Overview

2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit: Boston

The Under 30 Summit has always been in a class of its own—with four days of motivating panels, pitch contests, philanthropy, music and food festivals, parties and beyond—but this year, we’re taking it to the next level.

From October 16-19th, 5,000 current and future leaders of every field will converge on Boston for the 2016 Under 30 Summit—the world’s greatest gathering of young entrepreneurs and game changers.

For the first time, four content stages – Tech, Create, Capital and Impact – will be hosted at notable universities throughout the city, encompassing dedicated programming and the greatest innovations across Science and Technology, Finance and Investing, Media and Creativity, and Policy and Social Good. Additionally, a VIP track for Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees, will be held at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall. We’re transforming Boston’s City Hall Plaza into a central hub for attendees from all five tracks to network, view demonstrations and performances, unwind at a beer garden or VIP lounge, and so much more.

The Under 30 Summit will kick off with an NFL Sunday Tailgate and the U30 Music Festival. We’re excited to announce another all-star line-up this year: Jason Derulo, Halsey, Gallant, and Delta Rae. Known for their sold out stadiums, Billboard chart-toppers and mainstay performances on the festival circuit, they’re sure to kick off the summit with a bang.

Serving as the definitive place to network, collaborate, recruit and exchange ideas of the future, the 2016 Under 30 Summit will do it all.

 

 

 

Agenda

 

Sunday, October 16th
12pm-4pm | The Under 30 Kickoff
Enjoy the official opening of the Under 30 Village.  Surprises– and hundreds of your fellow Under 30s – to follow.

4pm -10pm | Under 30 Music Festival
A private concert to change the world (in partnership with Global Citizen), along with the some of the greatest young acts in the world: Jason Derulo, Halsey, Gallant and Delta Rae, plus many surprises!


Monday, October 17th
8am | Under 30 Wellness--Fun Run
 Run or jog (less than 2 miles), along a historic route through Boston with surprise celebrity guest!

9:30am-7pm | Under 30 Village Hubs: Experiences, Ideas, Opportunities
From networking, to recruiting, to a start-up village, to performances, to food, to a beer garden, the Under 30 Village has it all.

10am-1pm | Ideas Hub Programming
Talks and panels on the Ideas Hub stage in the Under 30 Village.

2pm-5pm | Content Hub Stages
The greatest collection of speakers in the world this week, on four stages (Capital, Tech, Impact, Create) located across Boston.

9pm-2am | The Under 30 Celebrity Fenway Park Bar Crawl
Welcome to the best bar crawl ever. The Under 30 Summit takes over the famous streets behind the Green Monster and around Fenway Park (plus, one bar inside), with a half-dozen themed bars, each with a celebrity surprise. (Last year’s highlights included Hanson leading the karaoke bar, and Dr. Ruth holding court in the singles bar.)

 

Tuesday, October 18th
8:30am | Under 30 Wellness – Meditation with Deepak Chopra
Exercise your body (lightly) and mind (heavily) with one of the world’s great healers, Deepak Chopra, who will be joined by the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Amit Sood
(an Under 30 Summit favorite) in the Under 30 Village.

9am–8pm | Under 30 Village Hubs: Experiences, Ideas, Opportunities
From networking, to recruiting, to a start-up village, to performances, to food, to a beer garden, the Under 30 Village has it all.

10am-1pm | Content Hub Stages
The greatest collection of speakers in the world this week, on four stages (Capital, Tech, Impact, Create) located across Boston.

2pm-5pm | Ideas Hub Stage Programming
Talks and panels on stage in the Under 30 Village.

5pm-8pm | Taste of Boston Food Festival

 

Wednesday, October 19th
Service Day
From a hackathon for good to assemblies at Boston public high school, the Under 30 Summit intends to leave Boston better than we found it.

 

Click through each tab for the different content stage agendas below

 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Revolution

Think big, think disruption, think outside-the-box -- a morning of revolutionary thoughts in the birthplace of revolution, and the original American startup, Faneuil Hall.

