Scroll down for a preview of the sessions at the Innovation Festival.
Check back often – new sessions will be added frequently.

SKIRBALL stage

The Skirball Center at NYU will be home to more than a dozen sessions with the biggest names in business: you’ll hear directly from the voices shaping our world— from work to culture, policy, and beyond.

CIVIC HALL stage

Civic Hall, a tech-minded co-working space, will serve as our festival hub where you can connect with the Fast Company team, and experience thought-provoking discussions, book signings, demos, and more.

company FAST TRACKS

Fast Company’s unique take on the field trip, Fast Tracks a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at New York City’s most inspiring organizations. Each visit will be hosted by company leaders at the very offices, studios, and work spaces where their ideas come to life.
Session Type Theme Time More Info
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Purposeful Networking Breakfast Presented by American Express Platinum
Hosted by Fast Company Managing Editor, LORI HOFFMAN
Extras 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
New York City FC: Building a Franchise and Fan Base With New Media
Hosted by JAYNE BUSSMAN-WISE, Director of Digital Marketing, NYCFC and JON PATRICOF, President, NYCFC
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ahead of the Curve: How to Drive Early Adoption of Emerging Technologies with Audi
Hosted by SCOTT KEOGH, President, Audi of America
Partner Fast Track
Fast Track Design, Leadership, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Before Hours: Explore the Medium of Drawing and Creative Thought at the Drawing Center 
Hosted by BRETT LITTMAN, Executive Director, The Drawing Center
Fast Track Creativity 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How B-Reel Prototypes Their Way To Unexpected Business Solutions
Hosted by KATE HIRONAKA, Chief Strategy Officer, B-Reel and DANIEL FRYDMAN, VP Global Head of Design, American Express
Fast Track Creativity, Design, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Evangelizing Design in Any Organization With PepsiCo’s Chief Design Officer​
Hosted by MAURO PORCINI, SVP & Chief Design Officer, PepsiCo
Fast Track Design 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connected by Design: Innovating the Workplace With R/GA
Hosted by BOB GREENBERG, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, R/GA
Fast Track Design, Tech 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Millennial Myth-Busting With DoSomething.org
Hosted by ARIA FINGER, CEO, DoSomething
Fast Track Social Good 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Designing for Everyone: A Problem-Solving Workshop With Perkins+Will​
Hosted by JANICE BARNES, Principal and Global Discipline Leader for Planning and Strategies, Perkins + Will and ROBIN GUENTHER, Global Healthcare Sustainability Leader, Perkins + Will
Fast Track Design 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Explore Lowline Lab, the Model for the World’s First-Ever Underground Park
Hosted by DANIEL BARASCH and JAMES RAMSEY, Cofounders, The Lowline Lab
Fast Track Creativity, Social Good 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Balancing Mission and Scale with Black Girls Code
Hosted by KIMBERLY BRYANT, Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls Code
Fast Track Leadership, Tech 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Art and Science of Modern Marketing at Microsoft
Hosted by GRAD CONN, CMO, Microsoft USA
Fast Track Creativity, Tech 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
DOUBLE FEATURE: 
 
Feature I: How to Be Your Best Self at Work
Featuring EILEEN FISHER, founder and chairwoman, Eileen Fisher Inc.; GRETCHEN RUBIN, author, The Happiness Project; and RICH PIERSON, cofounder, Headspace
 
