Booz Allen Hamilton
9:00 AM MentoringDaily Mentoring Sessions! 

Meet one-on-one with an expert for truly personalized inspiration. Check out the list of mentors here.

 

  
9:15 AMAaron Powers MentoringConvert Your Team's Passion Into Radical InnovationAaron Powers - Sylvain Labs

When impassioned minds come together, sparks fly in all directions—and sometimes not the kind we intend. Collaboration is the lifeblood of radical innovation. So how do leaders shape space for great ideas to travel, mingle, and expand? How do we invite debate that elevates great work instead of stripping it for parts?

In this session, Aaron Powers, director of strategy at Sylvain Labs, will leave you with new guidance on harnessing your team’s passion in service of better creative and strategic outcomes.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:15 AMMerideth Bogard MentoringUnlock Your Hidden InstinctsMerideth Bogard - Sylvain Labs

As humans, we’re born with a unique set of natural instincts that set us apart from other animals—from curiosity to creativity to empathy. Yet, these hardwired traits often remain hidden and dormant in our daily lives. But what if you could tap into these instincts and use them to your advantage—especially today when we seemingly need them most?

In this session, Merideth Bogard, principal and managing director at Sylvain Labs, will share five of our greatest hidden human instincts. You’ll zero in on the one that’s most vital to you today, and leave with tips and techniques on how to activate it in order to shape a better way forward for your business and yourself.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:30 AMSusan McPherson MentoringBuild Relationships That'll Change Your Business and Your LifeSusan McPherson - McPherson Strategies

Networking as we know it is over; we live in a world today where it’s the deep connections built on values and compassion that drive sustainable success.

Susan McPherson will share practical tips that can help you understand the importance of making deep and meaningful connections and how to do it right, even during this pandemic

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:00 AMSusan McPherson MentoringBuild Relationships That'll Change Your Business and Your LifeSusan McPherson - McPherson Strategies

Networking as we know it is over; we live in a world today where it’s the deep connections built on values and compassion that drive sustainable success.

Susan McPherson will share practical tips that can help you understand the importance of making deep and meaningful connections and how to do it right, even during this pandemic

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:00 AMVasant Narasimhan Panel - Main StageA Conversation with Vas Narasimhan, CEO of NovartisVasant Narasimhan - Novartis

Join Vas Narasimhan, CEO of one of the biggest pharma companies in the world, for a wide-ranging conversation about global health and his quest to create an "unbossed" culture at Novartis.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
10:00 AM Facilitated NetworkingParenting Backwards 

Parenting Backwards is an interactive session for parents, who are intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs alike, that consistently invest in themselves, their careers, and/or their business and want to bring that level of intentionality to their parenting.

During this session you will learn how to:

  • Take advantage of moment-to-moment interactions with your children to have open, honest discussions about complex topics
  • Create age-appropriate ways to take your child on your learning journeys
  • Bring a new level of self-awareness to your parenting actions

Stephanie’s work at Google is focused on supporting intersectional communities in the areas of community building, and personal/professional enrichment. Parenting Backwards focuses on re-imagining caregiver-child relationships through intentional and conscious parenting methods. She spent more than 10 years in advertising operations at major media conglomerates such as Forbes Media, FOX News Digital, and NBC News Digital.

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
10:15 AM MentoringLead with Your Mission 

For a mission-led brand, the mission must always take priority, even over profits. JustFoodForDogs founder Shawn Buckley revolutionized the pet food industry by putting those the company serves – the dogs – first.
 

Nowhere is this more clear than with his new book Big Kibble, where he is donating all of the author profits to rescue. Tackle tough decisions by leading with the mission, even if it does not seem like the best financial decision on the surface, and reap the benefits for the long run.

 Leadership and Inclusion
11:00 AM MentoringClose the Creativity Gap and Empower Your Employees 

During recessions and economic downturns, companies statistically perform better when they invest in skills that allow room for ideas and innovation. Yet there are few resources through which employees can actually hone creativity, as most online platforms emphasize hard skills.

Join Matt to learn how he is answering this call by closing the “creativity gap” and empowering Skillshare’s 12+ million users to hone new skills while the world spends much of its time online.

 

Matt Cooper, CEO of online learning platform Skillshare, is dedicated to connecting life-long learners everywhere and building a more creative and prosperous world. Before joining Skillshare, Matt was the CEO of Visually, an online marketplace for creative work that was acquired by ScribbleLive in January 2016. Prior to Visually, he was the VP of operations, enterprise and international for oDesk (now Upwork), the world's largest marketplace for online work.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:00 AMLisa Gralnek MentoringLead—and Grow—with Your ValuesLisa Gralnek - LVG & Co.

Amid the progress, disruption, uncertainty, and opportunity, we’re waking up to the responsibility each of us has to do better for the world we share. Are you a business facing an important inflection point—whether chosen or forced upon you? Are you wondering how you can drive growth, while also connecting your business operations to the values core to who you are and what you believe?

Lisa can help you uncover what matters most, so you can make better decisions and seize new opportunities for growth and transformation today and tomorrow.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
11:00 AMChris Konya MentoringReset Your Perspectives to Innovate in Turbulent TimesChris Konya - Sylvain Labs

In a time of unprecedented change, we’re looking out at a highly uncertain future. How do we innovate to offer consumers products, services, and experiences that move their lives forward and help them through moments of turmoil? How will we innovate for relevancy in this shifting time? And how do we act as leaders for those managing through the change?

In this session (and private follow-up session), Chris Konya, principal and managing director at Sylvain Labs, will work with you to set new perspectives for innovation, think through how to move a team forward, and figure out the role and actions of an innovation leader in tumultuous times.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:00 AMDantley Davis Giselle Guerrero Panel - ForumDesigning Disruption with Impossible Foods and TwitterDantley Davis - Twitter
Giselle Guerrero - Impossible Foods

Join the design powerhouses behind a pair of brands that see design as a strategic and competitive advantage.

 Design
11:00 AMSusan Downey Robert Downey Jr. Keynote - Main StageIn Conversation with Susan and Robert Downey Jr. Susan Downey - Team Downey
Robert Downey Jr. - Team Downey

Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr., founders of production company Team Downey, talk with Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta about creativity, storytelling, and more.

 Creativity, Tech
11:30 AMLisa Gralnek MentoringLead—and Grow—with Your ValuesLisa Gralnek - LVG & Co.

Amid the progress, disruption, uncertainty, and opportunity, we’re waking up to the responsibility each of us has to do better for the world we share. Are you a business facing an important inflection point—whether chosen or forced upon you? Are you wondering how you can drive growth, while also connecting your business operations to the values core to who you are and what you believe?
 

Lisa can help you uncover what matters most, so you can make better decisions and seize new opportunities for growth and transformation today and tomorrow.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
11:45 AM MentoringSet Your Course to Change The Traditionally Male-Dominated World 

Kelly Bayett founded music and sound company Barking Owl in 2009 to focus on inclusivity, female empowerment and artful human-centered storytelling and currently works with clients like Google, Adidas, Audi and P&G. As a female founder and entrepreneur in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Kelly is dedicated to opening doors for women, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people wherever she can.
 

In this session, Kelly will discuss her path to starting and growing Barking Owl, providing tips and advice for women rising in their careers, budding entrepreneurs looking for direction and inspiration to forge ahead on their own, people looking to break into new industries or just get advice on how to speak up in meetings, and more.

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
12:00 PM MentoringScaling a Company and Fundraising During a Pandemic  

With years of experience scaling companies, Matt Cooper, CEO of Skillshare can be a guiding voice for young entrepreneurs looking to grow their business. Matt knows how to build platforms for niche audiences from the ground up, and recently led Skillshare through a $66 million Series D round.

Join Matt to learn how to navigate fundraising during the global pandemic.

 

Matt Cooper, CEO of online learning platform Skillshare, is dedicated to connecting life-long learners everywhere and building a more creative and prosperous world. Before joining Skillshare, Matt was the CEO of Visually, an online marketplace for creative work that was acquired by ScribbleLive in January 2016. Prior to Visually, he was the VP of operations, enterprise and international for oDesk (now Upwork), the world's largest marketplace for online work.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
12:00 PM MentoringPrioritizing Design in Business Development 

As designers, the creative work we produce is at the heart of everything we do. When it comes to business development however, connecting with prospective clients is also about making a business case out of design.
 

In this session, fuseproject leadership will help you learn how to strike that critical balance between showcasing your talent and bringing value to your business development targets through your services.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
12:00 PM MentoringTechnology and Mental Wellness in the Workplace 

We live in a strange time where technology and mental health are butting heads in the workplace. 

Join Sabrina Kieffer, COO of Skillshare to learn how to reconcile the two and empower employees to stay productive and fulfilled.

 

Sabrina Kieffer is an operations executive with an unrelenting passion for empowering teams to do their best work and holds more than 15 years of experience in scaling startups. Currently, she serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Skillshare, an online learning community for creatives. Since 2017, Sabrina has overseen Skillshare’s Content, Partnerships, Supply, Customer Support, and People Operations Teams. Prior to joining Skillshare, Sabrina helped Vimeo scale from 50 to 200 employees and increase revenue by more than 50% as a member of the senior leadership team. 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Tech, Wellness
12:00 PMTevis Tower MentoringLevel Up Your GreatnessTevis Tower - Balance Integration

In this get-to-the-point session, you’ll explore exactly the questions necessary for you to take your impact to the next level for the benefit of your organization.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
12:00 PM Panel - ForumMaking News Above—and Below—the Fold: The Innovative Journey to the World’s First Folding PC 

Lenovo made headlines earlier this year when it unveiled the X1 Fold—the world’s first folding PC. More than four years in the making, the X1 marks a major breakthrough both for design and user experience. Join Fast Company and Lenovo for an insightful discussion as Jerry Paradise and Kevin Beck retrace the journey—including the challenges and pitfalls—that brought this innovative new device to market.

  
12:00 PMLena Waithe Panel - Main StageArt and Activism Share the Stage Lena Waithe - Writer, producer, actor

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 Creativity, Entrepreneurship
12:30 PM MentoringSet Your Course to Change The Traditionally Male-Dominated World 

Kelly Bayett founded music and sound company Barking Owl in 2009 to focus on inclusivity, female empowerment and artful human-centered storytelling and currently works with clients like Google, Adidas, Audi and P&G. As a female founder and entrepreneur in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Kelly is dedicated to opening doors for women, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people wherever she can.
 

In this session, Kelly will discuss her path to starting and growing Barking Owl, providing tips and advice for women rising in their careers, budding entrepreneurs looking for direction and inspiration to forge ahead on their own, people looking to break into new industries or just get advice on how to speak up in meetings, and more.

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
12:30 PMTevis Tower MentoringLevel Up Your GreatnessTevis Tower - Balance Integration

In this get-to-the-point session, you’ll explore exactly the questions necessary for you to take your impact to the next level for the benefit of your organization.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
12:30 PM MentoringPrioritizing Design in Business Development 

As designers, the creative work we produce is at the heart of everything we do. When it comes to business development however, connecting with prospective clients is also about making a business case out of design.
 

In this session, fuseproject leadership will help you learn how to strike that critical balance between showcasing your talent and bringing value to your business development targets through your services.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
1:00 PM MentoringMinimize Remote Burnout and Building Communities 

Remote burnout is a very real issue that’s not going away anytime soon.

Sabrina can prescribe hands-on operations techniques that boost mental wellness, give all employees an equal voice, improve D&I initiatives and awareness, and foster a sense of community beyond the day-to-day work experience.

 

Sabrina Kieffer is an operations executive with an unrelenting passion for empowering teams to do their best work and holds more than 15 years of experience in scaling startups. Currently, she serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Skillshare, an online learning community for creatives. Since 2017, Sabrina has overseen Skillshare’s Content, Partnerships, Supply, Customer Support, and People Operations Teams. Prior to joining Skillshare, Sabrina helped Vimeo scale from 50 to 200 employees and increase revenue by more than 50% as a member of the senior leadership team. 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Wellness
1:00 PM MentoringWin your company's make-or-break moment 

It’s easy to tout the company’s core values when all is well, but the true test of a brand comes when you are faced with a crisis. At some point, every company will have a make-or-break moment, and how your brand responds has a direct effect on how you emerge from the challenge.

Shawn Buckley revolutionized the pet food industry, founding a mission-led brand built on transparency. When the company was dealt a blow by a trusted supplier, their response earned them a legion of customers for life.

 Leadership and Inclusion
1:00 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce 

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
1:00 PMFei-Fei Li Olga Russakovsky Timnit Gebru Panel - Main StageInnovating AI for HumanityFei-Fei Li - Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University
Olga Russakovsky - Computer Science Department, Princeton University
Timnit Gebru - Google

Will AI make life better, or will it widen disparities and biases? Meet three scientists focused on bringing fairness and humanity to machine learning.

 Social Good, Tech
1:00 PMStuart Landesberg Kathleen McLaughlin Panel - ForumScaling SustainabilityStuart Landesberg - Grove Collaborative
Kathleen McLaughlin - Walmart

A green innovator and a retail giant talk about the mainstreaming of sustainable products, goods, and packaging.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
1:30 PM MentoringThe Future of the Office: From Workplace to Workforce 

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
1:30 PMBrynn Mannino MentoringMaximize Your Employees' WellbeingBrynn Mannino - Balance Integration

Are you an HR manager or people leader who is looking to build or expand an employee well-being brand/program? Not sure where to start or what pitfalls to be aware of? Or perhaps you just haven’t been able to achieve meaningful engagement?

We will use this session to identify a tangible next step in developing your employee well-being brand, whether you’re starting from scratch, looking to scale and expand, or are simply looking to troubleshoot.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:00 PM MentoringMaster your story 

A good communications program will operate in alignment with overarching business goals; it is something that your whole team will align around, and it helps everyone to better tell your story to potential clients, partners, and collaborators. It is important to have strong and compelling language out of the gate -- if you don’t define your narrative, someone else will define it for you, and incorrectly.

Camron can give insight into how key messaging develops, and how to define your narrative to best shape the past, present, and future of your work.

 Creativity, Entrepreneurship
2:00 PM MentoringStoke Your Team's Imagination to Foster Their Shared Mission 

As leaders and managers, some of our old tricks (the Bagel Breakfast? Team happy hours? Leadership off-sites?) to build camaraderie and belief just aren’t available to us in the same ways, and our very best talent is rethinking their own sense of purpose and mission with the world upside down.

We’ll talk about stoking the intrinsic drivers in your team—curiosity, imagination, ownership, and belief—that can create connection and shared mission.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:00 PM Panel - ForumFrom the Gym to the Great Outdoors: Technology and Recreation in 2020 and Beyond 

Learn how digital innovation is guiding a safe, high-quality return to outdoor activity—and what it means for the future of recreation. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on society, affecting not just our personal interactions but the way we stay active. As people turn in record numbers to outdoor recreation, how can they create safe, high-quality experiences? Join thought leaders from across the recreation and outdoor industry to understand how innovative technology, crowdsourcing, and wearables are helping to shape the future of recreation.

  
2:00 PMScooter Braun Jessie Reyez Shara Senderoff Panel - Main StageMusic and Tech…Remixed with Scooter Braun, Jessie Reyez, and Shara SenderoffScooter Braun - Raised in Space
Jessie Reyez - Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter
Shara Senderoff - Raised in Space

This panel explores the ways artists and musicians are thriving in lockdown, taking a page from innovators in business and venture capital.

 Creativity, Tech
2:15 PMBrynn Mannino MentoringMaximize Your Employees' WellbeingBrynn Mannino - Balance Integration

Are you an HR manager or people leader who is looking to build or expand an employee well-being brand/program? Not sure where to start or what pitfalls to be aware of? Or perhaps you just haven’t been able to achieve meaningful engagement?

We will use this session to identify a tangible next step in developing your employee well-being brand, whether you’re starting from scratch, looking to scale and expand, or are simply looking to troubleshoot.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:30 PMMarjorie Spitz MentoringSet Yourself Up for Success—NowMarjorie Spitz - Balance Integration

In this brief session, we will zero in on what you can do right now to be a stronger leader and set your business up for success.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:30 PM MentoringMaster your story 

A good communications program will operate in alignment with overarching business goals; it is something that your whole team will align around, and it helps everyone to better tell your story to potential clients, partners, and collaborators. It is important to have strong and compelling language out of the gate -- if you don’t define your narrative, someone else will define it for you, and incorrectly.

Camron can give insight into how key messaging develops, and how to define your narrative to best shape the past, present, and future of your work.

 Creativity, Entrepreneurship
2:30 PM MentoringTap Into Your Courageous Spirit in a Time of Unprecedented Change 

For many, finding that creative spark today is more difficult than ever before. With the backdrop of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and the isolation of quarantine, how does one get themselves and their teams motivated to find the next breakthrough idea?

