These series of posts are highlighting the speakers and their talks for the upcoming Skift Global Forum 2015 — Oct 14-15 in New York City — the biggest creative business forum in travel.

21c Museum Hotels is a Louisville-based combination contemporary art museum and boutique hotel chain. As of 2015, it manages four properties in Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio and Bentonville, Arkansas and Durham, North Carolina.

Craig Greenberg & Alice Gray Stites, President and Chief Curator of 21c Museum Hotels will speak about how learning is becoming the new luxury at the Skift Global Forum on October 14 and 15 in Brooklyn, New York.

Travel is as an experiential journey that exposes the traveler to new ideas, art and culture offers discovery at every turn. In just over a decade, 21C Museum Hotels has succeeded in transforming the private passions of its founders into a public, cultural and commercial mission by bringing world class art curation and collections to their destinations.

“Learning is the new luxury in today’s experience economy,” says Stites, chief curator at 21c. “Learning is something that we all aspire to do, and it is far more desirable in our culture today where what is considered a luxury isn’t about objects. It’s about experiences.”

What you will learn:

  • Ideas for pushing the boundaries of innovation in creating locally relevant experiences.
  • To curate experiences that that go beyond design and customer experience and offer the traveller a reminder of the wonder of travel.
  • How and why to use contemporary to engage both local communities and global traveler,

See the complete list of amazing speakers and topics at this year’s event.