The Main Stage at Caldwell Factory features more than a dozen high-profile sessions with the biggest names in business and culture.
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.
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 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
Brand in the Boardroom: Innovating with Purpose
Hosted by R/GA
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership11:30 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
Breaking Boundaries and Killing Categories: Meet the Real Gen Z
Hosted by Moving Image & Content
Fast TrackCreativity2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Scaling Innovation in Industries Reluctant to Change
Hosted by Suffolk

Fast TrackCreativity, Design, Tech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Defining “Innovation” (Finally!)
Hosted by Sylvain Labs
Fast TrackDesign2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Neiman Marcus: Igniting Customer Love through Innovation
Hosted by Neiman Marcus
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain in 90 Minutes or Less
Hosted by IBM
Fast TrackTech2:00 PM - 3:30 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
Bringing Brand and Experience Together
Hosted by Droga5
Fast TrackCreativity3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
How I Got My Startup Funded + the Pitch Deck Teardown
Hosted by Amazon Web Services
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
Old Dog, New Tricks: Revolutionizing the $30 Billion Pet Food Industry
Hosted by JustFoodForDogs
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship5:00 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
The Art + Science Behind Creating Content For A Global Audience
Hosted by Holler
Fast TrackCreativity, Design5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Transportation 2025: What’s Down the Road (Breakfast Included)
Presented by Cummins
Featuring SHERRY AAHOLM, CIO, Cummins, MICHIMASA FUJINO, CEO, Honda Aircraft Company, and ROGER HARRIS, CRO and EVP of Marketing, Amtrak
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
The Business of CBD
Hosted by Standard Dose
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Wellness, Leadership9:30 AM - 11:30 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
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 - 10:40 AM
Secrets They Never Tell You: A Founder's Roundtable
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Leadership10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Trusting the Process: Finding Empowerment from Within
Hosted by Barre3

Fast TrackWellness10:00 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
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
Nordstrom in New York: Tailored Experiences for Local Shoppers
Hosted by Nordstrom
Fast TrackLeadership10:00 AM - 11:30 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 Future of Wearables: Unlocking Wellness Potential
Featuring ELIZABETH GAZDA, CEO, Embr Labs
Panel — Union WestWellness, Tech10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
The Global Influence of Sneakers
Featuring 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
Waymo's World: Who's Driving Our Future
Featuring DMITRI DOLGOV, CTO of Waymo
Panel — Union WestCreativity, Tech11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Secrets to Igniting Creativity
Featuring KAREN TILSTRA, Chief Creativity Officer, Creativity Effect
Workshop — Union WestCreativity, Leadership11:20 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
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
Embracing Irrationality: How Uninhibited Thinking Can Save Your Career, Company, and...the World?
Hosted by t3
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
The Connected Consumer: How to Crush the Consumption Ceiling
Hosted by WarnerMedia
Fast TrackLeadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Designing a Successful Sequel: Conversations with Top Creators (Lunch Included)
Presented by Lenovo
Featuring BRIAN LEONARD, Lenovo, and BILL JOHNSON, HOK Architects
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Design12:30 PM - 1:10 PM
Breaking the Mold: Designing with Empathy in a Tech-Obsessed World 
Featuring JONATHAN WARD, Design Partner, NBBJ and ALEXANDRIA LAFCI, Cofounder, New Story
Panel — Caldwell FactoryDesign, Leadership, Social Good, Tech1:30 PM - 2:10 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
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
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
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
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

