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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF INNOVATION

In its tenth year, the 2024 Fast Company Innovation Festival unfolds in venues throughout New York City, convening thousands of makers and innovators from across the globe—exceptional leaders and doers shaping the future—for four days of inspired conversation, purposeful networking, and meaningful takeaways.

PAST SPEAKERS

Ashish Gadnis
Ashish Gadnis
Cofounder and CEO
BanQu
Quiana Burns
Quiana Burns
Executive Producer and Showrunner
Tamron Hall
Bryan Walker
Bryan Walker
Partner and Managing Director, Climate Portfolio
Ideo
Karla Gallardo
Karla Gallardo
Cofounder and CEO
Cuyana
Ather Williams III
Ather Williams III
Head of Strategy, Digital, Innovation, and Enterprise Payments
Wells Fargo
Justin Overdorff
Justin Overdorff
Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners
James Townsend
James Townsend
Global CEO
Assembly
Valerie Davis
Valerie Davis
CEO, North America
Assembly
Angelo Carino
Angelo Carino
Group Product Manager, Emerging Products
Google
Maral Kazanjian
Maral Kazanjian
Chief People Officer
Moody's Cooperation

Highlights from 2023

A BUSTLING HUB

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

ENGAGING WORKSHOPS

Learn from the trailblazers changing the way we work so that you can work—and live—smarter. Engage with experts whose visionary ideas fuel better companies, careers, and teams.

IMMERSIVE FAST TRACKS

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

BOLD TALKS AND PANELS

Get inspired by the biggest names in tech, design, leadership, creativity, and beyond.

TASTE OF INNOVATION DINNERS

Taste of Innovation is a series of exclusive culinary experiences showcasing the people, foods, libations, and stories that make for an unforgettable meal. Intimate. Provocative. Delicious.

PARTIES, NETWORKING, AND MORE

Meet and mingle with new friends working in tech, design, creativity, fashion, sustainability, healthcare, and more for the festival opening party, daily cocktail hours, surprise experiences, and so much more!

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