9th Annual 99U Conference: Speakers Announced!

9th Annual 99U Conference: Speakers Announced!

Each year, we pack the Adobe 99U Conference with insightful talks and exclusive access to the most innovative organizations — all in the name of helping you build an incredible creative career. We’re thrilled to announce the first round of our 2017 speakers and Studio Session hosts. Don’t miss out; tickets are going fast!


Main Stage Speakers

Get inspired to bring your creative ideas to life with 99U’s empowering, action-oriented talks.


DEBBIE MILLMAN
Host, Design Matters
Masters in Branding Chair, SVA

As host of the pioneering ‘Design Matters’ podcast, Millman has interviewed hundreds of the world’s most influential creative thinkers, and inspired the next generation of creatives, too

ALEX SCHLEIFER
VP of Design, Airbnb 
Schleifer is reshaping the traditional role of the designer as VP of Design for the world-conquering travel start-up.

IAN SPALTER
Head of Design, Instagram 
When former YouTube and Foursquare designer Spalter joined Instagram as head of design, he quickly made headlines with a fearless identity upgrade for the world’s top photo-sharing platform.

NATASHA JEN
Partner-in-Charge, Pentagram
Jen boasts everyone from MIT to Chanel among her clients at leading design shop Pentagram. 

JULIA KAGANSKIY
Director, NEW INC at New Museum
Kaganskiy unites the worlds of art, technology, and business at NEW INC, the world’s first-ever museum-run incubator. 

RICK WEBB
Co-founder, The Barbarian Group
COO, Timehop
Webb is an authority on the increasingly overlapping digital and marketing worlds, having co-founded the pioneering digital creative agency Barbarian Group, and in his work with Tumblr, Percolate, and Timehop.

IRENE AU
Design Partner, Khosla Ventures 
The prolific Au advises the CEOs of Khosla Ventures’ portfolio companies, and still finds time to achieve spiritual balance as a yoga teacher and mindfulness coach.

LIZ JACKSON
Founder & Chief Advocacy Officer, Inclusive Fashion & Design Collective
Jackson brings together brands, designers, and people with disabilities to remove the stigma from inclusive fashion and assistive products.

PAUL FORD
Founder, Postlight
As a writer, Ford is beloved for his sharp perspective on technology and culture. As founder of digital shop Postlight, trusted by clients like Time Inc. and VICE to bring their products to life.

FARAI CHIDEYA
Author, The Episodic Career
Senior Writer, FiveThirtyEight
From NPR to NYU, Chideya has had an impressive and varied career — in her book The Episodic Career, she considers how we can all navigate our work lives in ‘the age of disruption’.

MIKE PERRY
Creative Director, Mike Perry Studio
Perry’s colorful, dynamic artwork has appeared everywhere from television’s ‘Broad City’ to Brooklyn’s rooftops.

SCOTT BELSKY
Founder, Behance
Author & Investor
As the entrepreneur behind Behance and 99U, and now an author and investor, Belsky has helped millions of creative and business leaders make their ideas happen.

Cap Watkins at 99U 2016

BuzzFeed’s Cap Watkins speaking at the 2016 99U Conference

Studio Sessions

These intimate, informal sessions are opportunity to acquire a new career skill or creative skill, explore the inner workings of our host companies’ creative process and philosophy, and connect with like-minded attendees. Our 2017 hosts include:

Adobe Creative Residents
Awesome NYC
BuzzFeed
Capes Coaching
Droga5
Dropbox
IDEO
MoMA
NOBL
Parsons — the New School for Design
Postlight

Refinery29
Shake Shack
Spotify

Sub Rosa
SY Partners
Upright Citizens Brigade
Ustwo
Verdes
Work & Co
and more!

99U Studio Sessions

The 99U delegation at a 2016 Studio Session

Register now!

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