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Wednesday April 29th, 2015

Kickoff Meet & Greet

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: The Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th Street →

Swing by the pre-party tonight to pick up your conference badge early, meet fellow attendees, and get a headstart on taking action on your ideas. We'll be creating a space filled with a virtual smorgasbord of new ideas, product demos, fun games, networking opportunities, and, of course, free beer.

All attendees must be 21+. Nametag required. No guests.

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Thursday April 30th, 2015

Studio Sessions

9:15am - 11:00am

Location: Various creative studios

As a Thursday morning Conference warmup, we curate a series of off-site studio sessions that give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at leading creative companies around the city. Studio sessions include visits to Spotify, Quirky, MoMA, and many more. Attendees can sign up for their Studio Session here.

Conference Talks
& Master Classes

11:30am – 6:15pm

Location: Alice Tully Hall @ Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway @ West 65th Street →

A series of talks and interactive master classes from exceptionally productive creative leaders provide an intensive initiation into the best practices of making ideas happen.

10:30am - 11:30am

Early Registration

10:30am - 11:30am

Get to Lincoln Center early and beat the rush.

11:30am – 1:30pm

Registration & Coffee

11:30am – 1:30pm

We'll be serving drinks and snacks during registration, and the afternoon break. If you'd like a hearty lunch, please grab a bite before arriving!

1:30pm - 2:50pm

Speaker Session 1 / Fueling Collaboration & Innovation

1:30pm - 2:50pm

  • Wil Reynolds

    Wil Reynolds

    Founder, Seer Interactive

    Founder & Director of Strategy // Seer Interactive

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    Founder, Seer Interactive

  • Heidi Grant Halvorson

    Heidi Grant
    Halvorson

    Author, No One Understands You and What To Do About It

    Author // No One Understands You and What To Do About It

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    Author, No One Understands You and What To Do About It

  • Clive Wilkinson

    Clive Wilkinson

    Design Director, Clive Wilkinson Architects

    President & Design Director // Clive Wilkinson Architects

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    Design Director, Clive Wilkinson Architects

2:50pm - 3:20pm

Break

2:50pm - 3:20pm

3:20pm – 4:30pm

Speaker Session 2 / Rewiring Your Mindset & Avoiding Burnout

3:20pm – 4:30pm

  • Kelly McGonigal

    Kelly McGonigal

    Author, The Upside of Stress

    Author, The Upside of Stress // Lecturer, Stanford University

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    Author, The Upside of Stress

  • Rohan Gunatillake

    Rohan Gunatillake

    Director, Mindfulness Everywhere

    Director // Mindfulness Everywhere

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    Director, Mindfulness Everywhere

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Break

4:30pm – 5:00pm

5:00pm – 6:15pm

Master Classes

5:00pm – 6:15pm

Five 75-minute master classes will occur simultaneously in and around Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Attendees can pick ONE master class to participate in here.

  • Branding Your Start-Up Business

    JB Osborne

    Red Antler

    Details

    JB Osborne

    JB Osborne

    Co-Founder, Red Antler

    Co-Founder // Red Antler

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    View Master Class →

    Co-Founder, Red Antler

  • Design the Life You Love

    Ayse Birsel

    Birsel + Seck LLC

    Details

    Ayse Birsel

    Ayse Birsel

    Co-Founder, Birsel + Seck LLC

    Co-Founder // Birsel + Seck LLC

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    View Master Class →

    Co-Founder, Birsel + Seck LLC

  • Making Ideas Happen: Key Insights on Creative Execution

    Scott Belsky

    VP Products - Community, Adobe

    Details

    Scott Belsky

    Scott Belsky

    Adobe & Behance

    Co-Founder & Head of Behance // VP Products - Community, Adobe

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    View Master Class →

    Adobe & Behance

  • Making the Leap: Deciding Between “Should” and “Must”

