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2019: Person, Place, or Thing

We are thrilled to announce the date and theme of this year's Welcome Conference! We have been working busily since the conclusion of last year’s event to come up with an exciting lineup of inspiring speakers--to be revealed in the spring!--that would celebrate our thematic prompt.
As you can see above, the theme for this year's conference takes inspiration from a Wheel of Fortune puzzle topic: "Person, Place, or Thing." We love it because it provides a freedom and openness to our speakers to share one of the greatest lessons they've learned from a person, a place, or a thing.

In this, our 6th year of sharing ideas and inspiring one another, we look forward to connecting with you--our colleagues and friends--as we delve into and reflect upon our own life lessons and learnings, too.

Tickets go on sale April 17th at 12PM EST.

We can't wait for June!

The 2019 Welcome Conference
June 3 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
New York City

For those of you traveling from out of town and looking to book rooms in advance, our hotel partners at the NoMad and the Freehand are offering reduced room rates. Click the links below for more information.

The NoMad
The Freehand

With love,
Team Welcome



Welcome to the Welcome Conference


2018: Restoration



Hosted by
Will Guidara
Anthony Rudolf
& Brian Canlis

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Welcome Stories:
Hospitality of Hope

Our friends at San Pellegrino helped us produce these videos for the 2018 Welcome Conference. They give us a glimpse into three organizations that do tremendous work in helping to restore not only individual lives but also entire communities. We are proud to be able to showcase them and to be able to share with you the endeavors that they’ve taken on to make the world a better place.

FareStart provides its participants—individuals facing poverty—practical food service work experience in restaurants, cafes, and catering programs that provide meals to social services, shelters, and schools in the Seattle area. They get the work experience and training that they need in order to join the work force while also giving back to their community.


At Locol they believe that eating well doesn’t take a lot of money and it doesn’t take a lot of time. This fast-food mini chain strives to make healthy food an easy and accessible choice for under-served communities not only through convenience but also through its unequivocal deliciousness.


A non-profit training bakery, Hot Bread Kitchen employs foreign-born, low-income individuals who want to become financially independent through careers in baking. After a year baking at Hot Bread Kitchen, learning both culinary and business skills, they’re given assistance in finding professional baking jobs.



2018: Restoration


2017: Conflict & Change


2016 : Being Present


2015 : Being Right


2014 : Hospitality