25 top designers and business leaders explore how design makes the world smarter, cooler, more innovative

The very first look at Impossible Project’s new I-1 camera, an inside look at the soon-to-be-re-opened, radically expanded SFMOMA, and slacking with Slack founder Stewart Butterfield were on the agenda at today’s Bloomberg Businessweek Design conference. The magazine’s signature annual event gathers forward thinkers from across industries and disciplines to encourage cross-pollination and share the best ideas (and coincides with a companion double issue). 

Standout speakers and attendees alike come from the leadership ranks of companies like Industrial Light & Magic, fuseproject, Apple, Gap, Google, Jawbone, GE, Pixar, Wells Fargo and many others, keeping the conversation leaning toward the leading edge. This year’s speakers included the creator of New York’s High Line; the costume designer for Hamilton, and the builder of the first Oculus VR game. 

Highlights from the conference-in-progress offer a unique look at what the future might look like: