SESSIONS

Scroll down for a preview of the sessions at the Innovation Festival. Check back often – new sessions will be added frequently.
92 y stage
92 Y 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.
convene hub
Convene, a premium meeting and event space, will serve as our festival hub where you can connect with the Fast Company team, and experience thought-provoking discussions, workshops, demos, and more.
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
Monday, October 23, 2017
How eBay Transformed Its Campus From a Workplace Into an Immersive Experience
Hosted by LARS KONGSHEM, Director of Corporate Digital Experience, eBay, and ED SCHLOSSBERG, Founder, ESI Design
Fast Track Design, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Plated is Using Mobile Technology to Grow the Next Generation of Foodies
Hosted by JOSH HIX, CEO and Cofounder, Plated; ELANA KARP, Head Chef and Culinary Cofounder; and NICK TARANTO, Chief Strategy Officer and Cofounder
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Creating Healthy, Sustainable Spaces With Perkins+Will 
Hosted by MIKE AZIS, Associate, Perkins+Will;  DANIEL WINDSOR, Senior Associate, Perkins+Will; and JOO YOUNG RO, Planning+Strategies Consultant, Perkins+Will
Fast Track Design, Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Upstart Co-Lab on Why Investing in the Creative Economy Is the Future of Social Good
Hosted by LAURA CALLANAN, Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab
Fast Track Creativity, Social Good 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Get Your Kicks With Luxury Shoe Seller M.Gemi
Hosted by MARIA GANGEMI, Chief Merchant, M.Gemi, and CHERYL KAPLAN, President, M.Gemi
Fast Track Design 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Glimpse Living History: Rare Access to the Metropolitan Opera’s Final Rehearsal of "The Exterminating Angel"​
Hosted by PETER GELB, General Manager, The Metropolitan Opera
Fast Track Creativity 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
How Anheuser-Busch Stays Ahead of the Curve of Changing Tastes
Hosted by SANDRO BASSILI, Vice President of People, Anheuser-Busch North America
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
How Women Are Changing the Food Industry—and Making the World a Better (And Tastier) Place for Us All
Hosted by ALISON CAYNE, Founder, Haven's Kitchen; DANA COWIN, Food Journalist; and CAMILLA MARCUS, Founder, west-bourne
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Badass Playbook: The Power of Positively Irregular Thinking for Brand Success
Hosted by LISA CLUNIE, CEO, Joan, and JAIME ROBINSON, Chief Creative Officer, Joan
Fast Track Creativity, Leadership 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Strategic Content Creation: How Wealthsimple Built a New Kind of Financial Brand
Hosted by DEVIN FRIEDMAN, Creative Director, Wealthsimple
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Question Is the Answer: Learn How Constraints Can Be Design Opportunities With Ennead Architects
Hosted by TOMAS ROSSANT, Partner, Ennead Architects, and DON WEINREICH, Partner, Ennead Architects
Fast Track Design 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Extend Fertility - Details coming soon!
