INDIE CONFAB PHILADELPHIA 2020

INDIE CONFAB PHILADELPHIA 2020

April 20 & 21 • PHILADELPHIA, PA
JANUARY 14, 2020 • NEW ORLEANS
APRIL 20 & 21 • PHILADELPHIA

An event meant to connect creative provocateurs and disruptors from hotels, F&B, design, and finance.

An event meant to connect creative provocateurs and disruptors from hotels, F&B, design, and finance.

The Independent Lodging Congress continues to take things on the road.

The Independent Lodging Congress takes things on the road.

April 20 & 21
April 20 & 21, 2020

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Get inspired as we dive into Philadelphia's unique hospitality scene. In an ideal location between other major cities like New York and Washington D.C., the City of Brotherly Love holds it's own in the independent hospitality space.

1-Day Access on April 21:
Join us on April 21st for a day of engaging panels and INDIEtalks and an evening of Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with fellow visionaries in the space. In ILC fashion, we keep things raw, original and intimate.

Get All Access on April 20 & 21:
Want 2-day Access? Join us April 20th for 'Beyond the Walls: Exploring Philadelphia'. This half-day excursion will lead us to 4 sites threaded by the common narrative of unifying the city, whether through the (re)use of space, infrastructure or hospitality. 'Beyond the Walls' will take conversations around development & culture deeper - ultimately setting the scene for the Confab on April 21st. 

Got Questions? Contact us!

Get inspired as we dive into Philadelphia's unique hospitality scene. In an ideal location between other major cities like New York and Washington D.C., the City of Brotherly Love holds it's own in the independent hospitality space.

1-Day Access on April 21:
Join us on April 21st for a day of engaging panels and INDIEtalks and an evening of Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with fellow visionaries in the space. In ILC fashion, we keep things raw, original and intimate.

All Access on April 20 & 21:
In addition to the full day Confab on April 21st, get an in-depth look into Philadelphia on April 20th through our special, curated program: 'Beyond the Walls: Exploring Philadelphia'

This half-day excursion on April 20th will lead us to 4 sites threaded by the common narrative of unifying the city, whether through the (re)use of space, infrastructure or hospitality. 'Beyond the Walls' will take conversations on development & culture deeper - ultimately setting the scene for the Confab on April 21st. 

Got Questions? Contact us!

Registration & Sponsorships

Registration for the 2020 Philadelphia Confab is now open. 

Looking to sponsor? E-mail Tatiana Swedek at [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.

Looking for lodging the night of April 20? 

We have a special add-on to your 2-day experience: a slumber party at The Deacon on April 20! 
E-mail Jackie Kelly at [email protected] for details.

Registration & Sponsorships

Registration for the 2020 Philadelphia Confab is now open. 

Looking to sponsor? E-mail Tatiana Swedek at [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.

Looking for lodging the night of April 20? 

We have a special add-on to your 2-day experience: a slumber party at The Deacon on April 20. E-mail Jackie Kelly at [email protected] for details.

Featured Speakers

LOCATION

1600 Christian St.
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146

1600 Christian St.
2nds Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146

SCHEDULE

Monday, April 20

1:00 - 6:00pm

Beyond the Walls: Exploring Philadelphia

**Only for All Access Pass Holders**
5 hour excursion around Philadelphia centered around the culture of the city and threaded by the theme of 'unification.'

This includes visits to: 
Stop 1: BOK School - Hear from developer Lindsey Scannapieco  
learn more about BOK here

Stop 2: A once-abandoned rail park  now undergoing development to connect the city
Stop 3: A Mural Arts walking tour in the Spring Arts Neighborhood
Stop 4: Cocktails, pizza and a room tour at the beautiful Wm. Mulherins Sons

7:00pm

Private Dinner

****Only for Speakers & Sponsors****
Unsure if you have an invite? Contact Jackie Kelly to find out at [email protected]

Tuesday, April 21

9:30am 

Confab Registration

@ The Deacon Hotel
A jam-packed day of stimulating panels, thought provoking INDIEtalks, and meaningful networking.

10:15am

Welcome

Andrew Benioff, Independent Lodging Congress

10:30am

History of the Deacon

Everett Abitbol, The Deacon

10:45am

INDIEtalk: Add Vantage

Conrod Kelly, Merck

11:10am

Development of a Deal: Fitler Club

David Gutstadt, Fitler Club
Jonathan Grosser, Royer Cooper Cohen Branfeld LLC

11:35am

INDIEconvo

Thom Collins, The Barnes Foundation
Matthew Goodrich, GOODRICH

12:00pm

Break & Entertainment

Take a few!

12:15pm

How We Built This

Andrew Benioff, Llenrock Realty Partners
Hasu P. Shah, Hersha Hospitality Trust
Jay H. Shah, Hersha Hospitality Trust

12:35pm

Lunch

Eat up.

1:40pm

Young Philly Talent

Brendan Lowry, Rory Creative
Taylor Nickens, REC Philly
Joe Pitts, HalfGenius
Iye Yin Dae, Artist

2:15pm

Food Misunderstood: Why a Meal is so Much More

Kraig Kalashian, KKAD
Nicole Marquis, HipCityVeg
Ellen Yin, High Street Hospitality Group

2:40pm

The Importance of Giving Back

TBA.

3:00pm

Break!

Take a few.

3:15pm

Social Entreprenuership

Nick Bayer, Saxbys
Brian Linton, United By Blue

3:40pm

Inclusive Prosperity

Tony Ewing, Shift Capital

4:10pm

INDIEconvo

TBA.

4:30pm

Cocktails

Drink up!

Registration

Indie Confab: Philadelphia

April 20 & 21 • The Deacon Hotel

Standard
1 Day Pass

Access to April 21 at The Deacon

Philadelphia Confab Standard Day Pass includes:

April 21 - Access to all panels, INDIEtalks, Networking sessions, Lunch, & Cocktails

**Does NOT include April 20th Cultural Excursion**

All Access
Pass

*Limited number available*

Philadelphia Confab All Access Pass includes:

April 20 - 5 Hour Cultural Excursion

April 21 - Access to all panels, INDIEtalks, Networking sessions, Lunch, & Cocktails

$550

$750

SPONSORS

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Frequently Asked Questions

If I am no longer able to attend, can I get a refund?!

The below refund policy applies to all of ILC-related events:

  • Greater than 90 days prior to the event you can get a full refund or put your full purchase towards another one of our events in the next 12 months
  • Greater than 30 days out you can 50% of your purchase refunded or you can use 100% of your purchase towards another of our events in the next 12 months
  • Within 30 days out we don’t offer any refunds…sorry about that!

What happens to my contact info?

The Independent Lodging Congress® retain attendees’ contact information for periodic email blasts related to the Independent Lodging Congress®. The Congress and its event manager will never share attendees’ contact information with any third party.


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