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Innovation Uncensored San Francisco 2014

Join Fast Company editors and writers live from our conference in San Francisco on November 10th and 11th!

Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored is for anyone with a mind for modern business.

Join more than 500 executives, inventors, strategists, designers, marketers, visionaries, and creatives from the worlds of technology, business, and design on November 10th and 11th for a conversation on the power of innovation and disruption in business.

With talented speakers ranging from Biz Stone to Ed Catmull, Padmasree Warrior to Tristan Walker, Innovation Uncensored brings the best of Fast Company’s magazine and websites to life.

You can check out the full event agenda here.

Scroll through this slideshow for event highlights from our IUSF Conference and offsite sessions. For the best quotes and more information about each talk, have a look at our live blog coverage below.
Setting up for #IUSF14 as Karl the Fog rolls in. (Photo by Laurea de Ocampo)
Lighting makes all the difference at Adobe's offices. (Photo by Mark Wilson)
Tools of the trade. Adobe's Ink and Slide stylus. (Photo by @AdobeDrawing)
Michael Gough, @Adobe’s VP of Experience Design, believes drawing is a critical building block for the future of innovation and design thinking, so our offsite attendees got hands on. (Photo by Damien Maloney)
Behind-the-scenes at Samsung’s design studio to learn how they're creating and innovating devices of the future. (Photo by Harry McCracken)
During the Hint office offsite, CEO Kara Goldin announced a deal with Compass Foods, the world's largest food services company, which delivers to hospitals and schools. (Photo by Damien Maloney)
Chef Chris Jones takes us inside the R&D kitchen at Hampton Creek for a behind-the-scenes conversation and cooking demonstration about the science of taste and how food will continue to evolve. (Photo by Damien Maloney)
Chef Chris Jones makes "scrambled eggs" using plant proteins. (Photo by Suzanne Maloney)
John Loose showing #IUSF14 attendees their home theater demo room. (Photo by @Dolby)
Dancing at Ubisoft Studios (Photo by Noah Robischon)
At the Qualcomm site visit, attendees are shown some of the telecommunication companies newest technologies, like this camera software that can automatically lighten video shot in murky environments. (Photo by Harry McCracken)
At the Levi's Eureka Innovation Lab they create apparel prototypes for the cutting-edge designs that will end up on retail floors around the world. (Photo by Ariel Schwartz)
The Levi's Eureka Innovation Lab is where the future of denim is realized. (Photo by Brian Landaburu)
It's almost too gorgeous to be inside for a conference. Almost. (Photo by Adrian Flores)
Our Innovation Uncensored conference is underway. Emcee Baratunde Thurston, cofounder and CEO of Cultivated Wit, has taken the stage. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Fast Company's Chuck Salter, left, with Eric Harr and Vivienne Harr of STAND (Photo by Alice Truong)
Vivienne Harr's story began when the 10-year-old saw a book of photographs of child slaves and thought to herself "You can't put a kid in slavery--you just can't." She decided sell lemonade to fight child slavery, and found support from all over the world, which led to a company (her father Eric is CEO) and an app and bottled lemonade, all with the same cause. If you're looking for a powerful, moving, and inspiring reminder of the unprecedented ability of the web to help people do good, this is it. (Photo by Harry McCracken)
Fast Company's Danielle Sacks, left, with Patagonia CEO and president Rose Marcario (Photo by Leslie Viragh Jr.)
Fast Company's editor Bob Safian, left, with Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Disney. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Fast Company executive editor Noah Robischon, left, with Lyft CEO John Zimmer (Photo by Alice Truong)
Fast Company's Chuck Salter leading a conversation with Fair Oaks Farms and Coca-Cola about the reinvention of milk. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Senior writer Chuck Salter holds up Rohinni's "printable light" in talk about future of light with CEO Cody Peterson. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Samsung's vice president and head of design Dennis Miloseski. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Baratunde Thurston with his Cultivated Wit cofounder Brian Janosch on using humor to advance a mission. (Photo by Evie Nagy)
Fast Company's Mark Wilson with Matias Duarte, vice president of design for Android, and Gentry Underwood, head of design at Dropbox. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Fast Company's executive editor Noah Robischon with Google Ventures managing partner Bill Maris. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Fast Company's Mark Wilson in a panel with Youtube stars Grace Helbig and Boyce Avenue. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Fast Company senior writer Danielle Sacks with Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central, and Kent Alterman, president of content development at Comedy Central. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Fast Company's Kim Last with Julep founder and CEO Jane Park. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Fast Company's Noah Robischon with Groupon and Detour founder Andrew Mason. (Photo by Alice Truong)
Fast Company editor Bob Safian with Casey Gerald, cofounder and CEO of MBAs Across America; Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO of Box; DJ Patil, vice president of product at RelateIQ, Padmasree Warrior, chief technology and strategy officer at Cisco; Raina Kumra, CEO of Juggernaut. (Photo by Alice Truong)
That's a wrap! (Photo by @sedayanr)

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    Fast Company's Mark Wilson with Matias Duarte, vice president of design for Android, and Gentry Underwood, head of design at Dropbox 

    When Matias Duarte, vice president of design for Android, went on a Hawaiian vacation with his family, he made sure to bring along his gadgets, including a smartphone, tablet, even his Google Glass.

    "It was terrible," he said in a conversation about the future of phones with Fast Company's Mark Wilson. "It was way worse than when all I had was the phone. Crossing the boundary between those screens was so painful."

    The ability to seamlessly transition tasks across screens has been a big theme for Google and Apple this year as they refined their respective operating systems.

    Gentry Underwood, head of design at Dropbox, however, saw another problem with Duarte's frustrations. "We run the risk of separating ourselves from Hawaii," he said. "We might as well be here and not on vacation."

    Underwood, who sold his email client Mailbox to Dropbox, expressed wariness over constant connectivity, saying he hoped advances in phones won't "disconnect us too far from life."

    "It's creepy to see someone wearing a piece of glass in front of their eye—unless it's good old fashioned glasses—not knowing if they're looking at me or lost in the web," he said. "I hope as we push these screens forward, we do it with intent of what makes life meaningful."
    by Alice Truong edited by Miles Kohrman 11/11/2014 9:42:37 PM
    You can't control your revenue but you can control your expenses. @billmaris @GoogleVentures @KetchumPR #IUSF14

    Fast Company's Mark Wilson in a panel with YouTube celebrities about how to own YouTube

    "Here's the thing about getting on TV," said YouTube personality Grace Helbig. "There are a whole lot of gatekeepers that keep you from getting on TV."

    Though Helbig said her goal isn't necessarily to get on TV, some YouTube stars have made their way to the small screen, including fellow panelist Ingrid Nilsen, who's had a stint judging Project Runway. "YouTubers don't want to put all their eggs in one basket," said Nilsen.

    The brothers of Boyce Avenue--Alejandro, Daniel, and Fabian Manzano--who write and perform songs for their YouTube audience say the key to cultivating an audience on YouTube is authenticity. "There's always a listener, a view out there for you," said one of the brothers. "You just have to find them and stay true."

    Helbig noted that it's a strange relationship YouTube stars have with their fans. "Your audience is both your peers and your boss at the same time," she said.

    And the Internet being the Internet, the mean comments are inevitable. "I could put out a video that's the most earnest and life-changing video of all time, and there's always going to be a comment, 'Take your top off,'" said Helbig.

    Echoing the sentiment, the Manzano brothers chimed in: "That happens to us too."
    by Alice Truong edited by Alexa Jaccarino 11/11/2014 10:36:31 PM