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Impact 2020

October 20-23
The year’s biggest gathering of corporate innovators.

Each year, Innovation Leader organizes the most useful learning event for corporate innovation, strategy, design, and R&D leaders. It’s all about peer-driven learning. Will you be there in 2020?

What Will You Get Out of It?

Impact will give you the opportunity to learn from other corporate leaders — what’s working in 2020, and what’s not. We know your time is precious, so whether you spend an hour at Impact 2020, or carve out several days, the event is designed to help you avoid mistakes, deliver bigger results, ask questions, and meet other people in roles like yours.


Who You’ll Meet

Impact will feature insights from innovators and C-suite speakers from top companies, including Boeing, CitiBank, Barre, Barre3, Converse, Dell, and more! See all of our speakers, and our agenda to learn more.

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What to Expect

In addition to fireside chats, workshops, and case studies, you’ll be invited to participate in yoga and cocktail making, as well as live site visits that will take you inside companies like Kellogg’s, Freight Farms, and the PACCAR. Impact 2020 will also give you the chance to schedule 1-on-1 video meetings with other participants, speakers, and sponsors.

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Reserve Your Spot at Impact — 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.

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What Past Attendees Have Said...

Impact is 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 Impact?


Impact 2020 Speaker Highlights

Alfred Jones
Head of Mechanical Engineering
Level 5, Self-Driving Division, Lyft
Sara Ulius-Sabel
Innovation, User Experience & Process Improvement Leader
Bose Corporation
Moon Javaid
Chief Strategy Officer
San Francisco 49ers
Barb Distasio
AVP, MetLife Enterprise Innovation
Matt Hulett
Rosetta Stone
Kirsten Aune
Director, Strategy and Innovation
General Mills

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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.