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Charting the Future

Online + Highly Interactive | June 9-11, 2021

(* Bonus Pre-Conference Day June 4 *)

What Will You Get Out of It?

Charting the Future is a chance to brainstorm and problem-solve with peers, and explore the most important trends for innovators as we move into an uncertain future. Sessions and presentations will explore how teams successfully pivoted admist the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are scenario planning for the year ahead.

As with all Innovation Leader events, Charting the Future is designed for maximum interactivity, honest conversations, and no B.S. There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions, get input on your biggest challenges, and meet others one-on-one and in group networking sessions.

If you already have a ticket, please visit the Swapcard site to join the event.


Navigating the Return to "Normal"

What are consumers craving from the pre-pandemic world? What pre-covid habits will we never go back to? Get insights from our breakout sessions and share your thoughts on scenario planning.

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Who You'll Meet...

This event is designed for current corporate leaders in innovation, design, emerging technology, R&D, and new product development roles. If you need to get your organization re-focused on long-term opportunities and future sources of growth, please don’t miss Charting the Future.

Reserve Your Spot — or Bring Your Whole Team!

We’ve designed tickets that enable you to join by yourself, invite a group of up to 20 peers, or purchase a video pass that will give you access to the most popular sessions if you can’t attend live. Charting the Future is designed especially for current corporate leaders in innovation, design, emerging technology, R&D, and new product development roles.

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What Past Attendees Have Said...

Innovation Leader virtual events are designed to be useful to corporate, non-profit, and government innovators at all stages of their journey — there are sessions geared to those just taking on an innovation role, as well as those who are veterans with years of experience. What do other people like you say about our online gatherings?


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Event FAQs

Who's participating in this event?

Space is limited to corporate innovation, strategy, emerging tech, design, and R&D professionals. That’s everyone from Chief Innovation Officers and VPs of Innovation, to Directors of Emerging Technology and R&D Managers. If you’re responsible for creating new products or services inside your company, you’re probably the right fit.

How will I participate in this event?

We will be using the Swapcard browser-based networking platform for this event, and Zoom videoconferencing software. Zoom's software is free, and easy to install on your work laptop, a personal laptop, or even an iPad or tablet. In advance of the event, download either the Zoom client for your operating system, or the mobile app for a tablet or iPad here. You'll receive all the zoom info ahead of the event. Just click the link when you're ready to join... or enter the nine-digit Meeting ID when you open the Zoom app.

Here's a quick video that shares five tips on participating in one of our virtual meetings on Zoom.

Will vendors be there pitching me?

No. This is a pitch-free zone. Aside from our Innovation Leader partners, we do not admit consultants, advisors, software firms, or others who might try to pitch you something. This is a safe environment.

Will you bore me with PowerPoints?

No. While some sessions may include slides, we've asked our session leaders to tilt the balance towards activities, exercises, and Q&A.

Will the media be there?

No. All our sessions are confidential and off-the-record.

Can I get a refund?

Event ticket purchases are final. However, you may substitute or transfer your registration to a colleague up to the day before the event — just let us know, so we have the new participant's contact info.

What is the code of conduct at your events?

We are dedicated to creating a professional, safe, welcoming, and harassment-free environment for all our attendees — whether online or in-person. Please see our complete code of conduct here.

What is Innovation Leader?

If you’re working to make change happen inside a large organization, Innovation Leader was created especially for you.

We create downloadable templates and tools; report on what the world’s best companies are doing; and convene your peers to share best practices, in conference calls, webcasts, and at live events. Everything we do is geared to helping you deliver impact in your organization, whether you work in strategy, R&D, new ventures, design, technology, or innovation.

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