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Wed 10/04
Wed 10/04
Registration Open!

The moment you've been waiting for.....to pick up your ILC passes! This is where it all begins. Ready, Set, GO! Location TBD.

ilc roundtable
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ILC Roundtable

p@rty time!
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Party of the Century....duh!

7:00 am
7:30 am
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10:00 pm
Thurs 10/05
Thurs 10/05
welcome breakfast
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Breakfast

We know you love to chit chat with fellow attendees. Well, early bird always gets the worm! Fuel up.

welcome & industry update

9:00 - 9:25 am Welcome, welcome, welcome! Need a reminder of where our industry is at? Get your data kicks here. Excited to have Deanna Ting, Hospitality Editor at Skift, school us on where the industry is at and where we are going.

Wabi Sabi Aesthetic: Innovation, Adaptation & Imperfection
9:30 am - 10:15 am

INDIEtalk

Last year, Danny Meyer kicked off our INDIEtalk series. Not sure we can top that. But we're sure going to try. While you're waiting, check out Danny's INDIEtalk from 2016 on your YouTube channel. Get inspired. Time: 10:20 - 10:40am.

networking

You wanted more networking time, you got it!

Immerse, Expand, Repeat: Incorporating Experiential Travel in Hospitality
11:20 am - 12:05 pm

Immerse, Expand, Repeat: Incorporating Experiential Travel in Hospitality
11:20 am - 12:05 pm

By matching curiosity with the unfamiliar, hotels can serve guests as a connector/medium to a whole new world. Whether it's glamping at a temporary pop-up in Antarctica or leaving the hotel with a hand-picked culture seeking agenda, travelers are in search of the most immersive experience possible. How are hospitality brands combining service with active engagement?

Show Me the Money: Financing & Investing in Indies
11:20 am - 12:05 pm

Money makes the world go 'round. That's a saying, right? In any case, our dear indies don't just appear out of thin air...or for free. Let's dig into investment trends and the fuel which helps turn our visions into reality.

Strength of Online Independence
11:20 am - 12:05 pm

Let's face it, we are enthralled by technology. With so many options being pushed through the Internet, how do hotels breakthrough the clutter to tell their distinct story? A well-branded website combined with a tailored, authentic digital strategy is key. Easier said than done.

lunch
12:10 pm - 1:20 pm

Nom, nom, nom! Location:

INDIEtalk

Last year, Danny Meyer kicked off our INDIEtalk series. Not sure we can top that. But we're sure going to try. While you're waiting, check out Danny's INDIEtalk from 2016 on your YouTube channel. Get inspired. Time: 1:25 - 1:45pm

Leaders from Another World
1:50 pm - 2:35 pm

speaker diaspora & networking

speaker diaspora (n.) When INDIE speakers disperse into the audience for one-on-one meet & greets following a panel for (roughly) 30 minutes.

Tailored for Success? Retail Brands in Hospitality
3:10 pm - 3:55 pm

Everyone wants a piece of the hotel industry nowadays. Brands outside of the hospitality realm are pushing their way in: from a hip furniture retailer to a health and lifestyle brand (and everyone in-between). What's the draw and what can the the hospitality space learn from these industry outliers who are changing the game?

The Connection of F&B
3:10 pm - 3:55 pm

INDIE town hall

We're switching things up this year and introducing the first ever INDIE Town Hall. This is where YOU get a say in what topic we explore. Be sure to submit your ideas when you register! This is a democracy, despite whatever political climate we're in. Speaking of which, who wants to talk Trump?

awards ceremony

We will honor the recipents of our 4 INDIE Awards and our Annual Start Something Award. Go nominate for the INDIE Awards now!

cocktail hour
5:05 pm - 6:20 pm

Time to get nice and boozed up before digging in at the Dine-Around!

dine-around
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

After an exhausting, yet thrilling, day of panels what’s better than imbibing and gnawing on local fare with the coolest crowd around? Attendees will meet at their chosen restaurants!

7:00 am
7:30 am
8:00 am
8:30 am
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10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
Fri 10/06
Fri 10/06
yoga on the roof
7:00 am - 8:00 am

ILC is keeping your health and wellness in mind. Join us for yoga on the roof of the William Vale. We will bring you all the hits: downward facing dog, Lotus pose, handstands - the works! After two days cocktails and nonstop fun...we're definitely going to need this.

breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Fuel up!

Engaging Today's Globe-Trotting Citizen
9:30 am - 10:15 am

"Who Runs the World?" : Lessons from Women in Business
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Who runs the world? WOMEN. Here’s our debut female-focused panel inspired by the leaders who continuously break barriers and challenge norms while inspiring us all. They teach tenacity, competition and progress through business, branding, hospitality, travel and more with a unique perspective that can speak to everyone.

More than a Building: Hotels that Do Good
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Spheres of Hospitality Influence
10:20 am - 11:05 am

speaker diaspora & networking

speaker diaspora (n.) When INDIE speakers disperse into the audience for one-on-one meet & greets following a panel for (roughly) 25 minutes.

INDIEtalk

Last year, Danny Meyer kicked off our INDIEtalk series. Not sure we can top that. But we're sure going to try. While you're waiting, check out Danny's INDIEtalk from 2016 on your YouTube channel. Get inspired. Time: 11:35 - 11:55am

The Makers of Taste
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Stay tuned.

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