SEPTEMBER 27–30, 2021, A Mostly Virtual Event

September 27-30,2021

Fast Company Innovation Festival brings together thousands of forward-thinking creators, makers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders from across the country and around the globe who are embracing change, blazing new trails, and moving our world forward. Join us for an immersive hybrid experience—from the digital stages to the in-person fast tracks—for 4 days of inspiration, connection and meaningful takeaways.

Under the theme, THE REBUILDERS, this year’s #FCFestival will shine its lens on those innovative companies, leaders, strategies, and trends helping reimagine, reinvent and rebuild business, society, culture, and community—all with an eye on a truly better tomorrow.

HIGHLIGHTS

SPEAKERS

Abhijit Banerjee
Abhijit Banerjee
MIT
Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics
Gerald Chertavian
Gerald Chertavian
Year Up
Founder and CEO
Arvind Krishna
Arvind Krishna
IBM
CEO
Carol Tomé
Carol Tomé
UPS
CEO
Cathy Bessant
Cathy Bessant
Bank of America
Chief Operations and Technology Officer
Julie Sweet
Julie Sweet
Accenture
CEO
Sebastian Schulze
Sebastian Schulze
Fit Analytics
Cofounder and CEO
Pat Gelsinger
Pat Gelsinger
Intel
CEO
Dori Tunstall
Dori Tunstall
OCAD University
Dean, Faculty of Design
Alexandra Waldman
Alexandra Waldman
Universal Standard
Cofounder and CEO

WHAT TO EXPECT

VIRTUAL KEYNOTES

The biggest names in business, media, and politics.

“Amazing selection of speakers and excellent moderators”

VIRTUAL Talks AND PANELS

Join purpose-driven leaders in design, creativity, leadership, technology, and social impact for engaging conversations on the future of business.

“Loaded with brilliant creative people who are making a difference in our world”

Virtual WORKSHOPS

Take part in expert-led interactive intimate sessions—designed for attendees at every stage of their careers, from people just starting out to senior leaders.

“Level of participants and the accessibility to them were unmatched”

IN-PERSON FAST TRACKS

Exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek into some of the most innovative organizations in NYC! These intimate sessions are Fast Company’s unique take on the field trip. Each visit will be hosted by company leaders at the very offices, studios, and work spaces where their ideas come to life.