FESTIVAL SESSIONS

Monday, September 19, 2022
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Creators Lab: A Unique Model for Social Impact Storytelling
Hosted by NBCUniversal
Featuring Stephanie Ruhle, Anchor, MSNBC

Social GoodFast Track

What makes a successful corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, and how can it be used to enact positive change in your organization? NBCUniversal’s new social impact initiative, called “The Creative Lab,” was designed to encourage more equity and access in the creative economy by sharing stories on how nonprofits are tackling social issues and making a difference in their communities. Learn how you can use the power of storytelling and create your own CSR strategy to engage employees and build authentic connections with your customers. Attendees will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the NBCU studios at the company’s 30 Rock headquarters.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Change the World: Lessons from Iceland, America, Ukraine, and LeBron James
Hosted by SS+K
Featuring Stevie Archer, Executive Creative Director, SS+K; Elena Claró, Senior Strategist, SS+K; Rob Shepardson, Cofounder, SS+K; Lenny Stern, Cofounder, SS+K; and Michael Tyler, Group Director, Public Affairs, SS+K

Social GoodFast Track 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Nest Summit Campus x Javits Center Fast Track

Design, Social Good, TechFast Track 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Creativity’s Inflection Point: Bringing Stories to Life That Enrich and Engage
Hosted by Warner Bros. Discovery 

 Fast Track

Join Warner Bros. Discovery at Hudson Yards for an interactive session that dissects what it means to create in today’s world at the intersection of innovation, purpose, and culture. The very notion of creativity is at an undeniable inflection point as lifestyle, consumption, and technology habits continue to evolve, and subsequently, the target of where fans, creators, consumers, viewers, and brands intersect is in constant motion. This session will teach you how to cultivate experiences that speak to cross-platform audiences in meaningful ways to bring stories to life.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Racing into the Future: Tour the Only Drone Lab in NYC
Hosted by The Drone Racing League
Featuring Rachel Jacobson, President, Drone Racing League

 Fast Track

Experience the power of controlling a drone and fly like the pros on the Drone Racing League’s (DRL) SIM video game. Tour DRL's lab, the only drone manufacturing studio in NYC (and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies), for a behind-the-scenes look into how its world-class engineers hand-develop high-performance racing drones that can accelerate from 0 to 90 mph in less than a second. Attendees will learn how DRL combines groundbreaking technology and immersive high-speed competition to bring drone racing IRL, in esports, and in the metaverse.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Chief, Multiverse, and General Catalyst Fast Track

 Fast Track 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Mindset
Hosted by Luminary x Zambezi
Featuring Jean Freeman, Founder and CEO, Zambezi, and Cate Luzio, Founder and CEO, Luminary

Personal Development and Career, EntrepreneurshipFast Track

Whether you want to scale your business or take the lead on new innovative ventures at your job, having an entrepreneurial mindset can help you power through challenging times, embrace new opportunities, and create the business and life you want. Join two successful founders for a conversation and Q&A on how leveraging creativity, current skill sets, and emotional intelligence can positively impact analytical decisions and spearhead new ideas, no matter your industry.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Data Exploitation Doesn’t Have to Be Inevitable
Hosted by the Markup

TechFast Track

Big Tech is watching you, but the more you know, the faster you can take action. Through data-driven investigion, the Markup, a nonprofit newsroom, demystifies the rapidly changing world and gives communities the tools they need to understand it—and improve it. Learn the impact of new technologies on society, equity, and justice. Join us to discuss the perils of the attention economy and how we can meaningfully and ethically participate in it, then get hands-on experience and level up your own privacy-focused tech skills.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Little Island Fast Track

 Fast Track 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Inside Spotify's Audio Ad Center
Hosted by Spotify
Featuring Rochelle Sanchirico, Global Director, SMB Marketing, Spotify

TechFast Track

How can businesses get their message out to the right audience? What makes one ad stand out among the clutter of other ads? How do you create content that converts? For the first time, Spotify will open its doors to host a one-of-a-kind guided tour of its office and answer these questions. You will participate in a hands-on workshop led by Spotify’s Ad Studio where you’ll learn how to create effective ads, set budgets, identify your target audience, and develop high-impact creative audio and video ads that resonate.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Explore the Future of Technology    
Hosted by Slalom Element Lab212
Featuring Sam Andrews, Managing Director, Global Strategy, Slalom; John Tomik, Founder, Slalom Element and Managing Director, Global Strategy, Slalom; and Gilbert Wong, General Manager, Global Strategy, Slalom

TechFast Track

Unleash your creativity and accelerate your business growth at innovation hub Slalom Element’s NYC Lab212. Discover breakthroughs harnessing the power of 5G and collaborate with futurists and technologists who will motivate you to explore the questions, themes, and technology to shape the future of business and culture. Are you ready to innovate, challenge convention, reach, and realize your vision? Meet Slalom in its innovation lab. You’ll be inspired to dream bigger, move faster, and build better tomorrows.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Artist Collabs Are the Future of Advertising
Hosted by Critical Mass x Shantell Martin Fast Track
Featuring Shantell Martin, Artist; Sujei Sierra, Director of Advertising, Global Marketing Organization, AT&T; and Val Carlson, Global Chief Creative Officer, Critical Mass

Design, Social GoodFast Track

Throughout history, artists and businesses have collaborated to fund and create world-renowned works of art and culture. It’s a tale as old as time (or at least the Renaissance). But too often, businesses see artists as resources to leverage, not partners in co-creation. What does it take for brands to get it right? How can they support and champion artists, rather than exploit them? Panelists will discuss the artist-brand power imbalance, share examples of how brands are crafting new norms for creative collaboration, and provide tips on how businesses and artists can work equitably to create culture-changing work.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Marriott (The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad) Fast Track