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Building a Neighborhood From Scratch: See Inside Related Companies’ Hudson Yards
Hosted by JEFF T. BLAU, CEO, Related Companies, and STEPHEN M. ROSS, Chairman and Founder, Related Companies
Fast Track Design, Entrepreneurship, Leadership 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
BET and Robin Thede on the Future of Late-Night Comedy​
Hosted by ROBIN THEDE, Host, "The Rundown with Robin Thede"
Fast Track Creativity 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Five Things Gen Z Wants You to Know: Speaking to the Next Generation at School of Doodle
Hosted by MOLLY LOGAN, Cofounder, School of Doodle, and ERIKKA JAMES, Director of Leadership, The Lower Eastside Girls Club
Fast Track Creativity 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Inventing the Future of Retail: How Big Data is Changing The Way We Sell Everything
Featuring LAURA ALBER, CEO, Williams-Sonoma; DAN CLAY, Sr. Associate of Innovation, Lippincott; JEFF GLUECK, CEO, Foursquare; and TINA SHARKEY, CEO, Brandless
Panel Entrepreneurship, Tech 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
How SYPartners Tackles Digital Transformation: A Fundamentally Human-Led Challenge
Hosted by JOSHUA MICHELE-ROSS, Principal, SYPartners; BEN PERREAU, Strategy Director, SYPartners; ANDREW CHERN, Strategy Director, SYPartners
Fast Track Creativity, Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
No Sweat: How Fitness Brand barre3 Employs Mindfulness to Scale
Hosted by SADIE LINCOLN, Founder and CEO, barre3
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Whole Self: A Workshop in Mindful Creativity with Sub Rosa
Fast Track Creativity, Design, Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Watson Is Changing Healthcare Today and Tomorrow
Hosted by SHAHRAM EBODOLLAHI, Chief Science Officer, IBM, and KYU RHEE, Chief Health Officer, IBM
Fast Track Health, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Anatomy of a Trend: Predict What’s Next With the World’s Trend Authority, WGSN
Hosted by ANDREA BELL, Director of Consumer Insights, WGSN; SARAH OWEN, Head of Digital Media and Marketing, WGSN; CARLENE THOMAS-BAILEY, Senior Editor, WGSN; and BRIAN TRUNZO, Senior Menswear Editor, WGSN
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn the Secrets to Going Viral With Fluffy Animal-Video Powerhouse “The Dodo”​
Hosted by YUJUNG KIM, President, The Dodo, and IZZIE LERER, Cofounder, The Dodo
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ladies, Craft Your Personal Brand With the Help of Landit
Featuring LISA SKEETE TATUM, Founder and CEO, Landit
Workshop Leadership 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Nice Guys Finish First: How Top Brands Prove That Leading With Values Works
Featuring SCOTT NORTON, Cofounder, Sir Kensington's, and GREGG REFREW, Founder and CEO, Beautycounter
Panel Social Good 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Doubled Edged Sword: How Reaching ‘Cult Brand’ Status Can Help (and Hurt) a Business
Featuring NICOLAS JAMMET, Cofounder, Sweetgreen; JEN RUBIO, CEO, Away; TRISTAN WALKER, Founder and CEO, Walker & Company Brands; and EMILY WEISS, CEO, Glossier
Keynote Entrepreneurship 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Brain Hacks for Staying Sharp, Focused, and Sane at Work
Hosted by ART MARKMAN, Professor of Psychology and Marketing, UT Austin
Workshop Creativity, Leadership 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Remaking Our Food Systems: How These Chefs Are Using Cuisine to Transform Communities
Featuring KIMBAL MUSK, Cofounder, The Kitchn;  DAN BARBER, Chef and Co-owner, Blue Hill; and DANA COWIN, Food Journalist
Panel Entrepreneurship, Social Good 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
The Future of Original Content with Snap
SEAN MILLS, Head of Original Content, Snap
Keynote Creativity, Tech 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Innovation From the Ground Up: Cornell Tech’s Brand-New Campus
Hosted by DANIEL P. HUTTENLOCHER, Dean, Cornell Tech
Fast Track Tech 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Harness the Power of Social Media Influencers for Your Brand
Featuring PATRICK JANELLE, Director and Cofounder, Spring Street Social Society
Workshop Creativity 1:15 PM - 1:50 PM
The Importance of Finding—And Using—Your Authentic Voice
Featuring ELAINE WELTEROTH, Editor-In-Chief, Teen Vogue; KIMBERLY DREW, Social Media Manager, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Panel Leadership 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Creating the Next Agency Model: R/GA’s Playbook for Self-Disruption
Hosted by BOB GREENBERG, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, R/GA
Fast Track Creativity, Design 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Design the Work You Love
Hosted by AYSE BIRSEL, Author and Designer
Workshop Creativity, Design 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sylvain Labs on the Power of Imagination in Innovation and Brand Strategy
ALAN SYLVAIN, Founder, Sylvain Labs
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Does AI Need a Soul? How to Prevent Inhumanity in the AI-Driven Future With Deutsch
Hosted by WINSTON BINCH, Chief Digital Officer, Deutsch; RACHEL MERCER, Head of Digital Strategy and Invention, Deutsch; and DANIEL MURPHY, Director of Digital Operations and Production, Deutsch
Fast Track Creativity, Tech 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How Embodiment Will Improve Your Workout—and Every Other Part of Your Life
Hosted by TARYN TOOMEY, Founder, The Class
Fast Track Creativity, Leadership 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How Sir Kensington’s Commitment to Integrity Yields Amazing Ketchup—and Outstanding Company Culture
Hosted by SCOTT NORTON, Cofounder, Sir Kensington's
Fast Track Leadership 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Why Diversity Matters in the Cannabis Industry
Featuring BEN BRONFMAN, Director of International Business Development, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute; TSION SUNSHINE LENCHO, Cofounder, Supernova Women; and ANDREW FREEDMAN, Former Colorado Director of Marijuana Coordination
Panel Entrepreneurship 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Smashing the Traditional Org Chart: Shake Up Your Culture to Build Better, Smarter Products​
Hosted by JOCELYN MANGAN, COO, Snagajob
Workshop Creativity, Leadership 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Loud, Fast, and Wrong: Fred Dust on How to Redesign Dialogue Before It’s Too Late
Hosted by FRED DUST, Partner, Ideo
Panel Leadership 3:55 PM - 4:10 PM
Collaborative Design: Nelson Byrd Woltz’s Formula for Truly Representative Architecture
Hosted by JEFFREY LONGHENRY, Sr. Associate, Nelson Byrd Woltz; SERENA NELSON, Associate, Nelson Byrd Woltz
Fast Track Design 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cava Grill on How Tech Can Fuel Culture and Build Brand Loyalty
Hosted by JOSH PATCHUS, Chief Data Scientist, Cava Grill
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Beyond the Pin: Creating Highly Personalized Brand Experiences with Pinterest
ALASTAIR COTTERILL, Head of The Studio, Pinterest
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Future of Home With Compass
Hosted by ROBERT REFFKIN, Cofounder and CEO, Compass ; MATT SPANGER, Head of Marketing and Design, Compass; LEONARD STEINBERG, President, Compass; and LIMING ZHAO, Chief Technology Officer, Compass
Fast Track Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How One Medical Is Transforming Primary Care—and Reducing Patients’ and Doctors’ Stress
Hosted by ROBERT WILSON, MD
Fast Track Health 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Can Humanist Bauhaus Design Principles Help Shape a Brighter Future?
RICHARD WHITEHALL, Smart Design; MARISA GALLAGHER, Amazon Music; MARQUISE STILLWELL, Openbox
Fast Track Creativity, Design 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pioneering Entertainment in a Fragmented Landscape with A&E Networks
Hosted by DAN ABRAMS, Host, Live PD; TIM GUNN, Cohost, PROJECT RUNWAY; AMANDA HILL, CMO, A&E Networks
Fast Track Creativity 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Do Good While Doing Well: Swell Investing and the Case for Purpose-Driven Profits
Hosted by DAVE FANGER, CEO, Swell Investing
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Social Good 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
A Brand-New Balance: Fatherly on How the New Parenting Rule Book Is Changing the Workplace (for Everyone)
Hosted by MICHAEL ROTHMAN, Cofounder, Fatherly
Fast Track Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Why Fusing Analog and Digital Music’s Future: Morning Musical Wakeup Session with Devialet
Hosted by ADRIEN DE MAIA, General Manager Americas, Devialet
Fast Track Design, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Meet the Customer of the Future: An Interactive Workshop With Lippincott (Partner)​
Hosted by DAN CLAY, Senior Associate, Lippincott
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Create Better, Viral, Brand-Building Social Media Moments: The Bleacher Report Model
Hosted by RORY BROWN, President, Bleacher Report, and JERMAINE SPRADLEY, Executive Editor, Bleacher Report
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How ustwo Gets Tangible Fast: Techniques For Productive Brainstorming
Hosted by CHRIS MAROTTA, Product Designer, ustwo, and BRIAN MCLAUGHLIN, Design Lead, ustwo
Fast Track Creativity, Design 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Turning Zzzs Into $$$s: How Casper Is Reinventing the Science of Sleep
Hosted by JEFF CHAPIN, Chief Product Officer, Casper
Fast Track Design, Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tell Me a Story: How charity: water Leverages Personal Narratives to Build a Thriving Brand
Hosted by SCOTT HARRISON, CEO, charity: water, and TYLER RIEWER, Brand Content Lead, charity: water
Fast Track Social Good 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Building a Brand That Matters: Activating the Next Generation
KIM DREW, Social Media Manager, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; ARIA FINGER, CEO, Dosomething.org; RASHAD ROBINSON, Executive Director, Color of Change
Panel Creativity, Leadership, Tech 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
How to Inject Creativity and Innovation into a 114-year-old Company
JIM HACKETT, CEO, Ford
Keynote Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Power of Human Connection in Creativity: A Conversation with Lena Waithe and BuzzFeed
LENA WAITHE, Emmy-winning writer and actress, Master of None; JONAH PERETTI, Founder and CEO, BuzzFeed
Keynote Creativity, Leadership 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
What’s Next for Virtual Reality?