10:00am

Musical Surprise

10:05am

The Entrepreneurial Revolution: A VR Experience Sponsored by The Macallan Double Cask

Hamilton star Okieriete Onaodowan kicks off the Summit with a spoken word performance that showcases two worlds (revolutions past—and present), accompanied by a groundbreaking synced VR experience.

  • Okieriete Onaodowan | Actor , Hamilton
10:15am

Welcome and Introduction

  • Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
10:20am

Business is an Adventure

One of the great entrepreneurs of all-time practically invented the idea of “work hard, play hard,” as he broke records, barriers and borders, starting his first business by 16, and the company that would become the Virgin Group by 20. A no-holds-barred talk with the ultimate Under 30 mentor Sir Richard Branson.

  • Sir Richard Branson | Founder , Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Group
  • Moderator: Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
10:35am

Business Is An Adventure

Richard Branson and Virgin Atlantic, his transatlantic airline, believe Business is an Adventure. Together they’ve been on a mission to uncover how America’s most innovative business leaders make that adventure epic, and there’s no better place to do this than at the Under 30 Summit. Richard is joined by other top entrepreneurs in discussion around the best ways to cause disruption, create change and achieve game-changing success. Audience participation welcome!

  • Sir Richard Branson | Founder , Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Group
  • Tyler Haney | Founder , Outdoor Voices
  • Moderator: Randall Lane | Editor , Forbes Magazine
11:15am

Honest Talk

Jessica Alba was often sick as a child, with asthma and allergies severe enough to require extended hospital stays. That experience ignited her interest in healthy living--but it wasn’t until the 2008 birth of her daughter, when she saw a need for nontoxic household products, that her billion-dollar idea was born. Here, she shares her story behind The Honest Company’s wild success.

  • Jessica Alba | Founder & Chief Creative Officer , The Honest Company
11:40am

Gender, Adversity and Success

The famous line about dancer Ginger Rogers: she did everything her famous partner Fred Astaire did—except backwards, and in high-heels. But out of adversity comes success -- a recent study revealed that startups with at least one female founder far outpaced all-male teams. Three of the world’s great young entrepreneurs (who happen to be women) share their success roadmap.

  • Sophia Amoruso | Founder & Owner , Nasty Gal
  • Lisa Falzone | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Revel Systems
  • Jennifer Hyman | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Rent the Runway
12:00pm

Meet the Midas Men

Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary may be better known an actor and the manager or Madonna and U2, respectively, but over the past six years, they’re quietly turned a $30 million portfolio into $250 million, investing in an all-star lineup of startups: Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, Pinterest and many others. What do they look for – and what can you learn from that?

  • Ashton Kutcher | Actor & Co-Founder , Sound Ventures
  • Guy Oseary | Talent Manager & Co-Founder , Sound Ventures
12:20pm

The $1 Million Change the World Entrepreneur Competition

Over 1,000 Under 30 entrepreneurs entered. Fewer than 50 were selected as semi-finalists. Now the Final Four will compete on stage at Faneuil Hall for the grand prize – an investment from Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary (Sound Ventures) and Rough Draft Ventures/General Catalyst, as well as an advertising campaign in Forbes.

Judges: Ashton Kutcher | Actor & Co-Founder, Sounds Ventures
Peter Boyce II | Principal, Rough Draft Ventures
Guy Oseary | Talent Manager & Co-Founder, Sound Ventures

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 2: Evolution

Most overnight successes are years in the making. For an afternoon, we’ll focus on moving another level to achieve greatness.

02:00pm

Musical Surprise

02:10pm

Welcome

02:15pm

Building the New Technology Tribes

Adam Neumann has built tech and innovation hubs that change how founders build and collaborate. Now he’s taking the idea further with his new enterprise WeLive, which may just redefine the reality of work-life balance.

  • Adam Neumann | Chief Executive Officer , WeWork
02:45pm

Panel to Be Announced

03:15pm

The Master Hacker

  • Saket Modi | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Lucideus Tech
03:25pm

Lessons in Leadership

04:00pm

Marketing Master Class

  • Bart Baker | YouTube Star and King of Parodies , YouTube
  • Bethany Mota | YouTube Sensation & Entrepreneur
04:45pm

Martellus Bennett

The New England Patriots' tight end is a 6-foot-6, 270-pounder Pro Bowler -- who’s also an accomplished filmmaker, musician and entrepreneur. A inspiring talk in defying stereotypes -- delivered straight from practice.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Launch

You can’t run until you walk, and you can’t be a billionaire unless you launch. Lessons on lift-off.

02:00pm

Opening Performance: Mind Music

  • Matan Berkowitz | Interdisciplinary Artist & Entrepreneur; CEO , Shift
02:10pm

Official Welcome

  • Steve Bertoni | Senior Editor , Forbes Media
02:15pm

Meet the Midas Men

Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary may be better known an actor and the manager or Madonna and U2, respectively, but over the past six years, they’re quietly turned a $30 million portfolio into $250 million, investing in an all-star lineup of startups: Uber, Airbnb, Spotify, Pinterest and many others. What do they look for – and what can you learn from that?

  • Ashton Kutcher | Actor & Co-Founder , Sound Ventures
  • Guy Oseary | Talent Manager & Co-Founder , Sound Ventures
02:45pm

Gaming of Emotional Connection

Brian Wong was 19 when he became the youngest person to have Silicon Valley venture capitalists fund his company. He’s now a 25-year-old whisperer who helps marketers make an emotional connection to their customers by embedding apps with a wickedly addictive—and effective—system of rewards to engage them even further. The founder-CEO of Kiip, Wong shares secrets of customer engagement in the mobile age.

  • Brian Wong | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Kiip
02:55pm

Trust in the Sharing Economy

The share economy has us trusting strangers with our homes, cars, and personal lives. Jessica Scorpio and Marcella Sapone have created big business based on our trust; meanwhile, Ryan Ozonian builds off our paranoia. You need to understand both.

  • Ryan Ozonoian | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Dust
  • Marcella Sapone | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Hello Alfred
  • Jessica Scorpio | Founder & Vice President Marketing , Getaround
03:15pm

Show & Tell: Meet the Next Edisons

Mind-blowing innovations and inventions and the geniuses behind them.

Judges: Alexander Clark | Innovation and Experiences Engineer, HP
David Fialkow | Co-Founder and Managing Director, General Catalyst

04:00pm

Panel: Can This (Business) Marriage Be Saved?

Business partnerships can be keenly similar to a marriage--and the stress of running a business can be so great, it can threaten even the most harmonious  of relationships. Enter Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famed sex therapist, who will put some top 30 Under 30 co-founders on the couch.

  • Adam Goldston | Co-Founder , Athletic Propulsion Labs
  • Ryan Goldston | Co-Founder , Athletic Propulsion Labs
  • Brittany Hodak | Co-Founder , ZinePak
  • Kim Kaupe | Co-Founder , ZinePak
  • Moderator: Dr. Ruth Westheimer | Media Personality, Author , Sex Therapist
04:35pm

Empire Building in the Electric World

Armed with websites and social media, bold new brands can now cheaply rival decades-old giants in billion-dollar markets. Three of the dons of e-commerce digital branding share secrets on how to leanly build a brand that's battles the market's biggest players.

  • Andy Katz-Mayfield | Co-Founder , Harry’s Shaving
  • Jennifer Hyman | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Rent the Runway
  • Niraj Shah | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Wayfair

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 2: Moonshot

If you’re going for a ride, you may as well shoot for the stars. Spend a morning charting a course to get there.

10:00am

Surprise Opener

10:05am

Welcome

  • M. Lee Pelton | President , Emerson College
10:10am

1000 Gurus in Your Pocket

Doctor, healer -- and entrepreneur -- Deepak Chopra reveals how technology is changing the the boundaries of mind and body

  • Dr. Deepak Chopra | Founder, the Chopra Foundation; Co-Founde , Chopra Center for Wellbeing
10:35am

Next Stop--the Moon

Space entrepreneurs from Moon Express give the Under 30 Summit an exclusive sneak peek at the first commercial lunar rover destined for take off.

