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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

Adam Sharp
Adam Sharp
President and CEO
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Dario Wolos
Dario Wolos
Founder and CEO
Tacombi
Christine Andrukonis
Christine Andrukonis
Founder, CEO, and Workplace Transformation Expert
Notion Consulting
Heather Hitchens
Heather Hitchens
President and CEO
American Theatre Wing
Darcy Penick
Darcy Penick
President, Bergdorf Goodman, and Head of NMG Product and Technology
Neiman Marcus Group
Wesley Eugene
Wesley Eugene
Partner and Chief Information Officer
Ideo
Nigel Vaz
Nigel Vaz
CEO
Publicis Sapient
Laura Wood
Laura Wood
VP, Democracy
Local Policy Lab
Brian Nam
Brian Nam
Cofounder and CEO
Dive Studios
Claudia Chwalisz
Claudia Chwalisz
Founder and CEO
DemocracyNext

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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