The From Day One conference is a gathering of 200 Founders, CEOs and principals across industries, designed to answer the question: how can we build stronger, more purposeful relationships with our employees, customers and community – starting today?
The conference, which will take place at BRIC House in Downtown Brooklyn, features a day of keynotes, panels, and fireside chats with leaders of businesses who are committed to putting people first. The day also includes opportunities to network and join discussions with like-minded principals and change makers.
At a time of rising expectations about corporate accountability, companies need to be more in touch than ever with all of their partners in business. Cutting-edge technology and a mission statement are not enough; a well-developed sense of purpose and code of values become the guiding lights of the conversation from Day One.
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Our Sponsors & Co-Hosts
Scott Heiferman, Founder of Meetup.com, interviewed by journalist Gabe Snyder
How to hire and sustain a workforce that reflects the dynamism of our diverse city. Key steps to creating a culture that’s inclusive, despite the varied backgrounds of your employees. What keeps teams united on a common purpose in politically divided times.
Khalil Smith, Neuroleadership Institute
Penda Aiken, PAI
Jennifer Abbondanza, NBCUniversal
Lauren Lopez, Conde Nast
Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune (Moderator)
How to build connections with customers that transcend marketing. Why customers who share your values will help you build a business around them. How to use customer feedback to build, expand, and change your business strategy.
Amy Hall, Eileen Fisher
Myriam Coneim, American Express
Steve Kuyan, Future Labs, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Laura Davis Gross, Wanderlust
Victor Pineiro, Big Spaceship
Damian Slattery, Fast Company (Moderator)
Can we develop and grow businesses and housing without losing the souls of our communities? How some real-estate developers have worked with activists and entrepreneurs to preserve and embrace neighborhood culture. Why community should be a consideration for business, and how best to pursue it.
Jeremiah Kane, Rubenstein Partners
Rob Solano, Churches United for Fair Housing
Clare Newman, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Rebecca Karp, Karp Strategies
Robert Cornegy, City Council Member
Tucker Reed, Totem (Moderator)
The values start at the top: How to build a socially responsible C-Suite in a competitive business world. Why strong corporate values–and transparency–resonate with customers and community members. How do you choose the right social initiatives to make a statement–and ensure that they’re genuinely effective?
Shawn Hoyte, ConEdison
James Hendon, Veterans Future Lab
Jeff West, IBM
Susan Daimler, Zillow
Marissa Shorenstein, AT&T
Kate Davis, Fast Company (Moderator)
Josh Tyrangiel, Vice News, interviewed by Steve Koepp, Co-Founder, From Day One
Meet in front of the venue for free shuttle service to post-event party hosted by Eileen Fisher
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BRIC House is Brooklyn’s leading presenter of cultural programming, situated in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, near Atlantic Crossing and the Barclays Center.
A veteran of the live events industry, Erin Sauter was previously head of membership for Argyle Executive Forum, a curated membership community of over 2 million business leaders worldwide. Joining as the company’s first employee, Erin grew the company’s annual events portfolio from two a year to over 300, with a staff of 50 employees.
Stephen is a lifelong journalist with decades of experience in international media, and is the founder of The Bridge, an independent publication focused on the creative, dynamic business community in Brooklyn. Most recently he was the Editorial Director of Time Inc. Books, and has also been deputy managing editor of TIME magazine, and the Executive Editor of FORTUNE.
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Our weekly podcast series, From Day One, features a conversation with the founder of a pioneering Brooklyn business or civic organization, who reveals what it takes to launch, persevere and thrive. From Day One is hosted by Nick Baily, founder and principal of Dumbo-based Complex Ventures. The podcast was launched with a grant from the Made in New York Media Center, where the series is recorded. Please join us for an intriguing look at how things get started in New York City’s most innovative borough.
Past guests on our podcast include: