SESSIONS

Scroll down for a preview of the sessions at the Innovation Festival.
Check back often–new sessions will be added frequently.
THE MAIN STAGE AT
CALDWELL FACTORY
The Main Stage at Caldwell Factory features more than a dozen high-profile sessions with the biggest names in business and culture.
THE FORUM AT
CALDWELL FACTORY
The Forum will host panels and fireside chats on some of the most urgent topics of the day, from tech to politics to innovation and leadership.
THE HUB AT
UNION WEST
Union West will serve as the festival hub where attendees can expect one-of-a-kind experiences, dynamic discussions, purposeful networking, and more.
FAST TRACKS
Fast Tracks offer insider access to New York's most buzzed-about companies. They are hosted by leaders at the very workspaces where their ideas come to life.
Session Type Theme Time More Info
Monday, November 4, 2019
Explore the Creative Process with Mass Appeal 
Hosted by Mass Appeal
Fast TrackCreativity10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stranger In Residence: Leveraging Emerging Tech to Push and Preserve Culture
Hosted by Barbarian 
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Advertising Isn’t Dead. It Just Looks Different.
Hosted by VICE + Virtue
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Learn: Inside the Making of a D-to-C Unicorn
Hosted by Work & Co
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Brand in the Boardroom: Innovating with Purpose
Hosted by R/GA
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain in 90 Minutes or Less
Hosted by IBM
Fast TrackTech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Future Cities: A New Approach for Inclusive Growth
Hosted by Sidewalk Labs
Fast TrackDesign, Social Good2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Breaking Boundaries and Killing Categories: Meet the Real Gen Z
Hosted by Moving Image & Content
Fast TrackCreativity2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Neiman Marcus: Igniting Customer Love through Innovation
Hosted by Neiman Marcus
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bringing Brand and Experience Together
Hosted by Droga5
Fast TrackCreativity3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Beyond The Perks: Employee Culture with Culture Amp, Squarespace, Etsy, and Warby Parker
Hosted by Culture Amp + Squarespace
Fast TrackLeadership3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
How I Got My Startup Funded + the Pitch Deck Teardown
Hosted by AWS
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Tech3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Inspiring a More Conscious World Through the Power of Photography
Hosted by Fotografiska
Fast TrackCreativity, Social Good5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Art + Science Behind Creating Content For A Global Audience
Hosted by Holler
Fast TrackCreativity, Design5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Old Dog, New Tricks: Revolutionizing the $30 Billion Pet Food Industry
Hosted by JustFoodForDogs
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
To Be Announced
Fast Track 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Building Sound Worlds: Audio for Immersive and Interactive Media
Hosted by One Thousand Birds
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Transportation 2025: What’s Down the Road (Breakfast Included)
Presented by Cummins
Breakfast Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Finding Balance in a Burnt-Out World, Morning Meditation Presented by Room x Calm
Featuring TAMARA LEVITT, Head of Mindfulness, Calm
 

 

Workshop — Union WestWellness9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
How to Survive the Next Hundred Years
Featuring PAM FLETCHER, Head of Global Innovation, GM and BARBARA HUMPTON, CEO, Siemens USA
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Tech9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Secrets They Never Tell You: A Founder's Roundtable
Featuring JEAN BROWNHILL, SALLIE KRAWCHECK, and CHRISTINE HUNSICKER
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How to Better Understand Your Customers and Build Trust
Hosted by PayPal 
Fast TrackLeadership, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Designing for Real Human Connection
Hosted by Rapt Studio 
Fast TrackDesign10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Female C-Suite: Breaking News and Smashing Barriers at The Daily Beast
Hosted by The Daily Beast
Fast TrackLeadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Trusting the Process: Finding Empowerment from Within