DEBRA ANDERSON, Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer, datavized; ROLAND EMMERICH, Director and Cofounder, VRenetic; KAI FALKENBERG, Deputy Commissioner of Stage, TV, Film at the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment; CLINT KISKER, President, Madison Wells Media
Panel Tech 12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
Your Intro to Code With Wonder Workshop's Cheeky Robots
Featuring VIKAS GUPTA, CEO, Wonder Workshop
Workshop Tech 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Is This Thing On? How (and When) to Launch a Podcast
Featuring KERRI HOFFMAN, ‎CEO, PRX
Workshop Entrepreneurship, Tech 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
How Intersection is Bringing Native Advertising to the Next Big Platform: IRL
Hosted by DAVE ETHERINGTON, Chief Strategy Officer, Intersection
Fast Track Design, Tech 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How Alice is Working to End Sexism and Bias in Venture Capital
ELIZABETH GORE, Board Chairman, Alice
  Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Social Good 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
A Lesson in Humanity: Designing the Future of Public Spaces
Featuring DANIEL BARASCH, Cofounder and Executive Director, Lowline; CRAIG DYKERS, Founding Partner, Snøhetta; and MARK MOTONAGA, Partner, Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Panel Design 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yes, And: How Learning to Improv With UCB Can Make You a Visionary Leader
Hosted by CHELSEA CLARKE, Senior Performer, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Fast Track Creativity, Leadership 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
From E-Commerce to Pop-Ups: How Mizzen+Main Built a New Fashion Company for Men
Hosted by KEVIN LAVELLE, Founder and CEO, Mizzen+Main
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Partnership vs. Disruption: How Artsy is Leading the Art World into the Digital Future
SEBASTIAN CWILICH, President and COO, Artsy
Fast Track Creativity 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Here’s How to Fix Work Culture
Featuring CARLA HARRIS, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; MICHAEL KIMMEL, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University; CLAUDE SILVER, Chief Heart Office, Vaynermedia
Panel Leadership 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
Passion Play: How Jessica Alba and Mario Batali Created Multichannel Marvels
Featuring JESSICA ALBA, Founder, The Honest Company, and MARIO BATALI, Chef and Restaurateur
Keynote Creativity, Entrepreneurship 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Inside the Direct-to-Consumer Retail Revolution with General Catalyst
Hosted by LARRY BOHN, Managing Director, General Catalyst
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Think Fast! The Art of Crafting Impromptu Ideas That Work
Hosted by JEN DANIELSON, President, Above Average, and BRYAN TUCKER, Co-head Writer, Saturday Night Live
Fast Track Creativity 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
SeatGeek on Creating Captivating Offline Experiences in an Online World
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How to Shift Company Culture From Within: An Interactive, Data-Driven Workshop With LiiRN
Hosted by GEORGE SWISHER, Founder, LiiRN
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How DoSomething.org Turns Passion Into Positive Actions Around the World
Hosted by ARIA FINGER, CEO, DoSomething.org
Fast Track Social Good 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Giphy - Details Coming Soon!​
Fast Track Creativity, Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Culture, Community, and Cocktails: How A+I Helps Companies Walk Their Missions
Hosted by DAG FOLGER, Partner, A+I, and BRAD ZIZMOR, Partner, A+I
Fast Track Design 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How Droga5 Uses Data to Remake the Creative Brief
Hosted by AMY AVERY, Chief Intelligence Officer, Droga5, and COLLEEN LEDDY, Head of Communications Strategy, Droga5
Fast Track Creativity 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Lights, Camera, Action: How Vimeo Helps Filmmakers Craft Compelling (and Profitable) Stories
Hosted by ANJALI SUD, CEO, Vimeo
Fast Track Creativity, Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Food that Fights for Fair: &pizza on why Social Consciousness is Good Business for Everyone
Hosted by MICHAEL LASTORIA, Founder, &pizza
Fast Track Leadership, Social Good 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
ITV America on Why You Should Invest in Your Whole Team
Hosted by BRENT MONTGOMERY, CEO, ITV America; CONSTANCE SCHWARTZ MORINI, Cofounder, SMAC Entertainment; and MICHAEL STRAHAN, Cofounder, SMAC Entertainment
