2017 marks the 11th time we are hosting our flagship event. We are thrilled to once again bring our community together in New York – from accomplished innovators to emergent change-makers – for a dynamic day of learning, idea exchange, and connecting with past and future collaborators.

Listed on Adweek’s  7 Emerging Conferences Every Advertising Professional Should Know About”, the PSFK 2017 conference is one of the most anticipated events of 2017.

May 19, | Battery Park, NYC



Our conferences offer a diverse program of speakers with backgrounds in art, technology, design, marketing, and media, creating an environment where disparate ideas can come together in new ways to fuel work that changes the world for the better. We set an agenda that allows participants to meet and discuss with one another, together sharing and building upon the ideas brought forth from the stage.

Ranked #1 of the Most Innovative Conferences of 2016, Inc. Magazine

“With its collaborative atmosphere and illustrious list of keynote speakers, it’s no surprise that the PSFK conference series is one of the hottest events out there.”

Michael Schein, Inc. Magazine



PSFK Confernce: Speakers


The programming for PSFK 2017 is built on the comprehensive research created by the and PSFK Labs teams to identify today’s surfacing trends shaping tomorrow’s creative business. By putting a retail, advertising and design lens on the shifts happening in the marketplace, the PSFK Team and our keynote speakers will elucidate themes such as:

#Entertainment – examines the vast ecosystem of omnipresent media

#City – Designing more sustainable urban centers of the future

#Storytelling – Hyper-nodal narrative for brands and their audiences

#Social Change – Redefining the notion of “normal” across categories

#Product & Service Design – Solving complex problems through creativity

#Health – Anticipatory and seamless care for life

#Connected Life – The path to live, work and play better in an always-on world

#Work – Virtual leadership in the adaptive enterprise


  • Nicholas Morgenstern

    Cream of the Crop Tastemaker

    Nicholas Morgenstern is a self-made restaurateur, with extensive pastry experience in some of New York's finest establishments. In 2014, Nicholas opened Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream. "Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream is my chance to express my love of the quintessential American indulgence. I have been dreaming of these flavors, this style, and this place for years."
  • Christina Agapakis

    Biotech Design Visionary

    Christina Agapakis is a biologist, writer and artist interested in microbes and the future of biotechnology. She collaborates with engineers, designers, artists and social scientists to explore the many unexpected connections between microbiology, technology, art and popular culture.
  • Jan Chipchase

    Anthropologist & Author

    Jan is the creator of the Field Study Handbook and founder of Studio D Radiodurans, a research, design and innovation consultancy. He specializes in identifying nuanced patterns of human behaviour. The insight he generates informs and inspires design, strategy, brand and public policy.
  • Alexandra Fine

    Female-Positive Sex Toy Creator

    Alexandra created Dame Products, which designed the most highly crowdfunded sex toy, Eva, and most recently Fin – Kickstarter’s first sex toy. Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations.
  • Billie Whitehouse

    Wearable Tech Pioneer

    Billie is the designer and director of Wearable Experiments. Wearable Experiments specializes in the combination of hardware, software and apparel for wearable technology products. Forbes recently compared Billie and her co-founder Ben Moir to Steve Jobs and Jerry Seinfeld. Known for her development of Nadi and Fan Jersey recently presented at Super Bowl 50, Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives.
  • Bobby Jones

    Youth Identity & Marketing Expert

    Bobby is one of the nation’s most respected experts in marketing to teen and millennial audiences. As an entrepreneur, strategist and active participant in their world, Bobby has traveled the globe engaging young people and helping brands understand what shapes modern cultural youth identity. Bobby is helping leaders understand today’s young people see themselves as part of a New Era with New Expressions and New Expectations.
  • Clare Jones

    Social Enterprise Expert

    Clare’s background is in the development and growth of social enterprises, most recently working for impact investment firm ClearlySo. Her previous experience includes setting up and running 2nd Chance, which helps young Londoners into work, and working in international and UK-based charities. She loves the power of innovative business to change the world, and sits as a non-executive director on the board of social enterprises Tiny Diner and Street Coffee. She also volunteers with Streatham’s Spires Centre, doing night-time outreach with vulnerable working women in Brixton.
  • Derek McCarty

    Cannabis-Based Wellness Innovator

    Derek McCarty is head of marketing at hmbldt, a health and wellness company providing innovative cannabis-based therapies via proprietary dosage technology and targeted formulas. hmbldt is recognized as a disruptive force in health and wellness and was named by Time Magazine as one of the best inventions of 2016. Before hmbldt, Derek worked in advertising at top agencies including Anomaly, 72andSunny and BBH.
  • Phil Knight

    Cause Marketing Expert & Childhood Education Innovator

    As CEO and Founder of Just Enough UK, Phil works all over Great Britain educating children as young as eight about slavery and trafficking through a mixture of fun games and projects to raise awareness on the issues. The mission is to give children a fun and informative workshop based on the subject matter and inspire them to make the world a better place.