10:45am

Building the New Technology Tribes

Adam Neumann has built tech and innovation hubs that change how founders build and collaborate. Now he’s taking the idea further with his new enterprise WeLive, which may just redefine the reality of work-life balance—for better or worse? That question remains.

  • Adam Neumann | Chief Executive Officer , WeWork
11:15am

Panel to Be Announced

12:00pm

Ugly is the New Beautiful

Boring, bureaucratic, and bloated industries? More like blockbuster businesses. Three stars reveal the massive opportunities.

  • Ian Crosby | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Bench
  • James Proud | Founder , Hello
  • Liz Wessel | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , WayUp
12:25pm

Panel to Be Announced

12:35am

From $120,000 to $1 Billion

  • Neil Blumenthal | Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer , Warby Parker

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Change The World

Unconventional paths to making the world better, brighter, more connected -- this afternoon we’ll explore the spirit of hope, big ideas and hard work that goes into making a difference globally.

02:00pm

Musical Surprise

02:10pm

Official Welcome

  • Caroline Howard | Executive Producer , Forbes Media
02:15pm

The New Word for Feminism

Just 18% of startups have at least one female founder and only 7% of venture capital partners are women. Sophia Amoruso defied the odds to create a $300 million retail juggernaut, NastyGal, and a #GIRLBOSS empire (bestseller, website, foundation). “The most feminist thing to do is just to show up and be a Girl Boss. Maybe Girl Boss is a new word for feminism.”

  • Sophia Amoruso | Founder & Owner , Nasty Gal
02:40pm

Life and Death and Ebola

The best advice Katie Meyler ever got? "Get over yourself--it's not about you." Those words not only inspired the social entrepreneur to launch a much-needed all-girls school in Liberia in 2013, but when the Ebola crisis hit the African country the following year, they became her guiding principle. Meyler shares her story of how she fought to keep her More than Me school open while literally staring down death.

  • Katie Meyler | Founder , More Than Me
02:50pm

Dot.Org or Dot.Com: Mission and Money

61% of millennials are worried about the state of the world and feel personally responsible to make a difference. But how do you balance the desire to make change with the need to make money? Four successful social entrepreneurs from around the world provide a road map.

  • Jeremy Johnson | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Andela
  • Jasmine Lau | Co-Founder & Executive Director , PIM
  • Shiza Shahid | Founder, Now Ventures; Co-Founder , Malala Fund
03:20pm

The Face of Freedom

Hyeonseo Lee is perhaps the world’s most unlikely political activist. Having escaped one of the world’s poorest, most secretive and brutal regimes, she is now an international champion of refugee rights and political immigration, and one of a growing cadre of courageous refugees talking about the human consequences of global inaction. Take it from Oprah, who described her TED talk as “the most riveting ever!”

  • Hyeonseo Lee | North Korean Defector, Activist and Author of “The Girl With Seven Names"
03:50pm

Short Documentary Film Festival

For the first time, Forbes is holding a contest to find the world’s next generation of brilliant documentary short filmmakers. And the audience will vote to choose the winner.

Judges: Amy Laslett | Partner, Kids at Play
Joshua Sason | Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Magna; Executive

04:15pm

Can Activism Cure Cancer?

What's more powerful than awareness ribbons and hashtag campaigns? This panel of game-changers has faced down disease personally -- and is working to craft and pass policy that that can heal the world in the process.

  • Yael Cohen Braun | Co-Founder , FCancer
  • Victor Chan | Managing Director , Aoni Condoms
  • Steven Keating | PHD Candidate , MIT
04:40pm

Reforming the World’s Workplace

It's been said before, and often: there is a gender problem in workplaces around the world. But the past year has really put the issue in the spotlight, giving women the momentum and motivation to speak out. Listen in as our panelists from the cast of Good Girls Revolt, the new Amazon series, the Silicon Valley start-up world and NASA explain why generational shifts in work culture and social attitudes are drastically changing the idea of business as usual. But is it enough?

  • Genevieve Angelson | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Anna Camp | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Erin Darke | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Sarah Kunst | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Proday
  • Sophie Milam | Executive Officer , HI-SEAS Mission III
05:00pm

Extra Session: Good Girls Revolt Screening

06:00pm

Q&A with the Cast and Creators of Good Girls Revolt

  • Genevieve Angelson | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Joy Bryant | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Dana Calvo | Executive Producer , Good Girls Revolt
  • Anna Camp | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Erin Darke | Actress , Good Girls Revolt
  • Chris Diamantopoulo | Actor , Good Girls Revolt
  • Darlene Hunt | Executive Producer , Good Girls Revolt
  • Lynda Obst | Executive Producer , Good Girls Revolt

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

12:00am

Day 2: Change America

The best solutions for a sustainable and better future for the country will engage and involve today’s generation. This morning we’ll set the stage for inspiring a sense of purpose and success.

10:10am

Opening Performance

Trae Crowder, comedian known as “Liberal Redneck”

10:10am

Official Welcome

10:15am

Politics in the 21st Century

A generation ago, the political battlefield was all about the left and right. Now it’s all about outsiders vs. insiders, establishment vs. provocateurs, the fringe vs. the center. A mashup of legislators and non-politicians discuss the challenges and opportunities of this new polarization that goes way beyond this year’s election season.

  • Mattie Duppler | Coalitions Director , House Republican Conference
  • Jenna Lowenstein | Digital Director , Hillary for America
  • Michael Whitney | Digital Fundraising Director, Bernie Sanders; Senior Campaign Strategist , Revolution Messaging
  • Moderator: Michael Dukakis | Professor at Northeastern and Former Massachusetts Governor and Presidential Candidate
10:55am

How To Survive A Mass Murder

One cold April day in 2007, 49 students were shot and 32 died at Virginia Tech. One survivor was then-21-year-old Colin Goddard, the only person in the building to call the police (after he had been shot four times). He saved lives that day -- and now his lifework is to save countless more.

  • Colin Goddard | Senior Policy Advocate , Everytown for Gun Safety
11:05am

The Entire 2016 Presidential Campaign in 7 Minutes

It's been a drawn-out 21 months of presidential campaigning. You won’t believe your eyes and ears as two top college debaters engage in a heated discussion of Campaign 2016. They talk us through everything you need to know at warp speed.

11:15am

The Power Of An Outsider

Courageous social entrepreneurs discuss the disruptive force of coming from outside the industry bubble, mapping out how they did it and what's next now that they've found success.

  • Christopher Gray | Co-Founder , Scholly
11:40am

Muslim Like U.S.

The subject of Islam can be very touchy. But Amani Al-Khatahtbeh says, "It’s not only about getting our voices out there, it’s about shifting the narrative." Better known as MuslimGirl, she has bounced from a blog to a successful startup, creating the first mainstream media network by and for Muslim women--and making her perspective the central American voice of the conversation about religion, feminism and identity.

  • Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Founder & Editor-in-Chief , Muslim Girl
11:45am

$1 Million Change the World Finals

Over 1,000 Under 30 entrepreneurs entered. Fewer than 50 were selected as semi-finalists. Now the Final Four in the social-based space will compete on stage for the grand prize. The cause: improving U.S. education outcomes.  The stakes: $500,000 in cash and media grants from the Schusterman Foundation and Forbes.

12:35pm

The Model of Disruption

Chrissy Teigen has parlayed Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers into a robust career as author, television host, entrepreneur -- and digital truth-teller. She opens up on her Twitter feuds with Donald Trump, Piers Morgan, Chris Brown and more, and how she is using her platform as a force for social good. Moderated by Raymond Braun.

  • Chrissy Teigen | Model and Author

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Seed the Future

The capital of capital today -- Faneuil Hall, where the future of the world depends on how we deploy, invest and allocate.

02:00pm

Introduction

  • Alex Konrad | Staff Writer , Forbes
  • Maggie McGrath | Staff Writer , Forbes
02:05pm

The Capital Revolution: A VR experience Sponsored by The Macallan Double Cask

Hamilton star Okieriete Onaodowan opens the Capital stage with a spoken word performance that highlights revolutions past—and present—accompanied by a groundbreaking synced VR experience.

