10 - 11 June, 2015

2013 & 2014 Events Were Sold Out!  - Register Early to Reserve Your Spot

“ This conference helped us address the challenge of innovation projects growing too big on paper. It helped us think about practical ways to break down ideas and gain market insights sooner through testable assumptions, as well as ways to avoid a culture of perfection, so that learning can happen in weeks versus months.”

 —Sarah Hunt, Director, Strategic Development, Thrivent

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The 3rd Annual Innovation Master Class will focus on the drivers of innovation mastery, while offering a uniquely immersive experience at the inspirational 3M Innovation Center. With an audience of advanced practitioners across all aspects of innovation, the Master Class fosters priceless directed and spontaneous exchange between attendees and speakers. Amplify the innovation in your company – and craft a personal ecosystem of support for new ideas – through world-class content, small group discussions and networking sessions.

Learn how to transfrom your company's culture to spark new ideas and ensure effective commercialization including how to:

  • Make the transition from occasional innovator to serial innovator
  • Streamline the innovation path from ideas to launch
  • Increase the “hit rate” of commercialization
  • Understand financial and business case considerations
  • Enhance customer experience through imaginative approaches and use of social media
  • Use systems and practices for sustaining innovation
Hear from: IBM, 3M, Target Corporation, Merck, Whirlpool Corp., Cisco, Mall of America, Cargill, Eastman Chemical Company and more!

What makes us Unique?
The conference setting is 3M’s Innovation Center, where you’ll gain first-hand exposure to 3M’s distinct approach to innovation.   Our main meeting room is in the company’s executive forum.  This tiered room is designed for dialog, with microphones within easy reach of all participants, fostering a robust exchange of perspective, experiences and ideas during the sessions.  And, you’ll be able to build your connections—your innovation ecosystem—through smaller-group discussions and networking sessions that are also part of this conference.  For those who want to develop or get feedback on their action plans, there is a post-conference session facilitated by “Best Practices are Stupid” author Stephen Shapiro.

For more information download the agenda 

Register by 4.24.15 and SAVE $200

For SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES please contact Rita Shor at rita.shor@conference-board.org or Anne Greer at anne.greer@conference-board.org.
For SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, please contact Michael Felden at michael.felden@conference-board.org

Plus don’t miss the upcoming webcast on March 10thLean & Commercialization Tools for Innovation Success, as well as the entire Innovation Webcast Series.  We are offering complimentary registration so you can start to learn more now.


In collaboration with
Sponsored by
Inovo Group
Marketing Partner
Innovation Excellence