New York Times bestselling author and hospitality entrepreneur, Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. No one has led the development, creation, and management of more boutique hotels than Chip, founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre. During his nearly 24 years as CEO, Joie de Vivre grew to become the second largest boutique hotel companies in America. In 2013, Chip accepted an invitation from the founders of Airbnb to help transform their promising home sharing start-up into the world’s largest hospitality brand. In four years as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, he taught his award-winning methods to hundreds of thousands of Airbnb hosts and created the world-renowned Airbnb Open. Chip’s books share his theories on transformation and meaning – in business and life – and he has also been a featured speaker at TED.
His next book, WISDOM@WORK: The Making of a Modern Elder, comes out in September and shares Chip’s experiences from his tenure at Airbnb. Immediately following his keynote, Chip will be providing all Zumapalooza attendees with a copy of his next book and will be available for a book signing from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.