DesignFast Track 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Racing into the Future: Tour the Only Drone Lab in NYC
Hosted by The Drone Racing League
Featuring Rachel Jacobson, President, Drone Racing League

 Fast Track

Experience the power of controlling a drone and fly like the pros on the Drone Racing League’s (DRL) SIM video game. Tour DRL's lab, the only drone manufacturing studio in NYC (and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies), for a behind-the-scenes look into how its world-class engineers hand-develop high-performance racing drones that can accelerate from 0 to 90 mph in less than a second. Attendees will learn how DRL combines groundbreaking technology and immersive high-speed competition to bring drone racing IRL, in esports, and in the metaverse.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Explore the Future of 5G Technology
Hosted by Slalom Element lab212
Featuring Sam Andrews, Managing Director, Global Strategy, Slalom; John Tomik, Founder, Slalom Element and Managing Director, Global Strategy, Slalom; and Gilbert Wong, General Manager, Global Strategy, Slalom

TechFast Track

Unleash your creativity and accelerate your business growth at innovation hub Slalom Element’s NYC Lab212. Discover breakthroughs harnessing the power of 5G and collaborate with futurists and technologists who will motivate you to explore the questions, themes, and technology to shape the future of business and culture. Are you ready to innovate, challenge convention, reach, and realize your vision? Meet Slalom in its innovation lab. You’ll be inspired to dream bigger, move faster, and build better tomorrows.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Data Exploitation Doesn’t Have to Be Inevitable
Hosted by The Markup

Social GoodFast Track

Big Tech is watching you, but the more you know, the faster you can take action. Through data-driven investigion, the Markup, a nonprofit newsroom, demystifies the rapidly changing world and gives communities the tools they need to understand it—and improve it. Learn the impact of new technologies on society, equity, and justice. Join us to discuss the perils of the attention economy and how we can meaningfully and ethically participate in it, then get hands-on experience and level up your own privacy-focused tech skills.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Mastercard Fast Track

 Fast Track 
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lessons from the Ball Cup and Its “Make a Statement” Campaign
Hosted by Quigley x Ball Aluminum Cup 
Featuring Jawad Bisbis, Global VP, Marketing and Partnerships, Ball Corp., and Sariah Dorbin, Executive Creative Director, Quigley

Social GoodFast Track

The demand for sustainable products is growing as more consumers are adopting an eco-minded lifestyle to protect the planet. Using social influencer marketing, social media, and connected TV, Quigley launched the “Make a Statement” campaign to raise awareness for Ball Corp.’s Ball Aluminum Cup.

The cup was designed to address the billions of plastic cups disposed of in landfills every year, and encourages people to live more sustainably since aluminum is infinitely recyclable.

Join Ball’s in-house team and learn how you can make a statement in your own organization. Each attendee will receive two cups and a Sharpie to write their own sustainability statement. Add one cup to Ball’s “Great Wall” of statements activation display, and use the other to enjoy your favorite beverage at their cocktail party.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Designing an Icon: The Bob Dylan Center
Olson Kundig x Bob Dylan Center 
Featuring Alan Maskin, Design Principal, Olson Kundig; Benjamin Pearcy, Director, 59 Productions; and Parker Fishel, Independent Archivist and Adviser

 Fast Track

Take a virtual tour inside the 29,000-square-foot, permanent exhibit celebrating the life and work of American icon Bob Dylan. The exhibit will motivate and inspire you to engage your own capacity as a creator and explore the role of creativity in our lives. Meet the center's design team and hear how they brought Dylan’s vision and legacy to life in America’s heartland and celebrated his role in our nation’s history.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Upgrading Humanity in the Digital Age
Hosted by Skylight
Featuring John Mack, Author and Lecturer, Life Calling Initiative; Artist of A Species Between Worlds

DesignFast Track 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Designing Healthcare to Hear Patients Better—Because It’s Not All in Your Head
Hosted by Parsley Health 
Featuring Robin Berzin, Founder and CEO, Parsley Health; Darcy McConnell, Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Parsley Health; and Meghan O'Rourke, New York Times Best-Selling Author, The Invisible Kingdom

Social GoodFast Track

Today’s medical system is designed to keep us alive—but is it designed to help us thrive? Six in ten Americans live with a chronic condition (70% of whom are women)—and many more are undiagnosed, left behind by a system that relies predominantly on a revolving door of referrals to specialists and prescription drugs. This leads to what New York Times best-selling author Meghan O’Rourke calls an “Invisible Kingdom” of the chronically ill.

Join Parsley Health to learn how it is flipping the script using technology and design to reimagine the patient-doctor conversation, create better health outcomes, and define a future of healthcare that helps women feel more empowered in their bodies and connected to their health.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fast Lane to American Chinese Cuisine
Celebrate the rich heritage and future of Panda Express

 Taste of Innovation

Celebrate 35 years of Panda Express's fan favorite, the boldly marinated orange chicken, with director of culinary innovation chef Jimmy Wang. Take a seat inside their kitchen for a special meal, drinks, and an intimate conversation on how they continue to innovate, attract new customers, and reimagine the brand.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Infillion Fast Track

Creativity, TechFast Track 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Redesigning the Workplace to Be Family-Friendly
Hosted by Maven Clinic
Featuring Julie Binder, SVP, Communications, Maven Clinic

 Fast Track

Many employees are looking forward to a modern workforce that challenges the 9-to-5 workday. Working parents want flexible arrangements, accommodations for childcare, paid parental leave, and more. Join Maven Clinic to learn about strategies that are working for the leading employers across the globe. You’ll leave with ideas on how you can create a supportive workplace culture for your team that boosts productivity, innovation, and competitive advantage.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

In Defense of Stakeholder Capitalism
Featuring Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal, and additional speaker to be announced

Leadership and Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Social GoodPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

The world has changed dramatically in the three years since the Business Roundtable’s new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation popularized the term “stakeholder capitalism.” Some stakeholders (workers, customers) have become emboldened to demand more of companies, but so, too, have stockholders and traditionalists who deride this more inclusive view of corporate purpose as “woke capitalism.” What does stakeholder capitalism mean today, and can the movement weather economic headwinds and vocal naysayers?