Fast Track Creativity, Leadership 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017
How to Connect With an Audience, From the Designers Who Created the “Hamilton” Universe
Hosted by DAVID KORINS, Founder and Principal Designer, David Korins Design
Fast Track Creativity, Design 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Work Out—Then Work on Becoming a Master Brand Innovator
Hosted by JENNIFER BANDIER, Founder, Bandier
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Gensler Uses Sensor Tech and the Internet of Things to Transform Workplaces
 
Fast Track Leadership, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Building a Company for Profit & Purpose: How Leesa is Creating Better Sleep
Hosted by JAMIE DIAMONSTEIN, Cofounder and Chief Product Officer, Leesa; DAVID WOLFE, Cofounder and CEO, Leesa
Fast Track Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A Prescription for Change: How Digital Innovation and Connected Healthcare Will Disrupt Big Pharma as We Know It (Partner)
Hosted by DR. KAL PATEL, SVP of Digital Health, Flex
Fast Track Health, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Talk Is Cheap: Why Success Requires Bringing Your Brand's Story to Life
Hosted by TY MONTAGUE, Founder, co:collective
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Material ConneXion Is Winning the Future of Manufacturing
Hosted by ANDREW DENT, Executive Vice President of Research, Materal ConneXion
Fast Track Design, Tech 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Life-Saving Innovation: How Jobs and Technology Can Help Solve the Global Refugee Crisis
Featuring DAVID MILIBAND, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee; CARYL STERN, CEO, UNICEF USA; and LEILA JANAH, Founder and CEO, Samasource
Panel Social Good 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Leadership Lessons: Be Your Most Authentic Self
ABBY WAMBACH, Soccer star and activist
Keynote Creativity, Leadership 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Future of Food: Insect Proteins Get Tastier and More Innovative
Featuring MEGAN MILLER, Cofounder, Bitty Foods
Presentation Social Good 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humanizing Blockchain: How the Virtual Currency Tech can Change the World IRL
Featuring ZOE KEATING, Cellist; TOMICAH TILLEMAN, Director, Bretton Woods II program at New America; AMY WHITAKER, Assistant Professor, New York University Steinhardt; and RYAN ZAGONE, Director of Regulatory Relations, Ripple
Panel Social Good, Tech 11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Film Screening: Lessons in Digital Storytelling at the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan
JAMEEL DABABNEH, Project Manager, CARE Azraq Camp; ELANA BERKOWITZ, Innovator in Residence, CARE
Screening Creativity, Leadership, Social Good 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Listen to Your Customers: Lessons From Fabletics’ Kate Hudson and Walmart.com’s Marc Lore
KATE HUDSON, Cofounder, Fabletics; MARC LORE, President and CEO, Walmart.com
Keynote Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Why You Should Care About Workplace Diversity (Hint: It’s Good for Everyone)
Featuring TIFFANY WARREN, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom; RYAN WILLIAMS, Cofounder and President, Jopwell; and CINDY WHITEHEAD, CEO, Pink Ceiling
Panel Leadership 12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
The Need for a Third Place: Creating the Wellness Spaces of the Future with CannonDesign
Fast Track Design, Health 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Artificial Intelligence and the Superhuman Jobs of the Future
MAELLE GAVET, COO, Compass; TAMARA INGRAM, CEO, J. Walter Thompson Company; OLIVER LIBBY, Managing Director and Cofounder, Hatzimemos / Libby; ALEX DA KID, Music Producer
Panel Leadership, Tech 1:20 PM - 1:50 PM
Derek Jeter on Finding Professional Fulfillment After the Dream Career
Featuring DEREK JETER, Founder, The Player's Tribune; JEFF LEVICK, CEO, The Player's Tribune
Keynote Entrepreneurship, Leadership 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Investing in Your Reputation: A Crisis-Management Workshop With Edelman​
Fast Track Creativity, Leadership 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
10 Years of Muji USA: How the “No-Brand” Brand Gained a Cult Following in America
Hosted by TORU TSUNODA, President, Muji USA
Fast Track Design 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How Pop Culture and Purpose Converge for Results at CAA Social Impact
Hosted by AUBREE CURTIS, Co-head, CAA Social Impact; JUDEE ANN WILLIAMS, Co-head, CAA Social Impact
Fast Track Social Good 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Global Citizen - Details Coming Soon!​
Fast Track Social Good 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Keynote Session Coming Soon!
