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Innovate Festival at TBD - Sacramento 9/17-22

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Innovate TBD Festival – Rogue thinkers welcome.


Relevents, a trail-blazing event curator, wants to accomplish nothing less than overhaul  the traditional business conference. Partnered with world-class disruptors, their curators-in-residence have put their knowledge and networks together to create a unique learning and collaboration environment for growth-oriented individuals and business leaders.


Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and experiment with, not just listen to, the world’s greatest innovators. In this "local meets regional meets global" social-by-design experience, you'll witness first-hand the convergence of innovation, insights + intelligence.

Innovate @ TBD Festival will co-locate with the TBD Music, Arts and Culture Festival in Sacramento, California. They will bring the business community alongside the festival goers to dynamically activate innovation. Filling the white space between what business schools teach and what the world really requires of its leaders.

The Institute highly recommends that you participate in an innovation event of this kind of scope and ambition as part of your personal and professional development.

For more on why you should go to an innovation conference, read my previous blog post "Get Thee To An Innovation Conference"

For more details and agenda of Innovate @TBD Sacramento click here.

To register and get a 25% Institute discount follow this link here:


7/22 Innovation Webinar: 3 Massive Hurdles To Innovation Strategy

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FREE Webinar: 3 Massive Hurdles to Innovation - And One Pitfall

Wednesday July 22, 2015 - 2:30PM EST

More and more companies and leaders are recognizing that innovation is an essential capability to survive, thrive and grow. However, launching an innovation strategy, intentionally taking on risk, stepping out from the status quo is no small task and brings with it a host of new obstacles. Fortunately, others have paved the way and these challenges need not be a secret.

Join John Coyle, Senior Vice President – Innovation from Maddock Douglas, a major innovation consulting firm, for a special webinar event on identifying the most common barriers to an innovation strategy and an exploration of effective ways to overcome them as well as a little known watchout that can corrupt a potentially great innovation idea.

FREE registration click here 


Free Webinar: The Execution of Innovation

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Webinar Date: Wed, June 10th, 2015 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Did you know that the front end of innovation has become the easy part of corporate innovation? The real challenge is the execution part.  

Did you know that many companies focus more on ideas than people when it comes to innovation? Ideas are important, but people make things happen and thus the right order of focus should be people first, processes next and then ideas. 

If these questions make you think about the execution of innovation in your company’s innovation efforts, then you should join this webinar with Stefan Lindegaard – hosted by HYPE Innovation - in which you will get these insights: 

  • the key insights corporate innovators miss on the execution of innovation 
  • how corporate innovation teams can match the right people with the right ideas at the right time for better innovation (hint – the key is people pools)
  • examples on how corporate innovation teams at successful companies deal with the execution of innovation

This will be a 45-minute webinar with a 25-minute presentation by Lindegaard followed by a Q&A on the topic.

Click here for more details and Free registration. For those who missed the webinar, here is access to a recording.


Chief Innovation Officer Summit - SF 5/21-22

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The Chief Innovation Officer Summit in San Francisco this coming May 21-22 brings together thought-leaders from a range of industries to incite discovery, inspire change & facilitate a cross-pollination of ideas. Learn from the brightest minds in innovation, benchmark your process against peers and make meaningful cross-industry connections. 

Topics include:

  • Ideation Management
  • Rapid Scaling
  • Innovation Execution
  • New Product Development
  • Planning for Disruption

Click Here for details and to register. Use the Institute 20% discount: IID20


Front End of Innovation 2015 - May 18-20 Boston, MA

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Front End of Innovation Conference (FEI) is the World Leader for Advancing Innovation. Bringing together the best-of-the best in innovation, r&d, product development, commercialization, marketing and strategy from leading Fortune 1000 companies to be enlightened and inspired. For the past 13 years, the industry has recognized FEI as the world leader in advancing innovation™. Executives rely on FEI US as their trusted brand for bringing together the best and brightest authors, practitioners, academics and experts in innovation, product development, insights, trends and R&D. For 2015, the next generation of remarkable takes the stage.

The Institute strongly recommends members experience an innovation conference as part of your development as innovators. You will be exhilarated and amazed...

 Institute negotiated 15% discount code: FEI15IID

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