Chip Conley Biography

Chip Conley is the Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb.

As a hospitality entrepreneur, disruptive business rebel, and social change agent, Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy.

At age 26, the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality took an inner city motel and turned it into the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world. Inspired by psychologists Maslow and Frankl, Chip’s books, Peak and the New York Times bestseller Emotional Equations, share his own theories on transformation and meaning in business and life.

Chip was CEO of his innovative company for 24 years. In 2013 he accepted an invitation from the founders of Airbnb to help transform a promising home sharing start-up into what is today the world’s largest hospitality brand. As Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Chip taught his award-winning methods to hundreds of thousands of Airbnb hosts in nearly 200 countries, and created the Airbnb Open that brings thousands together in a global festival of belonging (he transitioned to a part-time role as Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership in January 2017).

He is the founder of The Modern Elder Academy (MEA), the world's first "midlife wisdom school" dedicated to career and life transitions. Chip's role as a "mentern" at Airbnb (part mentor/part intern) inspired him to write the book "[email protected]: The Making of a Modern Elder" and to develop a unique place and curriculum to help people repurpose a lifetime of experience.

Chip founded Fest300 in 2013 to share his passion for travel and the world’s best festivals (the company merged with Everfest in 2016 where he is part-time Chief Strategy Officer). Chip has received hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award, joining industry icons Marriott, Kimpton and Wynn. He is the founder of the Celebrity Pool Toss, which has raised millions for the Tenderloin neighborhood where he opened his first hotel, and San Francisco’s Hotel Hero Awards that shine a light on the unsung heroes serving hotel guests every day. Chip holds a BA and MBA from Stanford University, and an honorary doctorate in psychology from Saybrook University. He serves on the boards of the Burning Man Project and the Esalen Institute.

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Chip Conley Videos

The 'Great Midlife Edit': Master your middle years | Chip Conley
LinkedIn Speaker Series: Chip Conley
Wisdom @ Work: The Modern Elder | Chip Conley, Soren Gordhamer

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Chip Conley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chip Conley for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Chip Conley generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chip Conley for an upcoming event.

Chip Conley Videos

The 'Great Midlife Edit': Master your middle years | Chip Conley
LinkedIn Speaker Series: Chip Conley
Wisdom @ Work: The Modern Elder | Chip Conley, Soren Gordhamer

Chip Conley Reviews

  • Banco del Pacifico - Aug 22 2018

  • "We had very positive feedback from faculty, graduates and parents and our Dean. They thought he was fabulous and a wonderful choice for our Commencement - his speech had a very clear message that was both personal to him, yet very relevant to the students. We very much enjoyed hosting him and it's wonderful to hear he had a nice time."
    Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - May 02 2017

  • "Our event was a huge success. Chip was very charismatic and pleasant. I believe the take home value for the attendees was great. Chip was fantastic and I received a lot of very positive feedback from attendees after the event."
    Unknown - Dec 09 2015

  • Chip wildly exceeded all of our expectations and we can honestly say that our company is stronger because of his presentation. Many of his quotes and comments have become part of our everyday vernacular. It’s clear that his impact will continue to be far-reaching and lasting.
    The Container Store - Jun 23 2015

  • "Chip did an outstanding job for Congress and the verbal feedback we have had has been outstanding. From our perspective, as organisers, I was really grateful and impressed with Chip's genuine interest in getting his presentation right for the audience. The fact that he actually built a hierarchy for Financial Planners was over and above our expectations and it certainly made the audience sit up. " - MLC Solutions
    Unknown - Sep 16 2014

Chip Conley Speaking Topics

  • DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: Learning How to See and Surf a Disruption

    Chip Conley has disrupted the hospitality industry twice, once as the founder and long-time CEO of Joie de Vivre Hotels (America's second largest boutique hotel company) and more recently in 2013 when he joined the three founders of Airbnb to help grow and lead the company to become the most valuable hospitality company in the world. Chip has identified his three rules of disruptive innovation in any industry and how start-ups as well as established companies can see the foreshadowing of a new wave on the horizon and surf that wave to competitive advantage.

  • Toward a Psychology of Business: Simple Truths for Creating a Culture of Happiness and Success

    Chip believes the most neglected fact in business is that we're all human and that business schools don't do enough to help us understand that creating peak experiences for stakeholders can create peak performance for a company. The PEAK model can be used to understand how a company can relate to relationships beyond those with employees and customers: investors, vendors, the community, and, even with yourself. As a practitioner who has used his own company (with over 3,000 employees) as a laboratory for understanding the human condition, Chip's philosophical but prescriptive approach to leadership will be very illuminating.

  • PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow

    Part memoir, part theory, and part application, Chip shares Joie de Vivre's remarkable transformation while providing real world examples from other companies and showing how attendees can bring about similar changes in their work and personal lives. He explains how to understand the motivations of employees, customers, bosses, and investors, and use that understanding to foster better relationships and build an enduring and profitable corporate culture.

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