We are thrilled to announce the return of Knit Con, our largest event bringing together more than 3800 employees globally. During this year’s 7th annual event, more than 250 classes will be taught by employees, creators and innovators at multiple offices around the world on June 9 and June 10.
As we like to say, we’re bringing Pinterest to real life. We will all step away from work for two days and to celebrate inspiration, creativity and engage with our colleagues to live out our mission: to bring everyone the inspiration they need to create a life they love.
At Pinterest, we are bringing our employees a different kind of company event, one that not only allows Pinterest employees to gather together to inspire one another, but to learn something new such as how to raise chickens, cook malaysian cuisine, create latte art and learn the fundamentals of candle making.
Sparking creativity and encouraging our employees to find their passion is a key component to building an inspired culture at Pinterest.
“Fostering creativity and inspiring our employees has an immense impact on our ability to achieve our goal to bring Pinners a platform to move from inspiration to realization. I’m a firm believer that when people feel fulfilled at work and in their life, that’s when the magic happens. At Pinterest, we’re building a different kind of tech company and I’m excited to participate in my first Knit Con since joining the company.” - Christine Deputy, Chief People Officer
This year, Knit Con will continue its focus on inspiration, exploring passions and building connections. We are thrilled to feature sessions from Suneel Gupta, best-selling author and founding CEO of RISE; Dr. Moogega Cooper, astronomer and Planetary Protection Engineer; Jonah Berger, international best-seller and professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; Kai Kight, classical violinist, composer and keynote speaker; and Tom Turcich, who spent five years walking around the world, among many others inspiring speakers and teachers.