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Friday, March 10, 2023
7:30 AM - 7:00 PMFriday Check-in


10:30 AMFast Company Grill Opens 
11:25 AM - 12:00 PMBreaking Down Breakthrough Tech

Presented by Company Name

Featuring Van N. Truskett, Executive Director, Texas Innovation Center at the University of Texas at Austin; Jeff Cardenas, Cofounder and CEO, Apptronik; and Teresa Phillips, Cofounder and CEO, Spherex

Advanced robotics, AI, and beyond have become so intertwined with our everyday lives—and innovate at such a rapid pace—that it’s hard to keep up with what’s in play and what’s at stake. Hear from entrepreneurs and thought leaders on the tech driving our world and where it’s taking us.

12:00 PM - 12:40 PMBreak 
12:40 PM - 1:20 PMInnovate Your Plate: The Foods That Are Revolutionizing Dinner

Whether it’s foraging for fungi as meat and dairy substitutes or elevating vending-machine cuisine, these companies are pushing the new frontier of food and drinks forward.

1:20 PM - 2:05 PMBreak 
2:05 PM - 2:45 PMBuilding Tomorrow: A New Blueprint for the Future

Communities are defined not just by their people but by the environments where they gather, work, and live. From material and technology innovation to interior and exterior design, high-quality buildings form the bedrock of sustainability, urban strategy, and community engagement. Discover the ideas and products that are building a better world, one building at a time.

2:45 PM - 3:35 PMBreak 
3:35 PM - 4:20 PMHow to Be Happy at Work

Work is stressful enough. Add to it a relentless news cycle, and burnout seems to flare up even faster and fiercer. We’ve assembled an expert panel to share tips and tricks on how to cultivate a little more happiness at work, whether that happens at the office or at home.

4:20 PM - 5:00 PMBreak 
5:00 PM - 5:40 PMOne-on-One with 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki

Over the past 16 years, 23andMe has risen to the forefront of at-home genetics testing for health and ancestry. And in that time, we’ve seen a rapid evolution in this space that’s taken that testing into unexpected places.

5:40 PM - 5:55 PMThe Power of Inclusive Innovation: A Conversation with the Estée Lauder Companies

Technology is a transformative force, but its full positive impact can only be felt if everyone has access. In this insightful and inspirational conversation, hear from the Estée Lauder Companies’ CIO, Michael Smith, as he shares how his team developed a first-of-its-kind AI-powered experience to empower visually impaired customers and further the company’s focus on inclusivity.

5:55 PM - 7:00 PMHappy Hour 
7:00 PMFast Company Grill Closes 
Saturday, March 11, 2023
7:30 AM - 7:00 PMSaturday Check-in  
10:30 AMFast Company Grill Opens  
11:25 AM - 12:00 PMAmplifying Accessibility in the Workplace

The number of people with disabilities entering the workforce is increasing. Whether or not workplaces are equipped to handle their needs is another issue. Hear from our panel on how businesses need to cater to disabilities both seen and unseen.

12:00 PM - 12:40 PMBreak 
12:40 PM - 1:20 PMThe Cost of High Ambition for Women in the Workplace

Women have been conditioned to work twice as hard for a fraction of what they deserve. While high ambition can indeed yield high reward, new research shows there’s another side effect: loneliness. Our panel breaks down what you need to know—and how not to feel so alone.

1:20 PM - 2:05 PMBreak 
2:05 PM - 2:45 PMThe Future of Customer Experience Is Curated

Now more than ever, a curated customer experience is essential for the success of brick-and-mortar businesses. To drive brand loyalty, businesses need to create an in-store vibe that is intentionally tailored to their core customer, while continuing to connect with them in creative ways beyond their walls. Hear how forward-thinking businesses are harnessing the power of music, digital video, and more to design engaging experiences that positively influence consumer moods and drive return visits.

2:45 PM - 3:35 PMBreak  
3:35 PM - 4:15 PMWhat Your "Return to Office" Plan Is Missing

As employees adapt to returning to the office, the offices they're returning to need to adapt their needs—and thoughtful design and a new outlook on fostering company culture could be the answer.

Hear how workplaces are evolving to create more productive and efficient environments.

4:15 PM - 5:00 PMBreak  
5:00 PM - 5:40 PMHow to Take Your Brand Where It Least Expects to Go

With so much competition for consumers’ attention, it’s no small order to make your brand stand out. Hear from marketing and social media leaders on how they’re cutting through the noise and pushing their brands to surprising places.

5:40 PM - 6:00 PMBreak  
6:00 PM - 6:20 PMOne-on-One with Mastercard CMO Raja Rajamannar 
6:20 PM - 7:00 PMHappy Hour 
7:00 PMFast Company Grill Closes  
Sunday, March 12, 2023
7:30 AM - 7:00 PMSunday Check-in 
10:30 AMFast Company Grill Opens  
11:25 AM - 12:00 PMThe Future of Healthcare: Bringing Technology Breakthroughs to Every Bedside

As innovation accelerates across the healthcare field, these leaps forward are perhaps nowhere more pressing than in the fight against cancer. Discover how revolutionary advancements in healthcare are unlocking new paradigms and methods—especially for cancer control and diagnostics—and what must be done to ensure equitable access to these novel technologies.