As a TED speaker, VR visionary, and creative powerhouse, Resh will use this session to share her insights into motivating teams, challenging the norm, and embracing courageous innovation in a time of unprecedented change.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:30 PMBen White MentoringEmbrace Your Internal Irrational VisionaryBen White - T3

What would make your business drop to zero revenue tomorrow? For many companies and industries, 2020 has been a crash course in answering that question. Ben Gaddis' solution is a Zero Revenue Plan. This is the moment to contemplate the completely irrational and previously unimaginable, so you can brace yourself with greater confidence when the next “never gonna happen” catastrophe strikes. You can’t control the external factors, but you can control how you prepare for these suddenly not-so-far-fetched catastrophic scenarios.  

Join T3 CEO Ben Gaddis in a one-on-one session to learn how to become an irrational visionary and strategize the Zero Revenue Plan that’s right for you — and which may just save your business.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:45 PM MentoringStoke Your Team's Imagination to Foster Their Shared Mission 

As leaders and managers, some of our old tricks (the Bagel Breakfast? Team happy hours? Leadership off-sites?) to build camaraderie and belief just aren’t available to us in the same ways, and our very best talent is rethinking their own sense of purpose and mission with the world upside down.

We’ll talk about stoking the intrinsic drivers in your team—curiosity, imagination, ownership, and belief—that can create connection and shared mission.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:00 PMMarjorie Spitz MentoringSet Yourself Up for Success—NowMarjorie Spitz - Balance Integration

In this brief session, we will zero in on what you can do right now to be a stronger leader and set your business up for success.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:00 PM MentoringCreate Impactful Experiences Your Customers Will Love 

The changes in consumer behavior due to the events of the past six months have been seismic. As a result, many brands are rapidly accelerating their digital transformation journey. Today, it has never been more critical to have a keen understanding of data, personalization, and commerce. As a former architect of Nike.com, few people understand this better than Lamar Hines.

In this session, Hines will share how brands can use existing and new technologies with razor precision to create more efficient and impactful experiences for their customers.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
3:00 PMSofia Hernandez MentoringCultivate Inclusive Workplace Environments that Drive SuccessSofia Hernandez - TikTok

In corporate environments, people are praised for their recent promotion, successful project, or hitting that impressive sales goal, but we are more than just titles and numbers. And when people are empowered to bring those unique qualities and traits to the forefront, we are our best selves. Imagine how much more successful we could all be if we weren't hiding part of what makes us, us.

Join Sofia Hernandez, TikTok’s Head of US Business Marketing in a one-on-one session to discuss how leaders can cultivate inclusive workplace environments that embrace every dimension of their team and encourage employees to bring their authentic, “wholeselves” to the office each day.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
3:00 PMQin Li MentoringPut Sustainability Into Every Aspect of Your Product DesignQin Li - fuseproject

Success in achieving sustainability exists not only at the product level, but throughout the entire design ecosystem and process.

Join this session to hear how Qin Li, VP of design at fuseproject believes that addressing this global issue starts with building the right partnerships, sharing best practices, and understanding materiality.

 Design, Social Good
3:00 PM Panel - ForumDon't Stop Now: How Corporate Citizens Are Leading Purpose Beyond the Pandemic 

As COVID-19 took hold of our lives, some companies took fast and meaningful action to support the nation’s most vulnerable. And, as civil rights protests escalated, more corporations joined in, lending their resources, using their voices, realigning their values, and committing to action that has changed the lives of millions. However, there is much more that remains to be done. Hosted by Meals on Wheels America, join us for an unfiltered conversation with companies that are using the power of their brands to improve the lives of vulnerable populations in these uncertain times.

 Social Good
3:15 PMKelley Mitchell Price MentoringRethink How You HireKelley Mitchell Price - T3

Diversity is often narrowly defined in terms of gender, race, or orientation. Yet what we're really after—the real diversity—is a mix of people who think differently, who bring different context to our culture. This doesn't happen by accident.

 

Explore the ideas of "culture add" instead of "culture fit" in this one-on-one session with Kelley Mitchell Price, general manager of experience design at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion
3:15 PMSandra Duff MentoringAdapt Your Company Culture for WFH ChaosSandra Duff - Jackman

2020 has turned out to be a year like no other. The pandemic has changed the way we live and for many, this has meant shifting to working from home. Working parents must juggle virtual school and childcare with never-ending Zoom calls and full-time workloads. Change is happening at an extremely rapid pace and we are not seeing each other face to face, so what does this mean for how you guide your company's culture right now?

Jackman is a firm built on reinvention, and under Sandra's leadership, has been able to apply its principles to its own company culture. Sandra can share how to adapt and grow your company culture, let your employees know you support them, and foster creativity and innovation during these turbulent times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:30 PMJean Freeman MentoringScale Your Business in Turbulent TimesJean Freeman - Zambezi

Entrepreneurship has its unique set of challenges and ups and downs, which have been amplified by the turbulence of 2020. What are the most productive ways to navigate it all? From using this time to refocus, to uncovering opportunities and dealing with the issues of this new working world.

As the CEO of the country’s largest female-owned and -run advertising agency, Jean understands what needs to be done. Whether you are considering launching a new business or trying to overcome significant obstacles, she can share how to find focus, success, and fulfillment right now.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
3:30 PMPeter Bittenbender MentoringSpark Your Creativity in the Age of COVIDPeter Bittenbender - Mass Appeal

2020 has been a reset on all levels and an unprecedented moment for businesses and leaders. Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, will explain how he and his team have pivoted and pushed to stay on the cutting edge of creativity, content, and music. With limited resources and a renewed focus, Mass Appeal has been able to scale partnerships and produce culturally impactful work like few companies its size during the most challenging of times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:45 PMKelley Mitchell Price MentoringRethink How You HireKelley Mitchell Price - T3

Diversity is often narrowly defined in terms of gender, race, or orientation. Yet what we're really after—the real diversity—is a mix of people who think differently, who bring different context to our culture. This doesn't happen by accident.

 

Explore the ideas of "culture add" instead of "culture fit" in this one-on-one session with Kelley Mitchell Price, general manager of experience design at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion
3:45 PM MentoringCreate Impactful Experiences Your Customers Will Love 

The changes in consumer behavior due to the events of the past six months have been seismic. As a result, many brands are rapidly accelerating their digital transformation journey. Today, it has never been more critical to have a keen understanding of data, personalization, and commerce. As a former architect of Nike.com, few people understand this better than Lamar Hines.

In this session, Hines will share how brands can use existing and new technologies with razor precision to create more efficient and impactful experiences for their customers.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
4:00 PMPeter Bittenbender MentoringSpark Your Creativity in the Age of COVIDPeter Bittenbender - Mass Appeal

2020 has been a reset on all levels and an unprecedented moment for businesses and leaders. Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, will explain how he and his team have pivoted and pushed to stay on the cutting edge of creativity, content, and music. With limited resources and a renewed focus, Mass Appeal has been able to scale partnerships and produce culturally impactful work like few companies its size during the most challenging of times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:00 PMKathryn Guarini MentoringThe Urgency of Science - How Can You Make an Impact?Kathryn Guarini - IBM Research

The world needs science now more than ever. It is vital to our future prosperity and health. This year in particular marks a critical juncture for global action -- from the pandemic to climate change, poverty to pollution, food security and so much more. 

Join Kathryn Guarini, Chief operating officer of IBM Research and VP of impact science in a one-on-one session to discuss how you can make an impact with technology and science in your work, in your industry, and for society at large.  

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Tech
4:00 PMAmy Balliett Elizabeth Real MentoringAdopt a Visual-First Mindset to Motivate Your EmployeesAmy Balliett - Killer Visual Strategies
Elizabeth Real - Strativity

Today's audiences expect their interactions with your brand to be driven primarily by visual communication—videos, motion graphics, interactive infographics, and social media experiences. When this type of content is high-quality, it drives more engagement, and, ultimately, more conversions. But your employees expect the same visually driven communication, whether they're undergoing internal training or reviewing an annual report. Join Amy Balliett, founder and CEO of Killer Visual Strategies and author of the definitive guide to visual communication, in a one-on-one session to discuss how your organization can adopt a visual-first mindset that drives employee success and business growth.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:00 PMNick Kokonas Jonathan Neman Christina Tosi Panel - ForumFood for Thought: A New Road Map for RestaurantsNick Kokonas - Tock Inc.
Jonathan Neman - Sweetgreen
Christina Tosi - Milk Bar

Eating out may never be the same again. Three innovators share their insights on where the world of food is going.

 Entrepreneurship, Tech
4:15 PMKathryn Guarini MentoringThe Urgency of Science - How Can You Make an Impact? Kathryn Guarini - IBM Research

The world needs science now more than ever. It is vital to our future prosperity and health. This year in particular marks a critical juncture for global action -- from the pandemic to climate change, poverty to pollution, food security and so much more. 

Join Kathryn Guarini, Chief operating officer of IBM Research and VP of impact science in a one-on-one session to discuss how you can make an impact with technology and science in your work, in your industry, and for society at large.  

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Tech
4:15 PMJay Suhr MentoringTrain Your Brain for the Upside-DownJay Suhr - T3

Even before the pandemic, the ability to manage the barrage of ambiguous projects and opportunities has been a challenge for people and organizations. We freeze up. Because our brains freeze up.

 

In this one-on-one, get tips on what you can do to know your mind, get unfrozen, and guide your teams to thrive in ambiguous times from Jay Suhr, Chief creative officer at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:30 PMSandra Duff MentoringAdapt Your Company Culture for WFH ChaosSandra Duff - Jackman

2020 has turned out to be a year like no other. The pandemic has changed the way we live and for many, this has meant shifting to working from home. Working parents must juggle virtual school and childcare with never-ending Zoom calls and full-time workloads. Change is happening at an extremely rapid pace and we are not seeing each other face to face, so what does this mean for how you guide your company's culture right now?

Jackman is a firm built on reinvention, and under Sandra's leadership, has been able to apply its principles to its own company culture. Sandra can share how to adapt and grow your company culture, let your employees know you support them, and foster creativity and innovation during these turbulent times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:30 PM MentoringTake Hold of Your Principles to Lead Your Clients and Teams to Innovate Today 

Our world today is vastly different from where it was just a year ago, both for the better and the worse. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movements, we have experienced a seismic shift in our culture, and in business. As managing director at Barbarian, Courtney Berry has guided Barbarian and her clients through these changes with the principles of transparency, optimism, and a commitment to true innovation.

 

Join Berry to learn how to build client relationships and manage internal teams through times of great change.

 Leadership and Inclusion
4:30 PMAmy Balliett Elizabeth Real MentoringAdopt a Visual-First Mindset to Motivate Your EmployeesAmy Balliett - Killer Visual Strategies
Elizabeth Real - Strativity

Today's audiences expect their interactions with your brand to be driven primarily by visual communication—videos, motion graphics, interactive infographics, and social media experiences. When this type of content is high-quality, it drives more engagement, and, ultimately, more conversions. But your employees expect the same visually driven communication, whether they're undergoing internal training or reviewing an annual report. Join Amy Balliett, founder and CEO of Killer Visual Strategies and author of the definitive guide to visual communication, in a one-on-one session to discuss how your organization can adopt a visual-first mindset that drives employee success and business growth.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:45 PMJay Suhr MentoringTrain Your Brain for the Upside-DownJay Suhr - T3

Even before the pandemic, the ability to manage the barrage of ambiguous projects and opportunities has been a challenge for people and organizations. We freeze up. Because our brains freeze up.

 

In this one-on-one, get tips on what you can do to know your mind, get unfrozen, and guide your teams to thrive in ambiguous times from Jay Suhr, Chief creative officer at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:45 PMAmy Balliett Elizabeth Real MentoringAdopt a Visual-First Mindset to Motivate Your EmployeesAmy Balliett - Killer Visual Strategies
Elizabeth Real - Strativity

Today's audiences expect their interactions with your brand to be driven primarily by visual communication—videos, motion graphics, interactive infographics, and social media experiences. When this type of content is high-quality, it drives more engagement, and, ultimately, more conversions. But your employees expect the same visually driven communication, whether they're undergoing internal training or reviewing an annual report. Join Amy Balliett, founder and CEO of Killer Visual Strategies and author of the definitive guide to visual communication, in a one-on-one session to discuss how your organization can adopt a visual-first mindset that drives employee success and business growth.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
5:00 PM Networking MeetupTech Women   Tech
5:00 PM Networking MeetupCareers   Personal Development and Career
5:00 PM Networking MeetupProductivity   Personal Development and Career
5:00 PM Networking MeetupCEO Lounge   Entrepreneurship
9:00 AM MentoringCreate Impactful Experiences Your Customers Will Love 

The changes in consumer behavior due to the events of the past six months have been seismic. As a result, many brands are rapidly accelerating their digital transformation journey. Today, it has never been more critical to have a keen understanding of data, personalization, and commerce. As a former architect of Nike.com, few people understand this better than Lamar Hines.

In this session, Hines will share how brands can use existing and new technologies with razor precision to create more efficient and impactful experiences for their customers.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
9:00 AM MentoringDaily Mentoring Sessions! 

Meet one-on-one with an expert for truly personalized inspiration. Check out the list of mentors here.

 

  
9:15 AMJoey Camire MentoringDiscover the Four Secrets to Building Your Cohesive, Distributed TeamJoey Camire - Sylvain Labs

Losing a shared office space has wide-ranging effects on team dynamics that are just now starting to come into full view. In distributed work, leaders must intentionally design for cohesion—the unified feeling of togetherness critical for productivity, collaboration, and alignment around common goals. With concerted effort, the infrastructure that holds our teams together can be made even stronger by investing resources into the distributed equivalents of four key domains of the contemporary organization: environment, culture, technology, and rhythm.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:45 AMBen Cheney MentoringKnowing What You (or your clients) Don’t KnowBen Cheney - Sylvain Labs

For brands, thinking ahead and "futurecasting" are par for the course. As our culture changes and technology evolves, so do the needs and values of consumers. And we have to keep up. But what happens when you’ve thought too far ahead? Can product design for the distant future become an inefficient practice? Does creating a product without an immediate execution mean it’s less valuable? And as a brand consultant, how do you create a strategy for a client when the purpose of the product they’ve created is unknown, even to them?

In this session, Ben Cheney, principal and managing director at Sylvain Labs, will draw from his experience with challenging client work that required "knowing what he didn’t know.” He’ll explore what it means to project people’s needs today years into the future, how to create valuable purpose and vision for a future that’s simply unknown, and leave you with the tips and tricks to undertake that challenge yourself. Whether you’re client- or consultancy-side.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:00 AMChristian Barnard MentoringReinvent Your Business ModelChristian Barnard - T3

Christian Barnard, COO of T3, will walk through how the company has transitioned from the fee models of old (primarily based on selling time) to new methods that now command premium margins for all the agency’s work. He’ll share various directions of exploration, including those that didn’t work and why.

 

Most importantly, the session will focus on those fee models performing most successfully—those driving the most significant revenue growth for the agency.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
10:00 AMTed Galperin MentoringDesign What's Next for Your Physical SpaceTed Galperin - Mythology

Mythology changed the game with the concept and execution for the Warby Parker’s first retail store in 2014, and since then have continued to establish retail models for brands like Sonos, Away and Allbirds, setting industry trends in retail design and even more broadly in marketing along the way. In 2020, new work for wellness, beauty and fitness brands in particular will integrate elements of technology, personalization and interactive experience, all within spaces designed to both adapt to and outlive constraints around COVID-19.

Join Ted to learn how the studio’s uncanny ability to translate abstract brands into physical spaces and experiences has always set them apart.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
10:00 AMMartijn Hagman Tommy Hilfiger Panel - Main StageTommy Hilfiger's Boldest Collection YetMartijn Hagman - Tommy Hilfiger Global
Tommy Hilfiger - Tommy Hilfiger Global

How can fashion be a force for good? Join the new CEO of Tommy Hilfiger Global, Martijn Hagman, and brand founder Tommy Hilfiger for a talk about the company's push toward total sustainability.

 Design, Social Good, Tech
10:15 AMMolly Murphy MentoringConnect with Your Employees and Customers in the Real WorldMolly Murphy - Gensler

Understanding the rapidly evolving relationship between human behavior and the design of the built environment has never been more critical. As we navigate this new reality, we will need to shift our behaviors, interactions, and ways of moving through space. Design solutions must not only help facilitate new habits but also help instill a sense of community and a common purpose during these uncertain times.