Feature II: How Policy Can Better Enable Women Entrepreneurs: An Open Letter to the Presidential Candidates
Featuring ELIZABETH GORE, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
You Never Forget Your First: Why Experience Comes First at Sonos
Hosted by JOY HOWARD, CMO, Sonos
Fast Track Creativity, Tech 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
(RED) @ 10: Lessons From a Decade of Making Large-Scale Social Impact
Hosted by DEBORAH DUGAN, CEO, (RED)
Fast Track Social Good 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Welcome Remarks
Featuring BOB SAFIAN, editor, Fast Company
DONT USE - SKIRBALL 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
How NBBJ Is Using Data to Design More Human-Centered Spaces
Hosted by SUZY GENZLER, Associate, NBBJ; BEN WABER, Founder and CEO, Humanyze; FLORENT PEYRE, Cofounder and COO, Placemeter; MARK ROLSTON, Cofounder and CEO, argodesign; and SARAH WILLIAMS, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and the Director of the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT
Fast Track Design, Tech 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Stone Fox Bride and Fearlessness in the Face of "Failure"
Hosted by MOLLY GUY, Founder and Creative Director, Stone Fox Bride
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tech and Hospitality: How to Strengthen Your Customer Experience​
Featuring DANNY MEYER, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group and NEIL BLUMENTHAL, Cofounder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Leadership, Tech 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn to Master the “Totally Human” Job Skills of the Future
Featuring KIMBERLY BRYANT, Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls Code; CANDICE MORGAN, Diversity and Inclusion Leader, Pinterest; and ABBY FALIK, founder and CEO, Global Citizen Year
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Creativity, Leadership 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Growing As One: How Hamdi Ulukaya Is Leading Chobani With Heart​
Featuring HAMDI ULUKAYA, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Chobani
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Leadership, Social Good 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Inside an "Advance of the Year" with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee​
Partner Talk
Featuring MURDO GORDON, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE, physician, scientist, and writer
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Leadership, Tech 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
A Master Class in Bot Building With Deutsch + Friends
Hosted by TREVOR O'BRIEN, Partner and CTO, Deutsch; SABRI SANSOY, creator of the The Cognitive Dress; and NICK JONES, artificially-intelligent digital design expert
Fast Track Tech 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How DonorsChoose.org and Eight Inc. Created a Mission-Driven Work Space
Hosted by CHARLES BEST, Founder, DonorsChoose.org
Fast Track Design, Social Good 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Inside Snøhetta’s Workshop Approach to Cutting-Edge Design
Hosted by KJETIL THORSEN, Founding Partner, Snøhetta and MARTIN GRAN, Managing Director of Brand Design, Snøhetta 
Fast Track Design 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How Huge, Inc. is Building Smart Experiences with Machine Learning
Hosted by AARON SHAPIRO, CEO, Huge; BERNARDO RODRIGUEZ, Managing Director of Business Strategy, Huge; and MICHAEL HORN, Managing Director of Data Science, Huge 
Fast Track Tech 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Your Data, Their Data, Our Data: R/GA on Keeping Consumers Engaged
Hosted by MARC MALEH, Managing Director, R/GA and MAHIR YAVUZ, Creative Director, Data Science and Visualization, R/GA
Fast Track Design, Tech 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Can Stories Save Museums? How Bluecadet Is Using Experience Design to Engage Visitors Through Narrative
Hosted by JOSH GOLDBLUM, Founder & CEO, Bluecadet and LILLY PRESTON, Managing Director, Bluecadet NYC
Fast Track Creativity, Design, Tech 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Innovation Agents: How PepsiCo is Unlocking the Future of the Food & Beverage Industry
Featuring INDRA NOOYI, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo and MEHMOOD KHAN, Vice Chairman, PepsiCo
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Leadership 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Lab-Grown: How New Harvest, Ginkgo Bioworks, and Genspace are Designing Our Future
Featuring CHRISTINA AGAPAKIS, Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks; GILONNE D'ORIGNY, Development Director, New Harvest; and DR. ELLEN JORGENSEN, Cofounder and Executive Director, Genspace

 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Creativity, Design, Social Good 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Placing Bets With L'Oreal: How Companies Decide which “Next Big Thing” to Invest In
Hosted by RACHEL WEISS, Vice President, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship, L'Oreal
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Daydream With Droga5: On the Power and Promise of Creativity
Hosted by DAVID DROGA, Founder and Creative Chairman, Droga5 and JONNY BAUER, Global Chief Strategy Officer, Droga5

Fast Track Creativity 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fast Talk: Director Gary Hustwit on the Future of VR and Documentary Filmmaking
Featuring GARY HUSTWIT, Founder and CEO, Scenic
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Creativity, Tech 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
DOUBLE FEATURE:

Feature I: Innovation at Ralph Lauren: A Classic American Brand Looks to the Future
Featuring DAVID LAUREN, Vice Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer, Ralph Lauren; Moderated by IMRAN AMED, Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief, Business of Fashion
 