  • Okieriete Onaodowan | Actor , Hamilton
02:15pm

Official Welcome

  • Sean Belka | Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments , Fidelity Labs
02:20pm

Startup Investing Masterclass

From Facebook to Spotify to Legendary Pictures, Jim Breyer has led early round investments in some of the greatest wins in venture capital history, en route to the #1 spot on the Forbes Midas List. The 30 Under 30 judge shares the secrets of what it will take to nail the next 100-bagger.

  • Jim Breyer | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Breyer Capital
02:50pm

Homeless to VC

One year ago, Arlan Hamilton was homeless. Now she runs a $5 million fund. How grit and a goal to "find companies that are badass" turned one woman's life around

  • Arlan Hamilton | Founder & Managing Partner , Backstage Capital
03:00pm

Jackpots of the 21st Century

What are the hottest sectors, regions and products that will generate outsized returns over the next five, 10, even 50 years? One of the world’s greatest fund managers joins with a host of 30 Under 30 hotshots to reveal where the global alpha is.

  • Gavin Baker | Portfolio Manager , Fidelity OTC Portfolio, Fidelity Investments
  • Chris Drose | Founder , Bleecker Street Research
03:30pm

Panel to Be Announced

03:45pm

The New Hollywood-Wall Street Axis

Investors plugged into the entertainment industry talk about Hollywood’s deepening fascination with tech—and the opportunities for start-ups to cash in, long-term.

  • Scooter Braun | Founder , SB Projects
  • John Shahidi | Co-Founder , Shots
04:10pm

Innovation and Uncle Sam

From crowdfunding to stock-trading, start-ups are disrupting every aspect of the markets – and drawing keen interest from government regulators? How can you innovate with Uncle Sam looking over your shoulder? Some of the world’s most groundbreaking young entrepreneurs provide a roadmap.

  • Vlad Tenev | Co-Founder , Robinhood
04:30pm

Panel to Be Announced

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 2: Reap the Profit

After you seed, it’s time to reap. A morning devoted to profit-taking, in all the best senses.

10:00am

Musical Surprise

10:15am

Cash Is Dead – Here’s What’s Next

The way we pay for things is broken, and a host of fintech pioneers are aiming to fix it. With future of money belonging to electronic payments, here’s a sneak peek at how things will change – and when.

  • Lisa Falzone | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Revel Systems
  • Shilpa Mehra | Research Analyst & Portfolio Manager , Fidelity Investments
10:45am

The Man Who Revolutionized Real Estate Investing

Blackstone’s youngest billionaire – and heir apparent – Jonathan Gray talks about how he developed Blackstone’s revolutionary real estate model, navigates today’s global markets and make smart bets early in a career.

  • Jonathan Gray | Global Head of Real Estate and a Member of the Board of Directors , Blackstone Group
11:15am

Panel to Be Announced

11:25am

Breaking Venture Capital’s Bro Culture

How women in venture capitalism are breaking down barriers without becoming defined as the woman in the room.

  • Hayley Barna | Venture Partner, First Round Capital; Co-Founder , Birchbox
  • Beth Ferreira | Managing Partner , WME Ventures
  • Annie Kadavy | Investor , CRV
  • Clara Sieg | Partner , Revolution Ventures
12:00pm

Winning in the Markets – Without Losing Your Mind

The markets are stressful. So is entrepreneurship. Our brains weren’t built for either. Leveraging his hugely successful talk last year, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Amit Sood engages 30 Under 30 alums about learning how to build a company while keeping your emotional health intact.

  • Jessica Mah | Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer , inDiero
  • Katerina Markov Schneider | Chief Executive Officer , Ritual
  • Dr. Amit Sood | Professor of Medicine, Chair and Creator , Mayo Mind Body Initiative & Mayo Clinic Resilience Program
12:25pm

Panel to Be Announced

12:35pm

Profits With Purpose

Traditionalists like Warren Buffett separate how you make money and the good you can do with those gains. A growing movement, however, argues that profits and purpose are inextricably linked, leading to a new way to measure returns: social good.

