P1140850The fundamental element that defines the quality of our lives is the people we surround ourselves with and the conversations we have with them.”

Inspired by this idea, Jon dedicated himself to understanding what causes the most influential people in our culture to connect. Through his research he developed The Influencers Model for Engagement, a behavior model that explores the distinctions in engaging with influencers as compared from everyone else.

As to prove his model, in 2009 he created The Influencers and The Influencers Dinner, a private community and secret dining experience with the mission of bring extraordinary people together. The hope was that by bringing these thought leaders and tastemakers together, not only will it improve the quality of their lives, but also their communities, and hopefully one day the world.

In the years since its inception, membership in The Influencers has grown to include TV/movie stars, Olympians, scientists, business owners, executives, famed artists, comedians, Internet celebrities, music artists, Nobel Prize recipients and royalty, among others.

Entry to the Community

It all begins when twelve influencers from various industries attend each dinner. The Influencers Dinner is known for being highly structured:Dinner Photo

  • The guest list is kept secret.
  • Guests do not know one another beforehand.
  • Guests are asked not to discuss their work or achievements.
  • All attendees help prepare a simple meal where no cooking experience is necessary.
  • Once seated at the dinner table, all attendees take turns guessing what fellow guest’s professions.
  • The expense of the meal is covered by the host.

After dinner The Salon begins. During this portion musicians, comedians, and magicians perform, or well known speakers present cutting edge ideas.

Recommend Someone for Dinner 

If you would like to recommend a thought leader, influencer, or tastemaker as a dinner guest, tell us on our Influencers Dinner Recommendation page.  Please make sure to include his or her contact email.

The Salon

The Salon is an a celebration of people, ideas and the arts. We curate a diverse group of participants ranging from executives, athletes, and scientists, to designers, artists and students. In between enjoying tasty cocktails and great conversations, our guests are often treated to performances by well known entertainers including comedians, musicians, Broadway stars, illusionists, etc.

It is distinct from other events our organization runs, although there will be fascinating guests and a variety cocktails, this is not a meal so no food will be served.

Each salon will features talks and music on a selected theme of the evening.

Recommend Someone to the Salon

If you would like to recommend someone exceptional in their industry as a Salon guest, let us know on our Salon Guest Recommendation Page.  Please make sure to include his or her contact email.