Welcome Conference 2019: "Person, Place or Thing"

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Welcome Conference 2019: "Person, Place or Thing"

Welcome Conference, in partnership with S.Pellegrino, returns for a sixth year of rousing disuscussions on 3 June at the Lincoln Center in New York.

The one day event focused on the hospitality aspect of the restaurant industry will this year center on the theme of ‘person, place or thing" inspired by the wheel of fortune puzzle topic, and will be hosted by Will Guidara, Anthony Rudolf and Brian Canlis.

An eclectic mix of speakers are set to speak on stage, from a range of disciplines including chefs and restaurateurs, filmakers, entrepreneurs, psychologists and writers. All will have the opportunity to speak freely on the greatest lessons they have learned and the person, place or thing that taught them that lesson.


We are thrilled to announce the date and theme of this year's Welcome Conference! We have been busy since last year’s event coming up with an exciting lineup of inspiring speakers--to be revealed in the spring! But for now, the theme (!!) This year we’ve picked something that sounds a bit more playful than those from years past- taking inspiration from the Wheel of Fortune puzzle topic: "Person, Place, or Thing." We chose it because it provides a freedom and openness to our speakers to share one of the greatest lessons they've learned, while also giving them a chance to honor the person, place, or thing that taught them that lesson. it’s gonna be a good one... Tickets go on sale April 17th at 12PM EST. Anthony, Brian, the rest of the team, and I can’t wait to see you in June!! The 6th Annual Welcome Conference. June 3 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Link in bio for more info. #makeitnice

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Will Guidara form 11 Madison Park and Anthony Rudolf, first created the event in 2014 to inspire the "front of house" community and give opportunity for idea sharing and reflecting on best practice. Other themes have included, being right, being present and restoration. Discover what happened in previous editions.

Here's a selection of videos from previous editions on YouTube.

This year's speaker line-up includes:

Rick Bayless - Chef & Restaurateur
Gabrielle Hamilton - Chef & Author
Hamdi Ulukaya - Founder & CEO
Chobani Alpana Singh - Restaurateur & Master Sommelier
Gary Obligacion - GM, The Post Ranch Inn
Brian Koppelman - Filmmaker and TV Series Creator
Seth Godin - Author, Entrepreneur & Teacher
Dr. Wendy Mogel - Author & Clinical Psychologist
Terry Coughlin - Director of Operations, USHG
Ross Mollison - Creator, Spiegelworld
Meridith Maskara - CEO, The Girl Scouts of New York
Simon Sinek - Optimist & Author

Tickets are sold out, but you can always put your name down on the waiting list and catch up with the presentations on video later.

What: Welcome Conference

Where: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NY, US

When: 3 June 2019



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