August 20-21, 2019

Nashville, TN


LEAP HR: Hospitality is a disruptive new forum designed for those who want to challenge traditional thinking around how we do HR in hospitality. Here’s what those who have taken part have said about their experience:


“An invigorating look at what’s next”

“While other conferences provide best practices, we need a futurist approach. LEAP HR: Hospitality offers an invigorating chance to work with forward-thinking HR professionals to find the “what’s next” in our profession. 10 out of 10.”

Camille Hannans, Vice President Human Resources, Georgia Aquarium


“Engaging and inspirational”

“I am re-energized from engaging in an inspirational few days of conversation at LEAP HR: Hospitality with other HR leaders who are making a difference to the lives of employees and customers. A well planned, organized, and full two days.”

Audra D Mead, Chief Culture Officer, Fox World Travel


“Fantastic, inspiring”

LEAP HR: Hospitality was fantastic, inspiring and extremely informative. 10 out of 10.”

Khaled Bagul, Vice President of People, Sizzler USA

“Extremely empowering”

LEAP HR: Hospitality is an extremely empowering conference and networking opportunity that leaves you inspired and energized.”

Sheri Best, Director of Human Resources, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority


“Fast pace, on topic, diverse”

LEAP HR: Hospitality was the best conference I have ever attended: Fast paced, on topic, diverse speakers, and executed flawlessly.”

Ellen Barrett, Director of Human Resources, Lessing’s


“Impactful and innovative”

“LEAP HR: Hospitality is an impactful learning experience for hospitality HR leaders to find new and innovative ways to change the way we do HR in this industry. 10 out of 10.”

Corey Brown, Human Resources Business Partner, InTown Suites


“High strategic level of content”

“Other HR conference do not address the needs of Director, VP or CHROs. The seniority of participants at LEAP HR: Hospitality is higher than other conferences, and the strategic level of content is critical to our organizations’ objectives.”

Marisa Garcia, Director of People Engagement, Torchy’s Tacos

“Best conference I’ve attended in years”

LEAP HR: Hospitality was one of the best conferences I’ve attended in years.”

Jose Garcia, Executive Director of Human Resources, Commerce Casino


“Refreshing and highly interactive”

“The unique format and structure of LEAP HR: Hospitality was a refreshing, and highly interactive change.”

Dan Waite, Vice President of People Operations, SH Group


“A great opportunity”

LEAP HR: Hospitality is a great opportunity for hospitality HR leaders to network and hear about best practices from industry peers.”

Kevin Henry, Chief Human Resources Officer, Extended Stay America

“Amazing opportunity”

“LEAP HR: Hospitality was an amazing opportunity to interact with high level HR executives in an intimate setting which gave us the chance to collaborate even further on the valuable information provided during the presentations.”

Aimee Mangold, Vice President of Human Resources, Kolter Hospitality


“Achieving better results”

LEAP HR: Hospitality enables us as Human Resources leaders to challenge our status quo and rethink how we can push that to achieve better results.”

Holly Lawson, Director of People & Culture, Pivot Hotels & Resorts


“The return on my time has been exponential”

“This was a highly dynamic, engaging and energizing event that kept me engaged from beginning to end. The return on my time has been exponential in the networking and idea sharing that took place. 10 out of 10.”

Elga Sickler, Director of Organizational Effectiveness & Human Resources, The Landings Club


“Setting the standard”

“This event sets the standard for how we want to move the conversation forward around HR in hospitality.”

Robert Mellwig, Senior Vice President Really Cool People, Two Roads Hospitality


“This will help change our business”

“The networking with innovative HR leaders and sharing best practices was great. My organization is ready for change so I need to figure out how to provide it with the best options. LEAP HR: Hospitality will help me do that. 10 out of 10.”

John Simmons, Vice President Human Resources, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises


“New ideas to bring innovation to our company”

“Very informative and encouraging. By focusing on the future and achieving radical change in hospitality HR I gained fresh insight and new ideas to bring innovation to our company. LEAP HR: Hospitality make me excited for the future. 10 out of 10.”

Glenda Palomino, Chief Human Resource Officer, New Century Hotels


“Connect with hospitality people leaders”

“I was able to connect with people leaders with similar challenges to my own, build my network and hear about trends and opportunities that I may be able to take back to my company.”

Natasha Hudspeth, Managing Director Talent Management, G6 Hospitality


“Fast moving, forward looking”

“A very fast-moving, well-designed, and forward-looking event designed to help hospitality HR professionals stay current.”

Alan Momeyer, Chief Human Resources Officer Emeritus, Loews Corporation


“Well worth both the time and energy”

“Well worth the time investment to understand emerging dynamics of HR in hospitality. I very much enjoyed this conference – it was well worth both the time and energy. 10 out of 10.”

Camille Mercier, Director of Human Resources, Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel


“A vital chance to get up to date”

“Awesome to hear what other companies in the industry are doing, great benchmarking experience and a vital chance to get up to date with where the industry is heading. 10 out of 10.”

Giorgio Cornejo-Pol, Senior Human Resources Specialist, Snowshoe Mountain


“A priceless opportunity”

“A priceless opportunity to be surrounded by leaders who embody the HR profession and the meaning of human capital. 10 out of 10.”

Stana Subaric, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Affinity Gaming


“It was great to be able to share and learn”

“I need to be able to see around the corners more to get out ahead of what our organization will face in the future. Every organization has something to share and something to learn and it was great to be able to do both this week.”

Christine Wilson, Vice President Human Resources, Darden


“A toolbox that will be so useful”

“The amount of content and ideas shared among peers created a toolbox that will be so useful to take back to our home companies.”

Holly Lawson, Corporate Director of People & Culture, Pivot Hotels & Resorts


“I’m looking forward to next year”

“Insightful, thoughtful dialogue and unique networking opportunity with leaders in the HR/Hospitality space which is evolving rapidly. I am already looking forward to LEAP HR: Hospitality 2018. 10 out of 10.”

Amrita Bhalla, MD AB Consulting and former EVP Human Resources, Oberoi Group


“View innovation through a different lens”

“LEAP HR: Hospitality was invaluable, and motivated me towards real change. I got the chance to view innovation through a different lens. Outstanding conference, and I can’t wait to return next year. 10 out of 10.”

Chris Cano, General Manager, Marriott Vacations Worldwide