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Every March, the Fast Com­pany Grill is the ul­ti­mate des­ti­na­tion in Austin—an in­spir­ing oa­sis for in­no­va­tors and in­flu­encers to con­nect, cre­ate, and kick back in an ex­clu­sive, re­laxed set­ting.

At­ten­dees con­nected and recharged at the pop-up store from Bizbox pow­ered by Of­fice De­pot.

John Han­cock’s Steve Dor­val spoke to the art of long-term plan­ning in a short-term cul­ture, par­tic­u­larly for mil­len­ni­als.

Life­way Foods cel­e­brated Fast Com­pany’s Most Cre­ative Peo­ple with live mu­sic and cocktails.

L’oréal show­cased the Fu­ture of Beauty with cus­tom­ized makeup and skin­care prod­ucts.

Sales­force.org’s Rob Acker and other non­profit lead­ers re­vealed how tech­nol­ogy is ac­cel­er­at­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts.

Merck’s Adam Schechter (sec­ond from right) and other health­care lead­ers stressed the bal­ance be­tween tech­nol­ogy and the hu­man touch.

Ex­perts from Vistage and other com­pa­nies out­lined the most ef­fec­tive strate­gies for at­tract­ing and re­tain­ing tal­ent in a hy­per­com­pet­i­tive mar­ket.

Tick­et­mas­ter’s Greg Economou shared how dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy can rev­o­lu­tion­ize the fan ex­pe­ri­ence.

De­scrib­ing the path to global high-speed in­ter­net, Vi­asat’s Kate Green (far right) and other play­ers iden­ti­fied op­por­tu­ni­ties for busi­ness and so­ci­ety at large.

Ex­ec­u­tives from Kon­ica Mi­nolta and other in­dus­try lead­ers ex­plored the need for con­tin­u­ous rein­ven­tion to stay ahead.

Fast Com­pany ed­i­tor-in-chief Stephanie Me­hta with iconic jour­nal­ist Dan Rather, who in­spired the au­di­ence dur­ing his panel.

Julie Smolyan­sky, CEO of Life­way Foods, dis­cussed her new book, The Ke­fir Cook­book, and hosted the MCP cock­tail party.

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