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Session To Be Announced

 Workshop 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Making Sh#t Up: Improvisation and the Art of Making Something Out of Nothing
Featuring Wayne Brady, Producer, Actor, and Musician, Makin’ It Up Productions

CreativityOne-on-One Conversation - Forum

Multi-hyphenate powerhouse Wayne Brady gives a candid conversation on how he's centering improv and inclusion in his growing media empire. Following his one-on-one discussion in the Forum, Brady will lead an interactive workshop in The Assembly on how to use improv skills to create a more creative and efficient workplace.

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Assembly 
10:30 AM - 11:15 PM

What the Midterms Mean for Business
Featuring Jen Stark, Codirector, Center for Business and Social Justice, and additional speakers to be announced

Leadership and Inclusion, TechPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

Amid a heated political environment, our expert panel will look at how the 2022 midterm elections are trending and what they might mean for the issues that affect growing companies.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Second Life: How Technology and Social Norms Are Remaking Fashion
Featuring Maxine Bédat, Executive Director, New Standard Institute; Shilla Kim-Parker, Cofounder and CEO, Thrilling; and Amanda Parkes, Chief Innovation Officer, Pangaia

Creativity, Design, TechPanel - Forum

Conspicuous consumption is out, the circular economy and high-tech materials are in. These innovators are leading the way to a more sustainable apparel industry.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Brookfield Properties Fast Track

DesignFast Track 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Empower Your Employees to Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle
Hosted by Gympass x Soulcycle
Featuring Cesar Carvalho, Cofounder and CEO, Gympass, and Evelyn Webster, CEO, SoulCycle

WellnessFast Track

Take a ride with Gympass and SoulCycle as we discuss how investing in employee wellness can drive productivity, togetherness, and overall satisfaction in a hybrid workplace. Active employees make for happy employees, and companies that provide access to wellness programs may see higher retention and cost savings for the company. Bring your workout gear and ride to the beat of the music at SoulCycle’s epic cardio party on a bike.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Unlocking Your Creativity Through Improv
Led by Wayne Brady, Producer, Actor, and Musician, Makin’ It Up Productions

CreativityWorkshop 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Assembly 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Innovation and Sustainability In Fashion and Food
Featuring Gabriela Hearst, Founder and Creative Director, Gabriela Hearst; Creative Director, Chloé; and Daniel Humm, Chef and Owner, Make It Nice

Social GoodPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

Gabriela Hearst and Daniel Humm discuss their forward-thinking approaches to sustainability, the role of innovation in their work, and the ways they are seeking to elevate the conversation around climate change.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Forum 
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Monetizing Your Brand in the Creator Economy
Featuring Tracy Chan, SVP of Creator, SoundCloud; Amrapali Gan, CEO, OnlyFans; and additional speakers to be announced

Creativity, EntrepreneurshipPanel - Forum

Building an online following isn't enough—making it in the creator economy is about building a business that lasts. Platform executives and creators explain what it takes to monetize and grow an enduring digital brand.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Moth Fast Track

CreativityFast Track 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

McKinsey Design Fast Track

DesignFast Track 
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

How to Be an Empathic Boss
Led by David Rock, Cofounder and CEO, NeuroLeadership Institute

Leadership and InclusionWorkshop

In the war for talent, it’s more important than ever to lead with compassion and purpose. This fun and provocative workshop led by David Rock, cofounder and CEO of the NeuroLeadership Institute, will give leaders at every level useful, science-backed information and tangible actions to take back and transform their workplaces.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Rethinking Representation: The Future of Inclusive Storytelling
Featuring Shavone Charles, Head of Diversity and Inclusion Communications, TikTok and Founder, Future of Creatives; Ebro Darden, Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B, Apple Music; Alana Mayo, President, Orion Pictures; and Tracy Sherrod, VP and Executive Editor, Little, Brown Publishers

Leadership and InclusionPanel - Forum

A new wave of leaders is disrupting inequality in the arts and entertainment by pushing the media industry beyond inclusion riders and cross-cultural casting with narratives that embrace the full range of racial, ethnic, and cultural experiences.

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Assembly 
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

One-On-One with Marriott’s Tony Capuano
Featuring Anthony Capuano, CEO, Marriott International

 One-on-One Conversation - Forum

With vacations surging, business travel evolving, and labor markets still in flux, the hospitality industry has never been more dynamic. Tony Capuano, CEO of Marriott International, talks about what’s in store for the $14 billion-a-year hotel behemoth, and why your work trips may never be the same.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Game Changers: Rewriting the Rules in the Sports Industry
Featuring Rich Kleiman, Cofounder, 35V and Boardroom, Laura Miele, Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Arts

Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, TechPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

Sitting at the crossroads of entertainment, tech, gaming, and more, the world of professional sports has become fertile ground for experimentation. Here’s how players, teams, and leagues are finding new ways to distribute content, engage viewers, and develop passionate fandoms.

