A Festival of Hosting

Join us for presentations from Airbnb’s leaders, celebrated speakers, musicians, and artists in 4 historic movie palaces in Downtown LA. Our global community will gather at the Orpheum, the Los Angeles Theatre, the Downtown Palace Theatre, and the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Seating will be available to all Airbnb Open pass holders on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no registration required for individual presentations but theater capacity will be limited. All programming will be presented in English.

Keynotes & Panels

Attend talks by hospitality experts, visionaries, and Airbnb leaders. We’ll cover the topics that hosts tell us they care about the most, including:
  • How to be a successful hostrepreneur
  • Discovering your passion through innovation and creativity
  • Inspirational travel adventures from around the globe
  • Providing extraordinary hospitality
  • Improving the guest experience with design & decor
  • New products, services, and features from Airbnb
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Conversation Spaces

When hosts share insights with one another, our community becomes stronger and more connected. At restaurants and businesses throughout Downtown LA, we’re creating conversation spaces where you’ll be able to exchange ideas and experiences with hosts who share your passions.
Conversation Space topics will include:
  • Making your listing stand out
  • Creating 5−star guest experiences
  • Building local communities
  • New tools and features
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Brain Dates, powered by E−180

Using Brain Dates, you can meet up with community members at Airbnb Open to share information and insights through 1−on−1 discussions. Sign up to offer your expertise, or to request knowledge on subjects that interest you. Get Started
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Discover Downtown LA

Our program of talks and performances will take place in Downtown LA: the city’s vibrant center. The neighborhood’s irresistible energy will excite you with thrilling nightlife, a dynamic arts scene, remarkable architecture and acclaimed restaurants. LA Guidebook
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Community Dinner

Community Dinner

Make new connections with travelers and hosts at a lively dinner event on Friday night. The menu will ignite your senses and showcase the unique styles and flavors of Southern California.
Open Houses

Open Houses & Neighborhood Explorations

Airbnb Open LA is your chance to be hosted. From the moment the festival begins, you’ll start building friendships as local hosts welcome you to LA’s most exciting listings and guide you on neighborhood excursions. You’ll immerse yourself in the city, and feel what it’s like to live there.
The Bélo Awards

The Bélo Awards

As the sun sets on Saturday evening, we’ll gather at the Orpheum Theatre for an awards show presented by CBS’ THE LATE LATE SHOW host James Corden. At the Bélo Awards, we’ll honor the brightest and best of the Airbnb community and champion their stories of playful creativity, limitless care, and unexpected heroism. The Bélo Awards require the purchase of a separate ticket, which includes access to a cocktail reception and the red carpet experience. You must be 21 years or older to attend the Bélo Awards. Stylish or formal attire is encouraged.
Open Spotlight

Open Spotlight: Los Angeles

Join us Saturday night as we spotlight the best of Los Angeles − presented by American Express. Open Spotlight will feature musical performances, art installations, a locally sourced market, a late night dance party, and very special surprise guests. We’re pairing bold creativity and innovative technologies to create an immersive environment in Downtown LA’s streets and historic theaters. Learn more. American express logo