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New York Ideas Forum

The third annual New York Ideas forum will gather cutting-edge innovators with a simple goal: to draw out the strands of genius from leaders whose work and passions are changing our world. Taking place at the New-York Historical Society, New York Ideas will bring together over 600 New York and national thought leaders. Through interviews, panels, debates, displays, and break-out sessions, we will showcase the trends, innovations, and technologies driving the business, political, and cultural landscape.

AGENDA

8:55 am Remarks

9:00-9:10 am Spinning Into the Next Gear

  • Elizabeth Cutler, co-founder, SoulCycle
  • Julie Rice, co-founder, SoulCycle
  • Interviewer: Jessica Pels, features editor and online deputy editor, Teen Vogue

9:10-9:20 am True Grit: Hanging Tough with Tough Mudder

  • Will Dean, founder, Tough Mudder
  •  Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large, The Atlantic

9:20-9:30 am Technicolor: Making Silicon (V)alley Look Like America

  • Christina Lewis Halpern, founder, All-Star Code
  • Taofeek Rabiu, AOL
  • Nikolas Rassoules, student
  • Interviewer: Megan Garber, staff writer, The Atlantic

9:30-9:45 am Mumbai Tenement to LinkedIn Leadership: A Journey of Economic Empowerment

  • Deep Nishar, senior vice president of products and user experience, LinkedIn 

9:45-10:00 am To Make a Difference, Click ‘Enter’

  • Ben Rattray, founder and chief executive officer, Change.org
  • Interviewer: Justin Brown, founder, Ideapod

10:00-10:15 am Random, Interesting, Amazing: How Millennials Connect

  • Mangesh Hattikudur, co-founder, Mental Floss
  • William Pearson, co-founder, Mental Floss
  • David Burstein, author, “Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World”
  • Interviewer: Derek Thompson, senior editor, The Atlantic

10:15-10:40 am: The Pop-Up Paradigm

  • Garance Doré, founder, Garancedore.com
  • Tracy Dinunzio, founder, Tradesy.com
  • Erik Eliason, co-founder and chief executive officer, Storefront
  • Tristan Pollock, co-founder and chief operating officer, Storefront
  • Interviewer: Connie Wang, style director, Refinery29

10:40-10:55 am And You Think Parallel Parking is Hard?

  • Adam Steltzner, lead mechanical engineer of the Curiosity landing, NASA
  • Interviewer: Megan Garber, staff writer, The Atlantic

10:55-11:10 am Being American in a Post-9/11 World

  • Anand Giridharadas, New York Times columnist and author, “The True American”

11:10-11:25 am Crisis Caught on Camera: VICE’s Documentary-Style News

  • Jason Mojica, editor-in-chief, VICE News

11:25-11:45 am Gawking: New Media’s Personality-Driven Journalism

  • Ryan Schreiber, CEO, Pitchfork
  • Choire Sicha, co-founder, The Awl
  • Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author
  • Interviewer: Andrew Golis, general manager, The Wire

11:45 am-12:00 pm A Cell’s Eye View of Designing Life and Preventing Death

  • Andrew Hessel, distinguished scientist, Autodesk

12:00 pm Remarks

LUNCH: (12:00 PM – 1:15 PM)

[SMITH STAGE]

8:55 am Remarks

9:00 – 9:20 am Where Did My Privacy Go?

  • George Dyson, tech historian
  • Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, CEO, Techonomy

9:20-9:40 am A Tree Grows Under Manhattan

  • Daniel Barasch, co-founder and executive director, The Lowline
  • Mitchell Joachim, co-founder, Terreform ONE

 9:40-10:00 am What’s So Funny? Secrets from the Cartoonist

  • Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor, The New Yorker
  • Interviewer: Jim Kelly, contributing editor, Vanity Fair

10:00-10:20 am Old Masters, New Markets, Plentiful Profits

  • Steven Murphy, chief executive officer, Christie’s
  • Interviewer: Kevin Delaney, editor-in-chief and co-founder, Quartz

10:20-10:45 am Changing the Stock Image of Women

  • Pamela Grossman, director of visual trends, Getty Images
  • Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan
  • Interviewer: Hanna Rosin, national correspondent, The Atlantic

10:45-11:05 am Art: The Upper East Side Meets Harlem

  • Ian Wardropper, director, The Frick Collection
  • Thelma Golden, director and chief curator, The Studio Museum
  • Interviewer: Keli Goff, columnist at The Daily Beast and special correspondent, The Root