Hosted by Barre3

Fast TrackWellness10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beyond Insights: The Role of Art + Heart in a Data-Driven Landscape
Hosted by Group Nine + Brandshop
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Business of CBD
Hosted by Standard Dose
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Wellness, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Curated Retail Experience and Tour
Hosted by Nordstrom
Fast TrackLeadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Inside the Mind of Gen Z
Featuring ALLISON BALL SWOPE, Head of Product, VSCO; RACHEL FERDINANDO, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Frito-Lay North America; CHRISTINE WHITE, Director of Social and Content Strategy, Ulta Beauty
Panel — Union WestWellness, Leadership, Social Good, Tech10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Future of Wearables: Unlocking Wellness Potential
Featuring ELIZABETH GAZDA, CEO, Embr Labs, and GUIVE BALOOCH, Head of L'Oréal’s Technology Incubator
Panel — Union WestWellness, Tech10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
The Global Influence of Sneakers
EDDY LU, CEO, GOAT
Panel — Union WestCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Tech10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
The Future of Food: Farming for Tomorrow
Featuring MARC OSHIMA, Cofounder and CMO, AeroFarms, and BRITT LUNDGREN, Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Stonyfield
Panel — Union WestWellness, Leadership, Social Good11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Secrets to Igniting Creativity
Featuring KAREN TILSTRA, Chief Creativity Officer, Creativity Effect
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Leadership11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Waymo's World: Who's Driving Our Future
Featuring DIMITRI DOLGOV, CTO of Waymo
Panel — Union WestCreativity, Tech11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
A Look Inside: Change Yourself, Change the Culture
Featuring BEN HOROWITZ, Cofounder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz, and SHAKA SENGHOR, President and Creative Director, Shaka Senghor Inc.
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Social Good11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Connected Consumer: How to Crush the Consumption Ceiling
Hosted by WarnerMedia
Fast TrackLeadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Embracing Irrationality: How Uninhibited Thinking Can Save Your Career, Company, and...the World?
Hosted by t3
Fast TrackCreativity11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
A Tour of The Whitney's Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965
Hosted by Whitney Museum of American Art
Fast TrackCreativity11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cancel Culture: Accountability in a Connected World
Hosted by Wieden+Kennedy
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Designing a Successful Sequel: Conversations with Top Creators
Presented by Lenovo
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Design12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
Braided Business: Building a Culture Stronger Than Its Parts
Featuring Michael Ventura, Founder and CEO, Sub Rosa, and Author, Applied Empathy
Panel — Union WestWellness, Leadership1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Breaking the Mold: Designing with Empathy and Shaping Connected Environments
Featuring JONATHAN WARD, Design Partner, NBBJ and ALEXANDRIA LAFCI, Cofounder, New Story
Panel — Caldwell FactoryDesign, Leadership, Social Good, Tech1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Brands as Communities: How People Are Finding Camaraderie in New Ways
Featuring BRIAN CORNELL, Chairman and CEO, Target Corporation, and ELLEN LATHAM, Cofounder, Orangetheory Fitness
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryLeadership1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Inside Out: Leveraging AI to Revolutionize the Manufacturing Process
Featuring MATTHEW PUTMAN, Cofounder and CEO, Nanotronics
Panel — Union WestCreativity, Tech1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
The Innovation Mindset: People > Process
Featuring CHUCK SWOBODA, Innovator-in-Residence, Marquette University, and President, Cape Point Advisors
Workshop — Union WestWellness, Leadership1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
The Next Evolution of HCM: Powering the Future of Work
Hosted by ADP
Fast TrackTech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Digital Mindfulness — Time to Get Personal Again
Hosted by Critical Mass
Fast TrackDesign, Tech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
ABT Incubator: Studio Visit and Conversation with David Hallberg in the Dancer’s Lounge
Hosted by American Ballet Theatre
Fast TrackCreativity, Wellness2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
YOU ARE HERE: Leveraging Mobile Tech to Inspire Real-World Change
Hosted by Ground Truth + No Kid Hungry
Fast TrackSocial Good, Tech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Desus & Mero: From Twitter to Late-Night
Hosted by Twitter
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tapping Culture and Consumer Habits for the Craft Brew Biz
Hosted by Anheuser-Busch

Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Data-Inspired Creativity: How Digital Manufacturing Is Opening Doors to Innovation
Featuring DARA TRESEDER, Chief Marketing Officer, Carbon, and ERIN GRIFFIN, VP of Marketing and Communications, Riddell
Panel — Union WestDesign, Social Good, Tech2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
The New Age of Sports : Streaming, Global Audiences, and Big Business
Featuring JOHN SKIPPER, DAZN
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Tech2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
I Can’t Hear You: The Business of Voice in 2020
Featuring BRANDON KAPLAN, CEO, Skilled Creative, and MICHAEL HOESTEN, Head of Client Engagement, Skilled Creative
Workshop — Union WestEntrepreneurship, Tech2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
A Conversation with Nancy Dubuc
Featuring NANCY DUBUC, CEO, Vice Media
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryLeadership3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Ecology of Design
Featuring ANDREW ZIMMERMAN, President, Frog
Panel — Union WestDesign, Entrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
May the Force (for Good) Be With You
Featuring STEVE FECHHEIMER, CEO, New Belgium and more
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Social Good3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
How Living-Centered Design Improves Mental Health + Wellness
Hosted by Cannon Design +  Kaiser Permanente
Fast TrackDesign3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Transforming Industry: Creative Collaboration in a 5G World
Hosted by Fashion Institute of Technology
 
Fast TrackTech3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
'Yes And!' Tapping Improv Methods to Unlock Creativity
Hosted by Upright Citizens Brigade
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ready, set, growth! Preparing your company for expansion and endurance
Hosted by General Catalyst
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
From Practice to Product: The Benefits of Organic Business
Featuring LINDA LIPSIUS, Cofounder and CEO, Teatulia
Panel — Union WestEntrepreneurship3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Connecting with Your Dream Team: Track Your Inspiring Journey
Featuring BOB MCKINNON, Director, Moving Up Media Lab
Workshop — Union WestWellness, Social Good, Tech3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Social Impact in Entertainment
Featuring DAVID LINDE, CEO, Participant Media, and RUTH JOHNSTON, GM, Vulcan Productions
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership, Social Good4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Purposeful Networking + Happy Hour
With Fast Company Editors
Purposeful Networking - Union WestCreativity, Leadership4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
I’m With the Brand: How Creatives, Businesses, and Brands Can Tap Into Music
Hosted by Kobalt Music
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Gender Equality and Climate Resiliency: A Panel Discussion at L’Oréal’s New York HQ
Hosted by L’Oréal
Fast TrackLeadership, Social Good5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Harvesting Your Brand and Serving Your Purpose
Hosted by Daily Harvest
Fast TrackWellness5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Home, Smart, Home: Redefining Modern Living
Hosted by Hello Alfred
Fast TrackTech5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
O Pioneer! A Conversation About Art, Sustainability, and More, with Dustin Yellin
Featuring DUSTIN YELLIN, Artist and Environmental Activist
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Social Good5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
#FCFestival Welcome Party
Party — Union West 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The Humanity of Design: How Building Products With People in Mind Drives Business Success (Breakfast Included)
Presented by the All New Lincoln Aviator
Breakfast Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
How Stillness Inspires Creativity, Morning Meditation Presented by Room x Calm
Featuring TAMARA LEVITT, Head of Mindfulness, Calm

 

Workshop — Union WestWellness9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
From Unique to Iconic: Curating with MoMA Design
Hosted by MoMA 
 
Fast TrackDesign9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Defending Against the Dark Arts: An Inside Look at How Experts Fight Hackers
Featuring TAMER HASSAN, Cofounder and CEO, White Ops, CHRISTOPHER AHLBERG, Cofounder and CEO, Recorded Future and SANARA MARSH, Cybersecurity Strategist & Solutions Engineer, VMware Carbon Black
Panel — Union WestLeadership, Tech10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Higher Ground: Mindfulness to Enhance Your Workout (and Your Leadership Skills)
Featuring SADIE LINCOLN, Cofounder and CEO, Barre3, and LINDSAY SHAFFER, Head of Sports and Fitness, Headspace
Workshop — Union WestWellness, Leadership10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Orange is the New Experience
Hosted by Orangetheory
Fast TrackWellness, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Unlocking the Origins of Craftsmanship
Hosted by Cuyana
Fast TrackCreativity, Social Good10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Le District: Bringing French-Inspired Fare to Life with Sensory Design 
Hosted by ICRAVE
 
