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The Shift Is Here. Business Must Lead.

San Francisco / St. Regis / February 26th–28th, 2018

Capitalism at a Crossroads

Shift Forum is an executive conference that brings together founders, innovators, and CEOs from fast-growth start-ups and Fortune 500s with policy and regulatory thinkers to examine ways to navigate the shifting landscape. It is a place where the confluence of policy, innovation, and capital will not be ignored. How will AI impact jobs? Access to education? Escalating healthcare costs? What companies will push ahead? Flounder?

The edge of ideas–and what we do with them–is what defines us.

Register Today Price increase Oct 1

Join 400 of the best minds in business, technology, and policy. Get a look inside and outside of your own industry and explore the critical business and social issues of our time and help craft what comes next.

Not a Vertical Conference

The sophomore edition of Shift Forum will focus on identifying the most pressing cross-platform issues where reasonable people can disagree, and putting those views onstage in the spirit of rational discourse.

2017 Forum Video Highlights

Shift Forum is run under Chatham House Rule (only those in the room have access). However, once on stage speakers can choose to waive this rule. We've made those sessions available here.

2018 Speakers

We are thrilled to announce the early lineup of Shift Forum speakers (many more to come). Forum speakers are drawn from the world’s most admired companies and most challenging and controversial academics, journalists, and authors.

  • Mohammed Ashour
    CEO and Co-funder of Aspire Food Group
  • Pat Brown
    CEO and Founder of Impossible Foods
  • John Chambers
    Executive Chair of Cisco
  • Cindy Cohn
    Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Beth Comstock
    Vice Chair of GE
  • Traci Des Jardins
    Chef and Restaurateur
  • Rana Foroohar  
    Columnist/Commentator,  Financial Times/CNN
  • Nick Hanauer
    CEO of Second Avenue Partners
  • Kevin Johnson
    CEO of Starbucks
  • Aileen Lee
    Founder of Cowboy Ventures
  • Karen Lynch
    President of Aetna
  • Ray Mabus
    Former Secretary of the Navy / Advisor to Google Ventures
  • Tim O'Reilly
    CEO of O'Reilly Media
  • Jen Pahlka
    CEO of Code for America
  • Marc Pritchard
    CMO of P&G

About Your Host
John Battelle

Shift Forum is hosted and produced by John Battelle and the team at NewCo. John is a serial entrepreneur and a founder of the Signal, Foursquare, CM Summit, and the Web 2.0 Summit forums. Read more about John and NewCo.

John Battelle (right) Interviews Michael Dubin, CEO of Dollar Shave Club

Agenda at a Glance

Ticket Pricing and Release Calendar

Shift Forum has a limited number of seats available for purchase. We are staggering our release of tickets at the following price points and dates.

Attendance is qualified, please review Who Should Attend before registering.

$2,295: June 1st, 2017 – 25 Tickets Released

$2,495 – August 1st, 2017 – 50 Tickets Released

$2,995 – September 1st, 2017 – 50 Tickets Released – Registration Open

$3,495 – October 1st, 2017

$3,995 – December 1st, 2017

*For non-profit rates ($1,995), Student and Special pricing requests and volunteer opportunities, please use this form: Shift Forum Special Application

** Group discount for 3 or more available – contact

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