  • Sallie Krawcheck | CEO & Co-Founder , Ellevest

Monday, October 17, 2016

Day 1: Power of the Idea

From Hamilton to the Honest Company, creatives are producing some of the most compelling concepts on the planet. Today, we’ll present some of the best.

02:00pm

Opening Performance

Hamilton star Anthony Ramos and 30 Under 30 alum perform one of Ramos’s original songs on the guitar—the very first creation showcased at Create.

  • Anthony Ramos | Actor , Hamilton
02:10pm

Official Welcome

  • Zack O'Malley Greenburg | Senior Editor, Media & Entertainment , Forbes Media
02:15pm

When Halsey Met Gallant

“We are the New Americana, raised on Biggie and Nirvana,” Halsey sings on her smash debut, Badlands. She and fellow up-and-comer, Gallant, fresh off their Global Citizens performances, talk about the future of music, when it’s being written by those who grew up in the 1990s.

  • Gallant | Recording Artist
  • Halsey | Recording Artist
02:40pm

Funny in the 21st Century

The comedy industry has been upended by a handful of young content creators many adults have never heard of—no joke.

  • Benny Fine | Co-Founder , Fine Brothers Entertainment
  • Rafi Fine | Co-Founder , Fine Brothers Entertainment
  • John Shahidi | Co-Founder , Shots
03:10pm

The New Newsmakers

theSkimm, a daily email newsletter that tells millennials everything they need to know about the latest news in politics, sports, entertainment, reaches more digital subscribers than the New York Times. A discussion on how to make something old into something new.

  • Danielle Weisberg | Co-Founder , theSkimm
  • Carly Zakin | Co-Founder , theSkimm
03:30pm

Panel to Be Announced

03:45pm

Pulling Back the Curtain on Hamilton

  • Okieriete Onaodowan | Actor , Hamilton
  • Anthony Ramos | Actor , Hamilton
04:15pm

Keynote to be Announced

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Day 2: Power of the Pivot

Success is about more than just a great idea. Today we’ll explore the journey from inspiration to evolution.

10:00am

Opening Performance-Christien Lien

What happens when a traditional viola meets modern-day electronics? A hybrid music that challenges the status quo.

10:10am

Official Welcome

  • Nitin Nohria | Dean , Harvard Business School
10:15am

The Vertically Integrated Performer

Since the start of his career as a solo recording artist in 2009, Jason Derulo has sold over 30 million singles and achieved platinum success with hits such as “Talk Dirty and “Watcha Say.” You rocked out to his performance Sunday night at our Global Citizens concert. Today, Derulo explains why the music business isn’t just about music anymore.

  • Jason Derulo | Recording Artist
  • Moderator: Zack O'Malley Greenburg | Senior Editor, Media & Entertainment , Forbes Media
10:40am

Panel to be Announced

10:50am

Global: The Future of Food

Disruptors from the $700 billion dollar food industry dish on what we’re eating, where we’re eating it, and what we’ll be eating next.

  • Bobby Flay | Chef, Restaurateur, Best-Selling Author
  • Ooshma Garg | Founder , Gobble
  • Nicolas Jammet | Co-Founder & Co-CEO , Sweetgreen
  • Lee Schrager | Creator and Executive Director , Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival and NYC Wine and Food Festival
11:20am

Grooveshark Survivor

Sam Tarantino founded music’s most disruptive startup since Napster, then lost it—and his cofounder—before launching another company, all before age 30. His tale of gain, loss and recovery should serve as inspiration to any entrepreneur.

  • Sam Tarantino | Founder , Grooveshark
11:45am

Short Film Festival

For the first time, Forbes is holding a contest to find the world’s next generation of brilliant filmmakers. The festival will feature finalists from categories including: live action, animated, and shot-on-smartphone—and the audience will vote to choose the winner.

Judges: Amy Laslett | Partner, Kids at Play
Joshua Sason | Founder and CEO, Magnum;  Executive Producer, Bleed for This

12:25pm

Panel to be Announced

12:30pm

Maria Sharapova’s New Game

The Grand Slam winner serves up details on her tennis career—and her new brainchild, Sugarpova.

