IAAPA Leadership Summit 2020
Fostering Innovation Through Creativity
This year's summit includes more keynote speakers and panel discussions than ever before, four facility experiences, and intimate and invaluable networking with senior industry professionals.
Hear from inspiring leaders and panel discussions on fostering innovation through creativity including Jill Estorino, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment Warner Bros., and Jake Wood, Founder and CEO, Team Rubicon.
Throughout the summit you will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes to some of the area's most celebrated attractions, including:
- Disneyland Resort - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
- Six Flags Magic Mountain
- DreamWorks Animation
- Warner Bros. Studios
Space is limited and expected to sell out soon – reserve your spot among global attractions industry leaders by Feb. 28 and don’t miss out.
Experience unique opportunities to network, engage in thought-provoking discussions, learn best practices, and collaborate with colleagues old and new. Don't miss this opportunity to refresh your outlook and gain a new perspective for inspiration!
What to Expect
You'll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes of Los Angeles’ most celebrated attractions and cultivate long-lasting connections, and have quality, one-on-one face time with decision makers.
Book your room for IAAPA Leadership Summit 2020 with the special group rate!
465 S. La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90048 USA
- Hal McEvoy, President & CEO, IAAPA
- Amanda Thompson OBE, COE, Chairman of the Board, IAAPA
- Jill Estorino, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.
- John Lindsay
- Roberta Perry, VP Business Development Edwards Technologies Inc.,
- Cliff Warner, Chairman, Mycooto, Monty Lunde, Principal, Technifex
Panel | Free time in the Park | Reception at Starcade
Board buses with your fellow attendees and visit the much anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and enjoy free time in the park. A reception will follow.
Disneyland portion of event and reception sponsored by:
- Anne Rashford, Director, Special Exhibitions, Museum of Science and Industry
- Gretchen Baker, Museum Experiences at Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
- Leslie Mark Kendall, Chief Historian, Petersen Automotive Museum
Lunch | Freetime in the Park | Behind the Scenes Tour
Board buses with your fellow attendees for a tour at Six Flags Magic Mountain. You'll enjoy private lunch outside their latest attraction opening, West Coast Racers, followed by free time in the park.
Tour and lunch at Six Flags Magic Mountain sponsored by:
Presentation | Interactive Experience | Reception
Enjoy a presentation and interactive experience at DreamWorks Animation. Reception to follow.
No scheduled activities.
- Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment Warner Bros.
- Jake Wood, CEO, Team Rubicon
Leadership Summit 2020 Speakers
Gretchen Baker is Managing Director of Museum Experience at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is under construction in L.A.’s Exposition Park. In her role, she is responsible for exhibition development, in-gallery digital, and visitor experience. Prior to joining the Lucas Museum in July 2019, Baker was the Vice President of Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County where she and her team mounted a live tattoo parlor in the museum and brought a new family of mammoths to La Brea Tar Pits. She began her career deep in the collections at Chicago’s Field Museum and conducting botanical research in the Amazon.
Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
As Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Jill and her team are responsible for marketing and selling Disney destinations, products, experiences, and signature vacations around the world.
Leslie Mark Kendall
Senior VP of Business Development, Edwards Technologies, Inc.
|Anne F. Rashford
Director, Special Exhibitions and Business Partnerships, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Anne F. Rashford is Director, Special Exhibitions and Business Partnerships at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)—one of the largest science centers in the world.
|Peter van Roden
SVP Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros.
Co-founder and CEO, Team Rubicon
Jake Wood is the cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and deploys military veterans to disaster zones around the world and within the United States. Since 2010, Team Rubicon has scaled to 100,000 volunteers and deployed teams to some of the worst catastrophes of the century.
Sponsorship opportunities for this event are now sold out.
Don't miss the chance again to spotlight your company in front of these influential industry players! To inquire about becoming a sponsor for future Leadership Summits, or other IAAPA events and expos, contact Emily Popovich, Director of Global Sponsorships, at +1 703/ 850-4115 or e-mail.
Photos of IAAPA Leadership Conference 2019 are available here.