thINK ahead '22 Agenda



Opening Kick-off | thINK Board Welcome I Canon Solutions America Update |"Un-Keynote" by Freestyle+ I Networking, Dinner, & Cocktails

Location: Partner Pavilion
Date: Monday, July 17
Time: 5:30PM - 9:00PM EST

INK Ahead 2023 will kick off with a special “un-keynote” by Freestyle+. Freestyle+ began as Speechless Inc. and FLS Academy: two entities with a common mission to build authenticity and confidence through improvisation. This unique program was born in 2018 when Anthony Veneziale, Chris Sullivan, and Andrew Bancroft (all members of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Broadway show, Freestyle Love Supreme) founded the FLS Academy to foster diverse creative voices using improvised freestyle rap.  In 2022, the global pandemic brought long-simmering feelings of disconnection, loneliness, and burnout to a boiling point. Speechless and FLSA saw an opportunity to make connection, confidence, creativity, and mental fitness a part of people's daily lives—at a time when the world needed a little levity, and our brains needed a little love. So, the two merged their talents to create freestyle+: a team with deep industry experience, and an even deeper roster of talent.