Baratunde Thurston, one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in business and the emcee for the day, kicked off Innovation Uncensored New York with his usual wit and wisdom.

The conference opened with Fast Company editor-in-chief Robert Safian interviewing Chelsea Clinton--this month's cover story subject--and Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson about innovation and empowerment.

Chelsea Clinton, the keynote speaker, discussed entrepreneurship, innovation, and empowerment. "Investing in women and girls is not only the right thing to do but the smart thing to do," she said.

Etsy CEO Chad Dickson, on a panel with Chelsea Clinton, announced expansion plans for Etsy's entrepreneurship program, which you can read more about here.

A packed house listens to Fast Company editor-in-chief Robert Safian interview Chelsea Clinton and Etsy CEO Chad Dickson about technology's transformative value.

This dude, brought to you by Intel, spent the entire conference cycling in order to show off the powers of wearable tech.

Nasty Gal's Sofia Amuroso shared her secrets about building brand loyalty with Fast Company's Jeff Chu.

Nasty Gal's Sofia Amoruso read about the benefits of being a freak from her forthcoming book Girl Boss.

Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean and Blue Bottle Coffee CEO James Freeman joined the conversation with Fast Company's Jeff Chu and Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso to talk about their cult brands. Freeman showed off Blue Bottle's (adorable) new cold brew cartons.

Baratunde Thurston goofed around with Uncharted Play's energy-harnessing soccer ball in a demo with CEO and Founder Jessica Matthews.

We found out what happens when competitors cooperate with Gotham West Market founders, Seamus Mullen and Christian Pappanicholas, two famed restaurateurs who collaborated to create a trendy version of a mall food court.

Pixar President Ed Catmull talked about leading a company full of creative talent. "People typically draw the wrong conclusions from successes and failures," he said.

Pixar President Ed Catmull choked up while talking about working with Steve Jobs. Jobs helped Pixar as much as Pixar helped Jobs.

Following his session, Pixar President Ed Catmull signed copies of his forthcoming book Creativity, Inc.

Fast Company's Miles Kohrman with Uncharted Play founder Jessica Williams and her game-changing soccer ball.

Troy Carter talks Lady Gaga and beyond with Fast Company's Danielle Sacks.

"I love companies that infringe on other people's boundaries," said Troy Carter, when talking about his favorite startups, such as GoPro.

Jake Barton, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, demonstrated how he designs educational apps kids actually want to use and can learn from.

DonorsChoose CEO Charles Best and technologist Anil Dash talked about crowdfunding in education with Fast Company's Anya Kamenetz.

Attendees at Intel's innovation hub.

Evernote's Phil Libin went through the series of deliberate decisions he made when expanding into China. "We can't make something globally great in California, we need China," he said.

Pepsi's CEO Indra Nooyi talked with Fast Company's Robert Safian about how a giant corporation like Pepsi innovates.

"What we're trying to do is sneak goodness into you without affecting taste," Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi said on the evolution of Lays potato chips.

After a moving video, Matthew Reeve (of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation) and Kent Stephenson discussed the ground-breaking technology helping paralyzed patients regain use of their legs.

Just days before his Supreme Court hearing, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia spoke with Fast Company's Austin Carr about a decision that could shut down his startup. "Do I look stressed?" he joked.

The impending hearing hasn't stopped Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia from growing his company. He announced the service's availability on Chromecast from our Innovation Uncensored stage.

Of course, the day would not have been complete without a selfie.

Highlights From Innovation Uncensored New York 2014

Didn't make it to our annual New York conference? Here's what you missed.

For those who couldn't make it to this year's Innovation Uncensored event in New York, you missed a day full of insights, emotion, and powerful inspiration. Lucky for you, we have pulled together some of the day's best moments.

Etsy's Expands Program To Teach Low-Income Crafters To Turn Hobbies Into Business

The day began with Chelsea Clinton and Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson, who talked innovation and empowerment. Dickerson announced expansion plans for Etsy's entrepreneurship program, which teaches low-income makers how to turn crafting into a business. (Read more about the program here.)

Cold Brew Is Coming To A Grocery Story Near You

Blue Bottle's CEO showed off his company's newest product: Cold brew in an adorable little milk carton. The item will retail at Whole Foods in the Bay Area and New York.

Pixar President Ed Catmull Chokes Up About Steve Jobs

While talking about Steve Jobs, Pixar President Ed Catmull had to pause for a moment while talking about his former colleague.

"More and more, he could express empathy and caring and patience. He became truly wise. The change in him was real, and it was deep," Catmull said.

Catmull also divulged the secrets of injecting creativity into a corporate setting.

This Ground-Breaking Technology Is Helping Paralyzed Patients Regain Use Of Their Legs

More tears flowed during a demonstration from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation showing off the ground-breaking technology that is helping paralyzed patients regain some use in their legs.

Aereo Announces Chromecast Support Days Before Supreme Court Hearing

An impending Supreme Court hearing isn't stopping Aereo from pursuing its ambitious expansion plans. CEO Chet Kanojia announced from the Innovation Uncensored stage that next month Google's Chromecast will support Aereo in areas where the mini-antennas are already available.

[Photos by Rebecca Greenfield for Fast Company]

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