99U Preview


Sometimes, all you need is a boost.

At this year’s sold-out 99U Conference we are inviting master builders, thinkers, and doers to share their insights on how to succeed and make your ideas work. The 2015 lineup features top idea executors like MoMA senior curator Paola Antonelli, The Crossroads of Should and Must author Elle Luna, Black List founder & CEO of Franklin Leonard, Slack CEO & co-founder Stewart Butterfield, Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant, Spotify Global VP of Design Rochelle King, and many more.

99U’s goal is to focus specifically on how to navigate the treacherous waters of career development, with content that will get you in self-discovery mode. “What worked two years ago doesn’t work now. This year, we’d like to get people the tools they need to be successful in whatever career they choose—and if they don’t know what that is yet, then 99U is here to help,” shares Sean Blanda, editor-in-chief/head of 99U.

Attendees will be exposed to a series of 16+ talks from creative and innovative minds that will seriously get you motivated. If you weren’t sure about what to do next with your career, company, and/or life—you’ll find the direction you need with these exciting activities:

Listen to Action-Oriented Talks

Get fired up with a series of 16+ main stage talks from the world’s leading creative visionaries. They’ll offer pragmatic, real-world insights on how you can put your ideas into action. We’ll also be premiering four new videos from the innovation trackers at Cool Hunting.

Hear from the Creative Experts in Master Classes

Dive deep into the mechanics of idea execution with five 75-minute master classes, where top creative minds share best practices on everything from branding your startup to building an incredible creative career.

Visit Leading Creative Workspaces

Explore the inner-workings of NYC’s leading creative companies, and meet fellow attendees in an intimate, interactive setting. Studio sessions will be hosted by Spotify, Quirky, MoMA, IDEO, and many more.

Learn, Network, and Party!

From the pre-conference kickoff to our killer closing party, 99U provides you with endless opportunities to network with fellow attendees and get exposed to new ideas. Guest artist Steve Keene will be on hand at the kickoff, creating 99 pieces of original work to share with attendees at the Highline Ballroom pre-party.

Even though the conference is sold out this year, watch for video recordings on the 99U website of all major sessions in the coming months and keep an eye out for early-bird registration this June.

Pollyanna Macchiano

Pollyanna is a mobile app marketing magician at Adobe who thrives on being involved in the arts: writing, doodling, and general nerdiness included. Powered by green tea and mochi.

Pollyanna Macchiano