NOVEMBER 4-8 / NYC

The fifth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival will convene thousands of makers and innovators from across the globe—exceptional leaders and doers shaping the future—for five days of inspired conversation, purposeful networking, and meaningful takeaways.
 
Throughout the 2019 Innovation Festival, Fast Company will explore the power and potential of A CONNECTED WORLD. Companies and creators are already harnessing technologies to accelerate connectivity among and between people and devices; the Festival will encourage attendees to forge strong connections inside communities and cultures, around products and experiences, and among one another. Finding deeper connections is the festival’s theme—and its purpose. Join us.
 
Check out the latest #FCFestival announcement here.

HIGHLIGHTS

SPEAKERS

Elizabeth Banks
Actor, writer, director, and producer
Sarah Harden*
Hello Sunshine
Donna Langley
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group
Ellen Latham
Orangetheory
Meek Mill
Hip hop artist and REFORM Alliance
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor
Satya Nadella
Microsoft
Jordan Peele
Director, producer, and Academy Award–winning writer
Michael Rubin
Fanatics and REFORM Alliance
Elizabeth Rutledge
American Express

WHAT TO EXPECT

BOLD TALKS
Be inspired by the most brilliant minds in business, on and off the stage. You’ll hear directly from the voices shaping our world—from tech to design, leadership to creativity, and more.

“Amazing selection of speakers and excellent moderators”

IMMERSIVE FAST TRACKS
Fast Company’s bespoke take on the field trip, Fast Tracks give you insider access to some of the most dynamic studios, startups, and buzzed-about companies in New York City.

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

A BUSTLING FESTIVAL HUB
What happens when thousands of creatives gather in one place? The energy is impossible to contain. At the festival hub, expect one-of-a-kind experiences, dynamic discussions, and powerful networking.

 

 

 

 

“Never attended anything like it before”

PARTIES, NETWORKING, AND MORE
Join new friends from the worlds of tech to design, leadership to creativity, fashion to healthcare, and more for parties, cocktail moments, surprise appearances, and so much more.

FAST TRACKS

Attendees will visit many immersive Fast Tracks inside leading companies across the city. Fast Company’s unique take on the field trip, Fast Tracks are a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at New York City’s most innovative companies. Each visit will be hosted by company leaders at the very offices, studios, and work spaces where their ideas come to life.

LOCATIONS

UNION WEST
The festival’s hub will be at Union West. Located at 535-546 West 28th Street, in the booming Hudson Yards-Highline neighborhood, thousands will gather here for a rich mix of talks, workshops, demos, powerful networking moments, live experiences and more.
FAST TRACKS
Fast Company’s unique take on the field trip, Fast Tracks are a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at New York City’s most innovative companies. Each visit will be hosted by company leaders at the very offices, studios, and work spaces where their ideas come to life
CALDWELL FACTORY
Caldwell Factory, located at 547 West 26th Street, will host thought-provoking keynote sessions with the biggest names in business, entertainment, and culture. Here, they’ll open up about their work, ideas, and the topics shaping our world—across work, life, industry, society, and more.

OCTOBER 5-9 / NYC

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