Where else would a Virgin Galactic astronaut, a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, and a Vice correspondent speak under one roof? Big names speak at Impact East because it’s an event that creates big solutions. A diverse group of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and break-through innovators from across disciplines explore the the theme “DESIRE” and the future we want through key thematic pillars. Prominent thought leaders want to align themselves with the next great idea and that starts here.
“The Feast is an inspiring event…the attendees, their innovative minds, and willingness to jump in is what makes the event one-of-a-kind.” – Rebecca Pontius
Everyone is brazenly themselves
It’s goofy, sometimes weird, and constantly inspiring. Changing the world starts with knowing what you’re capable of. Embracing yourself, quirks and all, allows you to unleash your superpower for the greater good. If putting on a superhero mask helps you tap into that, more power to you.
“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
Your network expands dramatically
Attending Impact East means there’s a good chance of meeting your new mentor, start up co-founder, client, or best friend. Build relationships with members of the Feast community through collaborative workshops, maker stations fueled by communal ideas, 1:1 sessions with featured speakers, and installations that foster meaningful conversation. Impact East is a super connector that puts you face to face with like-minded people focused on bettering themselves and the world.
“It’s an event that’s all about what happens after the event. Yes, it’s inspiring. Yes, it’s incredible. But what’s really incredible is seeing what happens once the event is over. Each year the team at The Feast finds new ways to invite us all into a larger conversation. It’s a conversation that they keep going year-round and a conversation that leads to real change.” – Brad Montague
This is a place for creators and visionaries to do what they do best: turn their ideas into reality. Being talked at isn’t interesting. We don’t want to hear about how other people are changing the world, but rather figure out how we can change it ourselves. Attend an action pod session and immerse yourself in a space that catalyzes education, discussion, and action around global issues. Each Action Pod has two unique parts; a maker station or an interactive space (build, make, do, act, etc.) to create physical solutions to today’s challenges, and an innovation showcase or a space to host small panels, roundtable discussions, and/or demonstrations around a specific topic or innovation.
“I was gifted the results of a customized haiku battle, had a conversation about consciousness, created a human synthesizer performance of a Michael Jackson song, played with magical papercraft art, brainstormed with people who are passionate about learning technology, and danced with a mob in a train station. Not your average conference.” – Eric Rosenbaum
A concert of epic proportions
After three days of collective brainpower, rock out at our live music showcase featuring Soul Clap and Wolf & Lamb. Enjoy the biggest artists of today perform while you make a social impact (yes, really– all concert donations go towards a good cause).
If you’re interested in listening to people wax poetic about an ideal world, this event isn’t for you. Feast Impact East is looking for action-oriented doers to come together and create tangible change within a three day period. Join us to connect with like-minded individuals, advance your personal skills and knowledge, bring your ideas to fruition, and better the global community. We look forward to creating a better future together.