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

The Authenticity Challenge: How to Build Meaningful Connections with Consumers
Presented by Interpublic (IPG)

 Panel - Assembly

The modern consumer has seen it all—ads across every platform, content across every format, marketing across every vertical. Often, it can feel more like noise than a customer experience. After years of exposure to brand messaging everywhere, digital shoppers have grown weary of brands that don’t represent their genuine interests and values. With this disconnected marketing conflicting with greater consumer expectations, there are new challenges for brands, but also a real opportunity for companies to reinvent their marketing through innovative, connected data and technology. Learn how brands can make the shift from marketing “at” and “to” people to marketing “with” and “for” them—leveraging data and technology more intelligently to drive purposeful brand messaging and sustainable brand loyalty.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

IAC Fast Track

 Fast Track 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Standing Ovation: How a Performance Space Can Inspire
Hosted by Diamond Schmitt x Lincoln Center
Featuring Sybil Wa and Gary McCluskie, Principal Architects, Diamond Schmitt

DesignFast Track 
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Forum 
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Belonging as a Strategy for Innovation
Featuring Lisa Coleman, SVP, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, New York University, and additional speaker to be announced

Leadership and Inclusion, TechPanel - Assembly

How can companies achieve true "belonging"—embracing differences and even dissension—as a tool for stoking innovation and building organizational resilience?

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Designing the Future of Experiences
Presented by Capital One

TechPanel - Forum

In a world where advanced technology has become largely democratized, delivering exceptional customer experiences is now tablestakes. But experience design can also be a unique differentiator in how companies signal their brand values, communicate their identity and core value proposition, and win customers with increasingly evolving expectations. This discussion will touch on the skills designers and their partners in business, tech, and product need today to deliver more meaningful customer experiences that win in the market and where the future of collaborative, human-centered business strategy is headed.

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Stop Managing and Start Leading: A Guide for Engaging Hybrid Teams
Led by Susan Vroman, Lecturer, Management, Bentley University

Leadership and InclusionWorkshop

As we continue to experiment with hybrid and remote work, we crave leaders who can show us where to go, then get out of the way. This interactive workshop will tap the expertise of Susan R. Vroman, a lecturer of management at Bentley University and an organizational and leadership effectiveness consultant, to reveal best practices for leaders to align teams and communicate vision and goals that will allow them to do their best work, regardless of location.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Standing Ovation: How a Performance Space Can Inspire
Hosted by Diamond Schmitt x Lincoln Center
Featuring Sybil Wa and Gary McCluskie, Principal Architects, Diamond Schmitt

DesignFast Track

Learn how architects at Diamond Schmitt are leading a $550 million transformation of Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, set to reopen to the public in October 2022. Principals Gary McCluskie and Sybil Wa will use physical and digital models, mock-ups, and sketches to immerse you in the process of building a contemporary performance venue for the future. Step behind the scenes into the Hall’s design and construction phases, and discover how tools and technology are being leveraged to transform how we experience the performing arts.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Wieden+Kennedy Fast Track
Featuring Marcus Collins, Head of Strategy, Wieden+Kennedy New York; and Will Cady, Global Director, KarmaLab, Reddit

Social GoodFast Track 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Opening Party
Presented by Capital One

 Party

Join Fast Company and Capital One to kick off this year's in-person Fast Company Innovation Festival.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Plant-Based Pivot
Eleven Madison Park

 Taste of Innovation

Eleven Madison Park pairs delicious plant-based dishes with an amazing view of Madison Square Park with the ambition to reconfigure the restaurant model to combat food insecurity and create a sustainable and equitable food system. Feast on a variety of innovative meals created by chef Daniel Humm, and join Dominique Roy, chef de cuisine, for an exclusive presentation and discussion about the restaurant's pivot to a plant-based menu.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Compound Returns: Why Investing in Individual Talent Can Uplift Communities
Presented by Skillsoft

Leadership and Inclusion, Social GoodPanel - Forum

When communities are strong, communities thrive. And building up a community starts with building up its people, which starts with nurturing talent at the individual level. As more people tap into their unique strengths, develop their unique skills, and then bring their unique potential to life through work and contribution, their growth becomes the growth of the community—and the returns compound from there. In this panel discussion, learn how investing in talent and developing leaders pays dividends in communities and beyond.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Gen Z VC: Unlocking Opportunity for the Next Generation
Hosted by General Catalyst
Featuring Niko Bonatsos, Managing Director, General Catalyst

 Fast Track

The next generation is building new ways to communicate with one another, make financial transactions, exchange ideas, and more. Today’s innovators are also in the midst of an economic downturn and face immense pressure to solve problems for the world Gen Z will live in. This panel, led by General Catalyst, will shed light on how some of the best ideas are built during times of uncertainty and explore how young founders and investors can find opportunities to innovate for generations to come.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Known x Rock Center Fast Track

 Fast Track 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

The Painless Way to Network
Led by Dorie Clark, WSJ Best-Selling Author and Professor, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

Personal Development and CareerWorkshop

Whether you are the type of person who hangs out by the bar and leaves as soon as possible or if you just want to brush up on your in-person networking skills after the past two years of Zoom calls, this fun, interactive workshop will give you the tools to make meaningful connections. Led by author and speaker Dorie Clark, you’ll learn how to network in a way that is mutually beneficial and enjoyable.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Advertising Is Dead. Long Live Advertising: David Droga Shares His Vision for Its Future
Featuring David Droga, CEO and Creative Chairman, Accenture Song

 One-on-One Conversation- Assembly 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

The New Business of Beauty
Featuring Carolyn Aronson, Founder and CEO, It's A 10 Haircare; Sarah Chung, Founder and CEO, Landing International; and Diarrha N’Diaye-Mbaye, Founder and CEO, Ami Colé

Creativity, Entrepreneurship, TechPanel - Forum

Established and emerging beauty innovators take the stage to share their vision for a more inclusive beauty industry and the role shrewd retail partners are playing in bringing indie brands to the mainstream.

