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Artists, Engineers, 


Immersive, Interactive,


Competitive Intelligence, 

New Technologies

Conferences, Programs,



Why CrowdFest?


Our active network of the most innovative experts working at the nexus of creativity and tech is unparalleled.  Access key thought leaders and the important connections, conversations and insider insights they deliver.

We have over 15 years' experience in event programming

Let us help you put your best foot forward with a well-programmed gathering of the right people having the right conversation.


From small advisory conversations and monthly meetups, to multi-day conferences and large annual festivals, we draw on our deep network and production experience to produce amazing events. 


Our talent network is unparalleled.

When you don't have the skill set in-house to get a clear vision for your next steps, we can introduce you to people who can compare, describe, manage and deliver intelligence and solutions in a full-time, consultative, or advisory role.  


We know and can find creative technologists, programmers, designers, producers, data scientists, front-end and back-end engineers, curators, executive directors and program directors, social media marketers, proejct managers, and artists.  Let us engage in a retained search for you, or develop a recruiting event for you during a conference or festival. 


At CrowdFest Creative Technology, we recognize the power of network and respect diversity of thought in innovation and creative endeavors.  Therefore, we work to extend our reach to all who are deserving, regardless of age, race, gender, or sexual orientation.  If you are looking to cast a wider net, it's one of our great pleasures to help you achieve your goals. Contact us.

We provide primary source research and intelligence.

The CrowdFest team features experienced providers of custom research in the emerging tech and creative technology space, including competitive intelligence, whitepapers, in-depth interviews, due diligence, focus groups and usability testing.  


Our research experience goes back over two decades and includes conducting user testing for companies like IBM in the mid 1990's, running a popular online market research company from 1996-2001, directing a private think tank for chief information security officers of Fortune 100 companies at The Research Board in the early 00's, and conducting due diligence for venture investors.   



CrowdFest takes satisfaction in:

  • Curating just the right thought leaders for an important dinner or evening panel

  • Choosing musicians and other entertainers to enliven and enhance your event

  • Organizing physical works and installations for your physical space


If you need an expert curator of human capital, content or experiences to activate a location or event, please contact us.  And now, we specialize in jazz music - so let us book a band for your corporate event or holiday party.

Starting in 2000 with Salontrepreneur and continuing with the nonprofit LISA (Leaders in Software and Art) conferences and salons, we have organized community focus groups for P&G and helped to plan and program speakers for such customers as Gartner, VentureBeat, L2, Harvard University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Our flagship festival, Creative Tech Week, was acquired by NEXT Festivals in 2020.  

tenaya hurst 2 copy
what do whales sing 2 copy
steve dawn copy
stephanie rothenberg copy
Scott Draves at CTW2016
odetta 2 copy
jeanne 1 copy
Isabel NAC copy
expo vr copy
mozilla 2 copy
Cindy Bishop copy
chris anderson's installation
Our work


CrowdFest is a R&D expert network focused on the Creative Technology industry sector.  We specialize in emerging tech research, bespoke event programming, recruiting, curatorial services and artist management.  While we're based in New York, we've worked with clients and partners across the US and around the world.

CrowdFest gives you access to key thought leaders so you don't miss the important connections, conversations and insider insights that lead to results that matter.


CrowdFest Inc. is rooted in over two decades of experience conducting large research projects, recruiting and interviewing technologists, producing large events and organizing communities around topical gatherings.  



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Got a question, or want to hire us?  Email us at "i at post dot harvard dot edu" or send a text for more information to US 917  312  5999

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