Top Reasons to Attend Summit LA 2017

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Tech fans get ready. Summit LA 2017 is just around the corner. Join other like-minded entrepreneurs from November 3-6 in downtown Los Angeles for a series of workshops, health and wellness classes, art performances and more. This year will be the 11th annual digital summit at its flagship campus, and there will be an expected 3,500 participants in attendance. If you’re not sure whether to apply or not, here are some reasons you should definitely attend.

The People

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When else are you going to get the chance to converse with thousands of professionals across every field at the same time? This event is open to leaders on the cutting edge of their field, but don’t let that scare you away. This is your opportunity to interact with some brilliant people, learn about that topic you’ve secretly been interested in, or talk to others in your own field and share stories and trade tips.

The Speaker Lineup

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This year’s speaker lineup includes Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, and Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, to name a few. As if that’s not enough, Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, is on the program.

If you’re more into politics, come hear from Governor John Hickenlooper (Colorado) and Governor Jay Inslee (Washington) or retired 4-Star General Wesley Clark. Other highly anticipated guests include world-renowned athletes, Kobe Bryant and Pele, Nobel Prize-winning Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Janaya Khan, and Grammy Winning record producer, Quincy Jones. Need we say more?

Whether you’re into arts, sports, science, or politics, Summit LA 2017’s standout lineup is sure to have something (or several somethings) to spark your interest. Check out the full list of speakers.

The Performances

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With over 40 shows featuring an array of singers, comedians, poets, and DJs, you are sure to find something you’ll enjoy. Some performers include indie electronic band, St Lucia, spoken word poet, Aja Monet, and comedian, Hannibal Buress. What could be better after a day of informative talks than relaxing and listening to your favorite band or soothing poetry?

Health and Wellness

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This festival is not only about technology. Join health and wellness experts in a series of activities to better your wellbeing. Sessions will be led by Olympians Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Miles Chamley-Watson, “The Iceman” Wim Hof, Yoga instructors, wellness authors, and doctors. Culinary events will be taking place during the festival as well, with an incredible list of all-star chefs, including the 2015 LA Chef of the Year.

Los Angeles

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The event is in LA. If you’re coming in from another city and want to spend some extra time playing tourist in Los Angeles, there are so many things you can do.

Walk along the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard, where you can find your favorite celebrity’s star. Hike up to  LA’s biggest landmark: the Hollywood sign. Or, you’re never too old to visit Disneyland.

If you didn’t get your fill of learning during the summit, check out LA’s wide variety of museums. Head over to Griffith Observatory to see the city’s other stars. Check out the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which will host free Jazz concerts from now through the end of November.

History fan? Head over to the Natural History Museum of California, the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Right next door is the California Science Center, housing everything from astronomy to plants and nature. Food lovers, on the other hand, should go to Smorgasborg, a food-focused market happening every Sunday, now through December. Eat until you’re stuffed, with the best cuisine LA has to offer.

 

 

Now that you’ve decided you should definitely go to Summit LA, AllTheRooms can help you find the best accommodation in Los Angeles for the festival.

Rebecca is a recent DC college grad who left the city of eternal brunch for the city of eternal spring to become a content writer at AllTheRooms in Medellin, Colombia. Likes include puppies, hiking, books, and fighting injustice. Dislikes include spiders.

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