SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2024 / NEW YORK CITY

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

Ron Faris
Ron Faris
VP and General Manager
Nike Virtual Studios
Rachana Bhide
Rachana Bhide
Moderator
FastCo Works
Tirana Hassan
Tirana Hassan
Executive Director
Human Rights Watch
Janai Nelson
Janai Nelson
President and Director-Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Morgan Flatley
Morgan Flatley
Global CMO
McDonald’s
Ather Williams III
Ather Williams III
Head of Strategy, Digital, and Innovation
Wells Fargo
Carly Tatum
Carly Tatum
Senior Director, ESG Giving and Impact
Dell Technologies
Anushka Salinas
Anushka Salinas
President and Chief Operating Officer,
Rent the Runway
Dave Long
Dave Long
Cofounder and CEO
Orangetheory Fitness
Prem Natarajan
Prem Natarajan
EVP, Chief Scientist and Head of Enterprise AI
Capital One

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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