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Monday, September 27, 2021

Labor Takes Flight: Sara Nelson and the New Worker Moment
Featuring Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Panel - Main Stage10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

The Mentor: A Conversation with Christian Siriano
Featuring Christian Siriano, Fashion Designer, Christian Siriano

Panel - Forum10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

The Case for Optimism: A Conversation With Drew Barrymore
Featuring Drew Barrymore, Actress, Entrepreneur, and Executive Producer and Host, The Drew Barrymore Show

Keynote - Main Stage11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)

Faces of an Inclusive Economy: Meet the Next Generation of Global Innovators Creating Pathways to an Everyone Economy
Presented by Mastercard
Featuring Ralph Pecker, CEO, Paycode Ltd., and Tanya Van Court, Founder and CEO, Goalsetter
Introductory Remarks by Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth, Mastercard
Moderated by Rakia Reynolds, FastCo Works

Panel - Forum11:45 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Beyond the Whiteboard: Forty-Five Minutes with Rep. Katie Porter
Featuring Katie Porter, U.S. Representative (CA-45) and Member, House Oversight and Reform Committee

Panel - Main Stage12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

How to Eat Your Way to Your Best Brain
Led by Uma Naidoo, Nutritional Psychiatrist and Author of This Is Your Brain on Food, Harvard Medical School

Workshop12:30 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)

Renewing Renewables
Featuring Gabriela Bunea, SVP of Solar R&D, GAF Energy; Daniel Kammen, Professor and Chair, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley; and Jessica O. Matthews, Founder and CEO, Uncharted

Panel - Forum12:45 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Good Economics: A Path to Rebuilding Equitably
Featuring Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT, and Esther Duflo, Professor of Poverty Alleviation, MIT

Panel - Main Stage1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Starting Up the Future of Health Equity
Featuring Melinda Richter, Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS; Del Smith, Cofounder and CEO, Acclinate; and Dana Underwood, Chief Product Officer, Everlywell

Panel - Forum1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Demystifying Inclusivity When Speaking and Giving Presentations
Led by Eileen Smith, Public Speaking Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Former Diplomat, Spokesmith

Workshop2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

The Workforce of the Future: Closing the Opportunity Gap
Featuring Ruth Bowen, Platform Automation Manager, Bank of America; Ken Chenault, Chairman and Managing Director, General Catalyst; Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO, Year Up; and Julie Sweet, CEO, Accenture

Panel - Main Stage2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

The Art of Expansion: How These Top Businesses Successfully Grew Their Brands in Uncertain Times
Presented by Square
Featuring Ashley Grech, Global Head of Sales, Square; Rachel Lavipour, VP Sales, North America, Malin + Goetz; and Oriana Wen, Director of Data and Innovation, Blue Bottle Coffee

Panel - Forum2:45 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Creative Collaboration in a Hybrid Workplace
Led by Erica Dhawan, Author of Digital Body Language and CEO, Cotential

Workshop3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Modern Family: Reimagining Policy and Programs to Support Working Parents
Featuring Kelly Sawyer Patricof, Co-CEO, Baby2Baby; Michael D. Tubbs, Founder, Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and Ending Poverty in California; and Norah Weinstein, Co-CEO, Baby2Baby

Panel - Forum3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Global Beauty: A Conversation With Cara Sabin
Featuring Cara Sabin, CEO, Sundial Brands

Panel - Main Stage9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

Refreshing Your Brand: Why Authenticity Is Key in a Post-Pandemic World
Presented by Altair
Featuring Jason Buechel, Chief Operating Officer, Whole Foods; Amy Messano, CMO, Altair; and Tahnee Perry, VP of Marketing, Deem

Panel - Forum9:45 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)

Quantum Leaps: A Conversation With IBM’s Arvind Krishna
Featuring Arvind Krishna, CEO, IBM

Panel - Main Stage10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Train Your Brain to Come Up With Your Best Ideas
Led by Art Markman, Professor of Psychology and Marketing, University of Texas at Austin

Workshop10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)

The Rebuilders: Leadership and Longevity in a Fast-Moving World
Featuring Cathy Bessant, Vice Chair, Global Strategy, Bank of America, and Anne Chow, CEO, AT&T Business
Introductory Remarks by Linda Kirkpatrick, President of North America for Mastercard

