2020 Keynotes

Madeline Stuart is our Third Keynote!

Madeline Stuart is a leading member of the Los Angeles design community whose projects reflect a collaborative relationship between architecture and furniture, function and form, client and designer.

Over the past 25 years, the work of Madeline Stuart & Associates has been featured in numerous publications including, Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, Town & Country, House & Garden and House Beautiful. The firm has been distinguished by its inclusion on the AD100, Architectural Digest‘s prestigious list of the top 100 design & architecture firms. Since 2010 Elle Décor has included Madeline on their A-List as one of the top designers in the country.

In the fall of 2019, Rizzoli released No Place Like Home, a monograph of Madeline’s work, written by her and featuring eight of her most unique projects.

Ms. Stuart lives in the Hollywood Hills and Santa Barbara with her husband, writer Steve Oney, and Beatrice & Mr. Peabody, professional Parson Russell terriers.

 

Andrew Davis Joins Our Keynote Lineup!

Andrew Davis returns to the Summit!
Andrew spoke at the conference last year and received nearly a perfect speaker rating from our attendees!

He is a bestselling author and internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. Before building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, Andrew produced for NBC’s Today Show, worked for The Muppets in New York and wrote for Charles Kuralt. He's appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and on NBC and the BBC. Davis has crafted documentary films and award-winning content for tiny start-ups and Fortune 500 brands.

Recognized as one of the industry's "Jaw-Dropping Marketing Speakers," Andrew is a mainstay on global marketing influencer lists. Wherever he goes, Andrew Davis puts his infectious enthusiasm and magnetic speaking style to good use teaching business leaders how to grow their businesses, transform their cities, and leave their legacy.

Some of Andrew's accolades include:

  • One of the Top 25 Jaw-dropping Marketing Speakers You Must See -(Along with Gary Vaynerchuck, Seth Godin & Rohit Bhargava)
  • Top 20 on Meetings & Conventions Magazine's List of Favorite Speakers-
    (Right after President Bill Clinton and Anderson Cooper.)

Bobby McAlpine

Born in an Alabama sawmill town, Bobby McAlpine designed his first house at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. Architect, romantic, poet, and entrepreneur, he envisions home as a timeless, graceful, and emotionally evocative place. From the time he founded the firm in 1983, he has realized this ideal in a diverse array of traditional styles and regional vernaculars for clients all over the country and abroad. Today, known simply as McALPINE, the firm embraces a brilliant and eclectic family of architects and interior designers with offices in Atlanta, Nashville, New York and Montgomery. They have been listed on Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Décor’s A-List

Their designs include hundreds of residences, restaurants, private chapels, follies in a public park and on private lands, hotels, a school, a rehabilitated town, and a family compound on a private island in the Caribbean.

Their extensive portfolio has been widely published in several books and many periodicals including Veranda, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Elle Décor, Southern Living, House and Garden (both US and British editions), Garden and Gun, Coastal Living, Milieu, and Traditional Home.

Bobby’s popular furniture line, McAlpine Home, is available nationwide. He holds both architecture and interior design degrees and he continues his lifetime of learning in the world’s classroom. Bobby’s critically acclaimed book, The Home Within Us (2010), quickly became and remains a Rizzoli bestseller.

His much-heralded book, Poetry of Place (Rizzoli 2017), was released in October 2017.

 

We'll be announcing more speakers and topics shortly so please stay tuned!