Research Outline

Innovative Event Companies


To provide a list of organizations creating interesting and engaging events on topics related to innovation, community building, and transformation (similar to TED or SAP), in order to offer options of companies one might get involved in

Early Findings

TAIT is an event hosting company that was recently added to Fast Company's Annual List of the World's Most Innovative Companies, and are known for their cutting edge events.

Endeavor is a media and live event hosting company, known for disrupting the media and event space with their inspiring and creative events for global clients.

Wanderlust is an organization known for hosting wellness events worldwide, including retreats, lectures, and live events, online classes. The expanding organization has hosted events totalling over $3.7 trillion since launching in 2009.

Ignite is an event organization founded in 2006 that hosts international speaking events in over 350 global locations, with the mission of making it possible for anyone to speak about important ideas.

Veritas is a non-profit organization that was founded to challenge those in academia to organize courageous events around life’s hardest questions, and have hosted over 2,000 forums in connection with over 200 universities in North America and Europe.

Idea City is a Canadian based organization committed to gathering ‘ the brightest minds on the planet’ to challenge collective thinking, and create an international community of ‘idealists.
Wikistage Association is a non-profit organization that supports event organizers around the world to create independent events and “Wiki events”, and consists of a network of over 100 event organizers on 4 continents.
PechaKucha was founded by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo's Klein-Dytham Architecture to bring a Japanese style of simple presentation to global cities, presentations consisting of 20 images, with events held in over 1000 cities around the world.