Impact 2020

October 20-23, 2020
*Event Will Now Take Place Virtually*

Innovation Leader’s Annual Conference

An innovation conference exclusively for corporate innovation, strategy, and R&D professionals



What to expect

Innovation Leader's annual innovation conference will be taking place virtually! Multiple days. 65+ sessions. 100+ companies. 500+ attendees. All of it dedicated to helping you create impact in your company. And as always, Impact 2020 is the only innovation conference designed just for corporate innovators – no consultants, no software vendors, no sales pitches.

People Talking

Real conversations, actual learning

Infused with peer-to-peer learning, skill-building, and interactive activities, our off-the-record sessions are for attendees' ears only. No slides, no panels, just real conversations, at the best innovation conference of the year, with your peers from the world's largest companies.

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If you want to learn new things, share real experiences, and build promising relationships, Impact is for you.

– Ashlyn Murphy, Corporate Strategy, Vanguard Group

Submit to the 2020 Impact Awards

Innovation Leader’s Impact Awards honor companies and individuals that have achieved extraordinary outcomes related to their innovation programs. Submissions open on March 2, 2020.

Event FAQs

Who comes to this event?

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

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. This is a presentation-free zone. No PowerPoints or presentations of any kind.

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 by emailing 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. 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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Sponsor Impact 2020

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities at Impact 2020, contact Andy Donovan.