Beyond just a conference or meeting, the Seattle Study Club National Symposium is really more of an "educational experience." The Symposium has always attracted the most prominent lecturers in our profession. Whether clinical or non-clinical, speakers have been enthusiastic about showcasing both the science and art of their presentations, with the ultimate goal of being able to lecture to over 250 Study Clubs throughout our network. One of our strongest clinical offerings took place in West Palm Beach, Florida. We dubbed it a meeting of "The International Masters" and included the likes of Drs. Pascal Magne, Patrick Palacci, Konrad Meyenberg and many other notable clinicians. "The Race to Perfection," in Maui, Hawaii in 2008 pitted Team Northwest (Drs. Frank Spear, Vince Kokich, John West and Stig Osterberg) against Team Atlanta (Drs. Ronald Goldstein, David Garber, Henry Salama, Maurice Salama, Christian Coachman and Mr. Pinhas Adar) in a comprehensive team treatment planning session.

And while Symposium is filled with high-level scientific sessions, treatment planning and personal development workshops, traditionally it has been balanced by "off-the-wall" entertainment and an array of surprises. We've seen gospel choirs, native dances, comedy acts, cirque performances, up-and-coming pop performers, as well as "Sheik" Mort Amsterdam on a camel! Even Mother Nature has played a part in creating a lasting Symposium memory, moving the earth for us at the Boeing Museum of Flight in 1995 and giving many of the non-Californians in attendance their first taste of a 6.5 on the Richter scale. Then in 2002, Joe Torre of the New York Yankees shook us all up with his first-hand account of 9-11.

The Symposium has provided an exceptional experience for those who have chosen to join us in building an extraordinary community. We in the Seattle Study Club network have partnered with a very special group of individuals—our members—to gather each year to share both our personal and educational dreams for the future. And when it is all over, the friendships made and relationships built will carry us far beyond the events that transpire.

Symposium Chronology

# Year Symposium Venue Location
1st 1994 Inaugural Symposium Woodmark Kirkland, Washington
2nd 1995 Second Annual Symposium Four Seasons Seattle, Washington
3rd 1996 The Magic in Seattle Sheraton Seattle, Washington
4th 1997 Bridging the Disciplines Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, California
5th 1998 Meeting of the Minds Four Seasons Seattle, Washington
6th 1999 Head, Heart, Hand Ritz-Carlton West Palm Beach, Florida
7th 2000 Journey from One to One World Ritz-Carlton Palm Springs, California
8th 2001 Metamorphosis Four Seasons Seattle, Washington
9th 2002 Dreams and Legends Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
10th 2003 Opus X Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Florida
11th 2004 Quantum Wave Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, California
12th 2005 A Jaguar's Chronicle of Failure Ritz-Carlton Cancun, Mexico
13th 2006 In Search of Sanctuary Four Seasons Aviara, California
14th 2007 The Art of the Smile Ritz-Carlton Naples, Florida
15th 2008 The Race to Perfection Grand Wailea Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
16th 2009 Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Ritz-Carlton Cancun, Mexico
17th 2010 Tricks of the Trade The Phoenician Scottsdale, Arizona
18th 2011 Failures Two: A Road to Recovery Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Florida
19th 2012 The Compleat Clinician Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, California
20th 2013 20 Questions Ritz-Carlton Naples, Florida
21st 2014 World Team Treatment Planning Championships The Phoenician Scottsdale, Arizona
22nd 2015 Dentist As CEO—The Science Behind Financial Success Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida
23rd 2016 A Symphony of Science The Fairmont Orchid The Big Island, Hawaii
24th 2017 Big Bang Four Seasons Resort at Disney World Orlando, Florida
25th 2018 The Legacy Tour La Quinta Resort & Club La Quinta, California
26th 2019 Dentist as CEO 2 Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida
27th 2020 The World of Treatment Planning Arizona Biltmore Phoenix, Arizona
28th 2021 Revisualizing Reality Online/Virtual Kirkland, Washington
29th 2022 The Game Is Afoot Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, California
30th 2023 Financial Freedom—Clinical Failure Four Seasons Resort at Disney World Orlando, Florida