conference Date

May 6, 2014
The Atlantic presents:

New York Ideas 2014


Tuesday, May 6

8:55 am EDT Welcome Remarks - Library Stage     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, The Atlantic
9:00 am EDT Spinning Into the Next Gear     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Elizabeth Cutler, Co-Founder, SoulCycle
  • Julie Rice, Co-Founder, SoulCycle
  • Interviewer: Jessica Pels, Features Editor and Online Deputy Editor, Teen Vogue
9:10 am EDT True Grit: Hanging Tough with Tough Mudder     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Will Dean, Founder, Tough Mudder
  • Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
9:20 am EDT Technicolor: Making Silicon (V)alley Look Like America     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Christina Lewis Halpern, Founder, All-Star Code
  • Taofeek Rabiu, AOL
  • Nikolas Rassoules, Student
  • Interviewer: Megan Garber, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
9:30 am EDT Mumbai Tenement to LinkedIn Leadership: A Journey     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Deep Nishar, Senior Vice President of Products and User Experience, LinkedIn
9:45 am EDT To Make a Difference, Click 'Enter'     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Ben Rattray, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
  • Interviewer: Justin Brown, Founder, Ideapod
10:00 am EDT Random, Interesting, Amazing: How Millennials Connect     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Mangesh Hattikudur, Co-Founder, Mental Floss
  • William Pearson, Co-Founder, Mental Floss
  • David Burstein, Author, Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World
  • Interviewer: Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
10:15 am EDT The Pop-Up Paradigm     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Garance Doré, Founder,
  • Tracy DiNunzio, Founder,
  • Erik Eliason, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Storefront
  • Tristan Pollock, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Storefront
  • Interviewer Connie Wang, Style Director, Refinery29
10:40 am EDT And You Think Parallel Parking is Hard?     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Adam Steltzner, Lead Mechanical Engineer of the Curiosity landing, NASA
  • Interviewer: Megan Garber, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
10:55 am EDT Being American in a Post-9/11 World     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Anand Giridharadas, Author, The True American
  • Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
11:10 am EDT Crisis Caught on Camera: VICE's Doc-Style Journalism     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Jason Mojica, Editor-in-Chief, VICE News
  • Interviewer: Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
11:25 am EDT Gawking: New Media's Personality-Driven Journalism     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Ryan Schreiber, CEO, Pitchfork
  • Choire Sicha, Co-Founder, The Awl
  • Maureen Johnson, New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Interviewer: Andrew Golis, General Manager, The Wire
11:45 am EDT A Cell's Eye View of Designing Life and Preventing Death     Watch On-Demand
Location: Library Stage
  • Andrew Hessel, Distinguished Scientist, Autodesk
12:00 pm EDT Concluding Remarks
Location: Library Stage
  • Hayley Romer, Publisher, The Atlantic
12:30 pm EDT Concluding Remarks
Location: Smith Stage
  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, The Atlantic
Break: 12:30 - 1:15 pm EDT
1:15 pm EDT What's for Dessert?     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Dominique Ansel, Chef
  • Interviewer: Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
1:30 pm EDT The Cosmos in Twenty Minutes     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Brian Greene, Scientist and Author
  • Interviewer: Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
1:50 pm EDT It's All Greek to Me     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO, Chobani
  • Interviewer: Derek Thompson, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
2:10 pm EDT Cash, Credit, or Digital: What Happened to My Money?     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Jeffrey Alberts, Partner at Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Philip Bruno, Principal, McKinsey & Company
  • Nicolas Cary, Founder,
  • Interviewer: David Kestenbaum, Host of "Planet Money," NPR
2:40 pm EDT Crowdsourcing Your Dreams     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Yancey Strickler, Founder and CEO, Kickstarter
  • Interviewer: Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times columnist and co-anchor, CNBC's "Squawk Box"
3:00 pm EDT Broadcast Empire: The TV Revolution     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Richard Plepler, CEO, HBO
  • Interviewer: Willie Geist, Co-Anchor, MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
3:20 pm EDT The Big Bank Speaks: The Future of Finance and Investing     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • James Gorman, CEO, Morgan Stanley
  • Interviewer: Steven Rattner, Chairman of Willett Advisors LLC and Economic Analyst, MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
3:40 pm EDT Taking Philanthropy Back to School     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Charles Best, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
  • Interviewer: Darren Walker, President, The Ford Foundation
3:55 pm EDT Your Services are No Longer Needed - Meet the Robot     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Andrew McAfee, Associate Director of the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Author, The Second Machine Age
  • Interviewer: David Brooks, Author and Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
4:15 pm EDT King of the Skyline     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Robert Stern, Dean of Yale University School of Architecture and Senior Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
  • Interviewer: Justin Davidson, Classical Music and Architecture Critic, New York Magazine
4:30 pm EDT An Art Deco Couch in Every Living Room     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Jonathan Adler, Designer
  • Interviewer: Megan Garber, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
4:45 pm EDT Leading the NYPD in de Blasio's New York     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Bill Bratton, Police Commissioner, City of New York
  • Interviewer: James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic
5:05 pm EDT The Second Amendment in the 21st Century     Watch On-Demand
Location: Smith Stage
  • Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, Co-Founders, Americans for Responsible Solutions
  • Interviewer: Hanna Rosin, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
5:30 pm EDT Concluding Remarks
Location: Smith Stage
  • Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

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About This conference

The third annual New York Ideas forum will gather cutting-edge innovators with a simple goal: to draw out the strands of genius from leaders whose work and passions are changing our world. Taking place at the New-York Historical Society, New York Ideas will bring together over 600 New York and national thought leaders. Through interviews, panels, debates, displays, and break-out sessions, we will showcase the trends, innovations, and technologies driving the business, political, and cultural landscape.

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