Schedule

The “Gain” conference offers general session presentations, pre-conference activities and networking events. Complete event details are below.

REGISTRATION

On Wednesday, October 22, registration will take place in the third floor foyer of the Marriott Marquis.

On Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24, registration will take place in the fifth floor foyer of the Marriott Marquis.

Wednesday, October 22
pre-conference workshops and activities
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Third floor foyer, Marriott Marquis
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Paul Backett Evolve Collaborative; Chris Butler Evolve Collaborative; Bob Dunham Institute for Generative Leadership; Mori Taheripour Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Enhance your skillset by attending a professional development workshop. All registered attendees will be notified by email when registration becomes available. An additional fee is required.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Women and the Redesign of Business
Tiffany Dufu Levo League; Robin Ely Harvard Business School; Debbie Madden Stride; Reshma Saujani Girls Who Code
Discover how innovative women—and the expanding discourse on professional gender equity—are redesigning business for everyone by challenging conventional notions of work and offering new modes of leadership.
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Jon Pittman Autodesk, Inc.; Jen van der Meer New York University ITP
Enhance your skill set by attending a professional development workshop. All registered attendees will be notified by email when registration becomes available. An additional fee is required.
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Rethinking Design Education
Helen Armstrong Miami University, Ohio; Allan Chochinov Core77; Liz Danzico NPR; Haakon Faste California College of the Arts; Ellen Lupton Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Cameron Tonkinwise Carnegie Mellon University
Liberty
A workshop for educators, by educators. All registered attendees will be notified by email when registration becomes available. An additional fee is required.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Take a tour of one of New York City’s best design studios. Note, studio tours run concurrent with afternoon workshops. Since it is not possible to attend both, please be careful not to double book during this time slot. All registered attendees will be notified by email when registration becomes available.
Thursday, October 23
6:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fifth floor foyer, Marriott Marquis
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Creative Cloud
Attend a free Creative Cloud training workshop, presented by Adobe. Pre-registration is required. All registered attendees will be notified by email when registration becomes available.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Christopher Ireland Mix & Stir Studio; Marty Neumeier Liquid Agency; Douglas Rushkoff rushkoff.com; Josh Tyrangiel Bloomberg Businessweek
Join 800 attendees as we kick-off “Gain.” Listen to inspiring speakers discuss the importance of a creative economy and the value of creative leadership.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bob Dunham Institute for Generative Leadership; Lisa Kay Solomon Innovation Studio
Hear from engaging speakers on the topic of redesigning business communications.
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Phil Gilbert IBM Design; Kaaren Hanson Medallia; Joel Podolny Apple
Hear from innovators and design thinkers on the topic of redesigning organizations.
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Eve Blossom Lulan Artisans; Jordan Breslow Etsy; Susan Mac Cormac Morrison & Foerster
Gather with fellow attendees and continue the conversation on the redesign of organizations.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, October 24
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Christian Bason MindLab; Jake Dunagan verynice.co; Sanford Levinson University of Texas School of Law
Begin your morning by listening to inspiring speakers on the topic of redesigning government.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Michael Bierut Pentagram; John Fullerton Capital Institute; Roger Martin Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management
Hear from thought leaders on the topic of redesigning the economy.
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Douglas Gayeton Lexicon of Sustainability ; Jerry Michalski The Relationship Economy Expedition; Adam Werbach yerdle
Hear from engaging speakers on the topic of the redesign of relationships.
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Brian David Johnson Intel; Hunter Lovins Natural Capitalism Solutions
Conclude your “Gain” conference experience by listening to thought-provoking speakers on the topic of redesigning society.