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 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 TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mapping the Instagram Interest Graph: How the World’s Largest Social Discovery Platform is Getting More Personal
Hosted by LAYLA AMJADI, Product Manager, Instagram; THOMAS DIMSON, Software Engineer, Instagram; and DAN TOFFEY, Director of Community Lab, Instagram
Fast TrackDesign, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Marketing to the Future: Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Journey
Hosted by GRAD CONN, GM and CMO, Microsoft USA
Fast TrackTech10:00 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 TrackDesign10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How eBay Transformed Its Campus From a Workplace Into an Immersive Experience
Hosted by LARS KONGSHEM, Director of Corporate Digital Experience, eBay; ED PURVER, Senior Designer, ESI Design; EMILY WEBSTER, Senior Designer, ESI Design
Fast TrackDesign, Tech10:00 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 TrackCreativity, Social Good10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Creating Healthy, Resilient Communities at Newtown Creek with Perkins+Will 
Hosted by MIKE AZIZ, Associate, Perkins+Will; JANICE BARNES, Principal and Global Resiliency Director, Perkins+Will; DANIEL WINDSOR, Senior Associate, Perkins+Will; CHRISSY REMEIN, Water Quality Project Coordinator, Riverkeeper NYC; LISA BLOODGOOD, Education Coordinator, Newtown Creek Alliance; WILLIS ELKINS, Program Manager, Newtown Creek Alliance
Fast TrackDesign, Leadership10:00 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 TrackCreativity10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ready, Set, Pitch!: Dive Into Red Antler’s Transformative Branding Philosophy
Hosted by JONAH FAY-HURVITZ, Head of Strategy, Red Antler, and EMILY HEYWARD, Founding Partner, Red Antler
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
West Elm on Why Fair Trade Practices Are Great for Business—and the World
Hosted by JENNIFER GOOTMAN, VP of Social Consciousness and Innovation, West Elm, and DOUG GUILEY, SVP of Global Engineering, West Elm
Fast TrackDesign, Entrepreneurship11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Learn How to Transform Your Company Culture With Frog
Hosted by TURI MCKINLEY, Executive Director, Frog; JONA MOORE, Executive Technology Director, Frog; and LINDA QUARLES, Director of Organizational Design, Frog
Fast TrackDesign, Leadership11:00 AM - 12:30 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; CAMILLA MARCUS, Founder, west-bourne; and moderated by DANA COWIN, Food Journalist
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship12:30 PM - 2:00 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 TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Break Bread With the Creative Minds at Spagnolo Group Architecture and Learn Team Collaboration Techniques
MICHAEL SCHRODER, Partner and Director of Virtual Design and Construction, SGA; ADAM SPAGNOLO, Director of Business Development, SGA
Fast TrackDesign, Leadership12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
How Huge Inc. Uses Intelligent Marketing to Build Smarter, Better Brand Experiences
AARON SHAPIRO, CEO, Huge Inc.
Fast TrackCreativity1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
How a Daily Dose of Positivity Can Make Over Your Career and Your Life
Hosted by NAOMI HIRABAYASHI, Cofounder, Shine, and MARAH LIDEY, Cofounder, Shine
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Stop Design Thinking, and Start Design Doing with Work & Co
Hosted by RAY SISON, Design Director, Work & Co
Fast TrackDesign, Tech1:00 PM - 2:30 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 TrackCreativity, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Train Your Own AI—And Learn How To Prevent Bias—At Clarifai
Hosted by MATT ZEILER, Founder and CEO, Clarifai
Fast TrackTech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
How Snøhetta Uses Collaborative Design to Create Equitable Public Spaces
Hosted by CRAIG DYKERS, Founding Partner, Snøhetta
Fast TrackDesign2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Warby Parker Fast Track — Just Announced!
