I am posting this blog from our very hip Airbnb Bungelow in Silver Lake. Our current home in Los Angeles in a neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles (one of our best yet!).
Why? Because we arrived last night for a three-day Airbnb extravaganza called Open LA where we will speak to hosts from over 100 countries from around the world about our Senior Nomads experience. This is a major happening - go to this website Airbnb Open and you'll get a idea of the scope of the event.
We gave our first presentation today in the classic Palace Theater in front of 1,000 Airbnb staff - to thank them and make them laugh at our madcap adventures living full-time in Airbnbs.
On Friday we will speak at the grand Orpheum Theater on Broadway. Our topic is Leaps of Faith: Strategic Risk Taking. A heavy sounding topic - but we'll find a way to make it fun. The next day, we will take part in a panel discussion on the Future of Travel. Other speakers include Gwyneth Paltrow, Frank Gehry, Danny Meyer, Ashton Kutcher, Chip Conley and the Airbnb founders. Oh - and there's a private Maroon 5 concert on Saturday night. What a fine way to spend three days in the sun!
The most rewarding part of our appearance here will be at a meet and greet session that will include a signing our book, Your Keys, Our Home. All 6,000 attendees will receive a copy of our book in their welcome packet. Hopefully just a small percentage will want to have it signed or we'll return to Seattle with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! If you haven't had a chance to check out the book yet, please do - and if you have read it, we would really appreciate you taking time to review it on Amazon and/or Goodreads Thank you.
Thanks for following along!
Debbie and Michael Campbell
The Senior Nomads