11:05-11:25 am Checking Up on Checking In

  • Dennis Crowley, founder, Foursquare
  • Interviewer: Kevin Delaney, editor-in-chief and co-founder, Quartz

11:25-11:40 am Feeding the Foodies

  • Matt Salzberg, founder and chief executive officer, Blue Apron
  • Eric Demby, co-founder, Smorgasburg
  • Jonathan Butler, co-founder, Smorgasburg
  • Interviewer: Hanna Rosin, national correspondent, The Atlantic

11:40-11:55 am Doing Well While Doing Good

  • Judith Rodin, president, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Margot Brandenburg, fellow, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Interviewer: Derek Thompson, senior editor, The Atlantic

11:55am -12:10 pm Running to Trouble: Giving Instant Cities Roots

  • David Miliband, president, International Rescue Committee
  • Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large, The Atlantic

12:10-12:30 pm It’s Not Spinach if He Cooks It

  • Mark Bittman, food writer, The New York Times
  • Interviewer: Corby Kummer, senior editor, The Atlantic

12:30 pm Remarks

LUNCH: (12:30 PM – 1:15 PM)

1:15 pm Remarks

1:15-1:30 pm What’s for Dessert?

  • Dominique Ansel, chef
  • Interviewer: Corby Kummer, senior editor, The Atlantic

1:30-1:50 pm The Cosmos in Twenty Minutes

  • Brian Greene, scientist and author
  • Interviewer: Walter Isaacson, president and CEO, The Aspen Institute

1:50-2:10 pm It’s All Greek to Me

  • Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO, Chobani
  • Interviewer: Derek Thompson, senior editor, The Atlantic

2:10-2:40 pm Cash, Credit, or Digital: What Happened to My Money?

  • Phil Bruno, McKinsey & Company
  • Nicolas Cary, founder, Blockchain.info
  • Interviewer: David Kestenbaum, NPR’s “Planet Money”

2:40-3:00 pm Crowdsourcing Your Dreams

  • Yancey Strickler, founder and CEO, Kickstarter
  • Interviewer: Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times columnist and co-anchor, CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

3:00-3:20 pm Broadcast Empire: The TV Revolution

  • Richard Plepler, CEO, HBO
  • Interviewer: Willie Geist, co-anchor, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

3:20-3:40 pm The Big Bank Speaks: The Future of Finance and Investing

  • James Gorman, CEO, Morgan Stanley
  • Interviewer: Steven Rattner, chairman of Willett Advisors LLC and economic analyst, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

3:40-3:55 pm Taking Philanthropy Back to School

  • Charles Best, co-founder and chief executive officer, donorschoose.org
  • Interviewer: Darren Walker, president, The Ford Foundation

3:55-4:15 pm Your Services are No Longer Needed – Meet the Robot

  • Andrew McAfee, associate director of the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author, “The Second Machine Age”
  • Interviewer: David Brooks, author and op-ed columnist, The New York Times

4:15-4:30 pm King of the Skyline

  • Robert Stern, dean of Yale University School of Architecture and senior partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

4:30-4:45 pm An Art Deco Couch in Every Living Room

  • Jonathan Adler, designer
  • Interviewer: Megan Garber, staff writer, The Atlantic

4:45-5:05 pm Leading the NYPD in de Blasio’s New York

  • Bill Bratton, police commissioner, New York City
  • Interviewer: James Bennet, editor-in-chief, The Atlantic

5:05-5:30 pm The Second Amendment in the 21st Century

  •  Gabby Giffords, former member, House of Representatives (D-AZ); co-founder, Americans for Responsible Solutions
  • Mark Kelly, Former Astronaut; co-founder, Americans for Responsible Solutions
  •  Interviewer: Hanna Rosin, national correspondent, The Atlantic

5:30 pm Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception

On May 6, 2014, the third annual New York Ideas forum will gather cutting-edge innovators with a simple goal: to draw out the strands of genius from leaders whose work and passions are changing our world. Taking place at the New-York Historical Society, New York Ideas will bring together over 600 New York and national thought leaders. Through interviews, panels, debates, displays, and break-out sessions, we will showcase the trends, innovations, and technologies driving the business, political, and cultural landscape.

Event information
Date
Tue May 6, 2014
9:00am - 5:30pm
Location
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024, United States