Hosted by Dave Gilboa, Cofounder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Watch, Click, Repeat: Mastering the Art of Content Programming with Cycle
Hosted by JASON STEIN, Founder & CEO, Cycle Media
Fast TrackCreativity, Design3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
UTC Innovators on Why Creative Constraints Inspire Bold Ideas
Hosted by DAYAN ANANDAPPA, Corporate VP & General Manager, UTC Digital Accelerator
Fast TrackDesign, Tech3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
72andSunny Is Proof That Optimism Boosts Creativity
Hosted by GLENN COLE, Founder and Creative Co-Chair, 72andSunny
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
BET and Robin Thede on the Future of Late-Night Comedy​
Hosted by ROBIN THEDE, Host, "The Rundown with Robin Thede"
Fast TrackCreativity4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
VR Is a Revolution: Google and TBWA\Chiat\Day Showcase How Immersive Tech Is Disrupting Storytelling
Hosted by ABIGAIL POSNER, Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO; JOHN DESCHNER, Chief Innovation Officer at TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles; CHAY LEE, Content Director for TBWA Backslash; AARON LUBER, AR/VR Content Partnerships, Google; and moderated by ROB SCHWARTZ, CEO TBWA\Chiat\Day New York
Fast TrackTech4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Mental Models with Percolate: The Frameworks CMOs Use to Succeed
Hosted by NOAH BRIER, Cofounder and CEO, Percolate
Fast TrackTech4:00 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 TrackCreativity4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Question Is the Answer: Learn How Constraints Can Become Design Opportunities With Ennead Architects
Hosted by TOMAS ROSSANT, Partner, Ennead Architects, and DON WEINREICH, Partner, Ennead Architects
Fast TrackDesign4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How Extend Fertility Is Redefining the Patience Experience with Hospitality and Design
Hosted by ILAINA EDISON, CEO, Extend Fertility; JOSHUA KLEIN, Chief Clinical Officer, Extend Fertility; and LESLIE RAMIREZ, Chief Embryologist, Extend Fertility
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Strategic Content Creation: How Wealthsimple Built a New Kind of Financial Brand
Hosted by DEVIN FRIEDMAN, Creative Director, Wealthsimple; MIKE GIEPERT, Executive Creative Director, Wealthsimple
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How to Use—Not Crush—Creativity in the Business of Design
Hosted by SHEELA MAINI SØGAARD, Partner and CEO, BIG Architects
Fast TrackCreativity, Design4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Surprising Way to Rev Your Brand’s Emotional Engine with Man Made Music
Hosted by JOEL BECKERMAN, Founder, Man Made Music; VALERIE JUNE, Singer-songwriter
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How Foursquare Translates Data Points into Points-of-Interest with Machine Learning
Hosted by MATT KAMEN, Vice President of Engineering, Foursquare
Fast TrackDesign, Tech4:00 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 TrackDesign, Entrepreneurship, Leadership4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cocktail Party
Hosted by Cycle and Empire Stores
Purposeful Networking - Union West 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktails and a Taste of España at Hudson Yards
Hosted by RELATED COMPANIES + OXFORD
Purposeful Networking - Union WestCreativity, Design6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CoverGirl's Ukonwa Ojo and Issa Rae on the Business of Beauty and Transformation from the Inside Out
Hosted by UKONWA OJO, SVP, CoverGirl; ISSA RAE, Actress, Author, and Director
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Cartoon Network on Why the Future Belongs to Creative Thinkers (Partner)
Breakfast and Panel
Featuring CHRISTINA MILLER, President, Cartoon Network; SAXS PERSSON, Creative Director, Minecraft; MITCH RESNICK, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, MIT Media Lab; ADAM LEIBSOHN, Chief Operating Officer, GIPHY; ZACH KLEIN, Cofounder, DIY.org; LIMOR FRIED, Engineer and Founder, Adafruit Industries
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Trend Alert: Get in on the Next Hot Superfood (Mushrooms!) with Scandinavian Foodpreneur Tero Isokauppila
Featuring TERO ISOKAUPPILA, Founder and President, Four Sigmatic
TastingCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Wellness10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Learn the Secrets to Going Viral With Fluffy Animal-Video Powerhouse “The Dodo” (And Cuddle Cute Animals!)
Hosted by YUJUNG KIM, President, The Dodo, and IZZIE LERER, Cofounder, The Dodo
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Watson Is Changing Health Care Today and Tomorrow
Hosted by SHAHRAM EBODOLLAHI, Chief Science Officer, IBM, and KYU RHEE, Chief Health Officer, IBM
Fast TrackWellness, Tech10:00 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 TrackEntrepreneurship10:00 AM - 11:30 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 TrackCreativity, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
No Sweat: How Fitness Brand barre3 Employs Mindfulness to Scale
Hosted by SADIE LINCOLN, Founder and CEO, barre3
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Whole Self: A Workshop in Mindful Creativity with Sub Rosa
Hosted by MICHAEL VENTURA, Founder and CEO, Sub Rosa
Fast TrackCreativity, Design, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How to Build Your Personal Brand and Board of Advisors with Landit
Featuring LISA SKEETE TATUM, Founder and CEO, Landit
Workshop — Union WestLeadership10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
How Glossier, Sweetgreen, Away, and Walker & Co. Created Cult Brands
Featuring NICOLAS JAMMET, Cofounder, Sweetgreen; JEN RUBIO, Cofounder and President, Away; TRISTAN WALKER, Founder and CEO, Walker & Company Brands; and EMILY WEISS, CEO, Glossier
KeynoteEntrepreneurship10:15 AM - 11:20 AM
Loud, Fast, and Wrong: Fred Dust on How to Redesign Dialogue Before It’s Too Late