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

AI and the Customer Experience
Featuring Rob Pulciani, Chief Product Officer, Enterprise Services, Capital One

Leadership and Inclusion, TechOne-on-One Conversation - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

Artificial Intelligence–from predictive insights to personalization—is transforming the way companies interact with and serve their customers.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

The Outlook for 2023 with Ken Chenault and Penny Pritzker
Featuring Ken Chenault, Chairman and Managing Director, General Catalyst, and former Chairman and CEO, American Express; and Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman, PSP Partners, and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Leadership and Inclusion, TechPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

Two seasoned business leaders share their insights on the economic and business outlook for 2023, and share where they’re placing bets now.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Assembly 
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

The New Era of Data Privacy, From Activism to Enforcement
Featuring Rumman Chowdhury, Director of Machine Learning Ethics, Transparency and Accountability, Twitter; Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Project, ACLU of Massachusetts; and Jay Edelson, Attorney and Founder, Edelson

Social Good, TechPanel - Forum

After years of operating with impunity, Big Tech is coming under scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators, both here and abroad. Hear what’s in store for companies that traffic in data—and the customers who want more control over theirs.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Prepare for 2023: Business Strategies for Success in an Era of Uncertainty
Hosted by Sparks & Honey 
Featuring Camilo La Cruz, Chief Strategy Officer, Sparks & Honey

Personal Development and Career, Social GoodFast Track 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Brookfield Properties Fast Track

DesignFast Track 
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Forum 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

How to Refind Your Motivation and Happiness at Work
Led by Art Markman, Vice Provost, Continuing and Professional Education, University of Texas at Austin

Personal Development and CareerWorkshop

The past two years have sapped many people's connection to meaning and purpose in their jobs. In this interactive workshop, professor of psychology and author Art Markman will help attendees identify the areas they need to address, how to redesign their approach to their work, and where to make small shifts to their routines that can help make them feel excited and engaged at work again. Everyone from entry-level to C-suite will find something useful.

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Standing the Test of Time: How Heritage Brands Stay Relevant
Featuring Ethiopia Habtemariam, CEO, Motown Records; Jamal Watkins, SVP of Strategy and Advancement, NAACP; and additional speakers to be announced

Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, TechOne-on-One Conversation - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

The average tenure of a company on the S&P 500 is about 20 years, yet these organizations have endured for far longer, thanks to creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and a willingness to disrupt themselves.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

10 Secrets Every Founder Should Know
Featuring by Luke Saunders, Founder and CEO, Farmer's Fridge

Entrepreneurship, WellnessPanel - Assembly

In this interactive session, Luke Saunders, founder and CEO of Farmer’s Fridge and a Fast Company contributor, shares his hard-earned advice and tips that every entrepreneur, would-be founder, and investor should know about taking the leap.

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Unlock the Secrets to Speaking to Anyone with Ease

Leadership and InclusionWorkshop

Learn a range of tools to manage the sweaty palms and butterflies that arise when you're speaking up in a meeting, networking, or giving a presentation. In this highly interactive session, Eileen Smith, public speaking coach at Spokesmith, and Donna Marino, psychologist and executive coach, will take attendees through a discussion and exercises designed to pinpoint the pain spots and develop a more confident approach, whether you have a small case of nerves or a career-hindering challenge. The session includes an optional guided hypnosis designed to instill a positive affirmation led by Marino.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Inside Spotify's Audio Ad Center
Hosted by Spotify
Featuring Rochelle Sanchirico, Global Director, SMB Marketing, Spotify

TechFast Track

How can businesses get their message out to the right audience? What makes one ad stand out among the clutter of other ads? How do you create content that converts?

For the first time, Spotify will open its doors to host a one-of-a-kind guided tour of its office and answer these questions. You will participate in a hands-on workshop led by Spotify’s Ad Studio where you’ll learn how to create effective ads, set budgets, identify your target audience, and develop high-impact creative audio and video ads that resonate.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Using Virtual Reality in the Fight Against Climate Change: A Social VR Experience
Hosted by Unity 
Featuring Marina Psaros, Global Sustainability Lead, Unity, and Author, The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis; and Adam May, Producer, Drop in the Ocean

Social GoodFast Track

Hitch a ride on a jellyfish and float through the ocean to experience the microplastic pollution crisis plaguing the world’s oceans. Using real-time 3D technology participants will put on Quest2 headsets and be transformed into a two-inch tall version of themselves—about the size of plankton. You’ll learn why the need to protect the ocean is so urgent and how content producers are using technology to create engaging innovative experiences to inspire change.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Reinventing the Rom-Com (and Making Audiences Fall Back in Love with the Big Screen) 
Featuring Judd Apatow, Director, Writer, Producer, and Author, Apatow Productions; Billy Eichner, Actor, Writer, and Producer, Bros film; and Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

 Panel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One 
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Winning Through Rewards: The Future of Customer Loyalty
Presented by Loop Media

 Panel - Assembly

The COVID-19 pandemic put companies and consumers on new terms, with each relying on the other in new ways. As small and medium-size businesses struggled, many received key support from their B2B ecosystems in addition to the patronage of loyal consumers/customers. Some truly transformational B2B programs born during COVID were so helpful that they’re now here to stay year-round. In this thought-provoking discussion, hear from companies utilizing new, future-forward rewards initiatives to drive business and loyalty, and the customer/workforce experiences from those on the receiving end.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Move Fast and Don't Break Things: Innovation at Speed and Scale
Featuring Andy Bird, CEO, Pearson; Barbara Humpton, President and CEO, Siemens Corporation; Jeff Jones, President and CEO, H&R Block; and Ather Williams III, Senior Executive VP and Head of Strategy, Digital and Innovation, Well Fargo

 Panel - Forum

When these large companies disrupt their industries—or themselves—they often must be mindful of regulators, client sensitivities, brand equity, and other complexities. But when they succeed, they can affect major change.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Collaboration Confidential: How Innovation Thrives When Companies Unite
Presented by Altair

TechPanel - Assembly

The landscape of tech is more competitive than ever before as the challenges and opportunities fostered by digital transformation are separating the leaders from the rest of the pack. Companies must look beyond the innovations they develop in-house and seek external best-in-class solutions to accelerate their pace of innovation. In this custom panel, Fast Company and Altair will lead a discussion around how to bring disparate technologies and teams together in a functional and forward-thinking way.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Employees Strike Back: A Look at the New Worker Moment
Featuring Sara Nelson, President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA; Christian Smalls, President, Amazon Labor Union; and Saket Soni, Founder, Resilience Force