 

Discuss how human insights, creative technologies, and brand strategy can make meaningful connections between people and spaces.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:15 AMMarjorie Spitz MentoringSet Yourself Up for Success—NowMarjorie Spitz - Balance Integration

In this brief session, we will zero in on what you can do right now to be a stronger leader and set your business up for success.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:30 AMTevis Tower MentoringLevel Up Your GreatnessTevis Tower - Balance Integration

In this get-to-the-point session, you’ll explore exactly the questions necessary for you to take your impact to the next level for the benefit of your organization.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:30 AMTed Galperin MentoringDent the culture with your brandTed Galperin - Mythology

Mythology has advanced consumer culture by creating brands that shift category perception. Mythology is working to dismantle and upend long-held narratives around issues large and small, from erectile dysfunction and hair loss (Hims) to the dental industry (Tend), home fitness (Peloton and Mirror), personal care (Harry’s and Flamingo) and even cat food (Cat Person). Taking on categories rather than products defines Mythology’s approach.

Join Ted for tips on how to create brands with elasticity that can outlive and outstretch even their founders’ imaginations, leading to shifts in culture rather than just shifts in industries.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
10:30 AM MentoringTechnology and Mental Wellness in the Workplace 

We live in a strange time where technology and mental health are butting heads in the workplace. 

Join Sabrina Kieffer, COO of Skillshare to learn how to reconcile the two and empower employees to stay productive and fulfilled.

 

Sabrina Kieffer is an operations executive with an unrelenting passion for empowering teams to do their best work and holds more than 15 years of experience in scaling startups. Currently, she serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Skillshare, an online learning community for creatives. Since 2017, Sabrina has overseen Skillshare’s Content, Partnerships, Supply, Customer Support, and People Operations Teams. Prior to joining Skillshare, Sabrina helped Vimeo scale from 50 to 200 employees and increase revenue by more than 50% as a member of the senior leadership team. 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Tech, Wellness
10:30 AMChristian Barnard MentoringReinvent Your Business ModelChristian Barnard - T3

Christian Barnard, COO of T3, will walk through how the company has transitioned from the fee models of old (primarily based on selling time) to new methods that now command premium margins for all the agency’s work. He’ll share various directions of exploration, including those that didn’t work and why.

 

Most importantly, the session will focus on those fee models performing most successfully—those driving the most significant revenue growth for the agency.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
10:45 AM MentoringTake Hold of Your Principles to Lead Your Clients and Teams to Innovate Today 

Our world today is vastly different from where it was just a year ago, both for the better and the worse. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movements, we have experienced a seismic shift in our culture, and in business. As managing director at Barbarian, Courtney Berry has guided Barbarian and her clients through these changes with the principles of transparency, optimism, and a commitment to true innovation.

 

Join Berry to learn how to build client relationships and manage internal teams through times of great change.

 Leadership and Inclusion
10:45 AMChristian Barnard MentoringReinvent Your Business ModelChristian Barnard - T3

Christian Barnard, COO of T3, will walk through how the company has transitioned from the fee models of old (primarily based on selling time) to new methods that now command premium margins for all the agency’s work. He’ll share various directions of exploration, including those that didn’t work and why.

 

Most importantly, the session will focus on those fee models performing most successfully—those driving the most significant revenue growth for the agency.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
10:45 AMMolly Murphy MentoringConnect with Your Employees and Customers in the Real WorldMolly Murphy - Gensler

Understanding the rapidly evolving relationship between human behavior and the design of the built environment has never been more critical. As we navigate this new reality, we will need to shift our behaviors, interactions, and ways of moving through space. Design solutions must not only help facilitate new habits but also help instill a sense of community and a common purpose during these uncertain times.

 

Discuss how human insights, creative technologies, and brand strategy can make meaningful connections between people and spaces.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:00 AMYves Behar MentoringDesigning the Future of the HomeYves Behar - fuseproject

The market for designing in the smart-tech homes pace is forecasted to continue growing and evolving into the unforeseeable future, especially as more people are spending the bulk of their time at home.

Join Yves in this session to learn more about how to reimagine the live/work/play experience in the home environment and the different ways to innovate across products, businesses, and protocols in the home space.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
11:00 AM MentoringStoke Your Team's Imagination to Foster Their Shared Mission 

As leaders and managers, some of our old tricks (the Bagel Breakfast? Team happy hours? Leadership off-sites?) to build camaraderie and belief just aren’t available to us in the same ways, and our very best talent is rethinking their own sense of purpose and mission with the world upside down.

We’ll talk about stoking the intrinsic drivers in your team—curiosity, imagination, ownership, and belief—that can create connection and shared mission.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:00 AMMarjorie Spitz MentoringSet Yourself Up for Success—NowMarjorie Spitz - Balance Integration

In this brief session, we will zero in on what you can do right now to be a stronger leader and set your business up for success.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:00 AM Panel - ForumWhy Your Business Needs a Behavioral Scientist 

Forcepoint CEO Matt Moynihan and Professor of Psychology, Emerita, Standford University Barbara Tversky explain why every business would benefit from the intelligence of cognitive and behavioral science.

 Personal Development and Career, Tech
11:00 AMJanelle Monáe Keynote - Main StageA Conversation with Janelle MonáeJanelle Monáe - and actress

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and actress Janelle Monáe will participate in a wide-ranging conversation about art and activism with Fast Company journalist KC Ifeanyi.

 Creativity, Design, Social Good
11:15 AMBrynn Mannino MentoringMaximize Your Employees' WellbeingBrynn Mannino - Balance Integration

Are you an HR manager or people leader who is looking to build or expand an employee well-being brand/program? Not sure where to start or what pitfalls to be aware of? Or perhaps you just haven’t been able to achieve meaningful engagement?

We will use this session to identify a tangible next step in developing your employee well-being brand, whether you’re starting from scratch, looking to scale and expand, or are simply looking to troubleshoot.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:15 AM MentoringTap Into Your Courageous Spirit in a Time of Unprecedented Change 

For many, finding that creative spark today is more difficult than ever before. With the backdrop of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and the isolation of quarantine, how does one get themselves and their teams motivated to find the next breakthrough idea?

As a TED speaker, VR visionary, and creative powerhouse, Resh will use this session to share her insights into motivating teams, challenging the norm, and embracing courageous innovation in a time of unprecedented change.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:15 AMTevis Tower MentoringLevel Up Your GreatnessTevis Tower - Balance Integration

In this get-to-the-point session, you’ll explore exactly the questions necessary for you to take your impact to the next level for the benefit of your organization.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:30 AM MentoringLive Your Social Good Values 

Many brands are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to sustainability, social progress, and activism. But what does it take to do this authentically and effectively?

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
11:30 AM MentoringAce Your Pitch 

So much work goes into a creative idea, but presenting one's idea can make or break how it is perceived. Perfecting how you share your ideas to clients or an in-house team can be a game-changer for a creative's career.

Work one-on-one with Daily Harvest’s creative director, Laura Jane Kenny, to help your clients and team members see your point of view and reasoning, ultimately allowing you to put successful work out into the world that you’re proud of.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
11:30 AMFernando Music MentoringIdentify Your Brand's MissionFernando Music - Mythology

Recent studies have shown that the majority of consumers now make buying decisions based not just on a brand’s values, but on their stand on social issues. And in this moment, in the absence of political leadership, consumers are turning to brands to lead the way. With this in mind, Mythology believes that tomorrow’s brands will have to take risks and have a bold mission that sits within the core of their offering.

Join Fernando to learn how to build this exact type of brand: companies with soul who believe brands can affect positive change in society, but detect a unique shift on where the next generation will go.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
11:45 AMPeter Bittenbender MentoringSpark Your Creativity in the Age of COVIDPeter Bittenbender - Mass Appeal

2020 has been a reset on all levels and an unprecedented moment for businesses and leaders. Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, will explain how he and his team have pivoted and pushed to stay on the cutting edge of creativity, content, and music. With limited resources and a renewed focus, Mass Appeal has been able to scale partnerships and produce culturally impactful work like few companies its size during the most challenging of times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:45 AM MentoringStoke Your Team's Imagination to Foster Their Shared Mission 

As leaders and managers, some of our old tricks (the Bagel Breakfast? Team happy hours? Leadership off-sites?) to build camaraderie and belief just aren’t available to us in the same ways, and our very best talent is rethinking their own sense of purpose and mission with the world upside down.

We’ll talk about stoking the intrinsic drivers in your team—curiosity, imagination, ownership, and belief—that can create connection and shared mission.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:45 AMYves Behar MentoringDesigning the Future of the HomeYves Behar - fuseproject

The market for designing in the smart-tech homes pace is forecasted to continue growing and evolving into the unforeseeable future, especially as more people are spending the bulk of their time at home.

Join Yves in this session to learn more about how to reimagine the live/work/play experience in the home environment and the different ways to innovate across products, businesses, and protocols in the home space.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
12:00 PMLisa Gralnek MentoringTransform Your Leadership—and the Status QuoLisa Gralnek - LVG & Co.

To move from where you are to where you want to go is a journey. Success requires clarity, conviction, and contending with continuous change as 2020 has proven over and again.

 

With decades of experience creating and operationalizing innovative strategies that drive growth and transformation for diverse organizations, Lisa will help you think differently about your business and consider how you can challenge the status quo with future-forward ideas, strategies, and tactics that get you moving on the path you want to be on and need to pursue.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
12:00 PM MentoringLive Your Social Good Values 

Many brands are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to sustainability, social progress, and activism. But what does it take to do this authentically and effectively?

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
12:00 PMBrynn Mannino MentoringMaximize Your Employees' WellbeingBrynn Mannino - Balance Integration

Are you an HR manager or people leader who is looking to build or expand an employee well-being brand/program? Not sure where to start or what pitfalls to be aware of? Or perhaps you just haven’t been able to achieve meaningful engagement?

We will use this session to identify a tangible next step in developing your employee well-being brand, whether you’re starting from scratch, looking to scale and expand, or are simply looking to troubleshoot.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
12:00 PM Panel - ForumSecuring a Connected Future: What You Need to Know in 2021 

From the navigation in our car and connected medical devices, to the precise timing of stock trades and the guidance of precision weapons, the ability to navigate and synchronize time and integrate connectivity enables our modern society to operate. As our infrastructure ecosystem becomes more interconnected, the entry points for cyberattacks exponentially grows. Learn from experts in government and across industry about what you can expect in a connected future, the implications of advancements (Internet of Things, or IoT; 5G; AI) on business and our way of life, and what you can do to build security in your environment.

  
12:00 PMBob Swan Barbara Whye Panel - Main StageA More Diverse Workforce: Intel's Quest for InclusivityBob Swan - Intel
Barbara Whye - Intel

Join Intel CEO Bob Swan and Barbara Whye, Intel's chief diversity and inclusion officer, for a conversation on how the chip giant has exceeded its inclusion goals—and its ambitions to achieve even more gains.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
12:30 PMLisa Gralnek MentoringTransform Your Leadership—and the Status QuoLisa Gralnek - LVG & Co.

To move from where you are to where you want to go is a journey. Success requires clarity, conviction, and contending with continuous change as 2020 has proven over and again.

 

With decades of experience creating and operationalizing innovative strategies that drive growth and transformation for diverse organizations, Lisa will help you think differently about your business and consider how you can challenge the status quo with future-forward ideas, strategies, and tactics that get you moving on the path you want to be on and need to pursue.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
12:30 PM MentoringLead Your Company Through a Brand Pivot 

People often confuse branding with visual identity, but understanding the necessary nuances to truly articulate what a company stands for is vital.

At a time when self-reflection is more critical than ever, Liana Douillet Guzmán CMO of Skillshare, can offer tactical advice for refining and reorienting your company’s rebranding efforts around core principles.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
12:30 PM MentoringSet Your Course to Change The Traditionally Male-Dominated World 

Kelly Bayett founded music and sound company Barking Owl in 2009 to focus on inclusivity, female empowerment and artful human-centered storytelling and currently works with clients like Google, Adidas, Audi and P&G. As a female founder and entrepreneur in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Kelly is dedicated to opening doors for women, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people wherever she can.
 

In this session, Kelly will discuss her path to starting and growing Barking Owl, providing tips and advice for women rising in their careers, budding entrepreneurs looking for direction and inspiration to forge ahead on their own, people looking to break into new industries or just get advice on how to speak up in meetings, and more.

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
1:00 PM MentoringScaling a Company and Fundraising During a Pandemic  

With years of experience scaling companies, Matt Cooper, CEO of Skillshare can be a guiding voice for young entrepreneurs looking to grow their business. Matt knows how to build platforms for niche audiences from the ground up, and recently led Skillshare through a $66 million Series D round.

Join Matt to learn how to navigate fundraising during the global pandemic.

 

Matt Cooper, CEO of online learning platform Skillshare, is dedicated to connecting life-long learners everywhere and building a more creative and prosperous world. Before joining Skillshare, Matt was the CEO of Visually, an online marketplace for creative work that was acquired by ScribbleLive in January 2016. Prior to Visually, he was the VP of operations, enterprise and international for oDesk (now Upwork), the world's largest marketplace for online work.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
1:00 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce 

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
1:00 PM MentoringTechnology and Mental Wellness in the Workplace 

We live in a strange time where technology and mental health are butting heads in the workplace. 

Join Sabrina Kieffer, COO of Skillshare to learn how to reconcile the two and empower employees to stay productive and fulfilled.

 

Sabrina Kieffer is an operations executive with an unrelenting passion for empowering teams to do their best work and holds more than 15 years of experience in scaling startups. Currently, she serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Skillshare, an online learning community for creatives. Since 2017, Sabrina has overseen Skillshare’s Content, Partnerships, Supply, Customer Support, and People Operations Teams. Prior to joining Skillshare, Sabrina helped Vimeo scale from 50 to 200 employees and increase revenue by more than 50% as a member of the senior leadership team. 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Tech, Wellness
1:00 PMMeredith Brengle MentoringMaximize Your Digital FootprintMeredith Brengle - Camron

The digital sphere, from your website to your social platforms, is becoming the primary space for engagement across the board during the pandemic, and will continue to be an important area across businesses and institutions into the future.

Meredith Brengle, Global head of digital at Camron can help to understand how these platforms work, and provide tips to maximize utility and engagement.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
1:00 PMDrew McCoy Amber McReynolds Kim Wyman Panel - ForumMake Your Vote Count: Citizenship and the Remote ElectionDrew McCoy - Decision Desk HQ
Amber McReynolds - National Vote at Home Insitute
Kim Wyman - Secretary of State of Washington

With a hotly contested presidential election around the corner, three experts discuss the role of absentee and early voting, and what's at stake in this election.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
1:00 PM Panel - Main Stage"Hear" and Now: Podcasting and the Next Gen 

Join Spotify executive Dawn Ostroff and social media personalities Addison Rae, Rickey Thompson and Denzel Dion for a wide-ranging conversation on the promise of podcasting for a generation raised on screens and filters.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:15 PM MentoringFoster Your Team's Creative Side 

It’s more important than ever to build diverse creative teams and cultivate creativity beyond the textbook definition of what it means to be a “creative.” Superunion’s executive creative director, Ross Clugston, believes that in order to produce the best work of your life, you must be passionate about something beyond your 9-to-5. For Clugston, that’s building surfboards in Rockaway, and he encourages members of his teams to also have a side hustle.

In this session, mentees will be able to discuss how to encourage nontraditional creative thinking in your work and your team’s work.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:30 PM MentoringUnlock the Power of Influencer Marketing 

Meaningful influencer partnerships can make or break a brand’s ability to connect with its audience and expand its reach. Being hyper-focused on forging impactful, sustainable relationships has helped Skillshare become the top influencer marketer on YouTube (really!) and truly unlock the power of this invaluable marketing tool.

Join Liana Douillet Guzman, CMO of Skillshare to learn how to make the most of your influencer partnerships.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:30 PMBen White MentoringEmbrace Your Internal Irrational VisionaryBen White - T3

What would make your business drop to zero revenue tomorrow? For many companies and industries, 2020 has been a crash course in answering that question. Ben Gaddis' solution is a Zero Revenue Plan. This is the moment to contemplate the completely irrational and previously unimaginable, so you can brace yourself with greater confidence when the next “never gonna happen” catastrophe strikes. You can’t control the external factors, but you can control how you prepare for these suddenly not-so-far-fetched catastrophic scenarios.  

Join T3 CEO Ben Gaddis in a one-on-one session to learn how to become an irrational visionary and strategize the Zero Revenue Plan that’s right for you — and which may just save your business.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:30 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce 

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
1:45 PM MentoringFoster Your Team's Creative Side 

It’s more important than ever to build diverse creative teams and cultivate creativity beyond the textbook definition of what it means to be a “creative.” Superunion’s executive creative director, Ross Clugston, believes that in order to produce the best work of your life, you must be passionate about something beyond your 9-to-5. For Clugston, that’s building surfboards in Rockaway, and he encourages members of his teams to also have a side hustle.

