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Agenda

Scroll down for a preview of the sessions at #Inc5000. More added weekly!

Time Session Type Session Name More Info
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM (EDT)Black Stage

Welcome From Inc.
Remarks by SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM (EDT)Black Stage

Gary V. on Leading With Emotional Intelligence
Featuring GARY VAYNERCHUK, chairman, VaynerX; CEO, VaynerMedia; and author, Twelve and a Half 
Interviewer CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Reach and Engage Multicultural Audiences
Featuring MELINDA EMERSON, founder, SmallBizLady; and author, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months; and CASWELL HUFF, VP, field marketing, Spectrum Reach
Moderated by MARLI GUZZETTA, consulting editor, Inc.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)Black Stage

How to Build a Million-Dollar Business
Featuring NORM BRODSKY, founder, CitiStorage; columnist, Inc.; and co-author, Street Smarts
Interviewed by DIANA RANSOM, features editor, Inc.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Provide Holistic Care for All
Presented by Principal Financial Group 
Featuring AMY FRIEDRICH, president, U.S. Insurance Solutions, Principal Financial Group; and ALLAN NJOROGE, CEO, Actriv Healthcare
Moderated by KEVIN J. RYAN, staff writer, Inc.

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)Networking

Inc. IQ Business Networking Lounge: Maximize Your Sales Productivity
Facilitated by MALLA HARIDAT, entrepreneur; author; and founder of the New Designs for Life Training

Join an interactive conversation that offers you the opportunity to amplify your professional network while exchanging ideas.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Make the List: Learn From Visionary Bosses of the Inc. 5000
Featuring KABIR BARDAY, founder and CEO, OneTrust; and GEETESH GOYAL, founder and CEO, Human Bees
Moderated by SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)Black Stage

Your Next Move: Racing Toward New Ventures
In partnership with Capital One Business 
Featuring ELIZABETH CUTLER, co-founder, Peoplehood; and co-founder, SoulCycle; and JULIE RICE, co-founder, Peoplehood; and co-founder, SoulCycle
Moderated by BEATRICE DIXON, founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Fund Your Next Venture Now
Featuring CHET KANOJIA, founder and CEO, Starry; and PHYLLIS NEWHOUSE, Founder and CEO Xtreme Solutions
Moderated by CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)Black Stage

How to Leverage Tech and Infrastructure to Drive the Future of Business
Presented by TRUCE 
Featuring NOOSHIN BEHROYAN, CEO, PAXON Energy & Infrastructure Services; JOSEPH BOYLE, CEO, TRUCE Software; DEAN HAGER, CEO, Jamf Moderated by DIANA RANSOM, features editor, Inc.

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)Red Stage

Sheryl Sandberg on Digital Marketing Opportunities for Small-Business Owners
Featuring SHERYL SANDBERG, chief operating officer, Facebook
Interviewed by SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)Networking

Inc. IQ Business Networking Lounge: Reset Your Rhythm
Facilitated by DR. SHARLENE ALLEN-MILTON, LCSW-C, Wealth Life Management Coach, author, Honoring the Whole You

Join an interactive conversation that offers you the opportunity to amplify your professional network while exchanging ideas.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)Private Event

How to Make Business Challenges Disappear: The Magic of HR
Presented by Insperity
Hosted by AARON O’BRIEN, magician

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM (EDT)Black Stage

Welcome From Inc.
Remarks by SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM (EDT)Black Stage

Arianna Huffington on Finding Your Purpose
Featuring ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, founder and CEO, Thrive Global
Interviewed by SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Harness Creativity and Collaborate Effectively in Remote Settings
Presented by Logitech
Featuring JASON WHITCOMB, head, global events, video collaboration, Logitech; and TOM RUSSELL, co-founder and partner, Founders Entertainment
Moderated by BRIT MORSE, assistant editor, Inc.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)Black Stage

How to Leverage Strategic Partnerships for Fast Growth
Featuring KATHEY PORTER, author, 50 Billion Dollar Boss and Implementing Supplier Diversity; and founder, Porter Brown Associates and BusinessFAB Academy; and NICOLE SAHIN, founder and CEO, Globalization Partners

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Embrace Change in a Post-Covid Workplace
Presented by Capital One Business 
Featuring TOM NOLAN, CEO, Kendra Scott; and JENNIFER LOPEZ, VP, product development and head, Innovation Lab, Capital One
Moderated by MALLA HARIDAT, founder, New Designs for Life Training

