Parent Project, a unique learning and community experience to equip and encourage parents. She works with the NFL's Fatherhood Initiative and as co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk Radio. Dr. Meg is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics, is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State College of Human Medicine. She lives and works in northern Michigan where she shares a medical practice with her husband, Walter. They have four grown children.

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  • Dr. Henry Cloud The Path To Better Boundaries
    Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and best-selling author. He draws on his extensive experience in business, leadership consulting, and clinical psychology, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and performance. Dr. Cloud is a New York Times bestselling author, and his books have sold over 10 million copies. Dr. Cloud’s work has been featured and reviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Publisher’s Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Success Magazine named Dr. Cloud in the top 25 of 2014’s most influential leaders in personal growth and development. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, Fox News Channel, and other national media outlets. His experience includes decades as a consultant, and as an entrepreneur he started and grew a successful chain of treatment centers in over 40 cities across the western United States. Dr. Cloud is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, with a B.S. in psychology. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.

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  • Anthony ONeal Dear Mom & Dad: 5 Things I Need You to Know
    At age 19, Anthony ONeal was deep in debt and short on hope with no direction of where his life was headed. But after hitting rock bottom, he turned his life around and committed to helping students find and pursue their passions. Since 2003, Anthony ONeal has helped thousands of students make good decisions with their money, relationships and education to live a well-balanced life. Now Anthony has joined Ramsey Solutions to spread this encouraging message to students nationwide as a Ramsey Personality. His national best-selling book, Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College, released April 2017.  

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  • Ken Coleman Discover What You Were Born to Do & How to Make it Happen
    An acclaimed interviewer and broadcaster, for Ken Coleman its all about questions. Author of the book One Question, Ken has traveled the country speaking at events ranging from small meeting rooms to packed arenas. Through the years, he has gained widespread notoriety for his in-depth conversations with leaders from all walks of life. Ken resides in Franklin, TN with his wife, Stacy, and their three children, Ty, Chase, and Josie.

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  • George Kamel Conference Host
    George has been with Ramsey Solutions for four years. He now serves as the host of The Dave Ramsey Show video channel and Dave Ramsey live events. George is also an award-winning singer-songwriter and entertainer. Originally from Boston, he has been featured in American Songwriter Magazine and Performer Magazine. George’s mission is simply to make you smile. Even if he has to bring out his Kermit the Frog impression.

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*Speakers subject to change

Smart Conference Schedule

8:00 AM Doors open
8:30 AM

Event Starts

Dr. Les Parrott: How To Fight A Good Fight

Christy Wright: Make Your Own Path

---- 30 Minute Break ----

Ken Coleman: Discover What You Were Born to Do & How to Make it Happen

Rachel Cruze: Love Your Life, Not Theirs

Chris Hogan: Retire Inspired

12:15 PM  Lunch
1:45 PM

Event resumes

Anthony ONeal: Dear Mom & Dad: 5 Things I Need You to Know

Dr. Meg Meeker: Being A Hero Dad

---- 30 Minute Break ----

Dr. Henry Cloud: The Path To Better Boundaries

Dave Ramsey: Power Of Intentionality

6:00 PM   Event Concludes
The Smart Conference is the most life-changing, inspirational and motivational event ever! It still has me on a high, but most importantly has me making moves and taking action in my finances, personal betterment and my legacy. My life will never be the same. I see what I once thought was impossible, now possible and I know how to get there.
Ashauna — Houston, TX

Event Pricing

  • General Admission $69

    Purchase a general admission seat to Dave’s life-changing LIVE event. Learn powerful methods to help take control of the key areas in your life.

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  • Floor Seating $139

    Take advantage of some of the best seats in the house!  

    Floor seating is guaranteed.

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  • Couples Pass $129

    Valentine's Day Special!
    Only available through Feb. 15!

    One order is TWO general admission seats at a discounted rate to Dave’s life-changing LIVE event. Learn powerful methods to help take control of the key areas in your life.

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  • Backstage Experience $299

    BSE attendees receive a complimentary lunch, Q&A with the speakers, a commemorative laminate event badge, a free Dave Ramsey book and reserved seating in the front of the venue.  

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Get a discount with a group of 5 or more!

Event Details


April 7, 2018
1-Day Event

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Agganis Arena
925 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215


Residence Inn Boston Cambridge
120 Broadway, Six Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
1(800) 331-3131
Rate: $169 per night

Group Name: Ramsey Solutions SMART Conference
Check-in Date: April 6, 2018
Check-out Date: April 8, 2018
Reservation by web-link: Ramsey Solutions SMART Conference
Book by: March 16, 2018

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
1(877) 901-2079
Rate: $299 per night

Group Name: Ramsey Solutions SMART Conference
Check-in Date: April 6, 2018
Check-out Date: April 8, 2018
Reservation by web-link: Ramsey Solutions SMART Conference
Book by: March 16, 2018


What does the Backstage Experience include?

  • A commemorative laminate event badge
  • The best seats in the house
  • A complimentary lunch
  • A Q/A panel with Dave and speakers
  • A free Dave Ramsey book

What does Premier Seating include?

  • Premier Seating are upfront and reserved.

Will there be food and drink available?

  • Concessions will be available beginning at 8:00AM in the lobby of the venue. 
  • The Smart Conference will break for lunch at approximately 12:00PM and resume at 1:00PM. 
  • There are also several restaurants within walking distance from the venue. 

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