All costs for the event are borne by your host, Convergence Investments, and the Summit's many generous sponsors in Jackson. However, this year we're using the platform to raise money and awareness for one of our favorite non-profits, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.
100% of the $375 ticket proceeds (after Stripe's small transaction fee) will be donated to the GTNPF. Please note that tickets are not tax-deductible – per IRS rules – as their value is many times greater than the $375 price.
Thanks to your host and the sponsors, attendees will enjoy food and beverages on Wednesday evening as well as breakfast, lunch and a sit-down, networking dinner on Thursday night.
There will also be the opportunity for select attendees to ski/snowboard with Jackson Hole experts and guides on Friday. Event attendees will be responsible for airfare, lodging, transportation and any other non-conference expenses including JHMR lift tickets.
We invite 1-2 managers from the broad alternative asset classes – hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and real estate. They are founders of investment firms that are dynamic and return-oriented, characteristics that appeal to the Summit’s HNW and family office attendees. They tend to be individuals that are drawn to the symposium’s low-key, intimate atmosphere that is focused on informative, free-flowing conversations. Also, to ensure we attract top-talent and avoid “pitch sessions,” managers participate in the Summit by-invitation only and completely free-of-charge.
Spearheading manager selection for the Summit is Matthew Lusins, Convergence Investment’s Head of Business Development. Prior to Convergence, Matthew was a long-time Partner and Managing Director at Meritage Group, a $10B family office vehicle for employees of Renaissance Technologies, including the Simons family. There he helped build and oversee a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of alternative managers, several of whom are Summit presenters.
The Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is located at the base of the spectacular Teton mountain range. Located entirely within Grand Teton National Park, flying into the Jackson Hole Airport is an awe inspiring start to your trip to Jackson Hole.
The major carriers that fly to Jackson are American Airlines, Delta, United and the non-stop cities are Denver, Salt Lake City, O’Hare, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Additional air lift is added in the winter and include; Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Newark, and JFK.
When you fly into Jackson we recommend trying to get a seat on the right side of the plane, as most flights arrive from the north and will provide spectacular views on approach. No worries though if you have a seat on the left, as you'll have plenty of time to take in the views as you taxi and exit the plane. Also, be sure to have your phone handy to take a picture of the famous antler arches surrounding the entrance to the airport
Teton Village, the location of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Four Seasons, hosts a wide-range of hotels to fit everyone’s tastes and budget. We suggest booking rooms at the Four Seasons, Continuum, Hotel Terra and Snake River Lodge. For spectacular Teton Mountain views only a few miles from the Resort, check out the Amangani (they provide regular shuttles to Teton Village). If you prefer to stay in Town Square closer to Jackson’s restaurant and shopping hub, The Wort Hotel is a terrific and unique option. Given these diverse options, we did not block rooms for the event.
Please leave your business clothes at home! Jackson is known for its laid-back, "dirty boots and blue jeans" Western attire. If cowboy boots aren’t your taste, we recommend gearing up at Stio, Jackson’s local mountain apparel company that designs functional products infused with mountain soul.
Although Jackson is most notably known for its ski areas, there's no shortage of things to do in and around the valley. There are a variety of off-slope options ranging from sleigh rides in the National Elk Refuge to snowshoeing at the base of the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park.
On Wednesday, March 4th, Call of the WYld will offer attendees complimentary dog sled rides in Teton Village from 1-5pm.
And on Friday, March 6th we've partnered with Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures to bring you a complimentary Wildlife Tour through Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge. You'll hit the hottest wildlife spots searching for moose, elk, bison, bighorn sheep, wolves, bald eagles and more.