Connect, Now and Always.
The expression “Only Connect” was written over 110 years ago in the epigraph of E.M. Forster’s book, Howards End. The power of this phrase has strong resonance today.
We are not solitary and never have been. Now more than ever we are connected in so many ways, yet also separated. An entertaining and zippy chat around our desires and needs to stay connected.
Exploring the value of emotional currency: being connected to your sphere of precious humans around you – family & friends, neighbors and community. In an era of social distancing, let’s tend to our connections, keep our social intimacy going, and embrace social acceptance.
Amping up our emotional intelligence and mastering connection in midlife is the path to living your best life.
Chip Conley: Airbnb Strategic Advisor for Hospitality & Leadership and Modern Elder Academy Founder
New York Times bestselling author Chip Conley is the hospitality maverick who helped Airbnb’s founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand. In Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder he shares his unexpected journey at midlife — from CEO to intern — learning about technology as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, while also mentoring CEO Brian Chesky. Chip is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, where a new roadmap for midlife is offered at a beautiful oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He serves on the board of Encore.org and the advisory board for the Stanford Center for Longevity. www.ChipConley.com
David Harry Stewart is the founder and face of the AGEIST. He is a passionate champion and leading authority on the modern 50+ lifestyle, and the mindset and aspirations that drive this influential demographic. An influential thought leader and magnetic speaker, he is called upon frequently to share his expertise and insight at important venues and forums around the world, including The Times of London, CNN, NYTimes, Monocle, Esquire. He recently keynoted the Global Wellness Summit in Singapore. Prior to launching AGEIST, Stewart enjoyed an award-winning career as a photographer specializing in people-oriented advertising that combined his engineer’s precision with a high level of design and visual aesthetic. His work for iconic brands including Nike, Adidas, Google, Coors, AT&T, Coke, Philip Morris, Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Philips, Johnson & Johnson, Red Bull and many more has appeared in GQ, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Wired, Interview, Time, The