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FCLA 2016 In Photos: Meditation, Innovation, And Inspired Creation

This week, Fast Company hit L.A. to bring together the most creative minds under the sun. See how it all went down.

  • <p><a href="http://www.loveyogaspace.com/kyle-bio/" target="_blank">Love Yoga founder Kyle Miller</a> guides attendees through an early morning yoga session on Day 1.</p>
  • <p>Guests enjoying a Q&A inside <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/AwesomenessTV" target="_blank">YouTube's AwesomenessTV</a> headquarters.</p>
  • <p>Russell Simmons leads guests in a guided meditation session at All Def Digital.</p>
  • <p>Special guest Leila Ali introduces attendees to the inspiration behind Thrive Market.</p>
  • <p>Thrive Market co-CEOs Gunnar Lovelace and Nick Green take questions from the group.</p>
  • <p>Leila Ali strikes a pose.</p>
  • <p><em>Fast Company</em> editor-in-chief Bob Safian introduces L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti and musician Steve Aoki at a cocktail reception to close Day 1.</p>
  • <p>Attendees, guest speakers, and Fast Company editors mingle at a cocktail reception at the close of Day 1.</p>
  • <p>Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and DJ Steve Aoki, mid-flight.</p>
  • <p>A basketball hoop looks on as L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti and DJ Steve Aoki hold court (c'mon...).</p>
  • <p>DJ Steve Aoki shows off his skills.</p>
  • <p><em>Fast Company</em> senior writer Austin Carr interviews Tinder CEO Sean Rad.</p>
  • <p>More hands-on involvement from #FCLA16</p>
  • <p>D'Wayne Edwards, Founder of Pensole, mingles with the crowd.</p>
  • <p>Like a college lecture, but way more fun (and more applicable to the real world).</p>
  • <p><em>Fast Company</em> editorial director Jill Bernstein talks the state of women in Hollywood with Geena Davis.</p>
  • <p>Sweetfin founder Dakota Weiss talks about her inspiration onstage at #FCLA16</p>
  • <p>CoCreate associate editor KC Ifeanyi joins Marawa "The Amazing" Wamp, Founder of The Majorettes and Hoopermarket, in a hulu hoop session.</p>
  • <p>CoCreate editor Eric Alt talks authenticity and brand building with actor and WWE superstar John Cena.</p>
  • <p>Jeni Britton Bauer, Founder of Jeni's Spendid Ice Cream, earned the crowd's undying love by handing out free ice cream.</p>
  • <p>Some of <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people" target="_self"><em>Fast Company</em>'s Most Creative People</a>, including Quincy Jones III and Lyft's Veronica Juarez, close Day 2.</p>
  • <p>Pensole gave attendees the chance to design their own sneakers.</p>
  • <p>Some of the inspired Pensole designs.</p>
  • 01 /23

    Love Yoga founder Kyle Miller guides attendees through an early morning yoga session on Day 1.

  • 02 /23

    Guests enjoying a Q&A inside YouTube's AwesomenessTV headquarters.

  • 03 /23

    Russell Simmons leads guests in a guided meditation session at All Def Digital.

  • 04 /23

    Special guest Leila Ali introduces attendees to the inspiration behind Thrive Market.

  • 05 /23

    Thrive Market co-CEOs Gunnar Lovelace and Nick Green take questions from the group.

  • 06 /23

    Leila Ali strikes a pose.

  • 07 /23

    Fast Company editor-in-chief Bob Safian introduces L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti and musician Steve Aoki at a cocktail reception to close Day 1.

  • 08 /23

    Attendees, guest speakers, and Fast Company editors mingle at a cocktail reception at the close of Day 1.

  • 09 /23

    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and DJ Steve Aoki, mid-flight.

  • 10 /23

    A basketball hoop looks on as L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti and DJ Steve Aoki hold court (c'mon...).

  • 11 /23

    DJ Steve Aoki shows off his skills.

  • 12 /23

    Fast Company senior writer Austin Carr interviews Tinder CEO Sean Rad.

  • 13 /23

    More hands-on involvement from #FCLA16

  • 14 /23

    D'Wayne Edwards, Founder of Pensole, mingles with the crowd.

  • 15 /23

    Like a college lecture, but way more fun (and more applicable to the real world).

  • 16 /23

    Fast Company editorial director Jill Bernstein talks the state of women in Hollywood with Geena Davis.

  • 17 /23

    Sweetfin founder Dakota Weiss talks about her inspiration onstage at #FCLA16

  • 18 /23

    CoCreate associate editor KC Ifeanyi joins Marawa "The Amazing" Wamp, Founder of The Majorettes and Hoopermarket, in a hulu hoop session.

  • 19 /23

    CoCreate editor Eric Alt talks authenticity and brand building with actor and WWE superstar John Cena.

  • 20 /23

    Jeni Britton Bauer, Founder of Jeni's Spendid Ice Cream, earned the crowd's undying love by handing out free ice cream.

  • 21 /23

    Some of Fast Company's Most Creative People, including Quincy Jones III and Lyft's Veronica Juarez, close Day 2.

  • 22 /23

    Pensole gave attendees the chance to design their own sneakers.

  • 23 /23

    Some of the inspired Pensole designs.

When Fast Company's FCLA 2016 festival kicked off earlier this week, expectations were high. Attendees would be shown the inner workings of some of Southern California's most creative studios, businesses, and incubators, get a chance to hear directly from the biggest names in entertainment, the culinary arts, tech, and more, and mingle and network amongst themselves against the backdrop of the gorgeous Playa Vista campus of 72andSunny.

The results? See for yourself in the slideshow above, and check out the FCLA16 blog for a sense of what it was like to be on the ground, in the studio, and on the bus, as we took L.A. by storm.

Now, let's start thinking about next year, huh?

Slideshow Credits: 01 / Photos: Erik Voake for Fast Company;

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