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The Feast 2014

October 9-11th, 2014, Brooklyn, NY


Change is not a journey from A to B but a process of transformation. Progression is how we learn, grow, and adapt throughout that process. We will explore what Progression means through three curated streams – high-level end-states that encapsulate what leaders across disciplines are collaborating toward.

We envision a world in which:

      People love the work they do (the future of industry + work)


      People thrive in the face of change (resilience)


      People live well and are well (health + well-being)


Spark creative approaches to complex challenges

On October 9 – 11th at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NYC, thinkers and doers will work side­-by­-side to drive forward brilliant solutions across industries. We’ll share and apply skillsets, create new approaches and collaborate with others around the world.

We’ll incite transformation: inspiring each other through what we create, developing a new sense of what’s possible, and leaving with the tools, community, and path to bring it forth — for the world and ourselves.

Join us.

Day 1 // Roundtables: Envision the future

The first full day of the conference, October 10th, is broken up into roundtables that address the theme of progression through the lens of one of the above thematic streams –  future of industry + work, resilience, and health + well-being – and identify significant possibilities for society, business and the planet.

Attendees and roundtable participants will turn challenges into opportunity, define a collective vision, and map out the needs to address, and identify opportunities we can achieve. Within each thematic stream, there will be three roundtables – one on social structures and technologies, one on hard infrastructure and technologies, and one on business strategies and models, explored through the lens of the theme at hand.

In each of these roundtables, we’ll ask:

  • Where are we currently in this space, and how did we get there?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • What do we need to do to get there, and what is one rule change to achieve that vision?

Building something together leads to deeper relationships, understanding and potential collaboration. Cross-disciplinary insight makes radically innovative approaches possible. The outcomes from these round-tables will be shared as a guide to approaches, actions, and a vision for what the community might make real. Bring your leadership and perspective to defining a brighter future.

Day 1 Attendance: $1000 (Includes admission to the opening night party on Thursday, October 9th, and the Worldwide Dinner celebration and The Feast Fest on Saturday, October 11th.) Request an invitation.

Day 2 // Workshops: Transform the Present

Saturday (October 11th) focuses on building new skills, offering and receiving each others new perspective, and supporting projects and innovators in realizing the future we envision together.

1. Learn

Learn a new skill, expand your understanding, or propel your personal or company development forward in workshops by premier organizations and experts.

2. Share

Rally around hosts from the roundtables on day one move beyond ideas to action by putting your skills, insights, and network to good. If you have a project that is in line with one of our thematic streams, sign up to share your work and a challenge you’d like to address with others at the conference. Have experience, skill or valuable eye? You can also offer 1:1 office hours to share your sage advice with conference attendees.

3. Build

The Feast is setting the table for everyone to continue building long after we come together at the conference. We’ve created a special digital tool and support system to engage each other around one another’s work and project throughout the year. The tool is called The Feast Connects. Project leaders will share updates and questions throughout the year, and you can sign up to contribute to one of the projects you connect with at The Feast. We’ll then highlight the results at The Feast the following year of what can happen when we bring together the brainpower and networks of today’s changemakers.

Day 2 Attendance: $500 (Includes admission to the opening night party on Thursday, October 9th, and the Worldwide Dinner celebration and The Feast Fest on Saturday, October 11th.) Request an invitation


Day 1 + Day 2, The Feast full experience: $1500 (Includes admission to the opening night party on Thursday, October 9th, both Day 1 and Day 2, the Worldwide Dinner celebration, and The Feast Fest on Saturday October 11th.) Request an invitation

Feast is a place that allows people to open up to each and get real. The attendees are hungry for innovation, creativity, and risk-taking and it’s inspiring to be around people who are constantly searching how to make things better.
Anne Mahlum, Founder of Back on My Feet