About Innovation

Northside Innovation, taking place in the heart of North Williamsburg, Brooklyn on June 7-9, 2017, will welcome a vibrant community of startup founders, entrepreneurs, designers, journalists, VCs, developers, and more across three days of keynote talks, interviews, panels, workshops, pitch competitions, VR playground, and evening parties. Talks will cover a wide range of themes across many technology-driven industries, including: startups, entertainment, activism, marketing, design, food, music, and fashion. The New York Times dubbed Northside “a compact and intensely Brooklyn counterpoint to South by Southwest.”

fortune-logo-2016-840x485Fortune will once again host two days of talks at Northside Innovation, featuring numerous panels and fireside chats with Fortune 500 CEOs, disruptive brands and purpose-driven companies.


Northside Report: “You Are Fake News”: Truth, Lies, and Politics in the Age of Trump, is a two-day event focused on making sense of journalism and media in 2017. Produced by The Intercept and BuzzFeed News, topics will explore the changes occurring within news and modern media, and the critical role it plays within our political landscape. Taking place within Northside Innovation on June 8th and 9th, both days will feature special guests and significant personalities that are all thought leaders in technology, politics, media, and the current state of news.


TNT-logo-2016The TNT Content Stage will drive the cultural conversation and pack the house with panels, conversations, performances and roundtable discussions featuring big names in content creation, from industry-leading trends in Peak TV to women in front of and behind the camera, premium dramas, comedies, and more. Attendees can continue the conversation at the TNT Backstory Studio next door at Kinfolk 90. There, they’ll interact with passionate storytellers from the food, fashion, music, and art worlds, offering intimate one-of-a-kind workshops, artist showcases, and unique experiences that give festival attendees inside-access to the best of untraditional storytelling.


logo-shutterstock-de64a370efNorthside will host its first ever Masterclass stage, hosted by Shutterstock and featuring designers, founders, developers, agencies, creators, and storytellers all providing tactical insights and takeaways.


Building off of the forward-thinking talks and topics featured at the conference, the Northside VR Playground will be reimagined in 2017 as a mixed use space for the latest ideas and experiments in mixed media reality, tech, products, and creative agencies. Lounges, co-working tables, charging stations, brand activations, and food stations will provide attendees with a place to both network and recharge across two days within the festival.

Past speakers include: Marc Mathieu (CMO of Samsung), Rebecca Minkoff (fashion designer), Dan Schulman (CEO of Paypal), Ryan Leslie (musician), Werner Vogels (Amazon), Beth Comstock and Linda Boff (GE), Fred Wilson (USV), Casey Neistat (Youtube, CNN), Tina Roth Eisenberg (CreativeMornings), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Jon Oringer (Shutterstock),Travis Kalanick (Uber), Ben Lerer (Thrillist), Dustin Yellin (artist, Pioneer Works), Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project), and Scott Belsky (Behance), among many others.