Convene 237 Park Ave
Convene 237 Park Ave, 237 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Mon Oct 22 EDT - Fri Oct 26 EDT (about 3 years ago)
Location Convene 237 Park Ave
237 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
Region Americas

The annual Fast Company Innovation Festival brings together thousands of forward-thinking creators, makers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders from across the country and around the globe who are embracing change, blazing new trails, and moving our world forward.
Throughout this live-storytelling event, you will experience more than 150 dynamic sessions covering everything innovation—from tech to design, leadership to creativity, fashion to healthcare, and more.


2018 Speakers

Rob Acker

Michael Acton Smith
Co-CEO and Cofounder,

Naveen Agarwal
Chief Customer Officer, Prudential Financial

Naa-Sakle Akuete
CEO, Eu'Genia Shea

Rama Allen
Executive Creative Director, The Mill

Pam Allison
Director of Digital Partnerships, Warner Brothers Technology

Dan Barber
Founder, Row 7 Seed Company

Ed Bastian
CEO, Delta

Pooja Bavishi
Founder and CEO, Malai

Chip Bergh
President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

Jennifer Berrent
Cheif Operating Officer, WeWork

Ayse Birsel
Author, Design the Life You Love

Sara Blakely
Founder and CEO, SPANX

Jason Blum
Founder, Blumhouse Productions

Amy Blyth
Director, Program Development and Partnerships, Fair Trade

John Borthwick
CEO & Cofounder, betaworks

Andy Bowers
Chief Content Officer and Cofounder, Panoply

Peter Boyce II
Investor, General Catalyst

Scooter Braun
Founder, SB Projects

Noah Brier
Cofounder and CTO, Percolate

Meredith Broussard
Assistant Porfessor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

Alexia Brue
General Manager, SVP Fitness & Wellness Division, Leaf Group, Well + Good

Tory Burch
CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Tory Burch LLC

Susan Cantor
CEO, RedPeak

DJ Capobianco
Manager, Research, Twitter

Glynda C. Carr
Cofounder, Higher Heights for America

Kellie Castruita Specter
Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer, WNET New York Public Media

Mark Chambers
Director of Sustainability, The City of New York

Paul Charney
CEO, Funworks

Imran Chaudhri
Designer, Inventor

Scott Chinn
Executive Producer, Second Child

Grant Christofely
Workplace Strategist, M Moser Associates

Alex Chung
Founder and CEO, Giphy

Sougwen Chung
Artist in Residence, New Museum | Bell Labs

Chelsea Clarke
DIrector of Corporate Learning, Upright Citizens Brigade

Christina Cocca
News Director, NowThis

Chris Colborn
Chief Experience Officer, Lippincott

Chip Conley
Author and strategic advisor, Airbnb

Rick Cook
Founding Principal, Cookfox Architects

Tonya Cornett
R&D Brewmaster, 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Michael Crawford
Campaign Director,

Tasha Cronin
Codirector of Interactive Production, Droga5

Ryan Daley
Senior Educator and Master Cicerone, Anheuser-Busch

Serena Daniari
Correspondent, Mic

Shai Davidai
Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, The New School for Social Research

Matt Delaney
National Manager of Innovation, Equinox

Heather Dietrick
CEO, The Daily Beast, IAC

Jonah Disend
Founder & Chairman, Redscout

Denelle Dixon
Chief Operating Officer, Mozilla

Alexandra Drane
Wellness Expert, Rebel Health

Danielle DuBoise
Cofounder, Sakara Life

Joel Dudley
Director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Amy Edmondson
Professor and Author, Harvard Business School

