INDIE CONGRESS 2019

INDIE CONGRESS DTLA 2019

OCTOBER 16 & 17, 2019
OCTOBER 16 & 17, 2019

Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles

After 6 amazing years on the East Coast, the Annual ILC is taking things to Downtown Los Angeles. 

Want the Schedule? Scroll below, past all of our lovely speakers' headshots!

After 6 amazing years on the East Coast, the Annual ILC is taking things to Downtown Los Angeles. More info on the schedule & speakers below.

Featured Speakers

Tuesday, October 15

Day 2

Day 2

Dinner for Speakers & Sponsors ONLY

October 17, 2019

October 15, 2019

Dinner for Speakers & Sponsors ONLY
Contact Tatiana Swedek at [email protected] to check if you are eligible.

Opening Cocktails @ the Nomad Rooftop
8:30pm - 10:00pm

Opening Cocktails

October 17, 2019

SCHEDULE

Join us at the Nomad Rooftop bar for opening cocktails! 

Location: Nomad Hotel Rooftop
Time: 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Day 2 brings us to the iconic Ace Hotel Theater. In 1927, Hollywood’s Golden Age, a group of iconoclasts opened the United Artists studio and theater. Over the years, the theater changed ownership a number of times but remained true to its initial ethos of serving as an indie production house outside of the already known neighborhood of Hollywood until 1989. In 2014, Ace re-opened the historic theater’s doors after an impressive restoration. Today it welcomes rock and roll icons, large-scale concerts, movie premiers and other cultural events. We are excited to bring our own family of provocateurs to this remarkable venue and stage. Expect a number of heavy-hitter panels, INDIEtalks and Convos.

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Day 1

Day 1

Day 1

Wednesday, October 16

October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019

Day 1 of ILC 2019 will have you on your feet. A morning of Roundtable discussions at Hotel Figueroa followed by thought provoking breakouts and workshops in the afternoon at the Hoxton Hotel. Plus, a Hotel Saloon Stroll in the evening. DTLA is undergoing an indie hospitality renaissance so expect to visit at least 4 different hotels in one day.

Day 1 of ILC 2019 will have you on your feet. A morning of Roundtable discussions at Hotel Figueroa followed by thought provoking breakouts and workshops in the afternoon at a location to be announced soon! Plus, a Hotel Bar Crawl in the evening. DTLA is undergoing an indie hospitality renaissance so expect to visit at least 4 different hotels in one day.

Day 1 of ILC 2019 will have you on your feet. A morning of Roundtable discussions at Hotel Figueroa followed by thought provoking breakouts and workshops in the afternoon at The Hoxton Hotel! Plus, a Hotel Bar Crawl in the evening. DTLA is undergoing an indie hospitality renaissance so expect to visit at least 4 different hotels in one day.

Day 1 Schedule

October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019

8:00 am

Breakfast

Location: Hotel Figueroa

9:30 am

Roundtable

Included in the All Access Pass (not included in the Congress Pass) or you can purchase a Roundtable pass!
Location:
Hotel Figueroa

Kick things off with the ILC Roundtable and get to know some heavy hitters in the industry. The perfect ice breaker.

Speakers:
Jon Blanchard, BLVD Hospitality
Ezra Callahan, Arrive Hotels
Cara Federici, The Madison Melle Agency
John Flannigan, Wylder Hotels
John Grossman, Grossman Properties
Bradley Hall, Hall Capital
Matt Marquis, Pacifica Hotels
Michael Struck, Ruby Hotels
David Neupert, Gold-Diggers
Alex Walterspiel, IMPRINT Hospitality

10:30 am

Networking Break

Chat, connect, hang out!

11:00 am

Roundtable continued

Is there a speaker you didn't get a chance to hear from the first round? Now's your chance!

12:30 pm

Lunch

Location: Hoxton Hotel L.A.

1:45 pm

Breakouts & Workshops

Location: Hoxton Hotel L.A.

Breakout #1: Reaching your Customer
Moderator: Jeffrey Low, Stash Rewards
Patrick Nichols, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Michael Stark, Navis Hospitality CRM
Jake Stein, Expedia Group

Breakout #2: Talent Crisis in Hospitality
Moderator:
Joe Rice, JDI Search
Rick Patten, Sightline
Alex Mirza, HospitalitySoul.com
Mohsin Syed, KiwiTech

2:30pm

Break

2:35 pm

Breakouts & Workshops

Location: Hoxton Hotel L.A.
Breakout #3: The New Wave of Wellness
Moderator: Allyn Magrino, Magrino
Linus Adolfsson, Hästens
Gala Magriñá, Gala Magriñá Design
Lisa Boolootian, The Ranch


Breakout #4: Hotel Lobbies as a Destination
Moderator: Aliya Khan, Marriott International
Javier Egipciaco, Arlo Hotels
Christine Magrann, MAKEREADY
David Neupert, Gold-Diggers L.A.

Workshop: Development of a Deal
Kraig Kalashian, KKAD


3:20pm

Break

3:40pm

Breakouts & Workshops

Location: Hoxton Hotel L.A.

Breakout #5: Navigating the Cannabis Craze
Moderator: Jessica Velazquez, Indiva Advisors LLC
Jack Goldberg, The Herbal Chef
Christopher LaPorte, RESET
Jackie Subeck, Hey Jackpot

Breakout #6: The Power of Influencers
Moderator: Lia Haberman, UCLA Extension
Jeannette Ceja, Jet Set with Jeanette
Ryan Miller, AutoCamp

Workshop: Healthy Environments
Lara Shortall, MindClick
Rachel Kadosh, JANUS et Cie



4:25 pm

Networking

Location: Hoxton Hotel L.A.


