What is HD Summit?Here's what to expect at the hospitality industry's only thoughtcamp
HD Summit is the industry’s only networking conference focused on ideas outside hospitality, because everyone needs new sources of inspiration. This invite-only event is designed to sharpen executive leadership skills and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition.
Shantell Martin is a speaker, intuitive philosopher, cultural facilitator, curator, choreographer, songwriter, performer, and more. From fashion and celebrity collaborations to adjunct professor positions at MIT Media Lab, NYU Tisch ITP, Columbia University’s Brown Institute, and choreographing a ballet at the Boston Ballet, Shantell’s LINE constantly evolves. Creating new connections between fine art, education, design, philosophy, and technology, Shantell explores themes including intersectionality, identity, and play. In addition to solo shows at renowned art institutions and work with iconic brands such as Max Mara and Tiffany & Co., Shantell has collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning performance artist Kendrick Lamar and designer Kelly Wearstler. In 2019, she created large-scale drawings for the New York City Ballet Art Series at Lincoln Center. She uses her art practice not just as a passive way to create objects to admire but as an active way to teach others how to create a line that is recognizably their own.
Alan Watkins is recognized as an international expert on leadership and human performance, rooted in physiology and neuroscience. He has a broad mix of commercial, academic, scientific, and technological abilities, which he applies in his work. Over a quarter-century, Alan has coached global business leaders and worked with athletes, squads, and their coaches prior to the Olympic games in London and Rio de Janeiro. A medical doctor educated at Imperial College in London, he worked for more than decade in the UK’s National Health Service, and in primary care in Australia and academic medical research in the U.S. As founder and CEO of Complete Coherence, Alan has worked with global companies including Virgin and Unilever, and he believes every person has the ability to become a better, more complete and effective human being.
Lexie Lowell is a New York- and Los Angeles-based pop-harpist, singer-songwriter, and actress whose musical journey began on Broadway in 2015 in the revival of Spring Awakening. She has since held residencies at Fotografiska, Soho House, and Neuehouse on both coasts. Lowell has collaborated on stage with Dan the Automator, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Harry Hudson, iRO, Kamasi Washington, and Matthew Morrison, among others. Her in-studio collabs include Jon Batiste and Scott Salinas on the documentary score for the National Geographic documentary entitled the First Wave.
Jackie Cantwell is a sound musician, multi-disciplinary artist, meditation leader, 1:1 coach, and mental health advocate who has played sound bowls and led breath-work for some of the largest meditations in the world. Jackie facilitates sound globally for mass meditations through the Big Quiet, has worked on tour with Oprah Winfrey, and is resident sound practitioner for Chopra Global, cofounder of Sounds Nice, and director of Medi Club—the sister community to the Big Quiet.
Jesse Israel is a meditation leader, keynote speaker, and leadership coach known for founding the mass meditation movement the Big Quiet. Named “The Meditation Expert” by The New York Times, Jesse has led some of the largest meditations on earth—having toured arena events with Oprah Winfrey and co-hosted international broadcasts with Deepak Chopra. An Audible Originals best-selling creator and a Forbes Next 1000 recipient, Jesse has collaborated on meditation projects with Grammy-winning rappers, coached the world’s most influential entrepreneurs, and delivered keynotes at Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Prior to his work at the Big Quiet, Jesse ran a tech fund and record label called Cantora (acquired 2016), where he signed multi-platinum bands like MGMT.
Paul Bienkowski, publisher, Hospitality Design
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