WEDNESDAY, June 13TH, 2018

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Lynx, located behind the Line DC hotel check in
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Welcome Reception at Vela Rooftop at the Line DC
Cocktails and networking

THURSDAY, June 14TH, 2018

8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet
Carina Room at the Line DC
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Banneker Ballroom at the Line DC
Paul Bienkowski, Publisher, Hospitality Design magazine
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor in Chief, Hospitality Design magazine
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Tiffany Shlain, Character Day and 50/50 Day
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Networking Break
11 a.m. – noon
Meija Jacobs, IDEO’s Design for Food
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Celebrating this year’s Wave of the Future Honorees in a panel discussion:
Martin Ablaza, design director, global design strategies, St. Regis/Ritz-Carlton Reserve/Ritz-Carlton/the Luxury Collection/JW Marriott
Milo Garcia and Crystal Wynn, partners, Studio Mai
Nina Grondin and Daniel Pierce, partners and cofounders, Curioso
Brittney Hart, Co-founder, Husband Wife
Ajax Law and Virginia Lung, co-directors, OnePlus Partners
Dax Roll and Joyce Urbanus, founders, Nicemakers
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Networking Break
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Brett Hagler, New Story
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Janet Echelman, Public Spaces that Engage
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Networking Break
3:45 pm – 5 pm
Owners’ Roundtable
Get face time with owners, developers, and brand executives during HD’s signature event, NextGen-styleJenny Aboudou, Canopy by Hilton Brand Management and Development, Hilton
Martin Ablaza Global Design Director, Luxury Brands Marriott
Christopher Alvarado, Senior Director of Design & Development, Two Roads Hospitality
Kristen Conry, Vice President of Product & Brand Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Sarah Elena Cuellar, Design Manager, ThinkFoodGroup
Amber Eley, Design & Procurement Analyst, Host Hotels & Resorts
Melissa Haft, Senior Design Director, Two Roads Hotels
Brittney Hepler, Senior Design Manager, Marriott International
Amy Humble, Interior Design Manager, Omni Hotels & Resorts
Cory Brian Ingram, Senior Vice President of Creative/Creative Director , Dream Hotel Group
Kavitha Iyer, Senior Design Manager Global Design Strategies – Lifestyle Brands, Marriott International
Robyn Kaminski, Director of Design, Premium Distinctive Brands, Marriott International
Emily Keip, RVP | Studio Head Design Services, Hyatt
Aliya Khan, Vice President, Global Design, Marriott International
Sarah Klymson, Regional Vice President, Hyatt
Bryan Liska, Director of Design, Hilton Worldwide
Lisa McClung, Senior Director, Interior Design, IHG
Jennifer Mehra, Design Manager, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Ashley Michaels, Design Specialist, Hilton
Erin Miller, Senior Design Manager, Hilton
Elizabeth Pavisha, Director of Design, Two Roads Hospitality
Lissa Pierce, Regional Director – Architecture & Design, Intercontinental Hotels Group
Antonio Rodriguez, Project Director Europe, Hilton Worldwide
Gray Shealy AVP, Architectural Design and Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
Sarah Smallwood, Design Director, Great Wolf Resorts
Ashley Stempler, Director of Design, Provenance Hotels
Sam Suleman, Principal & Executive Vice President, Equinox Hospitality
Sabine Vessnow, Director of Development, Sydell Group
Rebecca Weinstein, Interior Design Manager, Highgate Hotels
6:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Cocktails and Dinner
Meet in hotel lobby at 6:15 p.m. for transportation
Location: Mi Vida, 98 District Square SW

9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cordials and Dessert
The Line Hotel, Washington, DC