The matchmaking Institute Conference will feature the leading love industry thought leaders who are excited to share their insight with you on the latest strategies, trends and best practices.


Andrea Barzvi

Andrea Barzvi founded, Empire Literary LLC, in 2013 after working for thirteen years at the prestigious New York City agency ICM Partners. She received her B.A. From Colgate University and a J.D. From Cardozo Law School.

Eric Berkowitz

Eric is a serial entrepreneur and leader who has successfully launched and built companies in a variety of industries. Working since the age of 13, Eric has always taken a hands-on and enthusiastic approach to business. Eric started and managed half a dozen businesses before the age of 35, ranging from establishing a successful in-home and corporate cleaning company to becoming a co-founder of Drumscape, an arcade music simulation game and predecessor to Guitar Hero.

Tracy Campoli

Tracy Campoli is a lifestyle and wellness expert and is passionate about helping people create BODIES and LIVES they LOVE! Tracy began her career as a professional dancer and soon after discovered her passion for Pilates and fitness.

Paul Carrick Brunson

In the last five years, television host, author and professional matchmaker, Paul Carrick Brunson, has become recognized international as one of the most successful matchmakers. Paul is the founder and president of the award-winning matchmaking firm, The Paul C. Brunson Agency.

Lisa Clampitt

LMSW, is the founder and president of VIP life, the co-founder and Executive Director of the Matchmaking Institute, a professional matchmaker and relationship expert of over a decade, a book author and a New York State Certified Social Worker since 1991.

Julie Ferman

Julie Ferman is a professional matchmaker, providing free, private online registration for both men and women, to be eligible for personal matchmaking referrals in Southern CA, the U.S. and Canada and beyond.

Dr. Helen Fisher

Dr. Helen Fisher is a leading expert on the biology of love and attraction. She is currently the most referenced scholar in the love research community. In 2005 Dr.Fisher was hired by Match.com to help build chemistry.com, which used her research and experience to create both hormone-based and personality-based matching systems

Dawn J. Fraser

Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller, and national speaker from San Jose, California. She is the Host and Producer of Barbershop Stories, which features some of New York’s bravest storytellers, comedians, and memoirists, as they tell live stories… then she chops off their hair. Dawn was featured as a speaker amongst some of the nation’s top innovators and change makers at TED@NYC, and is a storytelling instructor through The Moth’s Community and Education Program.

Dr. Loretta Graziano Breuning

Dr. Loretta Graziano Breuning is the author of Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin. She is founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, which helps people manage the ups and downs of their mammal brain.

Joan Herrmann

Founder of Change Your Attitude... Change Your Life
Founder of a multimedia communications company and created, hosts, and produces the radio show Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life.

Dr. Amir Levine

Dr. Amir A. Levine is an Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and a Neuroscientist at Columbia University. Dr. Levine is also the co-author of a popular science book titled Attached, The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love, which has been translated to 11 languages.

Violet Lim

Violet Lim, Co-Founder and CEO of Lunch Actually, eSynchrony and Eteract.com is Asia’s most beloved love guru, having published a best-selling book titled “Lessons from 15,000 First Dates” and award-winning blog, known as “Diary of a Modern-Day Matchmaker.” Violet has a Masters degree in Industrial Relations and Personal Management from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom and she read law at the University of Manchester.

Monica Shah

Monica Shah teaches entrepreneurs how to turn the work they love into a profitable, sustainable business. She shows her clients the business, mindset and marketing skills they need to double their incomes in 12 months or less… and create their dream lifestyle.

Dr. Kat Smith, DHS, ACS

Dr. Kat Smith is a clinical Sexologist, with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality. Certified by the American College of Sexology and formerly co-host of a four year syndicated morning radio show at ABC Radio Networks, Inc., Dr. Kat is an engaging expert and speaker who has appeared on Good Morning America, Huff Post Live, Good Morning Texas, Daybreak, Fox4, and CW33.

Amy Stevens

The LDS Matchmaker

Luis and Camila

Thriving Launch


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