Our city is filled with some pretty smart people. Come hear what they have to say at ThinkFest.
NOVEMBER 15, 2018
PROGRAMMING BEGINS AT 12:00PM
Philadelphia magazine’s ThinkFest 2018 will feature interactive lounges, a networking brunch, and the opportunity to rub elbows with the most influential people and businesses in the city.
Brunch Begins| 10:30 am
Through Q&As, 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 | Noon
Hosted by Comcast
Raise a glass to toast the day’s speakers. This post-event reception will feature those who are leaving their innovative mark on our city.
COCKTAILS BEGIN | 5:00 pm
Here’s who you’ll hear from at ThinkFest this year.
Behind the Shorti: How Wawa Became a Philly Icon
Chris Gheysens and Anthony Bucci
Will Robots Rule Health Care?*
Pat Keran and S. Paul Sharkey
Greetings from Cellicon Valley:
The Promise of Philly’s Biotech Boom
Katherine High, Jonathan Epstein and Richard Vague
The Future is On*
What’s Next for #MeToo
Tiffanie Stanard, Rebecca Rhynhart, Fabiola Cineas and D’Arcy Rudnay
One Year In: Confessions of a New D.A.
Larry Krasner and Tamala Edwards
Inside the Catholic Church Scandal
Josh Shapiro and Tom McGrath
Modern Parenting: The New Life Journey*
The Future of Philly Food
Nick Elmi, Greg Vernick and Ashley Primis
An Insider’s Guide to the New Comcast Campus*
Karen Dougherty Buchholz
The Opioid Crisis: The View From the Front Lines
Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, Mike Newall and Nydia Han
Can Criminal Justice Be Social Justice?
Reforming a Broken System
Meek Mill, Michael Rubin and Tom McGrath
Come visit UnitedHealthcare throughout the day and get hands-on interaction with some of our latest innovations including artificial intelligence, mixed reality and robotics.
VERIZON TOTE STATION
Stop by the Verizon lounge throughout the day for custom-printed tote bags and charge up your mobile device while you wait.
TASTE OF THE NEW
Visit the Comcast lounge throughout the day to learn more about the expanded Comcast Center campus in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. Enjoy light bites and beverages from Vernick Coffee Bar while exploring all that the new campus has to offer.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
University of Pennsylvania
For event sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please email Jessica Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org for rates, custom packages and more information.