3 Days. 3 Themes. 4 Keynotes. 30+ Programs. 50+ Speakers. 1 Event. 



Alloy 26

100 S Commons

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

Alloy 26 lies in the heart of Pittsburgh's North Side, in Nova Place. Providing great companies with office space, amenities, and programming, Alloy 26 is dedicated to helping build the next big thing with a group of the brightest entrepreneurs while sharing ideas and a collective passion for changing the world.


50,000 square feet of demo space

150-seat amphitheater

Over 10,000 square feet of demo/exhibit space


New Hazlett Theater

6 Allegheny Square E

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

The Hazlett Theater was built in 1889 as the first Carnegie Music Hall and was dedicated by then-President Benjamin Harrison. Designed in a Richardson Romanesque style, the Theater is part of an impressive historic landmark that also housed one of the first Carnegie Free Libraries in the country.

The Hazlett Theater was transformed in 2004 into the New Hazlett Theater with the support of the local arts community. Today, the nonprofit theater is a thriving and active community asset that presents a variety of performance art disciplines to the Pittsburgh community.


Seating for 450 guests

Flexible staging formats

Bar and lounge area for pre-event receptions


"Lost and Found"

Tuesday, September 20

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We're done with #TBT. Over it. Or we're at least turning it on its head. We’re exploring all of those things that we once thought lost, but have now been rediscovered — and are making significant impacts on our modern lives. 

From artisans, to makers, to a new generation of manufacturers, we’re examining the value of revitalizing the past, re-engaging with experiences fading into memory, and re-imagining once dying industries as vital engines of growth. We're not just doing this for the sake of posterity — we need to properly chart the future.



Wednesday, September 21

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Pittsburgh is surging in relevance and notoriety nationally and globally, and is emerging as one of the premier destinations for people seeking great opportunities to make an impact. 

What can Pittsburgh (and cities like us) do to sustain this competitive advantage, knowing the window to capitalize on our momentum may be short-lived? In the midst of this newly found attention, how do we answer critical questions about the future of Pittsburgh, most notably on the topics of culture, identity, and authenticity?


"The Ripple Effect"

Thursday, September 22

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"Small" isn't the right word — at least as far as it can be associated with "insignificant." What we're talking about are the little things — the stuff we don’t notice, or perhaps take for granted that have been applied, leveraged, or used in new ways which has, in turn, led to something big.

Economics, finance, sociology, and science all refer to this as the "Ripple Effect": a seemingly unnoticed act or action that expands upon itself incrementally and exponentially. What stories are out there that teach us that big things can sometimes come in small-looking packages? Or that building the "next big thing" may not require millions of dollars or celebrity endorsements — it may just come from the right combination of ideas, people, and circumstances.