In this session, mentees will be able to discuss how to encourage nontraditional creative thinking in your work and your team’s work.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:00 PM MentoringLead Your Company Through a Brand Pivot 

People often confuse branding with visual identity, but understanding the necessary nuances to truly articulate what a company stands for is vital.

At a time when self-reflection is more critical than ever, Liana Douillet Guzmán CMO of Skillshare, can offer tactical advice for refining and reorienting your company’s rebranding efforts around core principles.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:00 PM MentoringCultivate Inclusive Workplace Environments that Drive Success  

In corporate environments, people are praised for their recent promotion, successful project, or hitting that impressive sales goal, but we are more than just titles and numbers. And when people are empowered to bring those unique qualities and traits to the forefront, we are our best selves. Imagine how much more successful we could all be if we weren't hiding part of what makes us, us.

Join Sofia Hernandez, TikTok’s Head of US Business Marketing in a one-on-one session to discuss how leaders can cultivate inclusive workplace environments that embrace every dimension of their team and encourage employees to bring their authentic, “wholeselves” to the office each day.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
2:00 PMSusan McPherson MentoringBake Social Impact Into Your BusinessSusan McPherson - McPherson Strategies

Any company, no matter the size or structure, can integrate purpose into its business model and engage its employees and customers with important social causes and mission.

 

Susan will help you think about creating impact programs that align with their organization's brand and business goals—and lead to meaningful change, greater employee retention, and increased revenues.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:00 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce 

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
2:00 PM Panel - ForumPurpose-Driven Innovation: Pfizer’s Richard Blackburn Reports From the Front Line of Medical Breakthroughs 

While COVID-19—and the ongoing pursuit of a vaccine—has justifiably been the most newsworthy story of 2020, millions continue to suffer in the shadows from painful, chronic maladies. As the global medical community fights to conquer the pandemic, research and innovation must continue to provide breakthroughs for diseases and illnesses that have limited, or no, current treatments. Pfizer’s Richard Blackburn, global president of the company’s Inflammation and Immunology business, is well acquainted with the challenges at hand—and the solutions required to overcome them. In this timely, compelling “fireside chat,” Blackburn and Fast Company will share the stories of patients with under-recognized conditions such as atopic dermatitis and alopecia, and how he has fostered a culture of innovation based on a deep desire to help them. Reporting from the front lines, Blackburn will share insights into the steps we can take to ensure patients have access to care and innovative medicines and to ensure the pandemic does not curtail innovation.

  
2:00 PMAdena Friedman Panel - Main StageMarket Mover: Nasdaq's CEO, Adena Friedman, on Innovation in Capital Markets and BeyondAdena Friedman - Nasdaq

A wide-ranging conversation with Adena Friedman, who is leading Nasdaq in an era of stakeholder—not shareholder—primacy.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
2:15 PM MentoringGet You and Your Team Inspired—Remotely 

For in-house creatives and agency creatives, the pandemic has forced us to re-create the experience of a creative environment at home and that transition hasn’t always been the smoothest.

Join Superunion’s creative director, Rick Slusher, in discussing how he uses virtual tools for creative serendipity, keeps his inspiration fresh, and how Superunion has empowered everyone to be a creative during this time.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:30 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce  

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
2:30 PM MentoringImprove your designer-developer relationships 

Coming Soon!

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
2:45 PMSusan McPherson MentoringBake Social Impact Into Your BusinessSusan McPherson - McPherson Strategies

Any company, no matter the size or structure, can integrate purpose into its business model and engage its employees and customers with important social causes and mission.

 

Susan will help you think about creating impact programs that align with their organization's brand and business goals—and lead to meaningful change, greater employee retention, and increased revenues.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:45 PM MentoringHarness Your Power of Creative Destruction 

Any semblance of a “playbook” for leaders has been thrown out the window in light of the pandemic and the larger cultural reckoning. The leadership paradigm has been disrupted entirely, but Steven believes there is a silver lining. His philosophy of destroy to create, tearing down the old to make way for the new, has never been more relevant as a leadership mentality and a way to deliver true digital transformation.

 

Learn how to put this philosophy into practice for both your employees and your business.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:00 PM MentoringScreenless Storytelling in 2020 

As the creative landscape has shifted into new frontiers, we are challenged to re-invent, re-design, and refresh our considerations for the limits of storytelling. As a creative element, sound can enable and expand one's creative capabilities beyond practical limitations.

Drawing from interdisciplinary principles and experience in podcasts, installations, and film, Jackie! Zhou, Lead sound designer at one thousand birds will lead an exploratory conversation with participants looking to galvanize their use of sound and re-define their creative possibilities in the current landscape. 

 Creativity, Design, Tech
3:00 PM MentoringClose the Creativity Gap and Empower Your Employees  

During recessions and economic downturns, companies statistically perform better when they invest in skills that allow room for ideas and innovation. Yet there are few resources through which employees can actually hone creativity, as most online platforms emphasize hard skills.

Join Matt to learn how he is answering this call by closing the “creativity gap” and empowering Skillshare’s 12+ million users to hone new skills while the world spends much of its time online.

 

Matt Cooper, CEO of online learning platform Skillshare, is dedicated to connecting life-long learners everywhere and building a more creative and prosperous world. Before joining Skillshare, Matt was the CEO of Visually, an online marketplace for creative work that was acquired by ScribbleLive in January 2016. Prior to Visually, he was the VP of operations, enterprise and international for oDesk (now Upwork), the world's largest marketplace for online work.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:00 PMKelley Mitchell Price MentoringRethink How You HireKelley Mitchell Price - T3

Diversity is often narrowly defined in terms of gender, race, or orientation. Yet what we're really after—the real diversity—is a mix of people who think differently, who bring different context to our culture. This doesn't happen by accident.

 

Explore the ideas of "culture add" instead of "culture fit" in this one-on-one session with Kelley Mitchell Price, general manager of experience design at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion
3:00 PM Panel - ForumInnovation in Action: Creating Pathways to Financial Success in Underserved Communities 

With an overdue awakening around race and wealth disparity, it's critical to turn our collective attention toward innovative solutions that will help remove barriers to opportunity. Disparities in housing, education, employment, and other factors typically lead to inequities in a person’s financial health and overall well-being. Join Capital One, 1863 Ventures, Mission Asset Fund, and the National Urban League for an inspiring discussion on how the private and public sectors can partner to catalyze economic growth in low- and moderate-income communities and how innovative partnerships can advance sustainable socioeconomic mobility.

  
3:15 PMJean Freeman MentoringScale Your Business in Turbulent Times Jean Freeman - Zambezi

Entrepreneurship has its unique set of challenges and ups and downs, which have been amplified by the turbulence of 2020. What are the most productive ways to navigate it all? From using this time to refocus, to uncovering opportunities and dealing with the issues of this new working world.

As the CEO of the country’s largest female-owned and -run advertising agency, Jean understands what needs to be done. Whether you are considering launching a new business or trying to overcome significant obstacles, she can share how to find focus, success, and fulfillment right now.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
3:30 PM MentoringScreenless Storytelling in 2020 

As the creative landscape has shifted into new frontiers, we are challenged to re-invent, re-design, and refresh our considerations for the limits of storytelling. As a creative element, sound can enable and expand one's creative capabilities beyond practical limitations.

Drawing from interdisciplinary principles and experience in podcasts, installations, and film, Jackie! Zhou, Lead sound designer at one thousand birds will lead an exploratory conversation with participants looking to galvanize their use of sound and re-define their creative possibilities in the current landscape. 

 Creativity, Design, Tech
3:30 PMKelley Mitchell Price MentoringRethink How You HireKelley Mitchell Price - T3

Diversity is often narrowly defined in terms of gender, race, or orientation. Yet what we're really after—the real diversity—is a mix of people who think differently, who bring different context to our culture. This doesn't happen by accident.

 

Explore the ideas of "culture add" instead of "culture fit" in this one-on-one session with Kelley Mitchell Price, general manager of experience design at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion
3:30 PM MentoringHarness Your Power of Creative Destruction 

Any semblance of a “playbook” for leaders has been thrown out the window in light of the pandemic and the larger cultural reckoning. The leadership paradigm has been disrupted entirely, but Steven believes there is a silver lining. His philosophy of destroy to create, tearing down the old to make way for the new, has never been more relevant as a leadership mentality and a way to deliver true digital transformation.

 

Learn how to put this philosophy into practice for both your employees and your business.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:00 PM MentoringScreenless Storytelling in 2020  

As the creative landscape has shifted into new frontiers, we are challenged to re-invent, re-design, and refresh our considerations for the limits of storytelling. As a creative element, sound can enable and expand one's creative capabilities beyond practical limitations.

Drawing from interdisciplinary principles and experience in podcasts, installations, and film, Jackie! Zhou, Lead sound designer at one thousand birds will lead an exploratory conversation with participants looking to galvanize their use of sound and re-define their creative possibilities in the current landscape. 

 Creativity, Design, Tech
4:00 PMJean Freeman MentoringScale Your Business in Turbulent Times Jean Freeman - Zambezi

Entrepreneurship has its unique set of challenges and ups and downs, which have been amplified by the turbulence of 2020. What are the most productive ways to navigate it all? From using this time to refocus, to uncovering opportunities and dealing with the issues of this new working world.

As the CEO of the country’s largest female-owned and -run advertising agency, Jean understands what needs to be done. Whether you are considering launching a new business or trying to overcome significant obstacles, she can share how to find focus, success, and fulfillment right now.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
4:00 PM MentoringLead with Your Mission 

For a mission-led brand, the mission must always take priority, even over profits. JustFoodForDogs founder Shawn Buckley revolutionized the pet food industry by putting those the company serves – the dogs – first.
 

Nowhere is this more clear than with his new book Big Kibble, where he is donating all of the author profits to rescue. Tackle tough decisions by leading with the mission, even if it does not seem like the best financial decision on the surface, and reap the benefits for the long run.

 Leadership and Inclusion
4:00 PMPatrisse Cullors Gina Clayton-Johnson Panel - ForumPutting the "Just" in Criminal Justice Patrisse Cullors - Reform LA Jails/Black Lives Matter Global Network
Gina Clayton-Johnson - Essie Justice Group

Activists and lawmakers discuss what real reform of the criminal justice system can look like, and the role different stakeholders, including citizens and business leaders, can play.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
4:15 PMJay Suhr MentoringTrain Your Brain for the Upside-DownJay Suhr - T3

Even before the pandemic, the ability to manage the barrage of ambiguous projects and opportunities has been a challenge for people and organizations. We freeze up. Because our brains freeze up.

 

In this one-on-one, get tips on what you can do to know your mind, get unfrozen, and guide your teams to thrive in ambiguous times from Jay Suhr, Chief creative officer at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:15 PM MentoringSet Your Course to Change The Traditionally Male-Dominated World 

Kelly Bayett founded music and sound company Barking Owl in 2009 to focus on inclusivity, female empowerment and artful human-centered storytelling and currently works with clients like Google, Adidas, Audi and P&G. As a female founder and entrepreneur in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Kelly is dedicated to opening doors for women, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people wherever she can.
 

In this session, Kelly will discuss her path to starting and growing Barking Owl, providing tips and advice for women rising in their careers, budding entrepreneurs looking for direction and inspiration to forge ahead on their own, people looking to break into new industries or just get advice on how to speak up in meetings, and more.

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
4:30 PMKathryn Guarini MentoringThe Urgency of Science - How Can You Make an Impact? Kathryn Guarini - IBM Research

The world needs science now more than ever. It is vital to our future prosperity and health. This year in particular marks a critical juncture for global action -- from the pandemic to climate change, poverty to pollution, food security and so much more. 

Join Kathryn Guarini, Chief operating officer of IBM Research and VP of impact science in a one-on-one session to discuss how you can make an impact with technology and science in your work, in your industry, and for society at large.  

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Tech
4:30 PM MentoringLive Your Social Good Values 

Many brands are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to sustainability, social progress, and activism. But what does it take to do this authentically and effectively?

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
4:45 PMKathryn Guarini MentoringThe Urgency of Science - How Can You Make an Impact?Kathryn Guarini - IBM Research

The world needs science now more than ever. It is vital to our future prosperity and health. This year in particular marks a critical juncture for global action -- from the pandemic to climate change, poverty to pollution, food security and so much more. 

Join Kathryn Guarini, Chief operating officer of IBM Research and VP of impact science in a one-on-one session to discuss how you can make an impact with technology and science in your work, in your industry, and for society at large.  

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Tech
5:00 PM Networking MeetupCreatives Connect    Creativity
5:00 PM Networking MeetupSocial Impact   Social Good
5:00 PM Networking MeetupEntrepreneurs   Leadership and Inclusion
5:00 PM Networking MeetupDiversity and Inclusion   Leadership and Inclusion
9:00 AM MentoringAce Your Pitch 

So much work goes into a creative idea, but presenting one's idea can make or break how it is perceived. Perfecting how you share your ideas to clients or an in-house team can be a game-changer for a creative's career. Work one-on-one with Daily Harvest’s creative director, Laura Jane Kenny, to help your clients and team members see your point of view and reasoning, ultimately allowing you to put successful work out into the world that you’re proud of.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
9:00 AM Facilitated NetworkingHER Corner: Growth Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs 

Over the last six months, nearly every business in every industry has changed. The question is: how significantly has it changed and how has your business evolved? This session will guide you through the steps to evaluate and determine how your customer and industry have changed, and how to develop new growth strategies accordingly.

Participants will walk away with a clear approach for laying out the changes they have seen, the opportunities presented, and the decision-making tools to move forward with growth in their business. 

 Entrepreneurship
9:00 AM MentoringDaily Mentoring Sessions! 

Meet one-on-one with an expert for truly personalized inspiration. Check out the list of mentors here.

 

  
9:15 AMMerideth Bogard MentoringUnlock Your Hidden InstinctsMerideth Bogard - Sylvain Labs

As humans, we’re born with a unique set of natural instincts that set us apart from other animals—from curiosity to creativity to empathy. Yet, these hardwired traits often remain hidden and dormant in our daily lives. But what if you could tap into these instincts and use them to your advantage—especially today when we seemingly need them most?

In this session, Merideth Bogard, principal and managing director at Sylvain Labs, will share five of our greatest hidden human instincts. You’ll zero in on the one that’s most vital to you today, and leave with tips and techniques on how to activate it in order to shape a better way forward for your business and yourself.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:15 AMSusan McPherson MentoringPick Your Perfect PartnerSusan McPherson - McPherson Strategies

What makes a nonprofit-corporate partnership successful? And how do you even go about finding the right strategic partners in the first place?

Susan will draw from decades of consulting experience to help you think about who and how to partner successfully to advance your organization's impact goals.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:30 AM MentoringAce Your Pitch 

So much work goes into a creative idea, but presenting one's idea can make or break how it is perceived. Perfecting how you share your ideas to clients or an in-house team can be a game-changer for a creative's career. Work one-on-one with Daily Harvest’s creative director, Laura Jane Kenny, to help your clients and team members see your point of view and reasoning, ultimately allowing you to put successful work out into the world that you’re proud of.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
9:45 AMJay Suhr MentoringTrain Your Brain for the Upside-DownJay Suhr - T3

Even before the pandemic, the ability to manage the barrage of ambiguous projects and opportunities has been a challenge for people and organizations. We freeze up. Because our brains freeze up.

 

In this one-on-one, get tips on what you can do to know your mind, get unfrozen, and guide your teams to thrive in ambiguous times from Jay Suhr, Chief creative officer at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:45 AMAaron Powers MentoringConvert Your Team's Passion Into Radical InnovationAaron Powers - Sylvain Labs

When impassioned minds come together, sparks fly in all directions—and sometimes not the kind we intend. Collaboration is the lifeblood of radical innovation. So how do leaders shape space for great ideas to travel, mingle, and expand? How do we invite debate that elevates great work instead of stripping it for parts?

In this session, Aaron Powers, director of strategy at Sylvain Labs, will leave you with new guidance on harnessing your team’s passion in service of better creative and strategic outcomes.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:45 AMSusan McPherson MentoringPick Your Perfect PartnerSusan McPherson - McPherson Strategies

What makes a nonprofit-corporate partnership successful? And how do you even go about finding the right strategic partners in the first place?

Susan will draw from decades of consulting experience to help you think about who and how to partner successfully to advance your organization's impact goals.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:45 AM MentoringCreate Impactful Experiences Your Customers Will Love 

The changes in consumer behavior due to the events of the past six months have been seismic. As a result, many brands are rapidly accelerating their digital transformation journey. Today, it has never been more critical to have a keen understanding of data, personalization, and commerce. As a former architect of Nike.com, few people understand this better than Lamar Hines.

