Studio Sessions are afternoon breakouts during the 99U Conference, hosted by creative companies across New York City. The intimate, informal sessions are opportunity to acquire a new career skill or creative skill, explore the inner workings of our host companies' creative process and philosophy, and connect with like-minded attendees.
Studio Sessions will open for registration in April 2017, on a first-come, first-served basis for all conference pass holders. See some of this year's session hosts below.
The Adobe Creative Residency empowers talented individuals to spend a year focusing on personal creative projects, while sharing their experience and process with the creative community. In these sessions at Adobe’s Times Square offices, the current class of residents will lead delegates in a hands-on design lab.
Awesome NYC is a studio specializing in handcrafting beautiful UI & UX designs for tech startups.
BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media company delivering news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Capes Coaching empowers creative professionals by providing them with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to take control of their careers. Their clients learn about goal setting, strategic planning, marketing, and networking.
Droga5 is among the world’s most-acclaimed independent advertising agencies, responsible for creative campaigns for clients like Under Armour, Toyota, and Motorola.
Dropbox is a technology company that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses.
IDEO is a global design company. Their ever-evolving approach includes launching innovation labs, creating pop-up incubators, live-prototyping new businesses, and designing in code.
The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental.
NOBL is an organizational design firm, unleashing the potential of leaders, teams, and their cultures.
Parsons School of Design has offered students innovative approaches to education since its founding in 1896. Guided by renowned faculty and curricula, creators and scholars master established art and design fields and advance emerging ones while studying a range of university disciplines.
Postlight is a team of creative people working together to design and build great digital products for clients including VICE, Time Inc., and Barnes & Noble.
Refinery29 is the leading digital-media company focused on women with a global reach of 225 million across platforms. Through a variety of lifestyle stories, original video programming, and social, shareable content across all platforms, Refinery29 provides its audience with the inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life.
Cult-favorite burger spot Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, and now boasts over 50 locations in the US and abroad. The brand is part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, which includes many of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and The Modern, among others.
With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more.
Sub Rosa is an independent strategy and design practice helping organizations explore, learn and grow. The practice’s work is grounded in empathy, designing and building solutions based on understanding.
SYPartners helps individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations become the best versions of themselves, so they can create massive positive impact in business and society.
The Upright Citizens Brigade is the only accredited improv and sketch comedy school in the country. Their highly trained faculty represents the best writers and performers working in comedy today. Over the last 15 years, the Upright Citizens Brigade (founded by comedians Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh) has developed a unique unified curriculum that is constantly updated and improved by the best improvisers in the world.
Ustwo is a digital product studio. Clients from Google to Sky, Ford, Adidas and DeepMind have worked with Ustwo to create defining digital products, services, and businesses
Marketing and innovation firm Verdes grew out of creative agency Mother New York, making their own name with work for clients like Nike, GE and Twitter.
Work & Co designs and develops digital products for the world’s most respected brands, including Apple, Virgin America, and Disney.