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WHAT IS INNOVATION BY DESIGN?

The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards and Conference brings together problem solvers from the worlds of business and design to explore the newest ideas in everything from apps to architecture. The conference includes six hours of highly visual sessions, two days of off-site design experiences, and concludes with a cocktail party and awards ceremony recognizing the smartest, most ambitious, most inventive design working in concert with business and culture. The conference and the awards take place on Wednesday, October 15, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, in New York City. The off-site design experiences take place on both that Wednesday and Tuesday, October 14, at various locations throughout the city.

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Learn more about the conference here. 

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Titillating Fact: Two months before I started at Fast Company, I went on a parabolic flight with NASA. I panicked during the first few seconds of floating; I was convinced I (or the plane) had flipped upside down. One of my most vivid memories is seeing the seat belts rise toward the ceiling. I didn’t vomit, thanks to the scopolamine injection I got right before the flight, but the anti-nausea drug did make me feel a bit stoned. I was there to cover a neat student experiment that tested whether a portable ultrasound machine works in zero gravity.

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Fast Company has fast friends, and on April 10, many of them will be joining us on stage for our annual Innovation Uncensored: New York conference to share their insights on creativity, disruption, and leadership. Here’s a sample of this year’s lineup.
Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Disney animation, will share his secrets for leading a creative company;
Chelsea Clinton and Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson will talk about how entrepreneurship can change the world;
Lady Gaga’s former manager, Troy Carter, will talk about navigating setbacks and comebacks;
NastyGal CEO Sophia Amorusa will reveal what it takes to build a cult brand; and just 12 days before the fate of his company is decided by the US Supreme Court,
Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss his controversial company.
Innovation Uncensored takes place on Thursday, April 10, at the Skylight Clarkson Sq. in New York City. You can register and buy tickets here.

For more details and to see who else is speaking, visit ny.innovationuncensored.com.

Fast Company has fast friends, and on April 10, many of them will be joining us on stage for our annual Innovation Uncensored: New York conference to share their insights on creativity, disruption, and leadership. Here’s a sample of this year’s lineup.

  • Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Disney animation, will share his secrets for leading a creative company;
  • Chelsea Clinton and Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson will talk about how entrepreneurship can change the world;
  • Lady Gaga’s former manager, Troy Carter, will talk about navigating setbacks and comebacks;
  • NastyGal CEO Sophia Amorusa will reveal what it takes to build a cult brand; and just 12 days before the fate of his company is decided by the US Supreme Court,
  • Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss his controversial company.

Innovation Uncensored takes place on Thursday, April 10, at the Skylight Clarkson Sq. in New York City. You can register and buy tickets here.

For more details and to see who else is speaking, visit ny.innovationuncensored.com.