The world's preeminent ideas festival

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

Summit's 12th flagship,
LA18 will gather
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
Tarana Burke
Sr. Director, Girls for Gender Equity Creator of the MeToo movement
Martine Rothblatt
Creator, SiriusXM Chairwoman & CEO, United Therapeutics
Howard Schultz
Founder and Executive Chairman, Starbucks
Morgan DeBaun
Founder and CEO, Blavity Leading Media Firm for Black Millennials
Ram Dass
Author, "Be Here Now" Legendary Pioneer in Mindfulness, Spirituality, and Psychedelics
Aileen Lee
Founder and Partner, Cowboy Ventures 2018 Midas List
John Zimmer
Co-founder, Lyft
Brian Armstrong
Co-founder and CEO, Coinbase World's Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange
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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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