Feature II: The Unexpected Entrepreneur: How Karlie Kloss Turns Passion Into Business

Featuring KARLIE KLOSS, Model/Entrepreneur, Moderated by IMRAN AMED, Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief, Business of Fashion

DONT USE - SKIRBALL Creativity, Leadership 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Anatomy of the Creative Process at Squarespace
Hosted by DAVID LEE, Chief Creative Officer, Squarespace
Fast Track Design 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Inside The Onion's Election Coverage: Developing, Distributing, and Ruthlessly Monetizing America’s Finest Political Satire ​
Hosted by JOE FULLMAN, VP of Marketing, Onion, Inc.; RICK HAMANN, Chief Creative Officer, Onion, Inc.; MATT KILNMAN, Head Writer, Onion Video; and DAVID ISCOE, Senior Writer, Onion Studios
Fast Track Creativity 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Digital Impact: How GE, Intel and Startups are Collaborating on an Industrial Internet that Could Save the Planet
Partner Talk
Featuring DEB FRODL, Global Executive Director, GE Ecomagination; TONY NEAL-GRAVES, VP, Internet Of Things, Industrial and Internet Solutions, Intel; JEREMY HEIMANS, CEO of Purpose; and JENNY FIELDING, a Managing Director at Techstars 
 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL 5:05 PM - 5:45 PM
Cocktail Hour Powered by GE/Intel​
 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beyond Listening: Engaging An Audience the WNYC Way​
Hosted by DEAN CAPPELLO, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, WNYC/New York Public Radio and MANOUSH ZOMORODI, Host and Managing Editor, Note to Self
Fast Track Creativity 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
AC Hotels Lounge
Special guest GARY HUSTWIT
Partner Experience
 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
A Morning Ride at SoulCycle
Hosted by GABBY ETROG, SVP of Brand Strategy, SoulCycle
Fast Track Creativity 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
How Nest and West Elm Are Bringing Sustainability and Social Responsibility to the $34B Global Artisan Industry 
Hosted by REBECCA VAN BERGEN, Founder and Executive Director, Nest and DOUGLAS GUILEY, ‎SVP West Elm Global Sourcing & Williams-Sonoma Inc CSR
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Social Good 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Exclusive Fast Track Experience with Rebecca Minkoff
Hosted by Rebecca Minkoff, Designer and Cofounder of Rebecca Minkoff. 
 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Learn Strategies for Carving Out Creative Space With Amy Whitaker at LMHQ
Hosted by AMY WHITAKER, Author, Art Thinking and SHANA DRESSLER, Executive Director, Google's 30 Weeks
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
How Berg + Mt. Sinai Are Innovating to Fulfill the Promise of Precision Medicine
Hosted by NIVEN NARAIN, CEO, BERG; ERIC NESTLER, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and ERIC SCHADT, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Director at the Icahn School of Medicine Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology
Fast Track Tech 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Work & Co. on Timelessness: What Digital Designers Can Learn From Vignelli, the Eameses, and Mies van der Rohe
Hosted by FELIPE MEMORIA, Founding Partner, Work & Co.
Fast Track Creativity, Design 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
ESI Design on How Multiplayer + Simulation Games Are the Future of Experience Design 
Hosted by EDWIN SCHLOSSBERG, President and Principal Designer, ESI Design
Fast Track Creativity, Design 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Music, Fashion, and a Workout! How Bandier Is Reimagining the Brick-and-Mortar Store
Hosted by JENNIFER BANDIER, Founder, Bandier
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hospitality Quotient: What Restaurants Teach You About Business and Life 
Hosted by SUSAN REILLY SALGADO, Managing Partner, Hospitality Quotient
Fast Track Leadership 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Create Long-Living Social Moments With Bleacher Report​
Hosted by RORY BROWN, President, Bleacher Report
Fast Track Creativity 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Behind the Scenes With Online Auction Disrupter Paddle8
Hosted by ALEX GILKES, ADITYA JULKA, and OSMAN KHAN, cofounders, Paddle8
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn How Empathy Can Elevate Your Creative Process With Design Agency Sub Rosa
Hosted by MICHAEL VENTURA, CEO, Sub Rosa
Fast Track Design 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Innovating for Relevance: How Prophet Helps Build Indispensible Brands 
Hosted by SCOTT DAVIS, Chief Growth Officer, Prophet; CHIAKI NISHINO, Senior Partner, Prophet; ANDRES NICHOLLS, Global Executive Creative Director & Partner, Prophet
Fast Track Creativity 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Daring to Defy: Challenging Convention With Holistic Design Pioneer Dror Benshetrit​
Hosted by DROR BENSHETRIT, Principal, Studio Dror
Fast Track Creativity, Design 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
SYPartners on How Great Leadership Is Helping the World’s Most Innovative Companies Build the Future
Hosted by SARA KALICK, Vice President and General Manager, SYPartners
Fast Track Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
By the People: A Tour and Creative Workshop at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Hosted by CYNTHIA E. SMITH, Curator of Socially Responsible Design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 
Fast Track Creativity, Design 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How Etsy's New HQ Empowers Empathy
Hosted by JOHN ALLSPAW, CTO, Etsy and JOSH WISE, Director of Workplace Ecology and Design, Etsy