Leadership and Inclusion, Social GoodPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One 
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Best Interviewing Practices from Both Sides of the Table
Led by Amanda Augustine, Career Expert, TopResume

Personal Development and Career, Leadership and InclusionWorkshop

With the job market cooling off, it's more important than ever to understand what to ask and how to answer questions during job interviews. This interactive workshop led by Amanda Augustine, career expert at TopResume, will give attendees the opportunity to learn best practices for interviewing as a hiring manager and as a candidate. You'll be able to ace those behavioral questions and understand which ones are most useful for determining future success.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Upgrading Humanity in the Digital Age
Hosted by Skylight
Featuring John Mack, Author and Lecturer, Life Calling Initiative; Artist of A Species Between Worlds

DesignFast Track 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Known x Rock Center Fast Track

 Fast Track 
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Inside TV’s Next Big Bet
Featuring Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, and Anthony Russo, Writer and Director

Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, TechPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

The streaming wars have pushed television to new heights with blockbuster budgets and bolder swings in storytelling. Amazon Prime’s upcoming spy thriller Citadel is the studio’s contribution to the genre. The team behind the show analyzes what it takes to break through in a crowded TV landscape and what’s in store for the future of streaming.

3:45 PM - 4:40 PM

Leveraging Design Thinking to Create Powerful Ecosystems of Engagement

Leadership and Inclusion, DesignWorkshop

Design thinking can be a foundational practice for improving collaboration, resolving conflict, and improving your leadership skills. Join veteran experience design leader Klaus Heesch and UX design/research lead Edson Soares for an interactive workshop that leverages design-thinking tools and tactics that will help you navigate, define, build, and optimize ecosystems of engagement inside and outside your organization.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Forum 
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Assembly 
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Energizing Innovation: Collaborating Toward the Future of Clean Energy
Presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

 Panel - Forum

Sustainability innovation starts on the ground. With thousands of acres of land available to generate solar power, regional commitments to innovate and collaborate in this space go a long way toward providing clean energy for all. With one of the nation’s largest solar farm projects under construction, Indiana is doing its part to innovate the solutions we need today, reinvent the economies we’ll need tomorrow, and bring energy transition to life across the state. In this panel, we’ll discuss how and why Indiana became fertile ground (and fourth in the nation) for solar growth, examining the impact this growth is having on energy consumption, the environment, businesses, and people.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mix & Mingle Networking

 Mix and Mingle Happy Hour

Join Fast Company and the festival community for conversation and time to connect with fellow attendees.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Moët Hennessy North America Fast Track

Social GoodFast Track 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

How Culture Amp and Squarespace Foster a Culture of Innovation to Build a Durable Competitive Advantage
Hosted by Squarespace x Culture Amp
Featuring Edweena Stratton, Chief People Officer, Culture Amp, and Mary Good, Chief People Officer, Squarespace

 Fast Track

While it is easy to appreciate the important role culture plays in making innovation successful, it is difficult to pin down the elements that go into forming and sustaining a culture of innovation.

What does it take to create a world-class culture of innovation? Why is a sustainable competitive advantage so important?

This session will break down the elements of an innovative culture and provide best-in-class examples from companies that got it right. Drawing from their wealth of experience, this panel of C-suite executives will share their personal wins, key challenges, metrics that matter, and their predictions for the future.

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Raising the Bar
Overstory and SAGA

 Taste of Innovation

In the heart of the Financial District in the iconic 1930s-era art deco building, enjoy a Fast Company-themed or classic cocktail at the 64th-floor cocktail lounge, Overstory, while you network with fellow festival attendees. Head one floor down to SAGA and explore the culinary delights created by chef James Kent. The menu features several courses inspired by flavors from around the world.

Thursday, September 22, 2022
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

The Future of Fintech: How Embedded Finance Is Transforming the Businesses of Tomorrow 
Presented by FIS
 

TechPanel - Forum

As businesses evolve to become digital enterprises, a new lane has opened for aspiring business leaders of every station. For the entrepreneur who never thought they could sell their art, there’s Etsy. For the solopreneur who never thought they could own their time, there’s Uber. For the real estate visionary who never got their license, there’s Airbnb. For the corporate executive who never operationalized their funnel, there’s Salesforce. Embedded finance is the technology movement that is paving this new lane for businesses of every scale, offering platforms that enable innovators to start where they are and grow their niche within the experiences they’re already offering today. In this panel discussion, Fast Company and FIS will explore this space through the people who are creating it in real time, revealing how embedded finance platforms are creating new opportunities for SMBs, established enterprises, and everyone in between.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

How to Practice Everyday Sustainability
Hosted by Samsung 837

TechFast Track

Eco-friendly or brand name? For Gen Z, the environment is a top concern and they expect businesses to do their part to save the environment. In the heart of the Meatpacking District, take a look behind the scenes of Samsung’s 837 flagship interactive experience store powered by 100% renewable energy. Hear from experts in the field, tour the interactive playground, get hands-on with product demos and interactive installations, and learn how we can all do our part to live more sustainably and leave the world a better place.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

MoMA Design Store as Launchpad
Hosted by MoMA Design Store 
Featuring Emmanuel Plat, Director of Merchandising, MoMA, and Chay Costello, Associate Director of Merchandising, MoMA

DesignFast Track

What does it take to get a product carried by MoMA Design Store? As the first to introduce international design brands like Muji and HAY to the U.S., MoMA has long been considered a career-defining achievement for designers. Join one of the most highly coveted and world-renowned museum retailers for an inside look at a product discovery and selection process like no other, hearing firsthand how landing an exclusive place within MoMA Design Store’s assortment has changed the game for some of the most innovative products on the market.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One 
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Session To Be Announced

