Agenda

Worthshop 8 delivers engaging events, intriguing excursions & interactive sessions with a powerful lineup of speakers - with plenty of unstructured time for mixing with the industry’s best. Catamaran sailing, fireside chats, outdoor adventures and curated Hawaii Island experiences make this an atypical conference, allowing guests to exchange ideas with other industry professionals while enjoying one of Hawaii’s most legendary resort destinations.

 

THURSDAY

December 13

Early Registration

3 - 5 pm

Welcome Reception

5 - 7 pm

 

FRIDAY

December 14

Registration

7 - 9 am

Sponsored Excursions

8 - 11:30 am

Sponsored Lunch

11:30 am - 1 pm

Speaker Sessions

1 - 5 pm

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Pau Hana Cocktail Parties

5 - 7 pm

Fireside Chat & Analog Party

7 - 9 pm

SATURDAY

December 15

Registration

7 - 9 am

Sponsored Excursions

8 - 11:30 am

Sponsored Lunch

11:30 am - 1 pm

Speaker Sessions

1 - 5 pm

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Pau Hana Cocktail Parties

5 - 7 pm

Beachfront Dinner

7 - 9 pm

Wrap Party

9 pm - 1 am


Morning Excursions

We’ve assembled a series of intriguing Big Island excursions and experiences for Worthshop 8 attendees. Excursions are brought to you on a limited basis by our generous sponsors, and are offered separate from the standard ticket offering. VIP morning excursions are designed to bring attendees the very best of Hawaii Island and the Kohala Coast. Please note that not all excursions are available to all attendees.

 
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Mauka - Big Island Waterfall Hike

A guided waterfall hike led by Hawaii Forest & Trail

Makai - Big Island Catamaran Sailing

A morning sail and snorkel aboard Seasmoke, a 58-foot catamaran departing from Kawaihae Harbor

La Dolce Far Niente

Enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing on the Vista Deck, a private, open-air lounge overlooking Kauna‘oa Bay

 
 
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Big Island Real Estate Tour

A curated tour of Kohala Coast real estate, led by the local experts at Mauna Kea Realty – a Hawaii Life Company

A Local Art Experience

An exclusive gallery tour unveiling the depths of Hawaii’s contemporary art scene & showcasing local creators of masterful works of art - curated by Tiffany’s Art Agency.

Watersports & Beachfront Lawn Games

Paddleboarding, sunbathing & beachfront lawn games at Kauna‘oa Bay, renowned for its calm, turquoise waters


Speakers

At Worthshop 8’s keynotes and interactive sessions, industry influencers share valuable insights, expertise and cutting-edge thought leadership in the areas of marketing, technology, media, management, architecture, development & more.

 
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A Lineup of Dynamic & Inspiring Industry Pros

Dec. 14 & 15 | 1pm - 5pm

This year’s exciting lineup includes top execs from Zillow Group, Inman News and a host of captivating speakers who will get you revved up for 2019.

 

Music & Entertainment

We’ve incorporated plenty of time for mingling with industry pros at Worthshop 8. Evening events take advantage of the exceptional venue, grounds and beachside location of the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Rolling great lawns, oceanside soirées, musical performances, local ingredients, Hawaiian trade winds and a canopy of lush trees showcase this spectacular location along the edge of the calm Kauna‘oa Bay. More than just a conference, Worthshop 8 delivers fun, entertainment, unique performances and intriguing fireside chats about everything under the stars.

 
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Pau Hana Cocktails

Dec. 14 & 15 | 5pm - 7pm

Imagine yourself cooled by the prevailing trade winds, while sipping tropical pau hana cocktails that lead into a relaxed evening of dining on the great lawn.

 
 
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Starlight, Moonlight & Music

Dec. 14 & 15 | 7pm - 1am

Enjoy moonlit musical performances, fireside chats & dancing under the stars, with the sounds of the ocean on the nearby shoreline. Stay tuned for more details about WS8’s lineup of performers and our highly-anticipated wrap-party.

 

Artists & Performers

To help give Worthshop attendees a sense of place and to enhance their stay, we’ve arranged for a series of on-site art experiences at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, featuring two local artists presented by Tiffany’s Art Agency, located in nearby Hawi. A pop-up gallery and demonstration by local printmaker Andrea Pro is available to all Worthshop attendees in the hotel’s Lloyd Sexton Gallery from 9 to noon each morning. On the hotel’s beautiful grounds, local artist and plein air landscape painter Christian Enns can be found outside working with his brushes and canvas.

 
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Andrea Pro, Printmaker

Pop-Up Show & Demonstration, in Mauna kea’s LLoyd sexton gallery

Presented by Tiffany’s Art Agency

Dec. 14 & 15 | 9 am - 12 pm

Hawaii’s native species are lovingly captured in Andrea Pro’s detailed, original woodblock prints. Through her works you’ll discover the intricacies of Hawaii’s dryland forest ecosystem and coral reefs. Each chisel mark is masterfully cut and each completed print tells a story. Andrea will be showing you how. Her works enrich lives and collections around the globe, while also documenting that which is so distinctly Hawaii.

 

 
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Christian Enns, Plein Air Painter

Presented by Tiffany’s Art Agency

Dec. 13 - 15 | throughout WS8

An award-winning surfer, Christian Enns captures Hawaii’s landscapes like no-one else. Dramatic vistas. Rocky shorelines. Christian’s bold, colorful works take you on a journey—transporting you directly back to Hawaii and the way you feel when in this paradise. He often starts “en plein air” (outdoors), seeing the way the light changes and the waves dance, then translates what he sees on to canvas. You’ll get to witness his progress as he paints on site during WS8. Each brushstroke reveals his mastery of the subject at hand, his appreciation for the beauty of this island, and for sharing it collectors around the globe.