Family Innovations Summit

Family Innovations Summit: The Future of Work

Registration will open on March 1, 2020.

The Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell University will host the 2020 Family Innovations Summit on Friday, May 8 at the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech, on Roosevelt Island, in New York City. This summit will convene family business owners and leaders in a private and confidential setting to explore the many facets of family business.

What last year’s attendees said:

“Full of wonderful information from generations of leaders.”

“Family business – the reality series.”

“Each speaker was thoughtful and unusually candid. The crowd was also very well curated; exclusively family members of family-run businesses.” David Teten, Managing Partner, HOF Capital

“The Summit was a great introduction for our younger and/or non-working family members. Those that attended got a clear understanding of the complexity associated with a family business. While more complicated than they might have thought at first, they and the founders saw that there were alternative paths to continuing family businesses.” – Alan Suna, Silvercup Properties

“Energizing, educational, enlightening (and even entertaining!).” -Thalia Loffredo, Vice President, Waldorf Realty Co., Inc. and Kallas Family Partnership L.P.

  • The summit is reserved exclusively for business owners and members of family businesses or family offices. The Smith Family Business Initiative reserves the right to determine suitability for attendance.
  • For arriving at and getting around Roosevelt Island and recommendations on where to stay, click here.
  • If you have any questions please contact Erin Kelly at

Photos from the 2018 Family Innovations Summit

Bloomberg Center on Cornell Tech campus