Impact 2023 FAQs…

Q. Who comes to Impact?

A. Impact is designed exclusivey for 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. You can be working at any level of your organization. We will refund ticket purchases that do not fit the criteria listed here. Please direct any questions to

Q. When should I arrive?

A. We recommend arriving in Boston by lunchtime on Wednesday, October 25th so you can participate in your choice of pre-conference site visits, tours, and workshops. The conference wraps up by 3 PM on Friday, October 27th.

Q. Where should I stay? How do I get a discount on my room?

A. We recommend staying at our conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, located on the Charles River at 575 Memorial Drive. Reserve a room at the Hyatt using this link. The easiest way to get to the Hyatt from the airport is by taxi, Uber, or Lyft, as it is located a 20-30 minute walk from the closest T stops. Please use the specific address, as there are several Hyatts in Boston.

Q. How do I save my spot at one of the Wednesday tours, site visits, or workshops?

A. To register for a limited capacity event on Wednesday, Oct. 25th, such as a tour, site visit or pre-conference workshop: You’ll receive instructions by email this summer once all these activities are set.

Q. Can you help me make the case for participating in Impact with my boss / supervisor?

A. You bet. We created a “Justify Your Attendance” PDF, as well as a letter to request budget to participate that you can adapt (download it in Word form.)

A. What about registering for the breakout sessions and workshops on Thursday and Friday?

A. Attendees do not need to pre-register for breakout sessions and workshops. However, session rooms do occasionally fill up. We recommend arriving early — or you may want to consider choosing a backup session for each timeslot. You can use the Bizzabo conference app to favorite workshops or mainstage sessions, creating your own customized agenda.

Q. How do I suggest a topic for an unconference lunch session on Friday? (And what even is that?)

A. Our “unconference” lunch block on Friday gives Impact participants the chance to propose a topic, and convene a discussion with others. Examples of topics proposed in the past: “How did you form your innovation governance committee?” “What metrics do you use?” and “Innovating in a Manufacturing Business.” All you need to do is write your idea down on a Post-it Note at the conference, and put it up on the unconference board. Ideally, all ideas will get posted by the time our Thursday morning agenda begins. We’ll help make it happen and assign you a table! (No advance prep or slides required — these are simply practice sharing among peers, or brainstorming around new approaches to a specific issue.)

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