In this session, Hines will share how brands can use existing and new technologies with razor precision to create more efficient and impactful experiences for their customers.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
10:00 AM MentoringMinimize Remote Burnout and Building Communities  

Remote burnout is a very real issue that’s not going away anytime soon.

Sabrina can prescribe hands-on operations techniques that boost mental wellness, give all employees an equal voice, improve D&I initiatives and awareness, and foster a sense of community beyond the day-to-day work experience.

 

Sabrina Kieffer is an operations executive with an unrelenting passion for empowering teams to do their best work and holds more than 15 years of experience in scaling startups. Currently, she serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Skillshare, an online learning community for creatives. Since 2017, Sabrina has overseen Skillshare’s Content, Partnerships, Supply, Customer Support, and People Operations Teams. Prior to joining Skillshare, Sabrina helped Vimeo scale from 50 to 200 employees and increase revenue by more than 50% as a member of the senior leadership team. 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Wellness
10:00 AMTed Galperin MentoringDesign What's Next for Your Physical SpaceTed Galperin - Mythology

Mythology changed the game with the concept and execution for the Warby Parker’s first retail store in 2014, and since then have continued to establish retail models for brands like Sonos, Away and Allbirds, setting industry trends in retail design and even more broadly in marketing along the way. In 2020, new work for wellness, beauty and fitness brands in particular will integrate elements of technology, personalization and interactive experience, all within spaces designed to both adapt to and outlive constraints around COVID-19.

Join Ted to learn how the studio’s uncanny ability to translate abstract brands into physical spaces and experiences has always set them apart.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
10:00 AMMarjorie Spitz MentoringSet Yourself Up for Success—NowMarjorie Spitz - Balance Integration

In this brief session, we will zero in on what you can do right now to be a stronger leader and set your business up for success.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:00 AMJean Case Panel - Main StageNational Geographic's Next AdventureJean Case -

Exploration has come a long way since the days of Richard Byrd and Ernest Shackleton. Join the leadership of National Geographic Society CEO Jill Tiefenthaler, board chair Jean Case, and an engineer who's creating high-tech tools for exploration.

 Personal Development and Career
10:00 AM MentoringTurn your nonprofit into a digital design standout 

Coming Soon!

 Design, Social Good, Tech
10:15 AMMolly Murphy MentoringConnect with Your Employees and Customers in the Real WorldMolly Murphy - Gensler

Understanding the rapidly evolving relationship between human behavior and the design of the built environment has never been more critical. As we navigate this new reality, we will need to shift our behaviors, interactions, and ways of moving through space. Design solutions must not only help facilitate new habits but also help instill a sense of community and a common purpose during these uncertain times.

 

Discuss how human insights, creative technologies, and brand strategy can make meaningful connections between people and spaces.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:30 AM MentoringFind Your Company's High-Impact Side Hustle 

In response to the recent Black Lives Matter movement, several Superunion employees teamed up to create a website, endyoursilence.com, that acts as a central hub of resources and ways to support the movement.

Join Ian Culley, Superunion's creative technologist, on how creative-company side projects such as endyoursilence.com can make a difference both internally and externally at the studio and for employees.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Social Good
10:30 AMBrynn Mannino MentoringMaximize Your Employees' WellbeingBrynn Mannino - Balance Integration

Are you an HR manager or people leader who is looking to build or expand an employee well-being brand/program? Not sure where to start or what pitfalls to be aware of? Or perhaps you just haven’t been able to achieve meaningful engagement?

We will use this session to identify a tangible next step in developing your employee well-being brand, whether you’re starting from scratch, looking to scale and expand, or are simply looking to troubleshoot.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:45 AMMolly Murphy MentoringConnect with Your Employees and Customers in the Real WorldMolly Murphy - Gensler

Understanding the rapidly evolving relationship between human behavior and the design of the built environment has never been more critical. As we navigate this new reality, we will need to shift our behaviors, interactions, and ways of moving through space. Design solutions must not only help facilitate new habits but also help instill a sense of community and a common purpose during these uncertain times.

 

Discuss how human insights, creative technologies, and brand strategy can make meaningful connections between people and spaces.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:00 AMFernando Music MentoringDent the culture with your brandFernando Music - Mythology

Mythology has advanced consumer culture by creating brands that shift category perception. Mythology is working to dismantle and upend long-held narratives around issues large and small, from erectile dysfunction and hair loss (Hims) to the dental industry (Tend), home fitness (Peloton and Mirror), personal care (Harry’s and Flamingo) and even cat food (Cat Person). Taking on categories rather than products defines Mythology’s approach.

Join Ted for tips on how to create brands with elasticity that can outlive and outstretch even their founders’ imaginations, leading to shifts in culture rather than just shifts in industries.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
11:00 AMChris Konya MentoringReset Your Perspectives to Innovate in Turbulent TimesChris Konya - Sylvain Labs

In a time of unprecedented change, we’re looking out at a highly uncertain future. How do we innovate to offer consumers products, services, and experiences that move their lives forward and help them through moments of turmoil? How will we innovate for relevancy in this shifting time? And how do we act as leaders for those managing through the change? In this session (and private follow-up session), Chris Konya, principal and managing director at Sylvain Labs, will work with you to set new perspectives for innovation, think through how to move a team forward, and figure out the role and actions of an innovation leader in tumultuous times.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:00 AMTevis Tower MentoringLevel Up Your GreatnessTevis Tower - Balance Integration

In this get-to-the-point session, you’ll explore exactly the questions necessary for you to take your impact to the next level for the benefit of your organization.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:00 AMJoanna Gaines Chip Gaines Keynote - Main StageIn Conversation with Chip and Joanna GainesJoanna Gaines - Magnolia Network
Chip Gaines - Magnolia Network

Joanna and Chip Gaines will join the festival to discuss the forthcoming Magnolia Network, the newest venture in their burgeoning home and lifestyle portfolio. The Gaineses will preview the network’s programming slate, talk about their involvement as chief creative officers, and share stories from their unique entrepreneurial journey.

 Creativity, Entrepreneurship
11:15 AM MentoringGrow Your Team's Superpowers Through Diversity 

Sabah Ashraf, Superunion’s North American CEO, has always advocated diversity and inclusion and believes that our differences can be empowering.

Join her in a discussion on how leaders can build a diverse team and culture; why it’s important to look for potential, not just current skills, when hiring; how to amplify the impact these decisions have on individuals, the entire staff base, and beyond.

 Leadership and Inclusion
11:15 AM MentoringStoke Your Team's Imagination to Foster Their Shared Mission 

As leaders and managers, some of our old tricks (the Bagel Breakfast? Team happy hours? Leadership off-sites?) to build camaraderie and belief just aren’t available to us in the same ways, and our very best talent is rethinking their own sense of purpose and mission with the world upside down.

We’ll talk about stoking the intrinsic drivers in your team—curiosity, imagination, ownership, and belief—that can create connection and shared mission.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:30 AM MentoringWin your company's make-or-break moment 

It’s easy to tout the company’s core values when all is well, but the true test of a brand comes when you are faced with a crisis. At some point, every company will have a make-or-break moment, and how your brand responds has a direct effect on how you emerge from the challenge.

Shawn Buckley revolutionized the pet food industry, founding a mission-led brand built on transparency. When the company was dealt a blow by a trusted supplier, their response earned them a legion of customers for life.

 Leadership and Inclusion
11:30 AMFernando Music MentoringIdentify Your Brand's MissionFernando Music - Mythology

Recent studies have shown that the majority of consumers now make buying decisions based not just on a brand’s values, but on their stand on social issues. And in this moment, in the absence of political leadership, consumers are turning to brands to lead the way. With this in mind, Mythology believes that tomorrow’s brands will have to take risks and have a bold mission that sits within the core of their offering.

 

Join Fernando to learn how to build this exact type of brand: companies with soul who believe brands can affect positive change in society, but detect a unique shift on where the next generation will go.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
11:45 AM MentoringGrow Your Team's Superpowers Through Diversity  

Sabah Ashraf, Superunion’s North American CEO, has always advocated diversity and inclusion and believes that our differences can be empowering.

Join her in a discussion on how leaders can build a diverse team and culture; why it’s important to look for potential, not just current skills, when hiring; how to amplify the impact these decisions have on individuals, the entire staff base, and beyond.

 Leadership and Inclusion
11:45 AM MentoringStoke Your Team's Imagination to Foster Their Shared Mission 

As leaders and managers, some of our old tricks (the Bagel Breakfast? Team happy hours? Leadership off-sites?) to build camaraderie and belief just aren’t available to us in the same ways, and our very best talent is rethinking their own sense of purpose and mission with the world upside down.

We’ll talk about stoking the intrinsic drivers in your team—curiosity, imagination, ownership, and belief—that can create connection and shared mission.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
12:00 PM Panel - ForumThe Sound and the Fury: How Bad Audio Affects Our Emotional Well-Being in a WFH World 

We’ve all been there: You’re in the middle of an important Zoom meeting when the speaker’s voice becomes an indecipherable tinny mumble. In a recent survey, 95% responded that their concentration and efficiency suffered due to deficient sound—with 35% reporting frustration or annoyance, leading to diminished confidence or embarrassment. As working from home becomes a more permanent reality for many, we can’t afford to be distracted—or worse—by subpar audio. And the same holds true when we’re back in the office. In this timely and thought-provoking panel, Fast Company and EPOS will discuss the ramifications of bad audio—both on our emotional well-being and your business’s bottom line—and what can be done to address it.

 Tech
12:00 PMHans Vestberg Panel - Main StageConnected World: A Conversation with Verizon CEO Hans VestbergHans Vestberg - Verizon Communications

Verizon's global CEO shares his insights on digital and human connections in a world where speed is everything.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
12:15 PMLisa Gralnek MentoringBuild Your Innovation StructureLisa Gralnek - LVG & Co.

A seismic shift is underway in terms of what customers expect from businesses. What is now considered "value" and how it contributes to the customer experience begins far before brand consideration and extends long after purchase.

 

Come talk through how your company can apply systems-level innovation to strengthen relationships, meet customer expectations, and deliver value throughout the business ecosystem in order to grow your business and brand.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
12:30 PM MentoringSet Your Course to Change The Traditionally Male-Dominated World 

Kelly Bayett founded music and sound company Barking Owl in 2009 to focus on inclusivity, female empowerment and artful human-centered storytelling and currently works with clients like Google, Adidas, Audi and P&G. As a female founder and entrepreneur in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Kelly is dedicated to opening doors for women, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people wherever she can.
 

In this session, Kelly will discuss her path to starting and growing Barking Owl, providing tips and advice for women rising in their careers, budding entrepreneurs looking for direction and inspiration to forge ahead on their own, people looking to break into new industries or just get advice on how to speak up in meetings, and more.

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
12:30 PM MentoringSet Your Course to Change the Traditionally Male-Dominated World 

Kelly Bayett founded music and sound company Barking Owl in 2009 to focus on inclusivity, female empowerment and artful human-centered storytelling and currently works with clients like Google, Adidas, Audi and P&G. As a female founder and entrepreneur in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Kelly is dedicated to opening doors for women, LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people wherever she can.
 

In this session, Kelly will discuss her path to starting and growing Barking Owl, providing tips and advice for women rising in their careers, budding entrepreneurs looking for direction and inspiration to forge ahead on their own, people looking to break into new industries or just get advice on how to speak up in meetings, and more.

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
12:30 PM MentoringAce Your Pitch 

So much work goes into a creative idea, but presenting one's idea can make or break how it is perceived. Perfecting how you share your ideas to clients or an in-house team can be a game-changer for a creative's career. Work one-on-one with Daily Harvest’s creative director, Laura Jane Kenny, to help your clients and team members see your point of view and reasoning, ultimately allowing you to put successful work out into the world that you’re proud of.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
12:45 PMLisa Gralnek MentoringBuild Your Innovation StructureLisa Gralnek - LVG & Co.

A seismic shift is underway in terms of what customers expect from businesses. What is now considered "value" and how it contributes to the customer experience begins far before brand consideration and extends long after purchase.

 

Come talk through how your company can apply systems-level innovation to strengthen relationships, meet customer expectations, and deliver value throughout the business ecosystem in order to grow your business and brand.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
1:00 PM MentoringMinimize Remote Burnout and Building Communities  

Remote burnout is a very real issue that’s not going away anytime soon.

Sabrina can prescribe hands-on operations techniques that boost mental wellness, give all employees an equal voice, improve D&I initiatives and awareness, and foster a sense of community beyond the day-to-day work experience.

 

Sabrina Kieffer is an operations executive with an unrelenting passion for empowering teams to do their best work and holds more than 15 years of experience in scaling startups. Currently, she serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Skillshare, an online learning community for creatives. Since 2017, Sabrina has overseen Skillshare’s Content, Partnerships, Supply, Customer Support, and People Operations Teams. Prior to joining Skillshare, Sabrina helped Vimeo scale from 50 to 200 employees and increase revenue by more than 50% as a member of the senior leadership team. 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Wellness
1:00 PMPeter Bittenbender MentoringSpark Your Creativity in the Age of COVIDPeter Bittenbender - Mass Appeal

2020 has been a reset on all levels and an unprecedented moment for businesses and leaders. Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, will explain how he and his team have pivoted and pushed to stay on the cutting edge of creativity, content, and music. With limited resources and a renewed focus, Mass Appeal has been able to scale partnerships and produce culturally impactful work like few companies its size during the most challenging of times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:00 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce 

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
1:00 PMAmy Balliett Elizabeth Real MentoringAdopt a Visual-First Mindset to Motivate Your EmployeesAmy Balliett - Killer Visual Strategies
Elizabeth Real - Strativity

Today's audiences expect their interactions with your brand to be driven primarily by visual communication—videos, motion graphics, interactive infographics, and social media experiences. When this type of content is high-quality, it drives more engagement, and, ultimately, more conversions. But your employees expect the same visually driven communication, whether they're undergoing internal training or reviewing an annual report. Join Amy Balliett, founder and CEO of Killer Visual Strategies and author of the definitive guide to visual communication, in a one-on-one session to discuss how your organization can adopt a visual-first mindset that drives employee success and business growth.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:00 PMRon Finley David Rogier Panel - Main StageMasterClass's Greenthumbs: The CEO and the HitmakerRon Finley - Ron Finley Project
David Rogier - MasterClass

Ron Finley, also known as the "Gangster Gardener," and MasterClass founder and CEO David Rogier show us what makes for a hit on the popular online learning platform.

 Entrepreneurship, Social Good
1:00 PMMegan Murray Hon. Andy Weber Panel - ForumBiodefense as a Way of Life: Preparing for the Next PandemicMegan Murray - Harvard Medical School
Hon. Andy Weber - Council on Strategic Risks

COVID-19 caught the world by surprise. Next time, we can be ready. Here’s what experts in biological defense and epidemiology are doing to help boost society’s immunity.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
1:15 PM MentoringAce Your Pitch 

So much work goes into a creative idea, but presenting one's idea can make or break how it is perceived. Perfecting how you share your ideas to clients or an in-house team can be a game-changer for a creative's career. Work one-on-one with Daily Harvest’s creative director, Laura Jane Kenny, to help your clients and team members see your point of view and reasoning, ultimately allowing you to put successful work out into the world that you’re proud of.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
1:15 PM MentoringTake Hold of Your Principles to Lead Your Clients and Teams to Innovate Today 

Our world today is vastly different from where it was just a year ago, both for the better and the worse. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movements, we have experienced a seismic shift in our culture, and in business. As managing director at Barbarian, Courtney Berry has guided Barbarian and her clients through these changes with the principles of transparency, optimism, and a commitment to true innovation.

 

Join Berry to learn how to build client relationships and manage internal teams through times of great change.

 Leadership and Inclusion
1:15 PMRachel Drori MentoringLead Your Way Through CrisisRachel Drori - Daily Harvest

In extraordinary times, people turn to their leaders for leadership more than ever before. But what does it look like to lead with empathy during these times? Work one-on-one with Daily Harvest Founder and CEO, Rachel Drori on how to effectively lead amidst crisis and change. Rachel has put her people first with every decision rooted in taking care of her team. Over the last seven months, she has led 200+ team members in running an essential business, overcoming supply chain challenges, and ultimately, helping customers stock their homes with nourishing food when they need it most.