Fast Track Design, Leadership, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Generating Big Impact on Small Screens: How Kargo Builds Brand Loyalty on Mobile Devices
Hosted by RYAN MCCONVILLE, President and Chief Operating Officer, Kargo and AJ MATHEW, VP of Research, Kargo
Fast Track Creativity, Tech 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
How Fahrenheit 212 Is Closing the Innovation Gap for Women
Hosted by MELISSA TISCHLER, Engagement Director, Strategy Practice Lead, Fahrenheit 212; MARIA POTOROCZYN, Innovation Consultant, Fahrenheit 212; and ALFIA ILICHEVA, Engagement Manager, Fahrenheit 212
Fast Track Creativity, Leadership 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Can Dolls and Watches Save The World? A Study in Purposeful Brand Transformations. Partner Talk.
Featuring LISA MCKNIGHT, SVP, Mattel, JACQUES PANIS, President, Shinola; PAUL MASSEY, EVP, Global Lead of Social Impact, Weber Shandwick
Partner Talk
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Creativity, Leadership, Social Good 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Inside BET's Evolution: How the Network Overhauled Its Digital Platform With Red Interactive Agency
Hosted by KAY MADATI, Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, BET Networks and BRIAN LOVELL, CEO, RED Interactive Agency
Fast Track Creativity 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Crafting Your Culture—Sir Kensington's Unconventional Approach to Conventional Business
Hosted by SCOTT NORTON, Cofounder, Sir Kensington's and MARK RAMADAN, Cofounder and CEO, Sir Kensington's 
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Social Selling + Design: The Formula for Growing Like Crazy with Stella & Dot
Hosted by RAHUL GUPTA, Director of Product Development, Stella & Dot

Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Education and Experience: How Eataly Shares the Magic of Italy Around the World
Hosted by ADAM SAPER, Managing Partner, Eataly USA
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Fast Company Focus Group: Help Fast Company Innovate
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Inside the "Cult": How SoulCycle, Casper, and Drybar Have Built Obsession-Inspiring Brands
Featuring NEIL PARIKH, Cofounder and Chief Operating Officer, Casper; ALLI WEBB, Founder, Drybar; and MELANIE WHELAN, CEO, SoulCycle
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Entrepreneurship, Leadership 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Designing Good Into Your Business Model with FEED
Hosted by LAUREN BUSH LAUREN, Founder and CEO, FEED
Fast Track Social Good 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
What Makes An Image Iconic? Three Leading Graphic Designers on the Influence of Campaign Design
Featuring NATASHA JEN, Partner, Pentagram; CARLY AYRES, Partner, HAWRAF; and BOBBY C. MARTIN, Founding Partner, OCD
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Design 12:20 PM - 1:00 PM
Fast Co. Futures With Ari Wallach: Why Strange Bedfellows Are the Future of Business 
Featuring AI-JEN POO, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance and DARREN WALKER, President, Ford Foundation
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Leadership 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Sarah Jessica Parker + AOL’s Tim Armstrong on Taking Risks and Evolving in Business
Featuring SARAH JESSICA PARKER, actress, entrepreneur, and TIM ARMSTRONG, CEO, AOL
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Creativity, Leadership 1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Remade in the USA: Sustainable Fashion at Eileen Fisher​
Hosted by EILEEN FISHER, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Fast Track Creativity, Social Good 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How Après Is Helping Companies Tap an Experienced and Age-Diverse Talent Pool to Drive Innovation
Hosted by JENNIFR GEFSKY and NICOLE KROLL, cofounders, Aprés
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Social Good 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Improv for Innovation: How You Can Boost your Leadership Skills With UCB
Hosted by CHELSEA CLARKE, senior performer and teacher, UCB Theater 
Fast Track Creativity 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Taboo Busters! How Grindr, Thinx, and Sustain Natural Are Changing Culture With Business
Featuring MIKI AGRAWAL, Cofounder and CEO, Thinx; MEIKA HOLLENDER, CEO and Cofounder, Sustain Natural; and JACK HARRISON-QUINTANA, Director of Grindr for Equality, Grindr
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Leadership 2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
The Heart of a Borough's Innovation: Behind the Beer With Brooklyn Brewery
​Hosted by GARRETT OLIVER, Brewmaster, Brooklyn Brewery
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
A Look at the Future of On-Demand with Uber 
Featuring RACHEL HOLT, General Manager of US & Canada, Uber 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Entrepreneurship, Tech 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Scaling Creativity: How BuzzFeed Made Tasty ​The Must-Share Platform for Food Video​
Hosted by ASHLEY MCCOLLUM, General Manager, BuzzFeed
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
A Creative Exploration with Wieden+Kennedy New York
Hosted by KARL LIEBERMAN, Executive Creative Director, Wieden + Kennedy
Fast Track Creativity 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Building a Business That Matters: Changing Food for Good 
Featuring SAM KASS, Food Entrepreneur; KIRSTEN SAENZ TOBEY, Cofounder and Chief Impact Officer, Revolution Foods; and JONATHAN NEMAN, Cofounder and Co-CEO, Sweetgreen
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Leadership, Social Good 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Cher + Doreen Lorenzo on Being Human in the Age of the Algorithm
Featuring singer and actress CHER and DOREEN LORENZO, cofounder, Vidlet and contributor, Co.Design
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Creativity, Design 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Gaming for Impact: How Games for Change Creates Experiential Learning Products for the Social Sector
Hosted by SUSANNA POLLACK, President, Games for Change
Fast Track Social Good 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
How Percolate Helps Marketers Think Like Engineers
Hosted by NOAH BRIER, Cofounder, Percolate
 
Fast Track Creativity 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
An Exclusive First Look at Philymack’s Newest Venture with Phil McIntyre, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas II
Featuring PHIL MCINTYRE, CEO and Founder, Philymack; JOE JONAS, DNCE; and KEVIN JONAS II
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Creativity, Entrepreneurship 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM
Purposeful Networking: How Looking Outside Your Industry Can Fuel Innovation 
 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Culminating Thought-Leadership Dinner Presented by American Express Platinum Collective
Hosted by acclaimed chef and author, Alex Stupak.
Extras 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
AC Hotels Lounge
Special guest ARI WALLACH and KIRSTEN SAENZ-TOBY
Partner Experience
 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Find Your Mission: A Purposeful Networking Breakfast