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

Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership2:00 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
Digital Mindfulness — Time to Get Personal Again
Hosted by Critical Mass
Fast TrackDesign, Tech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Next Evolution of HCM: Powering the Future of Work
Hosted by ADP
Fast TrackTech2:00 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
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
May the Force (for Good) Be with You (Beer will be included)
Featuring STEVE FECHHEIMER, CEO, New Belgium Brewing and CHRISTINA VOLGYESI, Vice President of Marketing, Dr Bronners
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Social Good3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
The Ecology of Design
Featuring ANDREW ZIMMERMAN, President, Frog
Panel — Union WestDesign, Entrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 4:10 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
How Living-Centered Design Improves Mental Health + Wellness
Hosted by Cannon Design +  Kaiser Permanente
Fast TrackDesign3:30 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
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
From Practice to Product: The Benefits of Organic Business
Featuring LINDA LIPSIUS, Cofounder and CEO, Teatulia, and KELLY ANN COBB, VP of Community and Giving, Bombas
Panel — Union WestEntrepreneurship3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Social Impact in Entertainment
Featuring DAVID LINDE, CEO, Participant Media, RUTH JOHNSTON, GM, Vulcan Productions, and SARA BERNSTEIN, Executive VP, Imagine Documentaries
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership, Social Good4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Purposeful Networking + Happy Hour
Purposeful Networking - Union WestCreativity, Leadership4:30 PM - 5:30 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
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
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
Featuring DARCY DINUCCI, VP User Experience, Ammunition, LAUREN CASCIO, Design Director, Microsoft Hololens, and MICHAEL SPRAGUE, Director of Marketing, Sales and Service, The Lincoln Motor Company
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 with MoMA Design Store
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
All In : Representation, Inclusiveness and Creativity in Hollywood and Beyond
Featuring KATIE MCGRATH, co-CEO, Bad Robot, TINA TCHEN, President and Chief Executive Officer, TIME'S UP
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Leadership, Social Good10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Unlocking the Origins of Craftsmanship
Hosted by Cuyana
Fast TrackCreativity, Social Good10:00 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
Le District: Bringing French-Inspired Fare to Life with Sensory Design 
Hosted by ICRAVE
Fast TrackDesign10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Orange is the New Experience
Hosted by Orangetheory
Fast TrackWellness, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taking the Runway to the Street
Hosted by Highsnobiety
Fast TrackCreativity10:00 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
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
Building (Cult) Brands and Finding Community
Featuring LISA PRICE, Founder, Carol's Daughter, SALI CHRISTESON, Founder and CEO, Argent and CHELSEA HIRSCHHORN, CEO, FridaBaby
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Leadership11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Accessibility is Now: A Tech Fireside Chat With: KR Liu, Amazon Labs
Featuring KR LIU, Principal Accessibility Marketing Lead, Amazon
Panel — Union WestWellness, Social Good, Tech11:20 AM - 12:00 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, 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
The Unspoken Game Changer: Trust 
Hosted by Balance Integration + Edelman
Fast TrackLeadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Living Labs and the Future of Design
Hosted by Gensler
Fast TrackDesign, Tech11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
We Are What We Eat—Fueling a Growing Startup
Hosted by Noom
Fast TrackWellness, Tech11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Shift Stacking: Navigating Disruption
Hosted by sparks & honey
Fast TrackCreativity, Leadership11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
How to Redefine Loyalty and Revolutionize Your Customer Relationship by Creating an Amazing Employee Experience (Lunch Included)
Presented by PwC
Featuring TOM PUTHIYAMADAM, Digital Services and BXT Leader, PwC; JASON SCOGGINS, Director Loyalty and CRM, Chipotle
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, MICHELLE RICHARDSON, Director, Center for Democracy and Technology, Privacy and Data Project and DAVID CARROLL, associate professor of media design, Parsons, featured in Netflix's The Great Hack
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Tech1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Unconventional Storytelling: A Creative Conversation with Donna Langley and Jordan Peele
Featuring JORDAN PEELE, Director. Producer, Academy Award-Winning Writer; DONNA LANGLEY, Chairman, Universal FIlmed Entertainment Group
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryCreativity1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
AI in the Workplace: Solving a Connectivity Problem in a Human Way
Featuring KARALINE VENEZIA, Territory Manager, Capacity
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
Rapid Prototyping Workshop: From Concept to Prototype in 60 Minutes with Market Gravity
Hosted by Deloitte Digital + Market Gravity 
Fast TrackTech2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Partnering for Activism With a Heritage Brand
Hosted by The Body Shop
Fast TrackSocial Good2:00 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 + Citi + Havas Media 
Fast TrackLeadership, Social Good2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Driving Industry Change—Leading with Purpose, Transparency, and Authenticity 
Featuring NORMAN DE GREVE, CMO, CVS Health, and GREGG RENFREW, Founder, Beautycounter
Panel — Caldwell FactoryWellness, Leadership, Social Good2:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Coming Clean: Solving the Big Plastic Problem in Fashion and Beyond
Featuring KIM SMITH, Head of Apparel, Everlane, SARAH PAIJI YOO, Cofounder and CEO, Blueland, and MAXINE BEDAT, Founder and Director, The New Standard Institute
Panel — Union WestLeadership, 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
Shaping the Future of Health Care: Affordability, Innovation and Total Health
Featuring Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Main Stage — Caldwell FactoryLeadership3:00 PM - 4:00 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
Fun! The Serious Opportunity to Evolve Your Business
Hosted by Grey Advertising
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The Need to Breakthrough: Design, Experience & Human Connection
Hosted by Neuehouse 
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
Innovation Leaps: From the Whiteboard to the Boardroom
Hosted by Smart Design
Fast TrackDesign3:30 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
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
The Future of Taste & Experience with Call Your Mother (Tasting)
Purposeful Networking - Union West 4:00 PM - 4:40 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

Harlem and High Fashion: A Conversation with Dapper Dan
Featuring DAPPER DAN, Fashion Innovator, The Dapper Dan Atelier Studio

Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Design4:30 PM - 5:10 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
Indulging Your Senses: Q&A with Founder Michael Dorf
Hosted by City Winery 
Fast TrackCreativity5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Creating the Immersive Future: Games, Products, and Experiences
Hosted by ustwo
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech5:00 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 - 7:00 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
Happy Hour with Sofar Sounds
Networking + Cocktails 5:30 PM - 6:30 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
Design Your Own Disruption - Lessons From Top Companies In Launching New Businesses (Breakfast Included)
Presented by McKinsey & Company
Featuring ARI LIBARIKIAN,  Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company,  ELISABETH KOZACK, Vice President of Product and Partnerships Strategy, Digital Consumer Lending, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, CHRIS SHELTON, Chief Technology Innovation Officer and President, AES Next, The AES Corporation
Breakfast Panel — Caldwell Factory 9:30 AM - 10:50 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 - 10:40 AM
The Future of Work: How Office Design Will Impact Next-Generation Teams
Hosted by Tarkett
Fast TrackDesign, Leadership10:00 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
Cities as a Content Platform: With Intersection and Stuart Weitzman
Hosted by Intersection
Fast TrackLeadership, Tech10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
XR 101: Exploring the Rise of Immersive Entertainment
Hosted by Framestore
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech10:00 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
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
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
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
2020 Vision: Political Roundtable
Featuring 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
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

Rebalance Your Relationships: A Workshop with Eve Rodsky, Author of "Fair Play"
Featuring EVE RODSKY, Author, Fair Play

Workshop — Union WestCreativity11:20 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
Accelerator: A New Broadway Musical
Hosted by Shubert Organization 
Fast TrackCreativity, Tech11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Workshop: Activating Conscious Creative
Hosted by 4A’s + David & Goliath
Fast TrackSocial Good11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Future Cities: A New Approach for Inclusive Growth
Hosted by Sidewalk Labs

Fast TrackDesign, Social Good12:00 PM - 1:00 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, and Executive Advisr at Tara Swart Inc. and MIT Sloan School of Management, and NIR EYAL, Author, 'Hooked' and 'Indistractable'
Panel — Union WestCreativity, Wellness, Leadership1:30 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, Excerpts from Kanye West’s JESUS IS KING and SOUNDGARDEN: LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS’ DEN
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
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
Gen Z and the Immersive Retail Opportunity
Hosted by We're Magnetic
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Go Inside TED HQ for the Full TED Talk Experience
Hosted by TED
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tech at Work: Innovating for Teams of the Future (Lunch Included)
Featuring CAL HENDERSON, Chief Technology Officer, Slack, DAVID MADDOCKS, Chief Marketing Officer, Cole Haan, and MARIANNA TESSEL, CTO, Intuit
Panel — Caldwell FactoryLeadership, Tech2:05 PM - 2:35 PM
When Cyber Attacks!
Featuring MARK NUNNIKHOVEN, Vice President, Cloud Research, Trend Micro
Panel — Union WestLeadership, Social Good, Tech2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Building on Kindness: A Conversation with Daniel Lubetzky
Featuring DANIEL LUBETZKY, Founder and Executive Chairman, Kind
Panel — Caldwell FactoryEntrepreneurship, Wellness, Leadership, Social Good2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

The Future of Health: Can Design Act as a Healer? A Conversation with IDEO’s Ann Kim
Featuring ANN KIM, Senior Director, Health and Well-Being, IDEO

Panel — Union WestDesign, Social Good2:40 PM - 3:20 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
Panel — Caldwell FactoryCreativity, Entrepreneurship3:30 PM - 4:10 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
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
Do or Die: Modern Business Survival Skills for a Changing World
Hosted by co:collective
Fast TrackEntrepreneurship, Leadership3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Moving Forward: How Fitness Can Inform The Future of Cities
Featuring RODRIGO DAVIES, Senior Product Manager, Strava
Panel — Union WestTech3:40 PM - 4:20 PM
Knowing Your Worth
Featuring JANA RICH, Founder, Rich Talent Group; ALEXA VON TOBEL, Founder and Managing Partner, Inspired Capital
Panel — Caldwell Factory 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
Purposeful Networking + Happy Hour
Purposeful Networking - Union WestCreativity, Leadership4:30 PM - 5:30 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
More Than a Thousand Words: Future of Photography
Hosted by Shutterstock
Fast TrackCreativity, Entrepreneurship, Tech5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
How Short Form Became the Long Term Content Play
Hosted by GIPHY
Fast TrackCreativity5:00 PM - 6:30 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
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

Private Tour and Experience on Vessel
Hosted by The Vessel

Fast TrackDesign9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Stories to Tell: Lin-Manuel 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