In each session, Rachel will offer personalized advice on:

  • Leading with empathy and putting people first
  • Keeping team members supported and engaged while working apart
  • Providing a clear vision and direction for the company and supporting each and every individual on the road there
  • Helping to set clear priorities and deploy resources

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:30 PMAmy Balliett Elizabeth Real MentoringAdopt a Visual-First Mindset to Motivate Your EmployeesAmy Balliett - Killer Visual Strategies
Elizabeth Real - Strativity

Today's audiences expect their interactions with your brand to be driven primarily by visual communication—videos, motion graphics, interactive infographics, and social media experiences. When this type of content is high-quality, it drives more engagement, and, ultimately, more conversions. But your employees expect the same visually driven communication, whether they're undergoing internal training or reviewing an annual report. Join Amy Balliett, founder and CEO of Killer Visual Strategies and author of the definitive guide to visual communication, in a one-on-one session to discuss how your organization can adopt a visual-first mindset that drives employee success and business growth.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:30 PM MentoringUnlock the Power of Influencer Marketing 

Meaningful influencer partnerships can make or break a brand’s ability to connect with its audience and expand its reach. Being hyper-focused on forging impactful, sustainable relationships has helped Skillshare become the top influencer marketer on YouTube (really!) and truly unlock the power of this invaluable marketing tool.

Join Liana Douillet Guzman, CMO of Skillshare to learn how to make the most of your influencer partnerships.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:30 PMPeter Bittenbender MentoringSpark Your Creativity in the Age of COVIDPeter Bittenbender - Mass Appeal

2020 has been a reset on all levels and an unprecedented moment for businesses and leaders. Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, will explain how he and his team have pivoted and pushed to stay on the cutting edge of creativity, content, and music. With limited resources and a renewed focus, Mass Appeal has been able to scale partnerships and produce culturally impactful work like few companies its size during the most challenging of times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:30 PM MentoringLive Your Social Good Values 

Many brands are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to sustainability, social progress, and activism. But what does it take to do this authentically and effectively?

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
1:45 PM MentoringTake Hold of Your Principles to Lead Your Clients and Teams to Innovate Today 

Our world today is vastly different from where it was just a year ago, both for the better and the worse. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movements, we have experienced a seismic shift in our culture, and in business. As managing director at Barbarian, Courtney Berry has guided Barbarian and her clients through these changes with the principles of transparency, optimism, and a commitment to true innovation.

 

Join Berry to learn how to build client relationships and manage internal teams through times of great change.

 Leadership and Inclusion
1:45 PMRachel Drori MentoringLead Your Way Through CrisisRachel Drori - Daily Harvest

In extraordinary times, people turn to their leaders for leadership more than ever before. But what does it look like to lead with empathy during these times? Work one-on-one with Daily Harvest Founder and CEO, Rachel Drori on how to effectively lead amidst crisis and change. Rachel has put her people first with every decision rooted in taking care of her team. Over the last seven months, she has led 200+ team members in running an essential business, overcoming supply chain challenges, and ultimately, helping customers stock their homes with nourishing food when they need it most.

In each session, Rachel will offer personalized advice on:

  • Leading with empathy and putting people first
  • Keeping team members supported and engaged while working apart
  • Providing a clear vision and direction for the company and supporting each and every individual on the road there
  • Helping to set clear priorities and deploy resources

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:45 PMAmy Balliett Elizabeth Real MentoringAdopt a Visual-First Mindset to Motivate Your Employees (Clone)Amy Balliett - Killer Visual Strategies
Elizabeth Real - Strativity

Today's audiences expect their interactions with your brand to be driven primarily by visual communication—videos, motion graphics, interactive infographics, and social media experiences. When this type of content is high-quality, it drives more engagement, and, ultimately, more conversions. But your employees expect the same visually driven communication, whether they're undergoing internal training or reviewing an annual report. Join Amy Balliett, founder and CEO of Killer Visual Strategies and author of the definitive guide to visual communication, in a one-on-one session to discuss how your organization can adopt a visual-first mindset that drives employee success and business growth.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:00 PMGillian Stuartevant MentoringMaster your storyGillian Stuartevant - Camron

A good communications program will operate in alignment with overarching business goals; it is something that your whole team will align around, and it helps everyone to better tell your story to potential clients, partners, and collaborators. It is important to have strong and compelling language out of the gate -- if you don’t define your narrative, someone else will define it for you, and incorrectly.

Camron can give insight into how key messaging develops, and how to define your narrative to best shape the past, present, and future of your work.

 Creativity, Entrepreneurship
2:00 PM MentoringLead Your Company Through a Brand Pivot 

People often confuse branding with visual identity, but understanding the necessary nuances to truly articulate what a company stands for is vital.

At a time when self-reflection is more critical than ever, Liana Douillet Guzmán CMO of Skillshare, can offer tactical advice for refining and reorienting your company’s rebranding efforts around core principles.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:00 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce 

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
2:00 PM MentoringLive Your Social Good Values 

Many brands are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to sustainability, social progress, and activism. But what does it take to do this authentically and effectively?

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
2:00 PM Panel - ForumPurpose-Driven Tech: An Inside Look at How 5G Is Changing and Shaping Society 

5G promises to revolutionize industries. Innovative creators are designing and building technologies that are poised to someday transform our lives. Telerobotic surgical procedures, masks that allow firefighters to see through dense smoke, and immersive content that, for the first time, makes the end user part of the storytelling process are just a few of the innovative ways Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband could be put to use. Join Fast Company and Verizon for what promises to be an insightful and fascinating discussion on how purpose-driven technology is shaping society.

 Tech
2:15 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce  

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
2:15 PMRachel Drori MentoringLead Your Way Through CrisisRachel Drori - Daily Harvest

In extraordinary times, people turn to their leaders for leadership more than ever before. But what does it look like to lead with empathy during these times? Work one-on-one with Daily Harvest Founder and CEO, Rachel Drori on how to effectively lead amidst crisis and change. Rachel has put her people first with every decision rooted in taking care of her team. Over the last seven months, she has led 200+ team members in running an essential business, overcoming supply chain challenges, and ultimately, helping customers stock their homes with nourishing food when they need it most.

In each session, Rachel will offer personalized advice on:

  • Leading with empathy and putting people first
  • Keeping team members supported and engaged while working apart
  • Providing a clear vision and direction for the company and supporting each and every individual on the road there
  • Helping to set clear priorities and deploy resources

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:30 PM MentoringScaling a Company and Fundraising During a Pandemic   

With years of experience scaling companies, Matt Cooper, CEO of Skillshare can be a guiding voice for young entrepreneurs looking to grow their business. Matt knows how to build platforms for niche audiences from the ground up, and recently led Skillshare through a $66 million Series D round.

Join Matt to learn how to navigate fundraising during the global pandemic.

 

Matt Cooper, CEO of online learning platform Skillshare, is dedicated to connecting life-long learners everywhere and building a more creative and prosperous world. Before joining Skillshare, Matt was the CEO of Visually, an online marketplace for creative work that was acquired by ScribbleLive in January 2016. Prior to Visually, he was the VP of operations, enterprise and international for oDesk (now Upwork), the world's largest marketplace for online work.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
2:30 PM MentoringHarness Your Power of Creative Destruction 

Any semblance of a “playbook” for leaders has been thrown out the window in light of the pandemic and the larger cultural reckoning. The leadership paradigm has been disrupted entirely, but Steven believes there is a silver lining. His philosophy of destroy to create, tearing down the old to make way for the new, has never been more relevant as a leadership mentality and a way to deliver true digital transformation.

 

Learn how to put this philosophy into practice for both your employees and your business.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:30 PMGillian Stuartevant MentoringMaster your storyGillian Stuartevant - Camron

A good communications program will operate in alignment with overarching business goals; it is something that your whole team will align around, and it helps everyone to better tell your story to potential clients, partners, and collaborators. It is important to have strong and compelling language out of the gate -- if you don’t define your narrative, someone else will define it for you, and incorrectly.

Camron can give insight into how key messaging develops, and how to define your narrative to best shape the past, present, and future of your work.

 Creativity, Entrepreneurship
2:30 PM MentoringLead with Your Mission 

For a mission-led brand, the mission must always take priority, even over profits. JustFoodForDogs founder Shawn Buckley revolutionized the pet food industry by putting those the company serves – the dogs – first.
 

Nowhere is this more clear than with his new book Big Kibble, where he is donating all of the author profits to rescue. Tackle tough decisions by leading with the mission, even if it does not seem like the best financial decision on the surface, and reap the benefits for the long run.

 Leadership and Inclusion
2:30 PM MentoringUnlock the Power of Influencer Marketing 

Meaningful influencer partnerships can make or break a brand’s ability to connect with its audience and expand its reach. Being hyper-focused on forging impactful, sustainable relationships has helped Skillshare become the top influencer marketer on YouTube (really!) and truly unlock the power of this invaluable marketing tool.

Join Liana Douillet Guzman, CMO of Skillshare to learn how to make the most of your influencer partnerships.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:45 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce  

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
2:45 PMRachel Drori MentoringLead Your Way Through CrisisRachel Drori - Daily Harvest

In extraordinary times, people turn to their leaders for leadership more than ever before. But what does it look like to lead with empathy during these times? Work one-on-one with Daily Harvest Founder and CEO, Rachel Drori on how to effectively lead amidst crisis and change. Rachel has put her people first with every decision rooted in taking care of her team. Over the last seven months, she has led 200+ team members in running an essential business, overcoming supply chain challenges, and ultimately, helping customers stock their homes with nourishing food when they need it most.

In each session, Rachel will offer personalized advice on:

  • Leading with empathy and putting people first
  • Keeping team members supported and engaged while working apart
  • Providing a clear vision and direction for the company and supporting each and every individual on the road there
  • Helping to set clear priorities and deploy resources

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:00 PM MentoringTap Into Your Courageous Spirit in a Time of Unprecedented Change 

For many, finding that creative spark today is more difficult than ever before. With the backdrop of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and the isolation of quarantine, how does one get themselves and their teams motivated to find the next breakthrough idea?

As a TED speaker, VR visionary, and creative powerhouse, Resh will use this session to share her insights into motivating teams, challenging the norm, and embracing courageous innovation in a time of unprecedented change.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:00 PM MentoringScreenless Storytelling in 2020 

As the creative landscape has shifted into new frontiers, we are challenged to re-invent, re-design, and refresh our considerations for the limits of storytelling. As a creative element, sound can enable and expand one's creative capabilities beyond practical limitations.

Drawing from interdisciplinary principles and experience in podcasts, installations, and film, Jackie! Zhou, Lead sound designer at one thousand birds will lead an exploratory conversation with participants looking to galvanize their use of sound and re-define their creative possibilities in the current landscape. 

 Creativity, Design, Tech
3:00 PM MentoringPrioritizing Design in Business Development 

As designers, the creative work we produce is at the heart of everything we do. When it comes to business development however, connecting with prospective clients is also about making a business case out of design.
 

In this session, fuseproject leadership will help you learn how to strike that critical balance between showcasing your talent and bringing value to your business development targets through your services.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
3:00 PM Panel - ForumThe Innovation Advantage: How Large Organizations Can Launch New Ideas at Startup Speed 

It’s almost conventional wisdom that innovation springs from start-ups in entrepreneurial hotbeds like Silicon Valley. But large companies have their own distinct advantage that comes from leveraging their resources and diverse talent to launch big ideas successfully. In this engaging panel discussion, senior leaders from Capital One, Microsoft and Walmart will share best practices for incubating new products and services within large organizations and how to overcome common internal roadblocks to collaboration and ideation. They will also discuss how their organizations have continued to innovate in today’s remote environment with actionable tips on how those practices can be replicated in other organizations.

  
3:15 PMKelley Mitchell Price MentoringRethink How You HireKelley Mitchell Price - T3

Diversity is often narrowly defined in terms of gender, race, or orientation. Yet what we're really after—the real diversity—is a mix of people who think differently, who bring different context to our culture. This doesn't happen by accident.

 

Explore the ideas of "culture add" instead of "culture fit" in this one-on-one session with Kelley Mitchell Price, general manager of experience design at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion
3:15 PMBen White MentoringEmbrace Your Internal Irrational VisionaryBen White - T3

What would make your business drop to zero revenue tomorrow? For many companies and industries, 2020 has been a crash course in answering that question. Ben Gaddis' solution is a Zero Revenue Plan. This is the moment to contemplate the completely irrational and previously unimaginable, so you can brace yourself with greater confidence when the next “never gonna happen” catastrophe strikes. You can’t control the external factors, but you can control how you prepare for these suddenly not-so-far-fetched catastrophic scenarios.  

Join T3 CEO Ben Gaddis in a one-on-one session to learn how to become an irrational visionary and strategize the Zero Revenue Plan that’s right for you — and which may just save your business.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:15 PMJean Freeman MentoringScale Your Business in Turbulent Times Jean Freeman - Zambezi

Entrepreneurship has its unique set of challenges and ups and downs, which have been amplified by the turbulence of 2020. What are the most productive ways to navigate it all? From using this time to refocus, to uncovering opportunities and dealing with the issues of this new working world.

As the CEO of the country’s largest female-owned and -run advertising agency, Jean understands what needs to be done. Whether you are considering launching a new business or trying to overcome significant obstacles, she can share how to find focus, success, and fulfillment right now.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
3:30 PMChris Alden MentoringApplying AI for GoodChris Alden - Work & Co.

While AI to date has commonly been tapped to create customer service tools, there’s also an opportunity to use it to help people in novel ways. Planned Parenthood’s Roo is a mobile-first tool that enables teens to ask questions, anonymously, in a way that feels safer and more reliable to them than asking a parent or a teacher. The AI chatbot serves as a bridge to the informed advice offered by medical professionals in Planned Parenthood centers — distributed for free 24/7, and through machine learning, it’s scaling into an ever-expanding resource library. Named one a Fast Company Innovation by Design winner, Best Use of Machine Learning by the Webby Awards, and one of the Best Inventions of 2019 by Time. 

Chris is a hands-on developer and strategic technical architect. He brings a focus to empowering teams to build one-of-a-kind digital products. At Work & Co, he has led the development of digital experiences to clients as varied as Oscar, MailChimp, Lyft, LVMH, Etsy, and Planned Parenthood. Before joining Work & Co, Chris led the front-end development team for Spies & Assassins.

Join Chris to learn how AI can be applied for good. 

 Design, Social Good, Tech
3:30 PM MentoringTap Into Your Courageous Spirit in a Time of Unprecedented Change 

For many, finding that creative spark today is more difficult than ever before. With the backdrop of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and the isolation of quarantine, how does one get themselves and their teams motivated to find the next breakthrough idea?

As a TED speaker, VR visionary, and creative powerhouse, Resh will use this session to share her insights into motivating teams, challenging the norm, and embracing courageous innovation in a time of unprecedented change.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:30 PM MentoringScreenless Storytelling in 2020  

As the creative landscape has shifted into new frontiers, we are challenged to re-invent, re-design, and refresh our considerations for the limits of storytelling. As a creative element, sound can enable and expand one's creative capabilities beyond practical limitations.

Drawing from interdisciplinary principles and experience in podcasts, installations, and film, Jackie! Zhou, Lead sound designer at one thousand birds will lead an exploratory conversation with participants looking to galvanize their use of sound and re-define their creative possibilities in the current landscape. 

 Creativity, Design, Tech
3:30 PM MentoringPrioritizing Design in Business Development 

As designers, the creative work we produce is at the heart of everything we do. When it comes to business development however, connecting with prospective clients is also about making a business case out of design.
 

In this session, fuseproject leadership will help you learn how to strike that critical balance between showcasing your talent and bringing value to your business development targets through your services.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
3:45 PMKelley Mitchell Price MentoringRethink How You HireKelley Mitchell Price - T3

Diversity is often narrowly defined in terms of gender, race, or orientation. Yet what we're really after—the real diversity—is a mix of people who think differently, who bring different context to our culture. This doesn't happen by accident.

 

Explore the ideas of "culture add" instead of "culture fit" in this one-on-one session with Kelley Mitchell Price, general manager of experience design at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion
3:45 PMBen White MentoringEmbrace Your Internal Irrational VisionaryBen White - T3

What would make your business drop to zero revenue tomorrow? For many companies and industries, 2020 has been a crash course in answering that question. Ben Gaddis' solution is a Zero Revenue Plan. This is the moment to contemplate the completely irrational and previously unimaginable, so you can brace yourself with greater confidence when the next “never gonna happen” catastrophe strikes. You can’t control the external factors, but you can control how you prepare for these suddenly not-so-far-fetched catastrophic scenarios.  

Join T3 CEO Ben Gaddis in a one-on-one session to learn how to become an irrational visionary and strategize the Zero Revenue Plan that’s right for you — and which may just save your business.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:00 PMSandra Duff MentoringAdapt Your Company Culture for WFH ChaosSandra Duff - Jackman

2020 has turned out to be a year like no other. The pandemic has changed the way we live and for many, this has meant shifting to working from home. Working parents must juggle virtual school and childcare with never-ending Zoom calls and full-time workloads. Change is happening at an extremely rapid pace and we are not seeing each other face to face, so what does this mean for how you guide your company's culture right now?