 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Leadership, Social Good 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The U.S. Presidential Election in Data: How About.com Tracks the Country’s Changing Priorities
Hosted by JON ROBERTS, Vice President of Data Sciences, About.com
Fast Track Creativity, Tech 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inside Brand Assembly’s Collaborative Approach to Putting Emerging Designers on the Map
Hosted by HILLARY FRANCE and ALEX REPOLA, Cofounders, Brand Assembly
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Inside Glossier’s Conversational Commerce and Nontraditional Approach to Community
Hosted by EMILY WEISS, CEO and Founder, Glossier 
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Body, Whole Business: Inside Barre3's Holistic Approach to Scale
Hosted by SADIE LINCOLN, Founder, barre3
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Design at IBM: Tackling Big Problems With Big Design
Hosted by TODD SIMMONS, Vice President, Brand Experience and Design, IBM and JONI SAYLOR, Director of Design Practices, IBM
Fast Track Design, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Inside the Major U.S. Expansion of Minimalist Japanese Brand Muji
Hosted by ASAKO SHIMAZAKI, U.S. President, MUJI
Fast Track Creativity 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Spring Is Helping Brands Win on Mobile in the New Retail Landscape
Hosted by ALAN TISCH, Cofounder and CEO, Spring and APRIL CHITEL, Chief Brand Officer, Spring
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Building a Brand-New Media Company: Inside First Look Media ​
Hosted by MICHAEL BLOOM, President, First Look Media; JOSH EPSTEIN, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer, First Look Media; ADAM PINCUS, Executive Vice President, Programming & Content, First Look Media; and ANNA HOLMES, SVP Editorial, First Look Media

Fast Track Creativity 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How Nelson Byrd Woltz Designed Ecological Resilience and Social Vibrancy Into the City’s Newest Neighborhood
Hosted by THOMAS WOLTZ, Owner, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects and MARK STRIETER, Senior Associate, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

 
Fast Track Design, Social Good 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fast Company Focus Group: Help Fast Company Innovate
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cup Your Way Through Birch Coffee's Roast House
Hosted by PAUL SCHLADER and JEREMY LYMAN, Cofounders, Birch Coffee

Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Social Good 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Get A Taste of Transition at Chefs Club
Hosted by DANA COWIN, Creative Director, Chefs Club
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Content and Community Drive Commerce (Not the Other Way Around) at Food52
Hosted by MERRILL STUBBS, Cofounder and Editor-in-Chief, Food52  and AMANDA HESSER, Cofounder, Food52
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Design the Work You Love With Ayse Birsel
Hosted by AYSE BIRSEL, Cofounder, Birsel + Seck

DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Design, Leadership 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
How Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and Golf Champion Jordan Spieth Bet Big—and Win Big
Featuring KEVIN PLANK, CEO, Under Armour and JORDAN SPIETH, Golf Champion
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Leadership 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Mindfulness at Work: Crisis Text Line on Why You Should Be Embracing Empathy and Self-Care at Work
Hosted by HIRA RAJA, Volunteer Trainer, Crisis Text Line
Fast Track Leadership, Tech 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
BaubleBar: Accessorizing Your Service With Talent
Hosted by AMY JAIN and DANIELLA YACOBOVSKY, cofounders, BaubleBar and NINA ALEXANDER-HURST, VP of Customer Service, BaubleBar
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Leading Women: Changing the Playing Fields in Tech + Finance 
Featuring SALLIE KRAWCHEK, Cofounder and CEO, Ellevest; SUSAN LYNE, President and Managing Partner, BBG Ventures; and LESLEY GROSSBLATT, COO, Boardlist
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Entrepreneurship, Leadership 1:15 PM - 1:55 PM
DOUBLE FEATURE: 
 
Feature I: Melinda Gates with Facebook’s Regina Dugan on Closing the Gap for Women + Diverse Voices in Tech
Featuring MELINDA GATES, Philanthropist and Cochair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and REGINA DUGAN, VP of Engineering, Building 8, Facebook

