TURN IDEAS INTO ACTION
DAY ONE KEYNOTE & PANELS
2:35PM: Keynote: Stephen Satterfield
Stephen Satterfield is among the most prominent and respected voices in U.S. food media, and host of the critically acclaimed Netflix docuseries, High on the Hog. Since 2007, Satterfield has spent his career redefining food and beverage as means of organizing, activating and educating. He is the founder of Whetstone, a groundbreaking magazine and media company dedicated to food origins and culture from around the world. He realized that Talent, content, PR, brand and media all lives together and is changing fast and Stephen created HONE to create fluency across these mediums. He believes we are undoubtedly in the age of talent, which makes representation all the more urgent.
3:15PM: The Hero's Journey
A Clear Mission Does Not Always Have a Clear Path - From the call to adventure, through trials and tribulations, out the other side to…victory?
4:00PM: BEYOND OUR WALLS
There are real issues facing our employees, from childcare, affordable housing, medical care, mental health and more. How can we meet our business needs while providing resources & environments for people to thrive?
5:00PM: BREAKING THROUGH BUREAUCRACY
Many of us came up in an industry that most definitely did not prioritize the social impact of our company. Traditional corporate social responsibility and philanthropy are inadequate for our times. Business has a responsibility to society and companies must play an active role in solving our biggest shared challenges. Making significant change from unhelpful or damaging practices of the past, how do you turn the Titanic?
6:00PM: Happy Hour @ Distribution Hall: Presented by Nine Banded Whiskey
DAY ONE AFTER PARTY
6:30PM: After-party @ Butler Pitch & Putt
Not your typical golf course, Butler Pitch & Putt is a 9-hole, par 3 pitch & putt located in the heart of downtown Austin. Good times guaranteed, in the form of:
- Free pitch & putt play
- Games & activities provided by Autside
- Live music by Rattlesnake Milk
- Gimme Burger by four-time James Beard Nominated Chef, Michael Fojtasek
- Bevs by William Chris Vineyards , St. Elmo & Richards Rainwater
- + a local vendor market!
- Limited paid street parking available on Lee Barton Dr.
- Ride-sharing highly encouraged.
DAY TWO PANELS
8:00AM: Networking & Breakfast
Breakfast tacos & pastries provided by Taco Deli , Casa Brasil and South Congress Hotel.
9:00AM: Save our Souls
Revitalization or Gentrification? Perserving 'soul' and access in the culture of rapidly growing cities
10:00AM: Permission to Participate, Arts & Access
How can we use choices around art and artists to impact the inclusion and equity of our property and community? How do we pursue unlikely partnerships to speed our success?
11:30AM: REAL IMPACT, REAL TRADE-OFFS
Fresh ideas on ROI squared. If you want to achieve both profitability and positive impact, how do you resolve conflicts when those things don't align? Real conversations about balancing social and environmental impact with financial sustainability.
12:45PM: LATinX Lunch on the Lawn
Brought to you by Open Table: Chefs Rick Lopex from La Condesa and Randy Magallenex from Sway collaborate to represent the local flavor of ATX's Latin communities.
1:45PM: Tech and the Future of Hospitality
Technology will shape the future of hospitality, including online search and booking, scheduling and payroll, and even changing the kinds of jobs people perform. And yet, hospitality is about humans - How do you automate the systems to support the people, not replace them? How do you avoid integrating bias into machine learning and artificial intelligence tools? What guidelines should you consider for the use of artificial intelligence in your impact hospitality business?
2:45PM: Beyond Farm to Table: Innovation in the Industry
Sourcing local ingredients is crucial but it's no longer aspirational. Where are restaurants innovating across the industry?
3:45PM: The Hero's Journey Part Two
Featuring K.J. Hughes
4:25PM: High Note Happy Hour
High Note Happy Hour Presented by Tequila Tromba featuring music from Jacob Hildebrand.
DAY TWO AFTER PARTY
6:30PM: After-Party @ Arlyn Studios
Hosted at Austin's most iconic recording studio, Arlyn Studios, the night 2 after-party concludes the reverberation of sharing ideas with sweet sounds and strong drinks.
DJ sets by: