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June 3rd, 2019: Person, Place, or Thing

Years ago, we set out to create the Welcome Conference, a day where the hospitality community can come together and be inspired by professionals who embody it each day. 

What started as a place for people to network, give inspiration, and share ideas has since evolved. We never imagined that we would find ourselves on stage at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall bringing talented professionals (even outside our industry) together to form a community unlike any other.  

This time last year, we focused on “Restoration,” exploring the essence of excellent service, the changing workplace culture, and how the power of community truly does matter. In just a couple of months we’ll turn our attention to focus on this year’s theme: "Person, Place, or Thing." It gives our incredible speakers a freedom and openness to share one of the greatest lessons they've learned over the course of their lives, and we can't wait to get them onstage.

We are so excited about the group of remarkable people who have gathered for this year’s conference, and we can’t wait to welcome you on June 3rd!

Will, Anthony, and Brian

Tickets are sold out.



Welcome to the
Welcome Conference

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Hosted by
Will Guidara
Anthony Rudolf
& Brian Canlis



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



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