Feature II: HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud on Empowering the Women of Saudi Arabia
Featuring HRH PRINCESS REEMA BINT BANDAR AL-SAUD
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Leadership, Tech 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
How Intersection Solves Civic Challenges Like Business Problems
Hosted by COLIN O'DONNELL, Chief Innovation Officer, Intersection and PAUL MCCONNELL, Design Director, Intersection
Fast Track Social Good, Tech 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Explore Material Science + New Manufacturing at Material ConneXion
Hosted by ANDREW DENT, VP Materials Science, Material ConneXion
Fast Track Design 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bring Your Values to Work and Strengthen Your Self-Knowledge With Live in the Grey
Hosted by KATE BEDNARSKI, Chief Experience Officer, Live in the Grey and BRAD LANDE, CEO, Live in the Grey
Fast Track Leadership 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pitching Passion Projects: How Tribeca Brought Film Education to Prisons
Hosted by VIRGILIO BRAVO, Director of Education, TriBeCa Film Institute
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Social Good 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Inside the Cultural Arrival of Podcasts with Gimlet Media
Hosted by MATT LIEBER, Cofounder and President, Gimlet Media
Fast Track Creativity 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Design in the Age of AI: A New Era for User-Friendliness
Featuring LILI CHENG, Engineer and General Manager, Microsoft; JASON CORNWELL, Communications UX Lead, Google; JEREMY GOLDBERG, Product Designer, Facebook; and NOAH WEISS, Head of the Search, Learning, and Intelligence Group, Slack
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Design, Tech 2:15 PM - 2:55 PM
Funny and Fearless: How Samantha Bee Stands Apart from the Late-Night Pack
Featuring SAMANTHA BEE, Host, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
DONT USE - SKIRBALL Creativity, Entrepreneurship 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
How Jigsaw Is Working to Disrupt Online Radicalization
Featuring YASMIN GREEN, Head of Research and Development, Jigsaw and HADIYA UDDIN
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Social Good, Tech 3:10 PM - 3:50 PM
Beyond the PSA: Johannes Leonardo + the Bezos Family Foundation + Spotify on Why Advertising Doesn’t Work
Hosted by LEO PREMUTICO, Cofounder and CCO, Johannes Leonardo; NICOLE DECARIO, Managing Director of Operations and Special Projects, Bezos Family Foundation; and KERRY STEIB, Director of Social Impact, Spotify
Fast Track Creativity, Social Good 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

After-Hours: Explore Transit Systems Past and Present at the New York Transit Museum
Hosted by REGINA ASBORNO, Acting Director, New York Transit Museum

Fast Track Creativity 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Inside Solar Impulse's High-Stakes Mission to Pilot Around the Globe Without Fuel
Hosted by REBECCA LUCORE, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability for the Americas, Covestro LLC and PAIGE KASSELEN, Commercial Trainee, Covestro LLC
Fast Track Social Good, Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Quest-Led Innovation With Co:Collective: How Story Powers Innovation in Today's Most Successful Companies
Hosted by TY MONTAGUE, Founder, co: collective 
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Oceans v. Space: Which is Really the Final Frontier?
Featuring PHILIPPE COUSTEAU, Author, Social Entrepreneur, and Founder of EarthEcho International; CHANDA GONZALES, Senior Director, Google Lunar XPRIZE; DR. ELLEN STOFAN, Chief Scientist, NASA; and HANNAH MACDONALD, Scientist, Scholar and Recipient, NOAA Ernst F. Hollings Scholarship
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Creativity, Social Good, Tech 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
How Dstillery Unlocks the Future of Marketing with Data Science​
Hosted by CLAUDIA PERLICH, Chief Scientist, Dstillery
Fast Track Tech 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Don't Fail Fast: Fjord's Approach to Rapid Innovation
Partner Fast Track
Hosted by JOHN JONES, SVP Design Strategy, Fjord
 
Fast Track Creativity, Design 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Rebuilding Trust: On the Role of Tech + Data in Policing and Criminal Justice Reform 
Featuring DERAY MCKESSON, Activist; ADAM FOSS, Cofounder and President, Prosectuor Integrity; MALIKA SAADA SAAR, Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights, Google; and DR. CLARENCE WARDELL III, U.S. Digital Service at the White House
 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL Leadership, Social Good, Tech 5:30 PM - 6:10 PM
How Populous Creatively Solves Problems Through All Stages of the Design Process
Hosted by JONATHAN MALLIE, Principal and Director, Populous New York and MATT DUCHARME, Design Director and Senior Associate, Populous
 
Fast Track Design 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
American Express Platinum Cocktail Hour with Hella Co
 
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn the Top Skill to Win at Work and Life with Shine​
Hosted by MARAH LIDEY and NAOMI HIRABAYASHI, Cofounders, Shine
 
