Kick-Off Reception

Wednesday, June 12 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Featured Speaker: Chip Conley
Author, WISDOM@WORK: The Making of a Modern Elder
Airbnb Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership


Rebel hospitality entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, Chip
Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26 he founded Joie
de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), transforming one inner-city motel into the second largest
boutique hotel brand in America. After running his company as CEO for 24 years, he
sold it and soon the young founders of Airbnb asked him to help transform their
promising start-up into the world’s leading hospitality brand. Chip served as Airbnb’s
Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for four years and today acts as the
company’s Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. His five books include
PEAK and EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS and are inspired by the theories of
transformation and meaning by famed psychologists Abraham Maslow and Viktor

In his new book, WISDOM@WORK: The Making of a Modern Elder (September
2018), Chip shares his experiences – as both mentor and unexpected intern – at
Airbnb. He is the founder of Fest300 (part of Everfest), San Francisco’s annual
“Celebrity Pool Toss” that has raised millions for families in the neighborhood where
he opened his first hotel, and the Hotel Hero Awards that shine a light on outstanding
line level employees. Chip is a recipient of hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer
Award, and holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate
in psychology from Saybrook University. He serves on the boards of the Burning Man
Project and the Esalen Institute, where the Conley Library bears his name.

Closing Session

Friday, June 14 | 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

Join us for an inspirational and informative closing session you won’t want to miss! The grand finale of our gathering will include remarks from intergenerational trailblazers including:

  • Marc Freedman, President & CEO, Encore.org
  • Bill Thomas, Founder, ChangingAging
  • Donna Butts, Executive Director, Generations United
  • Derenda Schubert, Executive Director, Bridge Meadows
  • Tim Carpenter, CEO & Founder, EngAGE

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