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About The 10th Annual ThoughtLeader® Summit and Quilly® Awards

The ThoughtLeader® Summit & Quilly® Awards is an elegant combination of courage, determination and recognition.

The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors® was founded to honor Best-Selling Authors® around the world for their contribution to education, enlightenment and the advancement of business. This is your year to receive your Quilly® Award, and be feted in the highest style. This September, the Academy will hold its Ninth annual ThoughtLeader® Summit and Awards Gala – the biggest and best event we’ve ever hosted – and it’s all designed to shine the spotlight where it belongs... on YOU!

The ThoughtLeader® Summit is the top event for Best-Selling Authors® and ThoughtLeaders® who are committed to sharing their knowledge with others.

Here is what will make this ThoughtLeader® Summit better than any event you have ever attended:

  • The first evening of NAEWS Awards Week will begin Wednesday, September 25th, with a reception honoring you. We'll be taking lots of photos and video that you can put on your websites and in your marketing materials for all to see. This is your opportunity to make friends and connections for future JVs and affiliate relationships.
  • That evening, we will take The Original Home of the Oscars by storm. We have partnered with the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, to host our annual black-tie event. After getting settled in the ballroom, we’ll get to what you’ve been waiting for – the presentation of the Quilly® Awards! Now, because this is a commemorative award, you must be present to accept your Quilly®.

After you accept your award, we will take photos of you with your statue just as you've seen stars backstage with their Grammy and Emmy® awards, and you will be interviewed on the red carpet. You will also receive a professionally filmed and edited HD video of your interview, about being a Best-Selling Author® and accepting your Quilly® Award to use on your website and in your marketing materials. This is an experience and an honor few ever have the possibility of achieving, so you won't want to miss out!

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Ely Benitez

Working with DNA has changed both my professional and personal life. I am forever grateful and will be a life-long client.


Andy Eilers

Overall the event was a smashing success in my opinion and I look forward with great anticipation to next year's event. I want to thank you and the team again for a wonderful experience that will last a lifetime!


Heather Binns

Amazing would be the first word that comes to mind. What I love is the energy that you guys have, and the fact that you can really bring us out and make us who we are as Best-Selling Authors®.


Serena Reep

It's been the most wonderful evening. I have really experienced a dream come true.


David Wolfe

This has actually been quite amazing. I didn't know what I was getting into when I was coming here for the two days. The quality of people here that's standing out there right now. It's amazing.


Diana Todd-Banks

Bloody fantastic! It was outstanding. It was absolutely worth coming from Australia to get here. It was really exciting, I learned a lot. Amazing people here, very empowering, very uplifting, and I'll be back.


Jay Kinder

There's no way you won't walk away with something that's going to change your business or change your life or help you in a way that you've never probably experienced before. That's rare to find. I can tell you this, if you come to one of these events, that's what you're going to walk away with.


Richard Seppala

The Best Seller’s Summit and Gala has been an unbelievable experience. Not only the people that you meet; the relationships you create, the million dollar nuggets that you’ve learned from other best selling authors that you can implement today in your business to increase your ROI. It’s just unimaginable.


Dr. Veronica Anderson

Well one thing that’s really fabulous is getting a chance to meet other Best Selling Authors. A lot of amazing people who are enriching other people’s lives in the world but also have enriched my life. So besides being in the great Hollywood, California, it’s been great being able to interact with entrepreneurs and business leaders and being able to share that information.


Myles Miller

In an awe-inspiring several days, culminating with the Friday Night Gala Award, the interaction with other writers and success stories around the world was a lifetime opportunity and a forever memorable event that will be part of the scope of my lifetime. Many thanks to DNA and all those who have had any hand in make me a part of this monumental life event.


William Caldon

I can't say enough good things about Dicks and Nanton and their team. As was evident by the success and diversity of the attendees, their methods can be applied with fantastic results to any business. You cannot go wrong by giving them a try."


Christina Chitwood-Parkin

A thrill ran up my spine as I stepped jubilantly up the stairs to receive my Quilly Award at the Golden Gala Awards! I felt like I was at the Academy Awards, which was appropriate since the same designers create the awards for both events. Looking out at the cheering crowd, I felt fulfilled. My dream had been answered. I'm dreaming a new dream that next year I will be back.


Join us for the most incredible NAEWS Awards Week, EXPY® Awards, ThoughtLeader® Summit and Quilly Awards yet –
in Hollywood, California!

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hotel: (323) 856-1970

The ThoughtLeader® Summit and Quilly Awards is held at the beautiful and historic Hollywood Roosevelt. Located on Hollywood Boulevard, the Roosevelt is the perfect combination of classic Hollywood feel and modern contemporary comfort. The hotel opened its doors in 1927, and hosted the very first Academy Awards in 1929. The history and fame of this location make it the perfect locale for our event and our guests.

With our location directly on Hollywood Boulevard, you’re just minutes away from the famous Hollywood sign, as well as other landmarks such as the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre, Madame Tussauds, and the Capitol Records Building.

Don’t forget to book your room, they are going quickly!! You can do so by calling: 323-856-1970 and request the ThoughtLeader® Summit Room block.

Airport and Transportation

The hotel is located about 14 miles or 45 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport.
The main shuttle service recommended from Los Angeles International Airport is Super Shuttle.

Super Shuttle Shared Ride: Shuttles departing from LAX are on a first-come-first-serve basis, however you can make reservations to avoid the hassle. The shuttle may make up to four different stops before you arrive at your destination and is about a 90min ride.
Fare: $17/per person (adult or child)

Super Shuttle Non-Stop Exclusive Van: This shuttle departs from LAX. The reservation is for up to 9 people and is a non stop shuttle to the hotel.
Fare: $81/one way trip to Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Super Shuttle Black ExecuCar Sedan: This departs from LAX. This reservation can hold up to 3 people and is a non-stop ride.
Fare: $83/one way trip to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Phone: 800-Blue-Van (800-258-3826)

Uber and Taxis are also an option. Ubers rates are subject to change, and can be easily accessed through the free Uber app on your smart phone. A taxi ride from LAX to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel can range anywhere from $65-$115 depending on traffic.


September is a beautiful time of year in Hollywood. The average daytime high temperature is around 83°F with an average low of 63°F and low humidity. It’s the perfect balance of warm, sunny days and nights cool enough to dress to impress.

To purchase your ticket, please fill out this form now so we can immediately reserve your spot. We do not want you to be disappointed when the event sells out!

We want to have you there with us, but we need you to let us know of your acceptance as soon as possible. Reservations in Hollywood are extremely limited at this time of year, so the number of rooms in our block are also limited—you do not want to miss out on the opportunity to stay where the event is being held.

To accept our invitation, please fill out your reservation form now so we can immediately reserve your spot. We do not want you to be disappointed when the event sells out!

Please let us know if you have any questions, and most importantly, we look forward to honoring you in beautiful Hollywood California to accept your Best-Seller's Quilly® Award within the glamorous and historic setting of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. This is truly a once in a lifetime event and a life changing experience. See you there!

Nick, Jack, Lindsay & Greg