Hosted by FRED DUST, Partner, Ideo
PresentationLeadership10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
How Top Brands Stripe, Beautycounter, and Sir Kensington's Prove that Leading with Values Works
Featuring JOHN COLLISON, Cofounder, Stripe; SCOTT NORTON, Cofounder, Sir Kensington's; GREGG RENFREW, Founder and CEO, Beautycounter
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Leadership, Social Good11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Brain Hacks for Staying Sharp, Focused, and Sane at Work
Hosted by ART MARKMAN, Professor of Psychology and Marketing, University of Texas at Austin
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Leadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Remaking Our Food Systems: How These Chefs Are Using Cuisine to Transform Communities
Featuring KIMBAL MUSK, Cofounder, The Kitchen; DAN BARBER, Chef and Co-owner, Blue Hill; and DANA COWIN, Food Journalist
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Social Good12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Andy Cohen and Cecile Richards on Activism, Pop Culture, and Why Unapologetic Boldness Is the Only Way Forward
Featuring ANDY COHEN, Host, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen; and CECILE RICHARDS, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
KeynoteCreativity, Leadership12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Mentoring Session: Bumble Bizz Pollination Station

 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestLeadership12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
How Capsule is Rebuilding the Pharmacy from the Inside Out with Better Design
Hosted by ERIC KINARIWALA, CEO, Capsule; JASON FRIED, VP of Engineering, Capsule; SONIA PATEL, Chief Pharmacist, Capsule
Fast TrackDesign, Wellness12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Innovation From the Ground Up: Cornell Tech’s Brand-New Campus
Hosted by DANIEL P. HUTTENLOCHER, Dean, Cornell Tech
Fast TrackTech12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Fueling Ingenuity with Shell: How Big Business Is Collaborating With Innovators to Unlock the Future of Global Energy (Partner)
Featuring JULIE FERLAND, General Manager, Shell TechWorks; EMILY REICHERT, CEO of Greentown Labs; DANIEL HULLAH, Managing Director, GE Ventures
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Tech1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Harness the Power of Social Media Influencers for Your Brand
Featuring PATRICK JANELLE, Director and Cofounder, Spring Street Social Society
Workshop — Union WestCreativity1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mentoring Session: Bumble Bizz Pollination Station

 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestLeadership1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Inventing the Future of Retail with Foursquare, brandless, Shea Moisture, and Lippincott
Featuring BONIN BOUGH, Host of CNBC's Cleveland Hustles and Chief Growth and Marketing Officer, Sundial Brands; DAN CLAY, Sr. Associate of Innovation, Lippincott; JEFF GLUECK, CEO, Foursquare; and TINA SHARKEY, CEO, Brandless
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Tech1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
Mentoring Session: Bumble Bizz Pollination Station

 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestLeadership2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sylvain Labs on the Power of Imagination in Innovation and Brand Strategy
Hosted by ALAIN SYLVAIN, Founder, Sylvain Labs
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship2:00 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 TrackCreativity, Leadership2:00 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 TrackLeadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Design the Work You Love
Hosted by AYSE BIRSEL, Cofounder, Birsel + Seck
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Design2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Creating the Next Agency Model: R/GA’s Playbook for Self-Disruption
Hosted by BOB GREENBERG, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, R/GA
Fast TrackCreativity, Design2:00 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 TrackCreativity, Tech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Closer to the Heart: How Pfizer Brings Purpose to a Public Company (Partner)
DR. ALBERT BOURLA, DVM, PhD and Group President, Pfizer Innovative Health; JIM STENGEL, Author, President, and CEO of The Jim Stengel Company
Panel — Caldwell FactoryWellness, Leadership2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Smashing the Traditional Org Chart: Shake Up Your Culture to Build Better, Smarter Products​
Hosted by JOCELYN MANGAN, COO, Snagajob
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Leadership2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Alexa, Talk to Me: The Next Wave in A.I.
Featuring ROHIT PRASAD, VP and Head Scientist, Amazon Alexa 
PresentationDesign, Tech3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Marcus by Goldman Sachs: How to Build a Start-Up Brand Inside A Large Institution (Partner)
Hosted by MC CERDA, Head of Product, Marcus by Goldman Sachs®; DUSTIN COHN, Head of Brand Management and Marketing Communications, Marcus by Goldman Sachs®; and OMER ISMAIL, Chief Commercial Officer, Marcus by Goldman Sachs®
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
How One Medical Is Transforming Primary Care—and Reducing Patient and Doctor Stress
Hosted by RON ENGLERT, Regional Medical Director, One Medical, and ROBERT WILSON, MD
Fast TrackWellness4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Collaborative Design: Nelson Byrd Woltz’s Formula for Truly Representative Architecture
Hosted by JEFFREY LONGHENRY, Sr. Associate, Nelson Byrd Woltz, and SERENA NELSON, Associate, Nelson Byrd Woltz
Fast TrackDesign4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Can Humanist Bauhaus Design Principles Help Shape a Brighter Future?