    Elle Luna

    The Crossroads of Should and Must

    Details

    Elle Luna

    Elle Luna

    Author, The Crossroads of Should and Must

    Artist & Author // The Crossroads of Should and Must

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    View Master Class →

    Author, The Crossroads of Should and Must

  • Think like a Hacker: How Creative Overachievers Smash the Norm

    Shane Snow

    Author, Smartcuts

    Details

    Shane Snow

    Shane Snow

    Co-Founder, Contently

    Co-Founder, Contently // Author, Smartcuts

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    View Master Class →

    Co-Founder, Contently

Cocktail Reception

6:15pm – 8:00pm

Location: Providence
311 West 57th Street →

Get to know fellow attendees over complimentary cocktails at this breathtaking former Gothic church that's just an 8-block walk from Lincoln Center.

All attendees must be 21+. Nametag required. No guests.

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Friday May 1st, 2015

Conference Talks

9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Alice Tully Hall @ Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway @ West 65th Street →

A series of exceptionally productive creative leaders take the stage to talk about execution, sharing road-tested insights culled from their extensive experience with translating ideas from vision to reality.

9:00am - 10:00am

Registration & Coffee

9:00am - 10:00am

10:00am – 11:15am

Speaker Session 1 / Startups

10:00am – 11:15am

  • Anil Dash

    Anil Dash

    CEO, ThinkUp

    Co-Founder & CEO // ThinkUp

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    CEO, ThinkUp

  • Kimberly Bryant

    Kimberly Bryant

    Founder, Black Girls Code

    Founder & Executive Director // Black Girls Code

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    Founder, Black Girls Code

  • Alex Blumberg

    Alex Blumberg

    Founder, Gimlet Media

    Founder & CEO // Gimlet Media

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    Founder, Gimlet Media

11:15am – 11:50am

Break

11:15am – 11:50am

11:50am – 1:00pm

Speaker Session 2 / Scaling New Ideas

11:50am – 1:00pm

  • Stewart Butterfield

    Stewart Butterfield

    CEO & Co-Founder, Slack

    CEO & Co-Founder // Slack

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    CEO & Co-Founder, Slack

  • Erin Griffith

    Erin Griffith

    Fortune

    Writer // Fortune

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    Fortune

  • Rob Forbes

    Rob Forbes

    Founder, PUBLIC Bikes & DWR

    Founder & CEO, PUBLIC Bikes // Founder, Design Within Reach

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    Founder, PUBLIC Bikes & DWR

  • ALVA Award Winner

    ALVA Award Winner

    To be announced...

    To be announced...

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm

2:00pm – 3:10pm

Speaker Session 3 / The Creative Process

2:00pm – 3:10pm

  • Paola Antonelli

    Paola Antonelli

    Senior Curator, MoMA

    Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of Research & Development // MoMA

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    Senior Curator, MoMA

  • Rochelle King

    Rochelle King

    Global VP of Design, Spotify

    Global VP of Design and User Experience // Spotify

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    Global VP of Design, Spotify

  • Christoph Niemann

    Christoph Niemann

    Illustrator, Artist & Author

    Illustrator, Artist & Author

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    Illustrator, Artist & Author

3:10pm – 3:40pm

Break

3:10pm – 3:40pm

3:40pm – 5:00pm

Speaker Session 4 / Changing The World

3:40pm – 5:00pm

  • Franklin Leonard

    Franklin Leonard

    Founder & CEO, Black List

    Founder & CEO // Black List

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    Founder & CEO, Black List

  • Kelly Sue DeConnick

    Kelly Sue DeConnick

    Comic Book Writer

    Comic Book Writer

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    Comic Book Writer

  • Casey Gerald

    Casey Gerald

    CEO, MBAs Across America

    CEO & Co-Founder // MBAs Across America

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    CEO, MBAs Across America

99U Afterparty

10:00pm – 12:30am

Location: MoMA
11 West 53rd Street →

Close out the conference with a bang at our always-incredible afterparty at The Museum of Modern Art with a DJ set from special guest.

All parties 21+. Nametag required. No guests.