Keynote Creativity, Design, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Social Good, Tech 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
All Ages, All Races, All Genders: Communicating Brand Purpose Authentically with MAC AIDS Fund
Fast Track Social Good 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How to Distinguish Your Brand by Designing With Intent
Hosted by ADRIAN FACINI, Head of Product Management, IEX, and LAURENCE LATIMER, Head of Ventures, IEX
Fast Track Design, Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Dstillery's Data Scientists Reveal What's Next For Marketing Technology
Hosted by GILAD BARASH, Director of Analytics, Dstillery; CLAUDIA PERLICH, Chief Scientist, Dstillery; and MELINDA HAN WILLIAMS, VP of Data Science and Analytics, Dstillery
Fast Track Tech 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Designing With Heart: Wolff Olins’s Tools for Creating Better Relationships With Digital Tech
Hosted by SAIRAH ASHMAN, CEO, Wolff Olins; CYNTHIA PRATOMO, Creative Director, Wolff Olins
Fast Track Design, Entrepreneurship 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
BuzzFeed on the Future of TV
Hosted by MATTHEW HENICK, Head of Development, BuzzFeed
Fast Track Creativity 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wieden + Kennedy - Details Coming Soon!​
Fast Track Creativity 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dotdash Explains How Asking the Right Questions Can Power Your World
Hosted by JON ROBERTS, Chief Innovation Officer, Dotdash
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Tech 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Social-First Branding: Are Drag Queens the New Social Influencers?
Hosted by OLIVIER PEYRE, Cofounder and Creative Director, Kettle; SASHA VELOUR, Drag queen and designer; BIBLEGIRL, Drag queen
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Designing the Workplace of the Future
Hosted by LMHQ
Fast Track Design 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, October 27, 2017
Staying Mission-Driven at Scale: How Managed by Q Keeps Its Founding Values at the Forefront
Hosted by DAN TERAN, Cofounder and CEO, Managed by Q
Fast Track Leadership, Social Good 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Brands Taking a Stand: In 2017, It’s Riskier to Sit on the Fence Than to Get Off It
Hosted by NICOLE BUSH, Chief Marketing Officer, NeueHouse; JOY HOWARD, CMO, Sonos; IVAN WICKSTEED, CEO, Repel Clothing
Fast Track Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Farm-to-Table Fashion: How Ethical-Luxury Brand Naadam is Disrupting the Cashmere Supply Chain
Hosted by MATT SCANLAN, Cofounder and CEO, Naadam
Fast Track Design, Entrepreneurship 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ellevest Presents Investing 101
Hosted by SALLIE KRAWCHECK, Cofounder and CEO, Ellevest
Fast Track Entrepreneurship, Leadership 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A New Corporate Model of Philanthropy: Engaging Employees, Customers, and Fans to Give Back
Hosted by ORLY MICHAELI, Partnerships Manager, DonorsChoose
Fast Track Social Good 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM