See the agenda for Ad Age Next: A day and a half of insight into the future

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Girlboss CEO Sophia Amoruso, Endeavor CMO Bozoma Saint John and Reddit and Initialized Capital co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
Girlboss CEO Sophia Amoruso, Endeavor CMO Bozoma Saint John and Reddit and Initialized Capital co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

You know Ad Age Next, our biggest annual event, is slated to feature speakers from Alexis Ohanian to Bozoma Saint John, and companies from Virgin Hyperloop to MedMen. Now you can see exactly how it will unfold over a day and a half this November.


12:00 p.m. Networking lunch

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. General sessions
Opening keynote: Oath "digital prophet" David Shing on screens and our mental health

Reddit Chief Operating Officer Jen Wong on the future of trust

Jason Mars, CEO of Clinc, on the future of conversational AI

Randall Wilkinson, CEO and co-founder of The Wilkinson Group, on the future of food and his company's robotic Wilkinson Mini Bakery

Vertly's Claudia Mata, MedMen's David Dancer and Anomaly's Jason DeLand on the cannabis boom

Closing keynote: Sophia Amoruso on connections as the future of currency

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Next Titans
Six startups pitch live to former Mondelēz chief media and e-commerce officer Bonin Bough, BlueRun Ventures General Partner Cheryl Cheng, former GE chief marketing officer Beth Comstock, MediaLink Chariman and CEO Michael Kassan and VaynerX chairman Gary Vaynerchuk.

7:00 p.m. Opening-night cocktails


8:00 a.m. Networking breakfast

9:00 .a.m - 10:30 a.m. General sessions
Opening keynote: Alexis Ohanian on how his seed-stage venture fund seeks, evaluates and creates innovation

Natalia Oberti Noguera of Pipeline Angels and Dara Treseder of GE Ventures on changing the "white bro" culture of Silicon Valley

Kass Dawson, global head of marketing at Softbank Robotics, on the future of human-robot interactions

10:30 a.m. Networking break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tracks: Choose mobility or retail and e-commerce

Next mobility
Waymo's Meiling Tan on bringing self-driving cars to the public

Virgin Hyperloop One's Ryan Kelly and Revel's Frank Reig on policy pile-ups in mobility and the public-private solution

Harman CMO Ralph Santana on the 65-mile-per-hour living room

Next retail and e-commerce
Story Founder Rachel Shechtman and BuzzFeed's Ben Kaufman on reimagining commerce through offline and online experiential retail

Jordan Fisher of Standard Cognition on AI and cashierless stores

*Additional speakers and sessions to be announced

12:30 p.m. Networking lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tracks: Choose esports and gaming or media tech

Next esports and gaming
Twitch's Sharmeen Browarek on using machine learning to fight bias in gaming

Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues' Brandon Snow and Momentum Worldwide's Glenn Minerley on brands' role in the entertainment culture ahead

PlayVS Founder Delane Parnell and Bumble sociologist Jess Carbino on the future of building identities online

Next media tech
Amy Emmerich on the mission-driven, trust-building content of the future

Google's Sam Cox, Beeswax's Ari Paparo and Index Exchange's Drew Bradstock on what's next in ad tech and programmatic TV

Megan Maloney and Manoush Zamorodi on blockchain and crypto in advertising and media

3:00 p.m. Networking break

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. General sessions

Pras Michél on creating while black

Lagunitas Brewing Company Founder Tony Magee on the next buzz

Closing keynote: Bozoma Saint John on how individuals and businesses can stay ahead of disruption (or even drive it)

Agenda subject to change

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