On June 11, 150 futurists will gather in the Celeste Bartos Theater at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to learn, connect, and be challenged by incredible thinkers, writers, creators, and operators who uniquely grasp the forces in Commerce that are driving culture forward.

In our packed Summit, we will explore new dynamics of how consumers, brands, and technology interact and how those interactions are expressed in a multiplayer world:

  • What can we do to future-proof the customer experience?
  • How are creators adapting to this collaborative culture?
  • Can brands respond to stay relevant?
  • What will new hardware, UI, and UX unlock?

We have a handful of tickets left for General Admission. Grab yours here before we sell out.

The Future is Multiplayer

Culture is participatory: memes, duets, news—what used to be “monoculture” has become a collaborative act. Generative AI allows the collective imagination to run wild; digital experiences are at the center of trying to capture the demand that this creates.

The lines between intent and experience, authentic and artificial, digital and physical, are more blurred than ever, and meaning is completely informed by context—an overwhelming prospect for brand strategists, operators, and marketers. 

That’s precisely why we curated an unmatched lineup for this VISIONS Summit: NYC, to help you peer into the future of commerce x culture. We have a stellar program in store. You don’t want to miss it.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our incredible partners for trusting our team and making VISIONS Summit: NYC possible.

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Bloomreach personalizes the eCommerce experience. Its data engine unifies real-time customer and product data so businesses understand what customers really want. Connecting that understanding to every channel makes the eCommerce experience limitless — reflecting a changing customer as they shop. Amplified by the speed and scale of Loomi, Bloomreach's AI for eCommerce creates endless new paths to purchase, greater profitability, and fast business growth. Bloomreach products include: Engagement, a marketing automation platform; Discovery, an eCommerce search solution; Content, a headless CMS; and Clarity, AI-powered conversational shopping. The company has multiple AI patents and serves 1,400+ global brands including Williams-Sonoma, Bosch, Puma, and Marks & Spencer.

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BigCommerce with the Stripe integration provides flexible global payment options according to regional preferences along with rapid scaling and customization to expand operations, increase conversion rates, and remove checkout friction. Quickly deploy, grow, and localize payment options across BigCommerce platform storefronts with fully integrated Stripe solutions.

The Line Up

Alison Roman: From First Book to First Bloom

Writer, cook, and media multi-hyphenate Alison Roman will join us for an intimate interview discussing all things food media, from cookbooks to commerce, big ideas to brand deals…and what she sees on the horizon for how we consume. This session will be followed by Q&A with Alison.

Alison Roman

Alison Roman

‍NYT Bestselling Author, Cook, and Creator

Alison Roman is a New York-based cook, writer, and author of the New York Times bestselling cookbooks, Nothing Fancy, Dining In, and Sweet Enough. She is the host and creator of the YouTube series “Home Movies,” author of a bi-weekly newsletter, and podcast host and she recently opened a corner store, First Bloom, in Bloomville, NY. Read her charming, recent newsletter on my favorite dessert here.

Welcome to Filterworld, presented by Kyle Chayka

In his keynote presentation, Kyle Chayka explores how digital media platforms and algorithms have shaped culture and how their effects - born from digital marketplaces - have far-reaching impacts on the world around us. Grab your copy of Filterworld and be well-prepped for his presentation. This session will be followed by Q&A with the author.

Kyle Chayka

‍Author and Staff Writer for the New Yorker

Kyle Chayka is a Staff Writer at The New Yorker, where he writes a column called Infinite Scroll about digital technology and culture. He is also the author of "Filterworld: How Algorithms Flattened Culture" and "The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism." Previously, he co-founded Dirt, an email newsletter, and Study Hall, a community for freelance writers.

Panel Discussion – Blurred Lines: Exploring the False(?) Dichotomy of Physical vs. Digital Spaces

Reggie James & Ruby Thelot in conversation with Paul Canetti

Reggie James

‍Technologist | Co-founder & CEO of Eternal

As co-founder and CEO of Eternal, an AI Gaming platform, Reggie James works on narrative forever-games. A prolific creator, he considers himself a writer, product architect, and DJ.

Ruby Thelot

‍Artist | Designer | Professor at NYU

A true multi-hyphenate, Ruby Thelot is the founder of the award-winning creative research and design studio 13101401 Inc. and adjunct professor of Design & Media Theory at New York University.

Paul Canetti

‍Co-founder & CEO of Skej | Professor at Columbia Business School

Professor of all-things-tech at Columbia Business School, Paul Canetti is also founder and CEO of Skej, an AI scheduling assistant poised to change the way we manage meetings.

Panel Discussion – Monoculture in the Modern Age: How a Fragmented Media Landscape Co-Creates Moments that Matter

Hitha Herzog & Kate Lindsay in conversation with Phillip Jackson

Hitha Herzog

‍Reporter | Retail Analyst

Industry expert Hitha Herzog is the author of Black Market Billions: How Organized Retail Crime Funds Terrorists, a professor at Parsons New School, and has TV credits on NBC, Bloomberg TV, and CNBC.

Kate Lindsay

‍Artist | Designer | Professor at NYU

Culture writer Kate Lindsay’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, GQ, Bustle, and more. She writes the popular internet culture newsletter Embedded.

Phillip Jackson

Co-Founder & CEO, Future Commerce

Phillip is a writer, speaker, and marketer with an engaged global audience of over 100,000 executives across seven retail and digital commerce-focused content properties, including digital, print, audio, video, and immersive events.

Panel Discussion – Let’s Get Personal: Creating Connection in the Age of AI

Sebastian Reetz of Bloomreach with Alicia Esposito

Sebastian Reetz

Solutions Consulting Lead, Americas at Bloomreach

Seb Reetz leads the Solutions Consulting team for Bloomreach Engagement in the Americas. With 10+ years of experience in marketing & analytics technology in the US and Europe, Seb has worked as a practitioner, consultant, and tech vendor across the Retail/E-Commerce, Travel, and Automotive verticals. In his free time, Seb is a narrative writer for film and video games. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Alicia Esposito

‍VP of Content at RetailTouchpoints

As a content strategist with 10+ years of experience covering the retail industry and a self-described pop culture nerd, Alicia Esposito hosts RetailTouchpoint’s Retail Remix podcast.

Panel Discussion – Technological Progress Through Multiplayer Behavior

Sanjeev Gill of Stripe & Michaela Weber of BigCommerce with Brian Lange

Sanjeev Gill

Global GTM and Business Development at Stripe

Business development executive, Sanjeev is a seasoned operator, driving ROI at Stripe through strategic partnerships across platform, product, and growth initiatives.

Michaela Weber

Senior Vice President, Business Development - GM of Payments at BigCommerce

An FT Partners’ 2023 Women in Fintech Rising Star, Michaela leads the teams responsible for new partnership and investment opportunities, in addition to spearheading programs to cultivate successful relationships with payment providers.

Brian Lange

‍Co-Founder & CRO, Future Commerce

With over 15 years of experience in the digital space, Brian is a sought-after speaker and thought leader, sharing his insights on the evolving landscape of direct-to-consumer brands, retail media, and the future of commerce.