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)Networking

Inc. IQ Business Networking Lounge: Intellectual Exchange: Connect, Share, and Grow
Facilitated by KATHEY PORTER, author, 50 Billion Dollar Boss and Implementing Supplier Diversity; and founder, Porter Brown Associates and BusinessFAB Academy

Join an interactive conversation that offers you the opportunity to amplify your professional network while exchanging ideas.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Build a Brand People Love
Featuring EMILY HEYWARD, co-founder and chief brand officer, Red Antler; and author, Obsessed

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)Black Stage

How to Adapt to What Work Looks Like Now
Sponsored by Vari 
Featuring JASON MCCANN, co-founder and CEO, Vari; and RACHEL ROFF, founder and CEO, Urban Skin Rx
Moderated by DIANA RANSOM, features editor, Inc.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Create a Mentally Fit Workplace

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)Black Stage

How to Build Business Between the Coasts
Presented by JobsOhio 
Featuring G. JASON JOLLEY, Professor of Rural Economic Development, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service at Ohio University; and HEENA RATHORE, president and CEO, TrueChoicePack
Moderated by KEVIN RYAN, staff writer, Inc.

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)Red Stage

Naveen Jain on Building a Better You for Better Business Opportunities
Featuring NAVEEN JAIN, founder and CEO, Viome; and founder, InfoSpace
Interviewed by ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Mansueto Ventures, publisher of Inc. and Fast Company

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)Networking

Inc. IQ Business Networking Lounge: Get Your Brain into A New Groove
Facilitated by LAURA POSEY, founder and chief instigator, Simple Success Plans; and author, How To Plan Your Entire Year On One Sheet Of Paper

Join an interactive conversation that offers you the opportunity to amplify your professional network while exchanging ideas.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM (EDT)Black Stage

Welcome From Inc.
Remarks by SCOTT OMELIANUK, editor-in-chief, Inc.

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM (EDT)Black Stage

System Error: Lessons From Big Tech to Reboot Your Business
Featuring ROB REICH, professor of political science and philosophy, Stanford University; and JEREMY WEINSTEIN, professor of political science, Stanford University
Moderated by DIANA RANSOM, features editor, Inc.

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)Red Stage

Business (and Opportunity) Beyond Boundaries
Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans
Featuring DANIEL R. ODIO, founding CEO and chairman, Armory 
Interviewed by BRIT MORSE, assistant editor, Inc.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)Black Stage

How to Choose Your Growth Lane and Sleep Well at Night
Featuring AMI KASSAR, founder and CEO, Multifunding; author, The Growth Dilemma; columnist, Inc.com

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Implement Business Lessons Learned From Covid
Presented by Insperity 
Featuring KELLY YEATES, VP, service operations, Insperity; and KAM ATTWAL-KAILA, partner and president, IT By Design
Moderated by GRAHAM WINFREY, senior editor, Inc.com

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)Networking

Inc. IQ Business Networking Lounge: Reenergize Your Organization
Facilitated by MATTHEW VIALVA, LICSW

Join an interactive conversation that offers you the opportunity to amplify your professional network while exchanging ideas.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Solve Your Supply Chain Woes
Speakers to be announced

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)Black Stage

Your Next Move: Investing in People, Profits, and Partnership
In partnership with Capital One 
Featuring ELIZABETH CUTLER, co-founder, Peoplehood; and co-founder, SoulCycle; and JULIE RICE, co-founder, Peoplehood; and co-founder, SoulCycle
Moderated by BEATRICE DIXON, founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)Red Stage

How to Ready Your Business for the Future of Payments

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)Black Stage

How to Measure the True Impact of DEI
Sponsored by JobsOhio
Featuring MANDY PRICE, co-founder and CEO, Kanarys; and CANDACE WARNER, founder and CEO, people3
Moderated by CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN, senior writer, Inc.; host, What I Know podcast; and author, We Are the Nerds

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)Red Stage

Reid Hoffman on the Entrepreneurial Mindset
Featuring REID HOFFMAN, co-founder, LinkedIn; partner, Greylock Partners; and host, Masters of Scale podcast
Interviewed by TOM FOSTER, editor-at-large, Inc.

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)Networking

Inc. IQ Business Networking Lounge: Implementing What You Learn at Conferences
Facilitated by JEFF WUEST, co-founder and CEO, SynFiny Advisors; multiyear Inc. 5000 honoree; and member, Inc. Masters

Join an interactive conversation that offers you the opportunity to amplify your professional network while exchanging ideas.