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ILC is a place of discovery, collaboration and idea generation for owners and operators of independent hotels.
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INDIE
Confab

February 7-8, 2023
South Congress Hotel
Austin, TX

Speakers

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Matt Arrants

Founder & Principal
Arrants Company

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Lisa Bonifacio

President
Bunkhouse

Boys-Nina-VP-Sustainability-Beyond-Green-Travel

Nina Boys

VP, Sustainability
PTG Consulting

Blank-Michael

Michael Blank

Principal
Woodmont Lodging

Cabanas-Alex-President-Benchmark

Alex Cabañas

President
Pyramid Global Hospitality

Collins-Jennifer-

Jennifer Collins

President
Procure Impact

Everett-Mike

Mike Everett

President
NuovoRE

Gastol-Dasha-Digital-Account-Director-Spherical

Dasha Gastol

Digital Account Director Spherical

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Cheryl Gilliam

SVP, Brands Marketing
Lodgeworks

Gulla-Sarah-Senior-VP-of-Asset-Management-at-Pebblebrook-Hotel-Trust

Sarah Gulla

VP of Asset Management
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Jimenez-Andres-SVP-of-Restaurants-_-Bars-Makeready

Andrés Jiménez

SVP of Restaurants & Bars
Makeready

Keiser-Mark-Chief-Development-Officer-EOS-Hospitality

Mark Keiser

Chief Development Officer
EOS Hospitality

Merriweather-Stefan-Head-of-Creative-The-LINE-_-Saguaro-Hotels

Stefan Merriweather

Head of Creative
The LINE at Saguaro Hotels

Natera-Andre-Chef-Author-Host-of-Chef_s-PSA-and-Run-the-Pass-Podcast

Andre Natera

Chef, Author, Host of Chef's PSA and Run the Pass Podcast

Reppert-Todd-Chief-Development-Officer-Hai-Hospitality

Todd Reppert

Chief Development Officer
Hai Hospitality

Sidhu-Manpreet-GM-at-The-Loren-Hotel-at-Lady-Bird-Lake

Manpreet Sidhu

GM at The Loren Hotel
at Lady Bird Lake

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Carly Thorp

VP of Asset Management & Hospitality at McWHINNEY

Wali-Bashar-Founder-_-CEO-This-Assembly

Bashar Wali

Founder & CEO
This Assembly

Williams-Scott-VP-Brand-_-Creative-Main-Street-Hospitality

Scott Williams

VP Brand & Creative
Main Street Hospitality

Schedule of Events

Day 1 — February 7, 2022

1:30pm—3:15pm


2:00pm—6:30pm

 

TBD
Focus: Art and Community

Austin Motel
Focus: Hospitality

Day 2 — February 8, 2022

9:00am

10:10am


10:20am


10:40am—11:20am





11:20am—11:40pm

11:40pm—12:15pm




12:15pm—1:40pm 

1:45pm—2:20pm





2:20pm—2:55pm





2:55pm—3:15pm

3:15pm—3:50pm





3:50pm—4:10pm


4:10pm—4:20pm



4:20pm—6:00pm

Registration

Welcome Remarks
Speakers: Andrew Benioff and Bashar Wali

INDIEtalk: The Power of Intentionality
Speaker: Alex Cabanas - Pyramid

Keeping Your INDIE Brand Relevant
Speaker: Cheryl Gilliam - Lodge Works
Speaker: Stefan Merriweather - The LINE & Saguaro Hotels
Speaker: Lisa Bonifacio - Bunk House
Moderator: Dasha Gastol - Spherical

Break

Panel 1: Investing in the Next Great Thing
Speaker: Mark Keiser - EOS Hospitality
Speaker: Bart Kraggs - New Waterloo
Speaker: Todd Reppert - Hai Hospitality
Moderator: Channing Henry - PKF Hotel Experts


Lunch 

Panel 2: 5 Sins of Greenwashing
Speaker: Nina Boys - Beyond Green Travel & PHG Consulting
Speaker: Diana Dobin - Valley Forge Fabrics
Speaker: Mike Everett - Nuovo

Moderator: Jacqueline Nunley - Salesforce

Panel 3: Why Asset Management is Essential
Speaker: Carly Thorp - McWhinny PE
Speaker: Michael Blank - Woodmont Lodging
Speaker: Manpreet Sidhu - The Loren at Ladybird Lake
Moderator: Matt Arrants - The Arrants Company

Break

Panel 4 - Austin F&B Scene
Speaker: Andre Natera - Mentoring Leaders and Chefs/Fairmont Austin
Speaker: Mark Bucher - Medium Rare/Feed the Fridge
Speaker: Amy Cartwright - Independence Brewing

Moderator: Andres Jimenez - Makeready

Indie Talk 2: The Life-Changing Impact of Hospitality
Speaker: Jennifer Collins - Procure Impact

Closing Remarks & Thank You!
Speaker: Andrew Benioff
Speaker: Bashar Wali

Imbibe & Vibe  Happy Hour

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Guest Accomodations

Guests can book online of over the phone, we suggest one of these amazing hotels linked below.  For questions on lodging reach out to Meg Gutowski at [email protected]

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