Why sponsor 1682?

By sponsoring the 1682 Conference, your brand will gain exposure to a highly curated group of decision makers. Much like the inaugural 1682 conference, which was invite only, this event will bring in some of the most innovative and connected individuals from around the region.

This October, we’re bringing together pioneers, thinkers, and doers from various industries. At 1682, we’re diving into innovation programs and specifically how Artificial Intelligence has influenced how we operate. We are opening sponsorship opportunities for our one-day conference, providing brands with the chance to showcase their products and services to a diverse audience from various industries.

This one-day conference is designed to explore the successes and setbacks of innovation programs across various sectors, including business, technology, and design. It offers a rare platform for leaders to discuss the real-world challenges and rewards of managing innovation initiatives.

The logistics of the 1682 conference

Date and location

October 16, 2024, at Five Below Headquarters (701 Market St # 100, Philadelphia, PA 19106).


A full day packed with insightful sessions and networking opportunities.


A curated group of roughly 115 decision-makers, thought leaders, and innovators from prominent organizations.

A look back at the 2019 event

The 1682 Conference first made waves in 2019. Held at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, it brought together business, technology, and design leaders to discuss the intricate nuances of innovation.

Check out the Highlighted speakers from 2019

What people said about 1682

1682 in 2019
Insightful discussions at the 2019 1682 Conference held at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

The conference in 2019 was met with enthusiastic praise from its attendees, who appreciated the quality of the event and the unique experiences it offered. Here are some of the highlights from the feedback we received:


“I just wanted to reach out and say that I was really impressed with 1682. Great content, format, people, and venue. Thanks for putting it on.”


“The venue was AMAZING. I must sadly admit that it was my first trip to the Barnes, but it won’t be my last.”


“I have to say I’ve never been to an event quite like 1682. Lots of very candid and open conversations. Really interesting.”

These testimonials reflect the high standards and memorable experiences that the 1682 Conference is known for. As we return in 2024, we aim to build on this legacy, providing an even more engaging and impactful event for all our attendees

Why AI brought us back in 2024

After a brief hiatus, the 1682 Conference returns in 2024, driven by advancements in AI. This year, we focus on how AI can enhance both employee and customer experiences within organizations. AI’s role in innovation is more significant than ever, offering new ways to approach business challenges and opportunities.

The role of AI in innovation

Enhanced decision-making

AI helps organizations make faster, more informed decisions.

Operational efficiency

Streamlines processes and reduces operational costs.

Customer experience

Provides personalized experiences that enhance customer satisfaction.

Networking and innovation opportunities

One of the most valuable aspects of the 1682 Conference is the opportunity to network with industry leaders and innovators. The conference facilitates meaningful connections that can lead to collaborations, partnerships, and new business opportunities.

Unique networking opportunities

  • Interactive sessions: Engage in hands-on sessions that offer practical insights.
  • Panel discussions: Participate in thought-provoking discussions led by industry experts.
  • Networking breaks: Dedicated time slots to connect with fellow attendees and speakers.
    Exploring innovation with a unique lens

We explore innovation through a unique lens, focusing on the real-world applications and challenges that organizations face. This approach ensures that our attendees gain practical knowledge and actionable insights.

Real-world case studies

  • Success stories: Learn from organizations that have successfully implemented innovative solutions.
  • Challenges and setbacks: Understand the obstacles faced and how they were overcome.
  • Future trends: Stay ahead of the curve by exploring emerging trends in innovation.
    Sponsorship tiers and their offerings

Sponsoring the 1682 Conference offers a range of benefits tailored to suit different levels of investment. Each tier provides unique opportunities for brand visibility and engagement.

Sponsorship tiers

1682 sponsorship tiers

View the sponsorship deck here

Thought leadership opportunities

Sponsors at higher tiers have unique opportunities to showcase their expertise and thought leadership during the conference.

Lightning talks

A quick, engaging presentation lasting 5 to 10 minutes. Share key insights, innovative ideas, or succinct messages with the audience.

Product demos

Showcase your latest products or technologies live. This interactive format allows for a detailed demonstration, highlighting features, functionality, and benefits.

Fireside chats

An informal conversation between a sponsor representative and a conference host or industry expert. Discuss topics such as company vision, industry trends, and personal experiences.

Panel moderation

Guide discussions among a group of expert panelists. Pose thought-provoking questions, facilitate dialogue, and ensure the conversation remains engaging for the audience.

The venture awards

To honor the spirit of innovation, the conference will present startup companies with a chance to win a $5,000 grant during the Venture Awards. Three companies from incubators in the Philadelphia area will pitch their ideas to the conference attendees, who will vote to decide the winner of the grant.

Co-presenting sponsorship

There is the potential to be a co-sponsor for the Venture Awards.

Why sponsor the 1682 conference?

Sponsoring the 1682 Conference is a chance to align your brand with the future of innovation. By supporting this event, you’ll position your company as a leader in the industry, gain valuable exposure, and contribute to the growth of innovative ideas.

If you are interested in sponsoring 1682, please contact Milos Milosevic to learn more.

About O3

Since 2005, our team has been pushing the boundaries of innovation with its deep understanding of the current and emerging digital ecosystem. Learn more about us, our work or innovation at O3.