Starting with the inaugural event in 2012, the Hult Alumni Association has hosted a Global Alumni Summit in a major city to bring alumni together.
Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy at Airbnb
Chip Conley. Chip is the founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hotels, currently serves as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, and is a New York Times bestselling author.
A veteran of the hotel industry, Chip founded Joie de Vivre in 1987 with the primary purpose to “create joy.” He grew the business into the world’s second largest boutique hotel company. Conley is a widely-respected leader and innovator, and has been a featured TED speaker. He’s also received The San Francisco Business Times “Most Innovative” CEO award, and was honored with the Pioneer Award—hospitality’s highest accolade—in 2012.
Chip shares his unique prescription for success in his most recently published book PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow, based on noted psychologist Abraham Maslow’s iconic Hierarchy of Needs.
Dr. Timothy Chou
Former CEO of Oracle On Demand
Global Managing Partner
IBM Social Consulting
Hult Professor of Internet Economics and Strategy
Hult Professor of Women's Leadership, Corporate Diplomacy and International Negotiations
Topic: How They Co-exist on a Global Scale
Michele McConomy, SVP and GM of Corporate Innovation Services
Kevin Kraver, Director of Business Development
at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University
iIn 2015, we welcomed more than 160 alumni from over 30 different countries to the 2015 Global Alumni Summit in Boston, U.S.The summit agenda included a keynote address from Nancy Frates (Founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge), a master class with Joanne Lawrence and Rob Anthony, and a professional development workshop. The summit also included group activities to help alumni make more connections, networking sessions, and finally concluded with a Gala Dinner at the Boston Children’s Museum along the Fort Point Channel. It was a weekend to remember, and we’re still receiving glowing feedback from alumni.
2014 Global Alumni Summit in London, U.K.
2013 Global Alumni Summit in Cartagena, Colombia
2012 Global Alumni Summit in Bali, Indonesia