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SEPT. 16-19 2024 / NEW YORK, NY

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.

SPEAKERS

Martin A. Schmidt
Martin A. Schmidt
President
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mika Shino
Mika Shino
Founder and CEO
Issei
Ron De Jesus
Ron De Jesus
Field Chief Privacy Officer
Transcend
Emily Hikade
Emily Hikade
Founder and CEO
Petite Plume
Kimberly Shenk
Kimberly Shenk
Cofounder and CEO
Novi Connect
Matt Traub
Matt Traub
Chief Operating Officer
DKC
Shaboozey
Shaboozey
Producer and Singer-Songwriter

Michael Huppe
Michael Huppe
CEO
SoundExchange
Francesca Hogi
Francesca Hogi
Founder
The True Love Society
Kimberly Brown
Kimberly Brown
Founder and CEO
Brown Leadership

Highlights From Past Innovation Festivals

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

top 10 innovators

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Innovation Festival, we're spotlighting 10 people whose creative leadership has shaped business and culture over the past 10 years. We'll focus on what drives their sustained innovation—and what they have in store for the next decade and beyond.

Past Program Highlights

Patterns of Success: How Tracee Ellis Ross Is Revolutionizing the Haircare Industry
Proudly Inclusive: Inside Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's New Venture
Gut Check: Unlocking Breakthroughs in the Microbiome Industry
Inside Universal and Blumhouse's "Riskiest" Bet
Why Every City Needs a Chief Heat Officer

Venues

The festival spans New York City, featuring two main venues:

Convene 1 Liberty Street

This multi-format event space will serve as the festival's hub, offering panels, workshops, networking opportunities, activations, and more.

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

The festival's Main Stage will host compelling keynote sessions with top business leaders who will share insights on their work, ideas, and the key issues shaping our world—from work and culture to policy and beyond.

fast tracks

Exclusive to the Fast Company Innovation Festival, 75+ Fast Tracks at varying offices and venues throughout the New York City will take you behind-the-scenes with some of the most innovative and creative companies.