Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler

CoFounder

Yancey Strickler is a writer, speaker, and the Cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter. Kickstarter has helped filmmakers, musicians, writers, designers, artists, and other creative people raise more than $4 billion to bring new creative projects to life. Kickstarter projects have won Grammys and Oscars, entered the Museum of Modern Art, gone into space, and pioneered new fields of technology.

Yancey has been recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People, Fortune’s 40 Under 40, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He has spoken at the Museum of Modern Art, MIT Media Lab, Stanford, Columbia University, the Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals, and events around the globe.

Yancey is also Cofounder of The Creative Independent, a growing resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people. His writing has appeared in Pitchfork, Spin, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post. His first book, entitled “This Could Be Our Future,” will be published by Viking Press in Fall 2019.

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

01:20pm

01:20pm - 01:35pm

Main Stage

This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World with Yancey Strickler of Kickstarter

The pursuit of wealth has produced innovation and prosperity. It also established an implicit belief that the rational choice in any decision is whichever option makes the most money. Profits have soared, but so have carbon emissions, substance addiction, and social disconnection. We've allowed a singular notion of value to take us terrifyingly off course. Is a not-terrible ending to this even possible? Yes! By assigning rational value to other values besides money – things like community, purpose, and sustainability – we can refocus our energies to build a society that’s generous, fair, and ready for the future, with 21st century organizations leading the way.

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Wed, Sept 25

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Thurs, Sept 26

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