 
Fast TrackDesign10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taking the Runway to the Street
Hosted by Highsnobiety
Fast TrackCreativity10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Role of Modern Media in the Democratization of Sports Content
Hosted by Bleacher Report
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How to Be Yourself
Featuring DILLAN DIGIOVANNI, integrative identity coach, educator and writer
Workshop — Union WestEntrepreneurship, Wellness, Social Good10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Building (Cult) Brands and Finding Community
Featuring LISA PRICE, Founder, Carol's Daughter, SALI CHRISTESON, Founder and CEO, Argent, CHELSEA HIRSCHHORN, CEO, FridaBaby, TIFFANY MASTERSON, Founder, Drunk Elephant
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Leadership11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Joining the B Corps: Leading Business with Purpose
Featuring MATTHEW MCCARTHY, CEO, Ben & Jerry’s, JAINEE DIAL, Head of Creative, Wylder, ANGELOU EZEILO, Founder and Director, Greening Youth and ANTHEA KELSICK, CMO, B Lab
Panel — Union WestLeadership, Social Good11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
A Smarter, Faster Creative Process: With Funworks
Featuring PAUL CHARNEY, Founder and CEO, Funworks, and ERICA FORTESCUE, Creativity Architect, Funworks
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Justice for All: Reforming a Broken System
Featuring MEEK MILL, Multiplatinum Hip-Hop Artist and Cochair, REFORM Alliance, and MICHAEL RUBIN, Executive Chairman, Fanatics, and Cochair, REFORM Alliance
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Leadership11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shift Stacking: Navigating Disruption
Hosted by sparks & honey
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Unspoken Game Changer: Trust 
Hosted by Balance Integration
Fast TrackLeadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
We Are What We Eat—Fueling a Growing Startup
Hosted by Noom
Fast TrackWellness, Tech11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Living Labs and the Future of Design
Hosted by Gensler
Fast TrackDesign, Tech11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
How to Redefine Loyalty and Revolutionize Your Customer Relationship by Creating an Amazing Employee Experience
Presented by PwC
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
Beyond the Numbers: The Next Generation of D&I Thinking
Featuring SUZANNE KENNEDY, Director, Office of the Chairman, and Head of Philanthropy, IAC
Panel — Union WestLeadership, Social Good1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Are Data Rights a Human Right?
Featuring JULIE BRILL, Deputy General Counsel for Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft, and MICHELLE RICHARDSON, Director, Center for Democracy and Technology, Privacy and Data Project
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Tech1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
JORDAN PEELE, Director, Producer, Academy Award–Winning Writer, and DONNA LANGLEY, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Human Perception AI: How Emotional Intelligence Will Play a Role in Your Life
Featuring GABI ZIJDERVELD, Chief Marketing Officer, Affectiva
Panel — Union WestWellness, Tech1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
The Future Is Mass Personalization
Featuring GARETH SELTZER, Impact and Innovation Entrepreneur, Founding Partner, Ryot Media
Panel — Union WestCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
Partnering for Activism With a Heritage Brand
Hosted by The Body Shop
Fast TrackSocial Good2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rapid Prototyping Workshop: From Concept to Prototype in 60 Minutes with Market Gravity
Hosted by Deloitte + Market Gravity 
Fast TrackTech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Dawn of Data-Driven Creativity
Hosted by Bloomberg
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Building an Ethos of Sustainability into Your Brand
Hosted by Global Citizen + Havas Media 
Fast TrackLeadership, Social Good2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Coming Clean: Solving the Big Plastic Problem in Fashion and Beyond
Featuring KIM SMITH, Head of Apparel, Everlane
Panel — Union WestLeadership, Social Good2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Driving Industry Change—Leading with Purpose, Transparency, and Authenticity 
Featuring NORM DE GREVE, CMO, CVS Health, and GREGG RENFREW, Founder, Beautycounter
Panel — Caldwell FactoryWellness, Leadership, Social Good2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Master Creativity and UX in Voice: Talking to Consumers
Featuring BRANDON KAPLAN, CEO, Skilled Creative, and MICHAEL HOESTEN, Head of Client Engagement, Skilled Creative
Workshop — Union WestDesign, Tech2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
Creative Conversation, Live!
Featuring MO ROCCA, Correspondent, CBS Sunday Morning, and Author of Mobituaries and KC IFEANYI, Editor and Writer, Fast Company
Panel — Union WestCreativity3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Disruption, Innovation, and Writing Your Next Chapter
Featuring BETH COMSTOCK, Author, Former Vice Chair, GE, and GEORGE PYNE, Founder and CEO, Bruin Sports Capital
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Inside Look at City Winery’s New Pier 57 Location with Founder and CEO, Michael Dorf
Hosted by City Winery
Fast TrackDesign3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Consumer Health in 2020 and Beyond: On-Demand and AI-Driven
Hosted by K Health
Fast TrackWellness, Tech3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Grow with Google NYC Learning Center: Bringing Digital Skills to the Community
Hosted by Google
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Innovation Leaps: From the Whiteboard to the Boardroom
Hosted by Smart Design
 
Fast TrackDesign3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Unlocking a New Era of Musical Experience Through Augmented Reality
Hosted by MediaMonks
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Need to Breakthrough: Design, Experience & Human Connection
Hosted by Neuehouse 
Fast TrackDesign3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fun! The Serious Opportunity to Evolve Your Business
Hosted by Grey Advertising
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
A Smarter, Faster Creative Process: With Funworks
Featuring PAUL CHARNEY, Founder and CEO, Funworks, and ERICA FORTESCUE, Creativity Architect, Funworks
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Data Makes Nice with Humanity
Featuring DAVID SCHWARZ, Hush; I-SAH HSIEH, Director of Corporate Social Innovation, SAS; and DANIEL PERLIN
Panel — Union WestSocial Good, Tech4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
How Tech Supports (and Enhances) Human Connection in Business
Featuring EMILY WEISS, Founder, Glossier, and ROBERT REFFKIN, Founder and CEO, Compass
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Tech4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Purposeful Networking + Happy Hour
With Fast Company Editors
Purposeful Networking - Union WestCreativity, Leadership4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Creating the Immersive Future: Games, Products, and Experiences
Hosted by ustwo
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Indulging Your Senses: Q&A with Founder Michael Dorf
Hosted by City Winery 
Fast TrackCreativity5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Modern Audiences, Explained.
Hosted by Vox Media
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CBD: A New Frontier in Wellness
Hosted by Standard Dose
Fast TrackWellness5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Perfect Pitch: Elizabeth Banks on Hollywood, Feminism, and Writing Her Own Script
Featuring ELIZABETH BANKS, Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Strengthening Productivity in the Age of Distraction. Morning Meditation Presented by Room x Calm
Featuring TAMARA LEVITT, Head of Mindfulness, Calm

 

Workshop — Union WestWellness9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
A Conversation with Microsoft’s Satya Nadella
Featuring Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Tech9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Future of Work: How Office Design Will Impact Next-Generation Teams
Hosted by Tarkett
Fast TrackDesign, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Anatomy of a Rebrand: Are the Best Ideas Born From Balancing Collaboration?
Hosted by Superunion + BBC
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The New Rules of (Inclusive) Innovation! 
Hosted by Microsoft 
Fast TrackTech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Re-Designing a Category to Focus on the Habits of Humans
Hosted by quip 
Fast TrackWellness10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
XR 101: Exploring the Rise of Immersive Entertainment
Hosted by Framestore
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Cities as a Content Platform: With Intersection and Stuart Weitzman
Hosted by Intersection
Fast TrackLeadership, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Unlocking the Creative Process: With ABT Leadership Lab
Featuring JOHN MICHAEL SCHERT, Artist, Social Entrepreneur, Former ABT Dancer
Panel — Union WestCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Get Out the Vote: The Evolution of Campaign Design
Featuring SUSAN MERRIAM, Cofounder, the Center for American Politics and Design, and JENNIFER KINON, Founding Partner, Original Champions of Design
Panel — Union WestCreativity, Design10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
The Innovation Alliance: Partnering for Creative Breakthroughs
Featuring MATT VITEBSKY, Director of Flagship Products, AccuWeather; CHUCK FREEDMAN, Head of Developer Relations, Bose; and MARC MALEH, GVP of Technology, Huge
Panel — Union WestTech10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
2020 Vision: Political Roundtable
Featuring Dr. RACHEL BITECOFER, Election Forecaster, Assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy, Christopher Newport University: RICK WILSON, ex-GOP strategist and author of Everything Trump Touches Dies; ARI MELBER, host of The Beat with Ari Melber, MSNBC
Panel — Caldwell FactoryWellness, Leadership, Social Good11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
One of Them Might Grow Up to Be CEO: Kids and the Importance of Digital Civility
Featuring TAMI BHAUMIK, VP of Digital Civility, Roblox, and DR. MICHAEL RICH, Founding Director of Harvard’s Center on Media and Child Health
Panel — Union WestWellness, Leadership, Social Good11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Desus & Mero, Live Studio Taping
Hosted by Desus & Mero
Fast TrackCreativity11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
The Future Is Now: The Decentralized Web Is Saving The World
Featuring JUSTIN BINGHAM, chief technology officer, Janeiro Digital
Panel — Union WestLeadership, Social Good, Tech11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Ride Along with Will Packer
Featuring WILL PACKER, Founder and Producer, Will Packer Productions
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Workshop: Activating Conscious Creative
Hosted by 4A’s + David & Goliath
Fast TrackSocial Good11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Accelerator: A New Broadway Musical
Hosted by Shubert Organization 
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tech at Work: Innovating for Teams of the Future
Featuring CAL HENDERSON, Chief Technology Officer, Slack, DAVID MADDOCKS, Chief Marketing Officer, Cole Haan, and MARIANNA TESSEL, Chief Technology Officer, Intuit
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Tech1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Secrets of the Most Productive People, Live!: How to Unlock Habit Change in Your Brain
Featuring Dr. TARA SWART, Neuroscientist, Author of 'The Source', MD, and Executive advisor at Tara Swart Inc. and MIT Sloan School of Managemen