5:00 pm

Free Time!

Make plans with other attendees to get a bite, take some rest or explore L.A. before the Saloon Stroll.


7:00 pm

Saloon Stroll

Explore DTLA's hotel bar scene. Hop from location to location at your own pace. Included in the All Access Pass.

Beverages + light snack. Eat ahead of time!

Locations: 
V DTLA - 515 W 7th st.
Ace Hotel Rooftop Bar - 929 S Broadway
The Hoxton Rooftop - 1060 S Broadway

Day 2

Day 2

Day 2

Thursday, October 17

October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

Day 2 brings us to the iconic Ace Hotel Theater. In 1927, Hollywood’s Golden Age, a group of iconoclasts opened the United Artists studio and theater. Over the years, the theater changed ownership a number of times but remained true to its initial ethos of serving as an indie production house outside of the already known neighborhood of Hollywood until 1989. In 2014, Ace re-opened the historic theater’s doors after an impressive restoration. Today it welcomes rock and roll icons, large-scale concerts, movie premiers and other cultural events. We are excited to bring our own family of provocateurs to this remarkable venue and stage. Expect a number of heavy-hitter panels, INDIEtalks and Convos.


Day 2 brings us to the iconic Ace Hotel Theater. In 1927, Hollywood’s Golden Age, a group of iconoclasts opened the United Artists studio and theater. Over the years, the theater changed ownership a number of times but remained true to its initial ethos of serving as an indie production house outside of the already known neighborhood of Hollywood until 1989. In 2014, Ace re-opened the historic theater’s doors after an impressive restoration. Today it welcomes rock and roll icons, large-scale concerts, movie premiers and other cultural events. We are excited to bring our own family of provocateurs to this remarkable venue and stage. Expect a number of heavy-hitter panels, INDIEtalks and Convos.

Day 2 brings us to the iconic Ace Hotel Theater. In 1927, Hollywood’s Golden Age, a group of iconoclasts opened the United Artists studio and theater. Over the years, the theater changed ownership a number of times but remained true to its initial ethos of serving as an indie production house outside of the already known neighborhood of Hollywood until 1989. In 2014, Ace re-opened the historic theater’s doors after an impressive restoration. Today it welcomes rock and roll icons, large-scale concerts, movie premiers and other cultural events. We are excited to bring our own family of provocateurs to this remarkable venue and stage. Expect a number of heavy-hitter panels, INDIEtalks and Convos.

Day 2 Schedule

October 16, 2019

October 17, 2019

8:00 am

Breakfast

Location: Ace Theatre

9:30 am

Welcome

Andrew Benioff, Llenrock Realty Partners
Scott Williams. The Nantucket Project

9:40 am

INDIEtalk: Rebel Thinking

Brooks Atwood, OfficeUntitled

10:00 am

Panel: Diversity & Inclusion From Every Angle

Moderator: Stephen Chan, Eagle Point Hotel Partners
Christine De La Rosa, The People's Dispensary
Damon Lawrence, Homage Hospitality
Tariro Mzezewa, The New York Times

10:30 am

INDIEconvo: Wisdom @ Work

Moderator: Erik Warner, Eagle Point Hotel Partners
Chip Conley, The Modern Elder Academy

11:05 am

INDIEtalk: What Hospitality Can Learn From Music Festivals

Rehan Choudhry, A Beautiful Perspective

11:20 am

Start Something Award

Brad WIlson, Ace Hotels

11:40 am

Panel: Reinvention & Recycling

Moderator: Andrew Benioff, Llenrock Realty Partners
Avi Brosh, Paligroup
Maki Nakamura Bara, The Chartres Lodging Group
Benjamin Trigano, Mama Shelter

12:10 pm

Awards Ceremony

Presented by Canoe Hospitality

12:30 pm

Lunch

eat up!

1:40 pm

INDIEconvo: Authentic Luxury & Business

Moderator: Brigette Breitenbach, B&Co.
Jon Goss, Neuehouse
Jim Shreve, Baccarat

2:00pm

INDIEtalk: Disruption Without Interruption

Bill Walshe, Viceroy Hotel Group

2:20pm

INDIEconvo: Alexa for Hospitality

Moderator: Tom Dibble, Screen Pilot
Tina Kirkpatrick, Amazon Alexa Smart Properties
Matt Nunn, Amazon Alexa Smart Properties

2:45pm

INDIEconvo: Gain Talent By Giving Opportunity

Modertaor: Dan Ryan, Agency 967
Brian Weinstein, BAD ROBOT & The Opportunity Network

3:05pm

Break

3:20pm

INDIEconvo: Drawn to Design

Moderator: Stacy Shoemaker, Hospitality Design
Venus Williams. V Starr Interiors

3:40pm

INDIEconvo: Storytelling & Building a Brand

Moderator: Andrew Benioff, Llenrock Realty Partners
Jeph Loeb, Marvel Television

4:00pm

INDIEtalk: WTF 2.0

Bashar Wali, Provenance Hotels

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Indie Congress DTLA 2019

October 16 & 17, 2019
Downtown Los Angeles, CA

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