Intergenerational Entrepreneurship

Meet Our Presenters

Chip Conley

Chip Conley  |  Modern Elder Academy Founder


Chip Conley joined the tiny tech start-up Airbnb nearly a decade ago after a successful career as a boutique hotel company founder and CEO. As the internal mentor to the young Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Chip got to see the value of intergenerational collaboration in a company that has now grown to be the most valuable hospitality company in the world. His bestselling book “Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder” is a testament to why more companies are encouraging older workers to stay in the workplace longer. Chip’s Modern Elder Academy has more than 2,000 alums who’ve come to the Mexican beachfront campus and MEA will be opening two campuses in Santa Fe, New Mexico soon.

Mitzi Montoya

Mitzi Montoya  |  Dean, UNM Anderson School of Management


Mitzi M. Montoya, PhD, is the Dean of the UNM Anderson School of Management. She is a thought leader in higher education. Throughout her career she has supported student and faculty success, enhanced entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems and led collaborative initiatives that advance economic and community prosperity. Dr. Montoya’s research focuses on innovation processes and strategies and the role of technology as an enabler of virtual team decision-making. She is an innovator with a mission to be an agent of change for the greater good.