 
Panel — Union WestCreativity, Wellness, Leadership1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
The Future of Work
Featuring CAL HENDERSON, Chief Technology Officer, Slack, and DAVID MADDOCKS, Chief Marketing Officer, Cole Haan 
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Tech1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Can This Industry Be Saved? The Future of Digital Media
Featuring JOANNA COLES, Author, Producer, Former Chief Content Officer at Hearst, and NEIL VOGEL, CEO, Dotdash
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Exclusive IMAX Screening of Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke’s Short- Film ANIMA followed by a conversation with Megan Colligan, President of IMAX Entertainment
Hosted by IMAX
 
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Finding the Career Reinvention Path
Featuring SUSAN TYNAN, Founder and CEO, Framebridge
Panel — Union WestEntrepreneurship, Leadership1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
Go Inside TED HQ for the Full TED Talk Experience
Hosted by TED
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The $27 Trillion Opportunity: Designing Experiential for Gen Z
Hosted by We're Magnetic
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Power of Action: Taking Meaningful Strides to Create Social Change
Hosted by JOAN Creative
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership, Social Good2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Building on Kindness: A Conversation with Daniel Lubetzky
Featuring DANIEL LUBETZKY, Founder and Executive Chairman, Kind
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Wellness, Leadership, Social Good2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
When Cyber Attacks!
Featuring MARK NUNNIKHOVEN, Vice President, Cloud Research, Trend Micro
Panel — Union WestLeadership, Social Good, Tech2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
You’ve Launched a Voice Experience, Now What? How to Scale Your Voice Strategy
Featuring BRANDON KAPLAN, CEO, Skilled Creative, and MICHAEL HOESTEN, Head of Client Engagement, Skilled Creative
Workshop — Union WestDesign, Entrepreneurship, Tech2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
Leading with Purpose
Featuring DAN SCHULMAN, President and CEO, PayPal, and RESHMA SAUJANI, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryLeadership3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Legacy Brand Reinvention
Featuring CHRIS MCCARTHY, President, MTV, and MINDY GROSSMAN, CEO, WW
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Entrepreneurship3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Do or Die: Modern Survival Skills Training for Corporate Leadership Teams
Hosted by co:collective
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Redefining Womxn's Wellness With Innovation and Advocacy
Hosted by Tia + Unbound
Fast TrackWellness3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Inspiration Begins When You Stop Making Sense
Hosted by Assembly
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
YOU’VE BEEN ADDED TO THE GROUP CHAT: A deeper dive into the mind of Gen Z
Hosted by SONY + Big Spaceship
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Creating the Stories of Our Lives
Featuring SARAH HARDEN, CEO, Hello Sunshine, and EVE RODSKY, Author, Fair Play
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Purposeful Networking + Happy Hour
With Fast Company Editors
Purposeful Networking - Union WestCreativity, Leadership4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
A ‘Game On’ Approach to Brew Culture with Deutsch and Anheuser-Busch
Hosted by Deutsch + A-B
Fast TrackLeadership5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
How Short Form Became the Long Term Content Play
Hosted by GIPHY
Fast TrackCreativity5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
More Than a Thousand Words: Future of Photography
Hosted by Shutterstock
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Tech5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Reinventing the Camera: A Fireside Chat with Bobby Murphy, CTO, Snap Inc.
Featuring BOBBY MURPHY, CTO, Snap Inc.
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Design, Tech5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, November 8, 2019
Stories to Tell: Lin-Manual Miranda and Elizabeth Rutledge in Conversation
Featuring LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, Award-Winning Composer, Lyricist, and Actor, and ELIZABETH RUTLEDGE, CMO, American Express
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bonus Track to be Announced 
Fast TrackCreativity 
Bonus Track to be Announced 
Fast TrackCreativity