Hosted by RICHARD WHITEHALL, Smart Design; MARISA GALLAGHER, Amazon Music; MARQUISE STILLWELL, Openbox
Fast TrackCreativity, Design4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Beyond the Pin: Creating Highly Personalized Brand Experiences with Pinterest
Hosted by ALASTAIR COTTERILL, Head of The Studio, Pinterest; ARUN RANGANATHAN, Creative Technologist, Pinterest
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Tech4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
CAVA on How Tech Can Fuel Culture and Build Brand Loyalty
Hosted by BRETT SCHULMAN, CEO, Cava
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Tech4:00 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 TrackTech4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Building A 21st Century Food Empire: A Conversation with Goldbely & Milk Bar
Hosted by CHRISTINA TOSI, Founder and CEO, Milk Bar; JOE ARIEL, Founder and CEO, Goldbely
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Power of Collaboration: How Flatiron Health Brings Together Doctors and Engineers to Improve Patient Care
Hosted by NAT TURNER, Cofounder and CEO, Flatiron Health
Fast TrackWellness, Tech4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Why the Cannabis Industry is the New Playground for Entrepreneurs​
Featuring BEN BRONFMAN, Director of International Business Development, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute; ANDREW FREEDMAN, Former Colorado Director of Marijuana Coordination; DAVID HUA, CEO and Cofounder, Meadow; TSION SUNSHINE LENCHO, Cofounder, Supernova Women; and VERENA VON PFETTEN, Cofounder, Gossamer
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Pioneering Entertainment in a Fragmented Landscape with A+E Networks
Hosted by LEA GOLDMAN, Editor-in-Chief, Lifetime; DAN ABRAMS, "Live PD"; and TIM GUNN, "Project Runway"; and PAUL GREENBERG, EVP & General Manager, 45th & Dean
Fast TrackCreativity5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Science for Good: How Big and Small Purpose-Driven Companies are Innovating with Social Impact (Partner Talk and Happy Hour)
JAYSHREE SETH, Corporate Scientist, 3M; MAUREEN THOLEN, Sustainability Director, 3M; JEREMY FRYER-BIGGS, CTO, Evaptainers
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Tech5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Do Good While Doing Well: Swell Investing and the Case for Purpose-Driven Profits
Hosted by DAVE FANGER, CEO, Swell Investing
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Social Good6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Make your Mark: Customizing your Career Path at Any Organization, Hosted by L'Oréal (Partner)
Networking Breakfast
Hosted by SAM CHEOW, Chief Product Accelerator, L'Oréal USA; NOUR TAYARA, VP of Marketing, Biolage
Purposeful Networking - Union WestEntrepreneurship, Leadership9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Meditation + Tech with INSCAPE: An Audio-Guided Group Experience to Sharpen Intuition, Awareness, and Focus
Hosted by KHAJAK KELEDJIAN, CEO and Founder, INSCAPE
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Wellness9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
The Next Big Things in Business: Chatbots, Voice Skills, and Social Messaging
VIVIAN ROSENTHAL, Founder, Snaps
PresentationTech10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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 TrackLeadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Meet the Customer of the Future: An Interactive Workshop With Lippincott (Partner)​
Hosted by DAN CLAY, Senior Associate, Lippincott; JOHN MARSHALL, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Lippincott
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership, Tech10:00 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 TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship10:00 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 TrackSocial Good10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn How to Think Differently and Lead with Positivity at Brand Consultancy Landor
Featuring MARY ZALLA, Global President of Consumer Brands, Landor
Fast TrackCreativity10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Turning Data into Design: How Casper is Reinventing the Way We Sleep
Hosted by JEFF CHAPIN, Chief Product Officer, Casper
Fast TrackDesign, Entrepreneurship10:00 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 TrackCreativity, Design10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Start Your Morning with a Musical Wakeup Session at Cult Speaker Company Devialet
Hosted by ADRIEN DE MAIA, General Manager Americas, Devialet
Fast TrackDesign, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Building a Brand That Matters: Activating the Next Generation
Featuring KIMBERLY DREW, Social Media Manager, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; ARIA FINGER, CEO, Dosomething.org; RASHAD ROBINSON, Executive Director, Color of Change
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership, Tech10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
How to Inject Creativity and Innovation Into a 114-Year-Old Company
Featuring JIM HACKETT, CEO, Ford
KeynoteCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
How Pfizer Puts Patients First with Emerging Technology (Partner)
Hosted by LIZ BARRETT, Global President, Pfizer Oncology; JEFF HAMILTON, Senior Vice President, Pfizer Business Technology
Workshop — Union WestWellness10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bots, Messaging, and Social: How to Join the Conversational Commerce Revolution (Break-Out Discussion)
VIVIAN ROSENTHAL, Founder, Snaps
Workshop — Union WestEntrepreneurship, Tech11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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 — Caldwell FactoryDesign11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
The Power of Human Connection in Creativity: A Conversation With Lena Waithe and BuzzFeed
Featuring JONAH PERETTI, Founder and CEO, BuzzFeed, and LENA WAITHE, Emmy-winning writer and actress, "Master of None"
KeynoteCreativity, Leadership12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Mentoring Session: Bumble Bizz Pollination Station

 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestLeadership12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
What’s Next for Virtual Reality?
