Join Us for the Most Practical Corporate Summit on Innovation, AI, Emerging Tech, and Transformation

Oct. 23-25, 2024

AI is rapidly changing what innovation means in big organizations — how they experiment, the partnerships they need, and how they pursue growth. We’re exploring that theme in depth at Impact 2024.

Haven’t been to Impact before? Past participants call it the world’s most practical event for anyone working in strategy, innovation, transformation, R&D, and emerging tech inside a large organization. Tickets to this event are limited to people currently holding roles in large private or public companies; nonprofits and NGOs; and government agencies.

Session Leaders

We’ve recruited an extraordinary group of Innovation, Transformation, Digital and Emerging Technology executives from all sectors to share their experiences, and to lead interactive conversations with participants. PowerPoints are banned at Impact, so our unconference format is a great forum for safe, off-the-record sharing of your own experiences, challenges and learnings.

Conference Themes

We’re organizing our 2024 conference into themes, so that attendees can go in-depth on these topics, level up their understanding, and bring tangible value and practices back to their organizations. Attendees will also be able to bring their own issues to the fore by proposing discussion topics (using only a Post-It Note!) that they want to convene peers around. Key themes include:

  • AI + GenAI — With a focus on creating true business value.
  • Collaboration — Constructive partnerships with business units and functions.
  • Growth — Including sustainable and successful venture building and corporate venture capital.
  • Digital Transformation — Maintaining and building your advantage in a digital world.
  • Your Ecosystem — Open innovation, startup engagement, university partnerships and more.
  • ROI — Optimizing the innovation team, selecting KPIs, measuring performance, communicating impact, and more.


Anyone who has attended an InnoLead event will tell you it’s special. You won’t encounter the usual canned PowerPoint presentations, droning speakers, or trade show floors at our events. Instead, for the last decade we have created useful and in-depth experiences; built safe, off-the-record forums for sharing; and brought you inside the most innovative spaces in the world.



Tickets to Impact are available to professionals currently working in an innovation, growth, transformation, R&D, strategy, design, new product development, change management, HR, or technlogy role in a large organization. Large organizations include private and public companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and universities. We will refund ticket purchases that do not fit the criteria listed here.

If you are a consultant, advisory firm, software vendor, training provider, or other firm that sells to the innovation sector, please see below for info about becoming a sponsor of Impact 2024. Please direct any questions to

If you’d like to purchase more than two tickets at a time and would like a group discount, please email See below for information about additional benefits available to teams coming to Impact 2024 together.

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Who’s Going?

These are just a few of the companies that were part of Impact 2023. Participants are all involved in innovation and growth-related work at their organizations — whether they sit in R&D, strategy, corporate development, HR, engineering, technology, or a business unit.

About the Venue

Impact 2024 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston / Cambridge, located on the Charles River at 575 Memorial Drive. Most attendees will arrive by lunchtime on October 23rd for our pre-conference workshops and off-site activities, and stay through 2 PM on October 25th, when our programming concludes. Please reserve your discounted room using this link.

*Note: Once our discounted room block is sold out, you are welcome to book at the Hyatt at the regular hotel rates, or consider another Boston/Cambridge hotel. Nearby options include the Freepoint Hotel Cambridge, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, the Studio Allston, Sonder 907 Main, the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, and Hotel Commonwealth (all an 8 to 12 minute Uber ride from venue), or the Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Cambridge (a 15 minute walk along the river.)

What Will You Get Out of Impact?

  • Core innovation best practices: Learn from other corporates what is working
  • Emerging technologies and new experiments: Get a glimpse of how corporates and startups are prototyping the future
  • Professional development: Build new skills that will help you advance your career
  • One-to-one meetings with other participants and Impact sponsors: Get input and advice on your biggest agenda items.
  • Meet peers in advance: We’re hosting two Zoom “schmoozes” in early October to give you a chance to get to know others before you arrive in Boston — and talk about what expertise you can “give” to others at Impact, as well as what you intend to “get” from the event.
  • Here’s our shareable PDF to justify the value you and your team will get from Impact 2024.

Who You’ll Meet

This event is designed for corporate leaders in innovation, strategy, design, emerging technology, R&D, and new product development roles. Speakers at past Impact gatherings have included senior executives from Google, 3M, Dole Sunshine, Lucasfilm, General Mills, Lyft, Kickstarter, Williams-Sonoma, IBM, Bose, Converse, Citi, Samsung, Tiffany & Co., Ford, Hain Celestial, Ralph Lauren, Kellogg’s, Walmart, NASA, Harvard Business Review, and more. If you need to deliver tangible impact in your organization in the year ahead, you won’t want to miss Impact.

What to Expect

In addition to fireside chats, workshops, and case studies, you’ll be invited to participate in pre-event activities and cocktail receptions, as well as breakouts full of opportunities to participate and pose your questions. Impact also gives you the chance to schedule 1-on-1 meetings with other participants, speakers, and sponsors. We’ll kick off the event on the afternoon of October 25th with some optional off-site activities and visits around Boston, and workshops at the conference hotel.

Make Impact Your Team’s Fall Off-Site

Many teams come to Impact together, to be able to attend different sessions of interest, compare notes, and hold their own debriefs or planning sessions during and after the event. While there is plenty of indoor and outdoor meeting space at the Hyatt for informal small group gatherings, we also have reservable conference rooms on October 24th and 25th that can be booked by the hour. These are available free to any group that comes to Impact with five or more team members. Please contact Scott Cohen for details on group pricing.

Sponsor Impact 2024

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities at Impact, or other InnoLead events, contact Alex Slawsby.

Impact 2024 Premium Sponsors

Impact 2024 Supporting Sponsors

Innovation Leaders