INDIE CONGRESS DTLA 2019

INDIE CONGRESS DTLA 2019

OCTOBER 16 & 17, 2019
DOWNTOWN, L.A.
OCTOBER 16 & 17, 2019
DOWNTOWN, L.A.

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Interested in sponsoring INDIE Congress 2019?
E-mail Tiffany Ko for further information.

Interested in sponsoring?
E-mail Tiffany Ko for further information.

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

More speakers to be announced soon!

More speakers to be announced soon!

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

Contact Tatiana Swedek at [email protected] to check if you are eligible.



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 Grossman, Grossman Properties
Bradley Hall, Hall Capital
Matt Marquis, Pacifica Hotels
Michael Struck, Ruby Hotels
David Neupert, Gold-Diggers

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.

2:30 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 Acquisition
Moderator:
Joe Rice, JDI Search
Rick Patten, Sightline

Workshop: Development of a Deal
Kraig Kalashian, KKAD

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: Cannabis Tourism & Hospitality
Jessica Velazquez, Indiva Advisors LLC


Breakout #5: Hotel Lobbies as a Destination
Moderator: Aliya Khan, Marriott International
Javier Egipciaco, Arlo Hotels
Christine Magrann, MAKEREADY
David Neupert, Gold-Diggers L.A.

Breakout #6: The Business of Influencers
Moderator: Lia Haberman, UCLA Extension
Jeannette Ceja
Ryan Miller, AutoCamp

Workshop: Sustainable Design


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.

Locations: 
Ace Hotel Rooftop Bar
The Hoxton
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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

9:45 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

10:35 am

INDIEconvo: Wisdom @ Work

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

10:50 am

INDIEtalk: What Hospitality Can Learn From Music Festivals

Rehan Choudhry, A Beautiful Perspective

11:05 am

Start Something Award

Brad WIlson, Ace Hotels

11:20 am

Panel: Reinvention & Recycling

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

11:50 am

INDIEtalk: The Bar is Low

Alex Cabanas, Benchmark

12:05 pm

INDIEtalk

tbd

12:30 pm

Lunch

eat up!

1:35 pm

INDIEconvo: Authentic Luxury & Business

Moderator: Brigette Breitenbach, Company B
Jon Goss, Neuehouse
Jim Shreve, Baccarat

1:50pm

INDIEtalk: Disruption Without Interruption

Bill Walshe, Viceroy Hotel Group

2:10pm

INDIEconvo: Alexa for Hospitality

Tina Kirkpatrick, Amazon
Matt Nunn, Amazon

2:30pm

INDIEconvo

TBD

2:45pm

INDIEconvo

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

3:05pm

INDIEconvo: Storytelling & Building a Brand

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

3:25pm

INDIEtalk: WTF?!

Bashar Wali, Provenance Hotels

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there a special hotel rate for attendees?

Is there a special hotel rate for attendees?

Of course! Please feel free to book online here and use our group promo code: 101519ILC2019

Book Here Online!

If you're old school, you may also book by calling (213) 623-3233 and mention you have the Independent Lodging attendee block.

Of course! Please feel free to book online here and use our group promo code: 101519ILC2019

If you're old school, you may also book by calling (213) 623-3233 and mention you have the Independent Lodging attendee block.

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

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!

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!

Will I get to talk to Industry Hot Shots?

Will I get to talk to Industry Hot Shots?

Yes! We know you hate the dreaded process of trying to play it cool while running to catch speakers after their panel. We get it. That’ why we will give you plenty of opportunities to pick their minds like at the Roundtable on Wednesday morning!

Yes! We know you hate the dreaded process of trying to play it cool while running to catch speakers after their panel. We get it. That’ why we will give you plenty of opportunities to pick their minds like at the Roundtable on Wednesday morning!

What happens to my contact info?

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.

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.

Is there an exhibitor's area?

Is there an exhibitor's area?

Yes, we will have a limited exhibitor space for some of our sponsors at the ACE Theater on October 17.

Yes, we will have a limited exhibitor space for some of our sponsors at the ACE Theater on October 17.

How do I learn about who else is attending?

How do I learn about who else is attending?

We send out periodic e-mails detailing companies in attendance. By registering for the 2019 Independent Lodging Congress, participants agree to permit ILC and its event manager, ProServ Executive Services, to share the names of their companies on ILC’s website. If you do not want your company identified as attending ILC 2019, please contact Jennifer Palella at [email protected]

We send out periodic e-mails detailing companies in attendance. By registering for the 2019 Independent Lodging Congress, participants agree to permit ILC and its event manager, ProServ Executive Services, to share the names of their companies on ILC’s website. If you do not want your company identified as attending ILC 2019, please contact Jennifer Palella at [email protected]

Is ILC a supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters?

Is ILC a supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters?

Absolutely! Each year, ILC hosts a Charity Auction to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region.

Absolutely! Each year, ILC hosts a Charity Auction to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region.

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? 
E-mail Tiffany Ko for more information.

Indie Congress DTLA 2019

October 16 & 17, 2019
Downtown Los Angeles, CA

All Access Pass

The INDIE Congress All Access Pass gives you the VIP experience & access to: all panels and breakouts, the Saloon Stroll on Wednesday evening, Opening Cocktails on Tuesday evening, the Roundtable and all F&B at the event.

$1,725

Company Pass

The Company Pass gives the same access as the All Access Pass, but for four attendees from the same company.

$5,325

Congress Pass

The INDIE Congress Pass gives you access to: all panels and breakouts, Opening Cocktails on Tuesday evening and all F&B at the event.

$1,250

Student Congress Pass

Allows access to attend all panel and breakout sessions during the conference, and all meals offered during the conference. Proof of student status at a university or college will be required.

$350

ILC Roundtable

Allows attendee access the ILC Roundtable on Wednesday, October 16th.

$350

ILC Saloon Stroll

Allows attendee access to the ILC Saloon Stroll on Wednesday, October 16th

$300

UPCOMING EVENTS

INDIE Confab: New Orleans

INDIE Confab: New Orleans

January 13 & 14, 2020

January 13 & 14

Our Annual Confab series serves to explore different cities and their unique hospitality scenes and communities. Join us this January in New Orleans.

Registration opens soon.

INDIE Confab: Philadelphia

INDIE Confab: Philadelphia

April 2020

Join us this Spring in the birthplace of America: Philadelphia. We'll dive into the city's hospitality scene, trends and the influence of surrounding cities such as New York and D.C.

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