Dear DLN Community,
I’m writing to share my personal outline for The London Summit. It’s a little long, but I hope you will take the time to read and enjoy.
My primary goal in this note is to convey that our program in London will be a diverse and varied experience covering a wide array of topics, experiences, venues, and opportunities for making connections. Some programs will be a large setting with all attendees, but many experiences will be small and intimate. The London Summit has been built around 7 completely different formats which taken together seek to make this an extraordinary, complete, and fulfilling experience that could only be shared though the DLN.
1. BLENHEIM PALACE: We unofficially kick off with a truly special evening at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, personally hosted by the 12th Duke of Marlborough and current resident of the home. Blenheim has been called a “monumental home,” a “giant among buildings,” and one of the “most extraordinary homes in the world.” It is the birthplace of Winston Churchill and the only non-royal country house in Britain able to be called a palace. Our private evening will provide run of the house including a personal welcome from the Duke and a grand table worthy of the evening. (Please note, this event has limited capacity)
2. BEHIND THE SCENES: We will each have tough choices deciding among the “Behind the Scenes” experiences we will all undertake in groups of 15-25 as our first official program. What better way to start the Summit than in exclusive private homes, top design firm offices, unusual museums, private gallerieswith artists,studio tours with makers, and exclusive shopping to ensure intimate time with colleagues in unusual places across the city. Not just an extension of the Summit, these special experiences are intended as core to our time together. Lee Mindel, Veere Grenney, Ilse Crawford, Kit Kemp, Nick Jones and Marcus Barwell (Soho House), Carpenters Workshop, White Cube Gallery, Andrew Winch, Natalie Farman Farma, Paul Whalen, Michael Imber, and Bryan Dicker are just some of our special hosts. Some Behind the Scenes experiences are already full so sign up now!