Featuring 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; and CLINT KISKER, President, Madison Wells Media
Panel — Caldwell FactoryTech12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
Your Intro to Code With Wonder Workshop's Cheeky Robots
Hosted by VIKAS GUPTA, CEO, Wonder Workshop
Workshop — Union WestTech12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Mentoring Session: Bumble Bizz Pollination Station

 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestLeadership1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rad Medicine at Flex: Health Care Breakthroughs in a Connected World (Partner)
KAL PATEL, M.D., SVP of Digital Health, Flex; RICHARD MILANI, Chief Transformation Officer, Ochsner Medical Center; IRA BAHR, Chief Commercial Officer, Alivecor
Panel — Caldwell FactoryDesign, Wellness, Tech1:25 PM - 1:55 PM
Creativity by Osmosis:  How Questlove and KENZO’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon Collaborate Across Industries
Featuring QUESTLOVE, Musician, Author, and Producer; HUMBERTO LEON, Creative Director, KENZO; CAROL LIM, Creative Director, KENZO
KeynoteCreativity1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Is This Thing On? How (and When) to Launch a Podcast
Featuring KERRI HOFFMAN, ‎CEO, PRX
Workshop — Union WestEntrepreneurship, Tech1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Take a Brain Break and Design Emoji Rice Krispies with Instagram Phenom Misterkrisp
Hosted by JESSICA SISKIN, Founder, Misterkrisp
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Design2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mentoring Session: Bumble Bizz Pollination Station

 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestLeadership2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
How Intersection is Bringing Native Advertising to the Next Big Platform: IRL
Hosted by DAVE ETHERINGTON, Chief Strategy Officer, Intersection, and PAUL MCCONNELL, Head of Design, Intersection
Fast TrackDesign, Tech2:00 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 TrackCreativity, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Women Empowering Women: How to Provoke and Inspire Lasting Cultural Change with Frog
Featuring MACKENZIE MILLAR, Senior Strategist, frog; and LINDA QUARLES, Organizational Design Director, frog
Workshop — Union WestDesign, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Art World Renegades - How Artsy is Embracing Data and Turning the Art World on its Head
Hosted by SEBASTIAN CWILICH, President and COO, Artsy
Fast TrackCreativity2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Making Design Work for Everyone: 3 Design Savants Discuss the New Role for Creative Work in Business and Society
Hosted by DOREEN LORENZO, Asst. Dean at the University of Texas School of Design and Creative Technology; DOUG POWELL, Distinguished Designer, IBM; and MARK ROLSTON, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, argodesign
Fast TrackDesign, Tech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
A Playbook for Ending Sexism and Bias in Venture Capital with Dell, Alice, and Ellevest
Hosted by ELIZABETH GORE, Board Chairman, Alice; SALLIE KRAWCHECK, CEO and Cofounder, Ellevest; TIFFANY PHAM, CEO and Founder, On Mogul; and TRISA THOMPSON, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Dell Technologies
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership, Social Good2:00 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 TrackEntrepreneurship2:00 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; and CLAUDE SILVER, Chief Heart Officer, Vaynermedia
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
The Multiplier Effect: FedEx on How Businesses—Large or Small—Can Thrive from Giving Back (Partner)​
Featuring TINA DUONG, Dir. of Global Strategy & Management, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities; THOMAS TIGHE, CEO, Direct Relief; ANDREA SRESHTA, Cofounder, LuminAID; ROSE FLENORL, Manager of Global Citizenship, FedEx
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Leadership, Social Good3:00 PM - 3:30 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
KeynoteCreativity, Entrepreneurship3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
UCLA on How to Turn Your Pipe Dream into a Creative Pipeline (Partner)
Featuring Jeff Burke, Professor-in-Residence and Associate Dean, Technology and Innovation, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television; Jaime Nack, Cofounder and President, Three Squares Inc. and CEO, One Drop Interactive
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Tech4:00 PM - 4:30 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 TrackDesign4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Lights, Camera, Action: How Vimeo Helps Filmmakers Craft Compelling (and Profitable) Stories
Hosted by ANJALI SUD, CEO, Vimeo
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech4:00 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 TrackCreativity4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Inside the Direct-to-Consumer Retail Revolution with General Catalyst, Warby Parker, and Outdoor Voices
Hosted by JOEL CUTLER, Managing Director, General Catalyst; NEIL BLUMENTHAL, Cofounder and CEO, Warby Parker; DAVID GILBOA, Cofounder, Warby Parker; TYLER HANEY, Founder and CEO, Outdoor Voices; MICKEY DREXLER, Chairman, Outdoor Voices and J.Crew Group
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Tech4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hear and Create Audio Magic at Harbor Picture Company, Where the "Game of Thrones" Soundtrack Came to Life
Hosted by JOSH BERGER, Re-recording Mixer, Harbor Picture Company
Fast TrackCreativity4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How SeatGeek Creates Captivating Offline Experiences in an Online World​
Hosted by JENN OGDEN-REESE, CMO, SeatGeek
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Tech4:00 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 TrackLeadership, Social Good4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Masters of Micro-Expression: Learn How to GIPHY like the Pros, From the Pros​
Hosted by JULIE LOGAN, Dir. of Brand Strategy, GIPHY; STACY RIZZETTA, Sr. Editor of TV, GIPHY; and TIFFANY VAZQUEZ, Sr. Editor of Film, GIPHY
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech4:00 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 TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Think Fast! The Art of Crafting Impromptu Ideas That Work
Hosted by MARC HUSTVEDT, CEO, Above Average, and BRYAN TUCKER, Co-head Writer, Saturday Night Live
Fast TrackCreativity4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
ITV America on Why You Should Invest in Your Whole Team ft. Michael Strahan, Constance Schwartz-Morini, and Brent Montgomery
Hosted by BRENT MONTGOMERY, CEO, ITV America; CONSTANCE SCHWARTZ MORINI, Cofounder, SMAC Entertainment; and MICHAEL STRAHAN, Cofounder, SMAC Entertainment
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktails with the Fast Co. Editors Behind Most Innovative Companies, Innovation By Design, and World Changing Ideas​
Hosted by Fast Company
Purposeful Networking - Union WestDesign, Social Good, Tech5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Transforming the Road Ahead: How the Future of Transportation Will Change the Way We Live (Partner)
Panel, Cocktails, and Networking
Featuring ANTHONY FOXX, Former United States Secretary of Transportation; SCOTT KEOGH, President, Audi of America
Panel — Caldwell FactoryDesign, Tech5:05 PM - 7:00 PM
Talk and Cocktails: Designing a Space that Works with WeWork (Partner)
Hosted by JEREMIAH BRITTON, Creative Director of Art and Graphics, WeWork; MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS, Head of Brand Marketing, WeWork
Fast TrackCreativity6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 26, 2017
The Guts to Change: Taking the Right Risks to Innovate with Lifeway Foods CEO Julie Smolyansky (Partner)
Breakfast and Conversation
Featuring JULIE SMOLYANSKY, CEO of Lifeway Foods and Fast Company Most Creative Person in Business
Purposeful Networking - Union WestEntrepreneurship9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
How Purpose-Driven Leesa is Carving Out a Spot in the Mattress Wars
Hosted by JAMIE DIAMONSTEIN, Cofounder and Chief Product Officer, Leesa; DAVID WOLFE, Cofounder and CEO, Leesa
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Social Good10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Work Out—Then Work on Becoming a Master Brand Innovator
Hosted by JENNIFER BANDIER, Founder, Bandier
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Gensler Uses Sensor Tech and the Internet of Things to Transform the Built Environment
Hosted by JOHN BRICKER, Creative Director and Principal, Gensler
Fast TrackLeadership, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Material ConneXion Is Winning the Future of Manufacturing
Hosted by ANDREW DENT, Executive Vice President of Research, Material ConneXion
Fast TrackDesign, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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 TrackCreativity, Design10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How DoSomething.org Turns Passion Into Positive Actions Around the World
Hosted by ARIA FINGER, CEO, DoSomething.org
Fast TrackSocial Good10:00 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 TrackWellness, Tech10:00 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 TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Presentation: Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Time
DAVID MILIBAND, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
PresentationLeadership, Social Good10:15 AM - 10:30 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 — Caldwell FactorySocial Good10:15 AM - 11:10 AM
Soccer Star and Activist Abby Wambach and Nike’s Hannah Jones on Challenging the Status Quo
ABBY WAMBACH, Soccer star and activist; HANNAH JONES, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of The Innovation Accelerator, Nike
KeynoteCreativity, Leadership10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Why It's Your Idea—Not Your Investment Tally—That Breeds Startup Success
A Tasting with the Cofounders of Birch Coffee
Featuring JEREMY LYMAN, Cofounder, Birch Coffee, and PAUL SCHLADER, Cofounder, Birch Coffee
TastingEntrepreneurship11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Future of Food: Insect Proteins Get Tastier and More Innovative
Featuring MEGAN MILLER, Cofounder, Bitty Foods
PresentationSocial Good11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Humanizing Blockchain: How the Virtual Currency Tech Can Change the World IRL
Featuring ZOË 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 — Caldwell FactorySocial Good, Tech11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Film Screening: Lessons in Digital Storytelling at the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan
Featuring ELANA BERKOWITZ, Innovator in Residence, CARE; SANA MUSTAFA, Cofounder, The Network for Refugee Voices
ScreeningCreativity, Leadership, Social Good11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Listen to Your Customers: Lessons From Fabletics’s Kate Hudson and Walmart.com’s Marc Lore
Featuring KATE HUDSON, Cofounder, Fabletics, and MARC LORE, President and CEO, Walmart eCommerce U.S.
KeynoteCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Mentoring Session: Bumble Bizz Pollination Station

 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestLeadership12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mentoring Session: Bumble Bizz Pollination Station

 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestLeadership12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Why You Should Care About Workplace Diversity (Hint: It’s Good for Everyone)
Featuring TIFFANY R. WARREN, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom; RYAN WILLIAMS, Cofounder and President, Jopwell; and CINDY WHITEHEAD, CEO, Pink Ceiling
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
The Need for a Third Place: Creating the Wellness Spaces of the Future with CannonDesign
Hosted by TINA MANIS, NYC Interior Design Leader, CannonDesign
Fast TrackDesign, Wellness12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Workshop: How IDEO.org Designs for a World in Motion
Featuring SHAUNA CAREY, Director of Communications, IDEO.org
Workshop — Union WestDesign, Social Good12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Mentoring Session: Bumble Bizz Pollination Station

 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestLeadership1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kombucha Tasting and “How to Trust Your Gut in Business” Presentation with Health-Ade
Hosted by DAINA TROUT, ‎CEO & Cofounder at Health-Ade
TastingCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Future of Work: Why You Should be Investing in Artificial Intelligence
Featuring MAËLLE GAVET, COO, Compass; TAMARA INGRAM, CEO, J. Walter Thompson Company; OLIVER LIBBY, Managing Director and Cofounder, Hatzimemos / Libby; ALEX DA KID, Founder and CEO, KIDinaKORNER
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Tech1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Derek Jeter on Finding Professional Fulfillment After the Dream Career
Featuring DEREK JETER, Founder, The Players' Tribune, and JEFF LEVICK, CEO, The Players' Tribune
KeynoteEntrepreneurship, Leadership1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Investing in Your Reputation: A Crisis-Management Workshop With Edelman​
Hosted by FRANCESCA TRAINOR ALT, Executive Vice President, Group Head, Crisis & Reputation Risk, Edelman; NEELY DOCKINS, Senior Account Supervisor, Digital Crisis, Edelman; and AARON WALKER, Director, Digital Crisis, Edelman
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership2:00 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 TrackSocial Good2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Visit the Iconic Woolworth Building to See How M Moser Designs with People in Mind
Hosted by CHRISTINE BRUCKNER, Director, M Moser Associates; HENRY RUSS DRINKER, Global Director of Architecture, Sustainability and Environmental Wellness, M Moser Associates
Fast TrackDesign, Wellness2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
For Freedom. For Justice. For All: The Case for A Global Citizen in 2017​
Hosted by SIMON MOSS, Cofounder, Global Citizen
Fast TrackSocial Good2:00 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 TrackDesign2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Office Doctor is In: Creating Better Working Environments with CBRE
Hosted by LENNY BEAUDOIN, Sr. Director and Global Lead, CBRE Workplace; GEORGIA COLLINS, Georgia Collins, Sr. Director and Americas Lead, CBRE Workplace; NINA CHARNOTSKAIA, Sr. Associate, CBRE Workplace Strategy
Workshop — Union WestEntrepreneurship, Leadership2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Bloomberg Philanthropies and Hyperloop One on the Future of Cities
Featuring JIM ANDERSON, ‎Head of Government Innovation Programs, Bloomberg Philanthropies; DAN KATZ, Head of Public Policy and U.S. Projects, Hyperloop One
Panel — Caldwell FactoryDesign, Tech2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
The New Playbook for Rapidly Growing Your Business (No Marketing Budget Needed!)