Panel - Forum10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Coupledom and Beyond: A Conversation With Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre Elba
Featuring Idris Elba, Actor, Filmmaker, Musician, and Activist, Cohost of Coupledom, and Sabrina Dhowre Elba, Model, Actress, Philanthropist, Cohost of Coupledom

Keynote - Main Stage11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)

The Caring City: Collaborating on Sustainable Urban Centers
Presented by Logitech
Featuring Rainer Karcher, Global Director of IT Sustainability, Siemens AG; Massimo Rapparini, CIO and Head of Customer Experience, Logitech; and Scott Wharton, VP and General Manager, Logitech Video Collaboration

Panel - Forum11:45 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Running the Show: Insights From Television's Hottest Creative Visionaries
Featuring Christina M. Kim, Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner, Kung FuCourtney Kemp, Writer and Producer; and Laurie Nunn, Writer, Creator, and Executive Producer, Sex Education

Panel - Main Stage12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

How to Make a Career Switch/Planning Your Career Evolution
Led by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Chief Talent Scientist, ManpowerGroup

Workshop12:30 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)

Beyond Recycling: Reduce, Reuse, and the Reshaping of Supply Chains
Featuring Stuart Landesberg, Cofounder and CEO, Grove Collaborative; Alex Totterman, Founder and CEO, Cove; and Lee Ellen Dreschler, SVP, Platform Innovation, Corporate R&D, Procter & Gamble

Panel - Forum12:45 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Delivering Innovation: A Conversation With UPS’s Carol Tomé
Featuring Carol Tomé, CEO, UPS

Panel - Main Stage1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Sports, Entertainment, and the New Way We Tell and Sell Stories
Featuring Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE, and Lee Trink, CEO and Co-owner, FaZe Clan

Panel - Forum1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

How Nonconformist People Can Help Your Organization Innovate
Led by Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger, Best-selling Coauthors of Rare Breed and Cofounders, Motto

Workshop2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Debating Design as a Force for Good With Voices from “Innovation By Design: Creative Ideas that Change the Way We Live and Work”
Featuring Jake Barton, Principal and Founder, Local Projects; Felipe Memória, Designer and Founding Partner, Work & Co.; and Dori Tunstall, Dean, Faculty of Design, Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD)

Panel - Main Stage2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Accelerating Innovation: Envision Virgin Racing’s High-tech Strategy to Win on the Track and in the Race Against Climate Change
Presented by Genpact
Featuring Nick Cassidy, Driver, Envision Virgin Racing; Sylvain Filippi, Managing Director and CTO, Envision Virgin Racing; and Sanjay Srivastava, Chief Digital Officer, Genpact

Panel - Forum2:45 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

How Language and Communication Can Help Us Professionally as We Move Toward the Next Normal
Led by Kieran Snyder, Cofounder and CEO, Textio

Workshop3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Working 9 to 5: Workplaces and Workspaces in the Zoom Era
Featuring Lindsay Kaplan, Cofounder, Chief; Melanie Goldey, COO and CFO, TMRW; Adam D’Angelo, Cofounder and CEO, Quora; and Hayden Brown, President and CEO, Upwork

Panel - Forum3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Innovation by Design Honoree Celebration and Awards
This private event is invite-only

Private Event4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

AI in 2041: Where Fact Meets Fiction
Featuring Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures, and Chen Qiufan, Award-Winning Author, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Thema Mundi

Panel - Main Stage9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

Reimagining Employees as Social Entrepreneurs: How to Cultivate a Purpose-driven, Inclusive Workforce
Presented by Elevate Prize Foundation
Featuring Carolina García Jayaram, Founding Executive Director, Elevate Prize Foundation; Ben Steele, EVP and Chief Customer Officer, REI; Wendy Woods, Managing Director and Senior Partner; Vice Chair of Social Impact, Boston Consulting Group; and Katy Jo Wright, Director, Gaming For Everyone, Xbox
Moderated by Afdhel Aziz, Conspiracy of Love

Panel - Forum9:45 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)

Engineering the Future: A Conversation With Intel’s Pat Gelsinger
Featuring Pat Gelsinger, CEO, Intel

Panel - Main Stage10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

How to Network, Grow in Your Career, and Get a Promotion While Working Remotely
Led by Dorie Clark, Author and Professor at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, Clark Strategic Communications

