4 Days. 100 Fast Tracks. 200 Speakers.

In November 2016, more than 6,000 attendees descended on New York City for four days of inspiration and creativity. Between a bustling festival hub at Civic Hall, captivating keynotes at NYU’s Skirball Center and over 100 Fast Tracks–intimate visits to the most dynamic companies across the city–#FCNY16 aroused creativity, provoked conversation, and sparked innovative thinking.

Attendees–who come from diverse backgrounds and a wide-range of industries–curated personal agendas, choosing activities from among six different themes: Creativity, Design, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Social Good, and Tech for a truly unique, one-of-a-kind experience.

Why Attend


Likeminded attendees from across industries will come together for lightly facilitated, meaningful discussions on topics from leadership skills to design thinking.

Exclusive Access

Go behind-the-scenes of leading companies with intimates visits to some of the most dynamic and inspiring organizations across New York City. Each of these visits will be hosted by the company’s leaders at the very offices, studios, and work spaces were their ideas come to life.

Unmatched Industry Wide Content

Elite leaders from around the world will gather to uncover the future of business and culture together. FCNY will offer attendees the opportunity to explore innovation and challenge their own creativity with sessions on everything from trends in design and technology to social good, leadership, entrepreneurship, and more.

Personalized Experience

Attendees—coming from diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging industries— will curate their own personal agendas for the course of the week, ensuring each guest a truly unique, custom experience.

Who Attends

Elite leaders from around the world with a passion for innovation and creativity gather to uncover the future of business and culture together.


  • C-Level Executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Senior Management
  • Top-Level Decision Makers
  • Business Professionals


The Fast Company Innovation Festival spans New York City.

In 2016, attendees visited over 100 immersive Fast Tracks with leading companies across the city.

Additional hubs included Civic Hall–a tech-minded co-working space, where attendees connected with the Fast Company team, and experienced thought-provoking discussions, and demos–and The Skirball Center at NYU, home to more than a dozen sessions with the biggest names in business who opened up about their work and the topics shaping our world—from work to culture, policy, and beyond.

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Festival Day at a Glance

Fast Tracks 8:00AM–8:00PM Skirball Stage 12:00PM–6:00PM Civic Hall Stage 10:00AM–6:00PM