Hosted by GINA GOTTHILF, VP of Marketing and Growth, Duolingo
 
Workshop — Union WestEntrepreneurship, Tech2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Understanding Brands as Cultural Patrons
Featuring DAMIEN BRADFIELD, President and CMO, WeTransfer; SAMANTHA CULP, Cofounder, Culture™; ANDREA HILL, Cofounder, Culture™; JULIA KAGANSKIY, Director of NEW INC at the New Museum; and SHANTELL MARTIN, Visual Artist
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Entrepreneurship3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is Doubling Down on Innovation—And Empathy
KEVIN JOHNSON, CEO, Starbucks
KeynoteCreativity, Design, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Social Good, Tech3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Building a Brand that Matters: How Casper, Convene, Peloton, and Robinhood Inspire Customer Loyalty
Featuring BAIJU BHATT, Cofounder and Co-CEO, Robinhood; JOHN FOLEY, Cofounder and CEO, Peloton; CHRIS KELLY, Cofounder, President, and Chief Development Officer, Convene; NEIL PARIKH, Cofounder and COO, Casper
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Tech3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
BuzzFeed on the Future of TV
Hosted by MATTHEW HENICK, Head of Development, BuzzFeed
Fast TrackCreativity4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
A Behind the Scenes Tour of MoMA's "Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait"
Hosted by LANA HUM, Exhibition Designer, MoMA, and INGRID CHOU, Assistant Creative Director, MoMA
Fast TrackCreativity, Design4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
How Dstillery Uses Data Science to Create the Future of Marketing​
Hosted by MELINDA HAN WILLIAMS, VP of Data Science and Analytics, Dstillery
Fast TrackTech4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
All Ages, All Races, All Genders: Communicating Brand Purpose Authentically with MAC AIDS Fund
Hosted by NANCY MAHON, Senior Vice President, MAC Cosmetics
Fast TrackSocial Good4:00 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, and CYNTHIA PRATOMO, Creative Director, Wolff Olins
Fast TrackDesign, Entrepreneurship4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Workshop on Understanding Brands as Cultural Patrons
Featuring SAMANTHA CULP, Cofounder, Culture™, and ANDREA HILL, Cofounder, Culture™
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Entrepreneurship4:00 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 TrackDesign, Tech4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Mental Health Tech: How Quartet Health Uses Design to Increase Access to Virtual Care
Hosted by DAVID LIM, Chief Medical Officer, Quartet Health; RAJESH MIDHA, Chief Product Officer, Quartet Health; and SHILPA PATEL, General Counsel, Quartet Health
Fast TrackWellness4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
To Boldly Go: Creating Tools That Expand Your Universe with UCLA (Partner)
Purposeful Networking and Cocktails
Hosted by ANDREA GHEZ, Astronomer and professor, UCLA
 
 
Purposeful Networking - Union WestCreativity, Tech5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
F*ck It, We’ll Do It Ourselves: The Tooth and Nail Truth of Innovation with Wieden + Kennedy​ and Nike's Innovation Kitchen
Hosted by COLLEEN DECOURCY, Co-chief Creative Officer, Wieden+Kennedy; PAULO RIBEIRO, Managing Director, W+K Lodge; MARK SMITH, VP of Innovation Special Projects, Nike
Fast TrackCreativity6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dotdash Explains How Asking the Right Questions Can Power Your World
Hosted by JON ROBERTS, Chief Innovation Officer, Dotdash
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Tech6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Social-First Branding at Kettle:  How the World's Top Drag Queens are Paving the Way for Creative Storytelling
Hosted by SASHA VELOUR, Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race; BIBLEGIRL, Drag queen; MILK, Drag queen; OLIVIER PEYRE, Cofounder and Executive Creative Director, Kettle; JESSICA FRENCHMAN, Associate Creative Director, Kettle
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Designing the Workplace of the Future with LMHQ
Hosted by TRACY CANDIDO, Programming Director, LMHQ
Fast TrackDesign6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, October 27, 2017
Ellevest Presents Investing 101
Hosted by SALLIE KRAWCHECK, Cofounder and CEO, Ellevest
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership10:00 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 TrackDesign, Entrepreneurship10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hack Into a Better Brand on Mobile With Facebook Creative Shop​
Hosted by KAY HSU, Global Instagram Lead, Facebook Creative Shop
Fast TrackCreativity10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Reinvention: Achieve Impact at Scale with McKinsey
Hosted by MARC BRODHERSON, Partner, McKinsey; JENNIFER KILIAN, Partner, McKinsey; BRANDLE SMITH, Partner, McKinsey
Fast TrackDesign, Entrepreneurship, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Neuehouse is Taking a Stand with its Brand (and Why You Should, Too)
Hosted by NICOLE BUSH, Chief Marketing Officer, NeueHouse; JOY HOWARD, CMO, Sonos; IVAN WICKSTEED, CEO, Repel Clothing
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Managed by Q Stays True to Its Socially Conscious Roots While Scaling Up
Hosted by DAN TERAN, Cofounder and CEO, Managed by Q, and HARRISON JOHNSON, Director of Partner Acquisition, Managed by Q
Fast TrackLeadership, Social Good10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How Rent the Runway is Revolutionizing How We Get Dressed​
Hosted by JENN HYMAN, Cofounder and CEO, Rent the Runway
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship10:00 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 TrackSocial Good12:30 PM - 2:00 PM