New York Times bestselling author and hospitality entrepreneur, Chip Conley, at age 26, founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV), which became the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world. Chip’s books share his theories on transformation and meaning in work and life. After 24 years as JdV’s CEO, he accepted an invitation from Airbnb’s founders to help transform their start-up into the world’s largest hospitality brand. As Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Chip taught his methods to hundreds of thousands of hosts and created the Airbnb Open. He is the founder of Fest300 (now Everfest) featuring the world’s best festivals. The recipient of hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award, Chip holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University, an honorary doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University, and serves on the boards of the Burning Man Project and the Esalen Institute.