Workshop10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)

The Anchor: A Conversation With Robin Roberts
Featuring Robin Roberts, Anchor, Good Morning America

Panel - Forum10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Empowerment for All with Allyson Felix and Athleta’s Mary Beth Laughton
Featuring Allyson Felix, Olympic Gold Medalist, Track and Field, and Cofounder, Saysh, and Mary Beth Laughton, President and CEO, Athleta

Keynote - Main Stage11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)

Why Solving the Climate Crisis Is Critical for Our Health
Presented by Takeda
Featuring Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines; Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR; and Christophe Weber, President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Panel - Forum11:45 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Call Your Doctor: How the Pandemic is Shaking Up Healthcare Access
Featuring Mona Siddiqui, SVP, Clinical Strategy and Quality, Enterprise Clinical Management, Humana; Glen Tullman, CEO, Transcarent; and Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief, KHN

Panel - Main Stage12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

How to Strengthen Your Workforce Against the Great Resignation
Led by Erica Titchener, Global Head of Technology and Analytics Advisory, AMS

Workshop12:30 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)

Good Business: Finding—and Funding—the Next Diverse Unicorn
Featuring Tobias Heaslip, Founder and CEO, Trading.TV; Oliver Libby, Cofounding Managing Partner, H/L Ventures; and Gayle Jennings-O’Bryne, Cofounder and General Partner, WOCStar Fund

Panel - Forum12:45 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

This Is Your Brain on Art
Featuring Susan Magsamen, Founder and Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab; Ivy Ross, VP, Design for Hardware, Google; Diana Saville, Cofounder and CCO, BrainMind; and Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Visual Artist, Writer, and Teacher

Panel - Forum1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

How to Fix What Your Company Is Still Getting Wrong About DEI
Led by Dorianne St Fleur, Workplace Inclusion Consultant, Dorianne St Fleur Consulting

Workshop2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

This Sporting Life: A Conversation with Lauren Hobart of Dick’s Sporting Goods
Featuring Lauren Hobart, President and CEO, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Panel - Main Stage2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

The Retail Revolution: How Social Commerce and New Technologies Are Transforming the Way We Shop
Presented by Klarna
Featuring Sarah Kleinman, Global VP of Digital Experience, The North Face; Darren MacDonald, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Petco; and Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Cofounder and CEO, Klarna

Panel - Forum2:45 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

How to Negotiate More Effectively by Tapping Your Emotional Intelligence
Led by Farah Harris, Belonging and Well-Being Expert and CEO, WorkingWell Daily

Workshop3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Investing in and Nurturing the Next Great Consumer Brand
Featuring Dany Garcia, Chairwoman, Founder and CEO, The Garcia Companies; Leigh Radford, SVP, P&G Ventures; and Anu Duggal, Founding Partner, Female Founders Fund

Panel - Forum3:45 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Miss Ross Incorporated: A Conversation With Actor and Activist Angelica Ross
Featuring Angelica Ross, President, Miss Ross Inc., and Founder, TransTech Social Enterprises

Panel - Main Stage9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

The Digital Economy: A Conversation with Mastercard’s Michael Miebach
Featuring Michael Miebach, CEO, Mastercard

Panel - Main Stage10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Led by Nir Eyal, Author, Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, NirandFar.com

Workshop10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)

Democratizing the Art World for Collectors and Creators
Featuring Mikhaile Solomon, Founder and Director, Prizm, and Mike Steib, CEO, Artsy

Panel - Forum10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Re: Building with AWS’s Adam Selipsky
Featuring Adam Selipsky, CEO, Amazon Web Services
 

Keynote - Main Stage11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Session to Be Announced

Panel - Forum11:45 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

Luxe Sustainability with KORA's Miranda Kerr and Rebag's Charles Gorra
Featuring Charles Gorra, Founder and CEO, Rebag, and Miranda Kerr, Founder and CEO, KORA Organics

Panel - Forum12:45 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

World Changing Ideas: A Conversation With Mick Ebeling and “Tiger” Tyagarajan
Featuring Mick Ebeling, Founder and CEO, Not Impossible Labs and Bento, and “Tiger” Tyagarajan, CEO, Genpact

