Thursday, November 9th
Come hear what the 100 Most Influential Philadelphians have to say about our city.
Philadelphia magazine’s ThinkFest 2017 will feature interactive lounges, a networking brunch, and the opportunity to rub elbows with the most influential people and businesses in the city.
Networking Brunch | 10:30 am
Through Q&A’s, discussions and debates, those with cultural, business, artistic and political clout will share their personal journeys, discuss their big ideas, and delve into the future of an ever-evolving Philadelphia.
Programming Begins | 12 pm
Raise a glass to toast the day’s speakers and honor the list of “100 Most Influential Philadelphians”. This post-event reception will feature those who are leaving their innovative mark on our city.
Networking Reception | 5:30 pm
Check back often for updates and additions to this year’s line-up of speakers.
Changing Skyline, Changing City
Cecil Baker and Jerry Sweeney
moderated by Neil Shah
The View from Tech
Wil Reynolds and David Bookspan
moderated by Richard Vague
Philly and the Age of Activism
Shani Akilah, Abdul-Aliy Muhammad and Feminista Jones
moderated by Michael Coard
Corporate Culture: How Curiosity Creates Innovation
The State of Culture and Cool in 2017
Stephen Starr and Todd Carmichael
moderated by Tom McGrath
Philly Politics: The Next Generation
Jordan Harris and Rebecca Rhynhart
moderated by Ali Perelman
Philly’s Creative Capital
James Ijames and Thom Collins
moderated by Nick Stuccio
Does Philly Need a Culture Change?
John Fry, Stephen Klasko and Bruce Katz
Women in Power: Where Philly Stands
Meryl Levitz, Sara Lomax-Reese and Jane Slusser
Philly (and America) in the Age of Trump
Jim Kenney and Josh Shapiro
moderated by Matt O’Donnell
Divided We Stand
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
University of Pennsylvania