  • Maria Sharapova | Founder , Sugarpova

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Access to the content stages includes:
Taste of Boston
Under 30 Village Hubs: Opportunities, Ideas and Experiences
Bar Crawl
Music Festival

 

U30 TECH
Consumer and Enterprise technology, Healthcare, Biotech, and Energy.
U30 IMPACT
For those interested in Law, Politics/ Policy, Education, and Social Entrepreneurship.
U30 CAPITAL
For those interested in Venture
Capital, Private Equity, Banking, Trading,
and Investing.
U30 CREATE
For those interested in Media,
Entertainment, Music, Marketing,
and Sports.

 


Early Bird Rate Until September 23: $525

Forbes 30 Under 30 List

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Location

Boston, MA

Boston, Massachussetts, 02109, United States

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FAQ

Check out this video, if you don’t get excited we don’t know what will.

October 16- 19, 2016 in Boston, MA

Yes, after the summit sponsored panels will be posted online.

Check out everything that we have in store for the Under 30 Summit here!

Pack clothing that you feel comfortable wearing – whether that be a full suit or jeans and a hoodie. Bring plenty of layers as Boston in October is pretty unpredictable and don’t forget your walking shoes; your feet will thank you.

There is an opportunity to indicate your dietary restrictions in the registration process.

There will be no refunds as all sales are final.

All Under 30 Summit participants are responsible for their own hotel and travel accommodations for Boston.

The quickest and easiest way is to register online here and pay by credit card.

You should register to participate in the Under 30 Summit as soon as you have made a definite decision to attend. Please make sure that you have made the necessary travel arrangements required to attend prior to purchasing a registration since registration fees are non-refundable.

You will receive a confirmation email of all your registration details that you are all set to join us in the Under 30 Summit: Boston

You should plan to arrive to Boston on Sunday, October 16th for the kickoff Under 30 Music Festival.

All participants must pick up their credentials from the registration tent at the U30 Village at the City Hall Plaza prior to attending any of the sessions.

You will need to provide a valid form of ID (License, Passport) and go to a “designated area” for your type of badge.

Please contact 30under30@forbes.com to receive a copy of your receipt.

In your confirmation email, you may find a link to apply to upgrade for an invitation-only All Access Pass. Please fill out an application and you will be notified if your application has been accepted.

You may contact anyone from our Under 30 Summit Team here

2015 Video Highlights

SIRUM Wins $500K For Recycling Unused Meds

7:33

Lindsey Stirling: It's All About Connection

3:10

Ashley Graham: A Cover Girl With Curves

1:21

15 Most Important #s From The Under 30 Summit

1:35

Under 30: Music and Sports Edition

1:19

The High And Mighty Brass Band Kicks Off The Forbes Under 30 Summit

1:52

Box: Anatomy Of An IPO

1:55

A Conversation With Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

25:35

Under 30 Summit Reunion: Sean Rad—Boss, Booted and Back

19:45

Backstage With Shawn Mendes

2:07

Can This (Business) Marriage Be Saved?

37:15

Michelle Phan And Kelly Osbourne's Backstage Beauty Secrets

1:08

Don’t Worry About Preserving Your Company’s Culture

0:53

Cameron Dallas And Lindsey Stirling On The Internet, Hope, And Connections

0:35

Titanium Arms And “Magic” Pens

2:57

Contact

  • For Sponsorship Inquiries:
  • Melody Khodaverdian
  • Director, Conference Partnerships
  • 917.794.5859 | mkhodaverdian@forbes.com
  • For Invitation and Attendee Inquiries:
  • Rich Guh
  • Audience Development Associate
  • 212.620.1861 | 30under30@forbes.com
  • For Press Inquiries and Press Passes:
  • Laura Daunis
  • Senior Manager of Corporate Communications
  • 1 (212) 367-4874 | Ldaunis@forbes.com
  • For Press Inquiries:
  • Christina Vega
  • Manager, Editorial Publicity at Forbes
  • 212.206.5155 | cvega@forbes.com

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