Everything You Need to Know for ThinkFest Today

Networking, storytelling, brainstorming – it all happens today, and with Philly's biggest innovators. Here's how you can join the conversation.

It’s finally here: ThinkFest 2016 starts now.

Ticket holders are in for a day of networking, storytelling, conversing, innovating and more – and it’s all kicking off this morning at the Michael A. Nutter Theatre in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

If you’re not there, don’t fret: you can watch the discussions unfold live on Facebook. Plus, follow the magazine on Twitter and Instagram for updates, and post with #ThinkFest to join the conversation. It’s one you won’t want to miss.

Here’s the schedule of speakers:

9 a.m.
King of Prussia and the Revenue of the Suburbs
Eric Goldstein

9:25 a.m.
The First Philly Unicorn? Notes on the Philly Tech Scene
Apu Gupta & Bob Moul

9:55 a.m.
Black Lives Matter: Inside a Movement
Asa Khalif & Tamala Edwards

10:35 a.m.
Innovation in Business, Sports and Philanthropy: A Conversation
John Middleton

11:20 a.m.
Start-Up Spotlight
HomeGrown Farms, Winner of “The Pitch”

11:25 a.m.
Why Philadelphia Needs School Choice
Jeff Yass

11:40 a.m.
The Quick-Serve Revolution
Nicole Marquis, Steve Cook, Justin Rosenberg & Danya Henninger

1 p.m.
Institutional Power: Why Philly Needs World-Class Brands
Madeline Bell & Lucinda Duncalfe

1:25 p.m.
Generational Poverty: Solving Philly’s Most Enduring Problem
Otis Bullock Jr. & Farah Jimenez

1:55 p.m.
Are Parks the Key to Philly’s Future?
Kathryn Ott Lovell

2:10 p.m.
Show Me the Money: Rethinking the City’s Bottom Line
Allan Domb

2:30 p.m.
Pop-Up Performance
Keystone State Boychoir, featuring Bobby Hill

2:55 p.m.
Harnessing the Power & Potential of Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Stephen Tang

3:20 p.m.
Post-Election Hangover: Border Walls, Email Servers, and How We Move On From Here
Sasha Issenberg & Hallie Jackson

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