Fast Track Leadership 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Innovation By Design Awards Celebration*
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By Invite Only
Extras Design 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Who Run the World? Women in Tech. Conversation + Cocktails at PolicyGenius
Hosted by JENNIFER FITZGERALD, CEO and Cofounder, PolicyGenius; KATHRYN MINSHEW, CEO and Founder, TheMuse.com; and LIZ WESSEL, CEO and Cofounder, WayUp
 
Fast Track Leadership, Tech 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
AC Hotels Lounge
Special Guests NOAH WEISS
Partner Experience
DONT USE - CIVIC HALL
Friday, November 4, 2016
A Morning Ride at SoulCycle
Hosted by GABBY ETROG, SVP of Brand Strategy, SoulCycle
Fast Track Creativity 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Behind the Scenes at Cornell Tech's New State-of-the-Art Campus
Hosted by DAN HUTTENLOCHER, founding Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech
Fast Track Tech 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
From VR to Well Sensors, How Charity: Water is Leveraging Technology to Advance Its Mission
Hosted by SCOTT HARRISON, CEO and founder, Charity: Water
Fast Track Social Good, Tech 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tech in New York: What Does The Future Hold?
Hosted by MICHELLE PELUSO, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM; JULIE SAMUELS, Executive Director: Tech:NYC; RAGY THOMAS, Founder and CEO, Sprinklr; MATT TURCK, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital; and ANIL DASH, Writer, Activist, Entrepreneur
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Tech 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10 Exclusive Adtech Cheat Codes from Kiip
Hosted by BRIAN WONG, CEO and cofounder, Kiip and ALI RAYFIELD, Chief Revenue Officer, Kiip
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Creativity in Action: How 72andSunny Approaches Collaboration
Hosted by TIM JONES, Director of Strategy, 72andSunny and LUKE ATKINSON, Vice President of Global Consumer and Cultural Planning, Diageo
Fast Track Creativity 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
When Diversity Is No Longer a Buzzword: General Assembly on the Future of Talent
Hosted by TOM OGLETREE, Director of Social Impact, General Assembly and ANNA LINDOW, Vice President of Partnerships, General Assembly
Fast Track Leadership 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A Look Into the Future of Speech Technology with VocaliD and Saatchi & Saatchi
Hosted by BRAD SOULAS, Associate Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi New York and RUPAL PATEL, founder and CEO, VocaliD
Fast Track Creativity, Tech 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Question Everything: Learn to Harness the Power of Irregular Thinking With Creative Agency Joan 
Hosted by JAIME ROBINSON, Cofounder and CCO, Joan and LISA CLUNIE, Cofounder and CEO, Joan 
Fast Track Creativity 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Driving Change: Frog's Strategies for Envisioning the Future
Hosted by DANIEL HOLTZMAN, Creative Director, frog; GRAHAM TUTTLE, Senior Strategist, frog; and SEAN RHODES, Executive Creative Director, frog
Fast Track Creativity, Design 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Learn to Leverage Your Networks to Scale Your Next Big Idea With 1776
Hosted by RACHEL HAOT, Managing Director, 1776
Fast Track Tech 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How Ideo.org Helps Fight Global Poverty With Design
Hosted by BEN CHASE, Managing Director and Co-Lead, IDEO.org; SHAUNA CAREY, Program Director, IDEO.org
Fast Track Design, Social Good 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
See Ya, Comfort Zone: Creating Innovation, Collaboration and a Global Tribe with Tough Mudder
Hosted by WILL DEAN, Founder and CEO, Tough Mudder and ADAM SLUTSKY, President, Tough Mudder
Fast Track Leadership 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
SeatGeek’s Fan-Focused Approach to the Live Events Experience
Hosted by RUSSEL D'SOUZA and JENN OGDEN-REESE, CMO, SeatGeek
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
School of Doodle Hosts the Innovation of Influencers: Bye Bye Millennials, Hello Malala! 
Hosted by SAGE ADAMS, Editor, School of Doodle and Cofounder, Art Hoe Collective
Fast Track Creativity, Leadership 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
How Peloton Is Pioneering The Fitness-Meets-Technology Industry 
Featuring JOHN FOLEY, CEO of Peloton
Partner Fast Track
Fast Track Tech 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM