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:



Rama Allen Executive Creative Director The Mill
Chip Bergh President and CEO Levi Strauss & Co.
Ayse Birsel Author Design the Life You Love
Jason Blum Founder Blumhouse Productions
Andy Bowers Chief Content Officer and Cofounder Panoply
Scooter Braun Founder SB Projects
Noah Brier Cofounder and CTO Percolate
Alexia Brue General Manager, SVP Fitness & Wellness Division, Leaf Group Well + Good
Chelsea Clarke DIrector of Corporate Learning Upright Citizens Brigade
Rick Cook Founding Principal Cookfox Architects
Heather Dietrick CEO, The Daily Beast IAC
Danielle DuBoise Cofounder Sakara Life
Nir Eyal Author
Sharfi Farhana Director of Talent IAC
Jonah Fay-Hurvitz Strategy Director Red Antler
Erin Fujimoto Cofounder Tommy John
Melisse Gelula SVP of Brand Leaf Group
Bob Greenberg Founder, Chairman, CEO R/GA
Tricia Han CEO, Daily Burn IAC
Lisa Jackson Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Apple
Nic Jammet Cofounder and Chief Concept Officer Sweetgreen
Khajak Keledjian CEO and Founder Inscape
YuJung Kim President The Dodo
Camilo La Cruz Chief Strategy Officer Sparks & Honey
Sadie Lincoln Cofounder and CEO Barre3
Sam Lipp Director of Operations Make it Nice
Art Markman Professor of Psychology University of Texas at Austin
John McPheters Cofounder and CEO Stadium Goods
Courteney Monroe CEO National Geographic Global Networks
Suresh Nair Global Chief Strategy Officer Grey
José Neves Founder, CEO and Cochairman Farfetch
John Patroulis Worldwide Chief Creative Officer Grey
Tom Patterson Founder and CEO Tommy John
Richard L. Plepler Chairman and CEO HBO
Gretchen Rubin Happiness Expert Panoply
Albert Shum CVP of Design Microsoft
Adam Silver Comissioner NBA
Julia Steyn Vice President Urban Mobility and Maven General Motors
Anjali Sud CEO, Vimeo IAC
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