Innovation Leader Events
Instead, we create useful and in-depth experiences that take you inside the most innovative spaces in the world to interact with the teams running those centers, and host informal, interactive whiteboard sessions that connect you with your peers to share best practices, compare approaches, and explore solutions to common challenges.
Whether you attend one of our Field Studies, our annual Teach-In, or our regional Member Roundtables, you’ll benefit from the high-level information exchange and networking opportunities that are Innovation Leader hallmarks.
Join our next Field Study in Atlanta in April. Can't make Atlanta? Join us in D.C.
Innovation Leader Field Studies
Our Field Studies provide an engaging and collaborative forum for innovation executives, enabling them to visit other innovation spaces, share war stories, and benefit from the insight of their peers.
We’ve taken Field Study participants to more than two-dozen innovation spaces at the world’s best-known brands, including Adobe, BMW, CVS, Fidelity, Google, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Starbucks, Twitter, and Visa and many others.
Have a look at the photo galleries from our past Field Studies and see what participants had to say about these one-of-a-kind events, and join us for one of our 2017 Field Studies, taking place in San Francisco, Atlanta, Washington, and New York City.
Innovation Leader Underground
By creating a confidential and off-the-record space, and facilitating highly-participatory conversations, we’re empowering executives to share recommendations, insights, and guidance with one another. Participants will be asked to contribute topics and challenges in advance of each meeting so the agenda is relevant to them.
“Great insights and dedicated thinking and learning time with the global best…priceless!”
$12.8 billion Marriott (NASDAQ:MAR)
“Great attendee list … lots of people to learn from.”
Boston Children’s Hospital
“A chance to learn and share with others engaged with similar opportunities and challenges. It’s a great way to know you’re not alone!”
$41.3 billion Humana, Inc. (NYSE:HUM)
“Peer to peer sharing was excellent. I was able to benchmark our progress with the state of the art in innovation.”
“Meeting innovation leaders from across industries was enlightening and fun! Learned so much and really expanded my innovation network.”
Business Media Innovation Lab, $3.6 billion Hearst Corp.
“Loved the diversity of industries and phases of innovation practices.”
$23.7 billion Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)
“Great event to network with other innovation leaders, share problems, ideas, solutions and get energized!”
$9 billion medical devices company
“The Innovation Leader Field Study was a rich, rewarding event. The opportunity to network validated our experiences. Great shared learning with passionate, diverse, innovation leaders. Very well worth the investment.”
$6.5 billion airline
“Meeting people working with innovation across industries was incredibly valuable. It got me to step outside of my world and think differently about stimulating innovation, measuring innovation, and even making space for innovation.”
$1.7 billion healthcare provider
“The Field Study was a great way to spend two days with smart, talented leaders working toward common goals. I learned a lot, contributed some, and am already looking forward to the next one.”
$6.3 billion Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass.
“The best networking and insight sharing, bar none. It’s authentic, energizing, and thought provoking.”
$11.3 billion energy company
“Fabulous quality and range of discussion. I came away with multiple approaches to improve business value through innovation.”
$420 billion oil and gas company
“You brought together a group of very talented and energetic people all interested in taking our organizations and products or services to new places. We all look at it slightly differently, may apply different systems or processes (or not) to innovation, but all share a passion for our customers.”
$1 billion Educational Testing Service
“Thought provoking, inspiring, and validating. The opportunity to connect with other brilliant innovators.”
$14.9 billion consumer goods company.