The Fast Company Innovation Festival – #FCFestival

OCTOBER 22–26 / NYC

5 Days. 150 Dynamic Sessions.
300+ Speakers. 10,000 Attendees.

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.

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SPEAKERS

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

Recording artist, producer, and entrepreneur
Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Actress, activist, and cofounder, Once Upon a Farm
Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Actress, Director, Producer, and Activist
Brian Grazer

Brian Grazer

Cofounder, Imagine Entertainment

Ed Bastian

Ed Bastian

CEO, Delta Air Lines
Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely

Founder and CEO, SPANX
Dan Barber

Dan Barber

Founder, Row 7 Seed Company
Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson

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

WHAT TO EXPECT

Bold Talks

Be inspired by the most brilliant minds in business, on and off the stage. You’ll hear directly from the voices shaping our world—from tech to design, leadership to creativity, and more.

Immersive Fast Tracks

Fast Company’s bespoke take on the field trip, Fast Tracks give you insider access to 100 of the most dynamic studios, startups, and buzzed-about companies in New York City.


A Bustling Festival 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.

Parties, Networking and More

Join 10,000 new friends from across industries for lightly facilitated discussions, cocktail moments, surprise appearances, and so much more.


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HIGHLIGHTS

PRAISE

“Amazing selection of speakers and excellent moderators”

“Loaded with brilliant creative people who are making a difference in our world”

“Level of participants and the accessibility to them were unmatched”


LOCATION

The Fast Company Innovation Festival spans New York City

Fast Tracks

Attendees will visit 100 immersive Fast Tracks inside leading companies across the city.

Convene

The festival’s hub will be Convene at 237 Park Avenue—a multiformat event space where attendees will experience talks, workshops, demos, networking, and sponsor activations.

92Y

The 92Y will host thought-provoking keynote sessions with the biggest names in business who will open up about their work, ideas, and the topics shaping our world—from work to culture, policy, and beyond.

Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station

The Innovation Hall, located in the Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Station, will host innovative demonstrations and interactive branded experiences.


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