 Workshop 
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Meeting People Where They Are: Building Resiliency Through Innovation
Presented by Convene
Featuring Ryan Simonetti, Cofounder and CEO, Convene

Leadership and InclusionPanel - Assembly

What if the future of work isn’t about work at all? With the current debate around “future of work” (remote vs. hybrid vs. IRL) taking most of the airspace, perhaps we’ve overlooked the real foundation of the solution: people. As business leaders continue to combat today's issues and prepare for the unforeseeable challenges that lie ahead, their ability to be agile and resilient hinges on their strategies and philosophies around how to build culture and support their teams. In this thought-provoking discussion, learn the innovative strategies that are helping them not just to survive the disruption, but to truly thrive in today’s world.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Another Way In: Redifining (and Redesigning) Accessibility
Featuring Terri Bryant, Founder, Guide Beauty; Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft; and Rob Van Varick, Chief Design Officer, Michael Graves Design

Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, DesignPanel - Forum

More than 15% of the world’s population–or one billion people–experience disability, yet much of the corporate world is just starting to design with accessibility in mind. Those leading the way show how serving excluded users can lead to better products and services for all.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Halloween Reboot: How a Hollywood Legend and a Horror Hitmaker Continue to Slay
Featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, Actor, Producer, Author, and Activist, Comet Pictures, and Jason Blum, Founder and CEO, Blumhouse

Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity, EntrepreneurshipPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One 
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Learning from the Edge: Leverage Extremes to Inspire Innovation
Presented by Capital One

 Workshop

Designers, technologists, product managers, and social scientists have long used extremes as a frame for innovation, studying how the furthest ends of abundance and scarcity shape the way we think about solutions. Over the past three years of extreme disruption, these thought exercises became a real-life experiment on an unprecedented scale. Extremes in physical deprivation and digital overload have forced us to rethink the balance of physical and virtual innovation. In this interactive discussion, framed through Capital One’s efforts to reimagine innovation through integrated experiences (e.g., cafés, digital products), come explore and engage with creative prompts around the design and creation of these experiences for your business.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Assembly 
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Messaging the Medium: Tech Marketers Speak Out
Featuring Vivian Odior, Head of Marketing, WhatsApp, and Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon

Creativity, TechPanel - Forum

Technology can be a tough sell, especially when the product isn’t a gadget or gizmo but a platform. How do you create brand awareness and differentiation in the marketplace when the message is the medium?

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Innovating Through a Connection Crisis
Hosted by BetterUp x Pernod Ricard x Twilio
Featuring Jonathan Saw, VP, Diversity and Inclusion, Pernod Ricard; Lani Montoya, Chief Human Resources Officer, Pernod Ricard; Jacinta Jimenez, VP, Coach Innovation, BetterUp; and Andrew Wilhelms, VP, Talent Management, Twilio

Leadership and InclusionFast Track

Wine and spirits giant Pernod Ricard, communications software company Twilio, and coaching platform BetterUp host an intimate and interactive panel on building a resilient workforce and the importance of prioritizing social connection and belonging in company culture. Attendees will learn the current state of workforce collaboration connection and discuss solutions for fostering community and belonging, which leads to higher performance, productivity, well-being, talent retention, and resilience during uncertainty.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SeatGeek Fast Track

 Fast Track 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Silence is Not an Option: Leaders on When–And How–To Speak Out On Social Issues
Featuring Daniella Ballou-Aares, CEO, Leadership Now Project; and Richard Edelman, CEO, Edelman

Leadership and Inclusion, Social GoodPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

Employees, customers, investors, and other stakeholders increasingly expect business leaders to engage on social issues. Our panel explores the benefits and pitfalls of speaking out and the frameworks businesses and boards can use to smartly determine when and how to take a stand.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Beyond Burnout: Why Are So Many People Unhappy at Work?
Featuring Ludmila Praslova, Professor of Psychology, and Founding Director of Organizational Psychology, Vanguard University of Southern California; Rainesford Stauffer, Journalist and Author; and Phoebe Gavin, Career Coach, and Executive Director of Talent and Development, Vox.com

 Panel - Assembly

Even before the pandemic and the Great Resignation, burnout was an issue. But in the past few years, even the most dedicated and promising employees across industries have suffered a remarkable decline in morale, and are quitting, retiring, changing jobs, or scaling back. Often the normal attempts to address dissatisfaction with bonuses or extra time off aren’t making a difference. So what’s really behind this crisis, and how can both managers and employees address job satisfaction in a more meaningful way?

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Innovation in Travel: Customer Experience and Loyalty in the Digital World
Presented by Capital One

 Panel - Forum

From dreaming up that next big adventure to finding the best deals and then navigating the myriad logistics along the way, the customer journey in travel is ever-evolving and a space that is ripe for innovation. Learn how top industry game changers are enhancing customer experiences, improving the end-to-end travel journey, and building customer loyalty by leveraging innovative digital capabilities, fintech, and travel products.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Creating a Workplace that Supports Mental Health
Led by Bhavik Shah, Principal, Mind Share Partners
 

Leadership and Inclusion, WellnessWorkshop

This interactive workshop led by Bhavik Shah from Mind Share Partners will discuss key fundamentals around mental health at work and strategies to create a mentally healthy culture. It will discuss how to move past offering only benefits for your team, focusing on tangible and proactive ways to create an inclusive workplace for all communities. Topics will include importance of mental health at the workplace, how stigma plays a role, case studies to practice unique scenarios at the workplace, and your specific role when being an ally to support workplace mental health.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Assembly 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Science Behind Luxury Fashion Authentication
Hosted by Fashionpile
Featuring Sarah Davis, Founder, President and CCO, Fashionpile

Design, TechFast Track

Can you spot the real versus a fake? Counterfeit items are getting harder and harder to distinguish, but you can learn how to detect a replica like a pro. We’ll kick off this session with a fireside chat on the importance of authentication within the brand’s new NYC Showroom and Authentication Center. Then get a behind-the-scenes tutorial of FASHIONPHILE's authentication training process from trained FASHIONPHILE authenticators. Interact with items on the real versus fake display and put your training to the test to see if you can spot the difference.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Why Brands Today Should Act More Like Icons
Hosted by Johannes Leonardo x Kraft
Featuring Anne Field, Head of North American Brand Comms, Oscar Mayer, and Steve Zaroff, Chief Strategy Officer, Johannes Leonardo

Personal Development and Career, Social GoodFast Track 
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Design the Life You Love

Leadership and Inclusion, DesignWorkshop

Use this opportunity to disrupt yourself and redesign your life and work! Join Ayse Birsel to discover and apply practical tools in this hands-on virtual workshop. Learn how to visualize the life and work you love, and take the first steps toward it.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

World Changing Ideas: Genpact, Climate Vault, and Tech for Impact
Featuring Tiger Tyagarajan, CEO, Genpact, and additional speakers to be announced

Creativity, TechPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One 
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Trends and Tech That Are Radically Changing Health
Featuring Matthew Stoudt, Cofounder and CEO, AppliedVR; Marinna Madrid, Cofounder, Cellino; and Peter Yoo, Head of Neuroscience, Synchron

 Panel - Assembly

Health innovations are coming—stat! From virtual reality therapeutics to stem-cell-based regenerative medicines to brain-computer interfaces, the future of medicine is emerging from labs and headed to a doctor’s office or hospital near you.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Creator Economy With Brittany Broski
Featuring Brittany Broski, Influencer and Comedian

CreativityOne-on-One Conversation - Forum

Brittany "Broski" Tomlinson turned her 15 seconds of fame as "the Kombucha girl" meme into a full-fledged career. In this live episode of Fast Company's podcast Creative Control, Tomlinson gives her candid take on the creator economy and explains how she's building a name for herself offline.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Uncovering Your Company's Hidden DEI Opportunities
Led by Amber Cabral, Founder and Principal Consultant, Cabral Co

Leadership and InclusionWorkshop

Employees, customers, and stakeholders are long past buying into performative exercises and empty promises that miss the mark on creating true diversity, equity, and inclusion. For everything from collaboration to innovation, authenticity is essential.

This dynamic interactive workshop led by powerhouse coach and consultant Amber Cabral will help you unlock the opportunities in your organization, using techniques honed from her work with leadership teams to inspire the behavior shifts necessary to create more sustainable inclusivity.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

The New Era of Data Privacy, From Activism to Enforcement
Featuring Rumman Chowdhury, Director of Machine Learning Ethics, Transparency and Accountability, Twitter; Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Project, ACLU of Massachusetts; and Jay Edelson, Attorney and Founder, Edelson

Social Good, TechPanel - Main Stage Presented by Capital One

After years of operating with impunity, Big Tech is coming under scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators, both here and abroad. Hear what’s in store for companies that traffic in data—and the customers who want more control over theirs.

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Direct to Consumer 2.0: The Customer Relationship in 2022 and Beyond
Featuring Benjamin Nazarian, CEO, Therabody; Jason Bornstein, Principal, Forerunner Ventures; and Katerina Schneider, CEO, Ritual

Entrepreneurship, TechPanel - Forum

In a new and increasingly complex era of retail, defining your brand and cultivating a community around it has never been more vital. Here’s how it’s done.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Using Virtual Reality in the Fight Against Climate Change: A Social VR Experience
Hosted by Unity 
Featuring Marina Psaros, Global Sustainability Lead, Unity, and Author, The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis; and Adam May, Producer, Drop in the Ocean

Social GoodFast Track

Hitch a ride on a jellyfish and float through the ocean to experience the microplastic pollution crisis plaguing the world’s oceans. Using real-time 3D technology, participants put on Quest2 headsets and are transformed into a two-inch tall version of themselves—about the size of plankton. You’ll learn why the need to protect the ocean is so urgent and how content producers are using technology to create engaging innovative experiences to inspire change.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

We're Asking the Wrong Questions of Gen Z: Reigniting Brands for the Next Generation
Hosted by Johannes Leonardo x Instagram
Featuring Amanda Goodspeed, VP, Head of Creative X, Meta, and Jeph Burton and Hunter Hampton, Group Creative Directors, Johannes Leonardo

Personal Development and Career, Social GoodFast Track 
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Session To Be Announced

 Panel - Forum 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Soho House Fast Track

Design, TechFast Track 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

An Exclusive Look Inside NYC's Most Exciting New Arts Center
Hosted by Chelsea Factory
Featuring Donald Borror, Managing Director, Chelsea Factory; Lauren Kiel, Executive Director, Chelsea Factory; and Shilla Kim-Parker, Cofounder and CEO, Thrilling

Social GoodFast Track

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Chelsea Factory, a reimagined incubation and performance space created to respond to the needs of New York City's artists, cultural organizations, and community groups.

Learn how Chelsea Factory is supporting a more inclusive and sustainable arts sector to help artists navigate beyond COVID-19. Attendees will get a tour of the 14,000-square-foot cultural center, an opportunity to explore the artistic activity, and a chance to meet the Chelsea Factory leadership team.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Mix & Mingle Networking

 Mix and Mingle Happy Hour

Join Fast Company and the festival community for conversation and time to connect with fellow attendees.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Innovation by Design Celebration
Invitation Only 

DesignPrivate Event

Join Fast Company for a panel and celebration of the winners of Fast Company's 11th annual Innovation By Design Awards.

*Tickets for Taste of Innovation are sold separately