Jackman is a firm built on reinvention, and under Sandra's leadership, has been able to apply its principles to its own company culture. Sandra can share how to adapt and grow your company culture, let your employees know you support them, and foster creativity and innovation during these turbulent times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:00 PMKathryn Guarini MentoringThe Urgency of Science - How Can You Make an Impact?Kathryn Guarini - IBM Research

The world needs science now more than ever. It is vital to our future prosperity and health. This year in particular marks a critical juncture for global action -- from the pandemic to climate change, poverty to pollution, food security and so much more. 

Join Kathryn Guarini, Chief operating officer of IBM Research and VP of impact science in a one-on-one session to discuss how you can make an impact with technology and science in your work, in your industry, and for society at large.  

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Tech
4:00 PMChristian Barnard MentoringReinvent Your Business ModelChristian Barnard - T3

Christian Barnard, COO of T3, will walk through how the company has transitioned from the fee models of old (primarily based on selling time) to new methods that now command premium margins for all the agency’s work. He’ll share various directions of exploration, including those that didn’t work and why.

 

Most importantly, the session will focus on those fee models performing most successfully—those driving the most significant revenue growth for the agency.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
4:00 PMJean Freeman MentoringScale Your Business in Turbulent Times Jean Freeman - Zambezi

Entrepreneurship has its unique set of challenges and ups and downs, which have been amplified by the turbulence of 2020. What are the most productive ways to navigate it all? From using this time to refocus, to uncovering opportunities and dealing with the issues of this new working world.

As the CEO of the country’s largest female-owned and -run advertising agency, Jean understands what needs to be done. Whether you are considering launching a new business or trying to overcome significant obstacles, she can share how to find focus, success, and fulfillment right now.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
4:00 PM Panel - ForumOur Brains on Constant Tech 

Coming Soon!

 Personal Development and Career
4:15 PMKathryn Guarini MentoringThe Urgency of Science - How Can You Make an Impact?Kathryn Guarini - IBM Research

The world needs science now more than ever. It is vital to our future prosperity and health. This year in particular marks a critical juncture for global action -- from the pandemic to climate change, poverty to pollution, food security and so much more. 

Join Kathryn Guarini, Chief operating officer of IBM Research and VP of impact science in a one-on-one session to discuss how you can make an impact with technology and science in your work, in your industry, and for society at large.  

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good, Tech
4:15 PM MentoringScreenless Storytelling in 2020  

As the creative landscape has shifted into new frontiers, we are challenged to re-invent, re-design, and refresh our considerations for the limits of storytelling. As a creative element, sound can enable and expand one's creative capabilities beyond practical limitations.

Drawing from interdisciplinary principles and experience in podcasts, installations, and film, Jackie! Zhou, Lead sound designer at one thousand birds will lead an exploratory conversation with participants looking to galvanize their use of sound and re-define their creative possibilities in the current landscape. 

 Creativity, Design, Tech
4:15 PMChristian Barnard MentoringReinvent Your Business ModelChristian Barnard - T3

Christian Barnard, COO of T3, will walk through how the company has transitioned from the fee models of old (primarily based on selling time) to new methods that now command premium margins for all the agency’s work. He’ll share various directions of exploration, including those that didn’t work and why.

 

Most importantly, the session will focus on those fee models performing most successfully—those driving the most significant revenue growth for the agency.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
4:30 PMSandra Duff MentoringAdapt Your Company Culture for WFH ChaosSandra Duff - Jackman

2020 has turned out to be a year like no other. The pandemic has changed the way we live and for many, this has meant shifting to working from home. Working parents must juggle virtual school and childcare with never-ending Zoom calls and full-time workloads. Change is happening at an extremely rapid pace and we are not seeing each other face to face, so what does this mean for how you guide your company's culture right now?

Jackman is a firm built on reinvention, and under Sandra's leadership, has been able to apply its principles to its own company culture. Sandra can share how to adapt and grow your company culture, let your employees know you support them, and foster creativity and innovation during these turbulent times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
4:45 PMChristian Barnard MentoringReinvent Your Business ModelChristian Barnard - T3

Christian Barnard, COO of T3, will walk through how the company has transitioned from the fee models of old (primarily based on selling time) to new methods that now command premium margins for all the agency’s work. He’ll share various directions of exploration, including those that didn’t work and why.

 

Most importantly, the session will focus on those fee models performing most successfully—those driving the most significant revenue growth for the agency.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
5:00 PM Networking MeetupWork-Life   Personal Development and Career, Wellness
5:00 PM Networking MeetupCo-founder's Corner   Entrepreneurship
5:00 PM Networking MeetupInnovation Hub   Creativity, Design, Tech
5:00 PM Networking MeetupLeadership Think Tank   Leadership and Inclusion
9:00 AMJay Suhr MentoringTrain Your Brain for the Upside-DownJay Suhr - T3

Even before the pandemic, the ability to manage the barrage of ambiguous projects and opportunities has been a challenge for people and organizations. We freeze up. Because our brains freeze up.

 

In this one-on-one, get tips on what you can do to know your mind, get unfrozen, and guide your teams to thrive in ambiguous times from Jay Suhr, Chief creative officer at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:00 AM Facilitated NetworkingDeconstructing Human Capital 

Post-pandemic, companies have a unique opportunity to deconstruct, redefine, and reshape their human capital strategy. In this session, participants will explore the employee life cycle and innovative ways to reconstruct and rejuvenate the experience of its' human capital.

You will: 

Get insights on trending innovations in the human capital space

Explore opportunities to reshape your human capital assets

Examine case study examples from other innovative organizations

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
9:00 AM MentoringDaily Mentoring Sessions! 

Meet one-on-one with an expert for truly personalized inspiration. Check out the list of mentors here.

 

  
9:15 AMPeter Bittenbender MentoringSpark Your Creativity in the Age of COVIDPeter Bittenbender - Mass Appeal

2020 has been a reset on all levels and an unprecedented moment for businesses and leaders. Peter Bittenbender, CEO of Mass Appeal, will explain how he and his team have pivoted and pushed to stay on the cutting edge of creativity, content, and music. With limited resources and a renewed focus, Mass Appeal has been able to scale partnerships and produce culturally impactful work like few companies its size during the most challenging of times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:15 AMJoey Camire MentoringDiscover the Four Secrets to Building Your Cohesive, Distributed TeamJoey Camire - Sylvain Labs

Losing a shared office space has wide-ranging effects on team dynamics that are just now starting to come into full view. In distributed work, leaders must intentionally design for cohesion—the unified feeling of togetherness critical for productivity, collaboration, and alignment around common goals. With concerted effort, the infrastructure that holds our teams together can be made even stronger by investing resources into the distributed equivalents of four key domains of the contemporary organization: environment, culture, technology, and rhythm.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:30 AMJay Suhr MentoringTrain Your Brain for the Upside-DownJay Suhr - T3

Even before the pandemic, the ability to manage the barrage of ambiguous projects and opportunities has been a challenge for people and organizations. We freeze up. Because our brains freeze up.

 

In this one-on-one, get tips on what you can do to know your mind, get unfrozen, and guide your teams to thrive in ambiguous times from Jay Suhr, Chief creative officer at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
9:45 AMBen Cheney MentoringKnowing What You (or your clients) Don’t KnowBen Cheney - Sylvain Labs

For brands, thinking ahead and "futurecasting" are par for the course. As our culture changes and technology evolves, so do the needs and values of consumers. And we have to keep up. But what happens when you’ve thought too far ahead? Can product design for the distant future become an inefficient practice? Does creating a product without an immediate execution mean it’s less valuable? And as a brand consultant, how do you create a strategy for a client when the purpose of the product they’ve created is unknown, even to them?

In this session, Ben Cheney, principal and managing director at Sylvain Labs, will draw from his experience with challenging client work that required "knowing what he didn’t know.” He’ll explore what it means to project people’s needs today years into the future, how to create valuable purpose and vision for a future that’s simply unknown, and leave you with the tips and tricks to undertake that challenge yourself. Whether you’re client- or consultancy-side.

 

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:00 AMTed Galperin MentoringDesign What's Next for Your Physical SpaceTed Galperin - Mythology

Mythology changed the game with the concept and execution for the Warby Parker’s first retail store in 2014, and since then have continued to establish retail models for brands like Sonos, Away and Allbirds, setting industry trends in retail design and even more broadly in marketing along the way. In 2020, new work for wellness, beauty and fitness brands in particular will integrate elements of technology, personalization and interactive experience, all within spaces designed to both adapt to and outlive constraints around COVID-19.

Join Ted to learn how the studio’s uncanny ability to translate abstract brands into physical spaces and experiences has always set them apart.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, Design
10:00 AMMichelle Pfeiffer Panel - Main StageMaking Clean Beauty Truly Safe: A Conversation with Michelle PfeifferMichelle Pfeiffer - Henry Rose

They told her it was impossible. Now, after more than a decade of effort, Michelle Pfeiffer has launched the first-ever luxury fragrance line that's certified by the Environmental Working Group and Cradle to Cradle to be nontoxic and environmentally sustainable. Pfeiffer joins us for a revealing chat about her groundbreaking company, Henry Rose, and how her mission has evolved.

 Creativity, Entrepreneurship
10:15 AMMolly Murphy MentoringConnect with Your Employees and Customers in the Real WorldMolly Murphy - Gensler

Understanding the rapidly evolving relationship between human behavior and the design of the built environment has never been more critical. As we navigate this new reality, we will need to shift our behaviors, interactions, and ways of moving through space. Design solutions must not only help facilitate new habits but also help instill a sense of community and a common purpose during these uncertain times.

 

Discuss how human insights, creative technologies, and brand strategy can make meaningful connections between people and spaces.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
10:45 AMMolly Murphy MentoringConnect with Your Employees and Customers in the Real WorldMolly Murphy - Gensler

Understanding the rapidly evolving relationship between human behavior and the design of the built environment has never been more critical. As we navigate this new reality, we will need to shift our behaviors, interactions, and ways of moving through space. Design solutions must not only help facilitate new habits but also help instill a sense of community and a common purpose during these uncertain times.

 

Discuss how human insights, creative technologies, and brand strategy can make meaningful connections between people and spaces.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:00 AMMeredith Brengle MentoringMaximize Your Digital FootprintMeredith Brengle - Camron

The digital sphere, from your website to your social platforms, is becoming the primary space for engagement across the board during the pandemic, and will continue to be an important area across businesses and institutions into the future.

Meredith Brengle, Global head of digital at Camron can help to understand how these platforms work, and provide tips to maximize utility and engagement.

 Creativity, Entrepreneurship
11:00 AMFernando Music MentoringDent the culture with your brandFernando Music - Mythology

Mythology has advanced consumer culture by creating brands that shift category perception. Mythology is working to dismantle and upend long-held narratives around issues large and small, from erectile dysfunction and hair loss (Hims) to the dental industry (Tend), home fitness (Peloton and Mirror), personal care (Harry’s and Flamingo) and even cat food (Cat Person). Taking on categories rather than products defines Mythology’s approach.

Join Ted for tips on how to create brands with elasticity that can outlive and outstretch even their founders’ imaginations, leading to shifts in culture rather than just shifts in industries.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
11:00 AM Keynote - Main StageWords Matter: Malala Yousafzai and Jessica Ewing on the Power of Books and Community 

Activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and Literati founder and CEO Jessica Ewing discuss the persistent power of books in a digital world, and how literature can offer solace and camaraderie in tumultuous times.

 Personal Development and Career, Creativity, Social Good
11:00 AM Panel - ForumGood Service: Bringing innovation and talent to the public sector 

There’s never been a greater need for Silicon Valley-style innovation in government. This panel will highlight how public and private talent can work together to innovate for good in government.

 Entrepreneurship, Tech
11:15 AM MentoringHarness Your Power of Creative Destruction 

Any semblance of a “playbook” for leaders has been thrown out the window in light of the pandemic and the larger cultural reckoning. The leadership paradigm has been disrupted entirely, but Steven believes there is a silver lining. His philosophy of destroy to create, tearing down the old to make way for the new, has never been more relevant as a leadership mentality and a way to deliver true digital transformation.

 

Learn how to put this philosophy into practice for both your employees and your business.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:15 AMLisa Gralnek MentoringLead—and Grow—with Your ValuesLisa Gralnek - LVG & Co.

Amid the progress, disruption, uncertainty, and opportunity, we’re waking up to the responsibility each of us has to do better for the world we share. Are you a business facing an important inflection point—whether chosen or forced upon you? Are you wondering how you can drive growth, while also connecting your business operations to the values core to who you are and what you believe?
 

Lisa can help you uncover what matters most, so you can make better decisions and seize new opportunities for growth and transformation today and tomorrow.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
11:30 AMFernando Music MentoringIdentify Your Brand's MissionFernando Music - Mythology

Recent studies have shown that the majority of consumers now make buying decisions based not just on a brand’s values, but on their stand on social issues. And in this moment, in the absence of political leadership, consumers are turning to brands to lead the way. With this in mind, Mythology believes that tomorrow’s brands will have to take risks and have a bold mission that sits within the core of their offering.

 

Join Fernando to learn how to build this exact type of brand: companies with soul who believe brands can affect positive change in society, but detect a unique shift on where the next generation will go.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
11:45 AM MentoringHarness Your Power of Creative Destruction 

Any semblance of a “playbook” for leaders has been thrown out the window in light of the pandemic and the larger cultural reckoning. The leadership paradigm has been disrupted entirely, but Steven believes there is a silver lining. His philosophy of destroy to create, tearing down the old to make way for the new, has never been more relevant as a leadership mentality and a way to deliver true digital transformation.

 

Learn how to put this philosophy into practice for both your employees and your business.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
11:45 AMLisa Gralnek MentoringLead—and Grow—with Your ValuesLisa Gralnek - LVG & Co.

Amid the progress, disruption, uncertainty, and opportunity, we’re waking up to the responsibility each of us has to do better for the world we share. Are you a business facing an important inflection point—whether chosen or forced upon you? Are you wondering how you can drive growth, while also connecting your business operations to the values core to who you are and what you believe?
 

Lisa can help you uncover what matters most, so you can make better decisions and seize new opportunities for growth and transformation today and tomorrow.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
12:00 PM MentoringStoke Your Team's Imagination to Foster Their Shared Mission 

As leaders and managers, some of our old tricks (the Bagel Breakfast? Team happy hours? Leadership off-sites?) to build camaraderie and belief just aren’t available to us in the same ways, and our very best talent is rethinking their own sense of purpose and mission with the world upside down.

We’ll talk about stoking the intrinsic drivers in your team—curiosity, imagination, ownership, and belief—that can create connection and shared mission.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
12:00 PMYves Behar MentoringDesigning the Future of the HomeYves Behar - fuseproject

The market for designing in the smart-tech homes pace is forecasted to continue growing and evolving into the unforeseeable future, especially as more people are spending the bulk of their time at home.

Join Yves in this session to learn more about how to reimagine the live/work/play experience in the home environment and the different ways to innovate across products, businesses, and protocols in the home space.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
12:00 PM Panel - ForumThe Future Is...Travel: Where Do We Go From Here? 

Global travel is slowly reemerging after the pandemic. As airports and airlines work overtime to adapt and win back passengers, significant transportation shifts are taking place that may well become permanent. A smaller world is breeding smaller, more innovative travel options: on-demand airlines are taking off in California and Europe, while urban air mobility—e.g., passenger drones—promises to drastically expand the scope of local and regional travel. Meanwhile, hotels and Airbnb are quickly pivoting to offer extended stays for more nomadic residents freed from the physical tether of work and school. The pandemic has altered the way individuals and companies think about travel. In this fascinating glimpse into the future, Fast Company and Honeywell will explore where we’re headed—and how we’ll get there.

  
12:00 PMAmy Klobuchar Panel - Main StageUnited States of Innovation: A Conversation with Amy Klobuchar and Steve CaseAmy Klobuchar - Minnesota

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and investor Steve Case highlight their work on behalf of founders in too-often-overlooked regions and explain how to create economic opportunities for entrepreneurs in the rest of the country—and why.

  
12:30 PM MentoringStoke Your Team's Imagination to Foster Their Shared Mission 

As leaders and managers, some of our old tricks (the Bagel Breakfast? Team happy hours? Leadership off-sites?) to build camaraderie and belief just aren’t available to us in the same ways, and our very best talent is rethinking their own sense of purpose and mission with the world upside down.

We’ll talk about stoking the intrinsic drivers in your team—curiosity, imagination, ownership, and belief—that can create connection and shared mission.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
12:45 PMYves Behar MentoringDesigning the Future of the HomeYves Behar - fuseproject

The market for designing in the smart-tech homes pace is forecasted to continue growing and evolving into the unforeseeable future, especially as more people are spending the bulk of their time at home.