Panel - Main Stage1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

How Can We Fix the Childcare Crisis?
Featuring Wendy Chun-Hoon, Director, Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor, and Elliot Haspel, Author, Philanthropic Program Officer, Robins Foundation

Panel - Forum1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Inclusive by Design: Crafting Apparel for Every Body
Featuring Nadia Boujarwah, Cofounder and CEO, Dia & Co.; Sebastian Schulze, Cofounder and CEO, Fit Analytics; and Alexandra Waldman, Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer, Universal Standard

Panel - Main Stage2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

How 5G and an Immersive “Metaverse” is Closing the Digital Divide in Education
Presented by AT&T
Featuring David Christopher, EVP & GM, Partnerships & 5G Ecosystem Development, AT&T; Ariam Mogos, Emerging Tech Lead, Stanford d.school K12 Lab; and Chris Riddell, Human Futurist, Forensic Optimist, and Energizing Catalyst

Panel - Forum2:45 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Common Résumé and Interview Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Led by Donna Svei, Executive Résumé Writer

Workshop3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Friday, October 1, 2021

Community Counts: How to Turn Yours Into a Competitive Edge
Presented by Square
Featuring Calli Nicoletti Swofford, Owner, Miller Lane Mercantile; Imani Ellis, Founder and CEO, CultureCon and The Creative Collective NYC; and Avani Modi Sarkar, Founder, Modi Toys
Led by FastCo Works' Julianne Pepitone

Workshop10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

How to Win at Social Selling
Presented by Square
Featuring Victoria Roedel, Partner, Ice Cream Social
Led by Katie Miller, Product Marketing Manager at Square

Workshop10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Accelerating Change? Closing the Gender Financing Gap
Featuring Allie Burns, CEO, Village Capital; Shruti Chandrasekhar, Head, Startup Catalyst and SME Ventures, International Finance Corporation/World Bank; and Odunayo Eweniyi, Cofounder and COO, Piggyvest

Panel - Forum10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

Mastering Scale and Creativity with Reid Hoffman and June Cohen
Featuring June Cohen, Cofounder and CEO, WaitWhat, and Reid Hoffman, Partner, Greylock, and Host, Masters of Scale

Keynote - Main Stage11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)

Never Miss a Sale: How to Future-Proof Your Business
Presented by Square
Featuring David Rusenko, GM of e-Commerce, Square, and Christan Duncan, Founding Partner and Brand Architect, THRSHLD

Panel - Forum11:45 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)

The Future of the Startup/The Startup of the Future
Featuring Drew Houston, Cofounder and CEO, Dropbox, and Michael Seibel, Group Partner and Managing Director, YC Early Stage, Y Combinator

Panel - Main Stage12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

How to Sell and Get Paid--Anywhere
Presented by Square
Featuring Andrea Aldave, Cofounder, The Art of Donut and The Juice Experiment
Led by Chris Sheridan, BD & Sales Enablement Lead at Square

Workshop12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Refresh, Recharge, Repeat: Maximize Your "Me" Time, and Kickstart Your Creativity
Presented by Square
Featuring Krista Abel, Founder, Dream Home Images
Led by Fastco Works Julianne Pepitone

Workshop12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Origin Stories: Chronicling Unorthodox Founders
Featuring Max Chafkin, Author, The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power, and Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Author, We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory

Panel - Forum12:45 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

What I Had to Unlearn: Going from a Corporate Gig to Entrepreneurial Life
Featuring Gail Becker, CEO, Caulipower, and Alexa Von Tobel, Founder, Learnvest and Inspired Capital

Panel - Main Stage1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Profit Through Purpose: Turn Your Company's Values into Customer Loyalty
Presented by Square
Featuring Tia Cummings, SVP Global Brand Marketing Lead, Square; Julie Mitchell, Owner, Fig & Oak Shop; Maryam Henderson-Uloho, Founder and Owner, Sister Hearts

Panel - Forum1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Selling Bravely: Adventures in Modern Retail
Featuring Laney Crowell, Founder, Saie, Byron Peart, Cofounder, Goodee, Dexter Peart, Cofounder, Goodee, and Shilpa Shah, Cofounder and CXO, Cuyana.

Panel - Main Stage2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Financing Your Business Fearlessly
Featuring Jodi Gernon, Director, Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School, and Christine Hunsicker, CEO, CaaStle

Panel - Forum2:45 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)