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less about frills like, 'Where's my welcome
cocktail?' or 'Where are my brass and gold sink
fixtures?' It's less about opulence and more about
thoughtfulness. They want to feel like their needs
have been anticipated.

Speaking of, you seem to up the ante
every single time you throw an event.
What is your goal?
We try to illuminate pertinent social issues
and create a convergence of thoughts. For
example, last year at Summit at Sea, the opening
plenary was Eric Schmidt [executive chairman
of Alphabet] interviewing Uber CEO Travis
Kalanick about the future of data. Followed by
Chris Sacca, who is arguably the most successful
venture investor in the U.S., interviewing Edward
Snowden about the future of privacy and security.
Then it was John Legend interviewing Equal
Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson and
singer Harry Belafonte about the future of
civil rights.
We are also trying to expose people to music
that spans emerging and legacy artists. Last
year, we had everyone from the Wailers and
St. Lucia to DJs like Bedouin and Mira. But
we also had Lee Fields & the Expressions. We
Fitness figure and professional athlete Travis Brewer

focus on world-class wellness and mindfulness
programming, too. This year it's Shiva Rea, who
I think is one of the most prolific yoga instructors
of our generation, and Wim Hof, 'the Iceman.'
He has reversed longstanding scientific notions
about what the body can experience and how
performance can be enhanced with cooling. He
actually ices his body and then climbs mountains
without any clothing.

Why such diverse programming?
We try to offer an intimate event inside of a big
one and rely a lot on overlapping programming,
creating a sort of choose your own adventure.

There will be a number of different things
happening at a given time and if we do our job
right, it will be difficult for you to choose which
one to go to. That's where the magic and alchemy
really begin. Everybody talks about community,
but the thing that is actually the builder or the
arbiter of community is programming. How do
you know that you're getting people together
that have the same wants, needs, and desires
unless there's something very specific that has
resonated with them? The more programming
you have, the more of a draw you have to bring
people in who can then create the context and
breeding grounds for community.
A talk in the Skylodge, designed by Jeff Kovel
from Skylab Architecture

Artist-in-residence Dallas Clayton
turns an old crane into a work of art

Why do you think from the onset you had
such a cult-like following among some
pretty high-profile people?
Building an organization is a tremendously
difficult thing, and it takes a lot of different
elements to be successful. You need partners
and funding. Even high-level people need those
things. They recognized that it was a thoughtfully
curated event, where we were bringing people
who could have an impact on their business and
their life just by virtue of them sharing their story
on the stage. It's a rare space and you never know
where the impact is going to come from. But there
will be impact, and that's why people participate.

All photos courtesy of SUMMIT

Tell us about the Powder Mountain
development in Eden, Utah-where
you are rethinking a mountain
community focused on innovation,
entrepreneurship, and the arts-
consisting of more than 500 ski
accessible homes connected by a
culturally informed village, which also
serves as a home base for your Summit
Series?
We acquired it about four years ago and since
then have deployed over $80 million in capital.
A 42-year-old public ski resort that we now
own and manage is the operating business at
the core of it, and we have been quietly building
our development on a small portion of the

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