12:00 PM - 12:40 PMBreak  
12:40 PM - 1:20 PMDiversifying Diversity in Entertainment

There’s been a push in recent years to make film and TV more inclusive—and now it’s time to take that movement to the next level. Hear how our panel of production company execs are forging a path toward truly inclusive storytelling.

1:20 PM - 2:05 PMBreak 
2:05 PM - 2:45 PMNavigating the Creator Economy 2.0

2020 ushered in a seismic wave of creators building businesses and platforms online. As the boom times level out, is something more sustainable and long-term taking shape?

2:45 PM - 3:35 PMBreak  
3:35 PM - 4:15 PMInside the Fight to Reclaim Reproductive Rights—in Texas and Beyond

Reproductive healthcare access has suffered a fresh wave of political attacks in recent months—but activists and entrepreneurs are attacking back. In this panel, we’ll unpack what’s next in the fight to destigmatize and depoliticize our bodies.

4:15 PM - 5:20 PMBreak  
5:20 PM - 5:40 PMThe Art (and Science) of Content Curation: A Conversation with TikTok's Dan Page and Loop Media's Greg Drebin

TikTok and Loop Media are redefining entertainment, content, and what it means to be a platform.

5:40 PM - 7:00 PMHappy Hour  
7:00 PMFast Company Grill Closes  
Monday, March 13, 2023
6:00 AM - 7:00 PMMonday checkin 
10:30 AMFast Company Grill Opens 
11:25 AM - 12:00 PMThe Future Is Animated: Inside Webtoon and Crunchyroll’s Comic Revolution

Manga, anime, and webtoons were once considered niche but have become undeniable powerhouses in entertainment with global fandoms and lucrative franchises across film, TV, and beyond. Hear how digital publishing platform Webtoon and streamer Crunchyroll are transforming comics for a new generation.

12:00 PM - 12:40 PMThe Wild Story Behind Your Favorite Outdoor Brands

You've heard of Patagonia, the North Face, and Esprit—but do you know the tale of the pioneers who helped shape those brands? In their new documentary, Wild Life, Oscar-winning filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin zoom in on former Patagonia CEO and conservationist Kris Tompkins and her late husband, the outdoorsman and entrepreneur Douglas Tompkins. In this in-depth conversation, we'll hear the story behind the film.

12:40 PM - 1:15 PMOne-on-One with Verizon Consumer Group CEO and Executive Vice President Sowmyanarayan Sampath

Sowmyanarayan Sampath served in a number of strategic roles within Verizon before being appointed CEO of the telecom giant’s consumer services unit in early March. Hear his plan for leading Verizon Consumer Group forward during the tech industry’s ongoing disruption.

1:15 PM - 2:05 PMBreak 
2:05 PM - 2:40 PMNot Fast or Furious Enough: Revving Up the Transition to Electric Vehicles

The automotive industry claims that the world isn’t fully ready for electric vehicles. However, consumer demand for EVs is at a critical tipping point, and we must quickly accelerate the transition to EVs to mitigate the climate crisis and improve air quality for communities. As we surmount challenges with charging infrastructure and supply chains, the industry must prioritize sustainability along with profits and shareholders by ramping up their electrification strategies now. A diverse group of auto industry and sustainability experts will come together to answer questions such as "What do vehicle makers need to do to meet growing consumer demand for clean transportation?" and "What are automakers getting right, and what is standing in the way of a clean, all-electric future?"

2:40 PM - 3:35 PMBreak  
3:35 PM - 4:15 PMOne-on-One with Kickstarter CEO Everette Taylor

Presented by Company Name

Crowdfunding leader Kickstarter welcomed Everette Taylor just six months ago at a particularly transformative point for the company. Given his track record, it’s no surprise the new CEO has a bold vision for the company.

4:15 PM - 5:15 PMBreak  
5:15 PM - 5:40 PMInnovating Out of a Downturn

Amid layoffs after layoffs at some of the world’s leading tech companies, the industry is at an inflection point. Here’s how some of tech’s most resourceful leaders are building for what’s next.

5:40 PM - 5:50 PMCharge Up! A Look Into the Future for EVs

Join the Electric Vehicle Association's Elaine Borseth as she shares her vision for an all-electric future and how her experience growing up in Detroit at the center of the American auto industry led her to become an early adopter of electric vehicles. She will discuss what is still needed to make the transition to clean energy vehicles by 2035, including the role auto companies play in accelerating the transition.

5:50 PM - 7:00 PMHappy Hour  
7:00 PMFast Company Grill Closes