Virtual | Local | Lisbon
Thursday, October 28 to Monday, November 1, 2021
Romantics and realists, lovers and skeptics, astronauts and architects, thinkers, planners, makers, builders: show up and roll up your sleeves!
After the great reckoning, it is time to build. New homes, new structures, new worlds. Out: commitment issues. In: a new stability that frees us to be whoever we want. Let’s begin again. With concrete love.
Over the course of five days, the annual festival of the House of Beautiful Business will take place as both a virtual and IRL event with a diverse array of online programming, an exclusive Lisbon Gathering, and local hubs hosted by members of our community. With the theme “Concrete Love” we will bring together thousands of people from all over the world to build more beautiful economies, organizations, and lives.
Concrete Love will be all about the making of beautiful business: extremely personal, extremely business, extremely concrete.
The Concrete Love festival pass is part of the House Residency.
Why you should attend
Take part in world-class talks, debates, conversations, performances, workshops, field trips, and art.
Learn from leading experts in the fields of economics, tech, science, the humanities, and the arts.
Become part of a global community of (un)like-minded people who are committed to driving positive change by making business more beautiful.
Convert big ideas into practical outcomes with actionable insights you can apply to your organization, work, and life.
Meet our first speakers and performers
Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking
Author of Sensuous Knowledge, creator of MsAfropolitan blog
Essayist, author of Sacred Economics
Dr. Bayo Akomolafe
Executive director of The Emergence Network
Dr. Kate Darling
Robot ethicist at MIT Media Lab, author of The New Breed
Author, La Maison
AI expert, co-founder of AI Now
David Kyuman Kim
Founding Director of The Center for Values, Ethics, & Culture
Founder and CEO of GIF Out Loud