The world's preeminent ideas festival

November 2-5, 2018
Downtown Los Angeles
About the festival

Summit's 12th flagship,
LA18 will gather 3,500
leaders across all

For three days, the festival will host a wide array of talks, performances, wellness classes, art installations, gourmet food, and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire new perspectives.

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LA18 lineup

Over 100 talks, 40 performances, 65 wellness sessions, and more

Initial lineup below:
Al Gore
Former Vice President of the United States Chairman, Climate Reality Project
Martine Rothblatt
Creator, SiriusXM Chairwoman & CEO, United Therapeutics
Tarana Burke
Sr. Director, Girls for Gender Equity Creator of the MeToo movement
Guy Laliberté
Founder, Cirque du Soleil, One Drop Foundation, and Lune Rouge
Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Director, African and African American Research at Harvard University
Bob Weir
Founding Member, The Grateful Dead
Brian Armstrong
Co-founder and CEO, Coinbase World's Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange
Aileen Lee
Founder and Partner, Cowboy Ventures
Anthony Romero
Executive Director, ACLU Premier Defender of Civil Rights in the U.S.
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The experience

The program consists of six pillars



Keynotes and discussions



Musicians, comics, dancers, poets



Gourmet dining, barista bars, tastings



Installations and exhibits



Fitness, meditation, integrated health, nutrition, yoga



Philanthropic endeavors

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The campus

Centered around downtown Los Angeles’ historic Broadway Theatre district, we will take over LA’s top hotels, restaurants, theaters, build an open air lounge and marketplace, erect a wellness studio, convert rooftops into salons, and more.
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For ten years Summit has been building the world's most diverse leadership community and ideas festival.

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