The Fast Company Innovation Festival 2017


The third annual Fast Company Innovation Festival promises to be our most ambitious and energizing event ever.

Taking place across New York City October 23-27, the festival will feature more than 150 dynamic events in content tracks ranging from tech to design, leadership to creativity, fashion to healthcare, and more. You’ll be inspired to break out of your comfort zone and make meaningful (often unexpected) connections with like-minded attendees.

92Y Live Stream Schedule (all times ET):

Tuesday, October 24

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
How Glossier, Sweetgreen, Away, and Walker & Co. Created Cult Brands
Featuring NICOLAS JAMMET, Cofounder, Sweetgreen; JEN RUBIO, Cofounder and President, Away; TRISTAN WALKER, Founder and CEO, Walker & Company Brands; and EMILY WEISS, CEO, Glossier

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Andy Cohen and Cecile Richards on Activism, Pop Culture, and Why Unapologetic Boldness Is the Only Way Forward
Featuring ANDY COHEN, Host, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen; and CECILE RICHARDS, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Wednesday, October 25

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM
How to Inject Creativity and Innovation Into a 114-Year-Old Company
Featuring JIM HACKETT, CEO, Ford

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
The Power of Human Connection in Creativity: A Conversation With Lena Waithe and BuzzFeed
Featuring JONAH PERETTI, Founder and CEO, BuzzFeed, and LENA WAITHE, Emmy-winning writer and actress, “Master of None”

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Creativity by Osmosis: How Questlove and KENZO’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon Collaborate Across Industries
Featuring QUESTLOVE, Musician, Author, and Producer; HUMBERTO LEON, Creative Director, KENZO; CAROL LIM, Creative Director, KENZO

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Passion Play: How Jessica Alba and Mario Batali Created Multichannel Marvels
Featuring JESSICA ALBA, Founder, The Honest Company, and MARIO BATALI, Chef and Restaurateur

Thursday, October 26

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Soccer Star and Activist Abby Wambach and Nike’s Hannah Jones on Challenging the Status Quo
ABBY WAMBACH, Soccer star and activist; HANNAH JONES, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of The Innovation Accelerator, Nike

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Listen to Your Customers: Lessons From Fabletics’s Kate Hudson and’s Marc Lore
Featuring KATE HUDSON, Cofounder, Fabletics, and MARC LORE, President and CEO, Walmart eCommerce U.S.

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Derek Jeter on Finding Professional Fulfillment After the Dream Career
Featuring DEREK JETER, Founder, The Players’ Tribune, and JEFF LEVICK, CEO, The Players’ Tribune

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is Doubling Down on Innovation—And Empathy