Chris Eichenseer
Founder and Creative Director, Someoddpilot

Andrew Essex
Founder and CEO, Plan A, TSX Broadway

Tina Exarhos
Chief Content Officer, NowThis

Nir Eyal

Laurie Fabiano
President, Tory Burch Foundation

Melissa Fajardo Krasovsky
Multimedia Journalist and Producer, Now This

Sharfi Farhana
Director of Talent, IAC

Hany Farid
Professor, Dartmouth

Ron Faris
VP, SNKRS Digital Product & s23NYC Digitial Studio, Nike

Jonah Fay-Hurvitz
Strategy Director, Red Antler

Mike Flowers
Chief Analytics Officer, Enigma

John Foraker
Cofounder and CEO, Once Upon a Farm

Erica Fortescue
Head of Co-Lab and Funworks Creativity Architect, Funworks

Sarah Frank
Newsroom Editor, NowThis

Erin Fujimoto
Cofounder, Tommy John

Jennifer Garner
Actress, Activist, and Cofounder, Once Upon A Farm

Sjoerd Gehrin
Global VP, Talent Acquisition & Employee Experience, Johnson & Johnson

David Gelles
Corner Office Columnist, The New York Times

Melisse Gelula
SVP of Brand, Leaf Group

John Goodwin
Brand Creative Director, Patagonia

Jennifer Gootman
Vice President of Social Consciousness and Innovation, West Elm

Elizabeth Gore
President and Chairwoman, Alice

Heidi Grant
Chief Science Officer, NeuroLeadership Institute

Brian Grazer
Chairman, Imagine Entertainment

Bob Greenberg
Founder, Chairman, CEO, R/GA

Rebecca Greene
Chief Product Officer, Handy

Ella R. Gudwin
President, Vision Spring

Jamie Gutfreund
Global CMO, Wunderman

Michael Haener
Design Director, Shinola Audio

Wolfgang Hammer
President, Super Deluxe

Tricia Han
CEO, Daily Burn, IAC

Nancy Han
Executive Producer, NowThis

Sarah Harden
CEO, Hello Sunshine

Heather Hasson

Michael Hendrix
Partner and Executive Design Director, IDEO

Emily Heyward
Co-founder and Chief Strategist, Red Antler

Shani Hilton
VP of News and Programming, Buzzfeed News

Naomi Hirabayashi
Cofounder, Shine

Amy Hoban
Creative Director, Parachute

David Hogg
Cofounder, March for Our Lives

Nicholas Horbaczewski
CEO & Founder, Drone Racing League

Jake Horowitz
Cofounder and Editor-at-large, Mic

Christine Hunsicker
Founder and CEO, Gwynnie Bee, CaaStle

Charlton Hutton
Senior Designer, M Moser Associates

Sarah Hyman
CEO, North America, Jones Knowles Ritchie

Kirk Iwanowski
Executive VP & CMO, EPIX

Lisa Jackson
Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Apple

Nic Jammet
Cofounder and Chief Concept Officer, Sweetgreen

Shea Jensen
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Nordstrom

Devin Johnson
President and COO, Uninterrupted

David Jones
President and CEO, The Bowery Mission

Ariel Kaye
Founder and CEO, Parachute

Khajak Keledjian
CEO and Founder, Inscape

YuJung Kim
President, The Dodo

Philip Koopman
Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Phil Koutsis
Executive Creative Director, We're Magnetic

Zeppa Kreager
Director, Creative Alliance

Camilo La Cruz
Chief Strategy Officer, Sparks & Honey

Dawn Laguens
Chief Brand Officer, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Michael Lastoria
CEO and Cofounder, &pizza

Spencer Lazar
Partner, General Catalyst

Mark Lehmann
CTO, Global Citizen

Izzie Lerer
Founder and Chief Creative Officer, The Dodo

Ben Leventhal
Cofounder and CEO, Resy

Ann Lewis
Chief Technology Officer,

Marah Lidey
Cofounder, Shine

Gene Liebel
Founding Partner, Work & Co

John Likens
Creative Director, Method Studios

Sadie Lincoln
Cofounder and CEO, Barre3

Greg Lindsay
Contributing Writer, Fast Company

Sarah Lipman
Head of Communications, Sofar Sound

Sam Lipp
Director of Operations, Make it Nice

Brett Lovelady
Founder and Chief Instigator, Astro Studios

Williams Lyons
Developer Relations Engineer, Neo4j

Shan-Lyn Ma
Cofounder and CEO, Zola

Art Markman
Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

Claudia Marks
Senior Art Director, Getty Images

Kelly Markus
VP of Experiential Marketing, Refinery 29

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre
Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft

Turi McKinley
Executive Director for Org Activation, Frog

Bob McKinnon
Director, Moving Up Media Lab

John McPheters
Cofounder and CEO, Stadium Goods

Chris Meledandri
Founder and CEO, Illumination Entertainment

Jacob Metcalf
Data & Society AI Ethics researcher, Data and Society

Philippe Meunier
Chief Creative Officer, Cofounder, Sid Lee

Liz Miersch
Vice President, Content and Partnerships, Equinox

Bill Min
Chief Privacy and Data Governance Officer, Western Union

Kathryn Minshew
CEO & Founder, The Muse

Parsa Mirhaji, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Health Data Innovation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Monefiore Medical Center

Howard Mittman
CRO/CMO, Bleacher Report

Courteney Monroe
CEO, National Geographic Global Networks

Ty Montague
Cofounder and CEO, Co:Collective

John Moore
Special Correspondent and Senior Photographer, Getty Images

Bryn Mooser
CEO and Cofounder, RYOT

Eleanor Morgan
SVP of Experience, Casper

Tyler Morse
CEO and Managing Partner, MCR and MORSE Development

Juan Muñoz-Oca
Winemaker, Intrinsic Wine Co.

Suresh Nair
Global Chief Strategy Officer, Grey

José Neves
Founder, CEO and Cochairman, Farfetch

Mathew Newfield
CISO, Unisys

Angel Nguyen Swift
Vice President, Compliance and Financial Crimes Solutions, Enigma

Whitney Nielsen
Designer, M Moser Associates

Tristen Norman
Head of Creative Research, Americas, Getty Images

Marc Oshima
Cofounder and CMO, AeroFarms

Hicham Oudghiri
CEO, Enigma

Neil Parikh
Cofounder, Casper

Tony Parisi
Head of AR/VR Strategy, Unity Technologies

John Patroulis
Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Grey

Tom Patterson
Founder and CEO, Tommy John

Stephanie Pereira
Director, NEW INC

Marne Pike
COO, Veracity Media

Richard L. Plepler
Chairman and CEO, HBO

Katherine Power
CEO and Cofounder, Clique Brands

Amanda Presson
Head of City Operations, Sofar Sounds

Gigi Pritzker
CEO and Cofounder, MWM

Maya Prosor
VP of Business Development and Partnerships, Lemonade

Tom Puthiyamadam
Digital Global Leader, PwC

Linda Quarles
Director, Strategy and Organizational Design, Frog

Ernesto Quinteros
Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Omar Raja
Founder, House of Highlights

Daniel Rausch
Vice President, Amazon Devices

Ali Rayl
Vice President of Customer Experience, Slack

Stuart Robinson
MD and EVP North American Advertising Production, Method Studios

Matt Rolandson
Partner, Ammunition

Adam Rolston
Partner, Inc.

Mike Romoff
Head of Global Agency and Channel Sales, LinkedIn

Ira Rubenstein
Chief Digital & Chief Marketing Officer, PBS

Gretchen Rubin
Happiness Expert, Panoply

Rosemarie Ryan
Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder, co:collective

Nabil Sabet
Group Director, M Moser Associates

Jennifer Salke
Head, Amazon Studios

Magdalena Sartori
Chief Creative Officer, The Assemblage

Rachel Saunders
Global Director of Consumer Research and Insights, We're Magnetic

Ruthie Schulder
CEO and Cofounder, The Participation Agency

David Schwarz
Partner, HUSH

Matthew Segal
Cofounder, ATTN:

Tina Sharkey
Co-Founder, CEO, Brandless

Versha Sharma
Managing Editor, NowThis

Albert Shum
CVP of Design, Microsoft

Jason Silva
Emmy-nominated TV personality, Filmmaker and Futurist

Adam Silver
Comissioner, NBA

Dan Silver
VP, Head of Platforms & Content and New Media, Marvel Entertainment

Samuel Snider-Held
Real Time VR/AR Creative Technologist, MediaMonks

Ian Spalter
Head of Design, Instagram

Trina Spear

Michael Steinmetz
Founder and CEO, Flow Kana

Ken Stewart

Julia Steyn
Vice President Urban Mobility and Maven, General Motors

Amy Stoldt
VP of the People Team, Peloton

Jonathan Stray
Research Scholar, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Anjali Sud
CEO, Vimeo, IAC

Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu
Senior Research Scientist & Associate Director, Rensselaer AI & Reasoning Lab, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Michael Suomi
Principal, Stonehill Taylor

Adam Sussman
Chief Digital Officer, Nike

Chris Swartout
Director, M Moser Associates

Alain Sylvain
Founder and CEO, Sylvain Labs

Felipe Szpiegel
President, Anheuser-Busch Craft Business Unit

Tom Taylor
Senior Vice President
Amazon Alexa

Rachel Terrace
Chief Marketing Officer, TIME'S UP

Denali Tietjen
Associate, General Catalyst

Jessica Tillyer
The Future (of Design) is Female, SYPartners

Whitney Tingle
Cofounder, Sakara Life

Katie Turrel
Head of Talent Acquisition, Bonobos

Sarah Ullman
Filmmaker, Cofounder, and Co-executive Director, One Vote At A Time

Laura Vanderkam
Author, Off The Clock

Paul Venables
Founder, Chairman, Venables Bell & Partners

Michael Ventura
Founder and CEO, Sub Rosa

Kal Vepuri
CEO and Founder, Hero

Khoi Vinh
Principal Designer, Adobe

Manny Vivoda
Director of Technology, Droga5 & Second Child

Diane von Furstenberg
Founder and Chairman, Diane von Furstenberg

Verena von Pfetten
Cofounder, Gossamer

Mia von Sadovszky
SVP Planning Director, RPA

Karan Wadhera
Managing Partner, Casa Verde Capital

Eric Wagliardo
Creative Director, Experimental, MediaMonks

Miheer Walavalkar
Cofounder and Co-CEO, LiveLike

Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

Russell Wallach
Global President, Live Nation Media & Sponsorships, Live Nation

Tiffany R. Warren
Senior VP, Chief Diversity Officer, Omnicom Group

Kerry Washington
Actress, director, producer, activist

Alli Webb
Founder, Drybar

Danielle Weisberg
Cofounder and Co-CEO, theSkimm

Lucas Werthein
Head of Technology and Production, Cactus

Christopher Whitcomb
Marketing and Media Relations, CannonDesign

Fabian Williams
Visual and Performace Artist

Pharrell Williams
Recording Artist, Producer, and Entrepreneur

Larry Wilmore
Host, Black On The Air, Wilmore Films

Deborah Wilson
Global Head of Learning and Development, Wunderman

Kathy Winter
Vice President and General Manager, Autonomous Driving Solutions, Intel

Matoaka Winters
Growth and Digital Innovation Director, Landor

David Wolfe
Cofounder and CEO, Leesa Sleep

Whitney Wolfe Herd
Founder and CEO, Bumble

Jonathan Wood
General Manager of Development and Partnerships, 5G, Intel

Terry Young
Founder and CEO, Sparks & Honey

Carly Zakin
Cofounder and Co-CEO, TheSkimm

Mary Zalla
Global President, Consumer Brands, Landor

Matt Zeiler
Founder and CEO, Clarifai

Joanna Zelman
Executive Editor of Video, The Dodo

Carolyn Zoerb
Design Leader, CannonDesign

Maxwell Zorick
Director of Social Impact, MTV