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
Alain Sylvain Founder and CEO Sylvain Labs
Whitney Tingle Cofounder Sakara Life
Michael Ventura Founder and CEO Sub Rosa
Diane von Furstenberg Founder and Chairman Diane von Furstenberg
Darren Walker President Ford Foundation
Danielle Weisberg Cofounder and Co-CEO theSkimm
Whitney Wolfe-Herd Founder and CEO Bumble
Terry Young Founder and CEO sparks&honey
Carly Zakin Cofounder and Co-CEO theSkimm



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.