Join Yves in this session to learn more about how to reimagine the live/work/play experience in the home environment and the different ways to innovate across products, businesses, and protocols in the home space.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
1:00 PMAaron Levie Jennifer Tejada Panel - Main StageResetting Expectations: How to Lead Through Rapidly Changing TimesAaron Levie - Box
Jennifer Tejada - PagerDuty

As companies redefine the employer-employee relationship to meet this unique moment in history, both tensions and opportunities can arise. Join two top tech CEOs for a conversation that explores what employees are seeking from their bosses right now, and how management can adjust in order to deliver.

 Personal Development and Career, Leadership and Inclusion
1:00 PMJulie Bornstein Scott Cutler Artemis Patrick Panel - ForumRetail Reborn: Emerging Lessons From Today’s New Marketplace Julie Bornstein - The Yes
Scott Cutler - StockX
Artemis Patrick - Sephora

Shopping isn’t over—it’s just different. Top executives at some of today’s most forward-thinking retailers talk to Fast Company's Liz Segran about meeting consumers where they are right now, both mentally and physically.

 Design, Tech
1:15 PM MentoringCreate Impactful Experiences Your Customers Will Love 

The changes in consumer behavior due to the events of the past six months have been seismic. As a result, many brands are rapidly accelerating their digital transformation journey. Today, it has never been more critical to have a keen understanding of data, personalization, and commerce. As a former architect of Nike.com, few people understand this better than Lamar Hines.

In this session, Hines will share how brands can use existing and new technologies with razor precision to create more efficient and impactful experiences for their customers.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
1:15 PMBrynn Mannino MentoringMaximize Your Employees' WellbeingBrynn Mannino - Balance Integration

Are you an HR manager or people leader who is looking to build or expand an employee well-being brand/program? Not sure where to start or what pitfalls to be aware of? Or perhaps you just haven’t been able to achieve meaningful engagement?

We will use this session to identify a tangible next step in developing your employee well-being brand, whether you’re starting from scratch, looking to scale and expand, or are simply looking to troubleshoot.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
1:45 PM MentoringCreate Impactful Experiences Your Customers Will Love 

The changes in consumer behavior due to the events of the past six months have been seismic. As a result, many brands are rapidly accelerating their digital transformation journey. Today, it has never been more critical to have a keen understanding of data, personalization, and commerce. As a former architect of Nike.com, few people understand this better than Lamar Hines.

In this session, Hines will share how brands can use existing and new technologies with razor precision to create more efficient and impactful experiences for their customers.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
1:45 PMTevis Tower MentoringLevel Up Your GreatnessTevis Tower - Balance Integration

In this get-to-the-point session, you’ll explore exactly the questions necessary for you to take your impact to the next level for the benefit of your organization.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:00 PMQin Li MentoringPut Sustainability Into Every Aspect of Your Product DesignQin Li - fuseproject

Success in achieving sustainability exists not only at the product level, but throughout the entire design ecosystem and process.

Join this session to hear how Qin Li, VP of design at fuseproject believes that addressing this global issue starts with building the right partnerships, sharing best practices, and understanding materiality.

 Design, Social Good
2:00 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce  

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
2:00 PM Panel - Main StageClosing the Racial Wealth Gap  

White families today have eight times as much wealth as Black families. We talk with Citi CFO Mark Mason, one of the finance industry's most senior Black executives, about his bank's recent $1 billion commitment to close that gap, increase economic mobility, and become an anti-racist institution.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
2:00 PM  Closing the Racial Wealth Gap 

White families today have eight times as much wealth as Black families. We talk with Citi CFO Mark Mason, one of the finance industry's most senior Black executives, about his bank's recent $1 billion commitment to close that gap, increase economic mobility, and become an anti-racist institution.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Social Good
2:00 PM Panel - ForumTapping Innovation and Design: Inside the Push to Provide Safe Water 

Global travel is slowly reemerging after the pandemic. As airports and airlines work overtime to adapt and win back passengers, significant transportation shifts are taking place that may well become permanent. A smaller world is breeding smaller, more innovative travel options: on-demand airlines are taking off in California and Europe, while urban air mobility—e.g., passenger drones—promises to drastically expand the scope of local and regional travel. Meanwhile, hotels and Airbnb are quickly pivoting to offer extended stays for more nomadic residents freed from the physical tether of work and school. The pandemic has altered the way individuals and companies think about travel. In this fascinating glimpse into the future, Fast Company and Honeywell will explore where we’re headed—and how we’ll get there.

  
2:15 PMMarjorie Spitz MentoringSet Yourself Up for Success—NowMarjorie Spitz - Balance Integration

In this brief session, we will zero in on what you can do right now to be a stronger leader and set your business up for success.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:15 PM MentoringTap Into Your Courageous Spirit in a Time of Unprecedented Change 

For many, finding that creative spark today is more difficult than ever before. With the backdrop of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and the isolation of quarantine, how does one get themselves and their teams motivated to find the next breakthrough idea?

As a TED speaker, VR visionary, and creative powerhouse, Resh will use this session to share her insights into motivating teams, challenging the norm, and embracing courageous innovation in a time of unprecedented change.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:30 PM MentoringWin your company's make-or-break moment 

It’s easy to tout the company’s core values when all is well, but the true test of a brand comes when you are faced with a crisis. At some point, every company will have a make-or-break moment, and how your brand responds has a direct effect on how you emerge from the challenge.

Shawn Buckley revolutionized the pet food industry, founding a mission-led brand built on transparency. When the company was dealt a blow by a trusted supplier, their response earned them a legion of customers for life.

 Leadership and Inclusion
2:30 PM MentoringFashion the Future of Your Office—and Your Workforce  

When thinking about the future of the office, companies must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

In these sessions together, we’ll explore what it means to shift focus from workplace to workforce, and why we believe that your company’s success will hinge on your ability to know how to support your most valuable asset—your people.

Those who are likely to find this conversation most engaging are those leading companies in roles such as CEO, CPO, CMO, and CXO.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Design
2:45 PM MentoringTap Into Your Courageous Spirit in a Time of Unprecedented Change 

For many, finding that creative spark today is more difficult than ever before. With the backdrop of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and the isolation of quarantine, how does one get themselves and their teams motivated to find the next breakthrough idea?

As a TED speaker, VR visionary, and creative powerhouse, Resh will use this session to share her insights into motivating teams, challenging the norm, and embracing courageous innovation in a time of unprecedented change.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
2:45 PM MentoringTake Hold of Your Principles to Lead Your Clients and Teams to Innovate Today 

Our world today is vastly different from where it was just a year ago, both for the better and the worse. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movements, we have experienced a seismic shift in our culture, and in business. As managing director at Barbarian, Courtney Berry has guided Barbarian and her clients through these changes with the principles of transparency, optimism, and a commitment to true innovation.

 

Join Berry to learn how to build client relationships and manage internal teams through times of great change.

 Leadership and Inclusion
3:00 PMSofia Hernandez MentoringCultivate Inclusive Workplace Environments that Drive Success Sofia Hernandez - TikTok

In corporate environments, people are praised for their recent promotion, successful project, or hitting that impressive sales goal, but we are more than just titles and numbers. And when people are empowered to bring those unique qualities and traits to the forefront, we are our best selves. Imagine how much more successful we could all be if we weren't hiding part of what makes us, us.

Join Sofia Hernandez, TikTok’s Head of US Business Marketing in a one-on-one session to discuss how leaders can cultivate inclusive workplace environments that embrace every dimension of their team and encourage employees to bring their authentic, “wholeselves” to the office each day.

 

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship
3:00 PM Panel - ForumCustomer Playbook 2021: What’s Changed and What’s Stayed the Same in Our “New Normal” 

2020 has been a year defined by change: the changing environment due to the global pandemic and the resulting shifts in consumer needs. The relationship that brands have with their customers shifted dramatically—those that pivoted nimbly to react are seeing positive results. Consumers are putting their money with the brands that they trust to support them and help navigate these uncertain times. In this timely and insightful panel from Facebook and FastCo Works, we will hear from some of the leading brands that are rewriting their consumer playbooks and learn how they quickly modernized their technology, established trust with their audiences, and built a large reservoir of goodwill as this crisis has unfolded. They will share key learnings from this period and outline how brands can play a significant and welcome role in helping people see the other side of this pandemic.

  
3:15 PMSandra Duff MentoringAdapt Your Company Culture for WFH ChaosSandra Duff - Jackman

2020 has turned out to be a year like no other. The pandemic has changed the way we live and for many, this has meant shifting to working from home. Working parents must juggle virtual school and childcare with never-ending Zoom calls and full-time workloads. Change is happening at an extremely rapid pace and we are not seeing each other face to face, so what does this mean for how you guide your company's culture right now?

Jackman is a firm built on reinvention, and under Sandra's leadership, has been able to apply its principles to its own company culture. Sandra can share how to adapt and grow your company culture, let your employees know you support them, and foster creativity and innovation during these turbulent times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:30 PMChris Alden MentoringApplying AI for GoodChris Alden - Work & Co.

While AI to date has commonly been tapped to create customer service tools, there’s also an opportunity to use it to help people in novel ways. Planned Parenthood’s Roo is a mobile-first tool that enables teens to ask questions, anonymously, in a way that feels safer and more reliable to them than asking a parent or a teacher. The AI chatbot serves as a bridge to the informed advice offered by medical professionals in Planned Parenthood centers — distributed for free 24/7, and through machine learning, it’s scaling into an ever-expanding resource library. Named one a Fast Company Innovation by Design winner, Best Use of Machine Learning by the Webby Awards, and one of the Best Inventions of 2019 by Time. 

Chris is a hands-on developer and strategic technical architect. He brings a focus to empowering teams to build one-of-a-kind digital products. At Work & Co, he has led the development of digital experiences to clients as varied as Oscar, MailChimp, Lyft, LVMH, Etsy, and Planned Parenthood. Before joining Work & Co, Chris led the front-end development team for Spies & Assassins. Chris holds a Masters in Interactive Technologies from NYU Tisch.

Join Chris to learn how AI can be applied for good.

 Design, Social Good, Tech
3:30 PM MentoringTake Hold of Your Principles to Lead Your Clients and Teams to Innovate Today 

Our world today is vastly different from where it was just a year ago, both for the better and the worse. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice movements, we have experienced a seismic shift in our culture, and in business. As managing director at Barbarian, Courtney Berry has guided Barbarian and her clients through these changes with the principles of transparency, optimism, and a commitment to true innovation.

 

Join Berry to learn how to build client relationships and manage internal teams through times of great change.

 Leadership and Inclusion
3:45 PMSandra Duff MentoringAdapt Your Company Culture for WFH ChaosSandra Duff - Jackman

2020 has turned out to be a year like no other. The pandemic has changed the way we live and for many, this has meant shifting to working from home. Working parents must juggle virtual school and childcare with never-ending Zoom calls and full-time workloads. Change is happening at an extremely rapid pace and we are not seeing each other face to face, so what does this mean for how you guide your company's culture right now?

Jackman is a firm built on reinvention, and under Sandra's leadership, has been able to apply its principles to its own company culture. Sandra can share how to adapt and grow your company culture, let your employees know you support them, and foster creativity and innovation during these turbulent times.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
3:45 PMKelley Mitchell Price MentoringRethink How You HireKelley Mitchell Price - T3

Diversity is often narrowly defined in terms of gender, race, or orientation. Yet what we're really after—the real diversity—is a mix of people who think differently, who bring different context to our culture. This doesn't happen by accident.

 

Explore the ideas of "culture add" instead of "culture fit" in this one-on-one session with Kelley Mitchell Price, general manager of experience design at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion
4:00 PM Panel - ForumDesigning a Better Future After COVID-19 

COVID-19 has exposed deep inequities in American society. As the entire country looks to rebuild after COVID-19, designers will play a crucial role in envisioning a more inclusive, empathic future. Here, experts in architecture, branding, and more consider how the design industry can help reimagine everything from healthcare to technology--while examining the limits of their own methodologies.

 Design, Tech
4:15 PMKelley Mitchell Price MentoringRethink How You HireKelley Mitchell Price - T3

Diversity is often narrowly defined in terms of gender, race, or orientation. Yet what we're really after—the real diversity—is a mix of people who think differently, who bring different context to our culture. This doesn't happen by accident.

 

Explore the ideas of "culture add" instead of "culture fit" in this one-on-one session with Kelley Mitchell Price, general manager of experience design at T3.

 Leadership and Inclusion
5:00 PM Networking MeetupLean Startup   Entrepreneurship
5:00 PM Networking MeetupTech Founders   Tech
5:00 PM Networking MeetupDriven by Design   Design
5:00 PM Networking MeetupPersonal Development   Personal Development and Career
10:00 AMTrixie Mattel Panel - Main StageBeauty in the Extreme: A Conversation with Trixie MattelTrixie Mattel -

Drag queen, musical artist, and entrepreneur Trixie Mattel (aka Brian Michael Firkus) explains why she’s boldly launching a cosmetics company in the middle of a pandemic and shares lessons from her unique journey as a multifaceted entertainer.

 Creativity, Social Good
11:00 AMChris Denson Katie Puris Panel - ForumTikTok You Don't StopChris Denson - Crush Industries
Katie Puris - TikTok

Hitmaker. Challenge generator. Hype House builder. Dance party. Gen Z obsession. Political football. TikTok is the most exciting new digital entertainment social experience in almost a decade—and with that, it's the most compelling new opportunity for brands to reach consumers in an engaging way. Katie Puris, managing director and global head of business marketing at TikTok, and Chris Denson, host of Innovation Crush, will explore the ways in which TikTok is changing, well, everything.

 Creativity, Tech
11:00 AMStewart Butterfield Panel - Main StageChanneling Connection: A Conversation with Slack CEO Stewart ButterfieldStewart Butterfield - Slack

When the world switched suddenly to remote work last spring, Slack, facing an influx of new users, was forced to make some changes as well. Here’s how the intuitive, user-friendly platform has become more inclusive—and has inspired clients to push their boundaries, too.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Tech
12:00 PM Panel - ForumThe New Space Race  

Space: a frontier to be explored, the greatest place for adventure, and a perspective on Earth like no other. We are in the middle of a new space race: China’s Chang’e 4 mission; Japan’s robotic spacecraft; Russia’s heavy-lift rocket. The real challenge is not what’s in the sky, but what’s here on Earth. As nations and commercial entities enter into space, we face unprecedented challenges to manage, analyze, secure, and action the vast amounts of data now available from space. Winning the space race will require broadening the pool of diverse talent inspired to take on the truly universal challenge.

  
12:00 PM Panel - Main StageLeading From the Roots: Understanding What Motivates the New Class of Progressive Political Leaders 

Galvanized by rising frustration over income inequality, climate change, the pandemic response, and abusive criminal justice practices, today’s progressive political leaders are heeding a call to make real, lasting change.

  
1:00 PMDan Harris Panel - ForumMental Notes: Navigating the Digital Age of Emotional Wellness Dan Harris - Ten Percent Happier

Journalist and author Dan Harris (Ten Percent Happier) and Dr. Connie Chen, chief medical officer of Lyra Health, discuss the growing demand for mental health care and the role companies and individuals can play in supporting and destigmatizing the need for help.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Social Good
1:00 PM Panel - Main StageSpeaking Out: What to Do When Office Culture Gets Too Toxic 

Startup veterans share tools for navigating even the most problematic workplaces and reveal the questions everyone should ask before starting their next job.

 Social Good
2:00 PM Panel - ForumHow to Foster Innovation in a Remote Working World 

One of the core tenets of consumer-centric thinking is to dismantle silos—that game-changing innovation occurs when disparate members on the company org chart join forces to solve problems. But what happens when teams—and the individuals within them—can no longer brainstorm in the same room when we’re working remotely? And how do blue chip companies that have doubled down on their commitment to diversity put it into practice in such an environment? In this timely panel, senior executives from PepsiCo, along with representatives from leading companies, will examine how to build a culture of experimentation with cross-functional teams during this unique, challenging time. The panelists will explore how distanced teams can accelerate innovation at a time when consumers needs are rapidly evolving, and address whether this shift represents a temporary or permanent shift in consumer behavior.

  
3:00 PM Panel - ForumLeveling the Playing Field: How to Break Down the Barriers of Health Inequity 

Why are Black Americans 30% more likely to die from heart disease than white Americans? Eliminating disparities such as this are key to making our healthcare system more equitable and, ultimately, delivering better outcomes for all patients. In this insightful panel, leading practitioners and healthcare experts will reveal how they are helping to eliminate health inequality through improved access, education, and collaboration through programs such as Boston Scientific’s Close the Gap.

  
4:00 PMAneel Bhusri Panel - ForumLet Them Lead: Cultivating an Employee-First CultureAneel Bhusri - Workday

Employees and management at many companies agree: A company that prioritizes workers can not only win the war for talent, it can also win in the market.

 Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship