The Fast Company
Innovation Festival

October 22 - 26 / New York City

The fourth-annual Fast Company Innovation Festival is taking place across New York City from October 22-26, featuring more than 150 dynamic events covering everything innovation – from tech to design, leadership to creativity, fashion to healthcare, and more.

This immersive, live-storytelling event features keynotes, workshops, and conversations at the 92nd Street Y and Convene at 237 Park Ave plus 100 Fast Tracks, intimate sessions happening at the most innovative organizations throughout the city.


FEATURED 2018 Speakers:

Chip Bergh President and CEO Levi Strauss & Co.
Scooter Braun Founder SB Projects
Noah Brier Cofounder and CTO Percolate
Alexia Brue General Manager, SVP Fitness & Wellness Division, Leaf Group Well + Good
TORY BURCH CEO and Chief Creative Officer Tory Burch LLC
Chelsea Clarke DIrector of Corporate Learning Upright Citizens Brigade
CHIP CONLEY Author and strategic advisor Airbnb
Rick Cook Founding Principal COOKFOX Architects
Danielle DuBoise Cofounder Sakara Life
Nir Eyal Author
Jonah Fay-Hurvitz Strategy Director Red Antler
Erin Fujimoto Cofounder Tommy John
TYLER HANEY Founder and CEO Outdoor Voices
Emily Heyward Co-founder and Chief Strategist Red Antler
Sam Lipp Director of Operations Make it Nice
SHAN-LYN MA Cofounder and CEO Zola
Courteney Monroe CEO National Geographic Global Networks
José Neves Founder, CEO and Cochairman Farfetch
Tom Patterson Founder & CEO Tommy John
Richard L. Plepler Chairman and CEO HBO

2017 Speakers included:

JESSICA ALBA Founder The Honest Company
JAMES ANDERSON Head of Government Innovation Programs Bloomberg Philanthropies
AYSE BIRSEL Cofounder Birsel + Seck
JEFF CHAPIN Cofounder and Chief Product Officer Casper
ANDY COHEN Host “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”
TIM GUNN Cohost “Project Runway”
JIM HACKETT President and CEO Ford Motor Company
KATE HUDSON Cofounder Fabletics
LEILA JANAH Founder and CEO Samasource
DEREK JETER Founding Publisher The Players' Tribune
HANNAH JONES Chief Sustainability Officer Nike
SALLIE KRAWCHECK Cofounder and CEO Ellevest
KIMBAL MUSK Cofounder The Kitchen
JONAH PERETTI Cofounder and CEO Buzzfeed
ISSA RAE Actress, Author, and Director
CECILE RICHARDS President Planned Parenthood Federation of America
JEN RUBIO Cofounder and President Away
TINA SHARKEY Cofounder and CEO Brandless
MICHAEL STRAHAN Cofounder SMAC Entertainment
ROBIN THEDE Television Host and Comedy Writer
BRYAN TUCKER Co-Head Writer "Saturday Night Live"
LENA WAITHE Actor and Screenwriter “Master of None”
TRISTAN WALKER Founder and CEO Walker & Company Brands
ABBY WAMBACH Soccer Star and Activist
EMILY WEISS Founder and CEO Glossier



The Fast Company Innovation Festival spans New York City.

Attendees will visit 100 immersive Fast Tracks inside leading companies across the city.

The Festival’s hub will be Convene 237 Park Ave—a multi-format event space where attendees will experience talks, workshops, demos, networking, and sponsor activations.

The 92Y will host thought-provoking keynote sessions with the biggest names in business who will up about their work, ideas, and the topics shaping our world—from work to culture, policy, and beyond.