What is Schnizzfest?

The concept for Schnizzfest was born over ten years ago, even before the inception of TruMethods. Gary and Bob wanted to have an event where MSPs from around the world could come together and focus on the process of improving their business without the usual conference distractions.

What knowledge and perspective do you gain?

Schnizzfest is a mixture of content, discussions and Member-to-Member networking. Topics will include sales, business success principles, and service delivery.

Who attends?

Schnizzfest is only for TruMethods Members so the people around you will be implementing the same processes and speaking the same language. This is a great opportunity to share experiences and form relationships with others in the IT Service industry.

Who should attend? Anyone who strives to be more awesome! We have Inside and Outside Sales Professionals, Service Managers, vCIOs, Net Admins, and of course Owners. We see returning Members bring more team members each year and tell us there is no better way to show their team what the TruMethods process is and what World Class looks like.

Every team member will get a chance to meet others who are in the same role and make lasting relationships. Everyone knows what Super Power is; everyone is working to lower RHEM and build a sales engine. We all speak the same language!


  • The embodiment of attitude, self-image and self-discipline
  • A commitment to being the best you can be
  • Helping others to be the best they can be
  • An expectation to succeed
  • Approaching each day with passion and enthusiasm
  • The SCHNIZZ is what separates good companies from great companies!

Schnizzfest 2018 

June 7th-9th, 2018
The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
Philadelphia, PA


Schnizzfest Information



Hear directly from Gary Pica as he delivers his dynamic keynote giving you a new perspective on building a top performing MSP.

Special Guest Speakers

Hear from industry veterans and motivational speakers.

What’s next?

What has changed for our Members over the past year? What changes are coming in our industry? In addition, we will discuss what changes could impact your business and how you can prepare for those changes.

Sales Process

Every year at Schnizzfest, we give our Members a new perspective on how to predictably add new, profitable recurring revenue.

Panel Discussions

The panel discussions at past events were rated as some of the best our Members have seen. We speak with top performing MSPs and Industry experts to provide unique perspectives on success.

Member-to-Member networking

TruMethods' Members come back to Schnizzfest each year to meet and connect with other IT Service Providers. We have carved out ample time for networking with your peers.


It's Schnizzfest... how could we not have fun?

2018 Pricing

Price - $895

*Hotel NOT included
Limited Room Block Rate - $214 / night

Optional Pre-Day: myITprocess User Group Workshop
Thursday, June 7th
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
$149 (Schnizzfest Main Event attendance required for workshop)


Thursday, June 7th
Welcome Reception & Registration
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
(Hors d'oeuvres & Drinks)

Friday, June 8th
Schnizzfest Main Event
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Breakfast & Lunch)

Friday, June 8th
Schnizz Party!
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(Dinner, Drinks, & Music performed by the Sherwood Brothers)

Saturday, June 9th
Schnizzfest Main Event
7:00 AM- 12:00 PM

guest speaker Mike Rayburn

Our 2018 Keynote Speaker!

Mike Rayburn

As a Hall of Fame international keynote speaker, author, comedian, and world-class guitarist, Mike Rayburn is an inspirational thought leader and one of the most in-demand and un-conventional keynote artists in the world. Drawing from his success as an entrepreneur as well as a Carnegie Hall headliner, Mike is a master at increasing profitability and impact by inspiring your team to become possibility thinkers and virtuoso performers… all by daring you to ask the question, “What if…?”

The “What If…?” Experience is Mike’s transformational, hilarious keynote presentation. In it Mike uses his amazing guitar work and hilarious comedy as a metaphor, to illustrate three tools designed to turn your team into an army of innovators with the peak performance skills to transcend the status quo to stop managing change, and lead by creating change. Oh… and they’ll laugh so hard it hurts!

The measure of any speaker is the results they produce. Mike is consistently cited as “the hit of the conference,” and “what we needed and didn’t even know it.” More importantly, businesses regularly attribute significant, sometimes exponential increases in sales, impact and morale to the application of Mike’s keynote tools and breakout session content.

Also, in the same way a great song gets stuck in your head, Mike’s “What if…?” message gets repeated over and over, imprinting his most powerful tool in their memories and affecting immediate results and permanent improvement.

Always on the cutting edge, international keynote speaker Mike Rayburn is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Hall of Fame speaker (CPAE), two-time TEDx presenter, has performed more than 4,000 presentations and his comedy remains in heavy rotation on Sirius/XM radio. Mike has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Billboard, American Entertainment, Gig, and Successful Meetings magazines. Head to his website to learn more about Mike!

  • The best of the industry are here. These are the people you want to learn from and this is the group to be with. Do you want to run with the mediocre or run with the best in the industry? – Myles Keough, Spade Technology
  • Schnizzfest is a great opportunity to be in the community. Community is so critical to success; being able to meet the people that are doing this in other markets on a daily basis is paramount in achieving and exceeding your goals. - Scott Warner, Connecting Point
  • The content is the best of any event we attend. It is always very specific, concise, and applicable to building your business. No matter where you are in business there is always something you can take away. – Stuart Bryan, I-M Technology