Airbnb today emailed all Airbnb Open Attendees to register for the inaugural weekend host conference event. Attendees will need to select from a wide range of optional sessions with Airbnb suppliers, partners and hosts.
There is also a limited number of dinner parties occurring on the Friday evening, you will need to register quick to get into one of these. On Saturday night there is a host awards evening where Airbnb hosts from around the world will be rewarded for their hosting skills.Sunday morning is free for attendees to volanteer on a number of community projects with Airbnb employees before a final closing picnic at the Fort Mason Centre.
Here is a rundown of what is happening when
Friday. November 21
Opening breakfast and registration commences
Opening by Chip Conley – Airbnb Chip Conley, Airbnb’s Global Head of Hospitality introduces the Airbnb Open
Industry Insights: Fred Reid – Fred Reid, former CEO of Virgin America, shares his insights on the travel industry and experiences as an Airbnb host.
Hospitality Moments of Truth – Join Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy at Airbnb, in an interactive discussion about providing great hospitality.
Peer-to-Peer Workshop – Learn with hosts from around the world in small, informal, interactive, peer-led hospitality sessions.
Sharing Economy Panel – A panel discussion on trends, impacts, and opportunities of the sharing economy, featuring John Zimmer (Lyft founder), Susan Shaheen (Berkeley scholar), and Jeremiah Owyang (Crowd Companies founder).
State of the Airbnb Union: Brian Chesky – Brian Chesky, Airbnb’s first host and CEO, will deliver a State of the Union to give hosts more visibility into Airbnb than ever before.
Belong Anywhere: Jonathan Mildenhall – Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb’s Chief Marketing Officer, takes us through the Airbnb brand and how hosts are creating a better world.
Employee and Host Dinners – Gather to break bread, share stories, and really get to know fellow Airbnb hosts and employees at a dinner party.
Saturday, November 22
Superhost Panel – A panel of Superhosts from around the world, who have collectively hosted over 1000 guests, will be sharing stories of becoming a host on Airbnb and hospitality tips.
Company Updates – Key leaders from around the company will give quick updates about particular topics that matter to hosts.
Airbnb Fair – Browse over 20 booths hosted by departments in Airbnb (Product, Hospitality, Citizenship) plus vendors including Instacart, Lockitron, Washio, and more.
Airbnb Product Roundtable – Get some time to brainstorm and discuss certain aspects of the Airbnb product and experience directly with our Product team and engineers.
Golden Gate Bridge Walk – Explore San Francisco’s most famous landmark on foot. Buses will take you to the bridge for a leisurely walk back to Fort Mason.
Airbnb Host Awards – Gather on Saturday evening to celebrate our host community with the Airbnb Host Awards, recognizing the hosts that go above and beyond, as voted by the Airbnb community.
Airbnb Civic Day – Support the local community with acts of hospitality.
Closing Picnic – Join us for a last hurrah at the Picnic Grounds at Fort Mason! We’ll have lunch, treats, and special surprises to celebrate our day of service and the close of our inaugural Airbnb Open.
My choices are in an am looking forward to heading to San Francisco in a month for the event. I’d love to hear from any hosts that are going to be there that read the blog, if you are going to be there then let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org