The Fast Company Grill will be open daily March 8 - 11, 10:30AM - 4:30 PM

Scroll down for the 2019 schedule.

Attendance to talks is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Session Time More Info
Friday, March 8, 2019
Fast Company Grill Opens
10:30 AM

The Power of Play

SPEAKERS: JORGE CASIMIRO, VP, Global Community Impact, Nike; CHRIS DOWN, chief design officer, Mattel; and SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS, Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur, and Author, Chasing Grace

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

The Next Wave of the DTC Revolution
Presented by Shopify

SPEAKERS: LILY KANTER, CEO, Boon Supply; and Cofounder, Serena & Lily; BRIAN SPALY, Executive Chairman, Tecovas; Founder, Trunk Club; and Founder, Bonobos; and JEFF WEISER, CMO, Shopify

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

A Conversation with Actor Matthew McConaughey and Michael Acton Smith

SPEAKERS: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, Academy Award-Winning Actor and Founder, just keep livin Foundation; and MICHAEL ACTON SMITH, Cofounder and Co-CEO, Calm

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Women Squared: Female Financiers Meet Female Founders

SPEAKERS: SARAH JONES SIMMER, COO, Bumble; and ELIZABETH GORE, President and Chairwoman, Alice

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM

Happy Hour
Sponsored by INTRINSIC Wine Co.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fast Company Grill Closes
6:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Fast Company Grill Opens
10:30 AM

The Personal Project: One-On-One with Pamela Adlon

SPEAKER: PAMELA ADLON, Executive Producer, Writer, Director, Actor, Better Things

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The New, New Consumer


11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

One-On-One with Kendra Scott

SPEAKER: KENDRA SCOTT, Designer, Founder, and CEO, Kendra Scott LLC

MODERATOR: STEPHANIE MEHTA, editor-in-chief, Fast Company

A wide-ranging conversation with the founder of Kendra Scott LLC, a jewelry and lifestyle empire now valued at more than $1 billion. Topics include Scott’s insight into the evolving retail landscape, her move into fine jewelry, winning fickle consumers, and the benefits and perils of having one’s name also be the company brand.

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Innovating at Speed: How Big Brands and Scrappy Startups Develop New Ideas
Presented by United Technologies

SPEAKERS: JASON CHUA, Executive Director, United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP); COTTER CUNNINGHAM, Founder and Chairman, RetailMeNot; and CLARA VU, Cofounder and VP, Engineering, VEO Robotics

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Tomorrow's Office: How Tech Can Help Keep a Disparate Workforce Productive
Presented by Citrix

SPEAKERS: DONNA KIMMEL, EVP, Chief People Officer, Citrix; and SARA SUTTON, Founder and CEO, FlexJobs; and MARTIN WEZOWSKI, Chief Designer at SAP

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM

Making David Makes Man

SPEAKERS: TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY, Academy Award-Winning Writer; creator, David Makes Man; TINA PERRY, President, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN); and PHYLICIA RASHAD, Award-Winning Actress, Creed and The Cosby Show

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Fast Company Grill Closes
5:20 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Fast Company Grill Opens
10:30 AM

One-On-One with Christina Tosi

SPEAKER: CHRISTINA TOSI, Chef and Founder, Milk Bar

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

One-On-One with Rep. Will Hurd

SPEAKER: WILL HURD, U.S. Representative, Texas’s 23rd Congressional District

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

The Future is Freelance: How to Survive —and Thrive— in the Self-Employed Economy
Presented by Intuit

SPEAKERS: TWISHA MEHTA, Senior Impact Manager, Samaschool; and JEREMY SULZMANN, Business Segment Leader for QuickBooks Self Employed at Intuit

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM
Fast Company Grill Closes
4:30 PM
Monday, March 11, 2019
Fast Company Grill Opens
10:30 AM

New Stories, New Platforms

SPEAKERS: CURTIS HICKMAN, Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer, The Void; DAVID MODIGLIANI, Director and Producer, Running with Beto, 61 Bullets, and Crawford

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

How Tech Can Solve the Number One Worry for Americans–Financial Stress 
Presented by SunTrust

SPEAKERS: ED DORAN, Director Product Management, Microsoft Research; WILLIAM ‘WHURLEY’ HURLEY, founder and CEO, Strangeworks; and KEN MEYER, CTO for consumer banking, SunTrust

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM

The Power of Live

SPEAKERS: KELLY STRICKLAND, Senior Vice President of Tour Marketing, Live Nation; and ROZONDA “CHILLI” THOMAS, Singer-Songwriter, TLC

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fast Company Grill Closes
4:30 PM